Joan Collins loves the 80’s revival in fashion – these poofy shoulders are something Dynasty’s Alexis Carrington would have adored. We hear that Joan is eager to be back on TV and she’s hustling to sell a series about two aging actors (her and Robert Wagner to be exact ) who run a hotel in Hollywood and give advice to young actors starting out. With those shoulders she’s bound to talk someone into producing it.

Posted by Janet on November 4, 2010

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  1. By Reta
    On November 4, 2010 at

    NO. She has the same ailment Bret Michaels has: skinny frail legs, then tapering as you go up to a wide triangle, or as I noted in his case, an upside-down bowling pin shape. HIDEOUS! She needs to hide those two hundred year old legs first and foremost. AND she needs to take all her old Dynasty crappy wardrobe out back to the incinerator (oh, come on, you KNOW she has one…) and pitch them all in and burn the hell out of them…(Indy could help her, she’s really knowledgeble about Hell).

    Then she needs to burn the nasty wigs and do something (I don’t know WHAT) about the hideous plastic-pulled-mask face. It looks like she can’t even make any expression. And THEN there are those white witch hand-claws…oh my…

  2. By SebastianCanada
    On November 4, 2010 at

    You would think Joan would want to retire. She was in Dynasty, in the movies. Hell, she did Shakespeare.

    She did not act in his plays, she actually DID Shakespeare.

  3. By Helena Handbasket
    On November 4, 2010 at

    Oh enough already. Just because they dug up Betty White and she’s enjoying a little warmed-over success, every octogenarian in H’wood wants a comeback now. When it comes to these super-senior actors, a little goes a long way.
    Just heard even Burt Reynolds is trying to get another show off the ground. I can’t even fathom that. Please people, your time has come…………………. and long gone. EONS ago. Do us all a favor and keep it that way.

  4. By dimes
    On November 4, 2010 at

    Maybe she needs the money.

  5. By Mel Zipskin
    On November 4, 2010 at

    The woman is elderly yet still classy.

    I say she should have a reality show where they teach men and woman how to be bitchy or drag queens …she’d be perfect for this!

  6. By Leo
    On November 4, 2010 at

    Joan Collins is a strong-willed survivor,and she plans on going out in style. She has refused to age into retirement.At the ripe
    “young” age of 77,she can still command an audience.She was on The Talk today,she was not senile,and does not show any signs of slowing down. She is married to a younger man who appears to adore her,and they are happily living it up.
    All the best to Joan and Percy!!

  7. By strom
    On November 5, 2010 at

    Joan is said to have had more different cock’s in her than any white woman in Hollywood. She lags far behind the one who sets the record for total cock,,,black Diana Ross. Both still probably get their share.

  8. By Bettye Bluejay
    On November 5, 2010 at

    The 80s fashion has not been revived. What was Joan thinking?

  9. By Lenny
    On November 5, 2010 at

    strom, I bet you get all the girl with the way you smooth talk. She no Betty White, but if there something like a grandma role I guess that’s okay.

  10. By Indy
    On November 5, 2010 at

    If she could get 3 more oldies (and famous) gals, there could be a revival of Golden Girls. If Betty White would be in it, it may be a hit revival of GG. At least don’t make it another one of those damn reality shows. Joan could play an aging ex-Broadway actress. yeah, it might be a hit.

  11. By Pierce_mn
    On November 5, 2010 at

    I have great respect for her, because, rather than settle on her laurels, she went back to the theatre in London and did a series of Noel Coward plays. She also did Private Lives on Broadway. Look for the Noel Coward Collection and get the Tonight at 8:30 series. She has a lot of versatility as an actress, and she worked with her ex-husband, Anthony Newley, again, just before he died. She’s the British Betty White. You go, girl!!!!!

  12. By Seriously?
    On November 5, 2010 at

    Joan Collins is coming back to television? Great! I loved “Tales from the Crypt.”

  13. By Indy
    On November 5, 2010 at

    At least she has the spunk to not just lay down and die. Better than being in a nursing home.

    I think tho that she should do the following:

    Always wear slacks (bad legs and cellulite)
    Don’t wear bright red lipstick.
    The wigs should not be crow-black.
    Ditch the shoulder pads and get modernized.

  14. By SebastianCanada
    On November 5, 2010 at

    Not sure Joan is so classy. In her early years in acting she spent more time staring at the ceiling than Michelangelo did.

