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How a Sexual Assault Scandal Led to the Uncovering of a $158 Million Crime in a Televangelist Empire

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After Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker Left PTL Club

Despite the millions that the Bakkers stole from the church, it was the sex scandal that led to their ministry’s undoing.

Following Jim’s departure from PTL club, rival preacher, Jimmy Swaggart tried to take control of the TV empire. However, Swaggart was later exposed for his own sex scandal.

Ultimately, Jerry Falwell, the Moral Majority founder, took over the ministry. He stepped in only to discover that PTL had debt amounting in the millions and that money raised for hotel timeshares had been rerouted to other places.

Jim and Tammy Faye divorced in 1992. She went on to marry their close friend Roe Messner, who was the one to come up with the hush money to pay off Hahn. Messner was later jailed for bankruptcy fraud while Tammy Faye went on to reinvent herself as a reality TV star and self-help author. She passed away at the age

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Amanda Knox Pals Reveal Explosive New Crime Scene Details

Amanda Knox‘s close friends are revealing new crime scene details from her infamous case in a new series, RadarOnline.com has learned.

Knox was just a 20-year-old exchange student living in Italy, when she was arrested for the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher, a fellow exchange student. Her stunning beauty and the bizarre sexual circumstances surrounding her arrest immediately captured the world’s attention, and made her a star.

After her 2007 conviction, she would spend the next nearly four years rotting in an Italian prison, until Italy’s Supreme Court finally exonerated her in 2015.

But if Knox didn’t kill her roommate who did? And will Knox’s adamant deceleration of innocence ever be believed? Those are the questions the latest chapter of the Reelz series Scandal Made Me Famous hopes to answer.

Though she continually swore that she was innocent, investigators and officers seemed to treat her like a

Read more at: http://okmagazine.com/videos/amanda-knox-crime-scene-scandal-reelz/

Amanda Knox Pals Reveal Explosive New Crime Scene Details

Amanda Knox‘s close friends are revealing new crime scene details from her infamous case in a new series, RadarOnline.com has learned.

Knox was just a 20-year-old exchange student living in Italy, when she was arrested for the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher, a fellow exchange student. Her stunning beauty and the bizarre sexual circumstances surrounding her arrest immediately captured the world’s attention, and made her a star.

After her 2007 conviction, she would spend the next nearly four years rotting in an Italian prison, until Italy’s Supreme Court finally exonerated her in 2015.

But if Knox didn’t kill her roommate who did? And will Knox’s adamant deceleration of innocence ever be believed? Those are the questions the latest chapter of the Reelz series Scandal Made Me Famous hopes to answer.

Though she continually swore that she was innocent, investigators and officers seemed to treat her like a killer from the

Read more at: http://www.nationalenquirer.com/videos/amanda-knox-crime-scene-scandal-reelz/

Amanda Knox Pals Reveal Explosive New Crime Scene Details

Amanda Knox‘s close friends are revealing new crime scene details from her infamous case in a new series, RadarOnline.com has learned.

Knox was just a 20-year-old exchange student living in Italy, when she was arrested for the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher, a fellow exchange student. Her stunning beauty and the bizarre sexual circumstances surrounding her arrest immediately captured the world’s attention, and made her a star.

After her 2007 conviction, she would spend the next nearly four years rotting in an Italian prison, until Italy’s Supreme Court finally exonerated her in 2015.

But if Knox didn’t kill her roommate who did? And will Knox’s adamant deceleration of innocence ever be believed? Those are the questions the latest chapter of the Reelz series Scandal Made Me Famous hopes to answer.

Though she continually swore that she was innocent, investigators and officers seemed to treat her like

Read more at: http://radaronline.com/videos/amanda-knox-crime-scene-scandal-reelz/

Crime & Celebrities Rule the Roost at REELZ

Steve Cheskin, the senior VP of programming at REELZ, tells TV Real about the signature shows on the channel and why crime- and celebrity-focused programs draw eyeballs.

True-crime titles are having their moment on both linear and nonlinear TV these days, and celebrities have always been a hook for viewers. Indie television network REELZ schedules programming that appeals to television audiences’ fascination with both crime and famous faces. According to Steve Cheskin, who serves as the senior VP of programming at REELZ, the content that airs on the channel is “an intersection of celebrity and crime.”

***Image***“On our network, the programs that we have involving crime must be told through our lens of real stories about real celebrities and/or Hollywood and movies,” Cheskin says. “True crime lends itself to great storytelling, and I learned long ago that you can tell sensational stories in a credible way,” which is what

Read more at: http://worldscreen.com/tvreal/crime-celebrities-rule-the-roost-at-reelz/

Crime & Celebrities Rule at REELZ

Steve Cheskin, the senior VP of programming at REELZ, tells TV Real about the signature shows on the channel and why crime- and celebrity-focused programs draw eyeballs.

