Nicole Kidman

LOS ANGELES - Even jaded journalists were bowled over Friday morning by the stars HBO provided Friday morning at the  TV Critics press tour. Among the talent available for interviews: Nick Nolte, who talked in riddles; Dustin Hoffman, who spoke good naturedly about his reputation as difficult; Nicole Kidman, who swore; RIcky Gervais, who didn't; and Woody Harrelson, who described his politics as anarchistic. Also: Judd Apatow, Ricky Gervais, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Clive Owen.