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Lindsay Lohan is in "early talks" to play Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime movie "Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story," according to Entertainment Weekly.

Who better to play the a glamorous Hollywood icon than a train wreck frequent jailbird Playboy model who hasn't had a notable acting role in years!

The film will focus on Taylor's tumultuous relationship with two-time husband Richard Burton. So how on Earth did they think of Lohan for the part?

  • Lindsay Lohan Smiling
  • Liz Taylor

Like Lohan, Taylor began her career at a young age, growing up in the spotlight. Some say she made plenty of missteps along her road to icon status.

Lohan also posed for Marilyn Monroe-inspired Playboy photos which allegedly racked up record sales for the mag, resurrecting her career somewhat.

Maybe a Liz T. photo spread is next? Eh, maybe not.

Elizabeth Taylor passed away in March at age 79.

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The Devil Inside bested the box office with a $34.5 million debut this weekend.

The performance was the third-biggest ever for a January opener, and enough to knock Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol out of the coveted No. 1 spot.

Hollywood, which saw ticket sales hit a 15-year low last year, is off to a good start in 2012 as ticket sales surged 30 percent over the same weekend in '11.

Though demoted to No. 2, Ghost Protocol held well, coming up with $20.5 million, and hitting the $400 million mark worldwide. Sherlock Holmes was third.

Meryl Streep, meanwhile, was the hottest ticket by a different metric, with The Iron Lady averaging a weekend-best $34,420 at each theater it played in.

Here's a complete look at the weekend's top movies by revenue:

  1. The Devil Inside, $34.5 million
  2. Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol, $20.5 million
  3. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, $14.1 million
  4. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, $11.4 million
  5. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, $9.5 million
  6. War Horse, $8.6 million
  7. We Bought a Zoo, $8.5 million
  8. The Adventures of Tintin, $6.6 million
  9. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, $5.8 million
  10. New Year's Eve, $3.3 million

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The Descendants, Bridesmaids, Midnight in Paris and other fan favorites lead the way in the just-released Writers Guild of America Awards, honoring the best of 2011.

The biggest surprise may be the inclusion of the independent drama Win Win, while the big snubs appear to be War Horse, The Ides of March and The Artist.

Diablo Cody (Young Adult), Alexander Payne (The Descendants) and Steven Zaillian (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) were among the scribes recognized.

Other nominees range from Kristen Wiig and Woody Allen to Will Reiser, Seth Rogen's friend who adapted his own battle with cancer into a hit dramedy.

The full list of WGA Award nominees 2011:

Original Screenplay

50/50, Written by Will Reiser

Bridesmaids, Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig

Midnight in Paris, Written by Woody Allen

Win Win, Screenplay by Tom McCarthy

Young Adult, Written by Diablo Cody

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Great news, Twihards: you are just over a month away from watching the Edward and Bella honeymoon scene as many times as you'd like.

Breaking Dawn DVD Cover

Breaking Dawn will be released on DVD on February 11, multiple sources confirm, with both the Blu-Ray and DVD versions featuring the following items:

  • A Making Of... documentary
  • Bella and Edward’s personal wedding video
  • A featurette starring Taylor Lautner, titled "Becoming Jacob"
  • Audio Commentary with director Bill Condon

The two-disc special edition DVD set will sell for $30.49, while the Blu-Ray will retail for $33.99. Mark your calendars and save your allowances!

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Bridesmaids was one of the funniest films of 2011, and is earning serious Producers Guild, SAG, Golden Globe and even Oscar buzz. It was also immensely profitable.

Earning nearly $300 million on a budget just north of $30 million, Bridesmaids is obviously spawning sequel rumors, a la The Hangover. Seems like a no-brainer, right?

Not necessarily. Universal pictures has indicated its desire for a Bridesmaids sequel, but star and co-writer Kristen Wiig is said to be lukewarm to the idea.

Wiig and writing partner Annie Mumolo say they have little interest. “Annie and I aren’t planning a sequel. We are writing something else,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.

The film clearly wasn't intended to be a franchise, and she's made no secret of wanting to pursue other projects. Could there even be a Bridesmaids 2 without Wiig?

It's certainly possible, but whether the rest of the cast - Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Maya Rudolph, Ellie Kemper - would return is a huge question mark as well.

The cast was reportedly disappointed with the modest bonuses they earned after Bridesmaids' success. Of course, doing a sequel could net them all a huge raise.

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Cover your eyes, Kristen Stewart. You do NOT want to see this.

A couple new photos from Bel Ami have been released, and they depict Robert Pattinson like millions of Twilight Saga fans never wanted him to be: kissing women that are not named Bella Swan. See for yourself:

  • Robert Pattinson in Bel Ami
  • Bel Ami Photo

Bel Ami comes out on March 2 and find Pattinson in the role of Georges Duroy, a man who rises to power in Paris by sleeping his way through rich, beautiful women. But at least he has good taste.

The females in question are played by Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, Kristen Scott Thomas.

Check out the Bel Ami trailer and decide: Will you go see R. Patt in this role?

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Fans of The Hunger Games have four new reasons to get excited for this big screen adaption.

Lionsgate has released a quartet of new images from the film, which stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, a young girl who lives in a futuristic society that selects teenagers from various districts each year to fight to the death.

In the following pics, we see Katniss alongside Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket; along with shots of Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, Lenny Kravitz as Cinna, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch and Liam Hemsworth as Gale. Click around now:

  • Effie and Katniss
  • Cinna, Haymitch and Peeta
  • Gale and Katniss
  • The Hunger Games Scene

We cannot wait for March 23. In the meantime, check out the official Hunger Games trailer now!

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Taylor Swift is about to make a major mark on the movie industry.

The singer has reportedly been offered the role of Eponine in the upcoming big screen adaption of Broadway's Les Miserables. The character belts out one of the show's most beloved numbers, "On My Own," and Swift beat out such heavyweights for the part as Scarlett Johansson, Lea Michele and Evan Rachel Wood.

Taylor Swift in Red

The film will also star Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. Impressive company, indeed, for Swift.

The singer's only previous acting work involved small roles in Valentine's Day and CSI.

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The final Harry Potter movie marked the end of an era this summer, and Warner Brothers is trying to punctuate the epic saga's conclusion with an Oscar blitz.

A series of "For Your Consideration" ads have been released with the intention of lobbying voters to nominate Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won Best Picture, so Warner Bros. certainly has a chance to gain some critical recognition for the franchise.

Here's the latest ad the Academy should ignore at its peril:

Considering the impact it has on the film world, awards in some of the many applicable categories seem likely, but only time (and voters) will tell.

Will the marketing push succeed? Should it? You tell us ...

Should Harry Potter be nominated for Best Picture?

 

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For Demi Moore, there is most definitely life after Ashton.

The actress has landed a major role in an upcoming movie, agreeing to play feminist icon Gloria Steinem in Lovelace, a biopic about deceased Deep Throat actress Linda Lovelace.

Life After Ashton

The movie, currently shooting in Los Angeles and scheduled for a release in late 2012, will also star Amanda Seyfried as Lovelace, along with James Franco as Hugh Hefner.

Steinem co-founded Ms. magazine and was a strong opponent of pornography.

Moore recently wrapping filming on LOL, a drama that also features Miley Cyrus and Ashley Greene, but there's no word yet on when it will hit theaters.

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according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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