Frederic Fekkai and Debra Messing by John Shearer/WireImage.com
Debra Messing took a break from her prepping for Sunday night's Emmy Awards to toast the opening of Frederic Fekkai's new salon and celebrate The Starter Wife's 10 nominations. She came straight to the Gersh Agency party from Kate Somerville's Emmy Gifting Suite where she had received an "Ultimate Kate facial." In honor of her nomination she wore a dress from The Starter Wife. For the Will & Grace alumna, Emmy prepping is almost like a second job. "Oh my goodness, it's head-to-toe prepping. It's facials, hair cut, hair color, eyebrow plucking, manicure, pedicure and of course the dress fittings and picking out jewelry shoes and bag. This is all today, tomorrow and Sunday."Also at the Gersh bash, Grey's Anatomy's T.R. Knight said he'll probably spend Emmy morning picking up his dogs feces, as that's all he's been doing lately. When asked if the other cast members are happy for each other he joked, "We all hate each other by now." Grey's McSteamy Eric Dane and wife Rebecca Gayhear...
Debra Messing courtesy Lorenzo Aguis/NBC
Someone hand me a walker, please, because Broadway is reviving something I saw the previous time around. [Old man's sigh] According to the New York Post, the Great White Way is welcoming back Guys and Dolls, with a spring 2008 opening in mind. The producers' dream cast, which sources say has a 50-50 chance of becoming reality: Debra Messing as Adelaide, John C. Reilly as Nathan, Patrick Wilson as Sky, and Anne Hathaway as sweet Sarah."I think of the dayyyyyys gone by...."
Rainn Wilson, Neil Patrick Harris and Sally Field are among this year's Emmy nominees.
We know what you think about the nominees for this year's Primetime Emmy Awards, but what do the lucky nominees have to say about their good fortune? Some of your favorites reveal what went through their minds as the good news got out.
Doug Ellin, executive producer of Entourage (Outstanding Comedy Series nominee) "The New York Times called Entourage the best show in its first season. If for some reason [the voters] appreciate it more and we win this time, there's nothing we've consciously done to change it.... I spoke to Jeremy [Piven], who's in London doing a movie, and I'm playing golf with Kevin [Dillon] in about two hours. Jeremy is kind of our home-run hitter, I knew he was going to get nominated, and when Kevin and Martin Landau also got nominated, it was just great."
Tim Kring, executi
August Schellenberg in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Annabel Reyes/HBO
Nominations for the 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, to be broadcast Sept. 16 on Fox, were announced Thursday morning. Here are the major races in the miniseries or TV-movie field.Lead Actress in a Miniseries or TV-movie:Queen Latifah (Life Support)Helen Mirren (Prime Suspect: The Final Act)Mary-Louise Parker (The Robber Bride)Debra Messing (The Starter Wife)Gena Rowlands (What If God Were the Sun)Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV-movie:Robert Duvall (Broken Trail)Tom Selleck (Jesse Stone: Sea Change)Jim Broadbent (Longford)William H. Macy (Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King)Matthew Perry (The Ron Clark Story)Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or TV-movie:Greta Scacchi (Broken Trail)Anna Paquin (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee)Samantha Morton (Longford)Judy Davis (The Starter Wife)Toni Collette (Tsunami: The Aftermath)Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or TV-movie:Thomas Haden Church (Broken Trail)August Schellenberg (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee) Aidan Qui...
The final hour opened with Mollys Titanic fantasy, in which she was saying goodbye to Sam, the one she loved, and looking to be rescued by Lou, the stable one who could seemingly offer her everything she needed. Waking up, she whispered that she didnt need to analyze that dream too closely. Because, of course, she was looking to Lou to be her stable savior, while Sam was the one she lusted for. This final hour gave us a proper chick-lit ending. Molly rediscovered herself without the safety of male companionship, revived her creative career, savored her strong friendships, and waited until she was fully ready to be with Sam, who had finally rejoined the real world. But before we delve into the ending, lets reminisce about this final hour of The Starter Wife. I was thrilled that Kenny finally got what he deserved. Basically, his arrogance was eliminated, piece by piece, until he was just a humiliated fool. He let his house go to waste, his former assistant left him t...
