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90s kids, you're in for a treat. 

Iconic LA-based TV series 90210 is returning to our screens with the original cast lined up to reanimate their former roles in a mini-series, but there is a bit of a twist. 

In an interesting script choice, the mini-series will focus on the actors as they prepare for a 90210 revival, in a kind of self-aware 90210-ception. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green, and Tori Spelling will all play themselves rather than take up the reigns as their former characters Brandon Walsh, Kelly Taylor, Steve Sanders, Andrea Zuckerman, David Silver, and Donna Martin. 

However, they will be playing 'heightened' versions of their own personalities, and the story lines they will be acting out will reflect their own lives since leaving the show. 

It sounds like it's going to be a highly scripted reality TV show about a regular TV show, and frankly we're here for it simply for the nostalgia alone. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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'What will happen when first loves, old romances, friends and frenemies come back together, as this iconic cast – whom the whole world watched grow up together – attempts to continue from where they left off?' reads an intriguing statement about the show.

'Beverly Hills, 90210 left an indelible impact on pop culture and an entire generation,” explained Michael Thorn, president of entertainment for Fox, to Consequence of Sound. 

'Its powerful legacy is an important part of our network’s DNA – bold stories not told anywhere else and bigger-than-life-characters – and we’re honored to bring back the beloved original cast members for 90210.'

The show originally began almost 30 years ago, in 1990, and ran for 10 seasons. 

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Latch on to your Manolo Blahnik's, it looks like Carrie Bradshaw is set for a mysterious, and no doubt glamorous, return to our lives.

Sarah Jessica Parker uploaded a video to her Instagram account in Full Carrie Character over the weekend, strutting down New York City's streets like she owns the place.

The brief clip was set to the music of Sex and the City, and featured SJP in a vintage-Madonna-esque outfit; gloves, a mermaid-like tulle skirt, a purple beaded clutch and a pair of white lace heels.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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SJP confirmed in the video's caption that her beloved character is back in our lives for a vital reason;

"My old friend. She is making a brief reappearance. Partnering with a great brand and supporting a cause we all care about. More to come. X, SJ," Parker wrote.

Sadly, this isn't a promotional video for a third Sex and the City flick; it's been confirmed multiple times that the movie isn't going ahead.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Rumours of a three-quel were being whispered about for years, but those hopes have been dashed,

We're going to assume it's just an upcoming brand partnership with a social responsibility/activism angle, which will feature SJP in Carrie character.

At this stage, we'll take what we can get after the feud between Kim Cattrall and her three co-stars…

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Many of us by now have noticed the ONSLAUGHT of reboots which have come our way. Between the incessant Marvel movies and comic book sequels which literally will not stop coming, the millions of Spiderman flicks, not to mention the ridiculous amount of Bond movies (25 to be exact).

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Yes, 25 movies about the same man doing the same uber-masculine assassinations and the same women dying for him and the same villains again and again and again. *Sigh* Even Daniel Craig agrees that good old James is a misogynist.

The live-action remakes of every single classic Disney animation, the TV reboots of our favourite characters for no actual reason and the revivals of our childhood bands. It begs the question, is the entertainment industry just profiting off of our nostalgia? Most definitely, yes.

When it comes to the Spice Girls, Westlife or Take That, by all means they are welcomed back with open arms.

Yet, when it comes to cinema, which is literally CRYING OUT for representation and new voices which are demanding to be heard, why are they using the same old formulas?

Art is supposed to be unique, a form of expression. Not recycled like old Halloween costumes that don't fit anymore but you're just gagging to feel 18 again. Back when life was more about what alcohol to buy for pre-drinks and not what bills you have to pay first so you can survive as a full-grown adult. *shudders*

The point is: a new Batman/Joker combo is not cinematic gold, for God’s sake. A new Pirates of the Caribbean written by the Deadpool duo will not shake the earth.

Recent groundbreaking genre favourites such as A Quiet Place, Get Out and Moonlight have pushed the boundaries of cinematic territory and have told stories from new and vital points of view, so why can't Hollywood give more opportunities to scripts, directors and voices like these?

News recently broke that Shrek, one of the most popular animated franchises of all time, is getting a reboot (pause for gasps).

Those of us who grew up with the infamous green ogre and his hilarious sidekick, Donkey, will most likely shudder at the thought of Hollywood studios replacing a beloved film of our youth with a facade, a copy which can never truly replace the original.

