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Candace Bushnell

American columnist and author Candace Bushnell

Candace Bushnell is an American author and columnist based in New York City. Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed, international best-selling author of Sex and the City, Summer and the City, The Carrie Diaries, One Fifth Avenue, Lipstick Jungle, Trading Up and Four Blondes. Sex and the City, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies. Lipstick Jungle became a popular television series on NBC.
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Immoral history: It’s an It Girl! The Birth of ‘Sex and the City’
New York Times - 17 days
For the show’s 20th anniversary, Carrie Bradshaw’s creator, Candace Bushnell, and her boy band revisit late-’90s New York.
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The Life and Death of a Once Great Newspaper
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Out of the depths of a scary stock market crash in 1987 emerged a salmon colored weekly newspaper, The New York Observer, that animated and chronicled New York's halls of power for almost three decades until its sad death last month. It would probably be unfair to say that the Observer is the first media casualty of the Trump era, but you wouldn't be that far off - the print edition of The Observer, owned by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, was shut down the same week as the stunning presidential victory. I have marveled at the small but influential newspaper's arc for the last 30 years from a unique vantage point - first as an editorial competitor, then as someone who The Observer tried to hire, then as a publishing competitor and also as someone who bid to buy it in 2006 when Kushner bested my company's offer by quite a few million dollars. The Observer's death has not received nearly enough ink (or pixels) this past month. The weekly had outsize influence despite its limit...
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The 32nd Annual Rita Hayworth Gala
Huffington Post - over 2 years
Rita Hayworth Photo courtesy Corbis Images "All I ever wanted was just what everybody else wants, you know, to be loved" said screen legend Rita Hayworth. On Tuesday night, October 27, 2015 The Rita Hayworth Gala was full of love for all the lives adversely affected by Alzheimer's disease. Since the New York, Chicago and Palm Beach galas began in 1984, 68 million dollars has been raised for the Alzheimer's Association programs for those living with the disease, families and caregivers giving access to critical care, support and resources. Gala Chair and Founder Princess Yasmin Aga Khan Gala Chair and Founder Princess Yasmin Aga Khan recalls her mother Rita Hayworth's Alzheimer's diagnosis in 1981 that began three decades of dedication to the cause, "I was a caregiver for my mother and I met Jerome Stone. He was the founder of the Alzheimer's Association and my inspiration". The mission of the Alzheimer's Association is to eliminate Alzheimer͛s disease through the adva...
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Why 'Sex and the City' author Candace Bushnell wrote her new book -- 'Killing Monica' -- standing up
LATimes - almost 3 years
"Sex and the City" author Candace Bushnell, in L.A. to promote her book "Killing Monica" (which she swears isn't about Carrie Bradshaw), shares tips for physical and mental fitness that help keep her away from the chaos and ahead of the pack. You're really prolific. We hear so much lately about...
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Designing Woman Loree Rodkin
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Photos courtesy of Gabriel Machado, from the studio Machado Cicala Morassut in Argentina. Maybe Candace Bushnell could write a more adventurous femme du monde then Loree Rodkin, designer of her own eponymous line of precious jewelry, eyewear, fragrance, couture and home scents. Her unique journey to her own design luxury empire began with a lucrative chance commission as an interior designer launched by her first client real estate tycoon, Victor Drai, followed by interiors for Brian Wilson, Rod Stewart, Bernie Taupin and Alice Cooper. Her lover, ballet dancer turned actor, Alexsandr Godunov, led her transition into a career as a successful talent manager for superstars to be Brad Pitt, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Downey Jr. and Virginia Madsen. In 1988, a hobby evolved into a passion for modern, hip, edgy jewelry design, inspiring her to produce her signature pieces: Goth bondage rings, briolette-studded bracelets, multi hoop earrings, necklaces of Medieval crosses and daggers, a...
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Ex-New York Observer editor Kaplan dies at 59
Yahoo News - over 4 years
NEW YORK (AP) — The former New York Observer editor who hired a then-unknown Candace Bushnell to write a column called "Sex and the City" has died. Peter Kaplan was 59.
