Friday, December 07, 2007

My thoughts on the Nip/Tuck Season 5...

I know I have been quiet the past couple of weeks. Outside of Matt almost getting into gay porn, I havent been impressed with the episodes. Plastic Fantastic was a joke. There's a reason why we watch Nip/Tuck, we're sick and tired of reality TV and then the writer's go ahead and do it... What are they thinking?!?

I'm tired of Julia. Why is she still on the west coast? Why isnt she going back to NY? Why doesnt she care about Connor? Where the heck has Wilbur been and what happened to Annie? What happened to the Matt and Kimber's baby? I am starting to think this show is a tribute to child neglect.

The show used to be about the patients and the connection that Sean and Christian had with them. There hasnt been any connection with the patients coming in and out this year outside of Rosie who they already had a storyline for. I was expecting the last episode to feature a confrontation regarding the male escort service that Christian has gotten himself into. I guess he dropped it after the woman almost died but again, we're left with nothing. Poor writing....

This season is all over the map and while it is funnier, I am not watching the show for humor. These guys arent comedians. I want to see them get in and out of trouble... drama. In previous seasons we would have seen Sean go to town on Eden, not just a little kiss. Why would he risk it for that??? Go all the way or dont do anything. Sean almost put Kate in contraction imagining her as Eden, the schoolgirl. Then when he gets his chance, he gives a peck? Doesnt make sense to me.

The previews for next week look great. I am looking forward to Julia and Ollie's attack. I hope for the worst as bad as that sounds. Julia's way too emotional and even says in the preview to "kill us already." Who says that when you're friend/lover/companion is standing next to you? I would have said "speak for yourself..." Tell me what you think should happen with Julia's character. I've added a poll to the site. Do you think she should get back together with Sean? Maybe Christian? Should she stay with Ollie? Are you wishing Ollie breaks her heart? What about just seeing her return to the west coast? Vote on the site and leave me some comments or chat about it in the forum here. Nip/Tuck Season 5 Chat

-Nip/Tuck Fanatic!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Nip/Tuck: Sean McNamara's Alter Ego - Season 5 Episode 4

Dylan Walsh is hilarious... plain and simple! I love how he's able to pull off
these scenes. This one reminds me of the kimber doll. Go Sean!!!

Sean McNamara's Alter Ego -
Courtesy of Nip/Tuck Fanatic!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Return of Dawn Budge!

Rosie returns to Nip/Tuck and I have to admit that there was a huge sense of comedy in this episode. The opening scene is what that leaves you thinking... "What will they think of next?" Rosie is on a hang-gliding adventure when an eagle squawks at her and then attacks her in mid-flight! Rosie is left with a new sense of freedom and feels envigorated about life...enough to join the space program! Well, Rosie's face needs some work thanks to the unfriendly eagle and she returns to her favorite plastic surgeons while hoping to get behind the scenes of Hearts n' Scalpels.

Just when you think it cant get any crazier... an ass bandit is on the loose! You heard me.... some sick bastard is posing as a doctor and visiting patients during off hours to collect a stool sample. The ass bandit hits Rosie after she comes out of surgery and is resting peacefully during recovery... By the way, the boys had to sew her mouth shut for a while! :)

The ass bandit, also known as the "fudge finder" seems a bit weird at first and tells Rosie that they need to test for the bird flu. She turns over as the "doctor" lubes his fingers. As Rosie tells the story, Sean and Christian dismiss her as a side effect of being under. However, Liz has heard the story of this ass bandit and thinks that it was definitely an attack!

In an effort to smooth things over with Dawn Budge, Sean takes her behind the scenes of the show but again bad luck strikes and Dawn Budge is hit by a falling fixture and knocked out senseless. Freddy is the first one on the scene and is the first person Rosie sees when she comes to. Her heart melts and we have our new couple... but not before Freddy gets an ass lift per Dawn's request. Cue the music and the surgery and later.... the ass bandit strikes again! Poor Freddy....

Annie returns for this episode and of course drives Sean nuts. Eden has her convinced that she's fat and that her ass is sporting the weight. If you're not getting the theme here, it was an ass show! LOL...

Sean is a bit torn on how to deal with Eden and goes to Julia and Ollie but that was just a frustrating exercise. Sean is left with no choice but to deal with the issue confronting Eden at her room. Eden takes advantage of the situation trying to play on Sean's anger by removing her clothes and telling him that he has to be tired of his fatty (Kate) at home. She even goes so far as to say that Kate probably doesnt swallow and that she does. It gets worse but I'll leave the rest to your imagination.

