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Liz Smith

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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Clint Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys' drives New Yorkers wild

    "IT'S LIKE a big Italian wedding here tonight!" That's what actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio exclaimed at the premiere of Clint Eastwood's screen version of Broadway's "Jersey Boys." Indeed, inside the Paris Theater there was a more than the...
  • 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...
  • Bette Midler honors Ann Richards, works nonstop for NYC

    "IT'S NOT hard to understand why so many (TV) series are based in the nation's capital. Political terrain is familiar: Washington, like show business, is everybody's business ... most of all everybody hates politicians, so much so that contempt for...
  • 'Godzilla' tramples competition ... Charlize and Sean Penn continue

    "ADVERSITY MAKES men, and prosperity makes monsters," said Victor Hugo. Well, in Hollywood, monsters make prosperity! AS we all know, "Godzilla" decimated the box office over the weekend, and even pulled in a lot of favorable reviews. Movies like this...
  • Peter Dinklage sums up 'Game of Thrones' for neophyte

    "THE ONLY perfect body I have ever seen was Lana Turner's ... she had it for two weeks in 1947," said Gayelord Hauser, nutritionist and self-help author, of the MGM star. I AM getting a big kick out of my readers who remember lines and situations and...
  • Michael Jackson, Madonna and others unmasked in new dishy music book

    "DO I think Michael Jackson was a normal person?" "Absolutely not." "Do I think he was a pedophile?" "No." "Do I think he had issues?" "No question." "Do I think he was an unhappy guy?" "In many respects, yes." "Do I think he would have been...
  • Harvey Fierstein, 'Casa Valentina,' and gender-blurring roles on Broadway

    "Harvey Fierstein and William Shakespeare have a lot to answer for about the actors contending for this year's Tony. In a field of 20, a half dozen are wearing dresses," writes theater reporter Harry Haun in the New York Observer. SPEAKING ABOUT the...