Monthly Archives: June 2012

Liz Smith: Tom and Katie NO MORE!

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OPRAH’S old couch must being feeling pretty used! Oh, you remember, the couch Tom Cruise jumped up and down on, exclaiming his rapturous love for Katie Holmes. Many people felt Tom not only jumped the couch, but jumped the shark at that moment. I forgave him. It was silly, but he’s such a high energy guy. He was just feeling […]

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Dear Margo: Of Blood and Turnips

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When family and money get messy. Margo Howard’s advice Of Blood and Turnips Dear Margo: My mom and I aren’t overly close, but we talk about once a month. She has run out of money, having retired three years after quitting a part-time job, and says she doesn’t want to work anymore, that she has […]

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Liz Smith: Viggo Mortensen — Hollywood’s Latest Fangs-ter?

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         “I CAN’T say I’m crazy about romantic vampires. To me the vampire is simply an evil monster,” says horror and fantasy author Brian Lumley. WELL, JUST because Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter hasn’t exactly electrified the box office, that doesn’t mean the perennial genre is staked. In fact, Viggo Mortensen has been offered the lead as Dracula in The Last […]

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Cynthia McFadden Remembers Nora Ephron: Drama Without the Dramatic

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It never occurred to me that Nora Ephron could die.  But she did, yesterday. She didn’t seem the type.  She was such a constant, such a  North Star, such a force of nature that the idea she might not be around explaining and cajoling those of us who counted on her just doesn’t seem real. I knew […]

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Dear Margo: Fatal Financial Differences

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My husband spends my money and refuses to get a job. Margo Howard’s advice Fatal Financial Differences Dear Margo: I’m at the end of my rope. Eleven years ago, I married my husband for better or for worse. The problem is that it has never gotten better, only worse. He refuses to get a full-time […]

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A Message From Whoopi

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Moms Mabley was a pioneer in the comedy world and this documentary will showcase her talent and pay homage to a woman who is still relevant today. Moms was the first and without her there probably would not have been a Totie, a Joan, a Kathy, a Wanda, or any of the others who may […]

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NORA

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There will be no opening quote today. This is one of the saddest days of my life and when you learn that the giant satirist, writer, essayist Nora Ephron has died, as she did yesterday in New York Hospital, it should be sad for you too. Nora was the-better-than-Dorothy Parker literary genius of our times […]

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Liz Smith: Warren Beatty: These Days He Just Says NO!

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“ARE YOU kidding? I’m not going to tell you that!” So said Warren Beatty a couple of weeks back. The icon was celebrating the 100th anniversary of the fabled Beverly Hills Hotel, and a reporter asked him to share some of his experiences at the hostelry back when he was Hollywood’s most eligible, active bachelor. Good for Warren. […]

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Liz Smith: A Night With Broadway’s Phyllis Newman — Talking Texas!

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“TOURISM DESTROYS the object it loves,” said travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor. My friends in London over the last few weeks, complained by e-mail that it rained on them for eleven straight days. But now they are back in New York at the height of the coming and continuing hot, hot, hot weather and they are wishing […]

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wOw Radio: Jack Welch and Linda Fairstein – June 27, 2012

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Tune into SiriusXM Stars Channel 107 Wednesday, June 27th at 10:00am(ET) Call in with your questions: 888-94-STARS. (888-947-8277) Cynthia and Lesley on their friend Nora Ephron, “The kind of wit that cuts through everything.” Linda Fairstein: Sandusky convinced himself he was doing something good for the kids Jack Welch tells us how to get employees’ minds […]

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