Monthly Archives: June 2012

Liz Smith: Woody Allen’s Love Letter To Rome. Alec Baldwin and Penelope Cruz Sizzle in the Eternal City

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“LOOK, I’m an intelligent guy. I’ve got a 165, 170 IQ.” “Well, only if you calculate it by Euros.” So goes an exchange between Woody Allen, as a retired stage director, and his wife, Judy Davis, in Woody’s latest, To Rome With Love. (Ms. Davis is the driest, most delicious martini on the planet!) ONCE UPON a time, Woody Allen’s name and work […]

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Dear Margo: A Skunk Is a Skunk Is a Skunk

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Finding trust after betrayal. Margo Howard’s advice A Skunk Is a Skunk Is a Skunk Dear Margo: A few years ago, my husband of 15 years started an affair with a girl half his age who lived with her husband and child just a few houses from ours. They not only cheated, but lied about […]

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Liz Smith: Bruce Jenner on the Run Again (No, He is Not Fleeing the Kardashians!)

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“FITNESS. If it came in a bottle everyone would have a great body,” said Cher. THESE DAYS, Bruce Jenner is known as the hangdog husband of Kris Kardashian, the mother of seemingly hundreds of daughters, all of whom have little talent but a lot of exhibitionism. But Bruce — once a handsome Decathlon Olympic Gold winner — wants to […]

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Dear Margo: Student Loans Versus Love

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Money can’t buy love, but some financial security helps, right? Margo Howard’s advice Student Loans Versus Love Dear Margo: I’m a female in my late 20s living in a big city. My boyfriend is in his mid-30s. We have a wonderful relationship with good sex and great communication. We’re planning to move in together and […]

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Liz Smith: Why/How Did “Rock of Ages” Crumble?

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“FUCK ‘EM if they can’t take a joke.” Bette Midler immortalized that expression. And Tom Cruise must be muttering it himself this week. Although I had a feeling Rock of Ageswasn’t going to be a smash, I did think enough people would appreciate this obvious parody of 1980’s music, fashions and attitudes to give it some box-office bang. Apparently not! […]

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Liz Smith: Just In Time for The Anniversary — The Latest Watergate Revelations From Lamar Waldron

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“ALMOST forty years after the Watergate arrests on June 17, 1972, three myths about it are still pervasive. First, that the scandal only concerned ‘a third-rate burglary’ of the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee. “Second, that the cover-up was worse than the crime. “And, finally that two reporters (Woodward and Bernstein of the Washington Post) ‘brought down’ President Richard M. […]

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Liz Smith: “Anger Management” — Charlie Sheen’s Wild Second Act

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“IF ANGER Management wins an audience … it’ll most likely be due not to the quality of the show but to the immense appeal and charm of Charlie Sheen on the small screen,” writes Erik Hedegaard in Rolling Stone. (The show bows on June 28 on Fox.) This is the article, titled “Still Crazy After All These Years” that reports on a week “on […]

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wOw Radio: Peter G. Peterson and Gail Collins – June 20, 2012

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  Tune into SiriusXM Stars Channel 107 Wednesday, June 20th at 10:00am(ET) Call in with your questions: 888-94-STARS. (888-947-8277) Gail Collins reveals Texas’ secret power Pete Peterson: When politicians remind him of turkeys Why Pete Peterson couldn’t get along with Nixon In case you miss it live: Encore presentations will air Wednesdays at 11:00 am and […]

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Liz Smith: Tom Cruise is an Icon

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“OKAY, HERE’s what I learned from Tom Cruise. You have a day, a bad day. The dog gets off its leash, the wife is on your back and won’t stop calling, you’ve lost your keys, the dry cleaner has lost your best suit, you’re stressed to the max, your pulse is racing. What do you do? You […]

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Dear Margo: A Rare Talk-Back Letter

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Can parents be trusted to do the right thing? Margo Howard’s advice A Rare Talk-Back Letter Dear Margo: I know you do not normally print opinions regarding your advice, but I hope you will consider doing this with your response to the mother of the 7-year-old boy whose 8-year-old friend displayed inappropriate sexualization and reported […]

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