One of Hollywood’s most hated couples has reportedly split — and their relationship went out with a scandalous bang, just as it began.
Claire Danes, who was vilified when she "stole" actor Billy Crudup from his then-seven-months-pregnant girlfriend, Mary-Louise Parker, in 2003 (while Billy, in turn, is now widely regarded as a talented version of Kevin Federline — if that’s not a contradiction in terms), apparently hasn’t bothered to brush up on her dating ethics since then. According to the New York Daily News, Claire shared a bed with British actor Hugh Dancy while they were filming "Evening" in November — the month before her breakup with B-Crud.
But wait — that’s not the whole tangled web! Turns out Claire wasn’t Hugh’s only on-set hookup partner ... and in fact, she’s really not his type. The Daily News claims he also canoodled with the movie’s screenwriter, as well as the manager of the hotel where the cast was staying — both of whom happen to be male.
Looks like the "Shopgirl" star has been dumped back on the market for a new man. Always nice to see karma come back to cheaters, isn’t it? Somewhere, Mary-Louise is laughing very hard.
Crazy Like a Fox
Is Matthew Fox the new George Clooney? The "Lost" star not only shares the Cloon’s chiseled good looks — he’s also got a mischievous taste for fun at other people’s expense.
Troublemaker Matthew brags to Men’s Heath that he’s "absolutely an instigator," elaborating, "I really enjoy social boozing, and what I enjoy about it is when people I know and care about say and do things they normally wouldn’t say or do. To make that happen, I’ll instigate anything." (We can only imagine what happened when he was shooting "We Are Marshall" with Matthew McConaughey.)
And that’s not the only reason you’d better watch your back if you’re hanging with Mr. Fox. "I’m a liar and a cheat and a thief and the ultimate manipulator," the actor confesses to the magazine. "I tell lies every day, man. And when I say I’m phenomenally manipulative, I am."
Along with drinking, lying and manipulating, Matthew’s hobbies include skinny-dipping — a pastime the pleasure of which has only been enhanced now that he’s apublic figure: "The reason I have so much fun doing it now is people are so shocked by it, and, like, ‘Oh, my God, Fox just took his clothes off!’"
Gosh, all this talk of naughtiness and nakedness should sour us on Matthew … but for some reason, knowing he’s got an edge just makes him that much sexier!
Britney’s Model Man
Forget about heirhead Brandon Davis, producer J.R. Rotem and quarterback Matt Leinart — Britney Spears has been romantically linked to yet another new man.
Hottie model-actor Isaac Cohen, 25, is the stud who took Brit boating off Marina del Rey on Saturday and escorted her to L.A.’s Whiskey Blue bar on Sunday. The couple reportedly met last month.
While the press has commented on Isaac’s striking resemblance to K-Fed, the similarities seem more sartorial (jeans, bandana, five o’clock shadow …) than physical.
So let’s cut to the chase here. Does this dude really dig our Britney … or is he just using her for publicity?
Isaac "is not a player," his modeling agent, Brandi Lord, insists to People. "He’s got a great heart and a good family, and he was raised well. He’s a gentleman. … He is not out to get a name for himself."
Uh-huh. And the fact that this statement was issued by his agent really enhances its credibility. For now, we’re adopting a wait-and-see stance toward this new duo.
Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer who has a celebrity astrology blog at www.celebastroblogy.com.