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Claire Danes covers the August issue of Vogue Magazine, ‘Homeland’ costar Damian Lewis also appears inside!

Claire Danes lands the August cover of Vogue Magazine, and inside the mag, Damian Lewis is included in the photos. I’m loving these ‘Homeland’ themed photos taken by Annie Leibovitz. I freaking LOVE ‘Homeland’ and can’t wait for it to return! I read some article last week about how Claire and Damian are not getting along on the set of ‘Homeland,’ which is currently filming it’s third season. I’m not buying it. The sources say that Claire is a bit of a diva on set – now that she’s a mom. She has no patience for long filming days, and wants to quickly get back to her newborn son. I’m not buying it, though. I don’t believe there’s any drama at all, and you can’t make me believe it!

Preparing for her role in ‘Homeland’: “When I spent the day at Langley, they were very forthright and said”—she switches to a deep man’s voice—“ ‘You know, we’re always recruiting, and it’s not all that often that we’re rendered in pop culture. We’d like to have some influence on that.’ They were just so direct. It was admirable, actually, kind of ironically transparent.”

When she was summoned to talk to Bill Clinton at the Grammy’s: “Magnetic,” she says. “A mammoth brain.” It was a whirlwind event. Her newborn son, Cyrus, was upstairs at the Beverly Hilton with her parents, and she was able to go in and out of the action all night. “I went on the red carpet, went upstairs, fed Cyrus. Went into the ceremony, got the award, went back to feed Cyrus, went out again. . . . Then it was ‘Now you meet the president.’ ” As a nursing mom, she says, “I had these new boobs; I’m wearing a big Jessica Rabbit dress, and I’d been living in sweat pants for so long. . . . It was strange. It was dreamy, surrounded by my parents and my husband. It was one of the best nights of my life because of this perfect mash-up.”

Choosing to do Homeland: She was considering two parts in the same weekend, having just auditioned for the role of secretary to Leonardo DiCaprio’s J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood’s 2011 biopic. “I was like, ‘Do I want to play the secretary to the boss man or do I want to be the boss man?’ ” She curls up her nose. “I want to be the boss man.” Finally, there was that other voice telling Danes to take the role. “I was scared of it, and I thought, OK, right, that means I have to do it.”

Actresses she admires: “I’m so impressed by Jennifer Lawrence and Carey Mulligan,” she says. “They have this exquisite taste. They are very gifted in their ability to make great choices. I didn’t have that rudder.” It took a while to sift through the movie-star thing and realize she could just do what had drawn her to the industry in the first place. Acting. “There’s the movie star that plays herself and the movie star like Meryl that has this wonderful, glamorous persona intact and is undone every time she takes on a new character. I think I’m astounded and titillated by that.”

On Her Past Loves: “I’d left my childhood love after seven years, Ben Lee, an Australian singer-songwriter. My real guy,” she says, and pouts, though they’re still friendly. “Then I started dating Billy”—that’s Billy Crudup, who gave the gossip columnists a field day by leaving his girlfriend, Mary-Louise Parker, when she was seven months pregnant for Danes—“I was segueing into: ‘I’m a grown-up now.’ ”

I love Claire…. I can’t wait to see more of ‘Homeland!’

All of the ‘Homeland’ photos taken by Annie Leibovitz are after the jump! (more…)

Posted Monday, July 15th, 2013 at 11:11am
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Claire Danes, Lena Dunham and more at the Time 100 Gala!

Here are some more photos from last night’s Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People Gala in NYC. Claire Danes was on hand to honor recipient Lena Dunham. Apparently Claire wrote the article on Lena for the magazine.

Claire wore this UGLY dress by Lanvin. She is so gorgeous (even though in every picture she looks like she’s being electrocuted), why would she pick such an awful dress? Speaking of awful, so is Lena Dunham’s Saint Laurent dress. I mean that looks just plain awful on her.

Olivia Munn wore a mustard Michael Kors dress, which looks great.

More pictures below!

Posted Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 9:09am
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Molly Sims Was “Jealous” of Claire Danes’ Post-Baby Body

Claire Danes and other celebs may shed baby weight like it’s nothing, but some don’t!

Speaking to reporters on Jan. 24 at the Elle Women in Television event in West Hollywood, Molly Sims spoke candidly about her postpartum weight loss struggles following the June 19, 2012 birth of her son, Brooks Alan:

“I’m still about ten pounds away and my baby is seven months. And I look at Claire Danes at the Globes and I’m like, I hate you.”

When Us Weekly pointed out that Danes credited Spanx for her svelte post-baby look at the Globes, Sims, who’s married to film producer Scott Stuber, quipped, “Sweetie, that ain’t Spanx. I’ve got Spanx on. That ain’t Spanx.”

Count your blessings, Miss Sims!  You’ve done a lot- acting, modeling, designing…and now parenting. The 39-year-old mom has a bit of a right to be frustrated, though: she revealed she gained almost 65 pounds during her pregnancy because of a thyroid condition.

“My thyroid kind of shut down, so that really made it very difficult in terms of the weight loss.”

Now on a natural thyroid medicine, she’s ten pounds from her goal weight, and restricting her diet as well as working with personal trainer Tracy Anderson.  Like many moms, losing the weight is really hard. I mean, I don’t know personally, but it has to be- mothers’ bodies go through so many changes. Still, it’s important to appreciate what you DO have, am I right?

Photo: FameFlynet

Posted Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 1:13pm
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Claire Danes: “I would make a lousy stay-at-home mom.”

An 8-months-pregnant Claire Danes glows on the cover of ELLE February, on newsstands nationwide January 15th. In the issue, she opens up about being a working mother, her relationship with husband Hugh Dancy, and even meeting President Obama.

On waiting to have children:

“I’ve always wanted to have kids, but I’m glad I didn’t until now. When I was thinking about [working and being a mother] originally, I was really nervous about it…I think I would make a lousy stay-at-home mom. It just wouldn’t suit me. I feel so fortunate, in that I’ve had this arrow-straight focus…that I wanted to act.”

On her relationship with husband Hugh Dancy:

“Hugh was just the right partner for me. I got very, very lucky. There’s only so much credit you can take when it just sort of works, you know? And obviously we work hard at maintaining our relationship – that is central to both our lives – but at the same time, it’s just this kind of ease that I can’t really account for.”

On meeting President Obama (a fan of Homeland) with her husband Hugh at the White House Correspondent’s dinner:

“Hugh was like, ‘We have to meet Obama,’ and we walked over before we could think and found ourselves shaking hands with him.  Hugh realized that he’d forgotten to actually properly introduce himself, and [President Obama] was like, ‘And you are?’ And Hugh was like, ‘I’m sorry, Mr. President.’  I said, ‘I’m Claire Danes,’ and he said, ‘Oh, you’re a fine actress.’ And I said, ‘You’re a fine president!’  And he said, ‘Oh, you’re a finer actress than I am president.’ I didn’t have any retort.  Hugh and I went immediately to the bar and had a big shot of vodka.”

On teenagers growing up in Hollywood today:

“When I was younger, I was a little bit more restless, but there weren’t as many eyes. There weren’t as many tabloids or the number of cameras that everyone’s armed with. I feel huge sympathy for teenagers who have suddenly found themselves as public figures now, because it just sucks for them.”

Since the interview, 33-year-old Claire gave birth to her first child, son Cyrus Michael Christopher.

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Posted Monday, January 7th, 2013 at 8:08am
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