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Lifetime Network Announces Marilyn Monroe Biopic

August 9th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
Lifetime Network Announces Marilyn Monroe Biopic
'Marilyn,' Lifetime’s biopic based on the book The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe by J. Randy Taraborrelli has been announced, yet the network has yet to cast the role.

Yes, once again someone will stick a platinum wig on her head and speak in a whisper to “reveal” something about the icon that we don’t already know. (“What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.”)

She lived only 36 years, the last 15 as an actress, the last 12 of those actually famous. She was married to a legendary ball player as well as a renowned author, and had affairs with the Kennedys. Marilyn had a good hea...
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14 Infamous Celebrity Sex Legends

July 12th, 2014 10:00am EDT
14 Infamous Celebrity Sex Legends
Some celebrities are famous for their movies, philanthropy and overall contribution to their craft. Then there are some whose external private activities supersede their dedication to their craft and become their main story. These celebrity sex legends have become known in the press for their prowess and problems in the bedroom. Many regret their actions while some glorify in them. One way to keep the press at bay about your private activities, don't make them public! Here are 14 of the most infamous celebrity sex legends of all time.

1. John Mayer

Music's most notorious womanizer may...
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Top 20 Most Profitable 'Antiques Roadshow' Items EVER

May 21st, 2014 6:00pm EDT
Top 20 Most Profitable 'Antiques Roadshow' Items EVER
When a young woman appeared on PBS's famous Antiques Roadshow, she hoped her old book of Women's Rights would double her investment of $2. Yes, she was seeking at least $4. In fact, her cheap find at an estate sale was actually worth $6,000 - $8,000. Check out the video of her stunned reaction below, then join us on the follow pages as we dig up some of the most profitable finds in the history of Antiques Roadshow.

Purchased for upwards of a few hundred dollars apiece in the 30s by this woman's father, she was shocked to learn her inherited collection of 18th Century Qianlong jade wa...
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11 Stars Who Passed Away Mid-Production

April 8th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
11 Stars Who Passed Away Mid-Production
The death of a favorite actor or actress usually brings about feelings of sentiment and regret. Sentiment over the enjoyment of the deceased actors body of work and regret that they will no longer be gracing moviegoers with their talent. But when stars die during the production of a movie, death brings with it an entirely new set of problems. Would and should the picture be released to the public? How to handle the endless questions about a deceased star while keeping your film's integrity intact?

These famous faces tragically did not see their last works to completion. Some never made it ...
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Paul Schrader : Lindsay Lohan Could Be The Next Marilyn Monroe

July 11th, 2013 11:30am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Director Paul Schrader has drawn some dizzyingly similar parallels between much beloved actress Marilyn Monroe, and the actress we all love to hate, Lindsay Lohan. While this comparison may seem staggeringly unfair at first, Schrader does bring up some interesting points. Both actresses, he points out, have (or had) a penchant for bad behavior on set, such as tardiness, tantrums and bouts of "psychodrama."

Schrader, creator and director of his erotic thriller "The Canyons" reflects on this comparison in an essay for FilmComment.com, explaining that Lohan shared much in common with Monroe, ...
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Legendary Mamie Van Doren on 'Playing the Field'

June 3rd, 2013 9:20pm EDT
Mamie Van Doren
Mamie Van Doren may be 82-years-old, but the ‘50s sex symbol is still as bubbly and blonde as ever. Even Hugh Hefner can’t get enough of the legendary actress.

“The cover of your autobiography is gorgeous,” describes the married Playboy publisher. Hefner is referring to the film star’s recently revised book, Playing the Field: Sex, Stardom, Love, and Life in Hollywood, a collection of juicy tales told by Van Doren about her many wild flings with celebrities, like Clark Gable, James Dean and even Rock Hudson, just to name a few. And anyone who takes one glance at the hourglass-shaped “teach...
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Music Producer Phil Ramone Dies At 79

March 31st, 2013 10:07am EDT
Phil Ramone
Famed music producer Phil Ramone has died at the age of 79. The producer and sound engineer, who worked with stars including Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Barbra Streisand, passed away on Saturday in New York City. 

