Although I haven’t read any of The Carries Diaries, I’ve read and watched Sex and the City in it’s entirety. I know, groan right? Deal with it. Anyway, I’ve secretly been looking forward to CW’s new series The Carries Diaries, based on Candace Bushnell’s prequel to original book. Based on the trailer though, I can’t say I’m thrilled at Carrie before sex, the city and Mr. Big.
I like AnnaSophia Robb as Carrie and the fashion (even sans Patricia Field) looks drool-worthy. But the plot seems uber stereotypical. Carrie accepts an internship at a prestigious law firm. Upon meeting a stylish magazine editor she’s immersed in the world of urban culture and clubs.
It’s all, Carrie goes to Manhattan, meets a wicked-cool fashionista, gets sent a free high couture gown, goes to a high profile event. I’m sure hilarious hijinks ensue but this would never happen in real life.
Why not try reality: Carrie goes to Manhattan, scrapes by in a tiny house which shares with a bunch of other interns, does coffee runs ALL DAY, and scrapes together a few bucks for a non-alcoholic Cosmo (she’s way underage). I think that’s a much more interesting storyline anyway rather than the excessive glitz. All I can say is, I think HBO’s version would have been a little different.
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By Christina Pellegrini
Can we say OMG?! This finale was one for the books! I can’t say I thought much of it until the final few scenes, when Nate was given the videotape and Blair FINALLY fought for Chuck! The finale left us with many unsolved plot lines, and thankfully no corny pregnancy scares. As always, tonight’s episode taught me a lot.
1) Good things come to those who work for it. Blair knows that it won’t be a breeze to get Chuck back but she’s prepared to work for it. Hopefully they can bring Bart down together. What was the point of that guy’s return if he was just going to fall back into his nasty ways so quickly? But as a side note, I have to admit, I had a smile on my faces when I saw Blair sit down beside Chuck and was happier with the ending!
2) Like mother like daughter. Serena’s headed in a downward spiral but it looks like Lily is headed down the same path too. Whether it’s drugs or Bart, they’re both hazardous to a person’s well being. Just ask Chuck, as he’s frequently been exposed to both. On the flip side, I am confident that Eleanor will prepare Blair well for the fashion world, and help her create her own empire. Read more…
We finally have the first official shots of the
luckiest young girl in Hollywood AnnaSophia Robb who is playing Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and the City prequel.
I’m a huge fan of the TV show and first movie (not the second) and they managed to make young Carrie look fresh while still channeling the 80s. The costume designer Eric Daman also managed to stay consistent with Patricia Field’s original styling though I hope to see more of the thrift-store look Carrie had in the first two seasons of the show.
The Carrie Diaries will air on the CW. Are you excited for the show?
We know you’ve been waiting with bated breath. The CW finally announced AnnaSophia Robb, best known as Violet in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, will play Carrie Bradshaw in the pilot for Carrie Diaries.
Robb will take on Sarah Jessica Parker’s role, 20 years previous to her sex column. The show is based on Candace Bushnell’s book of the same name, and chronicle’s Carrie’s high school life in the 80s.
The whole concept is still strange to me. I’m a huge Sex and the City fan (minus the movies) but the show barely mentions Bradshaw’s family life. I never read the book so I’m just trying to imagine Carrie with a younger sister named Dorrit.
According to TVLine, both Taylor Momsen, who plays rebellious little Jenny, and Jessica Szohr, the ever-so-clingy Vanessa, are both confirmed to be leaving the show.
A source close to the show confirms that the two actresses will not be returning as series regulars for the CW show’s upcoming fifth season, but added that both have been invited back on a guest star basis.
The insider also confirms that the main five — Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick and Chace Crawford — will all be back in the fall. Additionally, Kaylee DeFer, who joined the cast this spring as Serena’s cousin Charlie, has been promoted to series regular status.
This news isn’t really shocking. Momsen only appeared on a couple of episodes this season since she is focusing on her music career, while Szohr’s character hasn’t been very involved with the plotlines and spent a good portion of the season ‘studying abroad.’
Personally, I’m so happy these two are gone. Their characters were both annoying, eavesdroppers, meddlers, and complainers. Momsen is way better at the music thing than acting, and Szohr just needs to go. Hooray!
The new CW show, The Vampire Diaries, is host to some pretty wild antics by the cast and crew. The show that premiered yesterday has already encountered some off-set shenanigans.
According to perezhilton.com, several actresses from The Vampire Diaries and an accompanying photographer were booked for disorderly conduct last week for participating in a photo shoot that included hanging over the I-75 bridge at Rumble Road in Smarr, Georgia.
They were detained while authorities responded to the 911 calls of seven different motorists citing women in danger. Yet, one caller claims the ladies were flashing traffic down below.
For the CW network, a particular area code is good for business.
90210, the CW’s new modernized version of Beverly Hills, 90210, proved to be ratings gold for the network on Tuesday night.
The two-hour premiere averaged nearly 5 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research estimates. The CW said it was its highest-rated scripted show in its three-year history.
90210 was the night’s number 1 show among 18-to-34-year-olds. CW has been a struggling network since its birth in 2005 and hoped 90210 would be their knight in shining armour. Or in this case, it’s a grown up Brenda Walsh and Kelly Martin, both reprised by Beverly Hills, 90210 alum, Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty.
Canadian actress and former Degrassi star, Shenae Grimes, is part of the new 90210 cast. The second episode airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST on CW.
The CW, the new conglomeration of the WB and UPN networks, unveiled its fall line up today.
Many people were awaiting the announcement to see which shows from each of the two networks would make it on the new one.
Returning shows from the WB are: ?Smallville,? ?7th Heaven,? ?Gilmpre Girls,? ?Beauty and the Geek,? ?One Tree Hill? and ?Supernatural.? Returning shows from the UPN network include ?Everybody Hates Chris,? ?All of Us,? ?Veronica Mars,? ?Girlfriends? and ?America?s Next Top Model.?
New shows include ?The Game? and ?Runaway?. The station will air WWE Smackdown on Friday evenings.
The only real shocker was the return of ?7th Heaven,? as well as the fact the network decided not to pick up ?Aquaman,? a show about the superhero from the creators of ?Smallville?. The network will begin broadcasting in the fall.