Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel Update

Hello SATC fans! It’s been a long winter, but spring is officially here :) And we all know what that means: We’ve finally entered the homestretch to the release of the Sex and the City movie sequel! By now, most die-hard SATC fans have more than likely seen the official SATC 2 trailer and SATC 2 movie poster that we shared in our January 20 update. (If you haven’t, check them out here!) So I’m thrilled to report that New Line Cinema has released some new photos to help quench our thirst for all things SATC while we count down to the release of the SATC movie sequel on May 28.
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New SATC 2 Photos Hit the Web

The newly released stills, which have been published by media outlets such as Britain’s Daily Mail (see the article Souks And The City: Sneak peek of Carrie & Co's Moroccan adventure in Sex And The City 2), and (see: Sex and the City 2: New photos released), feature some fantastic shots of our fabulous SATC foursome – Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda Hobbes-Brady (Cynthia Nixon), Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) and Charlotte York-Goldenblatt (Kristin Davis). They include a photo of our fashionistas kicking up their designer heels in a Morocco nightclub and another, published by In of Carrie and her fellow SATC 2 stars taking to the stage in what appears to be a lively karaoke performance (see New Sex and The City 2 Picture Revealed and the two images below); don’t you just love the SATC fashion in these shots!!!
Sex and the City | SATC 2 | Movie | Sequel | Cynthia Nixon | Miranda | Sarah Jessica Parker | SJP | Carrie | Kim Cattrall | Samantha | Kristin Davis | Charlotte
Sex and the City | SATC 2 | Movie | Sequel | Kristin Davis | Charlotte | Kim Cattrall | Samantha | Sarah Jessica Parker | SJP | Carrie | Cynthia Nixon | Miranda
Along with these awesome group shots, New Line has released an official photo of Charlotte wearing a cupcake-printed apron while clearly reveling in domesticity with now two-year-old daughter Rose (see first image directly below), as well as a shot of writer-director Michael Patrick King on-set in NYC with Carrie (SJP), wearing the now famous White Halston Heritage v-neck jersey dress from the official SATC 2 poster, and Charlotte (Kristen Davis), sporting a $3090 Pink Christian Dior jacket and $790 Dior skirt with Pink and White Christian Louboutin designer slingbacks (second image directly below).
Sex and the City | SATC 2 | Movie | Sequel | Kristin Davis | Charlotte York | with lovely little Rose
Sex and the City | SATC 2 | Movie | Sequel | Michael Patrick King | Sarah Jessica Parker | SJP | Carrie | Kristin Davis | Charlotte York
The studio has also released a new pic (see first image directly below) of Samantha (Kim Cattrall) dashing across a busy NYC street in a low-cut, Black body-hugging mini, (with daring cutouts no less!) and yet another alluring pic of the PR maven, this time lounging in a luxurious Yellow robe while spending some quality time with her laptop and BlackBerry (see second image below). Leave it to Samantha to make “working from home” look so chic and sexy!
Sex and the City | SATC 2 | Movie | Sequel | Kim Cattrall | Samantha
Sex and the City | SATC 2 | Movie | Sequel | Kim Cattrall | Samantha
These photos join the previously released official shots of our fierce SATC 2 fashionistas strolling across the Moroccan desert (see the very first image above in this post), and sipping champagne while enjoying a sumptuous feast in an exotic Bedouin tent (see image below and 8 New Sex and the City 2 Photos). And let’s not forget that great pic of Carrie wearing the “J’adore Dior 8” designer tee that is sure to become one of the most sought-after designer clothing items this year (see second image below)!
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Sex and the City | SATC 2 | Movie | Sequel | Sarah Jessica Parker | SJP | Carrie | J’adore Dior 8 | Designer tee

