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Laura Carmichael: Lady Edith Is Carrie Bradshaw

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Drama, BBC, Features,

Laura Carmichael as Lady EdithDownton Abbey's Laura Carmichael thinks her character is the Carrie Bradshaw of the 1920s.

The actress, who plays Lady Edith Crawley in the period drama, imagines her to be like Sarah Jessica Parker's Sex And The City alter ego, because she writes a column for a newspaper about women's issues, despite it not being mentioned often in the show.

"I do love to think of her in my head as Carrie Bradshaw of the 20s. She's got a column on being a modern woman. Probably far less racy," she said.

Although Edith's work isn't mentioned much on the show, it is important to Laura that it remains a part of the character. "Her writing was still going on this season, and I kept checking with the producers to make sure of it. She would submit an article monthly to the newspaper, and it would have been this casual column. It was pretty common of women of her status," she explained.

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Bradley Cooper: Kissing Sarah Jessica Parker Was a “Nightmare”

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Sarah Jessica Parker and Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper says kissing Sarah Jessica Parker was a "nightmare." The Hangover actor guest starred in an episode of Sex and the City where he had to kiss Sarah's iconic character Carrie Bradshaw and he admits it was difficult because he was being told how to be intimate with her.

"I did Sex and the City and I was very nervous because I was driving a stick shift, a standard Porsche, and I thought I was going to bang Sarah Jessica Parker's head against the dashboard. That was all I was thinking about. And then right before we shot the scene, this guy came up and I think he said, 'SJP does no tongue. No tongue, man.' And I was like, 'Who's SJP?' So she kisses me, then straddles me in the front of the car and all I kept thinking about was keeping my tongue as far back in my mouth as possible. It was nightmare. But she wasn't - she was great."

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Sarah Jessica Parker Says Carrie Was a Unique Character

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Drama, Prime Time, HBO, Features, Gossip,

Carrie BradshawSarah Jessica Parker will never play another character like Carrie Bradshaw again.

The Sex And The City star has opened up about playing the famous role of Carrie Bradshaw in the hit TV series and two movies and admits that, although she loved playing the fashionista, she wouldn't choose to play a "flawed" individual with similar personality traits.

"I don't love the idea of playing another woman who loves fashion and is slightly flawed in New York City. I loved Sex and the City's Carrie and I don't want to do the poor man's version of her. And while those are often the lucrative things to do, it's more reason to look in the other direction," Sarah explained, speaking in ELLE magazine's "Women in Hollywood" issue.

AnnaSophia Robb will be playing a young Carrie in spin-off show The Carrie Diaries, which airs from January 2013.

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Quote of the Day: Gilles Marini on Romancing Same Woman as His Mother

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, ABC, Gossip,

Gille Marini on Brothers & Sisters

"I didn’t have the guts to bring it up with her! Her role went to more than first base – my role was all about, “hey look at me, I’m doing other girls, you like it?” [laughs] It was completely different. But yes, mother and son romanced Kim Cattrall. We’re definitely French, that’s for sure! [laughs]."

-Brothers & Sisters' Gilles Marini on Sonia Braga, the actress who will play his mother on the ABC show. Both Marini and Braga starred opposite Cattrall on Sex and the City (if you know what I mean).

(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)

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TV on DVD: April 27, 2010

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

The Hills DVD

  • The Buddha (TV Documentary)
  • Georgia O’Keeffe (TV Movie)
  • Ghost Hunters (Season 5, Part 2)
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Season 2)
  • The Hills (Season 5, Part 2)
  • It’s Garry Shandling’s Show (Season 1)
  • Last of the Summer Wine (Vintage 1982-1983)
  • Mega Piranha (TV Movie)
  • Murphy’s Law (Series 2)
  • Pride and Prejudice (Restored Edition) (BBC Miniseries)
  • Rita Rocks (Season 1)
  • Sex and the City (Seasons 1-6)
  • Sherri (Season 1)
  • Survivors (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • Survivors (Complete Original Series 1975-1977)
  • Tales from the Darkside (Season 3)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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Gilles Marini Talks About New Brothers & Sisters Role

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, ABC,

Gilles MariniI’m already looking forward to my Sunday nights this fall.

Gilles Marini recently confirmed to Us Magazine that he has sealed a deal to appear on Brothers & Sisters next season. The gig would keep the Dancing with the Stars contestant on ABC for an undisclosed number of weeks. “I got a call that producers wanted to write a part for me. I’m thrilled it worked out and that I get to prove myself. The writers and I had a long conversation, and they wanted to know who I am, inside and out,” Gilles said. (I’m sure many other women would like to know him inside and out as well….)

