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Versace Family Slams New Season Of ‘American Crime Story,’ Calls It ‘A Work Of Fiction’

Ryan Murphy’s critically acclaimed anthology series “American Crime Story” is set to explore the many facets of the murder of Gianni Versace. After receiving numerous awards for “The People V. O. J. Simpson,” expectations are high for the upcoming program.

Members of the Versace family, however, have issued a public statement disavowing the show, proclaiming many (if not all) of the events depicted are fictitious.

“The Versace family has neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming TV series about the death of Mr. Gianni Versace. Since Versace did not authorize the book on which it is partly based nor has it taken part in the writing of the screenplay, this TV series should only be considered as a work of fiction,” reads the family’s statement.

Gianni Versace, a legendary fashion designer, was killed at his Miami home on July 15, 1997. The murder, which was executed by a serial killer

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Erik Menendez Says He’ll Tell His Story For The First Time In New Docuseries

Erik Menendez was at the center of national trial. On Aug. 20, 1989, he and brother, Lyle, shot and killed their parents, José and Kitty, at point-blank range. Menendez wants to tell his most detailed side of the story for the first time. “You may think you know my story — but you couldn’t possibly, because I’m telling my story to you now for the first time,” he says in a preview for AE’s new docuseries The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All.

As People shares, Erik has spoken out before but he says that this interview is the most comprehensive. He opens about the sexual abuse allegations against the brothers that the defense alleged sparked the shooting. “The most overwhelming memory of my dad was him pounding on my door, telling me to open the door of the bedroom,” Erik says. “He would have me massage him, and he would have me perform oral sex on

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Bryan Cranston Shares Chilling Story About His Run-In With Charles Manson

The world continues to react to the death of Charles Manson. Bryan Cranston took to social media to share his own personal story with the convicted cult leader.

“Hearing Charles Manson is dead, I shuddered. I was within his grasp just one year before he committed brutal murder in 1969,” he shared.

The “Breaking Bad” star says that he and his cousin ran into Manson while horseback riding.

“Luck was with me when a cousin and I went horseback riding at the Span Ranch, and saw the little man with crazy eyes whom the other hippies called Charlie,” he said.

The Tragic Sex Trafficking Story Behind Rihanna And Kim K’s #FreeCyntoiaBrown Posts

Celebrities are shedding light on a tragic 2004 case of a teen sex trafficking victim who killed a 43-year-old man she thought was about to attack her. Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to life in prison for the murder at age 16 and is currently incarcerated in the Tennessee Prison for Women, according to The Tennessean. Now, advocates and celebrities alike have taken to social media with the trending hashtag #FREECYNTOIABROWN demanding justice for Brown.

Rihanna shared a post on Instagram about Brown, now 29: “Did we somehow change the definition of #JUSTICE along the way?? Cause….. Something is horribly wrong when the system enables these rapists and the victim is thrown away for life! To each of you responsible for this child’s sentence I hope to God you don’t have children, because this could be your daughter being punished for punishing already!”

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Chelsea’s story to be told on Oxygen cable channel

The hour-long show follows the case and trail of Daniel Clay who convicted this summer of murdering the Maybee woman and is serving a sentence of life in prison.

Oxygen Network, a cable television program aimed at women, is airing its version of the Chelsea Bruck story this weekend.

The Bruck case will be shown on Oxygen’s “Snapped” Sunday. Scheduled times include 1:30 a.m., a repeat immediately following and again at 5 p.m.

The hour-long show follows the case and trail of Daniel Clay who convicted this summer of murdering the Maybee woman and is serving a sentence of life in prison.

NBC’s “Dateline” focused on the murder and trial during its Oct. 27 episode.

Links to The Monroe News reports about the case and during the trial can be found at In review – the case against Daniel Clay.

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New Netflix Doc Tells Amazing True Story Of How ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Saved Innocent Man From Death Penalty

A new Netflix documentary shows the incredible story about how an episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” was used to stop a man from being put to death for a crime he didn’t commit.

“Long Shot” tells the story of Juan Catalan, arrested for the murder of a 16-year-old girl in 2003.

NME reports that he had long maintained his innocence by saying he was at a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game on the night of the crime. Catalan mentioned that it looked like somebody was filming something at the game, but he wasn’t sure what.

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The filming was for the show “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” a 2004 episode in which Larry David takes a prostitute out to a ball game. Raw tapes of the episode revealed footage proving

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Gianni Versace’s Lover Slams ‘American Crime Story’ Portrayal Of The Designer’s Murder

Ryan Murphy’s anthology crime series “American Crime Story” is set to tackle the tale of Gianni Versace’s murder in an upcoming season. Audiences are eagerly anticipating the new show, but at least one person who was close to the actual killing isn’t happy with the way Murphy is depicting the events: Versace’s former lover, Antonio D’Amico.

D’Amico, who will be played by Ricky Martin in the show, is not pleased with what he’s seeing so far.

“The picture of Ricky Martin holding the body in his arms is ridiculous,” D’Amico told The Observer on Sunday. “Maybe it’s the director’s poetic license, but that is not how I reacted.”

D’Amico recalls the events differently: he says he had been drinking coffee on the porch of Versace’s mansion when he heard gunshots. “I felt as if my blood had turned to ice,” he said. Later, he and a butler found Versace’s body in a pool of blood

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