Style in Sin City: SATC 2 Stars Get Glam in Vegas

A huge ChicAlert congratulations to the cast of SATC 2 for picking up the Ensemble Award at ShoWest 2010, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, in Las Vegas! On-hand to promote the upcoming release of the SATC movie sequel, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis treated us to not one, but TWO, sets of designer looks! (see: Fashion face-off: The gals of SATC 2 versus themselves!).
First on the style schedule, the trio of SATC leading ladies attended the Warner Brothers “Big Picture 2010” event on the afternoon of March 18. SJP looked amazing in a Yellow sequined one-shoulder dress from the Lanvin Spring-Summer 2010 collection. The actress paired the super-flattering draped designer dress with Pinkish-Nude suede Charlotte Olympia luxury designer heels. Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, meanwhile, both opted for one of this season’s hottest trends: prints. Kristin Davis looked radiant in a $1,990 Black, floral, pre-Fall 2010 Oscar de la Renta silk twill dress with a ruffle skirt, which she paired with a Black Jimmy Choo clutch and Black patent peep-toe shoes. And Cynthia Nixon looked fabulous in a Carolina Herrera Purple and Amber rope print sheath from the designer’s Spring 2010 collection. Dressed up with Purple satin Christian Louboutin pumps, Jimmy Choo clutch and Fred Leighton jewelry, the look was perfectly polished from head-to-toe. The Carolina Herrera designer dress features colorful Purple/multicolor rope-weave print on soft Italian cotton, a tailored shape pencil skirt and finished with cap sleeves. If money is no object then you can purchase this chic designer dress at up market boutiques such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.
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But it was at the closing ceremony later that evening that the SATC ladies really pulled out all the fashion stops. As Marchesa PR tweeted in real-time, Sarah Jessica Parker looked spectacular in a delicately beaded Black Marchesa mini. I especially love the ultra feminine tulle fabric and the sheer arced neckline of shooting stars. She looks like a fairy princess. (And I mean that in a good way!)
Sex and the City | SATC 2 | Movie | Sequel | Carrie | Sarah Jessica Parker | SJP | Marchesa | Black Mini
Yes, SJP is definitely loving Marchesa these days. Just two days earlier, on March 16, captured the SATC starlet exhibiting her trademark creativity when she wore Marchesa’s Black shooting star tuxedo dress as a jacket while on-hand for a Halston Heritage promotional event in Toronto, Canada. The designer dress, from Georgina Chapman’s Marchesa Fall-Winter 2010 collection, looked ultra-hip paired with a Halston Heritage Purple mini, a sparkling mesh Halston Heritage handbag, and Grey satin Ferragamo pumps.
But getting back to Vegas, SJP wasn’t the only one to raise the glamour quotient at the ShoWest 2010 evening festivities. Accepting the Ensemble Award with her two SATC co-stars, Kristin Davis opted once again for pre-Fall 2010 Oscar de la Renta, but this time in the form of a Black A-Line Dress loaded with Gold embellishments and paired with Christian Louboutin sandals. Cynthia Nixon, meanwhile, looked smashing in a body skimming Black cut-out shift by Roberto Cavalli, Black tights, Fred Leighton jewelry, and a clutch and Black pumps, both by Christian Louboutin.
While Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis were dazzling Las Vegas, Kim Cattrall (Samantha) was noticeably absent. No scandal here though. As we reported in our March 11 Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel Update update, the actress is in London where she is performing in a West End production of Noel Coward’s play, Private Lives. Joking backstage about the rumored catfights between herself and Cattrall, SJP told E! Online (see: Sex in Las Vegas: Where Was Kim Cattrall?,
“We don’t like her, so she’s gone.”
Lest anyone take her remark seriously though, Parker continued,
“We’ve actually been e-mailing with her for the last three or four hours. The next time you see us, we will be complete.”
Also speaking with E! Online, Cynthia Nixon echoed SJP’s sentiments, saying, “We miss her.” So, I guess the tabloids are out of luck if they were hoping for some evidence of juicy backstage rivalry. I think that our SATC stars have dealt with more than their share of manufactured rumors at this point, so here’s hoping that the catfight stories will end sooner rather than later! 

Kristin Davis Dishes on her SATC 2 “Crazy Pants”

When it comes to Sex and the City fashion, I think we can all agree that the more eye-popping choices are usually reserved for eclectic Carrie or sultry Samantha. But it looks like Charlotte will have at least one scene-stealing style moment of her own when the SATC movie sequel opens this May. The actress spoke to In Style magazine (see: Shop SJP’s Sexy Heels from SATC2!) at the Montblanc Charity Cocktail for UNICEF, hosted by the Weinstein Co. on March 6.
“I had these Zac Posen pants in the sequel,” said Davis. “They are red satin lunatic pants – [Zac] admits that they are crazy pants. I would never wear them in real life because they are insane!”
As for whether Kristin Davis and her fellow SATC 2 stars get to keep the designer clothes and designer shoes and handbags that they sport on-screen, she reveals,
“Generally speaking, we get to keep our clothes from the movie…We’re really, really careful though because we often have one-of-a-kind samples from the runway. We don’t eat in them.”
Given the expense of their designer outfits, I can’t say that I blame them. Of course, that’s not to say that one might not have a cosmo or two. ;-)

