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The Most Amazing Connecticut Stereotypes In The New York Times‘ Candace Bushnell Profile

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No one would accuse Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell of being not-fancy. This is the woman, after all, who popularized Manolo Blahniks and finance fiancés named Mr. Big. But even I’ll admit this entire New York Times Magazine profile of Bushnell, whose book The Carrie Diaries, has just debuted as a CW drama, is “too much,” even for me, a looky-loo who likes to gawk at the lives of rich folks.

As a native Connecticut-ite, here are the most ridiculously stereotypical tidbits in the Candace Bushnell piece: Keep reading »

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This Supercut Of “Sex And The City” Segues Will Make You Cringe

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I seriously used to think “Sex and the City” was the height of snappy, clever writing. When I watch it now, it sounds like a dramatic reading of one of those Washington Post reader contests for “World’s Worst Pun.” Want proof? Check out this brilliant supercut of the painful, cringe-inducing segues Carrie used throughout the series. Meanwhile, I’ll be rolling my eyes so hard my head might explode. [YouTube via Entertainment Weekly]

Miranda Hobbes Would Rather Shoot Herself In The Head Than Vote For Mitt Romney

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“I think Miranda Hobbes would rather shoot herself in the head than vote for Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney is so terrible on women’s issues. I know that there are women who support him, and it’s hard for me to understand, but certainly Miranda nor Carrie nor Charlotte nor Samantha, none of those women would ever vote for Mitt Romney. They would do something terrible first before they would ever vote for Mitt Romney.”

– Cynthia Nixon clarifies who the fictional cast of “Sex and the City” are voting for, in case you were wondering. At least I can finally say with confidence “I’m a Miranda!” now. [CBS Local] [Photo: Splash News]

Carrie Bradshaw’s Apartment Building Sells For $9.8 Million

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Of all the aspects of “Sex and the City” that were unrealistic — the fashion, the endless brunches, the 20-puns-per-minute banter, etc. — Carrie Bradshaw’s luxurious Manhattan apartment was always the most perplexing. I mean, she was a newspaper columnist with a shoe closet as big as my entire apartment. Right. And now all of our suspicions have been confirmed: the 4,100-square-foot Manhattan townhouse used as Carrie’s apartment building (one level of which was supposed to “hers”) in the show has been purchased for $9.8 million. The buyer hasn’t been identified, but I think we can be fairly sure it isn’t a struggling writer. Cosmo, anyone? [People]

 

Lena Dunham On The Debt “Girls” Owes To “Sex And The City”

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“‘Sex and the City’ [is] not necessarily an influence on the show, but it’s an influence on the girls in the show and we know the show couldn’t exist without it because these girls wouldn’t exist without it. They wouldn’t have necessarily had the drive to move to New York and try to live this specific life if they hadn’t watched ‘Sex and the City’ marathons behind their parents’ backs. … The only thing we can hope to do is a different version of a ‘Sex and the City’ story. We’ve actually stopped allowing people in in the writer’s room to go, ‘Actually that’s an episode of “Sex and the City.” It’s the same as going, ‘Actually that’s an episode of “Seinfeld,”‘ because everyone on ‘Seinfeld’ did everything there is to do in New York City. They’ve had every adventure possible.”

– Lena Dunham, the writer, director and star of the upcoming HBO show “Girls,” talked to Heeb about references her show will make to its Botoxed big sister, “Sex and the City.” It’s cool that she’s acknowledging her predecessor, yet I don’t understand why any show that also happens to star a group of women has to automatically be similar in some way, or even compared in some way, to “SATC.” There’s a lot more demographics to represent not only in NYC, but in life. I’ve only seen the same preview clips of “Girls” that everyone else has, but what I really like about it is how it feels like a fresh, new story being told … right?  [Heeb Magazine]

First Look: AnnaSophia Robb As Carrie Bradshaw In “The Carrie Diaries”

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I’m not sure if I’ll actually watch “The Carrie Diaries,” The CW’s upcoming show about “Sex and the City”‘s Carrie Bradshaw and crew as teenagers, but I am officially impressed with the styling on the show. This first photo of AnnaSophia Robb in costume as young Carrie is pretty damn close to how I imagine the world’s highest paid and most self-absorbed columnist would have looked in her early years. (In other words, not that different from how she looked in her thirties.) [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

The Soapbox: A Response To Julia Allison’s Op-Ed Addressed To Women Moving To NYC, From A Woman Who Once Moved To NYC

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This weekend, The New York Post printed an op-ed titled “A warning to a new generation of women — don’t let ‘Sex and the City’ ruin your life,” written by “internet celebrity” Julia Allison and her friend Julia Price. At first I was like “huh,” and then I skimmed it and was like “UGH,” and then I read it and found it all sorts of horrifying and insulting and wrong.

The overall problem I find with their open letter to “women” — besides the fact that it’s referencing a TV show that ended eight years ago about women twice the age of most college grads — is that it speaks to a demographic I hardly ever encountered in NYC. Are there tube-top dress wearing, Pink Elephant frequenting, banker-flirting women in NY? Sure. Are most of the women living/moving to the city only interested in those things? NO. So please allow me to speak to the rest of the female population who might also feel slighted or offended by the Julias’ out-of-touch words of “wisdom.” Keep reading »

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]

Courtney From “The Bachelor” Plagiarizes Carrie On “Sex And The City”

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When it comes to reality TV competition shows, I tend to root for the evil genius. That’s why I am basically the only person watching this season of “The Bachelor” that is firmly on Team Courtney. Courtney Robertson has been unflinchingly cunning in her efforts to win dopey Ben Flajnik’s heart and unlike “unlikable” contestants in the past, who are given the boot once their “true colors” are revealed, I think she has the potential to go all the way. And on Monday’s episode, Courtney really pulled out all the stops, arranging a fake wedding ceremony for her and Ben as a way of telling him her true feelings. Or were they Carrie Bradshaw‘s true feelings? Watch the video to see what I mean.

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