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Liza & David's unaired pilot is up on YouTube, Google

by Anna Johns, posted Oct 19th 2006 9:31AM
liza minnelli; david gestI think I know why Liza Minnelli and David Gest got divorced: She's way out of his league. I came to that conclusion after watching the unaired pilot for their VH1 Celebreality show, which all came to a crashing halt when they split.

Despite the caliber of the stars, there really isn't anything shocking or too weird in the pilot, but I did delight in watching the Liza scenes. She seems to be a genuine sweetheart-- crossing the street to sign autographs, snuggling a stranger's dog in her car, and talking her godson into doing his impression of her. I found Liza to be surprisingly unaffected by her fame and, quite frankly, I adored her. She's very old Hollywood. Plus, she shares some great moments with the late Luther Vandross and Ray Charles.

Then there's David Gest... who is weird in a Howard Hughes sort-of way. He lives in Liza's shadow. This line pretty much sums him up, while shopping at a furniture store, he says, "I just bought the elephant man's bones from Michael Jackson and I need an incubator."

Was it good? Not really. But it is worth watching, just to get a glimpse of Liza.

The pilot is in three parts on YouTube and Google Video.

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I always loved her scenes on Arrested Development with Buster. Good stuff.

October 19 2006 at 1:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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