HomeTVShamelessDaytime and Pop Confidential Take ‘The Power Trip’ in NYC With Jackie Collins! Jamey Giddens February 13, 2013 Shameless, Today 4 Comments A historic blizzard pummeling much of the East Coast wasn't enough to prevent me from hopping on a bird from Atlanta to New York City this past weekend. What would make me risk life and frozen limb in such a manner? Why, Jackie Collins of course! The ultimate queen of sudsy pot boilers released her 29th novel, The Power Trip, on Tuesday and yours truly was asked to co-host a blogger party Monday night at Yotel, with my new homegirl, stylista extraordinaire Lara Eurdolian (above right) of the blog Pretty Connected. For the first half-hour or so, a Who's Who of NYC bloggers and entertainment journos, including: ABC News and Huffington Post writer Dustin Fitzharris; Glamamom's Jill Seiman; Mindy Kobrin of Meals on Heels By Mindy and our own Jillian Bowe, representing Daytime Confidential, Pop Confidential and Celebuzz, mingled and partook of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, under heated lamps, which kept Yotel's Fourth floor Club Terrace nice and toasty! Then we all gathered around on plush banquettes—frothy, peach vodka martinis flowing freely—as Jackie regaled us with plenty of real-life scandalous tales, which served as the inspiration for The Power Trip, as well as her countless other monster-hit tomes. Next, Lara and I divided the 40 or so guests into teams of two for a spirited game of Pop Culture Trivia, which of course Jackie won! Seriously, do you follow the author of Chances, The Bitch and Hollywood Wives on Twitter? From Revenge to Shameless to Scandal, she has all of popular culture on lock! Speaking of Shameless, La Collins thinks Emmy Rossum would make a great Lucky Santangelo on the big or small screen. As Lucky's biggest fan, I can readily co-sign that! Collins also shared with me that she recently re-acquired the TV and film rights to Hollywood Wives, which I told her simply must be adapted as a weekly primetime soap! But enough about the party, because as fabulous as it was—and trust me, it was fab—it didn't have anything on The Power Trip itself! 4 Responses harlee490 February 14, 2013 Jamey I bet those Peach martini’s was tastin’ mighty fine too…especially being there with such an icon. ’80s was all about Jackie’s book (Danielle Steel also) and mini-series. Her novels was all over the big 3 networks. My personal was “Lucky Chances” because of VI was in the movie and “Lady Boss”….but “The Stud & The Bitch” was a near second. Loved her miniseries…pure soap opera. Where are all the soap miniseries movies now, they would work…so many don’t realize how good it was with these movies. You go Jamey with your bad ass! Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens February 14, 2013 Thanks, Harlee! Lucky Chances is what hooked me on Jackie. I saw the miniseries, which was chock full of soap stars, Vincent Irizarry (Gino), Nicollette Sheridan (Lucky), Leann Hunley (Eden), Phil Morris (Steven), Grant Show (Marco), Eric Braeden (Dimitri), etc. and became obsessed with the Santangelos. I went out and bought the book versions of Chances and Lucky the day after the miniseries ended and have been a Jackie-a-holic ever since! Log in to Reply harlee490 February 14, 2013 CHOCKED FULL of soap icons..in Jackie’s & Danielle’s miniseries…we need this from networks again! :love: Look at “Woman on Edge” in the late ’80s and early ’90s, w\DH, CZ, MZ..etc..I loved my soapy miniseries! Log in to Reply giogio February 14, 2013 Oh Jamey very handsome. Glad you had fun. Loved the Santangelos also. Hope you enjoyed my home town. A little crazy at times but so entertaining. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.