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HBO Cancels 'Bored To Death' And 'Hung'

December 20th, 2011 10:17pm EST
Bored to Death
Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis' cult comedy Bored to Death has been axed by TV bosses after three seasons.

HBO executives have also dropped Thomas Jane's Hung and How to Make it in America, the comedy/drama executive produced by Mark Wahlberg, due to poor ratings.

Network officials announced the cancellations on Tuesday.

The scheduling gaps will be filled by a slew of new programs, including Dustin Hoffman's horseracing drama Lucky and Ricky Gervais' Life's Too Short.

Reacting to the news, How to Make It in America star Bryan Greenberg writes on Twitter.com, "Thank ...
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Thomas Jane Slams Ageism

November 25th, 2011 1:00pm EST
Thomas Jane
Actor Thomas Jane has slammed ageism in society, insisting he's sick of having to dress like a youngster to remain relevant.

The 42-year-old actor is enjoying success in saucy U.S. hit Hung and has several movies in the works, but he is convinced it's becoming increasingly more difficult to land jobs as he ages.

And the star has slammed society's obsession with youth, insisting men of a certain age have to compromise to land good roles.

He tells the Huffington Post, "There's no socially-acceptable middle age. We have to lie about our age to get jobs, we have to dress the way we did in ...
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Q&A: 'Hung' Star Stephen Amell

November 13th, 2011 11:00pm EST
Hung
It's been said that a hero is only as good as their antagonist. On HBO's Hung, that juicy role falls to actor Stephen Amell, who recently sat down with me to dish about the series.

Amell plays Jason, who is the chief competition of Hung's main character, Ray Drecker. He's got a winning smile but a lot more going on behind it. Read on to find out what's in store for his character in season three and what it's like being the allegedly bad guy, as well as what type of role Amell would love to play.

Hung fans should also check out my previous Q&A with Charlie Saxton (Damon Drecker).

Hung c...
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TV Blu-ray Review: 'Hung - The Complete Second Season'

October 31st, 2011 11:15am EDT
Hung photo
Ready for another round of eclectic women paying for the stud services of high school coach Thomas Jane? Then check out our review of "Hung – The Complete Second Season" on Blu-ray from HBO Home Entertainment out now featuring Jane as a male ho and Jane Adams as his unlikely female pimp. Prices and services below!

Title: "Hung - The Complete Second Season"

Grade: 4

Cast: Thomas Jane, Jane Adams, Anne Heche

Director: Various

Rating: R

Runtime: 274 minutes

Release Company: HBO Home Entertainment

Website: www.hbo.com/hung

The Show: While the first season of "Hung" had it...
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Q&A: 'Hung' Star Charlie Saxton

October 16th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Charlie Saxton
HBO's Hung has just started its third season - and before tonight's new episode (10 PM ET/PT), I caught up with star Charlie Saxton! Read on for Charlie's thoughts on his character Damon, his time in theatre, and the movie role he'd love to have...

We're two episodes into the third season of Hung. What can you say about what we can expect for Damon in season three?

Damon's kind of stepping out of the spotlight, if you will, because he's been getting himself into too many crazy situations. He's re-evaluating himself and figuring out what makes him happy. He and his sister [Darby] deci...
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Thomas Jane Explored His Sexual Identity While Homeless

October 3rd, 2011 8:46am EDT
Thomas Jane
Thomas Jane has shocked fans by opening up about the lengths he'd go to eat when he was a homeless teenager in Los Angeles - he'd perform sexual favours for sandwich money.

The star, who currently plays a well-endowed male prostitute in TV drama "Hung," admits he can identify with his desperate character in the series - because he once offered up sex perks to eat.

He tells the Los Angeles Times, "When I was a kid out here in L.A., I was homeless, I didn't have any money and I was living in my car. I was 18. I wasn't averse to going down to Santa Monica Boulevard and letting a guy buy me a...
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Stars Get Divorced In Time For Independence Day

July 3rd, 2011 11:30am EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Independence Day will mean so much more for stars Scarlett Johansson, Ryan Reynolds, Patricia Arquette and Thomas Jane this year - they have all started July as singles.

Johansson's marriage to Reynolds and Arquette and Jane's union were both dissolved on Friday as their divorces became final.

Johansson and Reynolds, who wed in 2008, announced their split in December. Arquette and Jane, who wed in 2006, separated last year and have an eight-year-old daughter.

Meanwhile, comedian George Lopez's 17-year marriage to Ann Serrano also ended in divorce on Friday.

Arnold Schwarzenegger will al...
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2011 Golden Globe Nominations Announced; 'King's Speech,' 'The Fighter' & 'Social Network' Lead The Pack

December 14th, 2010 9:47am EST
The Kings Speech
The King's Speech is leading the charge for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards after landing seven nominations.

