Ryan Oubre on his divorce: You can’t ‘marry another race and not want to marry their culture’
Married at First Sight star Ryan Oubre, who is Black, is speaking out about splitting from his white co-star Clara […] The post Ryan Oubre on his divorce: You can’t ‘marry another race and not want to marry their culture’ appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
The bittersweet taste of “feel good” Hallmark holiday movies
“Matchmaker Santa,” “Merry Matrimony,” “Window Wonderland,” “Once Upon a Holiday”: the list of Hallmark Christmas movies goes on and on. In fact, an IMDb page lists 133 such movies over the past 10 years. These movies have historically maintained a steady fan base, but the range of viewers seems to have grown. It’s not uncommon...trinitonian.com
New this week: Godzilla vs Kong, 'Concrete Cowboy' & Mahalia
This combination photo shows poster art for the film "Godzilla vs Kong," premiering on HBO Max on March 31, left, "Concrete Cowboy," premiering April 2 on Netflix and "Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia," premiering April 3 on Lifetime. (HBO Max/Netflix/Lifetime via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Two of cinema’s most famous giants are headed for an old-fashioned big budget clash in “Godzilla vs. Kong,” available on HBO Max for 31 days starting Friday. After a pandemic-induced blockbuster drought, Henry told the AP that the film will be a welcome change of pace. Ad— Legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson gets overdue biopic attention in a Lifetime film debuting Saturday.
Recipe: Green Smoothie
SAN ANTONIO – Registered dietician with Lifetime Paul Kriegler shares this easy smoothie that is packed with all your green needs to stay fit this spring. Makes one servingPrep time: 5 minutesIngredients1 serving vanilla Life Time Protein Powder1/2 small green apple, chopped2 celery stalks, diced1 lime, juiced1 big handful of organic spinach or other greens, such as kale10–12 fresh mint leaves1–1.5 cups unsweetened almond or coconut milk3–5 ice cubes1/2 avocado (optional)1 pinch sea salt (optional)DirectionsBlend and enjoy. Pro tip: Pre-chop and freeze the apple, celery, and greens for faster prep. You could also consider freezing the lime juice and mint leaves together in ice cube trays for easier blending without extra ice.
Yes, Lifetime’s newest ‘mini-movie’ is Kentucky Fried Chicken-themed, starring Mario Lopez as sexy Colonel Sanders
"A Recipe For Seduction" starring @MarioLopezviva premieres Sunday at 12PM. pic.twitter.com/nZJ2PXUR6G — Lifetime (@lifetimetv) December 7, 2020As you can see by the photo in the tweet, Lopez isn’t just playing an ordinary Colonel Sanders. Oh no, Lopez is sexy Colonel Sanders. Watching the trailer, however, it feels like the irony is lost, and this is just another Lifetime movie. They WANT you to tweet about the KFC Lifetime movie!
Looking for love? Married at First Sight is casting in Houston
HOUSTON, Texas Are you single and ready to find the love of your life? If so, the Married at First Sight television show may be your chance! The popular Lifetime show is holding a casting call in Houston for its upcoming season. Married at First Sight features five couples that spontaneously get married just moments after meeting for the first time. To learn more about Married at First Sight, visit its website here.
Ways to beat the pandemic burnout
SAN ANTONIO If youre feeling exhausted these days, you are not alone. Stressful situations can lead to burnout. Editor-in-chief of Experience Life Magazine, Jamie Martin says its important to give yourself permission to set boundaries and take some space. She shares the common signs of burnout, how small changes in behavior can go a long way and how to recover your energy.
