Morning Mix: Gervais Books to Become 3D Movie

  • SATC II: At Least One Man Will Appear In It. Mr. Big caves to committment, again. New Line announced last night that "Sex and the City" star Chris Noth signed a seven-figure deal to return for the film's second installment. What's more exciting than this news is how hilariously out-of-date Noth's headshot is on this Variety story. [Variety]
  • Further Reasons to Adore Ricky Gervais. A Universal Studios subsidiary will create 3-D animated children's film based on "Flanimals," a children's book series penned by British comedian Ricky Gervais. The main character, whom Gervais will voice, looks remarkably like Kirby -- and prompted this statement from the star: "It will be great to play a short, fat, sweaty loser for a change. A real stretch." Joining him in the voice cast are Julie Andrews, Steve Carrell, Kristen Wiig, Jason Segel and Danny McBride. [Variety]
  • Unsurprisingly, New York Rates Julia Allison's As Lamest Twitter. Read all the stories about who's on Twitter -- Oprah! Ashton! Shaq! -- but not sure who's worth following? NYMag.com has a clever version of their approval matrix that maps out the biggest Tweeters in entertainment against their newsiness and insight quotients. Check it out on their homepage. [New York]