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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has booked Emmy and Grammy winner Harry Connick Jr. for a four-episode arc, TVGuide.com has learned. NBC is expected to announce Connick's casting Friday at the Television Critics Association winter previews.
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Connick, who is currently starring on Broadway in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, will play Executive Assistant District Attorney David Haden, a committed, straight-shooting prosecutor ...
Dolphin Tale ousted The Lion King as the top-grossing film at the box office over the weekend, according to Box Office Mojo.
Monday is the day when American Idol changes forever.
According to an industry source close to the situation, Fox and Idol's production company, 19 Entertainment, have made their decision on a replacement for departing judge Simon Cowell — and will make an ...
Nigel Lythgoe is nearing a deal to return to American Idol as an executive producer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The So You Think You Can Dance executive producer and judge is being brought back to revamp Idol following Simon Cowell's exit earlier this year. The 61—year-old producer, who helped launch the original Pop Idol in England along with creator Simon Fuller, also worked on American Idol for the...
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With preliminary auditions for American Idol's 10th season well underway, Fox is hustling to find a suitable replacement for Simon Cowell, and Isaak may be one of the top contenders after ...
Though the judges pointed out repeatedly that Aaron Kelly was the youngest American Idol finalist, the 17-year-old singer insists that it didn't affect his chances in the competition.
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"I don't feel any different than any of the other contestants going in there," says Kelly, who attended high school classes while being on the show.
Unfortunately, Sinatra Week was Kelly's downfall when he couldn't connect with Old Blue Eyes' "In Other Words." (He says even mentor Harry Connick Jr. didn't understand the lyrics.)
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Harry Connick, Jr.
Harry Connick Jr. found himself at the center of a TV scandal Wednesday when he appeared as a guest judge on a popular Australian variety show.
The singer-actor became visibly uncomfortable when a group of doctors did a Jackson Five routine in blackface and Afro wigs on Hey Hey It's Saturday. The man portraying Michael Jackson, however, was smeared in white makeup.
Connick gave the performance a score of zero and said ...
Harry Connick Jr., Living Proof
Strong women battling breast cancer. A sympathetic hero fighting for a cure. An ensemble of gifted actresses and a sexy charmer as their white knight. A three-hankie script and a four-hankie ending. Living Proof (Saturday, Oct. 18 at 9 pm/ET) might be Lifetime's most Lifetime-y movie ever. And yet the inspiring story, based on pioneering oncologist Dennis Slamon's dogged pursuit for a cure, took seven years to get to the screen — a struggle nearly as hard-fought as Slamon's battle to take his breast-cancer drug, Herceptin, to patients.
"Dennis Slamon became a hero to me," says scriptwriter Vivienne Radkoff, who had read Robert Bazell's 1998 book Her-2, chronicling Slamon's efforts to get Herceptin on the market. "I was obsessed, but something would always stop the project." One interested producer had to drop out after being diagnosed with breast cancer herself.
Eventually, Radkoff's script would find some big-name champions — producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Chicago, A Raisin in the Sun), actress (turned producer) Renée Zellweger and playing Slamon, singer-actor Harry Connick Jr. "No one would make Vivienne's movie," Zadan says. "She brought the story to us, hoping that we could somehow force it through the system. We've done a lot of dramatic shows that we care about, but this seemed to be the most important of all."
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Renee Zellweger is bringing her star power to Lifetime as an exec producer on Living Proof, a new original movie. She's teaming up with her former Chicago producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, for the TV flick, which chronicles the true story of Dr. Denny Slamon, who developed the breast cancer drug Herceptin 2. Harry Connick Jr. will play the lead.According to the Reporter, Zadan and Meron brought the script to Zellweger, for whom breast cancer issues are close to the heart. Dr. Denny Slamon treated Zellweger's publicist. Living Proof will be shot in Connick's hometown of New Orleans, and will premiere in October, as part of Lifetime's "Stop Breast Cancer for Life" initiative. Anna Dimond