Monthly Archives: July 2012

Liz Smith: Vicky Tiel Tells — “It’s All About The Dress” (Especially The Ones I Designed For Elizabeth Taylor)

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“HOW TO describe Elizabeth Taylor? She was not a movie star; she was the entire galaxy of stars in one package. That was the energy she emitted when she walked into a room. People froze. When they spoke to her, they stuttered.” That’s designer Vicky Tiel describing her friend and frequent client Miss Taylor, in her book, “It’s All […]

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Liz Smith: Kristen and Robert: A Hot Tale of Betrayal or The Inevitable End of Chilly Vampire Love?

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                “I HAVE the most perfect confidence in your indiscretion,” said the 16th century clergyman, Sydney Smith. I SUPPOSE it is an indication of how pallid are the personalities of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, that the current “scandal,” involving Miss Stewart engaging in a little make-out session with her married “Snow White and the […]

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wOw Radio: Bob Pittman and Andrew Ross Sorkin – May 30, 2012

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wOw Radio is on a brief summer break, but we’ll be playing past shows every Wednesday, 10 am EST SiriusXM Stars 107 Bob Pittman on the most competitive business he’s been in Bob Pittman: Why liberals would make bad reality TV stars Andrew Ross Sorkin says don’t weep for Zuckerberg just yet In case you […]

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Liz Smith: Matthew McConaughey’s Lethally Brilliant Performance in “Killer Joe”

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“IF YOU cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you might as well make it dance,” said George Bernard Shaw. SOME PEOPLE have said, “Michael Jackson must be spinning in his grave!” what with the recent, tawdry/mysterious incidents surrounding his children, his “kidnapped” mother, and his contentious siblings. I beg to disagree. If you have ever wondered why […]

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The Kids Are Not Alright: Not Just a New York City Story

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  I remember when my fifth grade teacher, on whom we all had major crushes, insisted on challenging me on the tennis court. I was flattered but my mother seemed annoyingly skeptical.  “I think Mr. K …is getting too close to you, “ she would say as I threw on my short whites and raced […]

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Dear Margo: Over-Praising Children

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Should kids be lauded for every little thing they do? Margo Howard’s advice Over-Praising Children Dear Margo: I know your children are grown, but are you aware of what is called “over-praising”? My kids are teenagers, but I have friends with younger children who all seem to give their kids compliments and kudos for breathing. […]

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Summer Sailing with Mary

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Our gypsy, Mary Wells Lawrence, enters Capri on her boat, the Strangelove, with its wowOwow flag waving!

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Liz Smith: Tom And Katie — The New York Magazine Take. Fascinating Reading!

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“THE ENDURING, trashy mystique of celebrity super-couples, with their cartoony portmanteaus — Bennifer, Brangelina, Tom Kat — has something to do with 1 plus 1 = 3 fame math, but more to do with category confusion, the blurring of real people into characters and lives into plots.” Thus speaks article writer Benjamin Wallace in the July 30th New Yorkmagazine, in which […]

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Dear Margo: In the Top 10 of Dumb Ideas

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Should girls and boys be raised with different standards of safety? Margo Howard’s advice In the Top 10 of Dumb Ideas Dear Margo: My husband and I are expecting our first child, which is wonderful, but I am worried that our parenting styles will clash due to different upbringings. As a teenager, I had a […]

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Liz Smith: Mila Kunis: She Loves Mashed Potatoes and Funny Guys. She Hates Media Bullies.

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  “I DON’T understand personal salvation. It seems to me a vain idea,” wrote the late playwright Lillian Hellman.  Hmmm. Something else to ponder. Want to read a really interesting book? Try “A Difficult Woman” by Alice Kessler-Harris, all about the tempestuous Ms. Hellman who fascinated men from Dashiell Hammett to Norman Mailer to Mike Nichols. MILA KUNIS, the sexy teen who lied […]

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