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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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: A Life in Pictures

The screen icon was known for stormy personal life, screen successes

(Newser) - During her 79 years, Elizabeth Taylor appeared in more than 50 films, won two Oscars, and was married eight times to seven men. She battled substance abuse, poor health, and overeating, and often found herself in the tabloid pages. But, the AP notes, she'll be remembered just as much for... More »

Liz Taylor Interviewed by... Kim Kardashian

In the end, Kim scores a new Twitter follower

(Newser) - For a Cleopatra-themed Harper’s Bazaar shoot, Elizabeth Taylor got a surprising interviewer: Kim Kardashian, a self-described “huge Elizabeth Taylor nerd.” Highlights:
  • How Kim can catch up: Kardashian calls Taylor her “idol,” but notes that she’s “six husbands and some big jewels behind.”
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Lennon's Killer Almost Picked Johnny Carson, Liz Taylor

Mark David Chapman settled on 'accessible' Beatle

(Newser) - Mark David Chapman considered killing Liz Taylor or Johnny Carson, he told a parole hearing earlier this month. There were other names on his hit list but he can no longer remember them, Chapman revealed. "I lose memory of perhaps the other two," he said, according to a... More »

Where Are the '60s Sex Kittens Now?

(Newser) - The Chicago Tribune revisits hotties from the '60s, with then-and-now pictures of Raquel Welch, Jane Fonda, Ann-Margret, Liz Taylor, and Eartha Kitt. Guess who's (still?) the hottest now. Hint: She's 70 and on a book tour. Check out the evidence here . More »

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