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VIDEO: Alexis Stone II

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Alexis Stone II
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Length: 42:27
Aired: 11/25/2009

Both Matt and Alexis Stone (recurring guest star CANDIS CAYNE) request unusual surgical procedures from Christian. Erica (recurring guest star VANESSA REDGRAVE) discovers the horrible truth about her new husband, Renaldo (recurring guest star GILLES MARINI), and drops the custody case. And, after a lifetime of torment from her mother, Julia seeks revenge. watch

VIDEO: Alexis Stone II

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Alexis Stone II
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Length: 43:00
Aired: 11/25/2009

Both Matt and Alexis Stone (CANDIS CAYNE) request unusual surgical procedures from Christian. Julia seeks revenge on Erica (VANESSA REDGRAVE). GILLES MARINI also guest stars. watch


DSM's Candis Cayne says things heat up between Carmelita and Patrick.
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Year Title Description
2014 Transgender & Hollywood / Dark Comedy TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2008 NewNowNext Awards TV Show Series, Host
2007 Dirty Sexy Money TV Show Series, Actor - Carmelita
1999 Mob Queen Movie, Actor - Glorice/Gary Kalsheim
1995 Wigstock Movie, Actor

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Will Dirty Sexy's Carmelita Keep the Darlings "Honest"?

Look out Tyra: Your transgender Top Model contestant isn't the only one who'll be getting audiences talking this fall. Nine months ago, Dirty Sexy Money left viewers with a cliffhanger of a season-ender when Carmelita (Candis Cayne) was kidnapped, despite the efforts of her lover — Billy Baldwin's would-be Senator Patrick Darling — to keep her safe. As the first transgender actress to score a recurring role on network TV, Cayne blazed a new trail on and off camera, with both a big presence and a troubling on-screen disappearance, which leaves questions surrounding her capture and her relationship with the senatorial hopeful.Now on the cusp of the series' return to ABC October 1, Matthew Gross, an executive producer on the show, gave some insights into Carmelita's unique role and why she's become a fan favorite. He also assuaged our fears that she might have vanished forever — all in an L.A. absinthe den, no less, while celebrating the show's Season 1 DVD r... read more

“The Nutcracker”

Im not sure how many more eps of Dirty Sexy Money are in the can but I am worried we are going to get stuck in the middle of a serious cliff hangar I suspected when Tripp got on the phone and told the person on the line to find out what Simon wanted with the Darlings financials that it was Karen But I wasnt really sure until the last scene So if shes getting busy with Simon for her Dad then what are her reasons Is it just to get Nick Walking into the Nutcracker crying certainly got his attention Though I think Tripps reasons are far more business related And theres some question as to whether Tripp isnt using Nick to make it seem though hes protecting Karen from Simon And speaking of which Simon inviting Karen over to meet his ex was a little mean he could have warned her at least Because if he is just using her then why did he want to get approval from his ex unless Could the Princess be in cahoots with him aga read more

“The Watch”

Its all happeningOh how I hate to gloat but way back in the second episode of Dirty Sexy Money The Lions I offered the following Did we see a tiny glimmer of kindness from the bitter Brian when he sent the boy to bed Perhaps he and Nick are half-brothers Or could it be that Tish and Dutch had two children Brian and Nick the other set of twins Hmmm Tooting ones horn is so unbecoming but TOOT TOOT Many of you had the same idea as well so Im sure I wasnt the first to think it I just got to point it out Good to know were all on the same track Im still not 100 certain that Tish isnt somehow Nicks mom as well The boys are the same age And Nicks mother was quick to dismiss him Once again I say HmmmSo we have confirmation that Brian and Nick are brothers if we didnt know before the show started we should have been able to tell as they strode side by side into the courtroom be read more

“The Country House”

If there was ever a thrill-a-minute Dirty Sexy Money tonights episode was the one Simon Elder has a different name one I imagine starts with the letter C no doubt I could not believe that he had the cahones to dynamite the old Darling Plaza Has he no heart Has he not seen those touching scenes of Tripp waxing nostalgic about the 15-story building he once called home Ah cruelty As if that wasnt shocking enough Ellen really pulled the rabbit out of the hat when she shot Paddy in the leg and boy did he deserve it We knew she had it in her when she invited Carmelita to tea and yet it was a complete surprise when she pulled the trigger It was the emotional relationship with Carmlita that pushed Ellen over the edge more than the sexual one More power to you sister Patrick was such a mamby-pamby during Ellen and Carms meeting it begs the question how does a guy like Patrick have two women fighting over him Ellens face when read more

Is Candis Cayne, who plays ...

Question: Is Candis Cayne, who plays Patrick's mistress, Carmelita, on Dirty Sexy Money, a woman (sure looks like one), a transvestite (I don't even know how to spell it) or a man (hard to believe)?
Answer: The most accurate term is transgendered. Candis Cayne (born, according to bio information, as Brendan McDaniel) is playing Carmelita as a woman, not as a man or a man in woman's clothes. What I love about this storyline is how seriously Patrick clearly cares for Carmelita. Their relationship isn't treated lightly, or as a smarmy dirty joke, and hasn't been written off like a cheap stunt. It's the real deal, and groundbreaking to boot. (Especially when you compare it to the "tranny hooker" storyline on the unwatchable Big Shots. ... read more

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