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Liz Smith

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  • Madonna -- the queen rules at 'MDNA' premiere

    "IN MY book, if you don't leave a pound of flesh on the stage floor, you haven't done your job properly!" That was Madonna at the chaotic premiere of the film version of her record-breaking "MDNA" tour last year. After the film, Madonna took questions...
  • Sean Hannity talks to Playboy

    "I DON'T want to know anything about anybody's sex life when I'm voting for them. I want to know they can balance the budget and that they're going to stay out of my life and ensure more freedom. Do they understand good versus evil. ... I don't give a...
  • In praise of older women -- Hollywood gets on board with maturity

    "I AM NOT twenty-ish. I am not thirty-ish. Three months ago I was 40 years old. Forty. 4-0. That slipped out. I hadn't quite made up my mind to admit it. Now I suddenly feel as if I've taken all my clothes off." So said Bette Davis in 1950's "All About...
  • Channing Tatum saves the White House

    "Did you ever think of marrying a comedian?" asked Johnny Carson of Elizabeth Taylor back in 1992. "They were most of them comedians!" said La Liz without a moment of hesitation. I THOUGHT of this again when I found that the delectable Shelley Wanger of...
  • Remembering the great Sylvia Sidney

    "BROADWAY IS the main artery of New York life -- the hardened artery." So said the man who reveled in Manhattan's peccadilloes in the '30s, '40s and '50s; the fearsome columnist Walter Winchell. BROADWAY IS now jumping because the successful Tony Awards...
  • Broadway lights up -- and I do mean Judith Light!

    "My screen career helped me to appreciate the joy of being on the stage," said actress Sylvia Sidney. This great actress died in 1999, exactly on this date, having been born in 1910. So, I am thinking about her today. When I was growing up in...
  • Notes from Dominick Dunne

    "Like other observers of the scene, I've been absolutely fascinated by how public the rich have gone during the last seven years. With their full cooperation, we know almost everything there is to know about them: their net worth, their incomes, how...
  • 'The View' re-invented. (Whatever they do, bring back joy Behar!)

    "The View' is still a daytime ratings-getter, last year averaging 3.3 million viewers a day. "But still that was down from previous years -- according to focus groups -- that was the fault of Joy (Behar) and Elisabeth (Hasselbeck) who were too...
  • A Mother's Day remembrance

    "DO not join encounter groups. If you enjoy being made to feel inadequate, call your mother!" I found this in a quote file attributed to one Liz Smith. I can't believe I wrote that. Perhaps whoever did, will communicate and take credit. I adored my...
  • Liza Minnelli silenced, but for a good reason

    "Journalists ... know perfectly well that it is almost impossible to consider their activities for any period of time without laughing out loud." -- Alexander Cockburn LIZA MINNELLI is the latest big star to step forward and support the NOH8 Campaign....
  • Audiences adore Bette Midler on Broadway!

    "S---W 'EM if they can't take a joke," goes the famous Bette Midler line. I've always considered this the perfect retort to -- just about anything! ON THE day the Drama Desk announced a nomination for Bette Midler's one-person show about the Hollywood...
  • 'Cleopatra' barges into Cannes

    "I WILL have to ask you to mind what you say. I am Isis. I am worshipped by millions who believe it." So snapped Elizabeth Taylor to Rex Harrison in "Cleopatra," a movie that pretended to chronicle the life of Egypt's ancient queen, but was really "All...