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  • 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...
  • 'All Is Lost' -- but not for Robert Redford who triumphs at sea

    "ALL IS LOST, but then all is not lost if one can have Robert Redford kneeling down at their feet talking about his new movie," said my writer/director friend Linda Yellen, at the recent opening of Redford's new movie "All Is Lost" at Lincoln Center. THE...
  • They sent in the clowns for Liz Taylor -- but she sent them back!

    "I'M SORRY, I couldn't kill the old cow off any faster!" That was Elizabeth Taylor, as Desiree Armfeldt, an actress somewhat past her prime, playing a ramshackle production of "Camille" in the movie version of "A Little Night Music." This much-...
  • Samuel L. Jackson ... Charlie Hunnam ... 'Homeland' ... The Jackson family looks to Michael's kids -- can they get away?

    "BUT THE language and culture are different now. I'll be reading scripts and the screenwriter mistakes 'your' for 'you're' ... somebody on Twitter will go, 'Hey Sam Jackson, he's the grammar police.' I'll take that. Somebody needs to be. I mean we have...
  • Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' -- Blanche DuBois or Mia Farrow?

    "THE BEST revenge is massive success," said Frank Sinatra. THE OTHER day I remarked that Cate Blanchett's modern take on Tennessee Williams' famous character Blanche DuBois, in Woody Allen's new movie "Blue Jasmine," was the female Oscar performance of...
  • Sheila Nevins, Sid Koch and their Connecticut masterpiece

    "If Michelangelo had been a heterosexual, the Sistine Chapel would have been painted basic white and with a roller," says Rita Mae Brown. Ms. Brown is still making perspicacious comments on art, like the above, and still riding to the hounds in the...
  • Could Jenner split be the end of the Kardashians?!

    "BAD TASTE creates many more millionaires than good taste," said Charles Bukowski. NOW THAT Kris Jenner's TV talk show met its inglorious (but well-deserved) end, and the ratings of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" have begun to deflate, does this...
  • Remembering a great -- and underrated -- star, Eleanor Parker

    "LINE UP you tramps!" That was but one of the great lines snarled out by Hope Emerson in the still-sizzling 1950 women's prison picture "Caged." Although it might border on camp, what with the wisecracking rough-and-ready presence of such hard-boiled...