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CBS Accuses SJP of Not Being a Businesswoman

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For better or for worse, Sarah Jessica Parker will always be compared to her most iconic character, Carrie. On Sex and the City, the actress played a fashion-conscious writer with many boyfriends, an extensive shoe collection and little to no financial savvy. And though Parker may have a closet to rival her on-screen alter ego, she's no fool in the finance department. This is something that the dunderheads at CBS This Morning apparently didn't realize when they booked Parker for a fluffy interview about her new shoe collection, SJP. The slightly-awkward moment happens at 1:53 minutes into the clip (above), when Norah O'Donnell asks Parker if this (a business venture) is a new thing for her. Apparently no one on the CBS news team had heard of Bitten, Parker's clothing line with ill-fated chain Steve & Barry's?

Parker has proven savvy in regards to SJP. She landed George Malkemus, president of Manolo Blahnik, as a partner—a major coup in and of itself—and then, she sold the concept to Nordstrom site unseen. "Not really," she answers O'Donnell. "I've been in business a long, long time. I produced the show for years and had a clothing line with a company. I actually work a lot in business I just don't talk about it a lot...The difference this time is that it's really a partnership, not a licensing arrangement." Then Charlie Rose makes fun of himself and the conversation chugs back onto the tracks. Try to make it to the end, where Parker totally pwns the cast when she's asked about the rumors of another Sex and the City movie.
· Sarah Jessica Parker on shoe line: "I wanted a shoe that I would be proud offering" [CBS News]
· Here Are All of Sarah Jessica Parker's SJP Shoe Appearances [Racked]
· Here's A Single Shoe from Sarah Jessica Parker's New Line [Racked]