Joan Collins cancels Broward show after sister’s death

Jackie and Joan Collins
Jackie and Joan Collins AP

Joan Collins wrote a tribute in Sunday’s Daily Mail, saying doesn’t think she “will ever recover” after the death of her younger sister, romance writer Jackie Collins, who died after a secret seven-year battle with breast cancer. So secret that not even the former Dynasty star knew of her prognosis.

The 77-year-old Hollywood Wives author told People weeks before her death that she did not want to burden her famous sibling but came out with the sad news because Jackie’s youngest daughter, Rory Lerman Green, 46, also has breast cancer.

Not surprisingly, the 82-year-old actress has canceled An Evening with Joan Collins scheduled for Nov. 20 at Parker Playhouse. All ticket purchases will be refunded; there is no rescheduled date.


Steve Harvey isn’t so macho that he can’t judge another guy’s looks. On this week’s #MancrushMonday episode of his NBC talk show, Harvey revealed a dozen of the “sexiest, most athletic, charming” bachelors in America after a months-long search. Six of the hunks who are featured in Harvey’s 2016 “Man Candy Calendar” appeared, including Mr. December, Ryan Forrest, wearing a Santa hat and not much else. The 27-year-old Coral Gables attorney says he “loves the ocean and hopes to one day pursue his political aspirations.” He’s got our vote. The complete calendar can be downloaded at


Don’t expect to see Kaley Cuoco ’round these parts anytime soon. She and her tennis pro husband of 21 months, part time Fort Lauderdale resident Ryan Sweeting, couldn’t even make it to the two-year mark. The Big Bang Theory star announced the split Friday — and subsequently deleted all traces of the man on Instagram. Though born in the Bahamas, Sweeting moved to Fort Lauderdale at the age of 12 and became a U.S. citizen in 2006, a year after he won the U.S. Open junior title. Sweeting received a high school diploma from the University of Miami online (“It’s targeted toward athletes who are traveling throughout the year and don't really have time to sit in the classroom and take all the classes,” the 28-year-old told of the program. “It's very flexible.”) Later, Ryan studded out on the courts at the University of Florida.