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Denzel Washington: I’ll Be the Backup ‘This is CNN’ Guy

Denzel Washington was on CNN’s “New Day” this morning, promoting his new movie “2 Guns” and an upcoming return to Broadway in “A Raisin in the Sun.”

Washington also talked about his role in “Fences”, which was originally played by James Earl Jones. He then does his best “This is CNN” voice-over, also originated by Jones, saying he’ll be the “backup guy,” for the iconic tagline.

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The Afternoon Ticker: Blizzard, Oscar, Jones

  • A blizzard expected to hit the Northeast tomorrow and continue into Saturday is keeping the “Today” show in New York City. Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie had planned to anchor from Chicago Friday.

  • CNN updated its iPhone app, with a must-have feature … and it sounds a little something like this. The feature is optional and can be turned off, if you get turned off by it.

The Name’s Blitzer, Wolf Blitzer

Britain’s intelligence service, MI6, is under intense scrutiny. The agency’s leader, a woman known only as “M,” is facing a public grilling from bureaucrats, and on CNN, Wolf Blitzer updates viewers on the latest intrigue surrounding the normally secretive agency.

CNN’s Blitzer plays himself in the new James Bond movie Skyfall, which opens today in theaters. Blitzer is actually the second CNNer to make a guest appearance in a major movie this month. Flight, the Denzel Washington film that opened last week, features “Piers Morgan Tonight” anchor Piers Morgan. Morgan covers the fallout from a plane crash, in which Washington’s character was the pilot.

Blitzer, however, may have one-upped his English colleague with his appearance in what is arguably Britain’s most beloved film franchise. Certainly worthy of a martini. Shaken, not stirred, of course.

Reggie Bush To Appear on Reality Show

Reggie Bush is no stranger to reality television, having appeared on several shows starring former girlfriend Kim Kardashian. This time. however, the focus will be on Bush, who is making an appearance on a new CBS show called “Same Name,” which features celebrities switching places with people with the same name. Bush, a running back for the New Orleans Saints, is swapping lives with a construction worker in Danville, Illinois for a week this summer, so that the construction worker gets to experience the life of an NFL player during a lockout. Hopefully this won’t raise the odds that the construction worker gets arrested.

The experiment will air on CBS in July.

(Source: Los Angeles Times)