Sideshow: Sarah Jessica Parker visits The Daily News

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Actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who spent the day with 2 Phila. Daily News reporters. (LISA POOLE / NBC)

Sexy 'Sex and the City' star in our city

Sex star Sarah Jessica Parker spent part of the day Tuesday in the newsroom of our sister paper, the Daily News.

Parker, 49, was in town to shadow Daily News reporters Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman in preparation for her starring role as an investigative reporter in Busted, a one-season TV drama based on the Daily News duo's memoir of the same name, which itself was based on their newspaper series "Tainted Justice."

Featuring Parker as one of the reporters, the series will follow the 2010 investigation launched by Laker and Ruderman that uncovered corruption at a Philly police narcotics squad. The series won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting.

The pilot will be written by Don Roos, who adapted former Inquirer writer John Grogan's book Marley & Me into a big-screen hit. David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) will direct.

No word on who will play the other reporter.

 

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Bachelorette alum Ashley Hebert, 29, and hub J.P. Rosenbaum, 37, on Tuesday welcomed their first child, Fordham Rhys Rosenbaum. "Cutest little baby on the planet!" mom told Us Weekly. . . . Fox is adapting Tom Hanks' megahit Big into a TV show, says the Hollywood Reporter. . . . Celeb gate-crasher Vitalii Sediuk, who tackled Kim Kardashian last week, crashed the Valentino fashion show in Paris on Tuesday and rushed at Ciara. He was dressed in a G-string and body paint. . . . George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin admit they sold their wedding photos to the highest bidder (People mag for American distribution; Hello! for European). Every penny, they assure the world, will go to charity.

 


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