Last month, we were sadly forced to reveal that John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan had ended their three year relationship as living in different cities was taking its toll and they just weren’t getting to see enough of each other. However, John’s really not ready to give it up and would get back with Meg in a heartbeat because apparently she’s a pretty swell lady.
“I’m very happy with the time I’ve spent with Meg Ryan,” he told The Associated Press. “She’s a beautiful girl and I know that I will never, ever, ever be with a funnier girl than her. Not gonna happen. I’m grateful for the three and a half years we’ve been together.”
So is it over?
“Nothing’s over,” he said. “Nothing’s over. I never say die for anything. Do you ever quit on anything?”
Okay, so that’s kinda sweet and adorable. I don’t know why I feel that way, but I do. Now I want them to get back together. Pick up the phone, Meg!! Make the call!!
I must admit, I totally forgot that Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp were ever dating. They totally were! They’ve been together since 2011! Some people were even saying they were going to get married! That last bit unfortunately isn’t going to happen now, however, because just as quickly as their love was bestowed upon us (or me, since I forgot), it’s been cruelly ripped away: they’ve broken up.
“It was the distance,” a source tells PEOPLE. “She lives in New York and he resides in Indiana. It was the long distance that ultimately was the cause.”
The pair – who were last spotted together in May – became an item in late 2010, shortly after Mellencamp’s split from wife Elaine after 18 years of marriage.
Ah, what a shame. But wait – Mellencamp lives in INDIANA? That’s a bit random. Not necessarily a city you’d pick if you were in the height of your music career, I would think, but hey, to each his own.
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I can’t remember where I read it recently, but I think it was Robin Williams who said he was pursuing TV work because that’s where the money seems to be these days. I guess Meg Ryan got that memo, since she’s just signed on to star in and produce her own NBC sitcom. The series, by Family Ties writer Marc Lawrence, will see Meg as a former bigtime New York editor returning to the industry. Sounds potentially promising.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
In the half-hour single-camera comedy from writer and former Family Ties Emmy nominee Marc Lawrence, Ryan will play a sunny, devoted and desperately nonconfrontational single mom who decides to return to her New York publishing house where she was once a brilliant editor to find that she now works for Brenda, a neurotic 30-year-old who was once her former intern. Now she must find a way to keep her boss, her teenage kids, her almost ex-husband and her meddlesome mother-in-law all happy, which results in her overcomplicating every situation and somehow always making it worse.
Ryan will executive produce the project with manager Jane Berliner for Universal Television and Lawrence’s Reserve Room Productions.
When’s the last time you’ve seen Meg Ryan in, well… anything besides TBS’s numerous showings of When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle? This could be a career comeback, or it could be a total flop. That remains to be seen, but I’d at least give it a go.
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What a week it’s been. We came off of She Who Must Not Be Named and all other kinds of hot mess outfits at the VMAs and ended with Daniel Radcliffe doing this (above). A lot going on. Here are the best, worst, and WTF celebrity looks of the week — end of August.
Click to find out my best, worst, and WTF picks!
Meg Ryan hasn’t done much lately. Though I’m sure she’s done a slew of straight to Netflix films over these past years, all I can remember her doing lately is an atrocious film called Serious Moonlight in 2009 in which she plays a wife who flips out when she finds out her husband is cheating, so she holds him hostage by duct taping him to the toilet. So really, anything she’s done since is an upgrade.
She doesn’t go out and about much, so I thought we could all take a gander at these photos of her from the Taormina Filmfest in Italy that were taken yesterday. Yeah, she’s still doing stuff to her face. Oh well.
Guys, look! It’s Meg Ryan, and it’s almost—almost—like all that plastic surgery never happened, right? It looks like her naturally-pretty face has settled into something similar to normality, and what a shock! I never thought that Meg Ryan would look anything like this:
Again! I mean, honestly! It’s cause for celebration! Meg Ryan’s face isn’t grotesquely swollen with fillers, freezers, or follicle removers (?)! Mark this day on your calendars, guys—it just might mean that there’s a new Meg Ryan movie somewhere far, far away on the horizon.
As for her nips, well. They’re still kind of doing their own thing, entirely separate from what Meg herself has going on. But hey. That’s cool. I always dig a chick with a mind of her own.
What do you guys think—love it? Leave it?
We all know this tragic tale: some young girl starts out with a truly lovely face, she goes to Hollywood, gets praise for her face, a few years go by, and she ends up absolutely destroying her good looks in an effort to preserve them. It’s sad, it is, but it happens everyday. And that little story is the basis for today’s blind item:
Which perky All-American actress has had so much cosmetic surgery that producers on her comeback film added a clause in her contract that she can’t get nipped or tucked until after the movie’s release? She’s desperate to make her way back to the A-list, but movie execs fear when the film comes out no one will recognize her on the big screen.
Meg Ryan. A thousand times Meg Ryan. We all know what she’s done to her face, but just in case you need a quick reference:
Oh, Meg. Lay off the Botox and the Mellencock, and then maybe the world will be ready for another magical romcom. Do it for the fans!
Any other guesses?