Rob Lowe claims his Christmas movie had more views than The Irishman

Rob Lowe has claimed his Christmas movie beat Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman in views on Netflix.In a Holiday in the Wild, the actor played a pilot who helps heartbroken divorcee Kate, portrayed by Sex and the City star Kristin Davis, to nurse a baby e…

Rob Lowe has claimed his Christmas movie beat Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman in views on Netflix.

In a Holiday in the Wild, the actor played a pilot who helps heartbroken divorcee Kate, portrayed by Sex and the City star Kristin Davis, to nurse a baby elephant back to health in Africa.

The festive romantic flick, which was released on 1 November, became a huge hit for the streaming service, and now Lowe has alleged that it has overtaken Scorsese’s critically-acclaimed gangster epic in views.

“I just did a movie for Netflix, it was the number one movie that they have,” he told reporters at the Television Critics Association while promoting his new Fox show, 9-1-1: Lone Star. “It was a stupid Christmas elephant movie. Take that Martin Scorsese. They were like, ‘Don’t tell anybody.'”

And when quizzed about filming locations, Lowe said he doesn’t mind where he works “as long as it’s with people I like, people I like to work with and are telling good stories.”

“Anyway, I will work wherever the opportunities come from,” the 55-year-old quipped.

Back in December, Netflix bosses revealed that The Irishman, which has a runtime of three-and-a-half-hours, had been streamed by over 26 million accounts in seven days.

“My friends, I’ve got some news from the big guy at the top: The Irishman was watched by 26,404,081 accounts globally – within its first seven days on Netflix,” the official Twitter account for the streaming service revealed.

The Irishman and Holiday in the Wild are both currently streaming on Netflix.

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Kim Cattrall won’t be ‘bullied’ into making Sex and the City 3

Kim Cattrall has reignited her feud with Sarah Jessica Parker and the Sex and the City producers by accusing them of “bullying” her to star in a third movie. The actress, who played vamp Samantha Jones in the Sex and the City television series and tw…

Kim Cattrall has reignited her feud with Sarah Jessica Parker and the Sex and the City producers by accusing them of “bullying” her to star in a third movie. 

The actress, who played vamp Samantha Jones in the Sex and the City television series and two movies, has previously spoken out about her decision not to return for another film – and now she insists it’s high time for her co-stars and former bosses to move on without her. 

In a new interview with The Guardian’s Observer magazine, Cattrall commented, “I went past the finish line playing Samantha Jones because I loved Sex and the City. It was a blessing in so many ways but after the second movie, I’d had enough. I couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t just replace me with another actress instead of wasting time bullying. No means no.”  

Cattrall recently took another swipe at Parker in an interview with Mail Online, insisting she wants to work with “good people” moving forward. 

Asked if she’d ever considered a Sex and the City return, the 62-year-old replied: “Never. It’s a no from me… You learn lessons in life and my lesson is to do work with good people and try and make it fun.” 

Parker and her other Sex and the City co-stars, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, had previously indicated they would be interested in starring in the follow-up to 2010’s Sex and the City 2.

Yet, the Divorce actress has since confirmed that any further plans have been shelved, even though a script had been completed.  

“We were excited about it,” she shared of the third film in a chat with U.S. breakfast show Today in late 2018. “I thought it was an exquisite, unbearably painful, heartbreaking, joyful story, that felt like the beginning in a lot of ways, but it appears for the time being that that will have to be sufficient, just having read the script will have to be enough for me… Sorry!” 

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Sex and the City 3 screenwriters ‘planned to kill off major character’

Writers working on Sex and the City 3 reportedly had plans to kill off a central character in the film.In December 2016, it was reported that a script for a third and final movie following Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw had been signed off, a f…

Writers working on Sex and the City 3 reportedly had plans to kill off a central character in the film.

In December 2016, it was reported that a script for a third and final movie following Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw had been signed off, a follow-up to 2010’s Sex and the City 2, another big screen continuation of the hit TV series.

While the third instalment is unlikely to get off the ground, Origins podcast host James Andrew Miller has now claimed that he has seen a script for the planned project and alleged that the reason why Kim Cattrall, who played PR guru Samantha Jones, has refused to sign on for the film was because Chris Noth’s character Mr. Big – Bradshaw’s love interest and eventual husband – was meant to die “relatively early on” in the screenplay.

