Mayim is featured on this teaser for Gillette’s “How Does the Man of Steel Shave?” campaign waiting for MAN OF STEEL, in theaters June 14.
New site, new webmistresses, new look, same wonderful actress. Credits to Summer, webmistress of Kaley Cuoco Connection for this wonderful theme. Be sure to check out her fansite designs at Summer Breeze Designs for more wonderful online works of art.
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I tell you, I stayed up all night waiting for the Upfront this year and clearly waited for pics and such of Mayim but sadly, no red carpet photo showed up.
But the good news is that there’s one shot of her along with the rest of the TBBT cast on stage. Hurray!
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Question: Two slightly related questions. First, in recent weeks, we’ve had the return of (at least) three classic TV stars guest starring on hit shows, withBob Newhart on The Big Bang Theory and Patty Duke and Meredith Baxter on Glee. While a large part of me got a kick out of seeing them again (especially Newhart), part of me was kind of saddened to see how much they’ve aged. Newhart seemed fairly frail (granted, it has been almost 25 years since Newhart left the airwaves), though still funny. Patty Duke was virtually unrecognizable; if I hadn’t already known she was playing Meredith Baxter’s partner, I never would have known it was her. Am I alone in feeling a twinge of sadness in seeing them in such a state? I know I should be grateful that they’re still getting the occasional role, but it just makes me miss them from their prime.
Second, do you find yourself watching episodes of a TV show and thinking to yourself, “Well, this is his/her ‘for your consideration’ episode?” I say this because I thought that twice during last week’s episode of The Big Bang Theory. First, as Simon Helberg was really getting into his role as “Dungeon Master,” I thought he was doing such a good job —and different from his usual geeky pervert role (not that that’s a bad thing) — that I thought this would be one of his standout episodes for this season (along with the episode involving the letter from his dad) and be one he could submit for nomination. But then came Amy and Sheldon’s “love scene” which I thought was just outstanding and should get Jim Parsons yet another deserved Emmy nomination (if not a win). He managed to show tenderness towards Amy without losing the essence of the character (something this show excels at as the characters grow without becoming different characters). I know there are some shows where actors get obvious “Emmy scenes,” but this one was subtly acted in a wonderful way without feeling out of place. — Scott
Matt Roush: We should all be so lucky to age as gracefully as Bob Newhart, Patty Duke and Meredith Baxter. Age happens to us all, and while there’s always a twinge of nostalgia when we reconnect with old favorites and remember them as they were, I was delighted, not saddened, to see them back in action — Newhart in particular, who deserves a guest-actor Emmy nomination for his deadpan responses to Sheldon, Leonard and Penny. I’m not sure I would have recognized Patty Duke either in that role if I weren’t already aware of her casting, but evidence of age aside, her performance was witty and spirited and I hope we see more of her.
Regarding the D&D episode of Big Bang: I have a feeling just about everyone will be submitting that for their Emmy reel: the writers as well as the actors. It was an especially big home run for Simon Helberg, but those final scenes between Sheldon and Amy were among Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik’s best work all year. And it all happened within the context of a fabulously entertaining episode without feeling like a “very special” piece of Emmy bait.
I was in Paris last week for a photo shoot for CBS Watchmagazine.
We did a vintage couture retro photo shoot at Hotel Le Bristol. It was very high fashion; big hats, gloves, posing awkwardly like I’m a 6 foot tall 120 pound model in Voguemagazine or something. It was crazy and super strange to be the “model” mostly because I am only 5’4? and haven’t weighed 120 pounds since my Sweet 16. But it was also neat. And once I got my passport and actually arrived in Paris, it turned out to be a nice trip, if brief. Because I forgot my passport and had to have it overnighted and thus my trip got cut short by a day.
Here’s a photo of the entryway to my suite. I am not showing pictures of the actual suite because it was embarrassingly fancy and ostentatious and I seriously feel so ridiculous showing any pictures of it. Seriously.
I know you have so many questions about Paris. Did I see the Eiffel Tower (from a distance) and is it really as hostile to gays as the news says (yes) and did I get to see Jim Parsons (yes) and did I see the Tuileries Garden (yes) and Luxembourg Garden (yes) and was it soooo romantic (no).
But the most burning question you have I am sure is, “How the heck does a vegan eat in Paris?” Well, this is an excellent question and the answer is: “Not very easily and not very often and not very well.”
Why? Well, the French revere cooking. Rich cooking. With tons of butter and cheese in everything. They don’t seem to generally believe in ethics dictating food. I mean, I’m sure some do. But most don’t. It was painful to go anywhere or order anything. So I didn’t go out much to non-vegan places. It wasn’t worth the explanations and the odd looks I get.
It’s especially hard to be vegan in Paris since this is the culture that produces this kind of adorable deliciousness which I did not partake in.
I was barely in Paris 48 hours, so I didn’t have that much time to annoy French waiters and chefs. My solution was the following: don’t go out much, and seek out vegan places.
Hotel Le Bristol had a “Japanese breakfast” which I ordered without the salmon or omelette. It looked like this once I cut out the animal things:
Yup: miso soup, white rice, soy sauce (they call it “soya sauce” but whatever) and OJ. Done.
The one day I ate lunch out I went to Rue du Rosiers (the Jewish quarter) and had vegan falafel and some amazing vegan salads: artichoke and fennel,hummus, tahina, eggplant. It was cool to see chasidic French Jews and American tourists and French people all hanging out on the same streets enjoying falafel.
Both nights I was there, Jim Parsons and I ate at vegan places we had researched from VegNews magazine and the web. One place called Gentle Gourmet made the most incredible vegan cheese beignets, served on delicate slices of apple. This was the finest cheese I have ever had.
The next night I had incredible vegan French Onion Soup at a vegan place called Le Potage. It was amazing.
When I arrived home to Los Angeles to my two boys, I did not have time to go to the market or cook anything before Shabbos started. In keeping with this food-themed post, here is what I served them for dinner.
That’s right: vegan macaroni and rice cheese (one of the few frozen foods I actually buy) with a bowl of pinto beans and corn drizzled with olive oil and sea salt. And a Kermit the Frog spoon. They loved this dinner so much and asked for pinto beans and corn all of Shabbos. Go figure.
You can travel the world for cuisine that satisfies you, but it’s hard to satisfy all needs all the time. I was glad my boys reminded me how simple it can be to eat and enjoy food, without even stepping outside of your own home.
I’m glad to be back.
I spent the weekend in Atlanta. I had Shabbos with my best friend and her husband and their two very cute and sweet sons and some really neat friends of theirs. I also spoke at a STEM event to benefit Yeshiva Atlanta sponsored by the Hebrew Order of David, a sort of grown-up fraternity for Jewish men which I never knew existed. It was a lovely weekend.
I was supposed to go to Paris Monday, because I am doing a photo shoot for CBS Watch magazine, and although it was to be a short trip, I was trying to be excited.
Why was I not excited 1000%? Well, I’m kind of an anxious person. And I’ve been traveling so much that an international trip right now feels hard, especially since I have to be away from my sons for the fourth time in three weeks. And I’m easily overwhelmed by new things and lots of sounds and sights, and I’ve never traveled internationally as a divorced woman, and I’m just sort of an odd bird and so I was kind of anxious. Read more… »