Fran Drescher

JOAN COLLINS, ROBERT WAGNER, CYNDI LAUPER AND DEBI MAZAR TO GUEST ON TV LAND’S "HAPPILY DIVORCED"

Some of the biggest names in pop culture history are joining fellow TV icon Fran Drescher (“The Nanny”) on new episodes of TV Land’s hit sitcom, “Happily Divorced,” it was announced today by Keith Cox, executive vice president, development and original programming, TV Land. Joan Collins (“Dynasty”), Robert Wagner (“Hart to Hart”), singer Cyndi Lauper and Debi Mazar (“Entourage”) will appear, as will returning guest stars Ralph Macchio (“The Karate Kid”), D.W. Moffett (“Switched At Birth”) and Renée Taylor (“The Nanny”). Inspired by Fran Drescher’s real life, “Happily Divorced” revolves around LA florist Fran Lovett (Drescher) who finds out after 18 years of marriage that her husband Peter (John Michael Higgins, “Best in Show”) is gay. Production begins on October 1 and the sitcom returns to TV Land with all-new episodes on Wednesday, November 28 at 10:30pm ET/PT immediately following the season premiere of “Hot in Cleveland.”

This season, Peter gets a job working as an assistant for Joan Collins (who plays a fictional version of herself). Peter is thrilled to be working for an icon – until he realizes that two demanding women in his life is two too many. Additionally, Robert Wagner appears as Elliot’s (Moffett) handsome father, and Marilyn (Taylor), the longtime frenemy of Fran’s mother Dori (Rita Moreno, “OZ”), will return – daughter (Cyndi Lauper) in tow. Debi Mazar plays a potential new roommate for one of the Lovetts. In the season premiere, Ralph Macchio will return as Frankie, the New York born-and-bred pizza shop owner who has been romancing Fran. “Happily Divorced” also stars acclaimed actors Tichina Arnold (“Everybody Hates Chris”) as Fran’s best friend Judi, Rita Moreno (“OZ”) and Robert Walden (“All The President’s Men”) as Fran’s parents Dori and Glen and Valente Rodriguez (“George Lopez”) as Cesar, her flower shop employee.

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Elton John’s Son Zachary Steals Limelight At 2012 OscarsBash

Elton John was joined by a cast of A-list celebrities and high profile business representatives as he held his annual Oscars-viewing Aids fundraiser in Los Angeles last night (February 26, 2012) The Elton John Aids Foundation Oscar Viewing Party – to give it the correct title – was held at West Hollywood Park and the guest list included the blue-haired Katy Perry and the actress Fran Drescher. The star guest though, was undoubtedly Elton John and David Furnish’s adopted son Zachary.

The Daily Mail has published photographs of Elton, David and Zachary together. Zachary, who celebrated his first birthday on Christmas Day 2011, was dressed in a suit that carried an emblem with his name on. He looked every bit the fashionista that you might expect of a boy raised in a household with one of the pop world’s most iconic stars. Their adopted son was a focal point for Katy Perry who looked on, amused, as Zachary was entertained by Fran Drescher’s Pomeranian puppy. Esther – the dog – was a source of great amusement to Zachary, who can be seen reaching out to stroke the brown fluffy pooch.

2012 marks the 20th anniversary of Elton John’s annual Oscars Viewing Party. The multi-award winning songwriter continues to organise events such as this one to raise both money and awareness for the prevention and treatment of Aids. Rather than the red carpet of the Oscars, Elton’s event has a white carpet for the stars to arrive on and he told reporters “We’re getting bigger and bigger, which means we’re raising more money. And the money gets to people who actually need it.”