MEMPHIS THREE: The makers of three HBO documentaries about the men convicted of killing a trio of Arkansas Cub Scouts say they are pleased the men are out of prison.
The Hollywood Reporter said documentarians Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky were in Jonesboro, Ark., Friday for the release of Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelly, who were imprisoned for 18 years.
Berlinger and Sinofsky have long argued the men, known as the Memphis Three, didn't get fair trials for the slaying of three 8-year-old boys in West Memphis, Ark., in 1993.
The filmmakers followed the story in their 1996 documentary "Paradise Lost: The Child Murders of Robin Hood Hills," a 2000 follow-up "Paradise Lost 2: Revelations" and the forthcoming "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory."
The documentaries have attracted support for the convicted men from celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Natalie Maines and Eddie Vedder, The Hollywood Reporter said.
"Eighteen years and three films ago, we started this journey to document the terrible murders of three innocent boys and the subsequent circus that followed the arrests and convictions of Baldwin, Echols and Misskelly," Berlinger said in a statement. "To see our work culminate in the righting of this tragic miscarriage of justice is more than a filmmaker could ask for."
"Today, we, along with HBO, are humbled to be a part of this remarkable outcome," Sinofsky said.
BOB SHERMAN: Bob Sherman, a WNBC executive who nurtured the nascent careers of shock jocks Howard Stern and Don Imus, has died of cancer in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
The New Jersey native's son, Tate, confirmed his death at age 69 Sunday to The New York Times. The type of cancer he battled was not specified.
Sherman worked for WNBC in 1970s and 1980s, then co-founded the advertising agency Della Femina, Travisano, Sherman & Olken; helped start two radio networks that serve small markets; served as an executive at AOL-Time Warner and became chairman of the Double O Radio network in 2003, the Times noted.
"By hiring Imus and Stern, Sherman laid the foundation for shock-jock radio," Ron Simon, curator of television and radio at the Paley Center for Media, told the newspaper Wednesday.
Sherman is survived by his wife of 28 years, the former Amanda Tomalin; three sons, Tate, Luke and Scott; and three daughters, Jessica, Tess and Nell.
LINDSAY LOHAN: Actress Lindsay Lohan is suing rappers Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Afrojack for mentioning her in their song "Give Me Everything," New York court records show.
The line goes: "Hustlers move aside, so I'm tiptoein', to keep flowin'; I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan."
TMZ quoted Lohan as saying in her lawsuit she is taking action against the hip-hop artists because they exploited her name for commercial purposes.
"The lyrics, by virtue of its wide appeal, condemnation, excoriation, disparaging or defamatory statements by the defendants about the plaintiff are destined to do irreparable harm to the plaintiff," the Web site reported the lawsuit said.
TMZ said Lohan seeks unspecified damages and an injunction to stop the defendants from broadcasting the song.
Lohan previously sued E*TRADE for mocking her in an ad; that matter was settled for an undisclosed sum.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER: U.S. actress Sarah Jessica Parker says a storyline for a third "Sex and the City" movie exists, but there is no deal yet to bring it to the big screen.
Asked if a second sequel in the film series is possible, "Sex" star and producer Parker said: "There is. I know what the story is. It's a small story, but I think it should be told. The question is, what's the right time to tell it?"
The New York Post said Parker's statement was made amid rumors claiming a prequel film or television series is in the works.
So far, Parker, Kristen Davis, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon have starred in a popular TV series and two movies based on author Candace Bushnell's "Sex and the City" book.
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