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On our radar: Lindsay Lohan channels Elizabeth Taylor, and more

Posted by Katie McLeod  June 5, 2012 09:41 AM

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Lindsay Lohan is portraying Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime biopic "Liz & Dick," and the first official publicity photo of the film has hit the web. The 26-year-old actress was spotted Monday all glammed up in a leopard swimsuit with long, dark locks and shades, channeling her inner Ms. Taylor while filming in Los Angeles, where the film will reportedly be shot in 20 days. Grant Bowler will share the screen with Lohan as Richard Burton. What do you think? Is Lohan the right choice to play Elizabeth Taylor? Will you watch the Lifetime movie when it premieres on Nov. 3?

bettywhite.jpgIn other news ... Funny lady Betty White has hit yet another milestone: She's been captured in wax. A wax figure of the actress-comedian was unveiled at Madame Tussauds Hollywood wax museum in Los Angeles on June 4, and White was by its side to welcome it into the world. The statue was presented in honor of White's 90th birthday and also to recognize her achievements in film and television. The "Hot in Cleveland" star said she's "impressed" with the statue, according to People Magazine, and also said:

"The only thing that irks me is they waited until I was 90. A few decades ago would have been swell."

Check out more photos of White through the years.

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In May, the late Whitney Houston's last song was released online. Produced by R. Kelly, "Celebrate" is a duet with Houston's "Sparkle" costar Jordin Sparks. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the music video made in Houston's memory. "We wanted to make sure this was a fun, happy video and just kind of dedicating it to her," Sparks said.

Stay tuned for ... "America's Got Talent" tonight at 9 on NBC. We want to know: Are you watching? What do you think of Stern as the new judge? Let us know in the comments.

 

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