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Joan Collins Is Livid at Shirley Jones -- Here's Why!

 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:37 pm    Post subject: Joan Collins Is Livid at Shirley Jones -- Here's Why! Reply with quote

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"Dynasty" star Joan Collins is angry with fellow television veteran Shirley Jones, with the problem stemming from a recently published memoir by Jones that recounts her first meeting Collins in the late 1960s, TMZ.com reports.

The book says Jones and her then-husband Jack Cassidy were at the home of Collins and Tony Newley for dinner, and afterwards Newley proposed they strip down and watch porn together, the story says.

"It was clear what Tony was leading up to -- swinging," Jones writes.

Collins, 80, is reportedly accusing Jones of libel and insisting the story is inaccurate, the piece says. Collins has also reportedly sent Jones a cease-and-desist letter, demanding that the book be pulled from stores. Jones, 79, is sticking by the story, the piece adds.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard this story years ago, so it can't be the first time it's gotten back to Joan. Maybe it's different now that it's in print. I wish I could remember where I read it before. Was it in one of the other books written over the years?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, and one part of Joan's story now that stand out for me is that she's saying the story is "inaccurate", but she's not saying it's untrue. Wink There's a difference.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UPDATE:


That was fast ... Joan Collins has successfully convinced Shirley Jones' publisher that she did NOT nearly have a 4-way orgy with Shirley and their two husbands back in the ''60s -- despite claims in Shirley's new book -- and now, the publisher has agreed to yank the story.

As we reported, Shirley's new book "Shirley Jones: A Memoir" recounts a story about a sex party that nearly went down at Joan Collins' house back in the day -- involving Joan, Shirley, Shirley's husband Jack Cassidy, and Joan's husband Tony Newley.

In the book, Shirley says she declined the orgy invitation ... but Joan says the entire story is bogus, start to finish.

Joan sent Shirley's publisher Simon & Schuster a cease and desist letter after the book was published, demanding a retraction -- and we've learned, both Shirley and the publisher caved ... agreeing to remove Joan's name from the book.

Joan's rep tells us, S&S has agreed to remove Joan's name from Shirley's e-book immediately, as well as in future reprints. As for the books already on shelves, Joan is out of luck.

Joan tells us, "We all make mistakes. I've made a few myself, but not with Mrs. Jones. I'm a serial monogamist."


To which I say, BULLSHIT. Anybody can threaten to sue and get stuff retracted. Why would Shirley lie? If she was going to lie, she'd pick someone hotter and more relevant. Not some nasty, narcissistic wig-wearer. Laughing

I'm Team Shirley. (I'm also Team Linda Evans, but that's another story.)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe it was Joan's sister Jackie! Laughing I'm sure she'd be honored to be a part of that story!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess my copy of the book just went up in value Laughing
Honestly, since nothing happened it really is much ado about nothing.
I haven't finished the whole book, but I'm past that part and it isn't even a whole chapter. About a page.
Great publicity for Shirley though.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I was told, Shirley stands by the story. It was the publisher that caved into the demands of Joan Collins. Plus I was told her sister Jackie has her books published with he same imprint, so perhaps sister helped sister.

Regardless, Marty thanked JC for the publicity as it helped Shirley's book reach #8 on the best seller list. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought it might help sales! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now, the truth comes out about why Joan Collins was so upset about Shirley's story. Joan has her OWN memoir out now (Passion For Life, published by the lesser-known Constable Publishing House), and clearly, she didn't include this story in her book. Her publisher must have been "livid" to be scooped by Shirley's book!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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