Ever since Angela Bassett announced she would direct a Lifetime film on beloved singer Whitney Houston, diehard fans—and most of the Internet—have speculated on nearly every aspect of the film. Who would play Houston, with her prodigious voice and winning smile? Would her daughter Bobbi Kristina appear in the movie? Would her family be involved? How would her ex-husband, singer-songwriter Bobby Brown, be depicted? And what of Houston’s death in 2012—would that make it to the small screen? READ FULL STORY
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Maria Bello will star in a Lifetime movie adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novella Big Driver. The movie will also star Olympia Dukakis, Grammy nominee Joan Jett, and Will Harris (Sky High). This project is the first collaboration between King and Lifetime. READ FULL STORY
Is Grumpy Cat going to replace the Grinch?
Internet-famous Grumpy Cat is going Hollywood: The unimpressed cat will star in a Christmas movie this year on Lifetime, EW has confirmed.
Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever, written by Tim Hill (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Jeff Morris, will center on a pet-store cat who is constantly overlooked and the 12-year-old girl who can communicate with her, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (Show of hands: Up until this moment, who thought Grumpy Cat was actually a guy!?) READ FULL STORY
'Petals on the Wind' stars talk whirlwind filmmaking -- and whether they're rooting for Christopher and Cathy
If you own a television, chances are you’ve seen either Rose McIver or Wyatt Nash pop up on it at some point in the last few years. She’s had notable roles on Masters of Sex and Once Upon a Time; he’s appeared on Pretty Little Liars and Rake, and was also a contestant on Survivor: Redemption Island in 2011. (Back then, Nash went by his given name, Matt Elrod; he switched to his middle name and Nash, for Nashville, after leaving the show. “I kind of wanted to start at ground zero and really work my way to where I am now,” he explains to EW. “I didn’t want to use [my experience on Survivor] as a leg up.”)
But even if you’re familiar with either actor’s work, you’ve never seen them like this before: playing grown-up siblings Cathy and Christopher Sheffield (formerly Dollanganger), a pair of blonde bombshells who are secretly in love with each other. READ FULL STORY
A little boy named Damien is once again about to haunt your dreams, but this time on the small screen.
The young boy from the classic 1976 horror film (and 2006 remake) The Omen is now an adult facing his true destiny as the Antichrist in Damien, a new TV series in development for Lifetime from former The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news of the project with Mazzara writing the script and executive producing under his overall deal with Fox Television Studios. In addition to already being a horror expert thanks to The Walking Dead, Mazzara also created the movie-to-TV adaptation of the Academy-Award winning film Crash for Starz.
Damien is a follow-up to the Antichrist story based on the original film that starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as parents who secretly adopt the baby of a mother who died at the same time of their own child’s birth, only to learn that their son Damien is the Antichrist. The original spawned two sequels and later two movie adaptations in the ’90s. A 2006 remake starring Julia Stiles and Liev Schreiber grossed over $100 million worldwide.
Lifetime adapting 'The Red Tent' into miniseries starring Minnie Driver, Morena Baccarin, Rebecca Ferguson
Lifetime is the latest network to order Bible-themed programming, announcing a miniseries adaptation of Anita Diamant’s bestselling novel, The Red Tent.
The two-night event stars Minnie Driver (About a Boy), Morena Baccarin (Homeland), Rebecca Ferguson (The White Queen), Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment), Iain Glen (Game of Thrones), and Will Tudor (Game of Thrones) in the expanded saga of Dinah, the daughter of Leah and Jacob, who was only briefly mentioned in the Old Testament. Production begins this month in Morocco.
Ferguson plays Dinah, who spends her formative years in her tribe’s red tent, a women-only sanctuary where she learns about her family’s traditions and turmoil. The story recounts her father Jacob’s (Glen) courtship of her mothers Leah (Driver), Rachel (Baccarin), Zilpah, and Bilhah. The tale continues with Dinah’s own experiences with love and a devastating loss that changes the fate of her family.
