Videos make great gifts, and there's no shopping

...Blu-ray, $24.99.) What can you say about this epic belly-flop whose co-stars, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, upstaged their legendary characters with their own headline-making hanky-panky? Can there be any doubt that...

Film legend Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79 in LA

...Hollywood's greatest on-screen fiascos and a landmark of off-screen monkey business, the meeting ground of Taylor and Richard Burton, the "Brangelina" of their day.She played enough bawdy women on film for critic Pauline Kael to deem her "Chaucerian...

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...the 69-carat pear-shaped diamond that's now called the Taylor-Burton diamond. (Taylor's then-husband Richard Burton gave it to her as a gift.) She received many other outstanding jewels as gifts, including La Peregrina, a pearl...

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For the record

...counseling and treatment and submit to random drug testing; proceeds will be confiscatedINDICTMENTS HANDED DOWN SEPT. 7 Richard Burton , 23, of the 1600 block of Floyd Street, burglaryJerome Terrence Greene , 18, of the 200 block of East Telfair...

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A Close call for FX's "Shield"

...Pounder, who plays Detective Claudette Wims. "That's helped the show ring more of reality, as opposed to, 'Hey, Richard Burton is playing the cop!'" Chiklis notes that Close "could have come in and taken an 'OK, I'm here now - take a...

'Exorcist' prequel bedeviled from the beginning

...best adapted screenplay and best sound. Two lesser sequels followed: "Exorcist II: The Heretic" in 1977 with Richard Burton, and "The Exorcist III" in 1990 with George C. Scott. Then in February 2001, Morgan Creek Productions announced...

New home-video releases

...Lansbury and Frankenheimer pal William Friedkin. DVD, $14.95. (MGM) "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" - Richard Burton stars in the excellent 1965 adaptation of John le Carre's tale of a burnt-out British spy on one last undercover...

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Notable off-screen and on-screen Hollywood couples

...nine movies, ending with Tracy's final film, 1967's "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner." - Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's stormy relationship began on 1963's "Cleopatra." Their subsequent films together included "Who's Afraid...

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British Open trivia

...Muirfield. Middle Tees (3 points) 7. Who was the last amateur to win the British Open? a.) Bobby Jones. b.) Richard Burton. c.) Young Tom Morris. 8. The British Open was first played in England in 1894 at which links? a.) Royal Liverpool...

Diamonds are expected to rock the red carpet at Academy Awards

...legendary costume designer Edith Head to whip up a gown that would show off the 69-carat, pear-shaped diamond that Richard Burton gave her. Taylor ended up in a simple tank gown with a plunging V-neck, her hair in an up-do so it wouldn't...

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