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Joan Collins recreates Oscars selfie

March 13th, 2014 3:20am EDT
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Joan Collins has recreated Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars 'selfie'.
The 80-year-old actress gathered a group of British celebrities, including Sir Ben Kingsley and Jeremy Irons, together at the Prince's Trust and Samsung Celebrate Success Awards in London yesterday (03.12.14) to recreate the famous snapshot, taken by Bradley Cooper on the talk-show host's phone at the Oscars ceremony earlier this month.
The 'Dynasty' actress managed to encourage a number of the other guests at the awards to get involved and the result was a rather blurry photograph of Joan, Ben and Jeremy joined by Pixie Lott, Ve...

Joan & Pauline Collins teaming up for Thelma & Louise-style road movie

December 10th, 2013 3:10am EST
Pauline Collins
Namesake actresses Joan and Pauline Collins are teaming up for a new road movie.

The Dynasty and Shirley Valentine actresses, who are not related, will head off to France to shoot comedy The Time Of Their Lives.

Joan Collins will play a former Hollywood sex symbol, who escapes her retirement home in London for an adventure with a bored housewife, played by Pauline Collins.

The former Dynasty regular says, "It's a buddy movie along the lines of Thelma & Louise, with a hint of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."

Italian movie star Franco Nero is attached to play the Collins' characters' love...

Kate Moss wants 'naughty' dinner guests

December 2nd, 2013 10:20am EST
Kate Moss
Kate Moss' dream dinner guests would be "naughty" stars like Jack Nicholson and Stevie Nicks.
The 39-year-old supermodel is the cover girl for Playboy magazine as it celebrates its 60th birthday.
She appears in an 18-page spread, in which she oozes sex appeal, flaunting her gorgeous physique and is seen in several shots wearing bunny ears - which represents the brand's signature Rabbit Head symbol.
In an interview in the special issue, Kate admits she enjoys parties with interesting people who are willing to share salacious stories.
Quizzed on her ultimate dinner guest line-up she told To...

Joan Collins' first husband attempted to sell her to sheikh

October 24th, 2013 3:12am EDT
Joan Collins
Movie veteran Joan Collins has revealed she ended her first marriage to actor Maxwell Reed after he attempted to sell her to an Arab sheikh for $20,000 (GBP13,300).

In her new memoir, titled Passion for Life, the Dynasty star admits her first union was a disaster, especially in the bedroom - and she fled to Hollywood after learning of her husband's bid to honour a rich Arab's indecent proposal to spend a night with the British beauty.

In the tome, Collins claims she was 18 when she lost her virginity to Reed, who was twice her age, recalling, "The act was awful and degrading."

The actres...

Joan Collins congratulates sister on royal honour

June 16th, 2013 1:26pm EDT
Joan Collins
Veteran British actress Joan Collins has publicly congratulated her novelist sister after she was feted in Queen Elizabeth II's birthday honours list.

Popular author Jackie Collins was named as the recipient of an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal when the coveted titles were announced on Saturday (15Jun13) in honour of the British monarch's 2013 birthday celebrations.

Her actress sister has now expressed her well-wishes in a post on, writing, "Congratulations Jackie Collins on your well deserved OBE! Thrilled for you, sis!!!!! Will you be c...

Joan Collins to star in British sitcom

May 29th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Joan Collins
Veteran actress Joan Collins is marking her recent 80th birthday with a new role on U.K. sitcom Benidorm.

The Dynasty star celebrated the milestone last Thursday (23May13) but she is refusing to slow down and revealed to fans on Tuesday (28May13) that she is heading back to the small screen to play a character called Crystal - the same name as her former TV nemesis, played by Linda Evans.

In a post on her page, she writes, "Looking forward to going to Spain to be in Benidorm. And I'm playing Crystal yes I am!! But not the Dynasty one."

Benidorm, which focuses on fictional tou...

Television's Most Villainous Matriarchs

September 21st, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Madeleine Stowe in Revenge
Everyone loves a good villain. And ABC's new series "Revenge" promises just that. The series features Emily Van Camp as Emily Thorne, a new girl in the Hamptons. But things are not what they seem. Emily has lived there before and has returned to exact vengeance on those who have wronged her in the past.

Among Emily's targets is Victoria Grayson, a villain played deliciously by Madeleine Stowe. Victoria is the Hamptons' richest and most powerful player, and nothing - not even her best friend - will stop her from getting what she wants.

Based on the tale "The Count Of Monte Cristo," "Reveng...

