Candy explores the 1980 murder of Betty Gore by her friend, Candy Montgomery , who killed her by striking her 41 times with an ax. The Hulu drama features a number of people who really existed, including the killer's lawyer Don Crowder, who successfully argued that the attack was in self-defense. Crowder is portrayed by Raúl Esparza in the true crime show, who found he liked his real-life counterpart's "bravado" and "audacious" nature. In an interview with The List, Esparza said: "I liked Don's bravado. I liked the humor in the piece. I liked the sickness of the piece, too. "I was attracted to the fact that he was completely audacious for a first-time trial attorney who managed to really pull off some extraordinary accomplishments without the experience behind them." Here, Newsweek looks at Crowder in real life and what happened to the defense attorney after representing Montgomery at her murder trial. What Happened to Don Crowder and Where Is He Now? Crowder … [Read more...] about What happened to Candy Montgomery’s lawyer Don Crowder and where is he now?
Deborah James has thanked the Duke of Cambridge for “going above and beyond” to present her with her damehood after he visited her home on Friday. It comes as her Bowel Babe Fund for Cancer Research UK, which was launched just four days ago, has raised £5.7 million. In a post on Instagram posted on Saturday, James said she has had “the most surreal, mind-blowing, humbling five days of my life”. She added: “I cannot thank you for your generosity at launching the Bowel Babe Fund which now stands at £5.7 million, and to Prince William for going above and beyond to make a very special memory happen yesterday.” The prince presented the You, Me and the Big C podcast host with a damehood at her family home and took photographs with her family to mark the occasion. Recommended Deborah James gives health update and says she is ‘blown away’ by damehood Rachael Bland’s widower Steve praises Deborah James’ fundraiser success Bowel … [Read more...] about Deborah James thanks Prince William for visit as cancer fund raises £5.7m
If streaming was the television story of the decade, then close behind was the explosion of global content that came to American screens to help fill all that new bandwidth. Shows suddenly appeared from all over the world, most noticeably financed or acquired by Netflix but also flooding in through myriad other streaming services and cable networks. Americans will read subtitles, it turns out. (I’d prefer to think no one’s choosing the dubbed English soundtracks.) The world is a big place, with a lot of production companies, and on any given day in 2019 there were likely to be more international shows premiering in America than American-made shows. Over the years I’ve tried to sample as much of that bounty as I could, from cozy British mysteries to florid Asian soap operas and everything in between. I’ve distilled all those hours into this list of my top 30 international shows of the last decade, full of glaring omissions. The requirements for my list: scripted series produced … [Read more...] about Sacred Games Only Indian Show to Make It to NYT’s 30 Best TV Series of the Decade List
In shocking news, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been facing ill health and has reportedly gone into a coma. As per multiple reports coming out of the country, his sister Kim Yo Jong is set to take the reins. The news of ill health comes days after the North Korean dictator announced that owning pet dogs was now banned in North Korea, calling the act of domesticating pooches a reminder of ‘bourgeois decadence.’ “I assess him (Kim Jong Un) to be in a coma, but his life has not ended,” The Korea Herald quoted Chang Song-min, a former aide to late-South Korean president Kim Dae Jung, as saying. “A complete succession structure has not been formed, so Kim Yo-jong is being brought to the fore as the vacuum cannot be maintained for a prolonged period,” he said. As per reports, the Supreme Leader had delegated part of his duties Yo Jong has recently emerged as a new face in North Korea’s political leadership and is already been touted as a successor to the secretive nation’s … [Read more...] about All About Kim Jong Un’s ‘Tough’ Sister Kim Yo Jong Who May be First Woman Leader of North Korea
This article was originally published on The Conversation . Read the original article . Following two years of harrowing evidence, the verdicts in the inquest into the Hillsborough disaster in 1989 are a complete vindication of the 27-year campaign for justice for the 96 victims and their families. It is difficult to imagine the fortitude required to continue their fight for justice against the arrayed institutional might of the police, government and even sections of the media for so long. But this fight for the truth did not take almost three decades, millions of pounds , and the longest court hearing in U.K. history because of its complexity. It was because within hours, the South Yorkshire police organized a conspiracy to protect themselves by defaming the dead and injured. It is now clear that the police did not take blood from children to run alcohol tests or send a photographer to find empty beer cans because they wanted to understand what had really happened. … [Read more...] about Hillsborough Verdict: At last, the shameful truth is out
Click here to read the full article. Actor and comedian Jack Black will be honored with the Comedic Genius award at the 2022 MTV Movie and TV Awards , the network announced Thursday. The ceremony, hosted by Vanessa Hudgens, will air live on June 5 at 8 p.m. ET. Black is the fifth recipient of the award, which honors actors who have made significant contributions to the world of comedy. The last recipient of the award was Sacha Baron Cohen in 2021. Before that, past winners included Melissa McCarthy in 2016, Kevin Hart in 2015 and Will Ferrell in 2013. More from Variety 'Dio: Dreamers Never Die' Review: Portrait of a Metal Gentleman Who Only Sang Like the Devil Netflix Orders 'Kung Fu Panda' Animated Series With Jack Black Returning as Po MTV Movie & TV Awards Reveals Two-Night Airdate in June and a Return to Santa Monica (EXCLUSIVE) Best known for his roles in “School of Rock” and “Kung Fu Panda,” Black has made a name for himself as one of the … [Read more...] about Jack Black to Receive Comedic Genius Award at 2022 MTV Movie and TV Awards (EXCLUSIVE)