or


[07/16/13 - 07:40 AM]
TV One's Popular Docu-Series "Celebrity Crime Files" Returns with Bigger Celebrities and Bigger Crimes Monday, August 5, 9:00 PM/ET
Michael Jackson, The Notorious B.I.G., Bumpy Johnson and Kwame Kilpatrick are among this season's featured subjects.

[via press release from TV One]

TV ONE'S POPULAR DOCU-SERIES "CELEBRITY CRIME FILES" RETURNS WITH BIGGER CELEBRITIES AND BIGGER CRIMES MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 9:00 PM/ET

--Twelve-Episode Series Explores Controversial Crimes Involving: Michael Jackson, The Notorious B.I.G., Bumpy Johnson, John Whitehead, Scott LaRock, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Mac Dre, Lorenzen Wright, Magnolia Shorty, Lyman Bostock, Mike Winans, Kwame Kilpatrick--

July 16, 2013, Silver Spring, MD - After a critically acclaimed season one, the investigative docu-series Celebrity Crime Files returns Monday, August 5, at 9 PM/ET for a second season. Probing into some of the most notorious crimes of our generation, Celebrity Crime Files excavates infamous scandals surrounding prominent figures in entertainment, sports, and politics, including Michael Jackson, The Notorious B.I.G., Bumpy Johnson and Kwame Kilpatrick.

"With the return of our popular investigative docu-series, we dig even deeper into the world of celebrity crimes - examining the stories of both the accused and the victims," Said Maureen Guthman, SVP of Program Strategy and Acquisitions for TV One. "Viewers who turn to TV One for compelling storytelling are sure to be captivated by the subjects of this season."

Celebrity Crime Files season two explores the real story behind crimes involving:

· Bumpy Johnson - Harlem's own Godfather and one of the most notorious crime figures of all time. Once deemed "the most dangerous man in New York," Bumpy Johnson's money, power and charisma made him a bona-fide celebrity and his story inspired many critically-acclaimed films such as "American Gangster" and "Hoodlum."

· John Whitehead - The second half of the hit-making duo McFadden and Whitehead, best remember for their hit song, "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now," was ambushed in his backyard and killed by an unidentified gunman. Nearly a decade later, the unexplained crime remains a burden to John Whitehead's friends and family.

· Scott LaRock - The late 80s hip-hop pioneer and co-founder of the famous Boogie Down Productions was murdered at the brink of international stardom. Whether Scott LaRock's was targeted or simply an unfortunate casualty remains a mystery to this day.

· Rubin "Hurricane" Carter - The boxing superstar was falsely accused of murdering bartender and two patrons in 1966 and sentenced to life in prison. Following the release of his best-selling biography, there was an outcry for his release by celebrities that included Muhammad Ali and Bob Dylan. Nearly two decades after he was sent to prison, Rubin's conviction was overturned and, to this day, he remains an advocate for prisoners who have been wrongly convicted.

· Mac Dre - Mac Dre was an up-and-coming rapper that gained recognition by recording his album over the phone and starting his own label all while serving a four-year prison sentence. After his release from prison, Mac Dre's sudden rise to fame took a fatal turn when he was gunned down in a drive by shooting.

· Lorenzen Wright - On July 18, 2009, the veteran NBA player allegedly made a distressed call to Memphis 911, but a scream and rapid gunfire was all that was heard. His body was discovered in a field 10 days, later riddled with bullets. Years later, the crime remains a mystery and family, friends, and fans of the basketball player demand answers.

· Magnolia Shorty - The undisputed "Queen of New Orleans bounce music" and beloved member of the community was ruthlessly murdered in a rental car near her New Orleans home by several mysterious gunmen. Gun violence statistics show that the city of New Orleans post-Katrina was a violent place, but the motive behind Magnolia Shorty's murder remains a mystery.

· Lyman Bostock - Lyman Bostock was a left-handed hitter for the California Angels with a sweet swing and an even sweeter personality. His promising career was taken from him by a careless shotgun blast that was meant for another. Bostock's death would go on to change Indiana state law after the man who pulled the trigger was found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity released after 21 months.

· The Notorious B.I.G. - Considered one of the greatest rappers of all time, the death of Christopher Wallace (known as The Notorious B.I.G.) would become the most infamous hip-hop celebrity murders to date. In 2012, a classified autopsy report was released that provided a much more detailed account of how exactly he was killed that night.

· Michael Winans - Music producer and Grammy nominee Michael Winans comes from a prestigious family of talented gospel performers. However, the disgraced artist, who has worked with Diddy and Chris Brown, among several other artists, is awaiting a 14-year prison sentence after being convicted of financial fraud for collecting millions of dollars primarily from members of Christian churches in Michigan. To this day he continues to insist that he is not guilty of such a heartless crime.

