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Michael C. Hall
Originally posted 07/22/2011 12:15PM
America's favorite serial killer is back.
When the Emmy-nominated series Dexter returns to Showtime Oct. 2 for its sixth season, Michael C. Hall's bloodthirsty character – who successfully killed off all Lumen's torturers in season 5 – will be focused on his son Harrison, and whether he will grow up to be a killer like his dad.
Hall told the crowd at Comic-Con in San Diego that this is where religion will enter the picture. (The season 6 trailer even features Depeche Mode's iconic song "Personal Jesus.")
Originally posted 12/16/2010 08:15PM
Was a marriage killer lurking on Dexter?
No way, says costar Julia Stiles, the target of rumors she was a "third party" in the breakup of Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter.
"I have absolutely nothing to do with the split between Michael and Jennifer," the actress, 29, says in a statement. "We are good friends and enjoyed working together. This is a personal matter between them, and we should respect their privacy."
Originally posted 12/13/2010 07:55PM
Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall are calling it quits.
The Dexter stars, who play brother and sister on the Showtime series, are ending their two-year marriage, their reps tell Entertainment Weekly.
"Having been separated for some time, Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall have filed for divorce," the reps say in a joint statement.
Originally posted 09/20/2010 08:50AM
When Michael C. Hall learned last year that he had Hodgkin's lymphoma, it wasn't just the diagnosis but the timing that was unnerving. Hall was 38 – just a year younger than his own father was when he died of prostate cancer, when Hall was a child.
It was a bizarre coincidence, made all the more resonant by the fact that Hall had long connected the age 39 to his own feelings of mortality.
"I think I've been preoccupied since I was 11, and my father died, with the idea of the age 39: 'Would I live that long? What would that be like?' " Hall tells The New York Times. "To discover that I had the Hodgkin's was alarming, but at the same time I felt kind of bemused, like: 'Wow. Huh. How interesting.' "
Originally posted 08/22/2010 05:00PM
Being bad turned out to be very good for actor John Lithgow.
Lithgow won Best Guest Actor in a drama at Saturday's Creative Arts Emmys for his bone-chilling role as a serial murderer on Showtime's Dexter.
Lithgow, 64, credited his chemistry with onscreen nemesis Michael C. Hall for bringing the character to terrifying life – and said Hall is "doing very, very well" since revealing in January that he was in remission from Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
"There were about four days over the course of that season last year that I had to work as hard as Michael does every day," Lithgow told reporters after winning his Emmy. "He's had no trouble this season working five days a week, so I'm delighted."
Originally posted 07/23/2010 03:35PM
After revealing earlier this year that he was battling cancer, Dexter star Michael C. Hall is healthy, whole and back in the role of Showtime's oddly noble serial killer – and grateful for the support he received from his cast and crew during the tough period.
"I count myself lucky on so many fronts – and certainly in regards to the Hodgkin's [lymphoma]," a fit-looking Hall, again sporting a full head of hair after his treatments, told PEOPLE this week at San Diego's Comic-Con International.
"It's a real gift to be able to go back to work," says Hall, 39. "One of the best things about it is that it emerged at a time when we were close to the end of shooting. I was able to treat it over the hiatus and it didn't interrupt our production schedule, which, obviously, would have its effect on me, but it would have its effect on our cast, our crew, people who count on this family to keep making the show."
Originally posted 01/23/2010 10:35PM
Michael C. Hall had plenty to celebrate Saturday night.
Just a week after winning a Golden Globe for his serial killer star turn on Showtime's Dexter, the actor was named outstanding actor in a drama series at Saturday's Screen Actors Guild Awards. And, he told PEOPLE backstage, his cancer is in remission.
"I'm two-thirds of the way through this treatment that already has this thing in remission," he said. "It's nice in the homestretch to have this kind of shock of positive energy. It's a celebration."
Hall, 38, who is very private, initially said he revealed that he was being treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma, because he knew he would be making several public appearances. "Because award shows were imminent, I had to make a statement," he said at last week's Globes.
As it turns out, there has been one unexpected and positive result of his admission. "I've been feeling very well," he told reporters backstage at the SAG Awards, "because I made this announcement. Because of these public events, I've heard from people I would have not have heard from otherwise."
Originally posted 01/17/2010 10:00PM
Michael C. Hall, who has been undergoing treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma, made his first public appearance since announcing his battle with the disease at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.
"It's nice to see colleagues," he told reporters after winning the award for best actor in a drama for Showtime's Dexter, "and for me to show [people] I am doing fine."
The very private actor, 38, only revealed his battle with cancer four days ago, and said he originally wanted to keep his condition a secret.
"I had every intention of keeping it quiet, but because award shows were imminent, I had to make a statement," Hall said. But, he added, that it was nice to be able to make the statement when his prognosis was good.
Originally posted 01/13/2010 05:25PM
Dexter actor Michael C. Hall revealed Wednesday he has been battling cancer, but said he’s almost finished with treatment and the disease is in remission.
Hall, 38, said in a statement he is lucky to have been diagnosed with the “treatable and curable condition” – Hodgkin’s lymphoma – and thanked his Los Angeles-area medical team for their skill in caring for him.
His spokesman, Craig Bankey, said Hall’s cancer is in remission but the actor will continue scheduled treatments.
Originally posted 01/22/2009 11:10AM
They may play brother and sister in their day jobs, but by night, Dexter actor Michael C. Hall and new wife and costar Jennifer Carpenter are finally acting out some non-sibling PDAs.
The couple, who eloped on New Year's Eve, enjoyed an intimate dinner at Hollywood's Pace restaurant with two friends Wednesday night.
"They were very intimate, but never over-the-top-affectionate," one observer says of the quiet dinner. "He had his arm around her at all times and you could see the light golden band on her wedding finger even in the candlelight."
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