Monthly Archives: January 2018

Was Actress Christa Helm’s Sexcapade Diary And Celebrity Threesome Behind Her Bludgeoning Death?

Christa Helm is the subject of Oxygen’s next “Mysteries Scandals,” airing Friday, Feb. 2 at 8/7c. She was an actress who scored small roles on “Wonder Woman” and “Starsky and Hutch” in the 1970s. On February 12, 1977, she was found brutally stabbed and bludgeoned to death at age 27 in West Hollywood.

It was said that she kept a sex diary that detailed all her sexual escapades, including romps with celebrities and politicians in the Hollywood Hills. Helm allegedly slept with Warren Beatty, Mick Jagger and the Shah of Iran, according to Los Angeles Magazine. She even allegedly kept a rating system for the celebs. Even more, she was known for secretly recording audio of her sexual encounters with famous people.

After her brutal killing, her diary and those tapes went missing. Were they behind her slaying?

She sent a postcard to a friend before she died. “I

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Legally Blind Man Gets Probation For Violently Raping 13-Year-Old Girl At Church Camp

Benjamin Lawrence Petty has been sentenced to 15 years of probation after negotiating a guilty plea on charges of first-degree rape, forcible sodomy and rape by instrumentation, reported NewsOK. All three charges are felonies.

In June of 2016, Petty, 36, had been working as a cook at a Baptist church camp when he bound a 13-year-old girl with rope, raped her and then threatened her with physical violence if she told anyone about the assault.

Petty is “legally blind,” and this apparently had a huge effect on the plea deal, which was negotiated by Murray County Assistant District Attorney David Pyle.

“The big thing is Mr. Petty is legally blind and the parents (of the victim) live out of state and this little girl lives out of state and didn’t want to make all the travels back and forth,” Pyle said. “The plea was negotiated with their permission.”

As part of Petty’s probation, he will

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Justin Timberlake Gets Called Out For ‘Fake’ Support Of ‘Time’s Up’ Movement

Justin Timberlake has been criticized for not supporting the #TimesUp movement. As Billboard reported, actress Rose McGowan criticized the singer for what she described as “fake” support.

While appearing on “The View,” the actress and activist criticized “Hollywood fakery.” She noted that Timberlake shouted out the movement at the Golden Globes, while concurrently working with alleged predator Woody Allen. 

“Then there’s Justin Timberlake hashtagging ‘my wife looks hot tonight #TimesUp,’” McGowan said of an Instagram photo Timberlake posted with his wife Jessica Biel. In it, he’s wearing a Time’s Up pin.

Here we come!! And DAMN, my wife is hot! #TIMESUP #whywewearblack

A post shared by Justin Timberlake (@justintimberlake) on Jan 7, 2018 at 2:40pm PST

McGowan said that a more more relevant hashtag would have been “#IJustDidAMovieWithWoodyAllen.”

“So come on, it is fake,” she said. “I wish everybody were good. I’m sorry to puncture your heroes but sometimes these heroes need to

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Father Buys $64,259 Ad Pushing Police To Reopen Investigation …

A dad from Wisconsin spent almost $65,000 so he could run a full-page ad in Tuesday’s Washington Post in the hope that police will reconsider reopening an investigation into his son’s fatal shooting. Michael Bell Jr., 21, was killed by police in 2004, and his dad doesn’t think there was adequate justice.

According to Fox6, the officers involved in Bell Jr.’s shooting have been cleared of wrongdoing, and Bell’s family received a settlement of almost $2 million. The investigation into the young man’s death took less than a week, NPR reported, and Bell’s father continues to push for more detailed answers and transparency.

According to police reports, Bell was drunk and uncooperative when police pulled him over. A scuffle ensued, and police got control of Bell in his family’s driveway. At one point, officer Erich Strausbaugh yelled, “He has my gun.”

Bell’s dad, Michael Bell Sr., told “48 Hours” that the

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Father Buys $64259 Ad Pushing Police To Reopen Investigation Into Son’s Death

A dad from Wisconsin spent almost $65,000 so he could run a full-page ad in Tuesday’s Washington Post in the hope that police will reconsider reopening an investigation into his son’s fatal shooting. Michael Bell Jr., 21, was killed by police in 2004, and his dad doesn’t think there was adequate justice.

According to Fox6, the officers involved in Bell Jr.’s shooting have been cleared of wrongdoing, and Bell’s family received a settlement of almost $2 million. The investigation into the young man’s death took less than a week, NPR reported, and Bell’s father continues to push for more detailed answers and transparency.

According to police reports, Bell was drunk and uncooperative when police pulled him over. A scuffle ensued, and police got control of Bell in his family’s driveway. At one point, officer Erich Strausbaugh yelled, “He has my gun.”

