Posts Tagged ‘murder-for-hire’
Celebrity chef, Juan-Carlos Cruz who once hosted “Calorie Commando” on the Food Network and has written a popular cook book has been arrested for trying to solicit some homeless people in LA to commit a murder. Police say the Commando apparently approached more than one homeless individual and offered them cash if they would kill someone for him. The target in this murder-for-hire case has not been revealed. The only details known is that he is male and Cruz knows him personally. One of the homeless individuals our cooky cook asked this enormous favor of went to police right away. Cruz was arrested a short time later in a Los Angeles dog park. He’s being held on $5-million bail. This recipe for murder that he cooked up has obviously left a bad taste in his mouth.
Also in the news, NBC has cancelled the original Law & Order series after an astonishing 20 seasons on the air. Negotiations for a record-breaking 21st season ran late into the night, but ultimately the peacock pulled the plug citing the series’ low ratings and high production costs. The season finale has already been shot, so the story and characters won’t really reach any closure you would expect from a show’s last episode, but L&O fans can breathe a sigh of relief for the moment. NBC and the series’ executive producer are currently talking about rounding-out some of the characters and their story lines on one of the other franchise’s series or perhaps doing a 2-hour final movie. And fans of the show still have the other 2 series to give them their fix. Besides Criminal Intent, which airs on USA, SVU was renewed for another NBC season along with a whole new spin-off called “Law & Order: Los Angeles”. Law & Order is one of the most successful series franchises in TV history. With it’s cancellation it ties the old “Gunsmoke” show for longest running drama.
We’re still wondering if you would name your baby after a TV or movie character. If you haven’t done so yet, vote on the We Ask You Online Poll and tell us. We’ll read the results on next week’s episode.
And if you’re wondering about this week’s new releases… they’re listed below. Some of them may sound familiar. That’s because something funky was going on over at Amazon.com with their new releases last week. Some of them were under the wrong dates. And therefore were read on the show last week. Anywho… here’s what’s coming out this week.
New Releases for Tuesday, May 18th:
The Jeff Dunham Show
The Spy Next Door
Carlito’s Way [Blu-ray]
The New Daughter
Gamera: The Giant Monster