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Hilary Duff to star in first TV series in a decade

April 15th, 2014 3:10am EDT
Hilary Duff
Actress/singer Hilary Duff has landed her first major TV role in a decade on a new U.S. comedy from the man behind Sex And The City.

The 26 year old will appear in Younger, which features a 40-year-old single mother played by Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster who befriends Duff's character.

Bosses at America's TV Land Network have ordered 12 episodes of the show, which comes from Darren Star, the producer behind Sarah Jessica Parker's hit programme.

It will mark Duff's first full-time TV role since her breakthrough show Lizzie McGuire came to an end in 2004.

She has since made cameos on ...
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Kim Kardashian felt like Carrie Bradshaw on Vogue shoot

March 26th, 2014 7:20am EDT
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian felt like Carrie Bradshaw on her US Vogue shoot.
The brunette beauty found posing for the iconic publication reminded her of the lead character in 'Sex and the City' - who was played by Sarah Jessica Parker - in scenes from the 2008 movie when she took part in a wedding shoot for the magazine prior to her nuptials with Mr. Big (Chris Noth).
The star - who appeared on the cover of the magazine alongside fiance Kanye West - said: "I felt like the real life Carrie Bradshaw. It was like the 'Sex and the City' moment when you're doing a shoot for Vogue, trying on wedding gowns."
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Sarah Jessica Parker shuts down rumours of Sex and the City 3

March 6th, 2014 3:20am EST
Sex And The City
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker has shut down rumours surrounding a third Sex And The City movie, insisting there has been "no real conversation" about another installment.

The Emmy winner reprised her role as Carrie Bradshaw for the big screen adaptations of the hit TV series in 2008 and 2010, but fans should not get their hopes up for a third film.

On Wednesday (05Mar14), Parker told U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, "The truth of the matter is, there has been no real conversation about a third movie - at all."

She added, "People really wanna know... I know there's a story, whether or...
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Sarah Jessica Parker: Women Are Too Cruel Now To Be Like 'Sex And The City' Characters

February 27th, 2014 7:03pm EST
Sarah Jessica Parker
It's only been ten years since the last episode of Sex and the City aired on HBO, but Sarah Jessica Parker says women have already changed too much to emulate the relationships portrayed in the show.

She told Harper's Bazaar women connected with her character Carrie Bradshaw because, "She was a really good friend. That’s why they can forgive those very apparent flaws and selfishnesses. She was a deeply devoted friend, and I think women really respond to that kind of connection. I think we all want it, we all work towards having it, and we’re not always the very best friends we can be."

Ho...
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Sarah Jessica Parker slams plastic surgery rumours

December 19th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Sarah Jessica Parker
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker has slammed tabloid reports suggesting she has undergone surgery on her "veiny" hands, insisting the allegations made her feel physically sick.

Earlier this year (Apr13), editors at America's Star magazine reported that the former Sex and the City star was devastated with her "zombie hands", and claimed she was "looking into procedures to make them look younger and less veiny".

Parker recalled the shocking moment she read the ludicrous report during an appearance on Wednesday's episode of U.S. talk show Watch What Happens Live, and said, "It was a really parti...
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Cynthia Nixon appointed to New York mayor-elect's advisory team

November 21st, 2013 8:30pm EST
Cynthia Nixon
Actress Cynthia Nixon has been appointed to New York Mayor-elect Bill De Blasio's transition committee.

The Sex and the City star, who was an early supporter of the politician, will join 60 other community leaders to help de Blasio fill key positions in his administration and advise on policy ideas.

He says, "It is a group of people who share a progressive vision for the future of the city, who are known in their fields of endeavour as being effective and strong leaders, and who share a clear commitment to diversity in leadership for the future of the city."

The newly-appointed mayor ta...
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Stars react to Philippines Typhoon disaster

November 10th, 2013 12:19pm EST
Rihanna
Singer Rihanna, Sex And The City's Sarah Jessica Parker and actor Kevin Bacon are among the stars offering their thoughts and prayers to the victims of a deadly typhoon in the Philippines.

Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, tore through the island nation on Friday (08Nov13), leaving vulnerable citizens seeking shelter as homes and schools were wiped away.

The death toll, which was initially estimated by officials at the Philippine Red Cross at up to 1,200, is expected to soar as authorities attempt to determine the full extent of the devastation, while the news has...
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Top Witches From TV And Movies – Happy Halloween

October 31st, 2013 10:00am EDT
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy in Hocus Poc
What sort of spell do witches hold over us? We find them fascinating, scary, and often times sexy.

These ladies, and men as well, don't just haunt our dreams, they find shelter in movie theaters and in our living rooms, and we welcome them into our imagination.

