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The actor was a series regular as Harrison Wright on Shonda Rhimes’ political drama for its first three seasons, before his character’s fate was left in the balance and Short was written off the show following domestic abuse charges from his wife. In an interview with Access Hollywood, he explained the substance abuse that dominated his life at the time.
“I’ll be candid. I was struggling with drugs,” Columbus said. “I had a lot on my plate, and you know, I was using unhealthy ways to kind of self-medicate and deal with a lot of heavy duty stuff in my life… The real drugs – I did cocaine. I was doing cocaine and drinking a lot, and trying to balance a 16-hour work schedule a day, »
- Kevin Noonan
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Masters of Sex, True Blood, Teen Wolf and Chasing Life!
1 | From The Killing Episode 3: Wouldn’t Linden have seen Skinner’s wife’s car outside the cabin, when she went to lob the cell phone into the lake?
2 | Between that scene in Outlander (above photo) and that scene in Masters of Sex, wasn’t it a great week to be a female TV character?
3 | Speaking of Masters of Sex, anyone else dreading »
Rizzoli & Isles is getting a new team member this week, but you might not even realize it at first.
Idara Victor (Turn) joins the drama as Nina Holiday, who's quietly introduced on Tuesday's episode (9/8c, TNT) with such little fanfare that you might assume it's a drive-by guest-starring role. But the low-key debut was a decision executive producer Jan Nash did not take lightly. "I think usually it would be a big deal for any show, but we didn't make it too much of a thing at the beginning," Nash tells TVGuide.com. "We wanted to ease into it given the circumstances."
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Those circumstances, of course, being the death of Lee Thompson Young, who played Det. Barry Frost, last August. After a tribute to Young and Frost in the second episode of the season, Nash had to figure how ...
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- Joyce Eng
Almost one year since his untimely death, Rizzoli & Isles addressed the passing of Lee Thompson Young in the show's season 5 premiere on Tuesday, June 17. The former Disney star committed suicide at the age of 29 in August 2013 with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. "When I realized that they had not actively dealt with it in the Season 4 finale, my own personal instinct was that it needed to be marked in some way," new showrunner Jan Nash explained in a new interview with Slate. [...] »
Family Confirm Lee Thompson Young Was Bipolar
Lee Thompson Young committed suicide in August of 2013 at the age of 29 while filming one of the final episodes of season 4 of Rizzoli & Isles. Young became famous at an early age with his starring role on Disney Channel’s The Famous Jett Jackson. After the show ended in 2003, Young continued to appear in many television shows and films before landing the part of Detective Barry Frost on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles.
Young’s death came as a shock to fans, who were unaware of Young’s mental illness. When his cause of death was revealed to have been a self-inflicted gunshot wound, it was soon reported that Young was being treated for bipolar disorder. »
Rizzoli & Isles acknowledged the death of their colleague, Lee Thompson Young, on a credit roll in August of 2013, but it was in tonight’s episode, “Goodbye,” where they sadly addressed the death of the character he played — Detective Barry Frost and said goodbye to Lee Thompson Young. Lee, 29, was found dead in his North Hollywood home last August of an apparent suicide. Much of this episode captured real emotion on the part of the cast. The pictures they showed of Lee Thompson Young included ones of him as a little boy and candid shots of the cast having fun. … Continue reading →
The post Recap of Rizzoli & Isles’ Goodbye to Lee Thompson Young appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Annabelle Havlicek
Tonight's television offerings brought us some sadness, some happiness, some whaaaaaat, and several awws as we said goodbye to a couple shows and one beloved character. We also got to welcome one show back into our lives, and got to play with not one, not two, but two and a half babies. Plus, was Aviva faking her asthma on Real Housewives of New York? We may never know, but continue on to hear how the drama played out. Rizzoli & Isles: It's back, but in a bittersweet sort of way. Tonight was not only the first episode of season 5, but it was also the first episode to deal with the absence of Lee Thompson Young, who died last August. At the beginning of the episode, Korsak explained that Frost was still on a »
To say Jan Nash came in to Rizzoli & Isles with an unenviable task would be an understatement.
The former Without a Trace producer replaced creator/executive producer Janet Tamaro as showrunner in November, just three months after star Lee Thompson Young committed suicide at age 29. The final episodes of Season 4 were devoid of Young, but his character, Det. Barry Frost, hadn't been written out yet. Instead, he was said to be on vacation visiting his mom...
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- Joyce Eng
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The only bad thing about the long holiday weekend was no new Game of Thrones! What's up with Sansa now that Littlefinger killed her aunt? — Georgia
Because she's the only witness to what happened to the Lady Regent of the Vale, the eldest Stark daughter is suddenly thrust into a position of power. As this preview implies, Sansa holds Littlefinger's fate in her hands. But will she actually testify against the man who helped her escape King's Landing? Let's just say that her choice will show exactly how far she's come in playing the game.
How is Rizzoli & Isles writing out Lee Thompson Young? — Kit
Jane and Maura...
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- Natalie Abrams
When "Rizzoli & Isles" returns for Season 5, the hit TNT series will address the loss of star Lee Thompson Young following his tragic death last August.
Star Angie Harmon revealed the plan on Twitter, writing, "Hope you enjoyed @RizzoliIslesTNT season 4 finale. Season 5 eps 1&2 address our beloved Lee w/ love, honor & respect. Thank you @JanNash100."
During the Season 4 finale, which aired Tuesday (March 18), the cast and crew refrained from live-tweeting the episode, as executive producer Jan Nash explains, "Our of respect for our colleague Lee Thompson Young the staff of R&I will not be live tweeting during tonight's episode."
