Just as well, G. You probably need to save your money anyway. Who knows how long your television career will last?
What is wrong with her face? She looks like a chicken.
He had his five minutes of fame when he starred in Bloody, Bloody, Andrew Jackson on off-broadway. He's kind of sexy and is Liam Neeson without the broken nose. I guess being married to one of Meryl's homely spawn didn't quite have the career boost he was hoping for. That vampire movie tanked. Streetcar is getting so/so reviews. I wonder if he has a boner for Scarlett? Look for Grace Gummer's romance with Billy Crud to meet the same fate. You know they really want Meryl. What in the world does the youngest Gummer look like?
I wonder if the reason for the divorce is having kids. Also, two young actors at the beginning of their careers, there's bound to be some competition there.
Why even get married if you're only this loosely committed?
given the fact that he was shooting that Vampire Hunter movie and she has had 2 series over the last 2 years (one that shot in Hawaii)-did these two ever actually spend any time together? seems weird--and after Meryl made that big wedding at her home in CT
Who does Mamie think she is-Julia Roberts?
LOL, R2. Brings to mind the infamous (and unfair) Capote quote about Meryl: "Patrician beauty, my ass! She has a face like a chicken."
The youngest Gummer, and, oddly enough, the only one NOT in show business, is the best looking one of Streep's kids.
They're both OVAH.
BW's "big break" was in a flop musical. His big chance in movies was a bomb. He got terrible reviews for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
They both need to marry rich men and do charity work.
True, Louisa is the only pretty one. Anyone know what she is studying in college?
Why the hell would two actors want to marry each other anyway? Think of all the self-involvement and professional jealousy out the wazoo.
At least Ben was smart enough to go full frontal in LES LIAISONS and show us his sweet ass in CAT. That alone will at least get him callbacks for the next five years (and actual jobs if he continues to show them!)
Mamie, however, is doomed to star in TV shows that don't last a season - on low-rated networks.
Maybe Ben really is queer, as the rumors have had him for years before he met Mamie.
All I remember hearing about Mamie when she did theater was that she liked to party and she showed up hung over the next day, or just slept through rehearsals. Kind of like her approach to marriage. Louisa is my only hope.
Mamie always was my problem child. I think I may have jostled her in utero too much when I dropped my speech picking up Oscar number two but it really was a charming and self-deprecating moment wan't it? I always like to do that when I win...throw a little false modesty into the mix so people don't get too jealous.
[quote]He had his five minutes of fame when he starred in Bloody, Bloody, Andrew Jackson on off-broadway
Starring on Broadway in Tennessee Williams (Cat on a Hot Tine Roof, not Streetcar) is a step up from off-broadway.
[quote]True, Louisa is the only pretty one. Anyone know what she is studying in college?
Louisa is studying psychology and religion.
I guess we know why M didn't show up to see Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. I thought it was kind of odd how she saw Ann with Holland Taylor but skipped her son-in-law's show.
Imagine having to wake up to Mamie's face every morning?!! Yiiikes.
Did Jessica Lange fall asleep in that clip at r14?
I love that Truman Capote quote about Meryl: "Oh God! She looks like a chicken!" It's hysterical. For the old, dry and bitter wits like Capote, Kael and Hepburn, Streep was an easy target. She's now more successful than ever and dancing on their graves.
If Benjamin is gay, then maybe the Meryl Streep allure was too tempting. We know Benedict Cumberbach basically came inside three times just to have a scene with her in August: Osage County.
Yes, but he got really good reviews in Andrew Jackson. He's getting okay reviews in Cat but nothing that is going to warrant making him a lead in another Broadway show, r15.
Maybe she's like her mom. Lots of rumors about Meryl sleeping around. I don't get how a guy could get it up for either one of them.
Streep was a babe. She's 63 now so I don't think love affairs are going on. More like problems with having daughters who want to act, get married, and divorced.
r19 the kids call that "nodding off".
And by the way I love you and want to over - medicate our children.
Rumors of Meryl sleeping around? Please elaborate R22!
