Screen Legend Liz Taylor Said To Be Extremely Ill

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  • Liz Taylor is reportedly on life support after suffering heart failure. A source says, "Doctors though they were going to lose her." The 76-year-old was diagnosed with pneumonia last week. Be well! [Daily Mail]
  • Tom Cruise is named in a $250 million federal lawsuit against the Church of Scientology. It seems that the guy behind the suit, Peter Letterese, is using a celebrity name to get attention. It's working. [Rush & Molloy]
  • Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick left a NYC restaurant. Together. Which is a "show of unity" after the news of his affair broke, according to this paper. [Daily Mail]
  • Ryan Gosling made his DJ debut at the Green Door Lounge in Hollywood Tuesday night and guess who showed up? Rachel McAdams! Ryan and his ex talked when he was away from the booth and a spy says, "He seemed happy to see her." Ryan played tunes from the '40s and '50s. [People]
  • The best news we've heard in a long time: Britney Spears wants nothing to do with Sam Lutfi. [TMZ]
  • Also, Britney's conservatorship — in which her dad takes care of her — will be extended until the fall. [TMZ]
  • Blake Incarcerated is so depressed he's stopped his mopping job. A source says, "[It] may sound funny, but it gave him something to do. Instead he mopes around his cell." Jail isn't supposed to be fun, babe! [The Sun]
  • Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester: Dating Entourage's Joshua LeBar? [Star]
  • Jennifer Garner was seen walking out of a doctor's office with a piece of paper with the words "March 2" circled, so E! is speculating that March 2 could be her due date. Didn't she say she was four months pregnant? March is seven months from now. Babies don't hang in there for 11 months. Also, who the hell cares what her due date is? [E!]
  • Ivana Trump fell while partying on Denise Rich's yacht in Saint-Tropez. She's gonna be okay. [Rush & Molloy]
  • Kate Middleton refused to upgrade to first class on her trip to Barbados to meet Prince William; she wanted to be treated as a regular passenger. Um, if there is a first class seat to the Caribbean up for grabs, I know someone who wants it. I've already packed. [The Sun]
  • Alicia Keys protested her concert in Indonesia being sponsored by cigarettes, so Philip Morris pulled the billboards and posters down. She also released a statement: "I am an unyielding advocate for the well-being of children around the world and do not condone or endorse smoking," she said. Love her! [Yahoo News]
  • On an episode of Living Lohan, Ali went on a casting call and met with some Hollywood types — including Peter Davy. He's made some "adult" movies like Breast Wishes 14 and Bun Sisters 12. So yeah, at 14, she's already met a porn producer. [MSNBC]
  • Jessica Simpson is on the cover of Elle in a skin-tight plaid shirt and jeans. And the writer asked her if she'd ever been abused: "I don't want to talk about it, but I have definitely experienced abuse in a way that I would tell people to take their heart and run," she said. Wait, what? [ET]
  • Liv Tyler's estranged husband Royston Langdon might sing for Velvet Revolver, now that Scott Weiland has left the band. Shallow opinion that is neither here nor there: Scott's hotter. [People]
  • Kanye's late mother, Donda West, owes $606,983.43 on her home; it's being foreclosed upon. Kanye's got some paperwork to take care of. [Perez Hilton]
  • Ed McMahon's money troubles continue: He owes lawyers $275,000 for handling his daughter's divorce. Ouch. [Yahoo News]
  • Katy Perry recorded a song called Breakout a few years ago and Miley Cyrus did it recently. You can hear both and pick a fave if you care. [ONTD]
  • The Black Crowes are suing Gretchen Wilson for song stealing. Her "Work Hard, Play Harder" apparently has parts of their 1991 track "Jealous Again." [Yahoo News]
  • Oh! You can compare and contrast the songs here. [E!]
  • Kid Rock's being accused of assault. This is from a 2006 incident with autograph seekers at Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel. You know what's funny? Someone wanted Kid Rock's autograph. [Yahoo News]
  • India.Arie was supposed to debut on Broadway in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, but there's a delay, due to money probs. Boo. [USA Today]
  • Chuck Kelly and his ad agency partner Chris Preston wanted to name their company Kelly Preston. Except they realized there is a Kelly Preston, and she's married to John Travolta. Although she was born Kelly Kamalelehua Palzis. [AdFreak]
  • Jacob The Jeweler is suing Wyclef Jean over non-payment for bling. [Crain's]
  • Remember D'Angelo? There's a story about him in the August issue of Spin. Apparently being sexy ruined his life. "We couldn't get through one song before women would start to scream for him to take off something," says an insider. "It wasn't about the music. All they wanted was for him to take off his clothes." Another source says,"He'd get angry and started breaking shit. The audience thinking, 'fuck your art, I wanna see your ass!' made him angry." Welcome to life as an object. Many women know exactly how you feel. [Stereohyped]
  • "Dylan was doing occupations at school recently and the teacher said, 'You have to go home and ask Mummy and Daddy what they do.' So we were trying to explain to Dylan that we make movies and he went to Michael, 'Hang on. Mama makes movies, you make pancakes!' So my two-time Oscar-winning husband with a career of 40 years looks at me and says, 'Oh, it's come to that!' — Catherine Zeta Jones discussing her son (and husband Michael Douglas). [The Sun]
  • Doug Reinhardt, who went out with Lauren Conrad briefly, went on the radio and said, "She a good kisser." What a gentleman. [E!]
  • "It's about empowering girls," Lauren says of The Hills. "You're gonna have bad boyfriends and best friends-turned-enemies. You need to be yourself, you need to work hard and you'll get there." [ET]

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Lauren Conrad— Do not ever, ever, EVER try to call what you do "female empowerment" ever again. You don't have to apologize for the fact that you are famous for no reason whatsoever. You don't even have to apologize for being a bitch. But you are NOT NOT NOT promoting women to empower themselves to any contructive means.

Liz Taylor— The greatest compliment I ever received was when someone saw a picture of you and said you reminded them of me. My life could only go downhill from there. You are talented and amazing and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe" is a mind-numbingly awesome film. Feel better soon Dame Elizabeth!