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Casey Anthony: True Hollywood Story Set to Air‎

October 14, 2011

Casey Anthony, who was acquitted of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee, will be the subject of a “E! True Hollywood Story next Wednesday at 10 p.m.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Does Casey Anthony rate an “E! True Hollywood Story”? Well, she’s getting one at 10 p.m. Wednesday on E!, of course.

Those interviewed include journalists, former Anthony boyfriends, a former high school friend, former defense attorneys and Zenaida Gonzalez, who is suing Anthony for defamation. Gonzalez says her life was ruined when Anthony linked her to the disappearance of Caylee Anthony. Casey Anthony was acquitted of murder in July in the 2008 death of her daughter.


Casey Anthony: Anthony Family Treated to Ritz-Carlton

February 20, 2009

It appears that an ABC producer paid for George and Cindy Anthony to stay at one of Central Florida’s most expensive hotels for three days in December after their missing granddaughter’s remains were found.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, a Good Morning America producer named Kaitlyn Folmer, made arrangements with the Anthonys’ spokeswoman Michelle Bart to put up the couple and two of their investigators at the hotel, where rooms can cost between $249 and $739 per night.


From the Orlando Sentinel:

The couple stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando at Grande Lakes from Dec. 11 to Dec. 14 after Caylee’s remains were found near their home, and Disney-owned ABC footed the bill, the Anthony family’s private investigator, Dominic Casey, told investigators.

Dominic Casey offered those new behind-the-scene details during an interview Jan. 7 with Orange County sheriff’s Sgt. John Allen and FBI Agent Nick Savage.

The judge overseeing the case against Casey Anthony released Dominic Casey’s 80-page transcript Thursday after finding it didn’t contain any privileged information. Dominic Casey once worked for defense attorney Jose Baez, who represents Casey Anthony.

Jeffrey Schneider, an ABC senior vice president for communications, said the network does not discuss its booking activities.

The Ritz-Carlton stay came at a time when reporters from across the country were trying to find and talk to the Anthonys. Various experts have told the newspaper that networks and other media organizations frequently put up interview subjects in hotels to secure access while keeping them away from competitors.

The family dined at a restaurant inside the hotel the night the remains were found, though the transcript doesn’t say who picked up that bill.

George and Cindy Anthony dined with their son, Lee Anthony, his girlfriend, Mallory Parker, private investigators Dominic Casey and James Hoover and the ABC producer. At one point, Baez joined the group, according to the private investigator’s statement.

Lee Anthony ordered a steak for Baez, who joined them for about a half hour, the document said. He had just visited Casey Anthony in jail and wanted to speak with the family, Dominic Casey said. The dinner was somber.

Casey Anthony’s Family Continues to Sell Caylee T-Shirts

January 16, 2009

Many people, including myself, are outraged that weeks after the remains of Caylee Anthony were found, t-shirts bearing her likeness are still being sold by the Anthony family.

Are the Anthony’s profiting or is the money being donated? I read that it will go to non profits who helped in the search, but who knows. Thoughts?

From MyFox Orlando:

The place? The MySpace website set up by the Anthony family shortly after Caylee went missing. The website said it was updated on January 13th.

The message says that in response to folks who want bracelets and shirts from the search for Caylee there are some left and they are for sale. All you have to do is write a check to the Anthony’s.

That isn’t setting well with some people.

“I don’t think they should be profiting, I think it’s wrong,” said one visitor to the makeshift memorial set up where the toddler’s remains were found.

Then there are blogs with dozens of email from folks, who say things such as ” they (the Anthony’s) are sick individuals, morbid” they say since Caylee is no longer alive.

But according to Michelle Bart the woman in charge of the website, she put the message up at Cindy Anthony’s request.

“Since dr. G’s announcement on December 19th,” Bart said. “I have had numerous requests still for bracelets and shirts.”

Caylee Anthony Prayer Vigil Scheduled for Sunday Night

November 24, 2008

George and Cindy Anthony will be hosting a local vigil along with Kid Finders Network, Helping Heroes and D&A Investigations.

I know that people bash the Anthony family a lot but I know that they must be going through some very difficult times right now.

The question remains: Do they actually know what happened? Some say yes, others say no. This has been debated on this site, and many others, over the past few months. I wish that I knew the answer.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Caylee Marie Anthony is still missing, and there’s another prayer vigil scheduled for Sunday night to raise awareness of her plight and that of all missing children.

Eastside Baptist Church, 1900 Conway Gardens Rd. in Orlando will host the vigil at 8 p.m. Several similar vigils are tentatively planned around the country. See

Casey Anthony’s Family to Speak This Week

November 17, 2008

Michelle Bart, a spokeswoman for Kid Finders, has stated that she will work on behalf of the family of missing 3-year-old Caylee Anthony after allegations last week that their former representative was cashing in on the media firestorm ignited by her disappearance.

Bart said that the girl’s grandparents, Cindy and George Anthony, will make a comment this week. She also stated that she will not discuss the legal case against Casey Anthony, but reporters can ask “anything that needs to be asked” regarding the search for Caylee.

If our discussion board is any indication of what people would like to ask them, this should be interesting. Hmmm…I wonder what they have to say?

From the Orlando Sentinel:

“As time went on, things started unraveling with the circumstances of their previous spokesperson,” said Bart, who runs Helping Heroes Inc., a Vancouver, Wash.-based public-relations company that works with nonprofit organizations.

Last week, the Anthony family’s attorney, Mark NeJame, accused former family spokesman Larry Garrison of hiding a $6,500 payment from NBC for providing photos of Caylee.

NeJame said the Anthonys fired Garrison. The former spokesman said he resigned because of the family’s erratic behavior.

Bart has already announced a news conference for this week, something she says “should have been done weeks ago.”

She said the meeting will include Caylee’s grandparents, Cindy and George Anthony; NeJame; the Kid Finders Network; and a private investigator who has been working on the case. Bart said they will discuss tips and findings in recent weeks that have led the Anthonys to think their granddaughter is still alive. Police have said they think the girl is dead.

“Hopefully, by the end of the week the public will understand why we’ve been searching for Caylee Marie,” Bart said. “We truly believe that Caylee Marie is alive.”

George and Cindy Anthony Renew Effort to Find Caylee Alive

November 17, 2008

George and Cindy Anthony said this weekend that they’ll be concentrating on finding their granddaughter, Caylee, alive rather than having divers search for her remains.

From WESH:

The Kid Finders Network is working hard to find Caylee.

George and Cindy Anthony spent the weekend at the group’s headquarters on Goldenrod Road handing out flyers and other information about their granddaughter.

They also worked to get the word out about other missing children from the area.”

George and Cindy Anthony are so driven to bring home every child. There is no handbook to teach you what to do in this situation when faced with this kind of devastation to a family, and they have been wonderful,” Kid Finders Network spokeswoman Michelle Bart said.

Also, Leonard Padilla, has left Central Florida to return to California but plans to return to Central Florida later to continue the search.