See Jewel as June Carter Cash in Lifetime’s ‘Ring of Fire’

I know we haven’t seen much of Reese Witherspoon lately, and Jewel is counting that you’re remember her more than you will Witherspoon’s Oscar-winning performance in Walk the Line. Jewel, who has reinvented herself from folky poet to a poor (white) man’s Shakira to straight-forward country star, is starring in a Lifetime original movie (they’re all the rage these days, you know) about June Carter Cash, the singer-songwriter and wife to Johnny Cash, in the upcoming Ring of Fire. I know, I know; you’re gonna get this one confused with Walk the Line. Similar stories, and both are named after famous Johnny Cash songs. Of course, June Carter Cash co-wrote "Ring of Fire" herself, you see. That’s what makes it different. Also, it’s a TV movie starring less-famous people. 

Check out a clip from the movie, which premieres on Lifetime May 27:

[via Indiewire]

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Your Daily Guide to Trending Topics

Every day there are some topics that are trending. Since many of them don’t make sense, we provide easy contextualization. Also, this way, you won’t actually have to know anything about anything.

Miley Cyrus Engaged

Google users probably aren’t looking for the registry for Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemswoth, but they’re still searching for news about the couple’s engagement above all else. That’s right, former child star Miley Cyrus who, despite brushes with legal intoxicants and Annie Leibovitz, seems to have grown up pretty well adjusted considering her game, is getting married. The 19-year-old pop star met Hunger Games actor Hemsworth, 22, on a movie set and the two have been dating for three years. "Thank you for all the love today. I’m happy to share this news with you all. I feel like all my dreams are coming true,” Cyrus tweeted, forgetting to CC the genie who granted her original wishes for fame and fortune. 

Wade Davis

Retired NFL played Wade Davis has come out as a gay man, making him the second most popular term to search on Google this morning. His trending status on Grindr is not known. Davis, who used to play football for the Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans, and Washington Redskins.“You just want to be one of the guys, and you don’t want to lose that sense of family,” Davis said to “Your biggest fear is that you’ll lose that camaraderie and family.” 


No, your eyes don’t deceive you. Jewel, the singer-songwriter is indeed trending today—at least over at Bing. It’s because the “You Were Meant For Me” singer tweeted a photo of herself in costume as country music legend June Carter Cash for the upcoming Lifetime movie Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash. "Here I am as June in my trailer with her blue eyes and perfect teeth," she wrote only moments before Reese Witherspoon, who played Cash in the 2006 feature film Walk The Line, presumably showed up and slapped her. 

Kris Humphries

Yahoo! is feeling a bit retro this morning, as users are spending their valuable time searching for information about Kris Humphries, last summer’s most famous groom and more recently just that guy who was married to Kim Kardashian for a few days. They’re all curious about Fatmire Sinanaj, the 25-year-old hotel employee that Humphries is rumored to be dating. Though he denied it, nefarious sources close to the dashing basketball player say that he and Sinanaj, who indeed rocks a look not dissimilar to that of his ex, are hot and heavy. Really weight stuff here, Yahoo! users. Wow.


Maybe it’s that we do this post in the morning, and news hasn’t been reported or serious thinking hasn’t been done yet. Either way, the things that trend on Twitter are normally pretty dopey. Today’s entry in that category: things that people learned while attending college. Don’t get too worried, but we bet most of them aren’t about book smarts.

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Links: Warren Beatty + Lindsay Lohan, ‘Total Recall’ Recalled

● Warren Beatty has a new film project in the works — his first in almost a decade — and he wants Lindsay Lohan to act opposite him. The only catch is Lohan must live with Beatty during the filming … I suppose as a way to monitor her partying ways. Sounds like a movie in itself. [FoxNews] ● Evidently Ben Stiller’s Joaquin Phoenix/Hasidic meth lab worker bit was a surprise to Oscar producers. Stiller created the bit and kept it a secret till he got on stage after he had a meltdown over the planned script. [P6] ● Kanye West was left embarrassed, for once, after fashion maven Vivienne Westwood had no idea who he was. West congratulated the designer on her show, and Westwood just stared at the “greatest rapper of our generation” blankly. Word is Kayne’s head exploded Murakami-style from the diss. [NYDN]

● A remake of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger action flick Total Recall looks very likely. Before you react, remember this is one of the few Hollywood films that could benefit from the advances in technology and special effects. Still: We are officially out of ideas. [ComingSoon] ● U2 is playing a “secret” street gig in London on Friday. Oh wait, guess the “secret’s” out. [DigitalSpy] ● The new season of Dancing with the Stars hasn’t even started yet, but contestant Jewel may have to sit this season out due to a bad case of tendonitis. [US Weekly]