Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: RIP Elizabeth Taylor

Of all the many entertainers in Hollywood, none was more authentically a star than screen legend Elizabeth Taylor.

Ailing in recent years, it’s too easy to forget what a global sensation she was, in the days well before celebrities had the Internet and other digital means to become well known.

Taylor needed none of that to shine, as you can see here from the trailer for BoomTown’s favorite of her many movie roles, as Maggie in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”

She was buried today at Forest Lawn, of course. Sigh.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald