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20 Celebrities Who've Been Married 5 Times Or More

May 30th, 2014 1:15am EDT
20 Celebrities Who've Been Married 5 Times Or More
Reality star Kim Kardashian wed for the third time last weekend, but that's nothing in terms of Hollywood marriages. Many stars have walked down the aisle four, five or even nine times. Hopefully, these stars have strong prenuptial agreements in place!

"Fargo" star Billy Bob Thornton has been married five times, most famously to actress Angelina Jolie. She was his last, and final, wife. The pair met on the set of "Pushing Tin," and he broke off his engagement to actress Laura Dern to be with Jolie. The couple made headlines for their bizarre behavior, including wearing vials of each other...
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Weird Celebrity News: Colin Farrell Dated Liz Taylor, Simon Cowell's Dogs Get Therapy

December 21st, 2013 7:00pm EST
Colin Farrell
Weird and unusual things sometimes happen in the lives of celebrities. Here's a roundup of this week's strangest stories...

Irish actor Colin Farrell told Ellen DeGeneres he hasn’t had a romantic relationship since the death of Elizabeth Taylor.

The pair met while Farrell was waiting for the birth of his son and she was getting a heart stint. They wound becoming friends.

He explained, "It was kind of like the last -- it feels like in my head, not hers, I'm projecting -- but the last kind of romantic relationship I had. Which was never consummated."

The duo often called each other in the...
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Colin Farrell: My Last Romantic Relationship Was With Elizabeth Taylor

December 17th, 2013 10:11am EST
Colin Farrell
Irish heart throb Colin Farrell says he hasn’t had a romantic relationship since the death of Elizabeth Taylor.

Farrell revealed to Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show he met Taylor’s manager at Cedars Sinai Hospital in 2009. Farrell was there for the birth of his youngest son and Taylor was having a stint placed in her heart.

Related: Star-Studded Saving Mr. Banks Premiere Includes Colin Farrell, Tom Hanks, More Celebs

Farrell seized the once-in-a-lifetime chance, telling Ellen, "I said, 'Will you tell her I said hello? She probably won't know who I am,'" he recalled of running into her ma...
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Kim Kardashian Re-Creates Photo Of Elizabeth Taylor

December 10th, 2013 4:06pm EST
Kim Kardashian Instagram
Kim Kardashian’s newest Instagram photo is her latest attempt to emulate her idol Elizabeth Taylor.

In the black and white photo, offered a tribute to the late Taylor by wearing a towel around her hair and showing off a giant diamond. Of course, she was standing in front of the original photo by photographer Roddy McDowall.

The photo was given the caption “#MyIdol” by Kardashian.

Back in 2011, Kim interviewed Liz Taylor for Harper's Bazaar in what would be the screen legend’s final questionnaire. They chatted over several things, including (of course) diamonds. Kim teased, "You are my id...
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Helena Bonham Carter Hired An Astrologer For Elizabeth Taylor Role

July 15th, 2013 11:35am EDT
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter consulted an astrologer before playing late Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor.

Tim Burton's wife steps into the British actresses' shoes in new British TV movie Burton & Taylor, opposite Dominic West as the star's on/off husband Richard Burton.  Carter admits she turned to a stargazing friend for some spiritual tips on how to portray Taylor.

Carter tells The Guardian, "I went to an astrologer... I've got a really good friend called Darby Costello. If I can't make a decision, I go to Darby and... she won't tell me what to do, but she can distill characters.

"She knew...
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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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Helena Bonham Carter To Play Elizabeth Taylor On TV

February 12th, 2013 11:40am EST
Helena Bonham Carter
Lindsay Lohan's much maligned portrayal of screen legend Elizabeth Taylor is facing some stiff competition - Helena Bonham Carter is to tackle the role for a new U.K. TV drama. 

The embattled Mean Girls star's portrayal of Taylor in Lifetime's 2012 film Liz & Dick was savaged by critics, who were left far from impressed with her performance, and now BBC executives are hoping to show her how it's done after hiring Bonham Carter to play the Cleopatra star in a project titled Burton and Taylor. 

The Wire star Dominic West will portray Taylor's husband Richard Burton in the drama, which will ...
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Lindsay Lohan Empathizes With Tabloid Target Elizabeth Taylor

September 30th, 2012 1:49pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan in Liz & Dick
Lindsay Lohan had no problem getting into character to play screen legend Elizabeth Taylor in upcoming TV movie Liz & Dick because she is all too familiar with life in the spotlight.

Even though the late movie icon was a two-time Oscar winner, the Mean Girls star insists her experiences as a tabloid spectacle made her perfect for the part.

In a new promotional video for the film, Lohan says, "I'm a huge Elizabeth Taylor fan, and I relate to her on a lot of levels - living in the public eye, dealing with the stress of what other people say, whether it's true or not.

