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What Actress Today Is Most Likely To Turn Into "Norma Desmond"?

"I AM big. It's the pictures that got small."

by Anonymousreply 7711/10/2013


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by Anonymousreply 209/09/2013

Hugh Jackman

by Anonymousreply 309/09/2013

Lohan, of course.

by Anonymousreply 409/09/2013

If you can call her an "actress", I'd say Madonna is half way there.

by Anonymousreply 509/09/2013


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by Anonymousreply 709/09/2013

Jennifer Aniston; the rapidly-aging "beauty" already has a team of PR shills working round the clock trying to keep her relevant and "trending" in the media. There's one guy on her imdb board who posts box-office returns (when they're good, of course) and links to every Aniston article and blog literally on a daily basis.

by Anonymousreply 809/09/2013

I could see Chris Martin turning into Gwyneth's butler someday.

by Anonymousreply 909/09/2013

Not an actress, but an actor: Keanu Reeves. He's already an extremely private person, so I can imagine him, in a few years, abandoning Hollywood to become a recluse on some island in the South Seas.

by Anonymousreply 1009/09/2013

I think someone like Meg Ryan would fit the bill.

by Anonymousreply 1109/09/2013

Brendad Ickson's already there.

by Anonymousreply 1209/09/2013

Why isn't anyone looking at me?

by Anonymousreply 1309/09/2013

Oh honey, just because I performed both parts to perfection in London, doesn't mean...

by Anonymousreply 1409/09/2013

Gloria Swanson was only 50 when she played Norma; Madonna and Meg are already too old.

by Anonymousreply 1509/09/2013

Nicole Kidman

by Anonymousreply 1609/09/2013

[quote]Not an actress, but an actor: Keanu Reeves. He's already an extremely private person, so I can imagine him, in a few years, abandoning Hollywood to become a recluse on some island in the South Seas.

Then he would be more of a Greta Garbo. Norma Desmond did not go reclusive by choice. She did not "abandon Hollywood" - Hollywood abandoned her.

by Anonymousreply 1709/09/2013

Sharon Stone

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by Anonymousreply 1909/09/2013

The ones who actually have become Norma Desmond? Marlo Thomas and Meg Ryan.

The one today most likely to become her? Reese Witherspoon.

by Anonymousreply 2009/09/2013

Susan Sarandon.

I win.

by Anonymousreply 2109/09/2013

Sean Young ?

Although, one could argue that it has already happened.

by Anonymousreply 2209/09/2013

R20, I will forgive you and forget that you said Marlo Thomas.

by Anonymousreply 2309/09/2013

Faye Dunaway

by Anonymousreply 2409/09/2013

Joan Van Ark

by Anonymousreply 2509/09/2013

r25 Swanson looked far better than what Van Ark has turned into.

by Anonymousreply 2609/09/2013

Madonna is 80% of the way there, with her boytoys and sad comeback attempts. But she has minor children, as do Gwynneth and Julia Roberts, which keeps the house from descending into Full Norma.

How about Reese Witherspoon? She's reputed to be mean enough to eventually drive everyone away, including servants and grown children.

by Anonymousreply 2709/09/2013

Is Demi Moore still in anyone's Rolodex? I would say she qualifies for the Hollywood abandoned her part, I can't see her ever making a comeback, and she was the highest paid actress for quite a while.

by Anonymousreply 2809/09/2013

Few actresses have the timing and style to turn into Norma. However, contemporary versions of the self-deluded, manipulative, selfish and childlike (in a bad way) side of Miss Desmond would be

Paltrow, leading the pack,

Julia Roberts, yes,

Susan Sarandon, definitely (except for the reclusiveness, and she was under Robbins' mean thumb for a long time, unlike Norma's attitude towards her men),

Faye Dunaway, of course, although her pinch-pennying at butcher counters and home-sale antics are a bit out of Norma's league,

but I'd suggest Natalie Portman as a possibility. She is rather insane, cut-throat, fading, stagey/inauthentic, and soon to be desperate in an ugly way to take the top again. And I can see her shooting a man out of crazed spite.

by Anonymousreply 2909/09/2013

I can't believe no one's mentioned Renee Zelwegger. Talk about abandoned by Hollywood...

by Anonymousreply 3009/09/2013

Sorry, Dunaway owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 3109/09/2013

Definitely not Natalie Portman.

Renee Z is already there.

Nicole is almost there as well, even if she still somehow gets parts.

Otherwise, maybe Nic Cage.

by Anonymousreply 3209/09/2013

One More :


by Anonymousreply 3309/09/2013

Virginia Madsen seems to be on her way.

She's absolutely delusional about herself and her career.

by Anonymousreply 3409/09/2013

Yeah, I was joking about Portman. Except she really is cut-throat and insane.

by Anonymousreply 3509/09/2013

Just for sheer terrifying staring power I'd say Jessica Lange, but she's just too magnificent for Normahood. How about Helen Hunt?

by Anonymousreply 3609/09/2013

Steve Gutenberg

by Anonymousreply 3709/09/2013

Meg Ryan

by Anonymousreply 3809/09/2013

"she's just too magnificent for Normahood. How about Helen Hunt?"

It does take a certain magnificence to go Full Norma! If a mouse like Renee Zellweger tried it, she'd just become a shut-in mouse.

by Anonymousreply 3909/09/2013

Madonna is going to turn into Mae West, still playing a sexpot in her 80s.

by Anonymousreply 4009/09/2013

Dunaway is already Desmond. Ny favorite story involved a Datalounger who was unknowingly walking down her street when he saw a maid huffing and puffing as she stormed past him, only to then see Faye come running out one of the gates, yelling the maid's name and demanding, pleading for her to come back. But, instead of returning, the maid shouted back, "See! You see! Thees is why you no have no friends! You crazy!".

