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PC #74: Podcast Exclusive - Jackie Collins on New Novel, Cookbook and Planned Hollywood Wives TV Serial

She's provided readers with countless, delicious stories over the years, now New York Times and Amazon Best Selling author Jackie Collins is giving celebrity foodies a run for their aprons with The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook. The unmatched, modern day Scheherazade also has a new, steamy fictional read out, Confessions of a Wild Child, which details the teen years of her most iconic heroine — Lucky Santangelo.

Collins returns to the Pop Confidential podcast, to dish with Jamey Giddens and Luke Kerr about her new projects. She shares deets on the planned movie version of Confessions, and a 13-part television update for her biggest best seller ever, Hollywood Wives

A major boob tube lover, Collins reveals what she's watching this season, from The Good Wife and The Black List, to her current favorite serialized drama, Showtime's Shameless. All this and so much more in this juicy edition of Pop Confidential!

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PC #73: Once Upon a Walking Dead

On today's Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels dish the latest pop culture, TV and film headlines, include:

David Letterman announced his retirement from The Late Show. CBS chose Stephen Colbert to fill Letterman's shoes. Can Colbert succeed without his faux conservative character?

Scandal and Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes will be interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Melodie can't wait.

Luke and Melodie dish Once Upon a Time's latest episode and The Walking Dead's season finale. Mad Men returns on AMC. Les Moonves earns a heft paycheck.

Jamey doesn't get the reaction he expects when he brings up Syfy's new space opera Expanse.

Jillian wishes she could have attended Coachella.

The PC crew wraps up by talking about Non-Stop, Divergent, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

All this and much more on today's Pop Confidential podcast!

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Pop Confidential EXCLUSIVE: Best-Selling Humorist Sara Barron Talks Female Comedians, Porn and Conjuring Orphaned Teen Models While Pooping




In just a few short weeks we are relaunching an all-new version of the Pop Confidential blog, in conjunction with the return of the brand's iTunes podcast series. As part of the relaunch, we have tons of fun interviews, polls and other content as a sample for our Daytime Confidential readers. 

Up first is the hilarious chat I had below with best-selling humorist Sara Barron, who recently returned to bookstores and e-Readers with her second essay collection, The Harm In Asking. We couldn't stop laughing while reading the tome, written by a woman the LA Times said is "as funny as David Sedaris". Read on to find out why she continues to receive such lofty and spot-on praise.

Pop Confidential: Congrats on your second essay collection, The Harm in Asking: My Clumsy Encounters With The Human Race, making its debut. How did your writing process differ this time around from penning People Are Unappealing?

Sara Barron: Sophomore efforts are notoriously more hellish than their freshman equivalents, and I feel like now, I understand why. I expected this second book to be the easier of the two to write. I’d done it once before; I’d hoped to be more seasoned; when in fact it proved immeasurably harder. There’s the pressure to prove you can do it again, and do it better, plus the fact that you are now working with a smaller well of experience. In my first book, I could defer to my tried and true comic stories—I wrote a pornographic screenplay when I was 11! I masturbated myself into a wrist brace when I was 17!—whereas with this second one, I had to dig deeper for my subjects. I had to do more with them once I found them. READ MORE

PC #72: Apache Chief

The Pop Confidential podcast is back! On today's show, Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Jenna Dorsi dish your fave primetime TV shows.

The PC crew can't get enough of The Good Wife and the amazing drama it has given viewers in the episodes surrounding Will's death. Has The Good Wife become the best drama since The Wire?

The Season Four premiere of Game of Thrones crashed HBO GO and delivered the cable channel's best ratings since The Sopranos. Luke and Jenna share their favorite moments from the episode.

Has Scandal jumped the shark with its Alias-esque writing? Shonda Rhimes' other series, Grey's Anatomy has been on a roll with a strong season.

Jillian can't get enough of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta and all the bitchtastic drama.

Single Ladies was saved from cancellation and has a new home.

Shameless delivered a shocking season finale. Find out what the PC gang thought of the season, from Fiona's spiral to Frank surviving to get drunk another day.

Jamey is in love with the new season of Dallas. His recap has the rest of the PC gang wanting to tune back in.

Luke can't get enough of The CW's new show The 100, which is killing off characters faster than The Hunger Games.

Reign still has Jenna enchanted by its medieval drama.

Jamey and Jenna are excited by the latest news about Jem the movie.

All this and much more on today's Pop Confidential podcast!

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Two Flowers in the Attic Stars Sign on For Lifetime Sequel


Meanie moms Ellen Burstyn and Heather Graham have closed deals to reprise their roles as Olivia and Corrine Foxworth in Petals on the Wind. Former As the World Turns star Dylan Bruce should also be back as Corrine’s husband.  READ MORE

Over 6 Million Tune in to Lifetime's Flowers in the Attic


The TV movie version of V.C. Andrews' 1979 novel, Flowers in the Attic, saw 6.1 million viewers tune in to Lifetime. Additionally, it drew about 2.4 million in the always key 18-49 demographic for its initial Saturday at 8 pm premiere. According to Lifetime, it was the channel’s most-watched original film since November 2012.  READ MORE