Others will delight in the nostalgia of creating more content surrounding the comedic protagonist and his fairytale friends, especially since the man behind the reboot, as well as the revival of Puss in Boots, is Chris Meledandri.

Known as the mastermind of the Despicable Me movies (and creator of the minions, which have literally overtaken the world and internet memes), Meledandri has been tasked by Universal Pictures with finding some fresh storylines to being the lovable ogre into the modern time. I say modern time as if Shrek is donkeys-years old (yes, I made a donkey joke. Deal with it).

Shrek was originally released back in 2001, making it barely 17 years old. While a lot has happened in technology and film-making in this time, does it really seem necessary to bring back a franchise which has really run its course? After all, Shrek the Fourth only entered cinemas in 2010, and left much to be desired.

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Studios are so obsessed with maintaining popularity and success of these franchises, that often they completely ruin the essence of what made it loved by audiences in the first place, in this case: comedic integrity.

I mean, a storyline about an ogre defending his swamp in a land of fairytale creatures, voiced by Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas and Eddie Murphy? The person who successfully pitched that idea must be incredibly rich by now.

At least Meledandri has the good sense to keep the original vocal performances:

“When you look back on those vocal performances they’re awesome, and while you certainly could make a case for a complete reinvention, I find myself responding to my own nostalgic feelings of wanting to go back to those characterizations,” explains Meledandri.

“The challenge for us has been to find something that really does feel like it’s not simply yet another film in a series of sequels.” Good luck with that, Mr. Director Whose Film Company Has Just Released A Remake Of The Iconic The Grinch. You paint a highly believable portrait. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hollywood remakes have been saturating cinema over the last decade, and there are arguments to be made for both sides of the tide. If a remake is done right, à la A Star is Born, something special can happen.

This is usually a result of some newfangled aspect of the film however, a tweak or drastic change which brings the piece back to life but also gives it a platform in its own right.

Lady Gaga, for example, plays the role of struggling artist Ally in a way that makes it impossible to compare her to Barbara Streisand. The songs are also freshly crafted, and impactful in their raw energy, partially due to Bradley Cooper’s directorial talent and surprising talent as a singer.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Formerly known as an actor, his transition into musicality and the directorial chair allows the film to reach new heights, as if feels as if we are being introduced to someone who we’ve never really known at all.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has also achieved phenomenal success, however there is next to nothing about the show which resembles its predecessor, and it is stand-alone as a result, especially with its sense of ‘woke’ teen angst which is captured almost to perfection.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Yet the majority of remakes are arguably just major Hollywood studios tapping into the nostalgia of audiences who are ready and willing to return to the cinema seat to catch any glimpse of their favourite childhood character or storyline in action.

Certain remakes adapt the trend with refreshing results; such as the Fargo reboot which was recreated as a mini-series and is widely well-reviewed. An audience is more likely to watch something which they are already familiar with, and if the sense of familiarity is matched with something genuinely unique, truly excellent cinematic gold can occur.

Classics are classics for a reason, and taking the formula and twisting it to adapt to a new generation often leads to disastrous consequences. The remake of Psycho, the Great Gatsby (controversial, most people loved the grandeur of Baz Luhrmann yet the power of the written words were essentially erased) and Footloose, for example, need to die a slow death.

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The endless sequels are also a problem, I mean PLEASE learn to leave it alone. Just because the movie was good does not mean it has to be continued and drawn out until the life is sapped out of it.

If there is a new technology, a new actor or actress or director, or scriptwriter who are talented enough to reuse old material and revitalise it, by all means, go ahead. Yet the magic of the true classics cannot be forgotten.

The day the news breaks that the Harry Potter franchise is getting a remake, for example, you will find this writer in a pool of her own tears, echoing the chant; “YOU CAN’T DO THIS TO ME!” on repeat. Don’t judge. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint were the heroes of my youth, the faces which encapsulated the characters I had fallen in love with page by page.

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Transforming the series would simply remind me that I am now old enough for my childhood characters to be replaced and made into something new and alien altogether. If they even DREAM of touching perfection like Back to the Future or The Godfather, there will be hell to pay from the ever-protective fanbases.

The love most people harbour for that first spark of a film or character which had never been seen before is difficult to rearrange. There are an infinite number of voices in cinema which have yet to be heard; only now are women gaining access to cinematography, directorial roles, production roles and script-writing responsibilities.

