Carrie Bradshaw, The Early Years

by Lauren Gitlin September 17, 2008 4:46 pm
Carrie Bradshaw, The Early Years Just when you thought we couldn't suck from the withered teat that is the Sex and the City franchise any more, news has surfaced that SATC scribe Candace Bushnell will revisit the title and churn out not one but two books that focus on the humble beginnings of Carrie Bradshaw. Hmmm, could the recent success of Gossip Girl and its followers have anything to do with her decision to explore Carrie's high school career? According to Bushnell, "Carrie in high school did not follow the crowd -- she led it. It was there that she began observing and commenting on the social scene." Huh. So was she a small-town gal whose flair for outlandish fashion and razor sharp social observations made her an outcast? Will the story arch follow her transformation from weird girl to popular prom queen? Or will we get more of the same -- fabulous, artfully maladjusted teenagers with nary a zit, weight problem or bad hair day in sight? Because clearly we don't have nearly enough of those. Talk about an embarrassment of bitches.

OMFG! Gossip Girl Spin Off! There is a God

by Lauren Gitlin June 11, 2008 12:50 pm
OMFG! Gossip Girl Spin Off! There is a God

Holy bleep! Gossip Girl spin-off you guys. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show's creators are in the midst of developing a new series that will likely be based on Taylor Momsen's Jenny Humphrey character, who, in the book series, packs off to boarding school after one too many vain attempt to fit in with the cool kids. I never read the sub-series It Girl on which the new show is said to be based, so I don't know where said boarding school will be located, but assuming it's in a rural area, which many a schmancy Eastern boarding school is, expect the kids to engage in some creative forms of recreation. I went to boarding school my senior year in the middle of bumble-fuck Michigan, and I think it's safe to say that what happens in these bizarre hormone-drenched microcosms is just as wacky, if not wackier than the shit that goes down within the world of privileged city kids. In fact, I fully expect it to be GG on steroids -- eating disorders, gay (and Gay 'Til Graduation) characters galore, and drug use that I'll be charitable in describing as "innovative." (Ever huffed Glade? That's what happens when you're 500 miles from the nearest pot dealer.)

Today's TWoP News: Friday, November 16, 2012

by Samantha Rullo November 16, 2012 3:55 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, November 16, 2012

And another one bites the dust -- another deserving one, that is.

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, November 8, 2012

by Ethan Alter November 8, 2012 2:49 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, November 8, 2012

At last, Joe Biden discovers the real perks of being Vice President.

Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, September 19, 2012

by Samantha Rullo September 19, 2012 3:56 pm
Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Apparently ruining one classic children's tale isn't enough for The CW.

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, June 7, 2012

by Samantha Rullo June 7, 2012 3:50 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, June 7, 2012

Looks like TV's biggest nerds are having their dreams come true.

Today's TWoP News: Monday, November 28, 2011

by Ashley Chervinski November 28, 2011 1:25 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, November 28, 2011

We might have all been under a tryptophan-induced sleep for the past few days, but the TV world never stopped making news.

Other Networks That Need Live Topical Talk Shows

by Rachel Stein August 30, 2011 5:29 pm
Other Networks That Need Live Topical Talk Shows

With news that AMC is planning to do a Watch What Happens Live-type talk show, we're thinking that more networks should be cashing in on this low-budget, highly-entertaining type of exclusive entertainment. Taking a page from Andy Cohen, who drove his Bravo behind-the-scenes series to success, here's how other networks could run their WHW-style shows.

Roeper To Depart "At The Movies"

by DeAnn Welker July 21, 2008 12:33 pm
Roeper To Depart "At The Movies"

Richard Roeper announced Sunday that he will be leaving At the Movies With Ebert & Roeper after eight years, after failing to reach a contract with Disney-ABC for a ninth season. For Roeper, it hasn't been the same since co-host Roger Ebert became sick and was unable to be on the show for most of the past two seasons.

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