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Anna Faris Exiting "Mom" Ahead of Season 8

The role will not be recast says producers.

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by Anonymousreply 18410/18/2020

Season EIGHT?

I thought it was 1 or 2 years old. Never seen it, though.

by Anonymousreply 109/04/2020

There have been eight seasons of a show called “Mom”?

Is there also a “Dad” and an “Auntie”?

There are way too many TV networks.

by Anonymousreply 209/04/2020

Why bother?

by Anonymousreply 309/04/2020

Maybe they'll finally have her get her shit together and give her a happy ending. I'll miss her, but it could possibly continue with just Janney if she were still interested.

by Anonymousreply 409/04/2020

An animal abusing cunt.

by Anonymousreply 509/04/2020

I love Anna Faris.

by Anonymousreply 609/04/2020

I think I laughed at the show once.....it's hard to remember.

by Anonymousreply 709/04/2020

The cast got too large after the third season. And once Fitchner joined the focus seemed more on Janney.

by Anonymousreply 809/04/2020

To add... the only surprising thing is it doesn't seem they're giving her a send off episode.

by Anonymousreply 909/04/2020

Drugs?

by Anonymousreply 1009/04/2020

Chuck has Ashton on speed dial.

by Anonymousreply 1109/04/2020

I've never even heard of that show, and barely her.

by Anonymousreply 1209/04/2020

R1, I've never seen it either. Not one episode. I only posted the story because it popped up in my email as breaking entertainment news, so I figured some here might find it of interest.

by Anonymousreply 1309/04/2020

It would be nice if they let her character have a happy ending, like getting her dream job in another city. The irony is that Christy's life improved greatly once her kids moved out.

by Anonymousreply 1409/04/2020

Does anyone believe Anna Faris has "other projects" lined up?

Seriously?

by Anonymousreply 1509/04/2020

That ensemble cast is very good. They can continue. Faris's character has no place to go. She is about finished with law school, so no more room for Lucy and Ethel adventures with Alison Janney. Any of the other women are capable foils.

by Anonymousreply 1609/04/2020

Janney deserves a much better vehicle. I think I watched an episode of this show and found it rather unfunny. Granted, Lorre's sitcoms are always 22 minutes of the variations of the same 2-3 jokes repeated ad nauseam, but this felt like some flat-falling hybrid of what's basically Two And A Half Women and an earnest family drama a la Gilmore Girls. I'm really not sure who the target audience for such a show is.

by Anonymousreply 1709/04/2020

I really enjoy this show and think it's a little deeper than your average sitcom. I like that the two leads are addicts in recovery and, sometimes, they slip. It makes them flawed, real people. Taking Christy away doesn't sound ideal, but if they give her a good send off and a good reason to move away, it could work with Bonnie and co. The first season or two had Christy's children featured prominently and they rarely show up these days and no one seems to mind.

by Anonymousreply 1809/04/2020

I minded.

It made Christy seem like a deadbeat mom. Lucy forgot about her kids too on Here's Lucy. Doris Day forgot about hers too.

It is weird.

by Anonymousreply 1909/04/2020

"Lucy forgot about her kids too on Here's Lucy. Doris Day forgot about hers too."

What can one do? Sometimes there are no other options.

by Anonymousreply 2009/04/2020

I don’t do Chuck Lorre sitcoms.

by Anonymousreply 2109/04/2020

I've watched the whole run. I LIKE it. It's an easy watch when I'm cooking or washing up or folding clothes. You don't really have to watch it. Its like a radio play. Faris has withered to 2 sticks. She is obviously not well. Anorexic and something. Drugs, I guess. The show can have 2 more seasons. Its not very good but its comfort food.

by Anonymousreply 2209/04/2020

Some of you suffer with reading comprehension. She is just not coming back. NO SEND OFF with her acting. Written off.

by Anonymousreply 2309/04/2020

Who knew?

by Anonymousreply 2409/04/2020

Christy did not forget about her kids. Because of drugs and alcohol she was a terrible mother to her kids. Her older child, a daughter, was bitterly resentful of the abuse she suffered from her addict mom. She cut her mother out of her life. It was interesting territory for a sitcom to cover. Christy had no choice with that one. The little boy went to live with his father who married money.

by Anonymousreply 2509/04/2020

[quote] Lucy forgot about her kids too on Here's Lucy

It was Lucy’s “The Lucy Show” kids that Lucy forgot about. When the Lucy Carmichael character moved to LA, the daughter was forgotten, and the son sent off to boarding school.

by Anonymousreply 2609/04/2020

I love that Mom had the guts to tackle some really dark material from time to time and they did it in a really heartfelt way.

