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  • Frank Sinatra -- he did it ... Ava's way!

    "I don't make people comfortable. But that's what couches are for!" said writer Donna Lynn Hope. Here is one extra tidbit gleaned from the brand new book about the late MGM star Ava Gardner. Writer Peter Evans talked in London with the movie star who has...
  • Bogart's final great performance marred by sentiment? ... Kim Novak tells all to Robert Osborne

    "It's easy to be warmly nostalgic about Humphrey Bogart's last film, 'The Harder They Fall.' But to do so is to run the risk of marginalizing one of Bogie's finest performances. "The film was released in April 1956, just nine months before Bogart...
  • Rolling Stone magazine -- never, ever mossy

    "PROSECUTORS ALL over the nation are facing the same social and legal quandary: How do you protect young women from not just sexual assault but the magnification of those assaults via the Internet? How much punishment can they mete out to boys, who in...
  • What does the future hold for our favorite meth cooks -- Walt and Jesse?

    "I DON'T do drugs. I am drugs," said the master of surreal art, Salvador Dali. IT WAS fun seeing the entire cast of "Breaking Bad" on "Conan" the other night (actress Anna Gunn came out clutching her well-deserved Emmy.) And it is fascinating to...
  • Bette Midler brings her big Broadway meal to a Hollywood stage

    "Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress, but I repeat myself!" -- Mark Twain. I swore off writing about politics after the last presidential election because so many sore losers were threatening my editors and publishers....
  • Liza Minnelli and Lorna Luft -- together again for the first time in 20 years!

    "SISTERS, SISTERS/There were never such devoted sisters, " So went the Irving Berlin song, delivered in the movie "White Christmas" by Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen (And later reprised in the same film -- by Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby!) SPEAKING of...
  • Kim Kardashian's noble heart ... Miley Cyrus not in Vogue

    "I COULDN'T sacrifice my heart for a publicity stunt," said Kim Kardashian. (Some who loathe the Kardashians might paraphrase Bette Davis in "All About Eve" -- "Nice speech, Kim. You can always put that publicity stunt where your heart ought to be.")...
  • Demi Moore and Tom Cruise -- tick tock, time for a change, maybe?

    "Amy Van Doran is New York's 'Matchmaker to Extraordinary People.' Her dream match for Demi Moore is Tom Cruise ... they're both 51 and should try dating age-appropriate," writes Amy. So reports Jane Ridley in the New York Post and I found this the...
  • 'Brokeback Mountain' -- If you thought the movie was sad, wait until you see the opera!

    "I WISH I knew how to quit you." That is the famous line from Ang Lee's 2005 movie, "Brokeback Mountain." This was a movie I was not especially fond of. In fact, I disliked it. And I suffered the slings and arrows of press reps and members of the gay...
  • Delia Ephron captures her sister Nora, and the rest of her family, in an amazingly candid new book

    "At Nora's memorial service, Martin Short quoted Nora: 'Hazelnuts are what's wrong with Europe.' It got a big laugh. It was my line. "Tom Hanks quoted this dialogue about falling in love from 'Sleepless in Seattle' -- 'It was like coming home, but not to...
  • How much Hollywood pays its stars -- and who's worth it?

    "IT'S ONE of the curious paradoxes of contemporary Hollywood: The more it searches for the next big talent, the more it relies on the tried-and-true to generate box office." So writes Stephen Galloway and Tatiana Siegel in The Hollywood Reporter....
  • The not-so-wacky private world of Phyllis Diller, up for auction in L.A.

    "HOUSEWWORK can't kill you. But why take a chance?" That was one of the hundreds -- no, thousands -- of jokes told by the late great Phyllis Diller. She was the comedienne with the wild hair, wilder clothes and a no-account husband she referred to as...