Elizabeth Taylor buried at Westwood Cemetery

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.  Taylor is in good company at Westwood, as many of Hollywood’s greatest stars are buried there.  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.  Taylor was 79.

Oscars Memorial Tribute Leaves Out Farrah Fawcett and Bea Arthur

Charlie’s Angels star Farrah Fawcett and Golden Girls diva Bea Arthur may have best been known for their work in television, but they both also starred in numerous films. So why exactly did the Academy Awards seemingly ignore both actresses in the Memoriam tribute Sunday night?

Farrah Fawcett
Farrah Fawcett

The Memoriam video is a traditional part of every Academy Awards and last night the Oscars paid tribute to fallen stars such as Patrick Swayze, Ron Silver, Natasha Richardson and David Carradine. Two very well known names in particular, however, were missing from the tribute – Farrah Fawcett and Bea Arthur.

Farrah Fawcett is best known, of course, for her role on Charlie’s Angels and TV films like The Burning Bed. However, she also starred in movies like The Cannonball Run, The Apostle and Extremities, for which she was nominated for a best actress Golden Globe. Golden Girls star Bea Arthur also had a notable film career, including roles in the Oscar-nominated film Lovers and Other Strangers and Mame.

Fans of both actresses are upset the two were not included in the Oscars Memoriam tribute, especially since the Academy did include Michael Jackson. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences responded to the controversy by saying that there just is not enough time to include everyone in the film industry that passed away over the last year. “Every year it’s an unfortunate reality that we can’t include everybody, spokeswoman Leslie Unger said, according to the London Daily Telegraph.

We’re sure it is difficult as hell to decide who will be included in the memorial montage every year, but leaving out people like Farrah Fawcett and Bea Arthur just seems totally off the rocker. Half the people in the montage had less recognition in the movie industry than these two amazing ladies. If Michael Jackson gets to be considered a “movie star” then not including Arthur and Fawcett is just plain rude.

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Morning Snark – Octomom Nadya Suleman, Mischa Barton, The Bachelorette, Joe Jonas, Megan Fox and More

Nadya Suleman, better known as the Octomom, has the green light to financially exploit her 14 children in a new reality show. On Monday, a California judge approved the $250,000 deal on the condition a financial guardian is appointed to keep an eye on the kids’ earnings and ensure no labor laws are violated. Because forcing 14 children to have their private lives invaded for their mom’s profit is certainly violation enough.


Joe Jonas and actress girlfriend Camilla Belle have officially broken up, a rep for Belle told Access Hollywood. No cheating or other nastiness was supposedly involved and the two reportedly remain on good terms. We’re pretty sure Joe won’t have to be lonely for long. After all, the Jonas Brothers are currently on tour – there are sure to be plenty of screaming groupies to go around for all.

Troubled actress Mischa Barton is ready to go back to work after spending some time in the hospital for an ‘undisclosed’ condition.  Barton will reportedly return to work at her new gig on the TV series The Beautiful Life on Friday. Hopefully Barton will be spending a lot of time in the makeup chair covering up how totally wasted she looks with her ‘undisclosed’ condition. Then again, she is playing a drug-addicted model on the show, so maybe they should just let her go au natural.


In a hilarious and somewhat scary moment of fan insanity at Comic-Con this week, a crazed Megan Fox devotee attempted to persuade the Hollywood hottie to star in his own private sex tape. Fox was promoting her upcoming film Jonah Hex when the freakish fan gushed that he had just graduated film school and would she like to help him out by starring in a celebrity sex tape? Unsurprisingly, the fan was quickly seized and booted out of Comic-Con on his ass by security. Honestly, if Fox was going to do a celebrity sex tape, we’re thinking she has a lot better choices for co-stars than a Comic-Con geek fan boy.

It might just be love for The Bachelorette star Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski. Harris accepted a marriage proposal from technology consultant Swiderski on the finale of The Bachelorette on Monday. Are Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski still together? Fans will have to wait until Tuesday night’s The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose special to hopefully find out if the couple stuck it out.


And for a last few tidbits…

23-year-old Daniel Bark has been charged with vehicular homicide in the hit-and-run death of former American Idol contestant Alexis Cohen.

Hulk Hogan is now a free man. Hogan and former wife Linda Bollea finally hashed out the last details of their divorce settlement. Details are not being released to the public.

Charlie’s Angels star Farrah Fawcett left druggie son Redmond a three million inheritance on her death. But the funds will be strictly controlled through a monthly allowance in hopes Redmond will actually take the chance to clean up his life once he eventually gets out of jail.

Contrary To Reports, Patrick Swayze Not Dead; Still Fighting Cancer Battle

A representative for Patrick Swayze is denying stories that the actor has passed away after his battle with pancreatic cancer. He called the stories “reckless”.

56-year-old Patrick’s rep released a statement to E! News saying:

“This is to confirm that Patrick Swayze did not pass away this morning contrary to severely reckless reports stemming from a radio station in Jacksonville, Fla. Patrick is alive, well and is enjoying his life and he continues to respond to treatment,” his publicist added.

Snark Food is keeping the positive thoughts and prayers up for Patrick and Farrah Fawcett.

Farrah Fawcett Said To Be Failing

Ryan O’Neil visited the Today show this morning, and disclosed that Farrah Fawcett is near the end of her courageous battle with cancer. The cancer has metastasized, and when one reaches this stage it could be a matter of time before one passes away though sometimes it can still be treated and recovered from.

Farrah reportedly doesn’t know that her son with O’Neil, Redmond, is in jail on another drug charge. That is as it should be. Snark Food’s prayers go out for Farrah and her loved ones.

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Don’t Count Farrah Fawcett Out Yet

Farrah Fawcett, the famed tan, blond, original Charlie’s Angel, has a serious battle with cancer. She’s been hospitalized in critical condition following a stem cell treatment overseas.

Tabloid reports have been published saying the star was unconscious and near death in an L.A. hospital Her spokesman, however, says she’s lucid, fighting a blood clot from the recent cancer treatment and thanks her fans for their well-wishes.

Ryan And Son Redmond O’Neil Charged With Meth Possession

Just so you know some people never outgrow stupid…actor Ryan O’Neal, 67, and his son Redmond, 24, have both been charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Ryan and Redmond are scheduled to be arraigned November 13. Ryan and Redmond were arrested in September on suspicion of meth possession at Ryan’s home in Malibu. Redmond O’Neal is Ryan’s son with actress Farrah Fawcett. You know Farrah’s gonna be PISSED.

Authorities found Redmond in possession of the drug while a vial was discovered in Ryan’s bedroom, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesman told the LA Times. Redmond was already on probation for an arrest last year in Malibu on charges related to possession of heroin and meth while driving under the influence.

Ryan, an Academy Award nominee for his starring role in 1970’s Love Story, was ALSO arrested last year on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and negligent discharge of a firearm during a fight with his other son, Griffin. Ryan claimed then that he only fired a warning shot. That’s the way to get their attention, parents! Screw cutting them out of the will, just get out the handgun.
And always, always, just say no to the meth. Brainiacs.