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Ted Danson Says Zach Galfianakis' Humor is 'Beard-Oriented' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Oct 19th 2010 1:15PM
Ted Danson of 'Bored to Death' has uncovered the secret to co-star Zach Galifianakis' humor. The secret, he said on 'The Rachael Ray Show' (weekdays, syndicated), is in Galifianakis' beard.

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'Bored to Death': Office Drug Test Busts George for Pot (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Oct 18th 2010 8:50AM
George Takes Drug Test on 'Bored to Death'In last week's episode of 'Bored to Death' (Sun., 10PM ET on HBO), George Christopher found out he had stage-two prostate cancer. But perhaps such exceedingly bad news could help him in one instance: There's a company-wide mandatory drug test. What's to be done about all that pot in his system...?

Fellow employees won't donate their pee to his cause, so George tries diluting his sample with water and a touch of liquid soap. Unsurprisingly, such actions don't work.

George is told (very slowly, "because you're probably stoned right now") that his "urine tested off the charts for THC. And adding soap to your specimen wasn't very clever."

D'oh! Well, at least he can pull the cancer card and say it was medicinal marijuana.

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'Bored to Death': A Writer With a Gun to His Head (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 11th 2010 5:52AM
'Bored to Death': A Writer With a Gun to His HeadIt's just one of those days on 'Bored to Death' (Sun., 10PM ET on HBO). One of those "getting kidnapped by a pair of armed thugs" kind of days. That's never fun -- especially when you're new to the whole "guns and criminals" scene ...

'Bored' hero Jonathan Ames (Jason Schwartzman) is a struggling novelist with a drinking problem. When the series began, Jon had two big problems: His literary career was going nowhere, and his girlfriend had dumped him. Jon needed to change his life -- so on a whim, he started a new career as a private detective. But can a sensitive author make it in a world of bad guys and bullets?

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Ted Danson Rants on Larry David, Craig Ferguson Defends Him (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jul 22nd 2010 7:10AM
Ted Danson Talks Larry David on 'Late Late Show'Ted Danson is upset with Larry David, he revealed on 'The Late Late Show' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS). Apparently, David frequently stays in his guesthouse at Martha's Vineyard, and yet hasn't put him on the new season of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.'

"What a bastard he is!" responded Craig Ferguson. No matter. As far as Danson is concerned, the show "sucks" now, and David is "over the hill and he's not that funny."

Ferguson countered that David was very nice when he appeared on the show. "He smells like warm biscuits," observed the host.

"I'm surprised that he let you get that close," said Danson. "He is like a germaphobe." Danson then described a practical joke he likes to play on David whenever the two are at the same event. That should serve as revenge for the foreseeable future.

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'Damages' - 'All That Crap About Your Family' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 6th 2010 6:42AM
Damages, Lily Tomlin(S03E11) "I'm not your mother, Ellen, if that's what you were thinking." - Ann Connell

Well, my goodness. Louis Tobin's Ponzi scheme seems like small potatoes now, doesn't it? Joe Tobin was worried about having to live out his father's crime-ridden legacy? No worries on that; Joe's creating his own twisted legacy all by himself.

And Marilyn Tobin - gack! She's willing to waste her own granddaughter for the sake of what? A few bucks? 'All That Crap About Your Family' is a great title for this episode.

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'Damages' - 'Drive It Through Hardcore' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 23rd 2010 6:08AM
Damages, Glenn Close(S03E09) "We'll find Patty's humanity and we'll drive it through hardcore." - Gail Sturmer

What is up with that horse? In a previous review, I wondered if maybe Patty Hewes was harking back to an earlier time in her life when she wanted a pony. But it's hard to imagine Patty being so innocent and carefree and, you know, the pony-coveting type.

On the other hand, she doesn't seem like the bad guy when you put her in a room with Arthur Frobisher. Hence her comments when Frobisher, Terry Brooke and Gail Sturmer sat down for a meeting.

"The Arthur Frobisher that I know: foolish, vain, pathetically insecure, a despicable bully," she told the would-be filmmakers. "He stole from his employees and manipulated the system to escape life in prison with a slap on the wrist."

If there's anything Patty loves, it's seeing the bad guys behind bars, even if she herself manages to escape all of that turmoil for her wrongdoings.

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'Damages' - 'I Look Like Frankenstein' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 16th 2010 1:15PM
Damages, Rose Byrne
(S03E08) "What is the point of doing anything unless you're doing good?' - Arthur Frobisher, on his Whirlwind Initiative to spread the word about wind power

So Arthur Frobisher is back, trying to rebuild his image with the wholesome message of wind power. He seems a little out of place to me, though. Like they stuck him in there just to bring him back, but he doesn't really fit into the big picture here. The scenes with him and Terry Brooks almost seemed like they were in the wrong season.

And Matthew McConaughey? That seemed like an odd placement in the show, for some reason. I guess I sort of think of 'Damages' as being in an alternative universe or something.

