This eclectic edition of Sequel Bits covers everything from the Lifetime Channel to Machete Kills. After the jump:

  • Javier Bardem says he was offered Bond way back when
  • Carrie Fisher would be interested in doing Star Wars VII
  • Melissa Leo and Octavia Spencer join Lifetime’s Five 2
  • Spy Kids star Alexa Vega is all grown up in Machete Kills
  • See Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman in The Hobbit
  • Here’s where you can watch The Hobbit in 48 fps 3D

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Hit the jump for a mixed bag of small screen odds and ends, including:

  • See more pics of Mad Mikkelsen in Hannibal
  • NBC announces some other midseason premieres
  • Sandy has not delayed Louis CK‘s SNL appearance
  • Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Renner will host SNL
  • The Gallaghers are Shameless as ever in the new teaser
  • Did you know Ben Affleck almost directed Homeland?
  • Now Nicholas Sparks is getting into the TV game
  • FX’s Wilfred gets renewed, switches showrunners
  • FNL‘s Peter Berg is developing a Greek god drama

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The Lindsay Lohan career comeback tour is kicking off with Lifetime’s Liz & Dick, a small-screen movie about the volatile romance between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Lohan’s casting drew eyerolls, sighs, and giggles when it was announced back in April, and while the first stills and set photos weren’t so bad, it was tough to gauge how Lohan’s performance would actually turn out. Or, for that matter, whether the film around her would be any good.

Well, wonder no more because the first trailer has just arrived. And it looks more or less exactly like what you’d think an Elizabeth Taylor biopic on Lifetime starring Lindsay Lohan would look like. Watch it after the jump.

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While we’ve been busy fussing over how much Lindsay Lohan looks (or doesn’t look) like Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s Liz & Dick, another biopic from the cable channel has quietly been pushing forward. Singer/songwriter Jewel was cast last month as the lead in the TV movie The June Carter Cash Story, and we now have the first look of her in character alongside Matt Ross (American Horror Story), who plays Johnny Cash. Hit the jump to take a look.

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When we first heard about Lifetime’s decision to cast Lindsay Lohan as silver screen icon Elizabeth Taylor in the TV biopic Liz & Dick, we wondered if it might just be a PR stunt. But the deal was firmed up over the spring, and now shooting is actually underway. The first official image has now hit the web, along with a handful of snapshots from the set. So how does she fare? Well, see for yourself after the jump.

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