Okay, so she didn’t quite go that far because she doesn’t actually use foul language that’s not scripted apparently, but Sarah Jessica Parker did say that famous women are “pretty unfriendly” to each other. Of course that’s the case – Hollywood is hard as shit, especially for women, so it forces them to be cut-throat and yes, unfriendly. That’s not an excuse and doesn’t make it acceptable, but it certainly means it’s not at all surprising.
Here’s what SJP told Harper’s Bazaar:
“I think so much reality television – and the women that dominate culture today – are pretty unfriendly towards one another. They use language that’s really objectionable and cruel and not supportive.”
“I like to remember that Carrie and the other women in Sex and the City were really nice to each other. That was the bigger picture.”
I mean, she comes off as a bit sanctimonious here, but I can sorta vouch for her niceness. Many years ago – probably in ’03 or so – I was up at Barnard on the Columbia campus, and SJP used to take little (at the time) James Wilkie to this child play group or something that was hosted there. Before the kids came out, she and the other mothers would sit in this student centery type thing, just chatting and relaxing on the couches there.
Anyhow, one day I came in from the pouring down rain (had no umbrella) and SJP actually got up from her seat and got me a cup of coffee. Pretty kind, if you ask me. I’m partial to her because of that, but I use “objectionable and cruel” language on the daily, so she probably wouldn’t like me very much!
February 27, 2014 at 1:30 pm by Jennifer
This seemed to be the week of bobbleheads, for both men and women alike. Everyone needs to stop losing and start gaining weight, like now.
Go through these looks of the week and give me your picks for who looks BEST, WORST, and most WTF. Mine are at the bottom!
(P.S.: For SAG Awards fashion, check out this post.)
Anna Wintour. Giiiiirl…
January 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Captioned: “Tempted to pick him up and bring him home. But quickly imagined and hoped for its rightful owner re-tracing steps to a reunion.”
Her profile photo appears to be a closeup of her eye. SJP, you so MySpace ’08. Love it. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before she follows Gwyneth.
Being on Instagram is the most interesting thing she’s done since her most recent MET Gala outfit. Enjoy, SJP! I like the Amaro filter the best.
November 22, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Anne Hathaway actually blew me away with her punk transformation for the Costume Institute Gala for the “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum (or Met Gala for short). Doesn’t she look great as a blonde? Every year celebs dress to the hilt for the event for whatever the theme is. This year, it’s punk. So keep that in mind when looking at these photos — these looks are supposed to be crazy and over the top.
BEST: Anne Hathaway, January Jones, Sienna Miller
WORST: Almost everyone else, but especially Kerry Washington, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kim Kardashian and honestly there were so many more I couldn’t even deal with.
PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY: Miley Cyrus and Anne Hathaway
Check it out!
May 7, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
3Sarah Jessica Parker Needs to Get Over ‘The Carrie Diaries’, Says ‘Sex and the City’ Writer Candace Bushnell
Sarah Jessica Parker hasn’t been shy about her dismay over the Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries. While she doesn’t mind the young actress who plays a younger version of her famous Carrie Bradshaw character, AnnaSophia Robb, she just seems rather perplexed about why such a show was necessary in the first place. I’m sorta with her on that, in theory, but the show – what little I’ve seen of it, anyway – is kind of fun in a really mindless way.
In any case, Sex and the City writer/creator Candace Bushnell has hit back at SJP, basically telling her to get over it and that she had no future with the series herself, anyway, since she’s 47 now. Ohhhh, snap.
From The Daily Beast:
“The reality is, that’s showbiz. Sarah Jessica’s first part was somebody else’s part. She played Annie on Broadway. She understands how these things work.
Look, Sarah Jessica Parker is 47. I think with the second movie, Carrie Bradshaw couldn’t be an ingenue anymore. But I think they were stuck doing what the audience wanted. Realistically, a middle-aged woman who was married without children would be much more focused on her career and less focused on this Mr. Big: “Does he love me?” … “Does he still not love me?” I mean, I think it was coming to the end of what they could do with the character.”
I mean, true that and all. No one cares about any of that shit anymore. Sex and the City was great for its time and was really great and all, but there’s such a thing as ending on a high note. The Carrie Diaries really was the only chance to make the show appeal to a new generation – because let’s face it, it’s really for 13-year-olds and they’re a bit young for the real, adult deal (which hopefully they’ll watch anyway out of interest as they get older). I do understand SJP’s going to feel territorial, but Candace is right – that’s showbiz, kids!
March 26, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
From The New York Post:
Jay-Z and Beyoncé missed the Oscars, and instead had dinner with Sarah Jessica Parker in New York on Sunday night. The music power couple joined the “Sex and the City” star and five others for a long meal at Freemans on the Lower East Side. “They completely blew off the Oscars,” said a source, adding, “They didn’t even have it on a TV screen. They were there until well after 1 a.m. with their friends, laughing and eating.” Bey’s sister Solange, however, was seen partying at Vanity Fair’s LA bash.
I love that this is a story, and that Beyoncé and Jay-Z deciding not to go to the Oscars is seen as a personal insult to the entire Academy Awards. I mean, they didn’t even watch it! Take that, Oscars! I suppose adding insult to injury is the fact that they were having dinner with Sarah Jessica Parker instead (weird combination, don’t you think?), but for the record, SJP is a really nice lady – and a very, very tiny one, as it were.
I have to say – I don’t blame Bey & Jay for skipping out on the Oscars, for the following reasons:
1. It’s in LA. Los Angeles blows – the traffic, the weather… I’ll pass. (Sorry, Angelinos!)
2. You have to get dressed in fancy things, wear Spanx and get your hair & makeup done – sweatpants with one leg cut to fit the leg cast you had on for 6 weeks and a stained Napoleon Dynamite hoodie that you got for $5 at Kohl’s back in 2002 won’t cut it. (Yes, that’s my wardrobe right now.)
3. So long! You have to walk the red carpet and smile and stop for pictures and then, when that’s finally over, you have to go inside and sit through a whole long ceremony that’s never funny and features mostly people you don’t give a shit about. Ugh, is it over yet?
4. There are after-parties, which you’re expected to attend when all you really want to do is have your limo driver stop at the McDonald’s drive-thru before going back to your hotel room, pulling the black-out curtains and watching a Sandra Bullock movie on TNT while eating your chicken nuggets in peace.
I rest my case.