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20/20 asks: Is Christa Worthington’s real murderer the man serving time?

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This week in a two-hour special 20/20 examines the murder of Christa Worthington in a tranquil town on Cape Cod. Jan. 6, 2002, in Truro, Massachusetts, and 46-year-old single mom and fashion writer Worthington was found dead in her cottage by the sea. She’d been stabbed to death and her two-year-old daughter was found alive next to her body. The whole community was shocked and yet despite a large investigation and many suspects,  the case went cold. Then almost three years after the murder and in a somewhat unusual move the investigation put out a request for voluntary DNA samples...read more »

- James Wray

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The Curse of Oak Island to air serious accident on next episode

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A serious accident which took place during the filming of Season 5 of The Curse of Oak Island will be aired on the next episode. Footage of the incident sees a member of the drilling team being blasted by an out-of-control high-pressure hose, with his safety helmet seen flying through the air as a huge cloud of dust billows up around him. Other members of the team, including Rick Lagina, are seen rushing to his aid as he lies on the ground. A previously released episode description suggested the accident happened after the drill hit an underground void — something which...read more »

- Julian Cheatle

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Who killed Dr. John Yelenic? New series Deadly Dentists profiles murder

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Warning, the teeth you are about to see may cause violent nausea and an extremely unpleasant reaction. Tonight on Investigation Discovery’s gruesome three-part series Deadly Dentists, we see how one dentist deals with a hardened drug dealer whose mouth is a horror show. “Local Fracture” is the first episode and the tale of small-town dentist Dr. John Yelenic. When a neighbor finds him deceased, it is soon realized that Dr. Yelenic was murdered and, subsequently, his secret life is exposed. Detectives unspool many unsavory people in Dr. Yelenic’s world that might have has possible motives. He had a devious soon-to-be...read more »

- April Neale

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Former drug runner tells how he sprayed ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’ with Cocaine on Finding Escobar’s Millions

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Former cartel drug and money runner Mickey Munday reveals on tonight’s Finding Escobar’s Millions how he sprayed liquid cocaine on to “hundreds of millions of dollars”, mostly $100 bills. Munday — the “get” for former CIA operatives Doug Laux and Ben Smith on tonight’s truth-is-stranger-than-fiction edition of the Discovery show — explains he did it because he wanted “everybody” to test positive for cocaine. Speaking to Laux and Smith over some tequila, he tells them: “I would take the money to my hangar, bust it out and spread it all over the floor of the hangar. “I would put plastic bags...read more »

- April Neale

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Gold Rush exclusive: Nightmare for Hoffman crew after string of setbacks

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On tonight’s Gold Rush, the Hoffman crew have a nightmare episode following a string of setbacks — including washplant Rusty Red breaking down and a truck slamming into a boulder. Todd and his crew now have three plants in operation, with Freddy Dodge’s Rusty Red in Fairplay, Colorado, running full of paydirt laced with gold, as we learned last week. But legal issues and now equipment problems are plaguing the team and especially Dodge, who has sunk all of his savings into this one mining site betting on a huge payday. Dodge is merrily pushing over 200 yards of gold-rich...read more »

- April Neale

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Who is Coach D from Bring It!? Get to know Dianna Williams

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Bring It! is back on Lifetime with the whirlwind of energy that is Dianna “Miss D” Williams once again at the helm. But did you know her amazing backstory? Coach D, from Jackson, Ms, has been dancing since the age of four and when she was younger studied at the Angie Luke School of Dance in everything from tap to ballet, jazz and modern dance. In the early 80s she went on to join the Eye of the Tiger Drill Team (1982 to 1988) before joining the Dancing Dolls Drill Team (1989 to 1991). Several years later she became the...read more »

- Julian Cheatle

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Alaskan Bush People’s Rain Brown thanks fans for support as she celebrates 15th birthday

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Alaskan Bush People star Rain Brown has thanked fans for their support as she celebrated her 15th birthday. The teenager, who this year celebrated her big day on the same day as Thanksgiving, posted a string of messages on her Instagram while spending the day with her family. One picture showed her yesterday next to a picture of her on Alaskan Bush People when she was younger, with the caption: “Anybody else feeling old today?” Another throwback photo showed her eating an ice cream with her “bestest friend” Tyler, with whom she shares the same birthday. Meanwhile, in a third...read more »

