Tuesday, September 22, 2020

PRESS UPDATE : HELLO! MAGAZINE .. TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND 2020 ..


Do pick up the latest issue of Hello! magazine. which features a sensational 13 page spread featuring Joan with an exclusive interview and many wonderful new photos taken at Joan's St Tropez home. You can get your copy now!







Sunday, September 20, 2020

PRESS UPDATE : HELLO! ... SURVIVING LOCKDOWN EXCLUSIVE! .. SEPTEMBER 21ST 2020 ..



Dame Joan Collins on surviving lockdown with husband Percy Gibson and predicting the pandemic

The couple spoke to HELLO! from their villa in St Tropez...



Dame Joan Collins and her husband Percy Gibson have spoken exclusively to HELLO! about being together 24/7 during lockdown – and how they couldn't be happier in each other's company. "We've become closer than ever," says Joan, speaking from the couple's spectacular villa in St Tropez, France.

"Being in lockdown has made me realise how strong our relationship really is. I love entertaining guests at the villa, travelling and socialising, but that changed and because of the restrictions it's just Percy and me. The great thing is we're partners in crime, accomplices."

Percy nods in agreement. "Being together is the best thing," he says. "I don't think I could have survived the Covid situation with anyone except my wife."

Joan also recalls how she and Percy were at their home in Los Angeles in January when she experienced a strange foreboding that they should return to London. "I had a feeling that something was going to happen, that a disease was on its way," she says. "I started wearing gloves as protection and in restaurants I would wipe down the table and the cutlery. People would laugh at me, but I told Percy: 'I think we should go back to England soon.'"

The couple returned to England at the beginning of March, two weeks before the government imposed an official lockdown. "At LA airport I wore a mask and gloves, and people were pointing and giggling," recalls Joan. "I don't think they believed the virus would spread."

When travel restrictions finally lifted in June, they flew to their villa in the South of France where Percy has been treating his wife to home-cooked meals, including roast chicken and teriyaki salmon. With delicious dishes on the menu every day, the Golden Globe-winning actress admits that the extra calories coupled with her new languorous lifestyle have taken their toll.

"I've put on some Covid weight and am trying to get it off," says Joan – although judging by her svelte, hourglass figure, those few extra pounds are invisible. "So I work out three times a week with my trainer on FaceTime."

For the full interview and exclusive photos, pick up the new issue of HELLO! out on Monday.


PRESS UPDATE : HELLO! MAGAZINE .. SEPTEMBER 21ST 2020 ..


 Check out this sensational shot of Joan & Percy which features in the latest issue of Hello! magazine featuring more super photos and an exclusive interview! Pick up your copy from tomorrow!

Thursday, September 17, 2020

TV UPDATE : LOOSE WOMEN .. ITV1 ... THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH 2020 ..






Joan appeared on the ITV lunchtime show Loose Women to share her memories of her late sister Jackie, who died at this time in 2015...
                                      You can watch Joan's appearance in the following video!

Monday, September 14, 2020

EVENT UPDATE : LUNCH WITH AN OLD BAG AT HOME ... FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH 2020 ..


 Due to Covid-19 the Annual Lunch With An Old Bag Scotland in aid of The Prince's Trust was held online on Friday 11th September.

Among those contributing were Christopher Biggins with Joan making a special appearance to pay tribute to the work of The Princes Trust of which she is an Ambassador.. The event which had a number of auction lots,  raised so far almost £90,000....

Biggins with some of the items on offer..


Thursday, September 10, 2020

EVENT ALERT : THE CAROUSEL OF HOPE VIRTUAL BALL ... PEOPLE.COM/PEOPLE TV/PEOPLE YOUTUBE .. SATURDAY OCTOBER 10TH 2020 ..

