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Brittany Murphy Biopic is Set to Premiere on Lifetime

Lifetime has snagged another celebrity biopic, and this one is coming out sooner than expected! The network has just announced that a film about the late actress Brittany Murphy will premiere this fall.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, he two-hour film will cover Brittany’s childhood, how she got started acting, and her untimely and sad passing. The actress died in December 2009 at the age of 32 of pneumonia as ruled by the coroner. Her husband Simon Monjack died just five months later.

This biopic is the first to be made about the actress. Last Man Standing actress Amanda Fuller will play Brittany while Ray Donovan star Sherilyn Fenn will star as Sharon Murphy, Brittany’s mom. The Brittany Murphy Story will premiere on Sept. 6 on Lifetime.

I’m always interested to see biopics that detail a celeb’s life. It’s always captivating to watch how a famous person rose to stardom, and the ups and downs of that life. I’m hoping that Lifetime does it justice.

Images via Dani Abramowicz/FilmMagic; JB Lacroix/WireImage.com

Bobbi Kristina Slams Angela Bassett Over Whitney Houston Biopic

Lifetime is filming the upcoming biopic about Whitney Houston, but her daughter Bobbi Kristina is NOT feeling it! Whitney’s daughter tweeted her anger about the project, slamming Angela Bassett, who will serve as director, in the process!

Angela gave an interview recently about the film to Entertainment Weekly, discussing why she didn’t cast Bobbi in the role. “I did not think about casting her. And probably for a number of reasons, you know. One being that she’s not an actress. I know she’s acted here and there. I know she’s been on their family’s reality show, but she’s not an actress and acting is a craft,” she explained. “It’s an attempt to illuminate the complexities of human behavior and life. And this is a very fast-paced schedule; we have just 21 days to tell this story. It’s more than just saying lines and turning the light on. You have to drive the story—there’s a technical aspect.”

Well, of course, Bobbi didn’t take that lying down! The 21-year-old tweeted, “Ha MsAng “bassketcase” has such a damn nerve my lord, at least the world doesn’t mistake me for the wrong sex…she has some #XtraEquipment.” She alos added, “When I win my first Grammy or Oscar, *Shrugs* hmm whichever comes 1st, I’ll be sure 2shout URname out b-tch! Hah UrTestResults = Male. Lmao.”

It was announced earlier in the month thatformer America’s Next Top Model contestant Yaya DeCosta would play Whitney. Unlike Bobbi, Yaya has real acting experience, working as a child actor, and also appearing on All My Children as well as Ugly Betty. The model has also been in hit films such as Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Tron: Legacy.

Bobbi Kristina is coming off really, REALLY bitter. Yes, I understand that your mother wanted you to play her, but baby girl, you have relatively NO acting experience! I’ve seen you in a few episodes of Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married, and that’s it. That small little role hardly warrants you starring in a movie, even if it is in the role of your mother. If you’re really serious about acting, take some classes, build up your experience, and maybe you can make it. I’m mad she tried going in on Angela Bassett like that!

Image via Christopher Polk/Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Fans Start Online Petition to Stop Aaliyah Biopic

There are some Aaliyah fans out there are outraged at the idea of a biopic in honor of the late singer without the family’s consent. After singer/actress Zendaya Coleman confirmed that she would be playing Aaliyah in an upcoming Lifetime movie about the singer’s life, the Internet was ablaze with commentary, both good and bad. However, now an petition has made its way online to try to stop the film completely!

The petition, posted just two days ago, has close to 1,500 signatures. It reads:

 “This petition is to stop the making of this Aaliyah biopic. It’s wrong that Aaliyah’s mother or brother didn’t have a say so in this movie that is being made. The fans didn’t get a say so and neither did any of Aaliyah’s friends. As her fans, we’re going to do anything in our power to stop this movie. Little do we know, this is hurting Mrs. Haughton and Rashad. They’re about to make something that didn’t even get approved from her family. That is beyond disrespectful. If you agree that this movie shouldn’t be made, you need to vote. If you really respect Aaliyah, you have to respect her mother and her brothers wishes. It’s only right. It was Aaliyah’s life. And they’re taking it too far now. We need to put a stop to this!”

