Dexter star Michael C. Hall says he has been diagnosed with cancer and is "on the road to completing" successful treatment. Hall, also known for his role in Six Feet Under, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. "I feel fortunate to have been diagnosed with an imminently treatable and curable condition," Hall said in a statement. "I thank my doctors and nurses for their expertise and care." The 38-year-old actor is planning to attend the Golden Globes ceremony Sunday and the Screen Actors Guild awards the following Saturday. He's nominated at both ceremonies. He is also expected to film the movie East Fifth Bliss, and will return to production on the fifth season of Dexter later this year. Source Here
In the days following the Dexter season four finale, we've heard from show producers and show stars such as John Lithgow and Michael C. Hall. Everyone had a lot to say about Rita's shocking death, but fans have been waiting all week to hear from Julie Benz herself. How did she react when told of her character's demise? Will Rita turn into a ghost? E! News asked these questions, and many more, of the actress. Her candid replies are below... To Read More Click Here .
This week, television taught us that all good things must come to an end. Californication's Hank Moody made a difficult choice. The brothers of Nip/Tuck performed an ethically questionable surgery for personal gain. So You Think You Can Dance finally acknowledged the high art that is krumping. And Dexter , a show about a serial killer, made death surprising again. Welcome to Coolest Moments: Finale Fever Edition. 9. Worst Production Values: Dear Oprah Winfrey's Producers: In the future, when you are interviewing the president of the United States at the White House, even if it's for a Christmas special, please remember to change the filters and camera set-ups from "Tearful Movie Star/Victim of Tragedy Tell-All" to "Important Political Figure." A wartime nation dealing with a shaky economy does not want to see its leader in loving, dewy-eyed, soft-focused close-up. Save those flourishes for Travolta's next visit. Thanks! Love, Us 8. Best Confession: In the closing moments of Californication's third season, Hank Moody gets into a fistfight with Mia's agent. Backed into a corner by the extortionist suit, Hank admits to Karen that he slept with Mia when she was 16, just before the police show up to arrest Hank for assault. Talk about violating the penal code! 7. Best Solution to a Situation: Conan O'Brien, not satisfied with the moniker the Jersey Shore nickname generator gave him, asks Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino for a replacement. The washboarded stud dubs the Tonight Show host "The Solution." "I love it!" O'Brien gushes. "Ladies, if you have a problem, I am The Solution!" Next up: transforming him into a "guido." 6. Grossest Surgery: Christian and Sean face an ethical dilemma on Nip/Tuck when a district attorney offers them a deal: If they perform liposuction on a death-row inmate who is too heavy for lethal injection, their son Matt will be released from prison. They agree, and the subsequent surgery scene is beyond graphic - even by FX standards. The surgeons remove layers of bloody flesh like they're folding bed sheets. After watching, you won't need lipo; you'll never eat again. 5. Nicest Surprise: The Sing-Off sounds too corny to be good. But a group performance of Queen's "Under Pressure" in the premiere episode demonstrates the show's cool factor. It's like watching really good karaoke, but sober and with better wardrobe. To Read More Click Here .
Following a startling season finale, we've heard from a pair of Dexter producers. But fans have been waiting to read what star Michael C. Hall thought of the episode-concluding twist that has left the Internet buzzing since Sunday night. The award-winning actor spoke with Entertainment Weekly about it today and, as you'd expect, he had A LOT to say... On killing off Rita: I thought it was brilliant. I was really proud of the writers, and the network, for not backing away from so bold a step. It really propels us forward in a way that we wouldn't have enjoyed otherwise. On the blood-filled bathroom scene: It was tough... the actual shooting of it was much more frantic and to the point. Coming in, seeing this baby in the blood, turning my head, seeing Rita there, realizing what's happened, picking up the baby, leaving the room - it happened much more quickly than [how] the scene plays. But it was horrifying. It's the kind of thing that only in its aftermath can you begin to deal with. In one way or another, Dexter will be reeling from it for a long time to come. But Julie in that tub was just heartbreaking - and the baby on the floor. It was very somber. To Read More Click Here .
