Steel yourself for heartbreak - Sex and the City 3 has been shelved
It's because Kim Cattrall is being difficult, but to me it makes no sense to shut things down because of that. Just work it into the plot, as they did with Paul Walker's death in the Fast and Furious films. Kim's character was sexually promiscuous, so the producers can take on a social conscience and explain her absence by saying she died of an STD.
The other characters could mourn her for about three seconds, and then decide that the only way to console themselves while honoring her memory is to shop for dozens of new shoes in Paris on the Rue Saint Honore and Boulevard Saint-Germain! Then the superficial hijinks resume their normal course in a new and even more romantic location.
Problem solved by Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo, with an assist from Uncle Scoopy.