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  • Liza Minnelli silenced, but for a good reason

    "Journalists ... know perfectly well that it is almost impossible to consider their activities for any period of time without laughing out loud." -- Alexander Cockburn LIZA MINNELLI is the latest big star to step forward and support the NOH8 Campaign....
  • Audiences adore Bette Midler on Broadway!

    "S---W 'EM if they can't take a joke," goes the famous Bette Midler line. I've always considered this the perfect retort to -- just about anything! ON THE day the Drama Desk announced a nomination for Bette Midler's one-person show about the Hollywood...
  • 'Cleopatra' barges into Cannes

    "I WILL have to ask you to mind what you say. I am Isis. I am worshipped by millions who believe it." So snapped Elizabeth Taylor to Rex Harrison in "Cleopatra," a movie that pretended to chronicle the life of Egypt's ancient queen, but was really "All...
  • Following 'The Girls in the Band'

    "SOME WOMEN choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you it doesn't love you anymore!" A great quote from Lady Gaga, although she is too...
  • Mick's size victory! ... Art and literature attract celebs ... No Baldwin in 'Normal Heart' ... Angela down under

    "A PREREQUISITE, you might say!" So opined Mick Jagger on how he agreed to go on tour with The Rolling Stones again, provided Keith Richards would apologize for claiming in his memoir that Jagger had a tiny p---s! I went downtown near Katz's Deli to a...
  • '20 Feet From Stardom' -- a history of the voices behind the voices

    "GIRL, WHAT the h--l is the matter with you. How come you're having a heart attack? Explain this to me!" That was the great Darlene Love, doing her best Bette Midler imitation (and it's very good!), telling what Bette phoned and said to her, a week after...
  • There is evil in the world ... and good!

    "I'm not a good guy. I mean, I don't hurt anybody. But I don't help, either." This quote is by Louis C.K. and fronts a new Scribner/Simon and Schuster book titled "I Wear the Black Hat" by Chuck Klosterman. The sub-title to this slightly mysterious...
  • Once they were all schleppers, now they're Miss Mazeppas -- stripping in the movies

    "YOUR GOAL was to be an actress, not a cheap stripper." "My sister is the actress, mother. And I'm not a 'cheap stripper.' I'm the highest paid in the business." "You won't be ready for vaudeville when it comes back." "Huh! No, I'll be dead!" So it...
  • Bryan Cranston -- he says all you need is ... luck

    "IT DOESN'T matter if you're good. If you're just good you won't succeed. If you have patience and persistence and talent and that's it, you will not have a successful career as an actor. The elusive thing you need is luck." That's Bryan Cranston in...
  • Rosie's Theater Kids -- mighty impressive! A big-screen reunion for Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay?

    "The women are not shrinking violets," said Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last week of her two fellow justices. Twenty years on the bench and Justice Ginsburg, age 80, is still doing push-ups and working into the wee hours, according to USA...
  • Is Lindsay Lohan running (on track) toward a healthier lifestyle? ... 50 years gone -- Is Marilyn still 'the biggest star'?

    "LINDSAY IS a sweet and vulnerable young woman. I really could tell that she has goodness in her spirit and just needs guidance in certain areas ... I am always trying to encourage people to take better care of themselves." That's Olympic running hopeful...
  • What is everybody reading, seeing, writing, and recalling?

    "WHAT'S the best book you've read so far this year?" asked The New York Times of James McBride. (He is the author of 'The Color of Water' and "The Good Lord Bird.") His answer had more people talking than I've heard in lit circles in ages. His answer...