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Originally posted 05/01/2012 09:40AM
Broadway's biggest night – the 66th annual Tony Awards – may be 40 days away, but the celebrating has already kicked in, especially for a modest new musical called Once, a love story set in Ireland that scored the most nominations of any show this year: 11, including best musical.
Not celebrating: the much-maligned Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which, despite an expenditure of $70 million, scads of publicity and the music of U2's Bono and the Edge, landed with only two nominations, for costume and scenic design.
Faring better after the nominations were announced Tuesday morning – by a chipper Kristin Chenoweth and a droll star Jim Parsons, who is about to star in a Broadway revival of the comedy Harvey – were such nominees as Andrew Garfield, Cynthia Nixon, Philip Seymour Hoffman, James Earl Jones, Stockard Channing, Linda Lavin, John Lithgow and Frank Langella.
Originally posted 02/12/2011 09:00PM
Meet Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni!
Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni pose with their newborn son – who arrived Monday, Feb. 7 – in a photo taken Friday in New York City.
Nixon, 44, and Marinoni, 43 – who delivered Max – began dating in 2004 and announced their engagement in 2009.
The Sex and the City star has two children, Samantha, 14, and Charles, 8, from her previous relationship with teacher Danny Mozes.
Originally posted 02/08/2011 12:15PM
It's a boy for Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni!
Marinoni gave birth to the couple's son, Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni, on Monday, Feb. 7, Nixon's rep confirms.
"Christine and baby are doing great," her rep tells PEOPLE.
Nixon, 44, and Marinoni, 43, began dating in 2004 and announced their engagement in 2009. The Sex and the City star has two children, Samantha, 14, and Charles, 8, from her previous relationship with teacher Danny Mozes.
Originally posted 05/29/2010 10:15AM
Her wedding to Christine Marinoni might not be imminent, but Cynthia Nixon can promise ahead of time that she won't be a drama queen leading up to the big day.
"No, no Godzilla wedding," the Sex and the City star, 44, told PEOPLE at last week's New York Women in Film & Television's Designing Women Awards at Macy's Herald Square.
Nixon and Marinoni haven't set a date and are still holding out hope that they can tie the knot in New York, where same-sex marriage is not yet legal. "We're doing two things," Nixon says. "We're doing as much as we can to make it legal here, and we're also looking into other options."
Originally posted 05/25/2010 09:40AM
Wearing a bright yellow Valentino gown that alter-ego Carrie Bradshaw would certainly approve, Sarah Jessica Parker was "excited and nervous" at the chandelier-lined blue carpet for the premiere of Sex and the City 2 Monday night.
It's a "once in a lifetime experience," Parker said as she met throngs of fans lining the street outside New York's Radio City Music Hall.
Even with the rest of the leading ladies, Kristin Davis (in Jean Desses for Decades), Kim Cattrall (in Naeem Khan), and Cynthia Nixon (in Carolina Herrera) rocking glamorous gowns as well, Parker, insists that the success of SATC isn't just about the clothes.
"You can't hang your hat on fashion forever," she said. "I think people want a substantive story that is meaningful whether they relate or not, and they want to hear women talk about things that are important to them besides their desire to wear a pretty dress. [What's] so unique about these characters is that you can do both."
Originally posted 05/05/2010 05:30PM
Feuding on set? The ladies of Sex and the City say it's a lovefest working together – usually.
"Things just have to be explosive for no other reason than for people's imaginations," Kim Cattrall, 53, tells the June issue of Marie Claire "The chemistry among the four of us is very strong."
Kristin Davis laughs off rumors that she snubbed Cattrall at dinner one night while they were filming the SATC sequel, due in theatres May 27. "[One tabloid story] said Kim and I would eat in the restaurant and not sit together," the actress, 45, says. "The story was that we don't like each other. Ridiculous!"
While the fab four dispel any reports they can't stand each other, they don't deny there has been some tension over the years – just like any busy office.
Originally posted 03/19/2010 11:25AM
Sarah Jessica Parker has come down with a case of PTP – as in "protect the plot" – and the "disease" is spreading to her Sex and the City 2 costars.
"We hope we made a movie that lives up to expectations," Parker told PEOPLE at Las Vegas's ShoWest convention Thursday.
Joined by Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis (Kim Cattrall is working on a play in London), the three, who received the Ensemble Award, refused to give any spoilers about the highly anticipated movie that was filmed in the Moroccan desert.
"We've never laughed harder or talked more or spent more time together," Parker said, adding that the women rode camels in one scene, making for some hysterical outtakes.
"The camels were beautifully trained," she said. "Cynthia and Kristin were on one camel and they had the most grumpy, ornery camel. Ours was so sweet, but then out of nowhere our camel would sit. You have to understand, it's not like a bike and the bike fell over. It's a camel, and the camel would just sit. And when they sit, it's a little like an earthquake. We laughed so hard."
Originally posted 01/13/2010 09:30AM
Recognizing the entertainment industry's impact on same-sex equality issues, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has announced its nominees for the group's 21st annual Media Awards, to be held March 13 in New York, April 17 in Los Angeles and June 5 in San Francisco.
AMC's acclaimed period drama Mad Men HBO's hit vampire show True Blood and ABC's new generational comedy Modern Family, along with singers Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert, are among the top contenders.
GLAAD also announced that Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon, who made headlines by publicly discussing her long-term relationship with a woman, will be honored with the Vito Russo Award at the New York ceremony. The award, named after founding GLAAD member and author of The Celluloid Closet, is presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has helped promote equal rights.
All told, GLAAD announced 116 nominees in 24 English-language categories and 36 Spanish-language nominees in eight categories. In the competitive categories, cable networks earned 23 nominations, while broadcast networks pulled in 17.
For the full list of nominees, click here.
– Blane Bachelor
Originally posted 09/09/2009 12:20PM
Edie Falco brings her Nurse Jackie bedside manner to the real world in a new PSA with Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon. Their goal: to educate cancer patients. The stars have lent their famous faces to the Stand Up to Cancer campaign, which encourages patients and their families to work with doctors to learn what steps they can take to lower the risk of infection risk before undergoing chemotherapy.
Originally posted 05/18/2009 09:45AM
Cynthia Nixon announced her engagement to girlfriend Christine Marinoni at a Sunday rally in New York to support same-sex marriage, reports Access Hollywood.
At the rally, which also attracted Gov. David A. Paterson and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Sex and the Coty actress, 43, flashed the diamond engagement ring Marinoni, 42, gave her and said, "It's time already," reports New York's Daily News.
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