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Liz Smith

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  • Larry Kramer's 'The Normal Heart' bleeds for all of us

    "SPEAK WHEN you're angry and you'll give the best speech you'll ever regret," said Ambrose Bierce. THE GREAT activist/playwright Larry Kramer would beg to disagree. Kramer's most powerful speeches and his seminal stage work -- "The Normal Heart" --...
  • Mitzi Gaynor had it all, and TCM remembers

    "WHY DON'T you wash that platinum outta your hair?" That was Kirk Douglas snarling at the underrated, always spectacular Jan Sterling in Billy Wilder's way-ahead-of-its-time movie "Ace in the Hole." This tells the grim saga of a man trapped in a cave...
  • Alec Baldwin, Lindsay Lohan -- and the ones who love them

    "HE WHO is fixed to a star, does not change his mind," said Leonardo da Vinci. THERE once were two movie stars. There also were two gossip entertainment columnists! One of them, me -- Liz -- fell in love with an actor and star. The other one, Denis...
  • Beyonce, Jay-Z and Solange -- They are family. And they are victims, too!

    "IF YOU cannot get rid of a family skeleton, you may as well make it dance," said George Bernard Shaw. OR HAVE it attack you in an elevator. Now that Beyonce, Jay-Z and Bey's sister Solange have addressed -- with love and caring -- that little...
  • '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...
  • Marlon Brando's Tahitian hideaway explored

    "PRIVACY is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite," said Marlon Brando. Brando's quest for privacy is one that he never quite achieved (few of the very famous do). But Brando did his best, and the star's most...
  • George Clooney may marry, but won't ever settle down

    "Tidiness is learning that something is as good as it's going to get," said Anne Lamott. Well, there is no worry that tidiness is going to take over this particular office, so don't worry. We'll just keep on fooling around, writing opinions and...
  • Dolly Parton's advice to Miley Cyrus

    "I SEE myself as an old ocean, making new waves." That's Dolly Parton in the current issue of Rolling Stone, talking to Rob Tannenbaum about her "500th album." (Neither Dolly nor the author knew exactly how many albums the star has recorded, so they...
  • Gloria Steinem shines, but Matrix Awards drag on, and on...

    "Women! What do they want?" Well, they want everything now and well they should. I went to the Matrix Awards in the packed-to-the-rafters Waldorf Astoria Ballroom on Monday. I always go to this event, mainly because I was given the award back in the...
  • Is redemption possible on 'Game of Thrones'?

    "ONE OF the things I wanted to explore (with my characters) is the whole issue of redemption. When can we be redeemed? Is redemption even possible? I don't have an answer. But when do we forgive people? ... How many good acts make up for a bad act? ......
  • 'What Jackie Taught Us' -- understanding Jackie Kennedy Onassis

    "Chocolate comes from cocoa, which comes out of a tree. Therefore, chocolate counts as salad," as the new saying goes. And for an old saying, we'll use Richard Wilbur's mysterious one. He was Poet Laureate in 1987. He wrote: "We milk the cow of the world,...