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Every week seems to bring more good news, followed by a frenzy of congratulatory tweets, for Brian Stelter.
– Chris Brown wants to poop and fart on lady comedian; deletes Twitter account.
– Charlie Sheen once gave Lindsay Lohan a check for $100,000 to help out with her IRS “debt,” which is one case of the blinded-by-syphilis leading the blinded-by-syphilis.
Yes, the reports are true. Lindsay Lohan, who probably, sadly, defines the cinematic voice of “our generation” more than Lena Dunham (not all of us have friends who’ve had a magical miscarriage, but we’ve all known hot messes who shoplift, do too much Adderall, and decide to briefly try out lesbianism), has landed the part of icon Elizabeth Taylor in the TV movie Liz & Dick. Ms. Lohan has been vying for this job for months, even behaving herself–or at least, trying to– during Fashion Week to prove to the powers that she is definitely insurable on-set.
But before we start popping open bottles of sparkling cider and synching up our DUI ankle bracelets to spell VIVA LA LOHAN, let’s take a look at what this comeback actually entails.
ripped from the headlines
Political corruption in New York manages to grab even more of the spotlight, courtesy of Lifetime’s Brighton Beach.
Michael Levitis, lawyer and owner of Rasputin Nightclub (2670 Coney Island Avenue) confirmed to Sheepshead Bites that the show is focused, in part, on his family, a casting decision Read More
Amanda Knox, the onetime foreign exchange student imprisoned for the murder of her roommate, may soon be on a TV near you. Lifetime is planning the February 21 premiere of Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy, a TV movie starring Hayden Panettiere as the college student. Knox’s lawyers have written to Lifetime, Read More
Lifetime has been courting Klum, Gunn and the gays during their makeover, according to the Observer’s Doree Shafrir, but now they’re going after the riot grrrls.
Well, maybe more like riot grrls (y’know, those punk feminist chicks) and their bread-and-butter demographic, middle-aged moms, with their new show Rita Rocks.
The Hollywood Read More