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Meg Ryan’s UTA Hug

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Purple People Eater

Does UTA have a dress code for their clients?  First, Brooke Shields showed up in all black.  Then, Meg Ryan dropped by the Beverly Hills agency in a similarly monochromatic ensemble.  (No.  We are not counting the daaaaaark blue scarf.)

Yesterday, Meg hugged it out on the agency’s steps with a fabulously-panted lady (could it be her agent, Tracey Jacobs?) then went on her way.  Jacobs also reps Johnny Depp, Rachel McAdams, Gwyneth Paltrow, and a whole slew of other top Hollywood earners.


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Elizabeth Taylor dies aged 79

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor, has died at 79, her publicist told CNN Wednesday.

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born February 27, 1932, in London, the daughter of two wealthy American art dealers, Francis and Sara Taylor. Her mother was a former actress who had given up the career when she married, but encouraged her daughter in the pursuit. Indeed, Elizabeth Taylor and her mother were to remain extremely close until the latter’s death in 1994, at age 99.

The legendary actress who was famed for her beauty, her jet-set lifestyle, her charitable endeavors and her many marriages died “peacefully today in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles,” said a statement from her publicist. She was hospitalized six weeks ago with congestive heart failure, “a condition with which she had struggled for many years.

Though a two-time Oscar winner — for “Butterfield 8” (1960) and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” (1966) — Taylor was more celebrated for simply being Elizabeth Taylor: sexy, glamorous, tempestuous, fragile, always trailing courtiers, media and fans.

She was known for her generosity and love of life and never really took her own image too seriously.

“I am a very committed wife,” she once said. “And I should be committed too — for being married so many times.”

Hailed as the world’s most beautiful and desirable woman when she was in her prime, her tempestuous affair with actor Richard Burton, fueled a paparazzi rush unrivaled in its time.
Taylor and Burton met on the set of the film “Cleopatra,”  and the two later married and divorced – twice.  Taylor demanded $1 million — the highest fee demanded by an actress up to that time.

She reputedly gave her best performance as the shrewish, plain, embittered opposite Richard Burton in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” (1966) and starred in “Giant” (1956), “Raintree County” (1957), “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (1958), “The Sandpiper” (1965) and “Reflections in a Golden Eye” (1967).

Taylor was a champion for a number of charitable causes, notably the fight against AIDS. She founded the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation after the death of her friend Rock Hudson. The BBC once noted that her charity work had grossed as much as her film career.

Taylor made her debut for Universal, which placed her in 1942’s “There’s One Born Every Minute.” Taylor was then signed by MGM, which was to be her home for almost two decades, and made “Lassie Come Home,” opposite Roddy McDowall.  The actor became a devoted friend.

1944’s “National Velvet,” made the young Taylor a star. The story of a girl in love with her horse earned her public adulation and at 18 had her first hit as an adult, the classic “Father of the Bride,” in which she played Spencer Tracy’s soon-to-be-married daughter.

She was married soon after to Conrad Nicky Hilton for 8 months in 1950, then to actor Michael Wilding in 1952, a marriage that lasted five years and produced two children.  Taylor then married Mike Todd a week after her divorce from Wilding.

In 1960, Taylor was offered the lead in 20th Century Fox’s production of “Cleopatra.” The movie seemed gripped by a curse. Taylor’s illnesses forced casting changes and prompting the production to move from London to Rome. The original director, Rouben Mamoulian, was forced out and replaced by Joseph Mankiewicz (“All About Eve”).   Richard Burton, who was cast as Marc Antony when Stephen Boyd had to leave the production. Weather wiped out days of filming pushing the budget, which was originally about $5 million, to $44 million.  In real terms the movie cost more than “Avatar” to film.

Burton, was widely known for his philandering had initially thought little of Taylor beyond her beauty, was quickly smitten:

“He tried to end it, but he kept turning around and coming back to her,” Mankiewicz’s son Tom told Taylor biographer William J. Mann. “He just couldn’t help himself. He couldn’t get enough of her.”

The two were inseparable prompting Burton’s long-suffering wife, Sybil  to file for divorce.  The Vatican released a message directed at her, saying she was guilty of “erotic vagrancy.” A U.S. congresswoman introduced a bill banning Taylor and Burton — or “Liz ‘n’ Dick,” as they were becoming known — from the United States. In response, Taylor asserted, “I will never go back to America.”

They wed in 1964 and Burton showered Taylor with jewels, furs, baubles. Burton’s tour of “Hamlet” sold out and their movies together — “The V.I.P.s,” “The Sandpiper,” even the grim, groundbreaking “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” — were hits, the latter also nominated for 10 Oscars.

The actress’ career languishedfaltered as she entered her 40s as did her marriage to Burton; the two divorced in 1974, and though they remarried the next year, a union that ended nine months later.

