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Saturday 16 December 2017

Kim who? We need a new leading lady

Kim Cattrall
Kim Cattrall

TThe Jameson Dublin International Film Festival have just announced their guest of honour for 2015. With so much uncertainty surrounding this year's IFTAs, one looked forward to the organisers seizing the initiative and pulling out a big name. So this year, we're getting former Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall. Kim last appeared in Ireland at the IFTAs in 2011 and, even then, people were suggesting that her time had passed somewhat, given the fact that the show for which she is known ended in 2004. But 11 years later, Jameson have secured her services. That's some coup.

II NOTE that TV3 are this week re-airing the series of Celebrity Come Dine with Me that featured yours truly. I make this point because it was made in November 2011, aired in April 2012, and nearly three years later, they are repeating it (for the umpteenth time). Presumably they either consider it to be a timeless masterpiece, or they are so desperately short of shows to fill their screens that any old junk will do. There is one plus to be gained from the station's determination to repeat the show ad infinitum. At some stage in the future, people will tune in and revel in Shane Byrne's mullet. I'm guessing that, by 2028, it will probably be back in fashion.

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