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Minnie Driver Opens Up About Her Baby's Father

February 20th, 2012 2:27pm EST
Minnie Driver
British actress Minnie Driver has revealed her three-year-old son was fathered by a writer on her former TV drama The Riches.

The Good Will Hunting star gave birth to little Henry Story Driver in 2008, but she refused to come clean about the identity of the baby's father, who has long been rumored to be a TV staffer.

Now, in a candid interview with Britain's The Observer magazine, Driver admits she has no "need to protect" the baby's dad any longer and while she stops short of naming the writer outright, she confesses they were never officially a couple.

She says, "He can fend for him...

Eddie Izzard: 'I'm A Cross-Dressing Superhero'

July 7th, 2010 8:23am EDT
Eddie Izzard
Funnyman Eddie Izzard describes his transvestite tendencies as a "superhero thing," insisting he cross-dresses to fight prejudice.

The British comic was famous for dressing in feminine guise while performing his stand-up routines in the U.K. before finding international fame in the TV series The Riches and 2008 thriller Valkyrie. And Izzard claims he uses his transvestism to fight intolerance, likening himself to a disguised comic book hero.

He tells the New York Post, "I finished my last tour in Canada in girlie mode, and I'm just back in boy mode now. I consider it a superhero thing. ...

Minnie Driver's Father Dies

December 24th, 2009 8:36am EST
Minnie Driver
British actress Minnie Driver is mourning the loss of her beloved father, who has died at the age of 87. The Riches star's dad, Ronnie, passed away in London last week after suffering a heart attack. Driver, who has been filming a movie in Scotland, put the production on hold to fly to the British capital when he fell ill.

The star turned out with her family on Wednesday for the London funeral and broke down in tears as she read the eulogy during the service.

Driver also took the opportunity to explain her decision to wear a bright red dress to the funeral, telling mourners: "I am n...

Eddie Izzard: 'I Am A Card-Carrying Transvestite'

November 9th, 2009 8:44am EST
Eddie Izzard is A Card-Carrying Transvestite
British funnyman Eddie Izzard struggles to convince Americans he's a transvestite after toning down his cross-dressing while concentrating on his acting career.

Izzard's prominence has increased in the U.S. after roles in TV series The Riches and 2008 thriller Valkyrie - but he admits the country has yet to acknowledge him as a transvestite.

However, he will soon break out of "boy mode" and show Americans his more colorful side.

Izzard explains, "I tell everyone I'm a transvestite over and over again. I never thought that I would be on TV begging people to believe I'm a transves...

New TV On DVD, March 24

March 24th, 2009 8:00am EDT
The Riches
The Riches season 2 has plenty to offer: lies, sex, drugs, murder, and more lies. Also on DVD: Andy Richter Controls The Universe season 1, In Treatment season 1, Room 222 season 1.

It's A Wonderful Lie: Season Two Of 'The Riches' Comes To DVD March 24

February 26th, 2009 5:00pm EST
The Riches
Steal the American Dream as the FX original series The Riches Season Two cons its way onto DVD March 24th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Combining richly dark humor with gripping family drama and intricate plot twists, the masterful final season of "The Riches" stars Emmy Award winner Eddie Izzard (Ocean's Thirteen, My Super Ex-Girlfriend) and Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting, Grosse Pointe Blank) in her Golden Globe and Emmy nominated role.

This new season of "The Riches" follows Wayne and Dahlia Malloy (Izzard and Driver), lovable gypsies ...

Spokesperson Confirms 'Riches' Cancellation

October 8th, 2008 8:33am EDT
The Riches
New mom Minnie Driver's TV turn as a gypsy con artist is over - The Riches has been cancelled. Driver played wife to Eddie Izzard on two seasons of the acclaimed drama.

A network spokesperson at FX has confirmed to Entertainment Weekly the show will not be returning for a third season. Flagging ratings are behind the decision.