Sean passes on the opportunity but cant help but wonder if he should act on his urges. 50% of the people in the blog poll say he should... Sean envisions himself sitting there in his office as the alter ego, the one who does go ahead and sleep with Eden. His alter ego is left grubby, jobless, and distraught. Sean snaps back to reality and sees Kate walk into his office and eventually proposes to Kate! WTF?!?!?! Sean, go enjoy LA!

If all this wasn't enough, I'd be remiss if I didnt mention Christian's latest sexual escapade. His new job moonlighting as a male gigolo is taking on new heights. Just picture a frozen and lifeless body requiring sex in order to be revived... You gotta see it to believe it.

Let's see... what else.... Christian flirts with a nun needing a boob reduction and Annie gets expelled... yeah, that covers it! LOL.... Can't wait to see what the Fudge Finder is up to next week!

Episode 4: Music

Peter, Bjorn & John - Young Folks
Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me
Erik Satie - Gnossienne No. 4
Gary Wright - Dream Weaver
Splack Pack - “Shake That Ass Bitch” (Christian performs a Brazilian butt lift to Freddy)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thoughts about Season 5

We're a few episodes into this season and I cant help myself but wonder what happened to the personal relationships that the guys used to have with the patients? I was watching some older episodes and just noticed that a lot has been lost this season from a personal aspect. The characters are still here and have their issues. However, there is a disconnect somewhere as this season feels more like a soap that way the main characters interact and hurt each other on a regular basis. I think an important aspect of the old episodes was that cosmetic surgery doesnt heal you or fix your insides. That feeling is lost this year.

I know it is more interesting to have characters fighting and causing drama but at some point you have to change the channel because it gets old. I am personally tired of Julia and find myself distracted when she makes her episode appearances. I liked the change with Sean and Christian and really think that gave the season a fresh outlook but we're only a few episodes from the premiere and you can feel things starting to shift back to their old ways. Poor Sean ran away from his family and his business just to get away and now everything has followed him.

Message to Sean: Kick Julia to the curb and go enjoy the west coast! Please!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Nip/Tuck Season 5 Spoilers

If you're interested in Nip/Tuck spoilers as well as other TV Shows, check out Spoilerflix. You've been warned about the spoilers!! ;)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Nip/Tuck Season 5 - Everett Poe

Welcome back Julia! Tonight's episode featured the Julia that we all know and the one who I love to hate. It's funny how she is portrayed as the innocent one but in my opinion she is secretive and just flat out evil. She went to Christian for her own reasons knowing that she's always been the apple of Christian's eye. Christian of course would never keep something from Sean and would be very open about it. Julia, on the other hand does everything in secret and only slept with Christian to find out if she truly was a lesbian per Ollie's suggestion.

I really felt good about this year and everything that was happening for Sean but it is his family that is coming back to haunt him and bring him back down to reality. Matt shows up out of the clear blue claiming all the good intention in the world. In reality, he's just bringing his baggage (Kimber, baby, and crack pipe) to the west coast.

Sean cant even find the right girl to have a fling with. There he is trying to relax in the hottub and maybe have a hot and steamy moment with his new actress girlfriend when all of a sudden.... we have a brownout! WOW! You have to love his line referring to how he used enough antibacterial to kill ebola. Way to make a girl feel good about herself Sean! LOL...

Let's see... what else can we stir the pot up with? Oh, how about Annie showing up in her 2nd episode this year!! LOL... woohoo. I've been wishing for a long time that they write the poor girl out of the show but here she was being used as an angle to have another awkward Sean moment. Now we have Ollie's daughter hitting on Sean. I have to blame it all on Julia but hopefully Sean just gets this out of his system, pisses Julia off and sends her back to the east coast.

I loved the fact that Christian walked into the middle of male prostitution tonight. I think it really suits him to be honest. He's perfect for it. I just had visions of him getting busted by the cops. It should make for some very entertaining scripts and storylines in the future.

Rosie is back next week... Ugh...

Any suggestions for a new poll this week? Leave me a comment.