How an arrest upended filming of 'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein'
This combination of photos released by Lifetime shows participants in the new docuseries Surviving Jeffrey Epstein top row from left, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, Teresa Helm, Jena Lisa Jones, Kiki, Rachel Benavidez, Marijke Chartouni, Chaunte Davies, and Courtney Wild. (Lifetime via AP)NEW YORK The filmmakers behind Surviving Jeffrey Epstein moved quickly when Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested on federal charges that she acted as a recruiter for the financiers sexual abuse. If your timing can be great, our timing was great, said executive producer Robert Friedman. Production was underway when the 66-year-old Epstein killed himself in his New York City prison cell last August after his arrest on sex trafficking charges. To finally have a shot at it (after Maxwell's arrest) is remarkable.Maxwells arrest just a month before the series' premiere triggered a race, but definitely worth it said Sundberg.
Sigourney Weaver Reflects on the Legacy of 'Prayers for Bobby' 10 Years Later (Exclusive)
If you ask Weaver, though, she is most proud of the 2009 Lifetime TV movie, Prayers for Bobby. The drama won a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series, alongside Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Weaver. When you look back, do you have one memory from making the movie that's come to encapsulate your Prayers for Bobby experience? As we celebrate Pride Month, as an actor and an activist and just a person, what is your relationship to the LGBTQ community these days? Prayers for Bobby airs on Monday, June 29 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and Sunday, July 5 at 12 p.m. on Lifetime.
Vivica A. Fox Returns to Lifetime Movie Network With Two New 'Wrong' Films (Exclusive)
Lifetime Movie NetworkPremiering July 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the Lifetime Movie Network, The Wrong Wedding Planner also stars Kristin Booth and Jacke Harry. Lifetime Movie NetworkPremiering Friday, July 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the Lifetime Movie Network, The Wrong Stepfather also stars William McNamara. The binge-watch includes The Wrong Cheerleader, The Wrong House Sitter, The Wrong Stepmother and The Wrong Student. A longtime staple of Lifetime, Fox has previously starred in series 1-800-Missing and Vivicas Black Magic. But when it comes to the ongoing success of the Wrong franchise, Fox says the movies are a great way for viewers to escape.
Abby Lee Miller's New Lifetime Show Pulled After 'Dance Moms' Alum Accuses Her of Racism
Lifetime has pulled the plug on Abby Lee Miller's new reality show, Abbys Virtual Dance Off. Additionally, Miller will not be returning to Dance Moms if the show is renewed for a ninth season, according to EW, who was first to report the news. Smith saw the disingenuous post, and took to her own Instagram to call Miller out for her previous actions. I couldn't think of a more perfect day to address my experience with Abby Lee Miller. But what I'm not going to have happen is have this racist person have any part of my daughter's life."
Lorena Bobbitt on Reclaiming Her Story With New Lifetime Film (Exclusive)
Lorena is taking full control of her narrative by executive producing and narrating the Lifetime film I Was Lorena Bobbitt. Domestic violence doesn't discriminate. But recognizing that not much has changed for domestic violence and survivors in more than two decades, she wanted to become an advocate for victims and survivors alike. By utilizing mediums like TV movies or docuseries, it's a great way to reach people of all kinds of walks of life, Lorena says. RELATED CONTENT:'I Was Lorena Bobbitt': Watch the Trailer for the Lifetime Film About Her Infamous Knife Attack (Exclusive)Inside the NXIVM Cult: 'Dynasty' Actress Catherine Oxenberg on Bringing Her Story to LifetimeA Guide to the College Admissions Scandal Involving Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin
2019 holiday movies get an early start
Yes, we know it's not even Halloween yet, but the holiday movies have arrived. Hallmark alone is debuting 40 new holiday movies this year. She must break down the wall between her and Nick, all while keeping the holiday spirit alive. This film airs December 8 on Lifetime and stars Julianna Guill and Corey Sevier. "When Calls the Heart Christmas"The popular Hallmark series set in Hope Valley will have a special holiday film airing on Christmas day.