So which witches have what it takes to make our list? Let's not waste another moment; it is time to get bewitched, bothered, and bewildered:

Hocus Pocus (1993)

The Sanderson Sisters: Winifred, Sarah and Mary
(Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy)

Originally planned as a TV movie, "Hocus Pocus" was brought to ...
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Heathers TV revamp dropped by U.S. network bosses

August 8th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Sex And The City
Plans to bring Winona Ryder's cult film Heathers to the small screen have suffered a setback after bosses at U.S. network Bravo decided against picking up the TV reboot.

The 1989 movie, which pitted Ryder's character against a clique of fellow schoolgirls, all named Heather, was given a revamp for TV by screenwriter Mark Rizzo and Sex and the City writer Jenny Bicks. The project would have followed the life of the teenage daughter of Ryder's Veronica.

However, it appears the series has failed to impress and Bravo executives have chosen not to press ahead with plans to air it, according to...
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Sarah Jessica Parker: 'My career helps with private life gossip'

August 6th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Sarah Jessica Parker
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker credits her career with helping her maintain privacy in her marriage to Matthew Broderick.

The Sex and the City star, who has been married to the Ferris Bueller's Day Off actor for 15 years, reveals that being good actors, not fodder for gossip, has always been their focus for their public life.

In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, she says, "Matthew and I come from a different time and place. When we were young people, all we ever wanted was to be good working actors. We didn't think of fame or money because, honestly, money was never part of the dream.

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Cynthia Nixon wants Anthony Weiner to leave NYC mayoral campaign

August 1st, 2013 3:10am EDT
Cynthia Nixon
Actress Cynthia Nixon is urging disgraced politician Anthony Weiner to remove himself from the race to become New York City's next mayor.

Weiner was left shame-faced back in 2011 when it emerged that he had been swapping explicit snaps with a number of women over the web, despite being married.

The scandal prompted his resignation from Congress, but he made a comeback earlier this year (13) as a candidate in the New York City mayoral elections - only for his X-rated photo-swapping antics to tarnish his reputation once again.

He has so far refused to drop out of the race, but Sex and the...
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Sarah Jessica Parker: 'Sexism is still prevalent in the fashion industry'

May 30th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Sarah Jessica Parker
Actress and style icon Sarah Jessica Parker is hesitant about taking on further jobs in fashion after a recent bad experience made her realise sexism is still a prevalent problem across the industry.

The Sex and the City star is refusing to reveal which company she's referring to in the Marie Claire article, but all signs point to her brief stint at design house Halston, where she had been hired as the Chief Creative Officer of the lower-priced Halston Heritage label in January, 2010.

She quietly parted ways with the firm in July, 2011 and now appears to have shed some light on her reason...
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Cynthia Nixon to make directorial debut with off-Broadway project

May 17th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Cynthia Nixon
Actress Cynthia Nixon is set to make her theatre directorial debut with an off-Broadway project on Sunday (19May13).

The Sex and the City star will helm a reading of Jules Feiffer’s 1967 dark comedy Little Murders for the one-night-only production, which will feature a star-studded ensemble cast including America Ferrera, John Doman and Caroline Rhea.

All ticket sales from the one-off performance at the Acorn Theatre in New York will benefit The New Group theatre company.
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'Sex And The City' Author Tackles Sarah Jessica Parker's 'Carrie Diaries' Criticism

March 26th, 2013 9:40am EDT
The Carrie Diaries
"Sex And The City" author Candace Bushnell has responded to Sarah Jessica Parker's criticism of the TV show's prequel, "The Carrie Diaries."

Parker played character Carrie Bradshaw for six years on the HBO program, while 19-year-old AnnaSophia Robb is playing a younger version of the character on The CW's new show. Parker said: "She (Robb) is a lovely girl and I want her to feel good about it, but it's odd."

Bushnell has come forward about Parker's comments, pointing out that famous roles are often played by many people over the years. She told the Daily Beast: "The reality is, that's sho...
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month - 5 Breast Cancer Plots, TV-Style

October 1st, 2012 2:07pm EDT
Sex and the City - Samantha Cancer Story
Years ago, women avoided the topic of breast cancer. Unfortunately, their silence proved to be deadly. That's why breast cancer awareness is so important. Hollywood has given its two cents by using some of TV's most-beloved characters in our war on the disease.

Edith Bunker -- All in the Family

Norman Lear sitcoms are known for being revolutionary. It's no surprise that in 1973, he used All in the Family to break the breast cancer barrier. In a special Christmas-themed episode, Edith Bunker was hiding a dark secret. After going through the motions of denial and fea...
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Candace Bushnell Settles 'Sex And The City' Lawsuit

September 18th, 2012 5:27pm EDT
Candace Bushnell
Author Candace Bushnell has settled a long-running legal battle with her former manager over her popular Sex And The City franchise.

