When I first moved to LA, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to interview Brittany Murphy. The two of us bonded over our brown curly hair, although her’s was not curly at the time. She was sweet, innocent, loveable and someone you could totally see being good friends with. She just oozed star quality. Amanda Fuller (who is even worse in this than she is on Last Man Standing) captured none of these qualities in The Brittany Murphy Story that airs tonight on Lifetime at 8p.
Not only is she horribly miscast, but the biopic is also totally unnecessary. There is nothing interesting about this choppy tale. They skip over some of her highlights for I don’t know what filler. You do not learn anything about this late great actress.
She was discovered in acting class, did a commercial, convinced her mom to move to LA and started acting. She did several TV shows, but that is barely a blip in the story. Then she did Clueless, and a lot of red carpets. Just when she was getting big, her mom’s second diagnosis of breast cancer took over her life. She gave up acting for a while to be with her mom, and Hollywood forgot about her. Since she is at her lowest point, she starts dating former-photographer Simon Monjack (Eric Petersen, he was completely forgettable as Kirstie Alley’s son on that crappy TV Land sitcom). Even though people warn her against him, she marries him. He gives her pills, prescription only, to help her with different ailments like depression.
Finally, she gets sick and refuses to go to the hospital because she doesn’t want more rumors of drug abuse spread about her. It is a fatal mistake as we know, and the movie ends. Before the credits roll, they tell us, what we already knew, about her death.
So this movie tells us nothing new. It doesn’t portray her as the special person that she was and Amanda Fuller is just hideous in the role. Therefore, if you were thinking of watching, there has to be something else you can do. I mean, sleeping is even more exciting than watching this dull, poorly done movie.
It is shame that Brittany Murphy’s story is told this way because she deserved so much better than this piece of sh!t.
We have anxiously been waiting for months to see the beginning of The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story, and today Lifetime released the first five minutes from the telemovie.
After watching those first few minutes, it looks exactly how we knew it was going to be. It’s going to be so bad that it is like going to be like totally awesome. It is like, for sure, going to sweep the Emmys next year.
Seriously, I don’t know about you, but I’m so excited for September 1st. I can’t wait to learn even more about the lives of our favorite high schoolers from the ’90s when the cameras weren’t rolling.
Tell me I am not the only one who is doing a Jesse Spano over this movie, especially after seeing how it all starts out. I am so having a Zack attack as I type!
Lifetime released a sneak peek from The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story and the telemovie that debuts on September 1st is going to be an instant classic. I have a feeling it is going to be this year’s Sharknado. As in so bad it is the best thing to happen to television in a while!
Tonight at 10p The Lottery makes its debut on Lifetime and you don’t want to miss the network’s best series yet. And I’ve watched almost every Lifetime series since they started making their own shows, so I would know.
In 2015, women are slowly becoming infertile for an unknown reason. Within a few years, the last human baby will be born and still no one can figure out why women stopped having children. In 2015, Dr. Alison Lennon (Marley Shelton) comes up with a way to fertilize the first eggs in years. Seems like that would be good news for her, but it is not.
When the government finds out that she’s fertilized 53 eggs and is about to do same to 47 more, they take over her project and kick her out. Now she is on her own, but there are people after and they want her dead.
Right now, those eggs are in lab, and they need to find 100 women to impregnate. The President (Yul Vasquez) decides to hold a lottery to find those women from all walks of life. Who are those lucky women?
But that is only part of our story, Kyle (Michael Graziadei), is the father to one of the last 6 kids born in The US. His wife is a drug addict who left him high and dry to take care of their son, Elvis. The mothers at Elvis’ school don’t think that Kyle is doing a good job as his dad, so they try to get the special kid taken away from his father. When they succeed, he has to kidnap his son to get him back. That leads to them being chased, but will they be found? And what happens when they are caught?
The Lottery is unlike anything I’ve ever seen on television, and it’s so well done you will be hooked from the first minute. So tune it because I promise you will not be disappointed in the brilliant drama that makes us look at world where we are the ones facing extinction. How does that change us human beings? Are we better people for it or are we worse? That is something the show and you will ponder as you watch.
Witches of East End is back on Lifetime at 9p and you don’t want to miss this bewitching show.
