Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Simpson, and the Teletubbies: This Week’s NYC Celeb News Map

Published September 27, 2019

Libra season is here, bringing with it an acute awareness of aesthetics, a desire for harmony and balance, and crippling indecision. Pepsi or Coke? French fries or baked potatoes? What outfit to wear? Can’t choose between Sarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Simpson? Neither could we! Here, we’ve tracked the best of the best star sightings, outfits, and other famous-ish things, making news across New York City’s five boroughs during the week of September 23.

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SARAH JESSICA PARKER, LAVERNE COX, BROOKE SHIELDS and MORE at LINCOLN CENTER, UPPER WEST SIDE, MANHATTAN

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This week in Sarah Jessica Parker news, the wine-maker extraordinaire was seen in a flowing, hot pink dress courtesy of Zac Posen the at the New York City Ballet Fall Gala. Laverne Cox, Brooke Shields, Ali Wentworth, Prabal Gurung, and Kelly Ripa were also in attendance, serving some stunning looks of their own. Parker, a vice-chair of the gala, also sported mismatched shoes, à la a similar occurrence in an episode of Sex and the City. Both Aidan and Mr. Big could not be reached for comment.

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THE TELETUBBIES  SEIZING CONTROL of WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN

Just when it seemed New Yorkers were going to have to learn to live with the monolithic data harvesters that are LinkNYC kiosks, none other than Interview favorites the Teletubbies have seized control. Several stations in Williamsburg have been, er, modified, with the trademark Teletubby TV screen/stomach cut out along the frame of the kiosks. Are they the of the ilk of the kiosk basher of yore, sent to rid the city of Big Brother? Or are they our new, cybernetic overlords? Either way, we have just one thing to say: Eh-Oh!

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JESSICA SIMPSON stepping out for A PUBLIC AFFAIR, BOWERY HOTEL, EAST VILLAGE, MANHATTAN

Jessica Simpson, 2000s pop darling, has been making bold public appearances around town following a dramatic weight loss. “Everything that I’ve been eating is mostly made with cauliflower,” the singer-actress said while promoting her latest clothing line on HSN. “I don’t like the word ‘diet.’ I just ate a bag of Cheetos in the back.” And nothing says Libra season quite like frantically switching between cauliflower and Cheetos.

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THE CAT MECHANIC saving lives at BIG CITY AUTO BODY & TOWING, LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS

Finally, cat lovers across the city can sleep soundly tonight knowing the Catman is here to help. Ralph Gonzales, the operations manager at Big City Auto Body & Towing in LIC, monitors radio calls in search of feline trouble, and has rescued more than a dozen cats seeking shelter inside car engines. “I’m an animal lover,” says Gonzales, the proud owner of Tigger the tabby. “I see an animal in distress, I gotta help.”