Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Blind Items Revealed

July 20, 2012

I wanted to tell you today about an Emmy nominated actress. She has been in the business for what seems like forever, but she is still young. She has done movies and television and is a great actress. Solid B+/A- list. Everyone knows her. Through one of her recent co-stars, she got involved with a group of people who help injured soldiers and their families. She met a group of injured soldiers who had lost limbs and heard they didn't have enough money to always get the bast prosthetic limbs. There was also the matter of transporting families to where the soldiers were hospitalized. Our actress not only has donated $2M to this cause, but also leased 10 apartments that are within walking distance of one of the hospitals where returning soldiers are sent. All of the apartments are fully furnished and each family is allowed to stay up to two months in the apartments free of charge so they can be close to their loved ones. As a new unit becomes vacant in the complex, she rents out another and has encouraged all her co-stars to help out. So far, they have done a tremendous amount and none of them have asked for or sought any publicity for their actions. She might not always look happy, but this actress, has definitely made me smile and now I know, I will never utter a bad word or slight about her again.

Claire Danes

85 comments:

mynerva said...

Lovely lovely lovely

Norte said...

Atta girl.

Trey said...

Love it! Good for you Angela Chase

MISCH said...

That is great to read...and I hope she and her husband the best with their new baby...

Jason Blue Eyes said...

Way to go Carrie Mathison. Best actress on TV as well.

Nancy said...

Wow, I have a newfound deep respect for Claire Danes. You go girl!

MalibuBarbie said...

Now, THAT is a beautiful reveal!

Opie said...

Oh how nice and $2M is not chump change!

LottaColada said...

It's so nice to hear about celebs doing great things without all the fanfare and publicity some others so badly crave. This made me happy!

Jenn said...

Cool reveal. Very lovely to know she's done something wonderful for the veterans.

L said...

Respect!!!

tamarind said...

Bravo, Claire!

gee-gee said...

Yesssss! This is awesome.

cinephreak said...

Damn 2 mil? That's a lot, didn't realize she was that loaded, ad if she's not then that's even sweeter...

PuggleWug said...

Love this!

ReesesPeace said...

Well done, Ms. Danes, well done!

I love the kindness blinds! They bring tears to my eyes and make my old heart swell. Kindness is so very underrated. ;)

Kendall T said...

Yay Angela!

Bonheur said...

Love it! Thanks Claire!

Mama Ray said...

Feel good reveal! Nice change of pace from the last creepy one! :)

Mayor of CDAN timebob said...

so happy for Claire and Hugh on their newborn son. I love Homeland even more now.

HolidayinCambodia said...

Go Elis! Almost makes up for Cash Warren and Mr. Jessica Simpson.

May Flower said...

Lovely, wonderful, and finally...A reveal about someone I've heard of.

Frufra said...

KIndness reveals make the world go 'round - thanks, Enty. (But I don't scroll past the smutty ones, either :-) ).

Sarah said...

Oh goodness, I am going to have to start liking her now.

Happy New Year, CDAN. Let's rock 2013 :)

Mari said...

What a super reveal!
To say nothing of Ms Danes...
Brava.

lilannie said...

Love Claire Danes!!!! Such a low key actress... after Billy Crudup I was worried about her but I am happy she found Hugh and has a big heart.

gabfas said...

best one yet

Della said...

GO GIRL!

There is hope after all. Just when we begin to think all of Hollywood is horny and high. LOVE IT!

Maxine Alisha said...

Do we remember who the original guess was?

Way to go Claire Danes. I knew I loved you for reasons beyond Homeland!!!

Noel said...

Love this reveal!

Anna Nawnamuss said...

Teary eyed now. What a beautiful person inside and out. I've always admired her work, but will now support her and go see anything that she's in. What an Angel. Good one Enty.

Shakira Eakins said...

Yay a kindness!

Tranquil Serenity said...

This is fabulous. Normally the kindness reveals don't do too much for me, but I loved this one.

KPeony said...

That's amazing!

goes in circles said...

Lol@Frufra

Yay! I love Claire Daines, and now I really do.

Miz said...

Love. She gets a tough rap but I've always liked her :)

Amber said...

MontanaMarriott got it in 6 mins!

Shadow said...

That's a wonderful reveal.

Flo said...

always loved Ms Claire. She's rare class in Hollywood.

Dizzel said...

<3

msgirl said...

Now I'm all verklempt!

Jules_345 said...

This is an awesome reveal...and yay for MontanaMarriot (and f or Amber who has the patience to wade back thru the original posts for us!)

Supermom said...

