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Hank Is A 'Disasterpiece' in Californication

January 14th, 2013 11:23am EST
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The hit Showtime series, Californication is back for its sixth season with an amazing lineup of guest stars (like Marilyn Manson) and more comedic dark struggles for Hank Moody (played by Golden Globe winner David Duchovny), whom we have unfortunately grown to love.

The first episode begins when Hank wakes up in the hospital after his ex, Carrie, unsuccessfully tried to kill him with a deadly ‘you broke my heart, you son-of-a b&*$%’ cocktail. Sadly, she also had a taste of her own medicine and will not be waking up ever again from her booze induced ride on the crazy train. Only in his drea...
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Showtime Sunday Nights Return with 'Shameless,' 'House of Lies,' 'Californication'

January 13th, 2013 9:00am EST
Shameless
Showtime is the channel to be watching on Sunday nights. After the nail-biting returns of Dexter and Homeland, the premium cabler is now bringing the laughs with new seasons of Shameless, House of Lies, and Californication, starting tonight.

All three shows have some element of people behaving badly, whether it's Frank Gallagher's lack of parenting or Hank Moody's ever-growing list of flings. That concept works better for some shows than it does others. Season six of Californication is the same debauchery with a different theme. After trying the film world in season four, this time around ...
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Sebastian Bach Joins 'Californication'

May 31st, 2012 8:53am EDT
Sebastian Bach
Rocker Sebastian Bach is heading to the small screen to play a rock star in the new series of Californication.

The former Skid Row singer has signed up to portray a guitar player on David Duchovny's popular TV drama, and Bach filmed his scenes for the episode last week.

He shared the news with fans on his Facebook.com page by uploading a photo of himself posing with Duchovny underneath a huge poster bearing his image with the caption: "Very excited to be on the show! I play a guitar player as you can see by this pic..."

"My role on the show is killer and interesting and I am honored t...
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'The Tree Of Life' Wins Gold At ASC Awards

February 13th, 2012 9:19am EST
The Tree of Life
Brad Pitt's movie The Tree Of Life landed the top prize at the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards gala in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

The picture landed the Feature Film trophy for cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, seeing off competition from The Artist, Hugo, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

The ceremony, held at the Grand Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles, also produced honors for TV shows Boardwalk Empire and Californication, while veteran actor Harrison Ford was handed the Board of Governors Award for his career ...
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'Shameless,' 'House of Lies' And 'Californication' Renewed By Showtime

February 2nd, 2012 10:31am EST
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Shameless, House of Lies and Californication will be back for new seasons next year, thanks to an early season renewal from Showtime.

The cable network renewed Shameless for a third season and Californication for a sixth. House of Lies, which debuted with 3.98 million viewers in its premiere week, will return for season two.

Dexter remains Showtime's biggest ratings pull, but Shameless holds steady in second place, averaging 4.7 million viewers per week, once DVR and rerun airings are factored in. The show is up 30 percent in overall viewership since last year, when the premiere pulled i...
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Q&A: 'Love In The Wild' Host Darren McMullen

August 10th, 2011 3:11pm EDT
Love In The Wild
Dating is hard enough, but then to throw nature into the mix seems downright insane. That's the premise of NBC's Love In The Wild. Backstage at America's Got Talent, the show's host, Darren McMullen, talked with me recently about the scary perils of nature and his interest in reality television (including our mutual affection for one show in particular!)

We've seen dating shows before, but this is a particularly weird concept for one.

Oh, I could probably think of a weirder one, but it's good. It seems to work. We have legitimate couples going on, which is more than can be said for a lot ...
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Inside Showtime's Adult Thursday Night Lineup

April 6th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Secret Diary of a Call Girl
Starting tomorrow, Showtime is rolling out an explicitly adult lineup on late-night Thursdays - one that puts the "adults only" mythos back into premium cable.

The evening begins with the final season of Secret Diary of a Call Girl (10:30 PM ET/PT). It's the end of the road for Hannah/Belle (Billie Piper, who will always be Rose Tyler from Doctor Who to me). Now in charge of things since former madam Stephanie is behind bars, Hannah/Belle has to take a look at her life and decide what she wants out of it, especially since she's also entering into a romantic relationship with her best ...
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'Californication' Finale: Is Hank Heading To The Big House?

March 26th, 2011 11:00pm EDT
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Now that Californication's Hank Moody has been convicted of statutory rape, it's time for him to face the music.