Music: "Everett Poe" - Episode 3

“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” - Devo - Sean and Christian perform Everett Poe’s chin surgery while discussing Julia's new relationship

“I Know What Boys Like” - The Waitresses - Sean explains Eden’s hymen reconstructive surgery to Olivia paralleling Sean’s pre-examination of Eden

“California” - Rogue Wave - Christian and Julia dance on the beach paralleling their making love

“Rehab” - Amy Winehouse - Matt and Kimber take meth and make love in a hotel room

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Nip/Tuck Season 5 - Joyce & Sharon Monroe

Hey gang, sorry for the delay but I am out of town in Vegas at a convention and no, it's not the porn star or stripper convention. I did catch the episode last night and got many, many good laughs out of it. I love how Sean is becoming the big dog and how it is driving Christian nuts! What a strange twist with Kate??? I knew Christian would make a run at her. I also knew the Monroe impersonators would be a done deal. Gotta love Christian Troy!

Here are some of my favorite quotes from this episode:

Fiona: "what are you? Leg man, ass man, tit man?"
Christian: "Tit Man, why?"
Fiona: "(while undressing) Mommy issues..."

Christian: "(with Sean operating on Kate) She seems very special, you just add a mast and a good wind and you can sail her around the planet."

Christian: "Careful where you poke down there, I'm going to need that for later (while getting tux adjusted and referring to his date with Kate)."

Liz: "A woman almost died under your watch today you deal with it by fighting over a Yoplait"
Christian: "Gimme the Yoplait..."

Liz: "They never listen to me anyway. I'm just white noise in a lab coat."

Christian: "(To Ollie regarding her kid) What about daddy, you pull him out of the drawer on Thanksgiving to baste the turkey?"

Christian: "After all these years, Julia was the reason for the biggest dick contest and now we find out she doesnt even like them. Julia is a dyke."

Sean: "She's the mother of our children"
Sean: "Too bad she didnt figure it out in college. I spent a lot of years barking up the wrong tree."

Sean: "I must be such a lousy lay that my wife went from dwarf humping to carpet munching"

Season 5, Episode 2 Music:
Henry Mancini - Blues for Mothers
Marilyn Monroe - I wanna be loved by you
Henry Mancini - Blue Satin
Human League - Dont you want me?
The Police - Cant stand losing you
Rolling Stones - Beast of Burden
Jed and Lucia - Perpetuate the Cycle

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Nip/Tuck Season 5 - Carly Summers Music

Nip/Tuck Season 5 Episode 1 Music

Michael Buble - The Best Is Yet to Come
Voom Voom - Keep the Drums Out
Down (aka Kilo) - Lean Like a Cholo
Palermo Nuevo - Tango
Koop - Let's Elope
Nazareth - Love Hurts
Battles - Atlas
The Wynners - New Kid In Town
Air - Space Maker

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Nip/Tuck Season 5 Premiere: "Carly Summers"

They're baaaack! Welcome back, it's been too long!

Sean and Christian return but this time they're little fish in a BIG pond. They've moved on to the west coast and are taking Hollywood by storm... well more like a little cloud up in a really sunny sky.

The guys havent gotten off to the greatest start and desperation set in when they went bar hopping for new clients. The only good that came with the embarassment was the fact that they hired a publicist to help get things moving. Her first idea... get the guys on TV!

Bradley Cooper (Wedding Crashers) has joined the cast appearing in this Season 5 premiere as a plastic surgeon for a soap opera entitled Hearts and Scalpels. Oliver Platt plays a producer/writer of the soap opera and is quick to point out that he cant keep stealing episodes of Chicago Hope or he'll get sued.

Sean and Christian are quick with new ideas and are quick to recap the pussylips surgery they did a few seasons ago. You've got to love the writers for that one! Stiffler's mom is the actress in the soap opera playing pussylips. Sean and Christian get a small role but its Sean who gets to reap the rewards. You'll love where this goes in future episodes.

We are quickly filled in that Hollywood is all about image and vanity, easily the theme for this year. Christian gets back in the bedroom rather quickly seducing an aging actress in an attempt for a complete plastic surgery makeover. The audience is even treated with a complimentary Christian ass shot.

Our favorite regulars have begun to return. Liz was the first one to return followed by Nurse Linda (without any lines and very quickly slipping in). Matt is in this episode in spirit as he does voiceover for the letter he sent to Sean with pictures of his new baby. Kimber is also mentioned. Wilbur is back! He's getting big too and Sean became a temporary nanny with the boys struggling financially and Christian making his moves on the town.

Tia Carrera makes an appearance as a dominatrix that Sean will soon get involved with. Sean is going to tear the town up and I have a feeling Christian is going to struggle adapting to hollywood and ultimately become a bit jealous of Sean.

