Olympic gold-medalist Tara Lipinski expands her TV repertoire even further when she throws Malcolm's brother Reese for a (toe) loop on this weekend's Malcolm in the Middle (Sundays at 7 pm/ET). TVGuide.com talked to the 24-year-old cutie about her latest small-screen venture, the racy film role she bailed on and how she almost went Skating with Celebrities.
TVGuide.com: Tell me about your Malcolm in the Middle role. Who are you playing, what's she about...?Tara Lipinski: I play Carrie, who's this quirky and earthy antifur, antimeat vegetarian type. It was a really fun to play her, so different than anything I've done before. On the show, I think Reese (Justin Berfield) is all abou
Question: There was a show — maybe on CBS — in the mid-'70s that starred Brenda Vaccaro. Was it Sara? I recall there being some controversy over it, but I was only 8 or 9 at the time, so I probably didn't understand it anyway. What was the big deal?
Answer: None that I'm aware of, Doris. (And if I'm wrong, my readers will be happy to tell me so.) However, I'm betting Vaccaro fans weren't too happy with how things worked out.
Sara, which debuted on CBS in February 1976, was about a character who was controversial in her time, certainly. Sara Yarnell, originally from the East, headed West to Independence, Colorado, to teach school. Of course, the stiff and proper folks living there wanted their kids taught by a teacher who knew her place, and Sara was anything but. That didn't sit well with the school board, but Sara scored points with the
America's Next Top ModelOK, I'm going to get all Tyra-psych and talk about what's underneath these model's mostly pretty skin, because tonight brings up a very good question: Just how self-aware are these girls? We have Furonda and her "tips for successful interaction," which seem to indicate that she's watched a whole lot of reality TV and is declaring herself the show's villain with the warning that she'll treat the others "identical to, or worse than" the way they treat her. Jade, on the other hand, thinks she's self-aware but is absolutely clueless. She thinks they cut and bleached her hair because she's too good and needs more of a challenge. She thinks she has serious problems because she didn't get hair extensions, and Wendy
America's Next Top Model The "Cycle 6" contestants have been doing their homework: They came prepared with a walk and a sob story, and burst into the audition room screaming with fake enthusiasm. (Calling Jay Manuel your boyfriend? That's taking it a little far.) Right off the bat, you knew racist, uber-Republican, "my life is perfect" Dani was going to grab camera time and start some fights. It's a good thing she didn't really photograph well, or she'd have some death threats waiting for her back home. You want to talk about perfect lives? Sara just graduated from Georgetown and was minding her own business in the mall when she caught the eye of an ANTM scout. Of the sob stories, Nnenna is quite a contender, even if you nev