Monthly Archives: May 2012

Liz Smith: A Night On The Town

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“WE FIND the defendants incredibly guilty,” says the jury in Mel Brooks’ musical “The Producers.” NEW YORK Upper East Side: Leaving one of those high-toned Park Avenue clubs where they never want their name mentioned, it’s a balmy May night. I had been in the Unmentionable Club after congratulating Gigi and Harry Bensons’ celebration of […]

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Liz Smith: Sobriety Rules

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“NOT EVEN a strong relationship with God can conquer the demons of addiction.” That was music titan Clive Davis this week at the Caron New York gala in Cipriani 42nd Street. Caron treats and educates in matters of addiction, and Clive was speaking of his dear friend, the late Whitney Houston. Clive, accepting the Richard […]

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Dear Margo: Every Problem Does Not Have a Solution

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How do you explain that when a criminal is family, you still love them? Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: The Wedding March

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“WHEN A match has equal partners, then I fear not,” wrote Aeschylus. REMEMBER YOU read it here first, or maybe you already knew it because there is plenty of buzz! My very good friend, the bandleader Peter Duchin, and the woman of his dreams, Virginia Coleman, are getting married over Memorial Day weekend at the […]

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Dear Margo: When You Live on a One-Way Street

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Why are family relationships so hard? Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: DID The “Super Moon” Topple

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“THE CLASSIC Maya made no known predictions as to what would happen, but it does mark a change of ages in their way of counting time and they surely thought time would go on and another cycle would begin at that point. The Mayan calendar … is actually not an ordinary civil calendar such as […]

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Liz Smith: Joan Rivers Hates You

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“I HATE gay weddings. I’m thrilled about the equal rights thing … but gay weddings are like the War on Terror—they go on forever …. Gay weddings are a lifetime commitment—for the guests. They start at seven and end in October. Why? Because stereotypes be damned, gays love parades.” That is Joan Rivers. With all […]

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Honoring Sheila Nevins

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Last night, Sheila Nevins, President of HBO Documentary Films, received the prestigious Women of Vision award “Gloria Award” (in honor of its founder, Gloria Steinem). Our own Marlo Thomas presented the award to Sheila, and some fellow-wOw-ers cheered her on.

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Paris Dining In 2012

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Bestselling author Mireille Guiliano with an insiders guide of where to eat in Paris

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Liz Smith: Turn Up The Radio!

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“THE WORLD has treated me very well; but then I haven’t treated it so badly, either.” — Noel Coward. RITA WILSON is the beautiful wife of movie star Tom Hanks. She is an excellent actress. She is also a surprisingly expert singer. Recently, Rita performed an exclusive gig at the Troubadour Club in West Hollywood. […]

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