The King of Pop saw the Hollywood star as Mother Teresa, Princess Diana and Peter Pan's Wendy rolled into one, according to a new book The unlikely friendship was built on a chance to regress and ‘be children all over again' says author Donald Bogle in Elizabeth and Michael: The Queen of Hollywood and the King of Pop - A Love Story, to be published by Simon and Schuster on August 30.'Jackson wanted to really meet her, to make a connection, then to see her again and again and to get to know her and for her to get to know him, This was what he wanted.
Something deep inside Michael Jackson needed Elizabeth Taylor...though he probably couldn’t articulate what he wanted from her.
They dated for a few years, during which Prince renamed her Vanity, instead of Denise Matthews.
This year, he paid tribute to their love after she died She would go on to have relationships with artists rockers Billy Idol and Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue before marrying football player Anthony Smith in 1995, one year after becoming a born-again Christian following an overdose of crack cocaine.
'With each of them she had felt there were no secrets...while Elizabeth never thought of Michael or the others as weak, she clearly believed she could save people, and perhaps she believed she could help Michael to save himself.' Liz appearing with Michael was the ‘showstopper’ and her appearance backstage wearing a blue chiffon dress caused a stampede among the media as photographers scrambled to get her picture with the King of Pop.
She was the most successful of the singer's protegees, going on to find her own success with songs like The Glamorous Life which was released in 1984 and earned her a Best New Artist Grammy nomination.She was both a star goddess and a mother goddess.'Michael's pet chimpanzee Bubbles, seen left with a picture of Michael, attended one of their first meetings after Liz agreed he could join them for tea.Bubbles reportedly slept in a crib in Michael's bedroom.The administrators of the estate quickly acknowledged Anka's claims and granted him 50% of the copyright, a potentially massive payday for the 68-year-old Canadian crooner. "They realize it's a mistake, they realize it's my song, they realize it's my production of his vocal in my studio and I am getting 50% of the whole project, actually, which is fair," Anka said in a video posted on the TMZ gossip Web site.The song dates back to 1983, when it was known as "I Never Heard" -- a co-write between Jackson and Anka -- and intended for inclusion on an Anka album.