Why “Lipstick” Proved Wrong Shade For NBC



What do you get when you take fabulous women, living glamorous lives, set in The Big Apple, based on a phenomenon with origins in the writings of Candace Bushnell? Not a Sex and the City-esque hit for network television apparently.
 
NBC has cancelled Lipstick Jungle, one of two Sex clones that premiered pre-Strike, as well as Christian Slater's My Own Worst Enemy. Based on the novel by the same name from Bushnell, Lipstick Jungle was one of the most heavily promoted shows in recent television history and was touted as the heiress apparent to HBO's smash hit Sex and the City, also based on Bushnell's prose. 

Lisa Rinna on possible Melrose remake



What could be better than a 90210 remake? How about a Melrose Place remake? Lisa Rinna revealed to Mark Malkin at E! Online that there is a possibility of Melrose returning.

"I've heard a rumor of them bringing back the show like they did 90210," Rinna said at TV Guide's post-Emmy party. "I heard that it's somewhere at the CW."

No surprise, but Ms. Rinna would jump at the chance to reprise her role as Taylor McBride. "I would do it in a heartbeat," she said.

Melrose Place ran from 1992 to 1999. "Let's bring it on," Rinna squealed. "Melrose, 10 years later!"

If Melrose were to return, who would you like see return of the original show's cast? Doug Savant and Marcia Cross are on Desperate Housewives. Kristin Davis could be filming a Sex and the City sequel. Jack Wagner is on The Bold and the BeautifulRob Estes is on 90210. Kelly Rutherford is on Gossip Girls. Josie Bissett is on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Courtney Thorne-Smith is stuck on According to Jim, which returns in 2009.

Of the Melrose cast, it would appear that Heather Locklear, Lisa Rinna, Grant Show and Thomas Calabro are the few major Melrose alum who aren't already cast members on hit or buzzworthy TV shows or movies.

Natalia Cigliuti Raising Her Bar



Last week Raising the Bar premiered on TNT and even though it stars TV staples Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Jane Kaczmarek and Currie Graham, I found the dialogue delivery to come off as a bit "canned" and I wasn't sure I wanted to check out the second episode. However, given my love for The Closer and Saving Grace, I figured why not give it a second chance?

Other than Boston Legal, I haven't really enjoyed a legal drama since The Practice so I didn't really pay attention to the cast of Raising the Bar. Imagine my confusion last night when an actress appeared who I couldn't quite place, but seemed oh so familiar. At first I thought it was Sex and the City star Kristin Davis but, I knew there was no way in hell that an "A List" star like Davis would be playing 5th fiddle on a TNT show. So, I did a little digging last night and discovered that the reason was that the actress in question was former All My Children star Natalia Cigliuti (Anita Santos).

I wasn't the biggest fan of the actress in her All My Children role, but I have to admit she actually did a pretty good job as Roberta "Bobbi" Gilardi. Turns out that after leaving Pine Valley, Natalia raised her own bar.

Which Daytime Fashionista Could Give Carrie Bradshaw a Run For Her Vera Wang?

* The outrageous Drucilla Winters from The Young and the Restless * Department store queen Lauren Fenmore from Y&R * The diva herself Ms. Erica Kane from All My Children * Lovable fashion disaster Opal Cortlandt from AMC * Lingerie clad sex kitten Brooke Logan Forrester from The Bold and the Beautiful * Ballsy belle Sally Spectra from B&B * BRO founder Barbara Ryan on As The World Turns * Barbara's upstart rival Carly Snyder on ATWT * Classic style maven Lisa Grimaldi on ATWT * Wild child Rose De Angelo on ATWT * Kooky fashion nightmare Calliope Bradford from Days of Our Lives * Posh ice queen Kate Roberts from Days * Slinky trophy wife Nicole Kiriakis from Days * Daddy's fashionable little girl Mindy Lews from Guiding Light * Unstoppable matriarch Alexandra Spaulding from GL * Daydreamer Nola Reardon from GL * Paris Hilton-esque heiress Lizzie Spaulding from GL * Crimson queen Kate Howard from General Hospital * Fashionista-in-training Maxie Jones from GH * Ab-licious Lucy Coe from GH/Port Charles * Diva du juor Dorian Cramer Lord from One Life to Live * Wackadoodle Roxie Balsom from OLTL * Mob mistress Alex Olanov from OLTL * Feather Boa clad romance novelist Felicia Gallant from Another World * Trash-with-money Victoria Hudson from Another World

Oprah May Sweeps Watch: Sex And The City Cast And Tom Cruise



Oprah is rolling out the red carpet for the first full week of May sweeps. First up on Thursday Oprah plays host to the entire Sex in the City movie cast including Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Chris Noth.

On Friday Oprah sits down with Tom Cruise at his Colorado home for a much anticipated interview (Part 1) to follow up on all of the craziness that has surrounded him since his couch jumping performance on the Oprah show a few years back. Then on Monday Tom Cruise appears on the Oprah show live for part two of their interview.