Apr/May 2014

Life Story

Debra Messing

Subscribers Only — Debra Messing didn’t rest on her laurels after starring in the hit sitcom Will & Grace. She got busy on NBC’s Smash and on the big screen’s Nothing Like the Holidays, The Women and other films. The working mom of 10-year-old son, Roman, currently co-stars on Broadway in Outside Mullingar. In 1998, Messing hit pay dirt when she was cast as Grace Adler in television’s Will & Grace. She won multiple awards, including an Emmy, while starring in the popular show, which ran for eight seasons and made her a household name. But all the while, she was struggling with severe allergies that were sometimes debilitating. Here, the 45-year-old redhead talks about that experience with Living Without.   More...

Lifestyle Q&A -Gluten Free or Not

Subscribers Only — My 8-year-old was diagnosed with celiac disease four years ago and we’re well into the groove as he navigates second grade. So when a classmate recently told my son she was gluten intolerant, I reached out to her parents in case they needed any help or wanted to exchange gluten-free recipes. What I found was really disturbing. The little girl’s mother told me that she lets her daughter eat gluten whenever she wants to. She just “gives her Benadryl” to help with her hives.   More...