And if you ever hear Michael McDonald's story about his coaching her for a sitcom audition. . .well, she is Norma now.

by Anonymousreply 4109/09/2013

Katherine Heigl

by Anonymousreply 4209/09/2013

"Norma, please!"

by Anonymousreply 4309/09/2013

Tammy Cruise

by Anonymousreply 4409/09/2013

Tom Cruise is going to end up like Dr. No, not Norma Desmond.

Instead of living in a LA house full of memories, he's going to take the shattered remainders of his cult to a secret island base, and keep them there with a disciplinary shark tank and plans for a superweapon.

by Anonymousreply 4509/09/2013

Well as long as he leaves me out of it, R45.

by Anonymousreply 4609/09/2013

Faye Dunaway is some sort of wordplay for "fading away", right?

by Anonymousreply 4709/10/2013

Oh, r46, won't you reconsider? After all, you'll be the only pussy Tom Cruise is going to get.

by Anonymousreply 4809/10/2013

R34 I've just seen Virginia Madsen in The Witches of East End - she is NOT wearing well. I'd give it 15 more years before she goes full Norma though, she's still working.

by Anonymousreply 4911/09/2013

Norma was barren hence the monkey love. We need barren women on this list.

Mothers always have their kids to hang on too.

by Anonymousreply 5011/09/2013

Why Sarandon? She works all the time. And I never heard any bad shit about her relating to her work.

by Anonymousreply 5111/09/2013

Sarandon is doing an NBC sitcom with her daughter=career ender

by Anonymousreply 5211/09/2013

She must be doing it to help her talentless daughter.

by Anonymousreply 5311/09/2013

Does she need money? Did the split from Robbins leave her broke?

by Anonymousreply 5411/09/2013

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by Anonymousreply 5511/09/2013

Angelina is already Norma Desmond & has been for about a decade already. She is the type except she has children. She's not working currently is she? Who would hire her, she's a hasbeen.

by Anonymousreply 5611/09/2013

Hathaway owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 5711/09/2013

r56 is the crazy obsessive Angelina hater

[quote]She's not working currently is she? Who would hire her, she's a hasbeen.

she has a Disney film coming up in 2014 and then Salt 2 and two other films in development.

by Anonymousreply 5811/09/2013

how on earth is she a Norma Desmond type? can a recluse have six children and a husband?

by Anonymousreply 5911/09/2013

r58 / r59 = BRANGELOONIE whacko

by Anonymousreply 6011/09/2013

You homosexuals are a ridiculous lot. Particularly R44 with his endlessly pathetic posts of "Tammy Cruise".

Butch up, boys.

by Anonymousreply 6111/09/2013

Angelina is directing a film scripted by the Coen brothers. She is truly a movie star. She will never be a has been even if she stops being a leading lady...

by Anonymousreply 6211/09/2013

and she's not particularly a bragger about her past films.

by Anonymousreply 6311/09/2013

That film has five screenwriters attached to it, one of them did a rewrite. Something tells me that the rewrite was ordered by Jolie. Oh, I forgot, she "wrote" her first film in ten days while lying in bed with a fever. She could have just re-written this one in one day, the writing genius that she is.

by Anonymousreply 6411/09/2013

R5 which is funny considering the FACTS are that Madonna had the #1 tour of 2012 at the box office and an album thay sold almost 2 million copies, debuted at #1 in over 50 countries and was the 12th top selling alnum of the year

Also Madonna was the highest paid celebrity of the year, earning a record breaking $125 million last year

More than anyone in the entire entertainment industry

by Anonymousreply 6511/09/2013

Another vote for Nicole Kidman:

"I know I was awful in the movie but at this point I care more about the paychecks and staying in front of the camera than anything else." Former A list mostly movie actress who is still A-/B+ and an Academy Award winner. Nicole Kidman in "Grace of Monaco"

by Anonymousreply 6611/09/2013

Wel said, R65

by Anonymousreply 6711/10/2013

so what r65....Norma had lots of money but her vanity and desire to be young made her a recluse.

by Anonymousreply 6811/10/2013

Winona Ryder in about 10 years. No kids or husbands. A couple of failed comebacks. Seemingly fragile mental health.

by Anonymousreply 6911/10/2013

I think we have a winner....

by Anonymousreply 7011/10/2013

Pictures of her today. Not exactly Sunset Boulevard, but...

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by Anonymousreply 7211/10/2013

You never know, Blake Lively might yet surprise us all.

by Anonymousreply 7311/10/2013

Vivica A. Fox

by Anonymousreply 7411/10/2013

I second Winona Ryder. Completely delusional.

by Anonymousreply 7511/10/2013

Get a load of R65! Fabulous!

by Anonymousreply 7611/10/2013

Cher should not only play Norma, she IS Norma. Yes she had children, but they are not a part of her life. Yes she still works, but not without people snickering at her. Yes, she keeps younger men around, if not for stud service, at least for her vanity. Cher is Desmond. Remember she is likely to live to be 110. She is pretty much a recluse now in a different kind of California Mansion, wildly tweeting her non relevant non sequitars. She puts out an album 20 years behind the times that she is forty years too old to perform. Her quips have morphed into croaks.

Plus, the surgeries have stopped working. She is ready to go full Desmond.

by Anonymousreply 7711/10/2013
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