By Cindy Elavsky
Q: I am excited for the “Sex and the City” movie sequel. Can you give me any hints as to what this movie has in store for Carrie and company? — Ginny G., via e-mail
A: SPOILER ALERT! Rumors are swirling that Carrie will have an “indiscretion” with John Corbett’s character, Aidan, as John was spotted in Morocco at the same time that “Sex and the City 2” was filming there. While there is, of course, no official comment from anyone involved with the movie, as they don’t want to give away major plot points, I’m thinking Aidan is going to give Big a run for his money!
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Q: I recently rented “Apocalypto” on DVD and really loved the movie, as well as Mel Gibson’s direction. I was wondering, however, when we’ll get to see Mel in front of the camera again. — Fanny E., West Palm Beach, Fla.
A: You don’t have long to wait. The 54-year-old new father can be seen next on the big screen on Jan. 29 when his thriller “Edge of Darkness” is released. Mel plays homicide detective Thomas Craven, who is investigating the death of his activist daughter. In the process, he not only uncovers her secret life, but also a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.
It also was announced recently that Mel plans star in a crime comedy that he wrote called “How I Spent My Summer Vacation,” as well as direct Leonardo DiCaprio in an as-yet-untitled Viking flick.
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Q: I saw a picture of Eliza Dushku wearing a cast on her arm. Is she OK, or was that just a costume for her show, “Dollhouse”? — Layla F., via e-mail
A: That cast is the real deal. Eliza “earned” it during a fight sequence on the set of “Dollhouse” when she fractured her radial head. She will have to wear the cast for a few weeks while it heals. The show will shoot around her injury, hiding the cast with long-sleeved wardrobe and such. Eliza told fans not to worry, saying, “I can still hold a shotgun and save the world!”
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Q: I haven’t seen Kimberly Williams-Paisley since “According to Jim” ended. I absolutely loved her in the “Father of the Bride” movies and wonder what she has next on her plate. — Georgie H., Trenton, N.J.
A: Kimberly, who is married to country superstar Brad Paisley, is set to star in the Lifetime Movie Network original movie “Amish Grace.” Kimberly stars as Ida Graber, and the movie is based on a true story about the aftermath that followed the schoolhouse shooting in the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pa. The film will examine Ida’s personal journey as she copes with the tragic loss of her daughter during the shooting. Matt Letscher (“Brothers & Sisters” and “Entourage”) portrays her husband, Gideon Graber. The film is scheduled to air in the spring.
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