It'll be for the CW! Premiering this fall!
I'm so proud I could burst!
I will win an Emmy next season for my work on "American Horror Story" because I am the centerpiece of next season along with Jessica Lange. That is, if Sarah Paulson does not drive Jessica any more batshit than she already has. I'm on the fence as to further encourage the Paulson/Lange thing or just leave it be. Thoughts, kids?
Well. At any rate, at least the lipless Gummer girl has a job. What is a job to some is a future award to others or so my dead mother once told me.
Is it true you're playing silent film star Mary Pickford, Lily?
Good luck with that.
My lips and I can out act any one of your lipless daughters any day of the week and you know it.
Yes, M. In the first season of "American Horror Story" my characters' style was partially based on Mary Pickford and Ethel Barrymore. You do know of Ethel, right, M? You are old enough to have worked with her for all I should know.
Meanwhile. Your daughter is to play a shit doctor on a shit t.v. show while the next season of "American Horror Story" will feature my acting prowess as well as that of Jessica Lange all season long.
Well. Jessica should do alright if Sarah Paulson does not screw her over. I am still weighing my options with that because the further Sarah gets with Jessica then the larger role I will have. Your daughter would know nothing of options, though, would she M?
Worse case scenario for me. One Emmy and a trip to a rehab for Jessica Lange. I do so worry about Jessica because I did see Cherry Jones rather recently and Sarah Paulson aged her. Cherry is still far more talented than you, M. She could not do "Doubt" because she has always been, well, "out" but that does not stop her.
She'll coax the blues right out of the horn.
Why didn't M ever offer to fix Mamie's nose?
The Voice of the Night
Why should I, VOTN, when it'll be on the CW's dime? I gather they've paid for Blake Lively's boob job more than once.
As you say, your ladyship.
The Voice of the Night
Mamie's like the ugly version of M. Considering Meryl isn't exactly a beauty queen, that doesn't leave Mamie anywhere but "kooky character parts."
Lily Rabe is much more beautiful.
On the other hand, M's gay son, Henry, got the looks among her kids.
[quote]Lily Rabe is much more beautiful.
That I am. All natural to boot.
The hair is all mine, btw. The stylists behind my future Oscar award winning role as Mary Pickford in her biopic will just have to work around my hair somehow. I am sure they will find a way. Well, that is if Sarah Paulson does not have a fit and cut it off on set of the second season of "American Horror Story."
Quite worried about that Sarah Paulson. Jessica Lange has told her time and time again that she is not a Lesbian but Sarah keeps on trying all the same. Poor Jessica. Sarah drops hints online and such that she is in a relationship with Jessica even though Jessica is straight. I am as well, actually, but Jessica and I are gay friendly and wish for gay marriage in all fifty states while Sarah just screws whoever is handiest for "career advancement" or so she thinks.
Sarah might hit up Mamie next. She is M's daughter and all even if she looks like a retarded lipless version of M.
Oh well. Life does go on. My (late) mother did not live with Leukemia for soo very long without having taught me a thing or two about surviving.
Lily, darling, my Portia in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE when I was at Yale Drama School is apparently still the talk of the campus. Susan...oops, sorry...SIGOURNEY Weaver bowed down to me and she was quite the heifer even then, as I recall. Isn't she doing a miniseries for the USA network? She is but I digress...
Is your Portia still being discussed two year's later? I somehow doubt it. Al's projectile spittle is more likely to be.
'Mamie Gummer' is the worst, most unappealing name ever.
I have evolved and am soon to be doing "As You Like It" as a warm up for the next season of "American Horror Story" unless Sarah Paulson's behavior causes filming to be suspended.
One evolves in their craft, M, and that is something your lipless daughter Mamie can't ever do since she hasn't a craft.
'Hope Springs' eternal, M. Maybe one day you will come back to the theater. Cherry Jones has alluded to that since the 1990's in interviews and yet all you do it carry on in film because you fear her. Good luck in "Hope Springs" with Tommy Lee Jones of all people, M. Did your son do the soundtrack?
