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Joan Collins Is Made a Dame at the Palace

Joan Collins Is Made a Dame at the Palace

Originally posted 03/26/2015 11:30AM

Queen of showbiz Joan Collins showed off her new honor from a real Queen on Thursday when she visited Buckingham Palace.

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Review: The Royals Is The O.C./Gossip Girl Mashup We Deserve | Elizabeth Hurley

The Royals Review: Finally – The O.C./Gossip Girl Mashup We Deserve

Originally posted 03/15/2015 06:30PM

Poor Little Rich Girl? Check. Poor Outsider Suddenly Thrown into a World of Excess? Double check.

The Royals is everything that's been missing from your life since Gossip Girl and The O.C. ended their respective runs. While there have been worthy contenders to the throne since then (90210, The Carrie Diaries) none have been able to capture that same charm – until now.

Funnily enough, E!'s first original scripted series was actually created by Mark Schwahn, of One Tree Hill fame. While The Royals bears little resemblance (if any) to OTH, you can rest assured that one of the keepers of our mid-2000s hearts and minds has our backs in this new venture.

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UpdatePosted 02/23/2015 12:45PM

Joan Collins Plays Elizabeth Hurley's Mother in New Trailer for Royals (VIDEO)

Originally posted 02/23/2015 12:00PM

[YOUTUBE "k0A5m24jO-0"] God save the queen – from her mother.

In a new teaser trailer for E!'s first scripted series, The Royals, we get our first live-action look at Joan Collins playing Elizabeth Hurley's mother.

Being the queen does not, it seems, save you from a mother's criticism: "I see you've decorated," the Grand Duchess of Oxford tells her daughter. "I'd love to know whatever possessed you to choose 'Vegas' as your theme."

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Joan Collins: What Do I Wear to Meet the Queen?

Joan Collins: What Do I Wear to Meet the Queen?

Originally posted 02/03/2015 05:10PM

Joan Collins has met Queen Elizabeth II many times in her life, but none will be as special as when she officially gets "damed" by Her Majesty this spring.

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Joan Collins and John Hurt Honored by Queen Elizabeth II | Joan Collins, John Hurt

Joan Collins and John Hurt Honored by Queen Elizabeth II

Originally posted 12/30/2014 08:35PM

The diva of Dynasty is now a dame.

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Joan Collins Is Returning to TV – as a Royal

Joan Collins to Appear on E!'s The Royals

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).

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What Are Leonardo DiCaprio, Selena Gomez and Jared Leto Doing in the Same Room? | Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio – and Some A-List Friends – Raise $25 Million for His Charity

Originally posted 07/24/2014 11:45AM

Leonardo DiCaprio raised more than $25 million for his Earth-friendly charity Wednesday night – with help from some very A-list friends.

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Joan Collins Disputes Racy Passage in Shirley Jones's Autobiography | Jackie Collins, Shirley Jones

Joan Collins Disputes Racy Passage in Shirley Jones's Autobiography

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.

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Snooki Tells Kate 'Push Girl' & More Celebs Chime in on Royal Baby Wait | Prince William

The Royal Baby Watch: Stars Get in on the Excitement

Originally posted 07/22/2013 02:50PM

If you're waiting with bated breath for the royal baby's arrival, you're not alone.

After the Palace released a statement saying Kate entered St. Mary's Hospital before 6 a.m. on Monday, social media clamored with well-wishes for the Duke and Duchess and anticipation for baby Cambridge swarmed the Internet.

Here's what Hollywood had to stay about the impending birth of the newest royal:

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NEWS BRIEFS: Grammy Ratings Jump

Originally posted 02/10/2004 4:18PM

BOOSTED: For all the outcry over Janet Jackson's flashed flesh at the Super Bowl, people aren't turning off their televisions. The 46th annual Grammy Awards, which for the first time in history was broadcast using a tape delay, proved to be the most-watched Grammy telecast since 2001 and was up 6 percent from last year's awards, reports Reuters. More than 26 million viewers tuned in for the CBS telecast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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