Emmy Rossum (24) & Adam Duritz (46) were done two months ago


This just in: a couple you probably completely forgot about is over! Did you remember that Emmy Rossum and Adam Duritz were dating? I had forgotten. Apparently, they went out for a year, and now they’re over. Actually, they’ve been over for two months already, which is probably why I didn’t even remember that they were going out. Well… at least Emmy didn’t gush about him over and over publicly, you know? Just a step up from Jennifer Love Hewitt, I guess. Nevermind, I just found an interview where she gushed about him… sigh. Do you want to know the age difference? She’s 24, and he’s 46. YIKES.

Emmy Rossum has heard it before: “People say that, ‘Where have you been?’ It’s so weird to me.”

Rossum, 24, tells USA TODAY’s Olivia Barker that she’s been waiting for the right role — and finally found it with her gritty new Showtime series, Shameless, which premieres Jan. 9. She plays Fiona, the oldest of six children of a narcissistic, alcoholic single parent (William H. Macy).

“Hollywood doesn’t provide you with tons of opportunities if you’re a woman,” she says. “I don’t want to go run around in my underwear and be chased by a guy with a knife. When you’re 22 and 23, there’s not much that’s not either, like, silly teen comedies or horror movies.”

Instead, she’s chosen “to work on material that inspires me — where I feel like I can add something to world, even if just little bit.” Getting cast on Shameless, “this is happiest I’ve ever been in my whole life.”

Rossum, who divorced her music producer husband Justin Siegel last year, also reveals that she’s single again: She and Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz split two months ago. Nonetheless, “we’re still very close friends,” she says.

[From USA Today]

Sure, there’s totally some of the Jessica Biel/Alba stuff in there – is it that Hollywood is such a difficult place for women in general, or is Hollywood difficult specifically for a less than amazing actress? Put it another way: if you don’t really have the acting skills and you don’t really have the “let me writhe around in my panties like a budget Megan Fox”-ness, you’re not going very far. Plus, there’s no shame in doing television.

Speaking of, they keep showing ads for Shameless before Dexter, so I’m not unfamiliar with Emmy’s latest role. She’s basically playing some kind of trashy, promiscuous, grifter daughter in a family of grifters and ne’er-do-wells, headed up by family patriarch William H. Macy. I was honestly surprised to see her in the ads – I had a moment of “one of these things is not like the other.” Here’s the trailer:

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 07:  Actress Emmy Rossum and musician Adam Duritz attend the American Ballet Theatre 2009 Fall Gala dinner at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on October 7, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)


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  1. Liana says:

    Yeah, that was good news to Adam’s friends. Now he can hook up with ANOTHER inappropriate and immature woman.

  2. manda says:

    I think it’s so funny to see “gossip” about emmy rossum, she seems soooooo bland. Vanilla. Yawn. However, I will probably check out that show.

    As far as Adam Duritz, “Anna Begins” is my jam. Love that song!

  3. brin says:

    Yeah she really isn’t that good of an actress, I’m surprised she isn’t focusing more on her singing.

  4. embertine says:

    Wait, the US is ripping off yet another of our comedy shows? Seriously?


  5. lucy2 says:

    I have never understood what women see in him. I swear they just date him to piss off their parents or something.
    There are a number of young actresses in their 20s who are getting interesting, non-Megan-Fox type roles. If she’s not…maybe she should consider that it’s her?
    I know Hollywood isn’t the most fair and easy place for women, but all these young, mediocre actresses blaming the whole business for their lack of huge stardom gets kind of old.

  6. Newbie says:

    I really don’t get how this guy lands so many hotties. It’s disturbing. @Liana: DO tell! That is, if you can…

  7. Kaya says:

    Ahh America wtf? Shameless is a British Comedy. Thats why it works soo well! First Skins now this 🙁

    Also, Adam Duritz I love you!

  8. ziggy says:

    she’s a beautiful woman. i imagine this man must be very interesting….oft times that trumps looks.

  9. Someone Else says:

    Don’t worry. As with most attempts to steal Brit TV, it won’t work.

    Have you seen the new Top Gear? Seriously, why even bother when there’s BBC America?

