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Originally posted 11/06/2013 12:25PM
When it comes to playing an iconic TV character, there probably aren't any sexier shoes to fill than those of Sex and the City's Samantha Jones.
That's why when Lindsey Gort got the call that she'd be playing young Samantha on season two of the CW's The Carrie Diaries, she lost it.
"I almost fell off of my balcony," she tells PEOPLE.
Despite being a dead ringer for Kim Cattrall's promiscuous character, Gort, 29, says in real life, she's not nearly as risqué. Here are five things to know about the sexy new star.
Originally posted 05/16/2013 07:30PM
Vanessa Hudgens and boyfriend Austin Butler couldn't keep their hands off of each other over the weekend.
The pair, who kicked off Saturday night by dining at new hotspot Hakkasan Las Vegas were joined by Kelsey Grammer and wife Kayte Walsh, who were all celebrating a mutual pal's birthday.
In a nearby private dining room was Ke$ha, who threw a surprise party for one of her creative directors.
Originally posted 01/15/2013 10:45AM
The Carrie Diaries takes place in the early 1980s, but don't expect the decade's style clichés displayed on the show.
"Our whole idea for this was I didn't want it to feel like the joke version of the '80s with people in those thin glasses or parachute pants where even in the '80s we were all kind of thinking, 'Is this a mistake? It think it might be,' " the Sex and the City prequel's executive producer Amy B. Harris said during at the Television Critics Association panel to promote the highly anticipated show.
Instead, Harris says, she and fellow exec producer Stephanie Savage "are really trying to have fun mixing and matching – staying true to the '80s while also keeping the clothes as aspirational and inspirational as possible."
Originally posted 10/24/2012 04:30PM
Creators of the CW's upcoming Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries, say fans should not expect a miniaturized version of iconic HBO show.
"We didn't want to do the Baby Muppets syndrome – 'Oh it's baby Samantha! It's baby Miranda!' " executive producer Amy B. Harris told SATC fans during a screening of the premiere episode on Monday at New York City's School of Visual Arts.
Instead, Harris and creator Candace Bushnell, who was also on hand for the premiere, hope to give 1984's Carrie Bradshaw – played by AnnaSophia Robb – her own identity and a new set of friends, reports Huffington Post.
Originally posted 03/24/2012 10:20AM
Sure, everybody knows Carrie Bradshaw – Sarah Jessica Parker in the HBO phenom that kept Sunday nights ablaze from 1998 till 2004, then again in a movie that was hot and a sequel that was not.
Now headed for the small screen is The Carrie Diaries, based on the 2010 prequel by Sex author Candace Bushnell.
The pilot for the CW network will star AnnaSophia Robb, shown here for the first time in costume (designed by Sex and the City and Gossip Girl's Emmy-winning Eric Daman) as the young Carrie.
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