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In New Movie, Michael Jackson to Be Played by a White Guy

Joseph Fiennes set to play the King of Pop

(Newser) - In a new movie about Michael Jackson, the King of Pop will be played by ... a white British guy. Joseph Fiennes is set to play Jackson in Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon, a film that follows Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor (played by Stockard Channing), and Marlon Brando (played by Brian Cox) as... More »

3 Crazy Celebrity Love Triangles

Or, in some cases, a shape that has more than 3 sides

(Newser) - The love triangle: a classic dilemma, and Hollywood has seen its fair share of them. Biography.com rounds up five notable stories:
  • Elizabeth Taylor had already broken up one marriage (Eddie Fisher's) when she met Richard Burton. Seeing as Liz and Dick were both married to other people at
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5 Celeb Couples Who Married in Vegas

And, not all that shockingly, divorced soon after

(Newser) - What happens in Vegas ... often results in a divorce not too much later, at least in the case of these nine celebrity couples rounded up by Radar :
  • Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra: They wed in Sin City in 1966 when Farrow was 21 and Sinatra was 50. They divorced two
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16 Celeb Marriages That Lasted Less Than a Year

Kim and Kris were married an age, compared to some of these

(Newser) - Even by Hollywood standards, these marriages rounded up by the Huffington Post were spectacularly short-lived. Lasting anywhere from 55 hours to 10 months, all 16 of the unions were up before a year was out. Check out a sampling in the gallery, or click for the complete list . More »

25 Celebs Who Married Young

Jamie Lynn Spears will join the under-25 group

(Newser) - Jamie Lynn Spears, engaged at just 21 , joins a whole host of young brides in Hollywood. The Huffington Post rounds up 25 under 25:
  • Megan Fox married Brian Austin Green when she was 24.
  • Hilary Duff wed Mike Comrie at age 22.
  • Heidi Montag was 22 when she married Spencer
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Missed Liz & Dick? Here Are the Best Parts

And the best Twitter reactions

(Newser) - We assume you were home last night with a bottle of wine , eyes glued to the TV as Lindsay Lohan's Liz & Dick premiered on Lifetime. But just in case you weren't, Erin Carlson at the Hollywood Reporter runs down the 7 most "memorable" moments:
  • LiLo as
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Lindsay Lohan Hilariously Bad in Liz & Dick

Lifetime movie makes for a great drinking game

(Newser) - Liz & Dick premieres Sunday, but some critics are already having a LiLo-bashing party after watching the Elizabeth Taylor biopic, Fox News reports. "It’s just bad. Her voice—she sounds like herself, a smoker from Long Island, and there is no chemistry with her co-star, and she was... More »

Liz Taylor Slept With Reagan, JFK

Book alleges threesome with JFK, 'Unsolved Mysteries' guy

(Newser) - A new—and, of course, unauthorized—biography of Elizabeth Taylor unloads an absolute treasure trove of delightfully scandalous revelations. Chief among them: Liz allegedly slept with Ronald Reagan when she was a teen and he was 36, according to Elizabeth Taylor: There Is Nothing Like a Dame by Danforth Prince... More »

Child Stars Who Became Child Brides

Kim Kardashian's first nuptials lasted an impressive 4 years

(Newser) - They were young and famous, then young and hitched—and, in most cases, young and divorced. Here's a list of child celebs turned child brides, courtesy of Fox News :
  • Drew Barrymore: The actress bailed on two engagements before the age of 18. She married a bar owner in 1994,
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Revealed: Why Marilyn Posed Nude

Monroe was jealous of Elizabeth Taylor: memoir

(Newser) - A new memoir reveals that it was simple jealousy of Elizabeth Taylor that spurred Marilyn Monroe to pose nude. Monroe agreed to be naked while exiting a swimming pool during a photo shoot, as long as Taylor did not appear in any magazines running the images, reports Vanity Fair, which... More »

Lindsay Lohan Scores Gig— as an Actor!

Lifetime hires rocky starlet to play Elizabeth Taylor

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan—actor? Yep, even if it is just a Lifetime movie: The 25-year-old troubled starlet scored a gig playing Elizabeth Taylor in Liz & Dick, about Taylor's rocky romance with actor Richard Burton. “I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor," says Lohan.... More »

Liz Taylor's Wardrobe, Warhol Fetch Huge $2.6M

Hollywood icon's haute couture auctioned off

(Newser) - The record-breaking auction of Elizabeth Taylor's gems was followed by the record-breaking sale of part of her wardrobe, in bidding that proved to be just as fierce and racked up a staggering $2.6 million. All 67 lots, including designer gowns, feathery capes, and the wedding dress she wore... More »

Liz Taylor Gem Sale Smashes Records

7 world records fall at $116M sale of fabled collection

(Newser) - The sale of Elizabeth Taylor's legendary gem collection shattered records—and estimates—at Christie's in New York last night. Amid competition so fierce that bids sometimes jumped by a million dollars, the $116 million sale of the late star's gems broke the world record for a private... More »

15 Highest-Earning Dead Celebs

Michael Jackson tops the list again

(Newser) - When you’re a celebrity, dying doesn’t have to mean you stop making money. Forbes offers up its annual list of the top-earning celebs of the past year:
  1. Michael Jackson: The King of Pop is in the top spot for the second year in a row, earning $170 million
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Liz Taylor Collection Headed to Exhibit

The actress's jewelry, art, and clothing will be on display, and then auctioned

(Newser) - Elizabeth Taylor's collection of jewelry, art, designer clothing, and other memorabilia will go on an international three-month tour before it is sold in New York in December, Christie's auction house announced today. The tour will begin in September and include stops in Moscow, London, Dubai, Geneva, Paris, Hong... More »

Liz Taylor's Last Husband: I'm No Gold-Digger

Larry Fortensky defends his relationship with Taylor

(Newser) - Elizabeth Taylor's eighth and final husband Larry Fortensky tells the Daily Mail all about his famous marriage to the iconic screen star, spurred on by what he calls false accusations of gold-digging and a loveless marriage. In fact, says the former builder, he and Taylor enjoyed a passionate relationship... More »

Letters Spill Details of Liz Taylor's First Love

17-year-old was engaged to William Pawley

(Newser) - Elizabeth Taylor is famed for becoming a bride eight times over, but more than 60 love letters reveal a romance that predated all of those: Unpublished letters written by a 17-year-old Taylor to her first fiance will be auctioned in May. The young starlet wrote to William Pawley on pale... More »

In Death, Taylor Reveals James Dean's Dark Secret

Her close friend and co-star was molested as a child, she claimed

(Newser) - Elizabeth Taylor knew a painful secret about close friend James Dean—but, in a 1997 interview with Kevin Sessums, she asked the journalist not to reveal it until after her death. In a column for the Daily Beast , Sessums recalls that interview for POZ, a magazine dedicated to AIDS activism.... More »

Elizabeth Taylor Fashionably Late to Own Funeral

Film legend laid to rest in LA cemetery

(Newser) - Elizabeth Taylor was laid to rest in a Los Angeles cemetery yesterday following a small private ceremony attended by around 40 friends and family. In keeping with instructions left by the screen legend, the service began 15 minutes after the announced start time, AP reports. "She even wanted to... More »

Remember Taylor as She Was: In Bed

Screen legend managed to be prostrate in nearly every movie

(Newser) - We remember John Wayne in the saddle, Brigitte Bardot on the sand—and as for Elizabeth Taylor, we’ll remember her on a bed, writes Tim Robey in the Telegraph . Somehow, she managed to sprawl over soft furniture in “most of her key roles,” he notes. “One... More »

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