  10. Sara says:

    Yeah, nobody saw this coming!! He could be her father!!

  11. julbug says:

    I’ve read that his parents are very accomplished people and that he was a musical prodigy. His music is stunning and I’d personally love to hang out with him. He’s also got that ugly-sexy thing going, big time.

  12. Bodhi says:

    Not everyone has BBC America, unfortunately… 🙁

    Anyway… my husband thinks she is super hot, which is funny to me because I am blonde & nowhere near that teeny.

  13. Mia says:

    If this news wasn’t published, would anyone have remembered they were actually dating? I totally forgot about her, him, them.

  14. OtherChris says:

    What has this guy done since the mid-90s except date young women? Nothing.

    And now I have that frigging mr. jones song going through my head. Get me a hammer!!!!

  15. bokchoi says:

    i saw adam duritz on “live from abbey road” recently. he comes off as a tool.

  16. Novaraen says:

    Adam is suuuuuper fugly…but his music is nice though.

    As for Emmy…I think she’s really very pretty. As for an actress I’ve only seen her in The Phantom of the Opera…which she was fine in.

  17. Carrie says:

    The original British “Shameless” is quite good- Anne Marie Duff plays Fiona (Emmy Rossum’s new role) and James McAvoy played Steve, her boyfriend.

    I’m not digging this remake- some of the lines and situations are the same, but they don’t translate from England to America.

  18. Liana says:

    Adam can have his douche moments, but by and large, he’s a good guy, very intelligent, very attentive, and very talented. The “douche” is largely due to his dissociative disorder. Because of that, he has trouble with the social aspect of life. He just seems to have this idea that he’s not interesting enough to women (which he actually is) and so hooks up with younger women who are more impressed with the “rock star” thing amd the kind of lifestyle they think he can provide. But he’s really just a sensitive guy with an illness who writes hauntingly beautiful songs about his “world” and doesn’t always play well with others.

  19. Matt says:

    Why do Americans always do crappy re-makes of British shows? What is the point, just show the original and best.

  20. coucou says:

    Blimey Embertine, do your home work before you make ridiculous statements like that. Google this place in LA, not sure if you’ve heard of it? It’s called “Hollywood.” H O L L Y WOOD, in a state called “California,” which is almost twice the size of the UK. Besides, what’s the big deal? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

    We all have egos to contend with, our own included, but never have i encountered such unfounded egotism as i have with some Brits who think your island is the center of the Universe…it’s a strange phenomenon…we Americans have always had a love affair with everything British, from the humoUr to the accent, and we’re the first to say how much we LOVE the UK, but I’ve seen more Brits on this site bitch and criticize than i care to count. And it particularly pisses me off when the Brits slag our accent, as if we’ve “bastardized the English language.” Wake up and join the world. Variety is the spice of life. Can you imagine if we all spoke the same. Can you say robots? Mind your accent there love…

    I just don’t get it, and frankly, i hope i never do. I’m glad to part of a nation and a culture that doesn’t waste my time pissing off about accents and property rights on humour or talent. Blah blah blah. We are so much more open minded, and it’s so refreshing! Try it some time Embertine…it’s not like you’re going to lose your identity. You just might expand on your own!

    Cheers and peace to all, no matter where you come from, and no matter how you sound when the words are coming out of your mouth…open mind equals open heart…HAPPY HOLIDAYS

  21. coucou says:

    Hi Matt, to answer your question as adequately as possible, “we do it because we can.”

    Whether or not it’s “done well” is left up to the individual, and naturally, you will be biased and preferential to the original, especially if it originated in your country. Duh, nothing new there. It’s highly irregular that a remake will outdo the original.

    For example, i saw a French remake of Absolutely Fabulous…and oufa, c’était TRAGIQUE. So, i just don’t watch it anymore. I don’t however go around blathering on why such-and-such country makes remakes and act like it’s some sort of blight upon the entertainment medium.

  22. Ruffian9 says:

    “Hollywood doesn’t provide you with tons of opportunities if you’re a woman,”

    It does if you have talent. Nice try.

  23. Trippin says:

    Should be a law against a middle-aged white man with hair like that. He looks ridiculous.