The ladies are again on the town — most of them, anyway.
HBO Max has lastly introduced the official return of “Intercourse and the Metropolis,” starring Sarah Jessica Parker, 55, Cynthia Nixon, 54 and Kristin Davis, 55, who may even govt produce alongside Michael Patrick King, Selection has confirmed.
Notably, the revival lineup is lacking Kim Cattrall, 64.
On Sunday, Parker shared a video teaser with followers by way of Instagram, with the caption: “I couldn’t assist however surprise… the place are they now?”
The footage is a montage of life in New York Metropolis, and concludes with the phrases “The story continues…” as if typed on a pc display.
“And similar to that,” Parker’s voiceover might be heard saying towards the preview, which has been seen practically 4.5 million occasions in simply 15 hours since sharing.
The following chapter within the story of way of life columnist Carrie Bradshaw (Parker), additionally titled “And Simply Like That…” continues the story because it follows the three mates, together with gallerist Charlotte York (Davis) and lawyer Miranda Hobbes (Nixon), now within the their 50s. Nevertheless, the 10 half-hour episode installment, which begins manufacturing in late spring, won’t embrace sex-pot publicist Samantha Jones (Cattrall).
Followers are lower than stoked.
“Intercourse and the Metropolis with out Kim Cattrall is like watching porn with out Intercourse. Samantha is the powerhouse of #Sexandthecity,” wrote @MusewitheMoon on Twitter.
Much more savagely, author Gerry Stergiopoulos tweeted, “‘Intercourse and the Metropolis’ with out Samantha is like ‘Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs’ with out Snow White. Simply the dwarfs…
ps. Don’t you DARE to criticise Kim Katrall [sic] for strolling away with grace. Miss @KimCattrall is likely one of the nicest folks I’ve encountered in my life!”
The feud between ‘SATC’ costars has been properly publicized for years following the unique sequence finish in 2004, after six years on air. The 4 ladies went on to make two sequel movies, which premiered in theaters in 2008 and 2010. Since then, Cattrall has been pitted towards her three former on-screen colleagues within the headlines. Insiders claimed that tensions arose early within the sequence, with Cattrall being referred to as “a scene-stealer in the very best sense,” regardless of Parker taking part in the present’s heroine.
In 2017, sources claimed that Cattrall had been the pressure behind the demise of a 3rd sequel, with Parker saying she was “disillusioned” by the end result. “We had this lovely, humorous, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script,” she stated on the time in an announcement.
Cattrall was shortly blamed as the explanation for the third sequel’s non-starter.
“The reply was at all times no,” Cattrall advised Piers Morgan throughout an interview in response to Parker’s 2017 announcement. “I by no means requested for any cash, I by no means requested for any initiatives. To be regarded as some sort of diva is ridiculous.”
Parker disregarded murmurings of a feud on Monday morning, based on Web page Six.
After followers on social media voiced their disappointment, Parker echoed their sentiments.
“Blissful to see you again however will miss Kim/Samantha,” one commenter wrote on 55-year-old Parker’s Instagram, to which she replied, “We are going to too. We liked her so. X”
Michelle Pfeiffer forged as Betty Ford in Showtime’s ‘First Girl’
Michelle Pfeiffer will star as Betty Ford in Showtime’s upcoming anthology sequence, “The First Girl.”
Set within the White Home, the political drama is a take a look at America by the eyes of varied first women. Season 1 will deal with Eleanor Roosevelt and Michelle Obama, along with Betty Ford.
Pfeiffer, 62, is thought for a variety of roles in movies together with the basic “Scarface,” in addition to “Batman Returns,” “Harmful Liaisons” and up to date movies resembling “Homicide on the Orient Specific” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” Since she’s recognized for her signature blonde locks and Ford had a brief brunette coif, they’ll need to work some Hollywood magic for a resemblance.
Ford was the primary woman from 1974 to 1977 whereas her husband Gerald Ford was president, and her most well-known legacy is talking candidly about substance abuse — later founding the well-known Betty Ford Middle, post-White Home — and elevating consciousness to varied social causes resembling breast most cancers, abortion rights and equal pay.
Pfeiffer will be part of Viola Davis, who will play Michelle Obama. Casting has not been introduced for Eleanor Roosevelt.
“The First Girl” doesn’t but have a premiere date.
Billie Eilish sings in Spanish for brand spanking new track with Rosalía
Billie Eilish is making good on her promise to launch new music after taking break day through the pandemic.
On Thursday, the 19-year-old icon together with Spanish artist Rosalía, 27, dropped a brand new video for his or her long-awaited collaboration “Lo Vas a Olvidar,” a Spanish-language track the 2 ladies wrote collectively — properly earlier than COVID-19 halted all the pieces.
Eilish talked to Apple Music host Zane Lowe concerning the two-year run-up to the discharge.
“That is just like the longest lead-up on Earth,” she mentioned throughout a digital interview on Thursday. “We wrote a lot of the track in January of 2019. I’m so excited.”
The “Dangerous Man” singer went on to handle the massive query: Does Los Angeles native communicate Spanish?
“I don’t actually know what I’m saying,” she admitted whereas discussing what it’s wish to sing in one other language. “I’m not enunciating in the identical means I’d with my very own stuff.”
Rosalía, who grew up in Barcelona, performed tutor to Eilish. “She was teaching me by means of it,” she mentioned, including that the expertise “opened up … an entire new world of considering.”
Respiration a sigh of aid, she instructed Lowe that Rosalía was impressed along with her uptake, telling Eilish she “sound[s] utterly pure.”
“Hopefully she’s not mendacity to me.”
COVID-19 scuttles Glastonbury Pageant for second straight yr
LONDON — Britain’s Glastonbury music pageant has fallen sufferer to the coronavirus pandemic for the second yr in a row.
Organizers Michael Eavis and Emily Eavis mentioned Thursday that “Despite our efforts to maneuver heaven & earth, it has change into clear that we merely won’t be able to make the Pageant occur this yr.”
“We’re so sorry to allow you to all down,” they mentioned in a press release.
They mentioned everybody who had put down a deposit on tickets for the 2020 pageant, which additionally was canceled, would have the ability to attend in 2022.
The pageant has been held virtually yearly since 1970, drawing as much as 150,000 individuals to the Eavis’ Worthy Farm in southwest England.
Final yr’s 50th anniversary occasion, which had been as a result of characteristic Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, the Pet Store Boys and Paul McCartney, was canceled in March because the virus started to comb the U.Okay.
Father and daughter Michael and Emily Eavis thanked followers “in your unimaginable continued assist and let’s look ahead to higher instances forward.”