Nearly 25 years after the sitcom debuted, Edina and Patsy arrive on the big screen to continue their drunken antics, although without the usual enthusiastic laugh-track everything feels eerily muted. Thankfully, there's still a lot of fun to be had, including well-aimed jabs at celebrity culture. Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are still hilarious in their signature roles. And it's hard to get too worried about the limp plot when every scene is packed with amusing cameo appearances.
With her PR agency fading and her money spent on expanding her home, Edina (Saunders) discovers that her credit cards are "broken" and her champagne fridge is empty. So she and her pal Patsy (Lumley) set out to make some cash. After failing to sell her memoirs, Edina sets out to woo Kate Moss as a client. But this goes spectacularly wrong when Kate ends up falling off a balcony into the Thames. Now under investigation, Eddie and Pats flee to the South of France to find Patsy's wealthy ex (Barry Humphreys). They're chased by a detective (Robert Webb), who's the boyfriend of Edina's daughter Saffron (Julia Sawalha), whose teen daughter (Indeharna Donaldson-Holness) has run off with them.
Written by Saunders, the script is very loose, bouncing around without much focus before a series of impatient, nonsensical conclusions. Basically, it's little more than a flimsy framework that includes brief scenes for series regulars (including Jane Horrock's airhead assistant, June Whitfield's dotty mum, Celia Imrie's rival PR and Kathy Burke's bulldog editor), plus a few new characters like Chris Colfer's stylist. All of these people have their moments, but never quite emerge as much more than comedy sketch figures. On the other hand, the big-screen format allows Saunders and Lumley to give Edina and Patsy a bit of surprising emotional depth amid the usual slapstick nuttiness.
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Here’s what you need to know about the ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ movie.
Sweetie darling! Filming for The Absolutely Fabulous Movie is underway in the south of France and the first image from the film was released earlier this week. In case you’ve been hitting the Bolly hard recently, here’s a reminder of everything you need to know about the upcoming movie.
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US Actress Polly Bergen has died at the age of 84.
Polly Bergen, the US actress best known for her roles in such classic films as Cape Fear and for her television appearances on The Sopranos and Desperate Housewives, has died at the age of 84.
Polly Bergen has died at the age of 84.
Bergen was born in 1930 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her career began in the late 1940s and she became a household name when she starred in The Helen Morgan Story, for which she won an Emmy award in 1958.
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Lea Michele's Rachel Berry is set to lead the Glee club at McKinley High in the sixth and final season of 'Glee'.
Lea Michele's character Rachel Berry will return to Lima after failing to break into acting.
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Lea Michele is not pregnant! The 'Glee' actress confirmed her Twitter account was hacked just days after her co-star Chris Colfer suffered from the same prank.
Lea Michele shocked the world by announcing she was pregnant via Twitter on Friday (4th July). Mere days after stepping out in public for the first time with her boyfriend Matthew Paetz, it appeared the couple were wasting no time in announcing Michele's pregnancy. But, as it transpired, it was all a hoax as Michele's Twitter account had been hacked by an unknown culprit.
Lea Michele confirmed her account had been hacked.
As previously reported, the hacker pretending to be Michele wrote: "Before this gets out to the media, I would like to announce to my fans that I am pregnant #BabyBoy." Soon after the Tweet was posted, Michele deleted it and announced she had been hacked and was certainly not pregnant. In a tweet posted the same day, Michele wrote "I was HACKED! Guess Chris Colfer and I should have known better than to make our passwords the names of our cats."
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The stars' publicists were quick to deny the statements, but there's no news on whether the hacker or hackers were found.
Has someone gone on a Glee-themed Twitter hacking spree? Lea Michele has become the second Glee cast member to have her account hijacked, after Chris Colfer’s Twitter shocked fans with a fake announcement of his departure from the show. The message posted to Lea Michele’s account was more personal than Colfer’s, reading: “Before this gets out to the media, I would like to announce to my fans that I am pregnant #BabyBoy,” read a message posted on her Twitter account.
Lea Michele - (probably) not pregnant.
Before the hoax got out to too many people, however, Michele’s quick response team (aka her publicist) came out with the clarification that the star’s Twitter had been hacked. However, some news sources like TIME have pointed out that the statement avoided the pregnancy question.
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The 'Glee' actress is not pregnant, despite what tweets sent from her account may have claimed.
Lea Michele is not pregnant, despite what a Twitter "announcement" this morning seemed to suggest. The singer and actress was the victim of a prank tweet after her account was hacked and an anonymous user pretended to be Michele announcing her pregnancy.
The actress' reps have confirmed that the tweet was a hoax written by a hacker. In a now-deleted message, the hacker wrote in a post that went live at 11:20am: "Before this gets out to the media, I would like to announce to my fans that I am pregnant #BabyBoy."
Though the message was blatantly a little off, plenty of Lea's fans were fooled into thinking it was the Glee star herself making an announcement. The hacking coincides with a similar strike on Michele's co-star Chris Colfer's account where someone wrote that he was leaving the hit musical show.
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Colfer plans to stick it out until the end.
The rumours of Chris Colfer’s Glee exit have been greatly exaggerated. The 24-year-old actor, who rose to fame playing Kurt Hummel on the hit musical show, has no intention of leaving anytime soon. Any reports that he did were due to a prankster hacking Colfer’s twitter account and tweeting under his name, E! reports.
It's not over till it's over: Chris Colfer will stay on for Glee's final season.
Chris Colfer's rep told E! News, "It's not true. Chris is confirmed for the next season of Glee."
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The actress and her professional Derek Hough emerged victorious in last night's finale
Dancing With the Stars crowd its newest winner on Tuesday, 26 November, with Glee actress Amber Riley emerging victorious from the pack of hopeful celebrities. The couple were declared winners ahead of fellow finalists Jack Osbourne, who came in third and Corbin Bleu, who finished the series in second place.
Amber Riley is the new DWTS champion!
Tweeting a victory picture of herself and Hough form backstage at the show, Riley wasn't the only person who was celebrating the win last night, as her Glee co-stars were equally as blown away by the success. Whilst a number of her fellow Glee cast-members tweeted their congratulations for Riley, a handful of her fellow Gleeks, including Lea Michele and Chris Colfer, created a video congratulating Riley on her success, which you can check out below.
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Lea Michele spoke for the first time in public of her late boyfriend and former 'Glee' co-star Cory Monteith. She won the award for Choice Actress in a Comedy and in a heartfelt speech thanked fans for their support.
Lea Michele at the unveiling of the redesigned Aqua Star Pool By Estee Stanley at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills.
Michele lost her boyfriend and Glee co-star over a month ago and has attempted to remain out of the public eye since. Monteith died on July 13th, aged just 31, he was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room. The British Columbia coroner ruled his cause of death was a lethal mix of heroin and alcohol.
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