‘Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding’ Lifetime Movie Premiere: Trailer, Synopsis, Cast

“It’s A Wonderful Lifetime” 2020 continues with the network’s first-ever holiday sequel film, “Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding,” a follow-up to the 2019 film, “Merry Liddle Christmas.”

Fans will remember the original film, starring Kelly Rowland as Jacquie Liddle, who, as she geared up to have her home featured in a magazine’s holiday spread, found her wild, crazy and loud family descending upon her instead. As she tried to regain control, she also began to fall for her neighbor, Tyler (Thomas Cadrot), and in the end, not only did she find the love of her life, but she also found a new respect for the family members who manage to drive her crazy.

Now, one year later, the whole gang, including Bresha Webb (Kiara), Jaime M. Callica (Julian), Debbi Morgan (Marchelle), Chris Shields (Wade) and Latonya Williams (Treena), is back, as Jacquie and Tyler’s story takes a new turn.

Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding Kelly Rowland and Thomas Cadrot star in “Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding.” Photo: Courtesy of Lifetime

“’Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding’ once again follows Jacquie Liddle (Rowland), as she and Tyler (Cardot) try to plan their perfect destination Christmas wedding,” the synopsis reads. “Naturally, Jacquie’s plans go awry when her boisterous family intervenes in her planning and her snooty wedding planned quits in protest.”

However, not all will be lost, as Jacquie will once again learn what being a Liddle is all about.

“While nothing goes as initially planned, Jacquie and Tyler get a Christmas wedding more memorable than they could have ever dreamed,” the synopsis says.

“Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding” premieres Saturday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. EST on Lifetime.

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How to watch Black Beauty on Disney Plus: Release date, trailer and cast

Black Beauty on Disney Plus: release date, cast

Release date: November 27 (3 a.m. ET)
Cast: Mackenzie Foy, Kate Winslet, Claire Forlani, Iain Glen, Fern Deacon
Director: Ashley Avis
Run time: 109 minutes

Families looking for a movie to watch this holiday weekend can watch Black Beauty on Disney Plus. The classic story from Anna Sewell’s 1877 novel has been adapted into films before but this modern reimagining takes place in the present day.

In Black Beauty 2020, the titular wild horse (voiced by Kate Winslet) is born in the American West, then cruelly rounded up away from her family. She’s brought to a ranch, where she meets a spirited teenage girl Jo Green (Mackenzie Foy). Beauty and Jo forge an unbreakable bond that sustains them both when they are separated.

Black Beauty is a tear-jerking tale of two sensitive souls who both experience tragedy but find comfort, inspiration and love from the other. It also deals with animal cruelty, as Beauty faces mistreatment from some of her owners.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch Black Beauty on Disney Plus. Plus, check out the trailer below:

How to watch Black Beauty in the US, Canada and the UK

Black Beauty 2020 will be released exclusively on Disney Plus this Friday, November 27.

Disney Plus is available in the US, Canada, UK and western Europe. 

Black Beauty cast

The Black Beauty cast is led by Kate Winslet as the voice of Beauty the horse and Mackenzie Foy as Jo Green, a 17-year-old girl who goes to live with her uncle on his ranch. 

Other cast members include:

  • Iain Glen as John Manly, a ranch owner and Jo’s uncle
  • Fern Deacon as Georgina Winthorp
  • Claire Forlani as Mrs. Winthorp
  • Calam Lynch as George Winthorp
  • Max Raphael as James
  • Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Terry
  • Matt Rippy as Henry Gordon
  • Avianah Abrahams as Anna
  • Sascha Nastasi as Jennifer
  • Alex Jeaven as Jasmine

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Watch: “True Beauty” Cast Tests Out Their Chemistry On First Day Of Filming

The cast members of “True Beauty” are off to a great start!

On November 22, tvN’s upcoming drama “True Beauty” released the first batch of behind-the-scenes moments from their first day of filming.