Only now are people of different ethnic backgrounds, diverse economic circumstances, sexual orientations having their voices heard. Can you imagine how many stories they have to tell?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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For so long, only the powerful were given the chance to create movies. Creating new formulas which give other people a change to feel represented and tell their own stories would revolutionise cinema.

So before we rush to discuss which man will be chosen as the next Bond, which Disney film will be recreated, or which superhero will once again be given a new face, why not look to those who haven’t been given a face, or a voice in cinema?

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, as the phrase goes, but authenticity is the greatest form of art.  

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If you had one shot, one opportunity, to seize Eminem's famous Mom's spaghetti, would you capture it? Or just let it slip?

There was a lot of sweaty palms and weak knees in Detroit this weekend as Eminem fans turned out in force to grab chance to sample arguably the most famous dish is rap history – Mom's Spaghetti.

To celebrate the release of his ninth album, Revival, the rapper hosted a promotional event in a pop-up restaurant cleverly dubbed, Mom's Spaghetti.

For those of you who don't know, the name comes from the lyrics to one of the stars biggest hits, Lose Yourself, which featured on the soundtrack for 8 Mile.

The rapper announced the pop-up via Twitter on Thursday saying, “Detroit! Come vomit up some spaghetti with me this weekend at our official #Revival pop up. Exclusive merch, spaghetti and more.”

At the event, fans were offered exclusive mechanise as well as a menu consisting of 'Mom's spaghetti with meatballs' and a 'S'ghetti sandwich' – and while that sounds like something we'd eat back in our student days, we'd definitely be willing to give it a try.

Revival is available to download and stream now.

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So, earlier this year it was revealed that one of our favourite sitcoms was making a comeback – and now, new details about the much anticipated Will and Grace revival have been revealed.

Fans of the series may remember the 2006 finale which took a glance into the future, revealing that Will and Grace has gone their separate ways, each finding partners and starting families of their own.

With such a definitive ending, the idea of a revival seemed like an all but impossible dream – until now.

Writers of the shows's upcoming 12-episode revival have decided to completely dismiss the events of the final episode and continue as if it never went to air.

According to Entertainment Weekly, when Will and Grace returns in September, the main characters will still be single, childless, and living in their New York City apartment.

Oh, and Jack will still be living across the hall, and Karen will still reside in luxury Fifth Avenue mansion.

“We spent most of our time trying to figure out what would be the way to make the show the best version of itself coming back after 11 years,” says executive producer/creator, Max Mutchnick.

“That finale really caused us a lot of grief. You write a finale because a show is over. You never think that it’s coming back again.”

“When the decision was made to bring the series back, we were like, well, we left them with kids, right?” added executive producer/creator David Kohan.

“We frankly did not want to see them being either good parents or bad parents. We wanted them to be Will and Grace.”

We couldn't be happier about the decision to leave the characters exactly how there were, because honestly, we can't imagine them any other way.

Will and Grace is set to return to it's home on NBC on September 28, but until then, you'll find us binge watching the first eight seasons.

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Rachel Bilson is "open" to a revival of The OC and we're hoping and praying the others are on board.

The teen drama was one of our all-time favourite shows to watch on TV, so that's why we're pretty excited about Rachel saying she's open to taking on her role as Summer again.

Speaking to E! News, the actress said: "I'm always open to things. I don't know what it would look like with our characters being old now.

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"We were riding skateboards on the pier; I don't know what they do now as 30-year-olds.

"But it would be nice to see everyone again," she finished.

We don't know about you, but we would love to see what Summer and Seth are doing ten years on.

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When asked what she thinks the love birds are up to, Rachel said: "People always ask me that and I'm like, 'What was she doing when we ended?' I can't even remember; it was so long ago.

"I'm sure she has kids with Seth. I don't know! She's on the beach."

She added: "It's really nice that people loved the show so much and embraced it. I'm still so grateful to this day for the opportunity and to have been a part of something like that."

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Ed Westwick has destroyed all of our dreams of there being a Gossip Girl revival, and we'll admit, we're pretty bummed about it.

The show has been off air for the past four years, which we know isn't that long, but we feel as if we need some sort of comeback after they (SPOILER) made Dan Gossip Girl.

That can't be the end to the story, right?!

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Anyway, Ed was speaking to Radio Times and said: "Nah, that's not gonna happen. I know there's a bunch of them coming back – I hear they're doing Will and Grace, they've done Gilmore Girls

"But it's such a strange thing to think about. It feels like we only just finished! And I haven't done enough in between yet to feel like I could comfortably revisit it. And I did so much with that character – it's played out, man. It's done."

