It’s cute to imagine Laura Dern, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Reese Witherspoon all living together like a modern day version of The Golden Girls -and it just might happen in real life and onscreen. The girls, all currently single, (Courteney’s boyfriend lives in the UK) have made a pact that if they all wind up alone in their golden years, they’re going to move in together. They’ve become one of the closest foursomes in Hollywood both professionally and personally. But that’s not all! Reese wants to produce a revamped and updated version of The Golden Girls series, starring her and her three best friends. It’s in the very early development stages, but given her success with The Morning Show on Apple TV, it’s likely to wind up there.
Kyle MacLachlan posted this photo of himself and Laura Dern taken at a party in 1986. They met that same year when they costarred in David Lynch’sBlue Velvet and were together until 1989. He often fell for his co-stars, because when Kyle starred in Lynch’s TV series Twin Peaks in 1990, he started a romance with Lara Flynn Boyle. Kyle and Lara look so fresh and innocent in this photo – but why is he carrying that jumbo shoulderbag? Not to mention that hat…
Laura Dern’s cute son Ellery, 18, just graduated from high school a few weeks ago with a home celebration. Ellery’s father is Laura’s ex-husband, musician Ben Harper, and he inherited his father’s good looks. Ellery and his mom were seen marching in more than one Black Lives Matter demonstration this past week. Last year Ellery walked the runway as a first time model at New York Fashion Week, but we hope he has college in his future.
Above, Laura and Ellery walk the family dogs in Brentwood
Laura Dern’s career is going great guns, but her best friend and red carpet companion is always her daughter Jaya, 15. Jaya’s father is handsome musician Ben Harper – her parents divorced amicably in 2013. Jaya loves dressing up for Hollywood events, but Laura has set a good example for her daughter – both are Time’s Up activists. What’s more, Jaya also participates in MeToo events, gun safety demonstrations, and the Freedom for Immigration march. And she’s only a sophomore in high school!
Photo: Laura Dern and daughter Jaya Harper shopping in Brentwood
We took one look at this photo from the Venice Film Festival and immediately we wanted to see the movie these people are promoting. Don’t know why, but suddenly a film starring Adam Driver, Laura Dern, and Scarlett Johansson, seems very appealing – especially after a summer of mindless action movies. They’re starring in Noah Baumbach’sMarriage Story – a funny drama about a west coast-east coast divorce. (Possibly similar to one Noah recently survived) Adam and Scarlett are the splitting couple, and Laura plays a ruthless lawyer. Reviews have been amazing, so we’re eagerly anticipating the November release.
Another celebrity spawn with modeling potential! Laura Dern turned up to see Raf Simons’ collection for Calvin Klein with her handsome son Ellery Harper, 16. Raf had previously wanted Ellery to walk in the runway show, but Ellery’s father, the also handsome musician Ben Harper, thought he was too young. Ellery is okay with modeling, but he aspires to be a designer. He and Laura sat in the front row at the show and Vogue magazine later declared that Ellery had the Best Hair in the Front Row.
Laura Dern, 44, and her ex-husband musician Ben Harper, 42, turned up at the Golden Globes parties together and you’d never guess they were divorced (if, indeed, they really are.)They were married for five years and had two children when Ben filed for divorce in 2010, asking for joint custody of the kids. It’s not clear whether the divorce was finalized. Since then, they have been seen together with their children but it looks like they are more than friends now.
It’s nice to see Meg Ryan and her longtime pal Laura Dern and their respective daughters having fun shopping in New York. Meg’s little girl Daisy is 6 and Laura’s daughter Jaya is 6 also and the kids are fast friends. Laura’s divorce just might be on hold because she and her estranged husband Ben Harper have been seen looking chummy in LA.
We were deeply disappointed when our friend Merle Ginsberg didn’t win on “Launch My Line” tonight. We thought her clever collection was a sure thing, but the judges didn’t agree. The AUDIENCE did agree, however. Merle got the Audience Favorite Award, which unfortunately was not televised. Interestingly enough, Merle was the only contestant who was NOT told her line had been DROPPED, so the door is still open a crack…..
Merle Ginsberg and Patrick McDonald are currently in friendly competition on the Bravo show “Launch My Line.” We want them BOTH to win! Merle is the best dressed fashion journalist we’ve ever encountered (If it’s HOT – she’s gotta have it!) She knows everything about designers and trends. Patrick has always been outrageously creative and brave in his fashion selections. Despite his imposing appearance, he’s a delightful personality. We’ve tried every trick in the book to get them both to leak who wins on the show – they’re SWORN to secrecy