*Inspired by Shirley MacLaine's assertion that the best parts for actresses fall into one of the above categories. Well, it's not exactly the role of the Black Best Friend, but it's close! Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson will be playing second fiddle to Sarah Jessica Parker in the film version of Sex And The City, reports Variety. Hudson, who won an Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls, has been cast as the assistant to Parker's Carrie Bradshaw character. Maybe the film's producers figured out that when setting a story in New York City you've got to actually show some people of color? [Variety]

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