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AnnaSophia Robb Snags The Lead In “The Carrie Diaries”

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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]

Morning Quickies: Will Elizabeth Olsen Be Young Carrie Bradshaw In “Summer In The City”?

  • Casting rumors are afoot for a film adaption of Summer In The City, Candace Bushnell’s prequel to Sex & The City, where young Carrie Bradshaw meets all her pals in New York City. Here’s the alleged lineup: Elizabeth Olsen as Carrie, Blake Lively as Samantha Jones, Emma Roberts as Miranda Hobbes, and Selena Gomez as Charlotte York. This only gets a “meh” out of me. I’m sorry, but Blake is no Samantha. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Kat Von D got a tattoo of Jesse James’ childhood school photo while they were still engaged. Oopsies. It’s the new “Winona Forever”! [RadarOnline]
  • The “New Year’s Eve” trailer, starring Lea Michele and Sarah Jessica Parker, is out. Nevermind that actual New Year’s Eve is a good five months away. [Celebuzz]

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Quickies: How Much Would Carrie Bradshaw’s Life Cost? And What Are “Jersey Shore Studies”?

  • How much would Carrie Bradshaw’s life cost? A blogger crunched the numbers and those Manolos, Cosmos and condoms add up. [Refinery 29]
  • Hugh Grant was allegedly in “deep negotiations” to replace Charlie Sheen on “Two and a Half Men” but things petered out when Hugh realized he’s so much better than that. [NYMag.com]
  • Speaking of Charlie Sheen, his ex-girlfriend/ex-goddess Bree Olson is posing for Playboy. [The Superficial]
  • Lindsay Lohan has been sentenced to 120 days of home confinement, instead of jail, in addition to her community service. Wonder how that’s going to work. [Celebuzz]

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Candace Bushnell Will Milk “Sex And The City” For All It’s Worth

“Summer In The City” is not just a hit song in the ’60s by Lovin’ Spoonful. It’s also author Candace Bushnell‘s second “prequel” young adult novel about Carrie Bradshaw, a.k.a. the way she keeps making mucho clams off “Sex and the City.” (Not that I blame her!) Summer In The City picks up where The Carrie Diaries left off: it’s the ’80s, 17-year-old Carrie Bradshaw has come to New York City to take writing classes the summer before college, and she gets mugged as soon as steps out of Port Authority. (If she was coming from Connecticut, she would have stepped out of Grand Central Station, but whatever.) Carrie calls the one phone number she has on her — her best friend’s cousin — and meets Samantha Jones, her first friend in New York. Later in the book, Carrie meets Miranda Hobbes “in front of Saks, where Miranda is protesting pornography,” according to USA Today. Hey, if we have to revisit the ’80s sex wars about feminism and pornography, better do it with Candace Bushnell than Andrea Dworkin, right? Charlotte York does not seem to make an appearance in Summer In The City — but maybe that will be for a possible third prequel.

Hey, let’s get real: I’m totally going to buy this book and read it in one night while eating a pint of Cherry Garcia. [USA Today] Keep reading »

Best Gift Ever: Hubby Builds “Sex And The City” Dream Closet For His Wife

Wanna know who I hate? The Long Island woman whose husband hired the “Sex and the City” set designers to convert a spare bedroom into the Park Avenue closet Big gives Carrie. Set designers Lydia Marks and Lisa Frantz said an unnamed retired businessman spent $175,000 to makeover a 400-square-foot guestroom into the closet of any Manolo gal’s dreams. The lucky lady’s “SATC” closet now features sliding drawers for accessories, racks organized by designer, and 400 pairs of shoes, according to The New York Post. The set designers said they inventoried each of the woman’s items to make sure there was a space for it in the dream closet — and the result is it’s “very similar” but “bigger” to Carrie’s. Jealous. [UPI.com] Keep reading »

Dude Does Excellent Job Of Impersonating Carrie Bradshaw

It’s nearly impossible to imagine anyone other than Sarah Jessica Parker playing Carrie Bradshaw. But if Darren Star ever wants to do an all-male revue of “Sex and the City,” he should call on illustrator Cedric Rivrain. Rivrain cross-dresses like Carrie in a photo spread for Double Magazine and has her poses, pouts, and the delightful way she skips after making a purchase down pat. [Refinery29] Keep reading »

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