Elizabeth Taylor's Career, In Photos And Videos

March 23rd, 2011 10:52am EDT
Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor made her big screen debut at the age of 10 in There's One Born Every Minute. By the age of 19, Taylor was making over $5000 a week and had an acclaimed movie under her belt: A Place in the Sun. However, it was still just the beginning for her career.

Taylor would then star in Father's Little Dividend, the sequel to Father of the Bride. She was on the verge of disappearing from the national spotlight in the mid-50s, until she starred in Giant and its sequel Raintree Country in 1956 and 1957, respectively. The latter film earned her a Best Actress Oscar nominat...

Joan Collins Blames Recent Hospitalization On A 'Very Tight Dress'

March 1st, 2011 8:13am EST
Joan Collins
TV legend Joan Collins was taken to the hospital during the post-Oscars Vanity Fair party after her figure-hugging dress left her feeling faint.

The Dynasty star attended the magazine's bash at Hollywood's Sunset Tower Hotel in a tight-fitting lilac gown, but after mixing with A-listers for several hours, the 77 year old began to feel dizzy.

Her concerned husband Percy Gibson called an ambulance for his wife, and medics decided to rush the star to a nearby hospital for tests. Collins was relieved when doctors gave her the all-clear - and blames her corseted dress for the fuss.

She tel...

Joan Collins Tips Gemma Arterton For 'Dynasty' Role

January 17th, 2011 3:24pm EST
Joan Collins
Joan Collins is tipping British actress Gemma Arterton to take on her famous Alexis Carrington character in a movie prequel to her hit TV series Dynasty.

The popular show, which ran from 1981 until 1989, focused on a rich oil family in Colorado and starred late actor John Forsythe as tycoon Blake Carrington, alongside Linda Evans and Collins.

Creator Richard Shapiro recently revealed plans to bring back the show back for a big screen outing, explaining the new film will tell fans how the family came into its oil fortune.

And Collins - whose addition to the cast helped make the show a ...

'Dynasty' The Movie?

January 13th, 2011 10:18am EST
Hit 1980s soap opera Dynasty is set to be revived for a new movie prequel.

The popular show, which ran from 1981 until 1989, focused on a rich oil family in Colorado and starred late actor John Forsythe as tycoon Blake Carrington, alongside Linda Evans and Joan Collins.

Original Dynasty creator Richard Shapiro has now announced plans to bring the show back for a big screen outing, and he's revealed the new film will be set before the TV series and show how Forsythe's character discovers he is heir to an oil fortune.

Shapiro tells E! Online, "We've given thought to the movie before and we...

Germaphobe Joan Collins Refuses To Shake Ozzy Osbourne's Hand

December 20th, 2010 11:30am EST
Joan Collins
Hollywood actress Joan Collins is so terrified of falling ill she refused to shake rock legend Ozzy Osbourne's hand in case she picked up a bug.

The former Black Sabbath frontman recently spotted the Dynasty star in an elevator at his apartment building in Los Angeles but when he offered his hand as a friendly gesture, Collins declined to touch him. And Osbourne is adamant he understands why the actress snubbed him - because picking up germs can be damaging for a celebrity's career.

In his health column for The Sunday Times Magazine, Osbourne writes, "The other day... Joan Collins (was...

Joan Collins Is Terrified Of Being Mugged

November 7th, 2010 9:30am EST
Joan Collins
Veteran actress Joan Collins often wears fake jewels, because she's scared she will be robbed on the streets.

The Dynasty star was left shaken when her friend, billionaire tycoon John Caudwell, was attacked by thieves who broke into his English mansion earlier this week.

Collins is convinced Caudwell was targeted because his wife, Claire Johnson, is often seen wearing pricey pieces of jewelry - and the actress insists on donning imitation jewels instead.

Speaking on The Talk, she says, "I like to wear things that aren't real during the day. I don't believe in going around with lots of je...

Audrina Patridge, Justin Bieber, And Joan Collins In The Silliest Celebrity Feuds Of The Week

October 18th, 2010 11:11am EDT
Audrina Patridge
Sometimes celebrity feuds start because someone wants a little PR, and sometimes it's because they just don't like each other. However, to people like us these feuds are just funny - here are some the of the silliest celebrity feuds recently.

Competitive feuds are bound to happen, especially on a show like Dancing with the Stars. However, Hollywood Life reports that a feud between Audrina Patridge and Jennifer Grey is just heating up. "There is certainly something brewing — they aren’t full fledged enemies quite yet, but Audrina is certainly taking it as a challenge that Jennifer is pret...

