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'Chuck' Taps Comic Book Legend for Guest Role, 'Big C' Star Stops by CBS Drama & More TV Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 30th 2011 4:00PM
Stan Lee Guest Stars on Chuck'Chuck' is getting a visit from iconic come book creator Stan Lee.

According to HitFix, Lee will pop up in the seventh episode of the spy comedy's fifth and final season.

"To say we're excited to have Stan Lee join us on the show is an understatement," Chris Fedak, 'Chuck' co-creator,' told HitFix.

Other guest stars this season include 'Community' star Danny Pudi, Carrie-Anne Moss and Mark Hamill.

Lee has made a number of guest appearances on geek-targeted shows, most recently The CW's 'Nikita.'

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Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey Play 'Ghosts of Christmas Past' on 'Watch What Happens Live' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 1st 2011 5:50PM
Andy Cohen, Allison Janney, and John Benjamin Hickey on 'Watch What Happens Live'Andy Cohen snuck a "Christmas in July" theme in just under the wire Sunday on 'Watch What Happens Live' (Thursdays and Sundays, 11PM on Bravo), decorating the set with a Christmas tree, garlands and a Santa hat on a Snoopy statue. In keeping with the theme, Cohen played a game he called "Ghosts of Christmas Past" with guests Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey, with an assist from Julie Chen.

Chen asked the guests questions, and they had to hold up a paddle showing either "true" or "false." It got personal when Chen asked if Hickey had ever dated Cohen. Hickey stumbled over his answer. "Is there an in between?" he asked, and then held up "false." Chen confirmed it was actually true.

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'Lost' Star Heads to 'The Good Wife,' Hilarie Burton Gets 'White Collar' Promotion and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 8th 2011 2:25PM
Ken Leung'Lost' star Ken Leung has been found by 'The Good Wife.' Leung and 'The Big C''s John Benjamin Hickey have been tapped to guest star in the March 1 episode.

According to TV Guide, Leung's character will sue a social network, claiming it failed to protect his privacy. When his character posts an anonymous blog item about democracy in China, he's captured and tortured by the government. Lockhart, Gardner & Bond will represent him.

Hickey will play the CEO of the social networking site.

In other casting news ...

Hilarie Burton has been promoted to series regular on 'White Collar.' The former 'One Tree Hill' star will be a regular in season 3. [TVLine]

Olympic gold medalist Nastia Luikin will guest on 'Hellcats.' Liukin will play herself and introduce the cheerleading squad at a fund-raising event. [TV Guide]

In other 'Hellcats' news, Camille Sullivan will also appear on The CW show. Sullivan will recur on the series as Emily, an old rival of Vanessa's. [TVLine]

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'The Big C' Star Talks About the Big Finale, Laura Linney, Season 2 & ... Bristol Palin?

by Maggie Furlong, posted Nov 15th 2010 12:55PM
John Benjamin Hickey, 'The Big C'If you haven't watched 'The Big C' because you think it's just a show about someone dying of cancer, you couldn't be more wrong. It has been the biggest, most pleasant, must-watch TV surprise all year.

Of course a show starring Laura Linney was going to garner some buzz, but the entire cast provides laughs, tears and genuinely touching moments every week. Recovering from a major character death last week, we go into the season finale knowing that change is imminent.

But does that mean Cathy will seek treatment for her cancer? Will her husband be able to deal with her decision? Will her son finally snap out of his teenage bubble? And will her eccentric brother Sean, played by John Benjamin Hickey, ever grow up?

I caught up with the hilarious Hickey to talk about this season's success, what's in store for tonight's finale (Mon., Nov. 15, 10:30PM ET on Showtime), his interesting past with costars Linney and Cynthia Nixon, his plea for a certain Oscar-winner to guest star, ghosts and ... Bristol Palin?

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Star-studded cast in Lifetime original movie

by Kristin Sample, posted Jun 16th 2008 5:20PM
Harry Connick, Jr. Emmy and Grammy award winner Harry Connick, Jr. will star in the Lifetime original movie called Living Proof. The movie, currently being filmed in Connick's hometown of New Orleans, is produced by Renee Zellweger, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron who all worked on Chicago together. The film is about Dr. Dennis Slamon, the UCLA doctor who developed a drug for breast cancer. Living Proof tells the true story of this doctor's struggle to keep the drug trials going and save the lives of thousands of women.

Harry Connick, Jr. is joined by Amanda Bynes (Hairspray), Angie Harmon (Women's Murder Club), Swoosie Kurtz (Pushing Daisies), Bernadette Peters (Boston Legal), Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie), Regina King (Ray), Tammy Blanchard (Life with Judy Garland: Me and my Shadows), John Benjamin Hickey (Flags of Our Fathers), Paula Cale (Providence) and Trudie Styler (Empire).

The film will air in October as Lifetime's centerpiece for the network's annual awareness campaign Stop Breast Cancer for Life.

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