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'Sharknado 2' -- How Epic Will It Be?

July 30th, 2014 8:43am EDT
'Sharknado 2: The Second One' Includes More Sharks, More Chainsa
Only time will tell whether "Sharknado 2: The Second One" will have the cultural significance as its predecessor, but we'll know tonight after it airs on Syfy.

During a press call with actors Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and Vivica A. Fox and director Anthony C. Ferrante, the group talked about the highly anticipated sequel and what fans can expect this time around.

Reid promised "more sharks," while Fox said there will be a lot of action and cameos. "I was really pleasantly surprised how many people wanted to be a part of this film when they saw it. It's like, famous faces just keep popping u...
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7 Ridiculous Movies That Are Crazier Than 'Sharknado'

July 28th, 2014 9:00am EDT
7 Ridiculous Movies That Are Crazier Than 'Sharknado'
Sharknado took Twitter by storm last August and has given the SyFy network an unexpected ongoing franchise. The latest installment hits the U.S. July 30 with Sharknado 2: The Second One. Yes, that's really the subtitle.

What's really amazing about Sharknado, even to SyFy executives, is that there have been countless other intentionally awful movies that mix monsters with disasters but Sharknado was the first to become a global phenomenon. If you're looking for a fix of the ridiculous, here are some of our favorite monster mashups.

Anonymous Rex

This 2004 film imagines a world where ...
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It Could Happen! Tara Reid Says A Real-Life 'Sharknado' Is Possible

July 24th, 2014 11:34pm EDT
Sharknado 2 cast in GQ magazine
The cast of cult SyFy movie sequel "Sharknado" has some tips for anyone who might possibly find themselves amidst such a rare weather anomaly, which star Tara Reid says is not impossible.

The actresso explained the science behind it, saying, "You know, it actually can happen. I mean, the chances of it happening are very rare, but it can happen actually. Which is crazy. Not that it - the chances of it are, like, you know, it's like probably pigs could fly.

"Like, I don't think pigs could fly, but actually sharks could be stuck in tornados," she adds. "There could be a sharknado."

Posing f...
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RiffTrax vs. Sharknado: Michael J. Nelson Previews Skewer Of SyFy's Cult Hit

July 7th, 2014 12:10pm EDT
RiffTrax vs. Sharknado: Michael J. Nelson Previews Skewer Of SyF
Yesterday, we brought you our list of 10 Movies So Bad, They're Good - well, no one knows a bad movie like Michael J. Nelson. He endured them for years as one of the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and currently, alongside his friends and fellow MST3K vets Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, makes them bearable for us as RiffTrax. This week, the RiffTrax guys are taking on one of their best choices over: SyFy's cult sea life-disaster movie, Sharknado. We chatted with Mike recently to ask him how such a feat of genius happened.

"It was funny. We were deluged with people, even before it cam...
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10 Movies So Bad, They're Good

July 6th, 2014 1:02pm EDT
10 Movies So Bad, They're Good
For every good movie, there's likely at least two bad ones. And that's okay - because some of them are so bad that we fall in love with them in a whole other way. Remember Santa Claus Conquers the Martians? Plan 9 From Outer Space? Sharknado? And those are just the most famous films that were honestly less than stellar.

But there are plenty of other bad movies that are oddly worthwhile, and so we've gone looking for the ones that haven't gained infamy. Those terrible, yet somehow strangely endearing, movies that have somehow escaped mainstream notice. The ones we still talk about that migh...
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Tara Reid Not Engaged Despite Large Ring In New Bikini Selfies

March 24th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Tara Reid Not Engaged Despite Large Ring In New Bikini Selfies
I'm so in love! pic.twitter.com/iFua1vJvqV

— Tara Reid (@TaraReid) March 23, 2014

"Sharknado" star Tara Reid shared a few bikini selfies on her twitter page over the weekend, revealing a lot of skin and a lot of carbon on her ring finger!

The 38-year-old actress sported a huge diamond ring on her wedding finger and captioned the shot, "I'm so in love!" Naturally that led to speculation that the actress had gotten engaged, but she cleared things up in a later post.

"I'm not engaged its costume from my new movie," she wrote.

Whatever the truth is, Tara's love-life has been a mess for t...
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'Sharknado 2' Films In Times Square - Check Out The Photos!

February 20th, 2014 3:00pm EST
'Sharknado 2' Films In Times Square - Check Out The Photos!
"Sharknado 2: The Second One" is currently filming in New York City, and we have some exiting photos to share from the production.

In several shots Ian Zeiring, who plays Fin, stands on top of yellow cab with co-stars Mark McGrath and Judd Hirsch. Vivica A. Fox is also featured freaking out at some unknown source (presumably a CGI shark that we can't see).

Ziering and Tara Reid will reprise their roles as Fin and April in the eagerly awaited "Sharknado" sequel. A freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on Big Apple residents and its most cher...
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Kelly Osbourne, Mark McGrath & More Stars Join 'Sharknado 2'

February 13th, 2014 8:00pm EST
Kelly Osbourne, Mark McGrath & More Stars Join 'Sharknado 2'
Syfy has announced that Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, Vivica A. Fox and Mark McGrath are joining the cast of "Sharknado 2: The Second One."

Osbourne will play a flight attendant, Dick will be a New York City police officer, Friedlander will play a character named Brian, and Hirsch will be a cab driver.

Fox will play Skye, an old high school friend of Fin (Ian Ziering). Singer Mark McGrath will play Fin's brother-in-law.