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After Rudy, Before Bloomberg: Looking Back on a Mayoral Legacy
Dallas Observer Blogs - almost 5 years
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani alongside outgoing New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. (David Handschuh/New York Daily News/POOL) Finding an unpublished George Gurley piece is like opening a perfectly written time capsule. In May 2001, New York City was preparing to say farewell to a term-limited Rudy Giuliani and welcome anyone from Mark Green to Freddy Ferrer to Michael Bloomberg as its first new leader in eight years. An intrepid young Observer reporter named George Gurley hit the party scene to ask prominent New Yorkers what they thought would happen to the city. He wrote it up and then ... it disappeared. The Observer never published Mr. Gurley's observations, captured first at the annual benefit for the African Rainforest Conservancy, held at The Park on 17th and Tenth Avenue and the second was for the 10th anniversary of the Paramount Hotel.  Twelve years later, as we approach another change of guard at City Hall, Mr. Gurley got to thinking about that piece. When he ...
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1990 Things From The 90s (Seriously)
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
It's been more than a decade since the 1990s ended, yet the Internet can't seem to go a day without a reminder of the neon slap bracelets that may have been banned from your school. Yes, we get it. Times are tough and there's comfort in reflection, but enough is enough. Below, a final goodbye to the 90s to end the nostalgia once and for all. (We're not kidding. There are 1990 items below.) 1. Scrunchies 2. "The Wild Thornberries" 3. Dawson and Joey 4. "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" 5. Mr. Feeny 7. MTV playing music videos 8. Snick 9. The premiere of "Freaks and Geeks" 10. Levar Burton 11. "Daria" 12. "Arthur" 13. "The Powerpuff Girls" 14. "Smart Guy" 15. Comedy Central globe logo with buildings 16. "The X-Files" 17. Rosie O'Donnell 18. Bill Nye 19. "Dawson's Creek" 20. The Mighty Ducks" 21. "Are You Afraid of the Dark" 22. Cornholio 23. Rachel Green 24. Tim Allen 25. "All That" 26. "Bever...
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Elizabeth Benedict: A Book My Grandmother Would Like -- Finally!
Huffington Post - about 5 years
My grandmother never used to phone me, so when I heard her voice on the phone that night in 1985, I was startled. "I just read your book," she said sharply, "and I don't like it." She meant my first novel, Slow Dancing, which had recently been published by Knopf and greeted with far more attention than I had expected, "When are you going to write a book your grandmother will like?" I knew what she meant: the book was filled with sex -- the pre-marital kind -- and references to it, beginning with the opening line. To her, it was "about" sex, but to me it was about two women best friends, finding their ways professionally and romantically in the plenty-of-sex pre-AIDS 1970s and '80s. They were women who cared about doing fulfilling work and having fulfilling sex, until men worthy of greater investments came along and made them rethink their blustery attitudes. This is all pretty standard fare for the 21st century, but back in 1985, it had an edge, a boldness, that ma...
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Candace Bushnell, 'Sex And The City' Author, Talks Divorce, Single Life (VIDEO)
The Huffington Post - about 5 years
In 2002, Candace Bushnell's life was red-hot. The "Sex and the City" author's HBO series of the same name was in full swing, and so was her love life: That year, Bushnell, then 43, married 33-year-old New York City ballet dancer Charles Askegard -- seven-and-a-half weeks after meeting him. As she told Oprah at the time, "It was certainly something that I wasn't expecting. I always thought that there was a really good chance that I wasn't going to get married." It seems that Bushnell wasn't the only one who thought she might not get married: Her "Sex and the City" fans may not have expected it, either. In her 2002 interview with Oprah, the author remembered hearing as much from one such fan. "Some woman said, 'How could you abandon us to get married?'" Bushnell recalled. "I said, 'Well, it might be time to move on.'" So, what has Candace Bushnell moved on to since then (aside from "The Carrie Diaries")? Read More... More on Oprah Winfrey Network
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Holly Robinson: Can You Visualize Your Life As a Writer and Make It Happen?