As the wife of an Iraq vet this gives me a new found respect for her! Way to go Claire :-)

Basil said...

There was a reveal before about her husband trash talking Zac Efron behind his back at a party. Ever since then, I was a bit leery of Danes. Guilt by association and all that. But this reveal makes up for that. Very nice.

Call me yndy... said...

Mad respect for her as a person now, not just as an actress. Glad this one was revealed!

PV Siren said...

Clair Danes YOU ROCK!
(pardon the yelling but well deserved)

nancer said...

i loved her before and i love her more now.

Me said...

Very surprised. Stopped liking her awhile ago. I tend to think less of people when they cheat, especially with people who are already involved with someone. A friend recently reminded me that you can do something shity and still be kind in other areas of your life. I forget that. Good for her. The act itself, keeping it secret, makes it very genuine. The amount kind of knocks me out.

Diana G said...

She really is an amazing person for doing all this. I wish her nothing but the best in her career and with her new baby boy. ;-)

S.joy said...

Such a great way to start off the reveals! We needed this, things have been tense here lately. Hope everyone on my favorite site is having a wonderful day! :-)

Dahlia Queen said...

Nice to hear she is helping those who fought! I did not think much of her before but now I do.

ImLi said...

Glad this one was revealed. I've always liked Claire Danes.

Lisa said...

beautiful!

AuntJess said...

My love to you and your family. Your husband is a hero. Thank you!

Tuxedo Cat said...

Unbelievable generosity! What a pleasant thing to discover about a person. It would take an unbelievable amount of planning and organization to pull this off.

ThatLady said...

Love the kindness blinds.

annabella said...

wow. that blind makes me teary-eyed. she is brilliant on homeland and now this. that is just beautiful.

yodelay said...

Wow, I absolutely love Homeland, but you can't assume talented actors are kind in real life. I really admire her now and I'll chalk uo that Billy Cudrup thing to youth.

yodelay said...

*up*

nudibelle said...

Wow

Chicky said...

Fru, that could very well be t motto of CDaN...

:| raven |: said...

very cool

Reese said...

I would love anyone who did this, but I'm glad it was Claire. Love her in "Homeland" and long ago in her "My So-Called Life". Glad to know that she has a heart to go with her brains and talent.

Renoblondee said...

Add me in to not liking her, but I do now. That is amazing!

SashaJames2 said...

New found love and respect for her. Well done Claire!

DewieTheBear said...

Great one.

TinselSass said...

Claire Danes now gets a FOREVER pass! AWESOME!!!

rejectedcarebear said...

That's wonderful.

dia papaya said...

I love kindness blinds! Go Claire Danes!!! Thanks for supporting Veterans and their families. It a group close to my heart.

KLM said...

Awesome reveal...

katydid said...

Love her even more now Angela Chase did good :)

MadLyb said...

Just finished a "Homeland" marathon last night and very glad to see she's the answer to this blind.

LL VCE said...

Love her!

Elizabeth said...

I never thought this about Claire Danes. This is a really good reveal, who knew?

Mango said...

Wow. That's awesome.

E Gee Be said...

This one gave me chills, much respect to Claire

Jazzy said...

Yaay Claire. It's good to know that she grew out of her My So Called Life era attitude and into a kind, generous woman. Always been a fan of her acting too.

Erik said...

I've had a crush on Claire for years. This makes me like her even more.

mad cat said...

Wow! This is so nice to read, I would have never guessed this about her.

Lelaina Pierce said...

Wow, that's a pretty significant amount of money. Just imagine if every celeb was this thoughtful and generous.

kj said...

I LOVE CLAIRE DANES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dagny said...

This really is breathtaking. I have even more respect for her now. Thank you so much, Ms. Danes!!

Fluffy White Clouds said...

Wow! What an awesome gesture, so thoughtful and giving. I like her a lot more now. She does have great hair to boot!

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Such a wonderful thing to do!

Leasing these apartments is such an inexpensive, yet desperately needed thing. Think about it, if an apartment costs $700/mo, that would be only $8400 a year! I point this out because it's something that different groups could do in different cities. Local churches or groups could band together, do a few fundraisers and pay that rent for a year.

It's so much more economically sound than say, a family coming to a city and living in a hotel or corporate apartment. The prices would be significantly higher on a family who probably have a mortgage back home; they may not be able to be there for their injured loved one. Being alone and going through rehabilitation will be much harder.

Times like this I wish I was rich, I'd love to rent a few for them myself! Such a great idea, so (relatively) inexpensive and easy!

Ari said...

Yes, her face is stern but it's because life is stern