Collins' influence stretches beyond the festive hand tossing of Tinseltown glitter, however. Her charitable outreach -- from The National Center for Learning Disabilities to the prevention of child cruelty in the UK -- stand out.
It's interesting to be in a group representing so-called peers, which is the whole point of a jury, yet, looking around and listening to conversations, for the most part they're people with whom I have little in common. But maybe that's a good thing.
St. James Palace caused a buzz in California when it announced that the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would head due south to LA. Having hosted royalty from around the world, I know they're as fascinated with Hollywood as we are with them.
Tom Selleck has found the perfect vehicle to bring him back to prime-time television programming. In the new CBS series "Blue Bloods" he plays the patriarch of a New York City dynasty of police enforcers.