Chris Colfer's 'Cinderfella' Moment and Other Golden Globes Backstage Quotables

Dear Robert DeNiro: Next time around, let Chris Colfer write your material. Because the Glee star sure came out swinging with some choice sound bites upon arriving backstage after collecting his Golden Globe award for supporting actor.

TVLine has recapped the most bon mots served up by Colfer, The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons and some of TV’s other winners. READ MORE

Claire Danes To Star In Showtime Drama Pilot

Showtime had been courting Claire Danes for the female lead in its drama pilot Homeland. Now the Emmy winner has closed a deal to star in the pilot from 24 executive producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, her first series project since the show that helped launch her career, ABC’s My So-Called Life.

Homeland also marks the first pilot order from David Nevins since he took over as president of entertainment for Showtime last August. In August, Danes won an Emmy for starring in the title role of the HBO biopic Temple Grandin.

Loosely based on Gideon Raff’s Israeli series Prisoners of War, Showtime’s Homeland centers on an American soldier taken prisoner during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Danes will play Carrie Anderson, a driven CIA officer battling her own psychological demons. Gordon, Gansa and Raff wrote the script for the Fox 21-produced pilot, which will be directed by Michael Cuesta.

This story was originally published by Nellie Andreeva for Deadline.com.