Noth signs up for 'Sex' sequel; Steeler goes to 'Wolverine' premiere


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Have no fear Carrie Bradshaw, Mr. Big isn't leaving you ... yet. Monday, Sarah Jessica Parker confirmed to E! News that Chris Noth is returning for the upcoming "Sex and The City" sequel. But don't expect a baby just yet. Parker remained mum about any upcoming story lines, claiming, "I don't know anything yet."

"Dancing With the Stars" contestant Gilles Marini also has been rumored to reprise his role as the neighbor and love interest of Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall). While nothing is official, Marini would love to take part in the sequel, Popeater.com reports.

"We've been talking," Gilles told OK! Magazine. "We'll see what happens. If Michael Patrick King comes down and says 'I have this part for you', I'll drop everything, except 'Dancing With the Stars,' and I'll do it."


Kristin Chenoweth may not have a final script yet for the movie she's developing about the late British pop soul singer Dusty Springfield, but she's already gotten the ball rolling on casting.

"I want Kerry Washington to play my girlfriend," Chenoweth tells Eonline. "Dusty had a relationship with an African-American woman, and she was supposedly very attractive. Kerry is a great actress and I think we'd be amazing together."

Springfield, whose hits included "Son of a Preacher Man" and "The Look of Love," died of breast cancer in 1999 at age 59 without ever publicly defining her sexuality. "God, I want to do Dusty so bad," Chenoweth says, quickly adding with a laugh, "I mean, do her story so bad. She's amazing and nobody knows the real thing, or some people do, but not the world."

A self-described liberal Christian known as much for faith as for her championing of gay rights, Chenoweth offers some advice to Miss California, Carrie Prejean. "I don't mean this as a put-down because I was a pageant girl myself, but you have to learn how to speak clearly, and say what you mean and mean what you say," she says. "I would have respected her more had she said it correctly--and I don't mean in agreement with me. I mean, she just could have been more eloquent."


Potty-mouthed "Pretty Woman" Julia Roberts was in New York City Monday night for the Film Society of Lincoln Center event honoring fellow Oscar owner Tom Hanks. Apparently, somebody forgot to clue in the actress that she meant to toast her "Charlie Wilson's War" colleague -- not roast him, Eonline reports.

"All right, well, it's late, and I'm paying my baby sitter overtime, and I have to pee," she began. "So Tom, everybody [expletive] likes you. All my bits are gone."

Instead of saluting Hanks' estimable cinematic career, she pointed out a few of his more forgettable films.

"I love the Coen brothers, but the hair, Tom, I didn't even know what the [expletive] that movie was about," she said of "The Ladykillers" before digging into 2004's "The Terminal." "You in the airport with the accent? It was a pass for me. Were you just an immigrant lost? I didn't know. I love you, and I didn't know what to do, really. God, I'm wearing the same [expletive] dress tonight as your publicist!"


Pittsburgh Steelers linebaker LaMarr Woodley Monday attended the premiere of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" at the Harkins Theaters at Tempe Marketplace in Tempe, Ariz., showing off the Wolverine tattoo on his oh-so-buff biceps to the film's star, Hugh Jackman, who knows a thing or two about buff bodies himself.


Now, while the folks in Tempe got their premiere, it's a no go for those South of the Border because even the mighty Wolverine is taking precautions when it comes to swine flu.

Film distributor 20th Century Fox says it has canceled actor Hugh Jackman's scheduled appearance in Mexico City to promote "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."

The United States and several other countries have warned citizens to avoid nonessential travel to Mexico, where the number of deaths blamed on the new virus has surpassed 150. Meanwhile, movie theaters in Mexico City are closed to prevent the flu from spreading.

20th Century Fox representative Christina Inman says a Mexico premiere at the National Auditorium and media events slated for today have been canceled until further notice.



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