SJP on Alexander McQueen: A Touching Tribute

Finally, on a somber note, the fashion world is still mourning the tragic and shocking loss of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen. As we mentioned in our post following his death on February 11 (see: British Fashion Designer Alexander McQueen Dead), Sarah Jessica Parker is one of the many high-profile celebs whom the designer, born Lee McQueen, counted among his fans. In the wake of his passing, SJP has written an eloquent piece for Time Magazine in which she captures the fashion designer’s passion, creativity and grace. In an excerpt, she writes:
“When I asked Lee if he would make my dress for the premiere of the Sex and the City movie, he was gracious enough to say yes. He flew to New York City on a couple of occasions to keep fitting it on me. In London, he fitted it on me again, with the same exacting precision he had about everything. Big and little. And he was just lovely. When he'd look up and smile--which he rarely did, since he was very shy – he was just so winning.”
If you haven’t had an opportunity to check out the full Alexander McQueen tribute by SJP, I think you’ll appreciate it.
That’s all for now, my fellow SATC addicts! We’ll be back very soon with more inside scoop on the SATC movie sequel and fashion, including the deets on what initially propelled Sarah Jessica Parker to start thinking about her new partnership with Halston. And, yes, you can bet that there’s an SATC connection!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel Update (March 11, 2010)

Greetings fellow SATC fans! Spring is just around the corner and, with less than three months to go, so is the long awaited SATC movie sequel! When SATC 2 hits theaters on May 28, we’ll finally know for sure what the writers have in store for our fave fashionistas, Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda Hobbes-Brady (Cynthia Nixon), Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) and Charlotte York-Goldenblatt (Kristen Davis). But until then, we’ll continue to bring you the latest buzz on the sequel to the 2008 box office smash.

SJP and Halston: The Fashion World’s New Power Couple

On the fashion front, it’s safe to say that we’ll be seeing SJP in a lot more Halston Heritage than just the $325 White v-neck jersey dress that she sports in the official SATC movie sequel poster.

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The fashion world is aflutter with exciting news that the style icon has been appointed president and chief creative officer of the luxury label’s more budget-friendly brand. Launched just last year and now available at NET-A-PORTER, Halston Heritage quickly gained a loyal following among fashion A-listers such as Parker and Golden Globe winning model-turned-actress, Chloe Sevigny. And with news of SJP’s new role, combined with its prominence in the upcoming SATC movie sequel, Halston’s chic diffusion line is sure to experience skyrocketing success!

In the article, First Came Lindsay Lohan, Then Came Sarah Jessica Parker, reports that Sarah Jessica is taking an equity stake in the firm, a move that sets her apart from a number of recent entrants into the world of celebrity-endorsed clothing lines. For those who might dismiss SJP’s involvement as little more than a publicity ploy, the article quotes the actress’s first interview with WWD Sarah Jessica Parker's Halston Deal: Celebs Sweeping Fashion World, the preeminent industry insider that broke news of her new position in January.

Addressing the question of her qualifications, she stated,

“I would say it’s a good question and it’s a fair question,” adding, “You could make many arguments to why I am not qualified. I would say that I am very aware of the enormity of the titles, and how important they are, and my response is that they (the board) felt confident in their decisions.”

In the same WWD interview, this time cited by online interactive magazine in its article Sarah Jessica Parker Named President and Chief Creative Officer at Halston, SJP exhibited her typical humility when discussing her newbie status with the line.

There is a huge amount I don’t know and I am very candid about that, and I am excited to learn. There are going to be things that come up that I am equipped to deal with and answer and respond to, and there are things that I will be happily mentored on by Bonnie (Bonnie Takhar, Halston CEO). I have no allergy to learning.

The ever stylish actress, who turns 45 on March 25 (Happy Birthday, SJP!) has already made a splash in her new executive role, appearing at the February 15 unveiling of Halston’s Autumn / Winter 2010 collection during New York Fashion Week. The much buzzed-about event also marked the debut of London-based fashion designer Marios Schwab as Halston’s creative director. The 33-year-old Schwab – who launched his own line in 2005, becoming an immediate favorite of Victoria Beckham and Kylie Minogue – presented a stunning array of structured pieces that reflected his penchant for sleek, body-conscious dressing.

