10:58 PM EDT 04/12/2015
Originally posted 04/06/2015 06:00PM
Twenty-five years ago this week, Americans got their first glimpse of the small Northwestern town of Twin Peaks. They heard the chords of that theme song for the first time, and they had just begun to wonder, "Who killed Laura Palmer?"
Originally posted 04/05/2015 11:00PM
Lifetime aired the third and penultimate installment of V.C. Andrews's Flowers in the Attic saga on Sunday night, and the Internet naturally freaked out.
Thorns flashes forward on Flowers' incestuous (but deeply in love!) siblings Cathy and Christopher Dollanganger Sheffield (Rachael Carpani and Jason Lewis) to find them grown-up, married and stalked by their mother Corrine (Heather Graham), who vengefully begins to turn Cathy's youngest child Bart (Mason Cook) – who was conceived through an affair with Corrine's late husband Bart Winslow (Dylan Bruce) – against his parents. Only, Corrine doesn't realize her butler John Amos (Mackenzie Gray) has his own secret agenda for her twisted clan, which leads to a fatal, fiery climax similar to Petals on the Wind, the series's preceding installment.
Did you get all that? No worries, viewers didn't really either. Though Lifetime aired the first two TV movies over the last 14 months, Thorns was consistently met with a resounding "Whaaaaaaat?!" from Tweeters, who simply were not prepared for the subject matter or Andrews's labyrinthine plot – or at least the parts of it that Lifetime's teleplay didn't change.
Below, we've chosen some of the most intense and amusing reactions.
Originally posted 01/17/2014 09:00AM
Disinvite your brother, ditch the powdered doughnuts and get ready because on Saturday night, Flowers in the Attic returns to television.
The blockbuster Gothic young adult novel began the infamous Dollanganger family saga, which includes Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows. (All of the books in the series hit number one on the New York Times Bestseller List, by the way.)
Since the late 1970s, Andrews's Flowers novel has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, has been translated into 22 languages and was banned by schools across the country – all while being passed from bunk to bunk at sleepaway camp.
Originally posted 01/18/2014 12:35PM
Flowers in the Attic is the rare Lifetime movie (it airs Saturday at 8 p.m. ET/PT) that can't simply be written off as a Lifetime movie. It's so pure and perverse an example of American Gothic, I felt compelled to read the original VC Andrews novel to try and comprehend what sort of imagination could hatch such a nutty story – a fairy tale, really, that somehow combines Hansel and Gretel and The Blue Lagoon. In Virginia horse country.
Flowers, both the book and the new movie, is completely absurd – if you want to gauge the absurdity, just know that one of the darkest secrets in the narrative involves a doughnut – but somehow also psychologically coherent. It has a grip.
Originally posted 05/30/2013 09:00AM
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Originally posted 05/26/2013 09:00PM
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Originally posted 05/25/2013 06:00PM
It wasn't Bel-Air, or even West Philadelphia, but Will Smith grabbed a microphone in London and proved he hasn't forgotten his Fresh Prince roots.
The megastar and son Jaden pleasantly shocked The Graham Norton Show audience Friday when they stood up during their appearance to promote After Earth and rapped the theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – with the help of Smith's old pal, DJ Jazzy Jeff. (Smith racked up eight million YouTube hits when he rapped the theme song last time he was on the show.)
Originally posted 10/10/2011 05:55AM
Zac Efron and Heather Graham are in Chicago to film the new movie Heartland – but the costars got an unexpected treat when they hit up Board Room, a new nightclub: a 15-liter bottle of Armand de Brignac champagne. The gift, courtesy of bar patron who had already tallied quite the bill, cost $100,000. After gifting them, he invited the actors over to share the bubbly and, in fact, the new friends stuck together, drinking until 4 a.m. – Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 06/02/2011 11:10AM
"I try to get 11 or 12 hours of sleep a night. It sounds excessive but that's really what I need. It does the trick."
Heather Graham reveals her nighttime beauty secret to PEOPLE at the launch of Kimchi Chronicles TV show in New York City Wednesday night. The actress is also starring in Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. Looking great never sounded so easy!
– Kim Peiffer
Originally posted 05/18/2009 10:35AM
Things are heating up with Heather Graham and her filmmaker boyfriend.
"We just moved in together," she said in Las Vegas Friday night at a charity poker tournament at Caesars Palace. The star of The Hangover has been dating Yaniv Raz, 32, for about nine months, she told PEOPLE.
Graham, 39, and Raz met while he director her in the upcoming movie Son of Mourning. Seeming very much in love, the couple held hands while entering the poker tournament with her Hangover costars and kissed on the red carpet.
– Mark Gray
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