Where is that Brad Pitt when we need him? Perhaps he could settle this dispute.
British actress Joan Collins (77) is calling foul, having made arts and entertainment headlines a week ago for disparaging comments she seems to have made about Jennifer Aniston and perhaps a few additional young Hollywood beauties.
What’s worse, Joan Collins’ critique of Jennifer Aniston seems to have compared the 41-year-old actress with Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie (35), who happens to be married to none other than Jennifer Aniston’s ex-husband, actor Brad Pitt (46).
What did Joan Collins say about Jennifer Aniston?
In an October 12th interview with British paper The Daily Mail, Joan Collins apparently bemoaned the lack of glamour among today’s top actresses.
“When I was young,” Joan Collins reportedly told the interviewer, “everybody on screen was gorgeous. I have to say, there aren’t that many good-looking actresses around today. I mean, there’s Angelina Jolie and there’s – Angelina Jolie. Jennifer Aniston is cute, but I wouldn’t call her beautiful. She’s no Ava [Gardner] or Lana [Turner].”
That’s when the proverbial spit hit the fan club.
Although Jennifer Aniston and her camp have chosen not to respond to Joan Collin’s supposed snub, the entertainment community has been buzzing about the barb.
How is Joan Collins trying to cover her tactless tracks and apparent attacks?
Known for her directness, Joan Collins has claimed her comments were taken out of context.
“Of course, I was misquoted, as usual,” Joan Collins said in a follow-up interview.
Joan Collins insists that she compared the physical appearances of several popular actresses, rather than simply pitting Brad Pitt’s ex-wife (2000-2005) against his current spouse.
“I was given a list of actresses, you know, and [was asked to] say something about [them,]” the veteran actress explained. “I said a little thing about each of them, and of course, they took each of the other actresses out and just left those two names… I also [said] Catherine Zeta-Jones, Scarlett Johansson, Megan Fox. There’s, you know, there’s a dozen of them, and I mentioned them. That’s the way the cookie crumbles.
“I’m not going to go through the list of actresses again and I will never ever make another remark about another actress,” Joan Collins concluded.
Can we quote you on that, Joan?
Who is Joan Collins?
Actress and columnist Joan Collins is perhaps best recognized for her long-time role in ABC’s Dynasty. The actress, who married five times, has also appeared in The Flintstones in Viva Las Vegas, Island in the Sun, Our Girl Friday, Seven Thieves and The Virgin Queen.