Meet The Real-Life Edina Monsoon From Absolutely Fabulous

There is a real-life Edina Monsoon, you guys, and her name is Lynne Franks. Franks was a notorious player in London's fashion P.R. industry in the '80s and '90s, and was friends with Jennifer Saunders, who based the character of Eddie on her. Franks seems to own the whole Absolutely Fabulous thing — she titled her… » 12/21/11 1:30pm 12/21/11 1:30pm

See The First Clip From The New Absolutely Fabulous, Sweetie

Joanna Lumley, Jennifer Saunders, Jane Horrocks, and Julia Sawalha are back! Absolutely Fabulous filmed new episodes for a BBC holiday special, to mark the show's 20th anniversary. While it's a little too soon to break out the Bolli-Stoli based on this teaser alone, darling, it sure does look promising! The new… » 11/28/11 3:40pm 11/28/11 3:40pm

Absolutely Fabulous Is Absolutely Coming Back To TV

Sweetie, darling, sweetie, darling, is that a bee? No, darling, it's Patsy and Eddie taping new episodes of Absolutely Fabulous, sweetie. Get me the champers, Saffy. No, darling, the other champ—thank you, sweetie. These brand new episodes, sweetie, are gonna be broadcast on BBC later this year to mark AbFab's 20th… » 8/29/11 4:55pm 8/29/11 4:55pm

Absolutely Fabulous Is Returning, Sweetie Darling!

Exciting news! Chain-smoking, Champagne-guzzling self-centered and vulgar fashionistas Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone are being resurrected. This summer, Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders will shoot three new episodes of AbFab, and the show should return to BBC1 in the fall. It's been almost 20 years since the show… » 4/21/11 3:33pm 4/21/11 3:33pm

Gisele Bundchen Tops High-Earning Models List, Again

How Women's Television Is Just Like Sex And The City

Slate's TV columnist Troy Patterson parses the programming on the three women's television networks today, and, reading Patterson's descriptions of each lady network, I had to wonder: could the networks be categorized using the ultimate post-modern archetypes, Sex and the City characters? It is the Most Important Show… » 12/13/07 2:00pm 12/13/07 2:00pm