Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Kirsten Costas, Bernadette Protti Movie Out This Saturday On Lifetime (Death of a Cheerleader 2019)

The Kirsten Costas, Bernadette Protti death story will air in a new movie on Lifetime this Saturday. I never thought I'd see the day when Lifetime would remake Death of a Cheerleader. I get it. They know these old movies are still popular in the minds and hearts of the viewers. Plus, they need to introduce them to a newer and younger audience.

I screened the Bernadette Protti/Kirsten Costas movie (Death of a Cheerleader) the other night, and I liked it. But not as much as the old one. I updated the timeline of the case at my new website TV Crime Sky.

Many of you have been following this case for many years. I am updating this page for now. Most of my other work appears on TV Crime Sky.


Bernadette Protti: Bernadette J. Protti Now, Kirsten Costas Timeline







Monday, November 28, 2016

Berandette Protti Case On Investigation Discovery Show Tonight (The 1980s)

Bernadette Protti's story is coming on television tonight. Be sure to catch The 1980s The Deadliest Decade at 9 p.m. on ID. Nancy Kane will be telling her compelling story again.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Old Photo of Bernadette Protti

A younger Bernadette Protti (photo: property of Traciy Curry-Reyes)

Bernadette Protti (photo: property of Traciy Curry-Reyes)








Just looking through some stuff. This is an old photo of Bernadette Protti.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Killer Kids Episode Of Bernadette Protti Case: Rumors & The To Do list

Bernadette Protti's case will air on "Killer Kids" on Lifetime Movie Network on Wednesday, March 18, 2014. The name of the episode is "Rumors & The To Do List."

I appear on the episode talking about the case. This episode was shot in Sanford, Florida last August. I had a great time working with everyone on the set about the case.

This will be a two-part documentary----not sure what the other case is about. I will check the website to see if they have a new trailer up for this. I know at least one neighbor will appear on the show, but I am unsure if the Costas will appear.

It should be a good but short episode.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Just posted some information at the "Bernadette Protti and Kirsten Costas Timeline" site about Bernadette Protti's skis. Check it out.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Bernadette's Real Name

Hello everyone,

Thanks for all of your updates. I know many of you have found out Bernadette's new name. I get emails just about everyday sometimes twice a day with details of her new name and her husband's name. I already know her name, remember?

I am not going to be posting her new name here.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The movie's accuracy: Bernadette and Kirsten

Question from Frankie del Toro:  "Hi Traciy! I was just curious as to how you found out that the movie's portrayal of Kirsten was accurate. From all of the things I read, it sounded more like Kirsten just didn't like Bernadette and didn't hide it very well, but didn't bully her, either. I'm dying of curiosity about that. Thanks! I enjoy your blog immensely."



Hello and thanks. The movie was supposedly based on the trial transcripts and the article about Orinda. The names were changed around for the film to disguise the true identity of the people involved. My feeling is that someone very close to the case sold their rights to the story, but I am not sure who.


Several of Bernadette and Kirsten's schoolmates have written to me over the years giving their versions of the true events. Those on the side of Kirsten undoubtedly always deny that she was a bully. But, there are several girls who claim to have been treated very badly by Kirsten.


As for the bullying issue, could it have been as overt as in the movie where the character that is supposed to be based on Kirsten actually walked up to people and bullied them, or if it was just that she treated them badly when they were in her presence? I can't be sure. I don't think we'll ever have a true picture. 


I do believe there is enough evidence to show that Kirsten was not a "nice" person to many people. And that Bernadette was generally well-liked by everyone.