Bushnell, who wrote the original newspaper column which was turned into the book behind the hit TV and film series, was sued by Clifford Streit over allegations she owed him commission for making introductions which led to the creation of the franchise.

They settled the original legal battle in 2006, but Streit sued again this year, claiming Bushnell had failed to adhere to the terms of the agreement.

The writer, who reportedly paid him around $230,000 b...
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Kate Hudson And Sarah Jessica Parker To Guest Star On 'Glee'

May 14th, 2012 4:43pm EDT
Kate Hudson
Actresses Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson have become the latest stars to land a guest spot on hit TV series Glee.

The Sex and the City veteran and new mom Hudson have each signed up for multi-episode arcs on the show's upcoming fourth season, which is set to premiere this autumn.

According to Fox President Kevin Reilly, the season will feature a show-within-a-show format and also revolve around the graduating characters played by Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Cory Monteith, as they head off to their respective colleges.

He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Glee is really positione...
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'Once' Leads 2012 Tony Awards With 11 Nominations

May 1st, 2012 11:57am EDT
Once
Hit musical Once is leading the way at this year's Tony Awards after scooping 11 nominations.

The popular show has garnered nods across the board including the coveted Best Musical category at the 66th annual prize giving, which honors the best on Broadway. Once will go up against Leap of Faith, Newsies and Nice Work If You Can Get It for the top prize.

Meanwhile Clybourne Park, Other Desert Cities, Peter and the Starcatcher and Venus in Fur will all compete for the Best Play accolade.

Hollywood star Philip Seymour Hoffman is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading ...
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Chris Noth Marries In Secret On A Hawaiian Beach

April 11th, 2012 12:39pm EDT
Chris Noth
Actor Chris Noth is a married man after secretly exchanging vows with his longtime girlfriend in Hawaii.

The Sex and the City star wed Tara Wilson in an outdoor ceremony on Maui's Makena Beach on Friday.

The National Enquirer has obtained photos of the occasion and in the snaps, Noth can be seen wearing a double-breasted dark suit while Wilson wore a simple white gown and embroidered veil.

A source tells the publication, "Chris and Tara married in the most romantic setting possible. Tara was beaming and Chris had a smile on his face the entire time."

The two were joined only by a han...
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'Sex And The City' Home For Sale

March 10th, 2012 3:05pm EST
Sex and the City
Carrie Bradshaw's New York home in "Sex And The City" is on the market for just under $10 million.

The Manhattan brownstone, which featured as the Upper East Side pad of Sarah Jessica Parker's writer character, is next door to what used to be the TV show's production offices.

The four-story home, which features five bedrooms, was bought by the current owner late last year, according to UsMagazine.com.
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Kristin Davis Feared She Would Have To Give Her Adopted Daughter Back

March 8th, 2012 12:30pm EST
Kristin Davis
Kristin Davis was "terrified" during the first 48 hours with her adopted daughter because the actress was warned she would have to give the baby back if the birth mother changed her mind.

The Sex and the City star became a first-time mom last year when she adopted Gemma Rose as a single parent, and she opened up about the experience in an interview with Anderson Cooper.

Davis reveals adoption officials told her not to get too attached to the child during the first few days, as the birth mother had 48 hours to change her mind before the adoption was finalized.

She says, "It is terrifyi...
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Goldie Hawn Drops Out Of 'The Viagra Diaries'

March 2nd, 2012 2:16pm EST
Goldie Hawn
Actress Goldie Hawn has reportedly dropped out of her upcoming TV show The Viagra Diaries.

Hawn has not been seen onscreen since the release of The Banger Sisters a decade ago and she was slated to make her big return as a newly single woman, who finds herself alone after 35 years of marriage.

However, the veteran star has now pulled out of the HBO network project after allegedly falling out with TV bosses, according to Deadline.com.

The Viagra Diaries, created by Sex and the City producer Darren Starr, will now continue on without Hawn under the direction of Bridesmaids filmmaker Pau...
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AnnaSophia Robb To Play Carrie Bradshaw In 'Sex And The City' Prequel

February 28th, 2012 8:52am EST
AnnaSophia Robb
"Charlie & The Chocolate Factory" star AnnaSophia Robb has landed the coveted role of Carrie Bradshaw in a prequel to the "Sex And The City" TV series.

The young actress, who recently portrayed real-life surfing shark attack victim Bethany Hamilton in "Soul Surfer," joins Stefania Owen among the cast of the new high school drama, "The Carrie Diaries," which is set in the 1980s.

