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AP-APTN-0600: US Nick Jonas Thursday, 25 June 2009 STORY:US Nick Jonas- REPLAY Nick Jonas lobbying on behalf of diabetes research LENGTH: 01:38 FIRST RUN: 0000 RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP Television STORY NUMBER: 610707 DATELINE: Washington, DC, 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:38 SHOTLIST (including transcript): AP Television Washington, DC, 24 June 2009 1. Mid shot of Nick Jonas sitting at panel 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Nick Jonas, Jonas Brothers: "I think I've always looked at my diabetes as an opportunity, a platform to be able to share my story and try to be an encouragement and inspiration to people if I can. And hearing stories like that, you know, just makes it all worthwhile and really mean the world." 3. Wide shot of crowd 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Nick Jonas, Jonas Brothers: "I'd tell them that you can be an independent person, I'm an independent person myself, but definitely look to your doctors and family, rely on them, you can always rely on other people to help manage your diabetes. It is a lot to take care of and it's important to make sure you have them to look to." 5. Mid shot of Nick Jonas sitting at panel 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Nick Jonas, Jonas Brothers: "Absolutely, I think diabetes merely gets in the way of my performance or my day-to-day life. It's just another thing to have to think about and that's how I always looked at it. It's not something that's going to slow me down, but just a challenge or something that's added to my busy day." 7. Wide shot of crowd 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Nick Jonas, Jonas Brothers: "I think when I first got diagnosed I was in a bit of a shock -- counting carbohydrates, making sure I knew how much insulin I needed. Then once I started to really manage it, it was a lot easier. It took about six months to nine months before I was really comfortable managing my diabetes and was completely aware of all that I had to do it make manage it." 9. Mid shot of Nick Jonas sitting at panel NICK JONAS LOBBIES FOR DIABETES RESEARCH The youngest Jonas brother spent Tuesday (23JUN09) lobbying Washington's power brokers on behalf of diabetes research, starting with the big guy, President Barack Obama. Clad in a white oxford shirt (no tie) and a gray blazer with the sleeves pushed up, 16-year-old Nick Jonas stopped by the White House for a photo with the president and children who are living with diabetes. It was his second time at the White House this year. He and brothers Joe and Kevin hung out there with Obama's daughters, Malia and Sasha, on the night of Obama's inauguration. After the White House, Jonas headed off to Capitol Hill for a private meeting at the office of Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J. The teen idol and the senator made small talk about music while photographers snapped their pictures. Roughly a dozen Capitol Hill interns waited quietly across the hall from Lautenberg's office for a glimpse of Jonas, no loud outbursts or attempts to sneak around security were made. Nick Jonas publicly revealed that he has Type 1 diabetes while performing at a Diabetes Research Institute fundraiser in 2007. He is scheduled to testify on Wednesday before a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing on federal funding for diabetes research. Other witnesses include boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and actress Mary Tyler Moore. The Jonas Bothers created the Change for the Children Foundation, which donates money to charities benefiting children who are disadvantaged or ill. The band released their fourth CD, 'Lines, Vines, and Trying Times,' last week. APTN APEX 06-25-09 0223EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0600: Israel Jason Alexander Thursday, 25 June 2009 STORY:Israel Jason Alexander- REPLAY 'Seinfeld' star visits Jerusalem for OneVoice peace movement LENGTH: 02:14 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Israel TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: Ch 10 Israel STORY NUMBER: 610681 DATELINE: Jerusalem, 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:14 CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: SHOTLIST (including transcript):- Channel 10 Israel - No Access Israel Jerusalem, 24 June 2009 1. Wide of press conference 2. Medium of Jason Alexander 3. Wide of press conference 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jason Alexander, comedian and actor on the board of the One Voice peace movement: "To be able to sit down with Palestinians and see how similar we are even as an American, and a Jew, gave me tremendous hope that if the right steps are taken, the solution, the practicality that blossoms from the solution is very real. If a settlement can be made in which both people can have dignity and resolution and can live side-by-side with each other without being at each other's throats...I'm not even envisioning a friendship at this point ten years from now. I'm talking about a situation where there is calm, where there is sovereignty and where there is cooperation." 