Kim Cattrall (pictured in Southern California in 2015) was a good sport after being misidentified on “60 Minutes” in a 35-year-old photo as Margaret Trudeau.(Courtesy Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Kim Cattrall (pictured in Southern California in 2015) was a good sport after being misidentified on “60 Minutes” in a 35-year-old photo as Margaret Trudeau.(Courtesy Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Scoop: Kim Cattrall — Canadian, yes, Margaret Trudeau, no

Whoops — “60 Minutes,” the “oldest and most watched newsmagazine on television that gets the real story of America’s most prevalent issues,” made a goof.

On Monday, a publicist for the CBS show apologized after a Sunday night gaffe that misidentified “Sex and the City” star Kim Cattrall as Margaret Trudeau, Justin Trudeau’s mother, during a feature on the Canadian leader in advance of a visit to Washington, D.C. later this week.

“We regret the error on one of the several video and still images shown of Margaret Trudeau. It was corrected online last night,” a “60 Minutes” spokesman told The Hollywood Reporter.

The 1981 photo, taken by Toronto Star photographer Dick Darrell, captured Cattrall, then 24, on a date with then-Canadian prime minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, 61, the Toronto Star reported. At that point, her biggest acting job was the 1980 U.S. TV miniseries “Scruples.”

The actress, of course, went on to star as wild PR exec Samantha Jones on the hit HBO show.

Cattrall, who is Canadian, joked about it online: “I have a son who is the Prime Minister of Canada? I couldn’t be more proud,” she tweeted.


DARK VICTORY

San Francisco Performances’ initial PIVOT concert with the JACK Quartet — violinists Christopher Otto and Ari Streisfeld, violist John Pickford Richards and cellist Kevin McFarland playing Georg Friedrich Haas’ Quartet No. 3 — got off to an excellent start last week, with an ethereal, truly one-of-a-kind “free jazz”-like concert played in pitch dark at the Strand Theater on Friday.

Guests at an informative pre-show talk with David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet actually got to see the players.

QUICK TAKES

SiriusXM announced that San Francisco Giants’ Hunter Pence and his fiancé, YouTube star Alexis Cozombolidis, are hosting a new six-episode series, “Getting Weird with Hunter and Lexi,” beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday on Radio Andy Channel 102. … Former Chez Panisse chef Jonathan Waxman has been busy lately: judging on the Bravo cooking show “Recipe for Deception,” being honored at South Beach’s Food and Wine Tribute Dinner (the meal was prepared by Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence, Marc Forgione, Aarón Sánchez, Marcus Samuelsson and Nancy Silverton) and getting ready to open a new restaurant at Ghirardelli Square. … Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2016 Emmy Awards, to be broadcast from Los Angeles on Sept. 18.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

S.F. 49er Aaron Lynch is 23. … Model Kat Von D is 34. … Actor James Van Der Beek is 39. … Actress Camryn Manheim is 55. … Novelist Jeffrey Eugenides is 56. … Actor Aidan Quinn is 57. . … Singer Gary Numan is 58. … Actor-director Micky Dolenz (The Monkees) is 71. … Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager is 72.

— Staff, wire reports

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Alexis CozombolidisGeorg Friedrich Haas’ Quartet No. 3Getting Weird with Hunter and LexiHunter PenceJACK QuartetJonathan WaxmanJustin TrudeauKim CattrallMargaret TrudeauPierre Elliot TrudeauPIVOTStrand Theater

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