The video starts with a short video collage introducing all the characters including Lim Ju Gyeong (Moon Ga Young), Lee Su Ho (ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo), Han Seo Jun (Hwang In Yeob), and more. It previews that the series will be a heartwarming story for viewers to enjoy during the winter.

Each of the actors sit down for a quick interview, describing their thoughts about being on set for the first time with one another. Moon Ga Young is the first to comment, and she says, “Everything went better than what I was hoping for. Today has made me more excited for the days to come.” The next to comment is Cha Eun Woo, who says, “I was nervous but also felt comfortable at the same time. I had been running things through my mind so much that when it finally happened, it just felt like everything was falling into place.”

Hwang In Yeob said, “I had so much fun filming and am looking forward to everything ahead of us.” Park Yoo Na, who will be playing the role Kang Su Jin, stated, “I was worried about how things will go since it’s our first time on the set together. But I think I did a good job without getting too nervous, so I’m proud of myself.”

The cast members unanimously agreed that their chemistry was really good. Moon Ga Young commented, “It’s all of our first times working together. But we get along so well that we even attempted to throw in some ad-libs.” Both Cha Eun Woo and Hwang In Yeob added that the cast members have good chemistry, with Cha Eun Woo stating, “We took a lot of time practicing our lines together beforehand, so it came together really well when the time came to actually film.”

The video ends with a clip of Moon Ga Young and Cha Eun Woo preparing for an upcoming scene in the school hallway. Moon Ga Young commends him for being so good at talking to the camera casually, and he offers her to try it for herself. They joke back and forth in a sweet manner that raises anticipation for their onscreen romance.

Watch the full behind-the-scenes fun here!

“True Beauty” premieres on December 9 at 10:30 p.m. KST.

In the meantime, check out a teaser for the drama below!

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Recent NCAA actions cast doubt on women’s regional in Albany

Three times in a five-year stretch, Times Union Center was host to an NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament regional.

The women’s East regional is scheduled for downtown Albany again in March, but don’t buy those tickets yet.

Earlier this week the NCAA announced plans to hold its men’s basketball tournament in a single geographic area to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Nothing has been decided on the women’s side, but the men’s announcement certainly seems to jeopardize the chances of a regional here in March.

“Because of the ongoing pandemic, the committee recognizes that the tournament might have a different feel,” Lynn Holtzman, vice president of women’s basketball for the NCAA, said in a statement released after the men’s announcement. “The committee intends to maintain a field of 64 teams, and a variety of contingency plans — including reducing the number of first- and second-round sites or bringing the entire tournament to one location — are being considered in concert with staff, medical experts and other stakeholders.”

Times Union Center general manager Bob Belber said Wednesday he has had no direct contact with the NCAA about the status of the regional.

The Albany regional is scheduled for March 26-29. The NCAA Final Four is set for April 2 and 4 in San Antonio, which would be a logical site should the women opt for a bubble concept similar to what the men have proposed in Indianapolis.

“We would have loved to have had the women’s tournament here, all three rounds,” Belber said, “but we just don’t have enough hotel rooms. You’ve got thousands of hotel rooms that are needed.”

Times Union Center, which was host in 2015, 2018 and 2019 (all won by Connecticut), is scheduled for a women’s regional in 2024. The arena, which lost first- and second-round men’s NCAA Tournament games last March because of the coronavirus, will have the men’s tournament back in 2023.

After having gone through it himself in March, Belber expressed sympathy for arenas that were scheduled to play host to 2021 men’s NCAA games.

“It got canceled so close to the start,” Belber said of the 2020 Albany sub-regional. “We were only five days away from the first round here in Albany. This time they’re way out in advance. Maybe they had just been planning and looking at options well in advance because of what happened in 2020.

“I feel bad for those sites that might have been awarded 2021. Now you’ve got two years of awards that were blown out of the water. Like we did, with the 2023 award made up for 2020, those sites that were supposed to host it in ’21, hopefully, they get that same fair shake.”

