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Liz Smith

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  • Out and about in Manhattan

    "There is nothing like a good negative review to sell a book," wrote Hugh Barbour. The funniest thing in politics, where nothing is funny anymore, was the MSNBC coverage of Tea Party Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky making a speech that, according to Rachel...
  • 'Last Vegas': It ain't Noel Coward, but it's a LOT of fun!

    "Sales of President Obama masks at Party City in Augusta, Me., are down ... way down. The public has spoken; no one fantasizes about being a politician anymore. The most popular costume at that Party City? The minions from 'Despicable Me.' ... The...
  • Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono learn to forgive

    "TIME, THE great healer," says Paul McCartney to Rolling Stone about his current relationship with the much-maligned Yoko Ono. Paul continued: "I thought, if John loved her, there's got to be something ... it's like what are you going to do? Are you...
  • 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...