Sunday's season finale (9/8c on Showtime) finds Hank (David Duchovny) awaiting his sentencing, and the outcome floors him. But you shouldn't necessarily expect the show's next season to resemble Oz.

With Hank's secret revealed, how much Californication is left?

"The consequences were never about the true legal repercussions," creator and executive producer Tom Kapinos tells TVGuide.com...

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Brittany's TCA 2011 Blog: CBS, Showtime & CW - From 'Chaos' To 'Kick-Ass'

January 18th, 2011 11:10am EST
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After spending time getting to know FOX on Tuesday, I handled three networks a few days later. Friday at the TCAs (Television Critics Association) was devoted to CBS and its two sister networks, Showtime and The CW. All three brought their midseason shows, as well as executive sessions and a CW panel devoted to the "kick-ass" women of their various series. Here's the dish from the Eye and beyond:

CBS Executive Session

CBS President of Entertainment Nina Tassler was on the hot seat Friday morning. She was quizzed on CBS' emphasis on legal and procedural shows- what with three CSI's, two NC...
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'Californication' Season 4 Advance Review

January 8th, 2011 7:08pm EST
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My Showtime preview concludes today with a look at season four of Californication, which debuts tomorrow on the premium network along with Episodes and Shameless.

A friend of mine once told me that she thought David Duchovny was a one-trick pony. I had to agree with her; I loved him in his now-iconic role as Special Agent Fox Mulder on The X-Files, but then I saw the absolutely dreadful Evolution and couldn't believe I was watching the same actor. Even in the second X-Files feature, he seemed at times to be simply going through the motions. To me, his performance here feels like a versi...
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What Can We Expect To See In Season 4 Of 'Californication'?

January 6th, 2011 10:29am EST
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So, “Californication” is returning soon, and everyone’s favorite blind-in-one-eye leading man David Duchovny reprises his role as the perpetually creatively-blocked novelist Hank Moody. And I bet you real money he’s going to be having sex with people this season. Lots of sex. That he’ll feel bad about later.

Actually, that’s the entirety of “Californication.” Hank Moody has sex, feels bad about it later, then does it again. But gosh if he isn’t just so darn loveable.

I know the show is about that cycle. I know the show is supposed to be about how Hank Moody is a sex addict, and how he’s t...
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Returning Mid-Season Shows: What's Worth Watching?

January 4th, 2011 12:00pm EST
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We’ve already been over what new shows are premiering mid-season. There are lots of returning favorites as well, and some promise to be some of this year’s highest-rated programs. Others are sure to be stinkers. Here’s our guide to what’s returning, and what’s worth watching.

‘V’ – ABC, Jan. 4

Starring Elizabeth Mitchell (‘LOST’) as FBI agent Erica Evans and Morena Baccarin as the leader of the visitors, this season kicks off after a long hiatus. ABC calls it “a show we’d like to run as uninterrupted as possible.” Time will tell if the long wait has dented the show’s audience. Anyo...
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'Shameless' Advance Review: This Dysfunction Isn't Fun

January 3rd, 2011 10:08am EST
Shameless
Starting next week, Showtime's Sundays leave Dexter behind to feature the return of Californication and two new series, Shameless and Episodes. I'll be previewing all three for you over the next few days, beginning with Shameless, which you may have seen when the network previewed twenty minutes of its first episode after the Dexter finale.

In case you didn't, though, here's the gist: it's yet another American version of a British television series. The original has a pretty impressive pedigree - it was created, produced and partially written by Paul Abbott, who's responsible for some ...
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Phil Varone Gets Naked For Playgirl; Defends His Swinging Lifestyle

December 20th, 2010 9:24am EST
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Playgirl Magazine chooses Skid Row rocker Phil Varone to spice things up this holiday season. Varone, who claims to have slept with over 3,000 women, is ecstatic about his Playgirl debut.

Tattooed, raw and real, this 21st century man is an actor, standup comedian, author, swinger, rock drummer and can now add Playgirl’s first rocker centerfold to his many credits. Varone adds his irreverent edge and fierce sex appeal to the legendary magazine’s image, taking the publication to the next level and baring himself completely, down to his swinging lifestyle.

He’s breaking ground not only as th...
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Family Too Sad To Read Natascha Mcelhone's Book About Dead Husband

October 3rd, 2010 11:25am EDT
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Natascha Mcelhone's mother has refused to read the actress' touching book detailing the aftermath of her husband's sudden death because the notes are too emotional.

