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Baywatch Remake Ready For the Big-Screen

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An iconic T.V series may finally be making it’s way to the big screen.

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Paramount has announced that it is moving forward with it’s adaptation of Baywatch. The studio has been trying to secure a Baywatch movie for years now, and it’s finally coming together. A number of writers have already taken a crack at the script, including some comedy writers Sean Anders and John Morris, involved with We’re the Millers.

The studio as also hired Justin Malen to direct. There have been many developmental stages, mainly because of the script. At one point the action was set to revolve around a series of shark attacks, leading the Baywatch team to investigate a drug-smuggling operation.

It’s still unclear what Malen’s take will be for the remake, but he wants to keep the look and feel of the iconic drama. The movie will have a cheeky feel to it though.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is rumored to be taking on the starring role.. protecting the Santa Monica Shores, shirtless. Come on, those abs have Baywatch written all over them.

What do you think? Would you like a Baywatch remake? Should the Rock star in it? Who else would you like to see rock the red bathing suit? If we had to choose our perfect cast it would also include Kate Upton, Chrissy Tiegen, Taylor Kinney, Jason Sudeikis, Zoe Saldana (post baby), Sofia Vergara, and Joe Manganiello. Seriously, just picture them all in bikinis/shirtless and that is the perfect movie cast right?! Movie magic!

 

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Pop Up Bar ‘Cosmo Carrie’s’ Brings ‘Sex and the City’ & Cosmos to Chicago

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Sex & the (windy) city.

If you’ve been missing Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, you have to make your way down to Ironside Bar & Galley’s latest Sex & the City inspired pop-up, ‘Cosmo Carrie’s.’

Cosmo Carries Chicago Sex & the City Pop-Up

Cosmo Carries Chicago Sex & the City Pop-Up

‘Cosmo Carrie’s’ transforms the basement of the bar into a pink, glamorous ode to the HBO series.

Are you ready to party like it’s 1998?

Cosmo Carries Chicago Sex & the City Pop-Up

Cosmo Carries Chicago Sex & the City Pop-Up

The SATC-inspired bar opened for Valentine’s Day, just in time to grab drinks with your besties, but the reception has been so incredible, they’ve decided to extend the pop-up for another two months!

Manager Dave Andrews and his team created four signature cocktails inspired by the four leading ladies.

Related: ‘Sex and the City’ Follow Up Series is in the Works

There’s the classic Cosmo inspired by Carrie, a Miranda Powersuit Martini which features a splash of prosecco, and a sweet Charlotte Honey Appletini.

Cosmo Carries Chicago Sex & the City Pop-Up

Cosmo Carries Chicago Sex & the City Pop-Up

As for Samantha, she inspired a “dessert” drink with Godiva dark chocolate and vanilla cold brew coffee.

If Martini’s aren’t your thing, there’s a full specialty menu of drinks designed and named after supporting characters.

Cosmo Carries Chicago Sex & the City Pop-Up

Cosmo Carries Chicago Sex & the City Pop-Up

The pop-up also features a full-menu with salmon avocado toast, buffalo chicken balls, a New York-style burger, and other delicious bites.

And since everything is all about the ‘gram these days, there are plenty of Instagrammable moments throughout the pop-up.

You can pose with the character cardboard cutouts, clink your Cosmo’s for a boomerang, or pose with the ladies on the official backdrop.

Grab your girlfriends and make your way down to the nostalgic pop-up before it’s over!

Cosmo Carries Chicago Sex & the City Pop-Up

Cosmo Carries Chicago Sex & the City Pop-Up

Check out the menu HERE and get more info about Cosm Carrie’s HERE!

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Chicago’s Pop-Up Bar Will Help You Prepare for the Final Season of ‘Game of Thrones’

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Game of Thrones Chicago pop-up bar Replay Lincoln Park

Despite the warmer weather that’s graced the city recently, it’s “still winter in Chicago’s” Replay Lincoln Park.

That’s because the arcade has extended its Game of Throne’s pop-up bar in anticipation of the show’s final season.

