*Season 2 of NBC’s psychological thriller “Hannibal” begins Feb. 28, and the first episode will pick up right where the 13-episode first season left off.
“The first episode is almost episode 14 of the first season because we’re kind of carrying where everybody was psychologically from the traumas of the first season,” show creator Bryan Fuller told critics at the TCA press tour Sunday morning. “We really needed the space to let that story breathe. But we do have some long arcs with the show. The run of [episodes] four, five, six, seven are pretty big – even though there are murders within them – it’s a story in and of itself. It’s a chapter where things get really bad for lots of characters.”
*As we recently reported, Gary Dourdan’s money is funny.
Actually he ain’t got none. That’s why he had to declare bankruptcy.
According to TMZ, the former “CSI” actor filed documents this past week that explain how he dug himself the $1.73 million financial hole he’s currently in. Basically it coils down to the fact that when he got let go from the TV show, his money problems began. makes sense to us.
Here are some highlights:
- Dourdan says he went broke all thanks to “diminished payment of residuals” from “CSI.”
- The “CSI” checks drying up also caused him to default on his two mortgages.
- His current goal is to rebuild his career (and his bank account) with “pending involvement as an actor in two movie productions.” That’s it.
Good luck with that plan, Mr. Dourdan.
*Former “CSI” star Gary Dourdan has given up trying to fight the banks.
The actor filed for bankruptcy on August 30th, reports TMZ. According to the docs, has a little over $1.8 million in assets, but owes his creditors $1.73 million.
A hefty portion of that debt, $1,689,704, is owed to various banks, including Union Bank, which apparently holds the mortgage on his home that may be in default.
His assets include $200 cash, $3,000 in a bank account, $4,000 in furniture, $200 worth of books, $1,500 in clothes, $500 in watches and a 2006 Dodge Charger worth $7,000, reports TMZ.
Dourdan says his disposable income is only $321 a month, claiming his bills ($14,562 a month) eat up just about all of the $14,883 he pulls in on average.
The actor is looking up, though. He says he “anticipates major acting roles” in the future, which can help pay off his debt.
*Melanie Fiona recently mentioned in an interview with The BoomBox that she had experienced a terrible break up after a long relationship, but she never said with whom.
But according to a source, she and “CSI: Miami” actor Adam Rodriguez used to date and it was serious. Fiona actually composed several songs about the man, confessing her love through music.
But the two split, according to the source after she moved from New York to Los Angeles.
“They kept their relationship under wraps,” the insider disclosed. “They’d avoided attending events together or even being photographed when possible.”
As far as the music is concerned, the songs she composed were written during their happy moments. The source says the couple was very happy.
Their break-up, although heart wrenching for the singer, was not too bad. The two actually remain friends.
*Actor Gary Dourdan has filed a lawsuit against officials at a California bank for allegedly neglecting to offer proper financial assistance prior to foreclosing his home, reports E! Online.
The one-time “CSI” star, who fell on hard times in 2010, reached out to Union Bank for mortgage assistance after struggling to meet the $5,000-a-month payments on his Los Angeles home.
But, Dourdan claims the banks were slow to offer him a relief plan, and he fell behind on his bills.
The 45-year-old is accusing the bank of constructive fraud and is seeking compensatory and punitive damages as well as lawyer’s fees and costs.
Dourdan is also seeking a court order to prevent the foreclosure sale of his property.
Actor Gary Dourdan spotted out in Venice, Los Angeles. (April 8, 2011)
*Adding to his recent woes, Gary Dourdan is now facing foreclosure on his home in Venice, Calif.
According to TMZ, the former “CSI” star defaulted his mortgage after missing a payment date on July 1st.
The actor reportedly owes $61,558.90 as of Sept. 28 on the home he bought in 2004 for $922,000.
This marks Dourdan’s third time in the headlines this year. He was arrested after he allegedly broke his girlfriend’s nose, and was busted for possession of ecstasy, both incidents occurring this summer.