Monthly Archives: January 2013

Liz Smith: Vanity Fair Covers Hollywood

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“AT Vanity Fair‘s annual Oscar-night bash the effect is sheer magic as stars from very separate universes collide and then revel in the reflected dazzle. Yet, as Frank DiGiacomo reveals, there’s nothing accidental about it. Here’s how the party got started, took off, and quickly became the hottest and toughest invite in town.” This is […]

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Dear Margo: A Letter from a Hatfield (No McCoy)

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Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: On the Mend

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“MR. Sinatra … I am an Italian!” said the comedienne Kaye Ballard, currying favor way back when. “And I’m an American,” harrumphed Sinatra right back. (Funny, the things that turn up in old files.) OUR friend Cindy Adams of the Post settled it once and for all about the popular Barbara Walters. She is back […]

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Liz Smith: A Little Drama

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“IN REAL life things are rarely as exciting or dramatic as we make them out to be in the press,” said Joaquin Phoenix. Hmmm. That is only sometimes true. And if the news of Jennifer Lawrence braving a bad case of pneumonia to attend the SAG Awards wasn’t exactly in Liz Taylor tracheotomy territory, it […]

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Liz Smith: We Go Against The Critical Grain

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“WELL, I gave Jennifer a call — ‘I have a great role for you in a film called ‘Parker.’ So she knew she didn’t have the lead!” That was director Taylor Hackford at the Museum of Modern Art last week, speaking prior to the screening of his new film, “Parker.” It’s true that Miss Jennifer […]

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Liz Smith: Divine and Compelling

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“RESIST THE Devil and he will flee from you,” says James 4:7 in The New Testament. I always knew that my obstreperous friend Linda Stasi was a smart cookie. (She has a byline every day in the back TV section of The New York Post.) But I never realized she was so much on my […]

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Dear Margo: Judge Not…

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Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: A Brand New Thriller

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“JOE Biden’s horoscope on January 21 was especially strong (better than the President’s). Watch for the Vice President playing a much greater role during Obama’s second term and coming to the fore to revamp the budget and economic policies across the board,” writes the astrologist Shelley Ackerman in her view of the stars on The […]

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Dear Margo: Mr. Clean He Is Not

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Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: To Go Where Other Beauties Won’t

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“NICOLE GOES out of her way to walk on the razor’s edge as an artist. I think she’d find it unnatural to be anything but exploratory, dangerous and challenging.” That’s director Baz Luhrmann, speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about Nicole Kidman, the world’s most glamorous and daring character actress. Nicole is on the cover of […]

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