Joan Collins admits she ‘wanted to be a boy’ after hating puberty changing her body at 14

Joan Collins has looked back on her teenage years and the struggles she faced as she tried to come to terms with how her body was changing due to puberty. The legendary actress, 89, admitted she “hated” the changes and wore boys’ clothes to conceal them, before changing her mind about wanting to be a boy when she was “discovered”.


Dame Joan said: “I remember going through puberty at 14 and hating the way my body was changing.

“I hated everything that was happening,” Joan added to Saga Magazine.

“So I rebelled and wore boys clothes. I wore corduroys and scraped my hair back.

“I even went to football matches with my father.”

However, the film star said being discovered at age 15 shifted her perspective on embracing her femininity.

When asked when she changed her mind about wanting to be a male, Joan said: “I think when I went on holiday to France when I was around 15. When they discovered me!”

The confession comes after Joan paid an emotional tribute to Queen Elizabeth II following her death on September 8.

Joan took to Instagram to upload a video from her window showing the rain outside.

She penned in the caption: “It feels as if #britain is crying today @theroyalfamily.”

In a follow-up post, Joan reflected upon the Queen’s last appearance on the balcony during this year’s Platinum Jubilee celebration held in June.

Sharing a picture of a flag flying at half mast, Dame Joan wrote: “The Queen was magical.

“The greatest and most popular star who represented the best of British values.

“I was grateful to be part of her Platinum Jubilee and to see her last appearance on the balcony. I hope she knew how much we all loved her.”

Joan signed off her poignant message with the hashtag “#ripqueenelizabeth”.

She also revealed she “couldn’t stop crying” when Buckingham Palace announced the Queen’s death, during a candid interview with Piers Morgan on his TalkTV show.

Joan began: “First of all I was sitting there watching the news yesterday with my daughter Katie and we hear suddenly a message from the Palace that the Queen is not well and I said, ‘That just doesn’t sound good.’”

With her voice breaking, Joan continued: “We started watching it and the more times we saw the Queen when she was a little girl, when she was a teenager, when she was 21 and said that really wonderful speech, the more upset we got.

“When we finally heard the news at 6.30pm, you know I couldn’t stop crying.

“Even though you expect it and obviously we have been thinking about it, you really think she’s iconic, she’s never going to go.

“She’s going to be there for us. She’s part of my whole life, I don’t remember being around when she’s not around.”

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    However, he kept it hidden from her that she wouldn’t be able to bear children ever again after the procedure.

    Beth’s traumatic childhood has hardened her into the no-holds-barred figure Yellowstone fans are so familiar with today.

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    Should he discover what Jamie did to Beth, he may take deadly action as reparation for depriving the two of their dream family unit.

    This wouldn’t be the first time the threat of Rip was used to send shivers down Jamie’s spine.

    After she discovered Jamie knew his biological father was behind the season three assassination attempts on the Duttons, she blackmailed him into killing him off or she’d tell Rip.

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  • 1 час, 36 минут назад 28.09.2022Showbiz
    NCIS LA season 14 exposes Marty Deeks’ backstory as boss drops hint ‘It’s probably time’

    Fans of the popular NCIS franchise have long been clamouring to find out more about LAPD liaison and newly appointed field agent Marty Deeks (played by Eric Christian Olsen). Although many other members of the NCIS: Los Angeles team have had whole episodes devoted to their backstory, Deeks still hasn’t had the chance, though that could be about to change when the CBS spin-off returns for its 14th season.

    NCIS: LA showrunner Scott Gemmill has teased season 14 could finally feature the much-in-demand Deeks, M episode.

    Throughout the show’s first 13 seasons, several core members of the team have had their origins revealed in special flashback episodes.

    In the first season’s finale, Callen, G, started the tradition by focusing on team leader G Callen (Chris O’Donnell), whose whole backstory before joining the NCIS is still in the shadows.

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    @KRC1977 said: “Another season on #NCISLA, another teaser of the Deeks, M. episode happening this season. I’ll believe it when I see it lol!”

    To which @cozmodog replied: “I hope we do finally get it. ECO should definitely be the one to write it.”

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  • 1 час, 50 минут назад 28.09.2022Showbiz
    Jennifer Garner, 50, looks younger than her years as she grabs coffee with friends

    Jennifer Garner was spotted out with friends in Brentwood, while grabbing a morning cup of takeout coffee on Tuesday.