Next week's episode brings back Julia. I wasn't a fan of her character before she left so we'll see how that goes. I have a feeling Sean will move on to bigger and better things and hopefully leave Julia in his past where she belongs.

The season has a fresh feel to it with a new city, a new business, new sets and backdrops to go along with tons and tons of guest stars!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Nip/Tuck: Kimber Speech, XMAS Elf, Brownies, and Paper Bags!

Thought I'd start to get the Nip/Tuck blood flowing... Some of my favorite moments in Nip/Tuck.

The Speech


The Brownies!

The Paper Bag!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Nip/Tuck Season 5 Spoilers!!! BIG SEASON 5 SPOILERS!!!

Source in-a-lather

"Season five picks up around six months after season four. Monday we start shooting...private rehearsal at 6:30 a.m. First scene up belongs to Sean and Christian. The first episode has so many guest stars it's insane. But not all of them are famous people. This year, I will be sprinkling in just really good actors (ala Mrs. Grubman and Escobar) so the show doesn't become The Love Boat."

"Also yesterday did a notes call for Episode Four of this year, which the network proclaimed the "most shocking" we've ever done. I was surprised at that. Nothing shocks me anymore, except bad manners. As for Kimber, she sinks to new lows, which is where I love her to be. There is nothing better than a Kimber/Christian scene in which he takes her to task for being a wanton woman."
~ Nip/Tuck creator, Ryan Murphy

"Here's the writing and directing order of the first eight:
ONE: written by Ryan Murphy, Directed by Charlie Haid.

TWO: written by Ryan Murphy, Directed by Charlie Haid.

THREE: Written by Lyn Greene and Richard Levine, Directed by Richard Levine.

FOUR: Written by Jennifer Salt, Directed
by Charlie Haid.

FIVE: Written and Directed by Sean Jablonski.

SIX: Written by Hank Chilton, Directed by Charlie Haid.

SEVEN: Written and Directed by Brad Falchuk.

EIGHT: Written by Lyn and Richard, Directed by Elodie Keene." ~ Nip/Tuck creator, Ryan Murphy

Season 5 Episode 2: Joyce and Sharon Monroe "HERE'S THE SCOOP: Joyce and Sharon Monroe are
competing Marilyn Monroe impersonators (in no way related) who work outside Grauman's Chinese and make their living getting tips by acting out famous Mailyn Monroe moments. When one gets plastic surgery to out Marilyn the other, it's war...with Sean and Christian sexily caught in the middle..." ~ Nip/Tuck creator, Ryan Murphy

Bradley Cooper
Monday 6~18~07:
"Bradley Cooper shot his first scene today, and the cast and crew and the boys loved him. He is very funny and charming, and a great addition. Even though he and Julian play arch enemies in the show, they had a ball together, with much great ad libbing, which I always loved." ~ Nip/Tuck creator, Ryan Murphy

"Nurse Linda, the beloved one, appears in Episode One. She just followed the gang to LA, to roll her eyes and judge their exploits. Julia (Joely) returns full force in Episode Two, and from then on."

"Christian's bedroom this year is equally stunning. I think I mentioned the outdoor stainless steel hot-tub, but I think I neglected to mention his bedcovering this year is...fur (yes, of course it's fake. But it does have a delicious sexual caveman sex vibe to it)." ~ Nip/Tuck creator, Ryan

"Just got back from a delightful dinner with Ms. Kelly Carlson, aka Miss Kimber. She is a delight, so nice and beautiful. I told her all about Kimber's shocking arc this year, and we had a ball planning it all out...down to the nail polish. During the dinner, I discovered we both are obsessed with the late, great Sharon Tate (actress and Manson victim), so you just know Kimber's
look this year will be influenced by Sharon. Check her out in "Valley of the Dolls." Taken too soon." ~ Nip/Tuck creator, Ryan Murphy

Sunday: 7~15~07 "All I will say about Ms. Kimber is that a) the baby is really Matt's and b) it's turning into the greatest bitch part EVER. Kelly and I both love it." ~ Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy

Thursday: 7~19~07 Party At The Santa Monica Pier William Keck USAToday

Nip/Tuck's Kelly Carlson was there and said that next week she'll be shooting the new season's third episode, in which her character, Kimber, relocates to Los Angeles to join the docs. "There's kind of an emergency, and she and Matt are in big trouble," she teased. "It relates to a current epidemic in the United States right now."

