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Emmys: Celebrity Stories Dominate Documentary and Nonfiction Special Category

This year’s Emmy nominees for best documentary or nonfiction special include four examinations of celebrity in its various forms — from the tabloid target Britney Spears, the comic philosophies of George Carlin, the romantic and working partnership between Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz to the altruistic efforts of chef José Andrés. Rounding out the category […]

How Netflix’s ‘Bad Vegan’ and ‘The Tinder Swindler’ Shed Important Light on Coercive Control

Two recent Netflix true-crime titles have explored a form of domestic abuse that many people don’t know about: coercive control, which, according to Laura Richards, a criminal behavioral analyst formerly of New Scotland Yard who also trained with the FBI and created and hosts the Crime Analyst and Real Crime Profile podcasts, means “a set […]

‘Tinder Swindler’ Subject Says He’s a “Legit Businessman,” Denies Con Claims in Interview

The subject of Netflix’s new film The Tinder Swindler is claiming he is not a fraud in a new interview that aired Monday. Shimon Hayut, who has gone by the alias Simon Leviev, said he wants to clear his name in the conversation with Inside Edition about the Netflix doc, which featured the stories of […]

‘The Tinder Swindler’ Subject Banned From Dating Apps

The man at the center of Netflix’s new documentary The Tinder Swindler has been banned from Tinder and other Match Group Inc. dating apps and sites, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. A Tinder spokesperson said that the service banned “Simon Leviev” — one alias of Shimon Hayut, who stands accused of conning targets he met […]