So, this means that the show will come back and someone will say something in the first episode like "gee, I know it's only been 2 weeks since Christy moved away, but I sure do miss her?" That's a little lame. You'd think they could at least get Faris back for a farewell episode. Something is fishy here.

by Anonymousreply 2709/04/2020

I'm available, Chuck.

by Anonymousreply 2809/04/2020

I probably watched like 3 seasons. Love Janney. Then forgot about it.

by Anonymousreply 2909/04/2020

Janney sucks

by Anonymousreply 3009/04/2020

Who’s leaving what?

by Anonymousreply 3109/04/2020

Octavia Spencer had an arc. She was good. It was funny. But the humor is often about desperation, too. I like to watch Fichtner. I know he's getting so old but I have a married horse-hung fuckbuddy who is a dead ringer for him.

by Anonymousreply 3209/04/2020

Christy tried her best to be a good mom especially in the first couple of seasons. She helped Violet throughout her teen pregnancy. Violet, who was a relatively mature character gave the baby up for adoption and went way downhill and blamed all her problems on Violet. She could never forgive her for her upbringing like Christy did Bonnie.

Sad.

by Anonymousreply 3309/04/2020

Blamed all of her problems on Christy, I mean.

by Anonymousreply 3409/04/2020

"I'm available, Chuck.

—Cybill Shepherd"

Hey, good buddy. I'm available too! Let's do lunch.

by Anonymousreply 3509/04/2020

I hope they don't pump up the Kate Micucci character.

Bring back one of the big stars.

by Anonymousreply 3609/04/2020

Thank you, R36. I hope the producers read this thread.

They could easily move Christy out and move Patty in as Bonnie's new roommate. But, ugh. NOT a breath of fresh air.

by Anonymousreply 3709/04/2020

RIP Anna.

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by Anonymousreply 3809/04/2020

I like the fact that once Christy let her son go live with his father, a decision she initially had trouble with, her life improved. She put herself through school and into a career she really wanted. The son, who wanted to live with his dad, has a good life with a caring step-mom in a substantially better home. The daughter got sober and appears to be a functional human being who can support herself, and she handles her bitterness by pouring it into a podcast. So the perverse point of Mom is that breaking up Christy's nuclear family was the best thing for all of them. Which is why it would be nice if Christy had a happy ending - away from her kids. If Christy just has a mental breakdown or some other bad ending as her off-screen exit, it undercuts the whole anti-family premise.

by Anonymousreply 3909/04/2020

The son needs his mother too. Their conflicts should have been explored. They dropped the ball on him.

by Anonymousreply 4009/04/2020

It's not so much that they dropped the ball. Matt Jones played Baxter, Christy's ex and Roscoe's father. And Matt Jones got hired on another sitcom. That really puts him out of reach for MOM. That makes that story line difficult to access. Plus, Roscoe grew up. The kid is almost unrecognizable now.

by Anonymousreply 4109/04/2020

[quote]There have been eight seasons of a show called “Mom”?

Actually, there have only been SEVEN seasons. Season 8 is coming up.

by Anonymousreply 4209/04/2020

Donna Pescow?

by Anonymousreply 4309/04/2020

Damn, this show had me contemplating going to AA - seriously. They make it seem so normal being a drunk to stopping. Love the show. It's a shame they didn't come up with a number they could agree on. Everything in America is about money, so im guessing that was the issue

by Anonymousreply 4409/04/2020

Poor Anna is a hot mess. I hope one of her “projects” is rehab. I wish her well, though. No snark.

The show is hamfisted, if you ask me. But the cast is quite good. It reminds me of later seasons of “Roseanne”.

by Anonymousreply 4509/04/2020

she has to stay home to take care of her pets!

lolz

by Anonymousreply 4609/04/2020

I'm surprised she made it as far as she did after being cut off from Chris Pratt's cock.

by Anonymousreply 4709/04/2020

It's not like she didn't experience that before they split. He hadn't even seen his dick for a while when he was fat.

by Anonymousreply 4809/04/2020

Is Faris a known druggie or boozer? I must have missed this.

by Anonymousreply 4909/04/2020

Eek. Yeah, she's not a well woman.

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by Anonymousreply 5009/04/2020

My God! I had no idea. She looks pretty normal on the show. She looks like she hasn't eaten since COVID started.

by Anonymousreply 5109/04/2020

She looks awful

by Anonymousreply 5209/04/2020

They'll have her run off with Will Sasso's character, Easy way to write them both off.

by Anonymousreply 5309/04/2020

Those rubbery features are great on a comedian, but fucking spooky on a junkie or drunk.

by Anonymousreply 5409/04/2020

Well, that pretty much explains things.

by Anonymousreply 5509/04/2020

I t would be kind of funny if they just keep saying she's at work or at school.

by Anonymousreply 5609/04/2020

She looked great here.

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by Anonymousreply 5709/04/2020

The pics must be quite old as she was still with a chunky Pratt.

