I’m just going to put it out there: Lindsay Lohan is no Elizabeth Taylor, and I, among others, find myself vaguely and inexplicably offended by Lifetime’s decision to cast her as such. It pains me to see anyone fanning the flames of the formerly great young actress’s delusions of grandeur, and being tapped to play such an icon is certain to balloon her already bloated ego. To be honest, though, what’s a cheesy Lifetime movie in the grand scheme of things, and really, I wouldn’t be surprised if it never even makes it to TV — Lindsay is notoriously shifty, with a penchant for lateness and unacceptable on-set behavior. She’s also played the part before, in a way, in a 2006 cover and editorial for Interview magazine shot by Karl Lagerfeld. That was a considerable amount of time ago, before the disastrous yellowing teeth and gratuitous face-altering, but if the photos serve as any evidence, Lohan is decidedly unfit for the role: she’s too angsty, too smoldering, too dark to suit the pensive, wide-eyed, almost-innocence that was Liz. Check out another photo after the jump, and tell me — are you buying Lindsay’s impression? Would you even be interested in seeing the Lifetime flick? Keep reading »
Lindsay Lohan is trying to get back on the road to success. She has already landed a hosting gig for “Saturday Night Live” and now has finally won the part of Elizabeth Taylor in a Lifetime movie about the legendary actress’ relationship with actor Richard Burton.
A source told “Access Hollywood” that Lohan will get to play Taylor only if she can continue to follow the law. Another source confirmed the news to Earsucker, also saying that, as long as Lohan can follow the requirements of her probation, she can play the part. Read more…
Oh, I cringe. I’m sure you’ve already heard about the upcoming Lifetime made-for-TV movie called “Liz and Dick,” chronicling the trials and tribulations of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s on-again off-again marriage and life together. Lindsay Lohan was the first actress revealed to be in talks for the role last week, directly from the mouth of the film’s executive producer Larry Thompson. Rumor has it Lindsay would die for the role, and who wouldn’t? Now it’s looking like Lohan, who hasn’t had an acting role since she appeared in 2010′s “Machete,” is going to be facing some pretty tight competition in the form of one Megan Fox. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed that neither of these actresses scores the part when the contract is signed as early as next week. For the love of Liz! [Celeb Dirty Laundry]
This week’s top style stories include manly coyote hats, ill-advised breast reductions, a surprisingly affordable auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry, and a peek at a top secret superstar wedding dress. Read on for the numerical breakdown! Keep reading »
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton had one of the most tumultuous celebrity romances of all time. I mean, not so many couples get divorced twice—you know? Elizabeth and Richard first met in 1962 while she played everyone’s favorite lady pharaoh and he took on the role of Marc Antony in “Cleopatra.” They were both married to other people at the time, but their intense chemistry was too much to resist and they began an affair. Two years later, they married. But things weren’t happily ever, as seems pretty obvious when you see them in “Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf?”—it’s like their intense love/hate of each other seemed to ooze off-screen. In 1974, they divorced, only to remarry 16 months later. A year after that, they were dunzo for real.
Elizabeth and Richard’s story was captured in the book Furious Love. And now it has been optioned by Paramount Pictures. Even better, Martin Scorcese is set to direct the pic. Keep reading »