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.
True Blood fans worried about going through withdrawal after the season finale Sunday can cope with their vampire blues in the kitchen: A new cookbook, True Blood: Eats, Drinks and Bites from Bon Temps, featuring food inspired by the fantastical HBO show, is out Aug. 29 – and People.com has an early look at some of the recipes.
Marcelle Bienvenu, a culinary school teacher and cookbook author in Louisiana, developed the Southern-style recipes for the book with help from the producers of the vampire saga.
"I like the references they make to food on the show and I'm happy that the referenced food is authentic," says Bienvenu. "Developing and testing the recipes was a great adventure."
The cookbook has cocktails inspired by the show's vampire bar Fangtasia, Southern staples served at Merlotte's and home cooking favorites like Lettie Mae Daniel's Hoecakes and Jessica Hamby's Chicken-Fried Love with Gravy.
The only thing tighter than their lips are their abs, but the cast of True Blood let a few spoilers slip Saturday during a panel at Comic-Con – and it looks like Bon Temps is in store for a particularly steamy summer.
"I sexually eviscerate another cast member in one of the episodes coming up," werewolf hunk Joe Manganiello revealed, after showing off his body-rolling skills to the packed room of thousands of fans.
But the lucky lady in question may not be Anna Paquin's Sookie Stackhouse, who got hot and heavy with Manganiello's Alcide Herveaux earlier this season.
Some actors admit to awkward moments filming love scenes.
Anna Paquin is not one of them.
Although her husband and father of her baby-on-the-way, Stephen Moyer, 42, costars with her on True Blood, the actress has no qualms about filming sex scenes with fellow cast mate Alexander Skarsgard.
"We feel completely comfortable together," Paquin, 29, tells Redbook in its August issue hitting newsstands July 10. "Steve and Alex are buddies. It's nothing like, 'Oh, hi, nice to meet you. Now take off your clothes and go into the fog.' Everyone is respectful of each other's boundaries ... They're all very gentlemanly about it."
Joe Manganiello bares all for his role as a stripper in Magic Mike, opening next Friday. But even now that filming has ended, he's still not shy about stripping down – sort of.
Manganiello, 35, appeared on The Soup this week, donning a prosthetic beer gut.
"That's right, ladies," the True Blood star deadpanned. "Soak it in. The six-pack is here."
On True Blood, Tara has always been a tough-as-nails woman. As a newly made vampire, she's absolutely fierce.
In new clips from Sunday's episode, Tara (Rutina Wesley) demolishes the kitchen at the home of her best friend Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin).
Sookie and Lafayette (Celsan Ellis) can only look on in awe – and fear – as Tara zooms around destroying pretty much everything in her path.
Let's hope Lafayette manages to grab that bottle of True Blood for his hungry cousin before it's too late.
True Blood is back. And the witches are not!
HBO's supernatural hit returned Sunday night with its season 5 premiere, and probably the biggest question on everyone's mind was, "Is Tara alive?"
Well to find out, fans had to wait until the end of the hour-long episode, which picked up right where season 4 left off – literally.
Keep reading if you're not afraid of spoilers ...
A mix of gore, sex and camp humor, True Blood is constitutionally so unstable, it never has to worry about jumping the shark: It could waltz with a penguin too, and who'd know?
What better way to kick off the campy new season of True Blood on June 10 than with a couple of blood red cocktails.
Basil Hayden's bourbon teamed with L.A. mixologist Joel Black to come up with two drinks inspired by the HBO hit's supernatural themes and the show's gutsy leading lady, Sookie Stackhouse, played by expectant mom Anna Paquin.
Fans who want to imbibe while Sookie, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and a host of supernatural creatures battle it out in Bon Temps, might want to try – what else – a spicy True Bloody Mary or a sweet floral cocktail dubbed Sookie's Virtue, which includes red grapes and raspberries.
Anna Paquin's own big premiere is still several months away, but the actress showed off her growing baby bump Wednesday at a Hollywood screening of the new season of True Blood.
"I feel fantastic," she told reporters. Paquin, 29, who's expecting her first child with husband and costar Stephen Moyer, sported a stylish black dress, with her bump noticeably larger than last month, when she stepped out at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
"It's always amazing," Moyer told PEOPLE of being a dad again (he has two children – Lilac, 10, and Billy, 12 – from a previous relationship). "I love my kids so much. And the fact that Anna is pregnant just adds more crazy to the bundle of fun."