Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Your Mama Hears...

...From someone who would know that septuagenarian sexpot Joan Collins is already ruffling feathers and causing considerable consternation at the dee-luxe Sierra Towers building in West Hollywood where she's recently forked over $2,700,000 to purchase a 25th floor condominium.

Not only do we hear she's getting a ugly reputation for clogging up the valet line with her big fat Rolls Royce while she fixes her wig and waxes on her lippy in the rear view, it turns out that this Joanie does not love Chachi or anyone else in the building for that matter. According to our source, Miz Collins has made it very clear that she prefers those gutsy enough to ride in the elevator with her not press the button for their floor until her Divalisciousness has removed herself from the lift...even if they live on a lower floor. And as you might imagine, this does not fly at the building known to many as, "The Gays and Greys."

Now children, just imagine the hissing and hollering that erupts when Miz Collins demands that persnickety Miss Elton John, who maintains a residence on the 20th floor, ride all the way to 27 before he can return to 20?

Just gossip and rumor kids, just gossip and rumor.

53 comments:

Alessandra said...

And we're surprised why?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Joan just needs some dick.

Viva! said...

It's stories like this which make me love Joan even more. Yes, she can be an absolute bitch, but believe you me, it'd be hilarious to watch.

The thing with Miss Elton John is that he and Miz Joan Collins are in fact VERY close, so no worries with them. She's also friends with Nikki Haskell who has had a corner unit for years as well as Diahann Carroll.

Joan is like a petulant child. Love her, would love to ride the elevator with her...all night long, all night, all night looong (cue Lionel Richie)

Anonymous said...

for all the time that she spends in LA i'm sure the residents can put up with it.

Anonymous said...

The Greys are going to hate her, the Gays are going to love her and the other Celebs are going to get the hell out of her way. Joan Collins is fierce (and a voting member of the Academy with a long rolodex, so she can strike fear in anyone with hopes of an Oscar)

TonyV said...

What mama?! I had NO idea she wore wigs! Uh, yeah.

average joe said...

don't they have a housing board ? if not they need one...... I am sure she will be out in a month

Anonymous said...

That's crazy. I'm in the elevator with her tow, three times a day and she is very nice. How often are you invited in for tea from a hollywood icon. The other celebs in the building don't hold a candle to Joan.

Anonymous said...

average joe,

Sierra Towers is a condo, not a co-op. Any sort of board would have minimal, if any, control over her because any of the 'alleged' ruffling of feathers have been interpersonal, a condo board can hardly pass a "Be Nice" motion...the only thing they could get her on is the Rolls Royce in the valet line and even then, hard to argue.

She's been in the building since January (plus she lived there from 1997-2001), Miz Joan Collins has more friends in that building than enemies. There ain't no way in hell that JC will be vacating Sierra Towers anytime soon.

bentley said...

The nerve.

I hope it's not true. Have you seen the way she chucks people in the pool?

caveman said...

good times

Anonymous said...

I want to see the security video of her and Miss Sir Elton snatching each others wigs off and slapping each other around.

long dollars said...

i rode up in the elevator with her a few weeks ago.. my cell phone rang and she looked up at me and told me "not to dare answer it".. i answered it.. the nerve of her and little grey dog..

Anonymous said...

When she becomes wheelchair bound and require an oxygen mask or morphine drip, she can move to the Century Towers and feel right at home!

Anonymous said...

next week?

lil' gay boy said...

Gossip and rumor?!?

But that's what we live for; besides, who could resist pushing the button for EVERY floor once you're on the elevator with her, turning and, while smiling sweetly, saying "Linda Evans says Happy Birthday, and I hope you live another 175 years!"

BTW, I thought Mz Thing had a Bentley, not a vulgar Rolls.

Ah, gossip and rumors . . .

Anonymous said...

The TMZ video never panned back far enough to tell whether it was a Rolls or Bentley. Mama's latest bit seems to that it is a Rolls which matches what someone else said in the other story.

Anonymous said...

