▪ Megyn Kelly didn’t get off to the best of starts as NBC’s new $18 million–a-year daytime talk show host. The former Fox News star anchor was hired as a new marquee talent of the 9 a.m. Today show hour, but struggled in transforming her hard-edged news persona lawyer character. Debra Messing, who plays Grace, said she was “dismayed” by Kelly’s comments. Two days later, Kelly created another uncomfortable moment when she pressed actress Jane Fonda, 79, to discuss her plastic surgery—prompting an icy Fonda to scowl and reply, “We’re really going to talk about that now?” In just four days, viewership of the show dropped from 2.9 million viewers to 2.3 million—lower than last year’s ratings in that time slot. The show’s executive producer, Jackie Levin, attributed the rough start to Kelly evolving into a different role. “Megyn said the first day, ‘This is new; I’m nervous,’” Levin said.
▪ The third Sex and the City movie project has collapsed days before shooting, after Kim Cattrall made “outrageous” demands of producers, said DailyMail.com. The latest installment of the hit series was all set to go, but Cattrall, 61, who plays Samantha Jones in the franchise, reportedly refused to take part unless Warner Bros. backed her other film projects too. “Kim made it all about her,” claimed a source, who said the show’s other stars were heartbroken. “It’s over. We’re not doing it,” confirmed SATC star Sarah Jessica Parker, who said she was “disappointed.” Cattrall denied the reports. “The only ‘DEMAND’ I ever made was that I didn’t want to do a 3rd film,” she tweeted.
▪ Julia Louis-Dreyfus has revealed that she has breast cancer. The Veep and Seinfeld star learned the news the day after she won a record-setting sixth consecutive Emmy award. “1 in 8 women get breast cancer,” tweeted Louis-Dreyfus, 56. “Today, I’m the one.” Louis-Dreyfus said she has good health insurance through the actor’s union, but added, “The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.”