5. Medium of Jason Alexander 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jason Alexander, comedian and actor, One Voice peace movement: "The only thing you can equate with 'Seinfeld' and the conflict is that 'Seinfeld' was not supposed to work either. 'Seinfeld' was different from anything else that was on television at the time. It was dismissed, it was thrown off, we were cancelled, we were gone, we were a distant memory and somehow it came back. Somehow we kept working on it with a singular vision of what it could be and eventually everybody caught on and started paying attention and enjoying it. So in that way I guess it's similar to the conflict. Other than that, we shed no wisdom. And in fact, nobody in this part of the world should do anything like anybody that is on the 'Seinfeld' show. That would be a terrible mistake." 7. Wide of press conference 8. Various of press conference 9. Wide of Alexander at press conference 10. Wide of press conference JASON ALEXANDER FOR ONE VOICE 'Seinfeld' star Jason Alexander told a crowd in Jerusalem Wednesday (24JUN09) that a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the watershed "show about nothing" that launched him to fame share only one thing in common: neither one was ever supposed to work. "'Seinfeld' was different from anything else that was on television at the time. It was dismissed," he said. "Somehow we kept working on it with a singular vision of what it could be and eventually everybody caught on and started paying attention and enjoying it. So in that way I guess it's similar to the conflict." Alexander, 49, is a creator of Imagine: 2018, a project that asked Israeli and Palestinian high school students to write stories about what the world might look like 10 years down the road if an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement was signed in 2008. The group collected 50 stories from each side into a book and has made two of the stories into short films. The project is sponsored by One Voice, a non-profit organisation that works to forge connections between Israeli and Palestinian moderates. Alexander was calm and jovial in an appearance with some of the high school writers and One Voice officials - a far cry from the alternately nebbish and erupting George Costanza he played for nine seasons on 'Seinfeld.' "To be able to sit down with Palestinians and see how similar we are even as an American, and a Jew, gave me tremendous hope that if the right steps are taken, the solution, the practicality that blossoms from the solution is very real." he said. APTN APEX 06-25-09 0224EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0600: US Real Housewive in Court Thursday, 25 June 2009 STORY:US Real Housewive in Court- REPLAY Danielle Staub in court to block a sex tape LENGTH: 01:59 FIRST RUN: 0000 RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP Television, Bravo STORY NUMBER: 610712 DATELINE: Paterson, NJ, 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:59 CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: ALL SUBSCRIBERS PLEASE ENSURE THAT FILM CLIPS ARE CLEARED FOR MEDIA BROADCAST AND/OR INTERNET USE OR THAT THEY COME WITHIN THE PROMOTIONAL WINDOW FOR YOUR TERRITORY. CONTACT DETAILS, WHERE AVAILABLE, MAY BE FOUND AT THE END OF THE SCRIPT. SHOTLIST(including transcript):- Bravo 1. Clip: 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' AP Television Paterson, New Jersey, 24 June 2009 2. Wide shot of Danielle Staub and her attorney leaving court and walking to podium AP Television Paterson, New Jersey, 24 June 2009 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Darren Del Sardo/Attorney "I have an order in my hand granting Danielle Staub everything that she asked for today. Mr. Zalewski will be temporarily restrained from exploiting my client any further. Any acts or attempts to try to distribute any photograph, video, digital reproduction of her has been stopped by the court. I have that order in my hands right now." Bravo 4. Clip: 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' AP Television Paterson, New Jersey, 24 June 2009 5. Wide shot of Danielle Staub and her attorney leaving court Bravo 6. Clip: 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' AP Television Paterson, New Jersey, 24 June 2009 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Danielle Staub/Reality TV Star "And I think not just for my children, for everyone's children that know me and all women who are looking up to me. My private moments should remain just that. Private." Bravo 8. Clip: 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' AP Television Paterson, New Jersey, 24 June 2009 9. Mid shot of Danielle Staub greeting fans outside of court AP Television Paterson, New Jersey, 24 June 2009 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Danielle Staub/Reality TV Star "I think we need to protect all women. I'm all about protecting women and lifting them up. This is in no way shape or form lifting anybody up." Bravo 11. Clip: 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' AP Television Paterson, New Jersey, 24 June 2009 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Danielle Staub/Reality TV Star "And I think not just for my children, for everyone's children that know me and all woman who are looking up to me. My private moments should remain just that. Private." AP Television Paterson, New Jersey, 24 June 2009 13. Mid shot of Danielle Staub greeting fans REAL DRAMA FOR A 'REAL HOUSEWIFE' One of the stars of Bravo's television series "Real Housewives of New Jersey" went to court Wednesday (24JUN09) to avoid getting a little more exposure than she wanted. A judge granted Danielle Staub's request for a temporary restraining order to stop her former boyfriend Stephen Zalewski from releasing a sexually explicit videotape and images of her. State Superior Court Judge Thomas F. Brogan also ordered Zalewski to produce all copies of the video and pictures of Staub, and he set a hearing for July 21. Staub, 46, also filed a lawsuit against Zalewski seeking damages for invasion of privacy, defamation and infliction of emotional distress. She claimed she was unaware Zalewski was taping her and only found out about it when someone read her a Star magazine article in which Zalewski discussed the tape. "It sickened me," Staub told the judge during the brief hearing. Zalewski didn't appear in court, and a telephone message left Wednesday at his home in Lincoln Park, in northern New Jersey, wasn't immediately returned. It was unknown if he had retained a lawyer. Outside court, Staub said Zalewski was trying to get back at her and her two daughters, ages 11 and 15, for her breaking up with him. She said the couple dated from May 2008 to December 2008 and Zalewski appeared briefly on "Real Housewives," which is described on Bravo's Web site as following "five of the most affluent Jersey Girls as they live lavish lifestyles and deal with all the drama that money can buy." "This is about my kids," Staub said. "I'm a big girl. Do what you want to me. But you broke bread with my children. Don't do this to me. No adult should ever do this to a child." According to the suit filed by attorney Darren Del Sardo, Zalewski told Star magazine he was considering selling the videotape and images and said, "She cost me so much money, why shouldn't I make a few dollars?" Del Sardo said the judge told him he would refer the case to the county prosecutor's office since videotaping someone involved in sexual activity without that person's consent is prohibited under state law. Staub is one of five New Jersey women on the Bravo series, which premiered in May. Her bio on the show's Web site describes her as a newly single mother "whose history of celebrity hook-ups is one for the record books." "Known for being brutally honest," the bio says, "Danielle enjoys pushing people's buttons and doesn't apologise for it." Outside the courthouse, passers-by called greetings to Staub, and a small crowd gathered around her to take pictures with cell phones. "I like her. I like the fact that she's outspoken," said Cassandra Jordan, of Paterson, a devoted "Housewives" watcher. Her daughter, Brenda Jordan, had some words for Zalewski: "I think he just needs to find something better to do with himself," she said. APTN APEX 06-25-09 0225EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0600: US My Sisters Keeper Thursday, 25 June 2009 STORY:US My Sisters Keeper- NEW Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin attend premiere of new film LENGTH: 06:01 RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP Television/New Line Cinema STORY NUMBER: 610722 DATELINE: New York, 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 06:01 CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: ALL SUBSCRIBERS PLEASE ENSURE THAT FILM CLIPS ARE CLEARED FOR MEDIA BROADCAST AND/OR INTERNET USE OR THAT THEY COME WITHIN THE PROMOTIONAL WINDOW FOR YOUR TERRITORY. CONTACT DETAILS, WHERE AVAILABLE, MAY BE FOUND AT THE END OF THE SCRIPT. CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: FOOTAGE CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY SHOTLIST (including transcript):- AP Television New York, 24 June 2009 1. Wide shot, pan left from street to Loews Theater 2. Zoom out from poster to Cameron Diaz on red carpet 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Cameron Diaz, Actress: "I didn't really think twice about if it was a mother role. I didn't worry whether it was something believable or that I hadn't played it before. It was something that I really enjoyed. I though the script was really well done and if I was ever going to do a film like this, with this subject matter I would want to do it with Nick Cassavetes because I knew that he wouldn't make it overly sentimental, he would be honest and straight forward." New Line Cinema 4. Clip trailer: 'My Sister's Keeper' AP Television New York, 24 June 2009 5. Wide shot, Cameron