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Liz Smith

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  • Zoe Saldana as Eartha Kitt?

    "SHE IS the most exciting woman in the world!" That's what director/actor Orson Welles once declared about the sizzling actress/chanteuse/activist Eartha Kitt. (Kitt was portraying Helen of Troy in Welles' production of "Dr. Faustus.") Kitt, who rose to...
  • Vanity Fair's rules for the red carpet (yeah, like we're all going to the Oscars!)

    "After 10 p.m. there were more stars than can be seen in the heavens, to quote the MGM lion!" It seems I wrote this sentence, with this emphasis, about the famous Vanity Fair magazine annual Oscar party at Morton's back in the year 1995. Or at least this...
  • 'Pompeii' -- the volcano or Kit Harington's abs, you decide what's better in 3-D

    "AND SWEET Lucretia, so young and gay/What scandalous doings in the ruins of Pompeii?" Cole Porter's famous lyric in "Where is the Life That Late I Led," from his greatest Broadway show, "Kiss Me, Kate." (And sung to perfection by Alfred Drake!) WHAT DO...
  • Oscar 2014. Hooray for Hollywood. Hooray for Ellen (for sure!)

    "ELOQUENCE is a painting of the thoughts," said Blaise Pascal. WELL, many of Sunday night's Oscar winners dipped brushes into their palette and came up with some of the most exquisitely touching and meaningful speeches of any Oscar telecast. I don't...
  • Madonna's Oscar Night bash draws Hollywood A-listers

    "HEAR NO evil, speak no evil -- and you'll never be invited to a party!" said Oscar Wilde. SO, YESTERDAY we read all about the "fabulous" Oscar after-parties, and some did sound pretty good. Vanity Fair's fete is still, apparently, the place to go. But...
  • New book by Michael Gross is 'Outrageous'

    "Our hopes, like towering falcons, aim at objects in an airy height. The little pleasure of the game is from afar to view the flight." -- Matthew Prior. Michael Gross is a delightful guy who has made the privacy-mad 1 percent of New York crazy because he...
  • Kathleen Turner embraces 60. Get over it, 'Body Heat' fans!

    "I DON'T look like I did 30 years ago -- get over it!" That's actress Kathleen Turner, soon to be 60. Miss Turner says she's confident and happy with herself, but feels the strain when confronted by fans who remember her svelte sizzle in 1981's "Body...
  • Ralph Fiennes materializes in 'The Invisible Woman'

    "LOOK, to be honest, he really was very F--ked up!" That was Ralph Fiennes getting down to the nitty gritty of Charles Dickens, whom he portrays in his new film, "The Invisible Woman," which he also directed. The movie tells of Dickens' long...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks' saves our Christmas spirit!

    "Too caustic? To h--l with the cost, we'll make the picture anyway!" said the irrepressible Samuel Goldwyn. I am grateful to Ted Bowden for this quote, which I had never seen or heard before. And that is saying something, when we have had Mr. Goldwyn's...
  • The big, big book on the big, big legend, Miss Barbara Stanwyck

    "ALL terrorism is theater!" said departing -- to my sorrow -- New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. I wrote down this quote in the back of my daily calendar book so long ago that I had forgotten it. Then, last week I heard all sorts of people...
  • 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...
  • 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...