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The Sex and the City Guy’s New Project Filmed at Matchless Today

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(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

Sex and the City creator Darren Star’s new project, Younger, a half-hour comedy pilot for TV Land, shot interiors today at Matchless in Greenpoint. Two-time Tony-winner Sutton Foster (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Anything Goes) plays 40-ish Liza, who sees her kids off to school in the morning, then heads to the office, where her colleagues think that she’s — wait for it — younger than she actually is.
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Jim Gaffigan, Michael Ian Black, and Ashley Williams Were Filming Gaffigan Today

Michael Ian Black (left) and Gaffigan (up top). (Photo: Jenna Marotta)

Michael Ian Black (left) and Gaffigan (up top). (Photo: Jenna Marotta)

Filming of Jim Gaffigan’s postponed CBS pilot is underway. The officially untitled sitcom — which crew members were referring to as Gaffigan — borrows liberally from the 47-year-old comedian’s life, in the same vein as Everybody Loves Raymond. On the show, Gaffigan will also be a New York dad with five kids. Ashley Williams (How I Met Your Mother) has been cast as his wife.
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Watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Work Out Their Roommate Issues, Circa 1997

Graphic by Lindsey Yadon

Graphic by Lindsey Yadon

Wish you’d been able to hang with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey back when they were broke 20-something improv nerds? You can do just that at Under St. Marks next week. Sort of.
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Stephen Colbert Still Can’t Get Over That Hillary Clinton Cover

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(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

At the Apple Store Soho last night, documentarian Ken Burns called the interface on his self-titled new free iPad app a “constellation” of historical events and themes, likening it to the “Planet Hillary” chart that accompanied The New York Times Magazine‘s January 26 cover story. A visibly drained Stephen Colbert — who’d just filmed two episodes of The Colbert Report — perked up when Burns made the reference.
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Christoph Paul’s New Book Has Nothing to Do With Pigeon Pimps or Masturbating Vampires

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(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

Christoph Paul‘s latest book — Love Spandrel, a collection of 90 poems out today — is a Valentine’s gift for his girlfriend. But don’t let that fool you: his next one will be titled Tits From Hell, and he describes it as “Rosemary’s Baby meets Nip/Tuck.
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NY1’s Roger Clark Is In a Band, and Pat Kiernan Is One of His Groupies

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Courtesy of Perp Walk

While reporting from remote locations for NY1, Roger Clark has sung Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” and shredded on the air guitar for a solid minute of live television. For the past decade, viewers of his feature stories have come to know Clark as a loveable dork with rock star reveries. But he really does have a bit of musical street cred. Clark and co-worker Bunny Hirsch play monthly gigs as Perp Walk, a drum/bass duo with songs like “Tranny Man” and “Stench In My Kitchen.” They’re jamming tonight at Hank’s Saloon and then again in March at The Way Station, as part of a Lou Reed tribute.
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Sweetgreen Is Opening a Williamsburg Outpost Across From Whole Foods

Photo by Josh Cogan, courtesy of sweetgreen

Josh Cogan/Courtesy of sweetgreen

This summer 162 N. 4th Street will be home sweet home to sweetgreen, the Washington, D.C.-based chain of salad spots. The new location, on the corner of Bedford Avenue, will benefit from the foot traffic Whole Foods Willamsburg generates when it eventually opens across the street, and will share a building with forthcoming locations of Umami Burger and Parm.
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Rob Michael Hugel and Shannon Coffey on Girls: ‘She’s Gonna Try to Take a Bath in the Coffin’

Welcome to Girls Talk, in which two of our favorite New Yorkers share the text messages they sent during this week’s episode of Girls.

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Rob Michael Hubel.

Rob Michael Hubel.

The text in blue belongs to Rob Michael Hugel, creator and star of the Williamsburg-set web series I Hate Being Single. He directed episodes of Broad City before it was picked up by Comedy Central, as well as UCB comedy videos, including that Girls tour of Greenpoint featuring Sasheer Zamata.

Shannon Coffee takes a selfie.

Shannon Coffee takes a selfie.

The text in gray belongs to Shannon Coffey, Hugel’s I Hate Being Single co-star (they’ve got an Indiegogo campaign going to raise money for season two). Three times per week, she posts new content on her YouTube channel, Random Ass Girly Channel. She used to helm an online talk show called Coffey Chat.
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Magnolia Is Giving Away Cupcakes in Honor of Justin Timberlake’s Birthday Because, Uh…

(Photo by Shanna Ravindra for New York magazine)

(Photo by Shanna Ravindra for New York magazine)

If you bring your MasterCard to Magnolia Bakery today, you’ll get a free cupcake in honor of Justin Timberlake’s 33rd birthday. No, they don’t have Justin’s face on them (we asked), but the promotion maybe makes sense? Timberlake has a two-year, multi-million dollar endorsement deal with MasterCard. Plus his pal Andy Samberg, a guest at JT and Jessica Biel’s wedding, penned “Lazy Sunday” — a tribute to the bakery with “all the bomb frostings” — before going on to co-star with Timberlake in “Dick in a Box.” AND Biel apparently enjoys making cupcakes for Timberlake. PLUS using letters in Timberlake’s last name, you can form words such as “eat,” “bake,” and “milk.”
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Last Chance to Worship Dead Celebrities at This Freaky Pop-Up Reliquary

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat

The celebrity cemetery on Broome Street has no headstones, graves or flowers. Through Sunday, the Whitebox Art Center will display 51 portraits from British painter Robert Priseman’s “FAME” series, depicting stars who “died prematurely from suicide or as a result of a self-destructive lifestyle.”
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Broad City Goes From Web Series to TV Show to ‘Unique Experience’

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Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson (Courtesy of Comedy Central)

Only one episode of Comedy Central’s Broad City has aired so far (the second airs 10:30 p.m. tonight), but the ratings must have been stupendous — stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson are going on a 15-state tour.
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