Darling Lily (see what I just did there?),
Thank you for your public wish that I return to the stage. In fact I shall do just that after I play Violet (take THAT, Patty Duke!) in the film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY. I was just warming up Brecht-wisewith MOTHER COURAGE a few years ago-my GOOD WOMAN OF SETZUAN will no doubt be a theatrical highlight of the 2012-2013 Broadway season, followed closely by BRING IT ON and a revival of THE PHILADELPHIA STORY starring my daughter Grace.
annie stark is prettier than mamie.
Can't wait for the Lilian Gish biopic.
Mamie EISENHOWER is prettier than Mamie.
Both girls are on the homely side, but Mamie is easily able to achieve ugly when the angle is bad.
Good luck, Mamie love. You should be grateful that you're too homely for soaps, as your pretentious mother would no doubt banish you to Gummer/Streep Siberia if you were appear on one, as she did me since the day I returned home with the news that I'd just won the part of Angie Perinni.
I just don't even understand Mamie's nose; how does she breathe through that thing?
it really is freakishly narrow, r21
as is her talent
[quote]'Mamie Gummer' is the worst, most unappealing name ever.
And like her mother, her actual first name is "Mary."
I think if I were MG, I would have dropped the Gummer, she must have a middle name she could have used as her professional surname.
The case of the Gummer girls has to be one of the worst applications of unchecked nepotism in recent history.
No shade though, who wouldn't take advantage. However, the liklihood that Mamie would headline a series outside her own youtube channel without her royal parentage is nil.
[quote]Meryl isn't exactly a beauty queen,
Meryl was very pretty in her youth(see Woody Allen's "Manhattan" or "Kramer Vs. Kramer") and ain't no slouch now in her 60's (see "The Devil Wears Prada").
Aw you guys are harsh, I think Mames is very good on the Good Wife. I could easily see her starring in her own Ally McBeal-ish primetime dramedy.
Hell, our last name was Gumm and even that was shit. We knew to changed it right away!
Grace Gummer is much prettier than Mamie.
Annie Stark looks like Lizzie Grubman
"M's gay son'
Proof,please,because he's my type!
[quote]Aw you guys are harsh, I think Mames is very good on the Good Wife.
[quote]I could easily see her starring in her own Ally McBeal-ish primetime dramedy.
Only if it were to air on YouTube or that "Damages" tripe Glennie slung on satellite t.v.
Damn, Sarah Paulson sounds like a whackjob supreme.
Lily Rabe is the shit and she will rock AHS.
How could Paulson "derail" it?
I saw Cherry just a few days ago and yes she has aged - but I think it's smoking and lack of exercise heaped on top of losing her parents in the same year. She will bounce back, I'm sure of it.
The attractive Gummer is the baby girl who isn't interested in acting.
r26, Mamie is fine on The Good Wife. I agree.
Many girls Mamie's age are good in their guest or costar parts on The Good Wife.
However, it is completely true that without Mamie's mother's agents working for her and her mother's presence looming, Mamie would not have the lead in a Pilot.
Most have more experience and training than Mamie but they aren't represented by CAA and don't have a tripple oscar winner for a mother.
Of course, you are going to use whatever you can in that business. I don't think there is anything wrong with using this advantage, just don't expect the rest of the world to not point it out for what it is.
[quote]I saw Cherry just a few days ago and yes she has aged - but I think it's smoking and lack of exercise heaped on top of losing her parents in the same year. She will bounce back, I'm sure of it.
Hopefully she will be alright. Cherry Jones comes across as being good people.
Do you know her? I am just curious.
Cherry has deep roots in NYC and knows many people. I am not a close friend but know her to chat with as we have mutual close friends.
She manages her public image to a degree but is largely who she appears to be AKA good people.
Well after these posts, it's time to put Rabe and Streep in a revival of MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA.
Lovely gossip R35
Cherry Jones projects a "nice girl" vibe and I wish her well.
Well, at least CW beats basic cable.
Mother absolutely adored Cherry Jones and I do as well. Even the very best of us go through trying times. All good things in due time for dear Cherry.
