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Celebrate Australia Day With 11 Actors You Forgot Were Australian

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 26th 2011 4:45PM
Portia De Rossi, Ryan Kwanten, Toni Collette

Today is Australia Day, which means millions of Aussies around the world are celebrating the discovery of their homeland in 1788. At TV Squad, we're celebrating by watching clips of 'Summer Heights High' and thinking about our favorite Australian TV actors.

Believe it or not, many of our biggest small screen stars aren't actually Americans -- they just play ones on TV. Take, for example, Portia De Rossi, hilarious actress and successful memoir author (not to mention wife of Ellen DeGeneres). Betcha forgot she comes from the land Down Under. Same with Ryan Kwanten, shirtless 'True Blood' star and all-around charming guy. Emmy- and Golden Globe–winning 'United States of Tara' star Toni Collette? Yep, a true-blue Sydneysider.

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Chelsea Handler Is Looking for a Short Australian Dude (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 26th 2010 3:06AM
 Chelsea Handler Is Looking for a Short Australian DudeOn the latest 'Chelsea Lately' (weeknights, 11PM ET on E!) host Chelsea Handler revealed what she was looking for in a man. Although Chelsea is rumored to be currently dating rapper 50 Cent, her description of an ideal mate was slightly different from her current supposed "partner."

Handler welcomed guest Julian McMahon onto her show. And she seemed a bit smitten with the Australian actor. McMahon discussed his appearance in an upcoming charity performance of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show.' Among his co-stars are cast members from 'Glee,' and actor Danny DeVito. When DeVito's name was mentioned, Chelsea seemed to perk up. "I like that little 'nugget,'" she said.

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Any Thoughts on Last Night's 'Nip/Tuck' Series Finale?

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 4th 2010 1:29PM
Nip/Tuck'Nip/Tuck' is a drama that started with a bang but ended with a whimper. It still had its fans but only the most die-hard. People I know who watched it the first few seasons say they got away from it when it started to get crazier and crazier. We used to review it here but when Jonathan left a few weeks ago, we realized that none of the other Squadders watch it, so we dropped it.

But did you watch the series finale (the show's 100th episode) last night? Three words: Japanese senior porn.

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Sean McNamara Dissolves the Partnership on 'Nip/Tuck' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 4th 2010 1:32AM
Nip/Tuck Season FinaleSay it ain't so! Could the partnership of Sean McNamara and Christian Troy really be over?

The series finale of 'Nip/Tuck' (Wed., 10PM ET on FX) saw Christian giving Sean a one-way ticket to Bucharest and dissolving their partnership.

We know they've had their troubles, but did things end the way you hoped they would? Or did you have something different in mind for the docs?

Watch the video after the jump.

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'Nip/Tuck' Series Finale: Looking Back at Infamous Moments

by Chris Jordan, posted Mar 2nd 2010 3:00PM
Tell us what you don't like about yourself?

Well, we sometimes felt guilty about enjoying 'Nip/Tuck' so much. All the gratuitous sex, hot bodies and unbounded narcissism could be a bit of an indulgence. But while 'Nip/Tuck,' on the surface, was a flashy treat of soft-core porn, operatic slasher movies and trashy soap operas, it did speak to our society's fixation with appearance.

The show was strange, but it wasn't stupid.

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'Nip/Tuck' - 'Christian Troy II' Recap

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Feb 17th 2010 11:00PM
Julian McMahon stars in FX's 'Nip/Tuck.'
(S07E07) "Am I really this ugly?" - Christian

As 'Nip/Tuck' winds down (if you can believe it, there's only two episodes left), an episode like 'Christian Troy II' (the first Christian-as-patient episode was in season two) was inevitable. Despite their numerous similarities, the one thing that Christian has always had more of than Sean is feelings of inadequacy. Granted, when you consider the tragedies he's endured (being molested by his father and getting sodomized by The Carver both come to mind), it's not like he lacks a reason for not always feeling 100% about himself.

For the most part, Christian has risen above these feelings by becoming one of TV's most superficial characters. But it's good to know that even he still has doubts about himself, and more importantly, what he does for a living.

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'Nip/Tuck' - 'Dr. Griffin' Recap

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Feb 11th 2010 12:42PM
Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon
(S07E06) "It's not like we're a couple or anything." - Sean

Saving the best for last, the final season of 'Nip/Tuck' is firing on all cylinders right now and 'Dr. Griffin' easily stands out as one of the final run's, and possibly the series', finest episodes. Highlighting the symbiotic, and often parasitic, relationship that Drs. McNamara and Troy have shared over the years, 'Dr. Griffin' could have been a boring romp as our two favorite plastic surgeons sat on a therapist's couch and laid their feelings bare. Instead, what resulted, was a charged exploration of how these two people really feel about each other.

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'Nip/Tuck': Sean and Christian Seek Therapy (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 11th 2010 7:46AM
Nip/Tuck, Sean and ChristianFirst Julian says, "This is what you do. You diminish me so that I need you." Then Christian says, "How long are you going to keep blaming me for how much you hate your life?"