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by Anonymousreply 5809/04/2020

I would replace her with Rumer Willis. Someone younger and far more attractive. Here is a little gossip: Allison Janney is not a team player.

by Anonymousreply 5909/04/2020

Rumer Willis isn't far more attractive than anyone

by Anonymousreply 6009/04/2020

Rumer Willis is lovely compared to Anna Faris. And she can sing. I hate that some ugly person with no talent like Liza Minneli could become a star back in the 1950s, but a beautiful young girl like Rumer is verzuz discriminated against just because her parents are superstars. Give the girl a chance!

by Anonymousreply 6109/04/2020

Thatstthe can-do spirit, 61! As a bulldog or buick, by putting her best face forward RW can plow through the rich material.

by Anonymousreply 6209/04/2020

Correct R62. Anna Faris could never do this!! Or look so great doing it. Rumor is amazing. ❤️

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by Anonymousreply 6309/04/2020

Rumer even resembles a much more beautiful Allison Janney. She could play her other alcoholic daughter who left home and became a STAR on Broadway. Because of the pandemic, she is currently of work. What MOM needs is more musical numbers. From Rumer Willis. She's gorgeous and funny and talented and leggy and what a voice. She sounds like Amy Winehouse crossed with Gaga. She's better than both of them combined. Star of Broadway, winner of Dancing with The Stars, featured star on Empire and the Lion on the Masked Singer, Rumer is too big to co-star on mom. But she doesn't have a BIG head and that's what separates her from other Hollywood superstar children of superstars. Can we get a write in campaign going? Rumor has IT!!!

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by Anonymousreply 6409/04/2020

I would love to be on a Chuck Lorre sitcom.

It runs five years. I live off residuals the rest of my life.

Retire with about 10 million? Yeah.

That'd be nice.

by Anonymousreply 6509/04/2020

Interesting about Allison Janney, R59. I’ve only ever heard positive things about her, and suspect her great industry reputation was a large factor in her undeserved Oscar win.

I will say, she is a very aggressive self-promoter. Not uncommon in her business, and not unwise for a 60-year-old character actress with unconventional looks, but I do find it slightly off-putting.

by Anonymousreply 6609/04/2020

I watch the show off/on, mostly reruns. I'll binge for a while, then will fall out of it. The characters start to get annoying after a while. I do think maybe they should've kept the son on and recast him. The daughter (and the pregnancy storyline) was insufferable, so getting rid of her was a positive thing.

R59 - Rumor Willis more attractive? Maybe than a greyhound.

by Anonymousreply 6709/04/2020

Fun Fact: Mimi Kennedy was in the running for the spot on SNL that ultimately went to Gilda Radner.

by Anonymousreply 6809/04/2020

Wrong, R68.

Mimi and Jane Curtin were in the final running for the spot that went to Jane.

by Anonymousreply 6909/04/2020

You MUST be referring to the bus, R67.

Because the dogs are stunningly beautiful and lithe. Neither of which describes Rumer.

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by Anonymousreply 7009/04/2020

Rumer brings out such jealousy in people. She's young beautiful rich and talented. Allison Janney insisted they cast someone ugly to play her daughter, that's how we got Faris. But Allison is not in charge anymore. Rumer will take over the spotlight, as CBS has big plans for an innovative musical drama for her in the near future. Rumer is a sweet and unaffected young woman and Janney would eat her up, but Kristen Johnson has her back. You heard it here first. Rumer will be the new daughter on Mom. A much younger and more beautiful daughter than Faris, of course. Who SINGS!

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by Anonymousreply 7109/04/2020

IMO adding Kristen Johnson was the best idea the show had. Lovely actress and she can do physical comedy as good as Allyson Janney. At some point I thought she would replace Allyson who had quite a few movie hits while on the show and even received an Oscar (for Tonya).

However, I think it's difficult to replace the actual protagonist of the show which is Christy and believe the show keeps on going beyond further seasons.

by Anonymousreply 7209/04/2020

Maybe Faris can join the Christy Minstrels or reboot Get Christie Love!

by Anonymousreply 7309/04/2020

Congratulations, R69. You are infinitely smarter than I shall ever be.

by Anonymousreply 7409/04/2020

Didn't Anna's ex just have a baby with his new wife? That might have been hard to take.

by Anonymousreply 7509/05/2020

I enjoyed the show's entire run, especially the story arc involving Christy's bio dad (Bonnie's ex). The ensemble cast is great, and they carry funny and sad storylines simultaneously.

To maintain the show's Mom theme, there needs to be a parent-child dynamic. Earlier in the show, Bonnie met her bio mom but she wasn't ready to forgive her. They can recast the role of Bonnie's mom and make her a regular. Then Bonnie and her mom can have a Dorothy-Sophia dynamic. They can just say that Christy was offered a lawyer job in another state, and the door would remain open for Christy / Anna to return.

by Anonymousreply 7609/05/2020

Faris has been bone thin for some time. Scary thin, actually. You can see it clearly on the show whenever her legs are shown. "Camera thin, camera ready" carried much too far.

by Anonymousreply 7709/05/2020

Farris' departure will probably be explained with a covid related type death. Something sudden and unexplainable. Plus, Mom knows how to make grief work. It would make sense.

by Anonymousreply 7809/05/2020

Rumer Willis is already in rehearsals. They have to uglier her up to look more like Janney. Armie Hammer knows how lovely Rumer is....