His death comes just weeks after he was hospitalized to treat an aortic aneurysm. 

Ramone, who was born in South Africa, but grew up in the Big Apple, won 14 Grammy Awards throughout his illustrious career, including album of the year prizes for Paul Simon's Still Crazy After All These Years, Billy Joel's 52nd Street and Ray Charles' Genius Loves Company.  He won his last Grammy...
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Megan Fox Compares 'Unreliable' Lindsay Lohan To Marilyn Monroe

January 16th, 2013 10:01am EST
Megan Fox
Megan Fox has a scorching hot post-baby feature in the February issue of Esquire magazine, and the actress explained why she decided to have the distinguishing tattoo of Marilyn Monroe removed from her forearm.

The new mom says that she learned more about her former hero and decided that she no longer wished to be associated with the iconic star.

"I started reading about her and realized that her life was incredibly difficult. It's like when you visualize something for your future. I didn't want to visualize something so negative," she explains.

Transformers star compares Monroe's woes t...
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11 Photos To Remember Marilyn Monroe

August 5th, 2012 7:49am EDT
Marilyn Monroe
Actress Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles California originally named Norma Jeane Baker. Monroe lived a short 36 years and was found dead in her Los Angeles home on August 5, 1962. She was, and still is known as the world's biggest sex symbol and today marks the 50th anniversary of her mysterious death. In remembrance of the world's most famous sex symbol here are 11 photos of the legendary "blond bombshell."

Marilyn Monroe, motion picture actress, appearing with the USO Camp Show, "Anything Goes," poses for the shutterbugs after a performance at the 3rd U.S.Infant...
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Marilyn Monroe Hologram Concert Threatened By Estate Bosses

June 11th, 2012 9:55pm EDT
Marilyn Monroe
Executors of Marilyn Monroe's estate are threatening legal action against the bosses of a digital company hoping to use a hologram of the movie icon as part of an upcoming tribute concert.

Digicon Media officials were hoping to bring the actress back to life for a new musical celebration called Virtual Marilyn Live - A Musical Celebration of the Birth of the Pop Icon.

But it appears the keepers of Monroe's estate and legacy are planning to block the ambitious show, which was scheduled to be unveiled before the end of 2012.

Digicon Media holds a copyright on Virtual Marilyn, but correspon...
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Brad Pitt Steps In To Help With Marilyn Monroe Biopic

June 5th, 2012 2:22pm EDT
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt has stepped in to help director Andrew Dominik get his long-delayed Marilyn Monroe movie off the ground as the project's producer.

Naomi Watts was attached to play the iconic bombshell in Dominik's biopic Blonde, which stalled before shooting was scheduled to begin in January 2011.

However, Pitt is now set to give new life to the Monroe film by signing up to produce the movie through his Plan B production company, although he has yet to decide whether he will take on a role.

He tells 24 Frames, "We're going to get this one done."

Pitt previously worked with Dominik on The Assa...
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Marilyn Monroe Being Brought Back As A Hologram

May 31st, 2012 9:44pm EDT
Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe is set to be brought back to life as a hologram for a new musical celebration of the movie icon's career.

Following in the eerie footsteps of late rapper Tupac Shakur, who 'appeared' onstage with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre at the Coachella festival in California in April, Monroe is set for a return to the stage.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the actress will appear during a planned Virtual Marilyn Live - A Musical Celebration of the Birth of the Pop Icon concert.

A date and venue has yet to be secured, but bosses at Digicon Media - the company behind the ambitious s...
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Marilyn Monroe And Jackie Kennedy Had Meeting Over Affairs According To New Book

May 19th, 2012 4:05pm EDT
Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe had an emotional showdown with America's former First Lady Jackie Kennedy a month before her death in 1962 over her reported romance with the President, according to a revealing new book.