She definitely drives a creamy bronze Rolls Royce. Without question in LA that's what she drives.

In St. Tropez, she is driven in a Bentley.

Nurse Beaver said...

Vaginal reconstruction surgery.

Joan's Nice said...

I actually saw Joan Collins driving away from Sierra Towers last week! She was driving a Rolls Royce like Anonymous 7:22 said. She waved to passersby who called out her name and seemed nice to the porters. I dunno, from my vantage point she seems like a really nice lady.

pch said...

Them's fightin' words, LGB :)

I'm a big Bentley fan (the torque-happy Arnage T is my pick of the current bunch) but I've also been a Rolls-Royce guy since I was a wee lad. One of my first loves, owned by a friend of my Dad's, was a mid-1960s Silver Cloud III with Continental coachwork. Looked like this. To me, it's not about impressing anyone...I just like 'em. So I'll assume the same thing about Joan Collins and cut her some slack.

My weirdest Rolls-Royce moment was in the parking lot of the Ralph's in Pacific Palisades, not far actually from the O'Donnell house. I was driving one of the last Corniches -- a 2002 -- and this impossibly elegant woman who must have been in her 80s tapped on my shoulder as I was opening the door to get in. When I turned around, thinking maybe she needed help carrying something, she had this seductive smile going (a great-grandmother cougar!) and said, "I hope you know you can get any woman in Los Angeles with this car." And I couldn't think of anything else to say except, "Yes, ma'am." And she said, "It's true. Any woman."

Bigdaddyj said...

Has anyone discussed where/how that old broad still has these kinda bucks? Did she marry well? Does she have some jewelry or clothing or perfume line that I as a hetero-man am just unaware of? I mean really, did she ever do anything majorly income-producing besides "Dynasty"? I understand where Liz Taylor gets the bucks from, but Joan Collins, Zsa-Zsa, some of these fossils I really wonder how they have any money left, or even made much in the first place. (Sorry if I sound harsh, if anyone noticed I'd been away the last week-and-a-half I've been getting over a particularly nasty stomach flu...)

Alessandra said...

So, nu? Did you?

It's true, though. We Angeleno chicks are suckers for a sweet ride.

Anonymous said...

bigdaddyj,

Joan never married well in terms of money, ever. And she's had 5 husbands.

Joan Collins has worked, a lot, over the years. She's done over 50 movies, scores of television and has made some decent bucks doing theater. 'Dynasty' was her cash cow, in her final year on the show she made $120,000 an episode (which in the 80s was big money). She's written novels, beauty books and memoirs, done tonnes of advertising campaigns, has had jewelry, perfume, hat and denim lines and writes several columns for UK newspapers.

That being said, I don't think she's been particularly great with money, what she has been is smart when it came to housing. She's probably got $20 million in housing (London and St Tropez, plus LA). But I think she's probably not cash rich. She's 'ok' but not Liz Taylor level.

Her mortgage provider, Marmara Shipping Ltd is a Turkish shipping company. Now, JC has long been a jet setter so it stands to reason that she's made some interesting friends over the years. At nearly 75 she's still quite alluring, maybe she bit her lip and thought of Britain for a few indecent proposals?

sandpiper said...

Big Daddy [ROFLMAO},
The ironic query you strive to resolve ... Is called hard work, investments and fortitude. Nobody tossed this to her.

MOREOVER, how arrogant to think a man laid the financial path; that is fucking unbelievable. This lady earned what she has.

As a woman, you repulse me. Get a fucking clue. Your world is very small and your intellectual scope-- miniscule.

I wince and sign my name...

It's not that strong women don't desire men (I'm anticipating your next pathetic comment); rather, it's that your narrow bias is repulsive.

I should go anon on this post, but I can't.

The Hollywood Mayor said...

The best way into any LA business... buy a condo in the Sierra Towers and hob knob with the "who's who's"...

The best way to get the least for your money as far as "living wise" = Sierra Towers

lil' gay boy said...