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by Anonymousreply 7909/05/2020

Are u some sort of lunatic R79? What are u babbling about in regards to Rumer Willis in a Mom thread?!

by Anonymousreply 8009/05/2020

I only watched early on and I really like them both and think Janey is very talented. But she also strikes me as potentially monstrous and after the Oscar win demanding a larger part of the pie and forcing an equal billing costar off the show. I don’t think was an Anna Ferris problem, I think this was a what Oscar winning actress Alison Janey wants problem.

by Anonymousreply 8109/05/2020

Janney has two long running series, does she not?

by Anonymousreply 8209/05/2020

I thought Bonnie's bio mom died... that's when she met her black half-brother, who also had an addiction problem.

If they need to bring in a child, Bonnie could be surprised to find out that she has a stepdaughter that her husband forgot to mention. Or a young woman could show up, claiming to be Bonnie's biological daughter that she gave up for adoption, which was Bonnie's dark secret.

by Anonymousreply 8309/05/2020

Maybe she could meet her black half brother's full black sister, played by Regina Hall?

by Anonymousreply 8409/05/2020

Give William Fichtner a sex change. Bonnie already did the lez-lez with Rosie O'Donnell so this could work. Fichtner's already there. All he has to do is come out trans and he could play the Ethel role to Bonnie's Lucy.

by Anonymousreply 8509/05/2020

While Anna Faris' character won't be recast

Writers will introduce an adorable new character in her place

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by Anonymousreply 8609/05/2020

Fuck me, now we have a Rumer Willis loon to contend with?

by Anonymousreply 8709/06/2020

No way did they just let her out of a hard-negotiated contract without there being more to it.

Especially interesting that this news was released at the start of Labor Day weekend, a take out the trash news day, when the show has known she was leaving since they started hiatus.

I wonder if she’d been driving the producers crazy for a while and maybe she petitioned to get out of her contract and they decided that between her being a pain in the ass and having a hefty per-show price tag, everyone would win if she moved on. But CBS would have been inclined to keep her—and they don’t like the precedent of an actor skipping out of a commitment—so there is more to do.

by Anonymousreply 8809/06/2020

r88 CBS doesn't produce the show.

by Anonymousreply 8909/06/2020

CBS licenses the show and, therefore, has a huge amount of say.

Most people don’t realize thIs, but the networks control casting. They provide lists of actors they consider acceptable for roles, which is why so much of the casting on these shows can be problematic. I imagine, though, that Chuck Lorre is able to wield a lot more power than most EPS.

by Anonymousreply 9009/06/2020

If only Susan Richardson was available....

by Anonymousreply 9109/06/2020

I had a strong fondness for the show when I watched it. I always thought the balance of humor and drama was executed very well and Faris and Janney were excellent in their roles. Jaime Pressly was always hilarious and Kristin Johnson was a great addition as well. I've always had a love/hate relationship with alcohol, never really suffering any major problems as a result of my drinking, but also never really reaping any real benefits from it, and largely tiring of the whole drinking-as-entertainment thing. A lot of shows and movies from the early-2000s (even prior to that) glamorized alcohol consumption, particularly in the 00s (I feel SATC opened America up to middle-aged female bar-hopping as an acceptable activity). I always appreciated Mom's pushback against that previous presentation of drinking-as-entertainment in the media and addressing the problems that come with, not just alcoholism, but also drinking generally.

As for Faris, I've always loved her, even back when she did those stupid Scary Movie films. There's just something about her that's always attracted me to her as an actress (although it sounds like she's something of a basket case, which I never really knew). I haven't watched in a long time, but I really don't see how the show could continue on without her.

by Anonymousreply 9209/08/2020

She played Cameron Diaz in "Lost In Translation."

by Anonymousreply 9309/08/2020

It seems like she is going through an illness of some kind.

I feel bad for her.

by Anonymousreply 9409/08/2020

Ashton Kutcher is the go to guy to replace someone on a Chuck Lorrie Sitcom. He could play a billionaire.

by Anonymousreply 9509/08/2020

Rumer was really good as Roxie Hart when she went into the Broadway "Chicago" for a couple of months.

by Anonymousreply 9609/09/2020

No job and now about to be homeless. Anna, you in danger gurl!

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by Anonymousreply 9709/09/2020

"Ashton Kutcher is the go to guy to replace someone on a Chuck Lorrie Sitcom."

As a comedic actor, AK is awful.

Charlie Sheen may have been a drunk, but even on his worst drug/liquor addled days, he could run comedic rings around Ashton Kutcher. Kutcher can't act for shit.

by Anonymousreply 9809/09/2020

I'm telling you, it's gonna be Kate Micucci. Her character will have a relapse and and move in with Bonnie (Janney). I just hope she doesn't bring her kid with her. That would be an official Shark Jump.

The show needs somebody who is still struggling with addiction. All the other girls have had enough relapses. Patty (Micucci) fills that need.

by Anonymousreply 9909/09/2020

Please not patty.

by Anonymousreply 10009/09/2020

Last season's finale included a scene where Christy kissed another woman. The scene came out of nowhere. Maybe the actress didn't want to carry out a gay storyline.

