Yep. You heard right.
Days ahead of Britney Spears‘ latest record release, Lifetime just gave the green light to a TV movie biopic focused on the singer, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Which means, another weirdly watered down life story? Or something amazing? You be the judge:
Natasha Bassett (Hail, Caesar!) will star as Spears in Britney, which will detail what Lifetime described as the “tumultuous true story” of her rise to fame, fall from grace and triumphant resurrection.
The two-hour movie will follow Spears’ early career as a young girl from Louisiana and her relationship and breakup with Justin Timberlake as well as her personal struggles following her parents’ divorce. Also set to be examined are her marriages to Jason Alexander, Kevin Federline and her downfall that saw her lose custody of her sons before she rebuilt her career and proved herself to be a force in entertainment.
Britney will be produced by Asylum Entertainment (The Kennedys, Ring of Fire). Anne-Marie Hess will pen the script with Leslie Libman (Manson’s Lost Girls) directing. Exec producers include Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Joan Harrison. Production is set to begin Sept. 19 in Vancouver for a 2017 premiere.
Brit Brit releases her 9th studio album Glory on Friday and is set to perform on the MTV VMAs on Sunday, not to mention she’s still doing that residency. Britney’s busy, people! Why she needs a biopic? I don’t know. More money?
Who do YOU think should play Britney Spears in a biopic about the pop star?
Posted Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 2:14pm
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Lifetime is gearing up for their biopic based on the life of late actress Brittany Murphy. The movie will air on September 6th and will take fans from her childhood to adulthood and on through to her untimely passing in 2009.
Lifetime will debut “The Brittany Murphy Story,” a biopic based on the late actress’ life, on Sept. 6. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news about the first feature-length film about Murphy, who died at age 32. Amanda Fuller (“Last Man Standing”) has been cast as Murphy and Sherilyn Fenn (“Ray Donovan”) will play her mother, Sharon Murphy, who was not consulted for this movie and has not been involved with production.
According to THR, the two-hour made-for-TV movie will show Murphy’s young life as a child actress, her tragic death and the immediate aftermath. Murphy died on Dec. 20, 2009, and though her cause of death was called into question, the coroner ruled she died from pneumonia and other causes. Her husband Simon Monjack died five months later of the same causes.
Will you be tuning in to see the Brittany Murphy movie? Were you a fan of hers? My favorite role of hers was Tai from “Clueless” — she took the role and made it her own. What’s your favorite Brittany Murphy movie?
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Posted Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 at 9:09am
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Oh, brother. Here we go again…
I get that Lindsay Lohan is a big fan of the music festival Coachella, but that doesn’t mean she should be putting ANYTHING before her big lying to the cops case! Still, the actress (if we can even call her that anymore) is putting some demands out there in terms of her case and her rehab! Says a source close to Lilo:
“Lindsay was adamant that she not be forced to go to rehab until after the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in the Palm Springs area on successive weekends in April. Lindsay LOVES going to the musical festival, and she’s determined to go this year. She didn’t want a little thing like rehab to get in her way of attending. Linds refused to sign off on any deal that would have prevented her from going to Coachella, period. Yes, it’s that important to her, for some strange reason.”
Geez. Just GO TO REHAB. Or hey, why don’t they just throw the girl in jail? Clearly, Lindsay doesn’t have her priorities in order or think she even needs any behavioral correcting. Seriously, I can’t believe she’s not in jail already!
Posted Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 1:13pm
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And, she’s done it again!
Lindsay Lohan is a LUCKY little (troubled) lady! The actress just copped an 11th hour plea deal that will keep her for 90 days in lockdown rehab, but also out of jail! Says TMZ:
After a lot of haggling in chambers with offers and counteroffers, Lindsay pled no contest to the crimes of reckless driving and lying to cops. In addition to rehab, Lindsay will perform 30 days of community labor and undergo psychotherapy for 18 months — she’ll get credit for shrink time already completed.
FYI — there’s a mandatory 5 days in jail for reckless driving, but it’s going to be folded into the lockdown rehab so she won’t be behind bars even for a day. Lindsay will be able to do her rehab in NYC. She must stay clear of drugs and drug users. She must submit to drug testing.
She’s also admitted to a probation violation in the jewelry heist case, she was sentenced to 180 days in jail, but that sentence was STAYED and she won’t do time if she continues to obey all laws.
Lindsay already screwed up big time by showing up 48 minutes late to court after missing 2 commercial flights from NYC to L.A (guess even private jets can’t be depended on). What makes it even weirder? on her way into court someone through glitter at Lindsay. Wha?
Kind of appropriate, because as cray cray as Lindsay’s life gets, it’s always in the spotlight…
Posted Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 1:13pm
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