Oh those squabbling docs on 'Nip/Tuck' (Wed., 10PM ET on FX). In the words of 'Ladies' Home Journal,' can this marriage be saved? Who knows, but we love watching them try.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Review: 'Nip/Tuck' - 'Virginia Hayes'

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Feb 4th 2010 12:10AM
Dylan Walsh and Robert LaSardo
(S07E05) "I dropped out in the second grade and I even know that this thing is a metaphor." - Escobar

As some shows reach the end of their run, they often aren't able to properly address many of their most important lingering plots. Either the show is canceled abruptly and hardly anything gets answered or if it was a hit, network economics kick in and the show runs so long that what does or doesn't get answered is never enough for the fans that stuck it out.

'Nip/Tuck,' however, seems to have entered its final season with a bit of a happy medium -- seven seasons is still a long run for a drama, but Ryan Murphy and Co. have never let fans forget about the original sin that started it all. In the same way that the bullet Vic Mackey put in Terry Crowley's face in the pilot episode of 'The Shield' became crucial during that show's final season, it's looking more and more like all those hams that Sean and Christian bought in the 'Nip/Tuck' series premiere might be the very thing that ends up driving them apart.

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Review: Nip/Tuck - Sheila Carlton

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Jan 28th 2010 12:02PM
Melanie Griffith and Julian McMahon
(S07E04) "I think, in a way, we all feel responsible." - Sean

Just when it looked like we were on our way to a major break-up, Nip/Tuck threw fans a curve ball last night as we head in to the series' final five episodes. For as much as Sean may despise Christian, what he's done, and how he acts, sticking with him for 25 years has left a scar -- Sean may see himself as the opposite of Christian, but the rest of the world views them as one and the same.

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Review: Nip/Tuck - Joel Seabrook

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Jan 21st 2010 12:32PM
Kelly Carlson and Dylan Walsh
(S07E03) "This is something I want to do. Something I probably should've done a long time ago." - Sean

Nip/Tuck's final season continued last night and the deep examination of Sean and Christian's relationship got fleshed out even further as the rift between the two of them continued to grow. These two are set on a collision course by the end of the season, though Sean seems to be doing everything in his power to just walk away.

It's becoming increasingly clear that Sean is the key to all McNamara/Troy's success and the closer he gets to reclaiming the life he always wanted, the more on edge Christian is becoming. The problem with that? Their conflict is starting to spill over into the lives of their loved ones.

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Review: Nip/Tuck - Willow Banks

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Jan 14th 2010 1:10AM
(L-R): Mini Anden and Julian McMahon
(S07E02) "For once in my life, I just want to be able to walk down the street and be ignored." - Willow Banks

Imperfection. Though it's something that Nip/Tuck has tried to buck since its inception, and despite the claims of Drs. McNamara and Troy being able to make you perfect, the notion of imperfection has, in a way, always been the core issue of this show. But just like the surgeries performed week in and out, there are layers upon layers that make up the idea of perfection vs. imperfection and, more importantly, how different people perceive that battle.

This week's episode of Nip/Tuck tackled that issue in what was arguably one of the most nuanced and, yes, layered, episodes in the series yet. Considering that we're in the midst of Nip/Tuck's swan song, "Willow Banks" might very well turn out to be one of the show's most important installments when we finally have the opportunity to look back on the series as a whole.

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Review: Nip/Tuck - Dan Daly (season premiere)

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Jan 7th 2010 12:02PM
Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon
(S07E01) "What are you gonna do when it all catches up with you?" - Sean

With only eight episodes left in Nip/Tuck's run, I know I'm not alone in hoping that Ryan Murphy and Co. have a solid plan for ending what's arguably been one the most groundbreaking shows of the past decade. Don't forget -- season one nabbed the Golden Globe for best drama. It's not that the show has become less buzzworthy since its stellar freshman year, but in some regards the plots in subsequent seasons have always felt like something far more important was being put off. While entertaining, stories like The Carver or the organ smuggling ring have really just been diversions. What happened in last night's season seven premiere was a long time coming and it sets in motion a conflict that's been simmering since Sean and Christian bought all those spiral hams in the pilot episode.

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TV's Top Shirtless Guy Moments of 2009

by Jane Boursaw, posted Dec 24th 2009 8:00AM
Sons of Anarchy, Charlie Hunnam as Jax TellerThis year offered plenty of hot and steamy TV moments, but some of the best featured hunky, half-naked guys. It was like an instant party for all of us female viewers out here, whether you're into sexy vampires, rough-gem bikers, or scrappy high school football players.

But rather than savor these moments all by ourselves, we've put together a round-up to share them with the world. Although they're numbered from one to 10, we think all of these guys are equally sexy. See if you agree with our choices.

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Review: Nip/Tuck - Wesley Clovis (season finale)

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Dec 17th 2009 11:55AM
Julian McMahon and Eric Stonestreet
(S06E10) "Besides, we've seen people die before. I mean, hell, we've thrown them in a swamp." - Christian

This deep into Nip/Tuck, it's hard sometimes to remember the original sin that took place in the pilot episode all those years ago -- Sean and Christian wrapping a body in spiral hams and dumping it deep in the Everglades. The two of them, they're not innocent -- not by a longshot -- and it always creates an interesting dichotomy when they try to elevate themselves ethically (Sean, especially).

Within the final moments of last night's superb finale (I mean it -- best episode of the season), it's easy to make the argument that all has been forgiven, but with nine episodes remaining (the seventh and final season premieres in just a few weeks on January 6th), it's probably a safe bet that we just witnessed the calm before the storm.

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