In announcing the news, the 33-year-old also revealed a possible spoiler.  “I haven’t met Rachel [Griffiths] yet, but I know it’s going to be a great [partnership].” So does this mean that Sarah will get to make out with another ballroom hunk in a storage room?? (She had a brief fling with ‘s character this past season.)

At this time it’s unclear whether the upcoming sequel is also in Marini’s future. “Hopefully I get a phone call real soon!” Gilles stated.

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Kim Cattrall Gets Own HBO Series

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Cable, HBO, News,

Kim CattrallIt seems eager fans were not the only ones who benefited from this weekend’s release of . One of the movie’s stars also received a nice bonus for it too.

As part of her agreement deal with HBO, will soon be getting her own series on the pay channel. Interestingly enough, her project comes with two themes her followers are quite familiar with: New York and sex.

In Sensitive Skin, Kim will play a wife and mother who tries to rediscover her sexuality and her place in the world. The show, which is an adaptation of a British series by the same name, will also have Cattrall on board as an executive producer.

This isn’t the first time the actress has done a side project for . In 2005, she hosted a documentary called Kim Cattrall: Sexual Intelligence. I guess you gotta stick to what you know - right?

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Sex and the City Cast Visits Oprah

Sex and the City cast, Oprah

As FilmCrunch earlier reported, the ladies of Sex and the City will be making several stops to promote their upcoming movie.  Now we know of one more visit on their lengthy itineraries:  Oprah.

Come this Thursday (May 1), all four ladies - Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon - and will be gabbing with the talk show queen.  That date will, of course, kick off a month filled with appearances for the May 30th premiere.

Will Oprah dare question Cattrall and Parker about the rumored discord between them?  Or will the hour be all about shoes and fashion?  Who cares?  It’s not like I won’t be watching anyway.

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‘Lipstick Jungle’ Premiere

Posted by Jacci Lewis Categories: Drama, Prime Time, ABC, Cable, HBO, NBC, Editorial,

Lipstick Jungle

Remember those perfume ads back in the 1980’s for Parfums decoeur ‘Designer Imposters’? They went something like “if you like Giorgio you’ll love Primo!, if you like Opium you’ll love Ninja” or the more recent enticement, “If you like Juicy Couture you’ll love Yeah Baby.”  It’s human to want a whiff of luxury at a bargain price - too bad the end result usually stinks.

NBC’s reminds me of those ‘Designer Imposters’. The show, starring Brooke Shields, Kim Raver and Lindsay Price,  premiered last night.

If you’re confused and could have sworn Lipstick Jungle stars Lucy Liu and two other chicks, you’re only half wrong.  That show is on ABC and is called .

Lipstick Jungle has the right pedigree. It’s based on a novel by Sex and the City author and its parallels to that hit HBO series are unmistakable until you scratch the surface.

Lipstick’s plot centers around three powerful Manhattan women who tread in dangerous waters of sex, lies and betrayal. At least, I think that’s what the plot is supposed to be. What I saw seemed more like a Lifetime movie for women than a glossy Primetime sex drama.

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‘Sex And The City’ Movie Buzz

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, HBO, Gossip, Rumors,

SATCI know that speculation about a Sex And The City movie has been brewing for some time now—but I’ve done my best to ignore all the chatter.  The last time plans were squashed (reportedly thanks to Kim Cattrall’s financial demands), I put all my hopes to rest.  So when the rumors recently started up again, I listened with skepticism.

And while anything could change at the drop of a hat, TVGuide.com is now reporting that production is imminent.  New Line Cinema is apparently in final distribution talks with HBO.  A formal announcement could be made as early as next week with filming to being in mid-September.

I’m ecstatic at the prospect of seeing my beloved ladies once again—but I’m also bit nervous.  Will this show really translate well to the big screen?  (We all know how the film versions of Twin Peaks and The X-Files fared).  Is a made-for-HBO version the better option? 

And what about the storylines?  Are we better off pretending that Carrie and Mr. Big live happily-ever-after?  And then there’s Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda.  They were all pretty happy with their respective love lives as well.  If someone has to carry on with the SATC tradition, does that mean that one of these ladies will be off hopping into bed with someone else soon? 

Regardless of how it all ends, I will be there on opening night…cosmopolitan in hand.

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