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Liz Smith

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  • 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...
  • Sylvia Jukes Morris

    "IT IS better to be a rare jade and broken, than to be common tile, and whole," goes the Chinese proverb. THAT PROVERB appears, by no coincidence, and with significant meaning, in an astonishing book, "Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce" by...
  • Mark Bailey's 'Gin Joints' gossips about the great names of Hollywood

    "TO PLACE in the limelight a great number of people who ordinarily would be chambermaids and chauffeurs, give them unlimited power and wealth, is bound to produce a lively and diverting result." -- Anita Loos, screenwriter This is just one of the many,...
  • Hollywood's William Desmond Taylor murder -- solved at last?

    "THERE'S SOMETHING wrong at Hollywood" "The cause, O let us seek!" "There's something wrong at Hollywood" "No scandal yet this week." THE ABOVE ditty was printed in the Louisville, (Kentucky) Times, on February 22, 1922. It appears afresh on the first...
  • The 'Archaeology' of Sally Kirkland

    "MY ATTITUDE is always one of sensuality and aggressive enthusiasm and a kind of outrageousness of expression. I suppose if I'd wanted to be the girl next door, I could have been. I think America is confused by someone who appears sensual and spiritual at...
  • 'The Hundred-Foot Journey,' a delight every step of the way

    "ALTHOUGH I cannot lay an egg, I am a very good judge of omelettes." -- George Bernard Shaw. I went to see "The Hundred-Foot Journey," starring the divine Helen Mirren, and for the first five minutes of this Lasse Hallstrom-directed film, I thought I was...
  • Ed Klein's 'Blood Feud' pits the Obamas against the Clintons

    "THE PURPOSE of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live." -- Ayn Rand TWO PEOPLE I love a lot, the philanthropists Jeanne and Herb Siegel, tossed a grand party of literary bookish types at the Four Seasons the...