A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from January 03, 2007
“I’m like horse manure in a rodeo (i.e., everywhere)” (Liz Smith)

Liz Smith is a nationally syndicated gossip columnist. She’s based in New York City, but she was born in Fort Worth, Texas and educated at the University of Texas (Austin). Every once in a while, she lets a bit of Texas slip through in her speech.

On CNN in 2001, she used a rodeo reference to tell a nationally audience that she’s syndicated “everywhere.”

Wikipedia: Liz Smith
Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Smith (born February 2, 1923 in Fort Worth, Texas) is an American gossip columnist. Liz Smith is known as The Grand Dame of Dish.
On reputation building: “You can’t build a reputation on what you intend to do.”
On weddings: “All weddings, except those with shotguns in evidence, are wonderful.”
On decision making: “The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can.”
On gossip: “Gossip is just news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress”

CNN.com Transcripts
The Grande Dame of Gossip Dishes to Pat Sajak
Aired May 10, 2001 - 21:00 ET

PAT SAJAK, GUEST HOST: Tonight, the grand dame of gossip. She knows the stars and their secrets, syndicated columnist and best- selling author Liz Smith for the hour. And she will take your calls, next on LARRY KING LIVE.

Liz Smith with us, and we’re very excited about that, author of her memoir “Natural Blonde,” which is doing very well, and the blond is holding up very nicely.

LIZ SMITH, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST: Well, good. And I figured you would like that, because you work with blonds all the time.
SAJAK: You mentioned the “Post” and you’re syndicated all over the country.

SMITH: Right. I’m in another great newspaper in New York, the “Newsday.” I’m in the “Staten Island Advance” one.

SAJAK: She’s everywhere.

SMITH: I’m like horse manure in a rodeo, so there you go.

SAJAK: There’s an interesting thought, and while we dwell on that, we’ll take a break and be back, with Liz Smith. Stay with us.

Posted by Barry Popik
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