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Lindsay Lohan plays Liz Taylor. But Who’ll Be Richard Burton?

Posted on 04/26/2012 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentWell, I’m not going to pile on with everyone else who’s ridiculing the announcement that Lindsay Lohan will play Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming Lifetime Channel TV movie. Her personal life may be a train wreck, but Lohan is by no means a bad actress—check out her thoughtful performances in Mean Girls and, especially, Emilio Estevez’s historical drama Bobby. Besides, Liz herself was not one to tie up her offscreen adventures with neat little bows—there was after all the little …

The Lost Films…and Years…of Elizabeth Taylor

Posted on 03/23/2011 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentThe last truly great film performance of Elizabeth Taylor’s career was probably as the boozy, bossy Martha, locked in a codependent marriage from hell with her hubby George (Richard Burton) in Mike Nichols’ searing Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 45 years ago (I happened to visit Mount Vernon last weekend, and every time the guides spoke of George and Martha I couldn’t help but picture Dick and Liz, in powdered wigs, swilling martinis and mercilessly pushing each other’s hot buttons). …