Is Narcos a true story? How much of it is real? Questions of the Netflix original series' veracity have intrigued viewers since its debut, thanks in large part to a steady stream of realistic, but fictional portrayals of criminal enterprise. But Narcos, unlike The Wire or Breaking Bad, doesn't just draw inspiration from real-life–it gets almost all of its material from actual events and actual people, and manages to weave its elements together to depict the chaos of Pablo Escobar's reign as leader of the Colombian cocaine trade.
Category: True Crime
The Chris Hansen net worth question is one of increased interest lately, thanks to the journalist's return to TV with Killer Instinct on Investigation Discovery. The heralded broadcaster's first major project since To Catch A Predator sees him eschewing hidden camera tactics in favor of more one-on-one interviews–often with surprising results.
Is DB Cooper dead or alive? How might DB Cooper have died? Is DB Cooper even real? Where is he now? And where is DB Cooper's money? One of the most infamous, brazen, and puzzling thefts in US history has baffled authorities for decades and given rise to a whole legion of amateur sleuths, all of whom think they have the answer to these and many other DB Cooper-related questions. Now, DB Cooper: Case Closed?, a brand-new History documentary, aims to crack the legendary case wide open, and finally solve its many mysteries.
Can OJ Simpson be tried again with new evidence? The question came up earlier this year, thanks to the revelation that a knife had been found on OJ's former Brentwood property–and it's being raised once more, thanks to the 22nd anniversary of Nicole Brown and Andrew Goldman's murders, and the slew of OJ-related television programming that's aired of late.
Is Dark Woods Justice real? It's the question skeptical reality TV fans find themselves asking about Discovery's newest entry in the true crime / police genre, and it's nice to be able to say that the show definitely delivers an intriguing new take on a familiar premise. Read on to find out all about how the "Dark Woods" of Washington state's Olympic Peninsula have been used to conceal all manner of crimes, the shocking truth behind the value of poached maple trees (no kidding!), and, most importantly, about the law enforcement officers who put themselves at risk keeping the forests safe.
This week's Karen King arrest update is a busy one, as the Love and Hip Hop Atlanta star has been active on social media following her booking on three charges last week. The trio of charges for which Karen was arrested all stem from a 2015 shoplifting charge, before which she allegedly committed forgery and identity theft. Read on for the full story, plus Karen's chin-up response!
Lyndon Baines Smith, Karen King's ex and the victim of the beating and kidnapping for which she and her sons Sas and Scrapp DeLeon were arrested in 2012, has spoken at length about he and Karen's relationship for the first time. In a wide-reaching interview with James Camper, Smith discusses he and Karen's history, the family they started together, and the series of events that brought their love to a violent end.
We're about quarter of the way through Season 5, but many viewers are still asking themselves: Who is Karen King from Love and Hip Hop Atlanta? The intriguing new cast member made quite an entrance earlier this year, thanks to our article on her criminal record–which features an appearance on America's Most Wanted for allegedly beating an ex-lover and leaving him for dead in the trunk of a car.
The LHHATL Tommie criminal record story is true–and the source confirming it is none other than Tommie herself! After our Tommie mug shot extravaganza went viral last week, VH1 sat the newest Love and Hip Hop Atlanta cast member down for an interview–one in which she acknowledged that "Tommie" is a stage name, and that the alias attributed to her criminal past is her real name.
When is Scrapp from LHHATL getting out of prison? The 28-year-old hasn't featured too prominently on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta's fifth season, largely because he was imprisoned for part of the show's filming schedule. We previously reported on the drug trafficking charges for which Scrapp was sentenced; now, we know when to expect Scrapp–real name Will Cortez Robinson–to be released.
Another day, another set of rumors about a new Love & Hip Hop Atlanta cast member! Before the dust could even settle on news of the alleged criminal history of LHHATL's Tommie came a second report, this one leveling some pretty strong allegations against Tia Becca, and complete with a Tia Becca mug shot. But is there any truth to the claims? Read on for the latest!
News of the 2012 Karen King assault has captivated Love & Hip Hop fans since Season 5 premiered. Now, the victim of that assault has spoken up, and he does not have kind words for Karen King, sons Sas and Scrapp, or the entire Love & Hip Hop franchise. Read on to see what Lyndon Baines Smith said about the people who put him in the hospital back in 2012–and to find out which member of the LHHATL cast supports him!