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Tara Reid took 'Sharknado' job as a joke

February 26th, 2014 10:20am EST
Tara Reid
Tara Reid accepted the leading role in 'Sharknado' as a joke.
The 38-year-old actress stars alongside former 'Beverly Hills 90210' actor Ian Ziering in the film, which sees a freak hurricane swamp Los Angeles with hundreds of deadly sharks terrorizing its residents, and admits she never expected the made-for-TV movie to be so successful.
She said: "I'm just as stunned as everyone else. Come on, I did it as a joke! I didn't even think anyone was going to see it.
"And then what happened has never happened before on any movie. Even now, you thought the buzz was going to stop about 'Sharknado',...

Kelly Osbourne and Marc McGrath join Sharknado sequel cast

February 13th, 2014 3:10am EST
Kelly Osbourne
Kelly Osbourne and former Sugar Ray singer Mark Mcgrath have joined the cast of the Sharknado sequel.

The TV movie about a freak storm that rains killer sharks on Los Angeles became a phenomenon when it debuted last year (13) and stars Tara Reid and Ian Ziering have already signed on for a New York-based follow-up.

They will be joined by Osbourne, McGrath, Vivica A. Fox, Andy Dick and Judd Hirsch, according to Deadline.com.

Reports suggest McGrath will play the brother-in-law of Ziering's character Fin, while Osbourne has been cast as a flight attendant.

Returning to his TV roots in Tax...

Tara Reid & Ian Ziering To Return In 'Sharknado 2'

January 31st, 2014 1:52pm EST
Tara Reid & Ian Ziering To Return In 'Sharknado 2'
Ian Ziering and Tara Reid are officially on board the "Sharknado" sequel. The pair have officially signed on to make "Sharknado 2: The Second One" for the Syfy network.

Both actors rejuvenated their careers after appearing in the 2013 made-for-television film, which became a viral hit. Thousands of fans (and critics) bombarded Twitter and social media after it aired, mocking and praising the campy program.

The pair played a couple in the original film and are reteaming as Fin Shepard and April Wexler in the New York-set sequel.

"Sharknado 2" will take place in the Big Apple where another...

Ian Ziering and Tara Reid sign on for Sharknado sequel

January 30th, 2014 8:40pm EST
Tara Reid
Ian Ziering and Tara Reid have officially signed on for the sequel to TV movie phenomenon Sharknado.

The actors both experienced a career boost when the 2013 disaster film became a break-out hit, and now the stars, who played a former couple in the original, are reteaming for the New York-set follow-up.

Ziering will reprise his role as Fin Shepard and Reid will be back as April Wexler.

In Sharknado 2, the gang moves from Los Angeles to the Big Apple, where yet another freak natural disaster unleashes a rain of killer sharks, and Ziering and Reid's characters become the only ones able to ...

9021-Yes! Check Out 'Beverly Hills, 90210: The Complete Series,' On DVD Nov. 5

November 2nd, 2013 6:03am EDT
Beverly Hills 90210
Classic 90s series "Beverly Hills, 90210" focused on the lives of high school students living in Beverly Hills, California. The show also followed the friends as they went to college and beyond.

The primetime soap portrayed privileged youth taking on the challenges of adolescence and young adulthood.  The collection features every love triangle, personal triumph and soul-crushing crisis from all 10 seasons.

Characters included Brandon Walsh (Jason Priestley), Brenda Walsh (Shannen Doherty), Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth), Steve Sanders (Ian Ziering), Dylan McKay (Luke Perry), Andrea Zuckerma...

Tara Reid snubbed from Sharknado sequel - report

July 29th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Tara Reid
Tara Reid will miss out on starring in a sequel to cult horror Sharknado after producers decided not to include her in the follow-up, according to U.S. reports.

The American Pie star appeared alongside Ian Ziering in the bizarre project, about a violent storm which lifts killer sharks into Los Angeles, which took America by storm when it aired on the Syfy channel earlier this month (Jul13).

Bosses at the network are now working on a second film which will be based in New York and are keen to get Ziering back on board but Reid reportedly isn't part of their plans, according to TMZ.com..

'Sharknado' To Hit The Big Screen

July 27th, 2013 3:30pm EDT
Tara Reid
Tara Reid and Ian Ziering's cult TV disaster film "Sharknado" is set to attack movie theatres for one night only - the Syfy network hit will be screened during special midnight showings at 200 Regal locations across America on August 2.

The disaster epic, about a violent storm which rains down vicious sharks on Los Angeles, became a phenomenon on social networking websites after it aired on U.S. TV earlier this month.

A sequel has already been announced.

