"My attorney is in the process of demanding a retraction"
Last week VH1 aired the much-anticipated biopic film CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story which tells the tale of the rise to fame of R&B pop group TLC from the perspective of the surviving members of the group Tionne T-Boz Watkins and Rozonda Chilli Thomas. In the biopic film, TLC‘s former manager Perri Pebbles Reid got DRAGGGGGGED like a mofo as she was portrayed as a greedy, unkind mentor. It’s taken some time but Pebbles has finally issued a statement regarding CrazySexyCool and, unsurprisingly, she is not pleased with the way she is portrayed in the film. Click below to read the full text of Pebbles‘s official statement and find out what she has to say about her portrayal in the biopic film. More »
The TV Guide
Back in May we got our first look at the first promo photo released from the made-for-TV biopic film CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story and on Monday night, the film aired for the first time on VH1. I wasn’t able to watch the film when it aired but I did make time to watch the biopic yesterday evening and I was quite surprised by how impressed I was with pretty much every aspect of the film. From the casting, to the acting, to the stunningly real reenactments … I forgot many times that I was watching a film about real life events because they so vividly recreated those events. For a few reasons, I stayed in last night … but getting to spend time with the ladies of TLC made it a night in worth having. More »
It's Kinda... Weird
Okay, the bad news is that I don’t have a Throwback Thursday post today, as my apartment search is heating up and I may be close to finding the glorious 2 bedroom/1 bath/1 walk-in-closet pad of my dreams! LOL… but the good news is that we are being bombarded with Throwback epicness all over the place today. First, we had those amazing Sandlot reunion pics, and now we have the first teaser trailer for VH1‘s highly-anticipated biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. Honestly? I can’t really tell if the movie’s gonna be good based on this clip. They definitely have the look down (which we saw a while back), but it’s weird… almost like they put all their effort into making sure that the actors totally resemble the original TLC members… but I get absolutely no sense of plot or, like, storyline. Kind of looks like a bunch of girls playing dress-up, LOL. Anyway, enjoy the clip and tell me what you think! I’m still planning on tuning in when the biopic airs on October 21.
Back in February we learned that BCC is planning a made-for-TV biopic on the life of Elizabeth Taylor starring Helena Bonham Carter in the wake of the tragic made-for-TV biopic made here in the US which starred Lindsay Lohan last Fall. Early last month we got our first look at the first promo photo released from this BBC biopic titled Burton and Taylor. Today we get to check out the just released first teaser trailer for Burton and Taylor and I can honestly say that this 48 seconds of footage is already light years better than the entirety of Lohan‘s Liz & Dick movie. Check out the embed above and see how the amazing life of Liz Taylor should be honored in a made-for-TV movie.
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"Lizzie Borden took an ax ..."
Actress Christina Ricci has made a career from playing gothy characters, like Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family, over the years and today we learn that she has signed on to play the infamous Lizzie Borden in a made-for-TV movie for Lifetime TV. Lizzie Borden, as we all learned from our childhood playground rhymes, was a young woman accused of murdering her parents with an ax. If memory serves, the rhyme goes: “Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave her mother 40 whacks and when she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41.” What hasn’t been common knowledge is that Borden was acquitted of the murder of her parents so … essentially, she was an innocent woman who is forever remembered as an ax murderer. To this day, her infamy lives on … and I suspect, will be rejuvenated with this new Lifetime TV movie. More »
Coming June 29
Back in October we learned that actress Agnes Brucker was cast to portray the late Anna Nicole Smith in an upcoming made-for-TV biopic film titled The Anna Nicole Story for Lifetime TV. Today we get our first look at the newly released trailer for the movie. 6 years after Anna Nicole‘s death, we will be reminded on June 29 just how sad her life truly was. I’ve been blogging for a long time and I remember the very tragic way Anna‘s life played out and then ended. Watching this trailer brought back so many disturbing memories from Anna‘s last days. Because I am a big fan of director Mary Haron (the woman who directed the brilliant film American Psycho) I have to admit that I am very curious to see how this movie turned out. I have every confidence that it will be better than Lifetime‘s biopic about Elizabeth Taylor so it has that going for it. Anna Nicole‘s life was just so tragic … I don’t think it’s going to be easy to see all that sadness play out again. The Anna Nicole Story will premiere on Lifetime on June 29, will you be tuning in?
This ain't no 'Liz & Dick'
Back in June of 2012 we got our first look at Lindsay Lohan in character as Elizabeth Taylor as portrayed in the horrrrrrible Lifetime made-for-TV movie Liz & Dick. A few months after Liz & Dick aired last fall, it was reported back in February that a newer biopic on the life of Elizabeth Taylor was going into production by BBC America and would star Helena Bonham Carter as Taylor. Today we get our first look at Helena and her co-star Dominic West in character as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in the forthcoming biopic TV movie Burton and Taylor in the just-released first promo image for the biopic. Have a look below and see what a serious Elizabeth Taylor biopic movie should look like. More »
Happy Day, 'Liz & Dick' Is Out on DVD!
Last November Lifetime TV premiered the amazing (ly bad) made for TV biopic movie Liz & Dick which starred Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Today, Entertainment One is releasing Liz & Dick on DVD! This is happy news, I think. Even tho folks seemed to dislike (strongly) Liz & Dick when it was released last Fall, I think people may end up liking it a lot more in retrospect … because it was a pretty bad movie. To promote the DVD release of Liz & Dick, new interview footage of Lindsay on set has been released … click the embed above to watch Lindsay talk about her love of jewelry as well as her almost close-by-not-at-all relationship with Liz Taylor. I don’t know about you but I think I’m gonna hafta pick up a copy of this Liz & Dick DVD. Methinks there is a strong probability that the film might live on and achieve cult classic status. C’mon, admit it … don’t you wish you could give the made for TV movie another watch?
Coming May 26th
Last month we got to see Michael Douglas on the cover of Entertainment Weekly magazine in character as Liberace as he will appear in the upcoming biopic TV movie Behind the Candelabra on HBO next month. Today we get to see the just-released new trailer for the film and … boy, is there a lot to see. Matt Damon stars alongside Douglas in this film and as you can see in the embed above, he plays young lover Scott Thorson to the very flamboyant Liberace. If you pay careful attention, you can see Damon rocking a very skimpy and very wet pair of bikini swimwear. If you cannot watch the video now, you might want to click below to see screencaps of said swimwear. More »
You Totally Saw This Coming
Although I haven’t been following the case too closely, I have caught glimpses here and there of the Jodi Arias trial… and yeah. It’s a Lifetime movie waiting to happen. Jodi is a young woman currently standing trial for the murder of her ex-boyfriend, which she says she committed in self-defense. Issues of lies, jealousy, and other women seem to keep coming up, so I wasn’t surprised to learn that Lifetime had, in fact, decided to make a movie out of the true life story. Click inside to learn more.
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