Reba McEntire Reportedly Attached to New TV Series Based on “Fried Green Tomatoes”

Reba McEntire Reportedly Attached to New TV Series Based on “Fried Green Tomatoes”

Reba McEntire will star in a new NBC television series based on the 1987 novel, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, according to Variety. The book was the basis for the 1991 movie, Fried Green Tomatoes, which starred Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker and Cicely Tyson.

According to Variety, the hour-long drama project is described as a “modernization of the novel and movie that explores the lives of descendants from the original work.”

In addition to starring as Idgie Threadgoode, Reba will serve as an executive producer with Norman Lear.

Of course, Reba is no stranger to TV. She starred as Reba Nell Hart, the wisecracking character on her long-running sitcom, Reba. The sitcom aired 127 episode over six seasons from 2001 to 2007 on The WB and The CW.

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell