ABOVE: Reece's piece.
ABOVE: Reece's piece.
Joan Collins, 85, is back on network TV!
Keep reading for the American Horror Story trailer ...
Poseidon's Underworld: Explore every gay angle of a 1963 issue of 16 Magazine. [Screams of teenyboppers]
Joe.My.God.: Widow of Omar Mateen, Noor Salman, is remanded until trial.
Huff Post: Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) points out that Trump may have fired Preet Bharara to hinder investigation into his own corruption.
Attitude: Why is Joan Collins still confused with Alexis Carrington? Because I was so bloody good, she asserts. Here's her fave Dynasty catfight:
(2) Logo's Fire Island scored by inspiring a hilarious parody:
Joe.My.God.: Yes, Chadwick Moore is still a douchebag, this time going after Matt Shepard instead of Nick Jonas.
Towleroad: Betsy DeVos meet with trans-rights activists, offered nothing more than her time.
DListed: OMG, Joan Collins just made a proper feature film — The Time of Their Lives, a road trip/buddy movie with Pauline Collins.
Kenneth in the (212): If all tennis pros looked like this, I might know a thing or two about the sport.
Twitter: Woman returns 43 years after protesting Nixon to protest Trump, using meticulously recreated signage:
Rosemary returned to the exact spot in front of the Federal Building in Pittsburgh 43 years after her 1st visit. pic.twitter.com/JLEfzRoA9F— Brasilmagic (@Brasilmagic) March 8, 2017
The ultimate glitz series of the '80s, Dynasty, premiered in January 1981. Above, one of the most epic fight scenes. (Jeez, Joan's stand-in is particularly unconvincing!)
I had the good fortune to meet Jackie Collins, Joan's scandalously successful scribbler sister, four years ago. It was a treat because I'd read some of her unapologetically salacious novels as a kid (rummage sales were a great place to find 10-cent copies of The Bitch or The Stud, but I was first in line for the tacky-fab Hollywood Wives) and because in person she turned out to be a down-to-earth doll.
Collins, who died after a mostly secret battle with breast cancer yesterday at age 77, was just one of the girls, in spite of the glitz and glamour that were her milieu. She talked about binge-watching all the latest buzzed-about TV shows at the event I attended, and proudly introduced us to her GBF.
Joan was my age (!) when she made this deliciously shameless flick!
The author had decided not to go public with her cancer battle until the past month, when she felt it couldn't be hidden, which is in stark contrast to the push public figures get to be open and honest about disease to help raise awareness. I think we are all aware of the scourge of breast cancer, which has robbed us of countless women and not a few men, so I respect her decision not to admit she was afflicted in order to live her life instead of living her death.
Hollywood Wives was a precursor to IMDb!
A great dame ... and it doesn't hurt that she was a huge Madonna fan who kept her sister making movies in the '70s. As Sandra Bullock says of her: “Heaven, watch out!”