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Liz Smith

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  • Stacy Keach is Falstaff once again

    "Jupiter enters Leo for a year -- a boon for theatrical types of all persuasions!" writes our smart astrologist friend Shelley Ackerman. So, you take heart, my friends in show business. SPEAKING OF this possibly being a very good year, the great actor...
  • Rosie O'Donnell's new digs ... Hollywood veteran Polly Bergen tells all!

    "ARE YOU kidding? God is so perfect, He doesn't have to exist!" said one well-known professor of theology when asked to explain creation. This is from the Jim Holt book "Why Does the World Exist?" I underlined so much in this Liveright book that I have...
  • The Golden Globes -- and everything else on Sunday night!

    "TOO MUCH of a good thing is wonderful," said Mae West. Well, that might have worked for Miss West, but for mere mortals trying to watch TV without their DVRs working properly, all of last Sunday night's "good things" happened at once. The Golden Globes,...
  • Awards season is upon us, but who's seen the movies?

    "DENNIS RODMAN, the off-key Charles Lindbergh of North Korea!" goes the quote from New York magazine's Approval Matrix. I wonder how many young would-be historians got this remark? Before World War II, the American hero, Lindbergh, was in Germany...
  • Kael, Stanwyck, Rogers -- dancing through great critics, great stars

    "Better late than never!" I always say. So, I am excusing myself for never having read Brian Kellow's biography of the great movie critic, Pauline Kael. I should have read it long before this. Subtitled "A Life in the Dark" -- it received raves from...
  • The life of Elizabeth Taylor. So, big, so blazing -- so underwritten!

    "LET me explain this. I take a step on the terrace. Where I was just a memory. I take another step -- a memory. Look! A shooting star. It's gone. Shot! It's a memory!" "You seem very wrought up, dear." So it went between Elizabeth Taylor and Noel Coward...
  • Robert Evans -- the kid's still in the picture!

    "Don't even try to put it down!" wrote New York Times critic Janet Maslin when movie wunderkind Robert Evans produced a memoir that Entertainment Weekly called "One of the greatest Hollywood Tell-alls!" If you've been keeping up, you know that this hit...
  • Who lost what in the Oscar nominations!

    "THAT IS a very silly question!" This was Diahann Carroll responding to the query: "What talent would you most like to have?" in Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire for February. Perhaps the beauteous Miss Carroll feels she has all the talent she can...
  • Justin Bieber -- what a mug (shot)!

    "DON'T MATTER how much money you got. There are two kinds of people; there's saved people and there's lost people." So said Bob Dylan. NOW THAT teen idol, troublemaker deluxe, Justin Bieber has finally been arrested -- speeding in a car while under...
  • Elaine Stritch is too talented, even (especially) if she says so

    "There's no one who's more romantic than a cynic," said the late, great, writer-moviemaker Nora Ephron. When a novel titled "What Nora Knew" uses this quote to open a new so-titled novel, I confess I bridled a little bit. (I guess I was foolishly...
  • Madonna fights pain and raises cane for 'Same Love'

    "IF IT was anything else, I might plead my foot, but I won't miss this. It's too important -- it's about love!" That's what Madonna told members of her inner circle who were suggesting the star's recent injury to her foot was too painful and "too...
  • 'The Wolf of Wall Street' -- 3 hours of hilarious, cautionary, overindulgence

    "IF it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing!" wrote Ayn Rand. When "The Wolf of Wall Street" came out, three hours long, but with the imprimatur of film genius Martin Scorsese and the starry talent of Leonardo DiCaprio on it, I was all eager to see it....