So Sam and Molly finally slept together. And not just in a bed they slept together outdoors, too. Id be kind of shy about it, but I guess outdoor lovemaking is liberating, and that was what Molly was after. How pretty did Cricket look in her black dress? Of course, I think she couldve done better than Harry Hamil, the creepy overzealously sexual Realtor. I know Cricket wanted to get back at her husband for having the affair with the nanny, but the Realtor wasnt that cute. Im glad she chickened out in the middle of the makeout session. Shes a better person than that. At last Molly admitted to Joan that she was wrong for sneaking Joan out of rehab and that Joan should give up drinking because she could seriously injure herself. Molly urged Joan to tell Pappy the truth, but Joan didnt fess up. I feel bad for Joan. She has so many friends and family, but she lies to them without hesitation, all to keep drinking. At least we finally got some ins...
For all of you who guessed that Lou Manahan was still alive and had faked his suicide
you were right! I had a tiny feeling that that was possible, but I didnt think hed come back into the fold, even if he had faked his own death. Faking your death is kind of, well, final. Of course, in Mollys world, crazy things seem to happen.Let's start at the beginning of the hour, which opened with another of Mollys film-noir dream sequences. This time she and Joan were bickering over Sam. Joan called him a killer, Molly called him her lover. (The scene kind of took me back to the Will & Grace days, reminding me of the relationship between Karen and Grace, especially with Joans constant judgements of Mollys choice in men, and Joans drinking problem.) Id be a little concerned, too, if my close friend were dating an accidental killer who had been under suspicion for having killed Lou, all thanks to a band-aid that was left at the scene of t...
Debra Messing in The Starter Wife by Paul A Broben/USA Network Photo
Now that the ratings for USA's The Starter Wife have reaffirmed Debra Messing's enduring appeal, you may be wondering why the actress didnt land on a pilot for the upcoming TV season. "You know, I got several phone calls from people with offers," Messing told TVGuide.com recently. "But there really wasnt any conflict for me because after eight years of having such a structured life [as a star of Will & Grace], I knew that I needed some time to be a gypsy. I am enjoying being able to wake up in the morning and not having to be anywhere and not having to do anything. That freedom is revitalizing for me right now."But should the time come for Messing to again embrace the weekly grind, she says not to confine her to the sitcom format or expect her to do a 180 and go all serious on us. "For me, its just about a good story, especially in the landscape of television, where its constantly changing," she explains. "So who knows what will be in vogue if and when t...
Im a huge fan of chick lit. I love stories where the female heroine has to learn about herself, and also gets to fall in love, maybe for a second time, for all the right reasons. And thats what this is. Its televisions throwback to chick lit, starring Debra Messing, whose most recent foray into the romantic comedy genre was 2005s The Wedding Date (which I really liked). And can I say, I really enjoy Debra Messing as Molly Kagan, the jilted wife of a Hollywood movie boss. Shes just so charmingly amiable, accessible in a way that makes you want to root for the characters she plays.Molly Kagan, whose seemingly perfect life falls apart before our eyes, is worth rooting for. Shes not like the other rich wives who drive their matching SUVs, gossip abrasively, and worship at the altar of perpetual upkeep. When she drops her daughter Jayden off at school, Molly actually gets out of the car to kiss Jayden and say goodbye, ignoring the ann...
Debra Messing, The Starter Wife
Call it a quest for Gracelessness. After eight years as the female half of the popular NBC sitcom Will & Grace, Debra Messing, 38, worried about involuntarily holding onto the traits that made her New York City-based interior decorator so ineffably lovable: the rapid-fire line delivery, the defiant tossing of her red mane and the aura of perpetual frazzle.
So before production began on USA Network's The Starter Wife — a six-hour miniseries based on the best-selling novel by Gigi Levangie Grazer, in which Messing stars as jettisoned Hollywood spouse Molly Kagan — she went to executive producer and director Jon Avnet (Fried G