Friday, December 17, 2010

VIDEO: Joan Collins on "Loose Women"

A couple of weeks ago, having arrived from New York where she performed her "One Woman Show" at Feinstein's, Joan Collins went straight to UK chat show "Loose Women" to discuss her next project - popping her pantomime cherry.

THE COLBYS #2.11 "Sanctuary"

In an exciting standoff at the LAX, the Soviets are about to torn the Rostov siblings apart. Meanwhile, there's more drama with Fallon's baby in the mountains. Here's the llth episode of season 2 of "The Colbys" - 14 more episodes are on the way.

VIDEO: Samantha (14)

After a six-week break, "Samantha" continues today. In this installment, Sammy Jo arrives at the mansion - while the Carringtons are still mourning Steven's death - with a major surprise for the family.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pic of the Day: Mudslide

Just a couple more days and I'll be back with "The Colbys," "Samantha" and a few more of those "Dynasty" goodies. Meanwhile, here's a promotional still ABC released in early 1986...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

THE COLBYS #2.10 "A Bid for Freedom"

This week, Bliss' romantic storyline goes into overdrive as Kolya is summoned back to USSR.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Pic of the Day: Queen of Moldavia

Hail Her Royal Bitchiness - Alexis Morrell Carrington Colby Dexter - the Queen of Moldavia.

THE COLBYS #2.09 "And Baby Makes Four"

Happy Thanksgiving to all readers from the US and have a fun Black Friday! Here is now the next episode of "The Colbys" with the resolution of last week's OTT cliffhanger.

DYNASTY Poll Results: Who Should Have Stayed Longer?

I was very happy to see your top choice in last week's poll as I couldn't agree more - Alexis' "sister dearest" Caress Morrell, played by the classy Kate O'Mara, was bursting with little used potential and should have stayed on "Dynasty" longer (or at least - kept coming back).

Thursday, November 18, 2010

THE COLBYS #2.08 "Deceptions"

As promised, here is now the following episode of "The Colbys" featuring Jeff and Miles' final dogfight and one of the show's most exciting (though over-the-top) cliffhangers.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

VIDEO: Joan Does Glamour

Dynasty diva Joan Collins heads to Plymouth to perform a makeover on the Littlefair family in this October 2009 ITV special.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

THE COLBYS #2.07 "Bloodlines"

"The Colbys" are finally back on this blog! And not only that, but I will be posting another episode this Thursday to catch up with our regular weekly schedule.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

"The Colbys" - Delayed

I have been too busy to post over the past week, so I tried to at least have the next episode of "The Colbys" up earlier today (along with another "Samantha" and a Joan Collins special I promised last week). Unfortunately there seems to be

Thursday, November 4, 2010

THE COLBYS #2.06 "The Gala"

"The Colbys" saga continues with a very special night filled with tango, kazacok, poolside antics and shocking revelations.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Princess Catherine Oxenberg (1985)

An article from March 1985 about Catherine Oxenberg's real life royal background and new-found title on TV's "Dynasty."

DYNASTY Poll Results: Kill the Prince!

Off with his head! Almost two thirds of votes in this week's poll (Who else should have been killed in the Moldavian massacre?) went to His Royal Pompousness Prince Michael of Moldavia. 

Pic of the Day: Matthew Returns

This has got to be the silliest cliffhanger "Dynasty" did. Does anyone like the season 7 finale featuring the 'shocking' return of Matthew Blaisdell and Alexis' car falling off the bridge? I certainly wasn't crazy about it.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Here is now the final episode of Linda Evans' 1986 mini-series "The Last Frontier." I'll start a new mini-series (about the Vanderbilt dynasty) in 2 weeks. Next Tuesday November 9, instead of a mini-series, you can see...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Joan Collins in "Rules of Engagement" (Preview)

We now have the preview pictures from next week's episode of the CBS' sitcom "Rules of Engagement" (titled "Les-bro") in which Joan Collins makes a special guest star appearance.

My Favorite Scenes: The Dinner That Never Was (VIDEO)

As of today, I'll post several of my favorite "Dynasty" scenes, many of which are not widely cited or known, but for one reason or another, I enjoy watching them.

Krystle: Finally a Mom! (1984)

This article was published in late 1984 when Linda Evans' character finally becomes a mother in the show's 5th season. How was the baby cast, how much did she earn and how much did she 'work'? And how did Evans herself feel about motherhood at the time?

VIDEO: Samantha (13)

Today, we take a nine-month jump into the future to catch up with Samantha and the Carringtons. Sammy Jo's father Frank returns to ask for what he believes the daughter he abandoned is entitled to.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pic of the Day: Alexis de Pompadour

Say what you want about the flaws of season 6 (including that dreadful season opener), but I still can't wait to put my hands on the upcoming season 6 region 2 DVD release and see, for instance, the "Masquerade" episode in all its newly re-mastered glory. Oh, and - Maxwell Caulfield on the polo field... Meaow!

Will Larry Hagman Do TNT's "Dallas"?

So, will Larry Hagman appear in the new "Dallas" on TNT or not? Two weeks after visiting Joan Collins at her home in London's Belgravia, Hello Magazine travels to Ojai above Los Angeles to visit Larry Hagman, a great television icon of the 80s and a true gentleman.

Linda Evans: "I Love Plastic Surgery!" (VIDEO)

When Linda Evans and Joan Collins reunited for their 2006 play "Legends" Entertainment Tonight asked them about their thoughts on beauty, plastic surgery and aging in Hollywood.

Friday, October 29, 2010

DYNASTY's Jeff Colby Attracts The Chicks (1984)

Now a little eye candy for John James fans courtesy of a fun little article from Orange Coast magazine that goes behind the scenes at Dynasty and asks "Jeff Colby" what he thinks of his co-stars.

