Actress and Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor, who died last week from complications stemming from congestive heart failure, has been buried at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, next to her mother and father. Â Taylor is in good company at Westwood, as many of Hollywood’s greatest stars are buried there. Â Taylor’s family crypt is located in close proximity to Marilyn Monroe‘s grave, and other big names like Dean Martin, Walter Matthau, and Farrah Fawcett are also buried nearby.
The funeral was a who’s who of Hollywood names, and many stars, including Elton John, have praised Taylor’s work not only as an actress, but as an activist for AIDS back when being an AIDS activist was a very uncool thing to do. Â Taylor was 79.
Elton John and Billy Joel not only have one of the longest and most lucrative relationships in the music business, they’re also close friends. Â That friendship has been intermittently strained over the years due to issues with drugs and alcohol. Â Elton cleaned up his act years ago and has remained sober, but Billy still struggles, to the point where Elton and Billy have had to cancel tour dates to accommodate Billy’s relapses.
Elton told Rolling Stone magazine that he thought Billy should take his rehab more seriously and go to a facility with strict rules and regulations, but Billy has decided to blow the whole thing off – he claims that the concerned comments were just “Elton being Elton,” and has not mentioned anything about taking the advice to heart.
We can’t help but wonder how the hell openly gay pop icon Elton John ended up singing at Rush Limbaugh‘s wedding. Nevertheless, the British Rocket Man was the headlining act at Limbaugh’s wedding in Palm Florida on Saturday night.
Guests at the wedding between Rush Limbaugh and 33-year-old Kathryn Rogers included celebrity guests such as Fred Thompson, Sean Hannity, Bush adviser Karl Rove, golfer Tom Watson and Rudolph Giuliani.
The 400 guest wedding took place at the Breakers hotel in Palm Beach. Limbaugh and Rogers met six years ago at a charity golf tournament while the conservative radio host was in the midst of divorcing his third wife.
Addressing the over 20 year age difference between herself and her new husband, Kathryn Rogers said she is “sometimes not able to relate to the average person my age.”
Well, we guess the reported $1 million payday for Elton John was too tempting to keep him away, but we still aren’t quite sure why Limbaugh would want a flamingly gay performer singing at his nuptials…
Limbaugh will be off the air until Jun 15 to celebrate his honeymoon with his new bride.
Trainwreck alert! Someone at the GQ awards, presented last night, thought it would be a good idea to have Elton John and Lily Allen as co-hosts. Risky! Miss Lily has had several instances of being HAMMERED in public recently, and Elton is not known for holding his tongue. Bottom line: Lily made a complete ASS of herself during the ceremonies.
Lily and Elton began arguing in front of a shocked crowd when Lily got drunk…throwing down copious amounts of champagne while she and Elton gave out awards. The UK Daily Mail says Lily was already soused when she arrived at London’s Royal Opera House for the event. Quoth the Daily Mail:
The 23-year-old, decked out in an extravagant Dolce and Gabbana ballgown and Chopard jewellery, soon began slurring, swearing and ad-libbing. And when she introduced Carol Vorderman to the stage with a verbal tirade, saying ‘F***’ no fewer than five times in the same sentence, her co-host decided enough was enough. When Miss Allen came to announce ‘…and now the most important part of the night’, Elton chipped in ‘What? Are you going to have another drink?’ She fired back: ‘F*** off Elton. I am 40 years younger than you and have my whole life ahead of me!’ The shocked audience fell silent. A clearly rattled Elton replied ‘I could still snort you under the table’. To which she replied: ‘F*** off. I don’t know what you are talking about.’
Lily then proceeded to proclaim that she would f**** Tony Bennett, and spilled the beans about her brother’s previously unannounced engagement. Classy! Lily continued to chug the champagne, and ended up slumping down at the back of the stage. As usual, her bodyguard had to help her into her car after the show.
This type of public disaster is fast becoming Lily’s calling card. Not only does she get sloshed constantly, she often does it under the glare of the stage lights. Hopefully, event planners will leave Lily OFF the hostess list in the future. Sure, it makes for an unforgettable show, but it’s doubtful the guests want to risk becoming Lily’s next f-bomb victims! Lily seems to be in a race with Amy Winehouse for the most public meltdowns. That’s a STUPID award to go for.