Sideshow: Duchovny in rehab for sex addiction
In a testament to the precarious dialectic between life and art, David Duchovny, who plays an oversexed author in Showtime's Californication, has entered rehab for sex addiction. Duchovny tells People.com, "I have voluntarily entered a facility for the treatment of sex addiction. I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children." Duchovny wed actress Téa Leoni in '97. They have two children, daughter Madelaine West, 9, and son Kyd, 6.
In a testament to the precarious dialectic between life and art,
, who plays an oversexed author in Showtime's
, has entered rehab for sex addiction. Duchovny tells People.com, "I have voluntarily entered a facility for the treatment of sex addiction. I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children." Duchovny wed actress
in '97. They have two children, daughter
, 9, and son
The second season of
begins Sept. 28.
A return to '30 Rock'
E!Online reports that
is returning to NBC's
as Jack Donaghy's (
) nemesis Devin Banks. The new season beings Oct. 30.
will host the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon from Vegas from 9 p.m. tomorrow to 6:30 p.m. Monday. Portions of the show, which features
Billy Bob Thornton
, can be seen on MyPHL17 (
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Oprah sheds tears
What happens when the nation's most trusted therapist,
, who has changed the lives of countless men and women -
given them free cars - has a life-changing experience herself?
What manner of Being could transform the tone, tenor and timbre, not to mention the pitch, roll and yaw, of Oprah's being-in-the-world so radically that it made her weep?
"Just seeing [Obama] on stage, I cried my eyelashes off," The
about Obama's speech Thursday at the Democratic National Convention.
"It changed my life. I feel like I'm going to do better and work harder."
Kate Moss in gold
The transcendent beauty - and transcendental worth - of
, 34, has been preserved in a life-size, solid-gold statue worth $18 mil.
"I thought the next thing to do would be to make a sculpture of the person who's the ideal beauty of the moment," said Brit artist
of using the model for the 110-pound statue, which goes on exhibit at the British Museum in London on Oct. 4.
'Life' gets a reprieve
NBC will premiere the second season of its little-watched, yet brilliant Zen-meets-
, on Sept. 29. The smart, complicated drama stars
Band of Brothers
) as a cop who served 12 years in prison for a triple murder he didn't commit. Now he's back. But he's
angry: He practices Zen. Then again, he
totally out to get the dirty cops who set him up. And he eats a lot of fresh fruit. (Watch the first season with
Life: Season One
, due out on DVD Tuesday from Universal Studios.)
MJ has his cake
"I'll just have a little cake with my children and we'll probably watch some cartoons." So said
Thursday on ABC's
Good Morning America
about his plans to celebrate his 50th b'day, which was yesterday.
Think MJ's career is over? "I think the best is yet to come, in my true humble opinion," he said.
The Met: No French!
Though the classical world has been happy to welcome pop star
into its ranks, the opera he has been writing,
, has hit a major snag: The Metropolitan Opera and Lincoln Center Theater this week canceled the commission. In a joint statement, the orgs say they "had not been able to come to a formal agreement with Mr. Wainwright and his management concerning plans for the work." Calls to Wainwright's reps weren't answered.
Opera e-zine Parterre Box (
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) says the libretto, which Wainwright wrote in French, was a big problem since the Met is adamant that new operas be written in English.
Word has it that
will find a new home at a festival in Manchester, England - circumstances for a less-pressured gestation.
- David Patrick Stearns