VIDEO: Samantha (12)

Tonight, Steven demands to know where Sammy Jo is. This is the final installment of "Samantha" with Al Corley in the role of Steven. Next week we're taking a one-year jump.

Simon MacCorkindale (1952-2010)

British actor Simon MacCorkindale passed away earlier this month and there is a tribute to the actor, who made a cameo appearance in Dynasty's 3rd season, in the latest edition of Hello Magazine.

Dynasty's Dex Is Pure Sex (1985)

This article about Michael Nader - as a father and a sex symbol - was published during Dynasty's 5th season (in early March 1985). Learn how he got the part of Dex...

Heather Is Just Like US

Heather Locklear appears in the November 8 issue of US Weekly in their "Stars: They're Just Like Us" column.

VIDEO: Sable & Ben?

What's Sable Colby doing with that rascal Ben Carrington in Hong Kong?

Dynasty's 200th Episode Party

You may remember the 150th Dynasty episode party video (1986) from my YouTube channel (you can check it out again after the jump). Two years later, in the fall of 1988, the cast got together again to celebrate reaching their ultimate milestone.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

THE COLBYS #2.05 "Something Old, Something New"

In tonight's episode of "The Colbys" - a new Mrs. Colby arrives in Bel Air; Monica's former lover returns; and Bliss' Russian ballet dancer has a secret. Plus - an article about the show's season 2 focus on younger characters and "double-load" production schedule.

"Tony" Succumbed to AIDS

Gorgeous young actor Paul Keenan who played a minor yet noticeable role as stable groom Tony Driscoll was sadly one of the first "Dynasty" actors who passed away.

Sister Dearest: Caress Morell

In late 1985, British actress Kate O'Mara joined "Dynasty" amid the show's ratings troubles as part of an effort to refresh the soap with new stories.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Here Comes The New Steven (1983)

This article was published in early March 1983, following the premiere of the episode titled "The Mirror" (season 3, episode 14) in which Jack Coleman was finally uncovered as the new Steven Carrington.

Pix of the Day: FILOLI MANSION

The 2010 season at the Filoli mansion may be over, but the holiday events are only coming (November 26-December 4). Here is now a small collection of images of one of TV's most glorious properties.

DYNASTY Poll Results: Who Should Play Steven & Fallon If DYNASTY Continued Today?

It's Wednesday and that means the poll results are in - here's who you preferred to see play Steven and Fallon Carrington if Dynasty were filmed today.

VIDEO: Samantha (11)

In this crucial installment of "Samantha," Alexis learns who told Fallon the alleged truth about her father and storms back to the mansion to once and for all take care of Krystle's naughty niece.

Joan Collins & Mario Lopez

Joan Collins tweeted the pic yesterday following her appearance on the syndicated entertainment show "Extra" on Monday with Mario Lopez. Plus, she explains the Jennigate (video).

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Ruthless land baron Ed Stenning (Jason Robards) realizes his son Nick (Jack Thompson) is helping Kate (Linda Evans) in her fight to keep her ranch and takes matters into his own hands. This is the penultimate episode of the 1986 mini-series. Watch out for the conclusion next Tuesday, November 2.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Esther Shapiro's DYNASTY (1985)

This 9-page article that goes behind the scenes at Dynasty was published in the summer of 1985 when the show's popularity peaked and the producers were about to unleash "Dynasty II: The Colbys."

The Jon-Erik Hexum Story (Plus Movie & HQ Pics)

27 years ago, Jon-Erik Hexum and Joan Collins starred in Aaron Spelling's "Making of a Male Model" - one of the most successful TV movies at the time. Sadly, just a year later, the young actor with a very promising career (who may have ended up playing Dynasty's Dex Dexter) lost his life on the set of CBS' "Cover Up."

VIDEO: Samantha (10)

Sammy Jo gets really naughty in this one - not only that she steals, lies and exposes family skeletons, she also dances her little heart out in a very inappropriate manner. Where will it all end?

Joan Collins & Linda Gray - California On Location Awards

Last night in Beverly Hills, Joan Collins and Linda Gray - two divas of 80s iconic soaps "Dynasty" and "Dallas" - shared the spotlight as presenters at California On Locations Awards.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

VIDEO: Sable Comes to Dynasty

Now here's a real treat - actress Stephanie Beacham discusses going back to "Dynasty" to battle Joan Collins in the show's ninth season - a rare clip from ABC's "Good Morning America" which aired in the fall of 1988.

Dynasty Goes "Back To Basics"

This August 1986 article from a Malaysian paper discusses mid season 6 changes in Dynasty and the producers' confidence they managed to fix their show that began its descent in the ratings.

Diahann Carroll & Billy Dee Williams Played a Sassy & Classy Couple on "Dynasty"

Here are two articles from African American press - one from October 1984 and the other one from January 1985 discussing the addition of Diahann Carroll and Billy Dee Williams to the luxe sudser "Dynasty."

Pic of the Day: Heaven Sent Fallon Back

Today's pic of the day may very well serve as wallpaper to those of you who've always admired the curvy qualities of Ms. Emma Samms who entered the Dynasty universe in May 1985, a year after her predecessor Pamela Sue Martin's departure.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Does Anyone Have "Behind the Scenes at Dynasty" Issue of 'The Advocate' Magazine?

I've got plenty more Dynasty articles to share, but here's one I haven't been able to find, only the cover - so if anyone has it and would like to share the scans, please let me know.

DYNASTY Filming Locations: Pasadena Mansion (Arden Villa)

This is actually a 1984 article from People Magazine focusing on real life owners of "prime-time properties" - mansions that had become known to masses on hit serials like "Dallas," "Knots Landing," "Dynasty," and "Falcon Crest."