Damien Watts, 23, was convicted of murder with special circumstances, attempted murder and other charges in January (09), following the shooting in Inglewood, Los Angeles in 2005 - which left sixteen-year-old Correa-MCMullen and another victim dead.
Watts was handed consecutive life terms for the crime on Friday (27Feb09). A day before the attack, he also killed Thomas Sanders, 31, as he loaded laundry into a car.
Correa-MCMullen, real name Shalvah MCMullen, starred as a gang member in Judging Amy, as well as appearing alongside Martin Lawrence in comedy movie Rebound.
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CAPOTE screenwriter Dan Futterman has secretly been cast opposite Angelina Jolie in a film about slain Wall Street Journal reporter DANIEL PEARL.
Jolie made headlines last month (JUL06) when it was announced she was playing Pearl's widow MARIANNE in the film adaptation of her 2003 memoir A MIGHTY HEART.
But Paramount Pictures made no mention at the time of who would be playing her husband, leading many to speculate the role was yet to be cast.
In fact, Futterman, who is best known for his recurring role on US TV drama Judging Amy, had already been selected and was secretly filming in Pakistan.
The casting was kept a closely guarded secret because of security concerns and crewmembers were sworn to secrecy during the 10-day shoot on location in Karachi and Islamabad.
Director Michael Winterbottom and a skeleton crew went to Pakistan undercover, hoping to be mistaken for a documentary or news crew.
Futterman, who agreed to be interviewed only after he returned to the US, tells the Washington Post, "It was important to shoot in the actual places where things happened.
"There are lots of little things that were important to (Winterbottom), not least of all the people and the sound of the language spoken."
Pearl was a respected journalist at the time he was abducted and killed in Pakistan - four months before his wife gave birth to their son - while researching a story about Muslim fundamentalists.
Correa-McMullen was fatally shot several times as she stood outside an apartment complex in Inglewood, California on 21 October (05). No suspects have been identified, although the police believe the shooting was gang-related.
Sergeant STEVE OVERLY says, "She may have just been at the wrong place at the wrong time."
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Actress Amy Brenneman is especially thrilled with her pregnancy, because she suffered a miscarriage a year ago.
The 40-year-old actress, who is four-months pregnant with her second child, admits she and her husband Brad Silberling's efforts to conceive another baby hit a sad point when she miscarried.
She says, "A lot of women have been through it. It's this very odd thing to get your head around."
Continue reading: Brenneman's Past Miscarriage Woes
Actress Amy Brenneman is pregnant with her second child.
During the 5 January (05) taping of her series Judging Amy, the actress announced to the cast and crew that she and her husband, LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS director Brad Silberling, were expecting a sibling for their three-year-old daughter CHARLOTTE.
But five-months-pregnant Brenneman has posed a new problem - her character recently became pregnant and suffered a miscarriage, so producers now have to decide how to work her real pregnancy into the show.14/01/2005 09:28
Political drama The West Wing was the surprise winner of the Best Television Drama prize at last night (21SEP03)'s 55th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, the American television industry's top honours.
It beat mob comedy/drama The Sopranos to win the top gong - although the heavily-favoured New Jersey-set show had already won top prizes for Best Actor in a Drama for James Gandolfini, who plays Tony Soprano, and Best Actress in a Drama for Edie Falco, who plays his wife CARMELA.
Speaking backstage, Gandolfini said, "My work has been acknowledged already, it's time for everybody else's work to be acknowledged," and called his win "bittersweet".
Continue reading: West Wing Scoops Top Emmy
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