Meg Ryan is thrilled that people are paying attention to her again


Over the past few weeks, we’ve been hearing a lot about Meg Ryan’s new (new-ish) relationship with John Mellencamp. First was the random report that John and Meg were hitting it, and that Meg was the reason for his divorce from his wife of 17 years, Elaine. Then came the confirmation of their relationship, via People Magazine. Then they trotted out for an unsexy photo op. One of the last major pieces of gossip was that John Mellencamp is no prize – that he’s a temperamental, womanzing douche and that Meg is just the latest in a long line of mistresses he’s had over the years. Anyway, PopEater’s gossip guy is claiming that Meg couldn’t be happier with the turn of events. Yes, even though everyone is throwing her the “homewrecker” side-eye, Meg is just thrilled that we still know who she is. Hm.

Meg Ryan isn’t just loving the attention of her new boyfriend, rocker John Mellencamp, she’s also enjoying being back in the public eye, as more than two years have passed since her last major film release, the star-studded ‘The Women.’

“Meg couldn’t be happier,” a friend of the actress tells me. “Not only has she got a great new guy, she’s back in the headlines. It’s not easy going from being one of the highest paid actresses in the world to an anonymous New Yorker. Meg’s loving all this attention again.”

The newly formed couple hasn’t exactly been trying to hide their love as they’ve been seen strolling through [New York’s] West Village and spending time on Martha’s Vineyard. And now insiders tell me the two of them are in talks with a major magazine to do a photo shoot together.

“Meg would much rather be back on the cover of the magazines announcing a hit new movie, but unfortunately that isn’t the case,” an insider tells me.

The 49-year-old beauty is fully aware how the world of celebrity has changed since she was burning up the box office in landmark hits like ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ and ‘You’ve Got Mail.’

“Now folks are much more interested in your private life than if you have a hit movie,” the insider says. “Look at Kate Gosselin or Kim Kardashian. They are always on magazine covers talking about their love life.”

[From PopEater]

Wait, they want to do a photo shoot together? What exactly would they be promoting? Crusty love? Ugh. And didn’t they already do a photo shoot together? Oh, I’m sorry. I meant “every photo agency just happened to ‘catch’ them together magically.”

And you know what? I’m old enough to remember when Meg Ryan was relevant. When producers were just dying to work with her and she got tons of film offers. I also remember how she was back then – surly. Like, she didn’t want the attention. She wanted people to see her as an “actress” not as America’s Sweetheart. She really aimed to be more private. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Now she’s a washed up has-been with a jacked face who acts like she just won the jumpoff prize. It’s kind of sad.



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  1. brin says:

    Yeah, paying attention to her for all the wrong reasons. It’s the leann rimes path to infamy.

    “promoting crusty love”….lol, great, Kaiser!

  2. samihami says:

    Well, I guess when you are a famewhore any publicity is good publicity.

  3. Adnovitam says:

    Does she have a pierced tongue? See that thing in her mouth in the second photo? Surely not.

  4. Rita says:

    With the shades and the “O” she seems to have a little John Mayer thing going there.

  5. Ariadna says:

    I can barely recognize her. She was such a beauty, not a drop dead gorgeous one but quite stunning. Now she looks awful. Why, Meg! She should have grown old naturally not botoxy. BTW, I don’t believe she is thrilled with the attention she is getting by fooling around with that man.

  6. happygirl says:

    “Crusty love?” ~ LMAO!!

  7. rkintn says:

    Wow, she looks awful! And yeah, it does look like she has a tongue piercing…ewwwww!

  8. tracking says:

    IDK–is that the face of “thrilled”?

  9. louise says:

    @Adnovitam: I thought she had a tongue piercing too or worse a gold tooth. What did happen to Meg’s career? All of the sudden nobody liked her movies.

  10. Jazz says:

    Dear Lord – she looks like the Grinch.

    EDIT: She’s always been surly. Anyone remember the interview with Michael Parkinson?

  11. OriginalGracie says:

    She does look awful. It’s sad.

    But I love love love that black jacket she’s wearing. That is a hot jacket.

  12. mln76 says:

    I always use to love Meg Ryan, I remember being a kid and watching her on As the World Turns a really long time ago. I always thought she was so pretty despite her sort of cheesy acting style. It’s really sad she couldn’t have just aged gracefully. And this publicity seeking is just pathetic.

  13. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    Used to love her but damn, what she’s done with her face and now all this..

    Running close to the bottom on my “I dont give a sh!t anymore list”

  14. kai says:


    That caught my attention, too! kind of midlife crises-y if so.

  15. guesty says:

    love the ‘i’m so surprised your taking my pic face…but see my piercing’ look.

  16. Riley says:

    I think for me, what makes it even more sad, is that I remember when Dennis Quaid wasn’t as relevant and had a lot of personal problems. Anyway, I saw him on Ellen the other day, and he was so cute and charming. I don’t know what kind of person he is in real life, but I really liked him on Ellen’s couch. He is really handsome as well (even though his mouth is a little goofy). He has aged and matured so well. Meg, not so much.

