August 14, 2012 in Nation/World

Chenoweth won’t be back on ‘Good Wife’

From Wire Reports
 

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Kristin Chenoweth said injuries she sustained while filming the CBS legal drama “The Good Wife” last month will prevent her from returning to the show.

In a statement issued Monday she expresses “deep regret” she’ll be unable to return in her recurring role “at this time.” She’ll appear in the season premiere, airing Sept. 30.

The 44-year-old actress was hit on the head by a piece of equipment while on the show’s New York City set July 11. She was briefly hospitalized.

She says she’s “getting better slowly.”

Chenoweth won a Tony Award for her role in Broadway’s “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” and an Emmy for her work on “Pushing Daisies.” Last season she starred in the short-lived series “GCB.”

Nobel laureates protest NBC show

Nine Nobel Peace Prize winners are speaking out against a new NBC competition series they say treats military maneuvers like athletic events.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the other Nobel laureates protested in an open letter that the show, “Stars and Stripes,” glorifies war and armed violence.

The series pairs celebrities with U.S. military personnel for simulated military challenges. Participants include boxing champion Laila Ali, Superman actor Dean Cain, Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s husband, Todd Palin.

The program is hosted by retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark.

The letter, sent Monday to Clark, NBC boss Robert Greenblatt, producer Mark Burnett and others connected with the show, argues “this program pays homage to no one anywhere” and criticizes it for “trying to somehow sanitize war by likening it to an athletic competition.”

The letter calls for NBC to stop airing the series.

NBC defended the show, saying it isn’t “a glorification of war, but a glorification of service.”

Besides Tutu, signers of the letter include Jody Williams, Mairead Maguire, Shirin Ebadi, Jose Ramos-Horta, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Oscar Arias Sanchez, Rigoberta Menchu Tum and Betty Williams.

The birthday bunch

Singer-pianist Buddy Greco is 86. Singer Dash Crofts (Seals and Crofts) is 74. Singer David Crosby is 71. Actor-comedian Steve Martin is 67. Bassist Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone) is 66. Actress Susan St. James is 66. Romance novelist Danielle Steel is 65. Cartoonist Gary Larson is 62. Actress Jackee Harry is 56. Actress Marcia Gay Harden is 53. Singer Sarah Brightman is 52. Actress Halle Berry is 46. Actress Catherine Bell is 44. Guitarist Kevin Cadogan (Third Eye Blind) is 42. Actress Mila Kunis is 29.


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