Don't forget to tune into QVC UK this Saturday 20th to catch Joan as she offers some great gift ideas for that special someone this Christmas.. Tune in at 4pm for The Gift Show with Claire Sutton and then at 8pm for Christmas Gifts with Maverine Cole..
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Joan will make an appearance on Monday's edition of 'This Morning' at 10:30 am on ITV1, to discuss her contribution to a new documentary 'Brave Miss World' which features Miss World Linor Abargil who was raped and breaks her silence to help other victims..
Joan discusses her relationship with Maxwell Reed in the documentary
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
An 'Evening With Joan Collins' is a recipe for perfect entertainment!
Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 | 8:55 p.m.Glamorous Joan Collins is as gorgeous onstage as she is offstage, and she had audiences for her three nights of shows at South Point spellbound by her saucy stories and sassy exploits, and let’s not forget the Nolan Miller glittering gowns in her onstage wardrobe.
“An Evening With Joan Collins” is an unabashed, no-hold’s-barred and brilliant dissection of her 60-year showbiz life story from early days as a young hopeful in London to pushing back against Hollywood casting-couch wolves and jealous rivals.
Joan names names without fear: Frank Sinatra tried to woo her with a plane ride on his private jet from London to Hamburg, Germany. Film mogul Daryl Zanuck said that he would be her biggest and best lover. Joan gave Bette Davis a public dressing down, and the latter kicked her across the studio complete with film clips.
She even told of her clash when she first met Jerry Lewis, and fearless Joan knew that he was in the audience Saturday night alongside me. The names, larger than an agent’s Rolodex, are dropped fast and furious. Candid must be her middle name.
It’s delicious gossip of the first order, and Joan relishes the telling of the titillation. She shows the photo of Peter Sellers in a Nazi uniform turning up at her home in a London Jewish neighborhood. Who would have ever guessed Gene Kelly would be the sloppiest kisser in Tinseltown? But he did give her valuable advice to use stunt stand-ins, which she ignored in many of her movies.
She promptly rolls the screened scenes and outtakes of her “Dynasty” fights with rival Linda Evans. Those were real fights without stand-ins and no pulled punches, so real in fact that the director had to call “cut” louder and louder.
It’s a royal romp for the actress who was awarded the prestigious Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. She talks about her five husbands and proudly introduces the latest, Percy Gibson. They’ve been married 11 years in a wonderful, happy relationship. In addition to producing and directing the show, he hosts the audience Q+A post-show.
Over the years being right there on the scene with Joan, I’ve chronicled many of her escapades. From when she was casting handsome hunks for “The Bitch” and “The Stud” based on her sister Jackie Collins’ books. From her “Sins” miniseries on the French Riviera with George Hamilton to her disastrous engagement and wedding to Swedish rogue playboy Peter Holm and other adventures.
She’s fun, flirty and friendly. Joan is glamorous, yet gracefully gritty. She’s sexy, smooth as silk and yet can pack a punch inside a velvet glove. Add the witticisms and sarcasm that emanate from her mouth that are Winston Churchill worthy winners, and you have the perfect recipe for entertainment.
Dressed in stunning silver sparkling pants and a blue shiny blouse, she dazzled from the stage decorated simply with a throne chair, a phone on a pedestal and two side screens to display the videos and movie clips.
It was a wonderful, charming and humorous one-woman show. She held the audience in her hand captivated by her stories, secrets and scandals. Nobody wanted it to end; it was that fabulously fascinating.
At dinner afterward in Don Vito Italian, she told me that she’d love to return for more shows next year. “I waited to come to Las Vegas to do the show for a long time,” she said. “It’s been absolutely wonderful. I enjoyed myself so thoroughly that I don’t want to leave.”
She promised to be back, and I can assure you that she will. Joan is one woman who really says what she means
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Miss Collins invites
From Liz Taylor to Andy Warhol, Joan Collins has partied with the best of them. The ultimate hostess shares her tips on how to throw the soiree of the seasonFirst-night party at the Waldorf, London, 2001 (Richard Young)
The guest list
The first and most crucial element of a great party is the guest list. I invite a core group of my closest friends and family along with a sprinkling of new friends, as one doesn’t want to see the same faces every year. Boring or dull people can cast a bad vibe over any gathering, so I’m ruthless about whom I invite.
I make sure I have the most delicious food possible, and I’m lucky enough to know a terrific chef who comes in to cook mouthwatering fare. For buffets I like to have three or four simple things so that everyone has a choice. I want everyone to be able to sit down comfortably, even if they are balancing their plates on their laps, so I always have food that doesn't require a knife, such as salmon en croute, shepherd's pie or beef stroganoff.
