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'Tudors' Star Jonathan Rhys Meyers Found Guilty of Threatening to Kill Cops

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 17th 2011 7:30AM
Jonathan Rhys MyersTroubled 'Tudors' star Jonathan Rhys Meyers was found guilty yesterday of threatening to kill three French policemen. The AFP reports that a court in the suburban French town of Bobigny handed Rhys Meyers a one-month suspended sentence and ordered him to pay a 1,000-euro ($1,351) fine for a drunken altercation with police at a Paris airport.

The 34 year-old actor launched the attack in a bar at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris back in 2009. The court heard how he first struck and cursed at a barman who had refused to pour him a drink. Rhys Meyers, who was described in court as being "extremely aggressive" at the time, then abused the gendarmes who arrived to arrest him, screaming "I'm going to give a million dollars to ruin your life. I'll kill you and your family."

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The King Prepares to Die on 'The Tudors' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jun 21st 2010 6:05AM
The TudorsIt's been a long road for King Henry on 'The Tudors' (Sun., 9PM ET on Showtime), and he hasn't aged well. He's had all sorts of health problems, and the time has come for him to bid farewell to his family.

And let's face it. It can't be easy for a handsome actor like Jonathan Rhys-Meyers to see himself age on screen right before his very eyes. Downright frightening, I'd say!

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A Heretic Is Tortured on 'The Tudors' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jun 14th 2010 7:26AM
Tortured Heretic on 'The Tudors'On 'The Tudors' (Sun., 9PM ET on SHO), Bishop Gardiner accuses Henry VIII's wife Catherine Parr of being a heretic. The king then gives permission to torture a heretic woman for information -- in a way now commonly considered the most painful form of medieval torture. (This one's not for the queasy.)

[Spoiler alert.]


With arms and legs tied to a wooden rack, a woman's limbs are stretched apart. Her torturer asks her, "Which of the ladies of her majesty's chamber sent you monies or promises of relief?" Silence.

Another says, "We want to know which of the Queen's ladies share your beliefs, or if the Queen herself does." Silence.

Though they're told it is "absolutely against the King's law to rack a woman," the stretching and dislocation of her limbs continues...

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An Explosive Victory on 'Tudors' (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 7th 2010 9:23AM
The TudorsExplosions made King Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) a very happy man on 'The Tudors' (Sun., 9PM on SHO).

[Possible spoilers ahead]

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Watch a Preview of Showtime's 'The Borgias'

by Jane Murphy, posted Jun 3rd 2010 3:08PM
Power, sex, and lots of red velvet. Showtime found success with the royal saga of 'The Tudors' and will now reach back a few decades to examine another dysfunctional ruling family. 'The Borgias' is slated for a 2011 debut and will replace 'The Tudors' in Showtime's lineup.

Whether you're 20 years old, or 420, you may have heard "Lucrezia Borgia" used as an insult. Lucrezia's reputation as a promiscuous murderess has endured since the 15th century. But the centerpiece of Showtime's drama will be Lucrezia's father, Rodrigo. Played by Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons ('Reversal of Fortune'), the scheming Rodrigo is elected Pope in 1492.

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CBC Upfronts: Canadian Stars and Homegrown Hits

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted May 31st 2010 4:00PM

It seems Canada's flagship channel, CBC, is sticking to its guns. Or roots. Or skates. The TV station announced its fall 2010 lineup last week, and there are a lot of familiar faces for Canadians to watch come autumn. Many fan faves are returning, and there are a few newbies showing up on the block.

Highlights include the highly-anticipated new season of 'Battle of the Blades', the debut of the as-yet-untitled Debbie Travis primetime show, and a new half-hour comedy based on the movie 'Men With Brooms'.

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What's On Tonight: 'The Simpons,' 'The Pacific,' 'The Tudors' 'TV Land Awards'

by Rich Keller, posted Apr 25th 2010 2:40PM
The 8th edition of the 'TV Land Awards' airs tonight at 9:00
Here's tonight's lineup of new shows and events (all times Eastern). Check your local
TV listings for additional information.

7:00 to 8:00
ABC: 'Americas' Funniest Home Videos'
CBS: '60 Minutes'
NBC: 'Dateline NBC'
Animal Planet: 'Wild Kingdom'

8:00 to 9:00

CBS: 'The Amazing Race 16'
FOX: 'The Simpsons'
NBC: 'Minute to Win It'
BBC America: 'James May at the Edge of Space'
Discovery: 'How the Universe Works'
Disney: 'Good Luck Charlie' -- 8:30 start
Food Network: 'Food Network Challenge'
HGTV: 'House Hunters' and 'House Hunters International'
History: 'Pawn Stars' -- Two 30-minute episodes
ION: 'The Emeril Lagasse Show'
Nick: 'Victorious'
Style: 'Ruby'

9:00 to 10:00
ABC: 'Desperate Housewives'
CBS: 'When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story' -- Story about the founders of Al-Anon and Alcoholics Anonymous
FOX: 'American Dad' -- 9:30 start
NBC: 'The Celebrity Apprentice' -- Two hours
A&E: 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' -- 9:30 start
Discovery: 'Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking'
ESPN2: 'SportsCenter Special' -- NFL Draft wrap-up. Two hours
Food Network: 'Chef vs. City'
HBO: 'The Pacific'
HGTV: 'Holmes on Homes'
History: 'America the Story of Us' -- Two hours
Showtime: 'The Tudors'
Style: 'Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane'
TV Land: '8th Annual TV Land Awards' -- 90 minutes

