This is so not the Maya Rudolph version. Gina Gershon plays uberdiva fashionista Donatella Versace in Lifetime's House of Versace (Saturday, Oct. 5, 8/7c), a bio-flick packed with high fashion and epic tragedy. The film kicks off in 1996 in Milan with Donatella serving as creative muse to her brother, superstar designer Gianni Versace (Enrico Colantoni). When Gianni is slain by a serial killer, Donatella is forced to take his place as head couturier to keep the company afloat. All that grief and pressure soon has her strung out on booze and cocaine, and profits slide 60 percent. Cue the family intervention and a forced stint in rehab. TV Guide Magazine spoke with Gershon about the challenge of playing Donatella minus the Saturday Night Live shtick.
Gina Gershon is channeling Donatella Versace in the upcoming Lifetime film House of Versace.
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October is going to be a fashionable month on Lifetime.
Not only is the network planning a Gianni Versace documentary, but Lifetime has also announced plans for an original film based on his sister, Donatella Versace, according toThe Hollywood Reporter.
Bryan Greenberg and Victor Rasuk
When How to Make It In America returns, best friends Ben (Bryan Greenberg) and Cam (Victor Rasuk) will be back in New York hustling to become successful designers. With their business finally off the ground, Greenberg says viewers will see them move forward, albeit slowly, while growing personally as well. Check out the top reasons to watch Season 2 when it premieres Sunday at 10:30/9:30c on HBO.
D.L. Hughley, Gina Gershon
D.L. Hughley, Gina Gershon and Michael McKean are heading back to college as guest stars on TBS' Glory Daze, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Hughley (The Hughleys, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) will play Coach Franklin, a man desperate to be a father, and McKean (Smallville, Best in Show) will play the quirky and passionate head of campus maintenance. Gershon (Rescue Me, Bound) plays a tough-as-nails military instructor determined to whip her students into fighting machines.
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The trio of guest stars follow Everybody Loves Raymond's Brad Garrett and Saturday Night Live's Cheri Oteri, who appear in the pilot.
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TIM: Like we said last week, there's no time travel in the latest Heroes volume, "Fugitives" — so we can't ...
Vanity Fair is under fire yet again. In the upcoming July issue (with Angelina on the cover), an explosive article is featured that insinuates the former POTUS saw "a lot of women" on the road post-White House, including actress Gina Gershon. The 45-year old actress' rep went to town on the author stating that the article was "irresponsible journalism" and is demanding a retraction. Clinton is pretty p.o.'ed as well calling the author "sleazy," "slimy" and "a scumbag."
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Rescue Me alum Gina Gershon and her lawyers have gotten wind of a new Vanity Fair article on Bill Clinton, and they are not pleased. In the piece, VF writer Todd S. Purdum suggests that Gershon had sexual relations with the former prez, a tacit claim that she's vehemently denying. Gershon's legal team has thrown down a demand letter insisting on an immediate retraction and a "sincere apology." The document says, in part, that the piece "outrageously insinuates that Ms. Gershon has had an inappropriate sexual relationship with President Clinton. This is absolutely false." The letter, linked to by the trusty folks at TMZ, goes on to say that Gershon is "extremely offended by the false and defamatory inference" in the article.Gershon has, in fact, met with the president on several occasions but does that really warrant low-ball insinuation? Assuming the story isn't true, why would VF play with libelous fire? Anna DimondUse our Online Video Guide to see some of Gershon's ...
Denis Leary in Rescue Me by Barbara Nitke/FX
After Wednesdays formless, scattershot finale of Rescue Me, Im with Charles Durning. Almost. Head down, eyes closed, taking a long, long nap. For me, this respite will last until next summer, when Rescue Me returns for its fifth and what we have to hope will be a more satisfying season. For Durning, who played Tommys dad, theres no waking up. Will he in retrospect be seen as the lucky one?In a poignant though not entirely unpredictable moment, made more notable for a quiet tenderness one rarely sees on this raw and raucous show, Tommys dad slipped away into a final rest as he sat beside his son at a minor-league baseball game. He brushes something off his clothes and then hes gone. Just like that. Sure beats the violent end that has come to most people Tommy has lost during the run of this series. And yet: sad. Denis Leary played the reaction beautifully. Poor Tommy.I will try to resist using the most obvious baseball-as-life-metaphor analogy here...
While Rescue Me's Sheila tends to her "new" baby, Callie Thorne is minding another young-'un — as manager to a hard-partying starlet (Alison Lohman) in the comedy Delirious, hitting theaters today and centered around Steve Buscemi's sad-sack paparazzo. TVGuide.com met with Thorne to discuss her new film, and also get her take on Rescue Me's wild stories.
TVGuide.com: You were a big ol' tease a few weeks back on Rescue Me with that bath-towel scene, almost showing us your naughty bits!Callie Thorne: Wasn't that crazy? It was my idea.... No, no, it wasn't. But that's the fun part sometimes, because you know you can't show everything, so there's no fear. If we were on HBO and they were asking me to do something else, that's when you get scared. It's interesting because on FX you can show the sides [of naked torsos] and you can show the backsides of both men and women, but, of course, no frontal nudity. Yet th