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August 2, 2013 | By Elisabeth Donnelly
Joan Collins, the 80-year-old "Dynasty" star, reportedly asked to be removed from Shirley Jones' tell-all autobiography in a scene involving the offer of an orgy. Jones recently published "Shirley Jones: A Memoir. " In the book, the "Partridge Family" actress and Oscar-winner depicts a scene in which the young actresses and their then-husbands, Jack Cassidy and Anthony Newley, had dinner at Collins and Newley's Beverly Hills home in the late '60s. In the book, Jones writes that Collins, "who was wearing a low-cut something or other, seemed like an interesting woman.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2014
Kate O'Mara, 74, a British actress best known for her role as Caress Morrell, sister to Joan Collins' Alexis Colby, in the 1980s prime-time soap opera "Dynasty," died Sunday at a nursing home in southern England after a short illness, according to her agent, Phil Belfield. The actress, who began her television career in the 1960s, is remembered by many for her role in "Triangle" - a soap opera set aboard a North Sea ferry that is often cited as the worst piece of British television.
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January 22, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 20 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning Marine biologist Steve O'Shea. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Martha Stewart; Kimora Lee Simmons; Giada De Laurentiis; Darrell Hammond; Aaron Neville. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Michael Strahan; Dustin Hoffman; Jason Statham; Zac Posen and Tim Gunn. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Jason Statham; Christine Baranski; Olly Murs performs.
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August 2, 2013 | By Elisabeth Donnelly
Joan Collins, the 80-year-old "Dynasty" star, reportedly asked to be removed from Shirley Jones' tell-all autobiography in a scene involving the offer of an orgy. Jones recently published "Shirley Jones: A Memoir. " In the book, the "Partridge Family" actress and Oscar-winner depicts a scene in which the young actresses and their then-husbands, Jack Cassidy and Anthony Newley, had dinner at Collins and Newley's Beverly Hills home in the late '60s. In the book, Jones writes that Collins, "who was wearing a low-cut something or other, seemed like an interesting woman.
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December 9, 1986 | MORGAN GENDEL
Citing irreconcilable differences, actress Joan Collins on Monday filed for an annulment of her 13-month marriage to Peter Holm. Attorney Marvin Mitchelson is handling the case for the 53-year-old "Dynasty" star, who, according to documents filed in Superior Court, believes she was misled by Holm at the outset of their marriage. "I believe in marriage, old-fashioned marriage," Collins said in a prepared statement read by Mitchelson.
NEWS
February 14, 1996 | From Associated Press
The court fight over Joan Collins' two steamy novels ended in a split decision Tuesday. A jury found she had finished one book for publisher Random House but failed to deliver the second. The ruling means the former "Dynasty" star should receive more money from the two-book, $4-million deal she signed in 1990. Random House had rejected two of her manuscripts and sued for return of a $1.3-million advance. Collins countersued for the rest of the $4 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1991
Actress Joan Collins filed a $20-million invasion of privacy lawsuit Tuesday against a supermarket tabloid that allegedly published photographs of her undressing in her bedroom and back yard. Collins' Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit against the Globe alleges intentional infliction of emotional distress for the photos that ran last month. Globe Publisher Michael Rosenblum, Editor Wendy Henry and reporter Charles Montgomery are named as defendants in the lawsuit.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 1990 | MATT WOLF, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Joan Collins returned to the London theater in Noel Coward's "Private Lives," only to leave the audience and the critics raving about a supporting performer, Sara Crowe. "A star is born and steals the show from Joan Collins," the Daily Mail said following Wednesday night's opening at the Aldwych Theater. Critic Jack Tinker said Crowe "gave this show's most bankable star a runaway lesson in the essential elements of a classic Coward performance. . . . Ms.
NEWS
July 24, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
In a victory for "Dynasty" star Joan Collins, a Los Angeles judge today upheld a prenuptial agreement between the actress and her estranged husband, former Swedish rock star Peter Holm. Superior Court Judge Earl Riley said the agreement--which limits Holm to 20% of the actress' earnings during their 13-month marriage--says nothing about support. Holm had argued that the document was a clarification of an existing support arrangement and not a prenuptial agreement.
REAL ESTATE
May 4, 1986 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
Actress Joan Collins has bought a Dynasty-type house in Beverly Hills. Familiar to TV viewers as Alexis Carrington on the popular weekly show "Dynasty," Collins purchased the mansion--built in the early '60s by the late British actor Laurence Harvey--for herself and her spouse and business partner, Peter Holm. (After they were married last November, they co-produced the TV special "Sins," which also starred Collins when it aired in February.
