Sky Arts released the first trailer for their show Urban Myths: A Brand New Collection of Comedies and it is some of the worst casting since Lee Daniels’ The Butler. In fact, it is even worse because Joseph Fiennes is playing the late Michael Jackson. He looks nothing like the legendary singer. It is a slap in the face of his to his memory. I would say this would be a career ender, but where has he been?
The only positive thing I can say about it is Stockard Channing looks just like Elizabeth Taylor.
Everyone knows that Lindsay Lohan is playing Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s Liz & Dick, but there seems to be only one person she wants to see it. LLo Tweeted, “At least i know that i have done the work for an angel in heaven, @DameElizabeth .. I know that she will see it from up above.. bless her.” Good thing she didn’t say how Dame Elizabeth will react when she sees it because if we think we are going to laugh by how bad it is, imagine how the legend will see it. She will be like I thought I went heaven so why do I feel like I am in hell?
Elizabeth Taylor passed away today at the age of 79 due to heart failure according to The LA Times. Dame Elizabeth was one of the first, if not thee first, screen female legend and now Hollywood is a little dimmer with her violet colored eyes to brighten them.
She was known as much for her 8 marriages as she was known for her acting career, but let’s also remember her for the great work she has done for AIDS awareness with her foundation and donate in her honor today.
Also to remember her watch one of her many movies and spray some her perfume in to the air and it will seem like she is still with us. She might be gone, but this true beauty will never ever be forgotten.
How People Are Remembering The Screen Legend:
ABC News is reporting that her 4 children were with her when she died and her son Michael Wilding released this statement, “My Mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor, and love. 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.”
Larry King: Elizabeth Taylor was a great friend, a great star and one gutsy woman. She was so special. You won’t see the likes of her again…
Marilu Henner: Elizabeth Taylor was beyond amazing! Got to meet her a few times & her beauty & kindness took your breath away. A true legend. What a life!
Boy George: R.I.P the amazing Liz Taylor, goddess, actress, aids activist and one of the worlds true beauties!
George Michael: Hi everyone….such a sad day, Elizabeth Taylor was the last of the Hollywood greats, and a fantastically charming woman. She also did a great deal in the last 25 yrs to help the world deal with the HIV epidemic. I am proud to have known her if only a little. She was also the only person I’ve ever met that had violet eyes. They were genuinely violet. So beautiful.
Dr. Ruth: So sad to hear about Liz Taylor. Before I was Dr. Ruth, I remember standing outside the stage door when she was on Bway to get a glimpse. I also saw her at an AIDS benefit a long time ago. It’s wonderful how much she did to raise money and awareness of this disease.
Kirstie Alley: Elizabeth…thank u for the lessons u taught me about life..suffering and Joy….you are the BRIGHTEST STAR in the universe..Eternal love
Joan Rivers: Sad to hear of Elizabeth Taylorâ€™s death. She was the 1st major celebrity to join me in the fight against AIDS when it wasn’t a popular cause
Kate Walsh: Elizabeth Taylor, rest in peace. What an extraordinary woman. JUST talking about ‘furious love’ yesterday. Xxxxxx
Nia Vardalos: RIP Elizabeth Taylor: thank you for your talent, AIDS fundraising, and fabulousness. There is nothing like a Dame.
Melissa Gilbert: Dame Elizabeth Taylor. Idol, activist, Mother, beauty with an enormous heart. You will be missed everyday
Jason Alexander: I actually met Liz Taylor while I was butt-ass naked. Long story. She didn’t even blink. Class act. And yes, gorgeous. Great life. RIP
Mariah Carey: R.I.P. Elizabeth Taylor an incomparable legend who will live forever.
Steve Martin: I met Elizabeth Taylor several times. She was witty and self-deprecating, which I found surprising and delightful. She loved to laugh.
Sophia Bush: Gutted to hear about Liz Taylor’s passing… Her contributions to motion pictures and philanthropic causes will never be forgotten.
Nancy Lee Grahn: RIP Elizabeth Taylor (proud to say my original TV stepmommy). A class act by all that I know that knew her. Tony thought she hung the moon
Chad Lowe: I had the great fortune to work with #ElizabethTaylor . She really was extraordinary, so kind and caring. An awesome talent -RIP
Simon LeBon: Goodbye to one of the great humanists of our time; the ever beautiful Elizabeth Taylor.
Jane Fonda: I knew elizabeth Taylor and I can tell you she was kind, brave, generous and loyal. I am sad.
Mindy Kaling: White Diamonds was the first fancy thing I owned in my life. Elizabeth Taylor is the first person so glamorous you wanted to smell like her.
John Taylor: Dedicating tonight’s performance to that great Taylor of film and glamour, Lady Elizabeth
Dame Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher Burton Burton Warner Fortensky is looking to add Winters her name because according to Us Weekly she is set to get married for a 9th time. A source told the magazine that the 78 year old Dame recently got engaged to 49 year old Jason Winters and that they are keeping the news quite. The screen legend hasn’t been married in 14 years, so I wonder if in all that time that Ms has finally learned how to be a Mrs for the rest of her life! Hopefully she has because she looks truly happy with Jason Winters and she deserves one last magical love affair!
UPDATE: Guess Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher Burton Burton Warner Fortensky is not adding Winters to her name because Dame Elizabeth Taylor just Tweeted this, “The rumors regarding my engagement simply aren’t true. Jason is my manager and dearest friend. I love him with all my heart.” Bummer I was really hoping to see her go down the aisle one more time.
Elizabeth Taylor just Tweeted that she is going in for heart surgery and she needs our prayers.
Dear Friends, I would like to let you know before it gets in the papers that I am going into the hospital to have a procedure on my heart.
It’s very new and involves repairing my leaky valve using a clip device, without open heart surgery, so that my heart will function better.
Any prayers you happen to have lying around I would dearly appreciate. I’ll let you know when it’s all over. Love you, Elizabeth
So everyone take a moment and pray for her that she gets through the surgery OK!
BTW I think it is incredible that the 77 year old broke the news to her adoring fans on Twitter and I think because it came straight from her more of the right people will be praying for her to get well soon.