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Blind Items Revealed

June 17, 2011

This primarily television actress was probably up to a B a few years ago, but has since dropped down to C. This happens when you disappear from the public eye. Never really catching on, she has a new series starting in the fall, but producers are thinking of replacing her as the star with someone more publicity friendly. The reason? The show is so difficult to get into they need someone who will come make people watch for a few weeks.

Debra Messing (Guess they should have picked someone else)

24 comments:

omchill said...

Aw not really her fault. I'm a fan.

DontRainOnMyPrada said...

Was this about Smash? I found the first couple of episodes compelling, but quickly lost interest and never watched again. And I am a big fan of musicals and Broadway.

DontRainOnMyPrada said...

And it was nothing to do w Messing...it was the writing. Tell a compelling story and people will stick with it!!

NaughtyNurse said...

I never saw Smash, but Debra is a fantastic actress. I think it was the premise of the show that wasn't compelling enough--not her fault.

NaughtyNurse said...

And by the way, Debra was an A list television actress for a good long stretch of time. She just needs another well-written show.

RangersGirl said...

I don't think Debra Messing should get the blame. I stopped watching before the end of the first season, it went downhill rapidly. The scripts were a big part of the problem. I really wanted to love it. I didn't care for Katherine McPhee tbh.

Rome said...

LOL - She must really be a bitch because Enty definitely has a stinger on for her. Too bad. I always liked her on Will & Grace but especially on Ned & Stacey.

Henriette said...

This is dated 2011, so wasn't that earlier than Smash?

0_0 said...

@Henriette- Yes. Like while Smash was being produced.

West End Girl said...

Mcphee is why the show failed. The moment Spielberg cast her and demanded they derail the original stories to prop her dead shark eyes is when everyone knew the ship was sinking.

CitizenYoungstown said...

Didn't she also disappear from the public eye because she's Coke Mom?

AKM said...

I like DM. (I don't think she's Coke Mom, either; I think it's Angie H.) West End Girl is right and that trick McPhee is the reason the show blew.

Essie said...

Messing was the right pick; McPhee was not. The failure of Smash had nothing to do with Debra Messing.

Deirdre G said...

Messing was pretty good in season 2 of Smash, but awful in season 1. It was impossible to forget that she was "acting". I agreed though that the writing was bad. Overall the second season was better as they seemed to just start having fun, probably when they knew they were being cancelled.

DontRainOnMyPrada said...

Well, from what little I watched of the beginning of smash, I liked Debra Messing and her gay partner. I didn't like McPhee and I guess that was mostly because of her lack of charisma. She's beautiful and all, but comes across like milquetoast.

DontRainOnMyPrada said...

And I know he has a name but I'm too lazy to look it up. I just know he was married to Sutton Foster and then had an affair w Laura Bell Bundy and then divorced Sutton. The biggest surprise to me was that he's not gay irl. ;) okrrrrr?

Sherry said...

Yeah producers nice work. Blame the show on someone who had real talent. Sometimes, no matter how damn good you are, you simply cannot rise above the material.

Munch said...

Debra was good in the show, always love watching her. @Prada - I know! No IDEA he was straight! Shows he can act.

I LOVED Jack Davenport, but then again I always have, right from the early days of Coupling. Anjelica Huston was great camping it up and the vacant Katharine McPhee was nothing short of atrocious. She just can't act. Not even believable for a Depends commercial, which is round about where her performance was.

Such a shame to waste a great cast on such a dreadful non-presence. She actually makes a room feel empty by her presence.

janette said...

Knowing her real story of how she was married and cheated made it really hard for some of us to watch her do it in her TV show too.

NaughtyNurse said...

I have to wonder why in the world Spielberg cast McPhee. It was a mighty strange choice when the rest of the cast was so talented. She must have really performed well at her-ahem-wink wink-"audition."

TeeTee said...

I thought I was the only person on the planet that liked Ned & Stacey! lol

Henriette said...

Katherine McPhee is one of those unfortunate people who has talent but no charisma. She's just not that interesting.

Anonymous said...

Rome & Tee Tee: add two more Ned and Stacey fans (+ Rach and + Mr Rach)

califblondy said...

Tritto, I loved that show.

I think Debra has a new show on CBS.

Her part on Smash was semi-supporting so I can't see the need to replace her. Smash went sideways the second season and I'm still bummed it didn't make it.

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