This weekend sees the release of Sex and the City 2, the second feature film based on the smash HBO TV series.

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The big box office numbers took many male journalists by surprise – prompting countless astonished headlines – as if the idea of women going out to see a movie on their own was somehow a new phenomenon. But this time the guys are waiting – ready to sneer, put down and patronize Sex – and its mostly female fans. The sexism and condescension just ooze of the page. The first movie was terrific in my opinion and the series barely put a foot wrong.

First there’s the reviews – currently 17% on Rotten Tomatoes – that’s barely better than the dreary Elm Street remake, less than the J. The Daily Beast asked if it was possible for a straight man to enjoy Sex and the City (I don’t know who this insults more – women, straight men or the gays? Now I’ll say in advance I haven’t seen Sex and the City 2 yet. Can the sequel, from the same director and writers, really be that bad? I’m no fan of bad romantic comedies – and most of them are pretty terrible.

A teen chugged a latte, a Mountain Dew and an energy drink.

David Hasselhoff‘s cha-cha was just not up to snuff and he and partner Kym Johnson were the first elimination of “Dancing With the Stars” Season 11.

A former Lowcountry official is behind bars Friday morning on a charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Former Mount Pleasant Town Councilman Ken Glasson was arrested after an incident that occurred on Seabrook Island, officials say.

We aren’t sure we like the non-Def Leppard version.

The trial of Bo Xilai, the disgraced former top Chinese Communist Party official, was not the open-and-shut case of official corruption some observers might have expected after watching the recent slew of high-profile prosecutions in China.

Instead, by the fifth and final day of the proceedings, the cross-examination had turned into a startlingly salacious soap opera featuring, among other things, overlapping love triangles.

On Saturday, Bo confessed to having been unfaithful to his wife, Gu Kailai (Party insiders have long alleged that he has had numerous liaisons), which caused her to decamp to England in 2000, along with their adolescent son, Bo Guagua, as an act of retribution.

Although Bo has largely denied each of the charges leveled against him, including embezzlement, bribery, and graft, on account of his ignorance in financial details (“The state didn’t select me for my accounting skills,” he said during his testimony), the prosecution argued in its closing statement that Bo had forfeited his chance at leniency with his defiance, and thus deserves a “severe punishment.”Whether you think the trial, which wrapped up on Monday, represents significant strides for the Chinese justice system or stagecraft to appease a captivated public, it has proved to be premium entertainment.