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Billy Crystal talks WHMS and Chaplin Award Gala

May 6, 2014 • by admin • Comments Offevents, interview, when harry met sally

Third and last update for today (scroll below to see the other two!). Entertainment Weekly had Mindy Kaling interview Billy Crystal last week. In it, he talks about his chemistry with Meg Ryan and their reunion last week at the Chaplin Award Gala. LOVE these quotes!

CRYSTAL: Well, we were casting the movie, I was cast before she was. So many terrific actresses came in — all really, to this day, very strong, terrific, present talents and very well known, all of whom we had a good thing. It was always, “Well, she could do it. She could do it. She’d be great. She’d be great.” And then Meg came in and we didn’t even read a scene, and we all knew it was her. It’s just one of those indefinable things that when we started talking we were them already, you know? And what was really interesting was Meg had auditioned for Throw Momma From the Train (1987), which was the movie I did before Harry and Sally, to play my girlfriend, and the same thing happened. It was right after she was in Top Gun, and she was so great in Top Gun. And she came in and Danny DeVito was directing the movie, and I said, “Well, God, it’s so natural.” And I said, “What was that? We weren’t even trying and it was just great.” And he didn’t cast her because he felt for that character he wanted that she was a tad young. And I’ve always wondered if Danny had cast her and she had played my girlfriend, would Rob [Reiner] have said, “Well, I just saw you do that. I want something fresh.” I don’t know. But the mystery of Meg and I was just — there was no mystery. We just hit it off.

KALING: You just hit it off…
CRYSTAL: It’s like a love at first sight. And I’ll tell you an interesting anecdote, and I’m sorry you weren’t there, because I know how much you love the movie.

KALING: Oh yes, we did an episode [of The Mindy Project] called “Harry & Sally,” and everyone loved it the most, and then the finale has to do a lot with it.
CRYSTAL: So, Monday Rob was honored at Lincoln Center–

KALING: I read about this, yes.
CRYSTAL: And Meg and I walked out on stage together for the first time as a couple in 25 years. We’ve rarely seen each other over time — once in a while, you know how that is. So, when Rob was being honored, we got in touch and we started e-mailing, and we talked on the phone a couple of times, [talking about] what we might want to say and what to stay away from and so on and so forth. Then she came over and we spent an hour together on Sunday, the day before the event, and it was like it had never stopped. We both went, “Isn’t this something?” We just fell into each other all over again.

KALING: Wow!
CRYSTAL: My Burns and her Gracie, you know, it really was that all over again. It was just, I hate this word, but it was delicious. So then when we walked out on stage together to “It Had to Be You” — nobody had any idea we were together. They snuck her in and out of Lincoln Center.

KALING: Oh, my God, I would have passed out.
CRYSTAL: And we walked out and the people went crazy. And we got to the podium and we just started talking, told stories, overlapped each other, giggled with each other. Besides the audience loving it, I said to them, “For those of you who wanted a sequel all these years, well, this is it.” And then we walked offstage and there was a monitor backstage and it showed the New Year’s Eve scene — the last scene in the movie where I had that speech to her — and we just held hands and looked at it. And [my character is] telling her, “You’re the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night…,” “…when you want the rest of your life to start right away” — you know, all of those great lines. And we just looked at each other and just smiled and hugged each other. It was, like, perfect. It was really perfect. So, it’s that undefinable kind of thing that you call “chemistry” that I call…it’s like a magic that happens. It’s kismet. It’s meant to be. And you don’t have that with a lot of people.

KALING: It’s incredible that it didn’t feel like any time had passed. That, to me, is really the most remarkable thing.
CRYSTAL: It was astounding. And really Rob, who put us together, really created happily ever after for people with this movie. You believe in happily ever after. That’s why there was no sequel. We talked about it with [writer] Nora [Ephron] on and off, and we said, “Why? What are you going to do?” You know, “Where do you go?” People want to believe they’re okay, then they’re fine. (…) SOURCE

Meg and Daisy out and about in NYC

May 6, 2014 • by admin • Comments Offcandids, jack & daisy

CelebrityBabyScoop has a couple of pictures of Meg Ryan and daughter Daisy on a shopping trip in and around Soho NYC on Sunday afternoon. The couple treated themselves to icecream and were seen carrying shoppingbags from Marni and Strand Book Store. Click on the picture to be forwarded!

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Update on possible film locations for ‘Ithaca’

May 6, 2014 • by admin • Comments OffIthaca, movies

Last month Meg was seen in Virginia and Ohio to look for possible film locations for ‘Ithaca’. Looks like she will soon be making a choice between the two states, according to the following report:

Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Monday that he spoke by phone with actress Meg Ryan for an hour Monday morning to persuade her to shoot an upcoming movie in Virginia.

McAuliffe said the state is competing with Ohio and that Ryan will visit Virginia next month. Published reports have said that Ryan, who has starred in such films as “When Harry Met Sally…,” will direct and star in a movie based on a William Saroyan novel, “The Human Comedy.”

Tom Hanks reportedly will serve as executive producer, which could boost the state’s odds. Hanks was in Hampton Roads in 2012 to shoot “Captain Phillips”. (…) SOURCE

L’Wren Scott Memorial Service

May 3, 2014 • by admin • Comments Offevents, gallery

Designer L’Wren Scott was remembered Friday evening at a celebrity-filled Manhattan memorial service attended by luminaries of the fashion world and Hollywood, including Anna Wintour, Graydon Carter Julianna Moore, Meg Ryan and Baz Luhrman.