· Kwame Kilpatrick - The youngest candidate ever to be elected mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick made some very unpopular decisions in his two terms. Time Magazine even voted him one of the worst mayors in the United States in 2005. In 2013, he was convicted of a series of crimes including extortion, racketeering, and bribery, as well as several mail, wire and tax fraud charges.

· Michael Jackson - Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful entertainer of all time, the King of Pop's career was marred by physical and emotional scars, allegations of sexual indiscretions and one of the most controversial deaths of this decade. While prepping for his comeback tour in 2009, Jackson was found barely conscious by his physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, who tried to resuscitate him before calling 911. A dangerous amount of painkillers found in Jackson's system at his time of dead would later lead to Dr. Murray being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to four years in prison.

The series is produced for TV One by K2 Pictures. Executive producers for the series are Robert Katz and Philip Hack, and co-executive producer is Chris Perera. Executive in charge of production for TV One is Robyn Greene Arrington.

Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvone.tv) serves 57 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies, and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK; www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners; and Comcast Corporation [NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK; www.comcast.com], one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services.





  [july 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· CELEBRITY CRIME FILES (TV ONE)









[07/02/15 - 03:51 PM]
FOX Bursts Into San Diego Comic-Con with World Premiere Screenings and Panel Debuts of "Scream Queens," "Minority Report" and "Lucifer"
Panels for "Lucifer," "Minority Report" and "Bob's Burgers" will kick things off on Friday, July 10.

[07/02/15 - 01:59 PM]
Discovery Channel Delivers All New Digital Content and Social Media Action During "Shark Week 2015"
Sharkopedia - Discovery's ultimate digital guide to all things shark - makes its online debut this year.

[07/02/15 - 11:49 AM]
FOX Sports Expands FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Coverage with 30 Hours of Added Programming
Said additions include expanded pre- and post-game coverage of the championship match, a pair of marathons showcasing the U.S. Women's National Team's dramatic run to the final and more.

[07/02/15 - 11:06 AM]
The Biting Snark Continues on WE tv - Network's Second Annual "Snark Week" Featuring the Snarkiest Personalities and Shows Returns July 6-10
This year's on-air celebration includes biting one-liners from new episodes of WE tv's original series "Braxton Family Values," "Cutting It: In the ATL" and "Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars."

[07/02/15 - 10:18 AM]
Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers Rank #1 for the Late-Night Second Quarter vs. Their ABC-CBS Competition in All Key Measures
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the second quarter of 2015.

[07/02/15 - 10:00 AM]
Donald Glover Pilot "Atlanta" Casts Its Leads as Production Gets Underway
Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Lee Stanfield and Zazie Beetz will co-star while Hiro Murai is set to direct.

[07/02/15 - 09:46 AM]
Season Three Premieres of the Hit Dramas "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex" Are Available for Early Sampling
Viewers can sample the TV-14 rated premieres of both episodes for free now on YouTube and SHO.com.

[07/02/15 - 09:12 AM]
"Nightline" Wins 2Q15 in Total Viewers For Second Year in a Row, Leading in Four of the Last Five Quarters
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the second quarter of 2015.

[07/02/15 - 08:52 AM]
A+E Networks(R) Launches Lifetime(R) Movie Club(TM)
The subscription video service comes in time for the 25-year anniversary of Lifetime Movies and is available exclusively on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch at launch.

[07/02/15 - 08:42 AM]
NBC Encores Tie for the Wednesday Win Among the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 1.

[07/02/15 - 08:40 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, FOX & NBC All Share Demo Crown
The Eye's "Big Brother" is the night's top program among adults 18-49.

[07/02/15 - 07:48 AM]
FOX Sports Names John Strong Lead Play-By-Play Voice for CONCACAF Gold Cup Coverage
The U.S. team enters the region's biennial championship coming off huge away wins over European powerhouse Netherlands and World Champion Germany, and FOX Sports televises every match.

[07/02/15 - 07:35 AM]
NBC Renews New Variety Series "I Can Do That" for Eight-Episode Second Season
"This series thrust our celebrities out of their comfort zones and into exciting, unpredictable situations and they rose to the occasion each week," said Paul Telegdy.

[07/02/15 - 07:09 AM]
Bravo Media's "Married to Medicine" and "Mother Funders" Move to a New Time Beginning Sunday July 5
Both series will now air one hour later: 9:00/8:00c and 10:00/9:00c, respectively.

[07/02/15 - 07:00 AM]
Amid a Sea of Schtick, Nat Geo WILD Presents Some Real-World Reality for the Whole Family
"We are proud to be the only network that dedicates one night every week to wildlife programming," said Geoff Daniels.