Roma Maffia also relocates her character, lesbian nurse Liz, who will find a new hot lover to be played by a famous actress. "All I'm going to say is you're going to see some gams and some arm, baby," Maffia said with a laugh.

More Nip/Tuck Season 5 On-Set Goodies

Tuesday: 7~24~07[Arrrghhh!] i have an ever increasing love-hate feeling toward "mainstream" infotainment media i.e. E!News, and Access Hollywood. They usually have excellent video, but they do not make it easy to [you'll pardon the expression] access. i have the skills to decifer javascript, HTML, flash, etc. and I ALWAYS CREDIT MY SOURCES when availing myself to video, but the aforementioned gossip goliaths make it [no pun intended] virtually impossible to embed. To make matters more exasperating, when it becomes clear that embedding is not a possibility, the back-up strategy of giving a link to the page itself is frustrating at best and futile at worst, because the info on the page invariably is moved to a different URL, and often the search term that took you to the item(s) in question is invalidated as a result of the URL change. Anywho...E!News' The Vine had great N/T S5 on-set goodies. For what it's worth here's the URL E!News' The Vine Nip/Tuck Set Visit [please wait for E!'s sponsor's ad to run before the video loads]

In case that link has been
moved, here's the alternate route: E!News Home When you get there, in the search box on the top right of the screen enter Nip/Tuck it will direct you to another page. When you get there under the videos heading click on E!News' Nip/Tuck Set Visit. You will not be taken directly to the video, you have to again enter Nip/Tuck in The Vine search box. Then scroll
again to E!News' Nip/Tuck Set Visit.

Here are a few scans courtesy of one of my board admin buds at Thanks Sue, you're a doll.

sookie's spoiler alert

Wednesday 8~1~07:
"Answers to many questions:

1) The Villain. Yes, I said this. They are among my favorite to write. This year's villain is quite spectacular, and will first appear in episode three...and then in every episode on through
14. What she does is not to be believed. She will be the character you love to hate (shades of Ava...? And no, it's NOT Ava).

2) Sean will not be a baddie, nor will he change permanent places with Christian.

3) Just
finished the editing of the first episode, and really love it. Some times I don't map out the entire season, which is good, I think. It lets you write and explore characters you thought would only be in one episode if they pop (like Escobar and Bobolit and Mrs. Grubman, for example). This season is pretty much mapped entirely out, because of the complex villainy involved of several

Hope that answered your questions! Keep em coming..." Nip/Tuck creator ~ Ryan Murphy

Thursday 8~16~07
"Scenes so far are said to be so explicit that even crew members used to the series' frequent sexual storylines have been shocked."
style="COLOR: #33cc00">Well kids, this next spoiler is SOOOO JUICY, I am only giving the link to the source...don't say i didn't warn ya

Joely Richardson Reveals New Details Of upcoming 'Nip/Tuck' Season

John Schneider

Ooooh Sexy Schneider Joining Nip/Tuck

sookie's spoiler alert

Wednesday 9~5~07 "Much more of the family dynamic. Big stories for Annie and Wilber. Annie's story, in episode four, is particularly upsetting and heartbreaking, and yet Sean and Julia step up to the plate and, I think, parent correctly. Hurray for that!" ~ Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy

Find Avalon's Exclusive Q & A of PJ Bloom in it's entirety here:

Saturday 9~8~07 "Met
today with the one and only...Phyllis Diller!
Ms.Phyllis Diller

If you remember, Phyllis was the first celebrity to openly speak of her plastic surgery. She is a spitfire and I loved her! So much energy and optimism. We are writing several episodes for her as Magda, a rich 90-year-old Bel-Air lady who loves sexy young men. She doesn't have plastic surgery on the show...she forces her men to (so they look virile and sexy for
her!)" ~ Ryan Murphy creator

Portia de Rossi

Wednesday 9~12~07
"Portia debuts in episode two of this season." ~ Ryan Murphy creator Nip/Tuck

In Nip/Tuck Season5 one of the women Sean falls for is temptress/femme-fatale Eden Lord, portrayed by Anna Lynne McCord.

Anna Lynne McCord

Saturday 9~15~07 "This season's villain makes her first appearance in Episode Three." ~ Ryan Murphy creator Nip/Tuck

Tuesday 9~17~07 "Good news, kids. The NEW season five promo featuring Dylan and Julian starts airing tonight during Damages. Enjoy!" ~ Ryan Murphy creator Nip/Tuck

sookie's spoiler alert

The following spoiler is shocking to say the least. Do not, i repeat, DO NOT! read the entry below dated Thursday 9~20~07 unless you are emotionally strong.

