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Entries by Liz Smith from 06/2012

Charlize Theron: She's Wicked, She's Gorgeous--She Is SO Much More Interesting Than Snow White

| Posted 06.01.2012 | Celebrity

Charlize is the star to wish upon. In fact, when she is not onscreen, this movie suffers drastically from tedious, boring, clanging fights and running through disgusting forests and swimming in the dark, through holes in mountains. Ugh!

Calvin Klein's Ex: Nothing Comes Between Nick Gruber And His Sobriety

| Posted 06.03.2012 | Celebrity

Mr. Gruber, for several years the inamorata of designer Calvin Klein, fell on hard times recently--brawling in public, arrest for cocaine possession, splitting with Calvin. But just when it seemed Nick was down for the count-- well, as down as one can be at 22--he was whisked away in Calvin's private jet to a rehab facility in Arizona.

Hilary Mantel and Sally Bedell Smith's Histories Bookmark The Diamond Jubilee of QE2

| Posted 06.05.2012 | Celebrity

"Bring Up The Bodies" is the endlessly fascinating, terrible tale of the fall of King Henry's second wife, the fiery, manipulative Anne Boleyn.

Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci And Kristin Scott Thomas Overwhelm Robert Pattinson In 'Bel Ami'

| Posted 06.05.2012 | Celebrity

Now, if you think Mr. Pattinson looks miserable as the teenage vampire of the "Twilight" films, wait till you see him mope, wince and weep his way through "Bel Ami."

'Rock Of Ages': Don't Take It Seriously, and You'll Love It

| Posted 06.07.2012 | Celebrity
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"I'm really a stripper." "I'm in a boy band." "Okay--you win!" That exchange between Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta, toward the end of the movie v...

Mayor Bloomberg As A Modern-Day Hero

| Posted 06.08.2012 | Celebrity

"MAYORS do things. Mayors make things happen. There's one thing mayors can agree on, whether they're Republicans, Democrats, or Independents and I'm t...

Ralph Fiennes' Unusual Movie In London

| Posted 06.11.2012 | Celebrity

"It turns out that, at social gatherings, as a source of entertainment, conviviality, and good fun, I rank somewhere between a sprig of parsley and a ...

Lindsay Lohan Should Not Drive

| Posted 06.12.2012 | Celebrity

"I married David for better, for worse; but not for lunch!" said the Duchess of Windsor whenever she turned up at the famous Ritz Hotel in Place Vendo...

The Tony Awards: Broadway's Most Religious Event?

| Posted 06.13.2012 | Celebrity

"Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord in vain," reads the third commandment in the famous Ten! I thought of this when watching the Tony Awards las...

Lamar Waldron Reveals All In 'Watergate: The Hidden History'

| Posted 06.14.2012 | Celebrity

There are incredible revelations in this book that has taken Waldron years to write and he has new revealing formerly restricted evidence to go on. His subtitle to this one is "Nixon, the Mafia, and the CIA." This book is backed by 2000 endnotes. His last book, Legacy of Secrecy is now being made into a film by Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro.

Tom Cruise Is An Icon -- The Friars Say So, And So Do We!

| Posted 06.15.2012 | Celebrity

He deserved his night at the Friars in New York. He deserves a lot more from Hollywood.

'Anger Management'--Charlie Sheen's Second Act (Oh, And He's The Shark In 'Jaws' too)

| Posted 06.18.2012 | Celebrity

This is the article, titled "Still Crazy After All These Years" that reports on a week "on the edge with Hollywood's last wild man." It is just full of fascinating details and concludes that Charlie, after his recent public acting out, "has never gotten a conventional grip on his personal life."

Lamar Waldron's Latest Watergate Revelations: Just In Time for The Anniversary

| Posted 06.18.2012 | Celebrity

For those who'll take their conspiracy info "neat," I am going to include here just a few of Waldron's amazing facts -- the ones I underlined in my copy of the book in red ink.

'Rock of Ages': How Did It Crumble? (But Don't Cry For Tom Cruise--He's Got A Billion Dollars!)

| Posted 06.20.2012 | Celebrity

Although I had a feeling "Rock of Ages" wasn't going to be a smash, I did think enough people would appreciate this obvious parody of 1980s music, fashions and attitudes to give it some box-office bang.

Bruce Jenner On The Run Again (No, He Is Not Fleeing The Kardashians!)

| Posted 06.21.2012 | Celebrity

Bruce---once a handsome Decathlon Olympic Gold winner--wants to start running again.

Woody Allen's Love Letter To Rome: Alec Baldwin And Penelope Cruz Sizzle In The Eternal City

| Posted 06.22.2012 | Celebrity

Although Woody made a movie back in 1998 titled "Celebrity" which seemed to be his final word on the vagaries of fame, "To Rome With Love" surpasses that in every way.

A Night With Broadway's Phyllis Newman: Talking Texas!

| Posted 06.25.2012 | Celebrity

The Tony-winning actress Phyllis Newman -- the girl with the best laugh on Broadway -- lives in a beautiful penthouse apartment overlooking a green-swarded Central Park. Her next door neighbor is Jerry Seinfeld and she once had another neighbor, Glenn Close, who often climbed over the fence to see her.

Paris Hilton And Olympic hopeful Nick Symmonds--texting, e-mailing, dating. We Told You So!

| Posted 06.25.2012 | Celebrity
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We broke the story that Olympic hopeful Nick Symmonds was so smitten by Paris Hilton--he glimpsed her from afar one memorable day--that he asked her father, Rick, for permission to "date" her. Well, they actually have been out on a date, and it must have gone well.

Channing Tatum, Ripping Off His Clothes, And His Memories?

| Posted 06.28.2012 | Celebrity

If you ever become a star in Hollywood, and write about your pre-show biz life, be prepared--anybody you ever worked with, or passed on the street, will claim your story as their story.

Whoopi Goldberg's 'Got Somethin' To Tell You' About Moms Mabley

| Posted 06.29.2012 | Celebrity

Whoopi wants to celebrate another famous but largely unrewarded black woman, the late Moms Mabley. Moms was a pioneer in the comedy world and the documentary "I Got Somethin' To Tell You" will prove it, once Whoopi gets it made.

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes Split: Oh, The Gossip Grist This Mill Will Grind

| Posted 06.29.2012 | Celebrity

In any case, on the heels of "Rock of Ages" which is hilarious, but not to moviegoers, Tom has taken a big one-two punch. Oh, oh -- the gossip grist this mill will grind. I don't want to celebrate unhappiness. And I like Tom, but -- come on. This is hot stuff.

The End of Tom and Katie

| Posted 06.29.2012 | Celebrity

Oprah's old couch must being feeling pretty used and offended! Oh, you remember, the couch Tom Cruise jumped up and down on, exclaiming his rapturous love for Katie Holmes.