After Young committed suicide on Aug. 19, the first episode to air was dedicated to the young actor with a memorial card that read, "In Loving Memory of Lee Thompson Young, 1984 - 2013." The card was followed by silent footage of Young as Detective Barry Frost.
"Rizzoli & Isles" returns for Season 5 on June 17 on TNT. »
The unlikely partners on Rizzoli & Isles are back for another season. Will this TNT series remain the cable channel's highest-rated show? We'll have to wait and see.
Rizzoli & Isles airs on Tuesday nights and there are 15 episodes once again. The show once again features the talents of Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Lorraine Bracco, Bruce McGill, Lee Thompson Young, Jordan Bridges, and Brian Goodman.
Below are the TV show's ratings for the Summer 2013 season, the best way to tell if the show will be cancelled or renewed for another season. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so you can check on how it's doing.
Update: TNT has renewed Rizzoli & Isles for a fifth season.
Final season averages: 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.24 million total viewers. »
This past August, Rizzoli & Isles actor Lee Thompson Young took his own life and now the show will address his death at the start of its fifth season. Angie Harmon, who plays Rizzoli, shared the news via Twitter stating, "Hope you enjoyed @RizzoliIslesTNT season 4 finale," Harmon tweeted. "Season 5 eps 1&2 address our beloved Lee w/ love, honor & respect. Thank you @JanNash100."
Production on the series was stopped following the actor's suicide on August 19th. The episode that aired after his death was dedicated to him with a memorial card that read "In Loving Memory of Lee Thompson Young, 1984 - 2013."
Show creator Janet released this statement on behalf of TNT and Warner Bros. after Young's passing:
"Everyone at Rizzoli & Isles is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young. We are beyond heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, gentle, good-hearted, intelligent man. He was truly a member of our family. »
Gone but not forgotten, Lee Thompson Young and his character will receive a proper sendoff in the fifth season of Rizzoli & Isles. The actor, who played detective Barry Frost on the TNT drama, committed suicide last August. On Wednesday, series star Angie Harmon tweeted that he will be honored in the first two episodes of season 5:
Hope you enjoyed @RizzoliIslesTNT season 4 finale. Season 5 eps 1&2 address our beloved Lee w/ love, honor & respect. Thank you @JanNash100— Angie Harmon (@Angie_Harmon) March 19, 2014
On Tuesday, executive producer Jan Nash told fans that the Rizzoli & Isles staff were refraining from live-tweeting the season »
- Amber Ray
Rizzoli & Isles is giving one of its own a proper goodbye. Late series star Lee Thompson Young, who committed suicide last August, will be honored in the show's upcoming fifth season, Angie Harmon announced via Twitter on Wednesday, March 19. "Hope you enjoyed @RizzoliIslesTNT season 4 finale," the actress tweeted. "Season 5 eps 1&2 address our beloved Lee w/ love, honor & respect. Thank you @JanNash100." Nash is Rizzoli & Isles' executive producer. Prior to the fourth season finale on March 18, she told fans the cast [...] »
Rizzoli & Isles is preparing to say goodbye to one of its own. Following the tragic death of star Lee Thompson Young last August, the TNT hit series will address his passing in the beginning of the upcoming fifth season, according to star Angie Harmon. "Hope you enjoyed @RizzoliIslesTNT season 4 finale," Harmon tweeted. "Season 5 eps 1&2 address our beloved Lee w/ love, honor & respect. Thank you @JanNash100." During Rizzoli & Isles' season four finale, which aired on Tuesday, March 18, the cast and crew did not live-tweet the episode, with executive producer Jan Nash explaining, "Out of respect for our colleague Lee Thompson Young, the staff of R&I will not be »
Forgetting stars in the Academy Awards "In Memoriam" segment is almost as much a tradition as the fashion and speeches. But which stars missed out on live Oscars broadcast in 2014? Cory Monteith, Dennis Farina, Sarah Jones and Tom Clancy are among those not memorialized on TV.
Thanks to the Internet, the 86th Academy Awards can claim to honor just about everyone in film who died. Still, there's a bit of a slight felt by fans of those deemed unworthy for the telecast. Here are some of the biggest names left out of the video:
Jonathan Winters -- Died: April 11, 2013. Claim to Oscar fame: "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," "The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming," "The Smurfs"Gary David Goldberg -- Died: June 22, 2013. Claim to Oscar fame: "Must Love Dogs," sitcoms from "Family Ties" to "Spin City"Cory Monteith -- Died: July 13, 2013. Claim to Oscar fame: "Glee, »
Bette Midler serenaded the crowd during the 86th Annual Academy Awards In Memoriam tribute this evening with an emotional performance of "Wind Beneath My Wings." Many famous faces, those both behind and in front of the big screen, were included in the list of stars that were honored. But it seems as though there were still a few names that didn't make their way onto the live telecast's list, including Glee star Cory Monteith, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor James Avery and Tom Clancy among others. Other noteworthy people who were not named include: Marcia Wallace, Lisa Robin Kelly, Lee Thompson Young, Phil Everly, Phil Ramone, Lou Reed, Pete Seeger, Dennis Farina, Gary David Goldberg, Alicia »
One of the youngest star to pass this year was Glee‘s Cory Monteith, who they showed closing his locker at McKinley and hugging his on-screen and off-screen girlfriend Lea Michele in Glee. Cory passed away from heroine at the young age of 31 on July 13 and was found in his Vancouver hotel.
His girlfriend Lea »
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18 items from 2014
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