Collins is undergoing a bit of clear-out of her home, and is putting forward a huge range of wardrobe items, jewellery, furniture and art to go under the hammer this week.
Legendary actress Dame Joan Collins is having something of a clear-out session, with the announcement that several personal items, including love letters written to her by Warren Beatty during the early ‘60s, are to go up for auction.
The sale, which features hundreds of objects from her home including lavish wardrobe items, sketches by her son Alexander Newley, furniture and art, takes place at Julien’s auction house on Wednesday December 16th.
However, it’s the two letters that are likely to attract the most interest. Beatty, who was recently identified as the subject of Carly Simon’s classic song ‘You’re So Vain’, was briefly engaged to Collins when they lived in New York in 1961 in Paul Newman’s apartment, both relative unknowns at that point in their careers.
Continue reading: Joan Collins Auctioning Love Letters Addressed To Her From Warren Beatty
Simon and the actor briefly dated in the early 1970s.
Music fans have always debated who Carly Simon’s 1972 classic ‘You’re So Vain’ could be about, but it’s Warren Beatty’s name which comes up most often. Now the singer has finally revealed that Beatty did at least inspire part of the song, namely it’s second verse.
Carly Simon has revealed Warren Beatty inspired ‘You're So Vain’s’ second verse.
Speaking to People magazine, Simon said, ”I have confirmed that the second verse is Warren.” When asked if the actor was aware that he inspired a verse in the song Simon joked, "Warren thinks the whole thing is about him!”
Judy Carne has died at the age of 78.
Judy Carne, the actor best known for her role in Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, has died at the age of 78. Carne died at Northampton Hospital on Thursday (3rd September).
Goldie Hawn (pictured above) mourned the loss of her former Laugh-In co-star, Judy Carne.
The Hunger Games shoots in Paris, Warren Beatty films his Hughes biopic in L.A., and Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell hit the set in Dublin. Trailers reveal more of The Expendables 3 and the Ninja Turtles reboot. And there's a back-stage glimpse of The Giver, while new clips build anticipation for X-men: Days of Future Past...
In Paris, Jennifer Lawrence was caught on camera as she shot scenes for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 involving a huge crowd of elaborately costumed extras. The hotly anticipated Mockingjay Part 1 opens this coming November, with Part 2 coming in 2015. Check out photos from 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2' film set in Paris - May 2014.
Meanwhile in Los Angeles, Warren Beatty was shooting his new Howard Hughes movie out on the streets where photographers caught Matthew Broderick and a glammed-up Lily Collins at work. The still-untitled film centres on an affair the elderly Hughes (played by Beatty) had with a younger woman. Costars include Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Alden Ehrenreich, Brooklyn Decker, Oliver Platt and Candice Bergen. The film will be out next year. Take a look at the photos of Lily Collins and Matthew Broderick prep for filming 'Untitled Warren Beatty Project' - May 2014.
Carly Simon revealed the identity of the mystery man in 'You're So Vain' to Taylor Swift. Simon performed on stage in Massachusetts with Swift and praised her performance.
Carly Simon's famous 'You're So Vain' continues to raise questions 41 years after its release. Taylor Swift has revealed Simon confided the identity of the song's subject. Swift, unfortunately, is sworn to secrecy.
Taylor Swift at the 2013 Capital FM Summertime Ball, London.
There are a variety of theories regarding who the mystery man could be. Simon had a number of relationships with high profile men such as Mick Jagger, Warren Beatty, Kris Kristofferson, Cat Stevens and Simon's former husband James Taylor. None of the aforementioned was particularly renowned for their modesty.
Continue reading: Carly Simon Confides 'You're So Vain' Secret In Taylor Swift
Harry Reems became a global star after Deep Throat, though he was never supposed to star in the movie.
Harry Reems, the porn actor turned realtor who died aged 65 this week, lived a turbulent life after landing the lead role in the 1972 adult movie Deep Throat, with Linda Lovelace. His wife Jeanne told the New York Times that her husband died on Tuesday (March 19, 2013) in Utah after battling multiple health issues, including pancreatic cancer.
The actor - who will be played by clean-cut actor Adam Brody in a Lovelace biopic later this year - was never in-mind to star in Deep Throat. In fact, Reems was merely working as a lighting guy on the infamous porn flick, before being called in after the original star was unable to perform his duties. Ahem. Reems played the doctor helping Linda Lovelace with a sexually sensitive area in her throat. The movie - the first adult movie to be widely shown in theatres - grossed $600 million at the box-office, though Reems claimed he only received $600 for his role.
The movie wasn't without its detractors and Reems was convicted of obscenity in 1976, though the verdict was overturned after heavyweight movies stars Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty got involved. Nevertheless, the jail sentence and trail put Reems under enormous amounts of pressure and set him on a crippling path to alcoholism.
Continue reading: How Harry Reems Went From Lighting Guy To Lead Actor On 'Deep Throat'
Supermodel-turned-reality TV star Janice Dickinson is set to tie the knot for the fourth time, after she announced the news that she is engaged to Los Angeles-based psychologist Dr. Robert Gerner earlier this week.
Speaking to TooFab.com, Dickinson explained that she met her soon to be husband on a blind date at the glitzy Chateau Marmont hotel in Hollywood earlier this year. She went on to say that the two are planning to exchange rings and make things official some time in April. She told the website, "You just know you know it's the right person, He's the ying to my yang."
During the interview she also revealed that Robert proposed to Janice with a Victorian promise ring, with an engagement ring being given to her in the near future. The two have just recently moved in together at a mansion in the Hollywood Hills and are planning on having a housewarming party in the near future to celebrate. This party will also serve as the first of two engagement parties being held by the pair.
Continue reading: Janice Dickinson Gets Engaged, Again
Warren Beatty and Annette Bening - Warren Beatty and Annette Bening Los Angeles, California - Variety's 3rd Annual Power Of Women luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel Friday 23rd September 2011
Annette Bening, Warren Beatty, Academy Awards and Kodak Theatre - Annette Bening, Warren Beatty Los Angeles, California - 83rd Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) held at the Kodak Theatre - Arrivals Sunday 27th February 2011
Annette Bening, Warren Beatty, Independent Spirit Awards and Spirit Awards - Annette Bening and Warren Beatty Los Angeles, California - The 2011 Film Independent Spirit awards held at Santa Monica Beach - Outside Arrivals Saturday 26th February 2011
A lecture in 1912 brought together Jack Reed (Warren Beatty) and Louise Bryant (Diane Keaton) and that was beginning of a beau... well, actually, the relationship was more turbulent than beautiful. Though Bryant was married and Reed was a full-time politico, their relationship grew through ebb-and-flow from the days after their meeting till the Red Scare of the late 1910s and early 1920s. The relationship even survives Louise's romance with famed playwright Eugene O'Neill (Jack Nicholson) and Reed's rigorous commitment to the Communist revolution in Russia and in America.
Continue reading: Reds Review
A consummate leftist, Beatty was always into politics and into political filmmaking, or films that took on big topics at least. So, the question must be asked why he would decide to star as one of the most flamboyant, vain gangsters of all time, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel. Not only did he act in the film, he was the reason it started. Beatty wrangled up James Toback to write the thing and then snagged Barry Levinson to direct the picture, and decided that the focus of the film should be the end of Siegel's career/life.
Continue reading: Bugsy Review
50-year-old Supermodel Janice Dickinson has discussed sexual encounters with various Hollywood celebrities, heaping the most praise onto 'Kingdom of Heaven' actor, Liam Neeson.
The self-proclaimed 'first Supermodel', Janice Dickinson, has related stories of her sexual encounters with various celebrities; her favourite being Liam Neeson. Dickinson praised her former Irish actor lover, stating that the 'Batman Begins' actor has "the biggest penis of any man alive". Dickinson, the 'America's Next Top Model' judge, has also enjoyed relationships with Sir Mick Jagger, as well as 'The Shining' actor Jack Nicholson and 'Bonnie and Clyde' star Warren Beatty.
She explained her relationships by saying: "Sir Mick was good. He was pretty hot. I'd have him again in a heartbeat. Jack Nicholson? Let's just say 'The Joker' was wild!" Dickinson then went on to describe Neeson, pilling on praise by saying "He unzipped his pants and an Evian bottle fell out. It was insane! Wouldn't you just go gaga? He was amazing!"