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Liz Smith

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  • Larry Kramer's 'Normal Heart' beats, finally, on HBO

    "WHY DID it take so long? Why did it take so long to make the play into a film?" That is the question Larry Kramer asked several months ago, as work progressed on Ryan Murphy's HBO adaptation of Kramer's devastating 1985 play "The Normal Heart." Kramer'...
  • Remembering director Patrice Chereau's 'Queen Margot'

    "I'M 24! I think it's a little early for all that." That's Daniel Radcliffe, sensibly answering Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire query about his "greatest regret." R.J. Wagner and Jill St. John are returning here to New York on the wings of a huge...
  • CNN goes overboard with Flight 370 coverage

    "Generalissimo Francisco Franco of Spain is still dead!" For months on end, "Saturday Night Live" got big, big laughs and results from this on-going "news" announcement, made repeatedly in 1975 during 'SNL's' first season. AND now I suggest that CNN can...
  • Marion Cotillard tackles Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth

    "Money has nothing to do with style at all, but naturally it helps every situation," said the late doyenne of Vogue, Diana Vreeland. Well, Conde Nast, the magazine giant, must now be licking itself like the sleek cat that had cream thrown on it. The...
  • Chris Evans vaults 'Captain America' to no. 1 box office spot

    "LOOK, I'm 95. I'm not dead!" That's what Chris Evans, aka Captain America, quips at one point during the fabulous "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." And I'm not the only one who thinks this movie is the greatest. It's been number one at the box...
  • Taraborrelli unveils 'The Hiltons' -- and Zsa Zsa too!

    "THE COVETOUS man is always in want," said the ancient Roman poet, Horace. A GREAT big book plopped down on my desk last week. It's titled "The Hiltons: The True Story of an American Dynasty." The author is J. Randy Taraborrelli. Randy has written up...
  • Barbara Walters shines at Maria Droste event

    "The most important thing is generosity. That is the decision to use your mind and reason as well as you can in each situation," said Descartes. If you read my friend David Patrick Columbia in his New York Social Diary yesterday when he covered the Maria...
  • Lindsay Lohan's comeback? One hit is all it would take

    "PERSONAL BEAUTY is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference," said Aristotle. LAST YEAR People magazine chose Gwyneth Paltrow as its Most Beautiful Person. The reaction was swift and unkind. Too unkind. Although I did wonder over the choice...
  • Ruben Studdard gives Valerie Simpson his 'Unconditional Love'

    "IF WE will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment." -- Henry David Thoreau. WELL, tell that to fans of Madonna. Over the weekend, as everybody was buzzing over her appearance at the Grammy Awards, a rumor...
  • Ruben Studdard -- sexier, slimmer, ready to give us his 'unconditional love'

    "DAVID FOSTER says, 'From now on, everything you do has to be sexy!'" That's the advice Ruben Studdard's new producer, Mr. Foster, gave the singer. And Ruben is taking Foster's advice. Ruben's latest album, "Unconditional Love," is the most romantic and...
  • Musically 'Bored,' Beyonce does it her way

    "IN TIME, all music will be digital, everything will be on iTunes and YouTube. It's the way of the future, of the now." That's what singer Ruben Studdard said to me recently during an interview (Ruben laughed at the old-fashioned tape recorder I used...
  • Christmas brings 'August: Osage County' and certain Oscar noms!

    "Thank God, we can't tell the future. We'd never get out of bed!" grumps Julia Roberts in the upcoming film "August: Osage County." This refers to some desolate, real-life place in the Oklahoma plains. JULIA might even say these same words at the...