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Royal Watch: Today’s royal wedding programming (4/18)

By Lori Acken So … did you get out your tiara and your tea set and set your alarm clock for the wee hours of the morning when Prince Charles married winsome schoolmarm Diana Spencer on July 29, 1981? If you did, you were one of 750 million folks around the world who tuned in to see the nervous girl with the blond bangs and 25-foot train walk into St. Paul’s Cathedral a Lady and emerge a Princess … and an icon. Three decades later, the late Diana’s oldest son, William, 28, will make a royal marriage for himself when […]

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Movies

Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Alicia Keys to direct breast cancer film project for Lifetime

From Lifetime: LOS ANGELES, CA (March 29, 2011) – Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore and Film Independent Spirit Award-winner Patty Jenkins (Monster) have been signed to direct the Lifetime Original Movie Project Five, an anthology of five short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people’s lives.  Aniston, Marta Kauffman (Friends), Paula Wagner (The Last Samurai, Mission: Impossible), Kristin Hahn (The Departed, The Switch), Kevin Chinoy (Greg the Bunny, Warren the Ape) and Francesca Silvestri (Greg the Bunny, Warren the Ape) will executive produce the Sony Pictures Television production, Project Five, reuniting Aniston and Kauffman for the first […]

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Drama

Hayden Panettiere Stars as Amanda Knox in New Lifetime Movie

Based on the true story of an exciting study abroad opportunity gone horribly awry, this new Lifetime original movie takes a multiple-perspective look at the stunning events of how Amanda Knox allegedly murdered her college roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007 with her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and friend Rudy Guede. Referred to as “Foxy Knoxy” by her Italian prosecutor Guiliani Mignini and the press, Knox was painted as an oversexed remorseless killer during her two-year trial leading up to her conviction and subsequent sentencing to 26 years in jail. Hayden Panettiere stars as the now-infamous Seattle exchange student. While filming in […]

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Drama

Chyler Leigh stars in Lifetime’s update to David Ebershoff’s “The 19th Wife”

Chyler Leigh isn’t content just to be on one of TV’s most-acclaimed shows, Grey’s Anatomy. In her offseason this year, she took on the lead in Lifetime’s reimagining of David Ebershoff’s bestseller, The 19th Wife, giving her the chance to explore a much different world than the halls of Seattle Grace Mercy West hospital, and in particular, life inside a polygamous sect. The story surrounds the murder of one of the husbands in the small town where Queenie (Leigh) lives with her husband, a number of polygamous families and the local prophet for whom Queenie’s husband works as a law […]

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Reality TV

Back On The Runway: Project Runway Kicks Off Season 6 With An All-Star Challenge

For the first time in Project Runway history, eight former fan favorites and Project Runway superstars are returning to the catwalk to compete against one another in the two-hour special, Project Runway: All-Star Challenge. The spirited competition premieres Thursday, August 20, at 8PM ET/PT and will be followed by the highly anticipated premiere of the sixth season of Project Runway at 10PM ET/PT and the debut of the all-new companion series, Models of the Runway, at 11PM ET/PT. The announcement was made today by Lifetime Television and The Weinstein Company. At stake for the designers are not only the ultimate […]

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Lifestyle

Lifetime Is Back On The (Project) Runway This Summer

By ButtonKnows Aw, like you need another reason to look forward to summer. Well, how about two of ’em? Just when its fans — and even its hosts — were losing hope that the long-wrapped sixth season of Project Runway would ever be cleared for takeoff on its new Lifetime Network home, NBC Universal, The Weinstein Co. and Lifetime jointly announced today that they have settled the lawsuit that threatened the show’s future, and that of a planned spin-off, Models of the Runway. Under the terms of the settlement, The Weinstein Co., which produces the show, will pay NBC Universal an […]

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TCA

Tales From TCA — July 12 (Cable Day 1)

More announcements from TCA: LIFETIME * Side Order of Life — Premieres Sunday. A young magazine photographer (Marisa Coughlan) rethinks her life and impending marriage after receiving a “wake-up call from the universe.” Jason Priestley co-stars in the original series. * State of Mind — Premieres Sunday. Lili Taylor plays a therapist whose personal problems rival those of her patients and discovers her husband is cheating on her with their marriage counselor. * America’s Psychic Challenge — Premieres Oct. 12. Amateur psychics compete to see whose abilities are the greatest. * How to Look Good Naked — Premieres January 2008. […]