"Sex And The City" creator Candace Bushnell will be one of the show's executive producers.
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Bald Cynthia Nixon Wins Rave Reviews For 'Wit' (Photos)

January 27th, 2012 8:28am EST
Cynthia Nixon
"Sex And The City" star Cynthia Nixon has won over critics with her "brave" and "shattering" performance in the Broadway production of "Wit.

The actress shaved her head to take on the role of cancer patient Vivian in the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, and the play gained a slew of positive reviews after it was unveiled to the press this week.

David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter has called Nixon's portrayal of a dying woman "shattering", adding, "Nixon's brittle intensity and cool intelligence make her an ideal match for the uncompromising Vivian."

The New York Post's theatre critic Eli...
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Sandra Bernhard Turned Down Role On 'Sex And The City' Over 'Terrible' Script

January 24th, 2012 9:40pm EST
Sandra Bernhard
Comedienne and actress Sandra Bernhard turned down the chance to play Miranda Hobbes on hit TV series Sex And The City because she felt the original script was "terrible."

Producers asked The King of Comedy star to audition for the role of the career-minded lawyer alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall when they were casting the series, but Bernhard admits the pay wasn't large enough to warrant her relocating to New York for the project.

During an interview with radio host Howard Stern, she says, "First of all, you have to understand, when I was offered that role they were paying...
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Cynthia Nixon 'Chose' To Live Her Life As A Lesbian

January 24th, 2012 2:23pm EST
Cynthia Nixon
Actress Cynthia Nixon refuses to bow to pressure from the gay community to change her opinion that her homosexuality is a "choice," despite facing criticism for her beliefs.

The Sex and the City star enjoyed a 15-year romance with her college sweetheart Danny Mozes - the father of her daughter Samantha, 15, and nine-year-old son Charlie - until their split in 2003. She then fell for Christine Marinoni in 2004, and the couple has been engaged to wed since 2009.

Nixon, who also has an 11-month-old son, Max, with Marinoni, is convinced her change in sexual preference was just that - a pref...
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Candace Bushnell Splits From Husband

December 4th, 2011 5:39pm EST
Candace Bushnell
Sex And The City author Candace Bushnell has split from her ballet dancer husband Charles Askegard after nine years of marriage.

The writer, whose newspaper column spawned the hit TV show starring Sarah Jessica Parker, filed for divorce on Friday.

Bushnell says in a statement, "We had some wonderful times in our nine-year marriage, and I still care about Charles as a person. I respect his desire to pursue his own happiness and hope that we will continue to be friends in the future."

Askegard tells the New York Post, "This is a difficult time for me. Although we have sadly grown apart, I ...
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John Corbett Goes Bald

November 18th, 2011 8:45am EST
John Corbett
Former "Sex And The City" stud John Corbett has gone bald after dying his hair brown for a TV movie role.

The actor is currently sporting a shiny pate because he hated his two-tone look.

Corbett, who is dating ageing bombshell Bo Derek, explains, "I just did this movie... and they (producers) wanted me to look a little younger because I'm a teacher in his 30s, so they dyed it (hair) brown and two weeks ago when I finished the movie, it looked great; two days ago I looked like that dude who needs to dye his hair again because he's too cheap to go back. I either had to dye it again or just ...
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Chris Noth To Star In 'Titanic: Blood And Steel'

November 11th, 2011 6:13pm EST
Chris Noth
Sex And The City star Chris Noth has signed on to star in a new Titanic TV mini-series about the construction of the 'unsinkable' ship.

Noth will play banker John Pierpont Morgan in the 12-part drama, Titanic: Blood and Steel, with Scream star Neve Campbell portraying a New York reporter and Gossip Girl actor Kevin Zegers serving as an engineer.

The group recently jetted to Dublin, Ireland to shoot the show and Noth already believes the drama will be a big hit.

He tells the Irish Times, "Most dramas have all been about the sinking. We are about the birth of it, the promise before it. ...
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Mario Cantone Ties The Knot With Partner Of 20 Years

October 28th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Mario cantone and partner
"Sex And The City" star Mario Cantone is a married man after exchanging vows with his partner of 20 years.

Funnyman Cantone, 51, recently wed musical theatre director Jerry Dixon during an intimate ceremony in New York, attended only by the couple's family.

Revealing the news during an appearance on U.S. chat show The View on Friday, he said, "I love him. He's a good man...

"We're older now. We've been together 20 years. After 20 years you're like, 'Thanks for the anti-climactic honeymoon government!'"

Same-sex marriage was legalised in New York in June, making it only the sixth U....
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