Sally Hershberger is both a celebrity hairstylist and a celebrity, having appeared on Shear Genius. The creator behind Meg Ryan's "shag", '80s supermodel hair, and Hillary Clinton's Vogue cover talks to us about what it's like creating these memorable looks and the launch of her new line.
It's hard to believe it's been a little more than 20 years since When Harry Met Sally first came onto the big screen. Growing up, it was one of my favorite films, not only because the dialogue was sharp and witty, but because I coveted Sally Albright's cool city-girl wardrobe, along with her very trendy-at-the-moment spiral-permed hair. While Meg Ryan's pouffy 'do might be a little dated, some of the makeup looks from the flick translate nicely into a modern-day palette.
Take this rich pink and muted, cool-toned gray style that Meg wears during one of the film's most memorable moments —the New Year's Eve party scene. To get the look at home, wear a pink blush along with a gloss or shiny lipstick in the same color family. Emphasize the eyes with a charcoal-toned liner and smoked-out shadows. Check out my widget below for a few suggestions.
Nearly a year ago to date, I let you know that Meg Ryan had listed her six-bedroom, seven-bath Bel-Air home for the tune of $19.5 million. With no bites, she took it off the market in February. Now, she's relisted the property with a new real estate agent, knocking the price down to $14.2 million. Even though Meg's been reeling in the big-screen bucks since the '80s, I suspect that even for her, a $5 million loss makes a difference. Think of all the Joe Versus the Volcano-style vacations she could take with that moola!
The listing for the Holmby Hills-area Spanish-style compound reads:
Museum quality restoration of a classic Spanish estate sited on promontory with wide open city and ocean views across layers of greenery. Wonderful arches, resort-like grounds and complete privacy. Stenciled and painted wood ceilings, tiles, ironwork, rich wood floors, doors and windows, arches, etc. French doors throughout open to loggia, dining pavilion, expansive lawn and pool. Stunning kitchen, generous living room and dining room, separate bar room, two family rooms and screening room.
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Jenna Elfman's character on Accidentally on Purpose recently made a crack that she knows the stages of womanhood by Meg Ryan movies, and it immediately made me miss seeing the actress in romantic comedies. The trailer for Serious Moonlight may look like a twisted rom-com, but hey, there's mention of love and definitely comedy, so I'm interested.
From the late Adrienne Shelley (who wrote Waitress) and directed by Curb Your Enthusiasm's Cheryl Hines, Serious Moonlight portrays Ryan as a woman who kinda loses it when she learns of her husband's affair with a younger woman (played by Timothy Hutton and Kristen Bell, respectively). I'm hoping this isn't just a crazy woman on display, and that the female filmmakers give it some grounding — I would so love to welcome Meg Ryan back into the funny actress fold. Also, look out for Justin Long in a small part as a petty criminal.
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Mary-Kate Olsen and Debra Messing teamed up for the second time yesterday to attend the Tribeca Film Festival's Awards Night party in NYC. As a juror, Mary-Kate has been busy all week attending cinema-related events, but she's still made time to hang out with her fashion friends. She moved on from the bash with Debra to another one with Madonna, Jesus Luz, and her own boyfriend Nate. It's usually Mary-Kate who makes the headlines in their relationship, but unfortunately Nate recently made waves with an ill-received piece of art. Even if Nate's subject to a little bad press, Mary-Kate still seems happy to be right by his side.
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I've been perusing the long list of interesting-looking movies scheduled for this year's Tribeca Film Festival, which starts this week. Some of them, like Serious Moonlight, are starting to earn some buzz, and I'm anxious to find out what festivalgoers think once they've screened.
This movie looks interesting but no matter what happens, I'll always have bittersweet associations with it. Serious Moonlight will mark Cheryl Hines's directorial debut, and she worked with a screenplay written by the late Adrienne Shelly who was tragically murdered just before her movie Waitress opened in theaters. So while I'm obviously looking forward to more material from the wonderful Shelly, it's also another reminder of her untimely death.
After she arrives at her country home for a romantic weekend getaway, things don't go exactly as planned for high-powered Manhattan lawyer Louise (Meg Ryan): Her husband of 13 years, Ian (Timothy Hutton), tells her he's leaving her for a younger woman (Kristen Bell). Soon Ian finds himself held captive by an oddly cool Louise, who explains that she won't release him until he commits to working on their marriage.
I love the idea of a movie about a woman kidnapping her cheating husband. What say you? Interested in learning more about this one?
Sleepless in Seattle to Become Broadway Musical "Horses, horses, horses, horses . . ." I hope one of the songs in the Sleepless in Seattle Broadway musical begins like that, patterned after Meg Ryan's little moment singing along to the holiday tune in her car. According to Variety, the script for Sleepless in Seattle — The Musical is about half finished, and about 18 songs have been written.
"Horses, horses, horses, horses. . . ."
I hope one of the songs in the Sleepless in Seattle Broadway musical begins like that, patterned after Meg Ryan's little moment singing along to the holiday tune in her car. According to Variety, the script for Sleepless in Seattle — The Musical is about half finished, and about 18 songs have been written. The article notes, "Sticking to plot of the Sleepless pic, the new tuner follows a cross-country romance arranged by a young boy for his widowed father. Storyline will remain set in the early 1990s."
I'm glad to hear that, since I think part of the movie's greatness is that it's so quintessentially '90s — back before Internet dating made it not so unusual at all to find love 3,000 miles away (actually, before the Internet made it much easier to find people in general) and before acronyms (like Jessica's MFEO = Made For Each Other) were commonly used as text message communication. I'm not going to lie, I'll probably see this production, just to find out how on earth they do it.
What do you think? And what are some suggestions for musical numbers to include in the stage musical? Would you want to see it?