Sarah Drew Reacts to 'Grey's Anatomy' Rumors of Possible Season 16 Return (Exclusive)
Drew left the medical drama at the end of season 14 following a 10-year run. When asked if she's been approached for a cameo this season on Grey's, Drew sweetly shut down any rumors. Ryan McPartlin (left) and Sarah Drew (right) star in Lifetime's 'Twinkle All the Way.' Lifetime"What I really love about this story is that there is an overarching theme of finding something beautiful when everything goes wrong. RELATED CONTENT:Lifetime Announces 2019 Holiday Films Starring Melissa Joan Hart, Sarah Drew and MoreHow Sarah Drew Channeled Her Real-Life Love Story in New Holiday TV Movie (Exclusive)
Hilarie Burton Spills Details on Ultra-Private Wedding to Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Exclusive)
Hilarie Burton-Morgan is enjoying newlywed bliss after marrying actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan earlier this month. Burton said her One Tree Hill co-stars Sophia Bush and Bethany Joy Lenz being at the wedding also meant a lot to her. Meanwhile, Hilarie's highly anticipated Lifetime holiday movie, A Christmas Wish, features a major One Tree Hill reunion. ET spoke with Hilarie and Jeffrey last April at the Rampage premiere in Los Angeles, where they talked about a then 1-month-old George. Watch the video below for more: Jeffrey Dean Morgan on 'First Night Away' From Newborn Daughter George With Wife Hilarie (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:Jeffrey Dean Morgan Gets Matching Tattoos With Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles at His WeddingHilarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan Secretly Marry After a Decade TogetherJeffrey Dean Morgan Admits He's Never Seen Hilarie Burton's Show 'One Tree Hill'
'Facts of Life' Cast Reunites for Lifetime's 'You Light Up My Christmas'
The cast of the '80s sitcom, Facts of Life, is coming back together for the holidays, appearing in Lifetime's festive new film, You Light Up My Christmas. Fields, 50, also executive produced the project, which is part of the networks Its a Wonderful Lifetime holiday programming lineup. We have a ball when we get to hang out personally and holidays are about family, memories and fun, Fields said in a statement. The film comes 40 years after Facts of Life premiered on NBC, as a spin-off to Diffrent Strokes. RELATED CONTENT:Alison Sweeney to Star in Blake Shelton-Produced Hallmark Christmas Movie (Exclusive)Anna Kendrick and Billy Eichner Dish on 'Noelle,' Disney+'s Holiday Movie (Exclusive)
'The Facts of Life' cast back together for holiday special
LifetimeHOLLYWOOD, Calif. - If getting the cast of "The Facts of Life" is on your Christmas list, you're in luck. "You Light Up My Christmas" will premier on Lifetime on December 1, and it will star Kim Fields, Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn and Nancy McKeon, according to PEOPLE. Yes, that's right, the actresses who played Tootie, Blair, Natalie and Jo in the series that ran from 1979 to 1988. But while the movie will feature the old cast, it tells a new story. Fields plays Emma, who returns to her hometown two weeks before Christmas and connects with an old love interest to bring holiday festivity back to the town, according to Lifetime.
Jennifer Aniston Says She and 'Friends' Co-Stars Are Always Looking for Ways to Work
Jennifer Aniston knows Friendsfans would love to see the cast work together again. Meanwhile, fans got excited when Courteney Cox recently posted a photo with Aniston and Matt LeBlanc on her Instagram. During an interview with the Howard Stern Show this week, Aniston revealed that the whole Friends cast had dinner together at Cox's home. Of her co-stars, Cox, LeBlanc, Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry, Aniston says they all get along. Jennifer Aniston on Why She Turned Down 'Saturday Night Live' in Her 20s Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:Paul Rudd Reveals He Accidentally Hurt Jennifer Aniston While Filming 'Friends' and Thought He'd Get FiredJennifer Aniston Reveals Why She Turned Down a Spot on 'SNL'Jennifer Aniston Reveals the Entire Cast of 'Friends' Reunited: 'We Laughed A Lot'
Lifetime's 'The College Admissions Scandal' earns passing grade