Winger portrays Rebecca, Jacob’s mother; Tudor stars as Joseph, Dinah’s brother. READ FULL STORY
The life of a nun is something few people really understand, but Lifetime is looking to change that.
EW has confirmed that Lifetime has ordered six hour-long episodes of The Sisterhood, a new unscripted series that will follow five woman who have to decide whether they want to become nuns.
For The Sisterhood, cameras will be allowed inside a Catholic convent, where each woman will work and live before making her decision. Cameras have been granted access to the women in both the “discernment phase” and the “accelerated program,” which, according to the network, “will truly test their devotion.” Will they take vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience? You’ll have to watch to find out. READ FULL STORY
'Petals on the Wind' trailer: Thought 'Flowers in the Attic' was nuts? You ain't seen nothing yet -- EXCLUSIVE
A brief, uber-dramatic recap of Flowers in the Attic? Check. A shot of Heather Graham in a gorgeous ball gown, torching her ancestral home with an ornate candelabra? Brother-boning, ballet, and literal petals on literal wind? Check, check, and mate.
In short: Why are you not already watching the very first trailer for Petals on the Wind, Lifetime’s juicy followup to its smash hit Flowers in the Attic adaptation? The film features returning stars Graham, Ellen Burstyn, and Dylan Bruce, as well as Rose McIver and Wyatt Nash in parts originated by Kiernan Shipka and Mason Dye. (The sequel picks up 10 years after the events of Flowers, meaning it’s really an adaptation of the second half of Petals. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, because the second half of Petals is just as insane as the first.)
Check out the deliciously melodramatic teaser below, all set to the haunting strains of Kelly Sweet’s take on “In the Air Tonight” — or risk Withered Old Ellen Burstyn haunting your dreams forevermore. READ FULL STORY
Tori Spelling does not seem to be holding back any details of her marriage in her new Lifetime docuseries, True Tori.
In a promo for the show, husband Dean McDermott admits that he cheated on her, saying, “I was out of control. Sex was an escape, just like drugs or alcohol.”
“I’m really mad,” Spelling, 40, says in the teaser. “I can never give him enough sex. He’s never going to be happy with just me.”
To document the couple’s journey through this difficult period in as close to real-time as possible, True Tori is airing just three weeks after filming began. The six-part series will pick up with McDermott leaving rehab. READ FULL STORY
Tori Spelling wants to make sure you understand her. Like really understand her. The TV starlet is coming back to reality television with her fifth, yes fifth, show about her and her family with husband Dean McDermott. READ FULL STORY
Ready to see grown up Cathy and Christopher?
Here are the first two character images from Lifetime’s Petals on the Wind, the sequel to ratings sensation Flowers in the Attic. Plus, we can also exclusively reveal the film’s premiere date: Scrap your Memorial Day plans, because you’re going to watching Petals on the Wind Monday, May 26 at 9 p.m.
The film stars Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time) as Cathy Dollanganger and Wyatt Nash (Pretty Little Liars) as her brother/secret attic lover Christopher Dollanganger. These two young-ish Flowers parts were recast because the sequel picks up a decade after the conclusion of the first film. Heather Graham also returns as their mother Corrine, while Cathy’s new boyfriend is played by Will Kemp (90210).
One photo shows a family portrait with a trio of blue-eyed Dollangangers decked out in swinging retro threads. Cathy in particular looks rather intense, doesn’t she? Then there’s a photo of Cathy and her abusive dancer paramour Julian, a relationship that leads her to confront the forbidden romance she had with her brother in the first film. Ellen Burstyn and Dylan Bruce will also reprise their roles in the film as grandmother Olivia and Corrine’s husband Bart, respectively.
The ladies of Lifetime’s hit series Devious Maids are back – and by the looks of a new poster for season 2, with plenty of oh-so-juicy secrets. READ FULL STORY
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