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First Look: Gina Gershon in “House of Versace”

Posted By njules 2:55pm GMT

First Look: Gina Gershon in House of Versace Versace, Versace! Check out Gina Gershon’s stunning transformation into Dontella Versace for the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie, “House of Versace” set to premiere October 5 at 8/7c.

Based on Deborah Ball’s book “House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival,” the film follows Donatella’s inspiring success of upholding her brother’s powerful legacy (and the family name) after his tragic death. Gershon stars alongside Golden Globe® Award-winner Raquel Welch (“The Three Musketeers”, “Legally Blonde”), Enrico Colantoni (“Veronica Mars”, “Just Shoot Me”) and Colm Feore (“The Chronicles of Riddick”, “Thor”).

The night of fashion continues with the documentary “Versace: Beyond the Headlines” at 10/9c which will give an in-depth look at the Versace Empire.

Get ready to enter one of the most powerful fashion houses EVER on October 5 beginning at 8/7c!

Photo Credit: Jan Thijs

Tell us what you think of Gina's transformation and check out more photos NOW!

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Lifetime’s Watch and Win Saturday Sweepstakes

Posted By njules 12:54pm GMT

Lifetime’s Watch and Win Saturday Sweepstakes

Watching a Lifetime movie just got better! Tune in all month long for movie premieres and your chance to win $1000. Every Saturday night during the 8pm premiere, we’ll reveal a special code that you can use to enter the sweepstakes. Find out more at mylifetime.com/win and check out the movies included in the Watch & Win Saturday Sweepstakes:

Social Nightmare - Premieres Saturday, 8/31 at 8.7c

A Sister's Nightmare - Premieres Saturday, 9/7 at 8.7c

Sins of the Preacher - Premieres Saturday, 9/14 at 8.7c

Taken: The Search for Sophie Parker - Premieres Saturday, 9/21 at 8.7c

The Cheating Pact - Premieres Saturday, 9/28 at 8.7c

The sweeps kicks off THIS Saturday (8/31) with the world premiere of "Social Nightmare" at 8.7c. Don’t miss out on your chance to win!

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Agnes Bruckner Stars as Anna Nicole Smith

Posted By njules 1:10pm GMT

Agnes Bruckner Stars as Anna Nicole Smith

Photo Credit: Patrick Eccelsine/Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Agnes Bruckner admits that taking on Anna Nicole Smith in the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie about the pop-icon was no easy task. “I had 2 weeks to do as much research as I could! So much of Anna’s life was on the line,” said Bruckner in this exclusive Q&A. Find out what else she had to say about the role and tell us what you think about Agnes' sultry Anna Nicole Smith look.


Does Agnes have the Anna Nicole Smith look down pat?



Don’t forget to tune in to the world premiere of “Anna Nicole” on Saturday, June 29 at 8/7c!

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First Look: "Ring of Fire"

Posted By njules 3:36pm GMT

First Look: “Ring of Fire”

Photo Credit:Patrick Ecclesine

If this sneak peek video isn’t enough to get you excited about the world premiere of “Ring of Fire” on Monday, May 27 at 9.8c, here’s a look at four-time Grammy ®-Nominee Jewel alongside “American Horror Story” star, Matt Ross as June Carter and Johnny Cash. Along with telling the tale of the musical couple's turbulent relationship, the Lifetime Original Movie focuses on the life of June Carter Cash from her childhood days in rural Virgina to sold out stages all over the world.

Get a look at Jewel's June Carter Cash getup by flipping through the photos below and watch her take on the country legend on Monday, May 27 at 9.8c!

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Exclusive Q&A - “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film” Star, Brittany Snow

Posted By njules 3:25pm GMT

Q&A with Brittany Snow Brittany Snow stars as "Lucy" in the Lifetime Original Movie “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film.” Find out why this is the most inspiring project she’s ever worked on, her favorite scene and more, in this exclusive Q&A.

Your character, “Lucy” appears in 3 out of the 5 shorts. What was it like working with such a talented group and how did you adapt to each director’s film-making style?

