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Liz Smith


On Sunday, George Schlatter's American Television Awards show was filmed before a live audience (it aired on ABC on Monday night). The studio audience saw Roseanne Arnold in a taped segment that didn't go into the finished piece. As a personal favor to old friend Schlatter, the now-much-thinner queen of ABC appeared, wearing sunglasses and a scarf, to be interviewed b…

Judd Hirsch took advantage of his Christmas Eve night off from "Conversations With My Father," and got married.Hirsch wed his long-time lady friend Bonnie Chalkin. (Remember he saluted her during his Tony awards acceptance speech?) Judd and Bonnie were married by a female rabbi at the home of Judd's close friend and best man, Herb Gardner. (Judd has won two Tonys starring …

Friends of the elusive billionaire Warren Buffett, one of the richest and most powerful men in American business, were stunned when he turned up on Robin Leach's popular "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" TV show.Buffett, a man who guards his privacy and believes a low profile is the only kind to have, told inquiring friends how it happened."I was just as surprised as you…

Patti Davis, the perpetually estranged daughter of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, called this office twice this week, attempting to put her latest unhappiness involving the Reagans in better perspective.Patti told us that, yes, indeed, she did sell a letter written to her by her father -- then the president of the United States -- some years ago, when she was desperate for money…