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Drew Barrymore to Co-Host TCM's 'The Essentials'

Drew Barrymore to Co-Host TCM's 'The Essentials'

Drew Barrymore will co-host the 12th season of TCM’s signature showcase, The Essentials, with TCM host Robert Osborne.

The 36-year-old actress will introduce a hand-picked classic film and offer commentary on its cultural relevance and what makes it a timeless, must-see movie.

“I’m a TCM nut,” Drew says. “I watch Robert Osborne every day of my life. To get to talk about classic cinema with such a brilliant man, I am simply in heaven. This is just the most wonderful opportunity to discuss my greatest passion, which is movies.”

Drew hails from one of the greatest acting dynasties in Hollywood history. She is the granddaughter of legendary actor John Barrymore and Dolores Costello; the great-granddaughter of silent film actor Maurice Costello and actress Mae Costello; and the great-niece of Oscar-winning actors Ethel Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore.

The lineup of movies selected by Drew and Robert will include such enduring classics as George Cukor‘s star-studded comedy Dinner at Eight (1933), which features Drew‘s grandfather, John, and great uncle, Lionel.

The new season of The Essentials premieres on Saturday, March 3, 2012.

FYI: Drew is wearing aTommy Hilfiger dress, Meredith Wendell belt, Dannijo cuff bracelets, Mimi So ring, and Ilia Lalaounis for Sophia Kokosalaki earrings.

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  • Rach

    Great!!! But…where is her red hair?

  • dana

    her family is a legend!

  • me

    love her new hair!! looks so natural

  • justin

    she is supposed to know a LOT about old movies. god, just look her family!

  • Lya

    great news! but i miss her on big screen… go read some good scripts, drew

  • P.

    omg her hair!

  • Ali

    Is Robert Osborne wearing a hair piece? He looks different – updated. Drew really works it in print advertising – less so when she talks. Maybe she is making enough money via Cover Girl to just chill for a while.

  • Weronika


  • nepotism

    If they weren’t Barrymore’s or Paltrow’s, they would have never made it on their own.

  • http://youcando slig o ^___________^ cute

    Boring her smil like want sh t

  • The Real You

    Power player….actress extraordinaire…director a-go-go…playing with the queen of hearts….quite the varied interests…torture terrorist…but someone I no longer want anything to do with

  • The Real You


  • Halli

    Love TCM

  • Kate

    Why do you list Drew’s age but not Robert’s? I am tired of men being paired with women young enough to be their grand daughter.