Golden Globe nominations were announced earlier this morning. Did your faves get recognized? Check out the complete list and see: Best Television Series (Comedy or Musical): 30 Rock Entourage Glee Modern Family The Office Best Actor in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical): Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock Steve Carell, The Office David Duchovny, Californication Thomas Jane, Hung Matthew Morrison, Glee Best Actress in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical): Toni Collette, The United States of Tara Courteney Cox, Cougar Town Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie Tina Fey, 30 Rock Lea Michele, Glee Best Television Series (Drama): Big Love Dexter House Mad Men True Blood Best Actress in a Television Series (Drama): Glenn Close, Damages January Jones, Mad Men Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife Anna Paquin, True Blood Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer Best Actor in a Television Series (Drama): Simon Baker, The Mentalist Michael C. Hall, Dexter Jon Hamm, Mad Men Hugh Laurie, House Bill Paxton, Big Love Best Director for a Motion Picture: Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker" James Cameron, "Avatar" Clint Eastwood, "Invictus" Jason Reitman, "Up in the Air" Quentin Tarantino, "Inglourious Basterds" Best Screenplay for a Motion Picture: Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, "District 9" Mark Boal, "The Hurt Locker" Nancy Meyers, "It's Complicated" Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, "Up in the Air" Quentin Tarantino, "Inglourious Basterds" Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical): "(500) Days of Summer" "The Hangover" "It's Complicated" "Julie & Julia" "Nine" Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical): Sandra Bullock, "The Proposal" Marion Cotillard, "Nine" Julia Roberts, "Duplicity" Meryl Streep, "It's Complicated" Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia" Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical): Matt Damon, "The Informant!" Daniel Day-Lewis, "Nine" Robert Downey Jr., "Sherlock Holmes" Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "(500) Days of Summer" Michael Stuhlberg, "A Serious Man" Best Motion Picture (Drama): "Avatar" "The Hurt Locker" "Inglourious Basterds" "Precious" "Up in the Air" Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama): Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart" George Clooney, "Up in the Air" Colin Firth, "A Single Man" Morgan Freeman, "Invictus" Tobey Maguire, "Brothers" Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama): Emily Blunt, "The Young Victoria" Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side" Helen Mirren, "The Last Station" Carey Mulligan, "An Education" Gabourey Sidibe, "Precious" Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture': Matt Damon, "Invictus" Woody Harrelson, "The Messenger" Christopher Plummer, "The Last Station" Stanley Tucci, "The Lovely Bones" Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds" Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Penelope Cruz, "Nine" Vera Farmiga, "Up in the Air" Anna Kendrick, "Up in the Air" Monique, "Precious" Julianne Moore, "A Single Man" Best Animated Movie: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" "Coraline" "Fantastic Mr. Fox" "The Princess and the Frog" "Up" Best Miniseries or Made-for-Television Movie: "Georgia O'Keeffe" "Grey Gardens" "Into the Storm" "Little Dorritt" "Taking Chance" Best Actor in a Miniseries/Made-for-Television Movie: Kevin Bacon, "Taking Chance" Kenneth Branagh, "Wallander: One Step Behind" Chiwetel Ejiofor, "Endgame" Brendan Gleeson, "Into the Storm" Jeremy Irons, "Georgia O'Keeffe" Best Actress in a Miniseries/Made-for-Television Movie: Joan Allen, "Georgia O'Keeffe" Drew Barrymore, "Grey Gardens" Jessica Lange, "Grey Gardens" Anna Paquin, "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler" Sigourney Weaver, "Prayers for Bobby" Best Supporting Actor (Television): Michael Emerson, Lost Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother William Hurt, Damages John Lithgow, Dexter Jeremy Piven, Entourage Best Supporting Actress (Television): Jane Adams, Hung Rose Byrne, Damages Jane Lynch, Glee Chloe Sevigny, Big Love Janet McTeer, "Into the Storm" Best Foreign-Language Film: "Baaria" "Broken Embraces" "The Maid" "A Prophet" "The White Ribbon" Source
Though the sting of Dexter's season finale is still fresh, it's time to think about next season. Executive producer Sara Colleton tells us how far in time the show may jump ahead, who the No. 1 suspect in Rita's murder will be and how much the Trinity Killer will play a role in Season 5. To Read More Click Here .