Twinkie Byrd, the film’s casting director, came to Zendaya’s defense in a statement:

 “Zendaya embodies everything you want in a Actress to play Aaliyah. She is a Poised, Professional, STRONG Actress (studied at California Shakespeare Theater and American Conservatory Theater). A Triple Threat Actor, Singer Dancer. She LOVES AALIYAH and will do a Wonderful Job! She is of mixed ethnicity. Her name is Bantu (Zimbabwe) meaning ‘To Give Thanks.'”

 

Zendaya herself was incredibly excited about the opportunity to play Aaliyah in this movie, regardless of the naysayers. She tweeted:

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TMZ has reported that the Haughton family is incredibly angry, saying that Lifetime did not contact them regarding the biopic, and they will do everything that they can to block any use of Aaliyah’s music, and, ultimately, the release of the film.

DRAMA! It’s no secret that that the Haughtons were against a TV film for Aaliyah.  I do think that it was wrong if Lifetime has not reach out to them for consult or support. However, I will be watching when it comes out. I need to see if Zendaya has the talent to pull this off!

Image via That Grape Juice

Lindsay Lohan: Not Without My Adderall!

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Remember that movie from back in the day called Not Without My Daughter starring Sally Field? Basically, she’s running all over some country in the middle East trying to recover her daughter after her husband moves them over there and basically turns into Ike Turner on her ass and flees with their child. Well, if you’ve seen the movie, you know that Sally is not having it! She will have her daughter, dammit! And now, replace that said child with a prescription drug, replace Sally Field’s amazing performance with Lindsay Lohan’s attempt to read cue cards, and now…now? You have the saga that is soon to be a Lifetime TV movie of the week starring Lohan…

Not Without My Adderall!

Because that’s what Lindsay is lately crying about. Headed to rehab for ninety days in a few days, there are some conditions to her stay that she is not exactly agreeing to. One of them is the ban of pharmaceuticals. Even those diagnosed by her sham doctor. Lohan’s been snowballing Adderall for nearly a decade now and is adamant on not giving up the bad good legal sh*t! She claims it’s the only prescription that works for her, but that excuse ain’t working for the rehab facility. With the days counting down, will there be a stand-off in the crack corral?

Stay tuned!

SWAG GIVEAWAY: Client List DVD and Fleece Throw Prize Pack

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She’s baaack! Riley Parks (Jennifer Love Hewitt) is back for another season the the Lifetime hit drama series “The Client List” starting March 10th at 10:00PM ET and for all you fans, you aren’t going to want to miss the action of Riley this second season.

For those of you who haven’t seen the show and would like to see it or would love to have the season one on DVD, Celebrity VIP Lounge is offering up a Client List DVD prize pack which includes the full first season on DVD AND an amazingly cozy fleece throw to one lucky reader.

About Season Two:

After last season’s cliffhanger finale, season two of The Client List promises to be no easier for Riley Parks (Hewitt) at home or at work.

The Texas single mother of two who, after being deserted by her husband and left in financial straits, took a job at a seemingly traditional day spa only to learn that sexual favors are being offered there on the side. After her estranged husband “Kyle” (Brian Hallisay) returns, for better or for worse, Riley must walk the fine line between her anger and love for him and the romantic feelings she has for her brother-in-law “Evan” (Colin Egglesfield). Riley also takes a larger role at the spa, resulting in added power, responsibility and burden, further complicating her life. New threats abound this season
and trust becomes an overwhelming issue for Riley as everyone, even those she believes she can count on the most, seems to be hiding their own secret. Also starring in The Client List are Golden Globe winner Cybill Shepherd as Riley’s mother “Linette” and Emmy® Award-winning actress Loretta Devine as The Rub of Sugarland’s owner “Georgia.”

Enter to win the Lifetime Client List prize pack below! Good luck and don’t forget to watch the season two premiere this Sunday on Lifetime at 10:00PM ET!

