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Los Angeles — FBI files on Marilyn Monroe that could not be located earlier this year have been found and re-issued, revealing the names of some of the movie star's communist-leaning acquaintances who drew concern from government officials and her own entourage.
But the files, which previously had been heavily redacted, do not contain any new information about Monroe's death 50 years ago. Letters and news clippings included in the file show the bureau was aware of theories the actress had been killed, but they do not show that any effort was undertaken to investigate the claims. Los Angeles authorities concluded Monroe's death was a probable suicide.
Recently obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, the updated FBI files do show the extent the agency was monitoring Monroe for ties to communism in the years before her death in August 1962.
The records reveal that some in Monroe's inner »
Richard Burton’s diaries are almost unbearably depressing. In the 1960s and 70s, the Welsh actor seemed to have everything—money, critical acclaim, and not one but two marriages to Elizabeth Taylor, widely thought the most beautiful woman in the world. Photos: The 12 Best Hollywood-Related Books of 2012 He had escaped the bleak coal country of his childhood, and traded his father’s surname—Jenkins—for the surname of his high-school mentor, Burton. His diaries unfold in places one associates with glossy travel magazines--Positano, Rome, Portofino, Montreux, Gstaad, Monte Carlo, Cortina d’Ampezzo. Forgoing hotels, he and Taylor often camped on their
- MG Lord
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are rumored to be interested in remaking the movie The Sandpiper. The original movie, which was released in 1965, starred real-life couple Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. According to Examiner, the couple have been eyeing a film that they could star in together now that the Twilight franchise has come to an end. The Sandpiper centers on a single mother who has an affair with the married headmaster at her son's school. Both Stewart and Pattinson (more) »
- By Sarah Luoma
More crazy new comes in about Lindsay Lohan on the set of "Scary Movie 5", this chick has some serious issues. When Lindsay Lohan was making "Liz and Dick" for Lifetime, she destroyed a priceless trailer that was used by Elizabeth Taylor while filming "Cleopatra." Now comes word that Lohan also destroyed her trailer on the set of "Scary Movie 5." Producers of the movie claim that the actress trashed her trailer, destroying the shower and clogg… »
"Twilight" stars and once-again off-screen couple Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are reportedly considering making another movie together -- and following in the footsteps of another famous Hollywood couple.
Pattinson and Stewart are mulling over the idea of starring in a remake of the 1965 film "The Sandpiper," which starred Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, according to Hollywood Life. The film, directed by Vincente Minnelli, is about a single mother (Taylor) who begins an affair with the married headmaster (Burton) of the school her son attends. Eva Marie Saint played Burton's wife in the movie.
Pattinson "recognizes there's a certain screen magic when he and Kristen are together," a "buddy" of the actor tells the site. The anonymous friend also takes a swipe at Stewart's fling with "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders: "Besides, there's less chance she'll get in trouble again."
"The Sandpiper" was a box-office hit »
For all you Twi-hards that have sunk into a depression, trying to accept the fact that Bella and Edward won’t ever take the silver screen again, we have some uplifting news for you! Rob and Kristen will reportedly star in a new movie together!
The dynamic couple is back in action — their love life is on the mend and a new report reveals that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are scoping out a future movie project that they plan to star in together.
Rob and Kristen might just be one of the most talked about couples in Hollywood. Some even feel that they might be on the road to creating a powerful partnership in business and love — just like the late Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
Rob and Kristen have been offered many options to appear as a couple on screen, more so now than ever before. They are »
- HL Intern
You know, because they’re in a scary movie. What did you think I meant?
After a seven-year hiatus, Dimension Films’s killer parody series will return next year with a 5quel that takes aim at cutting-edge, topical targets including Paranormal Activity (released in 2007), Inception (2010), Black Swan (2010), and Lindsay Lohan’s career (1998-2007). Lohan is just one of several stars, including Charlie Sheen and Mike Tyson, who play themselves in the film; High School Musical alum Ashley Tisdale stars as an actual character, taking over for franchise mainstay Anna Faris.
