When Chandra Wilson and Jim Parsons announce the Emmy nominations next Thursday, we’re not expecting to hear Justin Kirk’s named called. And, frankly, his exclusion will be warranted: Not even Mr. Kirk was able to withstand the shoddy fourth season of Weeds, which coated every actor on the show, no matter how talented, Read More
Poor Mary-Louise Parker. Our favorite straw-chewing, iced coffee-drinking actress is officially wasting her time on Weeds. The fifth season premiere of the once-great Showtime series aired last night, and, for those of you hoping it would be a return to form, we’ve got some bad news: It wasn’t. Alternatively both unfunny and non-dramatic, Weeds is Read More
Has a play ever been revived with more alarming frequency than Hedda Gabler (1890)? As Ibsen’s ghost was heard protesting in Kristiania, Norway, only last weekend: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”
Hedda Gabler is apparently the only play that Henrik Ibsen ever wrote. While the derided revival Read More
Someone has been looking through the trash cans of the West Village’s celebrity residents and sending their finds to Page Six. So far, they’ve turned up evidence of Mary-Lousie Parker‘s thyroid problem. Good work, guys! [P6]
One rockstar’s model daughter is as good as another: When Bijou Phillips had to cancel on Chrissie Miller‘s latest Read More
The fourth season of Weeds received a slap in the face last week in the form of a blog posting over at the San Francisco Bay Guardian that proclaimed the show has "pretty much sucked."
We’d like to disagree but saying Weeds has "sucked" is being kind. The once vibrant, funny and sharply Read More
We find it hard to believe that Summer will draw to a close this weekend. Normally we’re a bit melancholy at this time of year; it must be the remnants of our youth, when seeing Jerry Lewis’ annual Labor Day Telethon on Channel 9 meant the school year was just around the corner.
This year Read More
Seems like Showtime’s Weeds stars have caught the stage bug recently. First, Hunter Parrish makes his Broadway debut in Spring Awakening on Aug. 18. Now Mary-Louise Parker, the MILF who plays his drug-dealer mom on Showtime’s Weeds, will trot back onto Broadway too. She’ll star in a revival of Henrik Ibsen’s classic Hedda Gabler in Read More
In Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone, there’s a wonderfully ghoulish true story about a cell phone that started ringing inside a coffin.
It happened in Belgium some five years ago: The grieving family of the deceased had gathered at the funeral parlor to say a private, loving farewell around the sealed coffin when Read More
THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES
RUNNING TIME 97 minutes
WRITTEN BY Karey Kirkpatrick, David Berenbaum, John Sayles
DIRECTED BY Mark Waters
STARRING Nick Nolte, Mary-Louise Parker, Martin Short
I suggest you see The Spiderwick Chronicles accompanied by a small child. Without the 7-year-old next to me, I probably wouldn’t have a clue what it’s all about. I Read More
In her free time from playing a MILF who slings weed on Showtime, Mary-Louise Parker will appear in Curtains, the musical comedy whodunit, currently starring David Hyde Pierce (from Frasier) on Broadway. It’ll only be for one night though (dang!) at "A Musical Celebration of Broadway Honoring Roger Berlind" in the Rockefeller Plaza Rainbow Read More