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Liz Smith

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  • 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....
  • Is George Clooney 'lawyered up' for a new romance?

    "THERE IS no remedy for love but to love more." -- Henry David Thoreau IT'S NEVER too soon to link matinee idol and Oscar-winning actor George Clooney with a new lady. (His romance with Stacey Keibler has bitten the dust.) Out in L.A. sources insist the...
  • Robert Downey Jr. at the pinnacle

    "WHAT KILLS A skunk is the publicity it gives itself," said Abraham Lincoln. Well, no one has done more to praise the usually excellent reporting of Rolling Stone magazine than yours truly. But I have to bow out over their latest. The sheer excess and...
  • Lindsay Lohan to get the Oprah treatment

    "THE MIND is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled." -- Plutarch, on the subject of mentoring the young Well, the mind of Lindsay Lohan has, in recent years, seemed an all but empty vessel and/or a patch of land that is so unhappily damp it...
  • The often ribald, surprisingly melancholy 'Secret Conversations' of Ava Gardner

    "I HAVE TO tell you, honey, I'm at the lowest ebb of my life right now, and it's worse every day. It's been nearly a couple of years since I had those strokes. I'm a whole lot nearer to dying than to living. I feel that. There's almost no corn left in...
  • Royal baby mania -- is it the real turtle soup or just the mock?

    "THE TWO most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why," said Mark Twain. IF YOU listen to news reports, the entire world -- Britain and the United States in particular -- was insane waiting for the birth of the...