    The 50-year-old actress opted for comfort during her outing, wearing a blue sweater and black sweat pants.

    The Alias veteran chose to slip into a pair of blue sneakers to stay comfortable as she strolled alongside her friends with her coffee in hand.

    The beauty appeared to be in high spirits during her coffee outing.

    The Adam Project actress accessorized her ensemble by adding black sunglasses to block out the bright sun.

    The 13 Going On 30 star may be one of Hollywood’s most famous and beloved actresses, but at the end of the day she is still a small town girl at heart, with a love for farming.

    The star shared a sweet tribute to her uncle Robert. There was a video of the two working on their family farm in Oklahoma.

    In the caption, she gave a sweet shout out to her uncle, revealing that he is an integral part of her foundation, Once Upon a Farm, which creates ‘farm-fresh’ snacks and meals for children.

    She explained: ‘Robert lives on our family farm in Oklahoma where he and his wife, Janet, grow organic veggies for #OnceUponAFarm with love. They may be the smallest supplier to OFarm’s goods, but they over deliver on goodness and fun.’

    The mother-of-three concluded the heartfelt tribute with: ‘Happy birthday, Uncle Robert, I can’t wait to be on the farm with you again soon.’

    Last week she talked up her nature-based company Once Upon a Farm.

    As Co-founder and Chief Brand Officer, she spoke at Fast Company’s 8th annual Innovation Festival in New York City on Thursday about what prompted her to join Once Upon a Farm early.

    The ex of Ben Affleck also said the company has become massive: ‘The business has grown a lot. As a matter of fact, when we were here last time we were less than $1 million a year and now by the end of this year we’re in the $100 million dollars.’

    Once Upon a Farm announced in March the closing of $52 million in Series D funding.

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    Jennifer on the success of Once Upon a Farm: ‘The business has grown a lot. As a matter of fact, when we were here last time we were less than a million dollars a year and now by the end of this year we’re in the 100 million dollars.’

    Jennifer on why American baby food should rise up to European quality: ‘Why should European babies get all the good stuff? Our kids deserve veggies; they deserve to have food that isn’t stacked with sugar, they deserve to have food that isn’t contaminated with plastics and heavy metals.’

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    The Adam Project actress, 50, opted for an all-black ensemble, comprising of sleek black trousers and heels of the same color.

  • 1 час, 50 минут назад 28.09.2022Showbiz
    Love Island’s Tasha Ghouri and Andrew Le Page moves into their ‘dream home’ in London

    Tasha Ghouri and Andrew Le Page have taken their relationship to the next level by moving into the couple’s first home together in London on Tuesday.

    However Andrew, 27, took to his Instagram account to reveal to fans that he has done all the heavy lifting during the move.

    The Love Island star told fans he is ‘buzzing’ despite being left to move alone while his girlfriend went to get her hair done.

    Andrew said: ‘Today is moving day, buzzing. But guess what… I’m doing it all by myself because Tasha’s decided to go get her hair done.

    ‘Baffling. A day where we need to be together to do this. But, shock, she is getting her hair done. Anyway, this is a mess at the moment. But today is moving day.’

    The ITV2 star gave fans a quick glimpse of the new home as he showed off box’s he had yet to unpack.

    He added: ‘Alright people, we’ve officially moved in – even though I’ve done all the work.’

    Andrew later filmed a clip with Tasha in the car as the pair went out to celebrate her new shoe launch and moving in together.

    The Love Island finalists wasted no time in finding their ‘dream’ two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in London, with Tasha, 24, describing the commitment as a ‘fresh start.’

    The couple first shared their moving news in an exclusive interview with MailOnline, where Tasha also admitted they have already discussed getting married.

    She also revealed that taking part in the dating show’s ‘baby challenge’ proved to her that she would like to have children one day – after previously believing they weren’t in her future.

    Tasha said: ‘Andrew and I are officially moving in together and it’s our dream home. It’s in east London and we are moving in two weeks.

    ‘I am so excited because so far Andrew has been living with me in my flat with my best friend and now it’s the perfect time to have a fresh start, just me and Andrew together, to be able to go home and it’s just the two of us… I’m really excited.

    ‘We have lots of space in our new flat. It’s a two bedroom flat with two bathrooms, it has a nice balcony, it’s modern, a new build.

    ‘I’ve started shopping, getting fresh bedding, candles, I want to put pictures on the walls and things like that – I can’t wait.’

