January 18, 2004

On Tuesday Claire attended the annual National Board of Review awards gala at New York's Tavern on the Green. She presented the best director's award to Edward Zwick for
The Last Samurai. Zwick is also well-known for producing My So-Called Life years ago.
Za New York's new cosmetic cleansing series shows this month a very natural Claire.



December 30, 2003

It seems like Claire and her boyfriend Ben Lee drifted slowly out of their long lasting relationship in the last months. End of November several news sources have reported, that Claire has left Ben for Billy Crudup (35,
Almost Famous), her costar in the upcoming period piece Stage Beauty. Their friendship of 10 years apparently evolved while shooting the movie in July. Billy Crudup on his part, broke up with his pregnant longtime girlfriend Mary-Louise Parker (39, West Wing).

Luc Besson's company EuropaCorp will produce and handle international sales on Jodie Foster's delayed movie Flora Plum. Shooting is still scheduled for Spring 2004. The leading cast, Claire Danes, Ewan McGregor and Meryl Streep hasn't changed. Maybe the location will move to Europe.

Steve Martin said about the recent shooting of Shopgirl, that he can't believe Claire's emotional intelligence at the age of 24. She's one of the women working in film today, he's admiring.
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