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Liz Smith

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  • Margo Howard's serial monogamy!

    "Don't go back. Go on," advised the great acting teacher Stella Adler. My friend Margo Howard has used this quote as the opening to a half humorous, half serious book titled "Eat, Drink and Remarry: Confessions of a Serial Wife." In this day and age...
  • The great Nona Hendryx -- jamming with Lady Marmalade

    "I WAS very lucky. I made most of the decisions about what I would sing. And I wrote. I wrote songs that I liked -- and still like -- to sing. I don't get bored. Even an old gal like 'Lady Marmalade." I mean, it's become an anthem, sort of like 'I Will...
  • Donna Tartt, 'The Leftovers' and charity in the Hamptons!

    "BEAUTY IS rarely soft or consolatory. Quite the contrary. Genuine beauty is always quite alarming." So says one of the characters in Donna Tartt's first best seller -- "The Secret History." I had determined to read Tartt's other works after "The...
  • Kanye West no fan of wordy novels

    "SOMETIMES people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. ... I am a proud non-reader of books," said tycoon Kanye West. He's the man who tried to wrest Taylor Swift's MTV Video Award out of her winning hands. He also finally...
  • Tilda Swinton to play legendary gossip scribe Hedda Hopper

    "HEDDA, I think it's time you just shut the f--k up!" That was Elizabeth Taylor at the premiere of "The Sandpiper," back in 1965. Hedda was sitting a few seats behind Elizabeth and Richard Burton. Hopper, a rabid "red-baiter" and supporter of Sen. Joe...
  • A Hollywood history lesson ... and welcoming back Lawrence O'Donnell

    "CONTROL YOUR own destiny, or someone else will," said entrepreneur Jack Welch. PEOPLE SEND me the most fascinating things! The other day I received a wonderful photograph of Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe embracing. I love it because it is so dramatic,...
  • 'Game of Thrones' finale re-ignites gender debate

    "WHEN YOU are a strong woman, you will attract trouble. When a man feels threatened, there is always trouble," says super best-selling author Barbara Taylor Bradford. Indeed! I mentioned the other day the epic "Game of Thrones" battle between the warrior...
  • Billy Idol and 'The Powerpuff Girls' return

    "WHAT MAKES a work literature, and who gets to decide?" That is the question posited in Evgenia Peretz's big Vanity Fair take-out (take down?) of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donna Tartt and her remarkably successful, massive and controversial novel...
  • Sheila Weller's book, 'The News Sorority,' highlights women in broadcasting

    "The most successful women in this business are the ones who have no shame, who are pushy -- and at the same time reserve a little 'feminine.' The guys are a lot easier to figure out -- they're what they appear, they're aggressive, they're snakes,...
  • Hollywood's box office queen is Britain's great dame!

    "I LOVE how I look!" That's Willem Dafoe answering Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire query: "What do you dislike most about your appearance?" THERE IS nothing like a dame, and there is nothing like Angelina Jolie, who has now been named an Honorary...
  • Marilyn Monroe remembered

    "Beauty is a witch, against whose charms faith melteth into blood," wrote Shakespeare. SOMETIMES PEOPLE write in "correcting" us with nothing more than their opinion. And then there are people who have a story to tell. Such as Stephen William Stern. He...
  • Barbara Walters retired? Uhhh ... I don't think so!

    "I GAVE them hope!" remarked Barbara Walters, accepting the 21st First Amendment Award and speaking of the old days when she used to rise at 4 a.m. on West 57th Street to go work on "The Today Show." She has told this story before -- of how she...