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Posted Sunday 5/13/18 at 2:39PM EDT
SNL mashes up The Handmaid's Tale and Sex and the City
Amy Schumer starred as Offred in the "Handmaid's in the City" sketch. "Let’s face it ladies — in 2018, a Handmaid’s Tale is basically our Sex and the City,” said a voiceover. “So whether you’re an Offred, or an Ofwarren, you’ll love Hulu’s new spinoff show, Handmaids in the City.” ALSO: Handmaid's Tale executive producer Warren Littlefield, who put Friends on air, was responsible for Friends connection.
Posted Sunday 5/13/18 at 2:39PM EDT
Sarah Jessica Parker: Sex and the City would be a lot different today -- it would likely be less white
Parker said recently that the HBO show -- which turns 20 next month -- is very much a product of its time. "There were no women of color . . . and there was no substantial conversation about the LGBTQ community," she says, adding: "You know, this city has changed – that was 20 years ago this June – this city has changed an enormous amount politically and economically and socially and I think it would be a different show, honestly."
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 5:09PM EDT
Read an excerpt from the Sex and the City retrospective book
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, author of books on the hit sitcoms Mary Tyler Moore and Seinfeld, is coming out with Sex and the City and Us: How Four Single Women Changed the Way We Think, Live, and Love on June 5.
Posted Friday 4/27/18 at 9:17PM EDT
Sarah Jessica Parker: I kept Cynthia Nixon's gubernatorial candidacy secret for a month
Parker waited to endorse her Sex and the City co-star, fueling rumors that she skeptical of Nixon's candidacy for New York governor. But Parker said Friday that she knew of her candidacy in advance: "She shared with me that she was going to announce about a month before. I was incredibly excited and proud of her. I think she’s already been good for the conversation."
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 10:40PM EDT
Sarah Jessica Parker says "there is no catfight" with Sex and the City co-star Kim Cattrall
"I’d just like to remind everybody that there is no catfight," the Divorce star tells Vulture. "I have never uttered an unkind, unsupportive, unfriendly word, so I would love to redefine it. I also want to remind everybody that there were four women on the set and I spent equal time with all of them, so this was not a set with two women who didn’t get along. I’ve always held Kim’s work in high regard and always appreciative of her contributions. If she chooses not to do the third movie, there’s not a lot I can do to change her mind and we must respect it. That’s the only thing I’ve ever said about it, you know?" ALSO: Parker launches a bridal collection.
Posted Friday 4/20/18 at 1:48PM EDT
Sarah Jessica Parker explains why Sex and the City co-star Cynthia Nixon should be elected New York governor
Parker has already said she's supporting Nixon. But she went into detail on why Nixon is qualified at the Tribeca Film Festival. "She’s been an activist her whole life,” Parker told Vanity Fair, adding: “There is policy that matters to her. She’s concerned about where our dollars and how are dollars are being spent. And like many formidable women, she decided now was the time to talk about those things,” explained Parker. “It’s exciting. I think it’s good for our city to have those conversations. It’s always good to have a challenger. As we know, great candidates deserve great challengers.”
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 11:20PM EDT
Cynthia Nixon tells Wendy Williams that her opponent for New York governor was also once a celebrity
“It is tough,” Nixon said on Wednesday's Wendy Williams Show, which was pre-taped, when asked about the questions regarding her celebrity status. “People talk a lot to me about being a celebrity entering this race. I have to say, when Andrew Cuomo ran eight years ago, he was a celebrity because he was the son of Mario Cuomo.”
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 9:51AM EDT
Cynthia Nixon to give her first national TV interview as a candidate to Wendy Williams
The former Sex and the City star will discuss her campaign for New York governor on Wednesday's The Wendy Williams Show.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Sarah Jessica Parker endorses Cynthia Nixon after speculation that she wouldn't
"My sister on and off screen, you have my love, support and vote," Parker wrote on Instagram this morning. Her comments come half a day after she appeared to be hedging on endorsing her Sex and the City co-star, telling Page Six, “Cynthia has been my friend and colleague since we were little girls. I look forward to talking to her about her New York state gubernatorial bid.”
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Why hasn't Sarah Jessica Parker endorsed Cynthia Nixon?
