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“The music video thing is much more about the image,” the actor, 32, tells People in this week’s issue. “There is that disconnect from music videos into having a lens in your face and telling somebody that you love them or you’re angry.”
Before scoring his first leading acting gig in the NBC military drama, Mills did learn a little bit about what »
- Dana Rose Falcone
Kim Cattrall, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon spent years combating rumors that there was tension between the four of them while filming their Emmy-winning HBO series and its two big screen sequels. But a source close to production tells People the actresses had conflicts and consciously kept that from fans.
“They genuinely did care about each other and worked very hard to protect their relationship,” the insider says. “Every relationship has its ups and downs and they worked very hard to protect fans from moments that weren’t ups.”
Multiple sources tell People that star Kim Cattrall’s »
- Dave Quinn and Kara Warner
The 61-year-old actress responded to a fan on Twitter Friday who questioned her yet again about the dashed plans for Sex and the City 3 — which reportedly fell apart after Cattrall said she didn’t want to reprise her role as powerhouse PR maven Samantha Jones in the long-awaited sequel.
“So I’ve seen you doing interviews on ageism yet I see you on saying you’re too old to play Samantha?” the fan named Josh wrote Cattrall, questioning her on a recent comment she left on Instagram. »
- Dave Quinn
Garson, who played Carrie Bradshaw’s friend Stanford Blanch in the series and subsequent two films, implied in a tweet on Wednesday that Cattrall wasn’t being entirely truthful about her claims that she never wanted to do a third film.
“Dear fans, because I’m ‘toxic’, I’m going to negotiate a contract for 6 months, not come to terms, then say I never wanted to do it anyway,” he wrote.
Dear fans, because I'm »
- Jodi Guglielmi
It’s the dearest hope of every Manolo-wearing, Cosmopolitan-guzzling, serial-dating Sex and the City lover out there that one day, their four favorite ladies will reunite on-screen just one more time.
But now, it seems that all hopes truly are dashed: Sarah Jessica Parker confirmed to Extra that the third movie isn’t happening.
“It’s over,” she said. “We’re not doing it.”
In the years between Sex and the City 2‘s premiere and Parker’s official shutdown, the rumors ran wild. In fact, they had stoked by the cast members themselves – many times. They’d bring our hopes up, »
- Diana Pearl
Since Sex and City star and series producer Sarah Jessica Parker announced Thursday that hopes for a third film were officially dashed, tensions surrounding the protracted cast negotiations have come to light.
As sources tell People, the fashion-forward quartet have never been close. “It’s no secret that the women have had their issues over the years.” says a source. “They are all very talented. But I don’t think it’s ever been easy.”
- Elizabeth Leonard and Dave Quinn
News surrounding a third Sex and the City movie erupted late last week when it was announced that Sex and the City 3 was not happening. Rumors began to swirl and unnamed sources cited that Kim Cattrall had diva-like demands for the reason that the movie was laid to rest, 3 weeks before production was to begin. Kim Cattrall immediately took to Twitter to say that the rumors of ridiculous demands were completely false while Sarah Jessica Parker just said that the movie wasn't happening while not offering up any further details, which only lead to the speculation that Kim Cattrall was the reason behind the whole debacle.
Kim Cattrall appeared on the Piers Morgan Life Stories show and shed some more light on the subject while slamming Sara Jessica Parker and saying that, "I really think she could have been nicer." As it turns out, Cattrall never wanted to do the »
It’s been a few years since the release of the second installment of the movies. Sex and the City 2 was released in 2010, and since then, fans have been clamoring for a third movie. When the TV series ended in 2004 after 6 seasons, fans looked forward to a movie adaptation, which took another 4 years before it happened and another two years for the sequel. Either way, the shows and movies have a steady and strong fan following and many are disappointed to hear that there definitely won’t be a third Sex in the City movie anytime soon—probably
Don’t Expect a “Sex and the City 3” Anytime Soon »
- Jennifer Borama
Sarah Jessica Parker has confirmed that there will not be a third installment for the Sex and the City franchise. Fans have been clamoring for Sex and the City 3, but it's not going to happen according to Parker and costar Kristin Davis, who are both deeply upset that the movie isn't going to happen after all of these years. Fans are definitely the most vocal about wanting a reunion, even after the lackluster reception of Sex and the City 2, but it's not going to happen. Maybe fans should take what Mr. Big (Chris Noth) said after the release of the second movie.
"It's over. The franchise is dead."
Sources close to the Warner Bros. project say that the real reason behind the whole fiasco is that Kim Cattrall is the true reason why the long-awaited sequel will not happen. While speaking to Extra, Sarah Jessica Parker revealed that the project was 100% not happening anymore, »
The 52-year-old actress, who played Charlotte on the popular HBO series and in its two big-screen film adaptations, penned a heartfelt Instagram post on Friday lamenting about the news that their planned third film has been killed.
