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Poor Claire Danes Grew Up Without a Basement

But she did have a trapeze

(Newser) - Most kids would probably be jealous of Claire Danes' childhood home, a loft in New York City in which there was "a trampoline, a trapeze, and a swing," she told Seth Meyers on Late Night Monday. But, as Time reports, Danes was actually "embarrassed" by her upbringing:... More »

10 Celebrity Couples You Never Knew About

Really? Charlie Sheen dated Robin Wright?

(Newser) - "Really? They were together?" That'll probably be your reaction to these celebrity couples rounded up by ETOnline . A sampling:
  • Not only did Charlie Sheen date Winona Ryder, he says he picked her stage name. She was born Winona Horowitz, but while listening to "Riders on the Storm"
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Why Claire Danes Almost Switched Careers

From acting to ... interior design?

(Newser) - After Claire Danes won an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a SAG Award for her role in Temple Grandin, she couldn't find another job ... for two years. "I was stuck," she says in a new Vogue cover story. "It was confusing. I got a lot of... More »

The Hellish Life of a Celebrity Assistant

Of course, they do make good money...

(Newser) - How much money would you need to make in order to deal with laying out Lady Gaga's toothbrush and soap each day, carrying her luggage, sleeping in the same bed with her, and being "available 24/7"? Jennifer O'Neill, who is currently in the middle of an... More »

Argo Snags Top Prize at SAG Awards

Affleck's CIA thriller continues awards sweep despite Oscar diss

(Newser) - Ben Affleck's Argo is heading into the Oscars with huge momentum, after taking the top prize at last night's Screen Actors Guild Awards. The thriller about a 1980 CIA plan to rescue hostages in Iran took the Best Ensemble prize, adding to prizes including Best Drama and Best... More »

Claire Danes Welcomes Baby Boy

Son Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy is first child for Claire, Hugh

(Newser) - Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy got their Christmas present a bit early this year: They welcomed son Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy on Monday, Danes' rep confirms to People . The baby boy is the first child for Danes, 33, and Dancy, 37, who married in 2009. Danes says she's looking... More »

33 Child Stars Who Turned Out OK

They're not all like Angus T. Jones

(Newser) - For every child star like Angus T. Jones trashing his own show , there's a Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who started acting at age seven but has managed to turn into a movie star while apparently remaining well-adjusted and normal. The Huffington Post rounds up an impressive 32 more of the latter:... More »

Homeland Filming Triggers Mideast Ruckus

Scenes makes Lebanon look bad, country complains

(Newser) - The darling of the Emmy Awards is causing a dust-up in the Mideast. Lebanese officials are complaining that scenes from Homeland revealing Beirut as a nest of terrorists are way off base. They don't even show the actual city because the scenes were shot in ... Haifa, Israel. Israelis are... More »

Modern Family, Homeland Win Big at the Emmys

Plus, wins for 'Veep,' 'Game Change,' 'Two and a Half Men'

(Newser) - And they're off! Host Jimmy Kimmel opened the Emmys with jokes about Honey Boo Boo and politics ("Being a Republican in Hollywood is like being a Chick-fil-A sandwich on the snack table at Glee."), and noted that this is the first year none of the four... More »

Claire Danes Pregnant

Expecting first baby with Hugh Dancy; Matthew McConaughey expecting No. 3

(Newser) - Time to raise a glass to Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy: They're expecting their first baby, Danes' rep confirms to People . Just last fall, Danes said the couple had "no plans yet" to procreate, but admitted, "that'd be fun." In other baby news, you can... More »

Descendants, The Artist Win Big

'Homeland' also does well at the Golden Globes

(Newser) - Be honest: You tuned in to the Golden Globes tonight mostly to see what Ricky Gervais would say . But awards were handed out too, and The Artist and The Descendants were the big film winners. Both won best picture and best actor in their respective categories (comedy or musical for... More »

King's Speech Takes Top Prize at SAG Awards

Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top acting honors

(Newser) - The King's Speech took top prize at the Screen Actors Guild awards, giving the Oscars front-runner added momentum after it took top honors at the Directors Guild awards Saturday night. The British royals drama won the trophy for outstanding cast, the SAG equivalent of Best Picture, reports the Los Angeles ... More »

Latisse Rep Claire Danes: Long Lashes, Ugly Side Effects?

Source says she's dealing with purplish-yellow skin discoloration

(Newser) - Her lashes may be lusciously long thanks to Latisse, but Claire Danes, a celebrity rep for the eyelash growth treatment, is dealing with a less-than-lovely side effect, a source tells the New York Post : bruise-like discolorations around her eyes. That source says that Danes' makeup artist has been slathering on... More »

8 Least Likely Celeb Homewreckers

Meg Ryan, Natalie Portman, Claire Danes? Say it ain't so!

(Newser) - Susan Sarandon's 23-year relationship with Tim Robbins may have been broken up by her affair with a much younger ping-pong player…or it may have been broken up by Meg Ryan. Yes, that Meg Ryan: "America's sweetheart." But she's not the only unlikely celebrity homewrecker. The Frisky found... More »

Temple Grandin a 'Captivating' Look at Autism

Claire Danes shines in title role as animal behavior expert

(Newser) - Temple Grandin, the renowned animal behaviorist who credits her achievements to her autism, values "tangible results" over emotion—and so does her HBO biopic. The eponymous film, debuting tomorrow, "avoids the mawkish clichés" so typical of made-for-TV movies, instead delivering "a movie that is funny, instructive,... More »

Claire Danes Weds Hugh Dancy

My So-Called Life star, British actor were married in France

(Newser) - Actors Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy were married earlier this month in France, Life & Style reports. Danes, best known for her starring role in the cult TV series My So-Called Life, met Dancy on the set of the 2007 film Evening. The up-and-coming Dancy appeared most recently as... More »

Danes Gets Engaged to Dancy

Evening co-stars confirm engagement

(Newser) - Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy plan to tie the knot, a rep for the pair confirms to E! Online. Danes, 29, met her British beau, 33, while filming the ensemble drama Evening, and they've been dating for more than a year. The happy couple was last seen out at the... More »

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