The tragic actress had threatened to go public with her affairs with John F. Kennedy and his brother Bobby, who was America's Attorney General at the time, if her lover didn't divorce his wife and marry her - and Jackie stepped in to make a personal plea to Monroe during a tense meeting at New York's Carlyle Hotel, according to biographer Darwin Porter's new book Marilyn: Rainbow's End.

In...
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Never-Before-Seen Marilyn Monroe Photos Up For Sale

March 19th, 2012 8:31am EDT
Marilyn Monroe
A collection of more than 100 never-before-seen Marilyn Monroe photographs is going under the hammer.

The images of the screen siren include shots from her unfinished 1962 film Something's Got To Give and 1960's Let's Make Love and they belonged to Allan 'Whitey' Snyder, Monroe's make-up artist.

Along with the rare photos, letters, telegrams and a money clip are also going up for sale later this month. The successful bidder will also own the full copyright to the snaps.

The Hollywood Legends sale also includes memorabilia from Frank Sinatra, James Dean and Charlie Chaplin.
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Rihanna Procures A Crystal Marilyn Monroe Portrait

January 30th, 2012 10:25am EST
Rihanna
Rihanna has added to her art collection by snapping up a $160,000 Marilyn Monroe portrait - made of 65,000 crystals.

The Umbrella hit-maker commissioned British artist Claire Milner to create the giant piece, which took four months to complete and weighs 182 pounds.

Milner tells Britain's The Sun, "I tried to show the glitter of the public life and then the sadness in Marilyn's eyes. Because of who Rihanna is, everything had to be done through her interior decorators. But they told me afterwards that she loved it."

"A 100 per cent Swarovski crystal portrait is very luxurious - people ...
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Blake Lively Does Her Best Marilyn Monroe Impression (Photos)

January 19th, 2012 2:49pm EST
Gossip Girl 100th episode
The 100th episode of "Gossip Girl" airs Monday, Jan. 30, and will open with a musical dream sequence featuring Serena (Blake Lively), Blair (Leighton Meester) and all the men in their lives (Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick and Hugo Becker). Leighton plays Audrey Hepburn while Blake channels Marilyn Monroe.

Do you think Blake makes a believable Marilyn? She wears a strapless pink dress, gloves and many jewels, mimicking "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Check out more photos on the following pages.

The episode will also focus on Chuck (Westwick...
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Michelle Williams Strips For Sexy Marilyn Monroe Photo Shoot

January 18th, 2012 9:45am EST
Michelle Williams Strips For Sexy Marilyn Monroe Photo Shoot
Michelle Williams has stripped to her underwear for a sexy photoshoot inspired by Marilyn Monroe.

The Hollywood actress has won critical acclaim and a Golden Globe award for her portrayal of the blonde bombshell in My Week With Marilyn, and she has now channeled the late screen icon's sexy side in a seductive new shoot for Britain's GQ magazine.

Williams is seen posing in her underwear, wearing a blonde wig and Monroe's signature red lipstick.

In the accompanying interview, the star admits her role in teen drama Dawson's Creek initially discouraged her from showing off her sexy side.

Sh...
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Michelle Williams Doesn't Want To Play 'The Sexy Girl'

January 17th, 2012 8:38pm EST
Michelle Williams, GQ Feb 2012
Despite a starring role as legendary sex symbol Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn, actress Michelle Williams tries to avoid playing sexy characters in the her films.

She credits her role as 'bad girl' character Jen on Dawson's Creek with turning her off the sexy girl stereotype.

During a new interview in the February issue of GQ magazine, the My Week With Marilyn star says, "I wouldn't say that that would be one of my first qualities as a human being — being sexy. And I think because my character on Dawson's Creek was sexy… sexualized… sexual… I saw all the negative attention and con...
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Demi Lovato Splits From Wilmer Valderrama?

