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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.

See What John Bobbitt — Made Famous When His Wife Castrated Him — Looks Like Today (EXCLUSIVE)

Back in 1993, Lorena and John Bobbitt made headlines when she infamously cut off his penis after she claimed that he cheated.

The husband remained in the spotlight in the aftermath of the incident and subsequent trial — during which, Lorena was acquitted of all criminal charges, with the jury labeling her temporarily insane — and now, he’s reliving the most traumatic incident of his life for REELZ’s new docu-series Scandal Made Me Famous.

MUST SEE: Check Out What the Pregnant Man Looks Like Today

In the clip below — obtained exclusively by In Touch — John explains what went through his head when he got the unthinkable news from his doctor.

Check out the clip below — and be sure to tune in to Scandal Made Me Famous: Lorena Bobbitt on Nov. 26, 9 p.m. on REELZ.

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‘Scandal Made Me Famous: Amy Fisher’ review: Oh, no, not again!


THE SHOW “Scandal Made Me Famous: Amy Fisher”

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 9 p.m. on Reelz


WHAT IT’S ABOUT As part of its ongoing “Scandal” series, Reelz turns to the “Long Island Lolita” case — the 1992 shooting of Massapequa native Mary Jo Buttafuoco by Amy Fisher, teen lover of her then-husband, Joey. This 44-minute-long doc includes interviews with Fred Klein, former Nassau County assistant district attorney, and Fisher’s former defense attorney, Eric Naiburg.

MY SAY Way back in the day, the Amy-Joey saga produced a long line of casualties besides poor Mary Jo, from the trivial to the consequential: the media, auto body shops, Long Island’s reputation and fundamental human dignity (ours — the reluctant witnesses). We couldn’t escape these three, and just when we thought we could finally emerge from the shower, the three quickie TV movies arrived and aired in just about the span

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Tonight on REELZ: Steven Avery on ‘Murder Made Me Famous’ & a Non-Fiction Hannibal Lecter on ‘CopyCat Killers’!

Is there a better place to watch something creepy on Saturday nights than REELZ? And tonight, an all-new episode of “Murder Made Me Famous” features Steven Avery, while “Copycat Killers” features a real-life Hannibal Lecter.

According to REELZ, “Murder Made Me Famous” is a fact-based documentary series that examines killers who gained public notoriety when their crimes generated intense media coverage and made the killers household names. The unnerving psychology behind murder has long been source material for television, books and movies but why do certain killers capture the attention of millions? Each one-hour episode presents dramatic recreations of the crimes using archival material and insightful commentary from those connected to the case to help unravel the twisted personalities that were thrust into the spotlight. Featured commentator is author and PEOPLE crime reporter, Steve Helling, who has covered several high-profile crime stories, including the Natalee Holloway and Laci Peterson disappearances. Tonight

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See Steven Avery Case Vividly Recreated in ‘Murder Made Me Famous’

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.

Copycat Killers, Murder Made Me Famous, Hollywood 911: Reelz Announces Summer Series

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Break out the lemonade, the hot dogs, and the TV remote. Reelz has just announced their new and returning series for the summer season.

Returning shows include the docu-series Murder Made Me Famous and Copycat Killers.

This summer, Reelz is premiering their new docu-series Hollywood 911. The show will feature real emergency calls from stars like Sandra Bullock, Justin Bieber, and Lindsay Lohan. The new series premieres on June 11th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. 

New episodes of Murder Made Me Famous debut on July 23rd at 9 p.m, ET/PT, and Copycat Killers returns on July 23rd at 10 p.m. ET/PT. 

Read more details below:

(Albuquerque, NM) Monday, May 16, 2016 – REELZ today announced new original series Hollywood 911 will premiere Saturday, June 11 at 10pm ET/PT and the return of original series Murder Made Me Famous and CopyCat Killers with new episodes premiering on Saturday, July 23

Read more at: http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/copycat-killers-murder-made-famous-hollywood-911-reelz-announces-summer-series/