Look's like we've got a regular McCoy on our hands. Monk and Hell on Wheels alum Virginia Madsen has joined NBC's Hatfields and McCoys series according to The Hollywood Reporter. Madsen will take on the role of Eloise McCoy, the surreptitious matriarch of the McCoys and a royal thorn in the Hatfield family's side.
The actress — who's played both funny and dramatic in her past roles — will join the production, which finds the age-old American tale of the feuding Hatfield and McCoy families fast-forwarded from the late 1800s, when most of the real-life drama went down, right into modern day Pittsburgh. The wealthy Hatfields are pitted against the McCoy family from the wrong side of the tracks, and of course, drama ensues — with Madsen in the middle of it all. Her character, Eloise, is set as the whispering voice in Patrick McCoy's ear, getting revenge for her husband's death by convincing Pat to take revenge on the Hatfields.
With the monumental success of History's Hatfields and McCoys miniseries, including a Golden Globe for star Kevin Costner, it's safe to say NBC's Charlize-Theron-produced drama has some dusty coattails to ride in on. But will audiences take to an updated version of the old Kentucky tale? Or will they simply be itching for the simpler times of the actual Hatfield-McCoy feud?
Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler.
[Photo Credit: Wenn]
From Our Partners:
Pregnant Kate Middleton Bikini Pics Spark Palace Anger (Celebuzz)
50 Steamiest Movie Kisses of All Time (Moviefone)
Just like every rose has its thorn — every Bachelorette has her jerk. And it seems like Emily Maynard has absolutely no regrets about her decision to send Kalon McMahon packing during Monday night's episode of The Bachelorette, after learning he was badmouthing her 6-year-old daughter, Ricki, to other contestants. And you can bet your bottom dollar that she won't be tuning in to watch him compete on Season 3 of Bachelor Pad.
The single mom took to Twitter on Thursday to vent her on-going frustration with her former suitor. "The fact Kalon will ever be on any TV [show] again makes me want to stab my eyeballs out with dull pencils," the 26-year-old wrote. "Too much?"
Of course, this remark seems rather tame compared to the furious rant she had on-air about the situation. "I want to go out there and rip his limbs off and beat him with them," Maynard fumed on-air. "I will never as long as I live let anyone speak ill of Ricki or any other kids I may have or husband I may have. I want to go West Virginia, hood rat, backwoods on his ass. That's how much I love my daughter."
To add insult to injury, Kalon refused to apologize for his remark, claiming that his remarks were taken out of context. However, Maynard was wise enough to see through his excuses. "If you'd asked me about Ricki you'd see that she's the furthest thing from baggage. Get the f—ck out!" Maynard seethed. "I'd love to hear you talk but not until I'm done. I got that line from you."
A word of caution, gentlemen: Never mess with a mother about her children.
[Photo credit: ABC]
Emily Maynard vs. Kalon
Bachelorette Contestant Kalon McMahon Nabs a Spot in 'Bachelor Pad' Season 3 Cast
The Bachelorette Recap: Get The F**k Out!
Emily Maynard: 9 Reasons Why She Will Be the Best Bachelorette Yet