A Look At Versailles

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This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.

Do you love shows that bring you back to a different time period? If so, you’ll love the series that is premiering tomorrow on Ovation called Versailles. This new show captures the romance, drama and betrayal surrounding King Louis XIV of France while featuring the beauty and opulence of France’s 17th century high society.

King Louis XIV of France commissions Versailles, the most beautiful palace in Europe, which serves as the King’s gilded prison – keeping his friends close and enemies closer. Watch the trailer below to enter in to a world of untold wealth, power, and passion.

The two hour premiere of Versailles starts on October 1st at 10pm ET/PT. I will be live tweeting during the premiere episodes and giving away TWO $25 American Express gift cards during that time period. For a chance to win, all you have to do is retweet or reply to anything I (@aliciamarie112) tweet between 9pm CST and 11pm CST on October 1st, 2016. Two users will be selected at random to win!

Check out the video below to get special access at one of the premiere events that happened this week in NYC! I wish I lived out there and was able to attend because it looks like a lot of fun!

Will you be tuning in to watch this show tomorrow?

 

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Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story

I recently had the chance to preview Lifetime’s new movie “Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story”. I have included the press release below but to summarize it’s about a mom whose child is stolen from her by the biological father and taken to another country and her fight to get her son back. I spent most of the movie crying knowing that it was based on a true story. The actors, especially the mother of the child, portrayed the emotions so well that it was as if they were experiencing the loss themselves. It’s a “tear-jerker” (as most Lifetime movies are) but I recommend it.

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Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Terry O’Quinn (Lost) and Beverly Todd (Crash) star in the new Lifetime Original Movie Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story premiering Monday, January 31, at 9 pm (ET/PT). Immediately following the movie there will be a “Behind The Headlines” look at the story.

ABOUT TAKEN FROM ME: THE TIFFANY RUBIN STORY

Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story is based on a dramatic true story of Tiffany Rubin’s (Henson) daring 2008 rescue of her six-year-old son, Kobe, after he was abducted by his biological father and taken from his home in Queens, New York, all the way to Seoul, South Korea. At the urging of her mother Belzora (Beverly Todd, The Bucket List), Tiffany sought the counsel of Mark Miller (O’Quinn) and his charitable organization The American Association for Lost Children. With Mark’s help, Tiffany was able to travel to Korea to execute a high-stakes plan to bring her son home.

 

ABOUT BEYOND THE HEADLINES: THE TIFFANY RUBIN STORY

In Beyond the Headlines: The Tiffany Rubin Story, Tiffany Rubin recounts the story of her daring mission in March 2008 to take back her 7-year old son, Kobe, who had been kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Lee. She discusses her relationship with Lee, their court battles over Kobe’s custody and abduction and describes what it was like to have Kobe missing for seven long months. In addition to Tiffany, the documentary also includes interviews with Kobe Lee, Belzora Cason (Tiffany’s mother) Mark Miller, Bazzel Baz (a former CIA agent who helped orchestrate the rescue), Joseph Fredericks (Kobe’s former law guardian) and the FBI special agent in charge of the case. Additionally, Beyond the Headlines: The Tiffany Rubin Story features Tiffany’s personal photos, Mark Miller’s photos taken immediately after the rescue, documents in the case against Jeffrey Lee and a visit to the locations involved, including Seoul, South Korea.

(Disclosure: Lifetime sent me an advance copy of the movie. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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Drop Dead Diva: Season 2 Preview

I always see promotions for shows on television, think to myself “I want to watch that when it comes out”, and then forget to tune in when they premiere. “Drop Dead Diva” was one of those shows. It looked like something I’d really enjoy but by the time I realized the season had started, it was over. Lifetime recently sent me the first episode of the 2nd season (which premieres tomorrow, June 6th, at 9pm ET/PT) to review and I loved it. I won’t miss a single episode of Season 2 because I have already set a series recording for it on my DVR.

Cast of Drop Dead Diva

I have to admit that for the first couple minutes I was thinking “what in the world is this?” because there was singing and dancing and it looked like a bad music video. After a few minutes were up I realized that Jane (played by Brooke Elliott) was just dreaming and I breathed a sigh of relief.

Part of Jane's dream

At the end of the episode I found myself wishing that I didn’t have to wait a couple of weeks to see the next one because I was curious as to what would happen with the men in Jane’s life. Whether you haven’t seen an episode or can’t wait for season 2 to start, don’t forget to be watching tomorrow night!

(Disclosure: I was provided the Drop Dead Diva season 2 premiere DVD and other press materials by Lifetime so that I could give an honest review of the show. All opinions are my own.)

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