January 11th, 2012 9:30am EST
Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato is a single woman again after reportedly splitting from actor Wilmer Valderrama.

The stars never publicly confirmed their romance, but were caught on camera kissing in November following weeks of speculation about their relationship.

However, it seems the union is over - insiders tells E! Online the 12-year age-gap proved too much for the couple.

Lovato, 19, took to her Twitter.com page on Tuesday to post a string of messages relating to men issues.

She 're-tweeted' a Marilyn Monroe quotation reading, "A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and...
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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2012

January 4th, 2012 8:00am EST
Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2012
The year was 1962, John F. Kennedy was President of the United States and the cold war with Russia was in full swing as the world witnessed the Cuban Missile Crisis. Also in 1962, Marilyn Monroe died of a drug overdose at the age of 36 and Johnny Carson took over the duties of "The Tonight Show." Landmark movies that hit the big screen in '62 included "Lawrence of Arabia" and "To Kill a Mockingbird." The Academy Award winner for best picture that year was none other than "West Side Story."

We think you'll be surprised at how young many of today's popular celebrities look who were born in ...
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Marilyn Monroe Items All The Rage At Hollywood Memorabilia Sale

December 18th, 2011 9:32am EST
Marilyn Monroe
A treasure trove of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia went under the hammer at an auction in Los Angeles on Friday, and two signed photos sent the bidding wild.

The Profiles in History Icons of Hollywood sale produced many big surprises as items went for much more than their expected price and Monroe's booty was a prize pick-up.

Camera negatives from the film Some Like It Hot sold for $1,500 - five times their expected sales price - and rare shots of Monroe and Clark Gable on the set of The Misfits went under the hammer for $2,000 - over three times what they were expected to fetch.

Highlights ...
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Lindsay Lohan Tells Playboy: 'Sex & Sexuality Are A Part Of Nature, & I Go Along With Nature'

December 11th, 2011 3:00pm EST
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has spoken candidly about sex in hew new interview with Playboy magazine, insisting her confidence comes from learning to love her body.

The actress has stripped off to pose nude for the raunchy publication and the pictures, which leaked online earlier this week, are inspired by Lohan's idol, late screen icon Marilyn Monroe.

Lohan talks about sexuality for the accompanying interview and urges other women to feel confident in their skin.

She says, "Sex and sexuality are a part of nature, and I go along with nature. I think Marilyn Monroe said that, and I agree with her. Know...
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Is Jennifer Aniston The Hottest Woman Of All Time?

December 9th, 2011 12:00pm EST
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston tops the list of MensHealth.com's "100 Hottest Women Of All Time." Rounding out the top 5 on the list are Raquel Welch, Marilyn Monroe, Britney Spears, and Madonna. (Click here to read the full list!)

Five Questions With Jennifer Aniston:

If you could name one woman the sexiest of all-time, who would you have picked?
It’s a tie between Bridgette Bardot and Gloria Steinem. But if I had to choose one, I’d say Gloria because, well, she’s the full package. That’s sexy.

Looking back, who is the least sexy character you’ve ever played?
The least sexy character was Jeannie Bue...
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Previously Unseen Marilyn Monroe Photos Up For Auction

December 2nd, 2011 8:43am EST
Marilyn Monroe
Previously unseen photos of late screen icon Marilyn Monroe enjoying a celebrity party at the start of her career are to go under the hammer at auction.

The 10 images depict the Some Like It Hot beauty at legendary bandleader Ray Anthony's launch for the hit song Marilyn in San Diego, California in 1952.

The pictures, which were taken by sound engineer and amateur photographer Lani Carlson, show Monroe in a pink cocktail dress posing in front of guests and also exiting a helicopter.