Driver earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal of Dahlia Malloy on the show.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Starpulse Answers Your Burning Questions

October 3rd, 2008 12:38pm EDT
The Riches
1.)Starpulse user I_B_FRIENDLY asks, "Is "The Riches" coming back on? I love this show!"

The FX series "The Riches" was canceled, according to actor Todd Stashwick. He revealed the news earlier this month on his MySpace page.

2.) MassieKur asks, "Do Fall Out Boy have a tour planned soon, and if so, where will they be stopping?"

Fall Out Boy is currently touring in Europe - Spain, France, Germany, Ireland, UK, and Holland.

3.) KCRISAFULLI asks, "Is there a relationship between Phyllis Diller and Susan Lucci? I don't know if I'm spelling her name right, I don...

Doctor Lets Slip Sex Of Driver's Baby

July 17th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Minnie Driver
Pregnant actress Minnie Driver was so traumatized by medical talk about her cervix she completely missed her doctor's check-up slip up-- he revealed the sex of the child. Driver is adamant she wants the sex of her baby to be a complete surprise, but her doctor, a pal and his seven-year-old son know exactly whether the child is a boy or a girl.

The actress admits she was still in shock after her doctor talked her through the labor process that she missed his slip-up - but her pal and his son, who were with Driver at the time, didn't.

Driver reveals, "I was so traumatized... and app...

TV Stars Who Deserve Emmy Nominations On July 17, Part 1

July 8th, 2008 11:55am EDT
Boston Legal
Last week, I helped the Emmy panelists decide upon which series to cast their vote for, and now it's the actors' turn.

The Emmy blue ribbon panel received a group of lists from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences last week. These were top ten lists from which they were to select the five nominees for the big Emmy show. They will view select episodes from each nominee and base their decision on what they see.

It's nigh on impossible to glean an accurate impression from a small sample, especially when it comes to acting. Many characters are given complex arcs from which the...

Minnie Driver To Quit U.S. For Baby?

May 8th, 2008 2:55pm EDT
Minnie Driver
Pregnant actress Minnie Driver is contemplating leaving America and moving back to her native U.K. - so her baby can be raised as a Brit.

The Good Will Hunting star moved to Los Angeles several years ago to pursue her acting career - which has seen her land the lead role in hit TV show The Riches. And although she loves certain aspects of the U.S., she would prefer her child to grow up in Britain.

She says, "A big part of me wants my child to be English. My family are here and I'm sure I'll move back here one day. It's just that my work, and the opportunities I've had, have been...

Minnie Driver Keeping Baby's Sex Secret

April 18th, 2008 7:15am EDT
Minnie Driver
British actress Minnie Driver is determined not to find out the sex of her unborn baby - so she has an extra incentive during delivery. The star of F/X's The Riches believes not knowing whether her child is a boy or a girl will give her an added interest in the labor.

She says, "I'm old school, I don't wanna know. I think you need some incentive through labor, I think you need as much encouragement as possible."

But she's sure of one thing - she's determined to have a natural birth.

Driver, who is five months pregnant with her first child, says,"I'd really like to avoid (a ca...

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

March 24th, 2008 8:53am EDT
Britney Spears
Monday, March 24

Greek (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) - ABC Family's sleeper hit from last summer is back for a new season of college hijinks.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) - Britney Spears and Scrubs' Sarah Chalke guest star. Anybody who needs a conservator shouldn't be appearing on a sitcom, but we're rooting for you, Brit. It can't get any worse, right?

New Amsterdam (FOX, 9 p.m.) - John flashes back to the 1960s when he was a crazy alcoholic.

The Hills (MTV, 10 p.m.) - Oh, don't pretend like you don't watch it.

Medium (NBC, 10 p.m.) - Anjelica Huston's mysterio...

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

March 17th, 2008 8:52am EDT
Dancing With the Stars
Monday, March 17

Dancing With the Stars (ABC, 8 p.m.) - The men take center stage tonight as the sixth season kicks off. Another episode, featuring the female contestants, airs Tuesday at 9 p.m.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) - Not the episode with Britney, but this being the first original episode in months is an even better reason to tune in. We also hear Barney will be St. Patty's Day suiting up.