The service for Scott, a noted fashion designer and stylist who committed suicide March 17, was held at St. Bartholomew’s Church on Park Avenue. Scott’s longtime companion, rocker Mick Jagger, was present and sang Bob Dylan’s “Just Like a Woman” in her honor.



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Gallery update: 41st Chaplin Award Gala

Apr 29, 2014 • by admin • Comments Offevents, gallery, when harry met sally

Meg was one of the celebrities, with Billy Crystal, Martin Scorsese, Michael Douglas and James Caan, paying tribute to Rob Reiner, 41st recepient of the Chaplin Awards, in New York last night (see earlier post). She skipped the red carpet and diner afterwards, but check the gallery for pictures of her and Crystal at the gala!


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41st Chaplin Award Gala for Rob Reiner

Apr 29, 2014 • by admin • Comments Offevents, when harry met sally

All eyes were on Rob Reiner last night as the director’s famous friends, colleagues and co-stars payed tribute to this year’s Chaplin Award recipient at the Lincoln Center. Reiner was the 41st recipient of the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s award. Meg was one of the celebrities paying tribute, together with Billy Crystal. Variety has a nice write-up here and the website Indiewire reports:

Folks including Billy Crystal, Michael Douglas, Martin Scorsese, James Caan and Meg Ryan paid tribute to the director, best known for “This is Spinal Tap,” “When Harry Met Sally,” “The Princess Bride,” “Stand By Me,” and “A Few Good Men.” There was also an exclusive peek at the upcoming documentary “The Case Against 8,” in which Reiner, a gay rights activist, appears, and another one for his upcoming romantic comedy, “And So It Goes” (out wide on July 11th).

Below are some of the most memorable quotes from the evening. Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan reminiscence about shooting “When Harry Met Sally”‘s most infamous scene:

Billy Crystal: “The scene that everyone talks about the most –”

Meg Ryan: “Was the longest day for me.”

Crystal: “It was one of the greatest days for me.”

Ryan: “I had to have thirty to forty orgasms that day.”

Crystal: “Which was an average day for me when I was 16.”

Ryan: “It was embarrassing to do that in front of strangers. The first take I was very tentative. Rob was not happy. I could tell because he was schvitzing. Finally he said, ‘Meg let me just show you what I want.’”

Crystal: “So Meg steps out and Rob sits down.”

Ryan: “And Rob says to me, ‘Pay close attention.’”

Crystal: “So Rob proceeds to have an orgasm. He’s pounding and pounding on the table. Those little spice balls on pickles — they’re flying everywhere. I’m thinking, ‘I pity the woman who has to go through this.’”

Ryan: “It was a hard act to follow.”

Crystal: “I was getting a little excited actually. So Rob takes me aside and goes, “Buddy, I shouldn’t have done that. I just had an orgasm in front of my mother.” (…)

Gallery update: out and about in Soho

Apr 26, 2014 • by admin • Comments Offcandids, gallery, sightings

After spending the Easter weekend with Daisy and John in Durham, North Carolina (TY for the sightings), Meg Ryan was spotted out and about by the paparazzi in Soho yesterday.
Updated 04-29: added another set of candids of Meg all smiles while running errands yesterday in NYC to the gallery.


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‘How I Met Your Mother’ spin-off

Apr 24, 2014 • by admin • Comments Offgeneral, television

Several serious entertainment sites are reporting Meg will lend her voice to one of the main characters in the upcoming ‘How I Met Your Mother’ spin-off! Funny how her characters name is Sally! Article below is from the Entertainment Weekly website.

The mother has a voice: Meg Ryan has been cast as the narrator for CBS’ How I Met Your Mother spin-off.

The actress has landed the unseen vocal role in the How I Met Your Dad pilot, which is considered an obvious front-runner for a series order for CBS’ schedule next season. She’ll supply the voice of “future Sally” (played during the series in flashback by Greta Gerwig), the same way Bob Saget supplied the voice for future Ted in HIMYM. Like Saget, her character will never be seen.

Ryan is one of the original modern-day rom-com movie stars, having launched her carrier in 1989 with the hit When Harry Met Sally. She’s since appeared in Sleepless in Seattle, In the Cut, and had a recurring role on Showtime’s Web Therapy. How I Met Your Dad is her first major prime-time TV series regular role. CBS and studio 20th Century Fox TV had no comment. SOURCE

The 41st Chaplin Award Gala

Apr 18, 2014 • by admin • Comments Offevents, movies, when harry met sally

Director and actor Rob Reiner will receive the Chaplin Award on April 28th at the Lincoln Centre in NYC on Monday April 28th. Meg is listed as one of the celebrities scheduled to make an appearance.

The event will celebrate the range of Reiner’s work from the pure comedy of This Is Spinal Tap and The Princess Bride to the intense drama of Stand by Me, the romantic comedy of When Harry Met Sally…, as well as his extensive on-screen work highlighted with the role of Michael “Meathead” Stivic in the landmark television series All in the Family.

The annual Chaplin Award Gala is the Film Society’s major fundraising event, helping to support the organization’s ongoing work in education, artist development, and cross-cultural film outreach.(…)

With appearances by Billy Crystal, Michael Douglas, Robin Wright, Meg Ryan, James Caan.

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Gallery update: Meg, Daisy and John in Soho

Apr 15, 2014 • by admin • Comments Offcandids, jack & daisy, john mellencamp

Added a dozen new candids to the gallery, showing Meg, Daisy and John Mellencamp crossing a street in Soho, NYC, this past weekend. The NYPost gossip website Page Six had another sighting of Meg and John in Soho on Sunday: ‘JOHN Mellencamp and Meg Ryan on Mercer Street in Soho on Sunday afternoon “looking very happy, very together and very much in love,” a spy reports.’


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