Aphrodite Jones
American writer
Aphrodite Jones
Aphrodite Jones is an American reporter, author, and cable TV host of the series, True Crime with Aphrodite Jones, which airs on Investigation Discovery. Before landing the hosting position with Discovery Channel's new network, Jones hosted a show called The Justice Hunters for USA Network, and then became known as a crime reporter for Fox News Channel, covering the trials of Scott Peterson, Michael Jackson, and the BTK Killer.
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MacNeill Murder Trial: Will jury find husband guilty?
Fox News - over 3 years
Aphrodite Jones reacts to the case
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EVENT: Aphrodite’s jones: Performance art goddess brings love to Coney
The Brooklyn Paper - over 4 years
Aphrodite wants to ask you about love. Read more.
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Michael Jackson ou la destruction organisée d'une superstar - Suite101.fr
Google News - over 5 years
Pourtant, la plupart des médias relayèrent des scoops mensongers: générer de l'audience rapporte beaucoup d'argent. Les journalistes Charles Thomson et Aphrodite Jones (auteure de «Le complot contre Michael Jackson») ont dénoncé ce lynchage médiatique
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Napoleon Dynamite Producers Slap Fox Searchlight With A $10 Million Lawsuit - Cinema Blend
Google News - over 5 years
In 1999, author Aphrodite Jones, who wrote the novel All She Wanted, based on the infamous Brandon Teena case, had a $2 million contract with Fox Searchlight to turn her book into a movie. Searchlight then waited until Kimberly Pierce finished her film
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Ryan Gosling Compares George Clooney To Michael Jackson - Huffington Post
Google News - over 5 years
Read Aphrodite Jones, look at Tom Mesereau (his attorney, who still to this day believes in Michael Jackson's total and complete innocence) on YouTube. Tom Sneddon wanted to destroy Jackson; that, plus extortion, is what both of these cases were
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'Conan the Barbarian''s Rose McGowan's ADD Playlist - BlackBook Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Instead, she flips on an episode of True Crime with Aphrodite Jones. “It's basically all murder and mayhem, but with soothing voiceovers,” she deadpans from her suite at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, where she's staying while her house undergoes
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Discovery Communications' CEO Discusses Q2 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha
Google News - over 5 years
It continues to be the fastest-growing network in cable, with prime time viewership up nearly 70% this quarter, driven by the BEHIND MANSION WALLS, True Crime with Aphrodite Jones and Disappeared. ID is now in over 77 million homes and with commitments
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What's On Today
NYTimes - almost 6 years
9 P.M. (ABC) GREY'S ANATOMY: THE MUSIC EVENT Callie -- played by Sara Ramirez, who trained at Juilliard and won a Tony Award for her role as the Lady of the Lake in ''Monty Python's 'Spamalot' '' -- bursts into song in this special episode, when her character confronts a life-altering moment with Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) after a car accident. The
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What's On Today
NYTimes - almost 7 years
8 P.M. (National Geographic) NAKED SCIENCE: ICELAND VOLCANO ERUPTION The eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland, above, with its 30,000-foot plume of ash, created chaos not only in the air but also on the ground, causing major flooding (it melted a glacier) and extensive evacuations. This program looks inside the volcano during and after its most
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What's On Today
NYTimes - almost 7 years
9 P.M. (HBO) AFGHAN STAR (2009) In Afghanistan music is viewed as sinful by Islamic fundamentalists, who have sometimes called for performers' deaths. Yet since 2005 millions of viewers have been tuning into ''Afghan Star,'' a talent show in the style of ''American Idol,'' on Tolo TV, a popular independent channel. In this documentary Havana
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What's On Today
NYTimes - almost 7 years
10 P.M. (Investigation Discovery) TRUE CRIME WITH APHRODITE JONES A journalist and best-selling author, Ms. Jones (above with Norm Lapera, a retired law-enforcement officer) likes to say that the best way to understand a criminal mind is to get inside one. In this new series she conducts investigations into high-profile cases and tries to find what
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The Anatomy Lesson
NYTimes - over 19 years
THE ILLUSIONIST By Dinitia Smith. 253 pp. New York: Scribner. $22. When a young woman named Teena Brandon was murdered with two friends in Humboldt, Neb., in 1993, the story was widely reported in the press. Later it was the subject of a true-crime paperback by Aphrodite Jones and, more recently, a long and thoughtful article by John Gregory Dunne
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PAPERBACK BEST SELLERS: May 29, 1994
NYTimes - over 22 years
Weeks This On Week List Fiction 1 10 THE STAND, by Stephen King. (Signet, $6.99.) Doomsday brings horrors to America. 2 6 I'LL BE SEEING YOU, by Mary Higgins Clark. (Pocket, $6.50.) A television news reporter has mystifying experiences while covering a story. 3 5 CRUEL & UNUSUAL, by Patricia D. Cornwell. (Avon, $6.50.) Dr. Kay Scarpetta probes
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PAPERBACK BEST SELLERS: May 22, 1994
NYTimes - almost 23 years
Weeks This On Week List Fiction 1 5 I'LL BE SEEING YOU, by Mary Higgins Clark. (Pocket, $6.50.) A television news reporter has mystifying experiences while covering a story. 2 4 CRUEL & UNUSUAL, by Patricia D. Cornwell. (Avon, $6.50.) Dr. Kay Scarpetta probes mysteries of a man executed for murder. 3 3 THE FUNHOUSE, by Dean Koontz. (Berkley,
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PAPERBACK BEST SELLERS: May 15, 1994
NYTimes - almost 23 years
Weeks This On Week List Fiction 1 4 I'LL BE SEEING YOU, by Mary Higgins Clark. (Pocket, $6.50.) A television news reporter has mystifying experiences while covering a story. 2 2 THE FUNHOUSE, by Dean Koontz. (Berkley, $6.99.) The sins of their mother haunt a boy and girl when a carnival comes to town. 3 3 CRUEL & UNUSUAL, by Patricia D. Cornwell.