The Décor And Ambience
This is terribly important to me, especially at Christmas, when I spend days dressing the flat in festive mode. The tree is a focal point. Ideally it should be a real fir about 14ft high, though I confess when I've had a family Christmas in Florida or California, I substitute it with a fake one. People often can't tell the difference as long as the tree is loaded with all the baubles and ornaments I've been collecting and making since my children were little. I decorate the flat to the hilt with white or red plants, but never mix the two - that's bad luck.
Most people at my Christmas party know each other, so the atmosphere is convivial (and crowded). If the invitation says 8pm, I try to have the buffet on the table by 9.15pm, although some of my friends are notoriously tardy. For a seated dinner, I don't believe in waiting longer than an hour for latecomers.
Elizabeth Taylor was so late one evening, that when she arrived we had finished dinner. In came the fabled star, abjectly apologetic and insisting she wasn't going to eat.
I love all types of music, so Percy and I carefully choose what we are going to play for the cocktail hour. I like nostalgia , 1940's classics like Frank Sinatra and the old standards, which are all mellow and romantic and don't distract from the conversation.
After dinner, some people love to dance, so we amp up the mood with contemporary tunes. I'm besotted with Pharrell William's 'Happy', which is guaranteed to get people up and giggling away. This summer I was at a party in St Tropez and as soon as that song started, I stood up and gave it my all. A photographer snapped me dancing and the picture ended up everywhere. A cautionary word in this world of YouTube and Instagram ... Iphones are everywhere!
Last of all, don't worry. If you've made sure you have enough food and drink, and that your staff or servers have been properly instructed, just relax and enjoy the show.
My final word on entertaining comes from my dear, departed friend Sue Mengers. She believed that if they don't invite you back, after you've invited them, don't ask them again - a school of thought I wholly embrace. However, there are certain allowances I make for friends who perhaps can't afford to entertain, but who at least make the effort to keep in touch.
As well as featured in today's 'Sunday Times' style magazine with a two page article on throwing a party.. Joan can also be seen in 'The Sunday Times Magazine' with this two page portrait from a new book 'Seventies Glamour' by David Wills & Stephen Schmidt.. Joan is posing for a sculptor at renowned mannequin creators 'Rootstein' in 1975... 'Seventies Glamour' is Available next week from Harper Collins...
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Friday, November 14, 2014
A NIGHT WITH JOAN COLLINS .. NOVEMBER 28TH TO 30TH 2014.. THE SOUTH POINT HOTEL & CASINO LAS VEGAS ..
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Joan will make an appearance at the next Hollywood Show at The Westin Los Angeles Airport this coming January 23rd to 25th 2015. Joan appears courtesy of Karen Cadle International.. Times to be confirmed... Book your tickets here....
Sunday, November 9, 2014
As it's Remembrance Sunday, this photo was taken a few days ago, when Joan paid a visit to The Tower of London to pay her respects at the Garden of Poppies, a striking symbol of the nation's loss, to commemorate Remembrance Day....
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Friday, November 7, 2014
|JOAN WITH PIPPA GORDON|
|JOAN WITH PIPPA GORDON ON TODAY'S SHOW|
|JOAN WITH CHLOE EVERTON|
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Just a reminder that Joan makes two appearances on QVC UK later today at 11:00am and then at 4:00pm.. With an additional show on Friday 7th at 2:00pm... Watch live at...
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
|Joan will make a special guest appearance on 'Queen's of Drama' on TV Guide's rebranded channel, POP in 2015!|
|JOAN with DONNA MILLS ..|
The show is produced by Thinkfactory Media, with Adam Reed, Adam Freeman, Aaron Fishman, Tim Laurie, and Leslie Greif, serving as executive producers.
Along with Pop's other new series, “Queens of Drama” will premiere when TV Guide Network rebrands to its new name and programming lineup in early 2015
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
|Joan with a signed t-shirt also up for auction.|
QVC UK held an on air show to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care which included an auction of some fabulous lots. One of which donated by Joan included a pampering day at Urban Retreat at Harrods using products from Joan's highly successful 'Timeless Beauty' range. If that wasn't enough, the lucky winner always will have cocktails at Claridge's with Joan. This sensational lot went for £2,000 as a gift for a 40th birthday...
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Joan attended The Annual Carousel Of Hope Ball at The Beverly Hilton last night and met up with Jackie as well as friends Suzanne Somers and event organiser Barbara Davis.. Entertainment was provided by Josh Groban & Jennifer Hudson..
|Joan with Clive Davis & event host Barbara Davis|
|With Alan Hamel & Suzanne Somers|
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Joan attended The Shooting Star Chase Charity Ball at The Dorchester. Joan is a patron of the charity..
|Joan with Shooting Star's Karen Sugarman|
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Tune in at the following times...
10:00am to 11:00am
13:00pm to 14:00pm
20:00pm to 21:00pm
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