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Mary Kay Letourneau On Affair With 12-Year-Old: “I Didn’t Know It Was A Crime”

Notorious pedophile Mary Kay Letourneau told Australia’s Sunday Night, a news and current affairs show on the Seven Network, that she had no idea what she did was a crime. The former American schoolteacher, who twice went to jail over her affair with a 12-year-old student she later married and had children with, plead guilty in 1996 to two counts of felony second-degree rape of a child. Letourneaou was 34, married, and had four children. Letourneau’s saga was made into a… Read

‘Kingsman 3’ Set For Nov. 2019 Return With Matthew Vaughn On Board

Kingsman The Golden Circle

Manners maketh man. And writer/director Matthew Vaughn and co-writer Jane Goldman are going to make the third Kingsman film. The third ‘Kingsman’ film – now simply called Kingsman 3 – is set for theaters on November 8, 2019 in what’s being called the capper to the previous two-part series. Reports on just who will be involved are mixed. Some stories indicate no actors are on board, but others claim Taron Egerton will reprise his role as Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin. Fans are hoping… Read

‘Rafiki’ Ban Temporarily Lifted By Kenyan Government; Film Held Out Of Cannes Now Eligible As Oscar Submission

Kenya’s High Court has temporarily lifted the ban of Wanuri Kahiu's celebrated film Rafiki for a period of seven days, beginning Sunday, September 23rd. The film explores LGBTQ issues in a country where such activity is illegal. In her ruling, High Court Judge Wilfrida Okwany said, ''I am not convinced that Kenya is such a weak society that its moral foundation will be shaken by seeing such a film.'' Earlier this year, Rafiki was banned in Kenya a few days before its… Read

NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack Ignored Sex Harassment At Sony BMG – Report

NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack, under fire for perceived inaction on certain NBC News activities, also protected a male employee who sexually harassed multiple women while he was in charge at Sony BMG Music Entertainment in 2004, according to a published report. The Daily Beast today published a story largely quoting anonymous sources that made the allegations against Lack, who has been criticized for how incidents at NBC News have been handled, including the incidents… Read

Oscars: France Selects ‘Memoir Of War’ For Foreign Language Submission

Memoir Of War

France has selected Emmanuel Finkiel’s Memoir of War as its official selection for the Oscars’ Foreign Language film race. The pic, which Finkiel adapted from Marguerite Duras' semi-autobiographical 1944 novel set in Nazi-occupied Paris, stars Mélanie Thierry in a story of love, loss, and perseverance against the backdrop of war. Music Box Films holds U.S. rights to Memoir of War and released it in theaters last month. The film came out on top on a shortlist that included… Read

‘The F Word’ Producer Optomen Explores Parachute Murder Plot In True Crime Doc For ITV

The case of a British Army sergeant who was found guilty of attempting to murder his wife by tampering with her parachute was one of the most salacious of the summer. Emile Cilliers tampered with the equipment that he knew his wife, Victoria Cilliers, a highly experienced parachute instructor was going to use, days after trying to kill her via a gas leak at home. This parachute murder plot is the focus of ITV's latest true crime documentary. The broadcaster has… Read

Red Arrow’s CPL Productions To Cook Up Dementia Awareness Format ‘The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes’ For C4

A Japanese pop-up restaurant aimed at increasing awareness of dementia and changing perceptions about the conditions is the basis of a new format produced by Red Arrow's CPL Productions for UK's Channel 4. The Old People's Home for 4 Year Olds indie is making The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes, a five-part factual entertainment format for the British broadcaster in association with Motion Content Group, co-producers of Channel 4's Dementiaville. The broadcaster hopes that… Read

China Cracks Down On Foreign TV & Film Programming

China is set to crackdown on foreign TV and film programming during primetime. The country's National Radio and Television Administration has published a draft of new rules that will limit foreign content to 30% of a channel's full schedule and ban it completely between the hours of 7pm and 10pm. The move is designed to crackdown on content that "deviates from socialist core values" as it looks to enforce the “protection of social stability”. It includes all types of… Read

‘Sacred Games’: Netflix Renews Indian Crime Drama For Season 2

Netflix has handed a Season 2 renewal to its gritty Indian crime drama Sacred Games. Based on Vikram Chandra's best-selling novel, it’s described as a tale of betrayal, crime, passion and a thrilling chase through Mumbai's underbelly. “We've been thrilled by the response to Sacred Games from fans worldwide, and especially in India, to this high-quality production,” said Erik Barmack, VP International Originals at Netflix. "It's incredibly exciting for us to take the story… Read

Denmark’s ‘The Guilty’, A Sundance Winner, Submitted For Oscar Race

The Guilty

UPDATED with additional release date info: Gustav Möller's The Guilty, which won this year’s Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Audience Award, has been selected by Denmark as the country’s official entry into the Oscar Foreign Language Film race. The thriller, Möller's directorial debut, was acquired by Magnolia Pictures in Park City and is hitting U.S. theaters October 19 in 25 markets. It next screens at Fantastic Fest which launches today. The film centers on a… Read

John Boyega, Letitia Wright & Damson Idris Among Patrons Of New LA Drama School

EXCLUSIVE: Stars Wars actor John Boyega, Black Panther’s Letitia Wright and Snowfall lead Damson Idris are among patrons of newly opened LA drama school Identity School of Acting. The West Hollywood-located school, which opened this week, is the LA branch of the successful London institution of the same name, which has produced actors including Boyega, Wright and Idris as well as Roots star Malachi Kirby and This Is Us actress Melanie Liburd, who are are also patrons of… Read

‘Hackerville’: HBO Europe & Germany’s TNT Series Debut Cyber-Crime Thriller Trailer

HBO Europe and German broadcaster TNT Serie have released the first trailer for their six-part cyber drama Hackerville, which will also be available in the U.S. The two broadcasters are launching the show, produced by Deutschland 83 producer UFA Fiction and Mobra Films in November with HBO Europe airing the show in Central Europe, Scandinavia and Spain on Sunday 4 November and TNT Serie premiering the series in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on Thursday 8 November. It… Read