Who did Benny come inside of?
Hasn't Michael Musto been circulating the rumor for years that Streep bedded all of her romantic leading men / co-stars? Kind of like the nice version of Julia Roberts, who did the same thing.
It kinda tastes like chicken.
The only specific rumor I ever heard was Clint Eastwood in Bridges of Madison County.
Frankly I doubt the rumors. She seems like too much of an obsessive perfectionist to let affairs interfere with her work.
I heard about her and Kevin Kline on SOPHIE'S CHOICE, and her and Jeremy Irons on FRENCH LT.'S WOMAN.
It was all after John Cazale (her first love) died of cancer.
She was already married and having kids during Sophie/French LT. I just kind of doubt she is the cheating type.
There's a great Cazale film bio called "I thought that was you". She REALLY loved him.
Since Mama Meryl's marriage isn't the one collapsing, can we get back to Mamie, or at least Grace or Louisa?
Cazale had an amazing if brief career...5 films 5 classics...wow.
And what about her eldest, the boy - the musician?
Is he Hot? Is he GAY?
What a headache to be famous and have kids that want to be in show business. No to Meryl sleeping around. It would have gotten out a long time ago.
Mamie plays a lesbian on her next series. "It's very amicable" is a weird response to a divorce. It's like "Meh, we didn't really know each other that well."
It is odd about the son...he got an MFA from NYU in Acting (one of the toughest programs to get into----granted it is easier if M is your mom) and then never really acted after graduation.
is that on DVD r32?
Henry does not want to be compared to Meryl Streep. He is a musician in LA and probably lives from a trust fund. She has been really good to her kids, they unfortunately think show business will be easy and it's not.
R36, It has gotten out. There have been rumors for too long to not believe there is some truth to it. Not everything reaches the tabloids. I'm sure she's careful(and probably protected) She is rumored to have slept with most of her leading men. I say good for her.
[quote]Why the hell would two actors want to marry each other anyway? Think of all the self-involvement and professional jealousy out the wazoo.
I think that's why actresses try to marry writer-directors and producers if they can. The mutual ego inflation tends to last longer in that dynamic.
r39 Yes, it is and I own it. I'm on 12th st. just west of Fifth if you'd like to come by. Hubby's just gone to bed :)
r25 = new to DL
R17, M was at opening night, as was Jessica Lange. If I were Scarlet, that would've made me a nervous wreck.
What did his full frontal look like? Cut or uncut? Big?
More on Henry Wolfe Gummer,please. I think he's cute in that nerdy,white boy way...
Is this unfortunate girl going to fail at everything?
R3, BW is NOT, in any way, Liam Neeson. Get a clue.
And it was Cat not Streetcar.
And you're no Rona Barrett either.
Even if you were married to her you couldn't pretend Mamie was pretty for that long. Nobody is that good of an actor.
Yes, I did make a mistake and write Streetcar when I meant Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, but it sounds like my post has struck a nerve on so many other levels, R49. Too fucking bad. To me, BW, as you call him, does look like Liam Neeson, who I consider to be a fine actor and rather sexy. Walker did get good reviews for Andrew Jackson but the ones for CAT were rather tepid. And Mamie and Grace are homely, bland, barely there actors who only have careers because of their Mother. And I don't doubt for a minute that Billy Crud is using Grace. This is a gossip board. I don't have to be Rona Barrett to post an opinion. Are you a hundred years old? Who references Rona Barrett anymore?
I saw Grace in Arcadia and she was like comatose. Seemed like she could barely even bother to do the play. I'm surprised she didn't whip out a phone and start texting mid-show. Poor Meryl. She should have stopped at one kid. She probably could have made some good films in there instead of wasting the time on pregnancy.
R51 = kaween in meltdown
I also remember serious rumors about Meryl with Jack Nicholson and Ed Begley Jr., he of the huge cock.
I've heard that Don and Meryl have an open marriage, so Meryl may have slept around, but presumably she's never cheated.
