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First look: The 'Witches of East End' catch fire -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

Based on the book by Melissa de la Cruz, Lifetime’s new series Witches of East End stars Julia Ormond as the matriarch of a very magical family, with Rachel Boston and Jenna Dewan-Tatum playing her daughters, who slowly begin to discover their family’s mystical secrets.

EW has an exclusive first look at the entire cast, as well as individual portraits below, which show Boston in the role of Ingrid Beauchamp, Mädchen Amick as Wendy Beauchamp, Ormond as Joanna Beauchamp, and Dewan-Tatum as Freya Beauchamp.
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'Orphan Black' actor Dylan Bruce to star in Lifetime's 'Flowers in the Attic'

Hot Paul’s career is almost as hot as he is.

With Orphan Black not returning until April, star Dylan Bruce is using his downtime wisely. Not only has he scheduled a guest stint on The CW’s hit show Arrow, but EW has confirmed his recent Twitter announcement that he has joined Lifetime’s TV movie Flowers in the Attic.

Bruce joins the movie adaptation as Bart Winslow, the second husband of Corrine, played by Heather Graham. The movie is an adaptation of V.C. Andrew’s novel, which tells the story of what happens when Corrine leaves her four children with their grandmother (played by Ellen Burstyn), who then locks them in the attic due to a family secret. Corrine’s two eldest children, Cathy and Chris, will be played by Kiernan Shipka and Mason Dye.

Flowers in the Attic is currently shooting in Vancouver, and according to Lifetime, expects a release date of early next year.

As far as we’re concerned, the more Dylan Bruce in our lives, the better.

Check out his tweet below:
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'Witches of East End' teaser photo: 'The witching hour is coming' -- EXCLUSIVE

This exclusive image from Lifetime’s new series Witches of East End boasts that “the witching hour is coming.” Clips from the series have teased us with dark, sexy magic — and although this stunning green eye gives us few clues as to what the pilot will be like, the image promises it will certainly be beautiful.

In the mystical tale of discovery, Julia Ormond, Rachel Boston, and Jenna Dewan-Tatum star as the titular witches — but only the mother, Joanna (Ormond), knows about the power her family possesses. Based on the book by Melissa de la Cruz, the story follows Freya (Dewan-Tatum) and Ingrid (Boston) as they discover magic and the dark secrets of their family’s past.

Witches of East End premieres Oct. 6 on Lifetime.

Watch Kirstie Alley in new 'Baby Sellers' clip -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Kirstie Alley is up to no good — well, at least her new character is. In Lifetime’s new original movie Baby Sellers, Alley stars as Carla Huxley, the owner of a U.S. adoption agency. She helps bring families together, but as you can imagine by the title, something isn’t quite right: Huxley actually fronts an infant-trafficking ring. The flick airs Saturday, August 17, at 8 p.m. on Lifetime. If you can’t wait until then, just check out our exclusive clip below:
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'Anna Nicole' Lifetime biopic breaks ratings records

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The story of Anna Nicole Smith, the Marilyn-Monroe-inspired beauty with a similarly tragic tale roused record ratings for Lifetime’s Saturday night premiere. Though she died in 2007, the former 1993 Playmate of the Year is still captivating crowds.

Anna Nicole averaged averaged 3.3 million total viewers and the Lifetime biopic becomes the year’s number one cable movie premiere among female viewers and adults aged 25-54 and 18-49.

Starring Agnes Bruckner as Smith, Anna Nicole explores the ill-fated star’s trajectory from topless dancer, to millionaire wife, to single mom, and eventual pop cultural fascination. A former 1993 Playmate of the Year, Smith died from an accidental drug overdose in 2007.

The network will re-air Anna Nicole tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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‘Anna Nicole’ a ‘new kind’ of Lifetime movie, ‘American Psycho’ director Mary Harron says

'Anna Nicole' a 'new kind' of Lifetime movie, 'American Psycho' director Mary Harron says

It’s no longer shocking when established film directors turn to TV — after all, Martin Scorsese, Jane Campion, and David Fincher have all done it recently to great acclaim.

Still, you may be surprised to learn that Lifetime’s upcoming Anna Nicole Smith biopic was directed by none other than Mary Harron — a filmmaker best known for her wicked work on controversial cult favorites like I Shot Andy Warhol and American Psycho. Thanks in part to Harron’s pedigree, the movie also managed to attract an unusually accomplished cast, including Oscar winner Martin Landau (as Anna Nicole’s wealthy husband J. Howard Marshall), Oscar nominee Virginia Madsen (as Anna’s mother, Virgie), indie stalwart Adam Goldberg (as Anna’s lawyer and companion, Howard K. Stern), and Princess Bride star-turned-character actor Cary Elwes (as J. Howard’s scheming son E. Pierce Marshall).

So how did a movie maverick find herself on the set of a made-for-TV flick about a notorious celebrity train wreck? Easy — the film’s producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Maron, simply called her up and asked if she wanted the job. (Zadan and Maron must have a thing for Marilyn Monroe; their canceled series Smash revolved around a Marilyn musical, while Anna Nicole is peppered with references to Monroe being Smith’s idol.)

“They said they wanted to do a director-driven movie, and that was very interesting,” Harron explained in a phone interview. “And I thought it was interesting to try and do a TV movie that was like a movie-movie, in a way.”

