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Rockefeller Impostor Convicted of Murder in Buried-Bones Case

Rockefeller Impostor Convicted of Murder in Buried-Bones Case

Originally posted 04/10/2013 04:30PM

A notorious Rockefeller impostor whose bizarre life inspired a TV movie was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the death of a man whose bones were found buried in a backyard.

Christian Gerhartsreiter was tried in Los Angeles Superior Court 28 years after the disappearance of newlyweds John and Linda Sohus in a heavily circumstantial cold case.

Much of the prosecution's evidence focused on the strange behavior of the man who adopted many names including Clark Rockefeller. He masqueraded as an heir to the fabled oil fortune for 20 years.

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Eric McCormack Is Raising a Party Girl | Eric McCormack

Eric McCormack Is Raising a Party Girl

Originally posted 08/11/2011 02:00PM

Eric McCormack is waiting to hear a dozen furry footsteps come bounding into his L.A. home. They are the three rescue dogs – Molly and Katie, both 13, and Scruffy, 2 – that are about to return from a family vacation in Vancouver.

Molly, the diva, acts as the boss of McCormack's mutt mob. Katie? She's the nervous, peculiar one in the group. And then there's young Scruffy – she's the "party girl."

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Eric McCormack: Love Motivated Clark Rockefeller

Eric McCormack: Love Motivated Clark Rockefeller

Originally posted 03/13/2010 12:30PM

The kidnapping, false identity and potential double-homicide case that captured the nation's attention during the summer of 2008 is back in the news – this time, starring a TV favorite.

Eric McCormack portrays the alternately charming and alarming faux aristocrat in the Lifetime TV movie Who Is Clark Rockefeller?, premiering Saturday at 9 p.m. ET/PT. It revives the drama of those hot-weather months, when Rockefeller, who not only trumped up his name but his credentials, led authorities on a tense manhunt along the East Coast to find him and his 7-year-old daughter Reigh, known to her parents as Snooks.

"He loved that baby," the Will & Grace Emmy winner, 46, tells PEOPLE by way of explaining Rockefeller's motivation – as well as the desperate father's life-altering decision to shed his fancy veneer and assume a humble, new life with his child. "When you become a father," says McCormack, himself the parent of a 7-year-old, "everything changes."

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Angela Bassett & Eric McCormack to Reveal SAG Nominees | Angela Bassett, Eric McCormack

Angela Bassett & Eric McCormack to Reveal SAG Nominees

Originally posted 12/01/2008 04:55PM

ER's Angela Bassett and Will and Grace star Eric McCormack will announce this year's nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards in a live broadcast on Dec. 18.

The nominees for five film and eight television categories will be revealed at 9 a.m. ET on TNT, with TBS.com carrying a live webcast.

The 15th Annual SAG Awards Ceremony will air Jan. 25 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m.

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Eric McCormack Auctioning Will & Grace Porsche | Eric McCormack

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Eric McCormack Auctioning Will & Grace Porsche

Originally posted 09/04/2008 01:00PM

Will & Grace fans, rev up your wallets: Eric McCormack is auctioning the Porsche he received during his hit show for a good cause.

The auction of the silver Porsche – starting bid: $23,100 – will benefit Project Angel Food, a meal-delivery charity serving people with AIDS and other debilitating illnesses.

The actor was gifted with the 1999 sports car (current mileage: 25,000) by NBC after Will & Grace's successful first season. Costars Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally also received Porsches from the series' producers.

"It's not just a part of Will & Grace lore – this car is a part of television lore," says McCormack, adding, "there's somebody out there that would really appreciate knowing it was the car I drove every day to the lot."

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Originally posted 11/14/2003 12:00PM

Will & Grace star Eric McCormack is one of NBC's biggest stars, so you know what that means: public service announcement duties. The Emmy winner is just one of the many familiar faces regularly appearing on the network's "The More You Know" public-service campaign. McCormack, 40, talked about doing the good deed and how fatherhood (to 1-year-old son Finnigan, with wife Janet Holden) has changed his life.

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WEEK IN REVIEW: Stars Show 'Will' Power

Originally posted 04/18/2003 10:00AM

LAST LAUGH: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally will be getting much heftier paychecks on NBC's "Will & Grace," said the Hollywood Reporter. Effective immediately, McCormack and Messing will be receiving $250,000-$275,000 per episode, with Mullally and Hayes getting only slightly less than that. By the seventh season, McCormack and Messing should be pocketing about $400,000 per episode. All four stars are also tied into syndication rights.

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PASSAGES: 'Will' Expects a Baby

Originally posted 02/14/2002 01:00PM

Eric McCormack and his wife await the arrival of their first child; Johnny Depp is to be a dad again, too; likewise, Al Roker; Miss America is okay.

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