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5 Most Audaciously Extravagant Hollywood Wedding Rings of All Time

Whether their marriages last or not, celebrities do have a lot more moolah to spare when splurging on wedding rings. Even the humblest of celebrity wedding rings cost way more than your average family car. Case in point, the 4-carat diamond ring given to Drew Barrymore back in 2012 by her then fiancé Will Kopelman. That ring was worth $80,000, a bargain considering how much celebrities usually spend on wedding rings. Pushing the boundaries of what’s considered over-the-top or extravagant, these wedding rings are often fitted with giant solitaires big enough to be used as emergency signaling devices. As average Joes, we get to observe and enjoy while our favorite Hollywood personalities spend millions on things we couldn’t even fathom. To give you the scoop on the people who wore the most expensive rings on the red carpet, here’re 5 most extravagant Hollywood wedding rings of all time.

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Todd Fisher Opens Up About Deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Todd Fisher Opens Up About Deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds spent decades in the public eye. Nothing was off limits for the Hollywood mother-daughter duo. In interviews, stage shows, memoirs. and thinly veiled works of fiction such as “Postcards From the Edge,” Fisher and Reynolds dissected their tumultuous relationship, speaking candidly about everything from drug addiction to bad romances. What’s left to say?

“Everyone has read a million Carrie/Debbie stories. The only problem is, there are two million Carrie/Debbie stories,” said Todd Fisher, the other product of Reynolds’ ill-fated union with crooner Eddie Fisher.

So Todd Fisher decided to follow in his mother and sister’s footprints and write his own memories of growing up Reynolds with his new book “My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie.” His is a happier story. Carrie Fisher felt neglected by her father, a popular but reckless singer, who famously left Reynolds for Elizabeth Taylor.
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A Message from Rose McGowan

A Message from Rose McGowan
A Friend: We need to have a conversation about suicide. Blame is not that conversation.Dear Fellow Humans,Sitting across from me is the remarkable human and brave survivor, Asia Argento, who has been through more than most could stand, and yet stand she does. She stood up to her monster rapist and now she has to stand up to yet another monster, suicide. The suicide of her beloved lover and ally, Anthony Bourdain. I write these truths because I have been asked to. I know so many around the world thought of Anthony Bourdain as a friend and when a friend dies, it hurts. Many of these people who lost their ‘friend’ are wanting to lash out and blame. You must not sink to that level. Suicide is a horrible choice, but it is that person’s choice.Anthony BourdainWhen Anthony met Asia, it was instant chemistry. They laughed,
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Frankie Shaw Talks ‘Smilf’ Season 2 Influences

Frankie Shaw Talks ‘Smilf’ Season 2 Influences
Between the first and second seasons of Frankie Shaw’s single mom Showtime series, “Smilf,” the writers’ offices moved from the Sunset Gower lot in Hollywood to the Paramount lot, a mere mile away. Shaw made it a point to bring with her items that represented not only the inspiration for her show, but also all the hard work that went into making the series so far. “We really did all band together,” she says of her writing staff. “It felt almost like an athletic team — at least that’s how I can relate to it.”

This Isn’t Just
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Studio 54 Review

Charting the rise and fall of one of the most iconic haunts in the history of New York’s club scene, Matt Tyrnauer’s new documentary Studio 54 offers a detailed and thoroughly engaging insight into the lives of the club’s creators Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell and tells the story of how a couple of ex-college friends took the city by storm overnight with limited funds and almost no business knowledge.

Opening on April 26 1977 amidst a fury of excitement and youthful exuberance on the part of its founders and their friends, Studio 54 became an overnight sensation after creating a huge buzz in the media resulting in thousands of New Yorkers and out-of-town revelers flocking every night in the hope of making it past Steve Rubell’s strict, near fascistic door policy. Making sure that only the hippest, coolest and most outrageously dressed club-goers were ever allowed in,
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Who Were Elizabeth Taylor's Husbands? Here Are the 7 Men Who Swept Her Off Her Feet

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Who Were Elizabeth Taylor's Husbands? Here Are the 7 Men Who Swept Her Off Her Feet
Elizabeth Taylor was a lot of things: legendary film star, fashion icon, fearless activist. But even if you aren't familiar with her work but never let public perception get her down or ruin her sense of humor. "I am a very committed wife," she once said, joking, "And I should be committed too - for being married so many times." So, just who were these lucky men? Keep reading for a few walks down the aisle with Elizabeth Taylor.

Related: You Won't Believe How Many Times These Stars Have Been Married
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‘The Edge of Paradise’ by Director Robert Stone

Review by Peter Belsito at Sedona Illuminate Film FestivalFor those of us who were young in the late 1960s — 1968 to be exact — the world was flipping out and over. We all heard of the hippies fading away to mountain communes where they could shed clothes and social restrictions and live in a big loving community. And of course lots of drugs sex and naked people. I never went to any of those places and after a while they — or word of them — seemed to fade away.