  17. Lisa Turtle says:

    I still like Meg Ryan, althought I do wish she never f*cked with her face.

    Her street style in that awesome military coat is what I picture Shiloh JP to rock when she grows up.

  18. DGO says:

    “Crusty love”? The brilliant turn of a phrase that makes me want to chortle and throw up at the same time. LOL

  19. insidescoop says:

    Is it just me or does Meg have her tongue pierced?

    @ #3 I agree, that looks like a tongue piercing!

  20. Nancy says:

    Damn her face is painful to look at especially when she smiles.

  21. sapphire says:

    Like tongue piercing is a way to stay “relevant”. Meggy, kill the botox, sue the plastic surgeon who jacked your face and develope better taste in men. Remember you did hit Crowe.

  22. mln76 says:

    It’s not a tongue piercing guys. That would be in the center of her tongue. It’s a reflection off of a fake tooth.

  23. gg says:

    dang, when she smiles she looks like The Grinch.

  24. Anti-icon says:

    Meg seems to have lost the page some time ago vis a vis her career. Seems to me, she could have gone the indie route, taking scale to keep working in interesting projects. But she jacked her face up instead. Oh, that was harsh. Sorry.

  25. lola lola says:

    Ick. Just ick.

  26. Listerino says:

    I feel pity for her. She used to be a beautiful woman and I loved her movies… now I sort of shudder every time I see her face. Why anyone would do that to themselves I don’t know.
    After she cheated on her husband with Russell Crowe I’m not surprised she’s now stooped to stealing someone else’s husband… but this is the best she could do? Mellencamp is looking uber hobo these days.

  27. REALIST says:

    I don’t think I’ve seen John Mellencamp in 20 years, Ugh-he looks like a nasty, fat, lecherous old man. Can’t Meg “Joker Face” do better than that?
    Oooh, and he smokes!

  28. Sandy says:

    I have heard through the grape vine that Dennis Quaid doesn’t like to keep his pants on either. Regardless, the sad amount of work on this woman’s face is almost as bad as Melanie Griffith.

  29. filthycute says:

    Forty-nine year old…BEAUTY?

    Not so much.

  30. Texandj says:

    She should sue the doctor that did her face lift. What a mess. She probably thinks that any attention is better than no attention. I guess desperate, has-beens will do anything for a little press (even lay down with Mellencamp).

  31. Lady LaLa says:

    More like Chicken Cutlets and Yellow-
    stained nicotine crust-y

  32. Beth says:

    Her face is tragic.

  33. Ari says:

    The last movie she looked remotely lovely in was The Women – its all gone downhill from there and its only be 3 years!

  34. Tess says:

    Karma’s a bitch.

    I remember her, too, from back in the days of As The World Turns.

    Even tho her acting was frequently unprofessional, unprepared, and amateurish, she had something.

    But, she made it clear that she was too big for a soap. No gratitude—no grace.

    Well honey, you should always be good to the “little people” on your way up, because once you’re up, the only way to go is down, and the little people will remember.

  35. GGooDeiMC says:

    What I fail to understand about men and women who get this botox and plastic surgery….

    Your face is the age of a 21 year old but your hands are the age of a 85 year old…I just don’t get it.

  36. Taradash says:

    of all the handsome men in the world..

    she is short one sandwhich of a picnic.

  37. JenJen says:

    I saw the tongue ball too or do they call it a ball tongue? Maybe that’s why she has kept her mouth shut till now,so to speak.

  38. kelly says:

    I too remember her ‘I want to be alone’ bullshit back in the day. She was a total snooty bitch- why, who knows? It’s not like there was talent to back up the attitude.

    We all get the face we deserve. Comeuppancemuch.

  39. Kimber Suprise says:

    In the last photo she looks like The Grinch! Plastic ain’t so fantastic!

  40. micci says:

    no tongue piercing…you’re seeing a reflection…notice there are identical reflections throughout the photo

  41. Lyla says:

    I was just watching You’ve Got Mail the other day and thinking that she’s aged pretty well and then I see these picks and I almost jumped out of my chair in fright! WTF did she do to her face and can she sue the doctor that did that to her? I would be suing for billions if I were her.

  42. Johnthing says:

    The Grinch!

  43. LOLA says:

    I remember way back when she was relevant she was on Oprah. She was talking about all of the attention and said that sometimes she was just bitter about it and asked Oprah if she was too. Oprah told her no and basically said that she was grateful for all of her success and that was part of it.

    Ever since that interview I’ve realized what an ungrateful snob Meg Ryan is. Not appreciative at all for her good fortune or for the fans that made her success and money possible.

    BTW, I hope they’re just walking by that “B” diner and not coming out of it!

  44. starliteshine says:

    yes she help split up john and elaines marriage. i know a lot of people want to deny it but put 2 & 2 together doesnt it look obvious?
    welp meg dennis is gona be free again!! so what are you waiting for. you love to hurt so good