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January 22, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 20 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning Marine biologist Steve O'Shea. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Martha Stewart; Kimora Lee Simmons; Giada De Laurentiis; Darrell Hammond; Aaron Neville. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Michael Strahan; Dustin Hoffman; Jason Statham; Zac Posen and Tim Gunn. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Jason Statham; Christine Baranski; Olly Murs performs.
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January 22, 2007 | F. Kathleen Foley, Special to The Times
Gild an old chestnut, and what have you got? A glitzy chestnut. It may look pretty, but the faint aroma of mold lingers. Surely, the producers of "Legends!," now playing a brief engagement at the Wilshire Theatre as part of a limited tour, must have realized that the late James Kirkwood's showbiz comedy was hardly the stuff of deathless drama. But they seem to have thought that if they bedizened the show with enough sheer glitter, then the audience would devour the chestnut with a silver spoon.
NEWS
January 7, 1998
I was smiling most of the way through Carrie St. Michel's column about a fake Christmas tree in "Absurdum" on Dec. 17. Then she stated that a real tree, when it got old, would "get all dried out and dead-looking to the point where it easily could be mistaken for Joan Collins." What a terribly mean-spirited thing to say. Can't we all try to be a little kinder to each other for at least a few weeks a year? BARBARA ORMONDE Ontario
NEWS
February 21, 1996 | ROBIN ABCARIAN
Good writing--to recycle a perfectly serviceable cliche--is in the eye of the beholder. Leo Tolstoy, for example, despised the work of William Shakespeare, who was, according to the great Russian novelist, certainly not a genius, and not even "an average author."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 1996 | ART BERMAN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The box-office hit "Waiting to Exhale," starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett, will be released by FoxVideo on April 23 at $20 a copy. . . . Cable's Cartoon Network will begin showing "Speed Racer," the half-hour series that 30 years ago gave a generation of Americans their first exposure to Japanese animation, on weekdays at 2:30 p.m., starting March 4. . . . Actress-author Joan Collins has inked a pact with Lifetime Television to host a series of summertime specials.
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February 14, 1996 | From Associated Press
The court fight over Joan Collins' two steamy novels ended in a split decision Tuesday. A jury found she had finished one book for publisher Random House but failed to deliver the second. The ruling means the former "Dynasty" star should receive more money from the two-book, $4-million deal she signed in 1990. Random House had rejected two of her manuscripts and sued for return of a $1.3-million advance. Collins countersued for the rest of the $4 million.
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December 20, 1991 | SYLVIE DRAKE, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
She sings. She dances. She acts. Those are the answers to the question: What is "Dynasty's" Joan Collins doing in Noel Coward's "Private Lives"? For those out there still sniggering, surely you know by now that Collins is not a woman to be underestimated. And any doubts you might have that she can hold her own on stage should be dispelled by the production of this Noel Coward favorite that had its official opening Thursday at the Wilshire Theatre.
NEWS
November 7, 1985 | Associated Press
Joan Collins, the sinister Alexis on TV's "Dynasty," married Swedish businessman Peter Holm in a private ceremony at a wedding chapel on the Las Vegas Strip, the chapel owner said. Collins, 52, and Holm, 38, exchanged vows at the Little White Wedding Chapel shortly before midnight Wednesday, Charlotte Richards said. It was the fourth marriage for Collins, who has three children. "She wore a lovely white gown, tunic-style, her hair had a beautiful white satin bow with streamers," Richards said.
NEWS
February 14, 1996 | The Associated Press
Excerpts from "The Ruling Passion," one of two unpublished novels at the center of the legal fight between Joan Collins and Random House: * "His face was a picture of boyish innocence. 'What do you think you know, my little cabbage?' " 'Don't call me your little cabbage,' she said savagely. 'I'm nobody's cabbage. Not yours, not anyone's. . . . You're gay, aren't you, Alain?' she asked calmly. 'You're still gay, after all these years.'
NEWS
February 14, 1996 | PAUL D. COLFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's a real-life soap opera on view in a lower Manhattan courtroom as Joan Collins, a star of TV's "Dynasty," plays Joan Collins, star author. Did she live up to a $4-million contract with Random House requiring her to write two novels? Were the two manuscripts she submitted to the publishing company "complete," as Collins claims? Or should she have to return the $1.2 million that Random House had advanced her because the company claims in its lawsuit the material was unpublishable?
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