1. Sarah Jessica Parker threatens to make another Sex and the City movie
Most people assumed 2010's Sex and the City 2, which earned an absurdly generous 15 percent positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, had put an end to the HBO series' big screen prospects for good. But according to Carrie Bradshaw herself, there may be one last occasion to strap on her Manolo Blahniks. "I've been saying… there is one story left to tell. If it's, in fact, the right time and the right place, that maybe we should tell it," Sarah Jessica Parker told Extra. "It would be wonderful," promises Parker, despite all evidence to the contrary.
2. The Pride and Prejudice and Zombies movie is happening again
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Hollywood executives can't stay away from a catchy film project, so the long-defunct plan to adapt Seth Grahame-Smith's literary mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is officially back on. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mirror, Mirror actress Lily Collins is set to star as Elizabeth Bennett, the Regency Era heroine who deals with her complicated feelings for the arrogant yet mysteriously attractive Mr. Darcy — and also kills a bunch of zombies. Horror fans who can't wait for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies are advised to sit down and flip through their TV channels at random, where they should stumble upon a zombie movie within ten minutes or so.
3. That Spice Girls musical is already closing
If you really, really want to catch the world's only Spice Girls musical before it closes for good, you'd better zig-a-zig-ah across the pond ASAP. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will shut its doors after a brief (and critically reviled) sixth-month run at the Piccadilly Theatre in London's West End. Viva Forever! — a title now rendered hilariously ironic — uses the music of the Spice Girls to tell the story of "a girl band looking for stardom on a reality TV show," which obviously needed to be told in a live theater.
4. Seriously, Steve Carrell won't be in The Office finale
In the months leading up to last episode of The Office, both producers and Steve Carrell have repeatedly stated that Carrell will not reprise the role of Michael Scott in the finale. But because everyone keeps bugging them about it anyway: Seriously, Steve Carrell will not return to The Office. "I think Steve felt, and I agree, that the 'Goodbye Michael' episode was his goodbye and he didn't want to overshadow the ending that all the other characters deserve," executive producer Greg Daniels told reporters. "Are you sad that Carrell won't appear in the finale? Or are you still holding out hope that he will?" asks Us Weekly, apparently convinced that Daniels made his remarks on opposite day.
5. Beyonce has incredibly specific demands when she's on tour
A list of Beyonce's luxurious, extremely specific demands for items to be stocked in her dressing room during the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour has been leaked — and it's got her looking so crazy right now. E! Online has a list of the full contents of Beyonce's rider, which includes everything from red toilet paper to titanium drinking straws to hand-carved ice balls. It remains unclear whether or not the items requested should be put in the box to the left.
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