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“Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart” (HBO) 1 Stephen Schaefer Watching HBO Documentarys CAPTIVATED: THE TRIALS OF PAMELA SMARTwhich airs tonight on the pay channel left me once again aghast at celebrity justice in America. We know O.J. got off and so did Robert Blake. Pamela Smart didnt and in this compelling, provocative examination of her New Hampshire trial for conspiring to murder her husband, the verdict, the prosecution, the sentence none of it stands up very well to scrutiny. Which is startling to say the least. I went into Manhattans Paley Center last Wednesday where the 90 minute doc was screened ready to revisit the murderess as I thought of her and left feeling how unlucky anyone could be really when visit homepage a circus comes to town and decides youre the bad guy. CAPTIVATED begins by contending that the 1990 Smart trial was TVs first live reality show; it WAS the first time cameras were allowed into the courtroom, years before MTVs REAL WORLD or SURVIVOR appeared. The ‘Eisenberg principle’ is explained which confirms that merely the act of being watched changes an organism and then we see how all the participants, including the three hardscrabble teens convicted in plea deals of burglarizing and murdering Smarts husband, play to the cameras. The judge we hear wants Clint Eastwood to play him in the movie version! A year after Smarts guilty verdict there was a Helen Hunt CBS-TV movie and one of the young men whose testimony at the time pointedly did not implicate Smart in a conspiracy now insists that what he said and did is EXACTLY like his scene in that telefilm (where he does implicate her). Why the change in his testimony? Hes seen that TV movie 50 times, he should know. As for the pretrial atmosphere which condemned Smart? A Boston Herald readers poll is cited where 81 percent voted her guilty (a poll the prosecutor says never happened). And a jury that was not sequestered because it would have cost New Hampshire money? A prosecutor whose story was that three innocent kids not the hardened criminals they admitted to being were seduced by a femme fatale? Theres forensic evidence that doesnt jibe with the prosecutions insistence that it was Smarts lover Billy Flynn who shot her husband in the head from behind. He was left handed, Smarts mother noted last week at the Paley Center in a post screening panel discussion, “I don’t believe Billy Flynn killed my son in law.” But emotionally to convict the prosecution knew it made more sense for the jury if there was an intimate connection between the murder and Smart. The three teenaged boys were allowed to get a single story straight for the trial.

Cowboys facing uncertainty with shaky defense - Connecticut Post

The Dallas defense was significantly better against Baltimore after a weak preseason debut in San Diego. Uncertainty, though, is making it difficult for the Cowboys to see what they really have coming off a dismal 2013 season. It doesn’t help that cornerback Orlando Scandrick will miss the first four games of the regular season because of a drug suspension. “So, OK, we get all that, but now what do we do?” coach Jason Garrett said Monday. “We anticipate Brandon practicing this week, anticipate Mo being back relatively quickly.

In the FCS Huddle: 2014 Southern Conference Preview | Local 24 News | News, Weather and Sports for Memphis & the Mid-South | WATN-TV |

WR Andre Suttles, So. (50 receptions, 697 yards, 3 TD) WR/QB Terry Robinson, Jr. OG Tank Phillips, Sr. OG Joe Turner, Jr. DE Ira McCune, Sr.

Young, Mariners shut down Tigers 8-1 - Yahoo Sports

Rounding out the cast are lesser known names: L.A. radio host Yesi Ortiz, ex publicist Hazel E, club promoter Sincere and socialite (we guess) Nikki Mudarris. This will be crazy, sigh. [ Vh1 ] Usher, Jennifer Hudson and Rita Ora are among the entertainers set to hit the stage at this year’s Fashion Rocks concert, which Ryan Seacrest is hosting. [ Playbill ] Uzo Aduba, the great actress who plays Crazy Eyes on Orange Is The New Black, won a Creative Arts Emmy for outstanding guest actress in a comedy. Watch her speech below.

Wait, Who? ‘Love & Hip-Hop Hollywood’ Cast Announced | Vibe

Woodhead is an OK option in standard leagues, but his value lies in PPR formats, where he complements Matthews well out of the backfield. Brown will also hurt Woodhead, but he’s an excellent choice in Round 10 in standard leagues and likely Round 7 in PPR. … Pierce gets a two-game audition to prove the Ravens should make this a tandem when Rice’s suspension ends. I’m expecting that to happen since Pierce, at this point in his career, might be the better talent than Rice, who broke down last year as he tried to play through a hip injury and is likely headed for a decline. …

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… RHP Joakim Soria (oblique) is feeling ‘’significantly better,'’ manager Brad Ausmus says. Soria is eligible to return from the disabled list on Aug. 25, and will probably pitch a rehab assignment before that. Umpires: Third-base umpire Tony Randazzo was hit in the left foot by J.D. Martinez’s line drive in the fourth inning, but the ball only struck a glancing blow and he stayed in the game.

Radar Online | Jessica Simpson ‘wants A Plump Rump’ Like Kim Kardashian

“I love my Pharrell [Williams], Beyonce, Kanye [West] so all my music people help me decide what Im going to draw,” the bespectacled and upbeat artist toldPret-a-Reporterat Violet Grey’s “Artist in Residence” party Wednesday night atCassandraHuystentruytGrey’s beauty flagship store on Melrose Place. “And then, when they share my drawings, thats the best.” Among one of Hollywood’s boldfacerswho recently shared one of his pieces was Kim Kardashian, who posted his drawing on her Instabefore meeting him for the first time at the intimate soiree. “So when Kim Kardashian posted my picture today, that was the best. Its the first time weve met but Cassandra had sent her the photo I painted of her and she posted it today. It nearly broke my phone,” he said jokingly, referring to the amount of attention he received on his Instagram from the reality star’s 17 million followers.

Sarah Jessica Parker accepts ALS challenge in a towel and nominates Kim Kardashian - Zap2it | News & Features

On tonight’s episode of KUWTK u will see some,” North West ’s glamorous mama wrote . Instagram Kim flaunted her famous curves in a multicolored long-sleeved leotard that showed off her hips and cleavage. Her figure was prominently on display, and despite her recent hang-ups over her post-baby bod, we have to say she’s looking fantastic! Instagram Kim recently tweeted , “I think after having a baby u get so excited u lost a lot of weight then u get comfortable & eat how you used & it creeps back up.” She continued, “Do any of u moms see their bodies just not the same? A different shape? Ughhh my hips & butt are huge now!

Why Kim Kardashian Owes One Instagram-Famous Illustrator a New Phone - Yahoo Celebrity

The “Sex and the City” star decided to participate wearing, not couture, but donning nothing except for a towel and a smile. But wait, that’s not the best part, the actress nominated Kim Kardashian, in addition to fashion diva, Joan Rivers and comedian, Billy Eichner to participate next in the challenge. If you are not familiar, The Ice Bucket Challenge was first issued by 29-year-old ALS patient Peter Frates, who asked his friends and family to follow his lead. Since then, the challenge has gone viral with hundreds of videos popping up online and over $30 million donated to the ALS Association. Zap2it has collected some of the very best celebrity challenge videos for you in this super cool roundup . Check out SJP’s three part Instagram video above and to find out how you can donate, you can visit the ALS Association here .

Radar Online | Kim K Banked Up To $400K From ‘Charity’ Auctions In 2013

Shes defended her stance , but new tax documents obtained by reveal that in 2013, that added up to just over $44,000 for front page one of her favorite charities and nearly half a million for herself! In December 2013, Kardashian bragged about giving 10% of November proceeds to Life Change Community Church, a ministry founded and supported by her mom, Kris Jenner . And though Kardashians financial records are private, and the church, as a tax-exempt organization, does not keep public records, Radar has uncovered 2013 tax documents from the company that processes charitable giving on eBay, revealing a glimpse of how much Kardashian gave, and how much she kept to herself. READ The Tell-Tale Tax Documents According to the Paypal Charitable Giving Fund tax documents, Life Change Community Church received $44,917 from eBay sales in 2013. What was Kardashians cut? Shes said, When the eBay numbers get broken down, the auction management agency that posts for me gets a percentage for all their hard work , then, eBay listing fees, end of auction fees, eBay Store fees, Paypal fees, etc, all add up to about half the sale.

Khloe Kardashian Dating Wiz Khalifa? The Circle Is Now Complete

(White in a pumpkin patch is also a bold move, J.Lo!) The Booty singer, 45, paired the pants with a plaid crop top, aviator sunnies, and white wedge sneaks for a fun weekend ensemble. PHOTOS: Celebs picking Halloween pumkins! On the other end of the fancy scale, we have Emma Stone , who chose a marshmallow Giambattista Valli dress, complete with dainty little bows, for her visit to Good Morning America on Oct. 15. Though she wore the jacquard frock for an early-morning sit-down, the Birdman actress, 25, chose accessoriesnamely, studded Valentino heels and a bright coral lipthat created a look that would have been just as welcome at an evening event.

That last bit isnt true, but its totally true. Now, if Wiz Khalifa and Khloe Kardashian are really getting together, it will not only mark the joining of two people with Kh combinations in their names, but the closing of a loop that spans the main areas of American celebrity life. Kanye covers music and fashion, Kim Kardashian started out as a (supposedly) reluctant porn star, Lamar Odom reps the sporting life, and Wiz and Khloe are famous for being famous. If there was a politician involved in there somewhere whats Anthony Wiener doing nowadays? theyd have all bases covered.

Kim Kardashian Complains About “Sweet Tooth,” Says She Needs To Make Diet “Changes” - Yahoo Celebrity

18. This issuch a great way to spend time with family! Hilarys son Luca, 2, isso ready for Halloween that hes already dressing up in costume! Hilary and Mike Comrie, 34, took Luca to a Halloween party on Oct. 18. He looked totally adorable.

Kim Kardashian Rocked a Tight, All-White Ensemble After Labor Day - Us Weekly

15, asking fans for advice on how to kick her sugar cravings. PHOTOS: Hottest celeb post-baby bodies “Whats the name of that documentary about sugar? I have such a sweet tooth but I know I have to download Kim Kardashian sextape watch this and make some changes,” she tweeted. “yes Fed Up. Has anyone seen it?” she added, referring to the 2014 documentary about obesity in the U.S. This isn’t the first time Kanye West’s wife has taken to Twitter complaining about her diet and weight, either. PHOTOS: Kim’s post-baby bod In August, Kardashian went on a Twitter rant expressing her frustration with her weight, tweeting: “Off to an intense workout.

Could Amber Rose Come Between Kim Kardashian And Kanye West? [Video]

Is it true? With no one but anonymous insiders to rely upon, theres no way of knowing. However, several reports indicate that Kim Kardashian has already banned her husband from contacting his former flame.