The horrific slayings of four University of Idaho students–Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Kaylee Goncalves, and Maddie Mogen– has dominated the news since happening back in November. A suspect, Bryan Kohberger, was identified in a probable cause affidavit and remains locked up in Idaho as law enforcement gathers their case. So, as with any high-profile crime, in shrieked legal commentator Nancy Grace to insert herself into the situation and annoy the masses. She’s been reporting from outside the scene of the crime for the past few days, and some Idahoans think Nancy is a disGrace and want her to pack up her obnoxiously affable nips and head back to her home state of Hell.
Michael Peterson Is Pissed At The Documentary Filmmaker Who Sold His Archives To HBO For “The Staircase”
The HBO limited series The Staircase wrapped up this week but the case of Michael Peterson vs The Staircase is far from closed. Michael, played in the series by Colin Firth, served 8 years in prison for the death of his wife Kathleen Peterson, played by Toni Colette. Michael claims he found Kathlee bloodied and barely breathing at the bottom of a staircase in the couple’s home in 2001. The HBO show was based on a documentary of the same name by French filmmaker Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, who was given unfettered access to Micahel’s personal life, family and trial. While Michael had previously said he wasn’t going to watch the HBO show, Jean-Xavier apparently did since he sold his archives to HBO for the series. Michael’s pissed at Jean-Xaiver, claiming he “pimped” him and his family out and that “Jean should have known that when you sell your ass/property, you assume the risk of getting fucked/betrayed, every hooker knows this.” Look, I’m still on the fence about whether or not Michael is innocent in his wife’s death, but he’s definitely guilty of 3rd degree sick burns.
Armie Hammer’s back! Well, not technically. Hollywood continues to pretend they don’t recognize the number on the caller ID when his name pops up. But Hollywood is willing to invoke Armie’s spirit in the name of some juicy true crime content. Even though no one appears to be that desperate to hear from Armie Hammer himself just yet, the good people at Discovery+ believed we all really want to rehash all the sordid details that lead to his career’s abrupt downward spiral. Which would be why they’re working on a series all about Armie Hammer and his messed-up family.
For a nation filled with fatties (myself included), we sure hate to see them in the movies or on TV unless they are villains played by our most prestigious hunky British actors (for the men) or our thinnest, most glamorous blond actresses (for the ladies). That seems unlikely to change anytime soon, but at least we are starting to have that conversation. Sarah Paulson, who played Linda Tripp in Impeachment: American Crime Story, was the most recent actress to sit in the padded hot-seat to answer for her rubbery crimes. Now it’s Renée Zellweger’s turn to try to explain why America hates looking at fat women unless they are actually thin women committing rubbery crimes.