If there’s one network that has become a huge guilty pleasure, it’s Lifetime. The network continues to make movie safter movies that are must-see events. This weekend is no different with Christina Ricci starring in Lifetime’s version of Lizzie Borden, a woman accused and acquitted of the ax murders of her father and stepmother. Lizzie Borden Took an Ax has all the elements that make for a good Lifetime flick: drama, murder, brooding men, inappropriate relationships, mystery and intrigue. That’s what makes it such a perfect celebrity biopic. Like Anna Nicole Smith (Anna Nicole) and Elizabeth Taylor (Liz & Dick) before her, Lizzie joins a long list of celebs who got the Lifetime treatment. However, there are so many more that we want made!
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Michelle Hurst, who plays the hardened Miss Claudette on the hit Netflix series, Orange Is The New Black, has emerged from a 16-day medically-induced coma following a car accident before the holidays. The news comes as the series launched a Kickstarter-like fundraising campaign on YouCaring.com to help Hurst’s family to pay for medical expenses and time off. Hurst will need the expenses and time off to recover from injuries close to her spine. She’s currently in the ICU at the UNC Chapel Hill Hospital in North Carolina.
Congrats to Lupita Nyong’o on picking up her first (of what we hope is many to come) Oscar nomination for her role in 12 Years a Slave. The actress has enjoyed a big few months since the movie’s release thanks to a number of honors and accolades for her heart wrenching performance as a tortured and brutalized slave. While she commands a serious presence on screen, her life off has been anything but. A peek inside her Instagram account shows the adorable side of Nyong’o as she goes from awards show to awards show, picking up trophies and new celebrity besties along the way. Oh, hugging Lena Dunham? Check! Selfies with Jared Leto? Mark it off the list.
We can’t wait to see what she’ll post at future shows and who will make her Oscars Hug Checklist. We hope it includes fellow nominees Jonah Hill and Jennifer Lawrence.
Every couple of years, when Hollywood runs out of fresh ideas it returns to the well of franchises that have proved to be hits. However, a few are in serious updating and, with the main stars aging, a fresh crop of actors to take over the series. However, we’re not suggesting that all of them follow the Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit route and star from point zero. That’s been done before, multiple times (see: Batman, Superman).
It’s hard to believe that 15 years ago today, Varsity Blues, a teen high school drama starring James Van Der Beek debuted in theaters. The first of a string of a 1999 MTV Films releases, the movie told the story of a small football town in Texas where losing wasn’t an option. Van Der Beek portrayed Jonathan Moxon, the intelligent yet rebellious second-string quarterback who had to step up when Lance Harbor (Paul Walker) was injured. His team included Billy Bob (Ron Lester), the sensitive offensive guard, Charlie Tweeder (Scott Caan), the rightfully-cocky wide receiver and Wendell Brown (Eliel Swinton), the talented running back. As we look back on the life we always wanted, Lester shares things you may have not known about the film, such as who was up for the Van Der Beek’s role.
Ahead of its theatrical release, G.B.F. has shared an exclusive clip with VH1. The movie tells the story of two closeted best friends Tanner, (Michael J. Willett, United States Of Tara) and Brent (Paul Iacono,The Hard Times Of R.J. Berger). While Brent longs for popularity, it’s Tanner who catches the school’s attention when he is accidentally outed. Soon the three most popular girls in school fight to land Tanner as their gay best friend. In the clip above, Tanner unites the queen bees (Sasha Pieterse, Pretty Little Liars; Xosha Roquemore, Precious; and Andrea Bowen, Desperate Housewives) in a “reveal” that recalls the iconic entrance from Jawbreaker.
If there’s one thing the Golden Globes never fails to deliver on, it is providing GIF-able moments. The awards show, which gathers film and TV stars in one room for a night of drinking, elbow-rubbing and inside jokes, always results in those “OMG,” “WTF,” and “Wait, did you see that?!” incidents that make for next-day chatter and, thanks to the Internet, viral moments. (And don’t miss our round-up of the Golden Globes’ funniest quotes and gaffes.)
With the release of Zoe Bell’s new flick, Raze, in theaters and on Video on Demand, we are reminded of all the modern-day grindhouse films that we’ve come to enjoy over the past 14 years. The genre, named after theaters (in particular defunct burlesque theaters in New York City) that primarily showed exploitation films, plays on its low budget, niche appeal and, often times, lurid subject matter. Raze like the 9 other films on this list, keeps things bloody, raunchy and fun. (Just don’t watch these with your mother!)
Like many celebrities before her, Fast & Furious star Michelle Rodriguez took in a game of basketball at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The star shared courtside seats with known twerker, Rihanna BFF and Victoria’s Secret model Cara Delevingne. However, as the game turned into a poor display of athleticism (the Knicks barely squeezed out an 89-85 victory over the Pistons), the two appeared to get increasingly intoxicated(?) and decided to create some fun of their own. The two swapped saliva, selfies and shared memories that grabbed the attention of all the sports fans around them. It’s no wonder people still go to Knicks games: The celebrities end up being the biggest draw.
While there’s nothing terribly new about The Legend of Hercules, which opens on Friday, there’s at least the joy of seeing Kellan Lutz shirtless for nearly 90 minutes. Lutz is the latest actor to bare all in a tiny loincloth (or similar gladiator-esque attire) on the big screen. Everyone from Russell Crowe to Brad Pitt has wowed fans with their bulging pecs, washboard abs and tiny frocks. Enjoy a GIF recap of these sexy leading men: