Lauren and Connie are Tweeting like it’s 1999


Lauren Graham and Connie Britton are tweeting birthday photos of/at each other and we’re loving it.  Lauren and Connie were roommates back in the 90s, before they both hit it big: Connie in Spin City, Friday Night Lights and most recently, Nashville.   And Lauren was in that uh – wait… you know, that show with that chick who was in Bridesmaids.

Lauren posted this 1999 photo in honour of Connie’s birthday last week.

Hallo boys!

Cute, right?  She tweeted:

Lauren: In honor of the babely @conniebritton birthday, let’s all party like its 1999! (Photo from 1999 for reference).

Then Connie responded with this one yesterday, for Lauren’s birthday (Happy birthday Lauren, we totally remembered. Your Amazon voucher is in the post).

Connie: Happy birthday @thelaurengraham! To celebrate, please enjoy this delightful photo of us and her boob c. 2005

Ol' Blue Eyes is back with Ol' Red Eyes

Anyone else out there roomed with superstars?  I once saw Christopher Lee (Saruman from Lord of the Rings) in an airport.  And Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral) on a plane. It’s true what Billy Crystal said about them having big bobble-heads.

Pics c/o @thelaurengraham and @conniegraham



Rich originally began contributing to GIlmore News as 'Dairyman' in 2013, a reference to the character Dairyman Dick in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, (call me Rich). Here in the UK we were late to the Gilmore party and I don't remember what made me watch my first episode - the one where Lorelai picks Rory up from the police station after she and Logan steal a yacht - but I remember watching it again immediately. And then again. Thankfully, the next show was on the next day and I watched that one three times too. And then the boat one again. I couldn't believe the dialogue was so quick and so funny and I pretended to myself that I was only watching it so I could figure out who I was more keen on - the mom or the daughter. I swore that Aaron Sorkin must have been involved but I couldn't find his name attached anywhere, even on the internet. So I watched and loved and laughed and cried and the day after the series finale, they ran the entire show from the beginning again and Rory turned into a baby so then I was all about Lorelai. Lauren Graham is astonishing ("Mother: Breathtaking") and the show was - and is - lightning in a bottle. It's a treasure for those who watch and get swept up in it, like I did and like the readers of Gilmore News. It's heartbreak and chicken soup, family dysfunction and blind optimism, lighthearted romanticism and balls-out brilliant. Thanks to Arieanna and for letting me squat and allowing my inner Gilmore Geek out for air. I worry how it would otherwise manifest.

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