- Last Updated: 12:42 AM, June 19, 2012
- Posted: 10:40 PM, June 18, 2012
Nancy Grace is currently in Vancouver, overseeing production on “The Eleventh Victim,” Lifetime Movie Networks’ adaptation of her first novel starring Jennie Garth, Colin Cunningham, Tyron Leitso, David Lewis and Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest, who was on “Dancing With the Stars” last fall with Grace).
(I’ll have more on Grace and “The Eleventh Victim” in tomorrow’s TV section.)
Grace pre-taped tonight’s HLN show, “Nancy Grace,” and is keeping up with the news while in Vancouver, where she’ll return several times more until “The Eleventh Victim” wraps early next month (she’s one of the movie’s executive producers).
“Right now I’m disturbed on the resolution to the missing 6-year-old girl, Isabel, in Arizona,” Grace said of Isabel Celis, who was reported missing by her father in April and still hasn’t been found.
She also had some thoughts on George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch coordinator charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida last February. The story has ignited controversy, and took a recent turn when Zimmerman’s bond was revoked and his wife, Shellie, was charged with perjury after allegedly lying to a judge about the couple’s finances (relating to George’s bond).
“He had an excellent chance at a hung jury or outright acquittal . . . but now that formal perjury charges are coming down they shot themselves in the foot over money,” Grace said. “His wife will be called as a witness, and she will absolutely be cross-examined on perjury charges. To save money on bond they ruined the credibility of his wife, who could have been an incredible witness.
“It was a bad strategic move — it’s never good to lie, but to lie under oath and then get caught is horrible.”
Grace, whose twins, John David and Lucy, turn 5 next month, said that most of what she watches on the tube these days is kiddie stuff (as you might expect).
“When I have time to watch TV it’s usually PBS and Sprout — I can tell you anything you want to know about ‘Dora’ and ‘The Snorks,’ ” she said. “It’s all about ‘The Pink Panther’ now. My husband [David Linch] let the children watch ‘Scooby Doo’ behind my back and now John David can’t stop watching — it’s giving him nightmares but it’s just as big a drama to keep him from watching ‘Scooby Doo’ — it’s like crack.”
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Arsenio Hall is getting back into late-night TV.
Hall has inked a deal to host a late-night talk show that will air at 11 p.m. on Tribune-owned stations, including Ch. 11 in New York, beginning in Fall 2013. Hall is on a roll of sorts, emerging from a low profile in recent years to win last season’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”