Thursday, January 31

How Jeff Rona Used a Submarine to Make the Music for ‘Phantom’

Phantom tells the story of a submarine that goes rogue after a distinguished Captain is set on a mission, but joined by a group of technicians from the “Special Projects Institute,” headed by David Duchovny, who may have other motives in mind. The true nature of this mission, and why Captain Demi (Ed Harris) was selected to head it, is the question Phantom attempts to unravel.

When creating the score, composer Jeff Rona visited the submarine director Todd Robinson was filming on and found himself inspired by the sub itself, discovering musical elements in the metallic valves and hydraulics. This use of “found sounds” (something greatly utilized in Nathan Johnson’s score for Looper) is not only a creative way to make a distinct score, but it helps to incorporate subconscious elements into the music that relate back to the film itself.

Californication Stills & Clips: Episode 6x04 "Hell Bent for Leather" [Spoilers]

Air date: February 10, 2013
Director: David Von Ancken
Writers: Tom Kapinos

Guest Stars: Jason Beghe, Allison McAtee, Johann Urb, Alissa Dean, Maggie Wheeler   Co-Stars: Chasty Ballesteros, P.J. King
Becca proves she inherited some of Hank's best qualities.

VIDEO PROMO EPISODE 6X04 "Hell Bent For Leather": 

Hank (DAVID DUCHOVNY) and Charlie (EVAN HANDLER) meet with Robbie Mac (JOHANN URB), but the project on the table is a little out of even Hank Moody’s wheelhouse. Hank the reconnects with his God Hates Us All executive, Ali Andrews (ALLISON MCATEE). Marcy (PAMELA ADLON), Ophelia (MAGGIE WHEELER) and Karen (NATASCHA MCELHONE) commiserate over dinner. Becca (MADELEINE MARTIN) demonstrates that she inherited the best parts of her father during a reading of her latest work.

Small chat with David Duchovny @ Garden of Dreams

Garden of dreams bring laughter, hope & inspiration to children

Garden of Laughs was one of the most anticipated and exciting star-studded event at Madison Square Garden that was not only full of iconic comedians, TV & film stars, top athletes and musicians, but was an event that brought awareness to one of the most amazing children’s organizations in the world,The Garden of Dreams Foundation. (www.gardenofdreamsfoundation.org)

The Garden of Dreams Foundation is an organization founded in 2006 that makes dreams come true for children facing struggles and life obstacles. The foundation collaborates with 22 other organizations and sport teams to make dreams comes true for children and their families by connecting them to the magic of The Madison Square Garden Company. Garden of Dreams produces nearly 500 events a year and has helped achieved the dreams of over 220,000 children. Can you say GREAT karma folks?

Award-winning actor David Duchovny has been a strong supporter of Garden of Dreams and was honored to be part of the iconic ensemble of entertainers and sports legends.

RR: Pleasure to see you again David. As a well known celebrity with young children, what advice would you give to these children today that look up to celebrities as role models and mentors? 
Duchovny: That’s a good question. Well, it’s the same thing I tell my kids. Do what you are interested in,stay open and do all the work. You know with my kids, some subjects in school are harder then others, but I tell them,just try and see if you have any interests and don’t not do something because you might fail. I tell my kids it’s OK to fail.

RR: You’re a Princeton University grad so have you been back recently to visit?
Duchovny: Go tigers! I went back 5 years ago and I think I am do for a visit. I have some friends there so I will come back. Miss it.

Tuesday, January 29

New David Duchovny photos for clothing line Redskins

New images from Redskins clothing line campaign. Redskins is a french brand famous for its leather jackets and its denim line.You can visit its official site here and store here both featuring David Duchovny. Thanks to Norman who took these new and unseen pictures at a "Bread & Butter" store in Berlin, Germany! 

David Duchovny, Tea Leoni and son in New York

David Duchovny, Tea Leoni and son Miller spotted in New York. January 14, 2013


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'Californication' Renewed for a New Season!

'Shameless,' 'House of Lies,' 'Californication' Renewed at Showtime

All three series are up year-over-year on the premium cable network, and are set to return to 2014.
Following record-setting premieres earlier this month, Showtime is renewing its Sunday night line-up of Shameless, House of Lies and Californication.

"Californication, House of Lies and Shameless possess highly distinctive comedic voices, and given that all three continue to grow their audience season after season – the pick-up decision was easy. I am incredibly excited to see what each of these series has in store for their next seasons," said Showtime entertainment chief David Nevins in a statement announcing the news Tuesday. Production for the new seasons of all three Los Angeles-based series will kick-off later this year, with debuts set for 2014.

Shameless is currently up 22 percent in its third season, with 5.4 million viewers, on average, tuning in weekly across multiple platforms. Don Cheadle led House of Lies is garnering 3.2 weekly viewers, up 10 percent from its first season, while Californication is set to return for a seventh season as its sixth averages 3.1 million weekly viewers, up 21 percent from the series’ fifth season.


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Monday, January 28

Alanna Ubach and working with David Duchovny

Californication: Alanna Ubach Makes an entrance as "The Widow"
"She’s gonna be a frickin’ hot mess."

Alanna Ubach as The Widow, Steve Jones as Krull, Maggie Grace as Faith, Tim Minchin as Atticus Fetch and David Duchovny as Hank Moody in Californication

IGN TV: What can you say about your character on Californication, and what brings her into Hank’s world?
Alanna Ubach: I’m excited about it. She’s a widow who’s lost her rock star husband played by Sebastian Bach. She meets Hank at the actual funeral, and they start something together.

Clip: David Duchovny outside the NBC studios on January 11

David Duchovny at the 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' studio in New York, NY, on 1/11/13.






SCOOP: A New X-Files Comic From IDW

It was the comic book that launched The Walking Dead‘s Charlie Adlard‘s career in the nineties. It also launched my first comics parody success. And now The X-Files comic is starting anew at IDW. Reprinting the long running Topps series and the more recent Wildstorm short run in a series of collections, and then kicking off a new monthly X-Files series from June. That series will take place immediately after the second X-Files movie.

How many seconds until we get a Mars Attacks The X-Files cover then?


Sunday, January 27

David & Natascha: Everyone gets ‘crazier’ on Californication

People has a new interview of David Duchovny and Natascha McElhone promoting the latest season of Californication. You can watch the clip and read a transcription below. 


David Duchovny & Natascha McElhone: Everyone gets ‘crazier’ on Californication 
Plus: The costars reveal how they make casting decisions based on their friendships



Saturday, January 26

David Duchovny attends 'Garden Of Laughs' benefit at MSG

David Duchovny attends 'Garden Of Laughs' benefit at Madison Square Garden on January 26, 2013 in New York City.

  

Friday, January 25

Sardonic Wisdom from Californication’s Madeleine Martin

Forget those Girls on HBO. One of TV’s most sarcastic and straight forward dispensers of young female wisdom is Becca Moody on Showtime’s long running dramedy Californication. Although seemingly above her father Hank Moody’s (played by David Duchovny) self-absorbed behavior, last season Becca proved she was totally influenced by it when she picked a boyfriend all too similar to Hank in talent and wandering eye.

Thursday, January 24

[Spoilers] Catching Up With Alanna Ubach from Californication

Last week I got to call up Alanna Ubach for a chat.

There’s probably not one role in particular that Ubach is best remembered for, but there’s a lot on her resume that I’m sure you’ll know. She had a nifty little role in The Brady Bunch Movie, popped up in both Legally Blonde pictures, provided four voices for Rango and had a memorable run in Hung – and that’s just me skipping over her resume like a stone.
Here’s some of what Alanna told me. We started by talking about her going concerns.

Photo credit for Alanna Ubach as the widow in Californication (Season 6, Episode 3)

A Haunted House killed at the box office and I’m proud of that, for godsakes. Then in Californication my character is the widow of a dead rock star played by Sebastian Bach and he comes back… I can’t exactly say what happens, but I meet David Duchovny’s character at a funeral and that’s when the trouble begins.

Wednesday, January 23

David Duchovny on Sex, Violence and Why He Won’t Read Reviews

TRANSCRIPT: Actor David Duchovny has won Golden Globe awards for both of his hit television shows– first as Agent Mulder on “The X-Files”, and now for his current role as Hank Moody on “Californication”. ”The X-Files” ran for nine years and became a cult phenomenon, and “Californication” is now it it’s sixth season as a hit on Showtime. David stopped by the SiriusXM studios to sit down with Ron Bennington and talk about the new season of “Californication”. Excerpts from the interview appear below. You can hear this interview here.


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Ron Bennington: Six years into this character and he’s still doesn’t seem like he’s going to get a break. 

David Duchovny: No. Well, that’s the nature of serialized television writing. You sign a contract with an audience in a way, for a character and for a tone of a show. And you just can’t break it all of a sudden and turn into a different show. So, that’s kind of the humor and the funny part of our show – is that this guy doesn’t get a break.

