Lipstick Jungle and Lipstick on a Pig



 Attention, starstruck NYU students and other various part-time stalkers!  The victor in the Great 2008 Battle of the Sex & the City Knockoffs, NBC’s Lipstick Jungle, has announced it is reserving space on the streets of Soho for filming.  Stars Brooke Shields, Kim Raver, and Lindsay Price (whose character’s name is Victory – coincidence?  Subliminal messaging?) can be seen in fashion-forward outfits around Prince, Thompson, Sullivan, Broome, and West Broadway.  It also appears that NBC has reserved space, specifically along Greenwich Street, for filming next week.  We’re sure New York is happy to see an influx of TV shows film here (Ugly Betty, 30 Rock, Gossip Girl, Life on Mars, Fringe, Damages, and mainstay Law & Order, to name a few), thanks to Governor Paterson’s new tax credit.  But something tells us New Yorkers will be quick to complain about the inconvenience of a TV set interrupting their commute.

 07/10/2008 - Lindsay Price - Lipstick Jungle Television Series Filming in Soho on July 10, 2008 - Soho - New York City, NY, USA  © Janet Mayer / PR Photos

Now that Cashmere Mafia has bitten the dust, and Lipstick Jungle has emerged victorious, we can move on to another (insert Valley Girl voice here), like, totally more important battle: the one between Senators McCain and Obama for the office of U.S. President.

NYU bloggers and/or political junkies congregated in University Hall Tuesday night for “Hack the Debate,” hosted by Current TV, the NYU Debate Team, and the Political Union.  Current TV partnered with for the event, allowing debate viewers to post live blog comments, many of which were featured onscreen during Current TV’s broadcast. 

We’ve compiled our picks for the most interesting comments, just for you:

teri_pdp if he’s such a maverick, why is McCain a Republican? Why not an Independent?

jayrosen_nyu Note Four: Obama has a hidden advantage in that he doesn’t begrudge McCain’s right to be on the same stage with him. McCain does; it shows.

jayrosen_nyu Neither McCain and Obama is good at EXPLAINING problems. They have a wonk’s assumption that everyone grasps the problem, so talk solutions.

imdanyl Good pt: McCain wants to buy all a house, Obama wants to give free heath care yet the country is BROKE. Neither get this issue still.

bcrane McCain is the only candidate to present something new during the debate…unfortunately, gov. buying up bad mortgages

disavian McCain’s plan of buying up bad mortgages must have small-government repubs (assuming they still exist?) shitting bricks.

freeulysses Obama/Biden: millions in tax cuts to the 40% that don’t pay any taxes anyway. Because voters want fatter wallets, not sacrifice

 slestak If McCain knows how to get bin Laden, why the hell hasn’t he told George Bush yet?


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