Joan Collins: 'There Aren't That Many Good-Looking Actresses'

October 11th, 2010 4:31pm EDT
Joan Collins
Actress Joan Collins laments the lack of beautiful actresses in Hollywood, insisting audiences are "starved of gorgeous people" on the big screen.

The glamorous Dynasty star believes the modern film industry would be much more exciting if studios cast more attractive stars in their movies - and she's convinced Angelina Jolie is the only actress who lives up to the legends of the silver screen.

Collins tells Britain's Hello! magazine, "I have to say, there aren't that many good-looking actresses around today. I mean, there's Angelina Jolie and there's... Angelina Jolie. But I can't think...

Joan Collins:'I Was Lucky If My Parents Actually Acknowledged My Existence'

August 7th, 2010 9:00pm EDT
Joan Collins
Dynasty legend Joan Collins is convinced the overindulged youth of today has "a lot to learn from generations past" - after spending the summer with her grandchildren and realizing they're spoiled.

The British actress noticed how overly pampered children are after taking her family on a trip to the South of France and witnessing how sweet life is for her grandkids. Collins reveals her adult children pander to the every whim of her grandkids, Miel, 11, and six year olds Weston and Ava Grace, and she's baffled by their comfortable upbringing - because her own parents were so strict.

In a ...

Joan Collins, Kate Jackson And Heather Locklear Pay Tribute To John Forsythe

April 3rd, 2010 10:00am EDT
John Forsythe
Joan Collins, Kate Jackson and Heather Locklear have paid tribute to late actor John Forsythe, who died on Thursday after a four-year cancer battle.

The trio worked with the TV icon on beloved shows Dynasty and Charlie's Angel. Collins, who played the ex-wife of Forsythe's Blake Carrington character in Dynasty, called the actor "the last of the true gentleman of the acting profession."

A statement from the British star reads, "I enjoyed my nine years of feuding, fussing and fighting as the Carringtons and I was so glad to have had the chance to reunite with him a few years ago in the Dyna...

Joan Collins Was Forced To Take Cocaine

March 28th, 2010 9:36am EDT
Joan Collins
Dynasty legend Joan Collins is strictly anti-drugs after she was "forced" to snort cocaine during her 1980s heyday.

The British actress was introduced to a drug "pusher" 26 years ago and became pals with him, but was unaware of his sordid habit.

And Collins vowed never to abuse her body with narcotics again after she was enticed to take highly-addictive cocaine - and couldn't sleep for 48 hours.

In an interview for Piers Morgan's Life Stories on U.K. TV, the star reveals, "I am so anti-drugs. Once somebody forced me to take some coke and it was just so horrible. I would never take drugs,...

Biographer: Warren Beatty Screwed 12,775 Women

January 4th, 2010 8:19am EST
Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty has slept with more than 12,000 women, according to a new biography of the legendary Hollywood lothario.

Beatty has enjoyed high profile romances with Madonna, Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Joan Collins, Julie Christie and his current wife Annette Bening - but writer Peter Biskind claims the 72 year old secretly seduced thousands of women during his heyday.

In "Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America," Biskind estimates the actor has been with "12,775 women, give or take, a figure that does not include daytime quickies, drive-bys, casual gropings, stolen kisses and so on."


Happy Cinco De Cuatro! (Links & Stuff)

May 5th, 2009 7:00pm EDT
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Joan Collins Slams Botox

April 9th, 2009 12:31pm EDT
Joan Collins
Former Dynasty star Joan Collins has vowed never to use Botox - because the long-term effects of the wrinkle-fighting injections remain unknown.

The 75-year-old actress is baffled as to why her Hollywood peers often pay to undergo the cosmetic treatment, insisting she doesn't like the frozen facial expressions it creates. And she maintains it is dangerous to use Botox without fully researching its side effects.

She tells Britain's OK! Magazine, "I think Botox is poison. I don't believe in it. We haven't found out the long-term effects of what putting botulism in our faces can do...

Joan Collins Backs Madonna

December 1st, 2008 9:18am EST
Veteran actress
Veteran actress Joan Collins is pleased Madonna escaped handing over a large financial settlement in her divorce from Guy Ritchie - because she is convinced successful women should not have to support their ex-husbands.

The former couple announced their split in October and the divorce was settled last month. Although details of the case were not made public, it is believed Ritchie walked away without a large payoff. And Collins, who has been divorced four times, insists a wealthy woman like Madonna should not be forced to hand over any of her hard-earned cash to a former partner.