What is it that separates Anna Nicole from a garden-variety Lifetime movie — and why does Harron think we’re still fascinated with Smith’s story, even six years after her death? The answer lies in Anna Nicole‘s unique approach to its subject, according to the director — and the enduring allure of the “beauty queen” story.
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Lifetime's 'Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret' sneak peek gets bloody -- VIDEO

Lifetime has released a new preview of Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret, and the result is more bloody than dirty.

The movie about the photographer-turned-convicted murderer stars Tania Raymonde as the controversial Jodi Arias, who was charged with stabbing her lover Travis Alexander 29 times. The new clip shows a blood-splattered Arias disposing of evidence and reliving the murder in her mind. If you thought Lifetime would hold back on the violence, you were wrong.

Watch the new sneak peek for Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret below:
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'The Anna Nicole Story' trailer: Pills, booze, and one bummer of a 'Fame' cover -- VIDEO

So, what’s left to say about Anna Nicole Smith? Not a whole lot, according to this new trailer for Lifetime’s upcoming biopic. But if you like seeing a fresh-faced, down-home Texas gal descend into stripping, drug addiction, and dressing up like a Juggalette for some reason, you may as well watch it anyway.

At least the casting’s on point. The movie stars Agnes Bruckner, whom you may remember from Private Practice or Lifetime’s own Craigslist Killer movie, as Anna Nicole (née Vickie Lynn Hogan). Against all odds, its ensemble also includes one Oscar winner (84-year-old Martin Landau as Smith’s tycoon husband J. Howard Marshall), one Oscar nominee (Virginia Madsen as Smith’s mother Virgie), and one Dread Pirate Roberts (Cary Elwes as E. Pierce Marshall, who took Smith to court after his megarich father died). Also, Adam Goldberg’s in it.

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'Dear Mom, Love Cher' review: Inside the crazy, talented life of Georgia Holt

For Mother’s Day, Lifetime is celebrating the most important mama of all: Georgia Holt, who gave us Cher. The result is Dear Mom, Love Cher, a candid, if blithely rose-colored documentary. There are great revelations: Mama Cher can sing! Mama Cher almost aborted baby Cher!

Writer-director P. David Ebersole gathers Cher (billed as a producer and “creator”), her sister Georganne, and Georgia all together on a massive Malibu couch that anchors the hour. We keep coming back to it, with mom in the middle, as she and her daughters spill out more and more details about the family’s extended, hardscrabble history. Once, the family matriarch dreamed of Georgia’s grandfather coming “down in little pieces” from the sky (she was psychic, you see) and the next day, he blew himself up with dynamite. “I think we can walk the narrow razor of white trash only so long,” Cher worries — and we still haven’t heard about Georgia’s father.

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Lifetime cancels 'America's Most Wanted'

Lifetime has canceled long-running, crime-busting show America’s Most Wanted, EW has confirmed. Though there’s another show on the horizon for host John Walsh, who is developing a pilot with Lifetime. (TV Guide exclusively reported the news.) READ FULL STORY

Brooke Shields joins season 7 of 'Army Wives' as recurring guest star

Brooke Shields is swapping her lipstick for a U.S. Air Force uniform.

ABC has confirmed that Shields is joining the seventh season of Lifetime’s hit show Army Wives as a recurring guest star. Shields will play Col. Katherine “Kat” Young, a crack C-17 pilot who finds herself at odds with Army General Michael Holden, played by Brian McNamara.

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'Liz & Dick' ratings a little soft

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Who’s afraid of Liz & Dick‘s ratings?

Lifetime’s critically trashed Elizabeth Taylor biopic starring Lindsay Lohan delivered 3.5 million viewers Sunday night.

The network points out Liz & Dick ranks as its fourth highest-rated original TV movie of 2012 — which is sort of a weak brag, considering all the advance hype. Liz & Dick delivered fewer viewers than Lifetime movies such as Steel MagnoliasDrew Peterson: Untouchable and Abducted: The Carlina White Story.

The film chronicles Elizabeth Taylor’s romance with Richard Burton from 1961 to 1984 and received hostile reviews, with critics bashing the stunt casting of Lohan as the silver screen legend. “No effort seems to have gone into Lohan’s preparation other than tinting her eyes Liz-violet,” marveled EW’s Ken Tucker.

It’s tough to say whether the negative reviews hurt or helped the film’s ratings since Lifetime’s original movie brand has long been about guilty pleasure titles, and surely many viewers tuned in precisely because they had to see what all the fuss was about.

'Liz & Dick' producer talks the risky business of hiring Lindsay Lohan, giving Taylor and Burton a chance to speak from 'Hollywood heaven'

On Sunday, Lifetime premieres Liz & Dick, its Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton biopic starring Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler. Exec producer Larry Thompson openly admits Lohan brought with her a younger demographic (and headlines) but also risk. He first met with Lohan about the project last December but cameras didn’t roll until June. “When we first met with her, she had two probations, and when we finally closed the deal with her, there was only one probation,” Thompson says. “If we couldn’t have gotten insurance, there would have been no movie. We wound up having to go to Lloyd’s of London to get what we called incarceration insurance…. We had to protect ourselves that if she were to have violated her probation during production, we wouldn’t have had to close down and lose our movie.” READ FULL STORY

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