Picture it: September 10th, 2001. Michael Jackson has a concert at Madison Square Garden, and, of course, he invites his besties, Liz and Marlon. The three have a grand night, but the next morning, 9/11 happens. They try to get a private jet to take them out of New York, and when that couldn’t happen, they settled for the next best thing: road trip!!!
Liz did the smart road trip move, the move I always pull, and hung out in the backseat while the boys drove. Do you think she waved at other cars and recklessly tried to reach the radio because she was over listening to whatever bullshit Michael wanted to jam? That’s what I do. Anyway, Marlon was the bitch of the road trip, the one who kept wanting to stop at KFC. I’m not even speculating there, Marlon Brando really did love his KFC that much. Vanity Fair said so.
They made it to Ohio before they decided it was all right to stop the grand adventure, and what an adventure it must have been.
This whole magical tale came to light after Vanity Fair interviewed some of Liz’s pals for a little retrospective in next month’s issue. And just in case you have any doubts to the legitimacy of this story, let me just tell you that Corey Feldman backed it up. And, like many other great men, Corey Feldman cannot tell a lie.
Do you guys have any fun road trip stories?
May 7, 2011 at 10:00 am by Emily
Can’t you just imagine the two of them out on the town together, hitting up gay bars and getting into fights? Adorable.
“How did we become friends? You know, the old story of boy meets girl, the boy pesters girl with too many phone calls at inappropriate hours of the night,” Farrell, 34, tells Access Hollywood.
“I was just lucky enough to become her friend in the last year and a half,” the actor added. “I adore her…still.”
Taylor, who passed away of congestive heart failure at the age of 79, spoke of her fondness for Farrell in the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
“I love Johnny Depp, and I love Colin Farrell,” she told Kim Kardashian, who conducted the interview. “They’re both brilliant, nuanced actors with great range.”
As a result of their unlikely friendship, the Horrible Bosses actor was asked to recite Gerard Manley Hopkin’s poem, “The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo,” at Taylor’s funeral.
“Elizabeth chose it. It was a tricky poem as well,” Farrell laughed. “Even in passing she had me under the thumb, sweating bricks.”
Farrell admits he’s still having a hard time coping with the loss of his friend. “I just miss her,” he said.
Is that a heartbreaking little tale or what? Ten minutes ago I didn’t even care about Colin Farrell, not even a little bit, and now all I want in this world is to hug him and hold his hand while we watch Cleopatra and cry. Who’s with me?
March 30, 2011 at 2:30 pm by Emily
Elizabeth Taylor was not only a beautiful woman, but had the heart for humanitarian work and often saw the best in others, even when others didn’t think they had it in them.
The passing of Elizabeth is a large one – Hollywood loses yet another one of its original superstars.
Check out the gallery of Liz Taylor through the years – I’m often staggered at what a physically beautiful woman she truly was, even in her older age.
March 23, 2011 at 8:00 am by Sarah
Elizabeth Taylor, who has been in the hospital since early February for congestive heart failure, passed away this morning. Though recently her condition had improved enough that doctors thought she may be able to go home soon, she took a turn for the worse, and her publicist reported that she “peacefully died” at the hospital, surrounded by her children.
Here’s the statement from Elizabeth’s son:
“My mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor, and love,” he said. “Though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world. Her remarkable body of work in film, her ongoing success as a businesswoman, and her brave and relentless advocacy in the fight against HIV/AIDS, all make us all incredibly proud of what she accomplished. We know, quite simply, that the world is a better place for Mom having lived in it. Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts.”
Elizabeth’s family requested that instead of flowers, any contributions should be made to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
This is so sad. The world definitely lost one of its classiest ladies today.
March 23, 2011 at 7:05 am by Emily
“My heart … my mind … are broken. I loved Michael with all my soul and I can’t imagine life without him. We had so much in common and we had such loving fun together. I was packing up my clothes to go to London for his opening when I heard the news. I still can’t believe it. I don’t want to believe it. It can’t be so. He will live in my heart forever but it’s not enough. My life feels so empty. I don’t think anyone knew how much we loved each other. The purest most giving love I’ve ever known. Oh God! I’m going to miss him. I can’t yet imagine life without him. But I guess with God’s help … I’ll learn. I keep looking at the photo he gave me of himself, which says, ‘To my true love Elizabeth, I love you forever.’ And, I will love HIM forever.”
A quote from Elizabeth Taylor, best friend of Michael Jackson.
June 26, 2009 at 3:20 pm by Wendie
For those of you concerned about such things, if you were wondering when was a good time to jump off the bandwagon, here’s your cue.
Writing under the handle DameElizabeth, Taylor is the latetst of a slew of celebriteis to transmit their thoughts in 140 characters or less. In the hospital for a “routine visit,” Taylor twittered her gratitude to fans and well wishers, which included Kathy Ireland.
Taylor, who has been in and out of ill health for years, had to relay via her rep last summer that she was not at death’s door—but now it sounds as if she’ll be tweeting such news.
The iconic, jewelry relishing thesp seems to have Internet access at the ready, but apparently she’s also looking to add one comfort of home to her hospital room.
“Thanks Darling for the beautiful flowers and all the prayers,” Taylor tweeted about four hours ago to Kathy Ireland. “Now can you just get my puppy past hospital security. Love…”
Actually, this is exactly why I love celebrities on Twitter. Elizabeth Taylor and Kathy Ireland? It’s like a private conversation between the perfume counter and the ladies section at Kmart- and we all get to listen in on it!