THE TIMES OF THEIR LIVES SIGNED POSTER COMPETITION! CLOSES SEPTEMBER 4TH!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016

PRESS UPDATE: VARIETY ... THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES .. OCTOBER 28TH 2016

Joan Collins Comedy ‘The Time of Their Lives’ Drives to AFM With Independent.

Andrew Orr’s sales agency Independent has taken over international sales duties on Joan Collins comedy “The Time of Their Lives,” replacing Fortissimo Films, which went out of business in August.
Independent will screen first footage from the movie at the American Film Market in Santa Monica next week. Collins plays a former Hollywood star who’s on her way to crash her ex-husband’s funeral with a friend, played by Pauline Collins. The film also stars Franco Nero, is directed by Roger Goldby (“The Waiting Room”), and is produced by Sarah Sulick and Azim Bolkiah.
Lyricist Tim Rice, most famous for writing musicals “The Lion King” and “Evita,” is an executive producer and will be writing a song for the film. Music is being composed by Stephen Warbeck, whose credits include “Shakespeare in Love” and “Billy Elliot.”
 As previously announced, Universal Pictures will distribute the pic in the U.K., Australia, France and Nordics, with Vertigo Releasing serving as co-distributor in the U.K.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

EVENT ALERT : THE HOLLYWOOD SHOW .. JANUARY 6TH TO 8TH 2017 .. THE WESTIN LAX ..

Joan's previous appearnce at the show!
As part of the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek.. Joan will make a special appearance at The Hollywood Show this coming January 6th to 8th 2017 at The Westin Hotel Los Anngeles Airport... Also appearing are Tippi Hedren, David Soul and Paul Michael Glacer..
Check out the following link for full lineup and ticket info!!
THE HOLLYWOOD SHOW LOS ANGELES 2017 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

PRESS UPDATE : DNA .. KABIR BEDI .. JOAN COLLINS KEEN TO GO BOLLYWOOD!








Joan Collins is keen to do a Bollywood film: Kabir Bedi

alt Chaya Unnikrishnan | Sun, 23 Oct 2016-06:00am , Mumbai , DNA
Says Bedi, “I met Joan, my Dynasty co-star after 15 years. She looks absolutely beautiful. It’s amazing how well she has kept herself. When we were chatting, she told me she is very keen to do a Bollywood film. She is familiar with Bolly films and since she is a very good dancer, she wants to do a film where she can dance.”
Says Kabir Bedi, who caught up with his Dynasty co-star after 15 years at the Art for Charity event in London
Kabir Bedi was recently at the Arts for India charity event in London, a fundraiser held in association with the British Film Institute at BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts). Bedi gave a speech to honour the contribution of the late filmmaker Richard Attenborough. BFI also conferred Lifetime Achievement Awards to Dame Joan Collins and yesteryear Indian actress Mumtaz.

As for Mumtaz, Bedi says he has always “adored the actress and found her films with Rajesh Khanna entertaining”. He meets her every three years when she comes to India from. “I have a lot of love and respect for her,” he says.
The event, says Bedi, was held to honour great talents, celebrate India and it was also for a good cause. “An auction was held and all the money raised from it will go to underprivileged young Indians who are training in the creative arts — films and fashion.”
The actor was recently seen in the film Mohenjo Daro in a pivotal role. The film did not do well at the box office, but Bedi maintains that its recent telecast on a channel received a good response. “A lot of people liked it,” he says and the actor has also tweeted about it. As for his next project, it’s an English film Broken Key, directed by an Italian filmmaker, which has him playing a professor of antiquities. “I am also shooting for a Telugu period film Baahubali-style in which I am playing an emperor,” says Bedi..

Saturday, October 22, 2016

PRESS UPDAT : REALLY REE,COM .. FESTIVE TIPS FROM TIMELESS JOAN!