“It is true that we are not going to be able to make a film,” Davis wrote. “I wish that we could have made the final chapter, on our own terms, to complete the stories of our characters. It »
- Dave Quinn
Since Sex and the City 2 came out in 2010, fans of the HBO series and film sequels have eagerly speculated whether their four favorite ladies will reunite on screen for one final film. It’s been almost eight years of circulating rumors and encouraging words from actors, but it seems our favorite past-time of pondering the questions in Carrie Bradshaw’s sex column will forever be just that — a past-time. »
- Madison Rossi
Despite recent rumors, it’s been confirmed that Sex and the City 3 is not going to happen, and the news comes straight from the horse’s mouth (uh, so to speak). Recent rumblings had suggested the production might be moving forward, but in a statement to Extra magazine, star Sarah Jessica Parker categorically put the kibosh on the story, saying:
“It’s over. We’re not doing it. I’m disappointed. We had this beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story. It’s not just disappointing that we don’t get to tell the story and have that experience, but more so for that audience that has been so vocal in wanting another movie.”
I mean, no offence to fans, but I’m rejoicing at this news. For reasons I don’t want to get into right now, I had to watch Sex and the City 2 in theatres, »
- David James
The third “Sex and the City” movie has been shelved, according to star Sarah Jessica Parker. “It’s over,” the actress said in an interview with Extra on Thursday. “We’re not doing it.” “Sex and the City 2” was released in 2010 to decidedly less fanfare than the first installment — which was a bonafide hit, earning $415.3 million worldwide. There has since been much speculation that a third movie remained a possibility. Parker said on Thursday that the project got at least as far as a script, adding that she was “disappointed” it wouldn’t be moving forward. Also Read: Miranda's In! »
- Reid Nakamura
For a series that ended in 2004, Sex And The City has cast a particularly long shadow, helped along by a decent movie adaptation in 2008, then effectively destroyed by the execrable Sex And The City 2 in 2010. That multiple Razzie winner was so very terrible, the promise of a Satc franchise effectively died. Still,…
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- Gwen Ihnat
Image Source: Utopia / Hudson Taylor Shay Mitchell, 30, is more than an actress. She's a fashion girl, a travel aficionado, a published author, a YouTube star, and a fitness fanatic, and now she's using all of her knowledge and expertise to inspire those around her. I recently got the chance chat with Shay over the phone before she hosts a live workout at Propel Electrolyte Water's first-ever Labs Fitness Festival in La on Aug. 12, and it was everything I imagined but better. Not only was she super sweet and friendly, but it pretty much felt like I was talking to my best friend the entire time. I gained even more admiration for her, and we discussed everything from her interests to her upcoming movie, Cadaver, to how she's finding her happy after Pll. Pretty Little Liars officially came to an end this Summer with her character, Emily Fields, getting engaged to »
- Monica Sisavat
Based on Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book, the series chronicles the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, taking a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI may have inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.
L'Abidine, recently seen in two popular Ramadan TV series — Halawat Al Dounia and »
- Alex Ritman
For way too long now, the concept of #girlpower in comedies has been dominated by white female narratives in which women of color are an afterthought, either playing an assortment of nondescript characters or sassy sidekicks who are always a call away from the white heroine, just waiting to help her solve her problems and win the man. For every How to Be Single, Bridget Jones sequel, He’s Just Not That Into You, and Bridesmaids there are approximately 0.05% (not a real statistic, but it feels like one doesn’t it?) women of color-led comedies out there starring women who aren’t J.Lo. Therefore, Malcolm D. Lee’s Girls Trip feels like the first of its kind: a raunchy, endlessly entertaining comedy written by and starring black women.
Even though it doesn’t seem like Girls Trip is up to much — it has a by-the-numbers plot and a lesson »
- Jose Solís
Twenty years after the publication of Candace Bushnell’s collection of “Sex and the City” columns, the writer is speaking up about the staying power of her creation, and voicing her opinion on the Carrie/Big coupling. Related: Sarah Jessica Parker Opens Up About ‘Sex And The City 2’: ‘I Can See Where We Fell Short’ In an […] »
- Corey Atad
Louisa Mellor Jun 18, 2017
Offred discovers solidarity in imprisonment in the latest captivating and unsettling episode of The Handmaid’s Tale…
This review contains spoilers.
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1.4 Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum
“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum, bitches.” It’s an air-punch of a line, the sort of thing you might see on a t-shirt, or written in Sharpie on a school notebook, or laser-engraved on an Etsy pendant. As a slogan, it’s rebellious and cool and funny – sassy might be the word. When Offred delivers it at the end of episode four, it demonstrates likeable sass.
