It is no secret that we here at HotDamnTV (and by we I mean me and Tom, we can't vouch for everyone else ((they might be gay))) love The Cheerleader. Someone even made a movie about it called I Love You, Cheerleader (2009). Say, fun fact did you guys know she was in Remember The Cheerleader (2000) as the spunky daughter of Coach Hesnotrascist who played opposite Denzel Washington (in the role of New Black Headcoach)? Neat stuff. Anyway, when she's not an indestructible cheerleader and me and Tom's joint-girlfriend The Cheerleader likes to stretch her acting muscles. See below, for a detailed illustration of where those muscles are located.
I can keep this up all day. Anyway, The Cheerleader's next project is in a film called Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial. She plays some broad that allegedly teamed up with an Italian fella to off some other gal. Where the controversy comes in is that this is a VERY recent case and there is a bit of uproar about how insensitive it is to the family of the victim.
According to a press release from LIFETIME:
LIFETIME’S AMANDA KNOX: MURDER ON TRIAL IN ITALY, STARRING HAYDEN PANETTIERE AND MARCIA GAY HARDEN, TO PREMIERE FEBRUARY 21
PASADENA, CA (January 7, 2011) – Hayden Panettiere (Heroes, I Love You, Beth Cooper) and Academy AwardÒ-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden (Into the Wild, Pollock) star in Lifetime Television’s Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy. The original movie is based on the international headline-grabbing story of the now infamous American exchange student accused by Italian authorities of brutally killing her roommate. Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy will premiere on Monday, February 21, at 9PM ET/PT.
Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy poses the question of whether Knox (Panettiere), the Seattle honors student accused of murdering her college roommate Meredith Kercher (Amanda Fernando Stevens) in 2007 with her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito (Paolo Romio) and acquaintance Rudy Guede (Djirbi Kebe), actually committed the crime or was herself a victim. Referred to as “Foxy Knoxy” by her Italian prosecutor, Guiliani Mignini (Vincent Riotta), and the press, Knox was painted as an oversexed remorseless killer during her two-year trial leading up to her conviction and subsequent sentencing to 26 years in jail. Harden portrays Amanda’s mother Edda Mellas.
I'm sorry, I wasn't paying attention. Are we talking about Captain America? So tune in to Lifetime (is that near the show about the guy who eats 10 pound burgers in a sitting?) sometime in the near future and observe you some brand new Cheerleader to tide you over until Scream 4 comes out (probably with no Matthew Lillard).
EDIT: TK writes - I saw Hayden Panettiere (The Cheerleader) at the Roosevelt last night and she was concerned about a friend of hers who seemed to to have eaten too much champagne. The ambulance showed up and took him away, which was annoying because I had to keep walking around it to take all our Top Chef art gear to the cube truck. Also I was into a lot of overtime at that point, so I was really tired and I didn't feel like dealing with it. However when I saw the face of The Cheerleader IRL, my stoic heart melted and the world was a beautiful place again. God damn that ho is fly.