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FIRST LOOK: Houstons On Our Own Reality Show

I told you it was coming. Ready or not, the Houstons are coming to a boob tube near you. And for you fabulous peeps, I managed to snag up a preview clip of “Houstons: On Our Own”, which is set to debut on Lifetime. Come on, you know damn well that this reality show is a train wreck waiting to happen. Whitney Houston’s relatives fighting over Whit’s bank and Bobbi Kris getting it on with her adopted brother?

DAMN! You know you will at least check this show out for a hot minute.

Check out the clip below.

Freckles Returns to TV This November!

I know you all can’t wait. Lindsay Lohan is returning to acting after years of hot mess white trashiness. Lifetime has given Freckles that comeback chance number 2929384 with Liz and Dick, premiering this NOVEMBER!

Based on the true story of the couple’s passionate and tumultuous love affair, the film is from executive producer Larry A. Thompson (Amish Grace) and was directed by Lloyd Kramer (Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven) with a script by Christopher Monger (Temple Grandin).

For nearly a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty and their fiery romance — often called “the marriage of the century” — was the most notorious, publicized and celebrated love affair of its day. Swarmed by paparazzi worldwide, their love affair was played out entirely in front of the media from the time they met on the set of the major motion picture Cleopatra, left their respective spouses, married and divorced, only to remarry and divorce once again. Despite their roller coaster romance for the public eye to see, Liz and Dick shared an undeniable love greater than most people could ever dream of.

November 25th on Lifetime is d-day. Freckles either gets highly ridiculed once again and ends up in another fender bender and/or booze mess or she gets highly ridiculed once again and ends up in another booze mess and/or fender bender. Ummm, yeah. Stay tuned.

Miley Cyrus Returning to TV in a Mini-Series?

Miley Cyrus has shown that she is all grown up now: newly engaged, newly shorn hair, and now a new role that will definitely steer her from her squeaky clean teen image to a more adult one.

After guest starring on a string of TV shows the last two seasons, Cyrus is now in negotiations to portray Bonnie Parker in a new Bonnie & Clyde miniseries. The four hour series will be the first produced in the merger of the History and Lifetime channels. The production is meant to combine the two networks and generate viewers of the opposite sex for each channel. The most famous and iconic version starred Faye Dunaway and garnered Academy Awards. It has yet to be announced who is up for the role of Clyde, but it should be interesting who producers choose to pair Cyrus with.

Since I like Miley’s new ‘do, I will give this poptrick a reprieve and I will say that I am all for her snagging this role and proving that she is indeed all grown up. If she can manage to avoid jail, rehab, and a slew of bad movie roles, I will have to change my opinion of Miley and stop hatin’ on her!

Lindsay Lohan Enters Emergency Room

Doesn’t this photo of Lindsay Lohan trying her best to channel Liz Taylor make you yearn for the days of old Hollywood talent and grace?

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and somewhere in a padded cell in New York City, Amanda Bynes is  wondering how she’s going to top her chief competitor in White Girl Wasted syndrome this week. Lindsay Lohan has upped her game in the last few days, as she was rushed to the emergency room. Reports are that she was suffering from lack of press a bad lung infection.

According to Lohan’s friends, the actress has been suffering from asthma and a case of ‘walking pneumonia’ the last two weeks and when things got escalated this week (ie: she needed to promote her new movie, Liz & Dick on Lifetime), she sought treatment at the hospital.

Mount Sinai Hospital took Lohan in, pumped her full of prescription pills antibiotics and released her not too long thereafter. Now Lohan is recovering in the sanctity of her hotel room.

This news comes quickly on the heels of the release of her new movie, which may or may not bring her back from the brink. Meanwhile, Amanda Bynes is plotting how to top this news by Wednesday.

SWAG GIVEAWAY: “7 days of Sex” Boyshorts

I’m sure by now you have heard about the new show on Lifetime called “7 Days of Sex”. For those of you who haven’t, here’s a bit about the series.

After 7 days you won’t believe what these couples discover about themselves underneath the sheets. When the going gets tough, could your marriage survive…7 Days of Sex?

