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  • 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...
  • Barbara Walters shines at Maria Droste event

    "The most important thing is generosity. That is the decision to use your mind and reason as well as you can in each situation," said Descartes. If you read my friend David Patrick Columbia in his New York Social Diary yesterday when he covered the Maria...
  • Lindsay Lohan's comeback? One hit is all it would take

    "PERSONAL BEAUTY is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference," said Aristotle. LAST YEAR People magazine chose Gwyneth Paltrow as its Most Beautiful Person. The reaction was swift and unkind. Too unkind. Although I did wonder over the choice...
  • 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...
  • HBO welcomes the dragons at 'Game of Thrones' premiere

    "YOU WAITED too long!" That line, delivered with withering dismissal by Lena Headey (aka Cersei Lannister) in the first episode of the fourth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones," received a wildly hearty burst of applause from the audience gathered at NYC's...
  • The perfect movie musical 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'

    "DO YOU want to have a loveless marriage?" "Me? Loveless?!" "Yes, because if a girl's worrying all the time about the money she doesn't have, how can she ever settle down and fall in love?" "Has it ever occurred to you that some people just don't...
  • Broadway babies -- Vanessa Williams ... k.d. lang ... Angela Lansbury ... Michelle Williams ... Barbara Cook ... Baby Jane Dexter

    "LIFE UPON the wicked stage ain't ever what a girl supposes. Stage door Johnny's outraging over you with gems and roses/When you let a fella take your hand, which means an extra beer or sandwich. ... Wild old men who give you jewels and sables only live...
  • Eva Marie Saint: Not so saintly in 'North by Northwest'

    "I TIPPED the steward five dollars to seat you here if you came in." "Is that a proposition?" "I never discuss love on an empty stomach." "You've already eaten." "But you haven't." That was just a bit of the double-entendre-loaded exchanges between...
  • Madonna fights pain and raises cane for 'Same Love'

    "IF IT was anything else, I might plead my foot, but I won't miss this. It's too important -- it's about love!" That's what Madonna told members of her inner circle who were suggesting the star's recent injury to her foot was too painful and "too...
  • 'The Wolf of Wall Street' -- 3 hours of hilarious, cautionary, overindulgence

    "IF it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing!" wrote Ayn Rand. When "The Wolf of Wall Street" came out, three hours long, but with the imprimatur of film genius Martin Scorsese and the starry talent of Leonardo DiCaprio on it, I was all eager to see it....
  • Pope Francis makes Rolling Stone cover

    "GO without fear ... the final judgment is already happening," says Pope Francis, in the Rolling Stone cover story by Mark Binelli. The reporter adds that the pontiff implores the crowds to think of the prospect of meeting one's maker as something to...
  • Ruben Studdard gives Valerie Simpson his 'Unconditional Love'

    "IF WE will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment." -- Henry David Thoreau. WELL, tell that to fans of Madonna. Over the weekend, as everybody was buzzing over her appearance at the Grammy Awards, a rumor...