Each short [“Lucy”, “Grace”, “Allison”] is different. My character goes through huge changes and gets older throughout these shorts. Each director [Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Sharon Maguire] had a unique style that really helped influence my performance and what stage [my character] "Lucy" was in. Every 3 days [I shot with] a new director, so it was really fun getting a new take on the character in that time of her life.

Each director is so talented and I felt honored to even be working of them. They are all people I respect and have admired for a long time.

You play a schizophrenic law student in “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film.” Was it difficult getting into character?

I did a lot of research going into the role. I talked to many people and read a lot. I wanted to be as prepared as possible and then once on set, let my connection to "Lucy" take over the research. It was a bit difficult because I wanted to make sure it was detailed and accurate as possible. It was very fulfilling and rewarding.

How did you prepare for the role?

I talked to a psychologist at length, watched many videos, read books, and talked to many people who have dealt with schizophrenia.

How would you describe your characters development throughout the movie?

What I love about this movie is the hope it brings. My character really believes that because of her mental illness, she will not achieve her goals and she is destined to a life of unhappiness and hardship. What she learns is, with hard work and proper treatment, she can become the woman she wanted to be and also help others.

What’s your favorite scene?

My favorite scene is probably the scene with Maggie [Jennifer Hudson] when "Lucy" explains to Maggie what she has experienced with being called "crazy" and that she knows there is hope. That connection the two characters have at that moment is very powerful.

How was working on this movie different from your past projects?

This was the most inspiring project I've ever done. This topic is something that is very close to my heart and I am honored to be a part of something that will help break the stigma around metal illness. The people I worked with were so amazing and taught me so much. It was so much fun.

What do you want viewers to take away from the film?

I want people to see the hope in recovery. I want people to have a conversation about this topic and relate to these people and see how strong they are. They are our friends and family and maybe even ourselves. We need to release the stigma and come together to help each other.

Photo Credit: Brian Bowen Smith

Tune in to the world premiere of “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film” on Saturday, April 20 at 8.7c!

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The Executive Producers of "Five" Reunite for “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film”

Posted By njules 5:40pm GMT

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Premieres Saturday, April 20 at 8/7c align= Photo Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Lifetime

Jennifer Aniston, Kristin Hahn, Marta Kauffman, Francesca Silvestri, and Kevin Chinoy have reunited for another genuine story of empowerment and hope. “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film” is set to premiere on Saturday, April 20 at 8.7c with an ensemble cast that includes Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winners Jennifer Hudson, Melissa Leo and Octavia Spencer, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vassilieva, Brittany Snow, Ernie Hudson, Jason Ritter, three-time Emmy Award®-winner Jean Smart, Lea Thompson, Oscar®-nominee Melanie Griffith and Chelsea Handler.

Through five shorts named after each title character (Lucy, Eddie, Allison, Grace and Maggie), “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film” gives a new understanding of what it means to support those struggling with mental illness. Laura Dern, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bonnie Hunt, Ashley Judd and Sharon Maguire direct the anthology.

We’ve got more on this “Five” film including behind-the-scenes photos and character close-ups but in the meantime flip through the photos below to view shots of the star-studded cast:
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“Restless Virgins” Premieres March 9 at 8/7c!

Posted By njules 4:47pm GMT

Restless Virgins Premieres Saturday, March 9 at 8/7c align= Photo Credit: Sergei Backlakov

How far would you go to be remembered? In the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie, “Restless Virgins” starring Vanessa Marano, Charlie Carver and Timothy Busfield, a group of New England prep school senior lacrosse jocks led by Dylan (Carver), a calculating senator’s son, take things a bit too far when they decide to create a sex tape to pass on to their underclass peers. Their master plan soon turns into a nightmare when the tape is leaked by Emily (Marano), the editor of the school newspaper. Watch this drama-filled teenage tale Saturday March 9 at 8/7c and flip through these photos to meet the cast and view scenes before the premiere!

