Absolutely Fabulous is one of my favorite TV shows of all time. A British sitcom that ran from 1992 to 1996 and again from 2001 to 2004, Ab Fab was about two best friends -- Edina and Patsy -- who reached their late 40s without giving up chain-smoking, booze swilling, taking odd drugs, or referring to themselves as nymphos. Fashion victims to the extreme ("It's Lacroix, darling"), Patsy and Edina are overly proud of themselves for having been scenesters in the '60s and '70s. And they're nasty -- not at all above pushing an old lady down the stairs because she was moving too slow. The series was created and written by Jennifer Saunders, who played PR firm owner Edina. And Joanna Lumley nailed her part as aging magazine editor Patsy.
As you can imagine, I was very excited when I heard that Ab Fab was returning to the air to celebrate its 20th anniversary. ("We hope that, like a good bottle of champagne we have grown better with age," Saunders said when the announcement was made last summer.) But now comes the even more exciting news -- that supermodel Kate Moss has filmed a cameo in one of three new Ab Fab episodes to benefit the British charity Sport Relief. While Moss' episode will air in the U.K. on Friday, it doesn't appear to have a U.S. air date set yet. Sigh.
According to reports, in Moss' episode, she shows up for a meeting with Patsy alongside designer Stella McCartney and male model David Gandy. But frankly, that sounds a little dull. Here, some concepts I wish Saunders had considered for Moss' cameo.
OK, so maybe my ideas aren't that much better than what Saunders came up with. Fine, I guess I can be patient and wait to see it. The sneak peek does look pretty darn amusing.
For more thoughts on famous Kates -- from Kate Winslet to Kate Hudson to Kate Upton -- head to Kate-book.com.
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I love the bad attitude Aubrey Plaza cops as Parks and Recreation's droll April Ludgate, but she's taking a little departure from all that sarcasm for the indie comedy Safety Not Guaranteed (though it wouldn't be Plaza if she weren't just a little bit snarky). She plays Darius, an intern at a magazine who tags along with a writer (Jake Johnson) for an unusual assignment: track down the poster of a Craigslist ad, Kenneth (Mark Duplass), who's trying to find someone to time travel with. When Darius and co. find him, Darius's research of Kenneth turns into what looks like genuine affection for the eccentric guy.
There are some twee elements to this trailer, but I'm loving this look at the movie, mostly because I like New Girl's Johnson so much (and it's nice to see him playing someone who's more together than Nick). I've also got a soft spot for Duplass, who's usually either behind the camera on his own features or talking filthy about football on FX's The League, but here, he's front and center and proves he's both charming and funny. All in all, I'm pretty eager to see this movie, and shoot, I'd drink the Kool-Aid too if I could time travel to the future for its June 8 release date. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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Michelle Obama will guest star on "The Biggest Loser." The first lady will be part of the reality show's makeover and reunion shows on Tues., April 3 and Tues., April 10, both at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
"The Biggest Loser" contestants head to the White House to reunite with their love ones and participate in the show's first-ever White House workout. Part one on April 3 will begin the makeover process. Fashion expert Jeannie Mai will help the contestants find new clothing that works with their new frame while celebrity stylist Ken Paves and Clairol's creative director Marcy Cona help shape the contestant's new 'dos. Before "The Biggest Loser" contestants meet Michelle Obama, they'll be surprised by their family members.
In part two of the makeover episode airing Tues., April 10, Obama will talk to the contestants about how their behavior as adults impacts children. The first lady will visit with each contestant and their families before exercising with the contestants and their families in a White House workout led trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince.
That's not all the first lady will do on "The Biggest Loser." Obama issues the contestants a challenge to get the most people to sign up for PALA (President Active Lifestyle Award) under their name at nbc.com/pala. The winner will receive $30,000 worth of gym equipment for their hometown. The winner will be announced at the finale.
"The Biggest Loser" is just the latest of Obama's many TV appearances. Aside from numerous talk show visits, Obama has appeared on Nickelodeon's "iCarly" and will present Taylor Swift with an award at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards.
