Meryl Streep and her daughter Mamie Gummer stepped out of their Vancouver hotel together yesterday. The duo spent time up north just as news of Mamie's split from her husband, Ben Walker, was announced. Mamie and Ben were married in the Summer of 2011 after meeting in 2008 while working on the Broadway play Dangerous Liaisons. Ben was recently back on stage in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof while Mamie has been focused on the small screen. Her show Emily Owens, M.D. was canceled after just one season, but she's already signed on for the CBS pilot Backstrom opposite Rainn Wilson.
Mamie Gummer has a bit of weight on her shoulders as the title character in The CW's new series Emily Owens, M.D., but it's a challenge that she's ready for. When I recently sat down with the actress (who is Meryl Streep's daughter), she discussed how playing a doctor on Off the Map helped prepare for this role, even if she's not exactly a medical expert in real life. She also made an early pick for Emily's love triangle and revealed which TV doctor she'd love to have on the show. Check out the interview before Emily Owens premieres tonight.
Watch out, Zoe Hart, there's a new doctor coming to The CW. Mamie Gummer (daughter of Meryl Streep!) headlines Emily Owens, M.D. as a former high school nerd who's ready to make a fresh start in her first year as a doctor. Unfortunately, her teenage nemesis is working at the same hospital, standing in the way of Emily's dreams of leaving her dorky past behind her. Get the scoop on the show before tonight's premiere!
- What it's about: Emily Owens couldn't be more excited for her first day as a doctor, especially when she spies her med school crush, Will (Justin Hartley), in the locker room. As we learn from her inner monologue, Emily is ready to embrace adulthood and get her personal life together. Will's not the only familiar face at her new hospital, though; she soon learns that a high school mean girl named Cassandra (Aja Naomi King) will be working right by her side.
- Where it works: Gummer is delightfully awkward to watch and feels like a breath of fresh air on a network that includes effortlessly put-together characters on shows like Gossip Girl and 90210. There are also plenty of supporting players, ensuring that the series isn't completely dependent on Emily's crush on Will or her rivalry with Cassandra; Michael Rady (whom you may recognize from Melrose Place) is perfect as an endearing, sweet resident; Kelly McCreary plays Tyra, who just may be one of Emily's only allies at the hospital.
- Where it doesn't: There's a good balance of comedy and drama here, but some of the medical aspects feel contrived. Emily bonds with a young patient in the pilot (she's the only one who can get through to her thanks to her bedside manner), and it feels like something we've seen a million times before. In general, the mix of personalities and entanglements are very familiar, so this might not be your new show if you're looking for something fresh.
- When it's on: Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on The CW.
- You might like this show if: You wish Grey's Anatomy would be rebooted with a new cast.
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Calvin Klein supported their newest fabulous jeans model, Kate Bosworth, hosting a premiere of 21 with the Cinema Society in NY last night. Kate looked adorable, as usual, in a more conservative — compared to her Vegas screening look — LBD. Maybe Manhattan makes her want to dress in all black? Sadly, her cutie boyfriend didn't make it to this one either, but at least she's got an adorable costar in Jim Sturgess to join her on the red carpet.
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Uh oh, looks like Ryan Phillippe didn't pack any smiles for his trip to NYC for last night's Stop-Loss premiere. Sad face. He also doesn't seem to have packed his costars Channing Tatum or Joseph Gordon-Levitt, not to mention Miss Abbie Cornish. That's all okay, though, because special thanks to all those workouts Ryan brings enough handsome for the whole lot of 'em. Just maybe a little bit sleepy.
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We have just three days to go until the Oscars and that means we're down to just a couple more career tips from the women that make it happen in Hollywood. Glamour got director Kimberly Pierce to talk about her success secrets. Remember a little movie called Boys Don't Cry that won Hilary Swank an Academy Award? Kimberly directed it.
I love what she has to say about working with others. She said, "Collaborate with smart people. That will allow you to work hard, follow your gut and make mistakes."
Mamie Gummer stars in Kimberly's newest movie, Stop-Loss, and the actress talked about why Kimberly is a role model. "Kimberly is tough when she needs to be and tender when she needs to be — striking that balance isn't easy. With actors, she was very giving, but when she needed to throw down with the money man, she did."
Claire Danes made her big Broadway debut last night at the opening of Pygmalion. She had lots of fans in the audience to cheer her on, including her boyfriend Hugh Dancy, plus Zac Posen, Blythe Danner and Chloe Sevigny — not a bad turnout. Unfortunately for Claire, her performance is only getting mixed reviews. On the bright side, this is her first attempt at theater, so maybe she'll get another chance to wow the critics in the future.
Check out Claire looking modest on stage and showing off her sexy backless dress at the after party. Plus, there are lots more pics from opening night including Rosie Perez, Mamie Gummer and Eric Murdoch so just read more