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  • Who Is Marianne Williamson, the Kardashian Kandidate?

    04/12/2014 2:10:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/12 | Kat Stoeffel
    Followers of the Kardashian clan were introduced to an unlikely new character this week: Marianne Williamson, the independent candidate running for soon-to-retire Representative Henry Waxman’s seat in California’s 33rd district. “I went to hear @mariannewilliamson speak the other night w @kourtneykardash & @rachel_roy,” Kim reported on Instagram. “Very inspiring!” Also inspired by the 61-year-old author and spiritual adviser: Katy Perry and Nicole Richie, who attended a recent campaign event sporting new green and purple dye jobs respectively; Steven Tyler and Chaka Khan, who performed at a fund-raiser; and former Desperate Housewives Eva Longoria and Marcia Cross, who reunited at another...
  • Elizabeth Taylor would not approve!

    11/20/2012 11:34:08 PM PST · by Huntress · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/21/2012 | Jade Watkins
    Her name is synonymous with beauty, grace and elegance. But Lindsay Lohan's attempts to channel stylish Elizabeth Taylor for a private dinner to celebrate the Lifetime premiere of Liz & Dick on Tuesday evening can only be described as a failure. The 26-year-old actress, who has already been given terrible reviews surrounding her performance playing the Hollywood legend in her new Lifetime biopic, stepped out in a trashy gold dress as she graced the red-carpet at the Beverly Hills hotel. At first glance Lindsay's gold gown could have passed as tasteful, but on closer inspection the red dangling gems strategically...
  • Lindsay Lohan to play Elizabeth Taylor in new film Liz and Dick

    04/24/2012 9:20:40 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    guardian uk ^ | 04.24.12
    Lindsay Lohan has signed on for her first lead role since 2009 after being cast as Elizabeth Taylor in Liz and Dick, an account of Taylor's tempestuous relationship with Richard Burton.
  • SF Castro's flag: Activists want more say on it

    04/26/2011 7:56:13 AM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/26/11 | Will Kane, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Nothing says San Francisco like a fight over Elizabeth Taylor, Harvey Milk and flying the American flag. A loose band of community activists in the Castro district say they are tired of a powerful local merchants group controlling the gay rights rainbow flag that flies at Castro and Market streets. The fight started last month, when a handful of Castro residents asked the Merchants of Upper Market and Castro to fly the flag at half-staff to honor Elizabeth Taylor, the Hollywood-star-and icon to gays who died in March. The merchants group, which has maintained the flag since the late 1990s,...
  • Elizabeth Taylor Stood Up for Israel

    03/26/2011 7:15:24 AM PDT · by opentalk · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | March 25, 2011 | Benjamin Weinthal
    Berlin —Perhaps the most overlooked fact in the obituaries written about Elizabeth Taylor was that her unwavering support for the Jewish state was matched with genuine pro-Israel action. The New York Times devoted only a footnote to Liz Taylor’s rock-solid commitment to Israel’s security, noting that she “divided her time between her charitable works, including various Israeli causes.”...After the terrorist members from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Germany’s left-wing Baader-Meinhof Gang took an Air France plane at Entebbe airport in Uganda hostage in 1976, she offered to exchange herself for the remaining 100-plus Jewish and Israeli...
  • Breaking: Elizabeth Taylor being buried this afternoon at Forest Lawn Glendale

    03/24/2011 1:16:01 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Daily News - LA ^ | March 24, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
    A private funeral service will be held today for actress Elizabeth Taylor at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, the same location where her close friend Michael Jackson is interred. Taylor died Wednesday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of congestive heart failure at age 79. Taylor's children -- Michael and Christopher Wilding; Liza Todd and Maria Burton -- were with her at the hospital when she died, according to her publicist, Sally Morrison. The two-time Oscar-winning actress is also survived by 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services, open only to friends and family, are expected to be held at...
  • Elizabeth Taylor to Be Buried Today

