Monthly Archives: July 2012

Liz Smith: What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? Well, She’s Coming Back to the Big Screen.

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“YOU WOULDN’T be able to do these awful things to me if I weren’t still in this chair, Jane.” But’cha are Blanche, y’are in that chair!” Well, even the most casual movie fan could not fail to recognize that famous exchange between invalid Joan Crawford and crazy-as-a-bedbug Bette Davis in the 1962 shocker, “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” The […]

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Dear Margo: Time to Accept a Closed Door

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Should I keep trying to find closeness with my distant sister? Margo Howard’s advice Time To Accept a Closed Door Dear Margo: My sister and I, two years apart, have always had a strained relationship. She considers me the favored one because I was the baby in the family. My sister had her first child […]

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Dear Margo: Not Everyone Is Looking for a Mate

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When is matchmaking appropriate? Margo Howard’s advice Not Everyone Is Looking for a Mate Dear Margo: I cannot figure something out. My husband has a friend from work who is single, attractive, funny and smart. He has no girlfriend. Whenever we’ve tried to fix him up, he always has an excuse as to why he […]

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Liz Smith: Nora Celebrated — With Love,Tenderness, and Humor

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“Be the heroine of your own life; not the victim!” said the inimitable Nora Ephron.  The memorial to Nora for 800 of the ticketed chosen in Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center was brilliantly produced, like a great Broadway opening happening at 11:30 in the morning, last Monday. Nora had established what and who she wanted and she […]

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Liz Smith: Rest In Peace? Not for Natalie, Diana or Marilyn.

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“THE DEATH of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetic subject in the world,” wrote Edgar Allan Poe. WELL, POETRY is in full bloom this hot summer, as the deaths of Natalie Wood, Princess Diana and — but of course! — Marilyn Monroe — are once again the topic of gossip, rumor and perhaps even some poetry. Natalie Wood, the exquisite […]

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Liz Smith: Tom Cruise as “Jack Reacher” — He’s No Hero

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“YOU THINK I’m a hero? I’m not a hero. And if you’re smart, that will scare you.” That’s Tom Cruise. No, no. It’s not what you think. It has nothing to do withKatie Holmes. Those words are spoken by Tom in the excellent first trailer for “Jack Reacher.” The movie, based on the character created by author Lee Child, had its share of […]

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wOw Radio: Tina Brown & Marilu Henner – May 9, 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  Tina Brown answers our question: “Have women made it?” Tina gets real and talks about the issues: Occupy Wall Street and Autism Marilu Henner can’t be stumped by best friend and Modern Family‘s […]

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Liz Smith: Charlie Sheen: No Cocaine, Just a Laugh-Induced Hernia

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“I’M NOT saying I’ll never be with a prostitute again. But it’s hard. Parts of it are soulless and parts of it are nourishing. It’s always a roll of the dice.” That’s our always candid friend, Charlie Sheen, talking to Playboy magazine for July/August (“Massive Summer Double Issue” it says, directly above cover girl Jenny McCarthy.) Charlie is Charlie. Don’t try […]

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Dear Margo: Sex Ed for a Younger Sibling

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     If my parents won’t, can I give “the talk” to my younger sibling? Margo Howard’s advice Sex Ed for a Younger Sibling Dear Margo: My sister is 10 years old and in the fifth grade. Recently, her health class was divided up by gender, and the boys and girls were separately taught a […]

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Liz Smith: Tom Cruise: Still Bankable, But — Let Suri Go!

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“PLEASE ALLOW them their privacy to work this out!” So goes the utterly pointless and ludicrous request by whoever is the press agent when famous people fall out, suffer tragedies, experience difficult times. This has about as much effect on tabloid coverage as the United Nations seeking peace. Frankly, in the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes mess, I was more […]

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