(CNN) - Described as a "ripped from the headlines" movie, Lifetime's "The College Admissions Scandal" is "inspired by" the Varsity Blues cheating and bribery story, which gets at the truth of the issues in occasionally heavy-handed but overall, kind of delicious fashion. Yet at its best, the movie effectively illustrates the cynical calculus that these parents made, as well as the rationalizations employed to justify their actions. Granted, those who tune in hoping for some tidbit about the most famous names caught up in the scandal -- actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin among them -- won't find them here. "The College Admissions Scandal" is the kind of modest, quick-turnaround effort that won't win any prizes; still, in terms of shining a light on that part of the story, it scores a passing grade the old-fashioned way: By earning it. "The College Admissions Scandal" airs Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
Felicity Huffman & Lori Loughlin-Inspired 'College Admissions Scandal' Movie Gets
Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin's stories have inspired Lifetime's upcoming movie, The College Admissions Scandal -- and ET is exclusively debuting the trailer. The film, set to air next month, stars Penelope Ann Miller and Mia Kirshner in roles inspired by Huffman and Loughlin's involvement in the massive college admissions bribery scam, uncovered by authorities earlier this year. According to Lifetime, the film will follow "the story of over 50 wealthy and elite families that tried to cheat the college admissions system," with Miller and Kirshner playing just two of those parents. The College Admissions Scandal premieres Oct. 13 on Lifetime. RELATED CONTENT:Lifetime's College Admissions Scandal Movie Casts One of Felicity Huffman's Former Co-StarsLori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli Are Not Getting Divorced Despite ReportsJohn Stamos Says He 'Just Can't Process' Lori Loughlin's College Admissions Scandal
Hallmark Christmas Movies 2019: Full List, Schedule and Other Details
A Hallmark holiday movie is filled with Christmas, and joy, romance, emotion, sweetness, and tradition. Behind-the-scenes sneak peeks of new holiday movies will air during the Sept. 7 premiere of Hallmark Channel's Love, Romance & Chocolate, starring Chabert and Will Kemp. Scott Wolf and Kristin Chenoweth star in Hallmark Channel's 'A Christmas Love Story.' Nikki DeLoach stars in 2019's 'Two Turtle Doves' for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Meet 5 Stars Ready to Sweep You Off Your Feet (on TV)Dolly Parton and Danica McKellar to Star in 'Christmas at Dollywood' Movie for Hallmark (Exclusive)'When Calls the Heart' and 'Lost' Stars to Headline Hallmark Christmas Movies (Exclusive)
Lifetime Movie About NXIVM Cult Debuts Creepy Trailer -- With an Allison Mack Lookalike (Exclusive)
Lifetime's original movie about the controversial NXIVM cult has its very first trailer -- and as expected, it is bonkers. Following the premiere of Escaping the NXIVM Cult, Lifetime will roll out a documentary special with journalist Gretchen Carlson called Beyond the Headlines: Escaping the NXIVM Cult With Gretchen Carlson. The companion doc will show Carlson investigating the cult and feature a sit-down with Oxenberg about her real-life journey to save her daughter from NXIVM. Escaping the NXIVM Cult: A Mother's Fight to Save Her Daughter, part of Lifetime's "Ripped from the Headlines" slate, premieres Saturday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. RELATED CONTENT:Lifetime to Release Movie About NXIVM Cult -- See Who's Playing Keith Raniere and Allison MackNXIVM Leader Keith Raniere Found Guilty in Sex Trafficking CaseActress Allison Mack Pleads Guilty in NXIVM Alleged Sex Cult CaseSmallville Star Allison Mack Claims NXIVM Branding Ritual Was Her Idea
Daphne Zuniga 'Totally Open' to 'Melrose Place' Reunion Series (Exclusive)
Without the warm glow of Luke's love, she's lost in the shadows of despair and forced into submission by the sinfully evil Nurse Broadfield (Zuniga). Daphne Zuniga: I'm not familiar at all. This character, Nurse Broadfield, was so extreme in her method of supposedly making this girl better. During filming, how did you separate yourself from a character as sinful as Nurse Broadfield? That part of me would come out and I would have no problem diving into Nurse Broadfield when the cameras were rolling.
