Diamonds

ELIZABETH TAYLOR WAS A GREAT MOVIE STAR, NOT A GREAT PERSON

We’ve had it up to HERE with the tributes to Elizabeth Taylor. Let’s get real about Liz. Sorry, but she simply wasn’t worthy of all that admiration. She had a pretty face but other positive qualities were rare and far between. When she was a teenager Liz started stealing other women’s husbands. (We still admire Debbie Reynolds for forgiving her.) The acquisitive actress married seven men and finagled as many diamonds out of them as she could manage. And bragged about it. She loved her pets but never bothered to house break them – they messed her carpets – and OTHER people had to clean up. She had health problems but casually checked into a hospital whenever she wanted a rest. Of course her health would have been much better if she had controlled her urges to overeat, drink, smoke, and take drugs – and she never exercised a day in her life. Self-control was not Elizabeth’s strong factor. In 1983, she admitted to being hooked on painkillers and sleeping pills for 35 years. While filming, she expected to find a “gift” in her dressing room every morning or she might not be in the mood to work. We mean jewelry, not flowers. She kept people waiting for hours with no apology. Liz expected her friend Michael Jackson to shower her with diamonds and jewelry stores are still suing his estate for money he owed for her gifts. Granted, she WAS a dear friend to Rock Hudson when he needed one, but her involvement with AIDS charities brought her a grand lifestyle and prestige – private jets and five star hotel suites around the world for her and her entourage, incredible gifts, paid for by the charity. Style icon? Only if you like turbans and caftans. When Edith Head stopped dressing her, she lost her glamour. Let’s celebrate her film career- not her private life.

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CAN THIS BE QUEEN LATIFAH?

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Queen Latifah looks like a fish out of water in this photo? We love Latifah for what she is, and although she showed up at the Kennedy Honors looking glamorous in a standard way, we can’t get over this “high society matron” look, dripping with diamonds. A little more edge, please, Latifah!

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PARIS HILTON AND HER SECRET BILLIONAIRE

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Benji Madden might be surprised to learn that only weeks after their split, Paris Hilton already has a billionaire in her back pocket. When Paris was at the Fountainebleau opening in Miami she hooked up with jewelry designer Pascal Mouawad. At the hotel nightclub he presented her with a $100,000 diamond watch and she ran around the club squealing and showing her friends while alarmed bodyguards struggled to keep up. Pascal has what Paris wants – private jets and huge yachts and gobs of money. He has a home in the Hollywood Hills not far from hers and they’ve been doing a lot of secret after hours socializing. (They were photographed on the red carpet and she’s wearing a three million dollar necklace he lent her.)

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HAS WINONA RYDER PULLED ANOTHER FAST ONE?

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Winona Ryder’s missing diamonds. As you may know, Winona was invited to a French event sponsored by Marie Claire magazine and they loaned her a dress and a Bulgari diamond bracelet and ring to wear. The $125,000 worth of diamonds turned up missing and at first it was erroneously reported that Winona claimed she left them in the hotel’s safe before she left the next day. Now, according to TMZ, Winona says she left the dress and diamonds in her hotel room because no one from Marie Claire came to fetch them. She left on an early morning flight. The dress was found in the hotel room but not the diamonds. First of all, we can’t figure out why Bulgari would lend diamonds to a convicted shoplifter and not assign a guard to follow her around. Second, is Winona really dumb enough to leave diamonds behind in a HOTEL ROOM? We think not. So far, police have not contacted Winona. Will she get away with this?

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CHRIS BROWN IS KEEPING RIHANNA DRIPPING IN DIAMONDS

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Chris Brown is NOT about to allow Rihanna to get away. He wants to keep her happy. Jay-Z advised them to keep the romance under wraps as long as possible but no matter how many times they insisted they were just friends, nobody believed them. Photographs didn’t lie. They already have matching tattoos, and Chris just bought Rihanna a $7,200 diamond and platinum necklace. It’s several diamond encrusted little stars dangling at different levels.

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