People: It's TV love for Schwimmer, Messing

Posted
It's TV love for Schwimmer, Messing

Former "Friends" star David Schwimmer will appear on "Will & Grace" as a new love interest for Debra Messing's character.

NBC said Wednesday that Schwimmer will play opposite Messing's Grace on the sitcom revival that's back Oct. 4 on NBC.

Schwimmer isn't the only familiar face appearing on the second season. Alec Baldwin, Chelsea Handler and Mary McCormack were previously announced guest stars.

"Friends" and the original "Will & Grace" were teammates on NBC's powerhouse "Must See TV" Thursday night comedy lineup in the 1990s through the mid-2000s.



Bill Clinton's debut novel is a million seller

Bill Clinton is a now a million-selling novelist.

"The President is Missing," a thriller co-written with James Patterson, has more than 1 million combined hardcover, e-book and audio sales in North America alone since coming out June 4. The book is Clinton's first of work of fiction, but in Patterson he had one of the world's most prolific and successful novelists for a collaborator. Reviews were mixed, but Barnes & Noble fiction buyer Sessalee Hensley said in a statement released Wednesday by co-publishers Alfred A. Knopf and Little Brown and Co. that "The President is Missing" had benefited from "very strong" word of mouth.

"In a summer marked by nonfiction successes, this novel has proven to have remarkable legs," Hensley said.

The book's subject has also proved timely: a potentially devastating cyberattack, which intelligence experts have called a leading concern. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said in mid-July that "the warning lights are blinking red" about a possible attack and called Russia the "most aggressive foreign actor, no question."

Clinton, whose previous books include the memoir "My Life," is now the rare author to have million sellers in fiction and nonfiction.



Underwood, Fisher expecting second child

Carrie Underwood says her family is adding "another fish to our pond."

The 35-year-old singer announced Wednesday on Instagram that she and her husband, Mike Fisher, are expecting their second child. She says they are "absolutely over the moon."

Underwood and Fisher, a former NHL player for Ottawa, Canada, and Nashville, Tenn., have a 3-year-old son, Isaiah.

Underwood's next album, "Cry Pretty," is due out Sept. 14. A tour will follow in 2019. Tickets go on sale Aug. 17.

The seven-time Grammy winner will join Brad Paisley as co-host of the Country Music Association Awards on Nov. 14. It will be their 11th time together.



Today's birthdays: Actress-TV personality Arlene Dahl ("What's My Line?") is 93. Bassist Jim Kale of the Guess Who is 75. Wrestler-actor Hulk Hogan is 65. Actress Viola Davis is 53. Actor Will Friedle ("Boy Meets World") is 42. Actor Chris Hemsworth is 35. Actress Alyson Stoner ("Cheaper By the Dozen," ''Camp Rock") is 25.



— The Associated Press






TALK TO US

If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.



Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions