Monthly Archives: June 2012

Liz Smith: A John Edwards Comeback?

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“SAY SOMETHING funny!” said a reporter to Noel Coward. He responded: “Kangaroo!” “But you’re a star,” said the woman. Say something!” Noel Coward: “Twinkle—twinkle!” LIZ THOUGHTS: I hoped John Edwards wouldn’t go to jail so I am satisfied with the North Carolina jury’s limited decision that he didn’t take Bunny Mellon’s money for any political reason. (Mrs. Mellon paid the gift […]

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Liz Smith: Though One Might Keep Her Head and Her Throne, It Still Ain’t Easy, Being Queen

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       “A QUEEN … must live and suffer under the world’s eye. No woman is above her but the Queen in Heaven, so she can look for no companionship in her troubles. If she suffers she suffers alone, and she needs a special grace to bear it.” Those are the words of Henry VIII’s first […]

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Liz Smith: Calvin’s Ex–Nothing Comes Between Nick Gruber and His Sobriety

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“TO WIN back my youth there is nothing I wouldn’t do — except take exercise, get up early, or be a useful member of society, said Oscar Wilde. LOVE FLIES out the door, but private jets are forever. At least they are when you are handsome 22-year-old “model” Nick Gruber.  Mr. Gruber, for several years the inamorata of designer […]

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Liz Smith: She’s Wicked, She’s Gorgeous

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“CLOSE YOUR eyes and think of England!” which is generally good advice for any occasion. IT’S FUNNY TO ME! Here we are in a supposedly secular, informal, democratic, non-royal country and we are surrounded by queens wearing crowns and coronets.  We are “queen” crazy. There is a wonderful photo of the Queen of England, in Newsweek, taken from the […]

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Dear Margo: Hope Versus Reality

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When family and love clash continuously. Margo Howard’s advice Hope Versus Reality Dear Margo: My mother “did her best” to ensure that both of her children grew up to be straight, conservative Christians. Well, my poor little brother greatly disappointed my mother with his homosexuality (and being vocal about it), and our father also felt […]

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