Watch Out! 'Sharknado' is Heading to the Big Screen

July 26th, 2013 2:06pm EDT
The strange success of Syfy's Sharknado movie — which former "90210" star Ian Ziering called his "John Travolta 'Pulp Fiction' moment," by the way — can probably be attributed to the same cultural normative (or abnormative, we should say) that made "Bubba Teeth" a hit: Every now and then, people just like to drop all pretense and participate in the humor of things.

But it looks like it may just be those producers who took a chance on such an utterly ridiculous movie concept who get the last laugh when this thing hits actual theaters. 'Cause that's happening now.

Yep, "Sharknado" took the ...

SyFy's 'Sharknado' Is A Huge Hit -- On Twitter

July 12th, 2013 3:01pm EDT
Thanks to the magic of Twitter, Thursday night's epic SyFy schlockfest "Sharknado" became a huge trend, but don't expect it to be a hit in the ratings.

The twitterverse was buzzing with anticipation for the campy horror flick, about thousands of sharks migrating up the Pacific coast because of a hurricane, only to meet with tornadoes formed in the nearby desert and get sucked into the twisters and then dropped all over the Los Angeles area to wreak havoc... and eat lots of people.

And parts of people.

Ian Ziering and Tara Reid turned in some of their best on-screen performances (not), wh...

Tara Reid Stars In The Ridiculously Awesome-Looking 'Sharknado,' Premiering Tonight On SyFy

July 11th, 2013 5:01pm EDT
Forget Dr. Evil's wish for "sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads" in Austin Powers, SyFy has one-upped the villain with its latest made-for-TV horror b-movie "Sharknado."

Tara Reid, Ian Ziering and Cassie Scerbo star in the latest monster mash-up, about a hurricane driving sharks to migrate to the waters off Los Angeles, where a tornado is brewing. The result? The tornado picks thousands of sharks out of the water and deposits them throughout L.A., causing mass hysteria and lot (LOTS) of bloodletting.

Appropriately-named beachside bar owner Fin (Ziering) teams up with ...

Ian Ziering struggled to regain buff body ahead of Chippendales debut

June 13th, 2013 3:12am EDT
Ian Ziering
Actor Ian Ziering struggled to get back in shape to make his debut as a Chippendale dancer after abandoning his regular exercise regime to look after his growing family.

The Beverly Hills, 90210 star stripped off in front of a packed crowd at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday (08Jun13) as part of the male dance troupe, but admits that he had to work extra hard to regain his buff body after becoming a father for the second time.

Ziering and his wife Erin Ludwig welcomed a second daughter, Penna Mae, on 25 April (13) and the actor was forced to sacrifice his gym e...

A Sexy, Shirtless Ian Ziering Reveals A Lot Of Skin At Chippendales Debut - See Photos!

June 10th, 2013 12:00pm EDT
Ian Ziering
A very buff Ian Ziering made his debut as a Chippendale dancer on Saturday night, stripping off and showing off his sexy abs in Las Vegas. The former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star wore a bow tie and cuffs while posing before the performance at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino.

In order to get into shape for the show, the actor followed a strict fitness program. Ziering lost 25 pounds over three months and dropped down to 180 pounds. At 49, he is the oldest celebrity guest host of the act, and he defended his decision to get half-naked in front of a bunch of women.

He explained: "It's a se...

Ian Ziering strips off for Chippendales debut

June 9th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Ian Ziering
Actor Ian Ziering stripped off in front of a Las Vegas crowd on Saturday night (08Jun13) as he made his debut as a Chippendale dancer.

The Beverly Hills, 90210 star donned the male dance troupe's trademark bow tie and cuffs to show off his buff body at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Sin City.

Ziering embarked on a strict fitness regime ahead of his big reveal, and has defended his decision to strip in front of female fans.

He said, "It's a sexy, sensual show, and the girls do go wild. It's not a salacious, scandalous, back-alley production. The theatre is $10 million. More people ...

Ian Ziering’s Incredible Body Transformation — Before & After Pictures

June 9th, 2013 10:05am EDT
When Beverly Hills 90210 star Ian Ziering got the call in March to be a celebrity guest host for Chippendales, he started a diet and workout regime.

And, in three months, he lost 25 pounds and his body fat is down from 23 percent to somewhere closer to 15 or 16 percent. He went from 205 to 180.

Ian is 49 — the oldest celebrity guest host — and he took his month-long gig at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas seriously.

“it’s a testament to the foundation of accountability and doing what you set out to do and committing to whatever it takes to be successful. And that’s what ...

Pregnant Celebrities Expecting In 2013

January 3rd, 2013 5:03pm EST
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
Another year, another crop of celebrity babies! Here are the celebrities looking forward to a happy and healthy bundle of joy in 2013:

Twilight star Cam Gigandet and longtime girlfriend Dominique Geisendorff announced in June they are expecting their second child.

Mentalist actress Amanda Righetti and her husband Jordan Alan revealed they were expecting this past August.

