Tara Reid, dear Tara. Oh, Tara. You were doing so well! You got yourself Sharknado, a cult classic in the making, fought against rumors that you were cut from the sequel (and won the fight, she wasn’t cut), and looked healthy and happy at the premiere. You were even the voice of REASON a few months ago when you spoke eloquently about Lindsay Lohan and her foolish antics. And then you went and said this, on the Discovery Channel’s Shark After Dark program, live.
I was like, all right, I don’t wanna, like, really sound stupid when I do this show today. So I learned a little education on sharks. I look up sharks on the internet and it’s like, “whale sharks”, and I’m like, oh that must mean a whale and a shark have sex. And I think, well, how does a whale and a shark have sex? And then I realized that whales are mammals, and sharks are animals, they have nothing to do with each other. So basically, the dolphins have sex with each other, but the sharks don’t. So I thought, then how is it such a thing?
She kept rambling, the audience laughed in a, “oh honey” sort of way, and the host made this face:
And Ian Ziering made this face:
It’s not the stupidest thing anyone’s ever said. She was having a classic Jessica Simpson moment. It’s just so unfortunate because she expressed at the top that she really, really didn’t want to sound stupid on the show.
Better luck next time, Team Tara! We appreciate your efforts.
August 8, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Time for the Best And Worst Celebrity Looks Of The Week. We’re covering late July and very early August. In case you didn’t know. And now you do. And learning is fun. Obviously, Courtney Stodden’s lettuce bikini is included in here.
BEST: Dita Von Teese
WORST: Bachelor Sean Lowe
WTF?!?: Click to find out! (It’s a doozy.)
August 4, 2013 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
I can’t even believe this is a discussion we’re having. That there’s a movie called Sharknado that exists, that it got enough views to warrant a fucking sequel, that producers decided they didn’t want star Tara Reid – clearly one of the movie’s drawing points – back for the second film and that now she’s made a public statement denying that she’s been cut and insisting that she just wants to see a script before she commits. Uh… okay.
Here’s what she had to say on Twitter:
There is no script for sharknado 2 until i read it then i will make a decision but everyone that is saying i got cut that is not true#liars
— Tara Reid (@TaraReid) July 28, 2013
Apparently she’s not lying, either, as Sharknado producer David Latt has since told The Hollywood Reporter:
The Asylum‘s David Latt, who serves as a producer on the new franchise, denied a TMZ report that indicated the actress would not be returning for the follow-up.
“The short answer is: Nope. Tara is invited back,” Latt told The Hollywood Reporter. “Honestly, I don’t know where that [TMZ story] came from.”
Here’s the thing: I sorta believe Tara was cut and then the public got all up in arms about it so they’ve had to go back on their decision and deny the reports. I mean, maybe not – after all, like I said, she was a huge camp drawing point (though really a stick could star in a movie about a tornado full of sharks and the entire Internet would tune in), so it would have been a dumb decision.
July 30, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
You know things aren’t going too well for you when a Sy-Fy movie about a tornado full of sharks cuts you from its sequel. That’s exactly what’s happened to Tara Reid! :( Despite the wild success of Sharknado, producers have decided she won’t appear in the follow-up film and only Ian Ziering will return. Whaaaaat?
Sources connected to the production tell TMZ … producers had a meeting this past week to discuss plans for the New York-based sequel — and the only actor they want back for round 2 is Ian Ziering.
Of course, Ian slaughtered more sharks than anyone in the original — killing fish from Santa Monica to Beverly Hills and even into THE VALLEY!!
Tara played Ian’s estranged wife in the flick — and survived the massive shark attack (even when the sharks broke into her HOUSE!!) — but Sharknado 2 is not in her future.
As for Ian, sources say both he and Tara scored around $50k for Part 1. Ian should rake in a lot more for the sequel. And good news … we’re guessing he’s available.
pretty odd. Isn’t part of the drawing power of Sharknado the fact that it’s so awful and so ridiculous and stars has-been actors like a dude from 90210 and TARA REID? What am I missing here?
July 29, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Sharknado, a film about a shark-filled tornado hitting Los Angeles, starring Tara Reid and Ian Ziering was really popular on Twitter — and in our hearts, of course. But was it popular on TV?
How could it fail? In addition to the sterling cast, we also got Kevin McCallister’s dad from Home Alone giving us his classic “I’m concerned about this” face. We had Ian Ziering saying lines like, “It’s flooding here. Not the plumbing…the OCEAN” and “We can’t just sit here and let sharks rain down on us.” And Tara Reid said things like, “Tornado’s heading towards the airport, we need to destroy it before it gets here.”
A previous shark movie (Swamp Shark) that also aired on Syfy drew in 2.2 million views. Our dear old Sharknando got 1.4. (Stats from Los Angeles Times.) And how is Tara Reid, Team Tara, and Ian Ziering coping?
Denial. Ian Ziering has been tweeting:
#LiveTweetingSharknado when I read this scipt [sic] I thought, chainsawing out of a shark, repelling, guns, sharks, tornadoes, I’ve gotta do this
#LiveTweetingSharknado Asylum, give the peope [sic] what they want, Sharknado 2!
After seeing myself in a wetsuit at 207lbs I’m suprised [sic] I didn’t get eatin [sic] first.. #lardandincharge.
Yesterday, Tara tweeted:
I actually can’t wait for @sharknado it might be even better then snakes on a plane !!! Lol ;) I hope you will have as much fun as I had
She hasn’t tweeted about it since.
July 12, 2013 at 5:37 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Tara Reid AKA Team Tara is not friends with Lindsay Lohan, telling TMZ, “We don’t really like each other that much.” And when I say, “telling TMZ” I mean that she was in the TMZ studio hanging out among all of them, talking like she worked there. They were discussing Lohan’s latest driving problems — this time, Lindsay had her car towed for parking in the wrong place — and Ms. Reid got into Lohan a little bit. Here’s what she said:
If I get drunk, I’m a happy drunk, you know? When she gets drunk, she’s just mean. She’s so paranoid, she takes her drink anytime someone thinks she has a camera phone on, and drops it in the ice bucket … I think this girl gets chance, after chance, after chance, after chance. I just feel like … she keeps getting to move onto different stories and my stories that are bad about me keep getting stuck with me.
I agree and disagree with Team Tara. I agree that Lohan gets way too many chances. Lohan should be in jail right now. But I disagree in the suggestion that Lohan has a completely clean slate. She’s not known anymore for acting or talent — she’s known for being a mess who can’t get work. So in that sense, Lohan’s stories (bad publicity) are stuck with her just as much as Team Reid’s. However, Lohan is still invited on huge platforms like The Today Show and Late Night With David Letterman, whereas Team Reid is…in the TMZ office.
Pick one: Team Tara or Team Lohan?