Whoopi Goldberg: Acting Is All I Ever Wanted

Watching Whoopi Goldberg in Lifetime’s A Day Late and a Dollar Short, to air Saturday April 19,  you may find yourself thinking that we haven’t been seeing enough of The View host’s Oscar-winning acting skills in recent years.  She reminds us in this movie of just how good she is. The film puts her at the center of another scenario by novelist Terry McMillan (Goldberg was in How Stella Got Her Groove Back, you may recall) and reunites her with Ving …

Helen Slater Lets Emotions Fly in ‘The Good Mother’

 If you saw M. Night Shyamalan’s brilliant 1999 The Sixth Sense, you got a glimpse of the mental disorder Munchausen by proxy syndrome – in which a child’s parent or other caregiver secretly creates an illness in the child in a twisted effort to get attention, sympathy and respect. And you may have thought to yourself, “Gosh, this would make a great Lifetime movie.” Right? I know I did. Well, I’m here to tell you, come Saturday, June 8, Lifetime …

Barbara Hershey Shows Her Chops in ‘Left to Die’

 Lifetime’s “Left to Die” movie, premiering tonight (11/4), has Barbara Hershey as an average American woman wrongly imprisoned in Ecuador on false drug trafficking charges. The real-life role of Sandra Chase gives Hershey plenty to do: she’s ill, she’s terrorized, she’s hopeless, she’s courageous and determined. Above all, “Left to Die” is a story of a daughter’s and mother’s love. Sandra’s daughter Tammi (Rachael Leigh Cook) went to amazing lengths trying to get her mother out of that foreign hell …

Lifetime’s ‘Army Wives’ hits milestone this weekend

It doesn’t generate the volume of buzz that some other cable dramas do, but Lifetime’s Army Wives has legions of devoted fans. On Sunday night, the show, which centers around the significant others of soldiers stationed at fictional Fort Marshal, airs its 100th episode. It’s a significant milestone for Army Wives, which has become a real warhorse for Lifetime on its way to its centennial airing. The show, based on the book Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army …