Huffington Post - over 5 years
A confession: I have never done meditation, yoga, hypnosis, walking on hot coals or any other practices aimed at unleashing mental powers. I get my best ideas for writing while walking the dog. One of my Buddhist friends refers to this as my "walking meditation," but it's really more of a "stop, sniff, and pee" thing. Yesterday, however, I stumbled onto something that made me realize I've been using creative visualization techniques all along. What was that special "something?" Not a book of Buddhist philosophy or a Hindu guide to enlightenment. Nope, it was a New York Times magazine profile of Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the City and six other novels that focus on beautiful women making gobs of money and having a lot of sex. (Truthfully, I've never read any of these novels, but I did indulge in watching the show with my daughters, if only to chortle over phrases like "I was emotionally slutty.") In her profile, Energizer Bunny Bushnell says: ...I...
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The Surprising Controversy Surrounding 'The Carrie Diaries'
Huffington Post - over 5 years
When "The Carrie Diaries" aired on The CW on Monday night, viewers noticed one glaring omission from the '80s New York City skyline: the Twin Towers. Although broadcasting a post-9/11 sky backdrop was seemingly unintentional, "Carrie Diaries" creator Amy B. Harris told the L.A. Times that it was decision they came to after a lot of thought. "We didn't want to cause anybody hurt," Harris said. "If we caused one 16-year-old who lost a parent in September 11 any pain ... it would have made me feel terrible. "I wouldn’t want anyone to think we’re trying to pretend something didn’t exist," she added. "Our show is about love and romance. It felt like the wrong place to acknowledge it." Between inconsistencies in Carrie's backstory and diehard "Sex and the City" fans' insisting that no one can fill Sarah Jessica Parker's Manolo's, the "Carrie Diaries" criticism has already been flying. But co-executive producer and "Carrie Diaries" and "Sex and the City" author Canda...
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AnnaSophia Robb On 'Carrie Diaries' Prep Work, SJP & More!
Huffington Post - over 5 years
When "The Carrie Diaries" premieres on The CW (Monday, January 14 at 8 p.m. EST), AnnaSophia Robb officially steps into Carrie Bradshaw's Manolo Blahniks. While she certainly has the look for the "Sex and the City" prequel, the 19-year-old actress is the first to admit that taking on the role was a little nerve-wracking. "I don't think anyone can run in heels better than Sarah Jessica Parker," she laughed. "I'm nervous. I want the show to do well!" So what's taking the edge off for Robb as she journeys into Carrie territory? A reassuring letter from Parker, practicing '80s dance moves and long talks with executive producer Candace Bushnell, who penned the "Sex and the City" and "Carrie Diaries" novels. Robb spoke with HuffPost TV on Monday morning via phone about her relationship with Parker, what to expect from this season of "The Carrie Diaries" and shoulder pads. I know you and Sarah Jessica Parker hadn't had much contact in the early stages of "The Carrie Di...
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Will The Backstories Actually Match Up On 'The Carrie Diaries'?
Huffington Post - over 5 years
When "The Carrie Diaries" makes its debut, there are sure to be plenty of "Sex and the City" fans nitpicking the CW prequel and origin story, stemming from the hit HBO series that starred Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw. "Sex and the City" attempted to steer clear of Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte's backstories, rarely referencing or including family members on the show. Viewers met Charlotte's brother once (for a storyline in which he slept with Samantha), only heard of Miranda's mother when she was on her death bed, found out -- in passing -- that Carrie's dad left her and her mom ... and so on. On "The Carrie Diaries," however -- which is based on the book of the same name, written by Candace Bushnell, who also penned the original "Sex and the City" book -- Carrie's mother has passed away, but her father is still very much in the picture. Plus, she has a younger sister Dorrit. Amy B. Harris, "The Carrie Diaries" showrunner, talked to The Hollywoo...
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Find Out When 'The Carrie Diaries' Premieres
Huffington Post - over 5 years
Carrie Bradshaw will return to TV this January. The CW announced "The Carrie Diaries," the "Sex and the City" prequel series about a teenaged Carrie Bradshaw played by AnnaSophia Robb, will premiere on Monday, January 14 at 8 p.m. ET. "90210" will move to 9 p.m. ET. Set in 1984, "The Carrie Diaries" follows 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw as she adjusts to life after the death of her mother. Her younger sister Dorritt (Stefania Owen) is on a rebellious kick and their dad Tom (Matt Letscher) is overwhelmed. In the first episode, Tom gets Carrie an internship at a law firm in Manhattan, and thus the greatest love of Carrie's life begins. The show also stars Ellen Wong, Katie Findlay, Chloe Bridges, Austin Butler, Freema Agyeman and Brendan Dooling. "The Carrie Diaries" is based on the series of novels from Candace Bushnell and is executive produced by Bushnell, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein and Amy B. Harris. Harris, a veteran of "Sex and the City," wr...