Canterbury's Law (FOX, 8 p.m.) - Watch out, Allison Dubois. Elizabeth's new client claims he can talk to the dead and she's buying it up after he shares information about ...

New Season Of 'The Riches' Premieres Tuesday, March 18

March 15th, 2008 8:00am EDT
The Riches
The second season of The Riches will premiere on FX Tuesday, March 18 at 10 PM ET/PT. In "The Riches," Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver play Wayne and Dahlia Malloy, Irish Travellers from rural Louisiana.

In season one, Wayne, Dahlia and their three children broke all ties from their community when an unfortunate auto accident provided them the opportunity to assume the identity of a deceased, wealthy and "normal" family. Seduced by the idea of a bigger life as "H. Douglas and Cherien Rich" and armed with the keys to a new house in a posh neighborhood, the Malloys soon found suburban l...

Minnie Driver Confirms Pregnancy

March 14th, 2008 1:28am EDT
Minnie Driver
Actress Minnie Driver has confirmed reports she is expecting her first child during a TV interview. The Riches star sparked rumours of a pregnancy after she was photographed leaving a Los Angeles clinic last month.

The 38-year-old was forced to admit the news on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday night after Leno commented she had gained weight.

Asked by the host if she was pregnant, Driver replied, "Yes, I am."

The star told Leno she loves being pregnant, "more than anything else," but did not like morning sickness.

She adds, "I don't know why they call it morn...

Scarlett Johansson's Premiere Date Auction Tops $38,000

March 12th, 2008 4:55pm EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson has sparked a bidding frenzy on auction website after offering fans the chance to accompany her to a future movie premiere. More than 161 people have bid on the date, with over a million interested parties visiting the site.

The top bid has reached $38,200. The 10-day auction ends on Wednesday.

The lucky winner will accompany the star to the premiere of her forthcoming movie He's Just Not That Into You in Los Angeles in June next year.

All proceeds from the Auction Cause sale will go to charity Oxfam.

The Lost In Translation star isn't the o...

Minnie Driver Auctions Off Lunch Date

March 7th, 2008 6:00pm EST
Minnie Driver
British actress Minnie Driver is auctioning off a $100,000 lunch date as part of an upcoming charity auction. As part of a joint promotional venture between Driver's hit TV show The Riches and one of her favorite charities, Oxfam America, Driver is offering to join a fan for a meal.

Driver will put herself on the auction block on eBay's "The Riches Charity Auction," which will run for 10 days beginning March 13. The winning bidder will get the cash and an opportunity to meet Driver over lunch.

The auction marks a first for eBay - the website has never offered up such a large sum ...

Tune In To Cable TV For Top-Notch, Edgy Shows

February 15th, 2008 2:00pm EST
Showtime's Dexter
There's plenty to watch on network television, but we have long been living in the Golden Age of Cable. Ever since HBO told us, "It's not TV. It's HBO," we've been hooked. Ponying up the money for cable can be difficult, but these channels make it worth the price.

The Veterans:

HBO has lost many of the signature shows that made it a household name. The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Six Feet Under - they were all instrumental in defining HBO as the channel for daring, intelligent and mature programming. But don't write off the channel just yet. While its new series don't quite match the ...

'Sweeney Todd' Wins Two Golden Globe Awards; See Full List Of Winners

January 14th, 2008 8:53am EST
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
Johnny Depp's dark musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street was a double winner at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Depp himself claimed his first Globe after being nominated seven times - he took home gold in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical category and the Tim Burton film was named one of the night's two Best Films.

Acclaimed TV drama Mad Men also celebrated two awards, claiming the Best TV Drama Series and Best TV Actor honors at the Globes.

It was a semi-disappointing night for Kiera Knightley's period drama Atonem...