It would be hypocritical to fire an addict from a sitcom about addiction recovery.

by Anonymousreply 10109/09/2020

I love Kate M. in the dark comedy "Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss by Passing Through the Gateway Chosen by the Holy Storsh"

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by Anonymousreply 10209/09/2020

Or Lorre noticed the same warning signals that he saw with Charlie Sheen and had a talk with Anna and they decided to part ways.

Anna seems like a mental mess. Pratt's dick must be magical or some kind of drug you can't quit.

by Anonymousreply 10309/09/2020

R103, gay men think everything is about dick

by Anonymousreply 10409/09/2020

[quote] gay men think everything is about dick

It is usually. Most evil in this world comes from guys who think their dicks are not big enough. Or in your case, a lack of dick.

by Anonymousreply 10509/09/2020

Miucci's schtik is amusing for a few scenes, every few episodes (see: Raising Hope).

Maybe they planned to add her, and Faris said "fuck this."

by Anonymousreply 10609/09/2020

Her delivery is too monotone for my taste. Initially enjoyed her on Big Bang, though. Initially.

Maybe Violet will take up drugs?

by Anonymousreply 10709/09/2020

Does it have to be drugs/alcohol? They could add Chrissy Metz or Gabby Sidibe.

by Anonymousreply 10809/09/2020

Too bad they killed off the other chick, Jodi played by Emily Osment. She could've get "adopted" by Bonnie.

Isn't Micucci way too busy to tie herself to one show? She's usually popping up everywhere, and she voices Velma on recent Scooby Doo projects.

by Anonymousreply 10909/09/2020

I’d like to think Lorre recognizes that she’s a supporting player who is effective in small doses. I certainly can’t see her at the center of the action.

by Anonymousreply 11009/09/2020

r105 probably has a dick the size of a peanut

by Anonymousreply 11109/09/2020

r111 probably wishes his brain was as big as a peanut.

by Anonymousreply 11209/09/2020

r112 doesn't even have a brain.

by Anonymousreply 11309/09/2020

Hopefully y'all bitches don't write for "Mom" or season 8 will be its last.

by Anonymousreply 11409/09/2020

I for one hope they go over the top and dark having her slip up and binge drink and then drive plowing into a school bus full of children and leaving Alison Janey to sort through the aftermath in tears and humor.

by Anonymousreply 11509/09/2020

Anna did the movie May where she played a lesbian, so I'm sure the lesbian stuff wasn't a deal breaker.

by Anonymousreply 11609/09/2020

They'll probably have the wheelchair guy become a full blown alkie and his marriage with Bonnie completely disintegrates.

by Anonymousreply 11709/09/2020

I’ve haven’t seen a comment from Janney on her co-star’s departure.

by Anonymousreply 11809/09/2020

Susan Dey has suspiciously not yet commented either?

by Anonymousreply 11909/09/2020

They should retitle it to "The Alison Janney Show" and have Alison play her character's twin cousin.

by Anonymousreply 12009/09/2020

She dumped Chris Pratt and now leaving Mom. Clearly money means nothing to her. I have always loved her movies but the Christy character was getting annoying and playing fifth banana on what used to be her show must suck. Mom will be like Cheers when Shelley Long left, an opportunity for different SLs.

by Anonymousreply 12109/09/2020

If they feel they need a replacement they could always bring back the Violet character with an addiction, hopefully with a different actress though.

by Anonymousreply 12209/09/2020

Did she dump Pratt? Her weight loss suggests she was more devastated than he was.

by Anonymousreply 12309/09/2020

She's been anorexic for years before her marriage ended

by Anonymousreply 12409/09/2020

Yeah, I think Violet is a decent actress but she’s not funny.

by Anonymousreply 12509/09/2020

What about Amanda Bynes?

by Anonymousreply 12609/09/2020

Violet is a pretty name.

by Anonymousreply 12709/09/2020

Why do the loserish old gay men like ugly white chicks so much? Answer: Because they get the guy!! Same excuse for the insane preference for Sandra Bullock over Julia Roberts on this old man site. Ancient white gays are weird. Anna Faris looks like she is always just about to suck up some snot from her runny nose. What a weak countenance to champion. Dumb. Bring on Rumer Willis.

by Anonymousreply 12809/09/2020

No one thinks Rumer Willis is attractive but you

by Anonymousreply 12909/09/2020

[Quote] Why do the loserish old gay men like ugly white chicks so much?

No idea.

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by Anonymousreply 13009/09/2020

This guy's right. Rumer Willis is super fug. Revolting.

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by Anonymousreply 13109/09/2020

Rumer could actually do a good Dusty Springfield, visually.

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by Anonymousreply 13209/09/2020

Bump, dammit!

by Anonymousreply 13309/12/2020

I adore Anna and wanted to like Mom but the show just wasn't funny. Maybe much of that is my general revulsion to Chuck Lorre's brand of sitcom "comedy".