    Tasha reflects on her time in the Love Island villa as being a ‘mixed experience’ but says meeting boyfriend Andrew made her ‘rollercoaster journey’ worthwhile.

    After already teasing fans with a potential engagement that could happen within the year, Tasha explained she’s always dreamed of marrying at a young age and is guilty of getting ‘carried away’ imagining the moment Andrew proposes.

    However, she didn’t always see children in her future, confessing that it was Love Island’s famous baby challenge and growing attached to the couple’s son Leo that proved to her she could one day become a mum.

    She said: ‘I told Andrew it’s up to you if you want to propose. It’s in his hands.

    ‘The reason why we’re thinking like that is because we’re both so excited and we’re enjoying our time together. It’s the kind of love that you just want to do it, it gets me excited if I talk about it. I get way ahead of myself but it’s up to Andrew isn’t it?

    ‘Even before Love Island I always wanted to get engaged and married young, which has always been my dream.

    ‘Having kids hasn’t been in my head, nothing personal against children but I didn’t see it in my plans.

    ‘But when I met Andrew and we had the baby challenge I could start to envisage it, but I said to him that would be many, many, many, years down the line.

    ‘I remember waking up to the baby challenge and thinking ‘this is my worst nightmare’ but throughout the day I started getting attached to Leo, the baby, and I was like ‘what’s going on?’

    The professional dancer became Love Island’s first deaf contestant this year and spoke on the show about having a cochlear implant, which is an electronic device, fitted when she was five-years-old.

    After finding herself in the bottom three on multiple occasions Tasha broke down in tears – an emotional moment made worse by her former co-star Luca Bish who claimed she only cried because she wanted to win the series.

    Tasha has explained that the real reason she broke down was because she felt like a failure in her mission to inspire people and raise awareness for the deaf community.

    She said: ‘In the villa, I couldn’t have my own voice. I get emotional because having the cochlear implant is such a draining thing to have, it’s not an instant fix, and when I was in the bottom three, I felt like I wasn’t doing my job in inspiring people out there, which is why I got so emotional.

    ‘It wasn’t because I wanted to win or anything like that. I just felt like I wasn’t doing what I wanted to do, which was to inspire people and show them that you can do this.

    ‘Coming out of the villa I had a conversation with my dad and he warned me certain things that had been said, I didn’t experience any death threats but it was about the way that I speak, my cochlear implant, but if anything it gives me that fire and motivation.

    ‘If anything I am thankful for the negativity because they’re giving me that energy to use my voice even more. I won’t ever stop talking or raising awareness.’

    Tasha revealed to her 1.4million fan base that she’s moving in with Andrew on Tuesday evening via a video posted to Instagram.

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    Working together with Cadbury Fingers and the National Deaf Children’s Society as part of the Sign with Fingers Big and Small campaign, Tasha wanted to demonstrate the difficulties that a deaf person can go through daily, especially when they aren’t included in conversations.

    She also wants to encourage more people to learn British Sign Language so that the deaf community feels included in everyday life.

    She explained: ‘Cadbury Fingers have partnered with the National Deaf Children’s Society to launch the Sign with Fingers campaign, which is about raising awareness for deafness and to increase many more opportunities for deaf and hearing people to come together and to learn to be who we are.

    ‘It’s all about showing that a little bit of BSL (British Sign Language) does go a long way.

    ‘Even before I got my implant, I was fluent in BSL, and I know exactly what it’s like to miss out on conversations.

    ‘Nowadays I still miss out on conversations… 39 per cent of hearing people do want to learn BSL but they don’t know where to start and they haven’t got the tools, so the campaign is bringing that to light and it’s amazing that Cadbury is doing this.’

    She continued: ‘I am really passionate about this and even before going into the villa I tried to raise as much awareness as possible but now I have a platform, which I can use for the greater good.

    ‘The fact that I’m doing this now – I get emotional because it’s not spoken about enough, it’s overlooked, I did not expect to be working with Cadbury.’

  • 1 час, 50 минут назад 28.09.2022Showbiz
    CHRISTOPHER STEVENS reviews last night’s TV: C4’s apprentice PMs could learn a thing from Dizzy

    Make Me Prime Minister (C4)

    RATING: **

    Michael Palin: Into Iraq (C5)

    RATING: ****

    Queen Victoria’s favourite prime minister, the adulterous Benjamin Disraeli, reportedly crowed on arrival in 10 Downing Street: ‘I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole.’

