Health issues have caused music legend Liza Minnelli to cancel her shoot next week on the set of TV Land's Hot in Cleveland. Liza, who turns 66 on March 12, had been scheduled to fly from her East Coast home base to Los Angeles, but is suddenly unable to travel.
While the episode will still be shot with a new actress in the role of Jacki, the eccentric agent of Wendie Malick's Victoria Chase, a rep for Liza says she is hoping to make a future appearance on the show, as she is a fan.
Casting directors are madly trying to fill the vacancy. Who can you possibly get to replace the great Liza Minnelli? Debbie Reynolds? Carrie Fisher? Joan Collins? Or how about Shirley MacLaine? (Yes, I realize I just listed off the entire surviving cast of the 2001 TV movie bomb These Old Broads.)
Following a recent X-ray, her doctor has advised her to stay off her ankle until it heals more completely.