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Melbourne, Dec 1: Best-selling author, Patricia Cornwell has claimed that Walter Sickert, an influential artist with ties to the British royal family is Jack the Ripper.
The 57-year-old crime writer said that she has unearthed evidence and she has cracked the case, News.com.au reported.
Cornwell has spent millions to find the serial killer, who had terrorized Victorian London.
She claimed that she has discovered watermarks on some of the letters allegedly sent by the Ripper to police that match paper used by Sickert.
Cornwell told the London Evening Standard that it's a completely circumstantial. »
- Smith Cox
After giving a Body Of Proof midseason order serious consideration for the past several weeks, I hear ABC is throwing in the towel on the idea after running out of time. Even if the network and producing studio ABC Studios had figured out a way to make it happen and had actors and writers locked in to start work tomorrow, Bop wouldn’t have been ready to join the schedule until the last week of March. And neither ABC nor ABC Studios are anywhere near a workable plan for a Bop 2.0. “Sorry to disappoint some, but #bodyofproof will not be resurrected,” star Dana Delany tweeted today. “May she rest in peace. Time for new adventure.” Technically, it is possible for ABC and ABC Studios to consider an order for summer or next season but the more time lapses, the harder bringing back key players would be. As Delany indicated, she »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Bestselling author Patricia Cornwell, New Girl star Zooey Deschanel, and Don’t Trust the B---- in Apt 23 creator Nahnatchka Khan are among several women who recently announced development deals with the networks.A roundup of what’s happening in TV: --Patricia Cornwell, best known for her Kay Scarpetta series, has sold a TV show about a female detective to ABC. Co-written by Cornwell and Stephanie Sengupta (Law and Order), Greta Stone will be about a "young, orphaned, highly skilled female cop who has an uncanny ability to solve crime," according to Deadline. Greta Stone is an original creation by Cornwell, whose books have sold over 100 million copies. --Actress Zooey Deschanel and her producing partner Rivka Sophia Rossi have two comedies in the works. Fox bought a sitcom called Freelancers, which Deadline reports as centering on "a disgraced and newly single lawyer who, after getting fired from his corporate job, »
- Inkoo Kang
Per The Hollywood Reporter, the Vegas alum will star in the project as a disillusioned ER doctor whose life is forever altered after he saves a boy’s life and kills a man involved in a gang shooting.
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• How I Met You Mother is staging another event episode, this time with a poetic twist. »
- Megan Masters
Exclusive: Bestselling novelist Patricia Cornwell, best known for her Kay Scarpetta series, is behind another crime franchise with a strong female character at the center, this time for TV. ABC has put in development Greta Stone, a drama project based on an original idea by Cornwell. Co-written by Cornwell and Law & Order alumna Stephanie Sengupta, Greta Stone centers on a young, orphaned, highly skilled female cop who is has an uncanny ability to solve crime. Cornwell and Sengupta executive produce with Matt Gross who most recently exec produced another ABC crime procedural with a female lead, Body Of Proof. Related: ABC Eyes ‘Body Of Proof’ Resurrection ABC Studios and Gross’ studio-based Gross Entertainment are producing. Cornwell’s previous direct-to-tv effort, the two-hour pilot Aft starring Amy Brenneman and Kathy Baker, also was for ABC, which aired it as an original movie. She is with ICM Partners, which also reps Gross. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Gordon has been a dynamo at ICM since the agency’s 2006 merger with Broder Webb Chervin Silbermann, where he got his start while still at student at Northwestern U. in 2005. He was among the ICM-ers who became a partner last year as part of the management takeover of the percentery.
Gordon has repped a number of heavyhitter showrunners in recent years, including “Breaking Bad” creator/exec producer Vince Gilligan. He’s recently packaged projects for such ICM clients as Ellen DeGeneres, David Shore, Samuel L. Jackson, Patricia Cornwell, John Shiban, Neil Labute, Josh Gad, Susan Sarandon and the estate of Dr. Seuss.
“In addition to being a passionate advocate for his own clients, Mark has taken a strong leadership position in expanding the television side of the business for many of our clients operating in other areas of the agency, »
- Cynthia Littleton
ICM Partners‘ TV lit agent and partner Mark Gordon has been named the new head of the agency’s television literary department. He will succeed Kevin Crotty and Chris von Goetz who, after leading the department since the ICM/Bwcs merger, will continue to focus on their clients and duties as board members. “In addition to being a passionate advocate for his own clients, Mark has taken a strong leadership position in expanding the television side of the business for many of our clients operating in other areas of the agency,” Crotty and von Goetz said in a joint statement. “He is the ideal choice to oversee the interests of our clients in an evolving landscape.” Gordon has been a rising star at Bwcs and then ICM. He began his career at Bwcs while still a student at Northwestern University, after he called up agency partner Chris Silbermann following a »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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The Angelina-Jolie-is-Kay-Scarpetta movie is looking more likely since some complicated-sounding re-negotiation by Patricia Cornwell on the novels.
