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.
October 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
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!
September 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
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.
June 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
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?
July 12, 2012 at 10:30 am by Sarah
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.
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?
September 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm by Emily
Former America’s Sweetheart and current Frankenface Meg Ryan was photographed leaving her beau John Cougar Mellencamp’s recent show in Toronto with a thick gold band on a certain special finger. The actress and the musician have been quietly dating for a couple of months now.
What do I think of these two together? I think they’re perfect for each other. Neither one of them is the huge star that they used to be, but they were both at one time considered to be one of the best in their respective fields. It seems like they’re in really similar places in their lives and like they’d get along just great.
But just one thing: Doesn’t that ring on Meg’s finger look a lot more like a wedding band then an engagement ring? Is it remotely possible that these two are already hitched? Both of their reps are refusing to comment on this story and maybe that’s because they have something way bigger to hide than a measly engagement.