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After 30 Years, The Lifetime Original Remains A Favorite

From Sleeping With My Student to Psycho Stripper, there’s no denying some of these Lifetime originals stop you dead in your tracks with their salacious titles. The Lifetime Original Movie dates back to July 31, 1990, with the Nancy Allen starrer Memories of Murder. For 30 years, Lifetime originals have solidified their place in the pop culture lexicon. The movies have garnered over 63 Emmy nominations, eight Golden Globe nominations and 20 Critics’ Choice nods. Many, however, are best remembered as being worthwhile biopics, punch-you-in-the-gut tear-jerkers, unbelievable true-crime stories or sensationalized cheesy guilty pleasures you just couldn’t turn away from. […]

Historical Programming

We Raise a Toast to Nellie Bly!

In honor of the Sunday premiere of Lifetime’s Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story, members of our staff raised a glass of emBRAZEN Wines’ Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine was sent to us by the wine company in conjunction to and in celebration of the film, and features an image and quote of the intrepid journalist on the label. Christina Ricci stars in the thrilling film, which tells the saga of Bly, who feigned insanity and allowed herself to be committed to the notorious Women’s Lunatic Asylum on New York’s Blackwell’s Island. While there, she observed the center’s deplorable living […]

Drama

Christina Ricci Returns to Lifetime With ‘Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story’

The new Lifetime film Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story takes a true story of an incredible woman journalist named Nellie Bly and runs from there, crafting a psychological nightmare resembling a horror film in its shock factor. “Her story starts in a mental asylum in about 1890. She doesn’t know how she got there,” says Christina Ricci, who plays Bly. “We sort of follow her to discover that she is a journalist who went undercover, and something happened to her while she was in there that has left her with no memory and no way to prove who she […]

Jeanté Godlock & Simone Biles
Interview

The Simone Biles Story

After 13 years of training, Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles took some time off to catch up on life outside of a gymnasium post her epic 2016 Rio Olympic victories. Our country’s most decorated gymnast enjoyed a whirlwind of bucket-list experiences — she met her celebrity crush Zac Efron (along with the Obamas and countless other celebs), she was honored as the 2017 Best Female Athlete at the ESPY Awards, she was a semifinalist in Dancing With the Stars, she released the book Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance, and now her book is being […]

Elizabeth Smart
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‘I Am Elizabeth Smart’: America’s Most Famous Kidnap Victim Reclaims Her Truth in Lifetime Biopic

  Why didn’t she run? Why didn’t she scream? Why didn’t she tell puzzled bystanders or suspicious cops that she was, indeed, Elizabeth Smart? That Elizabeth Smart, the lovely, fairy-tale-obsessed 14-year-old who, in 2002, was snatched from her Utah home by Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee and subjected to nine months of physical and psychological abuse fueled by Mitchell’s twisted God complex and sexual appetites. For 15 years, Smart has heard it all. From TV and radio talking heads. From lawyers and reporters and people on the street. From other kidnapping victims who reach out to her online and […]