Sarah Palin’s new Fox News show will premiere tonight without a planned segment featuring LL Cool J.
The debut episode of “Real American Stories,” a series profiling inspirational Americans, was originally set to include a clip of the rapper/actor.
But he complained that the network was reusing a 2-year-old interview he did for a previously planned series of the same name.
“Fox lifted an old interview I gave in 2008 to someone else and are misrepresenting to the public in order to promote Sarah Palin’s show,” LL Cool J, starring in CBS’ “NCIS: Los Angeles,” posted on Twitter. “WOW.”
The network replied in a statement Wednesday: “(A)s it appears that Mr. Smith does not want to be associated with a program that could serve as an inspiration to others, we are cutting his interview from the special and wish him the best with his fledgling acting career.”
“SVU,” s’il vous plait
Isabelle Huppert is poised to join the ranks of acclaimed French actresses who have graced “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
Huppert is expected to guest star in the season finale as the mother of a kidnapped child.
Her career’s going uphill
Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn is thrilled about her upcoming bit part on the “Law & Order” season finale.
“How many people get to appear on their favorite TV show?” she says.
Vonn will play an administrative assistant with a vital clue in a terrorism case.
The birthday bunch
Actress Debbie Reynolds is 78. Actress Ali MacGraw is 72. Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff is 62. Musician Gil Scott-Heron is 61. Rapper/actor Method Man is 39. TV host Rachel Maddow is 37. Actor Sam Huntington is 28. Singer Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum) is 26.