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Casting Buzz That We Hope Won’t Happen: Lindsay Lohan as Liz Taylor

We hear a lot about ‘casting buzz’ going on in Hollywood. ‘This actress is rumored to be in the running for something-or-other, etcetera.’ Sometimes it happens, other times it fizzles out. In the case of the latest news that Lindsay Lohan might portray Elizabeth Taylor, it seems like a stretch that would be best not to happen.

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We hear a lot about ‘casting buzz’ going on in Hollywood. ‘This actress is rumored to be in the running for something-or-other, etcetera.’ Sometimes it happens, other (and often) times it fizzles out. In the case of the latest news – that Lindsay Lohan might portray Elizabeth Taylor, it seems like a stretch that would be best not to happen.

Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Lohan is in talks to play the actress in the upcoming Lifetime original movie, “Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story,” centering on the relationship between Elizabeth Taylor and two-time husband Richard Burton.

Any film that portrays a Hollywood Icon can be a hot button among viewers and fans, so casting is crucial. Mind you, a a Lifetime movie, compared to an Oscar contender film like “My Week With Marilyn” are quite different animals, especially when you consider the budget, and the potential shelf life of each.

The Lifetime movie will be smaller in scale, and can make more radical casting decisions based on building buzz and media attention alone – even if they’re off-base – if they result in a phenomenal rating on one night.

That said, Lindsay Lohan has yet to tackle a truly transformational role, and there is a chance that viewers will be quick to dismiss it. While her appeareance doesn’t immediately harken back to Liz, this could be addressed to some degree. (As evidenced by the photo likeness here, first seen in Interview Magazine.) Her voice, however, cannot. While she is a talented actress, it would be a formidable challenge to ditch the raspy quality of Lohan’s delivery in favor of Taylor’s.

The project has been in development for almost a year already, and it is entirely possible that bringing Lindsay Lohan into the discussion, (and letting the word get out) could be a way of ‘taking the pulse’ of the idea, or simply for getting publicity alone, with no intention of casting her.

I’m eager for Lindsay Lohan to make her comeback, and I think she’s entirely capable of wowing moviegoers with a redemption role. But I truly believe these shoes are too big for Lohan to fill. Her best bet would be to take a small role as part of a strong ensemble of actors, with a truly solid, even if brief performance. (Her rumored participation in the film Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father would have been a great example, but to prove my earlier point about buzz not panning out, we first read that she would portray Victoria Gotti, then Kim Gotti, and now, the film’s IMDB page makes no mention of her at all.)

As a fan of both Liz Taylor, and the potential of Lindsay Lohan, I hope that this pairing doesn’t happen, and the Lohan finds a role that is better suited for her talents.

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Bill Nye Goes Viral For TikTok Demonstrating The Importance Of Wearing A Face Mask

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Perhaps we should listen to the SCIENCE GUY.

It has been well over a hundred days since the coronavirus began shutting down the United States and for some reason there is still a debate roaring about why we should be taking the simplest of measures to protect ourselves and others from the potentially deadly virus. Well luckily for us, scientist Bill Nye just shared a very informative TikTok explaining just how important the use of face masks is during this unprecedented time.

The 64-year old tv star made a series of two TikToks (meaning it literally takes less than 2 minutes to understand this message) demonstrating the effectiveness of different face coverings and then explaining just how important it is to wear one. Face masks… prevent particles from my respiratory system from getting into the air and getting into your respiratory system” Nye shares. 

The experiment shows the scientist trying to blow out a lit candle while wearing a knitted scarf, a homemade double layered mask, and then an N-95 mask. Obviously the medical grade N-95 mask garnered the best results but Nye goes on to reiterate the importance of face coverings in general by saying “Everybody, this is a matter literally of life and death. And when I use the word ‘literally’, I mean literally a matter of life and death.” Eerie to hear it put it that way but that is the truth!

Check out the videos below and get yourself a good mask!

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Mariah Carey Is Nearly ‘Crushed’ In Blooper From Last Year’s #BottleTopChallenge

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That’s one high-octane octave.

Mariah Carey has a vocal range that leaves even dogs cheering for more, so it was no surprise when she took part in last year’s #BottleTopChallenge. The social media challenge forced singers to open a bottle top with only the use of their voices. Well obviously there isn’t a bottle top big enough to stand up to Carey’s whistle register so she shared a video demonstrating just how easy it was for her to complete the challenge.

I bet you she has never needed help opening a jar of pickles. It has been one year since the 5-time Grammy winner shared the original post and to commemorate the occasion Carey shared an outtake in which she is nearly “crushed” by the bottle. Of course the word “crushed” is a bit over-dramatized but it makes for a good post, darling.

Quite possibly the most impressive blooper ever. Knocking over a bottle of champagne is way more exciting then just spinning off the cap!

You can follow all of Mariah Carey’s social media adventures here.

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Chrissy Teigen’s ‘World Famous T***y Biscuit’s’ Receive Some Hilarious Reactions

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Hey, her biscuits are down there man.

Does your mouth ever water when you watch cooking shows like Barefoot Contessa or 30 Minute Meals? Well if you saw the dough-rolling-hack Chrissy Teigen posted over the weekend, you might be drooling for a whole different reason.

The supermodel mom is not only known for her beauty and her humor, she is a great chef too. Her website CravingsByChrissyTeigen features dozens of fun recipes that all look delicious. Well one recipe you won’t find on her website (although I really hope she puts it in her next cookbook) is her “World Famous Titty Biscuits.” On Twitter, Teigen shared a video where she is rolling out biscuit dough with a wine bottle and let’s just say the blouse she is wearing highlights her biscuits perfectly. Biscuits which have recently been reduced by the way. Teigen took to social media in June to share the news that she would be removing her breast implants to improve her quality of life.

Leave it to Twitter to come up with some priceless reactions to the video of course. Some haters chimed in but we can only assume it’s out of jealousy as they just wish their biscuits were as fluffy as Teigen’s. The rest of the comments were pure comedy. Take a look at some of the funniest.

To follow Chrissy Teigen in all of her comedic adventures click here. For more cooking tips and tricks click here.

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