The celebrity guest appearances keep on coming for the sequel to the blockbuster Sex and the City film. OK! has learned that Penélope Cruz is the latest A-lister to hop on the Sex and the City 2 bandwagon. The Oscar-winner just filmed a cameo appearance, playing herself on the red carpet.
And while Beyoncé won’t be in the film, her hit song “Single Ladies” will be. OK! has confirmed that stage and screen legend Liza Minnelli sings the song at the wedding of Stanford (Willie Garson) and Anthony (Mario Cantone) — the same wedding where Sarah Jessica Parker plays the best man!.
OK! can also confirm that Miley Cyrus, who had talked openly about wanting to play a young SJP in the rumored prequel, will indeed be filming a cameo in the movie later this week.
Friday night box-office results are in, and Couples Retreat reigns supreme.
1. “Couples Retreat” ($12.3 million)
2. “Zombieland” ($4.75 million)
3. “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” ($3.1 million)
4. “Toy Story” & “Toy Story 2″ (3-D Double Feature) ($2.54 million)
5. “Paranormal Activity” ($2 million)
The cheese stands alone as the Vince Vaughn-starring “Couples Retreat,” the weekend’s only new wide release, debuted on Friday in an expected first place finish at the box office. “Couples Retreat” marks the directorial debut of Peter Billingsley, who is most famous for his childhood portrayal of Ralphie in the classic “A Christmas Story” — apparently, Billingsley didn’t shoot his eye out, because his directorial vision resulted in an $11.5 million Friday opening according to the numbers from Deadline Hollywood Daily.
Still, “Couples Retreat” will have to fight to maintain this top spot in the weeks to come, thanks to poor word of mouth on the film. The reviews have been mediocre at best despite the all-star comedy team of Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau and more. For now, the joke is on theatergoers as “Retreat” is on target for a projected $28 million weekend.
Sony Pictures might have lost the top seat, but the tag-team of “Zombieland” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” still claimed the next highest spots at the box office with $4.8 million and $3 million, respectively. The “Meatballs” train might finally be losing some steam, allowing the “Toy Story” 3-D double feature a very close $2 million Friday in fourth place.
The real surprise story, however, is “Paranormal Activity,” the Oren Peli-directed horror film currently touted as “the scariest movie of all time.” Whether or not the film actually lives up to that description, the Paramount-distributed “Paranormal Activity” could be quite scary for rival studios — the ghost-filled thriller earned an amazing $1.3 million on Friday night in only 159 theaters.
“Paramount is going to make a ton of cash on this pickup,” a rival studio executive told Deadline Hollywood. “They ain’t spending anything on it, and who knows where the ceiling is!”
by Rachel on Oct 9th, 2009 • Categories: Photo Gallery • Comments: 0
I want to give a big shout out and thank you to the wonderful, Brianne(http://kelly-monaco.net) for providing me with the Extra news segment featuring Kristin Davis. Screen captures have been added into the gallery!
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by Rachel on Oct 8th, 2009 • Categories: Events, Photo Gallery • Comments: 0
Images of Kristin arriving at the “Late Show With David Letterman” have been added into the gallery. Remember to check your local listings for ‘Letterman’ showtimes on CBS, and tune into Kristin’s appearance tonight.
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Just wanted to let everyone know, Kristin will be appearing on Late Show with David Letterman (CBS), Thursday, October 8th. Kristin will also appear alongside, Barry Sonnenfeld.
Check your local television listings for channel and times.
On set of the photoshoot with Kristin Davis, Kristen Bell and Malin Akerman.
by Rachel on Oct 4th, 2009 • Categories: Photo Gallery, Projects • Comments: 0
I have added high quality screen captures from the trailer for, Couples Retreat. The movie opens October 9th and looks quite funny and includes a stellar cast.
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Kristin Davis’ boyfriend treats her like a “princess”. The ‘Sex and the City‘ actress’ photographer beau Russell James, who she began dating earlier this year, wants to make her feel as special as possible and has been lavishing her with presents.
A source said: “He is put a lot into making this work. He’s made Kristin a princess and she loves every minute. It’s been terribly passionate and romantic, he showers Kristin with gifts and love notes, like a teenage boy in love.”
Russell has sent bunches of flowers and pearl jewellery to Kristin on the set of the new ‘Sex and the City’ movie – currently being shot in New York – and her co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall, are impressed with his attentiveness.
Sarah (Jessica Parker) has been teasing her that she’s being spoilt by Russell. It’s all in good fun and of course everyone is happy for her.
We may best know Kristin Davis as her character Charlotte York on Sex and the City. But, Kristin wants to trade in Manhattan and her stilettos for the wild west and some cowboy boots.
“I just love horses. I want to be the girl on the horse.”
Can you imagine Kristin Davis in a western? I LOVE the idea. She just has a classic look, and I’d love to see her in more than SATC stuff. As for those stilettos? She admitted that they take some getting used to when on the set.
“We get rusty with the walking and talking in high heels. Our feet are killing us. We are not back up to fighting shape and we have to get tough again.”
Hopefully while filming her new movie, Couples Retreat with Vince Vaughn, she got to wear flip flops on the shore of Bora Bora.
Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau have graduated from the bachelor flicks that made them famous (Swingers, Made). Now, they’re tackling that ever-complicated next phase in life: marriage. In Couples Retreat, they join a stellar ensemble cast (including Jason Bateman and Kristin Davis) to explore what makes a relationship work—or not. Don’t be fooled by the trailers, there’s more to this film than just raunchy slapstick. It’s a relatable, but still hilarious, look at relationship ruts and what happens when people take their ordinary problems to an extraordinary location. Plus, the Vince we know and love isn’t totally grown-up—his signature tirades provide some of the film’s most quotable moments.
Couples Retreat opens October 9.
The kind folks at Universal Studios have informed me that the Couples Retreat website is live and filled with fantastic new features and content! So stop by the official film website to see the new features and updates! — www.couplesretreatmovie.com.
Kristin Davis has revealed that she initially tried out for the part of Carrie Bradshaw on Sex And The City. The 44-year-old, who played Charlotte York on the hit HBO series as well as in its two subsequent movie incarnations, said that creator Darren Star invited her to audition for the role of the sex columnist, The Age reports.
Davis met Star in 1995 when she played Brooke Armstrong on Melrose Place for one season, where he was executive producer. She said that the original role of Carrie – eventually portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker – was “very different” from the one viewers saw.
The actress explained: “Honestly, none of the four of us are so jaded that we take it for granted. It is amazing that we still get to work together. We are sitting around the same table and chairs as we were in 1997. It still feels right.”
Davis recently admitted that she is excited about reprising Charlotte in the follow-up film. Sex And The City 2 is due to open in cinemas on May 28, 2010.
Kristin Davis doesn’t want children because she gets to be a mother on screen. The actress, who has reprised her role as married mom-of-two Charlotte York Goldenblatt for another ‘Sex and the City’ movie, says the playing the character gives her all the experience of domestic bliss she needs.
She said: “I have just spent the day with my fake children. I get to do Charlotte’s days at home with the dogs and the kids and living her life. I love it.”
The 44-year-old star – who is believed to be dating photographer Russell James – admits people struggle to understand she is different from her on-screen alter ego and can’t understand why she doesn’t want to marry.
She added to Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald newspaper:
“We definitely don’t share the focus on marriage and there have been some strange things written about me. I once went to a wedding and the next week there were stories with headlines like ‘Kristin gives up on her dream of marriage’, which was never something I was focused on. I am not goal-orientated like that. When I say no to being photographed, people get surprised because they expect me to be nice like Charlotte.”