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The Collapse of Mamie Gummer's Marriage Is Complete

She and Benjamin Walker are splitting. Now I'm glad I never bothered to send a gift.

by Greply 12208/10/2015

Just as well, G. You probably need to save your money anyway. Who knows how long your television career will last?

by Greply 103/30/2013

What is wrong with her face? She looks like a chicken.

by Greply 203/30/2013

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?

by Greply 303/30/2013

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.

by Greply 403/31/2013

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by Greply 503/31/2013

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?

by Greply 603/31/2013

LOL, R2. Brings to mind the infamous (and unfair) Capote quote about Meryl: "Patrician beauty, my ass! She has a face like a chicken."

by Greply 703/31/2013

The youngest Gummer, and, oddly enough, the only one NOT in show business, is the best looking one of Streep's kids.

by Greply 803/31/2013

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.

by Greply 903/31/2013

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by Greply 1003/31/2013

Why the hell would two actors want to marry each other anyway? Think of all the self-involvement and professional jealousy out the wazoo.

by Greply 1103/31/2013

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.

by Greply 1203/31/2013

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.

by Greply 1303/31/2013

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.

by Greply 1403/31/2013

[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.

by Greply 1503/31/2013

[quote]True, Louisa is the only pretty one. Anyone know what she is studying in college?

Louisa is studying psychology and religion.

by Greply 1603/31/2013

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.

by Greply 1703/31/2013

Imagine having to wake up to Mamie's face every morning?!! Yiiikes.

by Greply 1803/31/2013

Did Jessica Lange fall asleep in that clip at r14?

by Greply 1903/31/2013

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.

by Greply 2003/31/2013

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.

by Greply 2103/31/2013

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.

by Greply 2203/31/2013

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.

by Greply 2303/31/2013

r19 the kids call that "nodding off".

And by the way I love you and want to over - medicate our children.

by Greply 2403/31/2013

Rumors of Meryl sleeping around? Please elaborate R22!

by Greply 2503/31/2013

Who did Benny come inside of?

by Greply 2603/31/2013

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.

by Greply 2703/31/2013

It kinda tastes like chicken.

by Greply 2803/31/2013

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.

by Greply 2903/31/2013

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.

by Greply 3003/31/2013

She was already married and having kids during Sophie/French LT. I just kind of doubt she is the cheating type.

by Greply 3103/31/2013

There's a great Cazale film bio called "I thought that was you". She REALLY loved him.

by Greply 3203/31/2013

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by Greply 3303/31/2013

Cazale had an amazing if brief career...5 films 5

by Greply 3403/31/2013

And what about her eldest, the boy - the musician?

Is he Hot? Is he GAY?

by Greply 3503/31/2013

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.

by Greply 3603/31/2013

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."

by Greply 3703/31/2013

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.

by Greply 3803/31/2013

is that on DVD r32?

by Greply 3903/31/2013

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.

by Greply 4003/31/2013

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.

by Greply 4103/31/2013

[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.

by Greply 4203/31/2013

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 :)

by Greply 4303/31/2013

r25 = new to DL

by Greply 4403/31/2013

R17, M was at opening night, as was Jessica Lange. If I were Scarlet, that would've made me a nervous wreck.

by Greply 4503/31/2013

What did his full frontal look like? Cut or uncut? Big?

by Greply 4603/31/2013

More on Henry Wolfe Gummer,please. I think he's cute in that nerdy,white boy way...

by Greply 4704/01/2013

Is this unfortunate girl going to fail at everything?

by Greply 4804/01/2013

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.

by Greply 4904/01/2013

Even if you were married to her you couldn't pretend Mamie was pretty for that long. Nobody is that good of an actor.

by Greply 5004/01/2013

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?

by Greply 5104/01/2013

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.

by Greply 5204/01/2013

R51 = kaween in meltdown

by Greply 5304/01/2013

I also remember serious rumors about Meryl with Jack Nicholson and Ed Begley Jr., he of the huge cock.

by Greply 5404/01/2013

I've heard that Don and Meryl have an open marriage, so Meryl may have slept around, but presumably she's never cheated.

by Greply 5504/01/2013

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by Greply 5604/01/2013

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.

by Greply 5704/01/2013

Us has a picture with Streep and Mamie in Vancouver over the weekend. That is a good mom.

by Greply 5804/01/2013

Benjamin Walker seemed really into his gay sex scenes in a movie he made called THE WAR BOYS.

by Greply 5904/01/2013

R58 talks about a photo without providing a link which makes you a bad poster.

by Greply 6004/01/2013

Us Magazine photo and story.

by Greply 6104/01/2013

Mamie really needs some lessons on how to work this divorce for optimal career advancement. She should check out my workshop.

by Greply 6204/01/2013

[quote] I just kind of doubt she is the cheating type.