Game of Thrones Chicago pop-up bar Replay Lincoln Park

Game of Thrones Chicago pop-up bar Replay Lincoln Park

As the countdown nears to the first episode of GOT’s eight and final season, the pop-up has revamped its interior with new art installations, photos ops, trivia nights and even themed drinks.

Related: Chicago Cubs Hosting “Game of Thrones” Themed Night at Wrigley

Upon stepping inside, I forgot that I was even standing in an arcade.

Everywhere you turn, there’s a GOT character staring back at you.

Game of Thrones Chicago pop-up bar Replay Lincoln Park

Game of Thrones Chicago pop-up bar Replay Lincoln Park

In addition, you can sit on a replica of the ‘Iron Throne,’ snag a photo of yourself getting beheaded, or stand between realistic looking White Walkers.

If you’re interested in themed events ahead of the season premiere, you can attend a Red Wedding, check out their “For the Throne” Ommegang beer release, participate in cosplay karaoke, or take part in the Wight Walk 5k.

Game of Thrones Chicago pop-up bar Replay Lincoln Park

Game of Thrones Chicago pop-up bar Replay Lincoln Park

Basically, there’s no shortage of ways to prepare for the finale.

Replay Lincoln Park is located at 2833 N. Sheffield, but I promise you, you’ll feel like you’re in Westeros.

Best of all, the pop-up is completely FREE so if you’re in the area, grab all your Chicago Game of Thrones friends and check it out because there is no better way to pay tribute to a show that has made such an impact!

Game of Thrones Chicago pop-up bar Replay Lincoln Park

Game of Thrones Chicago pop-up bar Replay Lincoln ParkThe final season of Game of Thrones kicks off on April 14.

You can find more information here! 

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The Originals’ Claire Holt Welcomes First Child With Husband Andrew

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Claire Holt Gives Birth

Welcome, James Holt Joblon!

Claire Holt and husband Andrew Joblon welcomed their first child together.

The Originals actress shared a picture of her little man on Instagram writing, “Everything they say is true. There is no love like it.”

In the photo, James is wrapped in a hospital blanket and peacefully sleeping in his momma’s arms.

Pregnancy has been a difficult journey for Holt who suffered a miscarriage and underwent a consequent dilation and curettage procedure just seven months before she became pregnant with James.

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As I inch closer to my due date, I often find myself reflecting on the incredible capacity of the female body. I cannot believe that I’ve created, nourished and housed a little human! It hasn’t been an easy process – I’ve cried many tears and cursed my aching body countless times. However, I have never loved or respected myself more than I do now. This #internationalwomensday is a particularly meaningful one for me. I am truly in awe of all those who have taken the journey of motherhood before me, and I feel so excited to be joining their ranks. I’m also reminded of the incredible strength that women possess, which extends far beyond having children. Every day I see examples of kind women, passionate women, intelligent women, driven women. I am endlessly inspired by ladies I know and love as well as by those I’ve never even met. Thank you to all the women in my life – and to women everywhere – for never ceasing to amaze me.

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In October, she announced her pregnancy writing:

“My heart is bursting. I’m so happy to share with you that we are having a baby! It still doesn’t feel real. These past few months have been filled with excitement, anxiety, tears, joy, uncertainty but most of all gratitude,” she wrote alongside the pregnancy announcement.

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My heart is bursting. I’m so happy to share with you that we are having a baby! It still doesn’t feel real. These past few months have been filled with excitement, anxiety, tears, joy, uncertainty but most of all gratitude. You never forget the deep pain of loss. It dims with time but it informs many of your experiences. Our loss earlier this year was the darkest moment of my life. Yet, it made me infinitely more thankful for the precious baby growing inside me today. I want to take a moment to acknowledge all those struggling with miscarriage, infertility or any of the difficulties that come with bringing new life into the world. I know that these announcements can hurt. I’ve felt it all. My heart is with you and I pray that our story gives you hope. Thank you all so much for your love and support – I can’t wait to share this journey with you.

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She also reflected on the miscarriage writing, “You never forget the deep pain of loss. It dims with time but it informs many of your experiences.”

We’re so happy for Claire and Andrew!

Sending congrats and love to the family!

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