Posts tagged "lifetime"

Mommie Dearest: “Born In The Wild” Is Full Of Bears And Bullshit

I've been hearing about Lifetime's new reality show, "Born in the Wild," for some time now. Everybody seems to have an opinion on the show, which follows an array of pregnant women who have voluntarily chosen to birth their babies in the wilderness, far from any form of hospital or — for the most…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / March 9, 2015

Lifetime Releases Trailer For Upcoming Whitney Houston Biopic

Lifetime is once again throwing their hat into the biopic arena. The network has released the trailer for the upcoming movie, “Whitney”, starring Yaya Alafia (“The Butler”) in the title role, which marks screen legend Angela Bassett’s directorial debut on Jan 17. The film will focus on Houston’s rise to stardom from her humble start…
By: Hello Beautiful / December 7, 2014

Lifetime Has Cast Their Ariel Castro For “The Michelle Knight Story”

Lifetime has a reputation for toeing the line of good taste, but this is just … ugh. The network behind previously aired controversial Made For TV movies about the demise of Brittany Murphy, the disappearance of Natalie Holloway and the Amanda Knox trial, to name a few, has just signed…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 20, 2014

The Lifetime Movie About The Steubenville Rape Case Is Very, Well, Lifetime

If you have literally nothing else in the world to do tomorrow night, Lifetime will be airing "The Assault," a new made-for-TV movie based on the Steubenville rape case. Although it would appear, to put it mildly, that some facts of the story are massively altered. The movie opens with the victim attempting suicide…
By: Claire Hannum / September 19, 2014

Aubrey Plaza Will Voice Grumpy Cat In Upcoming Lifetime Movie

Aubrey Plaza will voice Grumpy Cat in the upcoming Lifetime movie "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever." Poor Grumpy Cat, she probably just wants to take naps in the sun and get belly rubs like a normal cat, but instead she endures a life of show biz and overpetting. The film is about an overlooked pet…
By: Claire Hannum / September 18, 2014

Lifetime’s Movie “The Brittany Murphy Story” Doesn’t Look Too Tasteless, I Guess?

Lifetime could have done worse with "The Brittany Murphy Story," judging by the trailer for the made-for-TV movie airing this Saturday. The film follows the career, personal life and mysterious death of the "Clueless" actress, who passed away from a combination of pneumonia, anemia, and drugs at the age of 32. Her husband, the British…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 4, 2014

The First Clip From Lifetime’s “The Unauthorized ‘Saved By The Bell’ Story” Is Super Awks

Let's be clear about two things: Lifetime's behind-the-scenes movie about the making of "Saved by the Bell" is going to be a hot mess and I am going to watch the shit out of it. The first clip from the upcoming TV movie -- airing September 1 -- hit the web today, and for the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 8, 2014

Wait, Why Did No One Tell Me Tony Goldwyn Is Playing Warren Jeffs In A Lifetime Original Movie?

There's no joy quite like the elation of finding out 1) there's a trashy new Lifetime original movie about fundamentalist Mormons coming out, 2) it stars one of the hot guys in your spank bank, and 3) it's airing this weekend when you just so happen to have no plans. Introducing "Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs,"…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2014

Lifetime Will Air TV Movie About Behind-The-Scenes On “Saved By The Bell”

Well, this is interesting/exciting/strange/cool: Lifetime is airing an TV movie about behind-the-scenes drama on the '90s TV show "Saved By The Bell." They've even cast six actors who look just like Elizabeth Berkley, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, and the other kids. You'll have to wait until Labor Day for it to air! […
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 20, 2014

Yaya DaCosta To Star As Whitney Houston In Lifetime Original Movie

Former "America's Top Model" contestant Yaya DaCosta has been cast as the late Whitney Houston in an upcoming Lifetime biopic. "I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story" will be directed by Angela Bassett, who was Houston's co-star in "Waiting To Exhale." [US Weekly] Lil Kim gave birth today to a little…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 9, 2014

