While it is a blatant distortion of how the world really operates, when trying to assess why these characters, who quite obviously resemble real life counterparts as well, say the things they do and live the lives they live when they have so much potential, the answer becomes complicated.
If you're scrolling iTunes, you may be surprised to see an otherwise familiar name among the music charts: actor, David Duchovny. Like Bruce Willis, Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey, Jr. and other male actors who've tried their hand at singing, Duchovny's joined the ranks this week with his debut album, "Hell or Highwater."
Here's a close-up in case you want more: The "X-Files" reboot is happening next January, so David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson
Magnificent Vibration: Conversations with Rick Springfield, War's Lonnie Jordan, Tommy Chong and Walter Egan
"My favorite writers were always real personal writers. I loved Jackson Browne's early stuff and John Lennon's stuff where you thought he was singing about you when he sang "Help," but he was really singing about himself."
Californication Music News, Chats with Mark Rivera and Allen Kovac, Plus Johnzo West and David Berkeley Exclusives
So here's the official scoop on Californication's music followed by a 45 second snippet of a remix of Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open The Door."
"With its unique blend of lyricism and excess, Californication has been one of our groundbreaking signature series," Showtime
Conversations With Alonzo Bodden and Spyro Gyra's Jay Beckenstein, Plus Exclusives by Make-A-Wish, Placido Domingo, Placido Domingo Jr and Danielle de Niese
"Helping others and giving back have been incredibly important to us throughout our career," says Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix, "so when Make-A-Wish came to us and told us about Mark Guerra we were thrilled to be involved."
Showtime president David Nevins announced the premieres for five of the premium cable network's returning series Tuesday
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