The summer of North West, Amanda Bynes, Superman and foam fingers is coming to a close, and we thought we could use a little more eye candy to get us through the Labor Day weekend (all that sunshine and BBQ gets old after a while). But this isn’t just any eye candy.
It’s safe to say that summer 2013 was definitely Sharknado season, with the campy Syfy movie dominating Twitter (not to mention our DVRs).
And since the flick starred Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, two of the top hotties from the ’90s, we were wondering how many other teen idols found themselves gracing the guilty-pleasure realm of TV movies. Check out our gallery of other young stars who went a slightly cheesy route.
Last night, Ian Ziering and Tara Reid swam back into our hearts when they starred in SyFy’s “so bad it’s so good” thriller, Sharknado.
While some might believe the film to be a load of unrealistic trash, we at VH1 think it’s a masterpiece. We believe in this so much that we are willing to explain why Sharknado is better than the top 10 best silly shark movies of all time–thereby making it the best shark movie of all time.
We saw a few photos of Jennie Garth this week looking really good for someone who’s currently going through a divorce — maybe a little too good around the eyes, if you know what we mean. Of course, that made us wonder how the rest of the original flavor Beverly Hills, 90210 gang is doing these days. They’ve certainly gone through a lot of changes since the first episode of aired in October 1990. Some, like Garth and Shannen Doherty, went on to have other successful series on TV (What I Like About You and Charmed, respectively). Others, like Luke Perry and Jason Priestley, didn’t exactly see their careers take off like we expected. Gabrielle Carteris and Tori Spelling have had a good run as moms, both on and off the air. And we’re still waiting to see when Brian Austin Green and wife Megan Fox will announce her bun in the oven. Regardless of where their careers are these days (where is it, Ian Ziering?), we are pleased to report that most of the former residents of that famed zip code are still looking their sunny, attractive selves. And since we began writing this post, that guitar riff has not left our heads, so we’ll always have that. Anyway, check out this gallery of the kids from Beverly Hills High School both back in the day and now.
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How insanely adorable is this picture? Ian Ziering took his five month old baby girl Mia out for a stroll in Beverly Hills, California. They popped into a medical building and left soon after and Ian made sure he had Mia right by him at every moment. There’s something about dads and baby carriers that is just so cute. Pity we can’t see more of his daughter’s face, but the whole image still just makes us go “awww”. Steve Sanders sure grew up alright!
There are worse things for a sixty-something actress than being typecast as Andy Samberg‘s sexy mom. The Hollywood Reporter says that Susan Sarandon in talks to teacher Mary McGarrigle, who hooks up with Adam Sandler in their new movie, I Hate You, Dad. Leighton Meester will play Samberg’s fiancee, who fights with Sandler after the titular dad moves into his son’s apartment all wacky-like, while Vanilla Ice and Ian Ziering both play wacky, fictional versions of themselves. With that much winking self-awareness, how can this not be a hit?
As digital short enthusiasts know, Sarandon has already played Samberg’s mom in the classic clip “Mother Lover,” where she gets her freak on with Justin Timberlake while Andy’s busy satisfying JT’s mom, Patricia Clarkson. It’s not quite clear if Sarandon would be Samberg’s mom or his stepmom, but either way she’d be a major asset to the film. People have been paying to see her seduce younger men since Bull Durham and White Palace! The question, if anything, is why she’d bother with Sandler.
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