Diaz speaks to reporters 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Cameron Diaz, Actress (on how the role affected her emotionally): "It does take its toll on you. But that's what we do, you know? It's like how policemen go into a crime scene or a fireman comes out of a fire, you know? It's just sort of what we do emotionally. And it's hard to explain how you equip yourself with that because everybody does it differently. But we had a lot of great support. We all have our families and we all have each other and we laughed a lot whilst we were on the film. It's one of those things that you don't think we would but we actually did laugh a lot." New Line Cinema 7. Clip trailer: 'My Sister's Keeper' AP Television New York, 24 June 2009 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Cameron Diaz, Actress (on working with teen actors): "I was amazed at how courageous they were, you know? Sophia shaved her head and her eyebrows at fifteen, you know. That's a really formidable time when kids really have their identity with their hair. That's who they are. And she just did it. She had hair down to here. And Abigail was just sort of fearless in everything. She's a warrior. They're just both very powerful, wonderful girls and I really felt honoured that I got to work with them in this capacity." 9. Pan up, Abigail Breslin speaks to reporters 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Abigail Breslin, Actress: "My grandpa died of cancer, so you know, I know that anybody in my family would have given anything to make him feel better and that's sort of what's going on in this family too." New Line Cinema 11. Clip film: 'My Sister's Keeper' AP Television New York, 24 June 2009 12. Medium shot, Abigail Breslin speaks to reporters 13. SOUNDBITE (English) Abigail Breslin, Actress (on how she prepared for the role): "Well you know I read the script and there was a girl on set, Nicole, and she was a technical supervisor and technical consultant. And she went through leukaemia and she's great. She's a really cool person and she's like my hero." 14. Medium shot, Sofia Vassilieva poses on the red carpet 15. SOUNDBITE (English) Sofia Vassilieva, Actress (on shaving her head): "It was such a great team to support me through and I remember when I was shaving my head, Nick was there. Nick Cassavetes, our incredible director. Nicole Schultz who's a girl who was actually our support. She's gone through cancer and she knows all the steps. She was there and we chanted fuzzy wuzzy was a bear, fuzzy wuzzy had no hair and I shaved some of it off. So it was fuelled with energy but of course it was scary up until then. The eyebrows were the worst. Hair can be a fashion statement, but your eyebrows, that automatically labels you with an illness." New Line Cinema 16. Clip trailer: 'My Sister's Keeper' AP Television New York, 24 June 2009 17. Wide shot, pan from Sofia Vassilieva to Cameron Diaz 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Sofia Vassilieva, Actress (on Cameron Diaz): "She's a gem. She's precious. She's one of those people that you come by so rarely in life that meeting them and being able to work with them is a dream because they're so supportive and so strong and so welcoming and they fuel you with energy and strength and to be able to work with Cameron and be a team with her made us all stronger." New Line Cinema 19. Clip film: 'My Sister's Keeper' AP Television New York, 24 June 2009 20. Pan up, Thomas Dekker and Sofia Vassilieva pose on red carpet 21. SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Dekker, Actor (on creating on-screen chemistry): "The first day that we were shooting together is when we met. We'd had no time previous. And Sophia and I are both people who don't really open up to anybody. We're kind of?and so there was no chemistry there. Shot this really short thing fortunately so it didn't really matter. The Nick asked me to take her out for the night and we just went out for like four hours and laughed and really opened up to each other and from that point on we didn't even really have to build the chemistry. It was just there." New Line Cinema 22. Clip film: 'My Sister's Keeper' DIAZ TAKES ON NEW ROLE IN "MY SISTER'S KEEPER" Hollywood superstar Cameron Diaz admits she didn't think twice about becoming a mom - in her latest film that is. "I didn't worry whether it was something believable or that I hadn't played it before," she says. "It was something that I really enjoyed." And though she's not a real-life mother, Diaz plays the bulldog matriarch Sara in director Nick Cassavetes' latest drama, 'My Sister's Keeper.' The film premiered Wednesday (24 June) in New York City. Based on the Jodi Picoult best-seller, the film focuses on the Fitzgerald family, and the drastic decision they made in medically engineering a child (Abigail Breslin) as a perfect genetic match to help save the life of their older daughter Kate (Sofia Vassilieva), who has leukaemia. Diaz says working on such a heart-wrenching movie takes its toll on the actors. "It does take its toll on you. But that's what we do, you know? It's like how policemen go into a crime scene or a fireman comes out of a fire, you know? It's just sort of what we do emotionally," she says. In the film little Anna provides blood, bone marrow, whatever Kate needs. She does it because she loves her sister, and because it's all she'd ever known. Now at 11, with Kate needing a kidney, Anna says no for the first time - and beyond that, she files a lawsuit seeking medical emancipation from her parents to keep them from making further decisions about her body. Diaz says she was "amazed" how courageous her young co-stars were during filming: "Sophia shaved her head and her eyebrows at fifteen, you know. That's a really formidable time when kids really have their identity with their hair. That's who they are. And she just did it. She had hair down to here. And Abigail was just sort of fearless in everything. She's a warrior." Vassilieva admits that shaving her head was a scary prospect at first, but credits her colleagues for helping her through. "It was such a great team to support me through and I remember when I was shaving my head Nick was there. Nick Cassavetes, our incredible director. Nicole Schultz who's a girl who was actually our support. She's gone through cancer and she knows all the steps. She was there and we chanted fuzzy wuzzy was a bear, fuzzy wuzzy had no hair and I shaved some of it off. So it was fuelled with energy but of course it was scary up until then. The eyebrows were the worst. Hair can be a fashion statement, but your eyebrows, that automatically labels you with an illness," says the star of TV's "Medium." Breslin says she was able to draw on real life experience for the role. "My grandpa died of cancer, so you know, I know that anybody in my family would have given anything to make him feel better and that's sort of what's going on in this family too," she says. In the film Kate shares her first love with a fellow cancer patient, played by Thomas Dekker ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"). Dekker says portraying their romance was a challenge at first. "The first day that we were shooting together is when we met," explains Dekker. "We'd had no time previous. And Sophia and I are both people who don't really open up to anybody. We're kind of?and so there was no chemistry there. Shot this really short thing fortunately so it didn't really matter. Then Nick asked me to take her out for the night and we just went out for like four hours and laughed and really opened up to each other and from that point on we didn't even really have to build the chemistry. It was just there." "My Sister's Keeper" opens in US and UK theaters 26 June 2009. Other release dates include: Iceland 8 July 2009 Greece 9 July 2009 Australia 30 July 2009 New Zealand 30 July 2009 Russia 13 August 2009 Ukraine 13 August 2009 Taiwan 14 August 2009 Romania 21 August 2009 Czech Republic 27 August 2009 Germany 27 August 2009 Netherlands 27 August 2009 Bulgaria 28 August 2009 Italy 4 September 2009 Norway 4 September 2009 France 9 September 2009 Portugal 17 September 2009 Belgium 23 September 2009 Brazil 25 September 2009 Sweden 25 September 2009 Finland 4 December 2009 APTN APEX 06-25-09 0247EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0600: US Hung Thursday, 25 June 2009 STORY:US Hung- NEW HBO's latest comedy series 'Hung' premieres LENGTH: 06:52 RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: APTN/HBO STORY NUMBER: 610723 DATELINE: Los Angeles, 24 June 2009. LENGTH: 06:52 CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: ALL SUBSCRIBERS PLEASE ENSURE THAT FILM CLIPS ARE CLEARED FOR MEDIA BROADCAST AND/OR INTERNET USE OR THAT THEY COME WITHIN THE PROMOTIONAL WINDOW FOR YOUR TERRITORY. CONTACT DETAILS, WHERE AVAILABLE, MAY BE FOUND AT THE END OF THE SCRIPT. SHOTLIST (including transcript):- AP Television Los Angeles, 24 June 2009 1. Wide exterior of the Paramount Theater on the studio lot 2. Medium of backdrop 3. Wide of arrivals 4. Fashion shot Thomas Jane 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Jane/Actor, on the synopsis: "It's about a guy trying to survive the times, you know? Here's a guy who's an all American guy. A relatively good looking guy, talented, baseball player, played a season for the Braves. Married his high school sweet heart, home coming queen, had a couple of kids, travelling around the country, he's got it made. This is America for God's sake." HBO 6. TV clip: "Hung" AP Television Los Angeles, 24 June 2009 7. Camera cutaway 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Jane/Actor: "He's trying to hang on, to what is left of his American dream. And that's a house, and his two kids. And there is a little house fire, he burns down half his damn house, he's living in a tent in the backyard, his kids can no longer sleep with him. So he ends up doing what any civilized American man would do, he starts selling his penis for money." 