Debra Messing Returns to What She Knows Best: The Gays

Richard Lawson · 02/07/11 05:25PM
  • Debra Messing just cannot stay away from the gays! This is what everyone will say about the new pilot she's going to star in, Smash. She'll play a lyricist working with a GAY MAN on a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. This is an NBC sitcom pilot all about a musical! So who cares about the gay guy?? Debra Messing could be doing this show with a ten-pound stinkbug and I'd be excited about it. The Debra Messing part could itself be played by a ten-pound stinkbug and I wouldn't care. (I'd maybe even be more excited?) Let's forget the Grace 2.0 stuff and focus on the fact that Glee has made theater slightly cool for a hot minute and enjoy it. [Deadline]

"My 'Tyra Banks Show' Hell"

abalk · 09/20/07 02:35PM

We recently received an email with the subject line "Tyra Banks did not pay ConEd." It recounts the hellish ordeal one viewer endured as an audience member during the taping of "The Tyra Banks Show." Taut, gripping, and tragic, it almost reads like the Into Thin Air of talk show audience member tragedy narratives. Particularly if one of the Everest guides from Into Thin Air had confided to his charges that he was "on the rag." The entire compelling saga follows.

Courtney Thorne-Smith IS The Author Of The Next Great American Celebrity Novel

Emily Gould · 08/03/07 01:35PM

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." "Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins." "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen." And now, unaided (her publisher claims) by a ghostwriter, one of America's most beloved television actresses has contributed to that list the following:

Silicon Valley's baby boom

Owen Thomas · 07/12/07 09:45AM

I never intended for the blogger-baby story, which began with the birth of Ollie Kottke to A-list bloggers Jason Kottke and Meg Hourihan, to become quite such a saga, but news has a way of happening. Caterina Fake and Stewart Butterfield are no longer expecting a baby — they have a daughter, Sonnet Beatrice Butterfield, according to fellow Yahoo executive Bradley Horowitz. Here's the rundown on the rest of the couples mentioned in yesterday's baby poll, which — well done, readers — you guessed correctly.