02:12 PM EDT 03/06/2014
Originally posted 02/25/2014 03:15PM
After enduring several major snowstorms this winter, New York City is now facing a new severe weather alert – a hail of man-eating sharks!
Sharknado 2: The Second One shot on location in Times Square, and its star, Ian Ziering, treated onlookers Monday to a glimpse of his celebrated chainsaw skills. (In the first TV movie, Ziering, 49, memorably sawed himself out of a shark's belly.)
Although the first Sharknado was a ratings disappointment, it did prove to be a social-media hit, generating up to 5,000 Tweets a minute during the broadcast.
Originally posted 07/29/2013 07:00PM
Tara Reid is more than welcome to take a bite out of the Sharknado sequel.
Despite a report stating otherwise, the buzzed-about SyFy flick's producer David Latt tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Tara is invited back."
And the former American Pie star, 37, confirms on the franchise, Twitter: "Everyone that is saying I got cut, that is not true #liars."
Originally posted 07/13/2013 11:50AM
Sharknado-mania swept social media Thursday night, but outside of the Twitterverse it looks like most people chose not to take the sharkbait.
Recently released Nielsen ratings show that only about 1.4 million people watched SyFy's shlock masterpiece, which "realistically" (cough, cough) features man-eating sharks attacking unsuspecting Los Angeles residents after getting blown to shore by an epic storm.
According to USA Today, the Nielsen figure is downright average for a movie premiere on this channel, which has found a niche trotting out awesomely bad horror flicks. (Case in point: the 2011 film Mega Python vs. Gatoroid starring '80s queens Tiffany and Deborah Gibson.)
Originally posted 07/12/2013 02:45PM
How about this as a horror-movie concept? A mad scientist is convinced that within the large, strange brain of the shark lurks an untapped skill for written communication. What if a shark could be trained to post on Facebook? No – Twitter! Yes, yes, why not Twitter?!
The scientist is right! Then things go horribly awry when the beasts, routinely fed a chum of vitamins, radioactive materials and laptop circuitry, learn to compress themselves into 140 characters or less, disguising tail and fin with tempting hashtags like #HaveASnack. Click on an innocuous-looking Tweet and you may end up saying goodbye to your hand, your arm, your intestines – your life.
Syfy's two-hour schlock masterpiece Sharknado wasn't quite that: It was, as the blunt mash-up of a title suggests, about sharks blown inland by storms and dropping on people like so many saw-toothed cicadas. But the sheer cheeky nuttiness of it all – plus a cast that included Ian "I Have Danced at Chippendales" Ziering and Tara Reid – caused a Twitter feeding frenzy when it aired Thursday night.
Originally posted 07/01/2013 06:10PM
Even a night at the Peach Pit After Dark wouldn't be able to top this.
Shannen Doherty, 42, and Jennie Garth, 41, jetted off to Sin City to catch their former Beverly Hills, 90210 costar Ian Ziering as a Chippendales dancer at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.
"Chippendales is a very interactive show and we managed to surprise them both by including them on stage in a few production numbers," Ziering tells PEOPLE. "I was very flattered by their comments. And judging by their reaction, I know they had a great time."
Originally posted 06/10/2013 07:45PM
Originally posted 04/26/2013 08:00PM
Daughter Penna Mae arrived on big sister Mia Loren's second birthday, the actor tells PEOPLE exclusively
Originally posted 04/15/2013 03:30PM
Move over, Magic Mike!
Former Beverly Hills 90210 star Ian Ziering may be 49, but age isn't stopping him from shaking his groove thang – and showing off his ripped bod.
The actor plans to dance and disrobe as a guest star with the famed Chippendales dancers, taking the stage to perform for four weeks in June at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Originally posted 03/11/2013 05:30PM
The actor and wife Erin's second daughter is due in early May, Ian tells PEOPLE exclusively
Originally posted 02/23/2013 11:30AM
"I had some apprehension for Erin because, um, somehow in my past I've seen pole dancing," the actor jokes
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