Thursday 9~20~07 "...a major character dies this season. Just wrote it. One of our most shocking scenes ever." ~ Ryan Murphy creator Nip/Tuck

sookie's spoiler alert ends

Nip/Tuck Television Critics Association Tour 2007

At FX’s TCA session, Murphy said, “I feel we did things that are now being copied elsewhere, which I take great pride in." With the drama about two randy plastic surgeons, Murphy said he has pushed boundaries and explored “things in our society that are a little bit taboo. We’ve always done that. We’ve always been upfront about it and we try not to be gratuitous about it.” “The show is still as sexy as it’s ever been,” he added.
~ Linda Moss -- Multichannel News

"I think we have to notch up our kink level a little bit" ~ Julian McMahon

"McMahon convinced the director to change a scene in which he was supposed to be doing push-ups in his underwear in his bathroom to exercising on the deck in the buff." ~ Maria Elena Fernandez L.A.TimesBlogs

"We wanted to explore the theme of L.A., which is people who come to this city as I did, come to sort of reinvent themselves and go after their dreams," creator Ryan Murphy said at the television critics press tour in Hollywood. The move from Miami will invigorate the series about plastic surgery and self-image. It will also change the balance of power between Dylan Walsh's Dr. Sean McNamara and Julian McMahon's Dr. Christian Troy, as they become small fish in a big pond. ~ Joel Brown MeeVee

Bradley Cooper and Oliver Platt as part of a "show-within-a-show" subplot that finds Christian and Sean being hired as medical consultants for a TV series about, what else, plastic surgeons.

Murphy describes the fictional "Hearts & Scalpels" as "the worst medical show that has ever been made. It is run by Oliver Platt, who plays me — in a weird way." Alias' Cooper plays the show's lead, "the world's biggest cad/plastic surgeon." (Sound familiar?) Murphy says the fictional show "is kind of like Nip/Tuck, and not. What happens is that it's so bad that they hire our guys to be the medical advisers, which is fun" and it allows Nip/Tuck to satirize itself. "The show has always been a satire, and I think moving it to L.A. [is] even more so."
~ TVGuide Editor's Blogs: Roush Dispatch

The lead characters' relationship is also being turned upside down. Sean, who has been in a mid-life crisis since adolescence, preceeded his partner west and is established and thriving. Christian, who is used to being the dominant personality in any setting, finds himself trying to start over in a challenging environment. "In Los Angeles, he's running against a bunch of people, who are doing things better than he does. They're just as charming and better looking." ~ Tom Jicha Sun-Sentinel TVPlus

"I don't think this show is kinky enough so, I'm kind of trying to push for that kind of stuff consistently. For example, I did this thing yesterday that was scripted to do in my bathing suit---pushups in the bathroom---and then I answer a phone call; I decided to do them on the deck naked. I just want to push things further. I feel like when we started on the show, we were pretty explicit and out there, and it maintained that to a certain extent, but now I feel like we have to reinvigorate that a little bit. I think that all the characters have always had a fighting spirit inside of them. There's some fantastic places that we go to eventually, and there's some things that Christian does that go way beyond anything he's done on the show so far." ~ Julian McMahon [Nip/Tuck's Doctor Christian Troy] on Season 5

sookie Thanks C_J and Ahroyo for their assists on the TCA items XXXOOO

Source: in-a-lather

Nip/Tuck Spoiler: John Schneider Appearing on Nip/Tuck Season 5

John Schneider, the former Smallville regular will be making an appearance on Nip/Tuck Season 5 this year.

He reveals that Ram Peters is a part of wild child Kimber McNamara's (Kelly Carlson) past. "Kimber used to do porn, and I'm playing a guy she used to work with. But now I own the company that makes the porn, and when people need money, they come to me."

Source: - Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Juicy Nip/Tuck Gossip/Spoiler

According to Kristin's TV Column on E!Online

Julia and her new girlfriend (played by Ms. Portia de Rossi)—yes, I said girlfriend—will be the victims of a violent crime this year. I’m hearing the pair is kidnapped, sexually assaulted and left to deal with the emotional ramifications of the event for many episodes to come.

Check out Kristin's column for more TV Gossip / Spoilers.