The episode takes place shortly after the season finale and several of cast members lives are in peril. Joanna (Julia Ormond) is dealing with being poisoned and no matter what anyone does, it looks like her endless life is about to end. Killian (Daniel Di Tomasso) is presumed dead, but is he? His brother, Dash (Eric Winter), is realizing he has powers, how will he handle it? His ex-fiancee, Freya (Jenna Dewan-Tatum), is dealing with her new powers as is her sister, Ingrid (Rachel Boston). No matter what the sisters do, they can’t save their mom. A mystery person shows up, will he be the solution to their problem or will he makes things worse?
You just have to tune in for the season premiere to find out.
On September 1st, Lifetime is going to air The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story and I am Jessie Spano excited for it.
The telemovie is a behind the scenes look about how 6 teens went from no names to household names almost overnight. So how do you experience the high life while being told to be good? That is what this movie is going to tell us.
Now before you start playing the casting game, the movie that has being filmed right now has already been cast. Here is what Lifetime said about that:
With casting by the original series’ casting director, Robin Lippin (Lizzie McGuire), Dylan Everett (Degrassi: The Next Generation) is set to play Mark-Paul Gosselaar in the role of mischievous ringleader “Zack Morris.” Sam Kindseth (Shameless) is Dustin Diamond, everyone’s favorite geek and loveable sidekick “Screech.” Julian Works (Paranormal Activity, Modern Family) fills the shoes of superstar Mario Lopez as the hunky jock “A.C. Slater.” Alyssa Lynch (The High Jumping Witch) plays the role of America’s favorite sweetheart, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, who originated the part of Kelly Kapowski. Tiera Skovbye (Supernatural, Girl in Progress) takes on the role of talented beauty Elizabeth Berkley and her beloved character “Jessie Sapano.” Rounding out the cast is Taylor Russell McKenzie (Blink) who will portray Lark Voorhies and her on-screen persona, the privileged “Lisa Turtle.”
So what are you doing on September 1st, probably the same thing I am doing, watching The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story.
Tonight at 12:30a on Reelz! Charlene Tilton & Mayim Bialik are Totally Tracked Down by Marshall Jay Kaplan.
At 12:30a Kaplan flies to LA to find Blossom and he talks to Don Reo, the creator of the show. When he can’t help him, he goes to UCLA where she studied and talks to a teacher and the Rabbi at Hillel. The Rabbi sends him to her parents and when he talks to them, a surprise guest shows up. He finally meets Mayim but she only has a few seconds to talk to him. So they make a date and back in 2010, he finds out that she wants to get back into acting. So he researches to see if it is a possibility and he finds out that it will be hard for a former-child star. As we know, it was not for her. So tune in to see what that agent says and what all the other people had to say about Mayim Bialik!
Then at 1a, it is time for Kaplan to try to find Charlene Tilton from Dallas. First he talks to Dallas producer and writer, David Jacobs. When he can’t help him, he goes to her TV husband, Leigh McCloskey, but he too cannot help him, so he refers him to Charlene’s real daughter. Cherish Lee, reveals some things about her mother that happened after the show ended and you don’t want to miss that. Eventually he meets up with Tilton at an Oscar party and meets one of her Dallas co-stars. Can you guess who? Since their time is short there, Tilton agrees to meet at a later date and he has an instant connection with his childhood crush. How instant, you just have to tune in.
Then at 9p over at Lifetime, Little Women LA, makes its big debut. The reality show follows 6 female friends who are under 5′. These little women are just like us. When they get together they have fun and they also fight.
Briana is recently divorced and she is ready to date again. And what better second date can a girl have but at her divorce party. Christy on the other hand is in a serious relationship, and she is ready to get engaged but he is not. Her boyfriend, Todd, also dated Briana, and that will lead to some conflict between the two ladies, Christy, also has problems with the very religious Traci. Traci is recently engaged, but has yet to set a date. She can’t stand Christy’s wilder ways. Terra is the peacemaker in the group. Well with everyone except Elena, who is the youngest and tallest one in the group. Her problem with Terra is she let’s herself be described as the M word, and that is a bad word to the ladies. Finally there is Tonya, and she has a normal sized older daughter who is her best friend. Well besides the five other ladies.
What these 6 women are missing in inches, they make up with big personalities. So tune in for a show that people of all sizes can enjoy.
Tonight at 9p on Lifetime, Petals on the Wind makes it debut and you don’t want to miss this haunting sequel to Flowers in the Attic.
The telemovie takes place 10 years after the first one. The man who took in the three flowers, has just died and now they are on their own again. Cathy (Rose McIver) is grown and preparing to be a ballet dancer. She has fallen in love with another ballet dancer, Julian (Will Kemp), and they head to NY to become stars. He is not as nice as he seems and he abuses her. She keeps this abuse a secret.