The kids, the bills, working late hours…in relationships it’s the little things that can lead to big problems. Each week this all new reality series follows two new couples whose marriages’ are at a cross-roads and have agreed to a do-it-yourself marriage fix. Sex…we think of it as naughty, racy and fun, but maybe it’s more than that — maybe it’s actually good for you! Tune in and find out. 7 Days of Sex premieres on Thursday, April 26 at 10/9c!

Let’s face it. Sex is an important part of a marriage. You don’t have it or take time for it, your marriage sucks. In celebration of this intimate and personal show, Celebrity VIP Lounge is giving away one lucky winner the following:

• One set of 7 days of Sex Boyshort Underwear
• Marvelous Monday
• Tempting Tuesday
• Wowza Wednesday
• Tantalizing Thursday
• Flirtatious Friday
• Steamy Saturday
• Seductive Sunday

Now those are great to wear to remind you that you need to keep your marriage sexually exciting.

Enter to win below: (US Winners Only)


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Lindsay Lohan As Elizabeth Taylor On Lifetime

 

Lindsay Lohan has landed the role of screen legend Elizabeth Taylor.

After weeks of rumors, the actress has scored the part in the Lifetime Original Movie about the enduring love of Taylor and Richard Burton, whose stormy relationship led them to marry and divorce each other twice.

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Kim Kardashian Lands Role on ‘Drop Dead Diva’

Well, looky look at Kim Kardashian making her way in the acting world!

Access Hollywood has confirmed that the reality star will join the cast of Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva” for a recurring role in Season 4 of the show. Kim will play Nikki, a new love interest for angel-on-earth Fred (Ben Feldman). The new relationship will definitely stir up some trouble for Fred’s ex-girlfriend, Stacy (April Bowlby), who Nikki will team up with on a new business venture.

“I’m ecstatic to welcome Kim to the Diva family,” creator and executive producer Josh Berman said in a statement. “In discussing the role of Nikki with her, I’m blown away by her smarts, sense of humor, and passion. This series is all about reinvention and I’m so excited to see Kim ‘reinvented’ in the world of ‘Drop Dead Diva.’”

The show, which stars Brooke Elliott, begins filming its fourth season, next month, and will premiere in the summertime.

Meanwhile, Kim also has a role in the upcoming Tyler Perry flick, The Marriage Counselor, set to hit theaters on July 27, 2012!

Kim may only be famous for being on a reality show (among…other things), but she’s an entrepreneur. Say what you want about Kim, but you can’t say that she doesn’t get PAID! And Lifetime and Tyler Perry are very smart in casting her, because they will definitely pick up new viewers, just off of the fact that Kim was featured in their work. It’s a win-win. I can’t knock the hustle!

SWAG GIVEAWAY: “Dance Moms” Work Out Prize Pack

Celebrity VIP Lounge has teamed up with Lifetime’s “Dance Moms” to give you one lucky winner the chance to win this fabulous work out prize pack. HOLLA!

In case you haven’t heard of “Dance Moms”, listen up:

ABOUT DANCE MOMS:

Set in Pittsburgh’s renowned Abby Lee Dance Company, owned and operated by notoriously demanding and passionate instructor Abby Lee Miller, “Dance Moms” follows children’s early steps on the road to stardom, and their doting mothers who are there for every rehearsal, performance and bow … all under the discerning eye of Miller. Season 2 premieres Tuesday, January 10th at 9pm/8c!

These moms are stage moms for sure but not to the extreme as some of those other

Dance Moms Work Out Prize Pack Includes:
• One Lifetime Gym Bag
• Dance Moms Gym Towel
• Lifetime Water Bottle
• Dance Moms Gym Shorts
• Dance Moms Leg Warmers
• Dance Moms Sweatshirt

Um, how cool is that? You are all set to workout. Now you just have to take yourself to the gym! Enter to win below (and yes, this is FREE swag, dahlings).

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Molly Sims Takes On Hosting Duties for Project Accessory

We mentioned last year that Project Accessory, the redheaded stepchild of Project Runway was officially in the works, and now the promos have begun!

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