The Yoda Chorincles
The Force will be strong in Times Square this week. To celebrate the premiere of the new Cartoon Network special LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles, LEGO and Lucasfilm have teamed up to bring a massive recreation of a X-wing Starfighter to New York City.
Made of 5,335,200 LEGO bricks, the model — based on the iconic ship Luke Skywalker & Co. fly in the Star Wars movies — was transported to the United States from the LEGO Model Shop in Kladno, Czech Republic, where it was constructed by a team of 32 builders. It is an exact replica — at 42 times the size — of the LEGO Star Wars set No. 9493. It will be parked in Times Square Thursday through Saturday, May 23-25.
Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher
Harrison Ford has already said he's interested in reprising his role as Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII, and now his Star Wars co-stars Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are looking to revive their characters Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia as well, according to reports.
Showtime's competitive juices aren't limited to the arena of scripted entertainment. Now the pay cable network is challenging HBO's Real Sports franchise by turning to masters of long-form narrative with the launch of 60 Minutes Sports (10/9c). Among the segments in Wednesday's premiere: a closer-up profile by Bob Simon of FC Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi, whose prowess at 25 was demonstrated in last Sunday's 60 Minutes piece on the Barcelona team.
Billy Dee Williams
Star Wars vet Billy Dee Williams has landed a guest-starring role on ABC's Modern Family, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Williams, who played Lando Calrissian in the original trilogy, will...
Billy Dee Williams, Mark Harmon
Is NCIS big enough for two Leroy Jethros?
On Tuesday's episode (8/7c, CBS), we may just find out. During the hour, aptly titled "The Namesake," Gibbs (Mark Harmon) will once again cross paths with Leroy Jethro Moore (guest star Billy Dee Williams), the man after whom Gibbs was named.
Keck's Exclusives: NCIS casts Star Wars veteran Billy Dee Williams
"Leroy Jethro Moore is a World War II Marine veteran who received a distinguished Medal of Honor," Williams tells TVGuide.com of his character...
Michael Raymond-James, Jennifer Morrison
These are the guest stars and events that the networks have planned for the first week of November sweeps:
Monday, Oct. 29
90210 (The CW)
Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte tests out his acting skills when he makes a cameo appearance at a resort where Naomi and Max are staying.
The Voice (NBC)
Grab your fighting gloves! Knock-out rounds...
Billy Dee Williams
Going into NCIS' 10th season, you'd think we've learned all there is to know about Mark Harmon's Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Think again. As I reported last week, an October episode will introduce Star Wars vet Billy Dee Williams as Gibbs' namesake.
Billy Dee Wiliams
NCIS is getting a new Leroy Jethro — who'll look a lot like Lando Calrissian! Don't worry, TV's top series isn't replacing uber popular lead Mark Harmon in his role. Rather, Star Wars veteran Billy Dee Williams will appear as another Leroy Jethro — who Leroy Jethro Gibbs was named for. In an October episode, Williams will play LJ, a World War II veteran and close friend of the Gibbs clan.
What a difference eight years makes. Back then, White Collar's con-man extraordinaire Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) was a little more blue collar, FBI agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) was itching to collar him, and street swindler Mozzie (Willie Garson) wore a piece. And we don't mean a gun.
"I remember walking past the hair and makeup room and seeing Willie in a different toupee every time and just dying laughing," says Bomer. "My favorite was the 'Shaggy' look from Scooby Doo."
But tonight's White Collar episode — which flashes back to 2003 — explores deeper roots than Mozzie's. Over a six-pack and a bottle of red wine, Peter and Neal discuss their most pressing case: catching Vincent Adler (Andrew McCarthy), the man behind Kate's death, the music-box mystery and Mozzie's shooting....
Billy Dee Williams by Bobby Bank/ WireImage.com
Since I am (just about) at a place where I forgive him for selling out Luke, Han and the gang, I can happily and exclusively report that Billy Dee Williams is going to be paying the Oceanside Wellness Center a visit during the second season of ABC's Private Practice. In what is being described by setsiders as "a very moving role," Williams will play a patient of Taye Diggs' Dr. Sam Bennett. The storyline: BDW has been dutifully caring for his lady as she sings the blues (his wife is addled by dementia-type symptoms), yet he has been doing so with selfless disregard for his own declining health. As of late, Williams who has been fondly hailed by at least one TVGuide.com reader as "the black Sean Connery" had been quietly mopping floors on General Hospital: Night Shift, yet recently got promoted to orderly! Yes, the dream is alive. Matt MitovichCrave scoop? E-mail Matt and Mickey at email@example.com.