Screen Junkies » Elizabeth Taylor http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:40:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Martin Scorsese To Expose Hot, Heavy Taylor/Burton Affair? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/martin-scorsese-to-expose-hot-heavy-taylorburton-affair/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/martin-scorsese-to-expose-hot-heavy-taylorburton-affair/#comments Thu, 02 Jun 2011 03:54:08 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=214374 Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are like the Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt of the 60s and 70s, only with eighty less adopted children.

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Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are like the Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt of the 60s and 70s, only with eighty less adopted children. They were Hollywood’s biggest scandal at one point, with both actors beginning an affair after making Cleopatra and eventually leaving their respective spouses to get married in 1964. Ten years later they divorced, but the scandalous couple were hounded by the paparazzi (back then, that was a novelty, unlike today’s 24-hour TMZ police state) and condemned by the pope, which is awesome.

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Paramount has optioned a book about Taylor and Burton called Furious Love by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger. The book was rejected 100 times for a movie deal, but Taylor’s recent death prompted interest from Natalie Portman and King’s Speech writer David Seidler, in addition to Paramount. Now the studio is trying to put Martin Scorsese in the director’s chair. This makes sense, as Scorsese is currently working on a Frank Sinatra biopic and spent years developing one about Dean Martin. Post-Rat Pack, it’s time to try Elizaburton. That’s what they would have been called, if only past gossip reporters had today’s name melding technology. (Deadline)

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R.I.P. Elizabeth Taylor http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/r-i-p-elizabeth-taylor/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/r-i-p-elizabeth-taylor/#comments Wed, 23 Mar 2011 14:57:24 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203136 Rainbow flags are flying at half-mast today.

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Rainbow flags are flying at half-mast today. Just heard that Elizabeth Taylor passed away, you guys.

Her publicist reports that she died of heart failure at the age of 79. Known for her work in films like Cleopatra, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, which she won the Oscar for, and as the voice of Maggie Simpson, Taylor was also known for her dedication to important causes such as AIDs activism.

There’s a big open hole in Hollywood today as one of its most famous icons is now gone. Taylor is survived by 4,734 ex-husbands.

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