Elizabeth Taylor's death on March 23rd triggered massive waves of nostalgia. She had so many husbands! She loved diamonds! She was an AIDS activist before it was popular to be one, she was friends with Michael Jackson, and, in her final years, she loved to hang out at a gay bar in her wheelchair! The stories of her relationship with Richard Burton were recited with particular care — the opulence, the fighting, the monstrous yacht that they sailed across the world in.
But I’ve heard that story before. Lots. So have you. I heard that story when I was a little girl and my mom told me that the lady [...]
Kanye West owes a lot to Jay-Z, and I'ma let Hov finish. But Kanye and the late Elizabeth Taylor are two diamond-encrusted peas in a pod.
1) White Diamonds are forever.
Liz wore them with everything, explaining, "Big girls need big diamonds," and Kanye West replaced his bottom teeth with them.
2) Michael Jackson fandom.
In 1989, Liz was the first person to declare Michael Jackson "The King of Pop," and Kanye West later called him "The greatest, biggest pop-cultural figure of all time, arguably bigger than Jesus Christ." (And even Kanye!)
3) Agreement President Bush is stupid.
Liz: "I don't think President Bush is doing anything about AIDS. In [...]