Any tidbits on Louisa, the youngest (and prettiest) one? Is she planning an acting career as well?
Meryl had an eye on Liam Neeson in that 90s film they did together, but nothing apparently happened. She was then seen flirting with a younger hunk on the camera crew, like putting her arm on his shoulder and stuff like that. I was told this by someone who worked on the film.
The rumor about Streep and Eastwood has been around since the Madison movie.
Us has a picture with Streep and Mamie in Vancouver over the weekend. That is a good mom.
Benjamin Walker seemed really into his gay sex scenes in a movie he made called THE WAR BOYS.
Mamie really needs some lessons on how to work this divorce for optimal career advancement. She should check out my workshop.
[quote] I just kind of doubt she is the cheating type.
That woman's publicist is a miracle worker.
[quote][R39] Yes, it is and I own it. I'm on 12th st. just west of Fifth if you'd like to come by. Hubby's just gone to bed :)
Do you realize that Meryl lived on that block?
We know that you won the Oscar, Nicole, but that was over ten years ago and it's been all down hill for you since then. You know what you did.
What a flattering photo of Mamie: sweatpants, shapeless tee, bed head, walking a dog. That will help with casting agents.
I said Mamie, we have to go out and do a PR photo to show the world you are fine and moving on with you life. Hopefully the world will think you are focusing on your career, such as it is and next time when I say the only way a pretty boy like that would want you is because of the Mama Mia residuals......YOU BETTER BELIEVE ME!
Not called in AT ALL.
They're both losers.
Plenty of mindless vitriol being spewed here. Just working as an actor makes you a success.
I will grant you that Meryl's kids showbiz career without her shadow looming would have been limited to the day shift at Starbucks, but Benjamin Walker did go to Julliard and doesn't have famous parents.
Mamie can go out looking like hell and be photographed all she wants, people are tripping over themselves to hire her because they want to get clost to her mother. Kind of sad when you think that Mamie might think it has something to do with her.
Even though I despise the nepotism that has elevated the average Gummer girls to working actor status, it is sad her marriage ended so quickly.
I have to say, if I had a famous actress mother, I don't think I would even attempt at being an actress. If I really wanted to be successful, I would work behind the scenes. All the pull but no comparison to mommy.
I think Mamie looks good in that Us magazine photo. Not devastated or "newly divorced", she's almost radiant.
She was excellent on The Good Wife. And I was hooked on Emily Owens MD. I wish her every success.
She could be jumping for joy in the photos and those magazine idiots would still try to make a story out her "sorrow"
[quote][R49]. Too fucking bad. To me, BW, as you call him, does look like Liam Neeson, who I consider to be a fine actor and rather sexy.
Walker (or BW) played the younger Neeson in that KINSEY movie. :-D
R59, he looked so hot in that clip! He really should stick to the short hair.
Wow, posted before I finished the clip. He grabbed the other dude's crotch, and then the makeout session afterward... *sigh*
So, any insider goss on the reason?
I imagine it was just two people with super hot careers headed in different directions.
The Oscar curse did not work on me 'cause I'm invulnerable, bitches! It passed on to dear Mamie, who was not so fortunate.
'Did Jessica Lange fall asleep in that clip at r14?'
No. This is just how Lange does her acting, every time she is 'on'.
[quote]I imagine it was just two people with super hot careers headed in different directions.
please. don't flatter Mamie and fill her head with false dreams.
Any reports from someone who saw his full-frontal? With details?
Apparently Mamie's been dating an actor, Eric Murdoch, for three months.
Nope, he was her boyfriend from some years ago!
I don't believe that Meryl sleeps around. Mamie and Grace may get good parts that send their careers into high gear. Henry has little talent for singing and writing songs. Maybe he should try acting. He is nice looking.
Can we just use this thread to post pictures of her hot mom Meryl when she was younger?
Poor Mamie. She's not even the star of her own "my marriage has collapsed" thread.
Meryl had such lovely hair as a young woman. It's disturbing to see how thin and patchy it is nowadays. No wonder she prefers wigs in her film appearances.
