« Bill Clinton trashes Obama's experience | Main | Taking The Pledge »

Liz going for #9

Movie star and pop icon Elizabeth Taylor may be about to tie the knot for the ninth time, says This Is London:

For her companion this evening is a handsome and smart-suited black man who the 75-year-old screen legend has let it be known is about to become her ninth bridegroom (she married Burton twice).

Aware that all eyes are on them, the actress spends the evening gently caressing the face of millionaire businessman Jason Winters, who - at 47 - is 28 years her junior, and studiously ignoring the Polynesian fire-eaters he has hired to entertain them while they dine on caviar and local fish.

And if this very public display of amore is not enough, the two-times Oscar-winner has even felt moved to contact Liz Smith, New York's most celebrated gossip columnist, this month to gush with schoolgirl excitement about her intended.

"Jason Winters is one of the most wonderful men I've ever known and that's why I love him," she trilled. "He bought us a beautiful house in Hawaii and we visit it as often as possible."

Read the entire article at the above link. Liz Taylor almost single-handedly created the supermarket tabloid industry. In the 1960s, she was THE celebrity of interest, and her romances, marriages, and divorces provided ample fodder for the "inquiring minds" of the era.

Taylor is one of the few artists whose celebrity transcended their work. A truly fine actress, her beauty, talent, and wide appeal fueled an obsessive public interest in her private life.

I remember Joan Rivers' monologue in one of her first guest-hosting appearances on The Tonight Show:

I was in the supermarket, and saw the headline on the tabloid: "LIZ LOVES DICK!" in huge letters. I said to myself, "This isn't news. Everybody knows Liz loves Dick. Richard Burton knows Liz loves Dick, Nicky Hilton knows Liz loves Dick, Eddie Fisher knows Liz loves Dick . . ."

And now she goes for nine. Eat your heart out, Mickey Rooney!


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Comments (1)

We R mining ur feeldz of Al... (Below threshold)

We R mining ur feeldz of Aleksandroit..We R ur Gurlz beast frend.






Follow Wizbang

Follow Wizbang on FacebookFollow Wizbang on TwitterSubscribe to Wizbang feedWizbang Mobile


Send e-mail tips to us:

[email protected]

Fresh Links


Section Editor: Maggie Whitton

Editors: Jay Tea, Lorie Byrd, Kim Priestap, DJ Drummond, Michael Laprarie, Baron Von Ottomatic, Shawn Mallow, Rick, Dan Karipides, Michael Avitablile, Charlie Quidnunc, Steve Schippert

Emeritus: Paul, Mary Katherine Ham, Jim Addison, Alexander K. McClure, Cassy Fiano, Bill Jempty, John Stansbury, Rob Port

In Memorium: HughS

All original content copyright © 2003-2010 by Wizbang®, LLC. All rights reserved. Wizbang® is a registered service mark.

Powered by Movable Type Pro 4.361

Hosting by ServInt

Ratings on this site are powered by the Ajax Ratings Pro plugin for Movable Type.

Search on this site is powered by the FastSearch plugin for Movable Type.

Blogrolls on this site are powered by the MT-Blogroll.

Temporary site design is based on Cutline and Cutline for MT. Graphics by Apothegm Designs.

Author Login

Terms Of Service

DCMA Compliance Notice

Privacy Policy