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Rebecca Grossman will not testify in her murder trial

Rebecca Grossman, accused of running down two young boys in a Westlake Village crosswalk, won’t be testifying in her murder trial.In a near-whisper, the Hidden Hills resident told the judge Tuesday that she was opting not to address jurors. Grossman’s lead attorney, Tony Buzbee, then rested the defense. With that move, Friday’s emotional testimony from Grossman’s daughter Alexis became the last word from defense witnesses. Closing arguments will be presented Wednesday in the six-week trial, which has included graphic…

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Performs ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’ at BAFTAs

The 2001 track went viral following Saltburn’s success Sophie Ellis-Bextor performed “Murder on the Dancefloor during the BAFTAs, the British Academy Film and Television Arts Awards, on Sunday. Dressed in a black gown with a vibrant, colorful overlay draping the skirt, Ellis-Bextor strutted across the stage backed by a bevy of dancers as she performed her 2001 number, which has been everywhere since it got a second life with the success of Saltburn, which features the track during a pivotal

Bryan Cranston Says He Was Once a Murder Suspect in the 1970s

Bryan Cranston casually recounted the time he was briefly a suspect in a murder case during his appearance on Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s Dinner’s On Me podcast. Cranston was prompted to share the tale — which he previously wrote about in his 2016 memoir — after Ferguson noted that recent guest Ed O’Neill revealed he’d once been approached to join the mob while growing up in Youngstown, Ohio. “I was wanted for murder once,” Cranston quipped, “take that, Ed O’Neill!”  As Cranston explained, he and his brother spent…

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Performs ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’ on ‘Fallon’

The 2001 song has recently become a viral hit thanks to Emerald Fennell's movie Saltburn Sophie Ellis-Bextor brought the party to The Tonight Show with a lively rendition of her hit “Murder on the Dancefloor.” The confetti-filled performance marked Ellis-Bextor’s U.S. TV debut, decades after the song’s release in 2001. The singer was accompanied by house band the Roots, with the excited audience dancing along. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pktC2DtnmrY “Murder on the Dancefloor,” which

Prosecution rests in Grossman hit-and-run murder case

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge denied a request by Rebecca Grossman’s legal team to dismiss murder charges against her in the 2020 hit-and-run deaths of two boys, as prosecutors rested their case Friday.Judge Joseph Brandolino said prosecutors presented sufficient evidence of voluntary intoxication and speeding in the incident that resulted in the deaths of Mark Iskander, 11, and his brother Jacob, 8, in a marked crosswalk as they were following their mother and younger brother across Triunfo Canyon Road in…

The True Story of Griselda Blanco, Deadly ‘Cocaine Godmother’ of Miami

Most remember Griselda Blanco as the “Black Widow,” a ruthless Colombian drug lord whose network flooded Miami with cocaine, brought in $80 million a month nationally, and who’s been personally implicated in a rumored 200 murders. Michael Corleone Blanco, her youngest son raised at the height of her drug-trafficking empire, admits she was a rigid, stern woman he affectionately called cariñosa — an endearing term given to loved ones.   “As a kid, you can’t really comprehend what is wrong, what is right, and what is…

Sophie Ellis-Bextor debuts new remix of ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has yet to hit the number one spot since her song ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’ experienced a resurgence thanks to ‘Saltburn’. Now, the singer-songwriter has teamed up with electronic act PNAU for a new remix. PNAU are known for their remix of Elton John and Dua Lip’s ‘Cold Heart’. They also worked with Elton on his remix album ‘Good Morning to the Night’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAx6mYeC6pY ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’ was used in the final scene of Emerald Fennell’s ‘Saltburn’,…

Netflix Doc Exposes Dangers of Online Dating

Online dating can be a minefield. Your feelings can get hurt. Your confidence can be shaken. Your time can be wasted. And you can wander into a maelstrom of murder, arson, and identity theft that leaves you questioning your previously established reality. This is the point at which a situation morphs from social annoyance to Netflix true crime documentary. Lover, Stalker, Killer, whose title practically screams “edgy true crime doc!,” is a sort of tech-age cautionary tale about what can happen when you go looking…

After Rodney Brown’s Murder, Michael Brown Entered an Insanity Plea

T HE MAN STOOD in the shadow of the trees facing the small tan house. He was tall and had the close-cropped military haircut of the Marine he’d been until deserting his post a few weeks earlier. A black mask covered his face, he wore a one-piece camouflage suit, and carried a .300-caliber blackout rifle and a .22-caliber handgun. The surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains of Hardy, Virginia, flower with dogwoods in the spring; in the summer, the hills bloom so lushly they look covered in neon velvet. It was Nov.…

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Will Perform “Murder on the Dancefloor” at BAFTAs

The viral hit from 2001 has experienced a major resurgence since it appeared in the 2023 Emerald Fennell film Saltburn The 2024 BAFTA Awards isn’t exactly the proper place to recreate Barry Keoghan’s freewheeling naked dance scene in Emerald Fennell’s film Saltburn. But Sophie Ellis-Bextor will deliver a far more appropriate performance of her 2001 hit “Murder on the Dancefloor,” which is currently experiencing a major resurgence thanks to the movie, at the 2024 BAFTA Awards. “We are excited