It was awfully nice of Tom Cruise to attend last night’s Kennedys premiere in Beverly Hills—sure Katie Holmes‘ turn as Jackie O is premiering on the previously-unheard-of Reelz Channel (whose big star Leonard Maltin attended), but at least she showed up with a superstar. But the guy could have tried harder to suggest the belated launch of her miniseries was a bigger deal. While stars Greg Kinnear and Barry Pepper showed up in suits, Tom went for a worn-out motorcycle jacket and an unbuttoned denim shirt half tucked into his wrinkled pants. It was less “just stepped off an action movie set” and more “just walked out of the bathroom of an Applebee’s.”
See more photos of TomKat laughing it up in the gallery below.
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Most people would have immediately apologized for publicly ripping on a fellow actresses’s looks. Then again, most people would have had to be drunk to do that in the first place. But only Joan Collins would have the moxie to go back in and insult the other gorgeous actresses her interviewer edited out of her crazy rant.
When explaining her snarky comments about Jennifer Aniston, Collins said, “The bottom line is that I talked about several actresses, among them Catherine Zeta-Jones, Scarlett Johansson and Megan Fox. Unfortunately, everybody got cut out [except Aniston and Jolie]. Typical. That’s the way it goes.” So, to make sure everyone got it the first time: Jennifer Aniston is about as hot as a high school gym teacher. Also not beautiful? ALL OF THESE OTHER WOMEN. It’s a list we completely disagree with, too! Make fun of Aniston Plain and Tall all you want, but Catherine Zeta-Jones? Scarlett Johansson? Megan Fo…okay, we get that one. If Joan Collins wants to call Megan out for looking like a dime-store Angelina knock-off, she has our blessing.
After Joan’s initial barbs, Aniston’s reps dismissed them, saying Jen had “no need to engage with that nonsense,” which is ironically what every man in America keep saying about dating Jen. We hope Zeta-Jones, Johansson and Fox all catch wind of Collins’ rudeness, and Collins keeps having to clarify her comments, insulting bigger and bigger groups of people until finally she makes fun of an actual unattractive person. We’re assuming it’s going to be us. [Photos: Getty Images]
Well it finally happened: Jennifer Aniston has been a pop culture punchline so long that even the elderly have caught on! In a recent interview, soap opera legend and woman of a thousand husbands Joan Collins zinged Jennifer Aniston, America’s Cathy, by saying “When I was young, everybody on screen was gorgeous. I have to say, there aren’t that many good looking actresses around today. I mean, there’s Angelina Jolie and there’s… Angelina Jolie.” And then there’s MS. JOAN COLLINS! Joan continued, “Jennifer Aniston is cute, but I wouldn’t call her beautiful. She’s no Ava [Gardner] or Lana [Turner]“, which Joan should know, considering they went to kindergarten with her grandchildren. Ba-zing!
Collins also waxed philosophical on the foolishness of the living..we mean, on actresses getting plastic surgery: “Women who turn to cosmetic procedures look ghastly. They don’t look like themselves. I quite like the way I look, I’m quite happy with the way I look and I really don’t want to change it.” Joan then coughed up a lungful of crypt dust and settled back in for another hundred-year sleep. To be fair, Ms. Collins is married to a 44-year-old while we, and Jennifer Aniston, are married to a nobody-year-old. Who’s the grave creature now, hmmm?*[Photo: Getty Images]
*Still Joan Collins.
Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel wasn’t going to let her baby bump keep her from rocking the runway at the Heart Truth Red Dress Fall 2010 Fashion Show in NY last night. A benefit to raise awareness about women’s heart disease, the gala was a star-studded affair with everyone from Joan Collins to Jordin Sparks to Kim Kardashian strutting their stuff in a series of stylish outfits from different designers. “It’s fun and I love all the different fashion,” said show stealer Heidi Klum. “This is not modeling with a runway walk and a mean face. It’s a different feeling. It’s goofy, funny and you ham it up.” See who else did just that in the gallery below.
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Charlie’s Angels star Farrah Fawcett was laid to rest last night at the Cathedral of our Lady of Angels in L.A. Attendees at the funeral included her long-time love Ryan O’Neal (far right), Jackie and Joan Collins, Alana Stewart, Marla Maples and former co-star Kate Jackson. Farrah and Ryan’s son Redmond O’Neal was allowed out of jail to attend his mother’s funeral. He’s been inside since April on drugs charges.
Onlookers gathered on the street to watch the hearse, covered in orange and yellow flowers arrive for the private ceremony. The actress lost her long-running battle against cancer last Thursday, aged just 62. [Photos: Splash News Online]
Those former Dynasty divas are certainly keeping busy in their later years. First, Joan Collins signed up to boss other women into dressing smartly and now Linda Evans has become a reality star in the UK. Krystal Carrington, sorry, Linda, won the British series of Hell’s Kitchen last night, under the tutelage of chef Marco Pierre-White and beating out hot favorite, comedian Ade Edmonson in the final. Sweetie Linda proved that slow and steady wins the race, by getting on with almost everyone and her quiet nature won many fans.
“I am still trying to grasp it. It’s been so long since Dynasty I thought that time was over, but clearly I was wrong. I am just so glad that at 66 I was able to do this and be on television and win people over. It’s important that women know they can have a long life in television,” she said. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Alexis Carrington is back and she’s taking no style prisoners! Magically timed to coincide with the return of 80’s shoulder pads and fluoro colors, Joan Collins is to present a new prime-time show on British TV called Joan Does Glamour bullying showing drab women how to dress like a power-crazed H.B.I.C.
“For too long it has been acceptable to wander around in T-shirts, trainers and low slung sweat pants. I want to show British women that you don’t need a designer budget to achieve a glamorous and timeless style and that if people took a bit more care of their appearance, they might feel a little bit better about themselves,” she says.
Gulp. Is that a promise, or a threat? Shame she’s limited her search to British women – we’d love her to get her perfectly-manicured talons on Britney Spears and Samantha Ronson. [Photo: Splash News Online]