Santa was extra generous this year! Here are some of the kitsch treasures he bequeathed me with: Homework, a sublimely trashy film with Joan Collins as "Sheila's mother," a horny lady who pounces on the ass of a teen boy who's classmates with her daughter. The film is filled with gratuitous sex fl ... More >>
This week's column is a breathless, hilarious romp through a Chiller Theatre convention of stars on every step of the show biz ladder, warmly greeting their fans while wisely charging them for autographs. Come with me as I get entranced by Connie Stevens, Morgan Brittany, Steven Bauer, and the orig ... More >>
As you know, this week's column is a wacky and poignant joyride through a Parsippany autograph convention where I hobnobbed with all sorts of bright lights, gamely pushing and shoving my way through the throngs to show my icons some sensitivity and love.
At Chiller Theatre, the answer to "What's in a name?" is $45
One of the many weird twists in Joan Collins's career came when she costarred with hubby Anthony Newley in his unforgettably titled 1969 epic Can Hieronymous Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? The pretentious film filled with fourth-wall breaking, Felliniesque flashbacks, and ... More >>
They were all in my living room last night thanks to a trashy 1975 movie called The Devil Within Her, a tacky ripoff of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist starring the inimitable Joan Collins. The London-set film starts with Joan having trouble popping out her baby, who is pried out of her and turns ... More >>
The oil-drilling prime-time soap Dallas has been resurrected by TNT, which is using some of the original cast members--like Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, and Linda Gray--to reprise their iconic roles. And I think it's great! After all, no one complained when Yul Brynner did The King and I one more ... More >>
Any serious camp lover has surely seen classic films like Valley of the Dolls and The Love Machine, adapted from the works of the queen of glossy Hollywood sexcapades, the lacquered-haired Jackie Susann. But another gem from her cinema canon, 1975's Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough, is a cri ... More >>
They were washed up, kaput, as ovah as the macarena! And then they rose up from the ashes of disdain and said, "Ha!' And we applauded like madmen. The best comebacks ever are:
For a month at MOMA, digital is not the savior of cinema
Then I've got just the art show for you! It's Skeletor Saves, a collective show improbably yet delightfully based on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, with proceeds going to the Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth. The above dip-tych-- Sam Simon's "Twins: He-Man and Linda Evans" ... More >>
She's 'empowered'; Dan Choi's having fun; Joan Collins is showing slides
CLICK HERE for my column in which I talk to the biggest star since Paris Hilton about her People cover, her taste in jewelry, and her advancing age. It's really kool! And by the way, she's not really single; she just started dating Calvin Klein model Gabriel Aubrey. Also in the column:
Who's doing what to whom? Your guess is not as good as mine.
Movie star-turned-Dynasty-bitch Joan Collins has railed against today's crop of movie actresses, whom she feels aren't anywhere near as beautiful as those in the old days. As Collins told a British interviewer, "When I was young, everybody onscreen was gorgeous. "There aren't that many good ... More >>
Plus 'Collected: Propositions on the Permanent Collection', also at the Studio Museum
The latest development in this inappropriate joke mishegas is that Letterman came up with an even longer and more obsequious apology, and a fat lot of good it did him. Dan Collins declares himself done with the subject (whew), but others still want him expunged from CBS. "It's still not clear that h ... More >>
Films from the end of a great career
Buffonish mockery and sarcastic pokes from the late Martin Kippenberger
The American Ballet Theatre doctors up The Sleeping Beauty
Clubhopping in fishnets and a shower cap
Ultimately, it doesn't matter if you're seeing Larry King or Owen Wilson or Joan Collins
Boy George, photographer, ragga star? Hip-hop karaoke
The Yanks Are Champs Again. So What?