Debra Messing opens up about marriage splitPublished on: 6 May, 2012 (1) Comment
Debra Messing has spoken for the first time about her marriage breakdown.
The split coincided with Debra – who has a seven-year-old son Roman with Daniel – relocating from Los Angeles to New York to shoot new TV show ‘Smash’ and she admits the amount of changes in her life were tough for her to deal with.
In an interview in the June issue Ladies’ Home Journal magazine, she said: ‘It’s like 20 years. It’s a very long time. When I say the move to New York was traumatic, it was traumatic because every aspect of my life was going through a huge change.’
Although when Debra said her vows she thought she was marrying for life, she thinks the concept of marriage is becoming outdated because of changes in modern society.
She added: ‘I think the idea of a partner for life is incredibly romantic. But now we’re living to 100. A hundred years ago people were dying at age 37. Till death do us part was a much different deal.’
Debra is now believed to be dating her ‘Smash’ co-star Will Chase – who separated from his wife, Broadway star Stephanie Gibson, last year.
Debra Messing, Warren Littlefield Discuss ‘Must See TV’ on TODAYPublished on: 28 April, 2012 (0) Comments!
On this morning’s TODAY show, former NBC President of Entertainment Warren Littlefield and SMASH star Debra Messings discussed Littlefield’s new book entitled “Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV”.
“Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV” is an insiders’ account of the greatest era in television history, told by the actors, writers, directors, producers, and the network executives who made it happen, and watched it all fall apart. The popular series during this era of TV included Seinfeld, Friends, Frasier, ER, Cheers, Law & Order and Will & Grace.
Warren Littlefield was the NBC President of Entertainment who oversaw the Peacock Network’s rise from also-ran to a division that generated a billion dollars in profits. In this fast-paced and exceptionally entertaining oral history, Littlefield and NBC luminaries including Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Kelsey Grammer, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Julianna Marguiles, Anthony Edwards, Noah Wylie, Debra Messing, Jack Welch, Jimmy Burrows, Helen Hunt, and Dick Wolf vividly recapture the incredible era of Must See TV.
From 1993 through 1998, NBC exploded every conventional notion of what a broadcast network could accomplish with the greatest prime-time line-up in television history. On Thursday nights, a cavalcade of groundbreaking comedies and dramas streamed into homes, attracting a staggering 75 million viewers and generating more revenue than all other six nights of programming combined. The road to success, however, was a rocky one.
View this morning’s interview on TODAY below!
What Debra Messing Thinks of Her Nude Pics in AllurePublished on: 21 April, 2012 (0) Comments!
Debra Messing is a smash hit in the new issue of Allure that features the magazine’s annual spread with celebs posing in the buff.
And while the Smash actress is thrilled that her fans are loving her seductive shoot (Anderson Cooper’s reaction: “Hubba, hubba!”), she can’t help but wonder why the mag wanted her now, even though she’s been on the Hollywood scene since 1995.
“This is Allure’s annual nude issue, and there are several of us, several actresses. Why they decided to wait until I was 43 to ask me, I don’t know,” she jokes to Cooper during an appearance on his show, which airs April 23.
Also flaunting their bare bods in the spread: Dancing with the Stars’ Maria Menounos, supermogul/model Heidi Klum, Person of Interest‘s Taraji P. Henson, GCB‘s Leslie Bibb, and V‘s Morena Baccarin.
Messing, who has been quietly dating her Smash costar Will Chace, also opens up to Cooper about her own celebrity TV crush: The Voice‘s Cee Lo Green!
“He is so sexy!” Messing tells the host, who retorts with, “Cee Lo Green? The guy who strokes the cat?”
“How crazy is that cat?” she answers. “That made him even cooler to me, that crazy cat. It’s the fact that [Cee Lo] wears red all the time and he’s got that smile and he’s got the glasses. He’s nurturing but he’s naughty, you know he’s naughty, but yet he just wants everyone to love and be good and music.”
Tune into Messing’s full interview with Cooper when Anderson airs Monday, April 23.
Why TV Terrifies Debra MessingPublished on: 15 April, 2012 (0) Comments!
At last night’s gala celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, we spotted Debra Messing and Will Chase. The real-life couple play estranged lovers on ABC’s new hit show, Smash. The series, which chronicles the making of a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe, is packed with A-list stars including Uma Thurman, who made her TV debut this week. Smash was just picked up for a second season, but Messing’s looking forward to stuffing her few months of free time with adventures and good deeds.
ELLE: There’s barely a month left of Smash’s first season! How do you feel?
DM: It has been such an adventure. It’s required 90% of the cast to relocate from Los Angeles, so there’s been a great amount of emotional investment put into the show. I believed in it from the first moment I read the pilot. I still feel incredibly blessed and grateful to be a part of that show and that world. I feel like there are just a lot more stories to tell. I’m so thrilled that we’re going to have another season ahead of us.
ELLE: What’s going to happen in the next season?
DM: I don’t know, that’s the brilliance of it. Every week we would be called together as a full cast to read the next week’s script, and every week inevitably I would exclaim in the middle of the reading, “Oh, my God, are you kidding me,” because there would be some revelation that was completely unexpected, and everyone would laugh, and it became like a running joke. That’s kind of one of the wonderful things about television, the thing that makes television terrifying. It’s something that Uma Thurman and I spoke about because it was the first time she had done television. She was like when you’re in a film, it’s a finite thing, it’s a two-hour story, you know how it ends, and you can craft your character, you have all the information. In television you only have the information that’s been given to you so far, and at any moment your character can become something completely opposite from what you thought it was. That requires a completely different kind of muscle, and I think it’s exciting.
ELLE: What are you up to now that season one has wrapped?
DM: I’m a global ambassador for YouthAIDS, a non-governmental organization under the umbrella of Population Services International. AIDS has been something that I have been focused on for a very long time. The last trip I made was to Zimbabwe. My next trip is in May and I’ll be going to Zambia. When I went to Africa it was an epiphany for me, it changed me. I’m going for twelve days.
Debra Messing Bares All for AllurePublished on: 14 April, 2012 (2) Comments
Debra Messing show off her beautiful body in a photoshoot for Allure Magazines upcoming Look Better Naked issue. All I can say is… WOW!!
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