It’s also The Handmaid’s Tale least true-feeling moment so far. Until now, this adaptation’s portrayal of Gilead’s weighty, devastating oppression has been note-perfect. This place doesn’t just suppress freedom, it destroys it. Its rituals »
Catherine Pearson Jun 21, 2017
Hello to Jason.
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The term ‘Wittertainment’ was originally coined by a fan of Kermode And Mayo’s Film Review radio show and podcast on BBC Radio 5 Live. Easily mistaken for a nod to Mark and Simon’s sharp and witty banter, the term in fact comes from the continual on-air wittering of the pair. It is truly the bromance of the modern age.
The witterings of film critic and double bass extraordinaire Mark Kermode and radio giant and novelist Simon Mayo are the highlight of this glorious show, a show that they frequently remind listeners is not, in fact, about film at all. Just like Jaws is not about a shark. Confused? Most likely. Allow me to introduce you into the vast, colourful and friendly listenership of the hugely popular radio show that recently won the British Podcast Awards’ ‘Listeners’ Choice’ award, a trophy that Simon frequently reminds Mark on air that they ought to be sharing.
The Church of Wittertainment
Fans of Kermode And Mayo’s Film Review are better known as members of the Church of Wittertainment and the show devotes a great deal of time to catching up with their listenership. Letters from listeners, or rather ‘Wittertainees’, have led to the coining of new Wittertainment slang (Gerrard Butler now goes by ‘Shut Up Butt Wot’ after a listener explained her child’s mishearing of the actor’s name), lively debate around the latest film releases and some funny, fascinating and truly moving stories. Simon’s considerate and empathetic reading of fan letters makes Wittertainment more than a two-man show with a bunch o’ film reviews; it’s a family.
Emails to the show feature all sorts, from thanking the show for its assistance during an operation or marathon to requesting a small corner of the Church for the practise of one’s own faith, occupation or tendency to be female pipe smoker (apparently it’s a rare thing). Following an architect’s blue print of the ‘Witterthedral’ that was sent in to the show, it is now possible to view the different areas of the Church in its large, W-shaped building, including ‘Clergy Corner’, ‘Humanist Hollow’ and the ‘Transgender Transept’. Fan contributions in 2016 saw the creation of the country of Wittertania complete with (scarily legitimate looking) passports and even a national anthem. A number of emails are also sent in to ask for Mark and Simon’s advice on film and life choices and, more recently, to report WRIs.
What is a Wri, you ask? It is just one of the many acronyms Wittertainment correspondence can contain, the most frequent being:
Ltl: long-term listener.
Stl: short-term listener.
Fte: first-time emailer.
Wri: a Wittertainment related injury, often the result of a sudden outburst of laughter or Mark suddenly banging his hand on the desk, putting headphone-wearers at considerable risk.
Aals: Altitude Adjusted Lachrymosity Syndrome. Have you ever noticed that you have a greater tendency to cry at films whilst on a plane? You’re not alone... and it’s something to do with the cabin pressure.
In the last year, emails from Church members have frequently opened with ‘wassup’: a phrase Simon often begins the podcast with, asking Mark “wassup with your bad self?” Other phrases you are likely to hear in the course of the show include ‘two-d’ and ‘threed’ (a much more efficient, and let’s face it cooler, way of saying 2D and 3D), ‘tinkety tonk old fruit and down with the Nazis’ (a sign-off adopted by correspondents after it came to light that the Queen Mother ended all of her wartime letters with this phrase) and, of course, ‘Hello to Jason Isaacs’.
Friends and features of the show
Go to Google and search for Jason Isaacs. Have a look at what appears at the top of the search results page. There you go, proof if ever you needed it that everyone is a fan of Wittertainment. It has become Wittertainment tradition to say ‘hello to’ the famous friends of the show, with Jason taking top billing as he was a schoolmate of Mark’s. Also, like everyone who is a friend of the show, he’s just an all-around top guy. Among the other famous names who receive a ‘hello’ are Stephen Fry, David Morrissey, Tom Hanks, Sanjeev Baskar and more recently the lovely Tom Hiddleston, with some of these film review friends having taken to the microphones when the men themselves are on the cruise (see ‘The Wittertainment Cruise’).
The weekly Wittertainment podcast will always open with some Class A wittering. More often than not, Mark is unaware that Simon – or the eagle-eyed and much loved Producer Robin – has clicked the record button and will ask if the podcast has started, followed by any excuse to bring up The Comsat Angels. In the course of the show, you can expect the ‘Top 10’ (a relatively short and comprehensive overview of the top 10 films at the Box Office and Mark’s opinions of them), a selection of film reviews from Mark interspersed with fan emails and a celebrity interview with Simon. The show is rounded off with Mark’s ‘Film of the Week’, ‘TV Movie of the Week’ and ‘DVD of the Week’, the latter even having its own theme music to which Mark and Simon have taken to chuckling over before fans attempt to guess Mark’s choice. The fun and shenanigans also continues beyond this flagship film review show as Wittertainment has its finger on the pulse with Facebook, Twitter, a “Snaptat” account and even a ‘Wittr’ app. Designed by a dedicated listener, the app and enables listeners to geo-locate fellow Wittertainees all around the globe. Mark and Simon initially stressed that they are not affiliated with this app, before admitting that it fuels their now extremely opulent lifestyles and has brought them wealth beyond their wildest dreams.
