Sunday, May 29, 2011

DYNASTY Pix: Stephanie Beacham

Someone asked in the comments section the other day for a pix post with Stephanie Beacham's HQ promo stills from "Dynasty" and "The Colbys" along the lines of the one I did for Joan Collins on her birthday.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

THE COLBYS #2.20 "Answered Prayers"

This is one of my favorite episodes of "The Colbys." Not only does "Hoyt Parker" finally reveal himself to the family, but it gives Stephanie Beacham a lot of great material to work with. And seeing Miles in his polo outfit back on a horse, doesn't hurt either.

DYNASTY's Season 9: More Ginger Ale, Than Gin-and-Tonics

A couple of articles now from the summer of 1988 after "Dallas" producer David Paulsen came on board to try to salvage "Dynasty" in its upcoming 9th season, which proved to be the fading soap last.

VIDEO: Joan Collins on Paul O'Grady Live (2011)

The feud is still on. Would Joan Collins bring the play "Legends" to the UK? "Not with Linda Evans!" said Dynasty diva on Paul O'Grady's ITV chat show last night.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

CBS Passes on Heather Locklear Comedy Pilot for Fall 2011

Last week CBS announced their fall prime time schedule and "The Assistants," a comedy pilot starring Heather Locklear they were considering for the 2011/12 season, was not on it.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Happy Birthday, Joan Collins!!!

Joan Collins is 78 today. Happy birthday, 'Alexis'! And many more to come... To celebrate, I'm posting an EXTENDED UNCUT VERSION of her Piers Morgan 2010 interview (with additional 20 minutes of footage you couldn't see in the videos I originally posted on YouTube). Check it out, after the jump.

Joan Collins Selling NYC Apt.; Linda Evans Has Sold Her House

Joan Collins has decided to unload one of the 4 properties she is known to own - check out the HQ pics of her luxury NYC pad which is on the market for $2.89 million. Meanwhile, her "DYNASTY" co-star Linda Evans has sold her house in L.A. for $2.7 million.

DYNASTY Pix: Joan Collins

Today's edition of DYNASTY Pix is obviously all about Joan Collins. I'll be sharing with you several HQ promo pics for Joan as her DYNASTY character Alexis Colby released by the ABC TV network back in the 80s, during the various stages of the series and depicting several of her iconic looks.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

THE COLBYS #2.19: "Fallon's Baby"

One of "The Colbys" boys will be celebrating as tonight we finally learn who the father of Fallon's baby is.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

DYNASTY Season 3 Bible: What Could Have Happened

A quick look at the storylines that DYNASTY producers Bob and Eileen Pollock envisioned for season 3 (1982/83) that had been either entirely scrapped or simply went into a different direction.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hot Pix & Sexy Video Re-Upload: MAXWELL CAULFIELD

I felt like putting a little eye candy on this blog of mine tonight, so who gets to be the object of my attention? Why, that dreamy Colbys' polo champ Miles, that is Mr. Maxwell Caulfield, in his Grease 2 days, of course.

Monday, May 16, 2011

DYNASTY Articles: Dying Soaps (1989)

Ever since "Dynasty's" Carrington clan got off the Moldavian church floor unscathed and Bobby came out of THE shower over on "Dallas" the press sang soaps' swan song. This Wall Street Journal article concerning the dire state of soaps was however published just 3 days before ABC swung the axe and cancelled the aging soap.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

DYNASTY (ABC): Episode Guide: Season 4 (1983-1984)

In this week's edition of the "DYNASTY" episode guide I'll be looking at season 4 which began in September 1983 when enormous hype surrounded the show and its stars, which moved into the top-3, finally snapping at DALLAS' heels.

DYNASTY Poll Results: The Most Bizarre Storyline

I recently asked you what the most bizarre storyline in Dynasty's 9-season run was (and there have sure been quite a few of those). Well, not surprisingly, Fallon's extraterrestrial adventures took the top honors.

"DYNASTY" Filming Locations: The OTHER Carrington Mansion

The FILOLI Mansion in Woodside and Arden Villa and its lily pond in Pasadena often spring to mind when one thinks of "The Carrington Mansion." Back in seasons 1 and 2 a different property in Beverly Hills was used prominently for filming exteriors.

VIDEO: 80s Best Paid TV Stars

Earlier this week, it was reported Ashton Kutcher would replace Charlie Sheen on the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" and his per-episode (that's 20-minute episode) salary will be 'only' $800.000-900.000,- (down from Sheen's 1,2 mil + profits). 80s stars could only dream of such exuberant salaries.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

How John James Returned to DYNASTY After THE COLBYS Got Axed by ABC

It would seem like a no-brainer decision. But, John James said he actually had to think whether he wanted to return to "Dynasty" after his failed spin-off got the boot.

FILOLI Wallpapers: Mansion Terrace

I haven't posted one of these in a while, so here's another HQ pic from my Filoli collection (which I tend to use on my desktop) - a mansion terrace on a sunny late winter afternoon (or is it early spring morning?).

Were They Right to Bring Wayne Northrop Back in Season 7?

The producers considered bringing Wayne Northrop's season 1 character Michael - Blake's nosy chauffeur and Fallon's part-time lover - back in season 3. Once they finally got around to it in season 7, I'm not sure I really cared for seeing him on the show again.

Friday, May 13, 2011

THE COLBYS #2.18 "Guilty Party"

No, I did not pull one of my disappearing acts - Blogger service was unavailable last night, so I'm a day late with "The Colbys" this week. Thankfully, it's back, so let's catch up with our favorite Bel Air clan.

DYNASTY Articles: "There's A Bit of Me in Sammy Jo" (People, 1983)

Following her initial 13-episode stint in season 2, and prior to becoming series regular in season 6, Heather Locklear made several notable guest appearances on "Dynasty," the first of which was in early 1983 when "People Magazine" published this article about the actress.

VIDEO: My Favorite 'DYNASTY' Scenes: "You're Trash, Blake!"

This scene takes place in early season 4, when Blake finally tells Alexis she is banned from coming to the mansion.

DYNASTY Pix: Little Does Krystle Know

Today's DYNASTY promo still comes from the season 6 finale episode "The Vendetta" in which Alexis sends Blake and Krystle packing.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

THE COLBYS #2.17 "All Fall Down"

And you thought last episode was dramatic? By the end of tonight's installment yet another character is headed for the hospital. And yes, the caption with the photo above is: "My God, Channig! What did you do?"