Monthly Archives: February 2013

Liz Smith: Judith Light Belongs To The World

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“DAMN! They love her as much as I do! writes my longtime pal Harry Haun in the New York Observer’s arts section. He’s talking about actress Judith Light, who is on a three-year Broadway winning streak and everybody who cares about acting on stage, onscreen and on television should read The Observer’s web page. I […]

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Dear Margo: Turning the Other Cheek — in Spades

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Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: Political Correctness Be Damned

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“I’M A SINNER,” reads the famous black tee shirt from Madonna’s recent “MDNA” concert tour. On the back, it reminds us that we are all sinners I have been thinking about this since all the hoorah of Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to retire and the coming gathering in the Vatican to choose a new Pope. […]

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Sandi Patty’s trip to Sierra Leone

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Sandi Patty was moved by the life-saving work of Water4, the charity based in her hometown of Oklahoma City.  When she was presented with the opportunity to join the group on a trip to Africa, where they would use their simple, low-cost method to bring water to the surface and change the lives of the […]

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Liz Smith: Oscar Night 2013

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“I THINK it’s a terrible shame that politics has become like show business,” said director Sydney Pollack. WHILE First Lady Michelle Obama lent herself to the opening of the Oscar envelope for best picture, betting was that she’d be hoping the winner would turn out to be — “Lincoln.” But Mrs. Obama didn’t flinch and […]

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Liz Smith: On The Waterfront

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“I COULDA’ been a contender. I coulda’ been a somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.” That’s Marlon Brando, in the famous car scene with Rod Steiger in “On The Waterfront.” Well, there were a lot of contenders, some winners, and quite possibly a few bums at Hollywood’s night of nights, last […]

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Liz Smith: Once Again, The Queen

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“LET’S see each other alone so we can ‘talk hard’!” says Queen Elizabeth II to intimates when she wants them to know she needs a real heart-to-heart. Interesting now to read in Michael Riedel’s column that Helen Mirren will return to London for a play in which she once again plays the Queen of England. […]

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Dear Margo: Delicate Discussions

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Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: Cher Loves Movies

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“IT LOOKS like he must have stopped eating all those chips on his shoulder!” That’s what New York writer Matthew Rettenmund remarked to me, on the drastic weight loss of pop star Boy George. Matthew did admit, “a friend said that to me.” But as he didn’t reveal the friend’s name, you get the credit, […]

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Dear Margo: Talk About Bad Luck

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Margo Howard’s advice

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