Youthful-looking, soulful-eyed actor John Hensley has specialized in playing troubled teen characters such as his breakout roles as Matt McNamara on FX's colorful drama "Nip/Tuck," but his first job w...
Everyone knows Ryan Murphy from the wildly popular supernatural thriller American Horror Story and the musical teen comedy Glee. Five people know him from the failed sitcom The New Normal. However, Murphy’s first critically acclaimed series was the sexy, no holds barred series Nip/Tuck. This surgery-focused soap helped define the FX network. It capitalized on the channel’s ability to use suggestive language, strong sexual dialogue, and nudity. Not to mention it really explored society’s obsession with perfection and touched on issues ranging from female circumcision to sex addiction.
William McNamara (Dylan Walsh) is a plastic surgeon and depressive family man struggling with a disenchanted wife Julia (Joely Richardson) and a really angry son Matt (John Hensley). His partner at the medical practice is Christian Troy (Julian McMahon), a hardcore ladies man obsessed with his looks, youth, and freewheeling lifestyle. They help their patients fix whatever they don’t like about their bodies but the surgery of the week often has to do with a major issue affecting the cast. The show blends family drama with major dramatic conventions like a serial rapist, gang connection, and an organ-harvesting ring.
The guest stars on the show include a significant portion of IMDb. Not only does the series feature American Horror Story cast members Kate Mara, Sarah Paulson, and Christine Eastabrook, it also features Lily Rabe’s mother Jill Clayburgh who was nominated for an Emmy for her appearance on the show. Glee cast members Jesalyn Gilsig and Iqbal Theba. Not to mention appearances by huge A-list actors like Bradley Cooper, MoNique, and Alec Baldwin. Extra host Mario Lopez reveals his assets as a rival doctor. Famke Janssen and Vanessa Redgrave have major recurring roles on the show. There is even an appearance by French film icon Catherine Deneuve andRuPaul's Drag Race stars Willam Belli and Kelly Mantle.
Besides stunt casting and shock value the series has a major core of really solid storytelling. The dark and twisted lives of the people responsible for creating beauty is sometimes too much to handle. The series is not only unafraid to explore sexual taboos, controversial politics, and downright trashy soap opera conventions, but is deliciously addctive and includes quite a few twists, misdirects, and WTF moments (much like Murphy’s other series). Fans of the outlandish plots of American Horror Story or the offbeat comedy of Glee will love this show. The series offers great binge-watching potential and is great to feed your Netflix addiction. The entire series is available and you can pop a bottle of champagne, circle your problem areas, and enjoy every jaw-dropping minute.
The torture-porn blockbuster Hostel yielded one disappointing sequel before the franchise essentially fell dormant, leading many of us to enthusiastically hope that we'd heard the last of Eli Roth's sadistic saga. Alas, it appears Hostel isn't entirely dead, just relegated to that cinematic purgatory known as straight-to-video. Hostel: Part III, which comes out on DVD and Blu-ray this December 27, today debuted a new trailer:
Hostel: Part III was directed by actor-turned-filmmaker Scott Spiegel and stars Thomas Kretschmann, Kip Pardue and John Hensley.
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Quirky plastic surgery drama Nip/Tuck has been cancelled after 100 episodes.
The show, starring Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon, debuted in 2003 and became an instant critical and ratings hit.
But reports suggest that the most recent episode -- the 100th -- was the last. It wrapped on June 12.
Cast member John Hensley confirmed the sad news, telling PerezHilton.com, "I feel we've reached a creative impasse with regards to what we can do with this story.
"I just feel that we were a show that was very good and innovative at one point and we've gone the way of so many shows before us. Our moment has passed."
And fans face a long wait to see the final shows, which won't air until 2011.
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Dawn (Jess Weixler) has grown up in the shadows of two giant nuclear power plant towers in a suburban American town and as she reaches the ripe age of sexual maturity she discovers that there are teeth in her nether regions. That kind of explains why her stepbrother Brad (John Hensley) has this love/hate relationship with her because as a child his hands wandered where they shouldn't have and he was bitten on his finger. Brad has grown up to be a tattooed sex renegade while Dawn has joined the teen abstinence movement The Promise and is one of their featured speakers. One of the Dawn falls for one of the Promise guys Tobey (Hale Appleman) as they try to resist their teenage passions for each other--to no avail. Yeah it isn’t pretty. Soon Dawn asks a gynecologist Dr. Godfrey (Josh Pais) to check her with equally devastating results. Can Dawn have a sex life without emasculating her admirers? Only the brave dare try. The cast of young actors is relatively unknown partly because director (and former actor) Mitchell Lichtenstein said it was hard to convince any actor to take the part. The girls would have the stigma of being "that girl" with the strange problem and the guys would--for the most part--be known for having their most private parts bitten off. Nevertheless Weixler does an astounding job taking a chance after her stint on daytime soap One Life to Live and a few other minor movie roles. Blonde innocent and with a quirkiness much like Anna Faris in the Scary Movie films Weixler is delightful. She plays Dawn like a bewildered superhero rather than a hapless victim. Likewise Appleman as the good-looking all-American horny teen is quite likable and Pais as the creepy gynecologist is completely hysterical. The guy who steals the show as complete creep however is Hensley (TV’s Nip/Tuck and The Sopranos). He's so evil when he finally gets his remarkable comeuppance (one that you'll talk about for a long time) cheers of approval and groans of disgust will most likely come from the audience. Writer/director Lichtenstein who you might remember from Ang Lee's Wedding Banquet deftly mixes horror and comedy within Teeth. The film is at once dark and frightening as well as being hysterically funny without turning campy. It’s a tall order to fill especially when dealing with a myth that has spanned ancient cultures worldwide and pits guys against their deep dark subconscious fears of castration but Lichtenstein crafts the story by incorporating other teen concerns such as the censoring of drawings of the female anatomy in high school science books and the movement by some teens to pledge themselves to stay virtuous until marriage. The director also knows how to push his actors into dark and uncomfortably humorous situations. All woven together Teeth is a comedic cautionary safe sex tale.