Page Six reports Parker has been "undecided" about her Sex and the City co-star's run for New York governor. “Cynthia has been my friend and colleague since we were little girls," Parker said through her spokesperson. "I look forward to talking to her about her New York state gubernatorial bid.” According to Page Six, HBO worries that a schism with Nixon could destroy any possibility of a future Sex and the City sequel. "They could maybe do it without (Kim) Cattrall, but they can’t do without Nixon, too," a source tells Page Six.
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Cynthia Nixon receives support from Sex and the City love interest "Steve" and housekeeper "Magda"
David Eigenberg, who played Steve, and Lynn Cohen, who played Magda, both think Nixon would make a great New York governor. "She’s incredibly smart and caring, diplomatic and brave,” Eigenberg, who isn't voting since he doesn't live in New York, wrote in an email. “I truly believe she has a genuine and heartfelt desire to move towards a common good for all the people of the Great State of New York.” ALSO: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declines to say if he has a favorite Sex and the City character.
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 5:23AM EDT
How not to embarrass yourself when linking Sex and the City and Cynthia Nixon's run for governor
Mistakes the media have made so far this week include The Associated Press calling her HBO comedy "Sex in the City" and conflating Nixon with her character Miranda Hobbes. The New York Times' Ginia Bellafante, meanwhile, said voters might be concerned that Nixon starred on a show "that promoted a vision of New York that stands entirely in opposition to her professed values. It was the HBO series, beyond any other entertainment, that helped solidify the image of the city as a luxury brand — an elite, fantastical consumer paradise where it was never too early or late in the day to buy an $800 pair of shoes." To which Heather Schwedel responds: "First of all, it was a TV show (and a fictional one at that)! And Nixon was an actor on it, meaning she said the (fictional) lines that were given to her by the TV show’s writers. Do we blame Jon Hamm for the sexist, racist excesses of 1960s advertising?" ALSO: Miranda Hobbes is not running for governor.
Posted Thursday 3/22/18 at 1:53PM EDT
Kim Cattrall "supports and respects" Cynthia Nixon's run for New York governor
"I support & respect any former colleague’s right to make their own career choices," Cattrall tweeted when asked about her Sex and the City co-star's campaign. Last October, Cattrall called out Sarah Jessica Parker for not respecting her decision to turn down a third Sex and the City movie.
Posted Tuesday 3/20/18 at 3:15PM EDT
Is there a Sex and the City dismissiveness to Cynthia Nixon's candidacy for New York governor?
Yes, Nixon is and will always be closely identified with Miranda Hobbes. She even capitalized on that association in her announcement video. But the reaction to her candidacy seems to be in line with the reaction to Sex and the City, says Jen Chaney. In contrast, other celebrities-turned-politicians -- from Clint Eastwood to Arnold Schwarzenegger to Al Franken to Donald Trump -- were taken more seriously despite their entertainment backgrounds. "I’ll admit that I may be extra-sensitive to the premature disregard for Nixon’s candidacy because it reflects the way Sex and the City often has been treated: as a breezy, meaningless show about ladies," says Chaney. "When we talk about the series that changed everything for HBO and television in general, The Sopranos is the one we point to, which isn’t wrong at all. But it also doesn’t capture the full picture of what was happening on TV in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when Sex and the City became a phenomenon not simply because the women on the show drank cosmos and spoke frankly about their sexuality, but because it dealt with distinctly female experiences that women rarely saw depicted on television. So when I saw Cynthia Nixon not being taken seriously after her announcement — being described as that woman from Sex and the City — it triggered the same defensive posture I assume with regard to the series." She adds: "Being a well-known actor shouldn’t pave an immediate path to a governorship or a seat in Congress. But it also shouldn’t always be a disqualifier either. Sex and the City was smarter than it often gets credit for, and Cynthia Nixon is smarter than some people were giving her credit for yesterday, too."
Posted Tuesday 3/20/18 at 9:58AM EDT
Donald Trump presented Cynthia Nixon with her first Emmy
Now that the Sex and the City alum is running for New York governor, she could follow in Trump's footsteps of a TV star being elected to higher political office. Last year, reflecting on her first Emmy win in 2004 and receiving it from Trump, Nixon told Variety: "Do I wish I had gotten my Emmy from somebody else? Yes, I do. Absolutely I do. But, it’s not like he picked me. He just passed off the trophy."