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  • Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz sizzle on Broadway in 'Betrayal'

    "THERE'S NOTHING like the love of a good man!" said Julia Roberts over her shoulder to me after I'd commented on how young and beautiful the actress looks these days. This -- after she'd come all the way across the Ethel Barrymore Theatre to give me a...
  • BBC's 'Burton & Taylor' reveals miseries of 'Private Lives'

    "MISS TAYLOR swept into Tavern-on-the-Green on the arm of her latest escort, Victor Luna. She wore a low-cut, white beaded gown, massive jewels at her neck, a tiara, and was wrapped in what seemed to be thousands of white feathers. It was not an outfit in...
  • Comic legend Carol Burnett receives Mark Twain Prize

    "ARREST MY Lord of Essex, take him to the Tower!" "Arrest? Is this is a joke?" "I never joke when I play for kingdoms, my Lord of Essex." "And to think I trusted you." "And I trusted you. And from you I learned that no one can be trusted; a lover...
  • 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?' -- The book, the play, the camp

    "OH, Blanche. You know we got rats in the cellar?" That was one-time child star Baby Jane Hudson, played by Bette Davis, tormenting her wheelchair-bound sister, the well-groomed movie queen, Blanche, played by Joan Crawford, whose career was cut short by...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' chooses its new leading man

    "I TRY and keep my connection with the G-O-D or with a power that's bigger than me. It's important -- otherwise you don't have accountability. If you think, 'Hey, at the end of it all I am just going to be dust' or 'I have no soul,' why not be a menace to...
  • Whoopi Goldberg presents Moms Mabley

    "A woman is a woman till the day she dies. But a man's a man only as long as he can," said Moms Mabley. FINALLY, because good documentaries take a long time to put together and produce, we will get to see Whoopi Goldberg's historical presentation of...
  • 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....