Here’s the movie’s official trailer, which should be »
- Hillary Busis
When Lindsay Lohan was making "Liz and Dick" for Lifetime, she destroyed a priceless trailer that was used by Elizabeth Taylor while filming "Cleopatra." Now comes word that Lohan also destroyed her trailer on the set of "Scary Movie 5." Producers of the movie claim that the actress trashed her trailer, destroying the shower and clogging the toilet in the process. To use the bathroom, she was forced to go inside neighboring trailers, where she also clogged the toilets. After the shoot, producers accused Lohan of damaging all the plumbing and told her she would not get her full paycheck to cover repair costs. Lohan's representatives and the producers argued for weeks until Lohan finally agreed to pay tens of thousands of dollars to fix all the toilets. Meanwhile, Lohan still claims that producers framed her because they were upset that she didn't show up for the first day of filming. »
Scarlett Johansson puts her sizzling sexuality to the test against some of the titans of stage and film in her debut as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Would you believe Elizabeth Taylor, Jessica Lange, Kathleen Turner, Ashley Judd and Anika Noni Rose? Johansson seemed to have all of the requisite moves as she stripped to her negligee in front of an audience for the first time Thursday night in her official debut. The show also stars Benjamin Walker, Ciarán Hinds and Debra Monk. [...] »
Stop with that look, Scarlett Johansson, you know what it does to us. The sultry actress is giving off some major sex appeal in the latest black-and-white ad for the revival of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize–winning play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, where the Hitchcock star (who is strutting darker locks) is seen lying on her side while playing with a string from her plunging slip. Johansson plays the character Maggie, who has been portrayed by greats such as Elizabeth Taylor, Jessica Lange, Kathleen Turner, Ashley Judd and Anika Noni Rose. "I think her sexuality is often overplayed and over-appreciated. It's such an unimportant part of this story," she told »
Danielle Fishel has successfully taken on more this year than just the comical role of Lindsay Lohan playing Elizabeth Taylor. The upcoming Girl Meets World star, 31, announced on Wednesday that she is "super proud" to be done with college! "I'm officially a college graduate," she wrote on her Tumblr, explaining that she decided to go back to school four years ago, despite initial hesitation. "I was too afraid of being the old lady in class - of being whispered about and especially of not remembering how to do simple math equations," she wrote. "After my 27th birthday, I made the »
Scarlett Johansson has revealed that she has toned down the sex appeal of her character in an upcoming Broadway revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The Hitchcock actress plays Maggie in the Tennessee Williams play, a role made iconic by Elizabeth Taylor in a 1958 film adaptation. Johansson told The AP that in an effort to make the role her own, she avoided watching Taylor's sultry on-screen performance. The 28-year-old added: "I think her sexuality is often overplayed (more) »
- By Zeba Blay
Who knew that in the ancient Mayan calendar, they would have predicted so much that pointed to the end of the world? Like the exact date that Lindsay Lohan's horrendous Elizabeth Taylor biopic "Liz & Dick" would air on Lifetime? That Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj's egos would collide during "American Idol" auditions? That Donald Trump would act even more bizarrely than he did in 2011? And that Brad Pitt was even making a Chanel ad?
Seeing all that in their crystal ball, it's understandable that the Mayans would have predicted doomsday in 2012. Little did they know that these celeb antics just pointed to yet another year in La-La Land.
Here are just a smattering of the things that made us want to cover Blue Ivy's young eyes in 2012:
Still looking for that special something to make your film fan friend smile this Christmas? We take a look at four new books that might just do the job.