The cinematic tale about the British monarchy is heading up the main categories with nominations for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director for Tom Hooper, while Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush have all received acting nods.

Boxing film The Fighter and Facebook-inspired movie The Social Network trailed with six nominations apiece, including mentions in the Best Picture (Drama) category, which also saw nods to ballet movie Black Swan and sci-fi blockbuster Inception...
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Patricia Arquette's 'Friendly' Divorce

August 30th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette has dismissed rumors she clashed with her estranged husband Thomas Jane over custody of their young daughter - calling their ongoing divorce "friendly" and "not weird".

The Medium star confirmed her split from The Punisher actor earlier this month and after filing for divorce, Arquette requested full legal and physical custody of their seven-year-old daughter, Harlow.

Subsequent rumors suggested the former couple disagreed over how they should split custody of the youngster, but the actress is adamant the legal proceedings haven't turned bitter.

She tells E! Online, ...
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Patricia Arquette Seeking Custody Of Daughter

August 17th, 2010 8:03am EDT
Patricia Arquette
Actress Patricia Arquette is seeking primary custody of her young daughter after filing for divorce from husband Thomas Jane on Friday.

The Medium star confirmed she has split from The Punisher actor last week, with her spokesperson saying, "The split is completely amicable and their prime focus is their daughter."

Arquette filed for an official split in a Los Angeles court on Friday, and is seeking legal and physical custody of their seven-year-old daughter, Harlow.

It is the second break-up for the couple, who married in 2006. Arquette filed for divorce in January 2009, only to ask ...
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Patricia Arquette And Thomas Jane Split Again

August 14th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
Patricia Arquette and Thomas Jane
Patricia Arquette and husband Thomas Jane have separated for the second time in as many years. The Medium actress filed for divorced from Jane in January 2009, citing "irreconcilable differences", but the pair reunited just weeks later and hosted a party at their Los Angeles home together.

Arquette asked for her petition to be dismissed in July last year after the couple decided to work at their marriage.

But the pair has failed to make their union work out and have split again.

A representative for the pair says, "The split is completely amicable and their prime focus is their daugh...
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'Up In The Air,' 'Nine' Lead Golden Globe Nominations

December 15th, 2009 9:19am EST
Up in the Air
The 67th annual Golden Globe nominations were just announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

"Up in the Air" leads the pack with six mentions, including best picture, drama. The musical "Nine" ran second with five nominations, including best musical or comedy and acting slots for Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard.

The Golden Globes, Hollywood's second-biggest film honors after the Oscars, will be presented Jan. 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, televised live by NBC and hosted by comic actor Ricky Gervais.

BEST FEATURE - DRAMA
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Nine Actors Who Played Real-life Baseball Players

October 19th, 2009 11:00am EDT
Gary Cooper
With the baseball playoffs in full swing, it's time to take a look at actors who have stepped up to the plate and taken on the challenge of portraying a real-life hardball legend. While there have been many great movies and portrayals about diamond life (Kevin Costner in "Bull Durham" springs to mind), a select few actors have hit the field in fact-based baseball films.

Gary Cooper as Lou Gehrig

In the revered biopic "The Pride of the Yankees," Cooper steps into the shoes of the Yankees icon and deftly handles all the off-the-field developments (diagnosis of ALS, "Luckiest Man Alive"...
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'Hung' Creators Discuss Their New HBO Series Starring Thomas Jane

July 10th, 2009 9:25am EDT
Hung
"Hung," the new HBO series -- starring Thomas Jane as Ray, a middle aged high school basketball coach that feels he's lost everything so resorts to male prostitution because of his, well... no reason to shirk the facts with a well timed metaphor: the man has a large penis -- has just begun its first season on Sunday nights at 10 pm. We joined the husband and wife series creators -- Colette Burson and Dmitry Lipkin -- for a roundtable discussion (with other writers) as we asked them about the Detroit setting of the show.

Mike: The show takes place [outside of Detroit] Michigan. How did yo...
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Patricia Arquette Calls Off Divorce

July 9th, 2009 11:00pm EDT
Patricia Arquette Calls Off Divorce
Patricia Arquette has officially reconciled with her actor husband Thomas Jane, six months after filing for divorce.

Arquette cited "irreconcilable differences" as she sought to end her two-year marriage to the The Punisher star in January - but she has had second thoughts.

The couple reportedly reunited just weeks after the split and marked the reconciliation by sending out joint invitations to friends and family for a party at their Los Angeles home.

And now Arquette has formally asked a Los Angeles court to dismiss her divorce petition, according to TMZ.com.

