Today would have been the late Brittany Murphy's 37th birthday.
We can't believe she's already been gone for five years…
So in honor of what would have been the actress' celebratory day, we've gathered five little known facts about her — to make you smile and scratch your head all at the same time!
Like, did you know her name wasn't ACTUALLY Brittany Murphy? It was something entirely different!
Not to mention that she performed alongside Allison Janney on Broadway in her early years!
Ch-ch-check out the facts about the late, great Brittany (below)!!!
10 years ago, we started blogging about all things celebs! Since then, we've gone through lots of changes!
Really BIG changes!
In fact, we even changed our site name to perezhilton.com in 2007, so since that's who we are, we bring you the first post from when this journey began!
Back then Brittany Murphy and Simon Monjack were also beginning their journey together, and that's what the hot topic was!
You can CLICK HERE to step into the PH time machine and go back, back, back to see what we had to say about them.
[Image via Instagram.]
Before you press play, you might want to keep a box of tissues next to you because this movie is going to be a tear-jerker.
If the trailer for Brittany Murphy's Lifetime Original Movie didn't make you cry, the first few seconds of this EXCLUSIVE clip will probably do the job.
The Brittany Murphy Story starts off with a tearful press conference from her mother, Sharon Murphy, and goes right into how the late actress' career all began.
There's no word yet on whether or not Brittany's father Angelo Bertolotti's legal filings went through yet, but the network is moving forward with the biopic as it's set to air September 6th.
Take a look at the first five minutes of the Lifetime Original (above)!!
Even though her dad doesn’t want it to happen, Brittany Murphy’s Lifetime movie is becoming a reality!
The trailer for The Brittany Murphy Story has been released, and it features all of the highs and the lows that her fans can relive all over again.
September 6th is the premiere date for the flick, starring Amanda Fuller as the late actress, Eric Petersen as Britt’s hubby Simon Monjack, and Sherilyn Fenn as her momma.
So mark your calendars!
And take a peek at the trailer too (above)! You may even shed a tear or two!
While many of us are excited to have Brittany Murphy's memory revived on the small screen, there's one person who does NOT want to see a biopic happen!
Angelo Bertolotti, Brittany's father, says he has plans to sue Lifetime after the network announced plans to release a biopic on the late star.
Years later and Brittany Murphy's tragic death is still such a mystery!
So mysterious, in fact, that Lifetime thinks it would make for a good movie.
Oh yeah! It's happening!
Newcomer Amanda Fuller will play the beloved late actress in a two-hour made-for-TV flick set to air September 6th.
The Brittany Murphy Story will not only recount her sudden passing, but also the late sweetheart's years before fame and her mother's push to turn Brit into a famous face.
The portrayal will also bring attention to what happened after the starlet's death and how her mama dealt with the backlash and heart wrenching accusations against her.
This one sounds like we'll be needing a couple of extra boxes of tissues by our side.
Though, would we expect anything less from Lifetime??! LOLz!
Are YOU excited for The Brittany Murphy Story?!
- It sounds juicy! (55%)
- No. TOO SOON. (45%)
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P.S. CLICK HERE to see the gallery, "Celebs Who Died Under Bizarre Circumstances!"
This is just heart wrenching!
Brittany Murphy died suddenly at 32 years old in December 2009, but the coroner is only now reporting that if her mother Sharon called the ambulance 24 hours earlier, the Clueless starlet would have survived a combination of pneumonia and anaemia.
But her mother was supposedly only following Brittany's wishes by avoiding calling the ambulance.
Brittany refused to get medical help for her stalled breathing because she was so terrified of the paparazzi.
If only mama called 9-1-1 before Brittany fell lifeless in her arms, but she also may not have seemed as sick as she truly was in the hours leading up to her death because she was so sedated by drugs! *TEAR*
The grief the lost star's mother feels already must only be heavier with this new information.
Truly, there is no one to blame. This was such a bizarre tragedy and the only thing that matters is that a very talented, lovely woman is gone forever.
We miss you everyday, Brittany!!!
[Image via WENN.]