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December 14, 2011
* HOMELAND. 10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. SHE MAY HAVE had a few covert affairs, but Carrie Mathison is not the kind of CIA operative who gets to sprint through scenic European capitals in Louboutins, turning the spy world on with her smile. And Claire Danes, who plays one of TV's more tortured interrogators on Showtime's "Homeland," is fine with that. "I like my crazy lady," Danes said in a phone interview last week, just days before viewers would see her character, who's bipolar, devolve into a full-blown, career-threatening manic episode.
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October 2, 2011 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Columnist
The spy thriller is a popular genre. But the real spy world is a shadowy place crammed with minutiae and ruled by routine, with about as many thrills as the library. James Bond or Jack Bauer would go crazy. CIA analyst Carrie Mathison is already crazy in Showtime's Homeland , one of the three or four best new series this season, secretly taking antipsychotic pills that her sister steals from their father, who suffers from the same mysterious condition. Insanity being a non-qualifier for tough government agents making life-and-death decisions, she keeps her condition hidden from her colleagues.
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October 27, 1996 | By Jennifer Weiner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Claire Danes runs a hand through her newly blond bob and laughs. "What's up with my hair?" she repeats mockingly. "You're asking me? Like I'm in control of it?" Of course, she isn't in control of her own hair. Danes' locks, like so much of her life, belong to directors now, and PR types and managers, and prying journalists eager for her to spill her guts - or at least a few beauty secrets - for the delectation of every 14-year-old girl in America. ("I'm really popular among the 14-year-olds," says Danes, with a resignation few 17-year-olds could muster.
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October 22, 2007 | By Toby Zinman FOR THE INQUIRER
Claire Danes makes her stage debut - on Broadway! - in the Roundabout Theatre Company's new production of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. It is a tasty production, full of old-fashioned style and stagecraft, and lots and lots of language; language, in fact, is the point as well as the vehicle. I have a cartoon on my office wall showing Shaw - with his unmistakable big beard - sitting on a beach and molding the figure of a woman out of sand. Pygmalion, in Greek myth, sculpted a woman and then fell in love with her. Shaw's 1913 play is about Henry Higgins (Jefferson Mays)
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June 29, 2007 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Evening might be the most shocking waste of natural resources since the despoiling of the Amazon rain forest. Vanessa Redgrave, she of faraway eyes the color of moonlight, owlish hoot the sound of midnight. Claire Danes, she of the sunbeam smile and coltish canter. Toni Collette, the lines on whose panoramic forehead inscribe her as Our Lady of Perpetual Worry and Wonder. What riches! Sadly, they are squandered in this starry, flashbacky memory piece adapted by Michael Cunningham (The Hours)
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August 10, 2007 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
'Are we humble because we gaze at the stars, or do the stars gaze at us because we are humble?" narrator Ian McKellen asks at the beginning of Stardust . It's a question that doesn't really get answered in director Matthew Vaughn's doggedly whimsical romantic fantasy, because everybody's too busy with crazy witches, gay buccaneers, miniature elephants and magical unicorns to care. A mash-up of Tolkien, the Grimms and Monty Python, with a young, lovestruck hero (Charlie Cox)
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September 24, 2013 | staff
Partial list of winners at last night's 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Merritt Wever, "Nurse Jackie," Showtime. Writing, Comedy Series: Tina Fey, Tracey Wigfield, "30 Rock," NBC. Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Tony Hale, "Veep," HBO. Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep," HBO. Directing, Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, "Modern Family," ABC. Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS. Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Laura Linney, "The Big C: Hereafter," Showtime.
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December 21, 1994 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
I must say that, as a novel, "Little Women" didn't appeal to me, because the title characters, the March sisters, were so infernally well-behaved - always kissing and hugging and loving each other. Their exemplary behavior made me feel shabby. I had sisters as well, but they were as apt to punch me as hug me. Not without provocation, I admit. The angelic March girls wouldn't smudge a petticoat engaging in the kind of brawls we staged, though they had every reason to. Theirs was a stressful household.
