Lohan playing Liz? Radcliffe on ‘SNL,’ Brangelina at the Holocaust museum

Angelina Jolie speaking at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington as part of the promotion for her new film, “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” Jan 10, 2012.

By JTA Staff

Indeed, Lohan might be playing Liz in an upcoming biopic called “Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story,” according to Entertainment Weekly. The movie will focus on the controversial relationship between Taylor and Richard Burton. Things are still at a hearsay point, but many feel it would make sense for Lohan to fill Taylor’s shoes — both ladies became famous at a young age and grew up in the spotlight.


While it may be hard to compare the elegant and talented Taylor with a woman best known for her intoxicated shenanigans in Hollywood, this news still comes as little surprise. Lohan loves riding on the coattails of deceased legends. But to be fair, at least it has kept her relevant. Some say her Marilyn Monroe nude shoot was a financial flop for Playboy due to an early leak. Others claim it broke sales records. No matter — it was talked about. And that’s what actresses live for, right?

Critics like Radcliffe, pan ‘SNL’ premiere

The iconic “Saturday Night Live” ushered in 2012 with a bang, featuring English wizarding legend Daniel Radcliffe as host and newcomer Lana Del Rey as the musical guest. Producers figured the show would be a hit.

Unfortunately, the critics disagreed. The writing was deemed “terrible,” “dreadful” and, in one particularly complimentary review, just “OK.”

However, they found D-Rad to be a swell guest.

“Radcliffe was great as the host of SNL last night, not because he revealed he’s a comedic genius, but because he seemed so enthusiastic and committed in every skit,” Crushable’s Molly Horan wrote.

“He did everything right: great comic timing; cheerful, almost giddy participation; and unlike Sir Charles, he can actually read a cue card,” said Therese Odell of the Houston Chronicle.

Sadly, reviews for Del Rey did not bode so well. Twitter exploded with criticism of the young gal, with Popdust going so far as to tweet that ‘Lana del Rey’s performance on SNL last night really legitimized her career and proved she is a capable performer.’ – No one.”

That was way harsh, Tai. But like the mensch he is, Radcliffe defended his fellow performer.

“It was unfortunate that people seemed to turn on her so quickly,” Dan the muggle man said at the BAFTA awards.

Bar Refaeli won’t partner with ‘Dancing’

Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli was on the verge of taking another step toward her plan to take over the world after she apparently was offered a spot on this year’s ABC hit reality show “Dancing with the Stars.”

Alas, for all of you hoping to see Bar attempting something more than walking and looking pretty, we have some disappointing news. In an interview with the website AbbaNibi, Bar’s manager and mother, Zipi Refaeli, confirmed that “They did turn to Bar,” but that “She can’t commit to something like that because of her hectic work schedule.”

How sad. Now to see Bar Refaeli we have to work really hard and turn to Escada, Arrow, Gap or Twitter.  

Obama’s celebrity wish list

With all the GOP campaign shenanigans, we almost forgot there’s still a president in the White House who wants to be re-elected. President Obama is sticking to his guns — and by guns I mean celebrities.

The Tennessean newspaper reports that his campaign has compiled a massive list of athletes, musicians, businesspeople and actors it would like to see supporting the cause. Some powerful Jewish names appear on the list: Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, Lea Michele of “Glee,” Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, Mila Kunis and others.

Brangelina at the U.S. Holocaust Museum

On a recent trip to Washington, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie decided to swing by the U.S. Holocaust Museum to promote Angelina’s directorial debut, “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” They specifically went to tour the “From Memory to Action” exhibition on genocide, which includes the massacre in Srebrenica featured in her movie. 

“I’m having trouble even speaking about it because I spent half an hour in this room, where I did my best not to look at the walls and read everything because it was reminding me so much of everything I learned in the process of this film and all the beautiful people that I met that survived,” Jolie told the Washington Examiner. “It’s quite heavy.”

Israel’s Channel 10 also had the chance to catch up with the couple, who told the news station that they were “very interested” in going to Israel and learning more about the conflict there.

“There’s no good reason I haven’t been [to Israel],” Jolie said.

Creepy ‘How to Look Like Drake’ video

Who doesn’t wanna be Drake? I mean, he has everything: the money, the talent, the looks. Yep, everyone wants to be Drake, and now thanks to a new video, anyone can actually look like him. Even Asian women!

Tamang Phan, an amateur make-up artist who is famous for making online videos of how to look like starlets such as Kate Middleton, Angelina Jolie and even Neytiri, that blue chick from “Avatar,” has outdone herself by instructing girls how to look like Drake.

The transformation actually turns out surprisingly well. Who knew that by drawing a hairline, using dark make-up to make your nose bigger and drawing a little beard, anyone could like Drake? Now that she has crossed the line and started cross-make-upping, Phan should tackle the more interesting-looking hip-hop artists.