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Move over "Housewives": Bravo has a new slate of new TV shows in development. The network announced its new development slate of seven shows covering a variety of genres from food to pop culture.
All show names are working titles. Check out the official descriptions below.
"10 Things That Make Me Happy"Produced by Authentic Entertainment with Lauren Lexton, Tom Rogan and Eddie Saenz as Executive Producers.
Whether it's a family heirloom or the perfect vintage T-shirt, we all own things that have a special place in our heart. The show gets up-close and personal with three different celebrities as they share their 10 all-time favorite things. During each episode, the celebrities will explain why each item means so much to them as well as give viewers an intimate look inside their lives, homes and personal style.
Produced by Left/Right with Ken Druckerman, Banks Tarver, Anneka Jones and Angie Day as Executive Producers.
Viewers will meet graduates of some of the best high schools in the country ... 15 years after the fact. Though their school days are in the past, the competition, the cliques, the insecurities and the longstanding grudges are as true now as they were back then. These driven and successful alumni may have families and careers of their own now, but the friendships, rivalries and love affairs prove that some things never change.
"Fashion Stories Of NYC"
Produced by Hud:sun Media with Michael Rourke and Mioshi Hill as Executive Producers.
We follow four up-and-coming fashion design teams as they produce the defining collection of their careers, all under the watchful eye of fashion icon Andre Leon Talley. The mission to "create, show and sell" is clear for emerging designers striving to build a business in New York City which remains the heart of the fashion industry.
"Female Entrepreneur Project"
Produced by Embassy Row and Entrée Media with Michael Davies, Shauna Minoprio, Pattie Sellers and Sue Callaway as Executive Producers.
From the co-founders of Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business ranking comes a competition project that breaks the mold of traditional business shows and celebrates the fact that women are leading the charge to build innovative and inspiring companies. Viewers get to delve into the lives and minds of successful female entrepreneurs and watch some of the biggest names in corporate America help them shatter through the glass ceiling.
Produced by World of Wonder with Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey and Tom Campbell as Executive Producers.
For all those people who attend open houses with no real intention of buying, this studio-based talk show takes us inside unusual private homes, both on and off the market. Each week our esteemed design and real estate panelists will countdown the top homes and debate the merits of each, all culminating in choosing the property our panel envies most.
"Sex And The Kitchen"
Produced by Brownstone Entertainment with Drew Brown and Bob Gillan as Executive Producers.
This docu-series follows a group of single, successful and beautiful women connected to the restaurant and food industry in Los Angeles as they juggle a world where business always mixes with pleasure.
Produced by Gay Rosenthal Productions with Gay Rosenthal, Paul Barrosse, Amy Shpall and Jonathan Glick as Executive Producers.
When the wealthy elite of Orange County need medical attention, there is only one place to turn ... their cellphones. This version of real life "Royal Pains" follows a group of doctors whose business caters to the rich through house calls. Whether it's stitching up a patient after a surfing accident or racing across town to give a housewife a last minute Botox injection before a social event, these doctors see and handle it all.
It's been less than a month since Eva Longoria and Eduardo Cruz called it quits, and already it looks like the "Desperate Housewives" star is ready to get back into dating! Well, sort of.
This time, the Mexican actress will be playing matchmaker as the producer of a prime-time dating show--tentatively called "All About Love." The show aims to help everyday women get back into the dating scene following ugly breakups.
"It's designed to help real women get back into the dating pool," a source told UsMagazine.com . "They've chosen single women and single mothers -- women who have been through a series of heartaches and battles in life and have all but given up on finding one true love."
But Eva's new dating show is just one of the many projects the actress is working on now that her hit show, "Desperate Housewives" is in its final season. Longoria is also the latest Latina to join ABC's "Devious Maids" and she continues her work as an activist for Hispanic and women's issues as one of the co-chairs for Obama for America.
She may have a lot on her plate, but Longoria has always been a very busy girl! Here's A Look Back At Some Of Longoria's Past Jobs!