    She is a perfect example of the old line: In Hollywood, if you want to succeed, you had better be willing to suck seed.

  15. By Palermo
    On November 5, 2010 at

    Was just about to post the same thing Helena posted above, there’s only one Betty White, forget about it Joan.

  16. By SebastianCanada
    On November 5, 2010 at

    Of course. Betty White has had a long and rich career, and is incredibly witty (I have loved seeing her in Cleveland, and in movies, but I think she has been at her best on Craig Ferguson’s talk show). Joan Collins was just one of the last studio contract bimbos who stretched her 15 minute by riding the whole Bitch thing. No one wants to see anymore of that preying mantis in a wig.

  17. By Village
    On November 5, 2010 at

    I bet somebody’s going broke. You never want to outlive the money.

  18. By Persi
    On November 5, 2010 at

    What insane vitriol on this board. Commenting on her legs? Evil. These creepy posters should post pix of themselves. No doubt they are flawless and probably half Joan’s age. As I said before, evil.

  19. By Janet
    On November 5, 2010 at

    Thanks Persi, I agree that many commenters are horribly negative – I admire Joan’s spunk and think she looks great!

  20. By Mel Zipskin
    On November 5, 2010 at

    Yo Janet, I didn’t diss her!

  21. By SebastianCanada
    On November 5, 2010 at

    Janet there ya go again — Joan and spunk in the same sentence. If you know about her days as a young actress, that is so funny!

  22. By Reta
    On November 5, 2010 at

    WOW! Janet speaks up to defend the (as Sebastian so brilliantly put it) “Preying mantis in a wig” (which describes the above picture to a “T”, but yet she won’t or never says a THING about the freak known as “wim/Captain America/Gerard Vandenburg” OR “strom” and their CONSTANT racist and homophobic vomitings.Or she won’t install a button or way to protest their spewings. Way to go Janet!

  23. By Inquiring Mind
    On November 5, 2010 at

    She did survive the transition to “talkies” back in the day, so have to give her credit for that.

    And Pierce_mn, Anthony Newley famously once said of ex-wife Joan: “If she could, she’d sell tickets to her bowel movements.” :)

  24. By Reta
    On November 5, 2010 at

    PS: Helena: if Burt Reynolds indeed does get back on TV -screens across America will spontaneously protest by melting back into silica and spilling towards the nearest ocean.

  25. By Inquiring Mind
    On November 5, 2010 at

    Oh, and Janet, it should read “(she and Robert Wagner…”

  26. By Honey Bear
    On November 5, 2010 at

    coming out of lurkmode…if you don’t like this site, leave. no one begs you to come here. there are other sites for your viewing and posting!


    some of these posters lack control of their lives that’s why they use this board to vent their frustrations through trashing celebs. when you feel powerless in your life, it leads down a long, sad lonely road.


    i agree with you! :)

  27. By Hollywood Babe N the Know
    On November 5, 2010 at


  28. By Wow
    On November 5, 2010 at

    Love You Joan Collins!!

  29. By Palermo
    On November 5, 2010 at

    We feel powerless in our lives? How Dr. Phil of you. How about this is a celeb gossip site and those are traditionally a place for snarkiness? This is not the Joan Collins fan club website, all are welcome to speak here.

  30. By SebastianCanada
    On November 5, 2010 at

    Honey Bear, and how pathetic does your life have to be for you to crawl to, or identify with, a celeb who probably wouldn’t hire you to pick up her dogs turds?

  31. By Bettye Bluejay
    On November 5, 2010 at

    A while back, Janet ran a photo of Joan walking on the beach. Joan’s legs were absolutely fabulous.

  32. By Reta
    On November 5, 2010 at

    Palermo: HERE HERE! One wonders why Janet even HAS a gossip site if she rails against the very people who support her best. And on WHAT PLANET has Janet been on that there is an “80’s revival in fashion”? It certainly ain’t here babe! It was bad enough the first time around!!!!!

  33. By SebastianCanada
    On November 5, 2010 at

    Inquiring Minds, LOL!!!!

    Don’t forget: Joan and D.W. Griffith. Which is kind of creepy, cause ten years earlier she baby-sat him.