Jason Priestley Is Deliciously Creepy in Lifetime's Casteel Family Movie 'Fallen
Andrews' popular Casteel family novels, and only ET has the exclusive sneak peek from Fallen Hearts, the third of five films in the series. The Casteel saga follows Heaven Casteel (Annalise Basso) and her siblings after their father devises a scheme that threatens to destroy their dreams and separate the family forever. Priestley plays Tony Tatterton, Heaven's deliciously creepy, uber-controlling and very wealthy grandfather. In Fallen Hearts, which Priestley also directed, Heaven is now happily married to Logan (James Rittinger) and ready to settle back in her hometown. Andrews Film 'Gates of Paradise' (Exclusive)Vanessa Lachey Lounges with Her BH90210 Husband Jason Priestley in Cute New PicJason Priestley Remembers Luke Perry, 'My Dear Friend of 29 Years'
Lifetime Is Making a College Admissions Scandal Movie Following Lori Loughlin and Felicity
The college admissions scandal is being dramatized for Lifetime. In a press release on Tuesday, the network announced that it plans to release a two-hour film about the real-life scandal, for which both Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman have been charged. "College Admissions Scandal will follow two wealthy mothers who share an obsession with getting their teenagers into the best possible college. Last month, a source told ET that Loughlin is "wondering each day if she's made the wrong decision" after reportedly rejecting a plea deal. RELATED CONTENT:Lori Loughlin's Relationship With Daughter Olivia has 'Improved' After College Scandal Fallout, Source SaysLori Loughlin Having Doubts About Not Guilty Plea, Feels 'Very Much Alone'Felicity Huffman Celebrates Daughter Sofia's Graduation Amid College Admissions Scandal
First Look: Daphne Zuniga Stars in Lifetime's V.C. Andrews Film 'Gates of Paradise'
The Melrose Place alum stars in Lifetime's upcoming summer film, Gates of Paradise, based on the V.C. Andrews novel from the Heaven Casteel series, and only ET has the exclusive first look of Zuniga in character as the delightfully wicked Nurse Broadfield. In Gates of Paradise, which premieres Saturday, Aug. 17 on Lifetime, Heaven's daughter, Annie (Lizzie Boys), finds herself orphaned and crippled. LifetimeLifetimeLifetimeJoining Gates of Paradise as part of the V.C. Gates of Paradise launches Saturday, Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime.
Lifetime to Release Movie About NXIVM Cult -- See Who's Playing Keith Raniere and Allison Mack
Lifetime has announced plans to air a movie about NXIVM, a purported self-help group in New York, which has been called a cult and a pyramid scheme. The film, which has a working title of NXIVM Cult: A Mothers Nightmare, will focus on the real-life story of Catherine Oxenberg, who fought to save her daughter, India, from the organization. The news comes less than two weeks after the organizations founder, Keith Raniere, was found guilty on seven counts including sex trafficking, racketeering and conspiracy charges. Twilight star Peter Facinelli has been cast as Raniere, while Sara Fletcher will star as his associate, Allison Mack, who is also known for her role in TV series, Smallville. RELATED CONTENT:Actress Allison Mack Pleads Guilty in NXIVM Alleged Sex Cult CaseSmallville Star Allison Mack Claims NXIVM Branding Ritual Was Her Idea'Smallville' Star Allison Mack Arrested for Alleged Connection to Sex Trafficking Scheme
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn Announce New Reality Competition Series: 'Making the Cut'
Fans were dismayed last year when Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn left Project Runway after its final season on Lifetime. But the dynamic duo are finally back with an all-new reality competition series, Making the Cut, on Amazon. Hosted by Klum and Gunn, the series will feature a top-notch panel of judges and guest judges, including Naomi Campbell, Nicole Richie, former EIC of Vogue Paris Carine Roitfeld and designer Joseph Altuzarra. #dreambigpic.twitter.com/pXe56pK4PT Heidi Klum (@heidiklum) June 26, 2019We want this to blow everybody away and say, I cant believe the show even exists. Heidi and Tim filming in Paris.