 Really Ree

Festive Beauty Tips From Joan Collins Timeless Beauty



Stephanie Usher
ReallyRee Contributor

Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Collection had a lot of coverage when it first launched and rightly so, it’s beautiful. The collection has gone from strength to strength this year, with lots of new releases becoming available. Now, Joan Collins and her fabulous beauty team are thinking Christmas, with lots of pretty products and top tips, to ensure you look your best. If you’re looking for some top tips for looking great for the upcoming festive parties, you’re in the right place!
Joan Collins Timeless Beauty
Joan Collins Timeless Beauty
To kick things off Joan Collins Beauty have released two fabulous new products for Autumn/Winter. The first new product is the ‘I Am Woman Dry Oil Body Polish’ – which comes in a substantial glass pot with pretty black lettering, it certainly looks extravagant on the bathroom shelf. Inside the pretty pot there is a mixture of rich minerals and fruit seeds. Together these gently exfoliate the skin. There is also a mixture of five plant oils, which leave the skin looking smooth, whilst feeling hydrated. This body polish is particularly good if you’re wearing a dress, as it leaves your legs looking beautiful!
Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Body Polish
Joan Collins Timeless Beauty – I Am Woman Dry Oil Body Polish
The Joan Collins Beauty team emphasise that it’s important to still use an SPF, even though the sun is disappearing. A good SPF followed by a fantastic base and amazing makeup will help you from looking tired. They also recommend blending your makeup with good quality brushes, which helps the makeup last but also helps it stay ‘photo-ready’.
If you’re going straight from the desk to a party, Joan Collins recommends refreshing your makeup with a bold lipstick. The ‘Divine Lipstick  in Alexis’ is a beautiful Autumn shade and it will carry you all the way through to Christmas. Joan recommends blotting your lips after application to ensure the lipstick outlasts your cocktails. If you’re stuck for space in your clutch bag, Joan’s team recommend using your lipstick as a blusher and blending it onto the apples of your cheeks.
Joan Collins Timeless Beauty lipstick
Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Divine Lipstick
Joan Collins Beauty lipstick swatch
Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Divine Lipstick Alexis Swatch
The second new product is the ‘TEN EFFECTS Skin Treat & Makeup Fixer’ which you use when you’ve applied all your makeup – it’s the perfect way to finish your makeup routine! It’s made with seven different active ingredients, which aim to plump, rejuvenate, tone, hydrate and minimise pores. It’s a delicate mist which suits even the most sensitive skin and it has a delicate rose scent.
Joan Collins Beauty
Joan Collins Timeless Beauty
If you’re looking for something for your nails the ‘Nail Lacquer in Evelyn’ from Joan Collins Beauty is exquisite. First of all, let’s talk about that packaging – it’s incredible! These polishes are available in 17 different shades, designed to be quick drying and fuss-free. The long handle is very easy to hold and it gives you a lot of control on the nail. Evelyn is a lovely pink hue and it applies like a dream.
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Thursday, October 20, 2016

EVENT UPDATE : PRODUCING THE FUTURE BENEFIT GALA DINNER .. BAFTA LONDON .. OCTOBER 19TH 2016 ..


Arts for India charity and Mr. Satish Modi hosted a Benefit Gala dinner on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016. This event posthumously honoured the late Lord Richard Attenborough and  confered Lifetime Achievement Awards upon Dame Joan Collins and Mumtaz Madhvani.
This event was hosted at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in London and is supported by the British Film Institute (BFI) , Pinewood Studios and the Columbia University School of the Arts together with other benefactors.
Mr. Kabir Bedi the renowned Indian actor‎ noted – ““Lord Attenborough remains an iconic figure in world cinema. I first met him at the London Press screening of his Oscar-winning “Gandhi”, where I bowed and touched his feet, Indian style, as a mark reverence. I salute BAFTA and Arts For India for honouring a great British actor, producer and director for his magnificent contributions to the world of films.”
Mr Satish Modi, the founder of Arts for India charity added ” We are very honoured that Lord Attenborough made the film on the father of our great nation, Mahatma Gandhi, and no one could have done a better job than Lord Attenborough in the making of this epic film”.
AFI is also conferring Lifetime Achievement Awards upon two living legends – Dame Joan Collins and Mumtaz Madhvani – the latter of Bollywood fame. ‎
Dame Joan Collins added : ” I am delighted to accept this honour and would like to wish Arts for India the best in their very worthwhile endeavors to establish a TV and Film Institute in India”.
And Mumtaz Madhvani added –
“Thank you very much Arts for India. I am very lucky that I have been given this award. I really feel honoured”.

PHOTO UPDATE : HAIRS TO JUDY A GIRLS BEST FRIEND!

This stunning shot features Joan wearing the creation 'Judy' from her bestselling 'Joan Collins Wig Collection'.. Named after Joan's good friend Judy Bryer, who I look forward to seeing next week when I hit the bright lights of Vegas!
THE JOAN COLLINS DYNASTY WIG COLLECTION! ORDER HERE!! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

PHOTO FLASHBACK : HOSTESS JOAN IS ON A QUEST FOR LOVE!

This shot features Joan on the set of the 1971 sci-fi drama 'Quest For Love' where she played two characters in two different dimensions! One of which was an air hostess... On set were kids Tara & Sacha, not sure who the other girl is..

Monday, October 17, 2016

PHOTO UPDATE : COME RAIN OR COME SHINE .. JOAN IS ALWAYS BEAMING!

It may be dull and wet in St Tropez but Joan is a true ray of sunshine in this super shot taken at Club 55...

