June 08, 2004

Taylor-Lopez Coincidence?

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On a high school trip to Washington, D.C., my class visited the infamous Ford's Theatre and I remember picking up one of those Lincoln-Kennedy Coincidence? parchments for a few bucks in the gift shop. Since that trip to our nation's capital, I hadn't given the parchment much thought. Until now.

In an earlier post on this site a reader commented that Jennifer Lopez is well on her way to overtaking Elizabeth Taylor's record as the most-married celebrity in pop culture history. Ladbrokes, a British bookmaking firm, is even offering 10-1 odds that J. Lo will marry more than 8 times during her life.

I don't know if Elizabeth Taylor had a personal assistant named Lopez or if Jennifer Lopez had a personal assistant named Taylor, but I present, for your approval, the "Taylor-Lopez Coincidence?"

- Elizabeth Taylor married Richard Burton, who played a man named Marc Antony in Cleopatra. Jennifer Lopez married a man named Marc Anthony.

- Cleopatra, which sparked a media sensation when its costars began dating, later earned back only a fraction of its budget when it was released in 1963. Gigli, which sparked a media sensation when its costars began dating, later earned back only a fraction of its budget when it was released in 2003.

- Elizabeth Taylor launched a successful perfume line bearing her name. Jennifer Lopez launched a successful perfume line bearing her name.

- Elizabeth Taylor married globetrotting hotelier Nicky Hilton. Jennifer Lopez was nominated for a Golden Globe and attended the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton.

- Elizabeth Taylor married Larry Fortensky, a construction worker whom many thought was beneath her social class. Jennifer Lopez married Ojani Noa, a waiter whom many thought was beneath her social class.

- Elizabeth Taylor married John Warner, a Republican Senator from Virginia. In Maid in Manhattan, Jennifer Lopez's character falls in love with a man running for the Senate.

- Their nicknames, Liz and J. Lo, each contain three letters.

Posted by The Groom at June 8, 2004 08:10 PM
Comments

Oh my god. HILARIOUS!

Posted by: Ann at June 8, 2004 09:15 PM

Very good observations! Though, should another be added regarding their famous bodily attributes: Liz's violet eyes, J.Lo's bum??

Posted by: E from Michigan at June 9, 2004 08:54 AM

Damn funny. Rest of the site is great too.

Posted by: Sly at June 9, 2004 03:07 PM

I'm tellin' you! Maybe she is trying to clone her image to Liz's like Brittany is desperately trying to become Madona.

Posted by: Malinda (trevor.net's bride) at June 9, 2004 03:20 PM

dude, when are you going to be hired as a writer for letterman?

Posted by: andy at June 9, 2004 06:31 PM

I just remembered this one...

Another Liz Taylor nickname? "La Liz." Another J. Lo nickname? "La Lopez."

Posted by: The Groom at June 9, 2004 06:51 PM

Almost perfect.

When Jen married Ojai Noa is NO way did she marry someone beneath her class. Hey she's a lower-middle class chick from the some block in New York.

Not that there's anything wrong with that, except she was not a Princess with a high-falutin background nor a New York debutante.

Let's not reinvent her past.

Posted by: Luigibob at June 9, 2004 08:29 PM

oh come on. it's all in good fun.

Posted by: steve at June 9, 2004 11:10 PM

this site is so funny. i forwarded a lot of stuff to my fiance and bought him a tshirt.

Posted by: Evelyn at June 10, 2004 08:33 AM