Good ole Debra Messing, eh? You may remember that she announced her separation and divorce from husband Daniel Zelman last summer, but they continued to live together for the sake of their young son. I imagine that weird ass situation has since been remedied, but Debra has broken her… non-silence or whatever to say that she has “guilt” over her decision to end the marriage because she wants her son to grow up in a traditional family. Uh huh.
From More (via DS):
“Part of me will always contend with guilt that I wasn’t able to give my son the fantasy that my parents were able to give me,” she commented.
The actress went on to express relief that the media’s interest in her personal life has been tempered as she has grown older.
“The media has a different interest in me than when I was 30,” she said. “It’s more about the journey, lessons and perspective, and that’s something I’m much more comfortable sharing.”
June 28, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
I’m sorry, but I simply had to highlight this More magazine cover. Debra Messing is apparently their June cover gal but I swear on my first scroll, I thought this was Avril Lavigne. Once I saw the title was More I put it together, and then I saw her name. I don’t care how much plastic surgery she may or may not have gotten, the photoshopping on this cover is more obvious than every Kanye West gay rapper blind item.
“You’re telling me that magazine covers — major magazine covers — are photoshopped??! NO, CATHERINE ST. IVES, YOU MUST BE MISTAKEN, AND IF THIS IS TRUE, THIS IS BRAND NEW INFORMATION!” — I totally get it. BUT what really gets my eyes rollin’ over this is that More magazine is about boosting the self esteem of older women, or to use their less blatant phrasing, More “Celebrates women of style and substance with articles on style, health, work, spirituality and relationships.” Right now one of their featured stories on their home page is “What A Healthy Body Looks Like — Four Women ages 37 – 67 show off their fabulously fit bodies.” And yet, I guess Ms. Messing’s body wasn’t fabulous enough, as her body and especially face is more smoothed over than most Toy Story characters.
ANYWAY, WANT TO KNOW WHAT DEBRA MESSING IS UP TO? Do you expect her to talk about Will & Grace? Well, you’re going to be disappointed. Here you go. From More via Extra:
Messing revealed that she initially turned down the role of Grace, which put her on the map as one of America’s funny girls. In fact, she rejected it several times before finally agreeing, saying, “I didn’t want to be, for a lack of a better word, a fag hag. And I didn’t want to be just the pretty, straight girl in the corner while the guys did all the funny stuff.”
Messing won an Emmy for the role in 2003. She was also nominated eight times for a Golden Globe, yet never won. “I would just start shoveling chocolate in my face [after losing] because I’d been eating brown rice and salmon for weeks trying to fit into a dress that was a sample size and now it didn’t matter if the zipper popped because, hey, I didn’t win.”
Just kidding, of course she’s going to talk about Will & Grace. What the hell else is she going to talk about, the endurance of the 2008 remake of The Women she starred in? Or Smash? Name 4 people who watch that.
I’m cranky when I’m hungover. Oh but I’ll say something nice now: that’s bullshit that she never won a Golden Globe.
May 24, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
So far they just have pics of the “tv personalities” up so I will leave the massive gown post to Beet or Wendie. In the meantime, here are some red carpet pics from last nights Pre-Oscar Dinner at Chateau Marmont.
Angie Harmon = Gorilla Shoulders. ‘Nuff said.
Jaime King = Shiny does not equal formal. This looks like one of Blanche Devereaux’ sexy time ensembles. Your hair looks very lush and nourished though.
Debra Messing = Not everyone is blessed in the mammary region, which is fine, but in the space of one outfit you’ve taken away your waist and given yourself cankles thus making yourself a rectangle in black tutu. Not good.
Julianne Moore = Just Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.
Although Dita Von Teese is giving magnificent face I think I will have to award best overall to Camilla Belle and her prodigious brows. Dita ruined it with the velvet shower curtain thing she’s wearing.
February 22, 2009 at 2:44 pm by Soleil
I challenge all of you “It’s only the lighting, it’s a different angle, she’s just matured a bit, I think she’s lost/gained weight, what are you talking about she looks exactly the same” delusionaries to tell me that the classically beautiful Debra Messing isn’t a Botox/Restalyne/collagen and perhaps scalpel junkie. Right. Because I know when I’m in harshly lit environments, my upper lip doubles in size too.
I know I sound angry and I am. Debra Messing is one of the most stunning women in the world. Look at the top picture of her from four years ago. She seriously believed she had to improve that? Though I am suspicious of the cheekbones, prominent nose bridge and startled eyes she now possesses, I am hoping and praying that this is just a chemical renovation that, like a nightmare, will eventually fade.
I’m so flustered right now. Okay. Others there, and by ”there” I mean the Damages Season 2 premiere, include William Hurt, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan, Timothy Olyphant and Glenn Close who is apparently busing tables at Pirate’s Landing Seafood Shanty when not attending Sisters of Sappho meetings.
December 14, 2008 at 1:28 pm by Wendie
Debra Messing hits it out of the ballpark at the SAG awards.
It seems like she’s FINALLY lost that baby weight, and she looks fantastic!
January 27, 2008 at 10:30 pm by Evil Beet
Nah, I’m kidding. She was actually dressed like that in the Hamptons. But she may as well have been filming that movie. It can’t do any worse than The Wedding Date, right?
Photo credit: Buzz Foto