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TCM Plans Elizabeth Taylor Tribute, 'Law & Order' Star Gets New Gig and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Mar 23rd 2011 12:55PM
Elizabeth Taylor, CleopatraTurner Classic Movies is planning a tribute to honor the late Elizabeth Taylor.

On April 10, the channel will air back-to-back movies from the screen legend, including 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,' 'Butterfield 8' and 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' beginning at 6AM.

Taylor died today from congestive heart failure. She was 79.

In other TV news ...

'Law & Order' star S. Epatha Merkerson is going from the law to medicine in a new CBS pilot. The actress will play the administrative assistant to Patrick Wilson's surgeon character. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Lauren Graham's Sarah Braverman will get yet another new love interest, this time played by Steven Weber. The actor has booked a guest spot on 'Parenthood''s season finale, with the potential to return next season. [TV Line]

Soon, Netflix subscribers won't be able to stream current seasons of Showtime series anymore. The network said it will still make past seasons and old shows available. [Deadline]

Another 'Off the Map' cast member is branching out. Jason George will guest star in an episode of 'Castle' called 'To Love and Die in L.A.' The installment will air later this season. [Entertainment Weekly]

Former 'Dancing With the Stars' contestant Kristy Swanson will appear on an episode of 'Psych.' The actress will play a mysterious woman suspected of killing someone "vampire-style." Hmm, flashbacks to Swanson's role as the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer, anyone? [TV Guide]

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Elizabeth Taylor tribute video, commemorating what would have been her 80th birthday in 2012: http://blog.fffmovieposters.com/2012/02/elizabeth-taylor-tribute-she-lit-up.html

February 17 2012 at 10:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ms Taylor is a legend in her own right. She will be missed.

March 23 2011 at 2:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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