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Gossip Girl Reboot Photos Show The Cast In Fashion’s Biggest Trends



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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 10: (L-R) Tavi Gevinson, Thomas Doherty, Eli Brown, Jordan Alexander, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Savannah Lee Smith and Zion Moreno are seen filming for ‘Gossip Girl’ outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Upper East Side on November 10, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

Ever since HBO Max announced the Gossip Girl reboot, we knew it would have big shoes to fill. The Blair-Serena-Nate love triangle was fun and all, but we all know the real reason we came back for more season after season (and then subsequently re-watched every season twice during lockdown). Between Blair’s coloured tights and collared mini dresses and Serena’s boho frocks and designer tote bags, the fashion in Gossip Girl was, and always will be, a mecca of style. But, after seeing photos of the Gossip Girl reboot cast sprawled on the steps of The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday, we’re happy to report that Upper East Side’s Generation Z is more than fashionable enough to stand on its own. 

Spotted at the site of many of Serena’s and Blair’s pre-school and lunch catch-ups, the new group appears in full fashion form, with singer-songwriter-turned-actress Jordan Alexander shaping up to be the show’s most style-forward high-schooler. In the photos, Alexander is wearing a billowy, pin-striped button-down with her uniform tie. Are those navy blue bike shorts she’s wearing? To Constance Billard? And cream-coloured, mock-croc knee-highs courtesy of Schutz? We’re into it. And that red, Fendi baguette bag, a signature of Carrie Bradshaw. Is it vintage?

The Babysitter: Killer Queen‘s Emily Alyn Lind is dressed in a fuzzy, plaid oversized sweater over a white shirt with a statement collar wrapped in a navy blue bow — a Blair Waldorf signature — can certainly keep up. Black, heeled loafers with a pair of sheer socks, a combination we saw all over fashion month in October 2019, complete the Queen B of the Upper East Side effect. Tavi Gevinson in a shirt with a Peter Pan collar, Savannah Smith in swoon-worthy, sky-high platform loafers from Sam Edelman, and Zion Moreno with a tiny bag all also showed up to The Met dressed for the occasion in fall’s best trends — the occasion, naturally, being a normal school day at Manhattan’s most elite, fictional prep school.

Another cast member, played by Molly’s Game actress Whitney Peak looks like she will take over from Jenny Humphrey. In the photos, Peak’s character is pairing the school uniform with Adidas Superstars from a recent Beyoncé collaboration and a standard, red book tote. Even with the A-list name attached to her sneakers, we can’t imagine the likes of Blair or Serena being too kind to anyone caught in sneakers. Poor Little J. 

Like the show’s original male cast, the new crowd from St. Jude’s seems to put less emphasis on school-day style. Thomas Doherty and Eli Brown appear in standard school uniforms, though Doherty did sport

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The Gossip Girl Reboot Photos Show The Cast In Fashion’s Biggest Trends

Ever since HBO Max announced the Gossip Girl reboot, we knew it would have big shoes to fill. The Blair-Serena-Nate love triangle was fun and all, but we all know the real reason we came back for more season after season (and then subsequently re-watched every season twice during lockdown). Between Blair’s colored tights and collared mini dresses and Serena’s boho frocks and designer tote bags, the fashion in Gossip Girl was, and always will be, a mecca of style. But, after seeing photos of the Gossip Girl reboot cast sprawled on the steps of The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday, we’re happy to report that Upper East Side’s Generation Z is more than fashionable enough. 



a group of people sitting on a bench: NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 10: (L-R) Tavi Gevinson, Thomas Doherty, Eli Brown, Jordan Alexander, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Savannah Lee Smith and Zion Moreno are seen filming for ‘Gossip Girl’ outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Upper East Side on November 10, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)


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Spotted at the site of many of Serena’s and Blair’s pre-school and lunch catch-ups, the new group appears in full fashion form, with singer-songwriter-turned-actress Jordan Alexander shaping up to be the show’s most style-forward high-schooler. In the photos, Alexander is wearing a billowy, pin-striped button-down with her uniform tie. Are those navy blue bike shorts she’s wearing? To Constance Billard? And cream-colored, mock-croc knee-highs courtesy of Schutz? We’re into it. And that red, Fendi baguette bag, a signature of Carrie Bradshaw. Is it vintage?

