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First Image Of Helena Bonham Carter As Elizabeth Taylor - Do They Look Alike?

June 5th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Burton and Taylor
Check out Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West above, in character and on-again-off-again Hollywood couple Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

Carter and West play the two in an upcoming 90-minute drama, "Burton and Taylor," airing this fall on BBC. It will follow the star's relationship as they appear in the 1983 play "Private Lives." The two would be playing essentially themselves in a story about two divorcees who discover they had rooms next to one another on their honeymoon with their new partners (Burton and Taylor had already divorced twice before starring in the play). The show w...
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Richard Burton Receives Posthumous Star On Walk Of Fame

March 3rd, 2013 8:07am EST
Elizabeth Taylor
Late movie legend Richard Burton was posthumously honored with the latest star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday. 

His star was unveiled next to his ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor's (pictured) pavement plaque on Hollywood Boulevard. 

Burton, who died in 1984, received the career honour as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of movie classic Cleopatra, in which he co-starred with Taylor. 

The couple's adopted daughter, Maria Burton, accepted the star on her father's behalf on St. David's Day, which honours the patron saint of Burton's native Wales. 

Fellow Welshman Michael Sheen wa...
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'Audiences Love' Lindsay Lohan, Says Lifetime Exec

May 11th, 2012 11:30am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan attended A&E Network's 2012 Upfront event at Lincoln Center in New York City on Wednesday wearing a black and gold lace dress. She pulled back her reddish blonde hair with a single bobby pin.

She stars in the upcoming film "Liz & Dick" about Elizabeth Taylor's relationship with Richard Burton. Lifetime exec Nancy Dubuc told Access Hollywood that the actress had no problem convincing the network she was perfect for the role.

"What she said just embodied the story of 'Liz & Dick,' and really you could see in her heart and in her mind that she wanted this and that she wanted a ...
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Rosie O'Donnell: 'Lindsay Lohan Can't Play Elizabeth Taylor'

April 24th, 2012 5:18pm EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Outspoken star Rosie O'Donnell has slammed TV executives for casting Lindsay Lohan in the role of late legend Elizabeth Taylor, insisting the troubled actress is not "capable" of portraying the Hollywood great.

Speculation the Mean Girls star was set to play Taylor in the Lifetime TV movie Liz & Dick, about the icon's relationship with Richard Burton, has circled for months, and on Monday it was confirmed she has won the part.

The role comes as Lohan tries to rebuild her once glittering career after a series of run-ins with the law and stints in rehab - but O'Donnell is adamant the actr...
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Lindsay Lohan's Mom: 'The Paparazzi Is Just Stalking Her Right Now'

March 22nd, 2012 4:22pm EDT
Dina Lohan
Lindsay Lohan's mother Dina has advised the actress to stay at home and "live in a bubble" to avoid getting into trouble as she nears the end of her probation.

The Mean Girls star has been on her best behavior in recent months as she fulfills her community service hours and attends therapy sessions relating to her 2011 conviction for a probation violation.

Her final progress hearing is set for next Thursday and Lohan is determined to reach the date without further controversy following allegations she was involved in a hit-and-run incident outside a Hollywood nightclub last week.

The ...
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Megan Fox Slams Elizabeth Taylor Role Reports

January 26th, 2012 8:55am EST
Megan Fox
Actress Megan Fox has dismissed reports linking her to the starring role in an upcoming movie about Elizabeth Taylor.

The Transformers star was named as a frontrunner to play the Cleopatra icon in Lifetime network's forthcoming TV biopic Liz & Dick, about Taylor's love affair with Richard Burton.

Fox was said to be in direct competition with Lindsay Lohan for the coveted part, but the brunette beauty insists she has nothing to do with the project.

In a post on her official Facebook.com page, Fox writes, "Contrary to recent media reports I am not, and have never been in discussions to ...
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Megan Fox In Talks For Elizabeth Taylor Role

January 17th, 2012 8:35am EST
Megan Fox
Lindsay Lohan is facing tough competition to play Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor on TV - Megan Fox is also in the running for the role.

