Beloved author, Jackie Collins, passed away today at the age of 77. The Collins family released an official statement announcing this very sad news, explaining that Jackie succumbed to breast cancer … an illness that she chose to keep very private. It’s really hard to believe that this incredibly vibrant woman is gone. She was just on Andy Cohen‘s Watch What Happens Live late night talk show on Bravo back in June and I remember thinking how alive and full of zest the woman was — and in her late 70s. Honestly, I was unaware that she had breast cancer so, yes, this news is a shock to me. Click below to read a portion of the official statement released by the Collins family and join me in mourning the amazing Jackie Collins. More »
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I had plans to hang out with Eileen and Tamar last night but due to a really terrible home emergency, Eileen couldn’t make it out to hang (she’s OK but she’s dealing with a home headache so terrible I can’t even imagine how she is keeping from going insane). Tam and I decided to make it a Netflix and chill night … which meant we hung out on my couch and didn’t really watch TV because we were too busy doing other stuff … like catching up and gossiping. I always have a great time with Tam so even tho the night was quiet, it was a very good Friday night. More »
Every time I read a new story with details about Season Two of Amazon’s Transparent, there’s a certain point where I actually have to tell myself to calm down. Calm down Shannon. There’s never gonna be another Season One. Just calm down. So as I read this new bit of casting news, I talked myself down from the heights of Transparent fandom, and reminded myself not to get my hopes up in ridiculous ways. But yeah, no. Anjelica Huston is coming to Transparent Season Two and I CANNNOOOOOTTTTTTTTTT! Click inside for more!
Back in March we honored the sad occasion of the 20th anniversary of the murder of Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla-Pérez and today we learn of the existence of a previously unreleased, unheard Selena song. Quintanilla‘s father Abraham gave an interview where he revealed that the unreleased song Oh No (I’ll Never Fall In Love Again) was never professionally recorded but was taped during a rehearsal session for the song and, therefore, isn’t up to par for official release … but after Selena‘s brother A.B. and the Kumbia Kingz recorded music for the track, he decided to release the song online for fans to enjoy. Click below to hear Oh No in full and get a taste of what could’ve been had Selena lived to make more music. More »
Yesterday was another fun day for me because I got to spend some time with Duke (and Emma and Josh) all afternoon long before I met up with some friends at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood for a #ThrowbackThursday showing of Aladdin. Josh has been talking about visiting the Japanese Garden in Van Nuys for some time now because not only is it a beautiful place to visit but it is also a place that has been used in many movies and TV shows as what earth will look like in the future. I know it’s weird … but living in LA, where many iconic locales are used in movies, this is the kind of neat-o thing we get to enjoy as Los Angelinos. The movie last night was the best. My friend Elena and I love seeing Disney movies at the El Cap and this time, we let our friend Ginger tag along. Fun Fun Fun. More »
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