Bell’s dad, Michael Bell Sr., told “48 Hours” that the

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Teen Arrested For Fatally Shooting 16-Year-Old Girlfriend: ‘I Did Not Mean To Do It’

A teenager from Washington DC was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly shot his girlfriend in the head inside an apartment. Dekale Bowman, 18, has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of 16-year-old Taiyania Thompson, The Washington Post reported.

Thompson was a sophomore in high school. She died on Sunday, three days after she was shot.

An arrest affidavit reveals that the girl was shot as she sat on a living room couch. A witness told police that Bowman said the teen couple was “fooling around with their dogs and junk, that she had pointed hers at me and I pointed mine at her, and pow, it just went off.”

According to the affidavit, Bowman also told that witness, “That’s my b*tch. I love her. I did not mean to do it.” 

WJLA reported that the witness also revealed, “He [Bowman] told me that while on social media [he was] playing

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The Trailer For ‘Hereditary’ Proves It May Already Be Creepiest Movie Of 2018

A horror film just premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, leaving attendees drenched in fear. Even the trailer for “Hereditary” is giving people hope that it may just be the horror film we’ve all been waiting for.

In fact, The AV Club called it “the most traumatically terrifying horror movie in ages.” A writer at that publication viewed the film at Sundance and wrote that he spent the screening in “a state of deep distress, palms soaked, breath shallow.”

He continued, “This isn’t a scary movie. It’s pure emotional terrorism, gripping you with real horror, the unspeakable kind, and then imbuing the supernatural stuff with those feelings. It didn’t play me like a fiddle. It slammed on my insides like a grand piano.”

“Hereditary” stars Toni Collette as Annie, a woman who appears to create dollhouse figurines and whose mother has just died. Her own daughter seems to have creepy tendencies,

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Teen Named Person Of Interest In Murder Of Missing 16-Year-Old Found Dead After Getting Strange Text

A teenage boy is now being investigated as a person of interest in connection with the death of Jholie Moussa, a 16-year-old girl whose body was discovered last week covered by leaves and brush in the wooded area of a Fairfax County, Virginia park.

The 17-year-old boy is not being charged with her murder, but he is facing a count of felony assault in connection to an attack that happened to Moussa before she died, The Washington Post reported. The assault was previously unreported, and police discovered it during their search for Moussa. The 17-year-old was arrested January 18 in the assault, according to the Post.

Details surrounding that attack, including when it happened, are unclear. Because he is a juvenile, his identity is not yet being released. Police did not reveal what his relationship is to Moussa. 

On Tuesday, Major Rich Perez, major crimes commander for Fairfax County police, spoke at a news

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Extra: Kinetic taps Lima for development; Oxygen orders “Dirty John” companion docuseries

Kinetic Content hires Paul Lima as VP, development

Los-Angeles based prodco Kinetic Content has tapped Paul Lima as vice-president of development.

The exec (pictured) most recently held the position of VP, development at This Is Just a Test, where he developed and sold shows including Big Rig Bounty Hunters (History), Ice Lake Rebels, Project Grizzly (Animal Planet), Akil Fugitive Hunter (A+E) and Missing Dial (Nat Geo).

In his new role, Lima reports to Karrie Wolfe and Katie Griffin, Kinetic’s EVPs of development and programming.

Lima joins the Red Arrow Studio company with nearly 20 series and 250 hours or content produced in 2017.

Elsewhere, Scott Patterson has been elevated to manager of development and Andre Kovalovs to coordinator.

 

Atari, Scott Sternberg team on Pong game-show format.

Atari has teamed with producer Scott Sternberg to develop a game-show format based on the iconic video game “Pong”.

Titled Million Dollar Pong, the project between Atari and Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2018/01/31/extra-kinetic-taps-lima-for-development-atari-oxygen-orders-dirty-john-docuseries/

Toronto Landscaper Arrested In Connection With 5 Murders, Allegedly Had Human Body Parts In Flower Pots

Toronto resident Bruce McArthur has been arrested in connection with five murders, according to The Washington Post. Police suspect he has killed more after discovering human remains in flower pots on a property where he worked.

Thirty other locations at which McArthur was employed as a landscaper have since been searched, with more than a dozen flower pots seized as evidence in the hopes of finding clues about who else, if anyone, may have been McArthur’s victims.

“It’s a serial killer — alleged serial killer,” said Sgt. Hank Idsinga at a news conference on Monday. “He’s taken some steps to cover his tracks, and we have to uncover these victims … We do believe there are more. I have no idea how many more there are going to be. . . . The city of Toronto has never seen anything like this, so it’s very tiring and draining for everyone involved.”

Those within Toronto’s LGBTQ community had heard

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