Cherry and I are equally as talented and yet keep things natural because we are both character actresses. Poor Sarah (yes, she is a whack job) Paulson knows nothing of keeping things natural because she is an actress who hasn't any, well, character (if you pardon the play on words).
Since the talent of Cherry Jones ran Meryl off from theater except for the odd charity production she does with her fuck buddy Kevin Kline, I think Cherry and I should just do a revival of a grand Greek Tragedy. The thing is, I cannot pick one just right off hand! Oh well.
R38 The Emmy people take basic cable far more seriously than whatever the CW is. Thanks for playing all the same.
I have to go back to rehearsals for "Shakespeare In The Park" now. C Ya!
The CW in fact does not beat basic cable. USA, TNT, TBS all get much better ratings. USA in fact is the cash cow for NBC Universal; NBC loses money.
Fuck buddy Kevin Kline? WHAT? Isn't he happily married to Phoebe Cates?
Yes, Mamie really is quite unattractive. Meryl on the other hand has presence which makes her appealing whether or not you find her pretty.
Meryl is beautiful and her husband is a hottie. I don't understand how they produced such an ugly child.
R41 maybe Lily meant in times past because that might have been something her (late) mother told her. Poor dear was on rehearsal break for "Shakespeare in the Park" for goodness sakes LOL.
Man, I hope Cherry Jones is alright. All joking aside, Cherry Jones is just really fucking cool.
It's this kind of crap that made me flee to Micronesia!
"Lily, darling, my Portia in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE when I was at Yale Drama School is apparently still the talk of the campus."
Oh please - the only people who could possibly remember THAT far back have Alzheimer's by now.
The Mamie and Donna Summer threads keep bumping to the top on my Thread Watcher list. I thought for a moment it said MAMIE GUMMER DEAD!
(If that was true - I'd cast the side eye on Lily Rabe….)
How did Sigourney's daughter turn out? I always thought Sig would breed properly being born to privledge and all.
R47, darling, Susan Weaver is from a nouveau riche family, not old money. Her father worked in TELEVISION, for God.
Oopsies, sorry, just dozed off for a bit. It should have read "Her father worked in TELEVISION, for God's sake."
No I think we can count Sig is a member of the elite. After all her father went to Dartmouth and her mother was in The Letter with Miss Bette Davis!
A Lily Rabe troll? This has to be a new low.
She might as well be a drug dealer or garbage woman. I have no (eldest) daughter.
Let's show the love to Mer=mer's very handsome son, Henry.
But Lily -
Aren't you best buds with Sarah Paulson via appearing in 2 shows with her?
R55 Cherry Jones is a dear, Sarah Paulson is a whore on Earth. I'm not alone in being downright gleeful that Cherry and Sarah are no longer a couple.
I have worked upon the stage with Sarah Paulson and it was like working along with a lisping oak tree.
For the first season of "American Horror Story" we both had small character arches but I thankfully hadn't scenes with Sarah. Poor Jessica did and it was all she could do to not ask for a raincoat what for Sarah's lisp.
I have to go now because reading upthread about Cherry Jones possibly being in a bad way has me worried and so I just must call her. Cherry Jones is a fine lady who was always rather kind to mother.
"The case of the Gummer girls has to be one of the worst applications of unchecked nepotism in recent history."
Robert Downey, Jr., Nic Cage, Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Michael Douglas, Anjelika Huston, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kate Hudson ....
Cherry Jones is doing fine and sends her love to all of you. Her new girlfriend is wearing her out, but in a nice way and not a Sarah Paulson way. Get it, honey!
Sigourney Weaver's daughter sure is homely!
George Clooney is one of the biggest cases of nepotism ever.
While we're on the subject of actors' offspring, David Strathairn's older son Tay (named after a Scottish river) is also a musician who has worked with Streep's son Henry, including co-writing the song that appeared over the credits of JULIE AND JULIA.
He definitely has some of his dad's features.
Clooney worked for years and years in shit roles. And by the 80's who was Rosemary Clooney anyway? He definitely worked his way up.
[quote]EMILY OWENS, MD
Good christ, why don't they just call it "For Shut-Ins Only"?
