It had taken all fall to try to set this up -- and I even had to take a back seat to Lindsay Lohan. But it was worth the wait. Richard Burton was the kind of man I had always imagined for whom one could throw everything over. We all get crushes on movie stars and rock stars but Burton was something unique.
Elizabeth Taylor's New Year's Eve at home during our "fun years" in the sixties consisted of family, fashion, and food.
Len Cariou may well be the most persistently employed performer on the planet. He leaps fleetly from role to role, format to format and venue to venue -- theater, film, television, recordings, narration, voiceovers, documentaries and audio books.
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin's home on the Rue de Verneuil became a French historical monument and tourist attraction known for the graffiti art on the walls, doors and grills.
By the time I joined the entourage full time in 1966, Elizabeth was locked up in hotel rooms and had no longer any sense of the real world, especially finance.
Hands down, the affordable coffee-table book of the year is Cindy de La Hoz' photo-bio of Elizabeth Taylor.
It's easy to come up with a list of a few things a movie about Elizabeth Taylor-Richard Burton should do. "Liz and Dick" does absolutely none of these things. All it really does is make you sad about what's become of Lindsay Lohan.
But just before she left the press room, she turned and touched the massive Van Cleef & Arpels necklace blazing around her neck. "Oh, and in case you're wondering, this is mine." And that, baby, was a star.
The Warwick Hotel in midtown Manhattan has a rather risqué past, thanks to the likes of William Randolph Hearst and his longtime girlfriend, Marion Davies.
We owe a great deal of gratitude to all our sponsors, partners, and supporters along the way, and most importantly to our founding chair, the great Dame Elizabeth Taylor, a tireless AIDS activist whose involvement raised the event and the cause to international levels of awareness.
What gets me are all the Kennedy-haters out there warning Taylor (in print) to "run don't walk" to the nearest exit; that Conor is a Kennedy and Miss Swift will surely end up in some tragic situation.
Dale was the voice of damage-control, the pen of Oscar campaigns, and the heart of a movement that cultivated compassion in modern Hollywood. Laughter and caring were Dale Olson's trademark, entertainment was his business.
I was visiting the magical town of Puerto Vallarta with a group of happy, devil-may-care, let's throw caution to the wind, fellow travelers who somehow coerced me into going along with this madcap plan.
Christies is hosting its first-ever on line wine auction from August 6th through August 20th. Participating is simple and who knows? You might end up with a fabulous lot at a very good price.
Very interesting piece in a New York tabloid the other day, attempting to explain why Janet Jackson, who always tried to keep herself above and away from her wildly dysfunctional family, became embroiled in the matter of overturning Michael's will.
"Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord in vain," reads the third commandment in the famous Ten! I thought of this when watching the Tony Awards las...