    03/24/2011 1:04:17 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 25 replies
    People Magazine ^ | March 24, 2011 | Stephen Silverman
    Elizabeth Taylor, who converted to Judaism for her marriages to Mike Todd and Eddie Fisher, is following the rules of the religion by being buried soon after her death Wednesday. The funeral for the star, who succumbed to congestive heart failure at age 79, is taking place at Forest Lawn, Glendale, on Thursday, say reports. It will be strictly for family members, including her 10 grandchildren. The cemetery is also where Taylor's friend, Michael Jackson, is buried. It is expected that a public memorial for Taylor will take place at a later date.
  • Benny Hill as Elizabeth Taylor AND Richard Burton

    Ben­ny Hill spoofs​ Who's Afraid of Vir­ginia Woolf? Ben­ny plays both Liz Tay­lor AND Richard Burton in one of his funnies sketches.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Plans to Protest Elizabeth Taylor's Funeral

    03/23/2011 4:55:39 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 51 replies
    TIME Magazine via Reuters ^ | March 23, 2011 | Mario Anzuoni
    Friends and family of Elizabeth Taylor may get unexpected visitors at her funeral — picketers from the Westboro Baptist Church. Margie Phelps, daughter of the hate group's leader Fred Phelps, tweeted Wednesday that they would picket Taylor's funeral, most likely because of Taylor's gay friends and humanitarian work against AIDS. Phelps also tweeted several attacks on Taylor, including "RIP Elizabeth Taylor is in hell as sure as you're reading this & getting mad as a wet hen. She should've obeyed God. Too late!"
  • MICHAEL MEDVED: Elizabeth Taylor -- An Appreciation

    03/23/2011 1:28:04 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 23, 2011 | Michael Medved
    In phone conversation with my teenaged son this morning I mentioned the sad news that Elizabeth Taylor had died and he innocently asked, "Who's that?" Like most members of his generation, he has no recollection or knowledge of her incomparable glamour (her luminous still photo in a one-piece white bathing suit from "Suddenly Last Summer" will always raise pulse-rates among males of the species), her impressive acting achievements ("Butterfield 8," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and "Taming of the Shrew" still hold up as dazzling performances) or her sensational scandals (the melandcholy details of...
  • Elizabeth Taylor Dies.

    03/23/2011 8:01:10 AM PDT · by Young Werther · 90 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | March 23, 2011 | by EW staff
    Elizabeth Taylor, the Hollywood icon who was as famous for her eight marriages as she was for her 54 movies and two Oscars, died this morning of congestive heart failure at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Hospital,
  • Elizabeth Taylor, RIP

    03/23/2011 6:13:11 AM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 306 replies · 1+ views
    Twitter breaking news | 3/23/11 | self
    Twitter BReaking news - RIP Elizabeth Taylor. Several news organizations confirming.
  • Elizabeth Taylor and Jason Winters: Engaged! (her 9th husband to be)

    04/09/2010 11:49:00 AM PDT · by Justaham · 58 replies · 1,730+ views
    Looks like Jason Winters is set to become Mr. Elizabeth Taylor. They're engaged! If they go through with it, he will be her ninth husband. Think about that, she's entering Tiger Woods territory, only she was married to them all for a spell! The 78-year-old Oscar winner recently became engaged to Winters, 49, the co-founder of Sterling Winters Management. His clients include Janet Jackson. Taylor and Winters have not personally confirmed this, but here's the report.
  • Michael Jackson's Addictions Aided By Liz Taylor?

    07/09/2009 11:46:17 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 14 replies · 3,817+ views
    Pop Eater ^ | 7/8/9
    Even though the world has said goodbye to Michael Jackson, the lingering suspicion is now linking his longtime friend Elizabeth Taylor to his alleged prescription-drug overdose. Sources told The Daily Beast that Taylor influenced Jackson to take multiple prescription drugs introducing him to doctor Arnold Klein -- the same doctor whom she's since revealed prescribed her multiple medications including Dilaudid and Ativan, the first a powerful opiate that street users dub "the Bentley of heroin" and the latter a tranquilizer. According to a source familiar with Taylor's medical history, she sought help from at least two doctors to counter her...
  • Elizabeth Taylor Will Not Attend Jackson Public Memorial

