Oh, Tara Reid. All those years of narcotic and alcohol abuse really have made every last synapse in your brain misfire, haven’t they? You see, Tara managed to get herself a role in both Sharknado films (the fact that there are two of those makes me question the world, but that’s another story), and since she’s doing press for the sequel at the moment, she gets asked a lot about the ridiculous concept behind it. Let’s be clear, here: a “sharknado” is the combination of a great white shark and a tornado that goes around torturing everyone with its sheer meteorological-animal fierceness. And that’s something Tara thinks could happen in real life.
“You know, it actually can happen. I mean, the chances of it happening are very rare, but it can happen actually. Which is crazy. Not that it—the chances of it are, like, you know, it’s like probably ‘pigs could fly.’ Like, I don’t think pigs could fly, but actually sharks could be stuck in tornados. There could be a sharknado.”
Oh, dear. I have to say, Tara Reid’s brand of stupidity is one I can get behind. It doesn’t hurt anybody because she’s not in any kind of position of power, and it’s entertaining as hell because it’s so insane. Also, I still haven’t watched the first Sharknado and I feel like I need to get on that.
July 25, 2014 at 7:00 am by Jennifer
Jason Biggs surprised us all by revealing he’s actually not Jewish, and now he’s surprising us again — by saying some incredibly mean things about former co-star Tara Reid. Yeah, Tara’s been a hot mess, but she’s pulling it together and I don’t see the point in kicking someone when they’re down (or, getting up.) But Mr. Biggs disagrees.
Lindsay Lohan stays.
[...] she’s got nice boobs, she really does. Lindsay’s got nice boobs. Tara’s body—I don’t know what’s going on with it. I don’t think she ever knows what’s going on with it.
[...] Lindsay doesn’t know what’s going on with Tara’s body either. No one knows what’s going on with Tara’s body.
Dude, come on. That’s a bit much.
I think he went too far. What do you guys think?
June 14, 2014 at 8:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
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
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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?