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January 28, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wackadoodle-dooo! Exactly what we need to end a week filled with celeb 911 calls and breakups - a note of joy. Wackadoodle is the term Claire Danes , 32, used to describe the parade that Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals organized Friday, honoring her as the org's woman of the year. "It was totally bizarre - in the best sense," said the Romeo + Juliet star. "I'm learning a lot about Harvard. I now know you guys are kind of deranged and like to [relieve yourselves]
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October 24, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Believe in yourself and love your body. And you'll be fine. That's the lesson Jennifer Lopez learned in the first years of her career when she refused to change (slim, flatten) her body to please industry powerbrokers. "When I first started on television, people, and even my own manager at the time, would tell me I had to make all of these changes," J.Lo tells Cosmopolitan for Latinas. "But you have to stand up and say, 'There's nothing wrong with me or my shape or who I am. You're the one with the problem!
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September 24, 2013 | staff
Partial list of winners at last night's 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Merritt Wever, "Nurse Jackie," Showtime. Writing, Comedy Series: Tina Fey, Tracey Wigfield, "30 Rock," NBC. Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Tony Hale, "Veep," HBO. Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep," HBO. Directing, Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, "Modern Family," ABC. Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS. Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Laura Linney, "The Big C: Hereafter," Showtime.
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December 21, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
A study posted Thursday on the online journal BMJ Open ( http://bmjopen.bmj.com/ ) suggests music stars are nearly twice as likely to die before the average life expectancy as the general population. Researchers looked closely "at patterns among 1,489 pop and rock stars from Europe and North America who became famous between 1956 and 2006," says USA Today. Of those, 137, or 9.2 percent, had died by early 2012. Suicide, drug overdose, gunplay. . . . The study adds that solo artists are more likely to die early than members of a band.
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October 24, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maroon 5 , the wave that bears all before it, or under it, or [your image here], has announced its spring 2013 North American tour! Lead god Adam Levine announced it on Ryan Seacrest 's radio show Monday. AND!!!! the five-guy sexpop-funk band will move like Mick Jagger snugly into the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, April 4. Neon Trees and Owl City are confirmed as opening bands. Tickets go on sale Saturday, this very Saturday OMG, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. at LiveNation.com, ComcastTIX.com, the Wells Fargo Center Box Office, or by phone at 1-800-298-4200.
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July 6, 2012 | Choose one .
A new wave of baby-making has hit Celebdom this week. Claire Danes and her Brit man, Martha Marcy May Marlene star Hugh Dancy, 37, will celebrate their third wedding anniversary in September, and they tell People mag they are expecting their first child. The pregnancy will not affect shooting on the second season of Danes' terrorism spy show, Homeland. Bongo player and thesp Matthew McConaughey, 42, who wed Brazilian-born model Camila Alves, 29, only last month, says the couple are expecting their third child.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wackadoodle-dooo! Exactly what we need to end a week filled with celeb 911 calls and breakups - a note of joy. Wackadoodle is the term Claire Danes , 32, used to describe the parade that Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals organized Friday, honoring her as the org's woman of the year. "It was totally bizarre - in the best sense," said the Romeo + Juliet star. "I'm learning a lot about Harvard. I now know you guys are kind of deranged and like to [relieve yourselves]
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 2011
* HOMELAND. 10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. SHE MAY HAVE had a few covert affairs, but Carrie Mathison is not the kind of CIA operative who gets to sprint through scenic European capitals in Louboutins, turning the spy world on with her smile. And Claire Danes, who plays one of TV's more tortured interrogators on Showtime's "Homeland," is fine with that. "I like my crazy lady," Danes said in a phone interview last week, just days before viewers would see her character, who's bipolar, devolve into a full-blown, career-threatening manic episode.
NEWS
October 2, 2011 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Columnist
The spy thriller is a popular genre. But the real spy world is a shadowy place crammed with minutiae and ruled by routine, with about as many thrills as the library. James Bond or Jack Bauer would go crazy. CIA analyst Carrie Mathison is already crazy in Showtime's Homeland , one of the three or four best new series this season, secretly taking antipsychotic pills that her sister steals from their father, who suffers from the same mysterious condition. Insanity being a non-qualifier for tough government agents making life-and-death decisions, she keeps her condition hidden from her colleagues.
NEWS
October 22, 2007 | By Toby Zinman FOR THE INQUIRER
Claire Danes makes her stage debut - on Broadway! - in the Roundabout Theatre Company's new production of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. It is a tasty production, full of old-fashioned style and stagecraft, and lots and lots of language; language, in fact, is the point as well as the vehicle. I have a cartoon on my office wall showing Shaw - with his unmistakable big beard - sitting on a beach and molding the figure of a woman out of sand. Pygmalion, in Greek myth, sculpted a woman and then fell in love with her. Shaw's 1913 play is about Henry Higgins (Jefferson Mays)
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