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This Is Real: Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Movie

We're so excited! We're so excited! We're so scared

(Newser) - Children of the '80s who grew up loving Saved by the Bell, we have figured out your Labor Day plans: You are going to stay home and watch The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story on Lifetime at 9pm ET. The movie features actors portraying the Saved by the ... More »

New Reality Show: Childbirth in the Wild

Lifetime promises 'extreme' safety measures

(Newser) - A new Lifetime reality show is raising eyebrows, especially in the medical community: Born in the Wild will feature women giving birth outdoors with no medical assistance. The network says it is taking "extreme precautions" to ensure safety, including having an emergency professional on standby and a hospital within... More »

Bar Heckler Sues Bristol Palin

Stephen Hanks claims Palin defamed him

(Newser) - Stephen Hanks, who famously heckled Bristol Palin in a Los Angeles bar while she was filming her reality show, may have apologized … but now he's suing over her "outrageous" conduct. Hanks, a talent manager, says he never gave permission to be filmed, and is suing Palin and... More »

Whitney Houston's Family Gets Reality Show

'The Houston Family Chronicles ' will appear on Lifetime

(Newser) - A new reality show premiering on Lifetime will center on the late Whitney Houston's family and friends, reports the Los Angeles Times . The Houston Family Chronicles will star “those closest to the pop music icon as they try to pick up the pieces after her untimely death,”... More »

Lindsay Lohan Scores Gig— as an Actor!

Lifetime hires rocky starlet to play Elizabeth Taylor

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan—actor? Yep, even if it is just a Lifetime movie: The 25-year-old troubled starlet scored a gig playing Elizabeth Taylor in Liz & Dick, about Taylor's rocky romance with actor Richard Burton. “I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor," says Lohan.... More »

Bristol Palin Lands Reality TV Show

Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp premieres on Lifetime later this year

(Newser) - Bristol Palin will be back on the tube in her own reality TV show. It's called Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp and will premiere on Lifetime later this year, reports USA Today . The premise of the "docuseries" is to follow Bristol in Alaska as she "steadfastly... More »

Project Runway Limps to Season's End

Like the rest of Season 6, finale was a bore

(Newser) - It was hard to care who won last night’s Project Runway season finale, but it was easy to say who lost: fans. The move to Lifetime—and, probably more important, the switch in production companies—proved disastrous for the once-brilliant reality show, Heather Havrilesky writes for Salon . “The... More »

Rimes Announces Divorce

(Newser) - After a much-publicized affair that ended the marriage of a co-star, LeAnn Rimes says she, too, is filing for divorce. “After much thoughtful mutual consideration, Dean and I have agreed to move forward with dissolving our marriage,” Rimes, 27, writes on her website of Dean Sheremet, whom she... More »

Runway Still Chic on Lifetime

(Newser) - Project Runway is back after an interminable absence on a new network in a new city, but critics agree the fashion design reality show has kept all its charm intact.
  • PR has "hopped channels from Bravo to Lifetime with none of its appeal damaged in transit," Troy Patterson
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Fat TV Is Ratings Heavyweight

Dance Your Ass Off is latest weight-centric hit

(Newser) - As American waistlines continue to expand, a crop of fat-centric TV shows has emerged to cater to viewers who struggle with their weight, CNN reports. From NBC’s The Biggest Loser, to Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva, Style’s Ruby, and Fox’s upcoming More to Love, networks have embraced... More »

NBC Releases Project Runway to Lifetime

Legal jousting over, show back in summer to face Bravo knockoff

(Newser) - After a nearly season-long hiatus, Project Runway will finally be back on air this summer, the Washington Post reports. In an out-of-court deal, the Weinstein Co. has agreed to pay NBC for allowing the show to move to Lifetime. And—as is common in the fashion world—NBC plans to... More »

LeAnn Rimes Cheating With Her Co-Star

Pair, both married, caught kissing off Lifetime movie set

(Newser) - Country singer LeAnn Rimes is having an affair with co-star Eddie Cibrian, reveals Us Weekly. Security cameras caught the couple holding hands and kissing over dinner last week. They also checked into a hotel for three hours, the magazine reports. Both are married and star together in the Lifetime movie... More »

Off-Screen Bickering Spoils Project Runway

No designers at Friday's finale as 6th season stuck in court

(Newser) - Cattiness on Project Runway is part of the show's distinctive flavor, but it's legal wrangling between networks and producers that has kept the whole 6th season off the air. As a result, the finale, a live event tomorrow at New York Fashion Week, will be completely anonymous: Designers will be... More »

NBC Stalls Runway, Readies Copycat

Lifetime switch stalled as Bravo launches Fashion House

(Newser) - NBC is using its legal muscle to keep Project Runway from airing on Lifetime while it launches a copycat show on its Bravo channel, reports the New York Post's Page Six. Details about Fashion House in Cragslist casting calls make it sound like a replica of the fashion original. The... More »

Networks Wrangle Over Project Runway

Show's switch is Buffy all over again

(Newser) - The upcoming switch of the smash hit Project Runway from Bravo to Lifetime could be Buffy the Vampire Slayer all over again, Andrew Wallenstein writes in the Hollywood Reporter. Buffy's switch from the WB to UPN "spelled the death knell for a once-mighty brand." Meanwhile, Bravo parent NBC... More »

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