Stranger Than Fiction... Fashion Overload... So That's Why He Did It

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SO THAT'S WHY HE DID IT: Lauren Weisberger may have turned a year at Vogue into a best-selling book or two, but Sean Avery has done her one better: the hockey player is taking his brief internship at Vogue earlier this year straight to the movies. New Line Cinema (which also brought the world the "Sex and the City" movie) said Tuesday that it had signed a development deal with the hockey player to produce a film based on his time on what the studio described "one of the most prestigious environments in the business."

Three writers from Contrafilm, which recently produced "Journey to the Center of the Earth," are attached to the project, as are two New Line producers. New Line president Toby Emmerich said, "Audiences worldwide have an immense curiosity about the fashion world, and this project should deliver comedic insight that will appeal to a wide range of audiences." Said a Vogue spokesman, "Everyone here had a great time working with Sean this summer."

- Irin Carmon


LIFE CELEBRATION: Among the editors in chief clamoring for reality shows, revelatory memoirs and (though they'd never admit it) blog mentions, Food & Wine editor Dana Cowin tends to be of a more private sort, rarely talking about herself in public. But there were special circumstances leading up to her first-person essay in the October issue of O: The Oprah Magazine - namely, her struggle with breast cancer. The essay manages to also tie in Cowin's vocation, since it's about parties she threw along the way to deal with the diagnosis and treatment. She even broke the news to her staff in the magazine's wine room, over pink Champagne and pink-frosted cupcakes.

Then, midway through chemotherapy, a potluck pie party was named "If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemon Meringue Pie." The postradiation party, "Wishing Well," this time with chefs in tow, will be this week at The Spotted Pig.

- I.C.



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