True-crime titles are having their moment on both linear and nonlinear TV these days, and celebrities have always been a hook for viewers. Indie television network REELZ schedules programming that appeals to television audiences’ fascination with both crime and famous faces. According to Steve Cheskin, who serves as the senior VP of programming at REELZ, the content that airs on the channel is “an intersection of celebrity and crime.”

***Image***“On our network, the programs that we have involving crime must be told through our lens of real stories about real celebrities and/or Hollywood and movies,” Cheskin says. “True crime lends itself to great storytelling, and I learned long ago that you can tell sensational stories in a credible way,” which is what

Read more at: http://worldscreen.com/tvreal/crime-celebrities-rule-the-roost-at-reelz/

Breakthrough to produce crime docuseries for Reelz

Breakthrough Entertainment has inked a deal with U.S. cable network Reelz that will see the Toronto-based company producing a six-part docuseries called Hollywood Homicide Uncovered.

The series, which tells the stories of homicides involving celebrities, will debut as part of Reelz’ 2016 fall lineup. Using recreations and interviews with crime experts, each episode focuses on high-profile murder cases involving the likes of Phil Spector, O.J. Simpson, Dorothy Stratten and Tupac Shakur.

Under the deal, Reelz retains both the U.S. broadcast and streaming rights to the docuseries.

The deal is Breakthrough’s second U.S. broadcast deal in as many months, after the company landed an all-rights broadcast deal with PBS for its Anne of Green Gables MOW. The TV movie is set to bow in November.

The deal for Hollywood Homicide Uncovered was led by Breakthrough’s U.S. head of alternative content, Beth Fraikorn. Based in New York, Fraikorn was tapped to head up the company’s U.S. office when

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2016/08/08/breakthrough-to-produce-docuseries-for-reelz/

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Breakthrough Entertainment has inked a deal with U.S. cable network Reelz that will see the Toronto-based company producing a six-part docuseries called Hollywood Homicide Uncovered.

The series, which tells the stories of homicides involving celebrities, will debut as part of Reelz’ 2016 fall lineup. Using recreations and interviews with crime experts, each episode focuses on high-profile murder cases involving the likes of Phil Spector, O.J. Simpson, Dorothy Stratten and Tupac Shakur.

Under the deal, Reelz retains both the U.S. broadcast and streaming rights to the docuseries.

The deal is Breakthrough’s second U.S. broadcast deal in as many months, after the company landed an all-rights broadcast deal with PBS for its Anne of Green Gables MOW. The TV movie is set to bow in November.

The deal for Hollywood Homicide Uncovered was led by Breakthrough’s U.S. head of alternative content, Beth Fraikorn. Based in New York, Fraikorn was tapped to head up the company’s U.S. office when

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2016/08/08/breakthrough-to-produce-docuseries-for-reelz/

Popular true-crime series claims a major detail was left out of ‘Making a Murderer’

Netflix’s Emmy-nominated hit docuseries Making a Murderer is already planning to return with new episodes that focus on the post-conviction process, furthering the story of Steven Avery and co-defendant Brendan Dassey, the two men convicted in the 2005 murder of Wisconsin woman Teresa Halbach. But for those fans who can’t get enough of the theories of how evidence was handled and weighing in on whether Avery was wrongfully convicted will have a new glimpse into the case. In a new episode of Murder Made Me Famous to air on Reelz on Saturday, July 30th, the case is examined through a different lens, including reenactments of key moments.

‘Fame Kills’: Reelz TV Crime Documentary Show To Air Cases Of Wannabe Hollywood Stars Who Were Found Dead

Fame Kills, the new TV series, is headed for the Reelz channel this weekend. Fame Kills depicts the lives of ordinary people who had dreams of making it big in Hollywood, only to end up dead in some tragic way, PRWEB is reporting. The true stories of these inspiring Hollywood artists will be told through interviews with law enforcement, family members, and anyone else who was connected to the case. Reelz’s Fame Kills will recreate the events and dramatize the true stories, stories that are sure to grab viewers and keep them on the edge of their seats. Each episode has a running time of one hour.

The true-crime documentary show will include the tragic tales of Linda Sobek, Debbie Flores-Narvaez, Rebecca Schaeffer, and Melissa Haferman. See the episode guide below to get the details.

Fame Kills Upcoming Episodes

Linda Sobek — was a gorgeous, blonde swimsuit model who had high

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