Well this is the story of one of those places, its rise and fall.

Hawaii, 1969 — Thirteen young mainlanders — refugees from campus riots, Vietnam War protests and police brutality — flee to Kauai.

Before long, this little tribe of men, women and children is arrested for vagrancy and sentenced to 90 days hard labor.

Howard Taylor, brother of actress Elizabeth Taylor, bails them out and invites the
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Today in Soap Opera History (June 4)

1980: Douglass Watson & Judith Light won Daytime Emmys.

1984: Elizabeth Taylor surprised Carol Burnett on All My Children.

1984: Days' Bo & Hope reunited after he kidnapped her.

1997: Oltl's Dorian was not pleased with Todd's parrot."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1940: On radio soap opera Young Widder Brown, Ellen (Florence Freeman) was romanced by Dr. Anthony Loring (Ned Weaver).

1968: On Dark Shadows, Carolyn (Nancy Barrett) began to experience the dream curse,
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Bad Robot Sets Elizabeth Taylor Docuseries

Exclusive: Bad Robot has set its first episodic television documentary since making a deal earlier this month with Undefeated producer Glen Zipper to generate non-fiction fare. It’s a documentary series on iconic actress Elizabeth Taylor. Bad Robot will do a series sanctioned and in partnership with House of Taylor. The aim is to make the definitive look at the iconic Elizabeth Taylor as one of the originators of our contemporary concept of celebrity, as a trailblazer for…
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Bad Robot Sets Elizabeth Taylor Docuseries

Bad Robot Sets Elizabeth Taylor Docuseries
Exclusive: Bad Robot has set its first episodic television documentary since making a deal earlier this month with Undefeated producer Glen Zipper to generate non-fiction fare. It’s a documentary series on iconic actress Elizabeth Taylor. Bad Robot will do a series sanctioned and in partnership with House of Taylor. The aim is to make the definitive look at the iconic Elizabeth Taylor as one of the originators of our contemporary concept of celebrity, as a trailblazer for…
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One Year Ago Today, Harvey Weinstein Was the Toast of Cannes at amfAR AIDS Benefit

One Year Ago Today, Harvey Weinstein Was the Toast of Cannes at amfAR AIDS Benefit
A lot can change in a year. Just ask Harvey Weinstein.

One year ago to the day that he was arraigned on three felony charges of rape and a criminal sex act, Weinstein and his then-wife, Georgina Chapman, dressed to the nines for the amfAR Gala Cannes 2017 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes, France.

Weinstein had been a fixture at the annual charity benefit for years, often appearing onstage with his stable of movie stars to auction off items to support the charity’s work on behalf of AIDS research.

Also Read: The Day Harvey Weinstein's Comeback Fantasy Ended

The May 25, 2017 black-tie gala raised $20 million and featured performances by Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, Dnce and Diana Ross.

Weinstein was a no-show at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for the first time in decades. He is under a cloud of scandal since the wave of public accusations of
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15 Secrets Behind Leonardo DiCaprio And Blake Lively’s Brief Relationship

Hollywood has never had any shortage of power couples – nor of any power couple breakups! Way back in the day, legendary relationships like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton filled pages of gossip magazines in the days before the internet. Their hot and heavy affair would have made <em>TMZ</em> every single night if it were happening in today’s times.

Much more recently, the end of the seemingly unstoppable “Brangelina” team of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie came as a shock to many. Even the strongest of bonds seem to come and go, so it may not come as a surprise that for a few months in 2011, what could have been the biggest power couple of all time happened, then fizzled out of memory jut as quickly.

None other than Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio had an whirlwind romance which took onlookers as much by storm as it did the two stars.
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"I Say What I Think": Remembering Judith Crist

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I say what I think of a film and why, and my readers know my tastes by now. Some hate my taste, and so I'm reliable for them, too, since they know they'll like what I hate.

--Judith Crist, American film critic

By Joe Elliott

This month marks the 96th birthday of American film critic Judith Crist (1922-2012). Crist was one of the most influential and controversial movie reviewers of her day. She was a founding film critic for New York magazine and spent over two decades serving as the in-house movie reviewer for TV Guide. In addition, she was a frequent contributor to NBC’s Today show for many years. She was very much a tell-it-like-it-is kind of critic, totally unafraid to speak her mind even when this got her into hot water with powerful people in the industry, which it sometimes did. While it’s hard to believe today,
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28 Elizabeth Taylor Photos That Will Slap You in the Face With Glamour

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28 Elizabeth Taylor Photos That Will Slap You in the Face With Glamour
Elizabeth Taylor was truly one of a kind. The legendary actress, who was born on Feb. 27, 1932, in London, was known around the globe for her massive movie roles - Cleopatra, anyone? - as well as her over-the-top style, penchant for diamonds, HIV/AIDS activism, and complicated love life. The Hollywood icon passed away in March 2011 at the age of 79, leaving behind a legacy that can only be described as iconic. In honor of her enduring glamour, we've rounded up the most stunning photos of her.

Related: This Vintage Video of Elizabeth Taylor Doing Her Makeup Is Enchanting
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amfAR Shines In Cannes For 25th Year

Stars came out in force last week to support amfAR's 25th annual amfAR Gala Cannes at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, during the Cannes International Film Festival.

Sting Performs At 25th annual amfAR Gala Cannes

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The event’s legendary live auction surpassed last year’s total with items like the Carine Roitfeld curated fashion show collection fetching as much $1.7 million; a Pierce Brosnan original painting, which sold for $1.4 million; a fully restored and upgraded 1964 S3 Bentley Convertible from Byrnes Motor Trust Restorations (Bmt), introduced by Heidi Klum and Benicio Del Toro, which sold for over $800,000; and a Joe Bradley painting which brought in nearly $1 million. Sculptures by Ai Wei Wei and Bernar Venet each received bids exceeding $500,000, and a McLaren Silver 570S Spider brought in $650,000. The black-tie event was presented by Bold Films and Chopard.

The unforgettable evening featured four spectacular performances by
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Jason Derulo, Paris Hilton and Others Try to Save amfAR Cannes Without Harvey Weinstein

Jason Derulo, Paris Hilton and Others Try to Save amfAR Cannes Without Harvey Weinstein
It was after midnight in France when Paris Hilton took the stage of amfAR Cannes in a “Moulin Rouge”-like tent off the Mediterranean Sea. She was here, naturally, to auction off a pair of gold-encrusted iPhones. “I love everyone,” said Hilton, to the crowd that had shelled out as much as $15,000 a head for the VIP dinner at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes. “I’ve been coming to amfAR for 20 years now,” Hilton said. “And it just gets better and better every year.” As she tried to up the stakes by adding a private party at her house (which doubles as a club), she fetched $235,000 for the non-profit devoted to fighting AIDS.

That’s a lot of money, but not the kind of cash that Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith and Sharon Stone used to hustle out of wealthy oligarchs in a star-studded gala that topped off Cannes. This
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Chuck Panama, Publicist for Liz Taylor, Henry Fonda and 'M*A*S*H,' Dies at 93

Chuck Panama, a journalist-turned-publicist who worked with Elizabeth Taylor and Henry Fonda and ran publicity for shows such as La Law, has died. He was 93.

Panama, who was called "Chuckles" by friends and colleagues for his sense of humor, died Sunday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund home in Woodland Hills. He "was a warm and caring person, full of energy and always with a twinkle in his eye," said fellow publicist and friend Leonard Morpurgo.

Born in Chicago, Panama was a radio operator on B-24 bombers during World War II. The end of the war ...
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Chuck Panama, Publicist for Liz Taylor, Henry Fonda and 'M*A*S*H,' Dies at 93

Chuck Panama, a journalist-turned-publicist who worked with Elizabeth Taylor and Henry Fonda and ran publicity for shows such as La Law, has died. He was 93.

Panama, who was called "Chuckles" by friends and colleagues for his sense of humor, died Sunday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund home in Woodland Hills. He "was a warm and caring person, full of energy and always with a twinkle in his eye," said fellow publicist and friend Leonard Morpurgo.

Born in Chicago, Panama was a radio operator on B-24 bombers during World War II. The end of the war ...
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Chuck Panama Dies: Longtime Fox Publicist Who Worked With Liz Taylor & Henry Fonda Was 93

Chuck Panama, a journalist-turned-publicist who worked with the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Henry Fonda, died Sunday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund home in Woodland Hills, CA. He was 93. After serving in the Army Air Corps as a radio man on a B-24 bomber, Panama moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA. He became sports editor of The Daily Bruin and would go on to work with the press on the school’s football and basketball programs for more than a half-century. He…
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Chuck Panama Dies: Longtime Fox Publicist Who Worked With Liz Taylor & Henry Fonda Was 93

Chuck Panama, a journalist-turned-publicist who worked with the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Henry Fonda, died Sunday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund home in Woodland Hills, CA. He was 93. After serving in the Army Air Corps as a radio man on a B-24 bomber, Panama moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA. He became sports editor of The Daily Bruin and would go on to work with the press on the school’s football and basketball programs for more than a half-century. He…
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