Fans of the Cat On A Hot Tin Roof icon were surprised when the troubled Mean Girls star was named as one of the frontrunners to play her in the Lifetime network biopic, which will focus on Taylor's love affair with Richard Burton.

Now, executive producer Larry Thompson has revealed he has also been in talks with Fox about the sought-after part.

He tells E! News, "I've been talking to Lindsay Lohan directly, and with her reps, and have been in conve...
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Lindsay Lohan In Talks To Play Elizabeth Taylor In TV Movie

January 10th, 2012 8:10am EST
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is in talks to portray a young Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming TV movie, according to a report.

Bosses at Lifetime network have been working on a film about Taylor since last May, two months after her death in March.

Independent producer Larry Thompson is overseeing the project, tentatively entitled Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story, and insiders tells The Hollywood Reporter that Mean Girls star Lohan has been discussing the lead role with TV chiefs.

The film is said to focus on the love affair between Taylor and Richard Burton. The celebrity couple split in 1974 after 1...
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Elizabeth Taylor's Jewelry Auction Sets World Record

December 14th, 2011 8:03am EST
Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry collection set a new world record on Tuesday after it fetched $118 million at auction in one night.

Buyers from around the world phoned in to bid on the late actress' jewels, with several items selling for 10 times their estimated value.

One collector paid $600,000 for a diamond and sapphire ring given to the Cleopatra star by Michael Jackson, while the 33.29-carat Elizabeth Taylor Diamond, a present from Richard Burton, sold for $8.8 million.

The world famous La Peregrina necklace - a diamond and ruby rope with a 16th century pearl pendant - pulled in $11.8...
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Elizabeth Taylor's Wedding Dresses To Go Under The Hammer

September 22nd, 2011 10:30am EDT
Elizabeth Taylor
The wedding dresses worn by Elizabeth Taylor for her two trips down the aisle with Richard Burton will be sold off later this year as part of an auction of her clothes and accessories.

The gowns will be among a collection of 400 dresses, handbags and shoes that will go under the hammer at Christie's auction house in New York December.

The wedding dresses, worn when she married Burton in 1964 and again in 1975, will be the highlights of the sale, along with an outfit Taylor wore to the Academy Awards in 1992. The wedding dress from 1964 is expected to fetch between $40,000 and $60,000, a...
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Lopez, Johansson & Aniston To Receive Hollywood Walk Of Fame Stars

June 22nd, 2011 8:51am EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Kate Winslet, Jennifer Aniston and Scarlett Johansson are all set to become street girls next year when they unveil stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Jennifer Lopez, Boyz II Men, Heart stars Ann and Nancy Wilson and British actor Malcolm McDowell are also among the 2012 honorees, while acting legend Richard Burton and soul star Barry White will both receive posthumous stars.

John Pavlik, chairman of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Selection Committee, says, "The committee has selected a fabulous slate of stars to add sparkle and luster to the Hollywood Walk of Fame over the next year."

"Th...
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Elizabeth Taylor: The Best Performances

March 25th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Elizabeth Taylor
When Elizabeth Taylor died Wednesday, she hadn’t had a movie role in 17 years, and no major role in film in much longer than that. Yet she was always in the public eye. Between her humanitarian efforts, her tweets, her failed romances, and even White Diamonds, she never faded from memory. Yet, it’s those awesome film roles that made her an icon in the first place.

Here, then, are what I consider to be her five best film performances. Everyone will have a different opinion on this subject, but I’m guessing everyone can agree on a couple of them.

Here they are, in descending order.

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Elizabeth Taylor's Career, In Photos And Videos

March 23rd, 2011 10:52am EDT
Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor made her big screen debut at the age of 10 in There's One Born Every Minute. By the age of 19, Taylor was making over $5000 a week and had an acclaimed movie under her belt: A Place in the Sun. However, it was still just the beginning for her career.