Emily Alyn Lind is dressed in a fuzzy, plaid mini dress featuring a statement collar wrapped in a navy blue bow — a Blair Waldorf signature — can certainly keep up. Black, heeled loafers with a pair of sheer socks, a combination we saw all over fashion month in October 2019, complete the Queen B of the Upper East Side effect. Tavi Gevinson in a shirt with a Peter Pan collar, Savannah Smith in swoon-worthy, sky-high platform loafers from Sam Edelman, and Zion Moreno in with a tiny bag all also showed up to The Met dressed for the occasion in fall’s best trends — the occasion, naturally, being a normal school day at Manhattan’s most elite, fictional prep school.

Another cast member, played by Molly’s Game actress Whitney Peak looks poised to be the new Jenny Humphrey. In the photos, Peak’s character is pairing the school uniform with Adidas Superstars from a recent Beyoncé collaboration and a standard, red book tote. Even with the A-list name attached to her sneakers, we can’t imagine the likes of Blair or Serena being too kind to anyone caught in sneakers. Poor Little J. 

Like the show’s original male cast, the new crowd from St. Jude’s seems to put less emphasis on school-day style. Thomas Doherty and Eli Brown appear in standard school uniforms, though Doherty did sport a designer fanny pack for the occasion. And, while Evan Mock’s navy blue hoodie

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CBS All Access Adds 5 to ‘Why Women Kill’ Season 2 Cast

CBS All Access is rounding out the cast for the second season of “Why Women Kill,” adding five more on Thursday.

Lana Parrilla, B.K. Cannon, Jordane Christie, Matthew Daddario and Veronica Falcón will star in the second season of the Marc Cherry-produced drama, joining previously-announced cast members Allison Tolman and Nick Frost.

This season of the dark comedy features a new ensemble cast and storylines set in 1949 that will explore what it means to be beautiful, the hidden truth behind the facades people present to the world, the effects of being ignored and overlooked by society and, finally, the lengths one woman will go in order to finally belong.

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Here is who each actor is playing in CBS All Access’ own words:

Lana Parrilla will play Rita, the sardonic wife to the wealthy and evil Carlo Castillo. As she waits for her elderly husband to die, Rita runs the garden club with an iron fist and spends much of her time engaging in an affair with a younger lover. B.K. Cannon will play Dee, Alma’s (Tolman) wry and brassy daughter who works as a waitress in a local diner. Though self-deprecating, Dee can be vulnerable under her emotional armor and finds her illicit affair with a secret lover to be both exciting and humiliating. Jordane Christie will play Vern, a tough, rugged private detective. Vern is intrigued and suspicious when he’s hired to investigate Rita’s younger lover, whom she suspects is cheating on her. Matthew Daddario will play Scooter, Rita’s gorgeous, sexy and not-so-bright lover. A charming would-be actor, Scooter is well kept by Rita but pursues a secret relationship elsewhere. Veronica Falcón will play Catherine, Carlo Castillo’s spinster daughter. Prim and proper, Catherine detests her father’s gorgeous wife, Rita, and returns to town after a mysterious accident, seeking a way to destroy her.

“‘Why Women Kill’ examines how the roles of women have changed over the decades, but how their reaction to betrayal … has not,” according to CBS All Access. “The first season of ‘Why Women Kill’ details the lives of three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the ’60s, a socialite in the ’80s and a lawyer in 2019, each dealing with infidelity in their marriages.