Sunday, October 16, 2016

PHOTO FLASHBACK : FLYING THE FLAG WITH STAR STYLE!

This super shot features a wonderful group of British gals who made it big in Hollywood.. With Joan are Jane Seymour, Juliet Mills and Samantha Eggar.. All flying the flag for England!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

PHOTO FLASHBACK : JOAN'S A TRUE GEM THAT ALWAYS SPARKLES!

This super shot from 1989 features Joan at the launch of her then Jewellry Collection which was available at Harrods and other good department stores..

Friday, October 14, 2016

PHOTO FLASHBACK : JOAN IS ALL POISED FOR A REUNION!

With all the talk about a new version of 'Dynasty', this photo features Joan on set of the 2006 reunion 'Dynasty - Catfights & Caviar'...

Thursday, October 13, 2016

PRESS UPDATE : THE TELEGRAPH LIFESTYLE .. OCTOBER 13TH 2016 ..

The Telegraph

Jewels, turbans: inside the charity shop where you can try Joan Collins's wardrobe on for size.

Annabel Venning Joan Collins  
Annabel Venning gets to grips with Collins's

Back in 1986 when I was a gawky teenager, my favoured look – and that of my friends – was a drab combination of baggy jeans, cardigans that came down to the knees and clumpy Doc Marten boots.
A 'going-out’ outfit would be pretty much the same, with the addition of frosted pink lipstick and heavily back combed hair. Not that there were many places to go out, when you boarded at an all-girls school in Dorset - it was hardly worth putting your lippy on for a trip to the Spar.
But on Friday nights, a shot of glamour beamed its way into our boarding house. Fifty of us crowded round the one, tiny television, sitting cross legged on the floor, for our weekly visit from another world of big money, big hair and big shoulders: Dynasty.
 Joan Collins
The author tries a turban and kaftan combo Credit: Christopher Ple
The scheming and seductions, the betrayals and tragedies, the glorious Colorado backdrops and the mega-mansions that gleamed with marble and gold: all these we thirstily lapped up.
But the star of the show, the real reason why we all staked our claim to the pole position in front of the telly, was of course Alexis Carrington, the gloriously bitchy femme fatale, played by Britain’s most glamorous export, Joan Collins.
Her sequinned gowns, shoulder pads the size of breeze blocks, OTT jewellery, killer heels, crimson lips and nails were the perfect antidote to our boring wardrobes and humdrum lives. Forget the gritty grey realism of Eastenders, it was escapism we wanted and Joan - alluring, dazzling, jewel-laden Joan - provided it in (ice) buckets.
 Annabel Venning 
The author tries a turban and kaftan combo Credit: Christopher Pledger 
 It was a sad day when Alexis left our screens in 1989; Friday nights were never the same, but Joan herself glittered on.
Now in her eighties, undimmed by the decades, she still wears miniskirts and plunging necklines, her hair is permanently coiffed in the luxuriant waves she adopted post-Dynasty, and her lips remain resolutely red.
She has written books giving style advice and last year brought out her own clothing label, Jackie Palmer. Dress for your body, not your age, is her mantra.
But as every woman knows, now and then a wardrobe audit is required, and where better to send your cast-offs than a charity shop?
Dame Joan is a patron of Shooting Star Chase, a Surrey children’s hospice charity that cares for children and young people with life-limiting conditions. She often visits the two hospices and it was in recognition of this support that she was made a dame in 2014.
So it was natural that their Guildford shop should be the lucky recipient of her latest clearout: more than 150 items, from Manolo Blahnik shoes to a John Galliano ensemble and colourful vintage kaftans and turbans galore.
“She’s been incredibly generous,” says Ruth Shaw, the charity’s retail manager. “She’s got a heart of gold.”
I couldn't resist visiting the shop this week to view the Joan Collins collection for myself - and to slip into Alexis’s shoes for a moment or two. The entire shop window is devoted to Joan’s donations and there is a buzz of excitement as customers peruse the silky camisoles, kaftans, jewellery and jackets filling the rails.
Business has been brisk, Denise Stenning, the shop manager, tells me. They have been fielding enquiries from fans as far-flung as Miami and shipped £400 worth of clothes to Germany, while one diehard Dynasty fan travelled the 100 miles from Dorset to splurge £700 on items once worn by their icon.
Some shoppers maintain the items are presents for their mothers; one man came in and bought jewellery for his wife to wear to Joan’s one-woman show, which has just finished its run across the country.
“It’s not often you get a chance to buy something that a real, genuine Hollywood superstar has worn,” points out Denise. “And there is a huge range , from designer clothes to more down-to-earth items.”
Joan Collins
Some of the items in store were worn by Collins during her time on Dynasty