That woman's publicist is a miracle worker.

by Greply 6304/01/2013

[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?

by Greply 6404/01/2013

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.

by Greply 6504/01/2013

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by Greply 6604/01/2013

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!

by Greply 6704/01/2013

Not called in AT ALL.

by Greply 6804/01/2013

They're both losers.

by Greply 6904/01/2013

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.

by Greply 7004/01/2013

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.

by Greply 7104/01/2013

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.

by Greply 7204/01/2013

She could be jumping for joy in the photos and those magazine idiots would still try to make a story out her "sorrow"

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by Greply 7404/01/2013

[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

by Greply 7504/01/2013

R59, he looked so hot in that clip! He really should stick to the short hair.

by Greply 7604/01/2013

Wow, posted before I finished the clip. He grabbed the other dude's crotch, and then the makeout session afterward... *sigh*

by Greply 7704/01/2013

So, any insider goss on the reason?

by Greply 7804/04/2013

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by Greply 7904/04/2013

The Oscar curse did not work on me 'cause I'm invulnerable, bitches! It passed on to dear Mamie, who was not so fortunate.

by Greply 8004/04/2013

'Did Jessica Lange fall asleep in that clip at r14?'

No. This is just how Lange does her acting, every time she is 'on'.

by Greply 8104/04/2013

[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.

by Greply 8204/04/2013

Any reports from someone who saw his full-frontal? With details?

by Greply 8305/02/2013

Apparently Mamie's been dating an actor, Eric Murdoch, for three months.

by Greply 8405/09/2013

Nope, he was her boyfriend from some years ago!

by Greply 8505/09/2013

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.

by Greply 8608/04/2013

Can we just use this thread to post pictures of her hot mom Meryl when she was younger?

Complete babe!

by Greply 8708/04/2013

With Woody

by Greply 8808/04/2013

Long hair suited young Meryl.

by Greply 8908/04/2013


by Greply 9008/04/2013

Poor Mamie. She's not even the star of her own "my marriage has collapsed" thread.

by Greply 9108/04/2013

R91 haha!

by Greply 9208/04/2013

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.

by Greply 9308/04/2013

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.

by Greply 9410/26/2013

R94, paragraph breaks are your friend.

And which side are you on?

by Greply 9510/26/2013

[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.

by Greply 9610/26/2013

I want to marry R96.

by Greply 9710/26/2013

Streep in "Plenty"

by Greply 9810/26/2013

Louisa Gummer

by Greply 9910/26/2013

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?

by Greply 10010/26/2013

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???

by Greply 10110/26/2013

You can't tell what side i'm on????? it's not that hard to figure out.

by Greply 10210/26/2013

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.

by Greply 10310/26/2013

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.

by Greply 10410/26/2013

Mamie is going to make a movie with her mother. Is this nepotism or what?

by Greply 10508/08/2014

Will her mother star in the movie and pick up another Oscar?

by Greply 10608/08/2014

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.

by Greply 10708/08/2014

R107- the less than sculpted body in CoaHTR was deliberate. Walker was aiming for the "athlete gone to seed" look.

by Greply 10809/11/2014

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.

by Greply 10904/25/2015

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.

by Greply 11004/25/2015

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!!!!

by Greply 11104/25/2015

They are children of privilege and nepotism!!!!

by Greply 11204/25/2015

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.

by Greply 11304/25/2015

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!!!!

by Greply 11404/25/2015

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.

by Greply 11504/25/2015

I think Mamie will be really good in Ricki and the Flash. She was the best choice to play Streep's daughter but of course nepotism had a lot to do with it. This may be her big break since her other movies featured her in small parts or in B movies. She has a lot more talent than her sister Grace who has no personality at all. Streep said on a talk show that her 24 year old daughter is an advertising executive, even Don Draper wasn't an executive at 24. She probably makes a lot of coffee. She is pretty though. Mamie is pretty in an unusual kind of way, has a great figure and has very good taste in clothes. Meryl is still pretty.

by Greply 11608/04/2015

Divorce is painful. At least Mamie had the courage to end it early. She will probably find someone else and have a wonderfully successful marriage and career like her Mom. She is a good actress and has worked hard. I wish her the best in Ricki and the Flash.

by Greply 11708/04/2015

Benjamin Walker is hot as hell. Saw him nude on Broadway.

by Greply 11808/04/2015

Just saw Ricki and the Flash. Not a very good movie but Meryl and Mamie were really good.

by Greply 11908/07/2015

Mamie is the blond Rumer Willis

by Greply 12008/07/2015

Mamie was great in Ricki and the Flash and should be getting good movie offers soon.

by Greply 12108/08/2015

Very surprised that Ricki and the Flash only made 6 million in it's first weekend. Are people getting tired of streep?

by Greply 12208/10/2015
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