June 13, 2008 |
Jackie Collins is not afraid to name-drop, whether it be live celebs or fictional ones. "My fans like to hear about how Lucky Santangelo is doing, when she is coming back," said Collins, on the line from Las Vegas, also the home of Santangelo, the sexy, power-mad lady who is the focus of a half-dozen of Collins' 26 books. "They also want to know what I think is going on in Hollywood. I have to keep up with all of it. " Collins is in the vanguard in the revamping of casino attractions.
May 9, 1988 |
Abandon taste, all ye who enter here. Behind this door in the Helmsley Palace tower sits Jackie Collins, head of Hollywood trash collection, gleaner of great celebrity rubbish, the woman who knows the most awful stories about the most famous people and . . . really, darlings, do come in. At the moment, she's dishing rock stars, particularly one who was getting ready for a concert tour of Japan and "well, you know how these musicians are always...
March 25, 1998 |
Variety reports that best-selling potboiler writer Jackie Collins is in talks with CBS to host a celebrity-driven talk show focusing on show biz and Los Angeles nightlife. The trade paper said CBS's Eyemark Entertainment plans to test the show this summer on L.A.'s KCBS before committing to a national rollout. Collins, sister of former "Dynasty" star Joan Collins, is known for steamy page-turners (like "Hollywood Wives"), several of which have been made into TV movies and mini-series.
October 8, 1990 |
All right, girls. Now while the boys are doing that male-bonding thing with the boring old World Series, we'll have to keep ourselves entertained. We could go shopping. We could do each other's hair. Maybe exchange our recipes for mock apple pie and Jell-O molds. Or we could . . . ooh! We can watch TV movies based on books by our very favorite authors, Jackie Collins and Danielle Steel. That's the scenario, anyway, that NBC hopes is playing out in coffee klatches all across the country.
July 11, 1986 |
"I didn't feel I belonged anywhere until I came to America for the first time when I was 16," says Martina Navratilova, who picked up her fifth straight Wimbledon singles title Saturday. "I'm not a mystic about many things - I tend to be pretty pragmatic about life - but I honestly believe I was born to be American. " You can meet her up close, personal and very candid in Martina, which she wrote with George Vecsey (Fawcett, $3.95). You don't have to like tennis to enjoy this book, although it helps - there's a lot of good insider stuff about the game that TV has helped make popular.
November 18, 1995 |
Leapin' lizards - there's a new villainess aggravating former Orphan Annie, and this one has an established mean streak. Yes, Joan Collins, who schemed and plotted her way through seven seasons of ABC's hit nighttime soap "Dynasty," plays the heavy once again in ABC's "Annie: A Royal Adventure," which airs tonight. This time, though, she's picking on someone far smaller than Linda Evans - namely Ashley Johnson, the current star of ABC's "Maybe This Time," who's reprising the role of the redheaded imp. George Hearn is the endearing Daddy Warbucks.
July 15, 2014 |
EVERYONE, IT SEEMS, has an opinion on LeBron James' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. One of the more interesting perspectives comes from former NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who shared his thoughts in an 800-word column on Time.com. Writes Jabbar: "In his essay in Sports Illustrated about his return to play for Cleveland, LeBron James announced, 'I'm coming home.' And, while his very personal and emotional explanation will resonate with many, others will find it disingenuous and self-serving.
October 9, 1992 |
Deciding to perform a massive TV experiment, I hunkered down in my other work station - the brown recliner - with four hours' worth of "Lady Boss," the Jackie Collins mini-series they're putting up against the baseball playoffs. Trying to take this job seriously, I knew I was operating with a big pop culture deficit. I never saw either of Collins's previous mini-series, "Lucky/Chances" or "Hollywood Wives. " Also, I am not among the obviously satisfied multimillions who have dropped her books into the bathtub trying simultaneously to grab the soap and find out what happens next.
October 5, 1994
James Hewitt is a bounder. Also a cad and most likely a poltroon. He has improved his station in life in the traditional British way, through carnal knowledge of his betters and a fat payoff for telling all. And we thought the Empire fell because of historical forces. More likely, it was simple embarrassment. Hewitt is an unemployed retired cavalry major who once served as Princess Diana's riding instructor. He asserts that he and the princess spent much of that time - five years - in the hayloft.
May 9, 2008 |
In the new Atlantic City, no longer is it sufficient to have merely a yen to roll some dice, eat some good grub and watch a name singer warble a dozen tunes. If Caesars vice president of marketing Erin Hansen has her way, visitors to Atlantic City will have a "lifestyle," too. "Tony Bennett has played here a long time and he will continue to come, which is wonderful," said Hansen. "But we want to attract people who never came to Atlantic City, people who never thought to come to Caesars before.