Sarah Jessica Parker will star in a new series called "Divorce" on HBO.
Sarah Jessica Parker will star in a new series called "Divorce" on HBO. (Photo: Craig Blankenhorn/HBO)

Nothing can replace "Sex and the City," but "Divorce" could be awesome

I must have been living under a rock the past few weeks because I missed the news that Sarah Jessica Parker is returning to her HBO roots for a new half-hour comedy series called "Divorce." 

No, nothing can ever replace "Sex and the City." Ever. 

It was one of those shows that people watched faithfully – and can still watch episodes of over and over.

"Sex and the City" star Parker will play Frances, a "woman who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought," according to HBO. Actor Thomas Haden Church ("Wings," "Sideways") will play her husband Robert, while Molly Shannon and Talia Balsam will appear as Frances’ dear old pals. 

At first glance, Parker seems to be offering a Carrie-Bradshaw-esque look on the new show, so one can only wonder how this new series will develop from her previous character. 

The new show is currently filming in New York – aka "Sex and the City" land – and will be premiering next year in either summer or fall. Hey, it's not exactly a SATC sequel, but SJP + HBO + comedy series? I may just have to resubscribe to HBO – or maybe you have an HBO GO sign-in for me? Hit me up! 

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Milwaukee's Eiffel Tower is being resurrected for a vigil for #PrayforParis being held tonight at 5:15.
Milwaukee's Eiffel Tower is being resurrected for a vigil for #PrayforParis being held tonight at 5:15. (Photo: Bobby Tanzilo)

Milwaukee's Eiffel Tower resurrected for Paris vigil

Many will never forget the date of Friday, Nov. 13 and the attacks that took place in Paris and across the globe.

Over the weekend, OnMilwaukee shared a few ways via our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that Milwaukee was paying tribute – and standing with – Paris and cities around the world that have recently been targeted by ISIS. 

It was announced today that Milwaukee's Eiffel Tower – the one thousands walk by and take pictures of during Bastille Days – will be resurrected at City Hall. City Hall will also host a vigil will at 5:15 p.m. today for a moment of reflection to honor the victims of Paris. 

Our own Bobby Tanzilo gives you a first look at the tower going up here. 

I, for one, will be there, and I hope to see you there, too. 

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Ian Abston has been a face of NEWaukee, and of young professionals in Milwaukee, since the organization was formed more than six years ago.
Ian Abston has been a face of NEWaukee, and of young professionals in Milwaukee, since the organization was formed more than six years ago. (Photo: Elmbrook Rotary)

Ian Abston leaves NEWaukee

Ian Abston has been a face of NEWaukee, and of young professionals in Milwaukee, since the organization was formed more than six years ago. I still remember the first NEWaukee event I went to at Replay years ago – and, of course, Ian was there. 

Today, NEWaukee announced that Abston will move on to other opportunities, but the rest of the leadership at the group is intact and has an exciting year ahead. Abston will remain on the board of NEWaukee. 

As for what's next, Abston's starting a new career chapter – one he'll tell us all about later in the week. No doubt Ian will still be a mainstay on the team of Milwaukee cheerleaders and innovators. I think it would be a loss for our fine city if he wasn't, as I know Ian (he is an OnMilwaukee alum, after all). But he will continue to push our area forward no matter where his road takes him.