I hope it's not too late to regain her movie career. Loved in as the stoner who stole the original manuscript of the Communist Manifesto.

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by Anonymousreply 13409/12/2020

Um...

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by Anonymousreply 13509/12/2020

R135 I think it’s hyperbole to say the whole network was affected. The production house maybe, but this isn’t shutting down CBS.

by Anonymousreply 13609/12/2020

I don’t thing that account is accurate. I’ve read that the producers have known since they went on hiatus earlier this year.

by Anonymousreply 13709/12/2020

I just saw a movie with her and Chris Evans on HBO. She always has that white trash thing going, even when the character isn't. They also had very little chemistry in the film.

by Anonymousreply 13809/12/2020

Ana Faris makes Rumer Willis look like Miss Universe.

by Anonymousreply 13909/12/2020

R139 Demi Moore, drunk at 11 am.

by Anonymousreply 14009/12/2020

I'd be a nervous wreck in negotiations if I had my dream job -- which would be, actually, acting on a sitcom.

I've done a bunch of extra work on a few sitcoms and was even a 'regular' extra on two, doing about 7 or 8 episodes all in one season.

You get to see how it's all done. In a blue moon, you can get seen in a group reaction shot. I'd be so tempted to do it all for scale + 10% for my agent.

But if she felt she was worth more, then she should ask for it.

by Anonymousreply 14109/12/2020

R141 I'd be surprised if it was money. Wouldn't that have come up LAST year when she was renegotiating?

by Anonymousreply 14209/12/2020

Is this like when Nancy Mckeon didn't show up for the first two weeks of filming Facts of Life season 6, but then once the money was arranged, she was back on the show?

by Anonymousreply 14309/12/2020

R143 That girl WAS NOT going to take the bad without a major salary adjustment!

by Anonymousreply 14409/12/2020

She's under contract for the next season which she quit early. If it was a money issue, she will likely be losing some of her pay.

by Anonymousreply 14509/12/2020

The problem is right there in her name. Ana.

Rumer has it that a very talented Willis daughter will be brought in as a kid that Janney didn't remember giving birth to. A tall, younger girl who is beautiful and can sing.

by Anonymousreply 14609/12/2020

Of all the ridiculous things to come about in 2020 a Rumer Willis fan jockeying for her to replace Anna Faris on Mom has to be the strangest.

by Anonymousreply 14709/12/2020

Doesn't she pronounce her name as Onna?

by Anonymousreply 14809/12/2020

Rumer Willis is such a random person to be obsessed with, unless you work for her or are a relative.

by Anonymousreply 14909/12/2020

Not really. Gays often like the ducklings.

by Anonymousreply 15009/12/2020

Who isn't obsessed with Rumer Willis? She already has the part.

by Anonymousreply 15109/12/2020

Wouldn't it be a riot if Rumer Willis wound up being cast on "Mom" because of this board's Rumer Willis Loon? That would be hysterical!

by Anonymousreply 15209/12/2020

Sara Rue will get it.

by Anonymousreply 15309/12/2020

Demi, we like you better when you're chasing younger cock.

by Anonymousreply 15409/12/2020

Heather Locklear to the rescue? But could she believably play an addict?

by Anonymousreply 15509/12/2020

LOL, just spotted this thread and had the same reaction as everyone else. There's a show called Mom? Starring Alison Janney? And it's entering its 8th season? WTF?

And yeah, the Rumer Willis troll is loony as shit.

by Anonymousreply 15609/12/2020

The Rumer troll's schtick is to pick be contrarian by picking a DL NONfave and raving about them in inappropriate places. He's the same guy who raves about Meghan's beauty on the View threads. Before Meghan, he raved about Candace, knowing full well that 99% of the users on this board find both Meghan and Candace repugnant.

This is how he gets his high. It's how he gets attention. Just block him. You won't miss a thing, because he will NEVER say anything interesting, useful, or meaningful.

by Anonymousreply 15709/12/2020

[quote] Just block him. You won't miss a thing, because he will NEVER say anything interesting, useful, or meaningful.

He'll probably say some things that are crazy and hilarious, though, which is why I will not block him.

by Anonymousreply 15809/12/2020

Parody posts are welcome, especially if they elicit outrage from people who don't get that the post is a parody.

by Anonymousreply 15909/12/2020

It was crazy and hilarious the first five times he did it. After that, it became too repetitive and tiresome. It's a waste of time.

by Anonymousreply 16009/12/2020

[quote]Christy did not forget about her kids. Because of drugs and alcohol she was a terrible mother to her kids. Her older child, a daughter, was bitterly resentful of the abuse she suffered from her addict mom. She cut her mother out of her life. It was interesting territory for a sitcom to cover. Christy had no choice with that one. The little boy went to live with his father who married money.

The children's departure was never stated clearly. I don't know what episodes you were watching which explained their departures. I do remember the daughter putting her baby up for adoption, then she went to work in Las Vegas. Violet came back, then reconnected with the baby's father Luke. I don't remember any sort of official departure for either child. It was as if both kids were 'poof' gone. Christy's children are no longer in the family photo which was shown in the opening sequence.

