Emeril Lagasse

Emeril Lagasse

By Cindy Elavsky
Q: I have a question about the stars of the TV series “JAG.” I know Catherine Bell is in “Army Wives,” but what about David James Elliott? Where can I see him? — Mare, via e-mail

A: David James Elliott, 49, has been keeping very busy with TV miniseries and movies, his most recent being the Hallmark Channel original movie “Dad’s Home.” David stars as a dad who loses his job and has to stay at home. When the former workaholic is suddenly thrust into the lives of his children, whom he doesn’t really know at all, it’s just in time to heal the family bonds he has been breaking. Sharon Case (“The Young and the Restless”) co-stars. The movie premieres on Saturday, June 19, just in time for Fathers’ Day.
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Q: I have always been a big fan of Emeril Lagasse and always watched his cooking show, “Emeril Live.” I read that he has a new show coming out soon. What is it, and where can I watch it? — Doris J., Atlanta

A: The good-natured chef is back on TV with a new variety/talk show, “The Emeril Lagasse Show.” As Emeril himself told me, his goal is to have fun and entertain his fans, as well as his guests: “We had Sammy Hagar on, which was a great show. He’s a great musician, but Sammy just didn’t come to play. He came to not only play a song, but he came to actually play and be a part of the show.” You can catch “The Emeril Lagasse Show” on the ION network Sunday nights at 8 p.m.
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Q: I was watching a rerun of “The Office,” and I could swear that the actor who plays the pizza delivery boy that Michael and Dwight take hostage is Artie from “Glee.”— Genie J., via e-mail

A: You are correct, Genie. I spoke recently with Kevin McHale, the talented young actor who plays Artie on the megahit “Glee,” and he told me what a thrill it was to work on that show. “They were really, really nice. They’re all geniuses. I remember the very first take we shot was the first scene that I’m in with Steve Carell. He starts improvising, and I had to hide my face behind the pizza boxes, ’cause I’m like, ‘This is ridiculous.’ Every time I start frowning — the same thing on ‘Glee’ — if you see me frown, it’s because I’m about to laugh.”
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Q: I was a faithful viewer of the sitcom “Becker,” and I would like to know what the star, Ted Danson, is up to lately. — Sara S., Fort Worth, Texas

A: Ted co-stars in the Glenn Close legal drama “Damages,” which airs on FX. He also co-stars in the HBO comedy series “Bored to Death.” When Ted’s not working, you can find him tending to his organic garden at his and wife Mary Steenburgen’s home in Ojai, Calif.

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