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Jesse Metcalfe set for 'Desperate' return

Jesse Metcalfe set for 'Desperate' return

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Actor Jesse Metcalfe has signed up to reprise his role of John Rowland on the U.S. television series "Desperate Housewives," ABC said Monday.

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Disgraced Conn. gov's testimony sought

HARTFORD, Conn., March 14 (UPI) -- A Connecticut judge has ruled that a state legislative committee can subpoena testimony from former Gov. John Rowland. Rowland is under home confinement after serving a short federal prison term for taking bribes from contractors. The legislature has been

Former Connecticut governor leaves prison

LORETTO, Pa., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland walked out of a federal prison in Pennsylvania early Friday.

Jailed ex-governor may face new charge

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Connecticut prosecutors are trying to file a new ethics violation charge against jailed former Gov. John Rowland, the Hartford Courant reported Tuesday.

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Rowland aide charged with racketeering

HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Three people linked to former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland were indicted following corruption allegations that led to the governor's resignation.

Rell sworn in as Connecticut governor

HARTFORD, Conn., July 1 (UPI) -- Connecticut Lt. Gov. M. Jodi Rell was sworn in Thursday as the state's 87th governor, replacing Gov. John Rowland, who stepped down amid a corruption scandal.

Kerry up over Bush in Nutmeg State

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- Democrat John Kerry enjoys a considerable lead over U.S. President George Bush in Connecticut in the latest Quinnipiac poll.

Conn. impeachment committee report issued

HARTFORD, Conn., June 29 (UPI) -- A Connecticut legislative committee completed its inquiry into whether Gov. John Rowland should be impeached, a probe made moot by Rowland's resignation.

Report: Rowland ignored bid-rig evidence

HARTFORD, Conn., June 23 (UPI) -- Connecticut Gov. John Rowland ignored evidence of bid-rigging state legislators found while investigating whether to impeach the three-term governor.

Conn. Gov. Rowland to step down July 1

HARTFORD, Conn., June 21 (UPI) -- Connecticut Gov. John Rowland, under fire for alleged ethical improprieties, said Monday he would resign from office effective at noon July 1.
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The following are fictional characters in the American television series Desperate Housewives. They are all family members and acquaintances of Gabrielle Solis, one of the protagonists of the series.

Victor Lang (John Slattery) is Gabrielle's second husband. He tells his chauffeur to intentionally rear-end Gabrielle's car so he can meet her. He tells Gabrielle he wants to make it up to her by taking her to dinner, and she does not accept. After dinner, she tells him that they will never see each other again, to which Victor responds that he one day will marry her. After noticing how the females around look at Victor at his rally for mayor, Gabrielle decides to have sex with him in the back of his limousine. After 24 hours of waiting for Victor to call, she makes him jealous at his rally by kissing another man. Later, when Gabrielle refuses to answer him after a number of calls, Victor visits her house and confesses his love for her. After spending the night together at Victor's house, Victor asks Gabrielle to marry him. She does not give him a straight answer but after a violent press conference emerges from comprising photos of Victor and Gabrielle in an elevator, Gabrielle comes to Victor's rescue and accepts his proposal.

After being given a parking ticket by a meter man, Gabrielle is told by her caterer that she will not have to pay for anything else if Victor is elected mayor. Later she is arrested for kicking the meter man. Victor angrily scolds Gabrielle for making a big spectacle for his image as the newly elected mayor. After being shown Gabrielle's bruised wrist from her fight with the meter man, Victor hires two men to go and beat the meter man to a pulp. When Gabrielle discusses wedding plans with Victor, she is shocked to learn the press will be at their wedding and that most of Victor’s efforts is all about his image. Gabrielle becomes worried that marrying Victor will be a mistake. In the season finale "Getting Married Today", it was revealed that Victor drives himself in hopes of receiving respect from Milton Lang, his father. It is Milton's hope that Victor will eventually become Governor, despite Gabrielle's direct opposition. Shortly after they wed, Gabrielle overhears Victor and his father talking. In the conversation Victor reveals to his father that he only married Gaby so that he could win the Latino vote and that he plans to run for Governor.

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