In a special ceremony broadcast from the Rainbow Room on NBC News' Today Show, the 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards nominations were announced. Maury Povich of the Maury Povich Show and John Cannon, president of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences hosted the ceremony.
The list of nominees for Outstanding Drama Series includes ABC's All My Children and General Hospital and CBS' As the World Turns and The Young and the Restless.
Susan Lucci once again makes an appearance on the list of nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work as Erica Kane on ABC's All My Children. Joining her are Julia Barr from All My Children, Marcy Walker from All My Children, Martha Byrne from As The World Turns and Susan Flannery from The Bold and the Beautiful.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series nominees include David Canary from All My Children, Tom Eplin from As the World Turns, Jon Hensley from As the World Turns, John McCook from The Bold and the Beautiful and Peter Bergman from The Young and the Restless.
The Osmonds really have something to smile about now after today. The syndicated talk show Donny and Marie is nominated for Outstanding Talk Show, as well as a nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host(s). Joining the family duo on the list are the syndicated Live With Regis, with Regis Philbin receiving an nod for talk show host, The Montel Williams Show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show (O'Donnell also got a nomination for host) and ABC's The View, whose co-hosts Barbara Walters, Meredith Viera, Star Jones, Joy Behar and Lisa Ling all received nods as well.
The Outstanding Children's Series nominees encompass a wide spectrum in children's programming including PBS' Between the Lion, The Disney Channel's Even Stevens, PBS' Reading Rainbow, The Discovery Channel's Real Kids, Real Adventures and PBS' Zoom.
The awards presentation will be broadcast on NBC, live from the Radio City Music Hall on Friday, May 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Worked on a ranch in Cody, Wyoming before pursuing a career in acting
Guest-starred on HBO's "The Sopranos," as Meadow's high school boyfriend
Cast as artifacts dealer/historian, Gabriel Bowman in TNT's "Witchblade"
Cast as Matt, the rebellious teenage son of surgeon Sean McNamara in the FX drama "Nip/Tuck"
Will star in "Fifty Pills" for first-time director Theo Avgerinos (lensed 2005)
Starred in the independent film "Peoples"
First gained notice playing Luke Madigan, Gabriel Byrne’s son in the short-lived ABC comedy "Madigan Men"
Youthful-looking, soulful-eyed actor John Hensley has specialized in playing troubled teen characters such as his breakout roles as Matt McNamara on FX's colorful drama "Nip/Tuck," but his first job was that of a real-life cowboy. Born in Louisville, KY in 1977, Hensley grew up in Kentucky, but followed his dream to Wyoming in order to work on a ranch after graduating high school. Though he always had the acting bug, he decided to pursue ranching at the suggestion of his father after a lifetime of riding. Hensley spent two years being a horse wrangler before attending Ft. Lewis College in Colorado, where he became involved in theatre and started an improv group, Spitting Nonsense. The troupe was well regarded and they were invited to perform with Chicago's famed Second City Theatre. After a week-long trip to New York to test the acting waters, Hensely left college and moved to the Big Apple to pursue acting in 1999.Things started out slowly for Hensley, who first had a bit part in one episode of the improv comedy series "Strangers With Candy" (1999). A guest spot on "The Sopranos" followed in 2000, and in 2002, Hensely landed a starring role as the 16-year-old son of Gabriel Byrne in the short-lived sitcom "Madigan Men." The series received a critical drubbing and only 9 of the original 13 episodes aired.Hensely soon secured a recurring guest role on the Sci-Fi thriller "Witchblade," based on the comic book of the same name. Though an avid comic reader growing up, Hensely admitted that he wasn't familiar with the "Witchblade" series until a viewing of the TV movie that launched the show. The role of Gabriel Bowman, an artifacts dealer that holds clues to the mythology of the title charm, earned him a large online fan base. The character was originally written as a guest starring role, but Hensely was made a regular, credited member of the cast in the second season (2002) though the show was cancelled shortly thereafter. Hensely was then approached for the role of "Nip/Tuck's" Matt. Though a fan of the script, the actor was initially reluctant to take on the role of a teenager again, and executive producer Greer Shepard had to talk him into reading for the part.When not working on "Nip/Tuck," Hensley built his resume with strong indie films. His starring role as a young college dropout in the ensemble drama "Peoples" (2004) received strong reviews. The role had been written for Hensely by director and friend Joseph Ardery, whom Hensley had met working on projects at NYU's film school. He next appeared as the friendly neighborhood drug supplier in the college Ecstasy-dealing film "Fifty Pills" (2005).