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Girls Gone Wild on DVD

7 Oct, 2007 By: Billy Gil


Nov. 27 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release on DVD Spice World, featuring Victoria Beckham.


Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Hollywood ‘It' girls are here to stay. Britney Spears is still the No. 1 most Googled subject on the Internet, Lindsay Lohan is proving naysayers wrong by holding her own amongst acting elite, and Paris Hilton is out of jail and has a new movie and fragrance on the way.

And on DVD, these starlets can be preserved for all time.

Lindsay Lohan, who following a series of Disney remakes broke through in 2004's Mean Girls (on DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment), has a new film coming to video called I Know Who Killed Me, a thriller from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, due Nov. 27 (prebook Oct. 25). The $26.96 DVD and $38.96 Blu-ray Disc include a commentary track, deleted scenes and a featurette. Georgia Rule, also starring Lohan, came out Sept. 4 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment and is having a strong run on DVD, debuting at No. 3 on the sales chart and taking in nearly $9 million in rental revenue over three weeks, according to Home Media Research.

Paris Hilton had several video releases in 2006, with National Lampoon's Pledge This! from Vivendi Visual Entertainment, The Simple Life: The Complete Fourth Season (‘Til Death Do Us Part) from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures' Bottoms Up. And for “South Park” fans, the unforgettable Paris Hilton parodying episode is available on South Park: The Hits, Vol. 1 as well as South Park: The Complete Eighth Season, both on DVD from Paramount.

Britney Spears, who makes more headlines for her personal life than for her career these days, nonetheless appears on several DVDs. Crossroads, her 2002 film, is on DVD from Paramount, and her MTV Series Britney & Kevin: Chaotic … The DVD & More, is available from Sony BMG/Jive Records.

Victoria Beckham, formerly known as Posh Spice and now wife of soccer hunk David Beckham, will see her film debut come to DVD Nov. 27 with the release of Spice World, from Sony Pictures. The $14.94 DVD includes the Spice Girls music video “Mama.” Orders are due Oct. 25.

Michelle Rodriguez, who has nabbed headlines for such antics as driving under the influence of alcohol, appeared on the TV show “Lost” until her character was killed off in the second season, which is available from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Lost: Season Three comes to DVD ($59.99) and Blu-ray Disc ($96.99) Dec. 11.

Tara Reid has taken the backseat in headlines over the past year, but a slew of upcoming films ensure the former “Taradise” star will remain in the public eye for some time. For now, Reid appears in Dr. T and the Women: Special Edition, released in August from Lionsgate, as well as Van Wilder: Unrated on Blu-ray Disc, also released in August from Lionsgate. Earlier this year, 7 Arts released on DVD independent thriller Silent Partner, featuring Reid speaking in Russian.

Pamela Anderson, who started the sex-tape trend in 1998 when her video with then husband Tommy Lee was sold over the Internet, recently made headlines by applying for a wedding license in Las Vegas for her third marriage (reportedly to Rick Salomon, Paris Hilton's sex tape paramour).

She has appeared on many a DVD since her “Baywatch” days. In April, A&E released on DVD Biography: Pamela Anderson, while Fox released Borat in March, which featured a cameo from Anderson. Releases last year include VIP: The Complete First Season, from Sony Pictures, and Comedy Central's Roast of Pamela Anderson Uncensored! from Paramount.

Courtney Love, who appeared in Anderson's roast, has made headlines for her dramatic weight loss since that appearance. On DVD, her best performance can be seen in The People vs. Larry Flynt (Sony Pictures). Last year Liberation Entertainment released on DVD Julie Johnson, a 2001 independent film starring Love and Lili Taylor as bored housewives who become lovers.

Speaking of MTV-fueled celebrities, the young cast of MTV shows “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills” appear on Season One and Season Two DVD releases of those shows, on DVD from Paramount. Show veteran Lauren Conrad also appeared in Epic Movie, released on DVD in May from Fox.

Latina superstar Jennifer Lopez (aka J. Lo) stars in El Cantante, the biopic of salsa legend Hector Lavoe, on DVD Oct. 30 from New Line Home Entertainment. Or, if you prefer, the J. Lo parody episode of “South Park,” “Fatt Butt and Pancake Head,” is available on South Park – The Complete Seventh Season, on DVD from Paramount.

Finally, the grandmother of all media starlets, Madonna, saw her 1986 film with then-husband Sean Penn, Shanghai Surprise, get a special edition release in April, from Lionsgate. On Nov. 20 Music Video Inc. will release the interview-laden DVD Madonna — Virgin Unauthorized, at $19.95.

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