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Matt Bomer to Play Montgomery Clift in New Biopic

Matt Bomer to Play Montgomery Clift in New Biopic

Originally posted 01/11/2015 06:45AM

Matt Bomer is set to star as one of Hollywood's most charismatic – and tormented – leading men, Montgomery Clift.

The White Collar star will play the film icon in a new HBO biopic, Monty Clift. Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias, who penned the 2014 feature Love Is Strange, starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, will write the script.

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See New Photos of Elizabeth Taylor at Her Final Wedding | Liz Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor & Michael Jackson at Her Final Wedding: Never-Before-Seen Photos

Originally posted 10/21/2014 06:35PM

It was the eighth – and final – trip she would ever make down the aisle.

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In Honor of Ex-Spouse Day, the 6 Types of Celebrity Breakups

In Honor of Ex-Spouse Day, the 6 Types of Celebrity Breakups

Originally posted 04/14/2014 07:00PM

April 14 is Ex-Spouse Day, a special time to reminisce about the one person you're probably sick of thinking about.

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Colin Farrell Remembers 'Extraordinary' Friendship with Elizabeth Taylor | Colin Farrell, Elizabeth Taylor

Colin Farrell Remembers 'Pretty Extraordinary' Friendship with Elizabeth Taylor

Originally posted 02/28/2014 10:35AM

Colin Farrell became close friends with Elizabeth Taylor toward the end of her life, but the usually suave actor says he was a nervous wreck the first time he met her.

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PHOTOS: Marilyn Monroe Dates George Clooney, Plus 12 More Imagined Power Couples

Dates from a Different Era: 13 Awesome Yet Impossible Celeb Power Couples (PHOTOS)

Originally posted 01/15/2014 02:00PM

After, "Who are you wearing?," the most important question on the Oscars' red carpet is "Who are you here with?"

Celebrity couples are always alluring. Drench them in tulle, tuxes and accolades, and they become nearly irresistible. But it's a shame that today's biggest stars can't hob knob with the glamorous old guard of Tinseltown ... or can they?

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Susan Boyle's Asperger's Diagnosis Brings Out the Best in Fans

Susan Boyle's Asperger's Diagnosis Brings Out the Best in Fans

Originally posted 12/14/2013 07:45AM

A gifted singer's lifelong struggle with a mystery setback is at long last properly diagnosed, and readers respond with love and support.

Conversely, a new-generation star doesn't quite measure up to the late screen legend she so loves to emulate.

Here are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions from PEOPLE.com readers this week, from happy, sad, laugh out loud, and angry – to wow.

To tell us what you think of what's going on in the news, click on the appropriate icon appearing at the bottom of every story.

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PHOTO: Kim Kardashian Channels Elizabeth Taylor in Instagram Selfie

Kim Kardashian Channels Elizabeth Taylor in Instagram Selfie

Originally posted 12/10/2013 11:10AM

Kim Kardashian's admiration for Elizabeth Taylor continues.

The reality star, who has long been obsessed with the late Hollywood legend, posted a tribute to La Liz on Instagram late Monday – posing with a towel in her hair and showing off a diamond ring in front of a photo of Taylor in the same pose from the '60s.

"#MyIdol," Kardashian, 33, wrote in the simple caption to the picture, which is an homage to a photo taken of Taylor by her lifelong pal, the actor and photographer Roddy McDowall.

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Princess Diana's Beloved Ball Gown Just Sold for How Much?

INFOGRAPHIC: Princess Diana's Beloved Ball Gown Just Sold for How Much?

Originally posted 12/02/2013 03:00PM

Princess Di's Emanuel ball gown just sold at Kerry Taylor Auctions in London for $167,575.

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Elizabeth Taylor's Family Shares Never-Before-Seen Photos of Star | Liz Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor's Family Shares Never-Before-Seen Photos of Star

Originally posted 11/25/2013 05:30PM

From the set of Cleopatra to the Cannes International Film Festival to Mexico to Switzerland, Elizabeth Taylor's children saw plenty of the world.

Growing up the son of a screen legend "was great, kind of circus-like," says Christopher Wilding. "The big tent folds and moves to the next city."

And wherever they called home, the 58-year-old adds, Taylor "took great pains to create a stable family life" for the four children she adored.

In this week's issue of PEOPLE, Taylor's family shares intimate memories and rare pictures of their mother for the first time in honor of her AIDS activism, leading up to World AIDS Day on Dec. 1. Never-before-seen photographs taken by her close friend (and Lassie Come Home costar) Roddy McDowall show Taylor as you’ve never seen her, at ease and unposed. "He was the only one who could get really genuinely relaxed pictures of my mother," says Christopher. 

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