Fox News host Bill O’Reilly is taking his book-turned-movie franchise and running with it. O’Reilly already has signed a deal with National Geographic Channel for the movie version of his book “Killing Jesus: A History” being published Sept. 24. And he’s got three similar books in the works.
While he declined to divulge details, the upcoming projects will make “very, very dramatic history come alive on the page and then in the movies,” O’Reilly said on the set of “Killing Kennedy,” the film adaptation of his book about President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 assassination, which is being filmed in Richmond, Va. The film featuring Rob Lowe as the former president and Ginnifer Goodwin as the first lady is expected to air around the 50th anniversary of the shooting later this year.
“We consider ourselves historical investigators,” O’Reilly said of himself and researcher Martin Dugard. “We go and try to find new stuff and try to bring you a really vivid picture of who these people really were. ... I don’t have an agenda at all, I mean I just want to know the facts.”
Louganis is taking the plunge
Former Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis plans to get married this fall. People magazine says the 53-year-old Louganis will marry paralegal Johnny Chaillot.
The four-time gold medalist is the only man to win consecutive Olympic titles in springboard and platform diving — in 1984 at Los Angeles and 1988 at Seoul. After his diving career ended, Louganis revealed he was gay in 1994 and announced he was HIV-positive a year later.
Louganis is helping Olympic hopefuls as an athlete mentor for USA Diving. He’s also been featured as a coach on ABC’s reality diving competition “Splash.”
bieber runs into photographer: Video posted by TMZ shows Justin Bieber bumping a photographer with his white Ferrari in Hollywood, but police say there was no crime and the injuries aren’t life-threatening. Lt. Craig Valenzuela says Bieber’s car collided with the person at 11:45 p.m. Monday on Sunset Boulevard. No one was cited or arrested and officers determined no crime was committed, Valenzuela said, adding that investigators are trying to determine whether the pedestrian was in the road. A video shows a photographer falling to the ground, gripping his knee, as Bieber’s vehicle drove through a crowd of paparazzi.