I spy several tops from Zara - who knew Dame Joan hit the High Street? - and skirts from her own Jackie Palmer label, with prices ranging from £10 to £350. There is even a nightdress, though the accompanying dressing gown has already gone. 
Some of the items are being saved for a silent auction that ends tomorrow, for which the shop has been taking telephone bids from around the world. Among the auction items are those Manolo Blahnik shoes, an LK Bennett signed by Joan, a Chanel handbag with a reserve of £500 (apparently, Chanel have yet to confirm it’s genuine, but I can’t imagine La Collins having a fake), an Alexander McQueen bracelet and a Tiffany necklace.
The charity hopes to raise £10,000 in total from her donations, on top of the £2000 raised last month when a gown she wore as Alexis was sold at auction.
My eye is caught by a large pair of glitzy clip-on earrings that are also in the auction with a £350 reserve price. Joan wore them as Alexis – there is an accompanying photo to prove it.
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Some of Joan Collins's trademark turbans are on sale at the Guildford shop Credit: Christopher Pledger
I try these on with a silky blue and pink kaftan (£125) and one of Collins's trademark turbans, together with some white wedges, and am transported briefly away from a grey October day in Guilford to sunny St Tropez. I can imagine Joan wearing this poolside and purring to Percy, her fifth husband, three decades her junior, to "be a darling" and fix her another cocktail.
Though only 43 myself, I’m not brave enough to don the black swimming costume or tropical print bikini top that once enveloped an embonpoint impressive enough to have enraptured Warren Beatty, among her other conquests.
My eye is caught by a pretty, floaty cream chiffon top with embroidered butterflies (£60), a zebra print skirt from Joan’s own label (£100) and a turquoise shirt-come-jacket (£50). However, it’s not really modern Joan, Queen of the Cougars, that I want to channel, but Eighties, Alexis-era Joan. So I pounce upon a Dynasty-style black jacket with silver thread (£150) and a satin pencil skirt with a zip up the back split (£60) and team it with the Manolos.
For a moment or two I’m back in the Eighties: when Joan Collins was not a national treasure or grand dame, but a scheming, sultry femme fatale who convinced us that we too could smash the glass ceiling – and maybe seduce a hunky oil man or two – if only our shoulder pads were sharp enough.
To bid in the silent auction, which ends at 4pm on Saturday, telephone: 01483 304 696 www.shootingstarchase.org.uk 

PHOTO UPDATE : HEADS UP FROM JOAN.. GUILDFORDS THE PLACE FOR STAR WARES!

A selection of pastel-hued scarves brightened up the shopThis classic shot of Joan featured in her bestseller 'Joan's Way' features her wearing on of her stylish turbans.. Many of which can now be bought at The Shooting Star Chase Charity Store in Guildford as part of a large consignment of items donated by Joan to raise funds for the childrens hopsices.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

PHOTO UPDATE : JOAN HAS ALWAYS HER PULSE ON THE PROJECTS!

This super pic features Joan with her 'The Royals' co-star Elizabeth Hurley and the wonderful Frances Barber, whose upcoming film 'Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool' was a project which Joan was due to star in as the legendary Oscar winning Hollywood star Gloria Grahame.. Joan was up to play the role in the early 90's but the project fell through.. Annette Bening plays the lead as Gloria in the upcoming release, which is produced by Barbara Broccoli of Bond fame... Frances co-stars with Julie Walters & Vanessa Redgrave.. The film is due out in 2017!

Monday, October 10, 2016

PRESS UPDATE : THE MIRROR .. OCTOBER 10TH 2016

Joan Collins fans flock to charity shop to grab glamorous star's designer clothes!

WHEN IT COMES TO BEAUTY JOAN'S GOT IT COVERED!


This rare shot features Joan, always the emperess of style and glamour arriving at Liberties of London for a book event in 1980 for her bestselling 'The Joan Collins Beauty Book'..

 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

PHOTO UPDATE : JOAN IS TICKLED PINK TO BE ON HAND!

Joan with Ivan, Theo, Surrogate mum Mila & Percy
In between shows of 'Unscripted' Joan took time out to visit with friend Ivan Massow, who threw a christening for his child Theo at his London apartment..

Saturday, October 8, 2016

PHOTO UPDATE : SPARKLING JOAN LIGHTS UP THE STAGE!

I was asked if I had any full length photos of Joan in her 1st act outfit at The Palladium.. What a great success the whole tour was for Joan.. Heres to more of Joan's sensational show!

Friday, October 7, 2016

PHOTO UPDATE : STARS SHINE FOR LUCAS IN BRIGHTON!

Joan & Percy caught up with singer/actor Lucas Alexander before the Brighton performance of 'Unscripted' .. Joan has known Lucas for many years, as I have and as you can see from this super shot, it was a wonderful night!