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Claire Danes covers Flare Magazine, opens up about playing a bi-polar person on ‘Homeland’

FLARE Magazine, celebrates Emmy-winner and expectant mother Claire Danes on their November cover. Danes wears a Celine cuff and Sydney Evans earrings on the cover; inside, she models a purple coat by Versace. In FLARE’s exclusive interview, the actor reflects on growing up famous, her Emmy-winning role, and the reality of bi-polar disorder.

On child stardom: “I was pretty clear about what I did and didn’t want to do, even as a kid. People dismiss kids as being unthinking; they’re surprisingly discerning. I wanted to be taken seriously from the outset.”

On transitioning from romantic leads to bi-polar F.B.I. agent Carrie Mathison: “It’s arguable that being in love and being mentally ill are sort of similar [laughs]. But it’s true I went through this arduous decade and it did get a bit tiresome after awhile—you want to be defined in some other way.”

On the reality of bi-polar disorder: “Carrie’s disease is formidable, it’s furious, but it’s also treatable and every case is individual. I think the show offers a pretty good reflection of what that experience is like.”

On her reputation as a serious actor: “I actually want people to imagine me as being a little less serious sometimes. But people get attached to certain characters and perceptions.”

Kate Hudson’s stunning October cover of Harper’s Bazaar!

From fame and family to a guest role on Glee, Kate Hudson has an easy elegance. In Harper’s Bazaar’s October issue, on newsstands September 25, the star opens up about her fiancé, Matt Bellamy, her sons, Ryder and Bing, her career, and more.

On meeting her fiancé, Matt Bellamy: Kate was drawn to him right away, she says, because “he was immediately very protective and, you know, watchful.”

“I Googled him right away! And it was shocking, ’cause he was like two completely different people.” Even after two months of dating, “I would still tell him, ‘I look at the footage of you playing, but getting to know you, I can’t connect the dots.’ ” She remembers the first time she saw him in concert, at a stadium in Paris. “I didn’t realize what I was walking into; I was just in awe of his ability and his talent. And then to know him on the other side of it, and how sweet and simple and loving he is.” She smiles. “You know how people say that when you meet somebody you love, you feel at home?”

At some point the two will get married, she says, but there’s no rush. “We’ll do it eventually, but I want it to be right. I don’t want to just do it, you know what I mean?”

She and Bellamy have bought a house in London, with the intention of shuttling between there and L.A. “It’s two very different lifestyles, but I feel really lucky to be able to expose the kids to both. But it takes planning, and for somebody like me who wants to fly by the seat of my pants all the time. … I can be such a gypsy, but with the kids in school, I’m learning how to be more organized.”

Kate’s good friend Gwyneth Paltrow has been Gooping it up for her with the London setup. “She’s been my go-to about where to get things done—grocery shopping, a good mani-pedi, you know, all that.” She continues, “I look up to Gwyneth and how she has been in her life. She’s the real deal.”

Fashion credits: On the newsstand cover, Kate wears a Ralph Lauren Collection gown, and earrings by Harry Winston. On the subscriber cover, she showcases a headpiece by Armani Privé. Inside, she makes a grand entrance in a red Valentino Haute Couture gown, and showcases haute couture looks by Chanel, Dior, Gaultier Paris and Givenchy.

Gwen Stefani graces the October cover of Marie Claire: “My biggest accomplishment is my marriage so far”

Gwen Stefani is Marie Claire’s October cover girl, and she is looking hotter than ever these days!

Some sites are commenting on her face, and whether or not she’s getting plastic surgery. If she is, it’s not obvious. I think she looks pretty fantastic.

In the magazine she opens up about her relationship with Gavin Rossdale, and considers her marriage her “biggest accomplishment”. Here are some more highlights via Celebitchy:

On rearing two high-energy boys just a few years apart in age: “From the moment they wake up, they start beating on each other. I never knew they would be so physical. They’re just starting to play real well together, but with a lot of fighting. They do look out for each other – especially the little one, he really loves his older brother.”