Remember Vin Diesel's cryptic hints at Comic-Con about doing something massive with Marvel? He's still being a bit of a tease.
Lee Daniels has revealed libertine details of his days as a manager to actors »
- Catherine Shoard
Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky is looking to take on spy thriller Red Sparrow as his next project, according to Deadline. Having completed shooting on his biblical epic Noah, Aronofsky is reportedly being sought for the adaptation of the novel by Jason Matthews.
Red Sparrow is set in post Soviet Russia, and centres around a female intelligence operative called Dominika Egorova, who is trained as a "sparrow", or honey trap specialist. She finds herself drawn towards the CIA agent she is assigned to, and they end up working together to uncover a double agent. The fact that Egorova is a former ballerina may or may not have attracted Aronofky's attention, given the success he enjoyed with Black Swan.
Aronofky is currently in early talks on the project, and the suggestion is that The General, »
- Andrew Pulver
Renewed efforts are underway to get best-selling crime author Patricia Cornwell's crime-solving medical examiner character Kay Scarpetta on the big screen.
Cornwell is leaving currently publisher Penguin and has signed a two-book deal worth at least $10 million with HarperCollins imprint William Morrow. The first book of that deal is slated for release fall 2014.
Fox 2000 President Elizabeth Gabler is developing the movie and played a key role in author's move to William Morrow. Speaking about the deal, Gabler says: "one of our greatest priorities is to begin production on the film as soon as possible."
In fact the aim is to have the film in cinemas by 2015. At last report, Angelina Jolie was attached to play Scarpetta.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
William Morrow has won the battle of Cornwell. Best-selling crime author Patricia Cornwell is leaving Penguin to sign a two-book deal worth at least $10 million with the HarperCollins imprint, which outbid two other publishers during a week-long auction conducted by her agent, ICM's Esther Newberg. Photos: 11 Buzzy Books for a Summer Road Trip Cornwell, the author of the popular Kay Scarpetta series, will publish her last book with Penguin with November's Dust, the twenty-first novel about the fictional crime-solving Richmond, Virginia medical examiner. Her first book with Morrow is slated for
- Andy Lewis
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Every year Out puts together a list of the 50 most powerful gays and lesbians. This year, 11 women were included:
46. Megan Smith, Google Executive/Inventor, 40. Jane Lynch, Actress, 38. Jenna Lyons, President and Executive Creative Director, J. Crew, 37. Mary Kay Henry, International President, Seiu, 36. Annise Parker, Mayor of Houston 28. Suze Orman TV Host/Author/Financial Advisor/Entrepreneur, 20. Christine Quinn, New York City Council Speaker, 18. Martha Nelson, Editor in Chief, Time Inc., 9. Tammy Baldwin, Senator, 4. Rachel Maddow, TV Host/Political Commentator, 2. Ellen DeGeneres, Talk Show Host/Producer/Spokesperson
In case Out needs some more ideas, we thought we'd come up with some for them. You know, for next year.
Diana Nyad, swimmer
Megan Rapinoe, soccer player
Megan Ellison, producer
Urvashi Vaid, attorney/activist
Patricia Cornwell, author
Emma Donoghue, author
Fran Lebowitz, writer
Annie Leibovitz, photographer
Ariel Levy, writer
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This Harvey Nichols ad received several complaints about its explicit lesbian nature after it was on display in a Liverpool department store. But it was deemed non-offensive after The Advertising Standards Authority decided, "Because we considered that it was sufficiently clear that the posters showed one woman about to kiss her mirror image, and because we also considered that they were unlikely to cause serious or widespread offence even if interpreted differently, we concluded that the ads were not offensive, irresponsible or unsuitable for untargeted display because they appeared to portray a lesbian kiss."
Because if it were a lesbian almost-kiss, »
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Audre Lorde's Sister Outside is on Flavorwire's list of 10 Essential Feminist Texts.
This NPR list of graphic novels with Lgbt characters is very dude-heavy, but there's one with lesbians you might have not read yet. (Although I could think of many others. Perhaps we'll have to create our own list!)
Mount Moriah's Miracle Temple is streaming on Pitchfork and I think you'll love it. We'll have an interview with out frontwoman Heather McEntire up next week in conjunction with the release next Tuesday.
Espn has announced their next round of documentary films for their 30 for 30 series and this time they are focused on Title IX. Among the nine films are about Swoopes and Pat Xo, including interviews »
Author Patricia Cornwell was awarded $50.9 million on Tuesday in a federal lawsuit against her former financial manager, according to court documents obtained by TheWrap. Cornwell, whose best-selling series of crime novels stars the medical examiner Kay Scarpetta, sued Anchin, Block & Anchin Llp and its former principal, Evan Snapper, in 2009 for negligence and breach of contract. A U.S. district court jury in Massachusetts on Tuesday ruled unanimously that the financial firm cost Cornwell and her company millions of dollars in losses and unaccounted revenue. Lawyers for the New York firm said »
- Alexander C. Kaufman
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