10:20 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 08/15/2014 07:50AM
All hail Joan Collins.
The Dynasty actress has closed a deal to guest-star on E!'s first scripted series, The Royals, an hour-long drama about a fictional British royal family set in modern-day London.
In her role, Collins, 81, will play the Grand Duchess of Oxford, otherwise known as the mother of Queen Helena (Elizabeth Hurley).
Originally posted 04/11/2014 05:15PM
Ready yourself, Game of Thrones fans. It's wedding season again in Westeros. Soon Margaery Tyrell will walk down the aisle to join GoT's top twerp, King Joffrey, in holy matrimony.
The HBO show's last set of nuptials, better known as the Red Wedding, cut through the heart like a hot blade of Valyrian steel, leaving many wary about what will happen when Joffrey gets hitched. (No spoilers, book readers!)
Weddings are said to be joyous occasions, but TV doesn't always follow the rules. In preparation for Game of Thrones' next "celebration," here are the TV weddings that went horribly wrong.
Originally posted 03/30/2014 11:05AM
British actress Kate O'Mara, best known for her role on the 1980s soap opera Dynasty, died Sunday at the age of 74, her agent said.
Phil Belfield said O'Mara died in a nursing home in southern England after a short illness.
The actress, who began her television career in the 1960s, became a household name for playing Cassandra "Caress" Morrell, sister to Joan Collins' Alexis Colby, on Dynasty.
In Britain she is often remembered 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.
She also appeared in the original run of British series Doctor Who and BBC drama Howards' Way. In the 1990s she starred in the comedy show Absolutely Fabulous with Joanna Lumley.
More recently she appeared in a 2012 stage adaptation of Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile.
She is survived by her sister, actress Belinda Carroll.
Originally posted 08/02/2013 11:10AM
Dynasty star Joan Collins has reportedly won her defamation dispute with actress Shirley Jones, who claimed that a dinner date involving their husbands nearly turned into swinger party.
The Partridge Family alum, 79, has agreed to remove Collins's name from her new book Shirley Jones: A Memoir, after Collins, 80, accused Jones of libel.
In the book, Jones and her then-husband Jack Cassidy were at the home of Collins and Tony Newley for dinner. Afterwards, Newley proposed they all get naked and watch pornography. "It was clear what Tony was leading up to – swinging," Jones, who turned down the offer, writes.
Originally posted 04/02/2010 03:35PM
Dynasty star John Forsythe, who played patriarch Blake Carrington on the primetime soap and was the voice of Charlie in both the TV and film versions of Charlie's Angels, died on Thursday.
In a statement Friday, Reuters reported, "The family of John Forsythe sadly announces his passing on April 1, 2010. He was 92 years old and, thankfully, he died as he lived his life ... with dignity and grace, after a years-long struggle with cancer."
Forsythe, who also played Bentley Gregg, the swinging single saddled with an orphaned niece on the 1957-62 sitcom Bachelor Father, received three Emmy nominations for Dynasty, which ran from 1981-89. After making his film debut in 1943, he also appeared in the Alfred Hitchcock movies The Trouble with Harry (1955) and Topaz (1969), as well as 1988's Bill Murray comedy Scrooged, among many others.
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