Monthly Archives: December 2016

‘Criminal Minds’ season 12 spoilers: Yates returns with a sinister gift for Rossi

(CBS)Rossi (Joe Mantegna) in “Criminal Minds” season 12

The promo for the next episode of “Criminal Minds” season 12 — the first for 2017 — has arrived and it teases that Rossi (Joe Mantegna) will be treated, rather cursed, with an unpleasant surprise.

Tommy Yates (Adam Nelson) is back on “Criminal Minds” season 12, episode 9, “Profiling 202,” for his annual commitment to reveal a location of the body of his many victims.

Just like the previous time, he chooses Rossi’s birthday to disclose this new information. The last time fans saw Yates was in the season 7 episode, “Profiling 101,” where the agreement of revealing new details about his victims was born.

Yates takes the creepiness to the next level in “Criminal Minds” season 12, episode 9 by calling him on the phone to sing the senior agent a “Happy Birthday” song, which sounded all but happy.

Read more at: http://christiantimes.com/article/criminal-minds-season-12-spoilers-yates-returns-with-a-sinister-gift-for-rossi/69243.htm

A violent obsession | Arts & Culture | Books & Essays | spiked

Violence has always been a staple of literature, but it became an obsession during the 19th century, first with the Romantics and the vogue for Gothic horror, and later still with the development of detective fiction, which started with Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens and Edgar Allan Poe in the mid-19th century.

But as Scott Spector explains in Violent Sensations: Sex, Crime and Utopia in Vienna and Berlin, 1860-1914, it was anxiety about an apparent rise in violence and sexual degeneracy that made Berlin and Vienna twin centres for advances in the legal and scientific discussion of these topics. More specifically, Spector looks at what motivated people of the era to ask ‘Is there something inherent in modernity and urbanisation which causes degeneracy?’ Using German-language sources of the time, Spector examines four aspects of this discourse: biological models of criminal profiling; sexual crime; the emergence of the homosexual as a social

Read more at: http://www.spiked-online.com/spiked-review/article/a-violent-obsession/19153

How Criminal Minds Fans Are Protesting Thomas Gibson’s Firing

Although eight episodes of Criminal Minds have aired since Thomas Gibson was fired, fans online haven’t given up on their hashtag efforts, especially after Hotch was officially written out after those first episodes. While no one involved with the show has been so candid about the boycott’s effect on the show, the ratings for Season 12 are officially lower than in seasons past. There are plenty of variables that could explain the drops in both viewership and the valuable 18 – 49 demographic, since live TV viewing is down in general, but it’s more than possible that the absence of Hotch from Criminal Minds is a reason why fewer folks are tuning in. The shifts in the status quo to compensate for Hotch’s departure – i.e. new characters – don’t seem to have done the trick in keeping everybody tuning in for the 2016 – 2017 TV season.

Read more at: http://www.cinemablend.com/television/1606110/how-criminal-minds-fans-are-protesting-thomas-gibsons-firing

‘Criminal Minds’ season 12, episode 9 video: Deeper look at key Joe Mantegna episode

JonBenét Ramsey’s Brother Sues CBS for ‘Extraordinary’ $750 Million Over Docuseries

Burke Ramsey has filed a second defamation lawsuit over a recent CBS docuseries that advanced the theory he killed his younger sister, JonBenét, more than two decades ago, PEOPLE confirms.

After suing forensic pathologist Dr. Werner Spitz in October for $150 million in damages, lawyers for Burke on Wednesday filed another civil suit — this one, naming CBS as well as Critical Content LLC, the production company behind The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey, and seven experts and consultants featured in the special, which aired over two nights in mid-September.

PEOPLE obtained a copy of the second suit, which seeks $250 million in compensatory damages and $500 million in punitive damages.

In addition to listing Spitz as a defendant, the suit filed Wednesday names retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent and criminal profiler Jim Clemente; criminal behaviorist Laura Richards; Jim Kolar, a former lead investigator in the JonBenét Ramsey murder investigation; forensic

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/burke-ramsey-jonbenet-cbs-series-lawsuit/

Inside the troubled life of Elizabeth Wettlaufer, the nurse on the night …

They had no children, and began living apart in January 2007, seven months before the first alleged murder. In May 2008, her husband, Daniel, applied for a divorce, noting in a document “there is no chance of reconciliation.” The uncontested divorce was finalized six months later.

