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Whitney Houston’s Family Furious About Lifetime Movie

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Drama, Cable, Gossip, Rumors,

Angela Bassett and Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston's family is furious about her new Lifetime biopic.

The late superstar's loved ones are "p**sed" that the Angela Bassett-directed film depicting Whitney's rocky relationship with her ex-husband Bobby Brown is being planned as a TV movie because they feel she deserves so much more.

Pat Houston, the "I Will Always Love You" singer's sister-in-law, told TMZ, "Whitney is certainly worthy of more than a television movie. If Whitney were here today, this would not be happening."

Whitney's estate has reportedly already informed Lifetime of their displeasure and is said to be threatening a lawsuit if the network refuses to cancel production.

The singer's loved ones are instead planning their own big screen movie in the style of Michael Jackson's This Is It, which they feel would be a more fitting tribute to the musical icon, who accidentally drowned in February 2012 in her Beverly Hilton hotel suite.


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Whitney Houston’s Family Lands Reality Show

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Drama, Reality, Cable, Announcements, News,

Bobbi Kristina and Cissy Houston

Whitney Houston's family are to star in their own reality show. The late singer's daughter Bobbi Kristina, mother Cissy, sister-in-law and manager Pat Houston, Pat's daughter Rayah and The Bodyguard actress' brother Gary will all feature in the programme entitled The Houston Family Chronicles, which has been picked up by Lifetime.

The series will show Whitney's family as they face the world without the "I Will Always Love You" hitmaker, who was found dead in a bath tub at the Beverly Hilton hotel in February. The network says the show - which will also feature Whitney's cousin Dionne Warwick and CeCe Winans, who dueted with the singer on her hit track "Count On Me" - will join the family "as they take on their greatest challenge, supporting and guiding Bobbi Kristina as she faces the world alone, without the one person she relied on the most, her mother."

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Roseanne Barr: New Lifetime Star?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Reality, Cable, Gossip,

Roseanne BarrRoseanne Barr is going to back on TV thanks to Lifetime.

The cable channel is doing a Roseanne-centric reality series based on the comedienne’s efforts to run a macadamia nut farm. And we’re not making any of that up.

The 40-acre farm is located on Hawaii’s Big Island. Roseanne will be working with her boyfriend Johnny Argent and her son Jake in a “take-no-prisoners approach in shaping a Utopian dream for herself and her loved ones.”

And their dream, we guess, is to run a nut farm. To each their own.

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TV on DVD: December 14, 2010

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Action, Animation, Comedy, Drama, ABC, Cable, CBS, FOX, 24, DVD,

24 Blu-rayHere are some of the options available this week:

  • 24 (Season 8)
  • Army Wives (Season 4)
  • Dragon Ball Z Kai (Season 1, Part 3)
  • Gunsmoke (Season 4, Vol. 2)
  • Gun X Sword (Complete Box Set)
  • Hawaii Five-0 (Season 10)
  • Honeymooners Christmas Special
  • The IT Crowd (Season 4)
  • Leave It to Beaver (Season 5)
  • Nyan Koi! (Complete Collection)
  • The Tower of Druaga (Complete Series)

Make sure to also check out the film options for this week.

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TV on DVD: October 26, 2010

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 2 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • CSI: NY (Season 6)
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers (Season 2)
  • Holiday Switch (TV Movie)
  • Home for Christmas (TV Movie)
  • Law & Order: UK (Season 1)
  • Man v. Food (Season 2)
  • Poldark (Series 2)
  • Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (TV Movie)
  • Road to Christmas (TV Movie)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Season 2)
  • Tonight (4 Decades of the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson)

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (9/24)

Boardwalk Empire

Here’s an update on the shows you’ll be seeing more of in the months to come:

 

EXTENSIONS
  • Hellcats (CW) - Six more scripts ordered
  • One Tree Hill (CW) - Six more scripts ordered

 

RENEWALS
  • Army Wives (Lifetime) - Season 5
  • The Big C (Showtime) - Season 2
  • Boardwalk Empire (HBO) - Season 2
  • Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) - Season 3
  • Dual Survival (Discovery) - Season 2

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First Look: Jake Pavelka Plays Reality Show Star on Drop Dead Diva

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Drama, Prime Time, Cable, Gossip, Video,


If you thought ‘s 15 minutes of fame were already up, you were wrong.

Later this month, The Bachelor star will be featured as a reality show bachelor (surprise!) on an episode of . Pavelka’s character, Toby Davlin, will be at the center of a controversy involving a dumped bachelorette.

Curious to see how this court case plays out? Then tune in August 22 @ 9 p.m. on Lifetime.

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TV on DVD: June 1, 2010

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

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  • American Pickers (Season 1)
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Volume 7)
  • The Barbara Stanwyck Show (Volume 2)
  • Burn Notice (Season 3)
  • The Cleaner (Final Season)
  • Drop Dead Diva (Season 1)
  • Emily of New Moon (Seasons 3 & 4)
  • Foyle’s War (Set 6)
  • Ghost Hunters International (Season 1, Part 1)
  • Life (narrated by David Attenborough)
  • Life (narrated by Oprah Winfrey)
  • The Matthew Shepard Story (TV Movie)
  • Midsomer Murders (Set 15)
  • Mister Ed (Season 3)
  • Peanuts: 1970’s Collection (Volume 2)
  • Rescue Me (Season 5)
  • Slayers Evolution-R (Season 5)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (1/26)

How I Met Your Mother

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

 

RENEWALS
  • The Amazing Race (CBS) - Season 17
  • Bad Girls Club (Oxygen) - Season 5
  • Cougar Town (ABC) - Season 2
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - Season 6
  • Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane (Style) - Season 3

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