Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Brangelina Shock Divorce Finally Knocks Liz Taylor-Eddie Fisher-Debbie Reynolds Off Its Perch

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For almost 60 years, Liz Taylor’s affair with Eddie Fisher and his divorce from Debbie Reynolds has been considered the template, the gold standard, for all Hollywood scandals. Carrie Fisher has written books about it and performed Broadway shows. Nothing topped it. Debbie, the angel; Liz, the witch; Eddie the miscreant.

And now! Brad Pitt is said to be having an affair or something with Marion Cotillard. He’s married! She’s married! He has six children with Angelina Jolie– three adopted, three biological (and one that may be gender fluid). Angelina has had had cancer– cancer!– that spurred surgery to remove her breasts, take out her ovaries.

On top of that, both women have Oscars. Brad only has two nominations.

People will be talking about this for another 60 years. Carrie Fisher must be weeping. Her parents’ long run as the number 1 Hollywood scandal of all time is over.

And what about Maddox, Pax, Vivienne, Knox, Shiloh, et al? And what about the French chateau worth $35 million? And all that philanthropy?

And what about Jennifer Aniston? Did they have to sedate her this morning?

On a serious note: I went to London a couple of years ago for the premiere of “World War Z.” Brad, Angelina, some of the kids were there. Brad was so devoted, she was so happy. But you see, they are actors.

PS Who gets to keep George Clooney?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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