 


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Carousel of Hope will stream exclusively on PEOPLE.com, PeopleTV, PEOPLE social platforms (Facebook and Twitter) and PEOPLE YouTube

 Saturday, October 10, 2020
6 p.m. Pacific
7 p.m. Mountain
9 p.m. Eastern

Benefiting the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes

Carousel of Hope Performers David Foster Gladys Knight Babyface Jay Leno Pia Toscano Fernando Varela Shelea Music

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Jay Leno and Type 1 Children at Carousel of Hope

Saturday, October 10, 2020
6 p.m. Pacific | 7 p.m. Mountain | 9 p.m. Eastern

Chairman: Mrs. Barbara Davis
Co-Chairman: Ms. Dana Davis
Master of Ceremonies: Jay Leno
Music Director: David Foster
Music Chairmen: Clive Davis & Quincy Jones
Produced and Directed by: Erich Bergen & Marc Johnston
Honorary Producer: George Schlatter

An Evening With:
Burt Bacharach
Carole Bayer Sager
Tony Bennett
Andrea Bocelli
George Clooney
Dame Joan Collins
Clive Davis
Robert De Niro
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds
Jane Fonda
David Geffen
Josh Groban
Samuel L. Jackson
Gladys Knight
Rob Lowe
Nigel Lythgoe
Judge Judy Sheindlin
Usher
Diane Warren
Dionne Warwick
Henry Winkler
and more!

Join the Children’s Diabetes Foundation online as the 34th Annual Carousel of Hope goes virtual for the first time! We have all faced new and difficult challenges this year, so with the well-being of our guests in mind, we have made the decision to host this special event online so you can enjoy it from the comfort and safety of home. This year, we will also celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Barbara Davis Center and Barbara Davis’s 90th birthday!

Stay tuned to see what special guests and performers we have in store for this special night.

Carousel of Hope will stream exclusively on PEOPLE.com, PeopleTV, PEOPLE social platforms and PEOPLE YouTube


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The Carousel of Hope is traditionally held every two years in Los Angeles, CA at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. From its inception in 1978, this event has raised over $110 million dollars towards finding a cure for diabetes. With Chairman Barbara Davis and her committee, this star-studded event raises funds through sponsorships, a live and silent auction, underwriting and contributions.

Proceeds of the event benefit the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes.

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PAST PERFORMERS INCLUDE:

Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., BeyoncĂ©, Sir Elton John, Sting, The Bee Gees, Ricky Martin, Smokey Robinson, Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Bette Midler, Lionel Richie, Josh Groban, Sir Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, Neil Diamond, Bob Newhart, Tony Bennett, Sir Roger Moore, Sir Michael Caine, Gladys Knight, Akon, Barry Manilow,  Don Rickles, Larry King, Plácido Domingo, Natalie Cole, Katharine McPhee, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Diana Ross, Jonas Brothers, B.B. King, Chris Mann, Toni Braxton, Charise, Earth Wind and Fire, Faith Hill, Melissa Manchester, Michael Bolton, Kenny Rogers, Phil Collins, Charlotte Church, Renee Olstead, Jamie Foxx, Lenny Kravitz

PAST HONOREES INCLUDE:

Robert De Niro, Maria Shriver, Sir Sidney Poitier, Quincy Jones, Frank Sinatra, Clive Davis, Barbara Davis, Halle Berry, Denzel Washington, The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, First Lady Betty Ford, President Gerald R. Ford, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Kenny Rogers, The Honorable Henry A. Kissinger, Bob Hope, John and Paige Elway, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, George Clooney, Lucille Ball, Merv Griffin, Sherri Shepherd, David Foster, Jane Fonda, Sherry Lansing, Natalie Cole, and more

PAST PRESENTERS INCLUDE:

President Ronald Reagan, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey, Sharon Stone, Shirley MacLaine, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Marvin Davis, Anjelica Huston, Carole Bayer Sager, Quincy Jones, Carole Bayer Sager, Anjelica Huston, David Foster, and more

2018 Carousel of Hope Recap