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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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”