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Liz Smith

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  • More memories of Joan Rivers...Broadway and charitable doings around town... 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' -- Thoroughly BAD movie!

    "Most of the media industry's problems can be boiled down to simple math -- or is it physics? Whichever it is, it's not good. "On one axis, we can plot the dynamic force of advertising rates, cratering toward ground level. On the other, we see the...
  • LIZ SMITH, For release 09/11/14

    Will 'Exodus' lead people to the box office?... Barbra Streisand gets serious about Sirius... 119 David Bowie Songs!... Will Reese Witherspoon give us 'Fever?' "YOU ARE not a god. You are not even a man!" So said heavy-breathing Anne Baxter to heavily...
  • 'It's Only a Play'

    "NEW York, without the theater, is Newark!" utters the Matthew Broderick playwright-character in the about-to-open hit comedy, "It's Only a Play." This Terrence McNally work of inside theatre genius is already over the moon at the Longacre and it doesn't...
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    "Oh, Grow up!" That's what Joan Rivers used to bark at her audiences when they gasped at something she said. It was shorthand for "I'm just saying what you don't have the guts to!" It's hard to believe this driving force in unfettered comedy has been...
  • Cher: 'Dressed to Kill' and eternal

    "I'M SO the phoenix!" That's what the one and only and eternal Cher tells AARP magazine this month. The star, who will return to New York with her "Dressed to Kill" concert later this month, tells writer Alanna Nash: "I'm not a confident person, and I'm...
  • Celeb phone-hacking case: Hollywood's bare-naked ladies, but where are the men?!

    "ART CAN never exist without naked beauty being displayed," said William Blake. IN commenting on all that occurred over the long Labor Day holiday, I forgot to mention the nude photo hacking scandal. What to say, except don't put your privates in the...
  • Joan Rivers, Beyonce and Jay Z -- celeb news keeps up over long Labor Day weekend

    "EVERYTHING IN excess is openly opposed to nature," said that wise Greek Hippocrates. Apparently he practiced what he preached, living to 83, 85 or 100. That was back when getting to 40 was an achievement. SPEAKING of excess, how silly to go away for...
  • Miley Cyrus and the VMA-Jesse Helt Affair -- what's next?

    "NO GOOD deed goes unpunished," said Clare Booth Luce. Mrs. Luce also said, "The difference between an optimist and a pessimist is that the pessimist is usually better informed!" BOTH OF the above could certainly pertain to the not-entirely-surprising...
  • Diana recalled, missed and still adored, 17 years later

    "I'D LIKE to be a queen of people's hearts, in people's hearts, but I don't see myself being queen of this country," said Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1995, during her infamous BBC interview with Martin Bashir. This was a brilliantly choreographed PR...
  • Katie Holmes' career is up and down -- but don't blame Tom!

    "NOBODY GETS justice. People only get good luck or bad luck." -- Orson Welles Katie Holmes is an excellent actress and a mighty attractive woman. However, since her divorce from Tom Cruise, her career, unlike that of her predecessor, Nicole Kidman, hasn'...
  • Emmy Night considered -- Sofia Vergara got the joke!

    "F--- 'EM if they can't take a joke!" I often fall back on this classic Bette Midler retort, when faced with something totally ludicrous. FOR EXAMPLE, the cries of "inappropriate" and "objectifying" and "insulting" as to "Modern Family's" sex bomb Sofia...
  • 'The Leftovers' isn't meatloaf anymore, it's filet mignon

    "HAVE PATIENCE. All things are difficult before they become easy." -- Saadi, Persian poet THOSE are words to live by if you committed yourself to HBO's "The Leftovers." This show, about how the unexplained disappearance of millions of people, affects...