Ron Bennington: Natascha (McElhone) was in here the other day.
David Duchovny: Was she?

Ron Bennington: And I asked her. I go – why does she stay with Hank? And she’s like – it’s just a male fantasy. 
David Duchovny: Yeah. (laughs) Well, Tom Kapinos, whose show it is – the writer and the creator of the show, for him – he’s always said it’s a wish fulfillment fantasy of a writer. Him being a writer. That a writer would be attractive to women, that a writer would kind of be treated like a rock star by women – so, he’s always said it’s a complete wish fulfillment of a writer.

David Duchovny leaves and enters the NBC studios (updated)

David Duchovny enters and later leaves the NBC studios for a taping of 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'  (watch here) his daughther West and her friends where also there. January 11, 2011 ADDED MORE AND UNTAGGED PICTURES 

DUCH1011Duchovny Fallonoutside HQ


Tuesday, January 22

VIDEO: David Duchovny on "Sway in The Morning"

David Duchovny was a guest on "Sway in The Morning" radio show at the SiriusXM Studios on January 11, 2013 in New York City.

David Duchovny Speaks on Not Being Hired by Quentin Tarantino in Reservoir Dogs

Monday, January 21

Californication Stills: Episode: Dead Rock Stars 6x03

Written by: Tom Kapinos
Directed by: Adam Bernstein

Guest Stars: Maggie Grace, Patrick Fischler, Alanna Ubach, Sebastian Bach, Johann Urb, Artie Lange, Lee Arenberg, Steve Jones And Tim Minchin    Co-Stars: Frank Giarmona, Billy Sly Williams, Lee Doud

Hank (DAVID DUCHOVNY) and Faith (MAGGIE GRACE) attend a funeral where they meet up with the bereaved’s tour manager Krull (STEVE JONES), grieving widow (ALANNA UBACH) and childhood pal Atticus Fetch (TIM MINCHIN). Later, Hank is found in a compromising position by Karen (NATASCHA MCELHONE). Robbie Mac (JOHANN URB) and Ken (LEE ARENBERG) take Charlie (EVAN HANDLER) out on the town which doesn’t sit as well with Marcy (PAMELA ADLON) as it does with their son Stuart (CAMDEN GRAY)


NEW/OLD PHOTOSHOOT - ESQUIRE (Untagged)

David Duchovny during a photoshoot in Venice, California. 31 Pictures added!
Date Photographed :June 20, 2011 Photographer: John Russo Date Published: September 14, 2011


Sunday, January 20

Amanda Holden wants 'Californication' role

Amanda ­Holden has revealed plans to launch her acting career in the US.
The Britain's Got Talent judge, who has had presenting gigs on CBS, wants a role in Showtime's ­Californication, alongside David Duchovny.


"I've been watching the box set of Californication for a while and I'm completely hooked. I don't know how I didn't start watching it earlier," Holden told the Daily Star Sunday.

Natascha McElhone Still Loves the Chaos of Californication


Natascha McElhone is best known as Karen van der Beek on the Showtime series, Californication. She’s also had great film roles with some of Hollywood’s top leading men, in films like “Solaris”, “Ronin”, The Truman Show, and The Devils Own. She came in to the SiriusXM studios this week to talk with Ron Bennington about the upcoming season of Californication. Excerpts of the interview appear below. Audio can be found here

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Ron Bennington: Now did you think when you first looked at this show, this is a little edgy, I bet, I bet we get a little grief for it?

Natascha McElhone: Well, the pilot – as with all TV shows I guess. I was not familiar at all with the whole sort of trajectory of how you even make a TV show and how you do this thing called a pilot. And then it gets picked up, and then it goes to the up fronts or decision makers – I was very much outside. I live in London and I just don’t watch a whole lot of TV, so…

Saturday, January 19

‘Phantom’ Soundtrack Details

Milan Records will release a soundtrack album for the thriller Phantom. The album features the film’s original score composed by Jeff Rona (White Squall, Chicago Hope), as well as the original song An Ocean Away performed by Rachel Fannan. The soundtrack will be released on February 26, 2013 and is now available for pre-order here on Amazon. Audio clips will be added to this article next month. Phantomis written and directed by Todd Robinson (Lonely Hearts) and stars Ed Harris, David Duchovny, William Fichtner, Sean Patrick Flanery and Lance Henriksen. The movie about a Captain of a Soviet submarine who has to leave his pregnant wife for a secret mission on which he is forced to face his past in order to find redemption in the present while being challenged by a rogue KGB group. The film will be released in theaters on March 1, 2013 by RCR Distribution. To learn more about the submarine thriller, visit the official movie website.
Here’s the track list of the album:

Californication Co-Stars Evan Handler and Pamela Adlon: Interviews and photos

Evan Handler On "Californication" New Season

Actor Evan Handler stops by to talk about the new season of the hit Showtime show "Californication," his crazy character, and his two memoirs which are out now.




