Monthly Archives: April 2012

Liz Smith: Gregg Allman Remembers Cher

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“I THOUGHT, ‘Well, why not? I cared about her quite a bit. Well, I cared about one side of her. Couldn’t stand the General Patton side. But I did love the helpless little girl side of her.” That’s rocker Gregg Allman in the new issue of Rolling Stone, writing about accepting Cher’s proposal that they […]

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Liz Smith: “One Man, Two Guvnors”

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“Cancelled! It’s cancelled!” According to the writer Marie Brenner, this is the most welcome opening in the English language. Every busy person can understand this idea. But I like even better, this one: “Would you like to go to the theater to see a big hit from London and I already have the tickets and […]

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Dear Margo: To Mention or Not To Mention Disturbing Behavior?

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One of my sons playmates is overly sexualized, how do I tell his parents? Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: Remembering The Divine Norris

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And more from our Liz: Angelina Jolie — Just Your Ordinary L.A. Housewife with Kids. Really! And a Cult Goddess Emerges — Melody Gardot

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Dear Margo: The Power of Neurosis

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My disabled fiance needs my help all of the time, when do I get a moment for me? Margo Howard’s advice

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Julie Morgenstern Brings Us The Right Gift, At The Right Price

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Organizing expert Julie Morgenstern on how to pick the perfect present

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Liz Smith: Here’s to The Luminaries Who Lunch

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“THE BOMB!” Remember the Bomb? No, not the bomb we are afraid the Iranians are making or the ones the North Koreans already have. No, that’s too scary. I’m talking about “the bomb” they are always referring to in New York – the one that if they dropped it, would wipe out the theater, society, […]

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wOwRadio: Rob McKenna & Holland Taylor – April 25th, 2012

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Tune into SiriusXM Stars Chanel 107 Wednesday, April 25th at 11:00am(ET) Call in with your questions: 888-94-STARS. (888-947-8277) Attorney General of Washington State, Rob McKenna, discusses the battle against under-age prostitution New York Times columnist, Nick Kristof, weighs in on child trafficking Holland Taylor on Charlie Sheen free online trial.

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Liz Smith: Remembering Christopher Hitchens

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“HE was the beau ideal of the public intellectual!” said Vanity Fair‘s Graydon Carter at the memorial for writer Christopher Hitchens last Friday afternoon. Hitchens was the world’s best-known and voluble atheist. And a group where many loved, disapproved of and envied gathered to say goodbye. The historic Cooper Union hasn’t rung with the presence […]

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Liz Smith: Bravo to “The Best Man” and a Great Woman — Candice Bergen!

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“I AM ashamed that women are so simple,” goes the lyric from a song in Cole Porter‘s “Kiss Me Kate.” (Porter actually lifted that one straight from Shakespeare.) Occasionally, I am ashamed that I am so simple. In the matter of the revival of Gore Vidal’s astonishingly prescient play, “The Best Man,” I was unable […]

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