Hollywood LOVES a sequel. And a remake. And an adaptation. And basically anything that will make a lot of money. Sometimes it’s just a direct-to-video follow-up, sometimes it’s a critically acclaimed improvement on the first film. It’s become pretty hard to find a movie that doesn’t have a sequel at least in the works, so it’s surprising to discover a classic that hasn’t been followed up on. More
Topic: The Devil Wears Prada
Your move, Anne Hathaway. More
Most of the fun of The Devil Wears Prada was the delicious knowledge that this was a takedown of Anna Wintour. But where will Lauren Weisberger get the material for her sequel? Not from real life, obviously. More
I still remember going to a press junket a few years ago and hearing the other reporters talk about how Anne Hathaway was bitchy while promoting her latest movie. I was crestfallen — this was Mia Thermopolis from The Princess Diaries, Andy from The Devil Wears Prada! Though she was six years older than me, I’d basically grown up with her as her career took off. More
Former White House Communications director Nicole Wallace, who previously worked for the Bush/Cheney campaign in ’04, has written a book. Even though Eighteen Acres:A Novel is a work of fiction (it says novel, see?), from the pieces we’ve read* Nicole’s protagonist Melanie is much like Nicole herself: she works at the White House, is a woman in a workplace full of men, and has an “insider view” to the politics of the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. She also really, really likes to talk about her accessories. We’ve picked several passages of the book, and compared them to portions of Lauren Weisberger‘s The Devil Wears Prada, a comparable parable about working for an Anna Wintour stand-in at a large magazine. Try to guess which is which!
Are you unmarried? Childless? Living at home with your parents – or at some Yoga-and-volunteering compound in Costa Rica? You are not alone. More