Yesterday, Saturday Night Live announced the first four hosts of their upcoming 47th season. Sandwiched between Golden Globe-nominated actor Owen Wilson and Oscar-winner Rami Malek was underwear company owner, attempted lawyer, and Photoshop abuser Kim Kardashian. It was a bit of an odd choice, as Emily pointed out yesterday, due to the fact that usually when a person agrees to host SNL, it’s because they have a project they need to promote, like a movie or a new season of a television show. Kim Kardashian has…well, let’s see here. What reason does Kim have to be hosting a live sketch comedy show? That’s the question Debra Messing wondered out loud upon hearing of Kim’s hosting job.
Despite Debra Messing’s desperate pleas, Nicole Kidman was cast as Lucille Ball in the upcoming Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic, Being the Ricardos. The movie, which also stars Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz, will take place over one week of filming I Love Lucy and dive into Lucille and Desi’s marriage. Now Nicole’s been papped in between takes on the set of the film, and the result is.. well, see for yourself… Continue reading
Many yelled, “Her?” after learning that Nicole Kidman was in talks to play Lucille Ball in an upcoming Amazon Studios film by Aaron Sorkin called Being the Ricardos. We all know Nicole is a big fan of wigs, but is there a pile of hair red enough and curly enough to successfully transform her into Lucy? That is the question. But it’s a question Lucy’s own daughter Lucie Arnaz tells us we can stop asking, because she thinks Nicole will do a great job as Lucille Ball.
Debra Messing Is Disappointed That Nicole Kidman Is In Talks To Play Lucille Ball In An Aaron Sorkin Movie
Anybody with eyeballs and ears knows there’s only one red-haired actress working today who has the acting chops, box office draw and the air of prestige about her required to play an American icon like Lucille Ball and that woman is Debra Messing. Everybody says this all the time. It’s all you ever hear about these days. However, according to Deadline, Nicole Kidman is in talks to play Lucille in an upcoming feature film from the undisputed King of Screwball, Aaron Sorkin. Javier Bardem is in talks to play Lucy’s husband, Desi Arnez. I didn’t know it was even possible to get a prestige project off the ground without first running it by Debra, let alone one featuring a role she was born to play! Debra, understandably, feels she’s been overlooked.
Coronavirus begat Gal Gadot asking the Tone Deaf Avengers to Imagine a world where irony does not exist. Not to be outshone, for the occasion of the Black Lives Matter movement, we will be subjected to a barrage of actors emoting about racism while serving black and white Stanislavsky turtleneck Inside The Actors Studio earnestness. In a video for a new initiative called I Take Responsibility, “a cadre of stars staring directly into cameras as they pledge to take responsibility for how they’ve perpetuated racism or allowed it to go on in their presence.” (via The Hollywood Reporter). But don’t get too excited, nobody gets too specific. But we do get to hear Justin Theroux take responsibility for “every not so funny joke,” something you’ll never hear from me! #ITakeNoResponsibilityWhatsoever
The Will & Grace revival, or whatever you want to call it, finished up its final season on Thursday––fourteen years after its original ending––and for some, the move is bittersweet. For others, not so much. In addition to leaving their characters behind for good, Debra Messing and Megan Mullally can also put an end to the greatest acting of their respective careers because neither has to continue pretending to like the other one!