    07/06/2009 4:18:38 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 13 replies · 3,198+ views
    Dame Elizabeth Taylor will not be attending Michael Jackson’s memorial at Staples Center on Tuesday. The legendary actress posted the news today on her Twitter page, confirming that she had been “asked to speak at Staples Center” but she could not “be part of the public whoopla.” “I said I wouldn’t go to the Staples Center and I certainly don’t want to become part of it. I love him too much,” Taylor continued. “I just don’t believe that Michael would want me to share my grief with millions of others. How I feel is between us. Not a public event....
  • US top court lets Liz Taylor keep disputed Van Gogh

    10/31/2007 5:27:21 PM PDT · by SJackson · 89 replies · 256+ views
    AFP ^ | 10-31-07
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — The US Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit against actress Elizabeth Taylor for owning a Van Gogh painting that a Jewish woman lost before fleeing Nazi Germany to South Africa in 1939. The lawsuit was filed by the Canadian and South African descendants of the original owner, Margarete Mauthner. Taylor, 75, purchased Vincent Van Gogh's 1889 painting "View of the Asylum and Chapel at Saint-Remy" at a London auction in 1963 for 257,600 dollars. The painting is currently estimated at between 10 and 15 million dollars. The suit alleged Taylor must have known when she bought...
  • Husband number 9? Elizabeth Taylor declares her love for new man

    09/28/2007 10:21:06 AM PDT · by RDTF · 18 replies · 102+ views
    This is London UK via Drudge Report ^ | Sept 28, 2007 | not specified
    Eight-times married Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor could be heading for yet another trip down the aisle as she declared her love for a wealthy businessman she met last year in Hawaii. The veteran actress, 75, has ended months of speculation about her relationship with African-American businessman Jason Winters, who she described as "one of the most wonderful men I've ever known". Winters, who met Taylor while promoting her jewellery line, accompanied the actress to the Macy's Passport 2007 AIDS event in Los Angeles last night. She told showbiz bible Variety: "Jason Winters is one of the most wonderful men I've...
  • Caption Pic of Elizabeth Taylor

    01/25/2007 5:37:16 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 208 replies · 5,431+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 25,2006
    Actress Elizabeth Taylor speaks at the 2006 Macy's Passport gala in Santa Monica, California September 28, 2006. Taylor likes the way Hillary Rodham Clinton thinks and that is worth a check for $100,000. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)
  • Liz Taylor backs Hillary Clinton in presidential race

    01/25/2007 3:36:37 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 137 replies · 2,030+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 25, 2007
    Hollywood may be debating who to support in the 2008 presidential election, but Dame Elizabeth Taylor already has her woman -- Hillary Rodham Clinton. In a statement on Thursday, the actress said, "I have contributed to Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign because she has a mind of her own and a very strong one at that. I like the way she thinks. She is very savvy and a smart leader with years of experience in government, diplomacy and politics." A spokesman for the 74-year-old actress said she had contributed $2,100 to the New York Democratic senator, the legal limit an...
  • Taylor dismisses Alzheimer's reports

    05/30/2006 7:13:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 348+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/30/06 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES - Elizabeth Taylor on Tuesday dismissed tabloid reports that she was being treated for early Alzheimer's disease or was gravely ill. The Academy Award-winning actress, who uses a wheelchair because of back problems, was asked about the reports during an appearance on CNN's "Larry King Live." "Oh come on, do I look like I'm dying?" the 74-year-old actress asked King in a rare television interview. "Do I look like or sound like I have Alzheimer's?" Taylor said tabloids report such things "because they have nothing else dirty to write about anybody else." She said her back problems go...
  • Elizabeth Taylor Has Alzheimer's Disease

    05/27/2006 1:10:58 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 133 replies · 3,384+ views
    All Headline News ^ | 5.26.06 | Chistina Ficara
    Elizabeth Taylor Has Alzheimer's May 26, 2006 1:45 p.m. EST Christina Ficara - All Headline News Staff Reporter (BANG) - Elizabeth Taylor is reportedly suffering from Alzheimer's disease. According to reports, the Oscar-winning legend - who has been suffering from dementia for several months - has in fact been struck down by thedegenerating illness. A friend told: "Elizabeth is now beingtreated for early stages of Alzheimer's...At this point there is very little that can be done. She confided to her specialists that she finds herself more and more confused." The 74-year-old screen legend, who has survived a brain tumour and...
  • Ailing Liz Taylor is 'close to death'