Discussing his vision for the hotly anticipated collection, Schwab told WWD that the palette, which includes cool taupe, dusky blue and violet, was inspired by the 1978 thriller The Eyes of Laura Mars. He added, “I used the (original Halston) archive from memory, and I wanted to take elements that I love about Halston and transform them.”

We won’t see the first collection under SJP’s direction until this September when Halston unveils its Spring-Summer 2011 line. In the meantime though, take a peek below at the Halston Autum Winter 2010 footage from New York Fashion Week and let us know what you think! You’ll catch a glimpse of SJP at 00:18 looking stunning in a Metallic Gold Halston Heritage top and slim-fitting Black Leather pants.

SJP and Former SATC Stylist Choose Chanel for the Oscars

With her new title of president and chief creative officer at Halston, SJP probably surprised some style-watchers when she appeared at the Academy Awards on March 7, not in a piece from the timeless American line, but in Chanel Couture. Still, it’s hard to argue with the high-fashion appeal of the butter Yellow satine gown that was the talk of the Twitterverse as soon as she hit the red carpet (see Sarah Jessica Parker wows Twitter with Chanel at Oscars). The selection, which was one of the final looks of the Spring 2010 Chanel Couture show in January, was a collaborative effort between SJP and her longtime stylist, Tracy L. Cox. One of Hollywood’s most sought-after stylists, Cox is a former assistant to SATC stylist Patricia Field and worked on several episodes of the SATC series himself, including the unforgettable “An American in Paris.”

While the distinct Yellow hue of the SATC 2 star’s Oscar gown was a clear showstopper, viewers might have missed one of her more unexpected accessories. Amidst a wristful of Fred Leighton diamond bangles, SJP sported a temporary “bracelet” tattoo also from Chanel. According to a March 8 tweet from Glamour Fashion, the subtle accessory is from the fashion house’s limited edition, Spring “Les Trompe l’Oeil” temporary skin art collection. What a fun way to inject some edge into a lavishly feminine look! What did you think of SJP’s Oscar fashion choices? Was she a hit or a miss?

Casting News: Twenty-Something Hotties Stir Things Up!

In casting news, we reported in our Sex and the City Movie Sequel August update that British tabloid staple Katie Price had unsuccessfully auditioned for the role of Erin, a lesbian Irish nanny. Now comes word that the character will be played by a different British beauty, 28-year old blonde stunner Alice Eve. In an interview with, Eve was coy about how her character will fit into the SATC 2 plot, saying, “I spice things up a bit,” then adding, “I’m in it to win it.” The actress, who stars in this month’s She’s Out of My League, did confirm that it is Charlotte who brings Erin on board for nanny duties, but revealed little else about the role including whether her scenes were shot in NYC, Morocco or both. Interestingly enough, we haven’t heard anything about the lesbian element since last summer. However, Variety in its October 2009 post, Alice Eve cast in Sex and the City 2, does report that Eve’s character will cause “tension among the ladies.” Theories, anyone?

Back in our October Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel: Latest News, we reported that British actor Max Ryan had scored a plum role as Rikard, a Danish architect who makes a love connection (or maybe it’s a lust connection!?) with our sultry PR maven, Samantha Jones. With the SATC movie sequel now in post-production, the debonair 43-year-old tells Hollywood Life exclusively that it wasn’t easy to keep up with Kim Cattrall’s sexy alter-ego. Attending the Global Green USA pre-Oscar party on March 3, he said, “It was a challenge. I have to be honest with you.”

We’ll have to wait until May 28 to find out whether Samantha and Rikard steam up the big screen, but it appears that the architect won’t be the only gentleman vying for her attention. In its February 2, 2010 gossip, Samantha's new 'Sex and the City' boy toy: Meet Noah Mills,” the LA Times reports that 26-year-old, Baltimore native Noah Mills will be generating some heat with Cattrall when he makes his acting debut as Nicky, a “tough but gorgeous blue-collar type.”

For Mills, SATC 2 marked more than just his big screen debut – it marked his first-ever audition! “That was the first audition. I put a lot of work in,” he said. Don’t be surprised if Mills looks familiar come May 28 though. He’s enjoyed an incredibly successful modelling career for seven years, working for designers such as John Galliano, Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and Michael Kors. I thought I recognized those piercing eyes and chiselled cheekbones! offers a few more deets about the model-turned-actor’s role, reporting that Nicky is the construction worker-brother of Charlotte’s gay BFF, Anthony Marantino (Mario Cantone) (see Noah Mills Plays a Construction Worker in Sex and the City 2). According to the online mag, Mills will be in at least two scenes, but only one will include a speaking part. The other, says Mills, is “a potentially more awkward scene.” Hmmm. Why am I having Gilles Marini flashbacks all of a sudden?

