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‘Women’ wing-ding

Celeb-heavy preem raises coin for charity

If one of the things women want is money, than they got it at the Dec. 13 Village Theater preem of “What Women Want”: Par anticipates major box office; and studio topper Sherry Lansing’s favorite charity — Stop Cancer — took in $600,000.

As for the pic, director Nancy Meyers said she wanted the film “to be a romantic comedy, not a premise comedy.” (While she spoke, James Brooks stopped to congratulate her; when Meyers mentioned she hadn’t seen him at any premieres he said: “I had so much to eat at ‘Gladiator,’ I haven’t been out since.”)

Mel Gibson said Meyers stressed “that the film not be just a gimmick, that we make it something more.” And Helen Hunt said, “you either have funny in your bones or you don’t and Nancy has it.”

Among those on hand to hear the Temptations sing at the Armand Hammer Museum after-party were Par’s Lansing, Jonathan Dolgen and Rob Friedman; producers Bruce Davey, Susan Cartsonis and Matt Williams; writers Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa; co-stars Delta Burke, Mark Feuerstein, Valerie Perrine and Marisa Tomei; plus guests Karl Austen, Jeff Berg, Marvin and Barbara Davis, David Dinerstein, Kelsey Grammer, Kevin Huvane, Laura Linney, Bryan Lourd, Steve Martin, George and Jolene Schlatter, Joel Silver, and Ben Stiller.

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