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 »
When I went to the theater last night to see the second installment of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, I expected the movie to warm my heart and make me wish I was young again, with a close group of attractive friends. I thought it would be cute. I thought it would be cheesy. I did not think that there would be hot guys taking their shirts off. Keep reading »
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was released in theaters today, and this time around the women have been apart all year, but their summer plans will keep them separated. According to the film’s website, “Now it will take more than a hurried note…or even a treasured pair of pants passed back and forth among them to keep their lives connected.” But this got me thinking…Do friendship groups like The Sisterhood and Sex and the City, in which all the friends get along and are connected equally, exist in reality? In my experience, the answer is a resounding, “No.” Keep reading »
Here’s a reminder of what’s nominated for Hottest Movie.
1. The Dark Knight Starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, & Gary Oldman
2. Sex & The City Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristen Davis, Cynthia Nixon, & Chris Noth
3. Wall-E Starring…uh, well, an adorable Disney/Pixar robot.
4. The Wackness Starring Josh Peck, Olivia Thirlby, Sir Ben Kingsley, & Mary Kate Olson Keep reading »
Did you guys ever read the book The Washingtonienne? I didn’t, because I listened to the book on tape. Anyway, The Washingtonienne was a book based on the anonymous blog written by Washington, D.C. political aide, Jessica Cutler a few years back, which detailed her sexual exploits with various high-powered political types (lots of times for money and gifts), including a state Representative or something. Anyway, it was slutty and juicy and had lots of sex in it, including anal. So yeah! HBO has green-lit a pilot! Produced by Sarah Jessica Parker! Which means it will totally be a DC-based Sex And The City rip-off only with more butt sex. Can’t wait. [Variety and Amazon] Keep reading »
Did you see that movie? You know the guy who lives next to Samantha and has tons of sex? Well, not only is he quite attractive, but he also seems like a really hardworking family guy. The 32-year-old French actor Gilles Marini has been inundated with phone calls, emails, and job offers since the movie (and his goods) premiered, but he sounds so nice! “I just was not expecting this at all,” he told Reuters. “Maybe people will see me as the naked guy for a bit but as soon as someone gives me a chance to do something else I can prove I can do that. “I am not 18 years-old with this smacking me in the face so that I lose control of what I am. It is a blessing. I am very humbled and touched by all the attention. It is wonderful for my life, for my family and for my future.” Also, if you’re logged into MySpace, you can view this sepia-tone photo of him with Johnny Depp on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. [Reuters] Keep reading »
This is sort of an old clip, from an episode of Saturday Night Live around the time that Sex and the City went off the air, but I was out to dinner with friends last night and a huge group of them hadn’t seen it — and neither had our Catherine. In the clip, which I swear is one of the best in SNL‘s history, Christina Aguilera does a dead-on impression of SATC‘s Samantha. Girlfriend could be an actress, I swear. Keep reading »
Movies are mostly made up, unless they’re documentaries. Certainly, some are “historical fiction” and include references to real places and events, but really, even if a movie isn’t an historical one, like Saving Private Ryan or something, it’s annoying when details aren’t quite right. For example, in Sex and the City, Carrie reads a book called Love Letters from Great Men, and it’s not even as though you would only know the title if you paused the DVD. She says the title out loud, maybe even several times, and the book doesn’t even exist. The nice folks at the New York Public Library did put together a list of similar options, though. Speaking of the library, it seems that you can’t really get married there. The reception could be held there, but not the ceremony. And even that would cost at least $50,000. [AP, NY Post, NYPL] Keep reading »