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"Hobbit" Dwarf Centerfolds: Bombur, Bofur, Bifur

14 July 2011 4:13 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Yesterday it was the royal hunks, today's "The Hobbit" dwarf pictorial (via features three more dwarves who represent a quite different background - the rougher and life loving working class trio of Bombur (Stephen Hunter), Bofur (James Nesbitt) and Bifur (William Kircher). Here's the description of their characters:

"Born and bred in the West, descendants of coal miners and iron workers, they have joined the Quest for the Lonely Mountain partly to seek their fortune and partly because they were told the beer was free."

Hunter is a familiar face on Australian and New Zealand television with a role in several episodes of the acclaimed "Love My Way" along with guest starring roles on "All Saints," "Spirited," "Mercy Peak" and "Street Legal".

Irish actor Nesbitt is an outright legend of British television with memorable leading role turns in "Jekyll," "Cold Feet," "Ballykissangel," "Playing the Field," "Murphy's Law, »

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Six to watch: TV mavericks

10 March 2011 6:23 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

From dour doctors to dysfunctional detectives, there's a quirk to suit every taste on TV – who are your favourites?

These days it's not enough to just be really, really good at your job; we expect our TV professionals to have some distinguishing quirk or eccentricity. Amoral lawyers, inconsiderate doctors and dysfunctional detectives – let's be honest, they're more interesting. The latest addition to the ever-growing list of television shows whose central characters traverse all kinds of boundaries is MonroeJames Nesbitt's brilliant neurosurgeon who is compelled to tell the truth at all times. You can tell he's a maverick as he drinks tea in a mug on the bus, he calls a patient's husband a "self-righteous whingebag" and he diagnoses himself with a "borderline personality disorder". Fortunately we're entertained by watching people flout social mores. In short, there has never been a better time to be a TV maverick. Here »

- Kathy Sweeney

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Lights Out Red Carpet Premiere Photos (Stars & Boxing Legends)

9 January 2011 5:27 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Check out these photos from the Lights Out Red Carpet premiere in NYC. Series stars in attendance included Holt McCallany (The Losers, Burn Notice), Pablo Schreiber (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Stacy Keach (White Knight, Two and a Half Men), Meredith Hagner, Catherine McCormack (Midnight Man), Ryann Shane, Lily Pilblad (Fringe), Billy Brown and Reg E. Cathey (30 Rock). Boxing legends invited include: Gerry Cooney, Joe Frazier, Larry Holmes, Lennox Lewis, Micky Ward and . Hayden Panettiere (Heroes, Scream 4) was the invited guest of Klitschko but did not make the carpet.

About Lights Out:

Lights Out, from Executive Producer/Showrunner Warren Leight (In Treatment), stars Holt McCallany (CSI: Miami) as an aging former heavyweight boxing champion who struggles to find his identity and support his wife and three daughters after retiring from the ring. Financial problems leave him at a perilous crossroads – battling the urge to return to boxing »

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