Is it just me, or is something strange going on with Sarah Jessica Parker's face? On the set of Lovelace, where SJP is taking over Demi Moore's role as Gloria Steinem, she wore a wig and looked a bit different than usual. At left, SJP on the set this morning. At right, on the red carpet in February.
Having gained respect and accolades from women's groups worldwide for her portrayal of militant Redstocking Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker will replace Demi Moore in the part of renowned Playboy bunny Gloria Steinem in Lovelace, the biographical film about pornographic actress Linda Lovelace. The one with Amanda Seyfried, not the other one. [EW; image via AP]
Sarah Jessica Parker is turning 44 today. Gloria Steinem turns 75. Elton John is 62. Daniel Boulud is turning 54. Socialite Arden Wohl turns 26. Matthew Barney is 42. Eileen Ford is 87. Aretha Franklin turns 67. Marcia Cross is 47. Today Show film critic Gene Shalit is turning 77. Katharine McPhee is 25. Race car driver Danica Patrick turns 27. The rapper Juvenile is turning 34. And actress Lark Voorhies, best known as Lisa Turtle on Saved by the Bell, is turning 35.
In 1963, when Gloria Steinem posed as a Playboy bunny for a magazine piece, we're sure her dearest hope was that she'd pave the way for young female reporters to mount shocking exposés on contemporary hot button issues with the help of their decent bods. What she probably didn't predict was that those exposés would, nine times out of ten, involve going undercover at cosmetic surgery consultations. Melanie Berliet, who last year performed a slightly more original bit of girly stunt journalism when she worked as a naked sushi model, is the latest in a long line to submit her face and body to the scrutiny of plastic surgeons for our edification. As you'll be less than amazed to hear, the doctors recommended she have stuff done!
You're invited, space permitting, to a memorial service this evening for the beloved New York magazine founding editor Clay Felker. It's at the New York Society for Ethical Culture and starts at six. Tom Wolfe, Gloria Steinem and Lesley Stahl will pay tribute to the man who taught a city to talk about itself at a celebration organized by New York and Gail Sheehy, the writer and widow of the late editor. Felker's legacy, which Wolfe in July described as nothing less than the restoration of vitality to a bloodless, disconnected New York media, is also honored less directly today in New York's excellent issue on the Great Shakeout.