Wednesday, July 26, 2006

McMahon On The "Fantastic" Sequel


While promoting the fourth season of "Nip/Tuck" today, series' star Julian McMahon revealed to iF Magazine that he is indeed going to be returning as Dr. Doom in the "Fantastic Four" sequel.

Since Doom was completely covered in his costume by the end of the first film, the big question comes - is he just providing a voice, or will he actually be seen on screen."We haven't got a script yet. The script hasn't been put out and I'm not going to start until the end of August or September.

Right now, I'm literally every day, 16 hours a day on Nip/Tuck... I don't think there is going to be as many prosthetics. That was tough. I would rather not do it again, but at the same time, I've signed up to do what I need to do".

Tuned In: 'Nip/Tuck' stars glad to get back to intimate relationships


PASADENA, Calif. -- It's not often you hear the stars of a TV series criticize the show in front of its primary author, but FX's "Nip/Tuck" has never been an ordinary TV show. Graphic and sensational, the series about two Miami plastic surgeons returns for its fourth season at 10 p.m. Sept. 5, and the stars are relieved to be past season three and the story of The Carver, a serial disfigurer.

"It was just sort of gloom and doom. My joke was that we were the only plastic surgeons who should actually wear badges and carry guns, because it felt like a different show for a while," said star Dylan Walsh, who plays Dr. Sean McNamara. "It was a departure. And I think it was great to do that for a season, but when it was done, I did feel relieved."

Series creator Ryan Murphy makes no apologies about season three, but he understands why his stars were dissatisfied.

"When you're doing a show about relationships and then you add a crime element, I did feel at the end that I missed these three people sitting in a room and talking, and I missed them talking about their children and their squabbles," Murphy said. "So, yes, it was a concerted effort to redirect the show back to something that, for me, always was the heart of the show, which is about these three people and this love triangle and how they lived their lives."

To re-focus the show, Murphy said season four will be smaller and more intimate, concentrating on Sean and Julia McNamara (Joely Richardson) and Christian Troy (Julian McMahon). The show will deal more with the established relationships and new problems, including a crisis with the new baby in the McNamara household.

"Last year wasn't my favorite year, I've got to be honest, but this year, it's totally revitalized," McMahon said. "It's exciting to play these characters again, and it's a fun show to watch."

In the season opener McMahon's Christian is challenged by a shrink (guest star Brooke Shields, who will have a recurring role this year) who suggests he may be in love with Sean.

"I've always found Christian a little gay," McMahon said. "Well, certainly a swinger. So I think it's great that we're kind of exploring that side of that."

Also in the first episode, Christian has a three-way sexual escapade with a mother and a daughter (Tracy Scoggins plays the mom) and then tries to butch up his apartment, "then you get the gayest apartment you've ever seen," McMahon said. "Ryan said from the beginning, it was kind of a love affair with two heterosexual men. And this is kind of pushing those boundaries a little bit."

Guest stars this season include Kathleen Turner, as a woman who wants a "voice-lift" ("As you say voice-lift, you think of Kathleen Turner, at least I do," Murphy said), and Catherine Deneuve ("When you think Catherine Deneuve, you think French murderess, at least I do," Murphy said), who plays a woman who wants her husband's cremated ashes put in her breast implants so she can always be close to him.

Richardson grimaced at that storyline and shook her head.


PASADENA, Calif. -- When "Nip/Tuck" returns to FX in September, it will be bringing a gaggle of high-profile guest stars, ranging from French screen legend Catherine Deneuve to Rosie O'Donnell.

Also taking guest turns on the show will be Peter Dinklage, Jacqueline Bisset, Melissa Gilbert and Richard Chamberlain. Additionally, Brooke Shields, Kathleen Turner, Larry Hagman and Sanaa Lathan will have recurring parts -- the latter two as a husband and wife who offer to buy the McNamara/Troy plastic surgery practice from Sean (Dylan Walsh) and Christian (Julian McMahon).

In keeping with the show's over-the-top tradition, several of the guest stars will be involved in eyebrow-raising stories. "When you think Catherine Deneuve, you think French murderess. At least I do," creator Ryan Murphy told reporters Tuesday at the Television Critics Association press tour.

'Nip/Tuck' Showcard And that's just the start of it: "There's a storyline that I've always been obsessed with that I'm like, 'You know what? I'm going to give that to Catherine Deneuve,'" Murphy says. "It's a woman who comes in and wants her husband's cremated ashes put in her breast implants so she can always be close to her husband. ... And then, of course, the question is why does she want to get rid of these ashes? What has she fed her husband? It's that kind of a whodunit."

Shields, meanwhile, will play Christian's therapist, who has problems of her own and "develops a mad, obsessive crush on him," Murphy says.

Despite all the star wattage, though, Murphy says that "Nip/Tuck's" fourth season will return the focus to Sean, Christian and Julia (Joely Richardson) after last season's Carver-fueled plot. Early episodes will deal with the impending birth of Sean and Julia's child, the offer from Hagman's character to buy the business and Christian's realization that his most intimate relationship is, in fact, with Sean.

"This show was always about these three people. Make no mistake," Murphy says. "And the guest stars that come in are here -- their stories, their medical cases are there to thematically tell us what's going on in the lives of these two doctors and with Julia. ... It's never going to be an episode where [guest stars] are in every scene."

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Hot lesbian sex coming on Nip/Tuck!


The lesbian character Liz Cruz on the hit FX television show Nip/Tuck will have her first lesbian sex scene in the new season of the show. Roma Maffia, who plays Liz, is due to film the scene July 21, reports FX.

"Though we have seen Liz kiss [women] before," says FX spokesman Scott Seomin, "this is a very passionate lesbian love scene. But in true Nip/Tuck style the romance has tragic results."

Quote of the Day:

Sean McNamara: Are you saying that I have your ineptitude to thank for my success?
Christian Troy: No, you have my 10 inch dick to thank.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon's Worst Jobs!

Source: ETonline

Stars' Worst Jobs!
June 29, 2006

Before they were stars, a lot of your favorite celebs had to take any job they could get to pay the rent. Surprisingly, food service is not at the top of the worst job list, but working in the cleaning service industry is. ET did a bit of sleuthing to find out who did what!

"I was a maintenance guy at a Bob's Big Boy in Virginia, and I had to clean the bathrooms," admits "Nip/Tuck"'s top doc DYLAN WALSH, who has come a long way since.

His fellow smooth operator, JULIAN McMAHON, also had to do a nasty bit of washing-up. "I had to clean buckets in a flower store," the handsome Aussie tells ET. "That's not good, because once the flowers are a couple of days old, they get that stinky, cruddy stuff on them that stinks. It is a nasty job. I had to go to the flower store every morning at 3 a.m. to get the flowers, and then go back at six to clean the buckets. But I got paid and that is all that matters."

Edward Moss Played Michael Jackson Look-alike

Nip/Tuck Fanatics will remember the appearances of "Michael Jackson" in several early episodes. I always joked with my friends that I thought it was John Hensley (Matt). Well, today I found out that it actually a man by the name of Edward Moss who has done many regular look-alike appearances. Read more at source link below...

Source: PRWeb

Richard Chamberlain Joining Cast of Nip/Tuck in New Season


Richard Chamberlain Returns to TV

The handsome heartthrob who stole viewers' hearts as "Dr. Kildare" and the lovelorn Father Ralph from the 1983 miniseries, "The Thorn Birds," is returning to TV this fall in a taboo-shattering new role, and he's talking only to "The Insider" about it!

"This is the first gay character I've played on TV," RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN says from the set of "Nip/Tuck." "I only have one scene in the show, but it's a really good scene."

After more than 40 years playing heroes and dashing romantic leads, Richard, 72, is excited about his new part as a controlling, slightly predatory, gay businessman on FX's hit drama about two Miami Beach plastic surgeons.

"To be on the other side of the scalpel is fun," the 1960s TV doc tells PAT O'BRIEN. "Leading men are great -- I'm not kvetching at all. But the parameters of leading men are rather narrow. You've got to end up being the good guy, you've got to get the girl. It's a little bit narrow. When you're doing character stuff you can go crazy and that's fun."