Former Girls Next Door star and Playboy Playmate Holly Madison is expecting a child with Pasquale Rotella in March.

Malibu Country actress Sara Rue is expecting a child with husband Kevin Price early this ...

Jennie Garth Celebrates Her 40th Birthday In A Little Black Dress With '90210' Pals

April 20th, 2012 10:30am EDT
Jennie Garth
Jennie Garth held a 40th birthday celebration & premiere party for her new CMT series "Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country" at The London Hotel yesterday.

The actress is still friendly with her co-stars from "Beverly Hills, 90210," which ended 12 years ago. Pals Shannen Doherty and Ian Ziering attended the party.

Jennie officially turned 40 on April 3 and celebrated the milestone at a nursing home in Los Angeles. She recently split from her husband Peter Facinelli after 11 years of marriage.

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Blu-ray Review: 'National Lampoon's The Legend Of Awesomest Maximus'

March 28th, 2012 10:25am EDT
Maximus photo
Can a pre-Three Stooges Will Sasso truly become awesomest in the realm of medieval parody? We’re looking at the new to Blu-ray comedy “National Lampoon’s The Legend of Awesomest Maximus" from Image Entertainment. They make take our reviews, but they’ll never take our honesty – below!

Title: "National Lampoon’s The Legend of Awesomest Maximus"

Grade: 3

Cast: Will Sasso, Ian Ziering, Kristanna Loken

Director: Jeff Kanew

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 91 minutes

Release Company: Image Entertainment

Website: www.watchimage.com

The Flick: I’ll admit from the outside this one...

Former 'Idol' Star Justin Guarini Is A Dad

April 27th, 2011 8:43am EDT
Justin Guarini
Singer Justin Guarini is the latest star to become a dad after welcoming a son on Tuesday.

The former "American Idol" runner-up is a new father after his wife Reina Capodici gave birth to little William Neko Bell Guarini.

The couple's new arrival was due in March but his timing was perfect for Guarini, who wrapped his role in Broadway's "American Idiot" musical on Sunday.

He tells People.com, "Quite a polite fellow for waiting until late Monday, early Tuesday to make his entrance. With a full head of curly brown hair, wide open and alert eyes he came charging into the world. Reina is doi...

Ian Ziering Is A First-Time Dad

April 26th, 2011 8:37pm EDT
Ian Ziering
Former Beverly Hills 90210 star Ian Ziering is a first-time dad - his wife Erin Ludwig has given birth to a baby girl.

Mia Loren Ziering, wieghing 7lbs., 6oz. was born on Monday night. A source tells PEOPLE magazine that the couple wanted the baby's name to begin with an 'M' to honor Ian's late mother Micki.

The couple, who wed last May, announced the baby news in November.

Ziering was previously married to actress Nikki Schieler Ziering.

Ian Ziering To Be A Dad

November 1st, 2010 8:35am EDT
Ian Ziering
Newlywed actor Ian Ziering is set to be a father - his wife is expecting the couple's first baby.

The former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star married Erin Kristine Ludwig in June, and now the couple is expecting a baby girl in April.

Ziering tells People.com, "Erin and I are very excited to be parents. It's something we both have always wanted. (Erin) is four-and-a-half months along, and we both are beyond excited."

The actor was previously married to actress Nikki Schieler Ziering; the pair split in 2002 after five years as husband and wife.

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Ian Ziering Is Engaged!

February 3rd, 2010 1:07pm EST
Ian Ziering Is Engaged!
Former Beverly Hills, 90210 star Ian Ziering is set to walk down the aisle after proposing to his girlfriend. The actor began dating Erin Kristine Ludwig in September and now the couple is preparing to exchange vows in a ceremony later this year.

In an email to People.com, Ziering writes, "Her name is Erin Kristine Ludwig. She's a nurse, we're planning a spring wedding and we've been together since Labor Day '09."

It will be Ziering's second marriage - he divorced Nikki Schieler Ziering in 2002 after five years as husband and wife.

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TV Reunions We'd Like To See

August 28th, 2009 10:02am EDT
Party Of Five
We all have our favorite shows, especially the ones we used to beg mom and dad to let us stay up and watch. Or the shows we watched with our friends every week and discussed the next day in school because it was the most exciting event in our lives. Most of these shows are played in syndication, but the true fans want to know what's going on with our favorite characters now.

Here are the top shows that we'd love to see do reunion specials:

It's been 20 years since "Saved by the Bell," TV's first live-action Saturday morning sitcom debuted. The show started as "Good Morning, Miss Blis...

Slideshow: Hair Challenged Actors

October 21st, 2008 12:12pm EDT
Teutonic Dream boat
Having a bad hair day? well try having a bad hair week, or year, or life or career. Not everyone can have a mane like David Hasselhoff or locks like Brad Pitt or the thick and lustrous head of hair like Burt Reynolds, well maybe not Burt.