The Code of Conduct
Whilst Wittertainment is a very inclusive show, there are a few rules. All the best groups have them. For Mark and Simon, there are strict cinema-going rules that can be downloaded and affixed to a feature wall here. Love film but hate the disruptions that ruin the experience? So do Mark and Simon. Encountering a Code of Conduct-abiding screening is such a rare delight and, alas, you cannot claim to be a true member of the Church unless you consistently follow these cinema guidelines. Highlights include not using the cinema as a babysitter, no knitting during a film, no foraging of any kind and Turning Off Your Phone. If you would like to see Mark and Simon’s bad selves explain the Code of Conduct in their own words, follow this link. Soft rolls with no filling all around!
Things that Mark and Simon like
For those unfamiliar to the show, Mark Kermode may be best known for his rants. It is true that when Mark hates a film he does not hold back (we all know the Sex And The City 2 and Pirates Of The Caribbean 3 reviews), but his attitude towards film and his overall outlook is very optimistic. He will only unleash his signature Kermodian rants on the most deserving of film subjects and ultimately wants to enjoy what he is about to watch, whether that involves a comedy film passing his ‘6 Laughs Test’ or a drama moving him to tears.
Mark likes Manchester (he went to university there), The Exorcist (his favourite film of all time) and flapping his hands in cinema-induced excitement. Simon likes Warwick (he went to university there), doing creepy voices to scare Mark and putting on a different jumper to transform himself into Peter from Germany (a confession of his childhood alter-ego that was met with much hilarity). The pair are apparently never happier than when they are in possession of a ‘fart gun’: a toy from the film Despicable Me 2 that they can be heard firing at one another whilst giggling “hehehe Bottom” in the style of the mischievous yellow Minions. The pair also enjoy chatting about their joint-family holidays and the antics of their spouses; for Mark ‘the good lady professor her indoors’ and for Simon ‘the good lady ceramicist her indoors’.
Mark frequently mentions his other favourite films, including Mary Poppins and Dougal And The Blue Cat as well as a film that he tracked down from his childhood cinema-going experience, Jeremy. Mark wants Simon to see Jeremy. Simon doesn’t fancy seeing Jeremy. The jury is still out as to whether the Good Doctor (a nickname for Mark whose Phd was on horror fiction) has managed to convince Simon to see what, in his view, is a cinematic masterpiece. For Simon, the name Jeremy is met with the same disdain as the long-running and somewhat stale joke about an iPod being referred to as a ‘fruit-based device’. Mark also has a tendency to sigh, or even just pause briefly, before he is about to give a review of a film, something Simon has recognised to be a sign of a negative review on the way. The pair have also become quite adept at signalling when Producer Robin will begin to play a track of birdsong to censor their witterings, something that has happened on the podcast on a few occasions during these tumultuous political times.
The Wittertainment Cruise
How do you get tickets for the cruise? You just get tickets for the cruise. It might be worth explaining that this approach is integral to the Wittertainment philosophy. It’s very simple to do something; you just do it. In this spirit, it is very easy to get the cruise to stop at your port of choice because you just get Mark and Simon to pull the cruise liner over.
For full details of previous guests and embarkation points it is worth consulting the Witterpedia page on the Cruise. For those of you who are completely confused, I don’t want to say that the cruise is not a real event per se, just that you might find it more fun if you use your imagination. When Mark and Simon take their summer holiday and leave us bereft of their on-air company for at least a couple of weeks, fear not, because it means that the Wittertainment Cruise is coming to a port near you! Mark and Simon are very flexible about stop-offs and also promise everyone a go at taking the helm. The cruise is bursting at the seams with Code of Conduct-abiding screenings of the latest flicks, celebrity faces and activities that include quoits, shuffleboard and a limbo competition. Simon is the current reigning limbo champion having defeated the affectionately nicknamed Sir Ken Chuckles Branagh.
It is little wonder that Wittertainment is such a long-running, astronomical success. Not only do Mark and Simon really know their stuff, they’re very humble and infinitely generous to their listeners. Whilst Kermode And Mayo’s Film Review is theirs, Wittertainment is a community that they built with their listenership. If you love film, you’ll love this radio show and podcast, but chances are you’ll fall for this show anyway. On top of the expert film criticism and all of the shenanigans, Wittertainment has a great deal of heart, and sometimes all you need is to hear Mark’s trademark reassuring phrase: “Everything is going to be alright.” »
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