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It's Happening! Dynasty Movie In The Works!

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Holy crap! This is ACTUALLY happening!

Although the proposed movie adaptation of classic series Dallas never panned it, Richard Shapiro has revealed that his even BETTER '80s prime-time soap, Dynasty, is getting the big-screen treatment!

The series creator explains that the film adaptation will be a prequel to the show, set in the 1960s, and will focus on oil tycoon Blake Carrington's - originally played by John Forsythe - discovery that he's the heir to his family's empire, and his love affair with the TRUE baddest bitch of all-time, Alexis Morell - AKA Joan Collins!!

He says:

"It's not the wild and crazy 1960s, but the early Kennedy years. We've given thought to the movie before and we've been approached by a lot of companies, but no one seemed to have a proper fix on it. Then suddenly we said, 'Let's do it [ourselves]!'—and we're the ones to do it. It was my daughter Florie's notion to do a prequel, and that sounded very very good to us. It's how young Blake doesn't realize he's the son of Tom Carrington, but then he finds himself at the head of this company and surrounded by assassins and people who want to do him in."

So yeah. This is pretty much the best news ever!

It doesn't matter if this thing is good or bad, it's still going to be amazing!

They just had BETTER bring back Joan in some capacity, or else we will BOYCOTT this shiz!

Hell, they might as well just have her play Alexis again, because we're not sure we can think of anyone else who could possibly do that character justice!

What do U think?? Are U excited to see a Dynasty movie?? WHO should play Alexis??!

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Our Dreams Came True! Tiffany And Debbie Gibson Teaming Up For SyFy TV Movie!

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We have clearly died and gone to washed out, '80s pop star has-been heaven!

The SyFy channel has made all of our dreams come true and cast Debbie Gibson and Tiffany against each other in the instant classic, Mega Python vs. Gatoroid!

According to Executive VP of Programming and Original Movies Thomas Vitale, the duo were completely thrilled with the idea of working together and poking fun at their pop-star rivalry way back when!

He says:

“They loved the idea of taking this perceived rivalry and having some fun with it. The catfight on 'Dynasty' was a seminal TV moment and it's time to re-create that for a new generation."

Gibson says:

"I know that pop culture fanatics have been dying for Tiffany and me to collaborate for the past 24 years! What better way to do it than by battling each other in a campy romp through the Everglades?”

And Tiffany agrees:

"Only in my dreams have I been able to have a catfight with Debbie Gibson…until now! This is soo MEGA cool!"

Amazeballs amazeballs amazeballs!

We can't wait to tune in and see all of this low-budget shiz go down!

What do U think?? Will U watch Mega Python vs. Gatorade Gatoroid?

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R.I.P. SoapNet!

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Sorry, all of you Dynasty re-run addicts! It's time to say good-bye!

In a surprise move, Disney is closing down shop on its SoapNet channel and launching the pre-school oriented Disney Junior channel in its place!

Anne Sweeney, co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group, announced:

"The decision to ultimately transition SoapNet to accomplish this was not arrived at lightly. SoapNet was created in 2000 to give daytime viewers the ability to watch time-shifted soaps, before multi-platform viewing and DVRs were part of our vocabulary. But today, as technology and our businesses evolve, it makes more sense to align this distribution with a preschool channel that builds on the core strengths of our company."

We wonder how this new channel will fare against the already established PBS Kids and Nick, Jr.!

What do U think?? Is Disney making a smart move replacing their soaps with more children's programming??

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R.I.P.

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Another actor from '80s soap Dynasty passed away just a week after John Forsythe's death.

British actor Christopher Cazenove died after a "valiant battle" with septicaemia, according to his family. He contracted the disease in February.

His Dynasty co-star Joan Collins says, "He was an absolutely charming man and a very good actor. I very much enjoyed working with him during my time on Dynasty."

Cazenove was only 66 years old.

Sad.

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R.I.P.

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John Forsythe passed away on Thursday in Santa Ynez, California, from complications of pneumonia, following a year-long battle with cancer.

Although he started out doing theater, he won two Golden Globes for his role as Blake Carrington in Dynasty and was the voice of Charlie in Charlie's Angels.

Forsythe was also a spokesperson and sponsor of the World Wildlife Fund and supported the American Cancer Society and the United Nations Association.

He was 92-years-old.

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