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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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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 »

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]

Who We Would Cast In “The Carrie Diaries”

Sex and the City 2” shook me free of my Carrie/Samantha/Miranda/Charlotte addiction. These days, I can’t even watch reruns of the show without getting flashbacks to that awful Abu Dhabi market scene. And yet, I’m kind of interested in the prospect of a TV show based on The Carrie Diaries, Candace Bushnell’s prequel to the show. Apparently, The CW is interested in optioning the property, and are gunning for Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage—the dream team behind “The O.C.” and “Gossip Girl“—to produce it.

This actually makes a whole lot of sense. The CW specializes in excellent trashtastic high school series. Not to mention that this one would different from “Gossip Girl” since Carrie grew up in suburban Connecticut. And hello, Carrie went to school in the ’80s, so I am picturing lots of neon and lace gloves. Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Could “The Carrie Diaries” Become A Show On The CW?

  • Forget about a movie: The Carrie Diaries could become a show on the CW. Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the brains behind “Gossip Girl,” are rumored to be producing the prequel to “Sex & The City”, which introduces us to a 17-year-old Carrie Bradshaw when she lives in the Connecticut suburbs. [Nymag.com]
  • In response to the suicide by “Real Housewives” hubby Russell Armstrong earlier this week, Ice-T tweeted, “Bad joke … But alotta those wives would make me consider it [suicide].” Oof. Too soon, Ice-T. [Gossip Cop]
  • David Cross and Amber Tamblyn are engaged! Now here’s one celeb couple we love to pieces. Mazel tov, you two. [Huffington Post]
  • Hollywood thinks Denise Richards’ memoir, The Real Girl Next Door, might make a good flick. Well, there is certainly a lot of drama. But who could possibly play Charlie Sheen on the big screen? (Don’t you dare say Ashton Kutcher.) [Huffington Post]

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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 »

Fun In Casting: Lindsay Lohan In “Superman”? Blake Lively As Young Carrie Bradshaw?

Lindsay Lohan may be out as Linda Lovelace, but the word on the street is that she’s been having an awful lot of conversations with the makers of the new “Superman” reboot, starring Henry Cavill. Apparently, Lindsay is in talks for a role. It’s been confirmed that there will be no Lois Lane this time around, which has me thinking maybe LiLo is being considered to play Lana Lang, Clark Kent’s first love. After all, Lindsay does have the right initials for the franchise. [TMZ]

And another interesting casting rumor circulating this morning—could Blake Lively be tapped to play young Carrie Bradshaw? Keep reading »

“Sex And The City”: The Prequel

Young adults novels are hot right now. Like, really, really hawt—maybe you heard of these little fringe ones called Twilight and Gossip Girl? Well, Candace Bushnell—the scribe who wrote the book which “Sex and the City” is based on—has taken Carrie Bradshaw and crew back to high school for her newest book. The Carrie Diaries comes out in April, and in the meantime, an excerpt has appeared in Teen Vogue. Here’s a sample … Keep reading »

They’re Baaack … Sex And The City Prequel Cover Revealed

Hot off the presses! Check out the just-released cover of the Sex and the City prequel: Candace Bushnell‘s The Carrie Diaries. The book, which takes place during Carrie Bradshaw’s high school years, won’t be released until April 27, 2010, and “Sex and the City 2″ isn’t slated for release until May 28, 2010, but it’s never too early to pre-order, is it? This time around, the story focuses on Carrie’s first love (Mr. Tiny?), her early relationships, and how she became a writer. The book is the first of two that chronicle Carrie’s early years. Surely this means there’ll be more “Sex and the City” movies for years to come. [People] 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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