PCH,

Not looking for a fight; just a reference to one of those tired old Nana-isms everyone here is so fond of. It was her good friend, whose name I will not mention to forestall the howls of protest, who informed her (paraphrasing here) "old money always goes by Bentley; they don't need that hood ornament to advertise it."

Sandpiper,

I'm glad you didn't go anon on bigdaddyj (teeny weenie?), the courage of your convictions shows true character and yes, breeding.

Viva! said...

lil' gay boy,

That Nana-ism made me smile, well said on her part.

But Joan ain't old money! She's showbiz! So the Rolls in LA makes sense, she saves the Bentley for St Tropez's Club 55 where she's, essentially, the undisputed queen of the place.

pch said...

Sierra Towers probably has the best location of any high-rise on the westside, and I really like the views. But the apartments themselves don't do much for me...they're like really expensive crash pads.

Hey LGB. Totally joking up there about fighting words. I've always thought the Rolls v. Bentley reverse snobbery meme was a convenient ruse that allowed old money types to buy the exact same car and feel superior in the process :)

Alessandra: That old lady knew what she was talking about, all right. As improbable as it seems, that dark blue Rolls-Royce convertible got me way more unsolicited female attention than anything I've ever driven. It was surprising since it's a total grandpa-mobile and I figured people would consider it a dorky ride for a guy in his 30s who suffers from Dick Clark Syndrome and still gets carded most of the time.

Anonymous said...

People on here talk so much crap. Her property in St Tropez & London are worth $20M? Yeah right .. Have you seen her house in St Tropez? Do you realise how expensive both St Tropez & London are? Her house in St Tropez will be worth closer to $20M alone!

As for her being the queen of Club 55 ... Oh please! Do you realise how many super wealthy, titled, famous surnamed people go there everyday for lunch during summer? ... She's just another customer.

sandpiper said...

A bit og Joan to start the day.

Going up ?

Anonymous said...

..of

Anonymous said...

Sandpiper, I can understand your comments, but I think Bigdaddy's question was valid. I don't think he was saying he was surprised she had money because she's a woman or didn't work hard, but rather because, contrary to what most of the public believes, most celebs, especially the older ones, who never had big paydays, don't have a ton of money. Perhaps she made some wise real estate or other investments, and as Big Daddy said, he was unaware of any endoresments or other income sources she might have had. But I'm with him in that I doubt she made a lot from her film and TV career. Even with Dynasty, that's probably not enough to retire on.

Apparently she's had many sources of income over the years, and hopefully, she's got enough cash to enjoy her life.

PCH, I am with you all the way. I loved the Corniche, especially pre-body colored bumper versions. So old school.

sandpiper said...

Hey 6:31,

Thanks. I did get what he said. I was caught in a moment, but I do take ownership it. I'm just a little bigdaddy'ed out. Thats my problem and nobody elses. It's a cumulative thing. Peace.

bentley said...

PCH - I love it! The Corniche was what got me onto these big beauties when I watched "Hart to Hart" as a kid. They drove a chocolate brown one, early 70's I think. What a car...

I went to look (just look) at a Drophead the other day and I've been bumping into walls and looking to the heavens for answers ever since.

Sandpiper, I want to hold your hand.

lil' gay boy said...

Joan Collins said:

Dahling Tawny...Was that yours? My puppy found it and it has become his favorite chew toy.

It's two days later and I'm still chuckling about it.

pch said...

Hey Bentley. I watched Hart to Hart for Stefanie Powers and their cars. I remember one episode where she wound up in the trunk of a third-generation Maserati Quattroporte. Might have been the only time that model made an appearance on a scripted television show.

The Phantom Drophead is stunning -- designed by a very cool guy called Marek Djordjevic who told me his guiding concept was "waftability" -- the idea that it would sort of waft down the road. Only drawback is that it's so grand. I've never felt self-conscious driving fancy cars, but it would be an issue for me with that one.

Apologies to everyone for all the car talk -- I'll ratchet it down now.

Anonymous said...

The Joan Collins Real Estate Collection:

London mansion flat in Belgravia: 10 million?

