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Positive Pet Tale

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While tears were flowing in N.Y. over the doggone Ellen DeGeneres story, smiles were beaming at the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital thanks to Doris Day’s contribution to…

OK Read For O.J.

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In case O.J. is headed for jail again as per Sunday’s arrest in Las Vegas, here’s some recommended reading for him: "If I Did It, Confessions of the Killer."  I checked with my local  Borders book…

Christmas, Already?

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"Get out and go back to the movies until you get it all out of your system." The year was 1959 and the advice was given to actress Dolores Hart at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Conn., by…

Presidents’ Ladies

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First, there was "The First Wives Club," originally written by Olivia Goldsmith and filmed starring Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton and Maggie Smith. Now comes "The First Ladies Club." The…

Julie Really Sings

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Julie Andrews will not only ride in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, she’ll also be singing. Or at least lip synching to the loud speakers amplifying her to the millions of viewers — live and…

Another literary note

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Dominick Dunne is taking a leave of absence from his column in Vanity Fair for three months. He says he needs to devote the time exclusively to completing his novel, "A Solo Act" for Crown. "I’m gung…

Not Taking A Dime

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Sherry Lansing is donating the six-figure check she’ll receive from Crown’s Harmony Books for her autobiography "to cancer research. I’m not taking a dime," she told me on the phone from Munich. She…

Lifting Another Rock

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"The unexpurgated version" — that’s what author Robert Hofler calls the just-published edition of his book, "The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson" (Carroll & Graf). When the hardcover was published…

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