On Feb. 4, Kim Cattrall confirmed that her 55-year-old brother Chris had been found dead in Canada. After learning of the tragedy, Parker reached out to her former Sex and the City costar privately and had written a supportive comment on social media: “Dearest Kim, my love and condolences to you and yours and Godspeed to your beloved brother. Xx.”
“I thought it was fake. I was like, ‘There’s no way Kim Cattrall has posted this on her Instagram.’ This is a woman who is in the middle of grieving the loss of her brother, which is tragic and sad,” Cohen, 49, said on his Radio Andy show on Monday. “She accused of exploiting a tragedy and I’ve been getting all these tweets from people.”
“She was doing press all last week for Divorce. And you know, guess what? When you’re doing press, you’re asked the same questions about what’s going on. So people, I’m sure, were like, ‘What do you think of what happened?’ And she simply and concisely expressed her condolences. I would not call that exploiting a tragedy. What was she supposed to do? Say something bad? I don’t understand,” Cohen continued about Parker, who spoke out about the tragedy to Extra at New York City’s Paley Center for Media on Thursday night while promoting Divorce.
The Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen host also admitted that he doesn’t “like it that people are characterizing this as a catfight. There’s only one person fighting here.”
“Sarah only said the nicest things about her. And then the same thing with the movie,” he said, referencing Parker’s recent appearance on his late-night Bravo show. “The only thing she’s ever commented about the movie or about Kim not wanting to do the movie was that she was disappointed that the studio pulled the plug on it.”
“I don’t get it,” said Cohen. “It’s a catfight of one from where I see it.”
Cattrall began criticizing her former SATC costars last year after Parker revealed that plans for a third SATC movie had been scrapped. Sources said that Cattrall’s demands had derailed the project; Cattrall denied this, saying she never agreed to do the film. In October she told Piers Morgan that she’s “never been friends” with her SATC costars.
Parker has not responded to Cattrall’s Saturday Instagram post, but she did address Cattrall’s previous remarks to PEOPLE last week during an interview for an upcoming story about her HBO show Divorce, her new Gap Kids line and other projects.
“I never responded to the conversation that Kim had with Piers Morgan, where she said things that were really hurtful about me,” Parker told PEOPLE. “I don’t want to answer it, that’s not how I feel about her. I think of her as part of this experience and it was amazing. We had a connection with the audience, and we had a connection with this city and with this crew and we got to tell these crazy stories with each other. And I don’t want to mess with that.”
Snowboarder Jamie Anderson has successfully defended her golden status.
The 27-year-old grabbed gold for the second time in the women’s snowboard slopestyle at Phoenix Snow Part in South Korea Monday morning (Sunday night stateside). Anderson also took home gold in the 2014 competition in Sochi — its Olympic debut — which means Anderson is currently the first and only woman to earn gold in the event at the Games.
Blustery conditions caused a delayed start to the event and handicapped the majority of the competitors, according to a release from the U.S. Olympic Committe, which also noted that :Anderson successfully navigated the course for a score of 83.00 on her first run, then watched as the field was confounded by the windy conditions.”
Her win comes just one day after 17-year-old snowboarder Red Gerard picked up gold in the men’s snowboard slopestyle. American Sage Kotsenburg took home gold in the same event in 2014, which means U.S. snowboarders have completely dominated in the category since the event was introduced.
Anderson — the fifth of eight siblings — has said the best advice she’s received as she’s pursued her Olympic dream is to“find something you’re passionate about and really pursue it.”
At the same time, she’s kept her medal-winning skills in perspective. In 2014, she told The New York Times: “At the end of the day, it’s snowboarding. We all started it because of the fun it brings and how much joy it is being out there on the mountain with your friends. It’s like playing, you know? We’re pretty much snowboarding on a playground up there.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pushed back against critics within her Christian Democratic Union party of the government coalition deal the party reached with Germany’s main center-left party.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been speaking about Alexis Sanchez this week and especially his final few months at the Gunners.
Some chose to question the players commitment before the move to Manchester United, with his head having been turned.
The contract rebel had decided to move on and wanted to move in January but his move to Manchester City fell through.
Thankfully for him, Man United came in and offered him an extortionate wage to sign for them.
The player played several matches in the lead up to the move and Arsene Wenger moved quickly to defend him over those few matches.
That is because the French boss has admitted that he does everything to win when he is on the pitch.
“Sanchez, for him it was very difficult because as soon as he had a game that was average he was questioned about his commitment and that is not his case,” Wenger told BT Sport, cited by the Mirror.
“When he is on the football pitch he wants to win. But it was a bit unfair to him I think.
“I don’t know [if Sanchez was unsettling the rest of the squad], our results in the future will show that.
“What was a bit unfair to Sanchez: he was questioned every time. Is he committed or not committed?
“There was always a debate and then, of course, it starts to unsettle a little bit but I never questioned his commitment but it was a difficult situation.”
Here’s a campaign ad in the making. The occupier of the Oval Office made his first on-camera remarks about the resignation of aide Rob Porter, the wife-abuser who was under investigation for his abuse by the FBI and had been denied a security clearance. Remember, the White House had known for months about Porter’s domestic violence and ignored it.
So you won’t be surprised at Trump’s reaction.
Trump said “it was very sad” to learn about Porter’s alleged abuse, but pointed out that Porter has denied the claims.
“As you probably know, he says he’s innocent, and I think you have to remember that,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. “He said very strongly yesterday that he’s innocent, so you’ll have to talk to him about that.”
He also said “We wish him well,” and “hope he has a wonderful career” and reiterated that he’s “very sad.” Clearly, he’s very sad that Porter is being forced to leave, not that Porter tried to ruin the lives of multiple women.
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— Sam Stein (@samstein) February 9, 2018