St Tropez villa: 15 million and not a penny more.

LA condo: 2.7 million.

The places in London and St Tropez were bought in the 80s when Ms JC was flush with cash and prices were a helluva lot lower than they are now.

Bigdaddyj said...

Sandpiper,

While I didn't intend to imply that Joan Collins or Zsa Zsa couldn't possibly have any money because they are women, but rather because their accomplishments in life don't seem to match their wealth, espescially so many years after their prime, I probably should've included some old man who seems to have money with no source of income, but one didn't pop into my head to mention in my post...

But like I said, I'm glad my comments could be misconstrued so that you could get worked up in a way you haven't been in so long since the last time a man (or woman)touched you, LOL, seems like maybe you need a thrill in your life...

And c'mon, you must be obsessed with me to be "bigdaddyj'd" out, espescially since I haven't even posted a blurb on this website in the last 10 days or so before yesterday...I know, you missed me, and the thrill I stirred in your loins got you all hot and bothered, so it's okay...

And I love all these people, 99.9% of whom probably can't even afford a Hynudai in real life, going on and on about a Bentley or a Rolls being the "true" symbol of old money....Let me tell you something, most of the richest (and oldest money) people I know could care less what anybody thinks of them or what they drive, and they're much more likely to be tooling around in a beat-up 20 year old car...WASPs espescially, LOL

Bigdaddyj said...

Also, didn't we learn from the recent debacle in Manalapan, FLA that you can own plenty of multi-million dollar estates, but without cash on and hand and income to maintain them, it doesn't mean you can truly afford them...

Anonymous said...

Joan Collins said in HELLO magazine last year that she isn't high maintenance, her houses are! She said she does the odd gig every year or two so that all her homes can remain 'perfect because there's nothing worse than an unkept home'

I think she's got some cash, not as much as she'd probably like but then, who does?

E.J. said...

Not that I'll ever be in the position to comment to Joan Collins about some "rule" she wishes enforced just because her shit comes out of Joan Collins (sorry for that...) but I believe that I would have to tell her, again politely of course, to blow me (again, sorry for that). Her sense of entitlement is extraordinary even by Hollywood standards and would force me to be a dick to her if it ever came to that. The first time I was in the elevator with her, before I got off I'd puss ALL the buttons for the intervening floors. Than, with any luck, I'd fart.

Bigdaddyj said...

You go e.j!

caveman said...

hey sp, whens aunt flow leaving?

sorry couldn't pass up the typical male responce to female bitchiness.

according to the millionaire next door, the favorite ride of the rich is the f150 p/u truck.
sam walton drove a very old p/u also. warren buffet a cadilac. love those guys.

thats all i've got, carry on.

Anonymous said...

I live in Sierra Towers and rode the elevator with Joan Collins on Monday, she was nicer than the other famous people in the building and didn't have a problem with me getting off on the 18th floor. These rumors are just that: rumors!

Viva! said...

Anonymous 1:07 AM,

Vanity Fair called Joan Collins the 'undisputed queen' of Club 55, if you have a problem with the statement, take it up with Graydon Carter.

Anonymous said...

Sure that wasn't the "queen of the over 55 club"?

Viva! said...

She could be queen of that as well, but no, it was queen of Club 55.

Anonymous said...

More like queen of the over 75 club

Anonymous said...

Viva,

I've heard that she has known the owner of Club 55 since the 70s? True?

Anonymous said...

wasn't she 55 in the 70s?

Viva! said...

anonymous 6:15,

Yes JC has known Patrice de Colmont (who owns Club 55 with his sister) since the 1970s, she may even know him from the 1960s, she's been a St Tropez lover for a loooong time.

Anonymous said...

Give it a rest already....leave the lady alone! Who cares where she got her money....and how much of it she has is none of your business.....no one's talking about your wealth or poverty...she's been earning her own way for the last 60 years....she deserves a little respect.....she didn't inherit like most of todays wealthy brats...she's old school who believes in working for a living....respect that!