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Nia Vardalos to Star in New Series Inspired by Chewbacca Mom

Nia Vardalos has a fun new project in the works – she is starring in a new series tentatively titled Suburbs Famous, which is inspired by Chewbacca Mom‘s rise to fame!

The My Big Fat Greek Wedding actress got the idea for the series after she appeared alongside the viral star on a morning talk show.

Suburbs Famous “explores what happens after a suburban housewife (Vardalos) accidentally becomes famous in a viral video. Thrust into the cutthroat world of celebrity chefs, the newly divorced mom must navigate between the intense public scrutiny which could destroy her and the investors who want to make her a star… all while realizing she suddenly has the one thing everyone wants: power,” according to Deadline.

“I wanted to explore the concept of sudden fame for someone who isn’t prepared and doesn’t want it, for someone who gets power and doesn’t know what to do with it, as well as what happens next,” Nia said a statement.

In addition to starring in the series, Nia is executive producing the project, which is heading to Bravo.

Claire Danes & Hugh Dancy Have Off-Broadway Date Night At 'Tiny Beautiful Things' Opening!

Claire Danes and her hubby Hugh Dancy love themselves a theater night!

The 37-year-old Homeland actress and the 41-year-old The Path actor stepped out to show their support at the opening of the Off-Broadway play Tiny Beautiful Things held at the Public Theater at Astor Place on Wednesday (December 7) in New York City.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Claire Danes

Tiny Beautiful Things, based on the acclaimed book by Cheryl Strayed, was adapted for the stage by Oscar-nominated and My Big Fat Greek Wedding star Nia Vardalos.

Nia stars as Sugar, the anonymous online advice columnist—revealed to be Strayed—who thousands of people have turned to for words of wisdom, honesty, and hope. The show has been recently extended an additional two weeks and will now run through December 31 – But tickets here!

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Susan Sarandon Teams with J.K. Simmons At 'The Meddler' Premiere - Watch Trailer!

Susan Sarandon is all smiles despite rocking a foot cast at the premiere of her latest film The Meddler held at the Pacific Theatre at The Grove on Wednesday (April 13) in Los Angeles.

The 69-year-old actress was joined at the event by her co-stars J.K. Simmons, Jason Ritter and Sarah Baker, as well as Nia Vardalos, Diane Warren, Hannah Simone and Lamorne Morris, who all came out to show their support.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Susan Sarandon

The Meddler, which hits select theaters on April 22, is the story of an aging widow (Sarandon) from New York City who follows her daughter (Rose Byrne) to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away – Watch the trailer below!


‘The Meddler’ Trailer

15+ pictures inside of Susan Sarandon and others at the premiere of The MeddlerMore Here! »

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Kaitlin Doubleday Says Trai Byers Isn't Leaving 'Empire'

Kaitlin Doubleday shares a laugh with My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2‘s Nia Vardalos while appearing on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday (March 24) in New York City.

The 31-year-old Empire actress opened up about rumors that her on-screen husband Trai Byers wants to leave the show.

“No,” Kaitlin said when asked if the rumors are true. “I think, well, he is a trained actor and he does work really hard and he did go to Yale and he does compare the show to Shakespeare in a lot of ways but I don’t think that that means that he wants to get killed off and if you do, you better not say that because that means I’m leaving too. He’s going to stay and he doesn’t say that at all.”

Kaitlin also opened up about working with Leonardo DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can. Watch that clip below!


Kaitlin Doubleday Talks Leonardo DiCaprio In ‘Catch Me If You Can’ – WWHL

FYI: Kaitlin is wearing a Wai Ming dress and Jimmy Choo heels.

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Nia Vardalos & Elena Kampouris Promote 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' in New York City

Nia Vardalos looks wonderful in white as she steps out for the Mamarazzi screening and Q&A session for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 in New York City on Friday morning (March 18).

The 53-year-old actress joined her on-screen daughter Elena Kampouris for the event.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Elena Kampouris

Earlier in the day, Nia and Elena were seen leaving the SiriusXM studios after chatting up the film.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is out in theaters on March 25th.

20+ pics inside of Elena Kampouris and Nia VardalosMore Here! »

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Nia Vardalos Joins Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson For 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Premiere

Nia Vardalos arrives at the premiere of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 on Tuesday (March 15) in New York City.

The 53-year-old star was joined on the Windex blue carpet by the movie’s producer Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, who also appeared in the movie.

Also at the premiere were the movie’s stars Joey Fatone, Andrea Martin, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Alex Wolff and Elena Kampouris, along with Elaine Hendrix and Elizabeth Gillies.

FYI: Nia is wearing a Christian Siriano dress.

30+ pictures inside of Nia Vardalos and Tom Hanks attending the premiere of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

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Heidi Klum & Alicia Silverstone Support Christian Siriano's New Non-Leather Handbag Line!

Heidi Klum and Alicia Silverstone pose for pics with the man of the hour, Christian Siriano, at the launch of his first luxury handbag collection at Chateau Marmont on Monday (February 22) in Los Angeles.

Also in attendance at the event were Kelly Osbourne, Nia Vardalos, Lydia Hearst, Kristen Johnston, Juliette Lewis, Just Jared‘s Jared Eng, and more!

For every bag sold, Christian will donate a portion to anti-poaching organizations.

“Thousands of elephants are killed every year just for their ivory, so for every bag and charm sold, we’re donating to organizations working to end poaching,” Christian told Marie Claire, adding that Alicia turned him on to the good cause.

FYI: Alicia is wearing Samantha Wills earrings. More Here! »

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