Every weekday we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time on July 1.
A few highlights: Jack in the Box serves up an internet-ready, GIF-happy spot to hype its BBQ Bacon Double Cheeseburger Combo. Amazon wants you to know that Amazon Prime Day spans two days (July 15-16). And ATT promotes 5G Evolution, which it calls “the first step to 5G.”
Louisiana film and TV production activity still hasn’t bounced back to levels seen prior to the Legislature’s 2015 tinkering with its tax incentive program, but it is busier than it was earlier this year. Here’s a look at recent projects that have filed paperwork with the state or that have otherwise announced intentions to shoot in Louisiana this fall, with tax incentive figures included where available.
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The latest reboot of the movie series about the loveable mixed-breed canine is scheduled to begin production this week in New Orleans and continue for 32 days of principal photography. According to paperwork filed with the state, it is being shot on a
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Thai authorities overseeing the rescue operation for 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave in the country’s north said they have a “limited amount of time” to get them out, as they raced Friday against worsening weather and lowered oxygen levels in the underground complex.
The massive operation inside and around Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai province suffered its first fatality Friday when a former Thai navy SEAL passed out underwater on an overnight mission and was unable to be revived.
“We can no longer wait for all conditions (to be ready) because circumstances are pressuring us,” Thai SEAL commander Arpakorn Yookongkaew told a news conference. “We originally thought the boys can stay safe inside the cave for quite some time
Oxygen Media, the destination for high quality crime programming, takes a deep dive into one of the most notorious cases of the past decade in a three-night special event, “The Case of: Caylee Anthony,” airing Saturday, May 19, Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21 at 8:00 ET/PT. From Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer Tom Forman (“The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey” and “Who Shot Biggie Tupac”), the three-part limited series delves into the tragic disappearance and death of toddler Caylee Anthony, with an elite team of investigators and forensic experts, led by former NYC prosecutor, retired FBI supervisory special agent and profiler Jim Clemente and former New Scotland Yard criminal behavioral analyst Laura Richards. For a sneak peek, visit here!
Oxygen Media, the destination for high quality crime programming, takes a deep dive into one of the most notorious cases of the past decade in a three-night special event, “The Case of: Caylee Anthony,” airing Saturday, May 19,Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21 at 8:00 ET/PT. From Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer Tom Forman (“The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey” and “Who Shot Biggie Tupac”), the three-part limited series delves into the tragic disappearance and death of toddler Caylee Anthony, withan elite team of investigators and forensic experts, led by former NYC prosecutor, retired FBI supervisory special agent and profiler Jim Clemente and former New Scotland Yard criminal behavioral analyst Laura Richards.
“The Case of: Caylee Anthony” will take viewers past the media frenzy, to what’s really important — the details of the case and will present theories about what may have happened. Putting a new lens on this infamous case, Clemente and
Bitemark evidence is often used in trials to convict defendants but is it reliable?
After 18 years behind bars, Alfred Swinton of Connecticut was released from prison with the help of The Innocence Project.
The evidence that got him convicted is the same evidence that got him exonerated: bitemark analysis, which is when a forensic dentist takes measurements of what appear to be bitemarks and then they compare it to the mold of a suspect’s teeth.
New evidence has proven that a bite mark on the victim originally attributed to Swifton didn’t belong to him after all, In fact, the dentist who originally testified against him for the 1991 murder of Carla Terry recently recanted his testimony. DNA testing also excluded him as the source of male DNA found under Terry’s fingernails. On March 1, 2018, a judge exonerated Swinton.
“Bite mark evidence represents everything that is wrong with forensic science in this country today,”
Lauren Sivan is a Los Angeles TV reporter and co-host of “Mid-Day Live with Dr. Drew” on KABC radio. She’s covered everything from the immigration issue from Mexico, the conflict in the Middle East from Israel and entertainment from Hollywood. Lauren has appeared as a correspondent or contributor for The Fox News Channel, Extra, CNN, MSNBC and Good Morning Britain. In 2017 she was thrust into the #MeToo movement when she came forward with her story about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Since then she has been a vocal advocate for ending sexual harassment in the workplace and fighting for less protections for those who abuse power.
Branded “The Damsel of Death” and the “Highway Hooker,” Aileen Wuornos was accused of killing seven men between 1989 and 1990 while she hitchhiked around Florida. After her arrest in 1991, Wuornos quickly gained notoriety as “America’s first female serial killer.” On March 25 at 6/5c, Oxygen will dive deep into the deadly sex worker’s life during “Snapped Notorious: Aileen Wuornos.”
Before the special airs, get up to speed on what led Wuornos down her murderous path by reading the timeline below:
Aileen Carol Wuornos is born on February 29, 1956. Wuornos is abandoned by her mother as an infant, and she and her older brother Keith grow up with their grandparents in Troy, Michigan. Wuornos never meets her father, who commits suicide in prison while serving time for kidnapping and sodomizing a child.
The 1980 disappearance of Darron Glass from his foster home caused a media circus. What’s more disturbing: he was one of over two dozen young black children who were never seen alive again. Eventually, a suspect was arrested, tried and convicted, but the mystery was far from solved. The podcast looks at whether Wayne Williams, an intelligent freelance photographer who is still in prison, is guilty or innocent. In “Atlanta Monster,” the producers of “HowStuffWorks” and “Up and Vanished” expose the hidden truths behind one of Atlanta’s darkest secrets. Payne Lindsey of “Up and Vanished” fame also hosts “Atlanta Monster,” his signature probing questions and friendly voice along for the ride.
Podcast Pick will feature a few of our favorite and fresh true crime podcasts. This is the first. Listen to a trailer of Atlanta Monster now.
Fans of the show saw Jim Halpert and Pam Beesley live happily ever after. Michael Scott married Holly and lived with his kids in Denver. Dwight Schrute finally got promoted from assistant to the regional manager to running the branch at Dunder Mifflin.
But one plot line that remaind a mystery: who was the Scranton Stranger?
As fans remember, the Strangler was an unseen character that terrorized the city of Scranton. Occasionally, characters would reference him and he was eventually caught. Or so we thought. Internet sleuths have debated theories that the real killer was still on the loose and one popular account has gained traction this week.
The fan, Spencer McClure, neatly laid out the theory on Twitter that the Scranton Stranger was none other than Human Resources manager Toby Flenderson. McClure notes that he did not come up with the theory. He heard about it three years ago