“People close to Kim believe that the script didn’t have a lot to offer the character of Samantha,” he said during a chat with castmembers including Noth and Parker, which was released on Monday (19Nov18). “They point to the fact that it calls for Mr. Big to die of a heart attack in the shower, relatively early on in the film, making the remainder of the movie more about how Carrie recovers from Big’s death than about the relationship between the four women.”

Though Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, who played Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes, respectively, had signed on for the film, it was canned in September 2017 after Cattrall declined to return, sparking a feud between her and Parker.

During the podcast, the Divorce actress insisted that she had tried to change her co-star’s mind on numerous occasions.

“We did negotiate through the process and ultimately the studio said, ‘We can’t meet those asks of hers. We’re not able to do it. The economics don’t make sense for us.’ So then it’s over. But that’s not a character assassination. That’s just the way business works,” the 53-year-old noted.

In addition, Noth explained that he had not seen the script for the third movie, but he had heard the story was “superior” to the storylines for the first two films, which were penned and directed by Michael Patrick King.

“I really hate corny stuff and it could be because I’m a little bit of a cynic. Like, the whole thing at the end of the movie in the shoe closet – hated it,” he said, recalling the moment in the 2008 film when Mr. Big proposes with a stiletto instead of a ring. “I just hate the cornball s**t and I thought it was just really sentimental and overly romantic without any feet in realism.”

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Sarah Jessica Parker glad she got to read Sex and the City 3 script

Sarah Jessica Parker is thankful she’s had the opportunity to at least read the script for the stalled Sex and the City sequel, even though it is unlikely to ever be made. The actress and her co-stars Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon had been ready to …

Sarah Jessica Parker is thankful she’s had the opportunity to at least read the script for the stalled Sex and the City sequel, even though it is unlikely to ever be made.

The actress and her co-stars Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon had been ready to reprise their roles from the hit franchise for a third movie, the follow-up to 2010’s Sex and the City 2, but their hopes for an onscreen reunion were dashed as Sarah Jessica revealed castmate Kim Cattrall was not interested in returning as feisty PR guru Samantha Jones.

Cattrall was not happy with the way Parker had seemingly blamed her for killing the sequel plans, leading to a public fall out between the two ladies, as she suggested producers recast her role as Jones.

Fans have since seized on the idea, but Parker recently dismissed the proposal in a Twitter post, telling followers, “Not sure if I can imagine doing another movie without her (Cattrall).”

The former co-stars haven’t spoken since, with Sarah Jessica telling breakfast show Today: “I don’t know where she is; she doesn’t want to do it.”

Parker remains firm in her decision to shelve the project indefinitely with out Cattrall, and for now, she explains her urge to make the movie has been somewhat satisfied, for now, by simply discovering what happens to her sex columnist character, Carrie Bradshaw, and friends.

“We were excited about it,” she shared of the third film’s premise. “I thought it was an exquisite, unbearably painful, heartbreaking, joyful story, that felt like the beginning in a lot of ways, but it appears for the time being that that will have to be sufficient, just having read the script will have to be enough for me… Sorry!”

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Cynthia Nixon unveils Sex and the City-inspired merchandise for governor campaign

Cynthia Nixon has tapped into the popularity of her Sex and the City alter ego in her bid to become the Governor of New York.Cynthia became a household name after being cast as tough lawyer Miranda Hobbes in the much-loved HBO show, which was set in th…

Cynthia Nixon has tapped into the popularity of her Sex and the City alter ego in her bid to become the Governor of New York.

Cynthia became a household name after being cast as tough lawyer Miranda Hobbes in the much-loved HBO show, which was set in the flame-haired star’s native New York.

In March, the actress announced she would be running for office, and is now releasing a line of Miranda-inspired merch to help spread her message.

And the garments, T-shirts, a cap and canvas tote bag, coincide with the 20th anniversary of Sex and the City.

“Are you a Miranda voting for Cynthia? In honour of #SATC20, here’s a line of Miranda merchandise designed by the team behind the “Every Outfit on Sex and the City” Instagram account… because, well, we should all be Mirandas who vote for Cynthia,” Cynthia wrote on her social media pages, with a link to the Cynthia for New York store.