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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

April 20th, 2009 9:44am EDT
The Soloist
This week is fairly busy at the box office, with seven movies arriving. Four of them are general release, while the other three are limited release. I will be going over "Obsessed," "Earth," "Fighting," "The Soloist," "Tyson," "Mutant Chronicles," and "The Informers."

OBSESSED

Successful asset manager Derek Charles (Idris Elba) has everything a man could want. He just received a promotion at work and he has a happy marriage, but when an obsessed temp in his office (Ali Larter) starts stalking him, his picture-perfect life is placed in serious danger.

"Obsessed" is the first fe...
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Spike TV Announces Nominees For 'Scream 2008'

September 15th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
SCREAM 2008
It will be one "dark knight" this October as Spike TV presents the third annual "SCREAM," a celebration of the best in horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic genres.

Taping on Saturday, October 18 from The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA, "SCREAM 2008" will premiere on Spike TV Tuesday, October 21 (9:00- 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Show host, presenters and musical performers to be announced shortly.

"We're incredibly honored to have the support of such luminaries in the creative community to help determine the nominees for 'SCREAM 2008,'" says Casey Patterson, senior vice president, event prod...
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Supporting Superhero: A Look At The Stand-Out Film Roles Of Jason Bateman

July 1st, 2008 10:11am EDT
Jason Bateman
In the early part of his career, Jason Bateman was known as the cute sandy haired boy from the wholesome TV family. Beginning with Little House on the Prairie and taking it through "Silver Spoons" (where as the best friend he became part of the extended family) and "Valerie," he wore that role like it was his own skin. Only as he aged (like with 2001's "Some Of My Best Friends" and later with the critically acclaimed "Arrested Development") did he start to include sarcasm into his portrayals, opening up a world of possibilities for him to steal scenes in a number of feature films.

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Famous June Brides: Happily Ever After?

June 3rd, 2008 8:30am EDT
Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban
Historically, some married in the month of June to honor Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage. Others did it to time conception so births wouldn't interfere with harvest work. Brides in the 15th century chose to marry in June because it coincided with their "annual bath" - you read right - thus ensuring a relatively sweet-smelling honeymoon.

Centuries later, June has remained the most popular month to wed. In MGM's 1954 Academy Award-winning musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers the song "June Bride" trills: "Oh, they say when you marry in June, you're a bride all your life."

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Thomas Jane Pleads Not Guilty To DUI

April 10th, 2008 10:02am EDT
Thomas Jane
The Punisher star Thomas Jane has pleaded not guilty to drunk driving (DUI). The actor, who is married to actress Patricia Arquette, was pulled over for speeding by traffic cops in Kern County, California, last month.

Jane - real name Thomas Elliott - was subsequently arrested and charged with DUI and driving with a suspended license. He pleaded not guilty to both charges.

Jane's next court date has been set for May 19th.

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Thomas Jane Arrested For DUI

March 17th, 2008 1:51pm EDT
Thomas Jane
The Punisher star, Thomas Jane is set to be punished after police caught him drunk driving early on Monday morning. The actor, who is married to actress Patricia Arquette, was pulled over for speeding by traffic cops in Kern County, California.

He has been charged with DUI and driving with a blood alcohol level above .08 per cent, according to TMZ.com.

His arraignment has been set for April 9th.

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Thomas Jane Freezing His Cast

November 27th, 2007 1:42pm EST
Thomas Jane
The Punisher star Thomas Jane has discovered making movies is a tough business - he has to keep his cast warm. The actor is making his directorial debut with a 3-D thriller called Dark Country, which is currently shooting on location in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Jane is also starring in the project alongside Texas Chainsaw Massacre actress Lauren German and Hellboy's Ron Perlman.

And he admits it's a challenge just keeping his castmates comfortable.

He explains, "It's a lot of work. We're shooting nights and it's a challenge. It's getting a little nippy out here and it's supp...
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Stephen King: 'The Mist' Has 'The Most Shocking Ending Ever'

November 13th, 2007 10:14am EST
The Mist
At a press conference yesterday for The Mist, Stephen King, whose novella the film is based on, gave his blessing of the film adaptation as well as sent out a chilling message to anyone who dares to give away the film's ending.

Stephen King stated, "Frank wrote a new ending that I loved. It is the most shocking ending ever and there should be a law passed stating that anybody who reveals the last 5 minutes of this film should be hung from their neck until dead."