In 1985, she organized a benefit dinner to raise money for her friend Rock Hudson, who was dying of AIDS, that led to the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR); in 1991, she began the Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation.

She had more health woes: a trip to the Betty Ford Clinic in the late ’80s — where she met Fortensky — as well as a brain tumor and severe back problems. The latter put her in a wheelchair.

She remained indomitable.  She even joined Twitter to send regular updates on her life.

Why not? She was born to the spotlight, and no amount of tittle-tattle was going to take it away.

Nicky Hilton: hotel-chain heir
Michael Wilding: actor
Michael Todd: producer
Eddie Fisher: singer
Richard Burton: actor
Richard Burton: actor (again)
John Warner: Became U.S. senator because of being married to Elizabeth Taylor
Larry Fortensky: trucker

Nicky HiltonMichael WildingMichael ToddEddie FisherRichard BurtonJohn WarnerLarry Fortensky

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Sandra Bullock and Baby Louis at the Playground

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Sandra Bullock took her 1-year-old son Louis Bardo to a New York city park for an afternoon of fun.

Louis got a big smooch on the cheek from his mom.

How cute is he!

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Halle Berry Wears Ring On Third Finger Left Hand

Saturday, March 19th, 2011
Halle Berry was spotted looking as gorgeous as ever with an enormous ring on her left ring finger today.
The actress is currently with actor Olivier Martinez, and we’re kinda wondering if the couple have taken their relationship to the next level.

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Newest Charlie’s Angels; three girls who have good reason to smile

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly, and Rachael Taylor are three girls with a lot to smile about!

Annie, Minka, and Rachael were looking mighty pleased with themselves on the set of the upcoming television rebirth of Charlie’s Angels.

How do you think they fair with the original trio?


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    Courteney Cox talks with Harper’s Bazaar “I Will Have Waves of Pain” If I Divorce David

    Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
    Credit:  Terry Richardson/Harpers Baazar

    “Cougar Town” star, Courteney Cox, 46, initiated a trial separation from husband David Arquette last year.

    Yet to Make up her mind about divorcing the troubled star Cox tells all in the April issue of Harper’s Bazaar, “I feel like we’ve been extremely successful at marriage.”

    “If [the marriage] doesn’t work out, I will have huge waves of pain about failing in that department,” Cox admits.

    “But right now I don’t have that because I don’t know what the future holds and I guess because I have strong feelings for him.”

    The couple who married in 1999 have a daughter, Coco, 6.

    Arquette, 37, checked out of rehab in January after some very high-profile meltdowns such as his appearance  on The Howard Stern Show.

    About intimate details of their love life, “You can’t really get mad at David because he’s not a malicious person,” Cox muses. “He was dealing with things the best way he could.”

    Then adds “Don’t get me wrong, he was on a show for entertainment. David is smart, and David is also a showman. He knew what he was doing.”

    Her advice to other couples with problems? “[Be] willing to get real and messy,” she says. “I think you can only become stronger people, whether it’s together or apart. In the end, everything will be better.”

    Regarding Arquette’s dalliance with another woman during their separation. “He absolutely did nothing that wasn’t in the boundaries of what we set for our separation, so there’s nothing to judge,” Cox says. “I may not have known about it, but that’s the only difference.”

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    Lindsay Lohan back in Court

    Friday, March 11th, 2011

    Lindsay Lohan
    was in court today accompanied by mom Dina and sister Ali.
    Rumor has it that Lindsay will be offered a plea bargain for felony grand theft of a $2500 necklace, that will include up to 3 months of jail time.

    Photos by AXELLE

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    Julianne Moore tipped to Play Sarah Palin in New HBO Film

    Thursday, March 10th, 2011

    Actress Julianne Moore is tipped to play Sarah Palin in HBO’s film about the 2008 presidential election.

    This might just be the role that gets her that long awaited Oscar.

    Moore has been nominated 4-times for the award and has never won.

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    David Cassidy’s daughter Katie Appears on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ 2011 Premiere

    Monday, March 7th, 2011

    David Cassidy‘s daugher Katie made an appearance on the premiere episode of “Celebrity Apprentice” 2011.

    David is among Donald Trump’s brand new celebrity cast.

    Katie is 24 years old and is is the 1970’s singer/songwriter’s daughter with model Sherry Williams that Cassidy dated during the ’70s and ’80s.

    Katie also has had several acting roles on shows, like “Melrose Place,” “Smallville,” and movies such as “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “When A Stranger Calls.”

    According to an article in Zap2 Katie remained close to her famous father and was there for support on the new NBC show.

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    Ewan and Naomi, Filming in Thailand

    Saturday, February 19th, 2011

    Ewan McGregor
    and Naomi Watts were filming in Khao Lak, Thailand on their latest project, The Impossible.
    Naomi and her son Samuel have since left via Phuket International Airport yesterday.

    EXCLUSIVE photos by DZILLA

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