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Brooke Shields returns to the ‘Lipstick Jungle’

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“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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Brooke Shields plans more children

Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields has not ruled out having more children – and is even considering having in vitro fertilization (IVF).

The 43-year-old is already mother to two children Rowan Frances and Grier Hammond – with TV writer husband Chris Henchy.

And she is keen to expand her family, if it is medically possible.

She tells Britain’s OK! magazine, “I think I’m a little long in the tooth. I’m not sure if it’s possible. But with technology, you never know.”



Posted Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 at 3:15pm
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Brooke Shields on the set of the television show ‘Lipstick Jungle’

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Posted Thursday, July 17th, 2008 at 8:08am
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Lipstick Jungle filming begins in NYC.


I can’t wait for the new season to begin!  Robert Buckley is quite easy on the eyes!



Posted Monday, June 30th, 2008 at 2:14pm
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Brooke Shields taught her daughter how to handle the paparazzi

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Brooke Shields has trained her eldest daughter to deal with the paparazzi photographers who hound the actress and her family.

Shields shares two daughters – Rowan Frances, five, and Grier Hammond, two – with her TV-writer husband Chris Henchy, and she reveals the constant press attention she gets when out with her girls has prompted her to teach Rowan how to react.

The actress says, “(Rowan) will say, `Mom, paparazzi.’ It’s sad to me that she even knows the word. But then I said, `What do you do about that?’ and she said, ‘Well, I look straight ahead and I don’t look them in the eye.’

“So there’s the sense of don’t let them invade. They’re going to be there; let’s not let them ruin our day or our life. And I think that’s a slightly healthier way of dealing with it.”



Posted Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 at 8:08am
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