Taylor would then star in Father's Little Dividend, the sequel to Father of the Bride. She was on the verge of disappearing from the national spotlight in the mid-50s, until she starred in Giant and its sequel Raintree Country in 1956 and 1957, respectively. The latter film earned her a Best Actress Oscar nominat...
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Johnny Depp & Angelina Jolie On Their New Romantic Thriller 'The Tourist'

November 12th, 2010 10:55pm EST
EW Depp Jolie
Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. Between them, they've made 70 films. They own homes within an hour of each other in the south of France. And they both live with actors, which you'd think would expand their A-list circles further. But it wasn't until last November that the costars of The Tourist actually met. "We're both not that social," says Jolie. "I don't think either one of us goes out of our house, especially in France. We're both locked away." Adds Depp: "So much has been written about Angie and Brad. They're sort of the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton of our era. I knew she was a...
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Elizabeth Taylor Denies Engagement Rumors

April 12th, 2010 2:37pm EDT
Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor has dismissed reports she is engaged to wed for a ninth time - insisting the rumors "simply aren't true."

Reports over the weekend suggested the 78-year-old movie icon and her longtime companion Jason Winters, 49, recently became engaged, but, in a message on her Twitter.com page - posted on Monday, the Hollywood legend denies claims she's set to wed again.

She writes: "The rumors regarding my engagement simply aren't true. Jason is my manager and dearest friend. I love him with all my heart."

Taylor has been married eight times to seven different men, including: Conr...
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Teenage Modeling Shots Of Angelina Jolie Are Big Hit At Auction (Video)

April 3rd, 2010 8:49am EDT
Teen Age Modeling Shots Of Angelina Jolie
Modeling shots of a teenage Angelina Jolie were big hits at a vintage Hollywood photo auction last weekend, selling for more than six times their expected sale price.

The early photos of a 15-year-old Jolie were part of Profiles in History's Vintage Glamour Photography auction.

Some of the Harry Langdon shots were featured in a lot that also included rare shots of Raquel Welch, Halle Berry, Richard Burton, George Clooney and Farrah Fawcett. These went under the hammer for $122,400.

But other Jolie pictures were sold separately and became highlights of the sale. A Profiles in History spok...
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Eight World War II Movies To Watch Before 'Inglourious Basterds'

August 18th, 2009 10:40am EDT
The Thin Red Line
With the release of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds Friday, we're excited about what this often-perverse, slightly deranged and mostly genius mind will do with a movie about World War 2's Nazi-occupied France.

Looking back at the movies that Hollywood tackled on the same subject, most have been re-creations of bloody battles or stories of specific personalities involved, but very few ever added the comic punch that Tarantino's flick will surely carry out.

In anticipation of the film, here is a list of World War II films to watch before the release of "Inglorious Basterds" o...
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Spotlight On Notorious Hollywood Affairs

February 20th, 2009 9:00am EST
Evan Rachel Wood & Marilyn Manson
Valentine's Day may be over, but when it comes to Hollywood, breakups and makeups occur everyday, causing the media to hunt for the next juicy story of love found and lost in the city of angels. Unlike common relationships, these celebrities have chosen to declare their controversial romances in music videos, films, and everywhere in between. However, many of these notorious connections have not all ended in bliss. From Golden-era to modern-day, these are the top Hollywood affairs.

BRAD PITT AND ANGELINA JOLIE

He's a Hollywood hunk who has played everything from a smooth talk...
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Workplace Romance: Costars Who Fell In Love

August 19th, 2008 12:08pm EDT
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
It is widely acknowledged that workplace romances are a definite no-no; clearly, some famous actors and actresses didn't get the memo. From classic romantic duos Bogey/Bacall and Spencer/Tracy to contemporary pairings like "Bennifer" and "Brangelina", since the inception of cinema, thespians have taken on-set relationships from reel-life to real-life.

Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland's hearts skipped a beat while filming Flatliners (1990). Tom Cruise admired a young Aussie actress named Nicole Kidman and had her cast opposite him in Days of Thunder. The movie Seven ended with Gwynet...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 10

November 10th, 2007 3:00am EST
Brittany Murphy
Happy Birthday to rapper Eve (1978), actress Brittany Murphy (1977), baseball player Shawn Green (1972), actress Mackenzie Phillips (1959), comedian Sinbad (1956), composer Tim Rice (1944), Jaws star Roy Scheider (1932), The Good The Bad and The Ugly composer Ennio Morricone (1928), Welsh actor Richard Burton (1925; d. 1984), English film star Claude Rains (1889; d. 1967), and German protestant reformer Martin Luther (1483; d. 1546).
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 10

November 10th, 2006 3:00am EST
Brittany Murphy
Happy Birthday to rapper Eve (1978), actress Brittany Murphy (1977), baseball player Shawn Green (1972), actress Mackenzie Phillips (1959), comedian Sinbad (1956), composer Tim Rice (1944), Jaws star Roy Scheider (1932), The Good The Bad and The Ugly composer Ennio Morricone (1928), Welsh actor Richard Burton (1925; d. 1984), English film star Claude Rains (1889; d. 1967), and German protestant reformer Martin Luther (1483; d. 1546).
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Michael Douglas Pretends To Be Someone Else To Arouse Wife

April 13th, 2006 10:36am EDT
Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas impersonates legendary actor Richard Burton to spice up his love life. The 61-year-old actor claims he adopts Burton's Welsh accent to get his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, who was born in Wales, in the mood for love. He told talk show host Jay Leno: "You close your eyes once in a while, put on a Richard Burton accent maybe - something from the home country - it gives a little variety, the spice of life."

In return, Douglas said he would like his wife to dress up in a nurse's outfit in the future. This revelation comes 14 years after the Basic Instinct star was treated for...
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Elizabeth Taylor Donates For Her Birthday

February 27th, 2006 10:07am EST
Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor is celebrating her 74th birthday by donating a mobile medical unit to task force. The 40ft long vehicle will be staffed by medical professionals who worked in clinics ruined by Hurricane Katrina.

Meanwhile, the Hollywood legend has reportedly decided she wants her ashes scattered in Wales, the homeland of the biggest love of her life, Richard Burton.

The actress - who has battled a string of health problems - wants her remains strewn at Cardiff's Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Burton's brother, Graham Jenkins, said: "Elizabeth said she wanted her remains...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 10

November 10th, 2005 3:00am EST
Brittany Murphy
Happy Birthday to Silverchair bassist Chris Joannou (1979), rapper Eve (1978), actress Brittany Murphy (1977), baseball player Shawn Green (1972), rapper Warren G (1970), actress Mackenzie Phillips (1959), comedian Sinbad (1956), Emerson, Lake & Palmer and King Crimson bassist Greg Lake (1948), composer Tim Rice (1944), Jaws star Roy Scheider (1932), The Good The Bad and The Ugly composer Ennio Morricone (1928), Welsh actor Richard Burton (1925; d. 1984), English film star Claude Rains (1889; d. 1967), and German protestant reformer Martin Luther (1483; d. 1546).
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Elizabeth Taylor Plans for Death

October 17th, 2005 12:20pm EDT
Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor wants her ashes to be scattered in Wales, the homeland of her former love Richard Burton. The Hollywood star, who is reportedly seriously ill following a string of health problems, wants her remains strewn at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, which is naming a theatre in the late Burton's honour.

Burton's brother, Graham Jenkins, is quoted in Britain's Daily Express newspaper as saying, "Elizabeth said she wanted her remains brought back to Wales after seeing photos of the college. She asked if she could have them placed close to Richard's theatre....
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