City Free of ‘Sex and the City’ Movie! …For NowMets pitcher John Maine asked an attractive clubgoer at Touch if he could try on her black dress in the bathroom. Sex and the City wrapped up shooting in New York with a party at the Royalton Hotel. Bill Clinton swapped seats with Oscar de la Renta so he could sit next to Penélope Cruz instead of Anna Wintour at the Spanish Institute Gold Medal Gala. Lame duck Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is annoyed that his name wasn’t included in a recent Post article about 2009 gubernatorial contenders. Tommy Hilfiger made $8.5 million when he sold the East Hampton home he bought a year and a half ago for $26.5 million. Bobby Cannavale dropped his 47-year-old girlfriend for 22-year-old Alison Pill. Fans of Law & Order: SVU are annoyed that Richard Belzer doesn’t have as much screen time as he once did.
Richard Gere’s Sell-Buy ConundrumRichard Gere may buy the penthouse in Julian Schnabel’s West Village building, if he can sell his Sullivan Street townhouse for $12 million first. Henry Kissinger, Michael Eisner, and Barry Diller were among the power players who ate at Michael’s for lunch yesterday. Some designers are refusing to use the Earth Pledge’s ecofriendly “Sea Leather” because it’s actually made out of dead fish skin. Ivana Trump’s new engagement ring, from daughter Ivanka’s jewelry line, costs $250,000. Anderson Cooper told Conan that he has a “fatty deposit” under his eye that is visible in high definition. NBC refused to run a Larry Craig–inspired political commercial, though CNN picked it up. (Perhaps it had something to do with Matt Lauer’s interview with the disgraced senator?)
Bobby Cannavale Has a Great Idea for ‘Sex and the City’
He’s come a long way since — Will’s boyfriend! Broadway next season! — but to Sex and the City fans Bobby Cannavale will always be “Funky Spunk,” film editor Adam Ball, one of Samantha’s many suitors and the guy with, as she put it, “the funkiest-tasting spunk.” So with buzz about the pending Sex and the City movie recently reaching a saturation point — the ladies are all in! So’s Big! — we couldn’t help but wonder when we saw Cannavale at the premiere of his friend Justin Theroux’s directorial debut, Dedication, whether his character, too, will return. “I doubt it,” he said. “I would be flattered if they asked me, but I hadn’t really thought about it. Back when the show was still on, I ran into Michael Patrick King and I was like, ‘I have a fantastic idea to bring this guy back!’ He listened to it then and thought it was funny so maybe I should call him back up.” So what’s that fantastic idea? “I can’t tell you,” Cannavale said. “I’ll tell him first and then, you know, if he doesn’t do it. But if he does it, you’ll know.” —Rachel Wolff