- - Monday, September 12, 2011

Meghan McCain supports Romney’s presidential bid

If dad can’t be president, you look for the next best thing.

Daily Beast columnist Meghan McCain seems to be taking this approach. According to Politico, as a panelist for Glamour magazine’s recent discussion for 20-somethings at Barnard College, the daughter of former Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain recently reiterated her support for Mitt Romney.

“I think the idea of a Romney president, as much as it will probably [upset] everyone in this room, is a lot more feasible than you think with Obama’s numbers right now,” Miss McCain said.

Though she has hope for Mr. Romney, the “Dirty Sexy Politics” author isn’t sure about Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, another presidential candidate.

“The thing about politics is it’s not over till it’s over, but I don’t think Michele Bachmann is going to be the nominee,” Miss McCain said.

The Columbia University graduate made similar comments about Mr. Romney earlier this year, when she told the Marietta Daily Journal that he would be superior to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

“My personal favorite right now is Mitt Romney,” Miss McCain said then. “I like that he’s not so radical. I like that he has really, really played his cards right, almost perfectly since the last election.”

Miss McCain went beyond politics at the Barnard conference, where she also advised peers: “You come home drunk, you’re writing on your boyfriend’s Facebook page, you’re angry or whatever. I mean I’ve seen it happen. … NO DRUNK TWEETING!”

Another Bushnell book headed for the small screen

Another one of “Sex and the City” writer Candace Bushnell’s books will hit the small screen.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, ABC will base a new drama series on Miss Bushnell’s 2008 novel “One Fifth Avenue.” Josh Safran, executive producer of the popular teen program “Gossip Girl,” is set to pen the show’s episodes. Mark Gordon, of the highly acclaimed drama “Grey’s Anatomy,” will produce the project, titled “One Fifth.”

The show is described as a mix between “The Good Wife” and “Sex and the City” and zeroes in on the life of columnist Cassie Bingham, who returns to her One Fifth Avenue apartment after her husband asks to separate. The writer goes back to her old Upper East Side social circle when she’s asked to look into a scandal in her building. In the process, Bingham gets back in touch with old pals - and old lovers.

Last month, Entertainment Weekly reported that HBO is shopping networks to air a “Sex and the City” prequel series, which would be based on Miss Bushnell’s prequel novel, “The Carrie Diaries,” which hit bookstores last year.

In June, the Daily Caller interviewed Miss Bushnell and asked if she foresaw a “Sex and the City” prequel movie in the near future. The chick-lit author hinted that a television show was a possibility.

“Definitely something on the screen,” Miss Bushnell told the Caller. “Big or small screen.”

Jennifer Garner working on adapting ‘Geeks’ book for TV

“The Odd Life of Timothy Green” star Jennifer Garner’s company is developing a half-hour comedy series based on the new nonfiction book “The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth,” which follows the lives of six outcasts and a popular girl as they move through high school.

According to Variety, “Easy A” writer Bert Royal is set to pen the program, which is being made at ABC Studios. Susan Arnold and Donna Roth will produce the show. Miss Garner, who played an ex-geek in the 2004 romantic comedy “13 Going on 30,” announced her third pregnancy last month.

“The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth,” which hit book stores in May, quickly became a best-seller and shows how offbeat, quirky kids can grow into awesome, successful adults because of the differences and antics that made them unpopular in youth.

“Geeks” author Alexandra Robbins is the woman behind the sorority expose, “Pledged,” and a book about overwhelmed high school students, “The Overachievers.” She is a self-proclaimed “dork.”

• Compiled by Laura Donovan 2011 The Daily Caller

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