How many days until “Dexter’s” bloody return?

Watch out, “Dexter.” There’s a new serial killer in town. And his name is John Lithgow.

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Rick Springfield is getting naughty

I’ve loved Rick Springfield since I was a wee lass.

Mmmm mmmm MMMMM!

Mmmm mmmm MMMMM!

So when I heard that the man who pined after “Jessie’s Girl” is going to be on Showtime’s “Californication” (with another infatuation of mine, David Duchovny), I nearly did a little dance of joy.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Rick will play himself in four episodes of the raunchy comedy (which I actually referred to as “titillating and provocative” in my review – see the commercial here). The role reportedly requires “tasteful nudity” and “simulated sex,” so you can pretty much count on seeing Rick’s bare derriere.

Yes, you may just see this nearly 60-year-old man’s naked behind when “Californication” returns for a third season. Which I’m sure isn’t a bad thing. I saw Rick in concert last year in New Brunswick, N.J., and he seriously rocked the joint. Not content to just stand on stage, Rick actually climbed into the audience and hopped from seat to seat until he was all the way in my row!  It was a night I won’t soon forget.

Nor will I forget interviewing Rick (relax, it was on the phone) before that show. He was cute, charming and self-deprecating all at once. We spoke about his penchant for collecting things, including “Star Wars” action figures and Titanic memorabilia. You can read the full interview here.

In the meantime, you better believe I’ll be watching Rick in “Californication.”

Henry Cavill of “The Tudors” is bound for the big screen

Hot, hottie, hot.


Believe me, ladies, I had the opportunity to see Henry up close and personal during a “Tudors” viewing last year in New York City…  Let’s just say the television – and I assume movies, too – do not do him justice.

What else is there to say about Henry Cavill, the dashing young actor who plays Henry VIII’s friend, Charles Brandon, in Showtime’s “The Tudors”? Well, I’ve got something else to say: Not only will Henry be back when the “The Tudors” returns for its third sensual season on Sunday, April 5, but he will also be starring in a new Woody Allen film called “Whatever Works,” which, according to IMDB, is set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and be released more widely in the summer. It also stars Larry David, Patricia Clarkson and Kristen Johnston.

The above photograph shows Henry and Evan Rachel Wood (most recently from “The Wrestler”) in a scene from the film.

Titillating and provocative, indeed

There’s no better way to give you a taste of what I’m all about than a little “Californication.”

Especially when Showtime was cool enough to use a quote from my review of the David Duchovny show in a series of commercials which ran nonstop in 2007. It’s my biggest brush with fame (so far, anyway):

What? You missed it? I was the “Titillating. Provocative.” comment. Of course, it was credited to my newspaper, the Home News Tribune, but by day Ava Gacser=Home News Tribune television critic.

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