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PAPERBACK BEST SELLERS: May 8, 1994
NYTimes - almost 23 years
Weeks This On Week List Fiction 1 3 I'LL BE SEEING YOU, by Mary Higgins Clark. (Pocket, $6.50.) A television news reporter has mystifying experiences while covering a story. 2 2 CRUEL & UNUSUAL, by Patricia D. Cornwell. (Avon, $6.50.) Dr. Kay Scarpetta probes mysteries of a man executed for murder. 3 12 THE CLIENT, by John Grisham. (Island/Dell,
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PAPERBACK BEST SELLERS: May 1, 1994
NYTimes - almost 23 years
Weeks This On Week List Fiction 1 2 I'LL BE SEEING YOU, by Mary Higgins Clark. (Pocket, $6.50.) A television news reporter has mystifying experiences while covering a story. 2 11 THE CLIENT, by John Grisham. (Island/Dell, $6.99.) Just before he kills himself, a lawyer reveals a deadly secret to an 11-year-old boy. 3 2 "J" IS FOR JUDGMENT, by Sue
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    FIFTIES
  • 2010
    Age 50
    Jones has been married once, in 2010, to a man she wants to remain anonymous. “I always preferred my career to marriage,” she was quoted as saying, “but sometimes, when you meet Mr. Right, your world can turn upside down and you shift your priorities.”
    More Details Hide Details Jones currently resides in both New York and Florida. Most notably, Aphrodite's book All She Wanted was transformed into the Academy Award winning film, "Boys Don't Cry." Her other books include The FBI Killer, which was subsequently made into the ABC movie, "Betrayed By Love;" as well as A Perfect Husband, the story of Michael Peterson that was the basis for the Lifetime movie, "The Staircase Murders." Jones has also authored "Cruel Sacrifice," "Della's Web," "The Embrace: A True Vampire Story," "Red Zone: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of the San Francisco Dog Mauling," and her latest work, "Michael Jackson Conspiracy," which examines the media's role in the court of public opinion, using evidence and exhibits from the highly charged molestation trial against Michael Jackson.
  • FORTIES
  • 2008
    Age 48
    In the summer of 2008, Jones was given her big break at the Discovery Network in Silver Spring, Maryland, when then head of ID, Clark Bunting, bought a 13-episode series starring Jones, to be delivered in 2009.
    More Details Hide Details The series aired in 2010, under the title True Crime, and was greeted to critical and public acclaim. Among her achievements during that series taping: an exclusive interview with OJ Simpson’s manager, and a face-to-face meeting with OJ Simpson outside the Las Vegas courtroom where he was last tried; and an exclusive interview with Phil Spector’s longtime assistant and exclusive footage of Mr. Spector "ranting like a lunatic" in his Alhambra castle. Over the years, Jones has been quoted in publications including The New York Times, the NY Post, the NY Daily News, the Miami Herald, and USA Today.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1989
    Age 29
    It was the spring of 1989 when Jones landed herself a second job as a radio news director at a local radio station, and soon after she found herself reporting about an FBI agent who had killed his informant.
    More Details Hide Details She knew Pikeville was "near the end of nowhere" but could not fathom that national news organizations would fail to report on "the first FBI agent in history to go to prison for killing someone." Jones soon wrote her first book, The FBI Killer, which was quickly turned into an ABC Movie-of-the-week, betrayed by Love, starring Patricia Arquette and Steven Webber. Not long after, Jones landed the exclusive rights to a teen crime drama she chronicled in her book Cruel Sacrifice, which hit the New York Times list at #4 and stayed there for over three months. Overnight, Jones was considered a "veteran" crime writer, and her third book, All She Wanted, was optioned as a major motion picture by Diane Keaton, with Drew Barrymore attached. The original film was never made, but Jones’ book was later transformed into the Oscar-winning film Boys Don't Cry.
  • 1987
    Age 27
    Jones eventually grew tired of what she called "the TV party life", and decided to leave United Media to complete a Master of Arts Degree at Long Island University in 1987, and then went on to pursue a Ph.D. from New York University.
    More Details Hide Details During her years at NYU, Jones completed her Ph.D. coursework, as well as the written and oral exams, but was unable to satisfy her dissertation director(s) and thus gave up. For her work in the Ph.D. program, Jones was awarded a Master of Philosophy Degree from NYU in 1991. While writing her dissertation, Jones took a job as an Assistant Professor in the English Department at what was then known as Pikeville College (now the University of Pikeville) in Pikeville, Kentucky.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1979
    Age 19
    After graduating at the top of her class from UCLA in 1979, Jones completed a three-year stint as a columnist for United Media, where she chronicled the evolution of cable television in her national column, "Cable View".
    More Details Hide Details During that time, Jones interviewed the executives and TV personalities helping to launch and sustain such channels as MTV, VH1, HBO, Cinemax, CNN, TBS, Showtime, DISNEY, and the Playboy Channel. Jones describes that time as "the biggest party on Earth, because each cable channel was trying to outdo each other by pandering to journalists."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1959
    Born
    Born on November 27, 1959.
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