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Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor Link Arms During Bundled Up Stroll in N.Y.C.

Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor Link Arms During Bundled Up Stroll in N.Y.C.
Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor are getting cozy to combat the cold winter weather.

The couple smiled as they walked arm-in-arm down the street in New York City on Friday.

The American Horror Story star, 43, covered herself from the winter chill in a blue jacket that reached past her knees, finishing off her look with black gloves, boots and a clutch. She wore her chin-length hair in loose waves.

Taylor, 75, linked arms with her girlfriend, smiling in a long black coat, white globes and point-toe heels.

Taylor spoke at the memorial service for iconic gossip columnist Liz Smith in the city on Friday.
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Stars Remember Liz Smith as Big-Hearted Gossip Queen ‘Everyone Forgave’ – Except Trump

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Stars Remember Liz Smith as Big-Hearted Gossip Queen ‘Everyone Forgave’ – Except Trump
Celebrities and the grand dames of New York City’s society pages gathered in New York City Friday to offer their final goodbyes to Liz Smith. The empress of Big Apple gossip passed away on November 12, 2017 and was remembered at a star-studded memorial service on at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre. In a brief remembrance, “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl said it was impossible to hold a grudge against Smith — unless you were Donald Trump, whose 1992 divorce from first wife Ivana Zelníčková helped Smith make a name for herself. “Liz forgave everyone and everyone forgave her,” the CBS News veteran...
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‘This Is Us’ Creator Dan Fogelman Named TV Showman of the Year by Icg Publicists Awards

‘This Is Us’ Creator Dan Fogelman Named TV Showman of the Year by Icg Publicists Awards
Dan Fogelman, creator and executive producer of the NBC drama “This Is Us,”will be named Television Showman of the Year at the 55th Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards.

This Is Us” was nominated for 10 Emmys as well as a Golden Globe for Best Drama for its first two seasons. The series also recently won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

“Even with the multitude of television programming currently available, ‘This Is Us’ is the show that everyone wants to talk about the next day,” said Icg national president Steven Poster, Asc. “That is due in great part to the creative genius of Dan Fogelman.”

Fogelman also co-created and executive produced Fox’s drama “Pitch,” in addition to creating the ABC period musical comedy series “Galavant” and the ABC comedy The Neighbors.

Fogelman’s upcoming film “Life Itself,” which he directed, stars Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, [link
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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Looks Back at 2017 with Broadway Great Lee Roy Reams

While 2017 was filled with so many theatrical highs Ben Platt, The Band's Visit, Spongebob, Bette Midler, etc, it was also a time to say good bye to some of the industry's most beloved artists whose work made the theatre, and our world, a better place. Rob and Kevin sit down with Broadway Royalty, Lee Roy Reams, and reflect on the passing of such legends as Barbara Cook, Mary Tyler Moore, Gemze de Lappe, Thomas Meehan, Liz Smith, Robert Guillame, and so many others.
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People Celebrates 2017 with a Special Edition Yearbook

People Celebrates 2017 with a Special Edition Yearbook
What a year! We couldn’t stop listening to “Despacito,” watched daylight turn to darkness and stocked up on tissues for This is Us viewings. We welcomed Beyoncé’s twins and Serena Williams’ daughter (plus celebrated her wedding!). We were left heartbroken at Chris Pratt and Anna Faris’ split, and sat on the edge of our seats as Hollywood drama unfolded at the Oscars and Grammys. In this special edition of People, we revisit all that and more.

The celebrity moments of 2017 weren’t limited to the red carpet: much of the year was focused on the new political climate.
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Liz Smith, star of the Royle Family, dies aged 95

Liz Smith, star of the Royle Family, dies aged 95
Bafta award-winning actor, who also appeared in the Vicar of Dibley and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, died on Christmas Eve

The Royle Family star Liz Smith has died at the age of 95, a spokeswoman for her family said.

The actor, best known for her role as “Nana” Norma Speakman in the hit BBC comedy, died on Christmas Eve.

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DVD Playhouse: December 2010

DVD Playhouse December 2010

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Allen Gardner

America Lost And Found: The Bbs Story (Criterion) Perhaps the best DVD box set released this year, this ultimate cinefile stocking stuffer offered up by Criterion, the Rolls-Royce of home video labels, features seven seminal works from the late ‘60s-early ‘70s that were brought to life by cutting edge producers Bert Schneider, Steve Blauner and director/producer Bob Rafelson, the principals of Bbs Productions. In chronological order: Head (1968) star the Monkees, the manufactured (by Rafelson, et al), American answer to the Beatles who, like it or not, did make an impact on popular culture, particularly in this utterly surreal piece of cinematic anarchy (co-written by Jack Nicholson, who has a cameo), which was largely dismissed upon its initial release, but is now regarded as a counterculture classic. Easy Rider (1969) is arguably regarded as the seminal ‘60s picture, about two hippie drug dealers (director Dennis Hopper
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The Royle Family's Smith To Retire

The Royle Family's Smith To Retire
Veteran British actress Liz Smith is retiring from the entertainment industry because a recent stroke has left her "exhausted".

The 87 year old, famous for her role as Nana in U.K. TV show The Royle Family, has spent the last few months in recovery after suffering a stroke earlier this year.

Smith admits she is no longer able to handle the pressure of showbusiness, and instead will try her hand at being an author once she regains her health.

She says, "I get exhausted and have to take it easy... I do get muddled and sometimes feel I have to reach for words that elude me.

"I was getting terribly tired anyway, although I'd like to think I could eventually write again. I've got stories in my head, but I'm nearly 90, so if I don't do much now at least I've earned a rest."

British Star Smith Recovering From Stroke

British Star Smith Recovering From Stroke
Beloved British actress Liz Smith is recovering from a stroke.

The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory star suffered the stroke earlier this year and spent two months under doctor's care - but she's now recuperating at home in London.

She tells Britain's Daily Express, "I was in hospital for about two months and have been very gradually getting better. I get exhausted and have to take it easy."

And the 87 year old is determined to get well by next month - so she can receive her Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) honour from a British royal.

Smith jokes, "I'll be going in a pushchair. I don't know who will be doing the presentation but it will be a good day."

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