LIFETIME'S NEW DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES "HOPELESSLY IN LOVE" EXPLORES ICONIC AND TRAGIC CELEBRITY UNIONS IN POP CULTURE HISTORY AS A THREE-WEEK EVENT THIS JANUARY
LISA "LEFT EYE" LOPES AND ANDRE RISON
PREMIERES JANUARY 4
FAITH EVANS AND NOTORIOUS B.I.G.
PREMIERES JANUARY 10
ANNA NICOLE SMITH AND LARRY BIRKHEAD
PREMIERES JANUARY 17
LOS ANGELES, CA (DECEMBER 12, 2019) - Lifetime debuts the intimate documentary film series, Hopelessly in Love, as a three-week event beginning January 4th, following the conclusion of Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning. Powerfully candid documentaries, each installment explores three of the most iconic and tragic celebrity love stories in pop culture history, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Andre Rison; Faith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G.; and Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead. The authorized two-hour films tell the stories of their tumultuous love affairs through the eyes of the couple, including those partners still here today - Andre Rison, Faith Evans and Larry Birkhead - and those who knew them best. Featuring deeply emotional new interviews and never-before-seen footage, each doc takes viewers on an impassioned journey through the intense ups and downs of a whirlwind romance lived in the limelight, reveals untold secrets, and seeks answers to how these star-crossed lovers ended up facing the ultimate tragedy.
Full Hopelessly In Love slate details as follows:
Hopelessly in Love: Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Andre Rison
Premieres Saturday, January 4 at 9:30pm ET/PT
An inside look at the intense and complex relationship between TLC pop star Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and NFL wide receiver Andre Rison. The film delves into their passionate yet reckless romance that went from abuse allegations to a mansion up in flames. Never-before-seen footage, including the moments leading up to Left Eye's death, reveals the depth of their love and the underlying turmoil that tore them apart.
Hopelessly in Love: Faith Evans and Notorious B.I.G.
Premieres Friday, January 10 at 9pm ET/PT
Following the intense marriage between Faith Evans and the Notorious B.I.G., two of the biggest stars in R&B and hip hop, this is the story about young love and the pressures and consequences of fame for the couple and the culture at large. Twenty years after the iconic rapper's murder, Faith Evans is ready to confront her pain and revisit the most intimate moments of their relationship... from their whirlwind engagement, to the East coast/West coast rivalry that led to Tupac and Big's deaths, and the roles other in the scene, like Lil' Kim, may have played in their tumultuous love story.
Hopelessly in Love: Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead
Premieres Friday, January 17 at 9pm ET/PT
Featuring never-before-seen footage, photos and candid interviews, this special documentary is a revealing account of the relationship between one of the most infamous women in the world, the late actress and Playboy playmate Anna Nicole Smith, and Larry Birkhead, the celebrity photographer who saw her beyond her ill-fated past. Larry Birkhead gives a firsthand recollection of their romantic and often unstable union which ignited a highly-publicized battle over daughter Dannielynn, following Anna's heartbreaking and untimely death.
Hopelessly in Love is produced by Entertainment One (eOne) and Creature Films. Executive producers are Tara Long for eOne, Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez for Creature Films, and Kai Bowe. Larry Birkhead, Faith Evans, Andre Rison and Reigndrop Lopes also serve as executive producers. Brie Miranda Bryant and Gena McCarthy executive produce for Lifetime.
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