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by: Caroline Westbrook - Last updated: 2004-02-24

Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling

The cast of Sex And The City have picked up a prestigious Screen Actors Guild award for Best Ensemble Cast In A Comedy.

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker was not at the ceremony in Los Angeles but Kristin Davis, who plays Jewish convert Charlotte Goldblatt in the show, was on hand to pick up the prize along with co-stars Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall. The awards were given out as the last ever episode of the hit show was being broadcast on US TV. Meanwhile, it’s rumoured that a film version of Sex And The City is in the works. Writer/director Michael Patrick King is said to be working on a script for the film, while negotiations are underway for the original cast members, including Parker, to star.


Uri Geller has walked out of Five’s troubled TV show Back To Reality. The psychic TV personality, who quit last Friday, was one of 12 contestants on the show, which sees former reality TV show participants competing to win money for charity. Geller caused a stir in the first week after agreeing to a makeover at the hands of fellow contestant Ricardo Ribeiro (from C4’s The Salon). His previous foray into the reality TV genre was as one of the participants in the first series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!


TV presenter Claudia Winkleman has landed a job as presenter of a new BBC dating programme. Three’s A Crowd, which is screened on BBC Two and BBC Three, follows a trio of strangers over the course of one day in order to decide who wants to date whom at the end.  Winkleman, who also appears fleetingly in the new Jewish comedy Suzie Gold, is best known as the presenter of BBC Three’s entertainment show Liquid News, which is due to end in April.


In brief:


Former Beverly Hills 90210 star Tori Spelling has asked for a Menorah worth $2800 as a wedding present. Spelling, who is due to tie the knot in August this year to Charlie Shanian, included the Tiffany’s Menorah on one of her gift lists. If you want to buy it, then click here for the wedding list.


Ben Stiller and Jack Black are among those stars who will be presenting Oscars at this year’s ceremony on February 29. Billy Crystal is returning to host the annual film event…


Happy birthday to: singer Elkie Brooks, seen most recently in Reborn In The USA (58 on February 25)