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Cosmopolitan's Helen Gurley Brown dies aged 90
Guardian (UK) - almost 6 years
Editor's 32-year stint at helm of women's magazine saw introduction of frank discussions about sex Helen Gurley Brown, the author and journalist credited with introducing frank discussions of sex into magazines for women during her 32-year career as the editor of Cosmopolitan, has died at the age of 90. Brown was already at the forefront of influencing a change in sexual mores when she wrote Sex and the Single Girl, published in 1962, about her single life, encouraging women to have sex freely, regardless of their marital status. But it was at the helm of Cosmopolitan, which she transformed from being an often straitlaced publication aimed at suburban housewives into one that built a global readership based on Brown and her colleagues' idealised image of the sexually liberated, career-focused "Cosmo girl". New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city had "lost a pioneer who reshaped not only the entire media industry but the culture of the US". He added: "She was a role mo...
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Next Season's Big Trends
Seattle Pi - about 6 years
Next Season's Big Trends Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 04:45 a.m., Friday, May 25, 2012 The networks have announced 39 new series for 2012-2013, spanning virtually every kind of drama (procedurals, serials, thrillers) and comedy (family, workplace, romantic). [...] while new X Factor judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato threaten to dominate the media's attention this fall, even they may be no match for Dr. Zaius, the monkey M.D. on NBC's Animal Practice, or the drippy aliens on ABC's The Neighbors. Other big names headlining new shows are Friday Night Lights and American Horror Story star Connie Britton in ABC's musical Nashville; Friends' Matthew Perry in NBC's comedy Go On; and ER's Anthony Edwards in ABC's mid-season drama Zero Hour. CBS' Elementary, a modern retelling of Sherlock Holmes, ...
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The CW Picks Up Carrie Diaries; NBC Cancels Awake, Harry’s Law
Access Hollywood - about 6 years
Looks like The CW is heading back to “The City,” or at least, back in time with Carrie Bradshaw. On Friday, the network announced it was picking up “The Carrie Diaries,” the “Sex and The City” prequel, based on the young adult novels from Candace Bushnell, according to TV Line.
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A comic sketch that is, at times, hilarious
LGBT Weekly- San Diego - about 6 years
Megalyn Echikunwoke, Carrie MacLemore, Greta Gerwig and Analeigh Tipton in Damsels in Distress There was a period in the early 1990s when Whit Stillman was going to be the WASP Woody Allen. With Metropolitan and Barcelona, Stillman had made hyper-verbal, hyper-intellectual, and hyper-ironic comedies about privileged white people from the Northeast, been nominated for an Oscar for the former and lauded by critics for the latter. But 1998’s The Last Days of Disco, about the “urban haute bourgeoisie” trying to make sense of disco, didn’t work; it was stilted, a bit dull and not very funny. And then Stillman disappeared for 13 years. I adored his first two movies, so I was thrilled that he had a new one; I was primed to love Damsels in Distress. As Violet says in the film, “The past is over, so why not romanticize it?” But Violet, as it turns out, is somewhat of a dolt. Damsels in Distress reminded me of what I loved about Manhattan and Barcelo...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Candace Bushnell
  • 2009
    Age 50
    In 2009, Bushnell announced that she was slated to write several "webisodes" of an online comedic series about women over 40 dealing with workplace issues, in partnership with the magazine publisher Meredith Corporation's Meredith 360 division.
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  • 2002
    Age 43
    In 2002, Bushnell married Charles Askegard, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet.
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  • 1994
    Age 35
    She created a humorous column for the paper, which appeared from 1994 through 1996.
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  • 1993
    Age 34
    Bushnell began writing for the New York Observer in 1993.
  • 1958
    Born on December 1, 1958.
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