Friday, September 12, 2008
I was reading a story in Kneepads about Elizabeth Taylor going out to her favorite bar, which happens to be the gay bar Abbey in West Hollywood. It sounded like she had a great time and was boozing it up with a large martini. At this point, I think she should be allowed to drink whatever the hell she wants, rehab be damned.
But when I was reading the article, I was struck by the question of whether she ever has to pay for anything anymore. Although I'm sure The Abbey paid for everything last night, would you, as an owner of a restaurant ever have the nerve to charge her? And I wonder how far it extends. Look, if Denise Richards can get free stuff from all over town, you know that Elizabeth Taylor can as well. I'm guessing she can probably get free cars, food, and whatever else she wants.
At what point do you just realize that no one is ever going to hand you a bill for anything. I told everyone before about the time I accidentally was given Liza Minelli's credit card when she was using it. It had never been used before but it looked to be a few years old. It wasn't even signed on the back and the activation sticker had never been taken off. Clearly, she was not used to having to pull out the plastic. What is sad is that Liza and Liz deserve the star treatment, but honestly they are given basically the same privileges as a Lauren Conrad or a Spencer Pratt. It is kind of disturbing when you look at it that way. On one hand you have someone who is a worldwide legend and has been for over 50 years, and on the other hand you have some two bit punks who lucked out by being born to some rich parents in Laguna Beach and get treated the same way. Something needs to change.