Probably the most impressive volume so far in the BFI's series of star profiles, this slender but informative volume benefits from the broader academic perspective of author Susan Smith, whose previous work on gender in film is well suited to presenting the story of a feminine icon. From wide eyed little girl to world famous sex symbol, on to her stubbornly glamorous old age, Taylor took on stereotypes and pushed them to the limit, her lager than life personality always at the forefront. Smith follows her journey studiously and warily, suggesting there was a lot more calculation going on beneath the surface than may have been apparent to her fans at the time. »
- Jennie Kermode, Andrew Robertson
Dr. Arnie Klein -- Michael Jackson's now-bankrupt former dermatologist -- has already lost his Hancock Park mansion ... and now he's kissing his enormous Laguna Beach mansion goodbye.The cash-poor Klein has listed the 3,500 sq. ft. property for $6.63 Million. And get this ... Klein tried to unload the property last year, listing it for a cool $12 mil. Klein's fall has been breathtaking. He was once the premiere dermatologist in Bev Hills ... the dermatologist to the stars, »
- TMZ Staff
Richard Burton's diaries only sparkle occasionally, most notably when he's demolishing one of his illustrious contemporaries
Richard Burton died in August 1984 at the age of 58, shortly before the premiere of Nineteen Eighty-Four, in which he gave his best performance for more than a decade as Orwell's totalitarian apparatchik O'Brien. His diaries cover some 44 years, from his early second world war schooldays in south Wales to the spring of 1983. In May that year he appeared on Broadway in a poorly received production of Coward's Private Lives with his ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor, and on 3 July he married his fourth wife in a Las Vegas hotel. A hefty brick-sized book, it brings to mind the telegram Warner Brothers boss Jack L Warner sent to the director Mervyn LeRoy, who'd inquired whether he'd got around to reading Hervey Allen's blockbuster Anthony Adverse. "Read it?" Warner replied. "I can't even lift it."
- Philip French
Between the presidential election, the summer Olympics in London and the rising star of Honey Boo Boo, 2012 has certainly been a year to remember. But as we commemorate the year's biggest viral sensations, political landmarks and "Gangnam Style" parodies with year-end lists, let's not forget the FAILs that made 2012 truly special.
We're talking about Clint Eastwood addressing an empty chair at the Republican National Convention, Kony 2012's mastermind's public meltdown and other such 2012 lowlights like Lindsay Lohan's Elizabeth Taylor impression.
Watch the top 10 FAILs of 2012 above and see if any of your picks made the cut. »
- The Huffington Post
After a few missteps, Britney Spears is officially back in the running for the title of queen of pop. The songstress is this year’s highest-earning woman in the music industry, according to Forbes.
The pop star earned $58 million between May 2011 and May 2012, thanks to her Femme Fatale platinum album and tour, as well as side endorsements and a fragrance line.
Spears barely edged out Taylor Swift, who reeled in $57 million. The breakup queen’s financial success can be attributed to her recent tour, which grossed over $1 million per night. Like Spears, she also banked on endorsements with CoverGirl and Sony. »
- Maane Khatchatourian
The holidays are a time to celebrate goodwill for all human kind. And that’s cool and all, but it gets sort of old after a while. So now let’s take a minute and take a look at all famous folks who didn’t get the peace and harmony memo! We’ve assembled our list of the top 20 most brutal celebrity beat-downs of 2012. Join us in a chant of “Fight fight fight!” and check it out!
Rob Kardashian didn’t handle his heartbreak all that great following his split with Rita Ora. Instead of posting passive aggressive Facebook statuses like the rest of us, he went on an all-out Twitter assault against his former flame, claiming that she cheated on him with 20 dudes, and coining the obvious pun, “Rita Whora,” which became a trending topic soon after. #Revenge? #SmallVictories »
- Jordan Runtagh
With bitterly cold weather setting in across Britain, the Cossack hat is shaping up as winter 2012's high street fashion hit. The style made glamorous by Julie Christie in Doctor Zhivago, and more recently by Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina, is doing swift trade across the UK.
John Lewis says sales are up 36% year-on-year, and 320% in the last three weeks as temperatures have plummeted.
Marks & Spencer has also noted a significant uplift. Compared with last winter, sales of black Cossack hats have quadrupled, while purple, a new colour for 2012, is also performing well.
Sales are also rising at shops targeting younger people. River Island's Cossack styles have almost sold out while sales of faux fur items at online retailer Asos have also increased.
"Big films like Anna Karenina always have an effect on fashion, »
- Simon Chilvers
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