I found this info online, "Speaking about where Christy’s kids are now, some reports say that Violet and Roscoe made an appearance only till the second season of the show. The kids were also missing in the family portrait of Mom’s season 5 opening sequence. According to reports, the makers of the show have not given any official statement about what happened to the kids on Mom. Their last scene in the show was when Violet was going to live with Luke and Roscoe escaped to live with Baxter and his fiancée. After which, there have been no scenes of the two in the show."

The actor who portrayed Christy's ex-husband, Roscoe's father, is currently on Chuck Lorre's other CBS series BOB LOVES ABISHOLA. It was a given he'd be leaving. Yet, the idea that a mom would give up custody of her young son is absurd. There was no discussion of joint custody, Roscoe was gone. There were no phone calls either. Pretty damn ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 16109/12/2020

Those kids were history the minute Janney emerged as the lead/star of the show.

The last I remember seeing the daughter, she had a podcast that strictly talked about what a shitty mother Christy was, and wanted nothing to do with her. She was a total cunt, and a welcome subtraction from the cast.

by Anonymousreply 16209/13/2020

This stupid show and Grey's Anatomy are two of the shows I don't understand. Neither of them are worth watching and yet they've been on FOREVER.

Let's have something new please.

by Anonymousreply 16309/13/2020

Christy's relationship with her daughter, Violet, deteriorated over time. The daughter was resentful that Christy's alcoholism had negatively impacted her childhood. The daughter moved out (for the second time), and it looked like she was going to soften her stance towards Christy when she invited Christy to visit her and her boyfriend. When Christy arrived, she was stunned to learn that her daughter's boyfriend (or maybe husband?) was much older than her. She begrudgingly was accepting it because her daughter seemed happy with the stability. Then she offhandedly mentioned the baby Violet had given up for adoption. Violet had not told her partner about the adopted baby, and he was shocked to find out. Violet blamed Christy for the conflict that followed. Later, Christy learned that Violet had a podcast about what it was like growing up with an alcoholic. Christy practically begged forgiveness, but Violet made it clear she didn't want to have a relationship with Christy.

Then Roscoe's dad married a nice woman who happened to be rich, and Roscoe wanted to live with them. His dad and stepmom had a huge house with a pool, and Christy had an apartment that she shared with her mom. She had to let him go.

Like another poster above mentioned, it was a sad irony that Christy's kids rejected her after she managed to forgive her own mom for being a similarly bad parent.

There really wasn't any room for a Roscoe storyline. The Violet storyline would have been interesting to explore, but the show chose to carry out a very similar storyline for the older supporting character, Marjorie, whose adult son wants nothing to do with her even though she's now sober. I wasn't too disappointed by the disappearance of the kids, as their absence offered more air time for the excellent supporting cast.

by Anonymousreply 16409/13/2020

I sense a "Mom" Inconsistencies Thread in the near future...

by Anonymousreply 16509/13/2020

I hated the daughter, so I wasn't sad to see her go. The son could've been aged to be a teenager, they could've had some funny stories with that. The storylines didn't necessarily have to center around Christy being a shitty parent. They did that with Violet and it was kind of tiresome.

by Anonymousreply 16609/13/2020

R162, the best known actress playing the Mom in Mom emerges as the lead of the show?

I think she always was....

by Anonymousreply 16709/13/2020

Oh, okay, thanks R162 .

by Anonymousreply 16809/13/2020

Yet no one seems to tire of Christy's whining about Bonnie, R164. I love that Violet gave Christy a taste of her own bitterness.

by Anonymousreply 16909/13/2020

There was a whole episode about Christy letting her son go live with his father and his wife. She initially said hell no, but realized that the kid wanted it, so she later said yes. They joked about the boy not having to sleep in a closet anymore. There was a later episode, where the kid got into his father's pot, which he and a friend used when they were in a jacuzzi., and then Baxter and Candace walked in on them. What Candace didn't know was that the kid got into his father's stash. I seem to recall Baxter begging Christy not to tell Candace it was his pot, and she went along with that. The boy was disciplined (can't remember what it was) and all of the adults agreed on how to handle it.

After Violet broke up with her professor boyfriend, she went on a drinking binge. Christy and Bonnie talked about how to handle it - I think they were going to throw Violet out for her own good - but then Violet showed up and chirpily announced she was going to Tahoe (?) with a friend to be a cocktail waitress. A couple of seasons later, Christy was in college and a fellow student discussed a podcast about the worst mom ever. Christy found out that Violet was doing the podcast, and Bonnie admitted that she already knew about it, because she and Violet had stayed in touch through phone calls. Christy agreed to do a podcast with Violet. She visited Violet's apartment, they did the podcast with Christy admitting that Violet's outrageous stories were true, and after the podcast, Violet said it wasn't as bad as she thought it would be. But they didn't make up. Christy apologized again and then exited Violet's life. This is reminiscent of the first season - Christy told Marjorie's estranged son that Marjorie had cancer, and the son still didn't want anything to do with his mother.

