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CELEBRITY NEWS

May 27, 2008|By LIZ SMITH | LIZ SMITH,Tribune Media Services

OH, SO you missed hearing Bette Midler and Katie Couric sing together and dance at the '60s Flower Power event celebrating the 35th anniversary of the community garden in NYC?

Well, you have today, tomorrow and Thursday to go on charitybuzz.com and bid on some spectacular tickets in a very special auction.

Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close, David Beckham, Sarah Silverman, Wayne Newton, Meredith Vieira, Tony Bennett, Michael Kors, Rachael Ray and the divine Miss M. herself are offering tickets for you to be up-close and personal with this and that. So bid your way to celebrity!

Applauding Albee

The acclaimed singer/songwriter/narrator Stew stopped the New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards party dead in its tracks last week when he stepped up to accept the prize for his "best musical": Passing Strange.

He realized the three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Edward Albee was sitting at a front table, so he pronounced: "Before I say anything else, I have to say that I never thought I would be on Broadway, and I never dreamed that I would be this close to you, Mr. Albee. It is an honor to be in the same room with you."

At this, the two creators shook hands and hugged one another. The Drama Desk had also given Stew and his Passing Strange musical their "best" prize only the night before, and the show also received the Village Voice Obie.

The lowdown at Loyola

I was standing with my friend Lesley Stahl when she read a Page Six item that intimated she may have used a vulgar expression instead of the word "pussycat" during her commencement address at Loyola College.

Lesley laughed: "Would I have uttered a profanity at Loyola of all places?" I have to vouch for Ms. Stahl. She is not known for using distasteful words.

Barbara who?

Maybe you saw her recently standing in the DMV line to get a driver's license, even though she doesn't drive. Barbara Walters told her Sirius radio audience that she was tired of carrying her passport everywhere for ID.

"So there I was all dressed up with my false eyelashes and makeup from hosting GMA that morning, and do you know not one person looked at me or asked for my autograph. They took my ghastly picture, and I stood in line. Nobody said, `Aren't you Barbara Walters?' I kind of liked it. I respected the fact that they respected me. I'd like to thank the Department of Motor Vehicles. Three people at DMV know exactly how old I am. They are going to keep my secret. They were very nice!"

Closing auction

"I'm worth more than a million. I'm worth at least $5 million," said Madonna after Sharon Stone tried to auction off her kiss for only a million. This happened at the legendary live auction event to raise money for amfAR at Cannes.

Madonna, Sharon Stone and Harvey Weinstein were the stars of this charity, which operates outside the annual film festival on the Riviera. The threesome was often onstage together, contributing a lot to the excitement of this super effort to battle HIV/AIDS.

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