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.

Bruce Willis Tanks Red 2 Interview — Self-Important Prick?

For years I’ve heard from Hollywood insiders that Bruce Willis is a self-important prick. I’d go into details, but that might divulge my sources. That being said, all you need for confirmation is the video below, in which Willis single-handedly tanks his Red 2 interview for no reason at all. Willis clearly resents his press-tour, and punished the interviewer as a result. As for Mary Louise Parker, she’s a consummate professional who thanklessly attempted to rescue this.

‘Weeds’ Season 8 Premieres — Are Sociopaths Funny?

No one likes dark humor more than The Dishmaster, but last night’s premiere of ‘Weeds’ crossed the line. Season 8 began with Nancy Botwin being shot in the head, and the entire episode revolved around her family’s antics during her hospital stay. Those antics included her brother-in-law having sex in her hospital room, and both her sons showing zero sign of emotion over the possibility of their mother’s death. The show always rode the line between disturbing & intriguing, but when did it become a story about sociopathic criminals? I’ve had it.

Showtime Sets Premiere Date for Weeds

Fear not ‘Weeds’ fans.  Season six is officially on its way.  The new season premieres on August 16th.  It will be immediately followed by the series premiere of ‘The Big C’ with Laura Linney at 10:30pm.  I cannot wait to see how the Nancy/Esteban affair unfolds!  If you are behind on the series, be sure to catch up on Netflix.  They have season 4 and 5 on “watch it now.”  (No – Netflix is not paying me to say that).