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The Story Of Michael Jackson, Marlon Brando, And Liz Taylor’s 9/11 Cross Country Road Trip

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It sounds like an elevator pitch for some weird independent film. But folks, truth is stranger (and funnier) than fiction. One early September morning years ago, Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marlon Brando allegedly rented a car and took off on an impromptu road trip. What prompted them, what happened, and exactly how weird did it get?

Not Necessarily The Celebration Michael Envisioned

In early September of 2001, Michael Jackson had been performing in New York’s famed Madison Square Garden in honor of his 30 years as a solo artist. In attendance were only the most famous people in the world, including Eminem and Britney Spears. Among the illustrious audience members were close friends Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando. Then, that Tuesday, tragedy struck.

Escape For Their Lives

September 11, 2001, is stained in our memories as the day of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Keep in mind that no one in New York City realized that the attacks would cease when the second plane dove into the Twin Towers— and neither did Michael Jackson. So, he decided to take matters into his own gloved hand and save his friends.

New York, I Love You… But You’re Bringing Me Down

With the sky literally falling, Michael Jackson knew he had to get out of New York City and fast. But, as with all overcrowded metropolis nightmares, public transportation services shut down and people were in a panic. So, Jackson reportedly rented a modest sedan, phoned his besties, Liz Taylor and Marlon Brando, and went ’round to pick them up.

Go West, Old Famous People!

The trio decided to head for Hollywood, of course. According to one reputed source, all three switched driving duties and made it as far as Ohio. We don’t know why they decided to end the epic road trip there, but maybe it was just too long a haul for the aging stars.

The Stuff Of Comedy Gold

Perhaps Michael Jackson had the film rights in mind when he organized this mythic road trip. But, because all three stars are no longer around to cash in on comedy gold, Sky Arts was free to incorporate this strange tale into their Urban Myths comedy series. Watch a trailer for the series here:

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Can You Believe These Celebs Are Turning 50 This Year?

It can be easy to not see celebrities as actual people. The temptation to view actors and musicians as nothing more than their forever-young movie characters, song lyrics and magazine photos is all too real. But they are people – flesh and blood humans with very real ages. And as every year passes, they grow older, just like everyone else. The difference is they age in the entertainment spotlight, where bad angles and poor lighting can’t be avoided, yet somehow they seemingly manage to remain untouched by the sands of time. We’ve compiled a list of your favorite celebrities who are turning 50 in 2019. Warning: It might be hard to believe!

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Here’s Who Your Favorite ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Is Dating In Real Life

HBO fantasy epic Game of Thrones is best known as a show that brilliantly incorporates violence and drama into a complex plot line – and for killing off everyone’s favorite characters when they least expect it. But amid the chaos that consumes Westeros in this medieval fiction, there are some notable love stories: Jon Snow and Ygritte; Ned and Catelyn Stark; Jaime and Cersei Lannister – and more recently, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. But have you ever considered who the stars that play these characters are dating in real life? We’ve compiled a list, and you might find some of the pairings surprising.

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The Way They Were: Celebs Reflect on Relationships Past

They say hindsight is 20/20, and certainly it would seem that a little time and distance has given these celebs a little clarity when looking back on their past high profile relationships. Sure, in the moment everyone wants to play nice and no one is pointing any fingers, but after taking time to reflect, these stars are revealing what really went down in their relationship. Turns out making it work is hard, even in Hollywood. And breaking up in the spotlight seems to be even harder. Thankfully, years after all those hurt feelings have faded, there’s some lessons these A-listers would like you to learn.

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