Ben Stiller (voicing an elf named... Stiller) and The Sopranos' Tony Sirico and Steve Schirripa (as a wannabe Bert and Ernie) are but a few of the stars who will help out with Elmo's Christmas Countdown, a one-hour holiday special coming to ABC. Per the Hollywood Reporter, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Ty Pennington, Alicia Keys, Sheryl Crow and Brad Paisley are also set to appear as themselves to perform in musical numbers, while Big Bird, Grover, Oscar, Snuffie and the Count will be representin' for the "I've got someone's hand inside me" set.
So who did Vince Curatola aka The Sopranos New York mob boss Johnny Sack have to whack to get his cameo in Hillary Clintons spoof of the series' finale (available in our Online Video Guide)? Curatola tells TV Guide he was having dinner with his wife when he got a call from Sopranos director Allen Coulter, telling him that Clinton media guy Jimmy Siegel was doing a video the next morning in a diner near the Clintons Chappaqua, New York, home. I said it sounds good, Curatola relates, so on Fathers Day, he and his wife headed to the Coach Diner in Mount Kisco. In walks Bill and Hillary, who run right over and say, Thank you for coming out on a Sunday morning, says Curatola. They were just a lot of fun and Hillary was very bubbly. Turns out the former (and maybe future) First Couple are such Sopranos fans that they were able to quote some of Johnny Sacks more memorable lines. They also had...