On what her 10 year anniversary with Gavin Rossdale represents: “A miracle…my biggest accomplishment is my marriage so far. Because it’s hard, everyone knows it’s hard.” She continues: “[Marriage] is something that I always wanted to do successfully. It was a dream of mine. I like the official-ness and the family-ness of it all, having the same name and making decisions together.”

On her relationship with husband Gavin Rossdale: “[Our relationship] is better than it’s ever been. Like, we’re learning about each other all the time. He’s an amazing dad, he works so hard – I can hear him writing songs through the wall, and it is at a much quicker pace than me!” Above all, she adds, “He balances me out. And he – he never stops liking me, which is awesome! It makes me feel happy, that someone likes me as much as he does.”

On having a third child: “I really, really, really wanted one about two years ago. And it didn’t really work out. So…I feel good with what we’ve got. Everything works out how it should. You can’t plan anything, right? You can try.”

No Doubt’s new album Push And Shove: “My favorite record. I mean, your favorite record is always the last one you did, but it really is—it’s a really great record.”

Being a mom and a rock star: “I was definitely swimming upstream,” she says, “trying to balance everything that’s been going on with having kids and a family. There’s no way to do all these things.”

Working on the new album: “I would be up all night because my second baby [Zuma, now 4] didn’t sleep, and he had a lot of ear infections. Then I’d wake up in the morning and do my workout, which I always felt I had to do, and then meetings for my three clothing lines, and then hang out with my kids, take them topreschool, da-da-da. And then at 4 o’clock, I’d be like, ‘All right, I’m out of here, I’m going to go to the studio’ and try to write a record. Sit on the couch [with my bandmates] and be like, ‘Let’s do this now because I’m missing time with the kids; I could be having dinner with them and putting them to bed.’ It was really hard.”

Balancing: “Every day I fail at something,” she laments. “Every day someone is suffering because I’m doing all these things.”

Downsizing: “I’ve got myself in a lot of trouble by not saying no.” The solocareer? Buh-bye. Her weight? She’s got a new approach: “This last year I kind of stopped working out. I think my body just needed a break. And so I did that, and focused more on feeling good as opposed to beating myself up.” She’s even eased up her efforts on her L.A.M.B. (Love, Angel, Music, Baby) fashion line. “I have learned to delegate. It still looks awesome, but did I pick out the buttons? No, I didn’t. I missed the last two Fashion Weeks because they were when school started; I can’t miss the first week of kindergarten.”

I love her, and I love her relationship with Gavin! I saw them in concert – on the tour that brought them together back in the 90′s. The tour where ‘No Doubt’ opened for ‘Bush’. It was amazing!

Speaking of ‘No Doubt’, I sure hope the rest of their new album is good. I’m not a huge fan of the first single.

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Lana Del Rey strips down for British GQ!

Lana Del Rey leaves little to the imagination in her raciest photoshoot yet – for British GQ.

The singer, formerly known as Lizzy Grant, stripped down to her birthday suit for the October cover of the men’s magaznie.

The 26-year-old’s eyes hang on the camera, her trademark pout swathed in red lipstick and auburn curls tumbling down her shoulders in the shot, taken by photographer Mariano Vivanco.

Del Rey, accepting the GQ Woman of the Year Award in London last night, told the audience of her experience shooting with Vivanco in Monaco.

Introduced by Boy George, who kindly compared her sultry persona to that of Marilyn Monroe, she took the stage and thanked editors for bestowing her with the title.

Shifting on stage, she hummed, her words hanging with monotone expression: ‘We had a beautiful shoot in Monaco and I had a really interesting interview – for a change – and I was reminded of why I love to sing and why I wanted to become a writer.

‘And also,’ she continued, ‘Paul, the creative director, was very hands on with the shoot.’

As laughter rumbled through the audience, Del Rey made reference presumably to the British magazine’s creative director, Paul Solomons.

‘In fact, if you see in the magazine – in the middle of the spread – you’ll see a hand hoisting up one of my boobs,’ she added.

‘That’s Paul’s hand. Couldn’t have done it without him.’

The Men Of The Year issue of British GQ is out on September 6.

I’m ready for Lana to come out with a new album. I loved her last album, and I can’t wait to see what she does next!