- Julian Cheatle

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Josh Gates’ Destination Truth explore ‘haunted’ mining towns in Chile

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This week Josh GatesDestination Truth has the team searching abandoned mines in Chile and searching for a watery monster in New Zealand. Chile has many abandoned mining towns but the two that Josh visits have been the sight of some rather strange activity. Locals have reported seeing shadowy shapes moving about the empty towns and also hearing strange and disturbing sounds. Some ghost towns, like Humberstone, are so well preserved that they are now United Nations World Heritage Sites, but are some of them home to more than interesting history? The stories are also quite similar to the ones...read more »

- James Wray

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See the moment an original Barbie doll #1 from 1959 sold for $5,500 on Pawn Stars

23 November 2017 9:08 AM, PST

Ever wondered what the first ever Barbie doll looked like? Here’s a near-perfect example, courtesy of History’s Pawn Stars. This newly released clip taken from one of the show’s Season 14 episodes features a Vintage Barbie Ponytail Doll #1 from 1959, including a box signed by the famous toy’s inventor Ruth Handler. The episode, titled Mini Miles, aired back in July and saw Rick Harrison of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop snap up the original doll for $5,500 after being advised he’d be able to fetch between $7,500 to $8,000 for it if he sold it on....read more »

- Julian Cheatle

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ID investigates the shocking torture and murder of Narleen Campton the night before Thanksgiving

23 November 2017 8:28 AM, PST

The Nightmare Before Thanksgiving spotlights the brutal murder of Narleen Campton the night before Thanksgiving, in a murder that shocked the small Washington community where she lived. The night before Thanksgiving 2011 in the close-knit town Northport, Washington, and 62-year-old Narleen Campton was killed in her own home. Her body was found on November 24 and she had been killed by blunt force trauma, though disturbingly cuts on her face and evidence of strangulation indicated she’d probably been tortured. The case shocked the small community and detectives were under pressure to solve the murder quickly. Luckily they caught a break...read more »

- James Wray

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Christopher Mader just 23 when killed for his holiday tips on Thanksgiving

23 November 2017 6:50 AM, PST

Thanksgiving Evil spotlights the tragic case of a young bartender who was killed on his way home in a botched attempt to steal his holiday tips. Thanksgiving in Waldorf, Md., 2004, and 23-year-old barman Christopher Mader was driving home at about 2.30 a.m. after his shift at Benningan’s. He was just minutes from his home in Hampshire when he was shot dead, his car crashing into a signpost. An off-duty cop lived close to the scene and hearing the gunshot he was the first to find the wrecked car with Mader inside, he’d been shot once in the head. Initially investigators thought...read more »

- James Wray

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Family fled urban crime to start new life in desert but coyotes and cows nearly killed their dream

22 November 2017 9:17 AM, PST

On this week’s episode of Homestead Rescue on Discovery, meet the Crownover family — who decided enough was enough with urban crime in Phoenix and used their life savings of $98,000 to purchase 40 acres in the arid Arizona desert. The family of four decided to up sticks after daughter Michaela Crownover nearly got caught up in random gunfire in the city. Once settled in their new desert oasis they outfitted it with solar power and a water well and stocked it with goats, chickens, and pigs. But despite parents Paul and Danielle’s education and street smarts, they need help...read more »

- April Neale

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The Curse of Oak Island recap: 10 questions we’re left asking after Season 5 Episode 3

22 November 2017 7:41 AM, PST

The latest episode of The Curse of Oak Island proved more than intriguing — if not for the reasons we may have been expecting. While a voiceover at the end of Episode 2 pointed to something sinister happening later this season, that didn’t occur in Episode 3 which suggests it’s still to come. But with hard evidence of a British presence on the island long before the discovery of the Money Pit materalizing in the form of two historic coins, and with the introduction of new archaeological protocols, we were left with plenty to chew on. Here are 10 questions we...read more »

- Julian Cheatle

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Harsh reality check for Charmaine’s movie ambitions on Black Ink Crew: Chicago

