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West Wing’s Ron Silver Dies of Cancer

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Ron Silver, an Emmy-nominated actor and Tony award winner, died Sunday after a two-year battle with esophageal cancer. The 62-year-old was surrounded by family when he passed during his sleep yesterday morning.

Silver, who was featured on the big screen in such projects as Ali, Reversal of Fortune, Enemies: A Love Story and Silkwood, had been nominated twice for his work on the small screen. His first nod came in 1988 for the miniseries The Billionaire Boys Club. He was then recognized in 2002 for his role as Bruno Gianelli on (see above).

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Janeane Garofalo Joins ‘24’

GarofaloJaneane Garofalo (Ratatouille, The Truth About Cats and Dogs) will once again channel her serious side and enter the world of TV politics.  The actress-comedian brought her signature snarky flair to NBC’s and now she’ll (hopefully!) do the same for Fox’s .

Garofalo will star in the show’s seventh season as the requisite government agent who investigates Jack Bauer’s latest crisis.  I am regrettably doubtful - but seriously hopeful - that she can help bring the show a much-needed spark.  Season 6 was such a ridiculous bore that I can’t even remember how it ended.

Those needing to review last year’s recaps (like me) have until September 10th to get all caught up.

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