"I personally understa...
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Lindsay Lohan Channels Elizabeth Taylor In First 'Liz & Dick' Trailer

September 21st, 2012 1:16pm EDT
Liz & Dick
The first trailer for Lohan Lohan's Elizabeth Taylor biopic "Liz & Dick" has arrived! The much buzzed about made-for-television Lifetime movie trailer is just 30 seconds long, but it gives viewers a glimpse into how Lohan portrays the movie icon.

Word such as "Infamous," "Scandalous" and "Dangerous" scroll across the screen, and we first see LiLo as Liz by shouting, "You're screwing that witch!" and throwing something against the wall.

In the next scene, her co-star Grant Bowler (as Richard Burton), says, "God that woman knows how to make an entrance."

"They drink. They fight. They forni...
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Elizabeth Taylor's 'Cleopatra' Dressing Room Trailer Vandalized

August 30th, 2012 6:31pm EDT
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Elizabeth Taylor's dressing room trailer from the set of Cleopatra has been vandalized.

Taylor fan Angel Alger purchased the trailer for a whopping $50,000 at an auction in June and loaned it out to TV bosses shooting Lindsay Lohan's new Lifetime movie Liz & Dick.

However, when the pink luxury trailer was returned to Alger last month, the iconic home from home was severely damaged, with cigarette burns on the fabric and shards of glass thrown about from broken mirrors and dishes, according to photos obtained by CNN.com.

An antique rocking chair used by the actress was also missing, as...
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Elizabeth Taylor's First Love Dies

July 23rd, 2012 10:52pm EDT
Elizabeth Taylor
William D. Pawley, Jr, Elizabeth Taylor's first true love, has died in Florida.

The 92 year old was the son of the former U.S. ambassador to Brazil and Peru, William Pawley.

Born in Georgia in 1920, he was 28 when he began romancing a teenage Taylor after a chance vacation meeting in Miami Beach.

The couple announced its engagement in June, 1949, but the relationship was over later that year and the actress had returned the diamond ring he had given her.

Taylor married Nicky Hilton a year later.

Pawley, Jr. died on July 10, according to reports. No further details about his death have ...
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See Lindsay Lohan As Elizabeth Taylor In First Official 'Liz & Dick' Photo

June 5th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan in Liz & Dick
Lifetime just released an official screenshot of Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler playing Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in the made-for-television movie "Liz & Dick."

We have to admit, the angle of the photograph definitely makes Lindsay look quite a bit like Liz.

Yesterday Lohan started shooting scenes for the biopic but it wasn't without a little trouble. While filming on a yacht, Lohan had a nipple slip during a fight scene.

Last month, Lifetime exec Nancy Dubuc explained how Lohan was perfect for the role. She told Access Hollywood, "Obviously, audiences love her and… she’s clear...
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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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Scarlett Johansson 'Terrified' To Return To Broadway In 'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof'

May 3rd, 2012 9:25am EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson is close to signing a deal to return to Broadway in a revival of Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.

The actress, who made her New York stage bow in A View From The Bridge in 2010 - and picked up a Tony Award for her performance, is slated to take on the role made famous by the late Elizabeth Taylor in the 1958 movie adaptation of the play.

She tells Variety, "I'm close to making a deal on it. I cannot wait absolutely to get to it. I'm exhilarated, I'm terrified, but I think in a good way."

The actress' The Avengers co-star, Jeremy Renner, has also been linke...
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Rosie O'Donnell Explains Her Lindsay Lohan Tirade

April 26th, 2012 8:29am EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell has defended her comments about Lindsay Lohan landing the part of Elizabeth Taylor, insisting she wants the star to be at her best before returning to work.

The outspoken TV host slammed Lifestyle network producers' decision to cast the Mean Girls actress as the late Hollywood icon, saying, "The last thing she did good (was when) she was 16. I don't think she's right for the role and I don't think she's capable at this point to portray that character."

Lohan responded to the criticism, insisting she was shocked to be on the receiving end of O'Donnell's rant, because she ...
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Lindsay Lohan Responds To Rosie O'Donnell's 'Intrusive' Casting Criticism

April 25th, 2012 3:45pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan was taken aback by the harsh criticism leveled at her by Rosie O'Donnell over her casting as Elizabeth Taylor in a new TV movie - because the comedienne doesn't know her "at all".

The Mean Girls star was confirmed to portray the late movie legend in the Lifetime network project Liz & Dick on Monday, but not everyone welcomed the news.

Outspoken O'Donnell questioned the casting and suggested Lohan would be better served away from the spotlight after 18 months of legal issues and jail and rehab stints.

