Monthly Archives: March 2013

Liz Smith: Olympus Has Fallen

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“THERE’S HARVEY Weinstein.” “No, it’s not. Why would he be at somebody else’s premiere?” “I’m telling you. It’s Harvey, on his iPad.” So went a little argument at the jam-packed screening of the new action thriller “Olympus Has Fallen.” Turns out, it was the great and powerful wizard of Weinstein. He and an overflow crowd […]

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Liz Smith: Aglow in The Candelabra

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“THIS IS one of the wonderful things about this business. There are still parts for old people. I never think about retirement.” That’s Michael Douglas in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly. Michael and Matt Damon sat down to talk to EW about their hotly awaited HBO film “Behind the Candelabra.” This tells the story […]

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Liz Smith: The Stars Turn Out

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“IF you’re thin and rich and fun, everyone will want to dance with you!” said the late Brooke Astor. She always believed in dressing up to give people their money’s worth! GREAT ACTRESSES are not always back-biting and jealous of one another. Many times they like to cheer each other on. This was certainly the […]

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Liz Smith: Will “Oz” be Great and Powerful?

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“I WANT him to see me like this! I want to show him what he’s done to me!!” That’s Mila Kunis, shrieking at her sister (Rachel Weisz) in Disney’s coming “Oz the Great and Powerful.” I won’t explain here exactly why the lovely Mila is so distressed. I don’t want to be a spoiler. (Although […]

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Dear Margo: When the Past Winds Up in the Present

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Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: Memories of The Greatest

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“I AM  a deeply religious non-believer. This is a somewhat new kind of religion. I am of the opinion that all the finer speculations in the realm of science spring from a deep religious feeling. I also believe that this kind of religiousness … is the only creative religious activity of our time.” That was […]

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Dear Margo: Strangled by Apron Strings

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Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: Dropping the Basketball

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“I HATE social networking media even more than yucca fries!  … I communicate every day with dozens of people I’ve never met. Meanwhile, real friends never call…People beg you to ‘like’ their page, as if that will somehow add substance to their yearning existence.” So writes my friend Michael Musto who sounds a teeny tiny […]

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Liz Smith: The Best Movie Ever Made?

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“JUST consider it your Moon Shot!” This is the advice offered by stunning actress Stockard Channing to her longtime friend, the gifted Holland Taylor, as the latter preps to portray the late Ann Richards at Lincoln Center this coming Thursday, March 7. THE LATE director Stanley Kubrick was once talking about his plans to make […]

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Liz Smith: Shilling for Lee Radziwill

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“New York Times Shills for Lee Radziwill.” So went the headline on Sharon Waxman‘s article last weekend for Yahoo about the New York Times glam new magazine T, which presented Ms. Radziwill of Paris, France as everything but the second coming. The Lee Radziwill article of her as a Parisian expatriate and leader of the […]

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