The Murder of Princess Diana

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To Di For: Worst TV-Movie of the Year

Jennifer Morrison in The Murder of Princess Diana courtesy Lifetime Entertainment

I would have added "worst TV-movie ever" to the above teaser, but I've been around long enough to remember that sick moment of time when all three major networks made colliding Amy Fisher TV-movies.TV is currently steeped in Princess Diana memorabilia again, with news and entertainment specials pegged to the 10-year anniversary of her shocking death on Aug. 31 in 2007. Some aim high, some aim low, and I’m not going to pretend to be engaged in most of this posthumous star-gazing. But you’d think Lifetime, with its female-friendly skew, would go the respectful route.Instead, the channel has commissioned one of the most depressingly irresponsible and numbingly dull TV-movies since the genre was invented. Even worse, Lifetime is shoving it down its viewers’ throats. The icky and silly The Death of Princess Diana premieres Saturday night, when it’s easy to ignore, but will be repeated Sunday in advance of its prime-time lineup (including the first-season finale of the... read more

House's Jennifer Morrison Tracks Princess Di's Killer

Jennifer Morrison, The Murder of Princess Diana

The television gods who control casting have made Jennifer Morrison a very famous young woman. But those who control wardrobe haven't been quite so kind. As Dr. Allison Cameron on House, she gets weekly screen time modeling a lab coat. Now, as she steps into the role of a journalist in Lifetime's TV-movie The Murder of Princess Diana (premiering Saturday, Aug. 25, at 8 PM/ET), she's got the costume blues again. Welcome to Paris 1997, a time of turbulence, tragedy... and high-waisted jeans. "The high-waisted jeans are really not my thing!" Morrison groans. "It makes me look like I have a belly that I don't!" Of course, they don't make her look like she has a belly at all, because she doesn't. But with blonder hair, a sleeveless blouse and a tote bag, '90s-style Morri read more

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Premise: An American journalist (Jennifer Morrison) witnesses Princess Diana's fatal car crash and thinks there may be more to the story than just a tragic accident. Directed by John Strickland.

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