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Richard Burton's Diaries: 'Drink, Fight, Love' | Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton

Richard Burton's Diaries: 'Drink, Fight, Love'

Originally posted 10/25/2012 12:30PM

Exclusive excerpt from this week's PEOPLE Magazine:

Their union was born of scandalous infidelity on the 1962 set of Cleopatra – even the Pope condemned their "erotic vagrancy." Over the next 14 years Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton courted, married, divorced, rewed, and split again. They made 11 films together, but it was their off-screen pyrotechnics that made them the talk – and favorite tabloid fodder – of Hollywood. Gossip had it that they were much like the drunken, cheating couple in their screen triumph Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? But in his diaries, Burton maintains they were faithful and, despite the rows, very much in love. A natural storyteller who didn’t care much for getting dates or punctuation exactly right, he offers a heartfelt inside view of the glamour and tumult that was Liz and Dick.

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Lindsay Lohan Is 'Elizabeth Taylor Reincarnated,' Says Costar

Originally posted 09/28/2012 11:05AM



Lindsay Lohan's performance as Elizabeth Taylor in the upcoming Lifetime movie Liz and Dick has already gotten at least one rave review.

"She's pretty much Elizabeth Taylor reincarnated," says her costar Grant Bowler, who plays Taylor's on-again-off-again husband, Richard Burton, in the clip above. The actor adds that Lohan was "excellent to work with" on the film.

For her part, the often-troubled starlet says that she can identify with the late Taylor. "I relate to her on a lot of levels," says Lohan. "Living in the public eye, dealing with the stress of what other people say, whether it's true or not."

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VIDEO: Is Lindsay Lohan a Convincing Elizabeth Taylor?

Lindsay Lohan Acts Up a Storm as Elizabeth Taylor (Video)

Originally posted 09/21/2012 10:15AM

As the most famous celebrity couple of the '60s – if not the 20th century – Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were known as the "Battling Burtons" during their two tumultuous marriages and divorces.

Now, Lindsay Lohan, who has been known to face some battles of her own, is assaying the role of the violet-eyed, little-girl-voiced beauty who captured the hearts of millions, to say nothing of that of the lusty Welshman who could always act rings around his costars. (Watch the trailer below.)

Just how well LiLo comes off as La Liz, and True Blood's Grant Bowler as Dick, can be sampled in a 30-second trailer for the Lifetime TV movie Liz & Dick.

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FIRST LOOK: Lindsay Lohan's Dripping in Diamonds in Liz & Dick Poster

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Lindsay Lohan's Liz & Dick Poster Revealed

Originally posted 09/19/2012 04:00PM

Several photos have surfaced of Lindsay Lohan in character as Elizabeth Taylor in the upcoming Lifetime movie Liz & Dick – but now comes the most official one of all.

PEOPLE.com has a first look at the promotional poster for the film featuring Lohan, 26, looking like the Hollywood legend in dark red lipstick and draped in diamonds.

Alongside Lohan are words that describe Taylor's story, but that could easily apply to Lohan herself: "child star," "paparazzi," "controversial love affairs."

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Cleopatra Faceoff: Is Britney Spears the Hottest Queen of the Nile? | Britney Spears, Elizabeth Taylor, Lindsay Lohan

Britney Spears Poses as Cleopatra for New Ad Shoot

Originally posted 08/10/2012 11:15AM

When it comes to walking like an Egyptian, Britney Spears has some big – and stylish – shoes to fill.

The pop star, 30, followed in the footsteps of the late Elizabeth Taylor and, more recently, Lindsay Lohan for a photo shoot touting Fantasy Twist, her new Elizabeth Arden fragrance that arrives in stores Sept. 1.

"Channeling my inner Cleopatra today," she Tweeted Thursday, as she took a break from the X Factor taping to slip into her Queen of the Nile attire.

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Does Lindsay Lohan Make a Decent Cleopatra? | Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan Dresses Like Cleopatra for Elizabeth Taylor Biopic

Originally posted 07/03/2012 10:05AM

Glimpses onto the set of Lifetime's Liz & Dick biopic have shown Lindsay Lohan channeling Elizabeth Taylor's beauty, glamour and grace with the success of a Hollywood veteran.

And as filming for the movie wraps up, Lohan slips into one of Taylor's most iconic roles – as Cleopatra from the 1963 film.

In a photo snapped between takes Monday, seemingly on a cigarette break, Lohan passes for the Queen of the Nile in a choppy black wig and gold heels (shoes that Angelina Jolie was once rumored to fill in a film about Cleopatra based on a recent biography).

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First Look: It's Lindsay Lohan as Liz Taylor – in a Bathing Suit! | Lindsay Lohan

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Lindsay Lohan Channels Elizabeth Taylor – in a Bathing Suit

Originally posted 06/04/2012 05:00PM

Lindsay Lohan has channeled Elizabeth Taylor before – but never like this.

The young star, 25, was snapped Monday wearing a leopard print, one-piece bathing suit, glamorous sunglasses and long dark locks while filming the Lifetime Original movie about the life of the late Hollywood legend.

The movie, Liz & Dick, also stars True Blood actor Grant Bowler as Taylor's husband, Richard Burton. The film focuses on the couple's tumultuous relationship.

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Lindsay Lohan Looks Just Like Liz Taylor in Old Photo | Elizabeth Taylor, Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan Looks Just Like Elizabeth Taylor in Old Photo

Originally posted 04/26/2012 12:35PM

Lindsay Lohan has just signed on to play Elizabeth Taylor in a Lifetime movie. But the young actress has felt a kinship with the late Hollywood legend before.

In 2006, when she was just 19, Lohan posed as Taylor for Interview magazine in photos taken by Karl Lagerfeld – including a cover shot.

The shots are remarkably powerful, with Lohan managing to capture much of Taylor's beauty and vulnerability – traits she'll have to channel for the Lifetime film, too.

It has not been revealed who will star opposite Lohan as Richard Burton in Liz & Dick. Russell Crowe and Clive Owen are running neck and neck in a PEOPLE poll from earlier this week.
– Tim Nudd

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POLL: Who Should Play Richard Burton to Lindsay Lohan's Elizabeth Taylor? | Brendan Coyle, Clive Owen, Jemaine Clement, Liz Taylor, Richard Burton, Russell Crowe

Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor, Who Should Play Richard Burton?

Originally posted 04/24/2012 09:05AM

Goodbye, probation, and hello, small screen.

Lindsay Lohan appears to be putting her days of trouble behind her and getting back to work. The actress has signed on to play the legendary Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime Original movie Liz & Dick.

"I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor," Lohan, 25, said in a statement. "She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well. I am very honored to have been asked to play this role."

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Remembering Elizabeth Taylor on the Anniversary of Her Death | Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift

Elizabeth Taylor Remembered by Life.com on Anniversary of Her Death

Originally posted 03/23/2012 08:00AM

It was not only her great beauty that made Elizabeth Taylor a star, it was how she lived her life and shared her good fortune with others. Because of her many gifts, her name will live on long after her death, which took place exactly a year ago, March 23.

To mark the anniversary, Life.com has assembled a special gallery of the legend who graced the weekly magazine's cover a record 14 times – starting on July 14, 1947, when Taylor was only 15 but already an MGM star for having created a sensation three years before, in National Velvet.

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