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  • 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...
  • 'A Time to Kill' -- a time to triumph on Broadway?

    "BROADWAY HAS been good to me. But then, I've been very good to Broadway," said Ethel Merman, who never went in for false modesty. And why should she? Here comes producer Judith Ann Abrams (she is just one of the Tony and Olivier winners for "Kinky...
  • Ron Howard provides the big 'Rush' at the movies as summer ends

    "EXCUSE ME, please. But could you keep it down?" "Oh, sure." Ten minutes later: "I'm so sorry, but honestly, your chatter is distracting me." "Gee, I didn't realize." This civilized exchange was conducted during the opening 20 minutes of the new Ron...
  • Cher: She is 'Closer to the Truth' than ever!

    "I don't have a thing to wear. Don't drive up. I must see you see you! Love, Cher." This was the handwritten, personal invite from her to the celebratory party at TAO cafe on West 16th Street last week. It made me laugh because the last two lines are...
  • 'Breaking Bad' ends -- perfectly

    "GUESS I got what I deserve," go the words from the 'Baby Blue' song by Badfinger. So I had a "Breaking Bad" weekend, with this song punctuating AMC's ending after five seasons. I have been terribly possessive about "Breaking Bad," writing about it...
  • China has their Great Wall ... now they want our movie stars!

    "CHINA and India will, separately and together, unleash an explosion of demand," said Indian financier Mukesh Ambani. WELL, China's explosion of demand is heavy on Hollywood these days. U.S.-based stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, John Travolta, Nicole...
  • 'Parkland' -- Just the facts on JFK's assassination

    "If he had lived, there would be no Kennedy myth, no Camelot!" said Pat Buchanan. I, YOUR Liz, have lived through a plethora of U.S. history that a lot of people didn't get to experience; I having been here on this Earth since 1923. But nothing...
  • 'Homeland's' back -- and Claire Danes' character is as bipolar as ever!

    "I HAVE cultivated my hysteria with pleasure and terror." -- Charles Baudelaire, poet WELL, with "Breaking Bad" and "Dexter" gone (although -- "Dexter's" wildly criticized lumberjack ending left a door open) and "Ray Donovan" done for the year, we have...
  • Lunching with Blue Jasmine -- Cate Blanchett to you all -- and Bobby Cannavale and Philip Seymour Hoffman

    "Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business." -- Paul Valery. But we are not talking politics today. Indeed, I find very few people talking politics, Washington or disaster because they are so very...
  • This 'n' that -- Alec Baldwin ... 'Breaking Bad' ... Chita Rivera and 'Gravity'

    "IT WAS impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much." -- Yogi Berra IDLE/IDOL THOUGHTS! Don't let yourself miss the premiere bow of my pal Alec Baldwin as a host of his own show on MSNBC tomorrow tonight! The promo ads where...