The former talk show host said, "I feel very sorry for her. I think she...
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From Certain Angles Lindsay Lohan Looks Pretty Good At 'All Hollywood' Event

April 25th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is getting her life back on track after years of drug, alcohol and legal troubles. Last month her probation for a 2007 conviction for driving under the influence was officially terminated. She's also working again - she starts filming a Lifetime movie about Elizabeth Taylor in June.

Last night the actress attended Star Magazine's All Hollywood at AV Nightclub in Hollywood. She looked pretty good in a short black dress with glittering sleeves. But it's all about the angles, and Lindsay looks flattering in some ways and not others.

See more photos of Lindsay looking good and n...
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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 Confirmed To Play Elizabeth Taylor In Lifetime TV Movie

April 24th, 2012 1:09am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has been cast as screen legend Elizabeth Taylor in new movie "Liz and Dick", for the Lifetime television network, executives announced on Monday.

The Mean Girls star had been rumored to be filling the role earlier this year, but now network executives have officially confirmed the news.

The film will center on Taylor's much publicized relationship with Richard Burton.

"We are thrilled Lindsay will portray beloved Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor," says Lifetime boss Rob Sharenow.

"She is one of the rare actresses who possesses the talent, beauty and intrigue to capture th...
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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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Lindsay Lohan: 'I've Become More Of A Homebody'

February 29th, 2012 8:34am EST
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has given up partying for good and is determined to prove herself as she attempts to rebuild her Hollywood career.

The Mean Girls star is eager to make a comeback after her professional reputation nosedived following regular run-ins with the law and a series of stints in jail and rehab.

She is currently carrying out court-ordered community service stemming from a 2011 probation violation conviction, but she has been given a boost by landing a hosting job on Saturday Night Live (SNL) and a role as Elizabeth Taylor in a TV movie.

Lohan has now revealed she wants to use her...
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Judge To Lindsay Lohan: 'Stay Out Of Trouble & Move On With Your Life'

February 22nd, 2012 2:19pm EST
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan was overcome with emotion on Wednesday as a Los Angeles judge told her she will be free to "move on" with her life if she continues to make "positive progress" in her probation.

The star appeared in court for her latest progress report hearing in relation to her 2011 conviction for a probation violation, and it appears she continues to impress Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner - by completing her required community service hours and therapy sessions.

Judge Sautner said, "We've seen positive progress... You're in the home stretch! You seem to b...
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Celebrities Raise $1.4 Million For AIDS Research

February 10th, 2012 10:45am EST
Lindsay Lohan
Stars including Lindsay Lohan, Sarah Jessica Parker and Julianne Moore turned out to help raise more than $1.4 million for Elizabeth Taylor's AIDS charity at a gala in New York on Wednesday.

The event at Manhattan's Cipriani Wall Street was hosted by Sex and the City star Parker to benefit Taylor's American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and included performances by rapper Theophilius London, R&B star Janelle Monae and opera singer Michelle Johnson.

The bash also featured an auction in which a portrait of Richard Gere, taken by late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, sold for $20,000...
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Elizabeth Taylor's Frans Hals Masterpiece Sells For $2 Million At Auction

January 26th, 2012 8:01pm EST
Elizabeth Taylor
A Frans Hals masterpiece which once hung in Elizabeth Taylor's living room has sold at auction for $2 million.

The "Portrait of a Man" original, which was painted in the early 1630s, went to a phone bidder during a Christie's sale on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

Taylor's father acquired the painting and gave it to his daughter as a gift in the 1950s.

The late actress' extensive art collection is set to go under the hammer in London next month. A total of 38 works are being sold at Christie's auction house beginning on February 7.

Pieces include a Vincent van Gogh autum...
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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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Martin Scorsese To Be Honored With BAFTA Fellowship Award

January 4th, 2012 10:54am EST
Martin Scorsese
Director Martin Scorsese will be honored with the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Academy Fellowship at the annual prize giving next month.

The Taxi Driver and Raging Bull legend will be presented with the Academy's highest accolade in recognition of his contribution to the film industry - and the 69 year old is thrilled with the award.

He says, "It is a great honor to be recognized by the British Academy and to join the ranks of such an esteemed group of industry colleagues and friends."

BAFTA boss Tim Corrie adds, "Martin Scorsese is a legend in his l...
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2011 - The Year In Review, March

January 1st, 2012 11:00am EST
2011 - The Year In Review
Tinseltown lost one of its brightest lights in March after movie icon Elizabeth Taylor died of congestive heart failure at the age of 79. Tributes from the world of showbiz poured in for the Cleopatra legend, with Elton John, Jane Fonda, Barbra Streisand and Liza Minnelli leading the heartfelt remembrances. The acting great was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, where her dear friend Michael Jackson was also laid to rest in 2009.

March was also marked by controversy as a host of famous faces found themselves in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Pop star ...
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