The "Californication" star was filming in Los Angeles when her plastic surgeon partner Martin Kelly suffered a cardiac arrest in May, 2008, collapsing on the doorstep of the couple's London home.

McElhone, who was pregnant with the pair's third child at the time of Kelly's death, poured out her thoughts and feelings on paper in the subsequent months and the notes were made into a book.

"After You: Letters of Love, and Loss, t...
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Mary-Kate Olsen Caught Up In Airplane Drama

May 17th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
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Mary-Kate Olsen was caught up in an airborne drama on Sunday when her plane was forced to make an emergency landing following an electrical fire in the cockpit.

The former child star was flying from New York to Los Angeles with her boyfriend when a blaze broke out at the front of the aircraft, cracking the windshield. The pilot was forced to make an unscheduled landing in Virginia, where emergency vehicles greeted the plane on the runway at Dulles airport and passengers were ferried to safety.

Publicist Phil Lobel, who was onboard the flight, tells ETOnline.com, "(It was a) harrowing ex...
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'Up In The Air,' 'Nine' Lead Golden Globe Nominations

December 15th, 2009 9:19am EST
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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.

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Remote Control Battle: TV Both Men And Women May Enjoy Together

November 16th, 2009 9:00pm EST
Remote Control Battle
A Woman's Perspective: Remember when sitcoms used to make jokes about how men and women watch television differently? The sloppy, somewhat aloof husband character would always be zooming through the channels, flicking the remote faster than his perky, pretty, younger wife could keep up. She'd then snatch the remote and pause on each channel achingly slowly, narrating not only what was occurring in the scene on screen but also what she hoped or thought would occur next.

Not only did men and women watch differently, though, what they watched was always assumed to be different. Men had the...
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Pre-Season 2009 TV Report Card: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

September 21st, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Desperate Housewives
Since CNN has such a blast creating a report card to track the Presidency, we decided to have some fun with television. Which networks come out strong and which ones need to do better homework?

MAJOR NETWORKS

ABC: B

The Good: The dramas are what keep us coming back to ABC. Grey's Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters, FlashForward, and V are worth looking forward to. The one comedy that stands out and may hold itself against NBC's stellar comedies, Modern Family, is worth a few episodes past the pilot.

The Bad: Dancing With The Stars is extremely popular, however sometimes too much of a ...
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10 Returning Shows We Can't Wait To See This Fall

September 9th, 2009 10:12am EDT
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The fall season is finally upon us, and that means television is worth watching again. The summer has a few hot shows, but it is really just a waiting station for our favorites to return in September. Soon the Tivo will be completely full, every night will be a new adventure, and all our answers from last season's cliff hangers will (hopefully) be answered. Take a look at 10 TV shows we can't wait to see this coming season!

Gossip Girl (returns September 14)

Season two had a few shaky moments, including the illicit teacher-student affair with Dan and Chuck's flirtation with the under...
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New TV On DVD, Aug. 25

August 25th, 2009 8:00am EDT
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Californication season 2, House season 5, Lie to Me season 1, Life season 2, NCIS season 5, One Tree Hill season 6, Samantha Who? season 2, Scrubs season 8, Smallville season 8, Thirtysomething season 1, and Wiseguy season 1.
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New TV On DVD, Aug. 11

August 11th, 2009 8:00am EDT
Californication
Season 2 of Californication centers on novelist Hank Moody who struggles to raise his teenage daughter with his on-again/off-again girlfriend in Southern California. His obsession with truth-telling and self destructive behavior both destroy and enrich his career. Also on DVD: Adam-12 season 3 and Designing Women season 2.
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Sweet 16 Slideshow: Rising & Popular 16-Year-Old Celebs

July 27th, 2009 4:32pm EDT
Miranda Cosgrove
Many of these stars have done a lot for their 16 (or nearly 16) years, while others are just starting off. You may know these young ladies and gentlemen from shows such as Wizards of Waverly Place, Californication, Two And A Half Men, Gossip Girl, Zoey 101 and some of your other favorite family fare.

Which 16-year-old celeb is your favorite? Who do you think will break out beyond childhood roles? Check out our photo slideshow, and let us know in the comments!

