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Tara Reid

In 'Sharknado' S**tstorm

7/29/2013 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Tara Reid
is coming back -- kinda sorta -- for the "Sharknado" sequel, according to producers, but it's not what they privately said less than a week ago ... TMZ has learned.

The honchos who made the shark flick had a big reaction to TMZ's story over the weekend, that Tara Reid won't be invited back for round 2.  A rep for Asylum -- the production company -- tweeted, "@Tara Reid is awesome ... We'd be lucky to have her back for the sequel."

But we know there was a meeting last Wednesday in which Asylum exec David Latt talked about the sequel and zeroed in on the return of Ian Ziering -- and that's it.  There's no script ... it's all conceptual, but the talk was all about Ian -- and NOT Tara.  We're told the clear message was that she was out.

Latt now says if Tara doesn't do the flick it's because she's turned THEM down since the film has opened so many doors for her. 

Don't get us wrong ... we really like Tara, and think she'd be fun in part 2.  

Fin.

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16.

billybob    

... the film has opened so many doors for her:
The doors to Vivid & Co. and to Hell, of course...

350 days ago
17.

miss b    

Lets feed the Jackson family to the sharks
I bet that would increase ratings.

350 days ago
18.

bart    

The whole reason people like this movie because they used all these has been actors. That was part of the catch to this show. Of course the producers should use her. That s what the audience wants. If they go out and get a serious well known actor it just would not work.

350 days ago
19.

Pavlov    

She was the scariest thing in the first one, why not have her back?

350 days ago
20.

laura    

Why do you keep doing stories on this stupid B movie? TMZ is so random... it picks something and churns 10 stories out about it that no one cares about.

350 days ago
21.

TJ    

TMZ is truly afraid of the Kardashian women. Not a single story/photo of the women & all their current dramas. What a disservice to your readers TMZ.Why are you shielding the Kardashian family?? Every other site covers them~ VERY fishy.

350 days ago
22.

E.elm    

It would be awesome if she was the first person to get eaten in the sequel.... for bad acting.

350 days ago
23.

Pablo Escabar    

If Tara Reid doesn't get eaten, I'm sure ScyFy will hire the usual female z-lister...Brooke Hogan or Debbie Gibson/Tiffany comes to mind.

350 days ago
24.

Donka Do Ball    

Whatever else Tara does in her life, she'll always have one of the sexiest cameos EVER as Bunny in The Big Lebowski.

350 days ago
25.

HLyWDgreg    

Good for Tara, **** Harvey and everyone at TMZ!

350 days ago
26.

HLyWDgreg    

Good for Tara, F Harvey and everyone at TMZ!

350 days ago
27.

go home!    

Tara Reid was nothing in this movie. Replace her with someone better in the sequel. The other chick that was shooting the sharks with the gun was the better character anyway, so hopefully they will have her back. Tara and her smokers voice is sooo 1990 and not in an awesome Ian Ziering way.

350 days ago
28.

mr.howell     

Tara should star in her own movie..Attack Of The 50ft Bimbo!..in which she ripps out her 'giant implants' and throws them at people to crush them!..

350 days ago
29.

PictureUp    

sounds like TMZ just assumed all the points of that first story to sound like it was a scoop!unless you had a mike under the desk (not Fat Mike he wouldnt fit) ! nice back peddle on this but who really cares about a sequel anyway?

350 days ago
30.

I am Spartacus    

SharkNado got the attention it did for being so bad. People kept seeing it in their twitter feeds so they tuned in to see how awful it was. Nobody actually thinks it was a decent movie or actually enjoyed it other than to laugh at it. The producers probably think all of the attention means people liked it but nobody enjoyed it.

350 days ago
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