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When Kathleen Peterson was found dead at the bottom of the staircase in the North Carolina home she shared with her husband, Michael Peterson, in 2001, it kicked off a mystery that two decades later people are still talking about.
The first three episodes are streaming now on HBO Max (which is owned by CNN’s parent company).
‘The Big Conn’
Sticking with the theme, “The Big Conn” tells the true story of attorney Eric C. Conn and one of the biggest Social Security fraud cases in history — more than half a billion dollars big.
The series caused quite a stir during the world premiere in March at SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. As an added bonus, there is a companion podcast with more interviews and behind-the-scenes information.
The show started streaming Friday on Apple TV+.
‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’
The Star Trek franchise loves a good prequel, and now there’s a new one.
The new show is streaming on Paramount+.
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Jack Harlow is bringing a few friends along for his sophomore album.
Drake, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell and Lil Wayne all appear on tracks on “Come Home the Kids Miss You.”
Not too shabby.
But, then again, Harlow has been clear that he wants to work with the best and be the best.
The new album dropped Friday.
“We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong,” the latest from Sharon Van Etten, is the album we probably need right now.
“I wanted to approach this release differently, to engage my fans in an intentional way, in an effort to present the album as a whole body of work,” Van Etten said. “These ten songs are designed to be listened to in order, at once, so that a much larger story of hope, loss, longing and resilience can be told.”
This is the sixth album for the singer-songwriter, and it’s out now.
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Hello, Norma Jeane.
Marilyn Monroe, aka Norma Jeane Mortenson, is back in our consciousness for two reasons.
Investigative journalist Anthony Summers shared his collection of 650 audiotapes from interviewing 1,000 people about Monroe.
History in and of itself is interesting, but Hollywood history is even more compelling — especially when it comes to Monroe.
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Speaking of the Met Gala and history, reminder that Kim Kardashian and boyfriend Pete Davidson actually met for the first time at the Met Gala last year.
She was estranged from husband Kanye West, and Davidson was single at the time.
“He knew I was hosting ‘SNL’ but it wasn’t announced yet,” Kardashian recalled. “So he came up to me and we were talking about ‘SNL.'”
She said Davidson asked for her number, but being encumbered by gloves she couldn’t get into her phone. When she told the “SNL” cast member that, he said “Cool” and walked off.
That wasn’t the end of their story, of course. They reconnected when she appeared on his show, kissed during a skit, and the rest is, as they say … see above.