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Candace Bushnell Tames The Term “Cougar”

Famous lady author Candace Bushnell has cracked the whip against the term “cougar” in an op-ed published in the upcoming issue of More magazine. So what if the “Sex and the City” writer is 50 and her hubby (a ballet dancer … hot) is 10 years younger? Don’t call the lady a “cougar!” She wonders, rightfully so, why every time a woman breaks through some kind of uncharted territory they receive an annoying label—like when successful business women are called “ball busters” or “ice queens.” (Sorry Anna Wintour, it’s kind of true in your case.) Keep reading »

Quickies!: “Kill Bill” Actor David Carradine Found Dead

  • “Kill Bill” star David Carradine, 72, was found dead this morning, hanging from a rope in his closet.[Pop Eater] — RIP Carradine.
  • James Franco bails on giving the UCLA commencement speech–just two weeks before the big day. [Perez] — He claims he has a scheduling conflict, but I think it might have to do with the fact that most of the student body protested against having him as their speaker.
  • Candace Bushnell talks to CNN about her road to success, and the bumps along the way. [CNN]

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Is A Sex And The City Prequel Too Much Of A Good Thing?

Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell is penning two teen novels about Carrie Bradshaw’s adolescence. As a “Sex and the City” fanatic and Carrie-phile, I’m know I’m excited. I’m a 22-year-old who watched SATC as a teen, and I can tell you adults really underestimate the sexual knowledge of teenagers. But is this prequel idea too much of a good thing? Some think the movie went too far already. Has Carrie jumped the shark? Bushnell’s backtracking to the girls’ adolescent years could lead to SATC overload. For now, I’m torn, but either way I’m willing to bet I’ll be looking for the The Carrie Diaries in 2010, when I’ll be a 25-year-old reading a book about teens. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Drinking Green, Lindsay Lohan’s New Company, And Educated Sex Workers

  • How do you stay “green” when you’re out on the town? Order a mixed drink; they require less energy than blended ones. No more Daiquiris for you. [LiveScience]
  • Lindsay Lohan is launching a company called Stay Gold. Right now, they’re developing a self-tanner and a line of leggings. As if one leggings line from LiLo wasn’t enough. [NYMag.com]
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    How Many Pairs Of Shoes Can $25 Million Buy?

    The SATC character who probably made the most money on the show (fancy corporate lawyer Miranda) is played by the actress who is worth the least (Cynthia Nixon), and the character who made the least (Carrie) is played by the actress who is worth the most (Sarah Jessica Parker). According to an article in the April issue of Portfolio, Cynthia’s market value is $2.5 million, while SJP is worth $25 million. The person who really got shortchanged is Candace Bushnell. She’s only got around $3.25 million. Poor girl. [Portfolio] Keep reading »

    Romance On TV: It’s A Lipstick Jungle Out There

    It’s weird — as much as I loved Sex and the City when it was on TV, in retrospect, watching the episodes on demand now, I realize how “meh” the show was in its last few seasons. Which is why I was half-super excited and half-weary of seeing the latest show based on a Candace Bushnell book, Lipstick Jungle. After watching the premiere last Thursday, I’m pretty sure that the show is going to have the same indulgent guilty pleasure quality of SATC, minus the oh-so-quotable-soundbites and wading pool-deep lessons. More of my assessment, after the jump. Keep reading »

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