About "The Mist:"

David Drayton (Thomas Jane) and his young son Billy are among a large group of terrified townspeo...
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Politically-Charged Slasher Flick 'The Tripper' Comes To Unrated Edition DVD On Oct. 23

October 4th, 2007 3:38pm EDT
The Tripper
Prepare for a killer trip! It's the dawning of the age of bloodshed as a homicidal maniac with an obsession for Ronald Reagan wreaks havoc upon a group of bohemians in the horror satire The Tripper, debuting as The "Impeachable" Unrated Version DVD October 23rd from Fox Home Entertainment. Directed, produced and co-written by David Arquette (Scream trilogy, Eight Legged Freaks), the film is a nostalgic homage to the exploitation films of Wes Craven and Tobe Hooper that follows a group of free-loving hippies who escape to a modern- day Woodstock for a weekend of debauchery, only...
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Sci Fi's Development Slate Delivers Mix Of Fantasy, Mythical Adventures & Superpowered Comedy

July 16th, 2007 10:43am EDT
Ben Browder
Sci Fi's 2007/2008 original programming roster will feature new offerings from the critically-acclaimed, hit series Battlestar Galactica and collaborations with top-tier creative talent such as Lorne Michaels, Seth Meyers, Michael Shoemaker, Thomas Jane, Steve Niles, Ben Browder and Andrew Prowse.

From mythical landscapes and dangerous gods to quirky animated comedies and thoughtful explorations of new worlds, SCI FI's original programming remains unmatched in its reputation for innovative, high quality entertainment.

SCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT

MINI-SODES:

BATTLESTAR GALACTIC...
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Thomas Jane Quits 'The Punisher' Sequel

May 16th, 2007 4:01pm EDT
Thomas Jane
Actor Thomas Jane has withdrawn from the upcoming sequel to his 2004 hit The Punisher, insisting the decision was "heartbreaking". The 38-year-old hasn't revealed his reason for leaving the follow-up, but it is reportedly because of a weak script. He tells website Ain't It Cool News, "I can't tell you how completely broken up I am about it."

"After busting my ass at the gym four days a week for almost two years, watching every character driven action pic that any fan would ask me to watch while I was standing in line buying egg whites and Tuna fish after countless Saturday nights makin...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 29

January 29th, 2007 3:00am EST
Heather Graham
Happy Birthday to modern blues prodigy Jonny Lang (1981), "Party of Five" actor Andrew Keegan (1979), actress Sara Gilbert (1975), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me star Heather Graham (1970), "The Punisher" star Thomas Jane (1969), actor Edward Burns (1968), actor Nicholas Turturro (1962), Olympic diver Greg Louganis (1960), American model Gia Carangi (1960; d. 1986), talk show host Oprah Winfrey (1954), actress Ann Jillian (1950), Canadian actor Mark Singer (1948), "Magnum P.I." star Tom Selleck (1945), "Dynasty" actor John Forsythe (1918), original "hunk" Victor Mature (1913; d. 1999...
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Survey Says Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes Had The 'Wedding Of The Year'

December 15th, 2006 10:54am EST
Tom & Katie
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' Italian nuptials have topped a new list of the "Weddings of The Year," but punk-pop couple Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley surprised all by coming in second. The Cruises were the clear favorites to land at the top of the In Touch magazine poll, but the Canadian lovebirds beat out Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson's five-minute St. Tropez, France, wedding and Tori Spelling's second big day with new husband Dean McDermott on a beach in Fiji to claim the runners-up spot.

And, while Cruise crashed in at number one with his fairytale wedding, his ex-wife Nicole Kid...
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Moby Lusts After Patricia Arquette

December 11th, 2006 9:31am EST
Patricia Arquette
Dance star Moby is crazy about Patricia Arquette, hailing the actress as "sexy, smart and damaged." The hitmaker has long harbored a crush on the Medium beauty, who married Thomas Jane in Venice, Italy, earlier this year.

Moby says, "She strikes me as sexy, smart and damaged. My kind of combination. I'd settle for someone who was unbelievably intelligent, incredibly compassionate, open-minded, had a fantastic sense of humor and possessed a generous amount of sexual enthusiasm. If she had all those qualities and also owned a copy of Donna Summer's 'Greatest Hits,' I'd be down on my kne...
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Following Her Instincts Kept Patricia Arquette Out of Creepy Relationship

November 1st, 2006 9:10am EST
Patricia Arquette
Medium star Patricia Arquette relied on her own intuitive powers when she kissed a man who was eventually convicted of murdering a young girl and decided to give him a fake phone number after their meeting.

The 38-year-old actress married actor Thomas Jane this summer in Venice, Italy, and is glad she no longer has to deal with the world of dating.

She tells USA Today, "When I was 18, I kissed this really cute guy, but something about him gave me the creeps. He was the first guy I ever gave a fake (phone) number to. Years later, he killed a girl. So you've got to trust your inst...
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