Fi­nal sea­son for Cal­i­for­ni­ca­tion

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SUNDAY PEOPLE -

The US TV show will end af­ter its up­com­ing sea­son. The Golden Globe-win­ning com­edy-drama show, fol­low­ing the unapolo­getic he­do­nis­tic life of New York au­thor Hank Moody (played by David Duchovny, pic­tured), re­turns for its sev­enth and fi­nal sea­son in April, af­ter be­ing pushed back from its reg­u­lar Jan­uary de­but. This sea­son’s guest stars in­clude Michael Im­pe­ri­oli, Roger Howarth and Mercedes Ma­sohn. “With its unique blend of lyri­cism and ex­cess, has been one of our ground­break­ing sig­na­ture se­ries,” Show­time en­ter­tain­ment pres­i­dent David Nevins said. Cal­i­for­ni­ca­tion won two Emmy Awards in ad­di­tion to a Golden Globe awarded to Duchovny in 2008 for Best Ac­tor in a Mu­si­cal or Com­edy Se­ries. A thief who stole a nude por­trait from a ho­tel uri­nal while drunk was or­dered by staff to write lines as pun­ish­ment. The wed­ding guest was cap­tured on cam­era walk­ing out of the toi­let at the Cit­i­zen Ho­tel in Sacra­mento, Cal­i­for­nia, with the pricey por­trait of a naked lady sit­ting on a cigar in his bag. Bar­ent Larkin later tracked the ine­bri­ated thief down us­ing Google and LinkedIn, and gave him a call. “He sounded le­git­i­mately up­set about what he did. It was a drunken mis­take, one he wished he could take back,” Larkin told CBS Sacra­mento. As pun­ish­ment, and to avoid po­lice in­volve­ment, the thief was or­dered to sit down and write over and over: “I will not get drunk at a wed­ding and go steal the naked pic­ture of a woman on a cigar over the uri­nal in the Cit­i­zen Ho­tel.” A busi­ness in the United States of­fer­ing clients “ther­a­peu­tic cud­dling” for $60 an hour closed over the weekend, a mere three weeks af­ter open­ing. Con­cerns over the le­git­i­macy of the Snug­gle House in Madi­son, Wis­con­sin, had de­layed its of­fi­cial open­ing for a month. Fears the house could be a front for prostitution re-emerged last week, caus­ing it to close. Al­der­man Mike Verveer of the 4th Dis­trict said a num­ber of his con­stituents ap­proached him with ques­tions about the Snug­gle House. Verveer was “a healthy skep­tic of their busi­ness model. But I was keep­ing an open mind.” He added: “My guess would prob­a­bly be that they just didn’t have the busi­ness that they an­tic­i­pated.”

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