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  • Will 'Bell, Book and Candle' cast a big-screen spell again?

    "THE BEST part about being over 40 is that we did most of our stupid stuff before the Internet!" offers ace reporter Nancy Collins. THE OTHER day, after we wrote about Kim Novak's upcoming tribute on Turner Classic Movies, film producer Jay Weston...
  • Searched and frisked at every airport -- darn that hip replacement!

    "PREPARE OUR suite at once. We'll be in the bar," said the internationalist Hunter S. Thompson. This is the ad for Ghurka luggage. And it's the only advertising I've liked lately. IN THE NEWS: In regards to "stop-and-frisk," I am inclined to lean toward...
  • Another Disney Girl gone wild -- Miley provides the sleaze at the VMAs

    "WE NEVER really grow up. We only learn how to act in public," said singer Bryan White. OR NOT. I was compelled out of a sense of duty to watch at least part of MTV's Video Music Awards. I would rather have stuck with the new PBS production of Agatha...
  • We get letters and memories are stirred

    "Letters! We get letters, mostly emails and we love hearing from our readers," says yours truly. Eydie Gorme's recent death touched so many of us. Charles Sanchez writes: "I am so grateful that you wrote about Eydie Gorme. She was always a favorite....
  • War looms, and we dance on the precipice with Miley and the Kardashians

    "GOD CREATED war so that Americans would learn geography," said Mark Twain. IT'S DIFFICULT to write about silly popular culture when it seems we are on the verge of yet another war or "conflict" or "preventive" measure -- now in Syria. Well, there is...
  • Ben Affleck gets some bat-love from Michael Keaton

    "PLEASE CONTINUE to move at a glacial pace. You know how much that pleases me," said Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly in "The Devil Wears Prada." On this day after Labor Day, one feels compelled to ponder Miranda -- the monster boss of all bosses --...
  • 'True Blood' gets its final stake through the heart

    "New Summer Destination: Hamptons Police Stations." So read the headline on The New York Times on Sept. 2. Boy, Howdy! When the Times gets something right, they do it up brown. Also, I'd like to ask my readers -- is it just my imagination or is The Times...
  • '50 Shades' of what we've seen before?

    "Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life," wrote English poet William Congreve. ALTHOUGH, the outcry is not nearly as obstreperous as it has been in the matter of Ben Affleck as Batman, fans of the novel "50 Shades of Grey" aren't jumping with...
  • Oscar del la Renta says high fashion and Fashion Week deserve respect

    "Fashion Week began with Rosh Hashanah, so nothing is sacred anymore. Except new shoes!" So says my underground fashion wunderkind pal. Who is numero uno in real fashion influence and knowledge? No, not Vogue's Anna Wintour, who is now also in all but...
  • Critics clamor -- come back to the real world, Johnny Depp, Johnny Depp!

    WORDS I would like never to hear again ... Paula Deen ... Benghazi ... IRS scandal ... Snowden ... royal baby ... Emma Watson's shoes ... Clarence Thomas ... marriage ... Mika Brzezinski ... and so many more!" This was sent to me by a famous movie...
  • Jennifer and Justin -- splitting up, or just messing with the media?

    "True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen." -- La Rochefoucauld. I HAVE no "inside" sources or access to "close friends" of Jennifer Aniston, but I am hoping that the flurry of gossip that has Aniston and her sexy actor...
  • Thank-yous, memories, Meryl Streep -- and a book ahead of its time

    "Dear Liz ... Thank you for your great article on Magna Carta (July 9). You capture the spirit exactly right and tell the story so well. "Here, in the Salisbury Cathedral, England, we are delighted to host Jay-Z's new album alongside our Magna Carta....