Hollywood Buzz: Elizabeth Taylor, Men in Black, Barry Manilow

December 13, 2011 2:50:09 PM PST
Barry Manilow is hospitalized, Elizabeth Taylor's jewels go up for auction

Elizabeth Taylor's jewels being auctioned
White Diamonds may have been her fragrance, but /*Elizabeth Taylor*/'s real diamonds are on the auction block. Sotheby's began auctioning Taylor's jewelry today in New York. Among the items, a 33-carat diamond ring given to her by Richard Burton. It could go for $2.5 to $3.5 million. Taylor died in March at the age of 79. Part of the proceeds will go to Elizabeth Taylor's AIDS foundation.

"We Bought a Zoo"
This film is a true story starring /*Matt Damon*/ as a single father and /*Scarlett Johansson*/ as the head zookeeper.

"One of the craziest things that Matt and I had to do was wrangle all these buckets of snakes," Johansson said. "I get there on the set that day and everyone's kind of standing on this giant handful of snakes like, 'Here we are. How are we going to shoot this?' and I was like, 'Uh, it's me. I'm the zookeeper. I get it.'"

"At the beginning, I went, 'Like, really, Scarlett is going to be the person working at the zoo?'" Damon said. "I knew her from her work but also magazine covers, she's this incredibly glamorous woman."

"We Bought a Zoo" hits theaters December 23rd.

"Men in Black III"
The trailer for "Men in Black III" was just released, showing *Will Smith*/'s character jumping back in time. It's a first look at the film, which started production in September. You can watch the "Men in Black III" trailer here. The franchise will return to theaters in may.

Barry Manilow hospitalized
/*Barry Manilow*/ is in the hospital for hip surgery. A spokeswoman says doctors will remove fluid and repair torn muscles. The 68-year-old is expected to recover for six weeks before getting back on stage in February.


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