9. Camera cutaway 10. Fashion shot Ann Heche 11. Anne Heche speaks to reporter 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Anne Heche/Actor: "Jessica is a girl who, you know it's kind of little bit of the story of Jack and Diane, she is an American kid in Detroit, and fell in love with a boy named Ray and then they grew up. And then things weren't as wonderful as she thought they were and not as wonderful as she would continue to like them to be. So she lives a little in that bubble." HBO 13. TV clip: "Hung" AP Television Los Angeles, 24 June 2009 14. Jane Adams poses for photographers 15. Jane Adams speaks to reporter 16. SOUNDBITE (English) Jane Adams/Actor: (Reporter: "High five, very empowering.") Jane: "Oh good, good, it is empowering. It's empowering. It's a little empowering. I'm selling his ass. Selling his ass." (Reporter: "Is it going for a pretty penny?") Jane: "It's going to go for a pretty penny, we hope." HBO 17. TV clip: "Hung" AP Television Los Angeles, 24 June 2009 18. Jane Adams speaks to reporter 19. SOUNDBITE (English) Jane Adams/Actor: (Reporter: "Do we see anything?) Jane: "I see it all the time." (Reporter: "And?") Jane: "It's awesome. What a great job I have. What a great job. Thomas Jane in the bathtub, Thomas Jane in the, my mock apartment running around naked. He loves to be naked." 20. SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Jane/Actor: "I am my own stunt cock. I am my own stunt cock. Fortunately things look bigger on film. Things look bigger on film, that's all I got to say." 21. Rhea Perlman speaks to reporter 22. SOUNDBITE (English) Rhea Perlman/Actor: "I guess he didn't have to, I wonder did he have to audition that way? (Laughs) Because how do we know? Oh my God. I never thought of that. Poor dude, I don't know, oh geez. (Laughs.)" 23. SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Jane/Actor: (Reporter: "What in the world did the audition consist of for this role?") Thomas: "I don't know, I'd say it was a little bit of type casting. But I try to avoid it, but in this business it just keeps getting harder and harder...I don't know." HBO 24. TV clip: "Hung" AP Television Los Angeles, 24 June 2009 25. Charlie Saxton and Sianoa Smit-Mc-Phee pose for photographers 26. Charlie Saxton speaks to reporter 27. SOUNDBITE (English) Charlie Saxton/Actor: "But it is definitely laid back, and a totally fun atmosphere, but getting the work done but also you're on a show about a guy with a big penis sop. (Laughs) You kind of have to have fun and be light hearted about it all in way." 28. Sianoa Smit-Mc-Phee speaks to reporter 29. SOUNDBITE (English) Sianoa Smit-Mc-Phee/Actor: "You want me to describe it? I don't know if I can. This is hung, 'Hung', that is what hung is. Everyone knows what it is." 30. SOUNDBITE (English) Jane Adams/Actor: "The next big thing. That is what we just figured out what hung is. It's the next big thing." 31. Cast photo "HUNG" PREMIERES IN L.A. HBO celebrated the premiere of its latest addition to the line-up, "Hung" on Wednesday (24JUN09) in Los Angeles. The offbeat comedy is about a well-endowed schoolteacher-come-escort named Ray Drecker. "It's about a guy trying to survive the times, you know?" said the show's star Thomas Jane. "Here's a guy who's an all American guy. A relatively good looking guy, talented, baseball player, played a season for the Braves. Married his high school sweet heart, home coming queen, had a couple of kids, travelling around the country, he's got it made. This is America for God's sake." As the economy gets tougher and tougher to survive, the underpaid teacher decides to supplement his income by capitalizing on his generous physical gift. With the help of a former-acquaintance-turned-pimp, Tanya (Jane Adams), Ray attempts to earn extra cash. "It's a little empowering. I'm selling his ass. Selling his ass," jokes Jane Adams. "It's going to go for a pretty penny, we hope." The extra money helps to counter the financial drains caused by his divorce from his ex-wife (Anne Heche), the needs of his teenaged twins, a lapsed fire-insurance policy, and a stubborn inability to take control of his life. "Jessica is a girl who, you know it's kind of little bit of the story of Jack and Diane, she is an American kid in Detroit, and fell in love with a boy named Ray and then they grew up," explained Heche. "And then things weren't as wonderful as she thought they were and not as wonderful as she would continue to like them to be. So she lives a little in that bubble." For those living in caves, "Hung" does not refer to anyone's last name. It's a description of Drecker's sole useful asset. Because, you know, he's hung. It leaves one to wonder what the audition process was like for Thomas Jane. Quick to admit to the process, Thomas Jane shows no shame. "I don't know, I'd say it was a little bit of type casting," smirks Jane. "But I try to avoid it, but in this business it just keeps getting harder and harder...I don't know." "Hung" debuts on HBO, Sunday, June 28. APTN APEX 06-25-09 0351EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM -------------------
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