Mary Louise Parker Addresses Billy Crudup’s Affair With Claire Danes

  Hollywood’s hottest scandals usually involve cheating, but the muck takes on extra meaning when one of the parties is pregnant at the time of the indiscretion. For those that simply forgot, here’s the rundown. ‘Weeds’ star Mary Louise Parker’s longtime partner, Billy Crudup, flew the coop for Claire Danes, who was his co-star in ‘Stage Beauty’ at the time of their torrid romance. Parker never publicly discussed the scandal, but her big belly and her exes very public display of affection for his new lady love said enough. Years later, she is speaking up about her heartbreak in a new book, in which she writes letters to exes. Parker recounted her unnecessary argument with a cab driver who kicked her out while she was pregnant for yelling at him. Her reply to him saying he didn’t want her in his cab anymore was, “No one [wants me] and “I am alone. Look, see? I am pregnant and alone. It hurts to even breathe.” Catch a clip of Claire Danes on Howard Stern discussing her decision to start dating Crudup at the time. Danes and Crudup didn’t last, and she has since married Hugh Dancy.

James Franco Talks “Hatha-haters” on Howard Stern

I don’t know much about Anne Hathaway, but one thing seems certain — she’s humorless. When the world is criticizing you, the only way to squash that criticism is to self-deprecate and laugh, and she’s done neither. When James Franco addressed his Oscar hosting gig with Hathaway, word leaked that Hathaway was pissed, with what I can only believe are planted sources saying, “Anne would never air her dirty laundry in public and is intensely private. . . . It’s opened up old wounds, is totally unnecessary, and she’s fuming.” First of all, why is Anne Hathaway perfectly fine with laughing at Tina Fey’s Golden Globes’ joke about James Franco’s poor Oscar-hosting job, but she’s not okay with laughing at any jokes directed at her? Furthermore, you’d think the girl who hilariously poked fun at Claire Danes on SNL would also be able to poke fun at herself. My advice for Hathaway’s PR team is to have her host SNL again, get an award every five minutes and give cartoonish acceptance speeches. If Alec Baldwin can survive every dagger thrown in his direction, so can Anne Hathaway.

Claire Danes Wins Homeland Golden Globe — Best Speech of the Night

Acceptance speeches at awards shows usually involve three solid minutes of dropping every big industry name the recipient can recall, likely in hopes of maintaining the relationships that keep the actor employed. It’s rare that those speeches have personal touches, but Danes pulled it off. She won for Homeland, and she cited the time fifteen years ago when she won for My So Called Life and she forgot to thank her parents, saying that she’s happy to have the opportunity to correct the error. Might I also add that she was the most deserving actress for that award? Her performance in Homeland is insanely fantastic. Watch her speech below.