exposed how the most popular reality shows fake it. How unscrupulous
doctors push pills on celebrities while their wallets are fleeced by
crooks. And how the King of Pop's trial resulted from his traumatic youth in Indiana.
News specials are some of the most rewarding projects to pitch and produce. While we are a pop culture network, we've tried to find larger, off the track stories where we can go a bit deeper and reveal some shady stories or charaacters. This is just a partial list of projects I've helped develop and supervise.
|MICHAEL JACKSON'S SECRET CHILDHOOD|
matter the outcome of Michael Jackson's trial on child molestation
charges, the gap between how the world views Michael and how he sees
himself has never been wider. In this special, VH1 News explains how
the beloved child entertainer became such a bizarre public figure.
|REALITY TV SECRETS REVEALED 2|
reality shows are rewarded with a second season and in that spirit, so
comes VH1 News Presents: Reality TV Secrets 2. Like its predecessor,
this news show investigates the world of so-called "reality" TV to find
that these shows rely more on fiction than fact.
|WHEN STARS GET SCAMMED|
and fortune can come at a high price for Hollywood's hottest
celebrities and there is never a shortage of people out there looking
to make them pay. From smooth talkers to fast walkers, this show looks
at some of the slickest scammers and swindlers who have taken more than
a few `A' listers out for a ride.
|SECRET WORLD OF HOLLYWOOD DOCTORS|
to the stars are being thrust into the limelight for the practice of
bad medicine. This special examines the culture of medicine in
Hollywood and illustrates how doctors approached by celebrity patients
are seduced by the idea of being relied upon by the famous.
|BEEF: RAP'S BIGGEST BATTLES|
program traces the history of rap through the history of BEEFS -- the
nickname for the feuds that have developed between artists. It will
show how some of hip hop's war of words became actual battles, spilling
out of the studios and into the streets.
|REALITY TV SECRETS REVEALED|
season, reality TV producers find new and outrageous ways to stir up
emotion, romance and humiliation. What’s the secret? Why do
watch? And how real is it? This documentary presents an
look into the unreal world of Reality TV. You'll find out just how far
contestants, editors and producers will go in the name of big ratings.
||MICHAEL JACKSON SEX SCANDAL|
years after first defending himself against allegations of child
molesting, a warrant calling for Michael Jackson’s arrest has
been issued by California authorities. The charges are for lewd or
lascivious acts with a minor. If convicted, California authorities say
he could serve up to eight years in prison.
|TERROR IN THE FRONT ROW||
tragic February 20 fire at the Station in Rhode Island was one of the
worst club tragedies in U.S. history. Only four days earlier, another
21 people were killed in a stampede at a Chicago nightclub. While this
is probably more a horrible coincidence than any kind of trend, both
tragedies touched on fears that nearly everyone who's ever been inside
a crowded dance club or concert has experienced at one time or another
- how on earth will we all get out of here if something happens?
|GIRLS GONE WILD UNCOVERED|
Gone Wild -- fueled by a modern day Hugh Hefner, 29 year-old Joe
Francis -- has infiltrated Hollywood, the music industry, and amassed a
multi-million dollar fortune. He's got an upcoming pay-per-view event,
a movie deal with MGM, and a clothing line -- and that's just for
starters. The special will also track a group of students from Arizona
State University who are preparing to go to wild for the first time.
We'll capture the big decision and uncover some shocking secrets --
what Girls Gone Wild doesn't want you to know.
||WHO KILLED TUPAC SHAKUR?|
|An explosive new expose in the LA Times alleges
that the mastermind behind the killing of Tupac Shakur was none other
than his East Coast rival, Biggie Smalls. (aka Notorious B.I.G, nee
Christopher Wallace.) Biggie allegedly supplied the murder weapon and
the bounty for a member of the Crips (now deceased) to pull the trigger
on Shakur, who was shot in car on the Las Vegas strip. Biggie himself
was murdered six months later.
|WHO IS MICHAEL JACKSON?|
|On July 6th, 2002, Michael Jackson came to New
York City with a plan. The King of Pop planted a wet kiss on new pal
Reverend Al Sharpton’s cheek and then launched a vitriolic
attack on his record label Sony. “The record
companies really, really do conspire against artists. They steal. They
cheat. They do whatever they can - especially to black
artists”, declared Jackson. What happened to Jackson to cause
||R. KELLY SEX SCANDAL|
|The mysterious appearance of raunchy videotapes
that allegedly show R. Kelly having sex with juveniles has lead to a
criminal investigation of the R&B superstar by Chicago police.
This tape, combined with a growing number of lawsuits from an attorney
representing the girls allegedy on the tape, threaten Kelly's career.