Harry Connick Jr.
After Connick told him about the crush, Ferguson asked, "Are you gonna hit me or something, man?"
He thought Connick was looking more threatening than usual, insisting it must mean Connick has been bulking up by working out. But Connick had another way to look more intimidating.
"I bought some smaller suits," he joked. Now that's a clever way for a smaller guy to look suddenly a lot tougher.
It was a fun night of entertainment, if you didn't think about the upcoming elimination of a contestant to dampen your spirits. LMFAO got Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli up on their desk, dancing to the 'Party Rock Anthem.'
Harry Connick Jr. proved as cool as ever, treating audiences to the title song from his Broadway show, 'On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.' But the fun couldn't last all night, and finally things had to get down to business.
"Let me ask you something," Colbert said. "I'm sure you get asked this a lot, how many [Madri Gras] beads is it going to take to see your t*ts?"
"How do you spell 'zero'?" Connick Jr. responded, making a vampy facial expression and then adding, "Mr. Man."
Connick Jr. did not, however, lift his shirt. So he was probably just kidding, and we think it would, in fact, take many Mardi Gras beads to get him to expose his nipples.
Referring to his 6-year-old son, Letterman said, "I'm beginning to worry that soon he won't hold my hand when we walk down the street. Does your 7-year-old still do that with you?"
"It happened for the first time about three or four days ago," said Connick Jr. "I walked into her classroom with her. I picked her up and gave her a kiss and she said, 'Dad, you're embarrassing me.'"
"So I slapped the crap out of her," he deadpanned. "I said, 'You embarrassing me!'" he joked.
But then Letterman showed a clip of a very young boy smoking a cigarette. Embarrassing their kids is the least of their worries.
With just five contestants left on 'American Idol,' it's getting down to the wire and harder to say goodbye to the eliminated Idols. Did the right person go home tonight? Even though I predicted earlier in the season that this contestant might win, I do believe America made the right choice.
Next week, the theme is music from the movies, with mentor Jamie Foxx. I've heard his name bandied about as a replacement for Simon Cowell, but personally, I'd love to see this week's mentor, Harry Connick Jr., fill Simon's chair at the judge's table. With his busy performance schedule (he'll be on Broadway in July), there's probably no chance of that happening, but a girl can dream.
What makes this remake so exciting is that here it is 25 years later and an entire new group of musicians took part, including Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Pink, the Black Eyed Peas, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Harry Connick, Toni Braxton, Snoop Dogg, Jason Mraz, Josh Groban, Tony Bennett, LL Cool J, Jonas Brothers... whew! The news might be that Lady Gaga couldn't make it.
Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning actress Renee Zellweger is taking on another prestigious role: executive producer of a Lifetime Original Movie. Zellweger will produce Living Proof, based on the true story of Dr. Denny Slamon. Harry Connick, Jr. is playing Slamon, a doctor and developer of Herceptin 2, a type of breast cancer medication. According to E!, the actress has a personal connection to the Living Proof story. Nanci Ryder, Zellweger's publicist and friend, was one of Dr. Slaman's patients.
While she's never produced anything for television before, Zellweger served as an executive producer on her 2006 film Miss Potter. The TV movie's premiere is set for October, National Breast Cancer Awareness month.
One of the great things about the web is that almost anything you want to know about is usually just several clicks away. Especially at Google, where they are putting up just about everything you could possibly want to know about.
Case in point: patents. You can search through patents from 1790 to 1996. And that includes patents from celebrity inventors. Did you know that Lawrence Welk patented an ash tray shaped like an accordian? Or how about an enhanced fish attractor device from M*A*S*H's Gary Burghoff? And how about this music display system from Harry Connick, Jr.?
But the most interesting might be the Hydro-Therapeutic Stimulator from Penn Jillette. Basically, it's a large water-filled tub used for, um, sexual stiimulation (for females - sorry, guys).
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