However, when asked if he'd sign up if Netflix paid him the right amount of money, he said: "I'll do it then."

So you know, all hope is not lost.

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From festivals and concerts to TV show revivals, we're looking for any little bit of hope that 2017 will be better than 2016.

And even though a TV show will never compare to having world peace, they do give us a little bit of light at the end of a hard day.

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One of our favourite series of all time was Will and Grace, and even though they had a revival last September (their goal for the episode was to stop Donald Trump becoming president – eerrr), it seems that that was not enough, and apparently 10 new episodes are coming by the end of this year.

We say apparently because, well, NBC hasn't confirmed anything, BUT former Will and Grace star Leslie Jordan (a.k.a. Beverly, Karen's rival) is all talk about the new series.

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He told KPBS:  "It's back. Here's the way it works: [NBC] has ordered 10 episodes. It'll be for next season, so [the cast will] go in in July. And then they'll add the guest cast. I'll get a phone call."

We won't hold our breathes juuuust yet, but how awesome would a full revival be?!

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*Don't worry, if you still haven't watched the Gilmore Girls revival or if you haven't heard the #LastFourWords yet, there's no spoilers here.*

Alexis Bledel appeared on Jimmy Fallon last night, which was her first appearance since A Year in the Life dropped on Netflix.

It's safe to say the series has been highly anticipated, and it was made even better by most of the original cast getting on board.

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The actress chatted to Jimmy about her fellow cast mates on the show, and actually, her favourites might surprise you.

“I think Caesar (Aris Alvarado) is awesome,” she admitted “He’s underrated, he’s amazing."

Her next fave was Rory's neighbour Babette (Sally Struthers) and then Stars Hallow resident dance teacher Miss Patty (Liz Torres).

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“They were on All in the Family together and every time they would come to set and sing show tunes, and it was such a raucous day on set every day they were there, so I have to appreciate them," she said.

And her final fave? Kirk (Sean Gunn). Now, don't get us wrong. We love these characters as much as the next person, but what about good 'oul Luke? Or ruggedly handsome Jess? Or even the man we all love to hate, Taylor Doose? Or SOOKIE?

OK, let's just admit they're all great because we can't actually pick our favourites…

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*If you don't want to know anything about the Gilmore Girls revival – look away NOW*

 

When the Gilmore Girls revival was announced, we all jumped for joy and raced to watch the series from start to finish all over again.

We have so many questions… Like, will Lorelei ever just marry Luke? And who will Rory choose? We know it's not Dean, so Logan? Or Jess? And how will they get around the tragedy of Edward Herrmann's (Richard Gilmore) death?

While we may have to wait a while for all of these questions to be answered (doesn't time feel like it's dragging?), a little ray of sunshine dropped on us this morning. And that little ray of sunshine is the first page of the script. GAH.

And even though it reveals nothing about what's going to happen, it brings us right home to Stars Hollow.

Get ready for the memories to come flooding in.

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It feels like we've been waiting on ths day for YEARS.

They teased us with photos and interviews for months now, but finally, the release date for the Gilmore Girls revivial is here – and we're delighted.

Netflix shared a small teaser (which I got very excited about) where Rory and Loreli are chatting away as normal, but at the end, November 25 pops up on the screen.

Yes ladies, keep November 25 free. If you're anything like me you'll be cuddled up on the sofa with a bag of microwave popcorn at the ready.

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Between smashing her current Revival tour and becoming the proud owner of the most liked photo on Instagram, it’s happy days for Selena Gomez. 

And it seems those at camp Gomez are getting in on the good vibes as the star’s makeup artist Melissa Murdick has released a new makeup tutorial in which she demonstrates one of the singer’s best Revival looks.

The informative video was posted to the Revival Tour Instagram account this evening and explains to viewers how they can recreate Selena’s copper smoky eye.

The step-by-step clip states that you should apply a medium copper eyeshadow to the lid and into the crease of the eye in an elongated shape, before applying a deeper shade to the outer corner and inner crease.

Melissa then applies a thin line of black liquid liner along the lash line.  She explains that for extra drama false lashes can also be added at this stage.

The celebrity MUA then advises viewers to add definition to the eye by applying a brown shadow below the lower lash line and finish the look by filling in the brows.  Ladies, it’s that simple.

 

 

Selena's Makeup Artist, Melissa, walks us through her eye shadow look for the #RevivalTour. Tag us as you recreate this look!

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