Apparently, David E. Kelley's basic instincts were telling him to introduce some major starpower onto The Practice next season. Sharon Stone is reportedly in talks to join ABC's retooled legal drama in the fall for three or four episodes, with the possibility for more. Stone's casting — as well as James Spader's earlier this month — represent the first steps at restaffing the long-running series. Last month, seven regulars, including Dylan McDermott, were axed for creative and economic reasons. So, either Stone is working for scale, or Kelley greatly exaggerated The Practice's budget woes. Either way, Lara Flynn Boyle is probably livid.