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In case you forgot, on the second episode of Gossip Girl, otherwise known as Statutory Rape in the City, the anonymous narrator really drums it in that this show is based in Manhattan, more specifically Upper East Side.
Several of Manhattan's chicest moms, including Nina Garcia and Cynthia Rowley, ditched their kids to catch a private screening of The Nanny Diaries. Peggy Siegel, the iron-thumbed PR doyenne who hosted the event, was on vacation in Italy. But even though it was after midnight over there, she still insisted upon babysitting her own kiddies, aides John and Andres. Their BlackBerrys lit up all night ("Is everything all right?" "How is the dinner?" "WHAT IS GOING ON?!") as they tried to keep tabs on stars like Laura Linney and Alicia Keys. Meanwhile, Rowley was feeling pangs of guilt after the movie. "How can you feel good about watching it?" she asked Daily Intel. "I definitely felt like I should be at home eating peanut butter out of a jar and singing songs in French to my kids!" —Jocelyn GuestBonus Party Lines:What made Nina Garcia nearly "drop dead," and other quotes from the Nanny Diaries screening.