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Liz Smith

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  • Ralph Fiennes materializes in 'The Invisible Woman'

    "LOOK, to be honest, he really was very F--ked up!" That was Ralph Fiennes getting down to the nitty gritty of Charles Dickens, whom he portrays in his new film, "The Invisible Woman," which he also directed. The movie tells of Dickens' long...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks' saves our Christmas spirit!

    "Too caustic? To h--l with the cost, we'll make the picture anyway!" said the irrepressible Samuel Goldwyn. I am grateful to Ted Bowden for this quote, which I had never seen or heard before. And that is saying something, when we have had Mr. Goldwyn's...
  • Kathleen Turner embraces 60. Get over it, 'Body Heat' fans!

    "I DON'T look like I did 30 years ago -- get over it!" That's actress Kathleen Turner, soon to be 60. Miss Turner says she's confident and happy with herself, but feels the strain when confronted by fans who remember her svelte sizzle in 1981's "Body...
  • Musically 'Bored,' Beyonce does it her way

    "IN TIME, all music will be digital, everything will be on iTunes and YouTube. It's the way of the future, of the now." That's what singer Ruben Studdard said to me recently during an interview (Ruben laughed at the old-fashioned tape recorder I used...
  • Vince Gilligan to direct 'Breaking Bad' spinoff

    "I NEVER drink ... wine." That, of course, is Bela Lugosi's famous line from the original "Dracula." The count's polite refusal of normal libation has been repeated down the ages by others who've played the role, but Bela still stands alone in his...
  • Lamar Waldron won't let go of the Kennedy assassination

    "TO THIS day I have serious doubts that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone," Secretary of State John Kerry told Tom Brokaw of NBC News the other day. Of course, this month marks the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, which has revived interest...
  • Off-Broadway's 'The Commons of Pensacola'

    "YOU WILL do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm," said Collette. It is difficult to equate the brilliant actress Jennifer Lawrence and her big movie hit "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" with the silly promotion "The Late Show with David...
  • Miley Cyrus purrs at American Music Awards

    "I want you to know, my dear, that even though we are sitting down, we are giving you a standing ovation," said Zero Mostel in "The Producers." SPEAKING OF standing Os, every time I switched onto The American Music Awards Sunday night, somebody was...
  • Hollywood pays big to see Bette Midler

    "ANYONE WHO lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination," said Oscar Wilde. BETTE MIDLER'S acclaimed stage portrait of agent Sue Mengers is titled "I'll Eat You Last." But some are saying it should be titled, "I'll Eat You -- Fast!"...
  • Holiday meanderings from Gaga, Bieber, Wahlberg and more

    "AT THAT time in my life I was into wash-and-wear men who required no effort to maintain with no harm done. I wanted men who were easy to clean up after, cheap men, simple men to have sex with, to be served and serviced by, so I could forget what I know...
  • Michael Jackson memorabilia on the block at Knaisz

    "IT IS strange to be so known so universally and yet to be so lonely." -- Albert Einstein. ON DECEMBER 7, the London-based auction house, Knaisz, will offer up 50 pieces of memorabilia that once belonged to Michael Jackson. Among the items are the...
  • Miley Cyrus 'Proud' to be influencing young girls

    "LORD, how did we get ourselves into this kind of rat race celebration. What would Jesus do? Certainly, not own a charge card. It has dawned on me that Christmas is coming and I cannot ignore it!" This was the late governor of Texas, Ann Richards,...