Monthly Archives: April 2012

Liz Smith: Is a Joni Mitchell Comeback in the Works?

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“I’VE LOOKED at love from both sides now, from give and take and still somehow/It’s love’s illusions I recall, I really don’t know love at all.” Those are the famous lyrics from Joni Mitchell’s 1969 classic, “Both Sides Now.” (The meaning of the song, with its ice cream castles, flows of angel hair, moons, Junes […]

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Dear Margo: Time To Go

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My husband is abusive and my family’s on his side. Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: The Queen Will Be Amused — If You Spend a Million Dollars to Sleep Where Kate Middleton Did … Bill Cunningham Honored … Stars Gather for “Safe” … Bette Midler’s Picnic!

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“EVERY EXTRA buck has a meaning all its own,” said Thelma Ritter in the 1953 film Pickup on South Street. READING the English newspapers! (And, speaking of extra bucks.) You can stay for four nights of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at Kate Middleton‘s favorite inn, the Goring Hotel, near Buckingham Palace for only a mere […]

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Dear Margo: Pushy, To Say the Least

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Recently, I lied to my boss, now what? Margo Howard’s advice

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Bette Midler Conquers New York … Kim Novak Tells All to Robert Osborne … Natalie Dormer Keeps Her Head In “Game of Thrones.”

“DID I do the right thing, leaving? Did I walk out when I shouldn’t have? When I think that way, that’s when I get sad.” That is legendary screen goddess Kim Novak, talking just the other day to Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne. Miss Novak made a rare appearance at Osborne’s annual TCM Classic […]

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Julie Morgenstern Brings Us Watching the Money Pot

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Organizing expert Julie Morgenstern on how to act before you smell something burning

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wOwRadio: Gov. Mitch Daniels & Producer Susan Zirinsky – April 18th, 2012

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  Tune into SiriusXM Stars Chanel 107 Wednesday, April 18th at 11:00am(ET) Call in with your questions: 888-94-STARS. (888-947-8277) Governor Mitch Daniels reveals the GOP’s “secret sauce” Governor Mitch Daniels receives a surprise Susan Zirinsky and President Reagan’s red bath robe In case you miss it live: Encore presentations will air Wednesdays at 12pm, Fridays at […]

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Liz Smith: Angelina and Brad — They’re Doing It For the Kids? Really? Maggie Smith — Can She Leave “Downton Abbey” Without Riots Occurring?

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“NEVER BEGIN anything with a quote!” is the advice given by that fascinating observer, Nora Ephron. But we began the Liz column ages ago with an opening quote and consider it bad luck to start changing everything around now. So I was heartened to see a big celebrity saying something astute in Time magazine. Here’s […]

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Liz Smith: “Titanic” Sails Into China … Will the Cast of “The Hunger Games” Mutiny? … Dueling Egos — Joe Eszterhas and Mel Gibson …

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“WE DO look very different; we’re older. Leo’s 37, I’m 36. We were 21 and 22 when we made that film. You know, he’s fatter now — I’m thinner.” So says Kate Winslet, who disdains Titanic sentimentality. IN THE United States, the 3-D re-release of James Cameron’s Titanic is doing okay. It has picked up […]

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Liz Smith: Clint Hill’s Tender and Loving Memories of America’s Most Famous, Fabulous and Fascinating First Lady — Jackie!

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“TRUE LOVE is like a ghost: everyone talks of it, but few have met it face to face.” — La Rochefoucauld I HAVE delayed writing much about a new book titled Mrs. Kennedy and Me because, frankly, every time I look at it, I choke up. This is the story that Clint Hill, the special […]

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