They were to call it "The Fibromyalgia Express" but were worried that the non cable having breeders who watch the CW would think ill of the title.
The CW has yet to have any troubles with One Million Moms and hopes to keep it that way.
The Lily Rabe troll is the least funny and most obnoxious fake "celebrity" troll we've had since I discovered this site in '03.
I don't know, R64, I'm finding "Ellis" and his non-scoops over at the SMASH thread to be pretty obnoxious.
He may have worked his way up,r61,but he is still well connected-Aunt Rosemary,Oscar winning uncle Jose Ferrer;newscaster father Nick. He even roomed with his cousin,Miguel Ferrer when he first started out.
[R61]: without his connections, he wouldn't have had a chance to "work his way up".
"And by the 80's who was Rosemary Clooney anyway?"
You're a twit. People certainly knew who Rosemary Clooney was in the eighties. George had a lot of industry connections which no doubt secured him some work.
It's the same way with Mamie. But what it comes down to is that you have to be able to prove yourself to the general audience otherwise. George did that with ER, and Mamie turned a few heads with her roll on THE GOOD WIFE.
There are a lot of"Emily Owens,M.D." promos up on youtube now. Very'Shonda Rhimes'-with those annoying interior monologues to let us know what the character is thinking:
She doesn't have the charisma to be the title character, this will be a huge flop, plua who's gonna tune in to 45 minutes of that face?
I'd rather there be a Lily Rabe troll who works within a proper context than the trolls who post on every thread or something.
I think the idea of a Lily Rabe troll is funnier than the reality.
EMILY OWENS debuts tonight at 9 PM EST on The CW.
[quote] EMILY OWENS debuts tonight at 9 PM EST on The CW.
Going up against the 2nd Presidential Debate? Oh, dear.
And it's still EDT, OP. Standard time doesn't kick in for another few weeks.
Thank you for the correction, R74.
There was a "Lily Rabe Troll"
BLIND GOSSIP 10/12
She is the daughter of a famous and talented actress. Although the daughter also trained to be an actress, she is under the illusion that she is scoring jobs on her own.
No one on her new television show has the heart to tell her that both her looks and her talent are mediocre at best, and that the main reason she got cast is because of her mother.
The daughter should brace herself now for the fact that her new show is going to be cancelled in its first season. Yes, it’s that bad. And she is that bad in it. You should change the channel on this one before it even starts.
Daughter: Mamie Gummer
Mother: Meryl Streep
TV Show: "Emily Owens, MD"
She really needs to work under a stage name. That name makes her sound like a contemporary of Ima Hogg.
Uh huh, Phyliea, I mean CONDOLA.
(simultaneous eye roll and neck roll)
Auntie Debbie -
I kept seeing the billboards and thought how weird looking the actress on there was. I had no idea it was her.
Yeah, cancelled after one season.
Mamie Van Doren as Emily Owens, MD.
Now THAT I might watch.
Does Justin take his shirt off? On Smallville he did every week!
No shit? I've seen that commercial about nineteen times and had no idea. I usually have the TV muted during commercials so if they said her name I wouldn't have heard it.
Call me crazy, but I really liked it. I hit record series and hope this is able to play out a full season. Mamie was great and held the whole thing together well. You guys are being too harsh on her- she does have talent and charisma.
The show is an even more annoying Grey's Anatomy rip-off, with pretty much no likable characters except for Hartley's and Gummer's, but she is written as so unrealistically awkward and pitiful that you start to lose patience well before the end of the hour. It's not Mamie Gummer's fault at all, and I would watch her in a good show, but I will definitely not be watching this piece of shit again.
Mamie is a pretty decent actress. Regardless of the fate of this show, she will continue to get better and better parts.
She looks like a Picasso knockoff (if painted by Michael J Fox wearing a blindfold).
That's a mighty big mole on her face.
What is it with fugly children of celebrities not getting heir moles removed?
What kind of fucking name is Mamie??? I love Meryl but she's an asshole for naming her kid that.
Meryl's son Henry looks like Dustin Hoffman...
Playing a supportive mother who watches her daughter's TV show must be Meryl's toughest challenge yet.
