Eric McCormack

WILL & GRACE: 25 YEARS LATER

The Paley Museum in New York is celebrating one of our all-time favorite TV shows, Will & Grace, on the 25th anniversary of the series debut- and the namesake stars are still lookin’ GOOD! Besides watching taped interviews with stars (Eric McCormack and Debra messing, above, and Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally) museum visitors can take photos in Will’s recreated living room,  examine original props and costumes, and re-watch landmark episodes. Keep in mind, this event is to celebrate the positive impact the diverse characters on this series had on future LGBTQ+ representation on TV. Too bad costar Leslie Jordan is no longer around to join the fun…

 

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LET’S GIVE WILL & GRACE A HUGE FINALE

Whatever you do, don’t let pandemic malaise cause you to miss the final episode of Will & Grace tonight. (We’re glad someone reminded us) It’s such a special series – anyone who worked and lived in New York (or wanted to) in the late 90’s and early 2000’s and was gay or had gay friends, can happily identify with the characters. Such brilliant writers. We remember Jack cruising the men’s department in Bloomingdale’s -THAT’S how true to life this story was! The show ended in 2006 – before the economy crash when everyone lost jobs. Funny how this recent revival is ending at another traumatic time. Last chance to say goodbye to Will and Grace and Jack and Karen is tonight at 9.

Above, the cast in costume for the We Love Lucy episode

WILL & GRACE SHOW IS MORE CHARITABLE THAN IT SEEMS

We’re even MORE impressed with the new Will & Grace since we learned how much MONEY the show earns for charities: a million dollars since the Oct 1 season premier! According to The Hollywood Reporter, producers hand out tickets to their live tapings to various charities to auction off. The charities are happy and ticket buyers also get a chance to meet the cast. The show’s producer Max Mutchnick explains that in the ten years they were off the air “it’s who we have become.” Not only do they raise money for charity, but they get a very enthusiastic audience…

ERIK MCCORMACK KNOWS WHO TO THANK

Sometimes you’re really HAPPY to see someone get a star on the Walk of Fame and that is the case with Will & Grace star Eric McCormack. He seems to be a truly nice guy and we’ve never heard a negative word about him. And his series has always been so relatable and a favorite of ours. The brains behind this always timely series, Max Mutchnick, was also at the ceremony today. Eric announced that he will be grateful to the LGBTQ community ”for the rest of my life” for accepting him in the role. Michael Douglas, who played a gay detective (Will’s love interest) on the show said “Dating Will is the gayest thing I have ever done – and I played Liberace!”

Above: Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, and Sean Hayes.

WILL & GRACE – TOGETHER AGAIN – AS DIFFERENT PEOPLE

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Will & Grace is one of our all-time favorite comedy series, so we were delighted to hear that Eric McCormack is guest-starring on Debra Messing’s series “The Mysteries of Laura.“Mysteries” didn’t bowl us over in the beginning, but seems to be improving. Eric, whose TNT show “Perception” was cancelled, will play an arrogant surgeon whose wife is murdered. He also happens to be Laura’s ex-boyfriend, and Laura is in charge of the investigation. (Is that ethical?) Anyway, we love the idea of seeing them together again.

GUESS WHO'S DOING THE HUSTLE

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Quick – guess who this guy in the disco outfit is: No, it’s NOT Will Ferrell – which was OUR first notion. Actually it’s Eric McCormack, performing at a Gilda Radner charity fund raising show in Toronto. We were never aware of any resemblance until Eric sported that 70’s curly wig.

ERIC LOOKING GOOD IN HOLLYWOOD

2857716936.jpgA friend visiting New York bumped into Eric McCormack in the street in Greenwich Village and reports that the Will & Grace star looks ” beat to pieces.” ‘ Eric is currently starring off Broadway in Some Girl(s) with Maura Tierney and Fran Drescher and it must be a lot more stressful than his TV series. Our witness reports Eric and his wife with their child in a stroller, were standing in front of The Monster gay bar in the village waiting to cross the street. “Eric’s wife looked great, but Eric was a mess. He wore tan shorts and a faded green t shirt and he looked very thin and pasty. He was unshaven and his hair was grey and messy. He just looked exhausted and overworked. ” His character Will Truman would never have gone out looking like that – which may illustrate what a good actor Eric is.