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Actors Evan Handler and Pamela Adlon of "Californication" speak onstage during the Showtime portion of the 2013 Winter TCA Tour at Langham Hotel on January 12, 2013 in Pasadena, California.

PHANTOM on 3,000 screens on March 1

RCR is Latest Distribution Company to Partner with Cinedigm for Domestic Movie Distribution Technology
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cinedigm (NAS: CIDM) announced today RCR has licensed Cinedigm's Theatrical Distribution System ("TDS") to serve as its technical platform to manage key aspects of theatrical distribution.
RCR Media Group is a full scale production and distribution company based in Beverly Hills, CA that develops, produces and distributes feature films for worldwide audiences. Over the past few years, RCR has financed and produced over 20 feature films with six films currently in production.

RCR is currently releasing PHANTOM on 3,000 screens on March 1, 2013. Please visit www.phantomthefilm.com for trailer and more information.

Thursday, January 17

CLIPS: David Duchovny on The Rachael Ray Show (updated)

"Dating with Duchovny" Returns

Californication's David Duchovny is back as a relationship expert in round two of "Dating with Duchovny"! Watch the video above to hear his advice for a woman who's embarrassed about being intimate with her husband while the kids are home, and his tips for a man who needs to step it up in the romance department




Wednesday, January 16

Video Huffington Post: Evan Handler on Californication 6

Cancer survivor and actor Evan Handler joins Abby on set to talk about his role on Showtime's 'Californication'. January, 2013

He is asked about David Duchovny. Is David Duchovny is just like his character Hank Moody? 
Evan Handler response "I know nothing about David's sex life...I'm comfortable that way personally and profesionally" 

David Duchovny, Tea Leoni List UES Triplex Maisonette for $9.25M

Actors David Duchovny and Tea Leoni split back in 2011, but apparently they had not split with their triplex maisonette at 170 East 78th Street. The unit just hit the market for $9.25 million, and a tipster said it's owned by a celebrity. Public records show the owner as the "Salvator Trust," and according to this website, that means Duchovny and Leoni, who bought it in 2008 for $6.25 million. The co-op was originally three separate artsist studios that were combined, and now the unit, which the Hollywood couple stuffed with furniture and art, has four bedrooms, four and a half baths, a paneled living room, 13-foot ceilings, a private garden, huge kitchen, and a lot of stairs.

(more pictures below)

So where have the stars moved? We don't know anything about Leoni's real estate dealings, but Duchovny settled on a 3BR/3BA apartment on Central Park West last September.

Clip: Tomorrow David Duchovny on The Rachael Ray Show!

"Dating with Duchovny" Returns 
Jan 17, 2013

Californication's David Duchovny is dishing out dating advice to our audience in round two of "Dating with Duchovny"! Then, the "Double Divas" help you get ready for your next big date with instant bra makeovers to show you what you're doing wrong and how to fix it. What's for dinner? Spicy Chicken Cacciatore!



Monday, January 14

The Men of 'Californication' Bare Season Six's Secrets

“Californication” returns to Showtime for a sixth season of the often mind-altered, ego-bent and unclothed misadventures of novelist Hank Moody and his inner circle. For a not-so-sobering account of what to expect, we turned to a trio of the men intimately involved in how the show exposes itself. SPOILERS

David Duchovny, star and executive producer: This year we've got this amazing guest star named Tim Minchin who's a... how would you describe him? He's kind of a musical comedian, so he writes funny songs that are also GOOD songs. He's an excellent piano player. I'd never heard him or heard of him: he's an Australian guy who's big in England, I'm told, and he has enlisted Hank, my character, to write a musical from one of my novels – which is of course not what I want to do, but I need the money. So now I'm palling around with a rock star who has his own airplane, and as last year was set in the rap world, this is kind of the U2 rock star world. We call it Tom Kapinos Fantasy Rock and Roll Time.

