Fact: The Beverly Hills estate late author Jackie Collins called home has been snapped up by a mystery buyer. The sprawling eight-bedroom property, which Collins also designed in the early 1990s before moving in, was initially placed on the market for $30 million (£20.6 million) in February (16). The price was then slashed to $24.5 million (£16.8 million), and it has now found a new owner, reports Variety.com. The final sale price has not been disclosed. The beloved writer lost her battle with breast cancer last year (15), at the age of 77.
Quote: "To this day, he's the most beautiful man I've ever seen... He was that good... He was the best." Author Jackie Collins on her torrid romance with movie icon Marlon Brando.
Quote: "Wolfgang Puck created a drink for me, called The Jackie Collins. It's raspberries, vodka, club soda, lime, a little more vodka - it's really good." Author Jackie Collins loves her new signature tipple.
Quote: "I am going to put out a website, where people can send in their videos... and then I'm going to choose, we're going to have a nationwide search for the young Lucky." Author Jackie Collins plans to cast an unknown as her teenage heroine in the Tv movie adaptation of Confessions of a Wild Child.
Quote: "I was expelled for waving to the resident flasher... and then I would play truant every day and go to the movies... and then I hit somebody across the face with a lacrosse stick... My parents said: 'Reform school or Hollywood', which will be the title of my autobiography. I chose Hollywood." Author Jackie Collins on how she ended up in Los Angeles as a teenager.
Fact: Author Jackie Collins is adapting her latest hit release, Confessions Of A Wild Child, into a movie screenplay after it was optioned by officials at Amber Entertainment. The book, which hit store shelves last year (13), explores the back story of her popular character Lucky Santangelo.
Quote: "Taylor Kinney. Have you seen Chicago Fire? Oh my God! He's gonna be the next George Clooney. He's fantastic." Author Jackie Collins is a big fan of Lady Gaga's actor boyfriend.
Quote: "It's funny, really, because sex has been around for so long and all of a sudden, because some person is getting tied up... My women kick a**; they don't get their a** kicked!" Author Jackie Collins is not a fan of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.
Tweet: "Congratulations New York. It's officially legal!!!!!" Jackie Collins sends her best wishes to gay couples who exchanged vows in the Big Apple on Sunday (24Jul11) - the first day same-sex marriage was recognised.
Tweet: "Big congrats to David & Elton on their baby. Great way to start the year..." Actress/novelist Jackie Collins send her wishes to SIR Elton John and partner David Furnish on their new surrogate son, who was born on Christmas day (25Dec10).
Quote: "I love to play R. Kelly when writing a sex scene." The sexy R&B star puts writer Jackie Collins in the mood for love.
Fact: U.K. supermarket chain Tesco is branching into movies - bosses at the company have teamed up with author Jackie Collins to produce a film called Paris Connections, based on one of her books. The movie is set for release in May (10).
Fact: Novelist Jackie Collins finds inspiration for the erotic sex scenes she writes about in her books from the music of Usher and R. KELLY. She puts the stars' R+B tunes on get her in the mood for sex.
Fact: <p>Sidney Poitier's daughter SYDNEY TAMIIA is to voice the lead character in the audiobook version of Jackie Collins new novel LOVERS AND PLAYERS. Collins will also appear on the audio - as a European prostitute. </p>