Mike Bruno
February 25, 2009 AT 07:46 PM EST

Esteemed gossip columnist Liz Smith has been dropped by the New York Post, where her column has run for 33 years, CNN reports. She will continue to write five times a week forwowOwow.com, an online community for women. No reason was given for the Post’s decision, but editor Col Allan released a statement saying, “The Post is grateful to have been able to publish Liz Smith’slegendary column for so many years. We wish her the very best for thefuture.” The 86-year-old Smith has written for the New York Post, New YorkDaily News, and Newsday and has appeared on New York’s WNBC-TV for more than 10 years.

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