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Liz Smith

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  • The problems with 'Grace' and the delicious truth about the jet set era

    "The passenger jet was, and still is, one of the wonders of the world, a world whose other wonders the jet makes accessible." So writes William Stadiem. If the upcoming movie "Grace of Monaco" keeps getting super-bad publicity, it may well create an...
  • How to be 10 percent happier: Read Dan Harris' new book

    "IF YOU want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." Says the Dalai Lama. Dan Harris is in that small respected world where news correspondents and TV pundits ply their wares and give informed opinions...
  • 'The Americans' - spy vs. spy!

    "THE RIGHT thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct," said Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States. A TV show that interested me last year was "The Americans," on the FX Channel. As you may know, this...
  • Uma Thurman steals 'nymphomaniac' -- fully clothed, too!

    "THE TRUTH is, sex doesn't mean that much to me anymore." That was Lana Turner in the final restful decades of her life. And the truth was, Lana, despite her many lovers, never cared much for sex -- at least that is what she wrote in her autobiography....
  • Thursday mash-up: Burton, Taylor, Loren, Day ... and the scandalous June Allyson?

    "I DON'T think much about myself as a beauty. Bosom too big, arms too big, short legs, nose a bit crooked, double chin, big hands, big feet. My best features are my gray hairs. I've named them all Burton." So wrote Elizabeth Taylor in her careful,...
  • Woody aims for a hit with 'Bullets Over Broadway'

    "Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as meaningless experiences go, it's pretty da---d good," wrote somebody named Woody. Two of our most talented and controversial entertainment "stars" had a Broadway opening last week at the St. James...
  • Larry Kramer's 'Normal Heart' beats, finally, on HBO

    "WHY DID it take so long? Why did it take so long to make the play into a film?" That is the question Larry Kramer asked several months ago, as work progressed on Ryan Murphy's HBO adaptation of Kramer's devastating 1985 play "The Normal Heart." Kramer'...
  • Remembering director Patrice Chereau's 'Queen Margot'

    "I'M 24! I think it's a little early for all that." That's Daniel Radcliffe, sensibly answering Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire query about his "greatest regret." R.J. Wagner and Jill St. John are returning here to New York on the wings of a huge...
  • CNN goes overboard with Flight 370 coverage

    "Generalissimo Francisco Franco of Spain is still dead!" For months on end, "Saturday Night Live" got big, big laughs and results from this on-going "news" announcement, made repeatedly in 1975 during 'SNL's' first season. AND now I suggest that CNN can...
  • Marion Cotillard tackles Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth

    "Money has nothing to do with style at all, but naturally it helps every situation," said the late doyenne of Vogue, Diana Vreeland. Well, Conde Nast, the magazine giant, must now be licking itself like the sleek cat that had cream thrown on it. The...
  • Chris Evans vaults 'Captain America' to no. 1 box office spot

    "LOOK, I'm 95. I'm not dead!" That's what Chris Evans, aka Captain America, quips at one point during the fabulous "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." And I'm not the only one who thinks this movie is the greatest. It's been number one at the box...
  • Taraborrelli unveils 'The Hiltons' -- and Zsa Zsa too!

    "THE COVETOUS man is always in want," said the ancient Roman poet, Horace. A GREAT big book plopped down on my desk last week. It's titled "The Hiltons: The True Story of an American Dynasty." The author is J. Randy Taraborrelli. Randy has written up...