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This Texas City Singer Reenacts Selena’s Life in Murder Made Me Famous: Yolanda Saldivar

Amanda Solis has always had a tough time dealing with death, at least since she lost her parents in a car crash when she was 6 years old. In hindsight, there was some troubling irony when she auditioned for an upcoming episode of Murder Made Me Famous, the docudrama series this time focusing on Yolanda Saldivar, the woman who killed Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla in Corpus Christi on March 31, 1995.

When she first watched Selena perform on television years ago, Solis couldn’t believe how much her mom resembled the superstar. From the bustier to the high-waisted pants to the beautiful round face and full lips, her mom had the same ‘90s Mexican-American look.

To be counted on and recognized for bringing the singer back to life is something very special for her, if a little morbid. “I can’t believe that [the program’s creators] even came to request me,” she tells us. 

Solis came to embody

Read more at: https://www.houstoniamag.com/articles/2017/12/8/selena-tribute-artist-from-houston-area-makes-it-big

Why You Should be Watching “Murder Made Me Famous”

“Murder Made Me Famous” is a hit documentary airing on “REELZ” on Saturday nights. The series began in 2015 and is now in its third season. Steve Helling serves as the show’s host. Helling is a commentator, author and the crime reporter for People Magazine. “Murder Made Me Famous” looks at criminals whose crimes made them household names and tries to understand why.

Here is why you should watch “Murder Made Me Famous”.

Premise

Each episode of “Murder Made Me Famous” offers dramatic recreations of notorious crimes using archival material. Each episode features personal accounts from the victims’ families, jurors, law enforcement and journalists. The fascinating aspect about “Murder Made Me Famous” is trying to understand how certain murderers could gain so much public notoriety. Is it because of the media coverage?

Cases

“Murder Made Me Do It” has looked at several cases over its three seasons that a person would have to have lived

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‘Murder Made Me Famous: John Gotti’ Airs This Weekend — Watch the Exclusive Clip!

Get your DVRs ready! Murder Made Me Famous: John Gotti is a documentary series that examines killers who became household names when their crimes generated intense media coverage. John Gotti — the invincible crime boss who ruled the streets of New York as head of the notorious Gambino family — served a four-year prison sentence for murdering a rival gang member.

In an exclusive clip obtained by In Touch, John plans to kill Paul Castellano, an “old school” mob boss who didn’t like the fact that John was selling drugs on the street. Watch the video below for more!

John rose to prominence in the Gambino family by leading his crew of mobsters to conduct violent hijackings, illegal gambling, and sell drugs. He was eventually hunted down by the FBI and sentenced to life in prison.

In September, Sammy (The Bull) Gravano — aka John’s loyal underboss

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Murder Made Me Famous: John Gotti Exclusive Clip — Watch it here …

Get your DVRs ready! Murder Made Me Famous: John Gotti is a documentary series that examines killers who became household names when their crimes generated intense media coverage. John Gotti — the invincible crime boss who ruled the streets of New York as head of the notorious Gambino family — served a four-year prison sentence for murdering a rival gang member.

In an exclusive clip obtained by In Touch, John plans to kill Paul Castellano, an “old school” mob boss who didn’t like the fact that John was selling drugs on the street. Watch the video below for more!

John rose to prominence in the Gambino family by leading his crew of mobsters to conduct violent hijackings, illegal gambling, and sell drugs. He was eventually hunted down by the FBI and sentenced to life in prison.

In September, Sammy (The Bull) Gravano — aka John’s loyal underboss

Read more at: http://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/murder-made-me-famous-john-gotti-exclusive-clip-146470

Anna Nicole Smith’s controversial life and tragic death on Scandal Made Me Famous

Anna Nicole Smith in a still from REELZChannel's Scandal Made Me Famous

Anna Nicole Smith in a still from REELZChannel’s Scandal Made Me Famous

Scandal Made Me Famous on REELZChannel tonight looks at the controversies that surrounded former Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith during her life — and her subsequent tragic death.