    04/27/2006 7:12:04 AM PDT · by wjersey · 140 replies · 1,518+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/27/2006 | Staff
    Liz Taylor is facing death after her heart began to fail, it has been reported. The Oscar-winner, 74, is confined to her bedroom and has apparently planned her funeral. Insiders say the British-born star would like to be buried next to former husband Richard Burton. "Liz is inching closer to death every day and she knows it. It is not a pretty picture," a friend said. "She's not leaving a lot of money to her children. She wants the bulk of her fortune to go to AIDS research." Doctors say patients who suffer from such heart disease could hasten their...
  • Liz Taylor 'at death's door'

    04/28/2006 5:54:50 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 222 replies · 7,287+ views
    News.Com. AU ^ | April 28, 2006 | staff writer
    Liz Taylor 'at death's door' From: MX From correspondents in Los Angeles April 28, 2006 Legend ... Taylor pictured at the 2005 BAFTA awards/file HOLLYWOOD legend Elizabeth Taylor is reportedly on the brink of death after her heart began to fail. The Oscar winner, 74, is believed to be bedridden in her Bel Air, California, home. Taylor reportedly cancelled her annual Easter party to plan her funeral. She is expected to be buried next to former husband Richard Burton in Switzerland. "Liz is inching closer to death every day and she knows it," a friend said. The actress was diagnosed...
  • Taylor Denies Van Gogh Taken by Nazis (Elizabeth Taylor and stolen painting)

    07/03/2004 8:45:16 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies · 2,278+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 7/3/04 | AP
    <p>LOS ANGELES — Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor (search) is fighting a family's claims that a Vincent van Gogh (search) painting she owns was taken from one of their ancestors by Nazis.</p> <p>Descendants of Margarete Mauthner claim "View of the Asylum of Saint-Remy" (search) was taken from the German woman during World War II, and are demanding the Taylor return the painting, which appraisers said could fetch $10 million to $15 million at auction.</p>
  • Elizabeth Taylor Says Michael Jackson Is Innocent

    11/23/2003 1:52:58 PM PST · by sarcasm · 83 replies · 1,581+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 23, 2003
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Elizabeth Taylor said on Sunday that she believes pop star and good friend Michael Jackson is "absolutely innocent" of child molestation charges and will be "vindicated." In a statement, Taylor also criticized the press for behaving "abominably" toward the self-styled King of Pop, who was arrested this week on suspicion of sexually abusing a young boy. "Their whole reaction is that he is guilty. I thought the law was 'innocent until proven guilty.' I know he is innocent and I hope they all eat crow," Taylor said of the press. The veteran actress, who...
  • War party: Debating Iraq at Ozzy's (Code Orange PUKE Alert!)

    03/21/2003 9:15:45 AM PST · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 9 replies · 265+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | March 21, 2003
    Elizabeth Taylor and Justin Timberlake were the guests of honor at a benefit Elton John gave with Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne Wednesday night in L.A. But the names of two other well-known people were on everybody's lips: Bush and Saddam. "We all discussed whether to move forward with this event tonight," Sharon told the crowd, which had gathered in the garden of her Beverly Hills home to support Elton's AIDS foundation and her own colon-cancer charity. "We decided to continue because, war or no war, we are all fighting the war against AIDS and cancer," she went on. "At the...
  • Dear Liza Vows and Wows 'Em

    03/17/2002 7:05:11 AM PST · by GeneD · 8 replies · 215+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 3/17/02 | Cindy Adams
    <p>First, the good news. Fourth-time bride Liza wore Bob Mackie's virginal low-cut, off-the-shoulder, white, beaded gown. The train extended longer than some Vegas odds say this union will.</p> <p>The train was personally schlepped by co-matron of honor Marisa Berenson, who wore a backless Gianfranco Ferre.</p>