10:00 to 11:00
ABC: 'Brothers & Sisters'
A&E: 'Kristie Alley's Big Life'
AMC: 'Breaking Bad'
Animal Planet: 'River Monsters'
Discovery: 'Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking'
E!: 'Kendra' and 'Pretty Wild'
HBO: 'Treme'
Lifetime: 'Army Wives'
Style: 'Jerseylicious'
TLC: 'Hoarding: Buried Alive'

11:00 and Beyond
Cartoon Network: 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' and 'Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job' -- Starts at midnight
HGTV: 'Income Property' -- 11:00 Start

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'The Tudors' - 'Season Four Premiere' Recap (Season Premiere)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 12th 2010 1:32AM
The Tudors, Season 4 Premiere
(S04E01) "My lady, you must give men leave to look, because they will look upon you. There is no hope for it." - Thomas Culpepper to Queen Katherine

What I love about 'The Tudors' is that there's really no other show on TV like it right now. It's not a crime show, a hospital show, a cop show, a family drama, a situation comedy, a sci-fi show or a reality show. I guess you'd classify it as historical drama, but it's so well done. Everything is top notch, from the costumes to the locations (it's shot in Ireland) to the music and, most definitely, the cast.

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'The Tudors' Season 4: Mid-Life Crisis, Illicit Affairs and the Series Finale

by Anna Dimond, posted Apr 11th 2010 2:00PM
Illicit affairs, political intrigue and a teen vixen are in the royal mix when 'The Tudors' returns to Showtime tonight at 9PM ET for its fourth and final season.

The show, which depicts the history and personal life of King Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) in lurid detail, begins season 4 just as the king has married his fifth wife, the 17-year-old Katherine Howard (Tamzin Merchant). Lacking royal lineage and prone to the type of behavior befitting girls her age, Howard's poor behavior catches up with her, and her eventual execution leaves the King to marry for a sixth and final time.

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Spoilers Anonymous: 'True Blood,' 'Sons of Anarchy,' The Vampire Diaries' and More

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 10th 2010 10:00AM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: 'Sons of Anarchy,' 'White Collar,' 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'True Blood,' 'The Tudors,' 'Gossip Girl,' 'Life Unexpected,' 'Castle,' 'Law & Order: SVU,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Lost,' and 'Ugly Betty.'

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April 2010 Premiere Dates and Finales

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 30th 2010 1:30PM
'Bones' / 'South Park'
Two long-running series hit milestones this month when 'Bones' achieves it's centennial and 'South Park' doubles up that achievement with episode 200. Fans of NBC's 'Merlin' will be pleased to know that the second season of the popular British series launches this month (April 2) on Syfy.

Both MTV's 'The Hills' and Showtimes' The Tudors' premiere their final seasons, while 'Ugly Betty' signs off for good. TNT wraps their run of 'Southland,' awaiting ratings results to make any decisions on renewal.

With spring upon us, most of the network shows are heading toward their season finales, while a few, like 'Glee' and 'Fringe,' are returning from long breaks. Keep track of all the television comings and goings with our April guide

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers Stirs Up Trouble on 'The Martha Stewart Show' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 3rd 2010 2:00AM
Martha Stewart, Jonathan Rhys MeyersIf only Martha Stewart had been around during the time of Henry VIII. She might have changed the whole course of the English monarchy.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who plays the controversial king on 'The Tudors,' was stirring up more than just good eats on 'The Martha Stewart Show' today.

"If I had been one of your wives," said Martha, pounding her fist on the counter, "you would have been in trouble! You would have been a better king!"

Not only that, I'm sure she could have done some creative things with the head of a pig, as well.

Watch the video after the jump.

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New TV DVDs for Dec. 15: 'Robot Chicken,' 'The Tudors' and More

by Scott Harris, posted Dec 15th 2009 9:48AM
One of the best parts of the holiday season is the return of some of television's most beloved animated classics. Shows like, for instance, 'A Charlie Brown Christmas,' 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer' and, of course, 'Robot Chicken.'

Okay, so maybe 'Robot Chicken' isn't quite your father's stop-motion show, but retailers around the nation are about to find out how today's brand of animation stacks up against favorites of the past as several offbeat animated series get the DVD treatment. But don't worry, if cartoons aren't your thing, we've also dug up some releases from other genres that will make some of the best gifts this side of the Island of Misfit Toys.

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 14th 2009 6:01PM
Star TrekHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

I think I might have asked this question before, but I'll ask it again: just how many Star Trek (original series) sets are there? There seems to be a new one released every few months. I know there are Blu-ray sets being released now, but at what point does even the most die-hard Trek fan say enough is enough and they're not going to buy any more? A friend of mine loves Star Trek and seems to buy every new version of the show that comes out.

  • Cake Boss - Cake Boss
  • Criss Angel Mindfreak - Season 5 and Collector's Edition Megaset
  • Ice Road Truckers - Season 3
  • The Maxx - Complete Series
  • The Paper Chase - Season 2
  • Robot Chicken - Season 4
  • Sherlock Holmes - The Collection
  • Star Trek - Season 3 (Blu-ray)
  • The Tudors - Season 3
  • Wagon Train - Season 1
  • Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 9th 2009 6:03PM
Sesame Street DVDHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

I'm always amazed at how many seasons JAG lasted. It started on NBC in 1995 then went to CBS, and I really thought it was the type of show that wouldn't last beyond three seasons, but it lasted ten! I thought the same thing about NCIS, and look at what happened there too. Obviously I don't do well predicting how shows with all caps in their titles will do.

  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold - Vol. 2
  • Dawson's Creek - Complete Series
  • Discovery Collection - Complete Collection
  • G.I. Joe - A Real American Hero Collector's Set
  • Heartland - Season 1, Part 2
  • JAG - Season 9

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