Friday, March 03, 2006

Another "Dynasty" reunion? A big-screen remake?

The rumors are flying this week across the web on "Dynasty" and the possibility of not only another reunion movie, but a big-screen remake, recast, much in the same vein as the plans for "Dallas."

FemaleFirst in the U.K. reports that former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has dibs on the dishy role of Alexis in the big-screen possibility. "The brunette beauty, who is married to football ace David Beckham, is said to have won the role after her A-list pals Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes recommended her to 'Dynasty' creator Aaron Spelling," the website reports. Check out the full story at Now, of course, the word "reportedly" is used in connection with the story, and BRBTV has not yet confirmed this "news."

The website also notes that "'Dukes of Hazzard' beauty Jessica Simpson and actor Bruce Willis have also been hotly-tipped to star in the new film." Hmmm ...

Meanwhile, over at the New York Post, longtime gossip maven Liz Smith is leaking the idea that another "Dynasty" reunion movie is a go.

"'Dynasty' redux -- It happens today," the report reads. "Joan Collins, Linda Evans, John Forsythe and Pamela Sue Martin will announce a 'Dynasty' reunion show. Produced by Henry Winkler, this will be, in Miss Collins' words, 'clips, kissing, hugging reminiscences!' It's interesting that the show will air over at CBS, not ABC, where the be-glitzed over-the-top nighttime soap made TV history." (OK, the Henry Winkler thing, we're liking a lot. A real lot. The Fonz just-plain rocked. But that whole kissing and hugging and reminiscing thing? Doesn't that sound an awful lot like that atrocious "Return to Southfork" reunion movie of "Dallas" stars last year?)

And, ContactMusic News this week reported that Collins got her way with a particular casting possibility.

"Joan Collins has agreed to take part in a planned 'Dynasty' reunion," the website says, "after producers of the TV show assured her that her soap husband wouldn't be taking part. Michael Nader, who played Dex Dexter on the 1980s supersoap, has been uninvited from a cast get-together portion of the tribute show, which will be filmed next month after Collins insisted she'd refuse to take part if he was in the room. Collins is reportedly still upset by comments Nader made in a 1989 interview, in which he suggested she was a preening diva who sipped champagne and ate caviar in her trailer, while the show's actors learned their lines. Nader has since insisted the comment was a joke he thought Collins would brush off. But Michael Levitt, the producer of the upcoming reunion show, insists Collins is still angry with her one-time TV husband. He says, 'Because Ms Collins is such an important part of 'Dynasty's' success and we value her participation, we chose not to include Mr. Nader in the group portion of the reunion to insure the most comfortable atmosphere on set.'"

OK! Well, there!

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