    Dizzy was a womanising rascal with a secret love child, a writer who spent or lost his money faster than his books could earn. Of course, no one like that could ever lead the country today.

    But his perception of politics as a great game fits exactly with the celebrification of Britain today.

    His enemies accused him of being vain and shallow — just the qualities we most prize now. These days, Disraeli would win Love Island, then two general elections, and Celebrity Bake Off.

    Politics is treated as a game by two of its most avid players, Labour ex-spin doctor Alastair Campbell and former Tory bigwig Baroness Warsi, in Make Me Prime Minister (C4).

    The duo are mentors, but also political assassins to 12 wannabe Cabinet ministers who aspire to show they can lead the country.

    Filmed in the marble halls of a stately building that’s meant to be No 10 but isn’t, it’s a bare-faced rip-off of The Apprentice — even copying the sequences where the rivals stride in awkward slow motion to their next appointment.

    Each week, the candidates split into two parties and come up with a manifesto policy: this week, reform for primary schools.

    The show falls flat for two reasons. The players, competing for a £25,000 first prize, all appear competent and well-informed about politics. They’re egotists but not idiots.

    One of them, council official Jackie Weaver, has plenty of experience of the limelight as well as backroom chicanery.

    And the judges display neither the sense of humour nor the sadism to be entertaining. For a man who preached that MPs live and die by the soundbite, Campbell managed to say nothing memorable for the whole hour.

    The result was earnest but derivative, all the windbaggery of the campaign trail with none of the drama or nastiness.

    It came alive only once, when 23-year-old prospective PM Darius, who came to the UK as a refugee from the Taliban when he was a baby, launched his playground policy by dancing with pupils around a maypole.

    The Mail’s own Andrew Pierce was there with his notebook. ‘Skip faster,’ he demanded, and Darius dutifully zigzagged around the children.

    Michael Palin was wading through the mess left by Campbell and his cronies on the second episode of Into Iraq (C5).

    ‘It certainly wasn’t the obvious place to visit,’ he admitted as he kicked his heels at yet another armed checkpoint, watched with suspicion by men with sunglasses, moustaches and sub-machine guns.

    Visiting the site of a massacre where 1,700 teenagers were slaughtered by Isis in 2014, the 79-year-old traveller sighed: ‘I find my natural optimism taking a beating.’

    But he bounced back, glowing with boyish enthusiasm as he marched up the 399 steps of the spiral minaret at the Great Mosque in Samarra.

    And his Pythonish appreciation of the absurd couldn’t help relishing the contradictions of a country where security militias forbid filming, then lift the ban so they can take selfies when they spot a TV presenter.

    ‘I’ve been offered a job at the Department of Confusion,’ he announced at one government office. The post came with an upside-down desk, he fantasised, and his sole responsibility was to drink a cup of tea every 17 minutes.

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  • 1 час, 50 минут назад 28.09.2022Showbiz
    Donald Glover shares a laugh with his mother Beverly while filming a scene for Mr. and Mrs. Smith

    Donald Glover appeared to be in a jovial mood as he shared a laugh with his mother, Beverly Glover, on the set of his new series, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, in New York City.

    The actor, 39, sported an all-white looked and was seen carrying two bags of groceries as he laughed it up with mom on a set of stairs.

    Glover later filmed a more serious scene where he appeared terrified for his life while trapped inside a stuck revolving door with an IED bomb about to go off while filming at the Whitney Museum.

    The musician – also known by his stage name Childish Gambino – rocked a white turtleneck over a matching jacket and pants.

    The star – who plays Mr. Smith in the series – also sported white sneakers for the role and rocked a full beard.

    Later on he was seen in a grey T-shirt, black pants and brown shoes as he continued shooting with his mom.

    Meanwhile Beverly looked chic in a multi-color spotted top, black pants and a matching black tote bag.

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    Glover revealed the news during a controversial piece for Interview Magazine, where the actor/writer/producer/director interviewed himself.

    During his self-interview, Glover confirmed they had, ‘classic creative differences,’ but he added that he thinks they are still friends.

    ‘What does it mean to be a friend? I still like her. I assume she still likes me,’ Glover said.

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    The original report from The Hollywood Reporter last September said that both Glover and Waller-Bridge have remained friends, and that the split was ‘amicable.’

    Waller-Bridge’s departure appears to have created a setback for the release of the series, which has been pushed from 2022 to 2023.

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