Her brother, Christopher (Wyatt Nash), is in medical school and he is almost done. When Cathy moves to NYC, she tells him to move on from their relationship and eventually he does.
Meanwhile, Carrie (Bailey Buntain), is in high school and she is being bullied. Eventually she leaves her school to move in with Cathy. One night, when Christopher visits, he witnesses something that will change all of the siblings lives.
And whatever happened to their evil grandmother and wicked mother? They are still living in Foxworth Hall. Olivia (Ellen Burstyn), in ill health and Corrine (Heather Graham) is taking care of her. Corrine is still married to Bart (Dylan Bruce) and he still doesn’t know anything about her past.
But that is soon going to change because her children are going to finally get revenge on the women that held them captive for two years and killed their baby brother. You don’t want to miss what happens next. So make sure to watch the chilling sequel tonight on Lifetime.
Petals is just as good as the first movie, if not better. I found this movie held my interest even more than the first movie and I loved Flowers in the Attic. Just like the last movie, Heather Graham is once again the best part of the film.
Dancing with the Stars has been using guest judges, like Donny Osmond and Julianne Hough, on the ABC show this season and on Monday they are hitting a big fat low. That’s because Dance Moms screaming dance teacher, Abby Lee Miller, is going to be sitting along side Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman.
Hopefully they can find a table big enough to fit her huge ego. Something I am sure that will shrink as the episode goes on because two of the pros, Mark Ballas and Derek Hough, have already spoken out negatively against, what they say is, her abusive teaching style. I am sure they are not going to take her seriously and will bite her head off like she allegedly tried to bite Kelly’s finger off last year, if she says the wrong thing to her. I am also sure that Maksim Chmerkovskiy will also give her grief if she says some thing nasty to him. This is not Lifetime, so they are not going to kiss her a$$.
I am going to tune in just to watch her eat some humble pie, unlike, well you know where I am going…
Now while I know who she is, I am sure most of the DWTS viewers do not. I don’t think they are going to like her aggressive ways and loud raspy voice. I mean, she is the first unknown to sit at the judges table since the show started and with all the horrible changes they have made this season, the loyal viewers might say enough is enough.
Seriously, why are they going with her? There are so many other former-DWTS contenders who would love the opportunity that Donny Osmond had. I even read a rumor that his sister, Marie wanted to be a guest judge.
Oh well, it is things like this that make me so happy I gave up this show a few seasons ago. It also makes me feel really embarrassed to admit that I still watch Dance Moms. I wish I could quit that show too. Please help me!
Devious Maids is back for its second season tonight on Lifetime at 10p and you don’t want to miss this soapy drama!
Tonight’s season premiere takes place a few months after the season finale and things have changed for our maids.
Marisol Suarez (Ana Ortiz) is no longer a maid and she is dating someone new. After three months, he has proposed to her and his mom will do everything in her power to stop their wedding. Let’s hope she doesn’t go as far as she did with her son’s first wife…
Carmen Luna (Roselyn Sánchez) is now dating her boss, Alejandro Rubio (Matt Cedeño), so that the world will not find out the singer is gay. She is letting his lifestyle get to her and she is a bigger Diva than she already was. How long will he put up with it?
Zoila Diaz (Judy Reyes) and Genevieve Delatour (Susan Lucci) are dealing with the loses of her their kids in different ways. Genevieve has become a hermit, but then again losing all the men in her life in one night can do that to any woman. Zoila just wants to apologize her daughter, Valentina (Edy Ganem), who is in the Congo and not talking to her. It gets a lot easier when she returns out of no where, but is she ready to forgive her mother?
Then there is Rosie Falta (Dania Ramirez), who is still in the US waiting to find out she is going to be deported. Thankfully, she got a good lawyer and she is granted asylum. As soon as she is free, she goes to visit Mr Spence (Grant Show), who she thinks turned her in but he didn’t. Mr Spence is still with his wife and now he is going to have to choose between the two of them. A decision is that is harder than he thought it would be.
Finally, Evelyn (Rebecca Wisocky) and Adrian Powell (Tom Irwin) are back from vacation and they are going to have a dinner party with all of their friends to welcome them back. Their party is crashed by a bunch of armed thieves who steal everyone’s jewelry. Adrian is scared of everything after the attack and he hires a handsome bodyguard. This guy makes Evelyn happy, but how happy can she get about it?
Devious Maids is definitely cleaning things up on Lifetime and you don’t want to sweep this show under the rug!