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What You Missed Last Night: Kimmel and the "Best Actor in Real Life"

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 8th 2010 1:30PM
'Jimmy Kimmel Live' has a post-Oscars live show every year and last night he had a variety of guests, including Christoph Waltz, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Matt Damon, John Krasinksi, Ted Danson, Rob Lowe, Keith Urban, Sting, Matthew McConaughey, and many others. He also showed one award they didn't show on the Oscars, the one for "Best Actor in Real Life." I think the right guy won.

[Watch episodes of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' and other shows at SlashControl.]

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'Damages' Season 3 Preview: Ripped From the Madoff Headlines

by Bryan Reesman, posted Jan 25th 2010 11:30AM
If you thought the first two seasons of 'Damages' were intense, things get amped up in the season 3 opener.

We won't spoil the shocking surprises, but there's plenty of new cast firepower as well, including Martin Short playing a tough-as-nails lawyer to a Madoff-like family called the Tobins, who are struggling with the fallout of their patriarch's fraudulent activities. Naturally that means plenty of potential sparring time with Patty Hewes (Glenn Close), especially with billions of dollars at stake in the season-long tale. Things will get ugly, which will be fun for the cast and creators.

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'Damages' Season 3 Preview and Predictions

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 24th 2010 4:15PM
Damages Season 3 PremiereSeason three of the hit FX show 'Damages' premieres Monday, Jan. 25, at 10 PM ET. The legal thriller has a history of making us think things are going one way, and then spinning the story in a completely different direction.

The season two finale is a good example of that. All season long, we'd been teased about a showdown between Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) and Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne). But did it turn out the way you thought it would?

If you haven't watched season two yet, read no further. Spoilers after the jump.

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Despite Three Shows, Ted Danson Only Works Six Months a Year

by Bryan Reesman, posted Jan 22nd 2010 3:00PM
He's on three acclaimed television shows -- 'Damages,' 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'Bored To Death' -- yet Ted Danson confessed to AOL that he's not as busy as you'd think.

"To be honest, I work about six months out of the year," the actor told AOL while in town Tuesday night to promote the new 'Damages' season 2 DVD release and the season 3 premiere.

"I have family weddings and have been moving into a new house, but I haven't been working that much. Truthfully. It looks like it. I could write a book, 'How to Work Half the Year'. Except when you work, when you act, it is so much easier than the real-life part. I've never been so busy in my life when I'm not working."

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Ted Danson in GQ: "I'll Answer to Ted, But Not to Malone."

by Scott Harris, posted Jan 21st 2010 11:40AM
Ted Danson has played a wide variety of roles over the course of his long and winding career. Next month, though, he takes on his most challenging role yet: GQ model.

Yes, the one-time 'Cheers' star is going to the magazine where everyone knows your inseam. But besides showcasing an array of stylish menswear, Danson also took the time to dish to GQ about his role on 'Damages,' his off-screen work with conservation groups and his ground rules for fan interaction. "I'll answer to Ted,' he says, "but not to Malone."

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'Damages' Premiere Date Jan. 25

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Dec 1st 2009 6:12PM
FX has announced that 'Damages' will begin its third season on Jan. 25.

Written and produced by KZK, the trio of Daniel Zelman, and Glenn and Todd A. Kessler, the drama series premiered in July 2007 and explores the world of merciless New York City attorney Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) and her underling, Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne.) The two often have a competitive, complicated relationship.

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Review: Bored to Death - Take a Dive (season finale)

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Nov 8th 2009 10:01PM
Zach Galifianakis and Jason Schwartzman
(S01E08) "You think we learned anything tonight?" - Jonathan

I'll tell you what I learned -- Bored to Death has a lot of potential. All season long, I've gone from loving to hating to loving this show, and with the season finale now come and gone, there's a real opportunity here for Bored to Death to become HBO's next break-out hit when it returns. All the pieces are in place and it probably could have blown up this season had there not been so many episodes where the show tried to find its footing. Is it a detective show? Or is it about three friends in the publishing world trying to make their mark? Or is it both?

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Review: Bored to Death - The Case of the Stolen Sperm

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Nov 2nd 2009 11:28AM
Zach Galifianakis, Jenny Slate, and Jason Schwartzman
(S01E07) "I don't mean to be rude, but I was transporting chilled semen." - Ray

What a great way to set up the season finale! At this point, I'm not sure Bored to Death has turned out to be anything like what HBO originally green-lit, but, despite its many ups and downs, it sure has been fun to watch.

Not only did last night's episode feature the return of two plots, that, when originally introduced, seemed like throw-away gags (Ray's sperm donations; George's rivalry with Richard Antrem), but it also featured one helluva line-up of guest stars. It bodes well for season two and even though we still have one more episode left, I'm feeling a lot better about the direction Bored to Death is taking when compared to Hung.

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