Tom Kapinos, creator and executive producer: (Hank) partners up with this crazy rock star, who's kind of a weird combination of Bono and David Bowie and Axle Rose, and together they're working on this musical. So it's just another sort of crazy playground for Hank to be in, and that's part of what's made it fun and relatively easy for the show to evolve, that we always just find a new playground for him, every year. It's difficult because it's almost like doing a pilot every year, starting over from scratch in some ways. But that's what makes it a lot of fun.

Californication kicked off season 6 with its biggest audience ever

The dramedy, "Californication" and "House of Lies" all brought in series highs, rising double digits from last season.
The most senior show on the lineup, Californication, kicked off its sixth season with its biggest audience ever. The 1.07 million opener was up a whopping 41 percent from last season's 758,000-strong launch.
Hollywood Reporter

Californication: Preview of the next episode

Californication promo Episode Quitters (6x02)

Saturday, January 12

David Duchovny on The Ron & Fez Show

Listen to David Duchony during his visit to the Ron & Fez Show to promote Season 6 of Californication.    January 11, 2013



TCA Winter 2013: Showtime’s David Nevins On End Game For Californication

With Dexter headed into Season 8 and Californication into Season 6, attention understandably is focused on Showtime’s plans for ending the two series. Both series have found a second wind, hitting some of their best ratings in their most recent seasons. On Californication, whose sixth season premieres tomorrow night, “we’ll make a decision about another season I think fairly quickly into this run,” Nevins said. “It’s a decision on year by year, season by season basis.” Overall, giving series proper ending is “really important to me,” Nevins said. “It’s really important to me that our audience feels taken care of.” That is why Showtime decided to bring Big C as a limited series, he said. deadline.com

2:02 p.m. David Nevins: There's no plan for "Californication" to have an end-date, necessarily. He's optimistic about it having another season. hitfix.com

David Duchovny on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

January 11, 2013. New York City.

You can see pictures of him outside the studio HERE and HERE.



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LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 764 -- Pictured: (l-r) David Duchovny with host Jimmy Fallon during an interview on January 11, 2013

Friday, January 11

David Duchovny outside ''Late Night With Jimmy Fallon''

David Duchovny makes his way into the NBC Studios in New York City for a taping of 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' (warch here). January 11, 2013



David Duchovny & Natascha McElhone: Californication's Roller Coaster Relationship

Showtime's Californication returns for its sixth season on January 13 and its stars David Duchovny and Natascha McElhone talk about their characters' on-again, off-again relationship
Watch this funny clip. Look at Natasha's expression when David is talking "Hank has never really not being a man of his word" 
Natascha: "It's not been his fault, has it?"
David: "What people forget is that...the backstory"
Natascha: "She was the one who cheated him first"
David: "Yeah, that's the backstory"
Natascha: "This is the backstory he wrote"
David: "Just come back to it. I didn't write it.."



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David Duchovny visits The Opie & Anthony Show

Listen to David Duchony during his visit to the radio show "Opie & Anthony" to promote Season 6 of Californication. He talks about shooting a gun with the FBI, wrestling, boxing, twitter and more. There are pictures under the cut! 


David Duchovny at the Rockefeller Center today

January 11, 2013
"We passed by Rockefeller Center and as we were walking by David Duchovny walked out of a car and into the building omfg" source

Thursday, January 10

Natascha McElhone on "Californication" Season 6

Natascha McElhone stops by on NBC New York to discuss the latest season of "Californication". They show a new clip of the show with Hank (David Duchovny), including guest star Maggie Wheeler. SPOILERS If the video doesn't play use THIS LINK


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Californication: David Duchovny and Natasha McElhone together for a photoshoot - January 2013

Stars of the Showtime television series CALIFORNICATION David Duchovny and Natascha McElhone, pose together for a portrait on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 in New York. They are promoting Season 6 of the show. 

Wednesday, January 9

New Californication preview video and caps. 4 days left!

Don't miss CALIFORNICATION, Sundays at 10:30PM ET/PT. Only 4 days until the season premiere!


Tuesday, January 8

David Duchovny on 'Talk Stoop' this week

@CatGreenleaf interviews actors, musicians, athletes, politicians and all other sorts of characters on her own stoop in Brooklyn!  Talk Stoop

New clip: preview of Californication

5 days! Watch a preview for Sunday's season premiere of Californication. (episode The Unforgiven 6x01)


Monday, January 7

David Duchovny & his daugther at knicks game

David Duchovny and daughter West take in the game between the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden on January 7, 2013 in New York City.  MORE PHOTOS AFTER THE CUT

Phantom - Trailer and captures



Phantom Trailer Captures: