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LiLo to play Liz Taylor in biopic

Last updated on: April 24, 2012 16:51 IST

LiLo to play Liz Taylor in biopic



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Lindsay Lohan's comeback role as Elizabeth Taylor has officially been confirmed.

Lifetime network boss Rob Sharenow has confirmed that the 25-year-old actress will portray screen legend in the movie Liz 'n' Dick, based on the true story of Taylor's passionate romance with actor Richard Burton.

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

'I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor,' Sky News quoted Lohan as saying.

'She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well,' she said.

Taylor met Burton on the set of the 1963 film Cleopatra and began a passionate and tumultuous romance that made headlines worldwide as they married and divorced twice over the years.

The troubled actress had talked about her role in the TV movie last month in an interview, and she posted a picture of herself dressed as Taylor as her Twitter profile.

But there had been no official confirmation from the network until now.

The Mean Girls actress has been striving to turn around her bad girl image in recent months after being in and out of jail, rehab and court since 2007.

Image: Lindsay Lohan
Photographs: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


Jennifer Aniston sparks Greek wedding rumours

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Jennifer Aniston is reportedly looking for the perfect hotel to host her wedding to Justin Theroux.

The former Friends star, whose father was born in Crete, is said to be preparing to get hitched on the Greek island this summer.

According to TMZ, Jennifer was spotted checking out the Elounda Beach Hotel in coastal town Agios Nikolaos.

The 43-year-old actress apparently mentioned a July wedding as she investigated the prices of ceremonies that the hotel offers.

The full service -- which includes a ceremony at the hotel church, the bride's flowers, a bottle of champers and all the paperwork -- amounts to a very reasonable 1,400 pounds. That includes the decoration of the hotel car and everything.

However, one of the hotel big wigs has said that Aniston hasn't settled on his hotel for the nuptials as 'She has connections on the other side of the island as well.'

Image: Jennifer Aniston
Photographs: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

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Madonna's nude pic to go under the hammer

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A photograph of Madonna posing naked on a bed while smoking a cigarette is going up for sale.

The provocative image was shot by fashion photographer Steven Meisel but was never included in her controversial 1992 book Sex.

The 1990 photograph is expected to fetch over $10,000 when it goes under the hammer at Bonhams in New York next month.

The Frozen hitmaker, who would have been around 32 years old when the photo was taken, is featured sporting bleach-blonde hair and dark eye make-up, Fox News reported.

A strategically placed bed sheet saves the shot from indecency as the singer sprawls out naked on her mattress.

She stares seductively at the camera as she places a lit cigarette into her mouth with a pair of manicured fingertips.

Her tome Sex contained a series of sexually provocative and explicit images, all captured by Meisel.

Despite a poor critical reception, 1.5 million copies of the book were sold in a matter of days.

It coincided with the release of her equally raunchy fifth studio album Erotica.

Image: Madonna
Photographs: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

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