Somewhere, there’s a former KFC employee telling a tale no one has ever believed.
The story? That he was working the drive-thru one night after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and Michael Jackson pulls up in a car with Elizabeth Taylor and a hungry Marlon Brando.
It’s far-fetched enough to be a blockbuster film script, but it just may be true.
Vanity Fair is reporting the tale online, but citing Corey Feldman as a corroborating witness doesn’t do much to help the writer’s credibility. But it may help him sell a few books on the life of Liz Taylor.
According to the article, the “King of Pop” had given a concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden Sept. 10 and invited Taylor and Brando to be his guests. Originally, MJ wanted the faded stars to sit on either side of the stage like “Easter Island” statues while he performed, which sounds believable.
Then the story gets weird.
The next morning, as we all remember, the planes struck the World Trade Center and Jackson, like many others in NYC, panicked. He allegedly screamed down the hall of his hotel for his entourage to flee.
Since air travel was restricted, Jackson, the heroic leader of the famed trio, hired a driver and sought refuge with his friends in nearby New Jersey.
Then, Jackson packed his fellow legends in a car and personally drove Brando and Taylor on a 500-mile odyssey across the Northeast.
The ‘Godfather’ allegedly annoyed his two traveling companions by requiring frequent pit stops at KFC and Burger King franchises along the way. This too seems believable.
Their journey stopped in Ohio, maybe because Paul McCartney called and asked Jackson for his songs back.
An interesting story, even if not true. If it is, Neil Young should change the ‘Pocahontas’ lyrics to “Marlon Brando, Liz Taylor and MJ.”