The ex-husband, who did not respond to requests for an interview, told a neighbour he wished she had reverted to her maiden name after the divorce.

Early in 2008, through a chat room on the website Gay Canada, Wettlaufer connected with Sheila Andrews. That summer she flew to Prince Albert, Sask., to spend a week with Andrews at her home.

“When she got off the plane she almost body-slammed me,” said Andrews, 49. “She’s like, “I’ve been telling everybody how much in love I am with you and we were going to get together and everything.’ And I’m just, like, ‘Whoa, slow down, sweetheart. We’re just meeting.’

Read more at: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/12/29/inside-the-troubled-life-of-elizabeth-wettlaufer-the-nurse-on-the-night-shift.html

Brother of JonBenét Ramsey Files Defamation Suit Against CBS

The Case of JonBenét.
The Case of JonBenét. Credit: CBS


The brother of JonBenét Ramsey is suing CBS and a slew of others for at least $750 million, claiming he was defamed after the network aired a four-hour documentary that allegedly painted him as his sister’s killer.

The brother, Burke Ramsey, claims CBS’ marketing portrayed its four-hour broadcast, “The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey,” as a documentary when, in fact, “it was a fictional crime show based primarily on a preconceived storyline scripted in a self-published and commercially unsuccessful book, ‘Foreign Faction,'” according to the lawsuit, which was filed Wednesday in the Third Circuit Court in Wayne County, Mich.

JonBenét Ramsey was killed, tortured and sexually assaulted on either Christmas Day or in the early hours of Dec. 26, 1996.

Read more at: http://adage.com/article/digital/brother-jonben-t-ramsey-files-defamation-suit-cbs/307313/

‘Criminal Minds’ season 12 spoilers: Rossi to solve another case on his birthday

(Facebook/Criminal Minds)Promo image for “Criminal Minds” season 12

Instead of celebrating his birthday, David Rossi (Joe Mantegna) will have his hands full when “Criminal Minds” returns for the second half of season 12 in early January.

According to the synopsis for the episode titled “Profiling 202,” Rossi will be holding a profiling course during his birthday. But aside from spending time in class, Rossi’s day will become more complicated when he gets a call from his greatest enemy Tommy Yates (Adam Nelson) to reveal where the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) can find the body of his latest victim.

Yates is known as one of the most prolific serial killers in the series, having reportedly killed as many as 101 victims in the West Coast over the course of 17 years. But Rossi and the BAU must find out how Yates can still commit more crimes even

Read more at: http://christiantimes.com/article/criminal-minds-season-12-spoilers-rossi-to-solve-another-case-on-his-birthday/69072.htm

Brother Of JonBenét Ramsey Files Defamation Suit Against CBS

The Case of JonBenét.
The Case of JonBenét. Credit: CBS


The brother of JonBenét Ramsey is suing CBS and a slew of others for at least $750 million, claiming he was defamed after the network aired a four-hour documentary that allegedly painted him as his sister’s killer.

The brother — Burke Ramsey — claims CBS’ marketing portrayed its four-hour broadcast, “The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey,” as a documentary when, in fact, “it was a fictional crime show based primarily on a preconceived storyline scripted in a self-published and commercially unsuccessful book, ‘Foreign Faction,'” according to the lawsuit, which was filed Wednesday in the Third Circuit Court in Wayne County, Mich.

JonBenét Ramsey was killed, tortured and sexually assaulted on either Christmas Day or in the early hours of Dec.

Read more at: http://adage.com/article/digital/brother-jonben-t-ramsey-files-defamation-suit-cbs/307313/

JonBenét Ramsey’s brother Burke sues CBS, experts for $750 Million

This article was originally published on PEOPLE.com.

Burke Ramsey has filed a second defamation lawsuit over a recent CBS docuseries that advanced the theory he killed his younger sister, JonBenét, more than two decades ago, PEOPLE confirms.

After suing forensic pathologist Dr. Werner Spitz in October for $150 million in damages, lawyers for Burke on Wednesday filed another civil suit — this one, naming CBS as well as Critical Content LLC, the production company behind The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey, and seven experts and consultants featured in the special, which aired over two nights in mid-September.

PEOPLE obtained a copy of the second suit, which seeks $250 million in compensatory damages and $500 million in punitive damages.

In addition to listing Spitz as a defendant, the suit filed Wednesday

Read more at: https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/jonben-t-ramsey-brother-burke-230715083.html