Liz Taylor is dead.
I wasn’t born in her time so I must admit that I never appreciated her as the great Hollywood actress she is supposed to be (I watched Cleopatra once but was too young to be impressed by her talent).
What I was impressed by was her eight marriages and that she married one of the husbands twice. I always wondered what made Richard Burton so special that she was willing to do it again with him.
I was impressed by the air of glamour around her. The diamonds. ahh the diamonds. She was the epitome of ‘Diamond are a girl’s best friend’. I heard she designed her collection mostly. Impressive. I loved the perfume line too. I think she was one of the first Hollywood to franchise her name and do it successfully. Correct me if I am wrong.
But more than all this, I was impressed by her unshakeable loyalty to her friends. Remember when all the chips were down for Michael Jackson in the 90s? She was one of the stars that stood unwaveringly by his side. I was so jealous that MJ could call her his best friend (why not me??). But I was also happy he had such a friend in that grim time
Bless their hearts. I hope they meet again.
She also stood by her friend Rock Hudson – one of the first celebrities to be diagnosed of AIDS – till his death. I didn’t know of her continued work with AmFAR (America Foundation for AIDS research) all these years, but reading it now I am even more impressed…and humbled.
Barbara Streisand said ‘she made her life count’ I heartily agree, cause in the end 8 husbands or 1, that’s what our lives should be about. Making it count.
At the other end of the spectrum, some people are making their fists count…..
Chris Brown appeared on "Good Morning America" Tuesday morning, and according to a report on TMZ, the singer had a pretty major meltdown after Robin Roberts questioned him about legal issues stemming from the assault on Rihanna. According to TMZ sources, Chris "freaked out" after the interview, "storming into his dressing room and screaming so loud, the people in hair and makeup became alarmed and called security." He also smashed a window in his dressing room and by the time security arrived, "Brown had ripped off his shirt and left the building, blowing off another performance.
Can we really say Brown doesn’t have anger management issues after this??? Imagine what he could do to you if you were his current girlfriend and you mention Rihanna during a spat. I am ready to bet on him doing some bodily harm…again. My unapologetic opinion.
He really should have thought hard before he raised his hand at a fellow star. I mean if it were some unknown face in the crowd, things would have died down …. unfair but true. But here we have a Rihanna who is in your face 24/7, releasing hits upon hits, looking fly and all. Sorry dude, you definitely hit the wrong girl.
Something about Rottisere chicken: there is something so exotic about the name. Am I the only one who salivates when you hear /see/read ‘rotisserie chicken’. I was imagining something all exotic and creamy and yummy and ……forgive…my imagination is better than words. Then I googled it. Rotisserie is a style of roasting where meat is skewered on a spit. Huh?
Think of how your beef or chicken shawarma is cooked, on that turning stick, think of Papi’s chicken in Accra, think Sleek in VGC, Bob’s in Dolphin estate. All of a sudden I am really hungering for shawarma. I don’t think its popular here *sadface*