“Restless Virgins” Photo Gallery
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The Lifetime “Betty & Coretta” Twitter Sweepstakes

Posted By njules 4:54pm GMT

Betty & Coretta Twitter Sweepstakes Our month-long Black History celebration begins THIS Saturday (Feb. 2) with the world premiere of “Betty & Coretta” at 8/7c and we’re kicking things off with a Twitter Sweepstakes!

Here’s your chance to win a “Betty & Coretta” movie poster signed by Golden Globe® Award-winner and Academy Award®-nominee, Angela Bassett along with a DVD bundle that retells the remarkable true stories of three leading ladies: “The Fantasia Barrino Story: Life Is Not a Fairytale”, “Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story” and “For One Night.”

To enter, all you have to do is follow @lifetimetv on Twitter THIS Saturday (Feb. 2) between 5:00 PM-7:59 PM and include #BettyAndCoretta in your tweet for a chance to win!

Read the official rules for The Lifetime “Betty & Coretta” Twitter Sweepstakes, and visit the official “Betty & Coretta” movie site for exclusive photos, interviews and more!

*Actual poster may differ from one shown.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Lifetime

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Exclusive Q&A - “Betty & Coretta” Star & Executive Producer, Mary J. Blige

Posted By njules 3:51pm GMT

Q&A with Mary J. Blige Mary J. Blige, executive producer and star of the Lifetime Original Movie “Betty & Coretta," shares what it was like working alongside Angela Bassett, lessons learned from the film and more in this exclusive Q&A.

How much did you know about Betty and Coretta’s real-life friendship before taking on the role as Betty?

As the executive producer before the material was brought to me I had no idea they were friends.

Was this the first film you executive produced? If so, describe the experience.

Yes, it’s the first movie that I’ve executive produced. The experience was pleasant, my partners were great and the script was amazing to me.

What was it like working alongside Angela Bassett?

It was a real treat and a dream come true working along side Angela Bassett because I am a huge fan of her work and she is one of my favorite actresses.

What’s your favorite scene in the movie?

All the scenes in the movie are my favorite scenes because the movie is so good but Ruby Dee’s narrative scenes are amazing.

What did reliving the legacy of Betty & Coretta teach you about your own trials, triumphs and friendships?

It taught me that I am stronger than I know. I’m a more nurturing person than I believe. I really love my family and friends and always want to protect them.

You’ve had such a successful music career and now you’re paving your way as an actress, what’s next for you?

There is so much more to come but right now I am focusing on working towards being a great actress and continuing to work hard on my singing career.

Photo Credit: Richard McLaren

Tune in to the world premiere of “Betty & Coretta” on Saturday, February 2 at 8/7c!

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First Look: “Betty & Coretta”

Posted By njules 1:29pm GMT

First Look: “Betty & Coretta”

Photo Credit: Jan Thijs

Here’s your exclusive first look at Golden Globe® Award-winner and Academy Award®-nominee Angela Bassett and nine-time Grammy®-winning recording artist Mary J. Blige in the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie “Betty & Coretta”. The film, premiering Saturday, February 2 at 8.7c, will tell the dual real-life stories of Coretta Scott King (Bassett) and Dr. Betty Shabazz (Blige) as they create an unbreakable life-long bond after their husbands’ tragic assassinations.

“Betty & Coretta” will kick off our month-long celebration of Black History in February which includes two more world premiere films! “Twist of Faith” starring Toni Braxton ("Braxton Family Values"), Mykelti Williamson ("Justified") and David Julian Hirsh ("Weeds") is set to premiere on Saturday, February 9 at 8/7c followed by “Pastor Brown” featuring Salli Richardson-Whitfield ("Eureka"), Keith David ("ER"), Ernie Hudson ("Oz"), Tisha Campbell-Martin ("My Wife and Kids"), Nicole Ari Parker ("The Deep End"), Rockmond Dunbar ("Sons of Anarchy") and Michael B. Jordan ("Friday Night Lights") on Saturday, February 16 at 8/7c.

Which movie are you excited about watching next month?




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