Understandably, the role of a high school-aged Carrie Bradshaw is highly coveted among legions of young actresses, but the character that led Sarah Jessica Parker to enduring fame leaves behind some seriously big shoes (Manolos, naturally) for a starlet to fill. “The Carrie Diaries,” Candace Bushnell’s prequel novel to the much-loved series, is coming to life on the small screen, and AnnaSophia Robb has snagged the eponymous role. A number of others were rumored to be in talks for the part, including Blake Lively and Elizabeth Olsen, but the 18-year-old actress best recognized for 2007′s heartbreaking “Bridge to Terabithia,” emerged victorious. The series will air on the CW, the network responsible for such successful young adult shows as “Gossip Girl” and “One Tree Hill,” but I have my reservations. I think AnnaSophia is adorable, and perfectly well-suited to the part, but the question stands — will Carrie Bradshaw, completely out of context, even hold a candle to the unapologetically fabulous thirty-something Carrie Bradshaw we all know and love? [Huffington Post]
Actress Sean Young, who appeared inBlade Runner and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, was placed under citizen’s arrest by security at Sunday night’s Governors Ball after the Oscars. She allegedly got into a fight with a security guard.
Sources told TMZ that Young allegedly got into a fight with a security guard at the ball, which is hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences itself. She was put under citizen’s arrest by security until LAPD arrived to take her to the local police station. The actress was then booked for misdemeanor battery. Read more…
“We were [at the shelter] for three hours. I was almost walking out with three puppies. That’s why we named her Sophie, because it was [like] ‘Sophie’s Choice.’ I was crying – it was so hard. … Sophie came right up to us. That was sort of a big indicator – they choose you.”
– Jennifer Aniston tells Jay Leno how she and Justin Theroux came to adopt their pit bull mix puppy and name her Sophie. Oh, as someone who is very pro dog adoption, this quote warms my heart! Jennifer is so right — pets do choose you. I remember the day I adopted Lucca (above right) like it was yesterday. My then-boyfriend and I stopped by a mobile adoption event with the intention of just looking, but immediately my eyes were drawn to a small little honey-colored nugget staring at me with sweet, worried eyes and a big open smile. It was love at first sight. She sat on my lap and hasn’t left it since. [People]
Half of Hollywood had the right idea last night — instead of going to the boring ol’ Academy Awards, they went to the Vanity Fair party early and whooped it up. Click on to see who was there — hint: everyone! (Okay, now we’re done with the Oscar red carpet slideshows. Phew!)