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  • Michael Jackson memorabilia on the block at Knaisz

    "IT IS strange to be so known so universally and yet to be so lonely." -- Albert Einstein. ON DECEMBER 7, the London-based auction house, Knaisz, will offer up 50 pieces of memorabilia that once belonged to Michael Jackson. Among the items are the...
  • Miley Cyrus 'Proud' to be influencing young girls

    "LORD, how did we get ourselves into this kind of rat race celebration. What would Jesus do? Certainly, not own a charge card. It has dawned on me that Christmas is coming and I cannot ignore it!" This was the late governor of Texas, Ann Richards,...
  • To 'Gatsby' or NOT to 'Gatsby' -- that is the question

    "NOTHING SUCCEEDS like excess," said Oscar Wilde. Alas, or luckily, Oscar never saw Baz Luhrmann's latest interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel "The Great Gatsby." Mr. Luhrmann has done the impossible -- he has rendered "Gatsby" lurid,...
  • Wrapped up in Liberace ... Angelina & Leo -- heroes! A look at networks and HBO ... Actors, Actors, Actors

    "THERE'S NOTHING MORE intriguing than a movie star wrapped like a mummy playing someone just emerging from plastic surgery. Think Humphrey Bogart in "Dark Passage," Elizabeth Taylor in "Ash Wednesday." And now, in HBO's "Behind the Candelabra," Michael...
  • Sweet Charity ... Sweet 'Home' Reese ... Dueling 'Star Trek' reviews

    "Charity begins at home!" some wise philosopher once said. In this particular case, charity is home! I went to a fundraiser last week for The Neighborhood Coalition where they had a "live auction' and guests began offering up huge sums of money just to...
  • Burlesque laid bare in revealing new book

    "YA, know, from the way that dame walks, she would have made a damn fine stripper in her day!" So says Tessie Tura, commenting on Mama Rose, in "Gypsy." (Tessie is one of the three strippers who belt out "You Gotta Have a Gimmick!") I'VE HAD "Gypsy"...
  • At long last, a 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' sequel!

    "CHINA IS a big country, inhabited by many Chinese," said Charles de Gaulle," with incredible insight. Fans of Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" were caught by surprise when they learned that a sequel is being planned. Thirteen years after the...
  • Barbra Streisand -- the way she is: A doctor of humanities

    "MOST AWARDS, you know, they don't give you unless you go and get them. Did you know that? Terribly discouraging!" So said young Barbra Streisand, back when she was first receiving armfuls of awards. Since then, she's mellowed a bit about being adored....
  • 'Iron Man' is weird, witty, crazy -- irresistibly crowd pleasing

    "What a rage for fame attends both great and small! Better be damned than mentioned not at all!" wrote Peter Pindar. I was in Orso, the understated theater cafe on West 44th Street the other night, and there was music tycoon Clive Davis with his entire...
  • Get your ice picks out -- will there be a 'Basic Instinct 3'?

    "THERE'S NO smoking in this building, ma'am." "What are you going to do, arrest me for smoking?" So it went between murder suspect Sharon Stone and the detectives grilling her in 1992's "Basic Instinct." Moments later Sharon briefly uncrossed her legs...
  • Sequels still rule the box office

    "SPECIAL EFFECTS and 3-D will not dazzle on their own merits forever; novelty wears off in the face of exposure to excellence. Sequels will just have to get better and cost less if they are to survive into the future." So writes producer Lynda Obst in...
  • The music world loses a great jazz champion -- Jean Bach

    "What people think of me is none of my business!" This has been attributed to Oscar Wilde, Mae West and Gary Oldman. So, who do you think said it? The music world lost a great champion over Memorial Day. She was Jean Bach, a beauty in her 90s who...