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Diahann at the Women In Film gala

News & UpdatesPosted by Michael Jun 22, 2012 12:34PM

Diahann Carroll at the 2012 Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 12, 2012. Always in a class of her own!

R.I.P. Nolan Miller

News & UpdatesPosted by Michael Jun 10, 2012 05:32PM

Nolan Miller, designer of those famous gowns Diahann and fellow Dynasty stars Linda Evans and Joan Collins wore, has died. Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/08/fashion/nolan-miller-designer-of-dynasty-looks-dies-at-79.html

Let's face it - Mr. Miller was probably as important for the success of Dynasty as most of the cast was.

David Frost talks Diahann

News & UpdatesPosted by Michael Mar 20, 2012 10:27AM

Dating Diahann Carroll

He does tell me, however, a lovely story about one of his exes, the gorgeous black American actress/singer Diahann Carroll, to whom he was engaged in the early 1970s. I was wondering if they’d ever experienced any hostility at that time, as a mixed-race couple, and he says not. “People had loved Diahann for years and they were all for us as a duo, and the only time when the subject came up was in an hilarious, hilarious way.”

The couple had been staying in a villa in the exclusive Lyford Cay Club in the Bahamas, and “what we hadn’t realised was that Diahann was, in fact, the first black guest in the history of Lyford Cay – but there was nothing they could do about it because we were there.

“At one point, Diahann had gone in to take a call and the woman in the next-door villa said to me, ‘Oh, I must say Mr Frost, your girlfriend has a wonderful tan.’ Of course, when I told Diahann, she just fell about.

“But the point is that it was quite natural and understandable that the woman said it, because her thinking was, ‘Oh, it couldn’t be a black person, so it must be someone with a wonderful tan.’ I just said, ‘Thank you very much. I’ll tell her. She’d love to hear that.’”

Full interview here.

Diahann & Jennifer

News & UpdatesPosted by Michael Oct 25, 2011 07:52PM

Diahann with Jennifer Holliday backstage at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial unveiling on The National Mall where President Obama gave the keynote speech this past week. Photo credit: Bill Carpenter/Capital Entertainment.

Wonderful pics in O Magazine

News & UpdatesPosted by Michael Jul 06, 2011 07:43AM

Not to be missed is the set of stunning pictures featured in the May edition of O Magazine. On the theme Ageless beauty, Diahann poses with Kerry Washington. Take a look at the pictures here and you will indeed share that sentiment.

TV Hall of Fame

News & UpdatesPosted by Michael Jul 06, 2011 07:40AM



TV icons added to Hall of Fame

and also check out this gallery

Ebony Tribute

News & UpdatesPosted by Michael Jul 06, 2011 07:38AM
Ebony magazine celebratas 65 years of publishing. As part of the celebration, Ebony has re-made a few selected classic covers now featuring younger stars. Take a look at the 1979 Diahann cover as posed by Taraji P. Henson.


Liz Smith

News & UpdatesPosted by Michael Jul 06, 2011 07:30AM
Liz Smith mentions Diahann in her latest column:

WHO WAS that glamorous creature spotted dashing in and out of NYC’s Waldorf Towers this week? It was none other than Diahann Carroll, a freshly minted 75 years young.

The actress/singer and all-around knockout was in New York filming her recurring role in the USA Network’s new hit series, "White Collar," which stars handsome Matt Bomer. Apparently, the producers like Miss Carroll so much they are going to introduce a storyline in which it is discovered her character was once a nightclub chanteuse. So, expect some smoky ballads amongst the crime fighting.

On September 14 and 15, PBS will air Diahann’s acclaimed one-woman show, "The Lady, The Music, The Legend," which was filmed last month at the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs.

I didn’t have a chance to speak with Diahann this trip in, but I still remember last year’s interview. I must say, she has evolved into one earthy dame. She is funny, salty and makes light of her rather grandiose image. She loves being a star but she enjoys being a woman, too.

Still, Diahann frankly admits to being career and ego-driven and perhaps not always the world’s best mother. (In her autobiography she was unforgiving of herself, and revealed an insecurity that was astonishing for such a great beauty.)

You couldn’t knock this woman out of the ballpark with one of those enormous, ominous hats she used to wear on "Dynasty," when she proudly became "TV’s first black bitch!"

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