The Incest Vibes Continue In “Petals On The Wind,” Lifetime’s Sequel To “Flowers In The Attic”

Huzzah! A week from today, I'll be sleeping in thanks to the Memorial Day holiday and anticipating the premiere of "Petals On The Wind," Lifetime's followup to the hugely successful TV movie adaptation of V.C. Andrews' "Flowers In The Attic." Rose McIver replaces Kiernan Shipka as now-grown Cathy,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 19, 2014

Lifetime Already Planning “Flowers In The Attic” Sequel

Lifetime's TV movie adaptation of V.C. Andrews' classic trashy read Flowers in the Attic has not even aired yet, but the network must be confident that incestuous romances are ratings gold, because they're already planning to produce a sequel. Petals on the Wind is the second book…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 10, 2014

The Trailer For The Lizzie Borden Lifetime Movie Starring Christina Ricci Has Arrived

In case you were wondering, Christina Ricci is still — somehow — utterly ageless. As as for her Lifetime original movie, "Lizze Bordon Took An Ax,"  well, I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions. [The Mary Sue]…
By: Claire Hannum / December 17, 2013

[UPDATE] OMG, The “Flowers In The Attic” Trailer Is Here

[Update, 5:45p.m.: Damn, the trailer has been removed from the Internet!  Trust us, it was good.]  God bless Lifetime and their trashy, trashy movies. The trailer for the January 2014 remake of "Flowers In The Attic" is here and it'll give you the heebies-jeebies in only the way a V.C. Andrews erotica about…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 14, 2013

Christina Ricci To Play An Axe Murderer For Lifetime Biopic

Christina Ricci will play the iconic axe murderess Lizzie Borden in an upcoming biopic for Lifetime — which is not the same Lizzie Borden biopic that Chloe Sevigny will star in for HBO. Cable TV needs two axe murderess biopics, apparently! [Contact Music] The Los Angeles D.A. might charge Chris Brown over…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 10, 2013

Lifetime’s Anna Nicole Smith Movie Looks Bananas

I didn't say it looked good necessarily. This is no "Behind the Candelabra." But how did Lifetime manage to get real actors like Adam Goldberg and Martin Landeau to appear in their version of the pinup's life (she's been dead since 2007)? Oh hell, who am I kidding? I'll totally be watching on June 29, if only for…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 4, 2013

The 8 Best/Worst Moments From “Liz & Dick”

So, did everyone watch Lifetime's sure-to-be-a-classic original movie "Liz & Dick," starring Lindsay Lohan as Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Grant Bowler as Richard Burton, last night? I did. In fact, I watched it twice, it was that horrifically yet entertainingly bad. Where to begin? Lindsay Lohan's performance was abominable. It was like she didn't even try to…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 26, 2012

11 Things You Didn’t Know About “Liz & Dick”

Tonight marks the beginning of a new holiday: "Liz & Dick" Day! Lindsay Lohan is making her debut as cultural icon Elizabeth Taylor in the highly anticipated, critically panned biopic "Liz & Dick." Oh, it’s going to be so good. Like, "Surf Nazis Must Die" good, like, "Pootie Tang" good, like "Gigli" good – that’…
By: College Candy / November 25, 2012

The “Liz & Dick” Trailer Is Here

The trailer for the biggest television event in Lifetime's history is here. Infamous, scandalous, dangerous. They drink, they fight, they fornicate. Love affairs, diamonds, paparazzi. Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. That pretty much sums up the "Liz & Dick" trailer. Is it almost November? [MTV]…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 21, 2012

Lifetime Movies For Republicans Who Don’t Understand Rape

Republicans are airing sexual ignorances this week. Representative Steve King of Iowa has "never heard of" statutory rape causing pregnancy; Senate nominee Tom Smith thinks "having a baby out of wedlock" is "similar to" rape;  and, of course, there's Todd Akin. Have these guys never watched "Law & Order: SVU" or browsed movie listings on Lifetime? Rape narrative…
By: NYMag.com / August 28, 2012
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