In the episode coming this fall, Richard plays a successful older man who takes up with a much younger boyfriend that he wants to make over. So he takes him to meet with "Nip/Tuck" docs Sean (DYLAN WALSH) and Christian (JULIAN McMAHON).

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Dish Of Salt: "Nip/Tuck" Tease (June 22, 2006) via Access Hollywood

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Dish Of Salt: "Nip/Tuck" Tease (June 22, 2006)
by Laura Saltman

One of my favorite shows, "Nip/Tuck," is back in production and Access Hollywood got the first visit to the set. Read on fans because I got the chance to hang out with the cast at their "Miami" digs. OK, really it was soundstages # 1 and 2 on the Paramount lot in Hollywood but that's just as cool to me. I've got all of the Season Four scoop for you months before the show returns.

Last season, the show took a very dark turn with the Carver storyline and the show's stars, Julian McMahon and Dylan Walsh, will admit things got a little off track. Dylan who plays the struggling to hold onto his family, Dr. Sean McNamara, muses, "The premise of the show last year was a little bit of a stretch. My joke last year was that we were the only plastic surgeons who should carry guns and wear badges because there was so much of a criminal element."

This season, Julian, who plays the sex-crazed, Dr. Christian, told us the show will get back to its roots, "It's that light atmosphere that we had you know. I drive a fast car. We've got a lot of beautiful women. It just gets back to the original taste of "Nip/Tuck" which I think we missed a little bit last year. He (Dr. Troy) was so depressing last year!"

To shake things up with Dr. Troy, producers have brought in guest star, Brooke Shields, as a therapist who takes his womanizing ways to task. The scene I watched, where the two squared off during a therapy session, was intense -- with Brooke's character, Faith Wolper, suggesting that maybe all of Dr. Troy's female issues are because he's really in love with Sean. I can just see the nightmares Dr. Troy will be having over this. Though both Dylan and Julian insist there will be no fantasy hanky panky between them. Tell that to the writers boys. You are only in episode one! Of course, this being "Nip/Tuck" there will eventually be some action between Dr. Troy and his contentious therapist.

Considering she just had a baby, Brooke was not surprisingly nervous about her return to acting, "I was freaked out at first because I thought, ‘Can I step up to the plate. Can I do it?' I claim that I want to and it's great to sit there and dream when you are just in vacation mode. Then all of a sudden you are on the set and marbles are in your mouth and you are thinking, ‘God, it would be so much easier if I was just home."

Brooke brought a little bit of home with her though. She had her adorable brand new baby girl, Grier, on the set with her. I thought maybe it was because she couldn't stand being away from her, but turns out she is still breastfeeding. Brooke proved she's just like every mom out there and had no troubles giving baby Grier her own snack during lunch joking, "I will whip it out wherever it's needed!"

Also guest starring this year is the gravely-voiced, Kathleen Turner, who is perfectly cast as a phone sex operator. Oops sorry. Make that phone sex "artist," which is how Kathleen jokes she wants to be referred. Needless to say I can't really tell you much about our interview with Turner since most of it was X-rated! She does spill the beans that she'll stick around for more than one episode: "one of the doctors gets hooked on calling me. So, I'll be back."

Larry Hagman also returns to TV in the series, as the wealthy businessman (hopefully playing a cad similar to JR Ewing) who comes in to buy the practice, which Dylan says plays into what Dr. Troy and Dr. Sean have been wanting, "which is to have a little more time with family. I am about to have a kid and the idea is to take the pressure off of us. And for them it's a way to make money again. At the beginning it sounds like a great set up of course. It won't be. It will be certain doom." I'm guessing Sanaa Lathan, who plays Hagman's young sexy wife, will be part of the certain doom.

Hopefully, sometime this season we will be seeing, Sandra Bullock, pop up as a guest star. Dylan had a role in her new film, "The Lake House" and Dylan was not above asking Sandra, who is a fan of the show, to make an appearance. "She sounded willing. We will see if we can make that work," he told me. Stay tuned!

Unfortunately, we all have to wait to see how everything plays out. "Nip/Tuck" returns to F/X in September.