The series hails from Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios. Cherry serves as executive producer alongside Imagine’s Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, and Acme Productions’ Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis and Marc Webb.

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Why Women Kill Adds Lana Parrilla, Shadowhunters Vet to Season 2 Cast

Lana Parrilla has booked a new TV role, and this one is much less wicked than the last.

The Once Upon a Time alum is among four additions to Why Women Kill‘s Season 2 cast, TVLine has learned.

New episodes of the Marc Cherry-created anthology will take place in 1949, exploring “what it means to be beautiful, the hidden truth behind the facades people present to the world, the effects of being ignored and overlooked by society, and finally, the lengths one woman will go to in order to finally belong,” the logline teases.

Parrilla will co-star as Rita, the sardonic wife of the wealthy and evil (and yet-to-be-cast) Carlo Castillo. As she waits for her elderly husband to die, Rita runs the garden club with an iron fist and spends much of her time engaging in an affair with a younger lover.

Said lover, Scooter, will be played by Shadowhunters vet Matthew Daddario. A charming, sexy but not-so-bright aspiring actor, Scooter is well kept by Rita but — gasp! — pursues a secret relationship elsewhere. (Fun fact: Daddario is the younger brother of actress Alexandra Daddario, who appeared in Why Women Kill‘s first season.)

Also joining the cast are B.K. Cannon (Switched at Birth) as Dee, the wry and brassy daughter of Allison Tolman’s Alma, and Jordane Christie (Containment) as Vern, a tough and rugged private detective. As reported earlier this week, Nick Frost (Into the Badlands) will also co-star in Season 2, playing Alma’s husband.

There’s currently no timetable for Why Women Kill‘s return. Your thoughts on these new castings? Drop ’em in a comment below!

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Jennifer Lopez Recalls Having to “Convince” Producers to Cast Her in The Wedding Planner

It’s hard to imagine a world where Jennifer Lopez didn’t star in The Wedding Planner.

At the time, the romantic comedy starring the singer and Matthew McConaughey was a hit, opening at No. 1 in the box office.

The premiere also coincided with the release of J. Lo’s sophomore album, J.Lo, a chart-topper in its own respect.

But, in a discussion with her business partner and agent, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, for Variety‘s Power of Women Conversations presented by Lifetime, Jennifer says none of that would’ve happened if she hadn’t convinced director Adam Shankman to take a chance on her.

She explains that prior to taking on the lead role in The Wedding Planner her experience consisted of roles she describes as “the maid, the Rosie Perez type roles, the dishwasher, the this, the that.”

Jennifer continues, “I had to kind of break out of that and convince somebody to put me in the first romantic comedy, which I think was The Wedding Planner.”

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How she landed the role, Jennifer explains, was quite simple. “I was, like you said, kind of hot at the time and you were my agent and you were asking for a certain price that you thought I merited and they were buckling back on us,” she shares. “Then, [Adam] came to one of my record signings and he said give her whatever she wants.”



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The “Jenny From the Block” singer shares the significance of this moment in her career, explaining, “The idea that somebody like me, from my background, who was a woman, could garner that type of, you know, price in this industry. It was a big deal.”

She then went on to star in more romcoms,

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Jennifer Lopez and Armie Hammer cast in comedy Shotgun Wedding

Jennifer Lopez and Armie Hammer are set to star alongside each other in ‘Shotgun Wedding’.



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The ‘Second Act’ star and ‘Call Me By Your Name’ actor will play couple Darcy and Tom in the upcoming comedy.

‘Pitch Perfect’ director Jason Moore is helming the movie, with Mark Hammer and Liz Meriwether on script duties.

As per Deadline, Ryan Reynolds has received an executive producer credit.

The plot follows the pair as they gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding just as the couple begin to get cold feet. And if that wasn’t enough of a threat to the celebration, suddenly everyone’s lives are in danger when the entire party is taken hostage.

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