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Brooke Shields: Lipstick Jungle Isn’t Canceled


Despite reports, Brooke Shields says her NBC drama Lipstick Jungle hasn’t been scrapped.

“They thought that because My Own Worst Enemy has been shut down that the same thing had happened to us, and it’s not true,” she told reporters at Sunday’s Kidsfest in NYC.

“They’re not breaking down the sets,” she added. “We’re still working. We still have more to do, so it’s erroneously presented that we’ve been canceled, thank God.

“Our bosses are saying, ‘You’re not canceled, don’t worry. We’re just trying to figure out how to make this make sense.'”

Shields said fans have already sent in tubes of lipstick to Jeff Zucker, president & CEO of NBC Universal, to show their support.

“It’s been insane,” she went on. “I think that the public outcry has been crazy, and it’s kind of wonderful.”

Is she optimistic for the show?

“I actually am,” Shields said. “I mean, we’re basically No. 1 if you look at DVR. And you look at all that. So the public is watching it.

“The problem that they have is it’s not the same day live,” she continued. “They just need to figure out how to reconcile advertisers’ money because the advertisers don’t want you fast forwarding commercials.”

If the show gets canned, she said she’ll be heartbroken.

“The family atmosphere and the excitement of being all together and working — that’s the perk,” she said. “I think they would be remiss if they decided not to continue next season.”

Co-star Kim Raver (who also denied that the show’s been canceled) said she would take the cancellation “really hard.

“The main thing is that me and Brooke and Lindsay [Price] have such a great time, not to sound corny,” she said.

She added, “I think on Monday there are emergency meetings as to what’s going to go on. But I know the executives are really pushing it and believe in it.”


Posted Monday, November 17th, 2008 at 6:06am
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60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, September 21 (PART 3)


Pictured: January Jones & John Slattery of Mad Men, Kate Walsh, Kevin Bacon and wife Kyra Sedgwick, Jon Hamm and girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt, Laura Linney, America Ferrera, Brooke Shields, Emilie de Ravin, Joey Fatone & Lisa Rinna, Rachel Griffiths and Sally Field.


Marc Anthony turns 40!


Jennifer Lopez surprised Marc Anthony with a big birthday bash last night at The Bowery Hotel in NYC.

At Marc’s surprise soiree:  Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou, Brooke Shields and husband, Dita Von Teese,


Posted Monday, September 15th, 2008 at 10:10am
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Brooke Shields returns to the ‘Lipstick Jungle’

Brooke Shields

“Lipstick Jungle” is returning for its second season with provocative subject matter, but one thing it won’t be doing, according to series star Brooke Shields, is man bashing.

In the NBC series, Brooke plays Wendy, a high-ranking motion studio executive, whose husband Shane (Paul Blackthorne) — until recently — has been the one to stay home and care for their children.

“I think the most important thing about the way our male characters are portrayed is we don’t portray them as weak,” she says. “We don’t diminish them in any way. We celebrate how much we need them. And the need is different for each of us. We don’t paint these men as pathetic or stereotypical.”

At the end of last season, Shane’s career as a composer took off — with a little help from his wife — and, now for Wendy, it is turning into a case of be careful what you wish for. She wanted Shane to be successful, but now the issue of who takes care of its kids enters into the equation. It is a situation that Brooke, who is married to producer/writer Chris Henchy has to deal with in real life.

“I think that there is a similarity in the way we feel about motherhood,” she explains. “Our children are in very different stages, so what I have to deal with daily in my life vs. what Wendy has to deal with daily in her life [is very different]. Wendy is a very passionate person and mothering and her family are very important to her, but not at the risk of losing herself and losing what she is fueled by outside of her family. I can identify with that because my career is such a part of who I am.”

Interfering with Wendy’s plans to juggle motherhood and career this season with be none other than TV’s ultimate career girl — Mary Tyler Moore — who is famous for starring in a series about one of the first happily single career women on television — and who will be playing Wendy’s mother.

So what is it like to work with an icon?

“I defer [to her] a lot of out of respect and her history,” Brooke says. “I try to watch and appreciate. Then I get flashes of ‘Ordinary People’ or some of the favorite moments of her shows and I think, ‘There is a whole history here.’ I want to respect, but not fawn too much to make her uncomfortable. There is that fine line you don’t want to cross.”

Mary begins her recurring role when “Lipstick Jungle” premieres its second season on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 10 p.m. on NBC.



Posted Sunday, September 14th, 2008 at 2:14pm
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