  34. By SebastianCanada
    On November 5, 2010 at

    Palermo and Reta, bravo! I think that Janet and whoever is really controling her site are kind of trapped. There is a great deal of activity, because a certain community has developed. This is good for business. However, at times the level of analysis AND venom is too high. Bad for business. It would be far better if regular posters just gushed about an actresses outfit, or how an actors new house must be a palace, or how a recently-release movie was brilliant.

    Every so often some new poster appears condemning regular posters as losers, or whatever. These are either kool-Aid-drinking fans or employees being sent out to be trolls. I am starting to firmly believe it is the later.

  35. By Reta
    On November 5, 2010 at

    Me too.

  36. By Bettye Bluejay
    On November 5, 2010 at

    Village has a point!

  37. By Palermo
    On November 5, 2010 at

    I agree Sebastian. There is most definitely a certain group that “Janet” pushes on us. Or perhaps we are just test dummies to see which stars the general public really likes and then they can push them in the next issue of the Enquirer.

  38. By wim
    On November 5, 2010 at

    ………why not?

  39. By Teddy
    On November 6, 2010 at

    Sounds awesome. Sign up Joan!!!! Let’s get Reality TV off the air and put the veterans (the good ones) back to work.

  40. By SebastianCanada
    On November 6, 2010 at

    I think the 80′s of which Joan was a significant part, was a sign of what was to come in the 21st century. Look at the TV that made big splashes in the 80′s. We had the first reality television shows — Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, and The Real World — and we saw an over-all tackiness, with has-beens like Joan landing on TV, over-the-top show concepts, etc., etc. In the 90′s the pendulum swung the other way — with quality, interesting and landmark televsion (e.g. Seinfeld) — but it swung back again, and this time much further.

    Joan would fit in nicely in the current pop culture climate. She, in her small way, helped to make it the cess pit it is.

  41. By Patrick
    On November 6, 2010 at

    Mr. Demille, I’m ready for my close-up.

  42. By Honey Bear
    On November 6, 2010 at

    trust me, you’re just a web click and putting ad dollars in janet’s pockets, so carry on. if you think you are that important, that jc’s staff will even fathom something like that, then you prove my point. you need this site, it’s all you have in life!

  43. By SebastianCanada
    On November 6, 2010 at

    Honey Bear, and what does it say about you then?

    If you push a strain for a whole week to come up with you sad posts, more is the pity. I check back here when I happen to be on the web, and rattle off a comment.

    It is a bit of fun. I know your type — and the only fun you people have is being snotty towards others. Whatever gets you off. And thanks, you actually make me respect people like Strom and captain america.

  44. By Reta
    On November 6, 2010 at

    This whole site is getting old and boring. Nothing much going on but the same old racist assholes, homophobes, and bible thumpers and now a new pile of them blindly attacking anyone who has the nerve to ask a pointed question. The question won’t get answered, but questioner will surely be personally attacked. So “Christian”of them…I guess they missed that day in Sunday school when they were little.

  45. By SebastianCanada
    On November 6, 2010 at

    Yeah, I may rant occassionally myself, but firmly believe I deliver on the funnies. There are several regulars who can deliver a snappy sassy comment, which I like. However, comments are starting to get too much off-topic and too heavy.

  46. By Reta
    On November 6, 2010 at

    Yes, I am considering taking my wares elsewhere…but would miss you Sebastian, you seem to be the only regular with true wit…so hard to come by in this day and age. But stoopud is stoopud and this place in here gets harder to visit when no progress is ever made…I’m outa here babe! It’s been nice!

  47. By strom
    On November 7, 2010 at

    Anything we can do to help that happen, Reta?

  48. By Mona Garrett
    On November 7, 2010 at

    Meanwhile, back on topic:

    Like Janet, I also admire Joan’s spunk. And back in her heyday, she was usually drenched in the the stuff.

    It can’t have been easy earning her nickname—”The British Open.” XD

    But her war stories—like being chased around the casting rock by Louis B. Mayer’s father—are delightful!

  49. By strom
    On November 7, 2010 at

    Diana Ross was surely, The Detroit Open then for many a four-some.

  50. By SebastianCanada
    On November 7, 2010 at

    Mona Garrett, LOL!

    I think the ridiculous pretense of certain older celebs, that they are now the classy grand dames of stage or screen, when they were worse than common whores in their younger years, is far worse than anything the young skanks like Lindsay and Paris are doing today.