Image found from Google Image Search

Monday, September 03, 2007

Nip/Tuck Season 5 Premiere Date & Season 4 DVD Release Date

According to Wikipedia, the fourth season will be released on DVD on September 4, 2007. The fifth season will have its premiere on October 23, 2007, and will consist of 22 episodes, making it the longest season of the show yet, with Joely Richardson returning for 15 of those episodes.

Some additional Nip/Tuck Season 5 story lines coming from the Dr. Troy's MySpace can be found here:

Monday, July 16, 2007

More Gossip for Nip/Tuck Season 5

Need a fix... Guest stars including: Portia de Rossi, Oliver Platt, Lauren Hutton, Paula Marshall, Bradley Cooper and of course... Rosie (Ugh...)

More scoop...

** When "Nip/Tuck" returns for its fifth season in October, the show's locale will switch to Hollywood, where Sean and Christian will open a new practice and even have a small career going elsewhere on the side.

** Despite rumors to the contrary, Joely Richardson will return. She's doing 15 episodes in the new season.

** "Nip/Tuck" is in production now for 22 new episodes, although it's unclear whether the 22 will be two seasons or considered one long, expanded season. Regardless, the 22 will not run consecutively.

** New sets have been constructed for the season. The set for Sean's and Christian's practice is almost the size of a football field.

Check out this exclusive Nip/Tuck post at Tele-buddy's Tinseltown Tales

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Joely will be back!

eonline has a great article about the upcoming season... check it out!! Sounds like we'll have our favorite characters heading west one way or another and did I just read that we can now envision Sean and Christian switching roles!!! WOW!

eonline Nip/Tuck Preview

Monday, June 25, 2007

Wrestler Chris Benoit, wife and child found dead


Pro wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife and 7-year-old son were found slain Monday at their Fayetteville home, authorities said.

Detective Bo Turner told television station WAGA that the case was being investigated as a murder-suicide, but said that could not be confirmed until the evidence was examined by a crime lab.

WAGA reported that investigators believe Benoit killed his wife and son over the weekend, and then himself sometime Monday.

A concerned neighbor called police. The bodies were found in three different rooms.

The lead investigator, Sheriff's Lt. Tommy Pope, told The Associated Press that the deaths were being investigated as homicide, and said the cause of death awaited autopsy results on Tuesday.

Pope said the three were found about 2:30 p.m., but he would release no other details about the deaths at the house in a subdivision near White Water Country Club.

World Wrestling Entertainment said on its Web site that Benoit, 40, his wife, Nancy, and son, who was named Daniel, were found dead, but also had no other details.

Benoit, a native of Canada, was a former world heavyweight champion, Intercontinental champion and held several tag-team titles over his career.

"WWE extends its sincerest thoughts and prayers to the Benoit family's relatives and loved ones in this time of tragedy," the federation said in a statement on its Web site.

Benoit was scheduled to perform at the "Vengeance" pay-per-view event Sunday night in Houston, but was replaced at the last minute because of what announcer Jim Ross called "personal reasons."

Benoit maintained a home in metro Atlanta from the time he wrestled for the defunct World Championship Wrestling.

The WWE canceled its live "Monday Night RAW" card in Corpus Christi, Texas, and USA Network aired a three-hour tribute to Benoit in place of the scheduled wrestling telecast.

Benoit's wife managed several wrestlers and went by the stage name, "Woman," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on its Web site.

They met when her then-husband drew up a script that had them involved in a relationship as part of an ongoing storyline on World Championship Wrestling, the newspaper said.

Benoit has two other children from a prior relationship.

The federal-style house is in a secluded neighborhood set back about 60 yards off a gravel road, surrounded by stacked stone wall and double-iron gate.

Monday night, the house was dark except for a few outside lights. There was a police car in front, and two uniformed officers.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Ryan Murphy Signs Multi-Year Deal

Source: Variety

Fox, F/X tuck in Murphy

Showrunner will develop series with 20th TV

"Nip/Tuck" creator Ryan Murphy has sutured together a multiyear deal worth $15 million that's so big, it spans three News Corp. entities: FX, 20th Century Fox TV and the Fox net.
The 3½-year pact pays Murphy an annual salary just north of $4 million. It also advances Murphy an extra $2 million in overhead for his production shingle.

Under the deal, Murphy will stay on as showrunner for a fifth season of FX's top-rated "Nip/Tuck." At the same time, he'll exclusively develop series with 20th Century Fox -- which includes a first-look deal with Fox Broadcasting.