Anyway... yes, everyone knows that Meryl has slept with her leading men. It's not a slut thing. It's an ART thing. She's Method enough to believe that the only way to achieve onscreen chemistry is to fuck each other, at which point it changes everything about the way two people relate to each other onscreen.
I am not saying she's wrong.
It's easy to be mean when you are anonymous. I wonder what all of you look like!!!! Mamie is an o.k. actress. She has a a good personality on talk shows and has really good fashion sense. You may be right in assuming that she gets acting jobs because she is Meryl Streep's daughter, but she does have some talent. For all of you that wonder about the youngest Gummer, Louisa, she is an IMG model; extremely thin. l saw Mamie in person once; she has a very good figure so I can see why she is so into clothes. Grace also has good fashion sense and has a good figure. The Gummer kids are in a world of privilege and have more opportunities than the throngs of actresses that come to New York. It is unfair that they get promoted more than other actresses. I don't think they will have careers like Meryls. I have never seen one of them morph into another person. They don't seem to have that special quality that would make them super stars. Don Gummer is an accomplished sculptor.
I think my judgement is worth something since I am a well known painter.
R94, paragraph breaks are your friend.
And which side are you on?
[quote] I think my judgement is worth something since I am a well known painter.
how much do you charge? I need my kitchen repainted.
to the person who wants me to paint her kitchen. You can't afford me.
My paintings go for thousands of dollars in the New York galleries.
Also, I have two Master's degrees. Did you graduate high school?
The reason why you are so mean to Meryl and her kids is that you are just plain jealous and you are so pathetic. and what's you claim to fame???
You can't tell what side i'm on????? it's not that hard to figure out.
Mamie, are aware of the horrible things people say about you on Data Lounge. They are just jealous. They probably have not achieved much in their own lives.
R47 You and me both. I knew Henry in college, but I didn't realize he was Meryl's son. He came across as more Brandon Walsh than Steven Sanders. I literally dropped my groceries when someone told me. I knew he was on campus, but I always expected it to be some blonde kid. He was friendly and smiled a lot, but I couldn't act normal around him anymore. Since then I've met many children of celebrities in L.A. and know how to put it out of my mind. It's not like you ever meet the parents anyway.
No gaydar on him as far as I know.
Mamie is going to make a movie with her mother. Is this nepotism or what?
Will her mother star in the movie and pick up another Oscar?
Benjamin Walker returns to the NY Stage this fall as Patrick Bateman in the Duncan Sheik musicalization of "American Psycho". He'd better lose the belly roll he had in "Cat on A Hot Tin Roof" if he wants to look good naked and and in those 80s Armani suits.
R107- the less than sculpted body in CoaHTR was deliberate. Walker was aiming for the "athlete gone to seed" look.
Mamie would be really pretty if she got a nose job. Her brother is hot but has no talent. I think Mamie and Grace will have short lived acting careers since they don't have the magic Meryl does. Louisa is in advertising. I guess her modeling career didn't pan out.
They should all be happy with the money Meryl gives them and the apartments she buys for them.
You're right, R109. They could do charity work or something meaningful to give back. Instead, they force themselves on us so they can have fun careers and have focus on them.
Mamie shows up at any event just to get herself photographed. She even showed up at a sticker store opening. She is so desperate to be in the lime light. None of them have to work and Henry hardly does!!!! He should try and sing other people's songs instead of his own which are mostly silly.
I agree with you. They should do charity work!!!!
They are children of privilege and nepotism!!!!
I'm so sorry. I should have focused on my career. I bet I'd have thirty nominations if it wasn't for the time I wasted on these kids.
Meryl's biggest disappointment has got to be her kids who are mostly unemployed!!!!!!
Don't worry kids, Mommy will pay for everything. Just express yourself even if it irritates the public. Just have fun being my children. But please stop going to sticker store openings!!!!
These kids acting careers were doomed before they even started. When you're mother's Meryl Streep, there's really nowhere to go but down.