    With a few exceptions most actresses from the studio contract days were nothing more than sperm dumpsters for studio execs and A-list actors. And it was not just the obvious sex-bomb types like Marilyn Monroe.

  51. By SebastianCanada
    On November 7, 2010 at

    Joan’s sister Jackie has told a funny story about Joan shifting her off to an attic room in a hotel so that Warren Beatty could spend the night boning Joan.

  52. By Monah Garrett
    On November 7, 2010 at

    Jackie most likely based her execrable Hollywood books—with their awful one-word titles like “Clitoris” and “Testicle,” on sister Joan’s exploits.

  53. By Patrick
    On November 7, 2010 at

    Don’t let the door slap ya on your fat bum, Rita.

  54. By strom
    On November 8, 2010 at

    ita patrick. reta, you are old and boring.

  55. By Reta's Rainbow
    On November 8, 2010 at

    [Yes, I am considering taking my wares elsewhere…but would miss you Sebastian, you seem to be the only regular with true wit…so hard to come by in this day and age. But stoopud is stoopud and this place in here gets harder to visit when no progress is ever made…I’m outa here babe! It’s been nice!]

    And I’ll hold you to those words. Or are you just gonna start back posting under another name?

    Sings: Butterflies in the sky, Reta is twice as high, Take a look she’s a kook, Reta’s Rainbow, Reta’s Rainboooooooow, Reta’s Rainboooooow”"

  56. By Teddy
    On November 9, 2010 at

    You know, it seems like those British Open sisters (ha, Mona, that was a good one) did kinda blaze their own path through America via Hollywood, did they not? So, ya could say, they are kinda like sister Hollywood duos to come: Ashley and Jessica; the Olsen twins, for example. Using that comparison, I choose the old shanks here, because, did either of the Collins sisters ever have children? I don’t know, but my memory says neither did. So, what damage did their drugs, sex, rock and roll lifestyle really do but expose our own funny flaws. I’ve come full circle, time to gossip again. Carry on.

  57. By Something Nice
    On November 9, 2010 at

    Joan’s excellent posture is due to all the years she walked around with a mattress strapped to her back. :)

  58. By Something Nicer
    On November 9, 2010 at

    Well, hello LIZ HURLEY, circa 2018.

  59. By SebastianCanada
    On November 9, 2010 at

    Reta’s Rainbow, thanks. I am staying for a while anyway. I will always post as SebastianCanada.

    Something Nice(r), LOL!!!

    Saw Joan on Rules of Engagement last night, playing David Spade’s mother. Very tongue-in-cheek. Props to Joan.

  60. By Jeanne Dixon
    On November 9, 2010 at


  61. By Casonia Logenberry..I would turn Hells kitchen out and those other people would lose and..I Would Win and Blow the other people out of the water and would kill them with kindness
    On August 21, 2011 at

    Joan Collins don’t you have enough money and of course your a lady on the ball..going many directions and planning even more down the road and you dress to kill and want to keep working until you hit what age? Work is in your blood and you love to bust your ass..Well go girl!

  62. By Casonia Logenberry..Hells kitchen..Tommy Honey speak up and talk and take charge..I want you to stay on the show! Jennifer stop screwing up and double check your food first and Will keep your eye on the prize and don't let Drama get in your way and Pauly
    On September 7, 2011 at

    You are so Rich and of course to keep up your life style you have to keep the money coming in and…I know you will find away to live your life great and you have massive secrets and…Of course you can act your ass off. Good luck with the come back and hope you make a movie..Where your swearing and not being a lady for once.!

  63. By Casonia..Hells kitchen!Jennifer never lost one single pound in that place and she started to crumble and not pay attention to detail and was more silent then Tommy and I think Tommy is real cute and glad he is still there.. Who is going to Win? Hope it is
    On September 13, 2011 at

    This woman is going to work until she drops to death and…She loves to move and grove and still look good.

  64. By Casonia...Who is going to Win Hells Kitchen? Hope it is not Elisa and hope Paul really rocks it out and Jennifer was not his type from the start and when a man is flirting with other woman his desire was never there to start off with! Tommy speak up dear!
    On September 19, 2011 at

    WHY DON’T YOU RE-RELEASE THOSE SOFT CORE MOVIES YOU MADE IN THE 70s and 80s again and…woman you are going to work yourself to death.

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    On December 12, 2011 at

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