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Denis Leary Riffs on Sheen, Lohan, Snooki on 'Access Hollywood Live' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted May 23rd 2011 4:50PM
Denis Leary on 'Access Hollywood Live'At one point today on 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated on NBC) Billy Bush and Kit Hoover dispensed with the interview format and just tossed some names out to Denis Leary to see what he thought. The targets included Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan and Snooki. Leary showed mock surprise to learn Sheen had been holed up in a hotel with hookers, expressed a soft spot for Lohan and showed Snooki no mercy.

Leary said comedians are always thankful when particular celebrities constantly get into trouble, but hopes Lohan can pull out of it. "Every comedian in the world likes, you know, certain people because you get a lot of material out of them," he said. "Truthfully, overall, I really want her to turn it around."

Leary holds no such tender feelings for the Snooker. He hopes the 'Jersey Shore' star continues to be the disaster she currently is, the human equivalent of the train from 'Unstoppable.'

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Michael J. Fox to guest star on Rescue Me

by Kona Gallagher, posted Jul 8th 2008 2:01PM
Michael J. FoxWith Rescue Me's fifth season finally (kinda, sorta) getting closer, we're getting more and more news about what's in store for Tommy and the gang. In addition to the minisodes, we've also got some exciting potential casting news: Michael J. Fox may be joining Rescue Me for a multi-episode arc. Fox is set to play a love interest for Tommy's (Dennis Leary) on-again/off-again ex, Janet (Andrea Roth).

Rescue Me
may seem like an odd show for the former Spin City and Family Ties star to pop up on, but Fox and Leary are longtime friends. This friendship means that even though the deal isn't completely finalized, there's very good chance that Fox will be seen on the FX drama next summer.

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17 comedic actors who moved into dramatic television roles

by Richard Keller, posted May 1st 2008 12:20PM

The comedians who made inwards into drama are featured in this articleAs AOL Television continues their look at the 50 Best TV Comedies -- Ever with their Top 10, we here at TV Squad are also looking at television comedy, but with a slightly skewed difference. Last week, we took a look at the Saturday Night Live cast members from 1996 to 2006 that made it to the big time. This week, we get a bit more serious.

There are those in the industry who say that it is easier to go from acting in a drama to acting in a comedy than it is the other way around. Yet, as you will see from the list we've compiled after the jump, there are plenty of comedic actors who have jumped from the world of comedy films, stand-up comedy, and television sitcoms into the more serious world of drama. In many cases they have had even greater success than they did on the other side of the tracks. There have even been instances where they stayed in the drama genre and never went back to being funny.


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Stump the King - Still the Beaver

by Paul Goebel, posted Jun 18th 2007 1:02PM

Jerry MathersLet's begin this week's column with another letter from a reader in need.

Howard Kotarski writes ...

"Hi, I am a transplanted NYer who now lives in Tx. I moved in 79, and was a NYPD officer until the layoffs, What I would like to know is what Fire House, and where is it located that Rescue Me is filmed at. It all looks real, or is it a closed Station used for Movies and TV. Also could you advise me the same for the old 3rd watch TV series, for both the PD and FD that were across the street from each othe. I presently am a Deputy Sheriff in Ft. Worth Tx, and still in love with NY. Thank you, Howard K"

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Rescue Me: Karate

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Jul 26th 2006 10:38AM

Rescue Me(S03E08) Ahh, my glorious return to the age of power... well sort of. All my power is back but the internet is still down. So I'm at the office and I feel like everyone has more to say about this episode than me because they all saw last week's installment. But I feel pretty caught up. I've read some other reviews and the "previously on Rescue Me" montage at the beginning of the show was pretty complete. All I'm saying is bear with me since I'm still trying to connect all the dots.

That being said, great opening sequence. Huge warehouse fire and some men from another house get trapped in the basement. The Probie was the only one not in the building yet and he risked his life to find the man down and got him out. It was huge. High fives, pats on the back. He was on cloud nine. He's definitely no longer The Probie after this act of courage. Though I wonder if the rest of the crew even know his real name is Mike?

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