The collection is expected to fetch $96,000 when it is sold at Bonhams' Entertainment Memorabilia aucti...
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Two Jews' Review 'My Week With Marilyn' And See Oscar Nod For Michelle Williams (Video)

November 22nd, 2011 3:00pm EST
My Week With Marilyn
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: When the film 'My Week With Marilyn' directed by Simon Curtis, begins we see Marilyn Monroe on a stage singing 'That Ole Black Magic'... That's who I thought it was, anyway.

It actually took me a few seconds before realizing that I was watching not Monroe, but Michelle Williams. That's how good she is in her portrayal of the damaged, insecure, extremely sensual, extremely vulnerable Hollywood icon/sex symbol known as Marilyn Monroe. Or to put it simply, Michelle William's performance blew me away.

And the rest of the film is pretty wonderful a...
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Marilyn Monroe 2.0 Style: Bringing Hollywood's Iconic Look To 2011

November 16th, 2011 7:27am EST
Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe
For her role as the iconic Marilyn Monroe, Michelle Williams took on the epic task of transforming into this timeless beauty for her role in "My Week with Marilyn".

Makeup is a key ingredient to this look and now you can get beautified Marilyn Monroe 2.0 Style as celebrity makeup artist and beauty expert, Melanie Mills, reveals the best products for achieving this Hollywood style in 2011. And, it's amazing to see what Marilyn originally used and how much cosmetic choices have changed in the past 60 years!

MARILYN 1950's: Pond's Cold Cream was applied at night before bed.

MARILYN 2.0: To ...
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Miley Cyrus Upset By Fat Comments; Says She Loves Being Shaped Like A Woman

November 14th, 2011 9:00am EST
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is fighting back over cruel criticism about her body shape, urging fans to be proud of their size and declaring, "I love myself!"

The former "Hannah Montana" star is tired of gossip bloggers speculating over her apparent weight gain after she was spotted with a more rounded figure in recent weeks.

The 18 year old has taken to her Twitter to address the comments, posting a photo of an emaciated model and writing, "By calling girls like me fat, this is what you're doing to other people."

Cyrus also shared a snap of blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe with the caption, "Proof that y...
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Michelle Williams Says She Became 'Needy' Playing Marilyn Monroe

November 8th, 2011 1:24pm EST
Michelle Williams
Actress Michelle Williams struggled to switch off from playing Marilyn Monroe in a new movie and became "needier" as she portrayed the screen icon.

The Brokeback Mountain star plays the blonde bombshell in upcoming biopic My Week With Marilyn and immersed herself in playing the star.

However, her dedication to the role had its drawbacks, and Williams admits the part affected her mentally.

She tells Britain's Elle magazine, "Sometimes you don't (switch off). Especially with Marilyn, you don't want to. In some ways I feel like she's part of me, and in some ways I feel like she's an old ...
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More Marilyn Monroe Movie Gowns To Be Auctioned

October 4th, 2011 8:20pm EDT
Marilyn Monroe
Dresses Marilyn Monroe wore in films like Bus Stop and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes are to be auctioned off as part of movie veteran Debbie Reynolds' second collection sale.

The iconic white dress Monroe wore in The Seven Year Itch was a big seller at a Reynolds' Profiles in History event earlier this year when it shattered records for a film costume sold at auction, and now more of the actress' costumes are to be sold.

The second part of the auction will feature four Monroe gowns from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Bus Stop, Niagara and Let's Make Love.

The items include a aubergine grey evening...
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Marilyn Monroe's Wedding Ring To Hit The Auction Block

September 28th, 2011 9:19pm EDT
Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe's wedding ring and a naked painting of the movie icon have been added to a treasure trove of celebrity memorabilia, which will be sold off at auction in December.

The ruby slippers Judy Garland wore in The Wizard Of Oz were expected to be the highlight of the Icons of Hollywood sale, but now auctioneers at Profiles in History have another major lot for their upcoming Los Angeles event.

The platinum eternity band, set with 35 baguette-cut diamonds, that Joe Dimaggio gave to Monroe on their wedding day in 1954 is expected to sell for upwards of $300,000, but it could fetch mu...
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