Read this: Favorite Elizabeth Taylor moments; Morgan Spurlock’s product placement; Michelle Obama’s commencement speeches

March 27, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor with Marlon Brandon filming “Reflections in a Golden Eye” — not widely regarded as one of her classics, but fondly remembered by Todd Hitchcock of AFI Silver Theatre. (AP file image)

Also: Elizabeth Taylor’s long love affair with Israel.

Yes, of course Morgan Spurlock asked McDonalds to sponsor his “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold,” a documentary about product placement, funded by product placement. But they said no to the director of “Super Size Me,” as did most fast-food outlets, even Wienerschnitzel. (“Like you guys have got so much going on!” Spurlock exclaimed at a downtown screening last week.)

Also: Michelle Obama’s commencement-speech lineup this year includes the University of Northern Iowa, Spelman College, West Point, and Quantico Middle High School.

Updated with correct link, Tuesday 12 p.m.

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