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20 Celebrities Who've Been Married 5 Times Or More

May 30th, 2014 1:15am EDT
20 Celebrities Who've Been Married 5 Times Or More
Reality star Kim Kardashian wed for the third time last weekend, but that's nothing in terms of Hollywood marriages. Many stars have walked down the aisle four, five or even nine times. Hopefully, these stars have strong prenuptial agreements in place!

"Fargo" star Billy Bob Thornton has been married five times, most famously to actress Angelina Jolie. She was his last, and final, wife. The pair met on the set of "Pushing Tin," and he broke off his engagement to actress Laura Dern to be with Jolie. The couple made headlines for their bizarre behavior, including wearing vials of each other...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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'Dynasty' The Movie?

January 13th, 2011 10:18am EST
Dynasty
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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,...
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Happy Cinco De Cuatro! (Links & Stuff)

May 5th, 2009 7:00pm EDT
Barack Obama
Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. And be sure to visit our On the Web section where we're constantly adding interesting links all the time.

YOU can even add links to stuff you find out there now, like interesting articles, cool YouTube videos, strange news, interesting photo galleries, and, well, just about anything!

Amazing "Watchmen" Aerosol Graffiti Time Lapse Video

Four pages too many about Jessica Simpson - Vanity Fair

Fox Orders A Second Season Of Fringe - Seat42f

Subliminal advertising: Superman Eragon...
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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...
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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...
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New TV On DVD, Aug. 14

August 14th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Dynasty
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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Celebrity Birthdays, May 23

May 23rd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Jewel
Happy Birthday to "Dancing With The Stars" winner Kelly Monaco (1976), folk singer Jewel (1974), Radiohead drummer Phil Selway (1967), "Dumb and Dumber" actress Karen Duffy (1961), actor/comedian Drew Carey (1958), "Murphy Brown" actor Charles Kimbrough (1936), "Dynasty" star Joan Collins (1933), English actor Nigel Davenport (1928), singer/actress Rosemary Clooney (1928; d. 2002), bandleader Artie Shaw (1910, d. 2004), "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" actor Scatman Crothers (1910; d. 1986), and "Zorro" actor Douglas Fairbanks (1883; d. 1939),
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Celebrity Appeal: Tony Blair The Political Showman Mingled With The Famous

May 10th, 2007 5:08pm EDT
Tony Blair
LONDON (AP) - From vacations at Cliff Richard's Caribbean villa to a stay in Bee Gee Robin Gibb's Miami home, Tony Blair has enjoyed the company of celebrities throughout his political career.

But in the wake of the Iraq war, many showbiz figures turned on the British leader, and his holidays at the homes of the famous became cause for embarrassment over whether he had paid for his stay.

Blair was elected on a surge of popular enthusiasm in 1997 _ a political star for the era of Britpop and ''Cool Britannia.''

He hosted Downing Street receptions for the stars of fashion, musi...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 23

May 23rd, 2006 3:00am EDT
Jewel
Happy Birthday to "Dancing With The Stars" winner Kelly Monaco (1976), folk singer Jewel (1974), Radiohead drummer Phil Selway (1967), "Dumb and Dumber" actress Karen Duffy (1961), actor/comedian Drew Carey (1958), "Murphy Brown" actor Charles Kimbrough (1936), "Dynasty" star Joan Collins (1933), English actor Nigel Davenport (1928), singer/actress Rosemary Clooney (1928; d. 2002), bandleader Artie Shaw (1910, d. 2004), "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" actor Scatman Crothers (1910; d. 1986), and "Zorro" actor Douglas Fairbanks (1883; d. 1939),
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'Dynasty' Reunion To Air May 2

April 12th, 2006 11:39am EDT
Dynasty
Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar reunites original series stars Joan Collins, Linda Evans and John Forsythe to pay tribute and celebrate the long-running series Dynasty, one of the most popular series in television history, to be broadcast Tuesday, May 2, on CBS. Premiering 25 years ago in 1981, "Dynasty," which ran through 1989, exposed the saga of a wealthy oil business family and the conflicts that constantly arose between two huge corporations.

The legendary cast will gather together at the Filoli Mansion in Northern California, which was the home of the show's billionaire hero...
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Jonathan Rhys-Meyers Loves Older Women

March 27th, 2006 10:22am EST
Jonathan Ryhs-Meyers
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers has a crush on Joan Collins. The 28-year-old 'Match Point' star admits he would love to date the aging actress - despite her being old enough to be his grandmother. Joan isn't the only elderly woman the actor has his eye on - he also has a thing for 71-year-old Italian beauty Sophia Loren.

He is quoted in Daily Mirror newspaper as saying: "I would love to have a crack at Sophia Loren or Joan Collins. I've had a think for Joan ever since I saw 'The Stud'."

Meanwhile, Jonathan has confessed he is a terrible boyfriend. He revealed: "Any girlfriend of mine would s...
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Heather Locklear Won't Appear in 'Dynasty' Reunion Special

March 25th, 2006 4:00pm EST
Heather Locklear
Heather Locklear, John James and Dihann Carroll have snubbed the chance to reunite with their Dynasty castmates in an upcoming TV special. Producer Michael Levitt is the brains behind the show, "Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar," and he invited the entire cast to team up for the anecdotal special, which will air in May.

John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Catherine Oxenberg and Joan Collins were among the first stars to sign up for the 25th anniversary show, but Levitt has had less luck with others. He says, "They graciously declined."

Ambitious Levitt hopes to persuade Evans and Coll...
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