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Emmy Nomination Surprises, Snubs And Shouldn't Be Nominated

July 16th, 2009 3:17pm EDT
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To paraphrase Ned Flanders, apparently an Emmy nomination is easier to get than an acceptance letter from Arizona State.

This morning, Emmy tried to one-up Oscar's new rule of ten by including six nominees in the acting categories and a whopping seven in the series categories. Yes, if you made a television series this year, or appeared on one, chances are you heard your name called in North Hollywood this morning.

With so many nominess, it seems impossible that any deserving performances or series were left out. Right? Sadly, no. And, of course, there are plenty of nominees who sh...
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Emmy Voters, Please Recognize These Shows & Stars!

July 13th, 2009 11:49am EDT
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The 2009 Emmy nominees will be announced Thursday morning and despite recent changes to the voting system, Emmy voters just can't seem to stray away from the same old outcome. Sure, 30 Rock gets showered with love, but how many more times does Mariska Hargitay need to make the cut?

Here are some names we'd like to see on the roster this year (in alphabetical order):

Big Love (HBO) - Ok Emmy voters, it's been three seasons. It's time to get over your aversion to the icky polygamy premise and embrace the TV bliss that is "Big Love." After a two year break (damn writers' strike!) the sh...
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Fall 2009 TV Premiere Dates

July 1st, 2009 10:21am EDT
Two And A Half Men
Even though summer has just begun, many TV addicts are itching to know when their favorite shows will be returning and new ones will be premiering. ABC, CBS, NBC, The CW & Fox recently released their schedules, and we have compiled them in one convenient list.

As often is the case, networks revise or tweak their schedules over the summer. So check back often for updates!

New series are in bold. Click on the show's name for photos, cast lists and more!

Tuesday, September 8

8 pm 90210 (The CW)

9 pm Melrose Place (NEW! The CW)

10 pm Sons of Anarchy (FX)

Wednesday, September 9

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Megan Fox Named World's Sexiest Woman By FHM For Second Straight Year - Hot Pictures Of The Top 10!

June 23rd, 2009 12:15pm EDT
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Transformers: Rise of the Fallen star Megan Fox has retained the title of World's Sexiest Woman, as polled by FHM. She becomes only the second woman to do so, after Jennifer Lopez pulled it off in 2001 and 2002. Hot pictures of the ladies of the Top 10 after the break!

#10: Katy Perry

The only thing hotter than Katy's looks may be her music. After taking the Best International Female Artist prize at the 2009 BRIT Awards, her first two singles "I Kissed a Girl" and "Hot N Cold" were certified three-time platinum for sales over three million - each!

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What's New On Showtime?

May 12th, 2009 9:51am EDT
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Showtime has been around for a few decades, but for some time it never quite managed real competition against its rival, HBO. Things have changed. In the past few years it has definitely blossomed with movies, both famous and independent, and quality television programming.

Past popular shows "The L Word" and "Queer As Folk" paved the way for current programming like "Dexter," "Weeds," and "The Tudors." So what's up for Showtime this year? Let's take a look!

Nurse Jackie

Premiering on Monday, June 8 at 10:30 PM, "Nurse Jackie" stars Edie Falco as the title character. Exhaust...
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Turner, Gallagher & Farr To Guest Star On 'Californication'

April 6th, 2009 11:29am EDT
Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner, Peter Gallagher and Diane Farr will appear on SHOWTIME's acclaimed comedy series Californication's third season, premiering later this fall.

Turner will play Charlie's (Evan Handler) tough, sexy boss/agency head with a thing for her newest employee in 10 of the season's 12 episodes, while Farr will take over as a sexy teacher's assistant who strikes up a naughty relationship with Hank (David Duchovny) in several episodes. Gallagher will play the dean of students who has a contentious relationship with Hank in 8 episodes.

"Californication" stars Duchovny as hedon...
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Golden Globes 2009 - Who Will Win, Who Should Win, And Who Got Snubbed

January 5th, 2009 11:49am EST
Golden Globes 2009
After being deprived of the biggest night in Hollywood last year, we're more than ready for some delicious, celebrity-rich Golden Globes goodness! Read on for our predictions of the winners, the losers, and those who sadly won't be attending.

Best Motion Picture - Drama

Will win: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

Should win: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

Why: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) can't resist the whimsical, weepy romance; plus, its sheer star power ups its chances, and apparently it's a pretty good film to boot. It's the most well-rounded an...
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