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.
Bea Arthur’s death sneaked up on us – we didn’t realize she was sick. We have many fond memories of watching “The Golden Girls” on Saturday night while getting dressed to go out. That is how we want to remember her – as Dorothy, sitting in the kitchen with her roommates, having cheesecake late at night or over breakfast, discussing Blanche’s promiscuity. These “girls” made retirement in Miami seem like fun.
Gay friendly Estelle Getty of “The Golden Girls” died today after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. We used to live in the same building and tiny Estelle seemed waist-high in the elevator. She was always friendly and in the company of sociable gay men. Keep in mind that Estelle not only starred on one of the biggest hit shows of the 80’s, but this show undoubtedly inspired Candace Bushnell, the creator of “Sex & the City,” whether she admits it or not. We can already imagine Sarah Jessica Parker and the girls getting back together in twenty years for “Golden Girls in the City.”