Here are some actors who have carried on, persevered and triumphed despite being focally handicapped.

Gary Busey

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Mickey Rourke

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Jennie Garth Confirms '90210' Return

May 12th, 2008 8:39am EDT
Jennie Garth
Actress Jennie Garth has confirmed she will return in the new spinoff of Beverly Hills, 90210 after months of speculation.

The star fueled rumors she had agreed to star in the new show after she abruptly quit TV series "My Best Friend's Girl" last month.

Garth was slated to star in the pilot for the comedy, but walked away from the project at the last minute, prompting producers to replace her with Kristin Booth.

She is the first original character to be signed to appear in the remake - although many former stars including Tori Spelling and Ian Ziering have both spoken out ab...

'Beverly Hills, 90210': Where Are They Now?

March 26th, 2008 4:30pm EDT
Beverly Hills, 90210
Rob Thomas (Dawson's Creek, Veronica Mars) is helming a "Beverly Hills, 90210" spinoff, which like the original will revolve around a family with two teenagers who move from the Midwest to Beverly Hills. There's no word on whether any of the original cast will appear.

Aaron Spelling sure knew what the public favored when he launched the original series back in 1990. The show aired until 2000, completing 10 seasons.

The show began when twins Brandon (Jason Priestley) and Brenda (Shannen Doherty) Walsh moved from Minnesota to California. After 10 seasons, the series ended with the...

Gary Busey Needs His Own Reality Show

March 4th, 2008 12:00pm EST
Gary Busey
For those of you that saw this year's Oscars, certainly you were riveted. No, I'm not talking about the Academy Awards show's salute to periscopes. I'm speaking, of course, about E!'s 9-hour red carpet coverage featuring Ryan Seacrest. Ryan's main job was to stand behind a shrub and ask the star couples such probing questions as "When are you two getting married?" like he was their grandmother.

His interview with Jennifer Garner was running smoothly until someone let the Buse loose. I am speaking, of course, about Mr. Gary Busey. Gary burst onto the screen, yelling at Seacrest and...

Angie Everhart Dating Ian Ziering?

August 15th, 2007 10:24am EDT
Angie Everhart
Actress/model Angie Everhart has fueled speculation her odd romance with Joe Pesci is over after she was spotted romancing Ian Ziering at a Los Angeles restaurant.

Everhart and Pesci were rumored to be engaged just a month ago after a brief fling, but now it seems Sylvester Stallone's former girlfriend has a new celebrity lover.

She was spotted dining with Beverly Hills 90210 star Ziering at Los Angeles' Marix restaurant last week.

A source tells In Touch magazine it looked as if the star couple was on a first date: "They both looked kind of nervous. They spent the night talk...

Ian Ziering Was Disappointed He Wasn't Picked To Host 'Price Is Right'

July 27th, 2007 9:27am EDT
Ian Ziering
Former Beverly Hills 90210 star Ian Ziering was snubbed as host of "The Price Is Right" but has praised Drew Carey as a "great" choice for the job. Ziering - who recently appeared on Dancing With The Stars - was desperate to be retiring host Bob Barker's replacement.

Revealing his anticipation, Ziering says, "For the last month, I've been so titillated, my family has been excited at the mere notion of me hosting 'The Price is Right.' Unfortunately, it didn't go my way. I guess I was a little disappointed. I was really kind of hoping that would happen. But they got a great host in Drew...

Ian Ziering Took 'Beverly Hills 90210' Souvenirs

May 22nd, 2007 4:24pm EDT
Ian Ziering
Ian Ziering remembers his last day on Beverly Hills 90210 - he helped himself to priceless memorabilia. The hunky actor, who played Steve Sanders on the 1990s TV series, refused to leave the set until he had acquired some of the famous props on the show.

The Dancing With The Stars contestant says, "On my last day of the 90210 set, I picked up a bookcase and walked off set. They were like, 'Hey, you can't take that.' "I told them to try and stop me. Then I walked over to the Peach Pit and stole a jukebox off the counter and walked off with that too."

(This news article provide...

Billy Ray Cyrus Says He Didn't Belong On 'Dancing With The Stars'

May 10th, 2007 8:56am EDT
Billy Ray Cyrus
Singer Billy Ray Cyrus is delighted he's no longer competing on TV show Dancing With The Stars because he feels producers made a big mistake inviting him onto the dance floor.

The singer/actor was voted off the show on Tuesday night after fighting with judge Bruno Tonioli, who called his final dancing effort "crap".

Cyrus admits he still can't believe he wasn't the first person voted off the TV talent show eight weeks ago. He says, "I didn't belong there. I'm a singer, songwriter, and musician."

Still competing on the hit show are actor Ian Ziering, boxer Laila Ali and pop...

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