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  • Emmy nods in, HBO and 'Game of Thrones' rule!

    "IN PHOTOGRAPHY there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality," -- Alfred Stieglitz OUR GOOD Scots Presbyterian pal, who just happens to be the genius photographer Harry Benson, has had his darling wife, Gigi, send us some photos...
  • Tuesday's tossed salad: Anthony Bourdain, Paul Theroux, Cameron Diaz and Madonna

    "RICE IS an explanation for everything!" That's adventurer/chef Anthony Bourdain talking to Smithsonian magazine for July. Bourdain tells writer Ron Rosenbaum that "Any rice culture is beautiful. It's super-intricate. Just the irrigation systems, the...
  • Anne Somerset's biography of Queen Anne, ripe for Hollywood?

    "I ONLY read Liz Smith if her column is visible when I change the paper in the birdcage." "Doesn't that scare the bird?" So went an online exchange in response to an article in the Huffington Post about how "everybody" got it wrong regarding Melissa...
  • Elaine Stritch -- A great life force passes on (but she's raising the roof someplace else, right now!)

    "SHE WAS very much Elaine, right until she died this morning." This is Elaine Stritch's nephew, Chris Bolton, calling me from Birmingham, Michigan Thursday morning. "She never really got over the operation she had when she moved back here recently."...
  • Hollywood sequels: Everything old is new again

    "HAS there ever been a summer of 23 sequels before?" asks The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy. (We here, writing for the older masses, are ever-grateful to the lush-looking Reporter for keeping us so ably up to date.) Reporter McCarthy goes on: "The...
  • Meryl Streep as Maria Callas -- a masterpiece is coming!

    "I'd like to rip her throat out!" This is what the great Meryl Streep supposedly said -- all in good actorish fun -- when Madonna's tireless campaign to play the lead in the movie "Evita" came to pass in 1997. But that might be the only role Miss Streep...
  • Diana Ross -- still Supreme, after all these years!

    "I NEED love, love to ease my mind/And need to find time, someone to call mine/But Mama said, you can't hurry love, no you just have to wait!" DIANA ROSS (and the Supremes) belted that one out about four decades ago. And today, the great star, Miss...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...