Sex and the City
In 1998, the idea of four single gals out on the town talking about men the way men talked about them seemed scandalous, even for HBO. Yet the last time we saw our favorite foursome from Sex and the City–wearing burkas in Abu Dhabi, we believe–they had all but settled down. (Except for Samantha, obviously.)
But the real-life ladies who portrayed Samantha, Carrie, Charlotte, and Miranda have not been so man-obsessed as their post-feminist counterparts. Only Sarah Jessica Parker has remained married all these years to actor Matthew Broderick. Kim Cattrall has bounced around in three different marriages, including Larry David. Cynthia Nixon liked girls (not Girls) more than bartender Steve, and Kristin Davis’ love-life was reduced in the tabloids to an image of her giving a blowjob.
Two years after SATC 2, and the ladies may have finally found their matches. Not that there is anything wrong with being single in the Big Apple…right ladies?
The ax appears to be falling first on Patti S. Hart, the Yahoo! director who helmed the committee that selected Scott Thompson as chief executive, as Dealbook reports that Ms. Hart will not stand for reelection to the company board.
The news comes after investor Dan Loeb discovered inaccuracies on the resumes of Read More
Red Carpet Real Estate
After less than a month on the market, a potential buyer has already stepped forward to claim 64 Perry Street, the West Village townhouse that played a leading role in the first three seasons of Sex and the City.
Maybe the new buyer is of the broken-hearted bidders who lost the historic 5-bedroom, 3-bath home when it sold for $9 million in Nov. 2011—6 percent more than the list price—after only 27 days on the market?
The human embodiment of our very own Carrie Bradshaw might be moving to Brooklyn. Oh, how the times have changed since the writer lived in her rent-controlled apartment on the Upper East Side in 1994.
Now, the Observer has chased Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, her husband, around town tracking their real estate decisions. (It wasn’t that hard; the Observer created her mind.) The real estate desk might have even blown her cover with 88 CPW, but it appeared that she never really left the West Village.
Ten years ago, it wasn’t hard to decide what to do on a Sunday night. Everyone watched HBO. The programming on the premium cable network was like nothing else on the tube.
But then, Carrie Bradshaw finally landed Mr. Big, the entire Fisher family died, Tony Soprano stopped believin’ in a New Jersey diner, and Tommy Carcetti became governor of Maryland.
By the time Sue Naegle arrived from United Talent Agency to take the network’s top job in 2008 (alongside co-president Richard Plepler and president of programming Michael Lombardo), the programming larder was looking bare. “We walked into a schedule that was mostly empty,” she told The Observer. And what could be better? “From a development and programming perspective, that’s the dream.”
Hope she’s practicing looking pensive while typing–the actress AnnaSophia Robb, most recently of the film Soul Surfer, has been picked as the young Carrie Bradshaw in the CW pilot The Carrie Diaries, based on Candace Bushnell’s young-adult Sex and the City prequel, reports TV Guide. We really were rooting for Elizabeth Read More
Happy Valentine’s Day! For those with similar evening plans to ours–and if that’s the case, step out now before the Riesling sells out–here’s a ranking of every Sex and the City season. No reasoning is provided as it should be eminently obvious.
Drew Barrymore is reportedly considering converting to Judaism for her fiancé Will Kopelman. We have never changed our own faith, though we did see the episode of Sex and the City in which Charlotte takes the ritual mikva. We also read up at BeingJewish.com! So here are a few tips for Read More
Sure, it’s been announced that Dwight, the Pictionary, Jr. illustration of the word “geek” that has darkened The Office‘s doorways lo these eight seasons past, is getting a spinoff sitcom developed around his unique take on life. And we’ll hate-DVR the first three episodes of Dwight! to see if they decide to commit to “Trekkie,” “Star Wars nut” or “dangerously unstable menace,” we’re more excited by the possibility that spinoffs will have a renaissance. Here are eight sitcom spinoffs we’d greenlight tomorrow.
Word has it that Sex and the City is getting rebooted on TV–bringing back Carrie Bradshaw for a generation unfamiliar with her exploits! Carrie’s going to be a young writer struggling to make it in New York in a pilot ordered by the CW, as opposed to a youngish writer magically making it in New York. Which actress can portray the young Ms. Bradshaw with just the right mix of panache, narcissism, and ability to wear a Manolo? We have a few suggestions!