NEW YORK —Larry Hagman will be paying a visit to Wisteria Lane when the former "Dallas" star appears in a guest role on "Desperate Housewives."
ABC says Hagman will play a love interest of Stella Wingfield, who is played by Polly Bergen on that network's prime-time soap opera. Stella is the mother of the character played by series star Felicity Huffman .
The 79-year-old Hagman, best-known as ruthless oil baron J.R. Ewing a quarter-century ago on the long-running "Dallas," more recently had a recurring role on "Nip/Tuck."
ABC didn't say Friday how soon Hagman would arrive on "Desperate Housewives" or how many episodes he is signed for.
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'Survivor' star said to have violated probation
PROVIDENCE, R.I. —Reality TV star Richard Hatch is accused of violating probation on his tax evasion sentence, which he received for failing to pay taxes on his $1 million prize from the first season of "Survivor."
Hatch, who became reality TV's first villain in the 2000 season of "Survivor," is scheduled to appear Wednesday in federal court in Rhode Island to answer charges he violated terms of his three-year probation, which began after he was released from prison last year following more than three years behind bars.
Hatch was convicted in 2006 of failing to pay taxes on his "Survivor" winnings, as well as other income. He received extra prison time because the judge found he lied on the stand. His probation requires him to find work, complete a mental health program, refile his 2000 and 2001 tax returns and pay all his back taxes.
Hasselhoff reality show gets dumped
NEW YORK —David Hasselhoff has been beached by the A&E Network.
The cable channel said Friday that it has yanked the former "Baywatch" star's reality show off the air after only two episodes. Eight completed episodes will remain unaired.
"The Hasselhoffs" featured the actor and his two daughters, who are aspiring to get into show biz.
Injury forces Van Dyke to cancel musical
LOS ANGELES — An injury has forced Dick Van Dyke to cancel his new musical show in Los Angeles.
Geffen Playhouse publicist Allison Rawlings released a statement Thursday that says Van Dyke is unable to perform because of an injury to his Achilles tendon, which began bothering him last week. As a result, the theater was forced to cancel the upcoming run of "Dick Van Dyke — Step in Time: A Musical Memoir."
Van Dyke, who turns 85 on Monday, performed in the preview show Wednesday night, but Rawlings says he aggravated the injury.
Heart rocker splits from director husband
LOS ANGELES — There's no more music between rocker Nancy Wilson and director Cameron Crowe —the couple have finalized their divorce.
Court records in Los Angeles show a judge signed off on the couple's breakup Wednesday.
The Heart singer-guitarist and Academy Award-winning writer-director resolved their split without fanfare, using a retired judge as a mediator to end their 24-year marriage.
Wilson filed for divorce in September. The couple have twin 10-year-old sons.
Crowe, director of films including "Jerry Maguire" and "Say Anything," won an Oscar for the screenplay for "Almost Famous." Wilson worked on the soundtracks of several of Crowe's film, and had a cameo in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," which he wrote.
The couple have been separated since June 2008.
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