Slogans like “I’m a Miranda and I’m voting for Cynthia” and “I’m a Miranda (crossed out) Future Governor of New York” are splashed across the garments, with prices ranging from $28 (£21) for a child’s T-shirt to $38 (£28) for a hat.

The 52-year-old is taking on current Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat like Cynthia, though she recently lost her bid to become the Democratic Party’s nominee. However, she’s not giving up, and plans to collect at least 15,000 signatures via a petition to earn her place on the ballot as an independent candidate.

Her Sex and the City co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Kim Cattrall have all shared their support.

If Cynthia does land the political role, she’ll be the first female, openly gay governor in the state’s history.

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Kristin Davis & Rob Lowe to star in African Christmas movie

Sex & the City star Kristin Davis is in talks to star in a new Christmas movie with Rob Lowe about endangered elephants. Christmas in the Wild is set against the backdrop of elephant poaching in Africa, and will also feature Lowe’s son John Owen. Dav…

Sex & the City star Kristin Davis is in talks to star in a new Christmas movie with Rob Lowe about endangered elephants.

Christmas in the Wild is set against the backdrop of elephant poaching in Africa, and will also feature Lowe’s son John Owen.

Davis is in talks to play a woman whose husband walks out on her before a family safari. She decides to take the trip without him and meets an elephant conservationist, portrayed by Lowe.

She is already on board as an executive producer after helping develop the film idea around her passion for raising awareness about the plight of elephants in Africa.

Kristin previously executive produced the documentary Gardeners of Eden, which was distributed by Netflix – the streaming service which will host Christmas in the Wild at the end of 2019.

Sources tell Deadline that Davis is currently in Africa looking at elephant sanctuaries as potential filming locations.

News of the movie comes a month after it was reported the actress had become a mum again.

The 53-year-old actress has adopted a baby boy, according to celebrity journalist Marc Malkin’s Facebook page, but Kristin and her representatives have yet to confirm the news.

Kristin previously adopted a daughter, named Gemma Rose, in 2011.

Both Davis and Lowe have freed up a little time to make Christmas in the Wild – Kristin’s hopes of making a third Sex & the City movie fell apart last year (17) and Rob’s TV medical drama Code Black was recently cancelled.

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Vivienne Westwood marks 10th anniversary of Sex and the City wedding dress

Vivienne Westwood is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the wedding dress she made for the Sex and the City movie.The British designer made a number of the garments worn by fashion obsessed lead character Carrie Bradshaw, as played by Sarah Jessica Pa…

Vivienne Westwood is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the wedding dress she made for the Sex and the City movie.

The British designer made a number of the garments worn by fashion obsessed lead character Carrie Bradshaw, as played by Sarah Jessica Parker, on the TV series which ran from 1998 until 2004, and also crafted the gown that Carrie wore for her wedding to beau Mr. Big (Chris Noth) for the 2008 movie adaptation.

Now, to mark the anniversary of the flick, Westwood is putting the gown on display at her flagship store in New York City until Sunday (03June18).

“To celebrate the 10th Anniversary since Carrie Bradshaw famously cat-walked down the aisle in arguably the most revered wedding gown in fashion history, the original wedding dress will be on display at our Vivienne Westwood New York Flagship boutique alongside the new SS18 ready-to-wear inspired pieces,” a brand representative posted on Instagram with a slideshow of pictures of the gown.

The number Carrie wore was first unveiled as part of Westwood’s Gold Label 2007-2008 collection, and was known as the Cloud dress. It features a corset top with a deep-V neckline, nipped-in waist and ivory silk taffeta ballgown skirt.

To complement the original design, the brand has launched a small collection of pieces incorporating the Wilma cutting technique used in Carrie’s gown. Items include red and black corset tops priced at $970 (£735), two strapless dresses made from a printed fabric, as well as a button-down black shirt dress costing $898 (£680).

While Westwood will always be linked to the famous gown, she previously shared that she didn’t love the Sex and the City movie, which was directed by Michael Patrick King and also starred original TV show characters Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.

“I thought Sex and the City was supposed to be about cutting-edge fashion and there was nothing remotely memorable or interesting about what I saw,” she said in 2008.

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