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Lindsay Lohan Confirmed to Play Elizabeth Taylor

Lindsay Lohan

Who's afraid of Lindsay Lohan? Not Lifetime.

Following months of reports, Lifetime confirmed Monday that Lohan will play Elizabeth Taylor in its TV film Liz & Dick.

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"We are thrilled Lindsay will portray beloved Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor," Rob Sharenow, Lifetime's executive vice president of programming, said in a statement.  "She is one of the rare actresses who possesses the talent, beauty and intrigue to capture the spirit of such a provocative icon."

Added Lohan: "I have always admired and had enormous ...
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Lindsay Lohan's Probation Ends; Judge Warns Her to "Stop the Nightclubbing"

Lindsay Lohan

Almost five years after her first DUI arrest, Lindsay Lohan's probation came to a close in a Los Angeles courtroom Thursday, People reports.

"She has done everything this court has asked of her," Judge Stephanie Sautner said, according to the magazine.

Lindsay Lohan: Confirmation of Elizabeth Taylor role is imminent

As of Thursday, Lohan is no longer required to appear in court or report to a probation officer since completing more than... read more

Lindsay Lohan in Talks to Play Elizabeth Taylor

Lindsay Lohan

Is Lindsay Lohan about to play Liz?

After posing for Playboy as Marilyn Monroe, Lohan may emulate another Hollywood icon in Elizabeth Taylor. The actress is in talks to play the two-time Oscar winner in the Lifetime TV movie Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story, Deadline reports.

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Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79

Elizabeth Taylor

Dame Elizabeth Taylor, the two-time Oscar winner and dedicated AIDS activist whose acting prowess, glitzy lifestyle and larger-than-life celebrity established her as Hollywood royalty, has died. She was 79.

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Taylor died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles surrounded by her four children, Taylor's rep said. Battling ill health and scoliosis in her later years, Taylor had been hospitalized for the past six weeks for congestive heart failure. She underwent a heart procedure to repair a leaky valve in October 2009.

"My Mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor, and love," Taylor's son, Michael Wilding, said in a statement. "Though her loss is devastating to those of us ...
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British Director Charles Jarrott Dies at 83

British director Charles Jarrott, who won a Golden Globe for helming the 1969 Richard Burton drama Anne of the Thousand Days, has died. He was 83.

Jarrott died Friday in Los Angeles, The Associated Press reports.

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Lie to Me (Fox, 9/8c, Monday)
Call it the unsocial network, as the "to tell the truth" procedural wraps its third season — let's hope it's not the last — with a strong episode that plays like the murderous flip side of The Social Network. When a murder occurs during the contentious wrangling over profits of a hot social-networking app, Lightman's steely focus falls on the smug creator — or so he says — of the site (played by former Nikita co-star Ashton Holmes in a variation of Jesse Eisenberg's take on Mark Zuckerberg). An hour earlier on NBC (opposite a fresh episode of the much-moved-around Human Target), a pivotal episode of Chuck airs that would have been the season finale if NBC hadn't extended the show's order. It's Chuck vs. psycho villain Volkoff (the very entertaining Timothy Dalton), and that should be great fun... read more

Eddie Fisher, '50s Pop Singer and Father of Carrie Fisher, Dies

Eddie Fisher

Eddie Fisher, the 1950s pop singer and father of Carrie Fisher known for his high-profile Hollywood romances, has died. He was 82.

Fisher died Wednesday in his Berkely, Calif., home, from complications from hip surgery, his daughter, actress and singer Tricia Leigh Fisher, told The Associated Press.

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Elizabeth Taylor Denies Engagement

Elizabeth Taylor and Jason Winters

Eight is still enough for Elizabeth Taylor.

Taylor took to her Twitter account Monday to deny reports that she would get married a ninth time — this time to her 49-year-old manager, Jason Winters... read more

Are ensemble casts ever ...

Question: Are ensemble casts ever recognized with an Oscar that's designed especially for a group of actors who worked really well together? Or does someone always have to be singled out as a lead or supporting player? Answer: Although the SAG Awards, which are given by the Screen Actors Guild, regularly honor ensembles, the Academy Awards only recognize individuals. But there have been instances in which all the actors with speaking roles are nominated. They include Sleuth (1972) — which, to be fair, has only two speaking roles, but both Michael Caine and Sir Laurence Olivier were nominated in the best-actor category — and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). Virginia W read more

Another episode that made you...

Another episode that made you think of your parents. Last week it was "Would you save your alcoholic father by giving him your liver even though he continually beat up your mother?" Tonight it was "Would you rather have your mother die a fairly quick death due to liver cancer, or die a much slower way while not recognizing you due to Alzheimer's disease?" I guess I don't blame Meredith for being disappointed when she found out her mother's cancer was benign rather than malignant. I can't imagine going through life if my mom didn't know who I was. A friend of mine is going through just that, and she's told me how difficult it's been, so if any of you are in the same boat, my thoughts are with you. Kate Burton does a phenomenal job as Ellis Grey, but I feel rather old every time I see her. I remember when I was a child that the leading man and woman of Hollywood were Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Bu read more

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