Every media professional has his or her ultimate icon. Oprah has Maya Angelou. Tyler Perry has Oprah. For me, that person is mega best-selling author Jackie Collins.
From the moment I first watched the steamy, sudsy 1990 miniseries Lucky Chances (starring soapers Vincent Irizarry, Nicollette Sheridan, Eric Braeden, Michael Nader, Phil Morris and Leanne Hunley)—and then begged my grandmother to take me to the nearest town with a Walden Books so I could buy the two novels it was based on—I was hooked. Collins' patented brand of sexually-charged page-turners, featuring unforgettable protagonists like Gino and Lucky Santangelo in the Santangelo Family Crime Novels, Al King in Lovers and Gamblers and Fontaine Khaled in The Bitch, inspired me to write my own stories (More on that in the coming months!).
Ever a trailblazer, Collins recently stunned the publishing world when she decided to re-publish The Bitch, her 1979 classic about the scandalous, London club scene, as an eBook. The updated version of the tantalizing tome is set in present day Las Vegas (One of Collins' fave, fictional stomping grounds!) and shows that even after having written 28 New York Times Best-Sellers, Collins remains on the cutting edge!
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr and Jillian Bowe join Larry Flick and Keith Price on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick to look back at the best and worst of soaps and pop culture in 2011.
Listen as they discuss All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless. They then dish about the celebrity scandals, TV series, movies and much that made their mark in 2011.
This is going to be "must see" TV. Manager and reality star Kris Jenner heads to The View tomorrow. Jenner will discuss with the ladies her new book, Kris Jenner ... and All Things Kardashian, which hit bookshelves today. In the book, Jenner talks about the night her best friend Nicole Brown Simpson was murdered. READ MORE
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels return to The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick to discuss all the hottest soap, TV, movie and celebrity headlines with Larry Flick and Keith Price. During the show, the gang dives into Days of Our Lives 2.0, Prospect Park’s All My Children and One Life to Live, why General Hospital needs to learn from DAYS’ reboot, The Chew’s premiere on ABC and touch on the state of The Young and the Restless.
Time flies by when you’re having fun. In the second hour the topics turn to pop culture; as they dish about Amanda Knox, new and returning fall TV series, The Real Housewives of New Jersey and the latest movies coming out in theaters.
Tune in Weekdays at 7 AM EST for The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick and on Sunday's at 2 PM EST for Feel The Spin With Larry Flick.
All this and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast.
On today’s Daytime and Pop Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels mix it up with Larry Flick and Keith Price on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick. During the two-hour show they discuss everything from Prospect Park licensing All My Children and One Life to Live to Genie Francis on The Young and the Restless. In the second hour, the gang discusses Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s marriage coming to an end, VH1’s Single Ladies, Lady Gaga, Harry Potter, Torchwood: Miracle Day, Whitney Houston and the primetime Emmy nominations. READ MORE
Get ready for laughs! Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Melodie Aikels and I will be mixing it up with Larry Flick and Keith Price on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick, Monday, July 18. From the latest soap news to the hottest primetime, movie and celebrity gossip, you’ll want to tune in to Sirius channel 108 (XM channel 108) from 9-11 AM EST. Join in the discussion by calling (866) 305-6887. Don’t have Sirius? Check out their free trial here!