Kim Cattrall Talks ‘Script Secrets’ and ‘SATC 3’

Since news of the SATC movie sequel was confirmed back in Summer 2008, fans everywhere have been craving insider scoop on the SATC plot, casting, fashion and just about anything SATC-related. As the worldwide appetite for SATC secrets continues to grow, it’s not just we fans who are anxious for the wait to be over. According to the UK edition of Marie Claire magazine Kim Cattrall will be more than a little relieved when SATC 2 finally premieres and she no longer has to worry about keeping the film’s secrets under wraps (see Kim Cattrall sick of keeping SATC 2 story a secret).

The online edition of the popular fashion mag quotes Cattrall: “It’s crazy. You really have to be careful because I’ve signed my life away to say I won’t tell.” The 53-year-old actress, who is currently starring in the London production of Noel Coward’s Private Lives, said, “It gets to the point where you’re terrified to carry your script around just in case someone catches a glimpse of it,” adding “I’ll be glad when the movie is out so we can all relax.”

But even with the pressure of keeping the SATC movie sequel deets a secret, it appears that Cattrall would happily sign on for a third instalment of the SATC film franchise. In its gossip, Sex and the City set to continue, BANG Showbiz reports that the actress recently hinted at the possibility while discussing her experience filming SATC 2:

“It was fantastic. I think as long as we have stories to tell. It was very interesting because we did this series for six years and we ended it at the exact right time. We didn’t repeat ourselves.” She continued, “I think we’ll tell stories as long as they are there to tell.”

As for rumors of squabbles on the set? If they did indeed occur, we’re not hearing about them from Cattrall. On the contrary, Kim reportedly told British TV host Jonathon Ross, “This second one, I can tell you I’ve never had so much fun in my life!”

Going Going Gone! SJP Auctions Off SATC 2 Premiere Tickets for Charity

As if we don’t already have enough reasons to love Sarah Jessica Parker, now comes news that the starlet has parted with her own tickets to the upcoming SATC 2 movie premiere all in the name of charity. According to Hollywood Life, SJP auctioned off her very own premiere tickets at the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual) Greater New York Human Rights Campaign’s 9th annual gala held at Manhattan’s Waldorf Astoria on February 6 (see HollyAwesome! Sarah Jessica Parker Donates Her Own ‘SATC2′ Premiere Tickets to Charity!). A long-time supporter of the LGBT, Parker presented Time Warner with the prestigious corporate equality award. The two premiere tickets fetched an impressive $11,000 for the HRC which, with more then 750,000 members and supporters, is the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization in the country. Kudos to the lucky (and generous) bidder who is now the proud owner of SJP’s SATC premiere tickets! It should be the experience of a lifetime! (And if you’re looking for another to fan to accompany you, I’m sure that one of our ChicAlert readers would be more than happy to do so! LOL

Chris Noth Kisses and a ‘Big’ Tickle: All for a Good Cause!

Sarah Jessica Parker isn’t the only charity-minded SATC star these days. Less than a month after his on-screen love’s successful auction of her own SATC 2 premiere tickets, Chris Noth (Mr. Big) is upping the ante with a pretty alluring prize of his own. This year’s Miscast gala, an annual fundraiser for New York’s MCC Theater, featured an auction which included, among other items, a walk-on role on Noth’s hit CBS drama (and my fave new show!) The Good Wife. The New York Post has reported that Noth took things into his own hands when bidding began to die down. According to the Post, the 55-year-old actor leapt up from his chair and declared, “We’ll make it a nude scene. I’ll take off my shirt.” And if that didn’t sweeten the deal enough, he added, “And I’ll give the winner lots of kisses – and a good tickle.” In the end, the winning bid went for $6,000, money that will directly support the prestigious and innovative off-Broadway theater company. I wonder if it was the tickle that cinched it!

That’s all for now my fellow SATC fans! Stay tuned for more SATC movie sequel updates in the coming weeks as publicity around the movie starts to really ramp up. We’ll be bringing you “all things SATC” as we count down the days until May 28 when Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte are back in their Louboutins in theaters worldwide!