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Claire Danes knows she has an ugly cry

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Poor Claire Danes. She’s an absolutely phenomenal actress, but she was not blessed with a graceful “cry face”. I don’t know why that’s strange – none of us look particularly beautiful when we’ve been sobbing our eyes out, but for some reason, Claire’s ugly cry has grown into a presence of its own, and she knows all about it.

From Harper’s Bazaar UK:

Danes herself is a little nonplussed by the attention her ‘cry face’ attracts. ‘I’m surprised it’s so surprising,’ she says, before adding: ‘I have my guy, who thinks I’m pretty enough in our life together, so I don’t need to be seducing the audience that way.’ Then she goes on: ‘I think it’s also just my style, what I like in creative work, what I’ve always been attracted to, even as a little girl. I danced as a kid, that’s how I arrived at acting, and I took a class with a woman called Ellen Robbins. It was modern dance, so already a little raw. And I always had an appreciation for the macabre. We would do these improvisations and I remember one time, I was maybe 11 or 12, I was into grotesque movement, and I decided to do a dance where I was just doing a diagonal across stage, doing these weird movements and I landed and I just spat on the floor, like totally pretentious performance art. But it was great. I liked the ugly even as a kid, and I think that has stayed with me now.’

Girl, please – you do not have to justify your crying face! You’re busy being an AMAZING actress – let the haters hate. And to be fair, homegirl has cried exactly the same since she was 14 – we all remember My So-Called Life, right?! Love her.

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Best, Worst, and WTF of SAG Awards Fashion

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Jennifer Lawrence with actress Lupita Nyong’o. I really want to know what they were talking about.

The SAG Awards is probably the most “meh” of all awards shows, am I right? Still, that’s no reason to ignore the fashion. Why? Because it’s fun. Here are some looks from the 20th Annual SAG Awards. Let’s go through and pick the looks for BESTWORST, and WTF.

For more awards show fashion, check out the Golden Globes Awards post.



I don’t think Amanda Peet knows how to dress anymore. This is something I’d expect from Chloë Sevigny, and I don’t even know if she could pull this off. It’s just so…fug. I’m sorry, I know “fug” is played-out, but I cannot summon any other words to accurately describe this dour mess.

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Claire Danes Is More Than Carrie Mathison

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Homeland is a great show. It’s been pretty slow most of this season until last week’s episode, but it’s still better than most of the other shit on TV. Part of what makes it so great are the actors, like Mandy Patinkin and, of course, Claire Danes. It’s brought her career – which has been great anyway, to be honest – to a pinnacle and is becoming her best-known role (which will always be My So-Called Life to me).

From Interview:

“I would really like to play another character to deviate from Carrie for a second, just because I’m starting to think that acting is this, and while this is one of the most fulfilling expressions of acting that I’ve found, it’s not why I do it.

“It’s not it. I think I’d appreciate her even more if I could take a little vacation from her and inhabit somebody else for a while.”

Fair enough. I would think it would get old – or at least a little stifling – to get caught up in a character, especially one as intense as Carrie. Still, she just does it so well! Seriously, she deserves all the awards for Homeland.

That being said, I’ll be interested to see what she does next.

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What People Won At The 2013 Emmy’s

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The television people got all gussied up and won some awards. Here are some of the notable winners at the 2013 Emmy’s. Michael Douglas kissed Matt Damon’s face off into an Emmy for playing Liberace. Behind The Candelabra also won for best miniseries or movie. We all knew that was gonna happen.

Best Comedy: Modern Family

Best Lead Actress (Comedy): Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Best Lead Actor (Comedy): Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Supporting Actor (Comedy): Tony Hale, Veep

Best Supporting Actress (Comedy): Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie


Best Drama: Breaking Bad (YEAH, BITCH!)

Best Lead Actress (Drama): Claire Danes, Homeland

Best Lead Actor (Drama): Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom. (BOOO, BITCH!)

Best Supporting Actor (Drama): Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire (BOOO, BITCH!)

Best Supporting Actress (Drama): Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad


You can read the rest of the nominations at ABC News.

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The Best, Worst, and WTF Of Emmy Fashion

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Kelly Osbourne. From the front, this looked lovely. From the back, it looks like the dress is covered in fire ants and there’s nothing anybody can do about it. It belongs to the ants now.

2013 Emmy Awards have come and gone and a few people cared. This post is for you. Let’s take a look at the best, worst, and WTF of 2013 Emmy fashion. I know Lena Dunham’s outfit is bound to get a few people talking.

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Can The New Season of ‘Homeland’ Just Start Already?

The new season of Homeland is going to be premiering at the end of September, but Showtime keeps teasing us with all these sneak peeks and it’s driving me crazy. In the latest one, we see Carrie and Brody – who were separated at the end of last season after that crazy ass explosion when she left him at the Canadian border – come face to face again. Are they back together? How and where will Brody hide? What’s going to happen? I MUST KNOW RIGHT NOW.

This show is too good. Sure, it’s not 100% “realistic”, but does that even matter? I have to deal with reality 24 hours a day – can’t I have one hour a week where there’s a bit of a suspended reality that’s also really, really great to watch? Bring on the new season.

Everybody Get Excited: There’s a New ‘Homeland’ Trailer Out!

If you haven’t watched Homeland before, you still have about six weeks to catch up on the first two seasons before the third one starts, so I recommend you get on that. Claire Danes in what is arguably the best role of her entire career? Check. Mandy Patinkin being fucking awesome? Check. British people with American accents? Check. Annoying teenagers who overact? Check. Drama that’s totally not how things would play out in real life but is still completely addicting and almost but not quite believable? Check. Are you picking up what I’m putting down? You gotta watch it!

The third season of Homeland starts on September 29, and we should be picking up where we left off (spoiler-ish alert): Carrie’s back at the CIA with Saul, Brody’s on the run, his family doesn’t know what the hell to think, etc. While the trailer shows a series of clips all out of sync and doesn’t give too much detail, it’s just enough to get excited about. AHHHH!

What are your theories for the upcoming season? What did you think of the way things ended last time? I’m still devastated about the whole Carrie/Brody fallout.