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Exclusive: Tony Sirico has been tapped for a recurring role on the Fox animated series Family Guy. He will voice Vinnie the Dog, a pooch with attitude and possible criminal ties that the Griffins buy from a pet shop. I hear Sirico also sings the theme song for next season with Family Guy creator/lead actor Seth MacFarlane and the rest of the series’ voice cast. Additionally, Sirico is set to voice Tony “Peanuts” Sirico in the Adult Swim animated pilot Colonel Wallace, about an eccentric Southern fried-chicken magnate. Sirico, repped by Bob McGowan, recently wrapped the feature Zarra’s Law and Nickelodeon movie Nicky Deuce. My So-Called Life alumna Bess Armstrong has landed a recurring role on the second season of Showtime’s dark comedy series House Of Lies, about a group of ruthless management consultants. In a 6- to 7-episode arc, Armstrong will play Julianne Hotschragar, a Meg Whitman-type character. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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