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Liz Smith

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  • 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...
  • Bryan Cranston shines as Lyndon B. Johnson

    "If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: President can't swim," fumed Lyndon B. Johnson. THE massed crowd outside the theater on 52nd Street the other night was waiting to get a...
  • Lindsay Lohan's latest 'last chance' -- can it save her?

    "I GUESS darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that's the basis for Greek mythology," says actor Brendan Fraser. WELL, AS ... a lot of you ... some of you ... a few of us -- watched the...
  • Dan Jenkins' great new book, 'His Ownself'

    "THEY WENT to Elaine's every night, then they came home and went to Europe!" This is young Danny Jenkins explaining to a pal what it was like for him, his brother and sister to be raised in New York City with famed sportswriter dad, Dan Jenkins and...
  • Robert Wagner on Hollywood style, movies and 'Titanic'

    "Moral conduct is imperative; it causes the least problem and leaves fewer regrets," said Jacques Barzun. I think he was quoting the Stoics. SOME OF us had a really high old time at the Y on Lexington at 92 Street this past week. We gathered to hear...
  • Jared Leto -- actor, singer, runner, Oscar winner and where is his portrait in the attic?

    "THE ONLY way to enjoy one's life is to work; work is so much more fun than fun," said Noel Coward. WHEN sitting with Jared Leto a couple of months ago, at a Peggy Siegal luncheon to celebrate the success of "The Dallas Buyers Club," I was, of course,...