Saturday, January 27, 2007

Nip/Tuck Set Designer: Ellen Brill

Check out some great pics of the Nip/Tuck Set Designs:

Nip/Tuck Set Links

Nip/Tuck Set Design Secrets (via purecontemporary)


I came across this great site for everything you wanted to know regarding the set designs done for Nip/Tuck.  The site posted some Q/A with Ellen Brill, Nip/Tuck's set designer.

Our readers can't get enough of the modern furnishings on the FX hit Nip/Tuck. Set designer Ellen Brill fills us in on Sean, Christian, and Kimber's bedroom secrets...

Where can I purchase the white bedroom in Kimbers apartment?
    Most of of the furniture in Kimber's apartment is vintage, purchased at a few different stores in LA. The custom-made bed was inspired by the beds used at the Maison 140 hotel in LA.

Where can I find the white platform bed in Christian's apartment on Nip/Tuck?
    The platform bed in Christian's is also custom designed and made.

We are looking for info on the bed (name, company etc) in Sean's bedroom?
     The bed in Sean's room is by Michael Berman Limited, located in LA as well.

Stay tuned for mod makeovers as the doctor's move from Miami to LA...

Modern Design, Clean Lines Foil "Nip/Tuck" Secrets 

The evidence was overwhelming. His DNA at the grisly murder scene, a vial of the drug that paralyzes victims found among his socks. It was only because there was another attack while he was in prison that Dr. Christian Troy was now free. Alone in his office suite to reflect on his life and near-death experiences, Christian strolled past the Barcelona chairs that adorn his lobby, continued through the break room where a white Eero Saarinen tulip table and chairs glisten, and stopped to sit behind his glass desk, facing a trio of Arne Jacobsen egg chairs in his office. To the patient waiting for him there he calmly asked his daily question, "What is it that you don't like about yourself?"

The beige McNamara home was as colorless as their marriage.
The characters of the popular FX series "Nip/Tuck" live to achieve model perfection: chiseled features and figures, stylish spouses or significant others, and, über-chic furnishings. Against this backdrop of composed yet constrained perfection, the blemishes of human weakness -- secrecy, lies and betrayal – are framed. This is the setting creator Ryan Murphy had in mind when he asked set decorator and interior designer Ellen Brill to create environments that are subdued but highly iconic. "I try not to overpower the script," explains Brill. "The goal of the set is to enhance what the actors are doing."

Christian Troy's high contrast modern.
Furnishings, artwork and the "stuff" we collect, encourage viewers to form impressions (correct or otherwise) about who we are and what we value. They provide insights to character that viewers might glean by paying attention to "Nip/Tuck's" set design -- if there were "stuff" to be seen. As the secrets the characters harbor are crucial to the plotline, Murphy doesn't want them "outted" prematurely by clues in the background. That's why on "Nip/Tuck", you will see minimal artwork on walls, and few knick-knacks save for a wedding picture. The restrictions left designer Brill with a challenge: How to fill the negative space that is the hallmark of modern design? "We don't," she says. "You see a lot of emptiness – and really that is okay, since these people have so much emptiness in their lives."

Ava's Hollywood regency abode.
Still, long expanses of nothingness would be just as telling as shelves of tchotchkes, so Brill makes liberal use of sconces – to both fill space and create ghostly light sculptures. The attention to detail mis-en-scene was apparent in the season opener, when in a dream sequence a family sat by a gravesite in Phillipe Starck's Louis Ghost Chairs, creating a levitating, if not existential effect. When only perfect will do, Brill and Set Designer Glenn Rivers were forced to design and build the new spa bar. Plywood panels covered with leather form the base for the lacquered top. "It turned out stunning," says Brill.

Make no mistake, despite the austerity, there are glimpses of personality within the décor. The flamboyant character Christian Troy's bedroom features a white platform bed complete with glass headboard that serves as a voyeuristic venue to the bathroom's shower. The newly separated Julia has a tone-on-tone beige motif in her apartment, mirroring her tentative nature. Is it mere coincidence that as this drab chrysalis sets herself free from her marriage that she embraces vibrant colors and lush textures in her new spa? Not so surprisingly, it is Ava, the trans-gendered life coach, who has a daring Hollywood-glam modern look in her home.

The reductive environment has had an interesting effect on Brill and some of her colleagues. "Our photography director disliked modern when we started the show. But now, after working in it everyday, he wants to re-do his entire house. I find working on this set has made me thoughtful of my own decor. I saw a candle on a table at home, and thought, I don't need this."


Check out more info at