That's why this show is subversive - the women put their lives back together, but after years of abuse, their children or loved ones don't come back. Bonnie coming back into Christy's life is an exception, not the rule.

by Anonymousreply 17009/13/2020

[quote]Christy's relationship with her daughter, Violet, deteriorated over time. The daughter was resentful that Christy's alcoholism had negatively impacted her childhood. The daughter moved out (for the second time), and it looked like she was going to soften her stance towards Christy when she invited Christy to visit her and her boyfriend. When Christy arrived, she was stunned to learn that her daughter's boyfriend (or maybe husband?) was much older than her. She begrudgingly was accepting it because her daughter seemed happy with the stability. Then she offhandedly mentioned the baby Violet had given up for adoption. Violet had not told her partner about the adopted baby, and he was shocked to find out. Violet blamed Christy for the conflict that followed. Later, Christy learned that Violet had a podcast about what it was like growing up with an alcoholic. Christy practically begged forgiveness, but Violet made it clear she didn't want to have a relationship with Christy. Then Roscoe's dad married a nice woman who happened to be rich, and Roscoe wanted to live with them. His dad and stepmom had a huge house with a pool, and Christy had an apartment that she shared with her mom. She had to let him go. Like another poster above mentioned, it was a sad irony that Christy's kids rejected her after she managed to forgive her own mom for being a similarly bad parent. There really wasn't any room for a Roscoe storyline. The Violet storyline would have been interesting to explore, but the show chose to carry out a very similar storyline for the older supporting character, Marjorie, whose adult son wants nothing to do with her even though she's now sober. I wasn't too disappointed by the disappearance of the kids, as their absence offered more air time for the excellent supporting cast.

The older guy Violet lived with was played the excellent comedian/actor David Krumholtz, Yes, his character was much older, they did split and from what I remember, Violet re-connected with Luke the father of her baby and her high school BF. You're talking about a storyline which ended quite quickly. Neither Christy or Krumholitz characters mom (Linda Lavin) approved of the relationship.

Roscoe's dad Baxter's new wife Candace was not a nice woman. She was a wealthy rude control freak. I like the actress who portrays her, she played Bertha's pregnant daughter on "Two and Half Men" and she's been on many other sitcoms. Her character on this series was awful, she never wasted one minute reminding Christy she was better than her. She was always reminding Christy how RICH she was. Giving Roscoe material things doesn't make this character a better mother. What this rich woman saw in Christy's ex-husband, a pothead and a car salesman, who the hell knows.

I honestly don't buy that Christy has no contact whatsoever with her son. That doesn't happen in real life. She wasn't a super bad mother to him, she didn't beat him etc, she doesn't have any reason to complete lose contact with the boy. Even if Roscoe left the state, or country, to live with his father and step-mom, that's what phones are for. Have at least one aspect of the son's departure be somewhat real.

Basically the inconsistencies in this series are super annoying.

by Anonymousreply 17109/13/2020

You know who's super?

❤️ Rumer Willis

by Anonymousreply 17209/13/2020

Did they say she never talks to him, R171? I'm inconsistent with watching the show, maybe she keeps in contact off camera? Did the ex move away? That would be weirder, that the kid lives nearby and she never sees him. If he lives elsewhere, I think that's how they might write her out. She took a job and moved to live closer to her son.

by Anonymousreply 17309/13/2020

Okay, I’m coming around on the Rumer Willis troll.

by Anonymousreply 17409/13/2020

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by Anonymousreply 17509/13/2020

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by Anonymousreply 17609/13/2020

Speaking of sitcom recasting, I just read that the role of the younger daughter on "American Housewife," which has been played by the girl who was in "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", is being recast with the girl who played the younger daughter on "Life in Pieces."

by Anonymousreply 17709/13/2020

Candace was a bitch because her father (played by Harry Hamlin) was always putting her down. She desperately wanted his approval but never got it.

by Anonymousreply 17809/14/2020

[quote]Candace was a bitch because her father (played by Harry Hamlin) was always putting her down. She desperately wanted his approval but never got it.

IIRC, Candace's rich father dated Christy.

Some of the MOM storylines are just ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 17909/14/2020

Ana Farris could easily pass for 60 years old. Harry Hamlin is too handsome to date her in real life.

by Anonymousreply 18009/14/2020

[quote]IIRC, Candace's rich father dated Christy.

And Adam's rich brother (Steven Weber) did as well.

by Anonymousreply 18109/14/2020

Fichtner and Weber look like they could really be brothers.

by Anonymousreply 18209/14/2020

That's because they are brothers. Everything in H'wood is 100% real, don'tcha know.

by Anonymousreply 18310/18/2020

Rumer's come hither looks have ensared men from Zac Efron and Aaron Carter to Armie Hammer. It's rumored that she has set her sights on Henry Cavill and Colton Haynes. (Ssssh!)

by Anonymousreply 18410/18/2020
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