Golden Globes Ceremony May Be Cancelled But We Still Have Our Predictions

January 8th, 2008 3:17pm EST
The writers' strike has officially infiltrated awards season. The Golden Globes have been reduced to a lackluster news conference. That means no best and worst dressed list. No boozy celebrities making a fool of themselves. All that remains is an hour-long meeting at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with angry WGA picketers surrounding the premises.

So, until the Hollywood powers-that-be finally buckle down and give the writers what they want and deserve, we here at Starpulse are going to call the winners and losers. We looked at reviews, other expert predictions, viewer attitudes and who we ...

New TV On DVD, Jan. 8

January 8th, 2008 8:00am EST
The Riches
The Malloys are a family of "travelers," roving con artists who live perpetually on the fringes of society and just outside the reach of the law. The typically iconoclastic FX network comedy-drama series The Riches was dedicated to the proposition of "Stealing the American Dream." Season one is now on DVD. Also in stores: season one of The Tudors, seasons one and two of Rob & Big, season two of Two And A Half Men, season five of MI-5, and season six of The Waltons.

Eddie Izzard Wants Anthony Hopkins' Career

October 1st, 2007 2:27pm EDT
Eddie Izzard
British comedian Eddie Izzard wants his career to follow the same path as acting legend Anthony Hopkins. The cross-dressing actor, who stars in new hit TV show The Riches, wants to focus on serious acting roles and win the respect of his peers just like Hopkins.

He says, "I'd love to get my dramatic career in the same place as where his is. It's a tall order, but I just like the way he's done it."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Winners At Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards

September 17th, 2007 8:29am EDT
The Sopranos
Winners in major categories for the 59th annual Primetime Emmy Awards announced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (in bold):

Drama Series: ''Boston Legal,'' ABC; ''Grey's Anatomy,'' ABC; ''Heroes,'' NBC; ''House,'' Fox; ''The Sopranos,'' HBO.

Comedy Series: ''Entourage,'' HBO; ''The Office,'' NBC; ''30 Rock, NBC; ''Two and a Half Men,'' CBS; ''Ugly Betty,'' ABC.

Miniseries: ''Broken Trail,'' AMC; ''Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre), PBS; ''The Starter Wife,'' USA.

Made-for-TV Movie: ''Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,'' HBO; ''Inside the Twin Tow...

Eddie Izzard Offers Cross-Dressing Advice To His TV Son

August 24th, 2007 10:23am EDT
Eddie Izzard
Transvestite actor Eddie Izzard is teaching his 13-year-old screen son how to wear a dress. The funnyman shares cross-dressing tips with his The Riches co-star Aidan Mitchell, who occasionally wears women's clothing in the hit TV series.

Izzard says, "It was always hard for me to look right and get good wigs because I couldn't afford them. So I was able to help with those kind of details."

-More Eddie Izzard Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Notable Quotables

May 26th, 2007 8:30am EDT
Orlando Bloom
"It's my mom. She's constantly doing it... I don't really understand Googling... I can't do it." Orlando Bloom doesn't quite comprehend his status as the most popular search on

"I work in cinema because I am a fan of films of all different kinds. We work on entertainment and smaller films we feel passionate about - except Matt (Damon), he doesn't care." George Clooney jokes about his Ocean's Thirteen co-star's habit of picking blockbuster parts.

"He's very forthright when I ask him if this looks good or if it does not look good. He's got a great eye." Minnie Driver on...

FX Picks Up 'Dirt' & 'The Riches'

May 8th, 2007 2:35pm EDT
The Riches
FX has placed orders for second seasons of the drama series Dirt, starring Courteney Cox, and The Riches, starring Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver. With the pickups of those two dramas, the network has locked down its original programming schedule for 2007-2008, including the highly anticipated new drama series "Damages," starring Glenn Close.

Listed below is the programming schedule of FX original series for the remainder of 2007:


The critically acclaimed drama series Rescue Me, starring Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Denis Leary, moves to Wednesdays at 10PM ET/PT be...

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