The original made-for-television film became a viral hit in 2013. Thousands of fans (and critics) bombarded Twitter and social media after it...
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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...
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Interview With Thunder Levin, Screenwriter Of Syfy Original 'Sharknado'

August 20th, 2013 10:53am EDT
Sharknado
You might not have watched it the first night it premiered, but I guarantee you now know what a Sharknado is. The buzz has been inescapable and it seems SyFy, the channel responsible for that “cinematic masterpiece” called Sharknado announces something new related to the film every week whether it’s a sequel or even merchandise.

Recently, I had a chance to talk with the screenwriter of the film, Thunder Levin. Here’s what we discussed over email.

First off—did you ever anticipate this amount of exposure for this movie?

No, of course not. Who could have anticipated this?! We knew there wa...
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Weird Celebrity News Roundup: Famke Janssen's Creepy Burglar, Lamar Odom's Foot Fetish & More

August 16th, 2013 5:00pm EDT
Famke Janssen
Weird and unusual things sometimes happen in the lives of celebrities. Here's a roundup of this week's strangest stories...

A burglar broke into Famke Janssen's New York City apartment last week but didn't steal anything. Instead, the intruder simply left the children's book "The Lonely Doll" next to her bed.

Now that's just creepy!

The actress filed a police report and claimed she had never seen the book before or owned it.

But here's the weird part. After going through surveillance video, authorities found no evidence of a break-in at her Soho penthouse, according to The Post. There w...
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Scottish City Council Plans For Real Life 'Sharknado'?

August 16th, 2013 9:08am EDT
Sharknado
A Scottish council has set out contingency plans to deal with a real life Sharknado after a fan of the Syfy channel movie demanded assurances about how they would deal with a similar catastrophe.

The ground-breaking cult horror movie, starring Tara Reid and Ian Ziering, has taken both America and Britain by storm with its implausible plot about a tornado whipping up killer sharks from the ocean and depositing them on the streets of L.A.

It has now emerged members of Glasgow City Council in Scotland have come up with a detailed plan to deal with such an incident after a delusional fan co...
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Syfy Reveals 'Sharknado 2' Title & Release Date

August 9th, 2013 8:00pm EDT
Sharknado
The people have spoken! Five thousand fans helped decide the title of the highly anticipated "Sharknado" sequel via Twitter, and the winner is - "Sharknado 2: The Second One."

When the made-for-television film first aired on Syfy in July, only 1.4 million watched, but there were more than 5,000 tweets-per-minute about the B-movie on the night of its debut, grossing over 604,000 in total.

Buzz for the film was so intense, Regal cinemas even hosted midnight screenings of "Sharknado" on over 200 screens on Aug. 2.

The first film centered on Los Angeles where a tornado picks up a school of h...
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Tara Reid Denies Reports She's Been Snubbed From 'Sharknado 2'

July 29th, 2013 12:46pm EDT
Tara Reid
UPDATE: "Sharknado" producer David Latt confirmed that Tara's still on board to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday.

He says he'd like all the stars to return for the second er, helping,

"Tara is invited back. Honestly, I don't know where that (story) came from," Latt said. "Hopefully she'll be the one turning us down because this bizarre film gives her - and the rest of the cast - some great opportunities...

"Despite all of the rumours and tabloid stories, Tara was great to work with. She showed up to play. Knew her lines. Was into this crazy, silly film. No drama. No diva... She was great...
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SyFy Confirms 'Sharknado 2' Is In The Works

July 17th, 2013 5:03pm EDT
Sharknado
World War Z, Man of Steel and Fast & Furious 6 were some of this summer's most talked about movies, but one small film topped them all in the buzz category: SyFy's made-for-TV fright-fest Sharknado.

The film aired last Thursday night on SyFy, and only 1.4 million watched, but there were more than 5000 tweets-per-minute about the b-movie between 8pm and 3am on the night of its debut, grossing over 604,000 in total, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

And now SyFy is riding that buzz, announcing that they're working on "Sharknado 2."

Asylum Films, which produced the first film, has confir...
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Mackenzie Rosman Stars In SyFy's 'Sharknado' Follow-up 'Ghost Shark,' Premiering August 22

July 16th, 2013 7:01pm EDT
Ghost Shark
Just when you thought SyFy's recent Sharknado got all the sharks out of the water and it was safe to go back in, they've got more sharks in store for us.

The channel had a big hit with "Sharknado" which stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, last week (they're airing it again this Thursday night!); and the net is set to follow that up with more sharks -- well, actually just one. A dead one.

"Ghost Shark" is set to make its debut on August 22, and judging by the buzz surrounding "Sharknado" it sounds like they'll have another camp classic on their hands.

"Sharknado" pulled in 1.4 million viewer...
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Lamar Odom Takes Cameras From Paparazzi, 'Sharknado' Gets Major Buzz, Willow Smith's Inappropriate Song

July 12th, 2013 10:01pm EDT
Sharknado
Lamar Odom took a photographer's equipment on Thursday when a paparazzo walked up to him at a traffic light to ask him if he cheated on wife Khloe Kardashian. Then he asks about a "stripper named Jennifer." Then Lamar calmly gets out of his car and takes the photog's equipment and stuffs it in his trunk. "I would never cheat on my wife, that's why I wear my wedding ring." (story)

SyFy had a surefire hit in its hands Thursday night with made-for-TV "mockbuster" "Sharknado." The internet buzzed all night and into Friday about the low-budget schlockfest, which starred Ian Ziering and Tara Rei...
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SyFy's 'Sharknado' Is A Huge Hit -- On Twitter

July 12th, 2013 3:01pm EDT
Sharknado
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...
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Tara Reid Stars In The Ridiculously Awesome-Looking 'Sharknado,' Premiering Tonight On SyFy

July 11th, 2013 5:01pm EDT
Sharknado
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 ...
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