22 November 2017 6:46 AM, PST

This week on Black Ink Crew: Chicago, Charmaine’s dreams of movie stardom get a reality check when she arrives on the set for her part. She knows Waka Flocka Flame is part of the movie, called Mollywood, which is being directed by Morocco Vaughn and hopes her own role will be significant as Vaughn invited personally. Though things don’t get off to a good start when she interrupts filming by shouting out “your star has arrived!” The movie industry is a tough nut to crack and her role as a barmaid is really not far above that of an extra and in fact is...read more »

- James Wray

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Josh Gates heads north on Expedition Unknown as he searches for woolly mammoth DNA

22 November 2017 5:30 AM, PST

This week on Expedition Unknown, Josh and the team are bound for the far north as they head into the Arctic Circle in search for woolly mammoth DNA. The woolly mammoths went extinct about 4000 years ago, when the last isolated population on Wrangel island died out. Though mammoths disappeared from the mainland around 10,000 years ago, probably due to a combination of climate change and human hunting. Mammoths were about the same size as modern day African elephants, with males about 3 m at the shoulder and weighing in around six metric tons. They had thick fur made up...read more »

- James Wray

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The Curse of Oak Island row over archaeologist has been bubbling since 2014

21 November 2017 6:40 PM, PST

Spoiler Alert! This week’s episode of The Curse of Oak Island sees Rick and Marty Lagina and the team agree to bring in archaeologist Laird Niven to oversee future digs on the island. But the letter that the team receive from Nova Scotia’s department of Communities, Culture and Heritage is not the first time there have been calls for them to have a full-time archaeologist involved in their treasure hunting exploits. Back in 2014, local Mla (Member of the Legislative Assembly) Denise Paterson-Rafuse said legislation to safeguard artifacts on the island wasn’t strong enough and the team should have an...read more »

- Julian Cheatle

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How Taylor Swift inspired the battle rap movie Bodied

21 November 2017 4:56 PM, PST

When AFI Fest wrapped on November 16 in Los Angeles, the film Bodied added a third audience award to its resume after victories in Toronto and Fantastic Fest too. Director Joseph Kahn spoke in a Q&A after the film’s AFI Fest screening and revealed the film’s unlikely inspiration. Kahn is a prolific music video director and has worked with artist Taylor Swift on many. It was the backlash against her “Wildest Dreams” video that gave him the hook for Bodied. “It took place in Africa,” Kahn explained. “When I came back [from filming it], I got a ton of sh**...read more »

- Fred Topel

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Who is archaeologist Laird Niven on The Curse of Oak Island?

21 November 2017 4:18 PM, PST

The latest episode of The Curse of Oak Island sees archaeologist Laird Niven return to the show as the team continue their treasure-hunting exploits. Niven previously featured on the series back in Season 4, including when he was called upon in Episode 2 to examine the mysterious “hatch” that was found. Laird is one of Nova Scotia’s leading archaeologists and has been involved in a string of interesting digs over the years, appearing in the news several times in the past when projects he’s been working on have unearthed something of note. Back in 2011 he was involved in a dig...read more »

- James Wray

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The Hunt for the Zodiac Killer discovers cipher may have been created by member of the military

21 November 2017 10:37 AM, PST

On tonight’s chilling episode of The Hunt for the Zodiac Killer, “The Military Connection” sees new evidence uncovered that may lead to the killer. Retired Lapd homicide detective Sal Labarbera and former FBI task force member, Marine Corps vet, and cold case detective Ken Mains discover clues and indicators that reveal the Zodiac Killer may have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. They use a supercomputer which picks up strange symbols in the killer’s code that only a military person or someone who had access to classified military documents would have known. Zodiac was the name assigned to a murderer...read more »

- April Neale

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Top 10 anti-aging foods

21 November 2017 10:17 AM, PST

Everyone wants to keep looking youthful these days. Sixty is the new forty and advertisements constantly bombard us with messages about how using face and hand creams can get rid of wrinkles and signs of aging in an instant. But these potions all cost a lot of money and in these frugal times many women cannot afford to buy them. Some people also prefer to stay away from man-made beauty products. But luckily there are lots of everyday foods that can also slow down the signs of aging — and some of them may surprise you. Many are full of...read more »

- James Wray

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