Park Slope TV series
Wed Apr 30
After failing miserably with this season's Cashmere Mafia, Sex and the City creator Darren Star (like so many city parents) is riding the mommy train out of Manhattan and into Brooklyn. And what better nabe to film a mom-com than Park Slope--home of the stroller mafia, philanthropic stripper drama and a dizzying array of toddlers? According to the New York Post, the show remains untitled and uncast, but will feature "a group of affluent characters who live in the upscale Brooklyn neighborhood." How original. Following the SATC/CM formula, we can assume a group of possibly three, but more likely four, main characters. I'm guessing this time, one of them will be a stay-at-home, hipster dad, a type-A Miranda Hobbes mom and a eco-loving couple who will eventually have marital problems (and extra-marital affairs with a nanny). Note to Darren: If you're reading and need some stereotype ideas, check out our parenting type feature! While the SATC girls had the diner, the Park...
Luxury Mother's Day weekend
Tue Apr 29
Breakfast in bed is great on Mother's Day, but breakfast in a luxury hotel is better (less crumbs!). If you're looking for something completely indulgent for Mom's Day, the Loews Regency Hotel (61st St and Park Ave) is offering a package that includes a one-night stay for moms and kids in a suite and breakfast at the hotel's restaurant, 540 Park. Think: Brioche French toast, banana pecan waffles and mimosas... yum! In-room mani/pedis are also included. The package starts at $905 and is available May 8-10. To book, call 800-233-2356 or visit loewshotels.com.
Naked pictures of Miley Cyrus!
Mon Apr 28
I woke up this morning to the news that 15-year-old Miley Cyrus, Disney's Hannah Montana, had apologized in response to a massive outcry against some "racy" portraits (Miley looks naked under a sheet) that appear the new Vanity Fair. Did I miss something last week? What outcry? Weren't the photos just released? How did all this snowball so quickly? This so-called scandal is obviously the invention of VF's and Disney's PR machine. VF wants to sell issues. As for Disney, I'd venture that they wanted to manufacture their own Miley backlash before anyone else did. And now everyone can rush to Miley's defense! The whole child-performer industry creeps me out—but it has nothing to do with the photos. Do you think this is all a PR-propelled scandal? You might also like: Celebrity Baby Quiz Celebrity Interview: Tina Fey Celebrity Interview: The Jonas Brothers
See this weekend: Baby Mama
Fri Apr 25
If you do one thing this weekend, go see Baby Mama in theaters. The comedy starring SNL vets Tina Fey and Amy Poehler kicked off the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday and opens to the public tonight. At a screening I went to this morning (for moms and their infants--so cute!), TFF organizers said they chose the flick because they thought New Yorkers--in light of the current state of the economy, politics, etc--desperately needed to laugh. And laugh, you will. Fey stars as Kate, a successful, single, 37-year-old woman who desperately wants a baby. Enter her surrogate, Poehler's trashy Angie, who comes to live with Kate after getting into a fight with her common-law husband (Dax Shepard). As Kate's doorman (Romany Malco) so eloquently tells her, she's got some major "baby mama drama." Plus, guest appearances by Steve Martin and Sigourney Weaver compliment the funny-lady duo in their respective roles as a the hippie head of an organic food chain and the...
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