Seriously, she's soooooo ugly and unlikable. I know people who know her and her gay boyfriend. She is an uber-cunt.
Necar Zadegan should stick to movies and plays. She could still do guest starring roles.
I'm sorry. What more can I say?
Lily Rabe has no mother!!!!
R90, Mamie is her nickname. Her real name is Mary Willa.
I'm glad they mentioned how ugly Mamie is on the show. The trend is usually to flatter the homely star's egos...Nurse Jackie, Sex and the City....
So how come Grace isn't the star, who strongly resembles her mother and certainly much more attractive than Mamie? Son Henry is also decent looking and has a few acting credits, but not a thriving career.
The son lost interest in acting. He got an MFA from NYU (a really tough program to get into) but then got into music and never really pursued acting too much.
The youngest Louisa (21) is about as attractive as Grace, but resembles the father more and doesn't look much like Meryl.
Grace didn't look so great on "Smash" last year although she looked pretty good in "Arcadia" on stage.
This show quickly rang false for me when the African American girl was revealed to be the high school tormentor of the blond,blue-eyed Emily. Assuming that Emily comes from a middle class family and background,she probably went to a high school with very few people of color attending. Any abuse would have been immediately reported to a high school official and the(only)black girl in her class expelled or kicked out of the school entirely.The idea that any sort of abuse would have been allowed to continue for years from that girl towards Emily is too much of a suspension of reality to buy. Am I wrong?
Anyway,the only reason to keep watching for me would be Michael Rady's character. If they could isolate his storyline into a separate,by all means,do!
I haven't watched the show. I saw the clips and it didn't interest me. It's like the show is copying the formula of Grey's Anatomy and Nurse Jackie.
Glenn's daughter Annie Starke has eyes far apart and Mamie Gummer's eyes are Close together. Were they switched at birth?
Grace is playing an FBI gal in a new ABC series Zero Hour with Anthony Edwards. It starts airing in December.
I figured "fug daughter" comments would be the sole realm of datalounge but imdb makes liberal use of the description as well.
R103, some black people are middle-class and even wealthy! Who would have thought!
You know what I mean,r108. Black girl continuously harassing blond white girl and no one intervenes? Please.
M needs to come to the rescue of dear Mammie's failing show and make a cameo appearance.
How do you think Meryl really feels about her daughters trying to climb out of her shadow?
I think M is being very passive aggressive. SHe claims she wants her darling Mammie to be successful in her own right, yet she chooses shitty projects for the girl that inevitably fail.
Oh, R112, that's oh-so-amusing but oh-so-inaccurate.
This show is going the way of "Mercy" on NBC which I knew it would fail when the lead character said she was from LAN-caster, Pennsylvania. Locals say
But Mercy was actually good.
Re; 55 and 58
I had worried about Cherry Jones when she was with Sarah Paulson. Paulson seemed so immature and really didn't seem to take life seriously. Cherry on the other hand, always seems like a dear lady. I hadn't heard that Sarah ran around on her. Is that true? Who could be with Cherry Jones and think of anyone else?? I also know that Cherry has had such a rough time with the loss of her parents and can't imagine that kind of pain. Glad to hear she's doing ok and seems to have a good circle of support.
She has a new lover? Who is it?
[quote]Mamie is her nickname. Her real name is Mary Willa.
Just like "Meryl" isn't Meryl's real name.
Poor Mamie. Her show is now facing almost certain cancellation due to low ratings.
"Mercy" was great. The lead actress was terrible and her character was hateful. But the men on that show were HOT. Discuss!
Men in Trees
This is all such a terrible reflection on artistic families overall. Tears are streaming down my face as I contemplate this sad little albino girl playing a Doctress, while her "mother" polishes her undeserved Oscars. Is there NO justice left in this forlorn world? Dear, oh dear, life has become a trembling shadow of gilded shame. Meanwhile, my beloved Drew gets so little recognition, even though she is much lovlier than all these other horse-faced fiends parading in their existential awfulness!
Do you think Meryl would let Mamie do a soap if that became the girl's only option? I could see her on Y&R as NuAbby.