Smith — whose real name was Vickie Lynn Hogan — died in February 2007 at the age of 39 after overdosing on prescription drugs.

She had spent little time out of the headlines ever since she first hit the spotlight appearing on the cover of Playboy in March 1992.

The later years of her life were dominated by her controversial marriage to octogenarian billionaire J. Howard Marshall, which led to her being branded a “gold-digger” — a claim she always denied.

When Marshall died in 1995 the controversy continued when she was involved in a long-running legal

Read more at: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/anna-nicole-smiths-controversial-life-and-tragic-death-on-scandal-made-me-famous/

Grim story behind LA’s ‘Hillside Strangler’ killings on Murder Made Me Famous

Cousins Kenneth Bianchi, left, and Angelo Buono, who were behind the Hillside Strangler killings

Cousins Kenneth Bianchi, left, and Angelo Buono, who were behind the Hillside Strangler killings

The chilling story behind Los Angeles’ “Hillside Strangler” killings is told tonight on REELZChannel’s Murder Made Me Famous.

The Hillside Strangler later became known as the Hillside Stranglers after it emerged TWO cousins were behind the murder of ten women during the winter of 1977-1978.

Many of the women’s bodies were found dumped on the Hollywood Hills, hence the name given to the case.

The killers emerged as Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono, who worked together kidnapping then raping, torturing and murdering the women.

Los Angeles was gripped with fear while the Hillside Strangler was on the loose. Get the whole story on Murder Made Me Famous Saturday at 8ET/PT.

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Amanda Knox on Scandal Made Me Famous – People

 

It was an international murder case that captivated the world.

American college student Amanda Knox and her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were charged with the 2007 death of 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher, who was sexually assaulted and found fatally stabbed in the Italian apartment she shared with Knox. Both Knox and Sollecito were convicted after police said DNA evidence linked them to the crime – but then were acquitted in 2015 by Italy’s highest court because of “stunning flaws” in the investigation and a lack of evidence.

The Amanda Knox story became international news and landed on the cover of PEOPLE.

As the tenth anniversary of the murder approaches, the Reelz Channel revisits the saga in its docuseries, Scandal Made Me Famous, and reveals that Knox had the opportunity to leave Italy before she was ever incarcerated, but chose to stay.

“Amanda called her mother at

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/amanda-knox-could-have-left-italy-before-her-arrest-but-chose-to-stay-to-help-the-investigation/

Murder Made Me Famous: ‘Craigslist Killer’ Prosecutor Says ‘Evidence Was Overwhelming’

Before 2009, Philip Markoff was a preppy Boston University medical student. At the time, his doting fiancée Megan McAllister told PEOPLE that he was “a beautiful man inside and out.”

But the perception changed in April 2009, when Markoff, then 23, was charged with the armed robbery and murder of Julissa Brisman in a Boston hotel room. He was also charged with additional armed robberies, each involving a female victim that he met through ads placed on Craigslist.

Markoff maintained his innocence of all charges, and pleaded not guilty. While awaiting trial in 2010, he committed suicide.

The story gained international attention, even landing on the cover of PEOPLE. Trial watchers couldn’t get enough of the clean-cut med student who attacked escorts to pay his gambling debts.

More than eight years later, the

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/murder-made-me-famous-craigslist-killer-prosecutor-says-evidence-was-overwhelming/

Nancy Kerrigan’s Violent Knee Attack Reenacted in ‘Scandal Made Me Famous: Tonya Harding’ Sneak Peek

So much for friendly competition. The violent 1994 attack on Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is reenacted on the Scandal Made Me Famous: Tonya Harding special airing Saturday, December 10, as seen in Us Weekly‘s exclusive sneak peek.

The Reelz episode’s preview clip revisits the lead-up to the infamous moment when Shane Stant struck Kerrigan’s knee with a baton on January 6, 1994. Stant had been hired by Tonya Harding‘s ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, and her bodyguard Shawn Eckardt to break the athlete’s leg in an effort to keep her out of the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.