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Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 9:43AM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel accepts Ted Cruz's basketball challenge
Kimmel has agreed to a one-on-one basketball game with the Republican U.S. senator from Texas, who previously appeared as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! when he was running for president in 2016. “You want to play basketball against a talk show host?” Kimmel said. “You already lost an election to a reality show host ― isn’t that enough?”
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 10:30PM EDT
Claire Danes would not want to revisit her My So-Called Life character
The Homeland star says she's still friends with creator Winnie Holzman. But asked if she would like to portray Angela Chase as a grown woman, she says, "Probably not, but I’m so grateful that it's had this afterlife that it's had."
Posted Wednesday 4/25/18 at 4:58AM EDT
James Comey says he misses Peter Quinn on Homeland, his favorite show
The former FBI director told The Atlantic's Elaina Plott Tuesday night that the Showtime series is his favorite show. “I care about Carrie,” he said. “I miss Pete.”
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 6:42PM EDT
Claire Danes says Homeland will end with Season 8, but Showtime hasn't made it official
In an interview with Howard Stern this morning, the actress was asked if Season 8 will be the end of the Showtime series, as has long been expected. She responded, "yeah, that's it." Showtime has yet to confirm that Homeland is in fact ending. Danes said she's conflicted about ending the series. "She’s a lot, this Carrie-freakin’ Mathison character," she said. Showrunner Alex Gansa has said he expects Season 8 to be his last year, which would coincide with the expiration of the casts' contracts. According to a story in The Hollywood Reporter, Showtime hasn't made a decision on the show's future, adding that "there's been talk with keeping the show going with a new showrunner and new cast." Danes also revealed to Stern that she's pregnant with her second child, but Homeland won't be impacted because the show isn't expected to go into production on Season 8 before the end of year.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 1:19PM EDT
Claire Danes reveals she's pregnant with her second child
"I'm pregnant," the Homeland star revealed to Howard Stern this morning. "I'm seriously preggo. I'm deep into my second trimester."
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
Homeland is quietly having its best season in years
The Showtime drama has excelled in Season 7, even without Quinn. "Really, it’s remarkable how Homeland has managed to completely reinvent itself from the ground up several times over during its seven-season run," says Dave Nemetz. "For the first three seasons, Damian Lewis earned top billing alongside Claire Danes in his role as Marine-turned-sleeper agent Nicholas Brody — but now, incredibly, Homeland has aired more episodes without Brody than it did with him."
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 8:57PM EST
In Season 7, Homeland feels overtaken by current events
Despite a timely storyline of a presidential administration at war with the intelligence community, Homeland returns for Season 7 feeling “more like the mere stuff of spy novels, lacking the urgency and hyper-relevance that characterized and energized the show at its peak -- when President Obama, among others, proclaimed it his favorite TV show,” says Brian Lowry. He adds: “Indeed, the series about the war against terrorism and, increasingly, the sacrifices made on the altar to it at home has gone from paralleling current events -- at one time the show felt eerily prescient, as if current events were going out of their way to promote it -- to in many ways being overtaken by them. Even the latest plot, driven by an overreaching female president, somehow feels relatively pallid compared to the shenanigans playing out in Washington.”