Coming off a record-setting Season 4 finale, Dexter executive producer and showrunner Clyde Phillips is departing the series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Phillips, who joined the series after the pilot, said he's leaving to spend more time with his family. 24 co-executive producer Chip Johannessen will fill Phillips' post. Phillips told the trade paper it was a "hugely difficult decision," but he said he needed to spend more time on the East Coast with his family, from whom he's been separated nine months of the year when shooting in Los Angeles. "I lived with the people on the show for four years that were the high point of my career," Phillips said. "But I was missing out on my family. Dexter, which stars Michael C. Hall as a blood-spatter forensic expert/serial killer, has been Showtime's highest-rated original series since its debut. Its Season 4 finale was watched by 2.6 million viewers, the highest ever for the show, and the best single telecast for Showtime in more than a decade. Before his work on Dexter, Phillips created Fox's Get Real and Parker Lewis Can't Lose as well as the NBC comedy Suddenly Susan. Do you think Phillips' exit will affect the show? Source Here
The shocking season 4 finale of "Dexter" was was kept as a secret until last minute that the cast alone had to scramble in the dark. [Spoiler Alert] Killing Rita Morgan was especially devastating for Julie Benz who portrays the character for four years. In an interview with TV Guide magazine, she said she was even initially told that her character would never die. "I've been told two different things," said the actress. "The producers and executives told me they didn't know at the start of the season." However, she thought that John Lithgow who plays Trinity knew from the beginning. After all, Lithgow said during the San Diego Comic Con that only he knew the ending and jokingly said that he would have to kill if someone knows. However, Benz had begun to suspect something major was going on when David Zayas aka Angel Batista said that Rita is not meant for Dexter's world. When she approached the producers, Benz was told, "We would never kill Rita." The news came at the end of September when Benz was called for a meeting with the producers and scripts for the finale were distributed among the cast. "It was my day off, and I was called in for a meeting with the producers. At that point, you pretty much know. It was a tough meeting. In a bizarre way, it felt like a scene from 'Defending Your Life'," Benz said. To Read More Click Here .
From Variety: Sunday proved to be a night of historic highs for a trio of cablers. The season finale of Dexter was seen by 2.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched episode of any program in Showtime 's history. E! saw a boffo turnout of 4.1 million for the fourth season bow of Keeping Up with the Kardashians . But football and broadcast TV still reigned supreme, with NBC's telecast of the Philadelphia Eagles-New York Giants contest pulling in 20.9 million viewers. Dexter blossomed into a ratings monster for Showtime in its fourth season. A week ago, the penultimate episode of the season drew 2.1 million viewers, which was the highest aud in 10 years for Showtime but last night's finale bested that short-lived record. For E!, the "Kardashians" essentially tied the high-water mark set in 2002 with an Anna Nicole Smith special, which garnered 8,000 more viewers. "Kardashians" preem, which about doubled last season's first episode, also set an E! record for delivery in the 18-49 demo (2.8 rating) and in women 18-34 (5.6). At TV Guide Network, "I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story" was No. 1-rated special in the cabler's history. Combining the 8 p.m. premiere and a repeat an hour later, 4.8 million viewers tuned in. As for the pigskin, Sunday's Eagles-Giants game marked the seventh time this season that more than 20 million have tuned in for "Sunday Night Football." The most-watched game of the year was Sept. 20 when the Dallas Cowboys opened up their new stadium and lost to the Giants. Source
[SPOILER ALERT: This article contains key plot details from Sunday's Season 4 finale.] Dexter may have killed Arthur Mitchell, aka the Trinity Killer (John Lithgow), in the Season 4 finale of Dexter, but not before Trinity murdered Dexter's wife Rita (Julie Benz). We sat down with Lithgow at the Dexter finale party Sunday to hear his thoughts on the game-changing developments. Lithgow also discussed how the serial killer was almost spared from Dex's table and if he'll be returning to the show post-mortem. To Read More Click Here .