Celebrity Horoscope: Gemini

May 22nd, 2008 8:30am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Gemini (May 22-June 21) are said to have a dual nature. The astrological symbol for Gemini is the Roman numeral for two, representing twins and duality.

Twin sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are Geminis. Last year the 21-year-old power duo earned $17 million, and they are planning on releasing a coffee table book about their fashion inspirations.

Gemini can be fickle. Those born under this sign represent the yin and the yang, or the law of opposites. It can be no coincidence that Anne Heche is a Gemini. She famously dated Ellen DeGeneres but later married a man. She di...

Joan Collins Is Bitter Over Litter

April 23rd, 2008 3:41pm EDT
Joan Collins
Joan Collins spends more and more time in New York because she hates the litter-strewn streets of her native London.

The 75-year-old diva admits graffiti and litter offend her "aesthetics and sensibilities" and she'd rather not have to deal with it on a daily basis.

But the fussy Brit has found another pet peeve in her adopted America - plastic bags.

She fumes, "They take 1,000 years to disintegrate (and) seals get them caught in their bellies."

Environmentally-conscious Collins, who insists on bagging her own groceries, admits her hatred for litter and discarded shoppin...

Joan Collins Would Retire If She Could

April 23rd, 2008 10:36am EDT
Joan Collins
Veteran actress Joan Collins would love to retire from show business but she can't afford to. The former Dynasty star insists she's not desperate enough to take any role that's offered to her, but she can't quit acting at 75.

She says, "I would (retire). Ninety nine per cent of actress would. (But) I don't have Barbra Streisand's money. I need to work." And the actress admits she lost two recent movie roles she desperately wanted - to Shirley MacLaine and Susan Sarandon.

She tells the new issue of BlackBook magazine, "The one that Shirley MacLaine had in Bewitched, I was trying ...

Top 10 TV Bad Guys

December 27th, 2007 10:06am EST
Prison Break
They're sneaky and snarky. They scheme and slay. TV is full of bad guys (and girls), from those who make being bad look like fun to those who make us clutch the pillow to our chests.

It takes some excellent writing and an excellent performance to make a bad guy who is a worthy opponent but also one that the fans don't want to see defeated. It's no easy job, but these guys and girls met the task:

1.) Angelus (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) - Buffy was full of bad guys and villains - vampire duo Spike and Drusilla, rogue slayer Faith, Angel's sire Darla and a new Big Bad every season li...

Joan Collins Hates 'Diva' Label

September 12th, 2007 11:51am EDT
Joan Collins
Joan Collins has hit out at reports at her "diva" behavior, insisting it couldn't be further from the truth. The former Dynasty star, 74, detests the way the press paint her as a primadonna - because it simply isn't true.

She says, "I hate that. I'm an actress. I'm a working, jobbing actress. Whatever a diva is, I don't understand that label. Maybe it's the fact I've always had a certain amount of confidence in the way I walk, act and dress and talk from the time I was very young."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Memorable Celebrity Quotes

August 25th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Kristen Bell
"I have a mouth of a sailor. I have to remember not to drop F-bombs when I'm ordering my lunch." New Heroes castmate Kristen Bell admits she swears a lot.

"I felt sorry for any girl who hadn't been married who was at that wedding because how do you live up to that, how can you reach that place?" Terrence Howard on pal Eva Longoria's fairytale French wedding in July.

"Every time an Estee Lauder package comes, she's like, 'Make-up!' She tries to just put it on her eyes, but it always ends up a few other places." Gwyneth Paltrow describes the joys of motherhood with daughter Apple. ...

Notable Quotables

August 19th, 2007 7:13am EDT
Emmy Rossum
"I don't want to bad-mouth any singers or what they stand for lyrically, but there is a lot of room in Top 40 radio for the anti-slut. I hope I speak for a lot of women in the way I write." Actress-turned-singer Emmy Rossum eyes her pop demographic.

"There's not an awful lot that embarrasses me. I'm the kind of actress who absolutely believes in exposing herself." Kate Winslet is a free spirit.

"The girls get to do more interesting things than walk out of the sea in a bikini." The Bourne Ultimatum star Julia Stiles compares to the Bourne spy franchise to rival James Bond.


New TV On DVD, Aug. 14

August 14th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Dynasty was set in Denver and concerned the trials and tribulations of the oil-rich Carrington clan. John Forsythe and Linda Evans were top-billed as Blake and Krystle Carrington, but all the juicy scenes went to the cunning, conniving Alexis Carrington Colby, portrayed with caution to the winds by Joan Collins. Season two is now on DVD.

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