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]
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Last night was the eve of the official New York Fashion Week kickoff, and the American Foundation for AIDS Research’s Annual New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street was the place to see and be seen — that is, if you’re an A-list model, celebrity, entrepreneur, or fashionista. The yearly event, hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker, raises money for — you guessed it — AIDS research, prevention, and education. This year’s reception honored the work of Roberto Cavalli. With this many fashion heavy-hitters in one place, there’s bound to be some serious outfit trauma, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the good far outweighed the bad. There were so many amazing looks last night, but there was also some bad, and then … the very, very meh. And yes, if you were wondering, Heidi Klum is still wearing her ring.
This week brought us whimsical hipster rickshaws, manly nail polish, a sales jump for a luxury fashion house, and the birthday of a very famous editor. Read on for the stats… Keep reading »
“I talk to myself. Constantly,” Sarah Jessica Parker admitted in a recent interview with People. She claims her audible self-convos are not a sign of insanity, but a coping mechanism for keeping her life together. Hallelujah! I am so glad she came clean about this because I also talk to myself. If my world is flowing, the mute button on my internal dialogue remains on. But when things don’t go exactly as planned (which, let’s face it, is a lot of the time) that’s when the conversation goes live “On Air.” It’s like a defense mechanism that keeps me from short-circuiting. Ironically, I think it keeps me from becoming one of those crazy ladies on the street muttering to herself. Well, at least I hope so.
After the jump, my favorite kinds of conversations to have with myself. Keep reading »
“I Don’t Know How She Does It” is the kind of movie I will mercilessly mock and deny ever wanting to see, but then watch all the way through every single time it pops up on HBO. Other movies that fall into this category: “He’s Just Not That Into You,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” and “How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days.” (But not “Sex and the City 2.” Never that.) While I’ll be waiting a bit for this flick to hit the small-screen so I can watch it in secret, one thing I can doright now is critique the clothing worn by the ladies who attended the movie’s premiere last night. Keep clicking to check out who made my good, bad, and meh lists!
“I didn’t plot a future like this, although I know some people do. When Matthew and I started working, all we knew is that we wanted to be great actors. I don’t think I ever thought about money or that people would know my name. I just love the work … [Matthew has] given me a little cynicism. I’m less Pollyanna now. That’s probably healthy.”
—Sarah Jessica Parker talks to Parade magazine about her new movie “I Don’t Know How She Does It” and her relationship with Matthew Broderick. It’s funny how much Sarah Jessica has actually become Carrie Bradshaw in my mind. I always assumed that she had a sarcastic, New York cynic vibe. Who knew she was ever a Pollyanna? [Celebitchy] Keep reading »
“[The papparazi] follow every move I make until I’m back inside the house. You do start to understand the behind-the-gate mentality, the getting in the car in your driveway. But I can’t imagine living in seclusion. We flirted with [moving out of New York]. We went outside the city and troubled all these realtors and stood in these homes and fantasized, and then I kept picturing nine o’clock at night and… The beautiful thing about New York is, you have to expose yourself to other people the minute you step outside the door. There is no choice. And I love that.”
—Sarah Jessica Parker shows off her family in a spread in the new issue of Vogue and explains that they have contemplated leaving New York, the city that is like the peanut butter to her jelly. But it sure doesn’t sound like that move will happen anytime soon. [Vogue] Keep reading »
The trailer for “I Don’t Know How She Does It” begins with a voiceover of Sarah Jessica Parker waxing philosophic about why parents don’t get enough sleep. A few seconds later, she’s at a party with three friends, standing next to a redhead (Christina Hendricks) and across from a brunette and a blonde (Busy Phillips). Later, she walks down a very familiar brownstone-lined street. Add in some lingering shots of Manhattan, and a teaser of her at dinner with a swashbuckling ladies man. In other words, it seems like an alternate universe “Sex and the City” where Carrie got marred earlier and had two kids. What do you think—will you be going to see this one? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »