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Liz Smith

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  • Jaden Smith -- a big fail for papa Will Smith?

    "DON'T PUT your daughter on the stage, Mrs. Worthington," goes the Noel Coward ditty. Today, Will Smith might be thinking along the same lines -- don't put your son in your movies, Mr. Smith! "After Earth," the post-apocalyptic sci-fi entry starring...
  • The 'One and Only' Tommy Tune makes 'Steps in Time' in NYC

    "EVERYTHING old is new again!" is definitely the cliche of the moment, left over from the era of Peter Allen's appealing songs in the late '80s and early '90s. (And speaking of Peter, it was fun to see photos of Hugh Jackman recently -- as he is now in...
  • Esther Williams -- wet a star, dry and dishy!

    "WET, SHE'S a star. Dry, she ain't!" said Fanny Brice about MGM's swimming box-office queen Esther Williams, who died last Friday at age 91. Williams, who graduated from swimming champion to movie queen, was incredibly popular during the late '40s and...
  • A chatty letter from Texas

    "In 2008, citizens of Stephenville gained national media attention when dozens of residents reported UFO's the size of a football field, similar to the historic Arizona mass sighting of March 1997." Says Wikipedia. I received a letter from the one and...
  • Brad Pitt's zombie epic 'World War Z' a zero?

    "SOMETHING COMING back from the dead was always bad news. Movies taught me that. For every one Jesus you get a million zombies," says writer David Wong. THE world did not end on Dec. 22, 2012, as some insisted it would, because of the ancient Mayan...
  • 'Love, Marilyn' -- HBO presents an unusual look at the star

    "SO, HOW did you get all these big stars to participate in this documentary?" I asked Liz Garbus, the director of "Love, Marilyn," which appears on HBO June 17. Garbus replied, "One word -- Marilyn! Every person I approached wanted in, as soon as they...
  • 'Kinky Boots' wins big on Tony Night

    "IT IS a hopeless endeavor to attract people to the theater unless they can first be brought to believe they'll never get in." -- Charles Dickens EVEN IF you didn't see or didn't like "Kinky Boots" the fabulous show that won best musical at the Tony...
  • Channing Tatum -- from big to huge? The box office will tell all

    "CHANNING TATUM is about to make the transition from big star to huge star. If he does, he'll become that rarest of all things: an old-fashioned movie star in the age of reality TV." So writes Rich Cohen in the new issue of Vanity Fair, which has Mr....
  • Will it be the 'Late Show' with Neil Patrick Harris?!

    WE WON'T bother to start with a quote today but with some choice gossip that doesn't need any help. I ask -- isn't CBS grooming the appealing Neil Patrick Harris to take over when David Letterman leaves his post? You know Neil. He has starred for six...
  • 'The Devil Wears Prada' -- again!

    "OH don't be ridiculous, Andrea. Everybody wants this. Everybody wants to be us," says Meryl Streep, portraying Anna Wintour, to Anne Hathaway toward the end of "The Devil Wears Prada," when Anne's character quits her job. This is where Anne becomes...
  • Uma Thurman as Anita Bryant? Yes!

    "We seem to be in an apocalyptic moment," said Michael Grunwald. Mr. Grunwald of Time.com went on then to write one of the most heartening and interesting takes on the moment. He proceeded to say: "The summer's crop of popular movies -- such as 'World...
  • Mack and Kaufman score again with 'Freud's Mistress'

    "If you liked 'Loving Frank' and 'The Paris Wife,' you'll love 'Freud's Mistress,' says Katie Couric. Well, I took Katie's advice without even knowing I was taking it. Several years ago, before the Internet happened, I read a book by two writers who...