Gwyneth Paltrow got much more than the usual paparazzi when she stepped out of her New York home last week (ends10OCT03) - the cast of Sex And The City were filming an episode on her doorstep.

OSCAR-winning beauty Paltrow's West Village, Manhattan, locale became the choice location for the raunchy show's stars - Sarah Jessica Parker, KIM CATTRALL, Cynthia Nixon and KRISTIN DAVIS - to shoot street scenes for the award-winning series.

And representatives for cable network HOME BOX OFFICE (HBO) insist setting up camp for by the home of Paltrow for a stint of filming was nothing more than coincidence, adding, "Neither Gwyneth not her house are in the episode."

17/10/2003 08:54