February 21, 2011
AMANDA KNOX: MURDER ON TRIAL IN ITALY. 9 tonight, Lifetime. MOST OF US know by now, don't we, that seeing isn't always believing? But when it comes to movies "based on a true story," it can be easy to forget. Unless you happen to be one of the people whose "true story" is being told without your permission or involvement. That's the situation for the subject of tonight's Lifetime movie, "Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy," which stars Hayden Panettiere ("Heroes")
February 7, 2011 |
Zsa Zsa Gabor is going home to her Bel Air manse, just in time for her 94th birthday. City News Service reports the Moulin Rouge star is recovering from pneumonia and was to be released from the hospital Sunday. Publicist John Blanchette says Gabor's husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt , is getting her a cake with her name on it and the couple will have a few friends over to celebrate. Gabor, a sex symbol of the 1950s and 1960s, had most of her right leg amputated last month because of gangrene.
October 7, 2011
CASEY ANTHONY must have been smiling on Monday. Assuming she gets cable at her undisclosed location, Caylee's grieving mother would've learned that Amanda Knox also beat her murder rap. And that means Anthony now has competition for the "Most Hated Hot Babe" crown. While their stories are different, their modus operandi are quite similar. Pretty girls with strong libidos and weak willpower get mixed up in some unsavory situations and then blame everyone but the Maneater in the Mirror for their woes.
July 31, 2011 |
PERUGIA, Italy - Prosecutors at Amanda Knox's appeals trial battled it out Saturday with independent forensic experts who say some of the key DNA evidence used to convict the American student of murdering her British roommate was unreliable and possibly contaminated. Prosecutor Manuela Comodi sought to undermine the experts' conclusions and show that the forensic evidence used to convict Knox could stand. The experts - appointed by the court to review the evidence and the procedures used to obtain it - maintain that the original investigation was marked by glaring errors.
November 27, 2011 |
Greg Porter, the Drexel University sophomore who was arrested by police in Cairo during a pro-democracy riot, returned to the United States on Saturday evening, saying he was "so thankful to be back in Philadelphia. " Porter arrived from Frankfurt, Germany, at Philadelphia International Airport's international terminal shortly after 5 p.m. and was greeted by family and a phalanx of media cameras. Smiling and appearing healthy, Porter spoke briefly, thanking his parents, attorneys, and university and embassy officials, but he did not discuss the actions that led to his arrest.
November 24, 2011 |
Three U.S. students accused of throwing firebombs at security forces in the ongoing protests in Cairo have been ordered released by an Egpytian court, said an attorney representing one of the students. "I'm waiting to get the phone call that he is in our arms," said attorney Theodore Simon, who was retained by the family of 19-year-old Gregory Porter, a Drexel University student from Glenside. "There was some issue whether the prosecution would appeal . . . " But Simon's co-counsel in Egypt had discussions with authorities there "and he was able to secure an understanding they would not. " Porter, along with Luke Gates, a 21-year-old University of Indiana student, and Derrik Sweeney, a 19-year-old Georgetown University student, was arrested on Monday and accused of throwing Molotov cocktails at police from a rooftop within the American University compound, as protestors clashed with police outside.
June 19, 2013
Mayor resigns in Montreal MONTREAL - For the second time in less than a year, a Montreal mayor has stepped down amid corruption scandals ripping through Canada's second-largest city. Interim Mayor Michael Applebaum came into office vowing to clean up government. He resigned Tuesday, a day after his arrest on fraud charges. Applebaum denied the accusations and said he needed to focus on fighting them. Montreal's first Anglophone mayor in a century took over in November, after Gerald Tremblay resigned amid corruption allegations.
November 25, 2011 |
The attorney for a Drexel University student being held along with two other Americans by Egyptian police for allegedly throwing Molotov Cocktails during a pro-democracy protest, said his client is one step closer to being released. Theodore Simon, a Philadelphia attorney representing the family of Gregory Porter, said "certain necessary administrative steps" that precluded the students release from police custody have been resolved and he expects his client to be on his way home "very soon.
November 27, 2011 |
The Drexel University student who was arrested by Egyptian police after he allegedly threw Molotov cocktails during a pro-democracy protest has been released from the police station where he had been in custody, his attorney said Friday. Theodore Simon, a Philadelphia lawyer representing the family of Gregory Porter, said that "certain necessary administrative steps" that precluded Porter's release from police custody had been resolved and that he expected his client to be on his way home "very soon.
March 27, 2013 |
ROME - Italy's highest criminal court ordered a whole new trial for Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend on Tuesday, overturning their acquittals in the gruesome slaying of her British roommate. The move extended a prolonged legal battle that has become a cause celebre in the United States and raised a host of questions about how the next phase of Italian justice would play out. Knox, now a 25-year-old University of Washington student in Seattle, called the decision by the Rome-based Court of Cassation "painful" but said she was confident she would be exonerated.