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TV Stars Play Hockey for Charity + WGA talks at Sundance? January 22, 2008

READ THE PART toward the end about the writers and producers/ studios talking on neutral ground at Sundance….

This goes along with the news we have been hearing all week that with the Directors Guild reaching a settlement with the studios negotiations are set to resume with the WGA. Could this years’ TV season be saved? We will have to wait and see. Bones is in repeats until the end of April and Smallville has their last episodes set to run from end of January into March.

VIDEO of the event from FOX13 Utah includes talking to David Boreanz 

‘Bones’ Star Plays Hockey for Charity
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
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David Boreanaz at the Park City Ice Arena Bones star David Boreanaz has been using his strike-imposed break to do some good. The 38-year-old actor recently participated in a celebrity hockey game at the Sundance Festival in Park City, Utah. The game, hosted by former NHL star and future Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille and held at the Park City Ice Arena, was set up to raise money for Echoes of Hope, a nonprofit organization that Robitaille and his wife founded to help at-risk and emancipated foster children. Tickets went for $40 a piece.

“What better place to do it than in this brand new arena? With the film festival being at the same time we knew we’d get the right crowd here,” Robitaille said. “It’s been a lot of fun… The guys are having fun. It’s been a success.”

David Boreanaz, who plays FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth on Bones, donned on his personal jersey – with the number “24” splashed on the back – and hit the ice to play with fellow television stars Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters), Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville), Treat Williams (Everwood, Heartland) and Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights), as well as other Hollywood celebrities. Many of the actors have had previous hockey experience.

The celebrities went up against NHL bigwigs like Cammi Granato, Natalie Darwitz, Larry Murphy, Tony Amonte, Marty McSorely and Marcel Dionne, who is the fourth highest scorer in NHL history.

Serving as the game’s commentator was comedian-actor Tom Arnold, who went to Park City to attend the film festival as well. Arnold believes Sundance, which will last until January 27, has allowed both sides of the ongoing WGA strike to get together in a neutral environment. He also believes that much progress has been made at the festival, and that the strike will be resolved soon.

The strike has caused several shows, including David Boreanaz’ Bones, to shut down. The hit procedural drama still has four unaired episodes in the can, including an installment that FOX pulled out last year in the wake of the Virginia Tech shooting. All four episodes will be aired during May sweeps.

-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Deseret Morning News
(Image Courtesy of Deseret Morning News)

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4 Responses to “TV Stars Play Hockey for Charity + WGA talks at Sundance?”

  1. Love David? Check the fun Bones stuff in my blog entry about new shows this winter- I have some Bones clips and video links!
    http://supernatural66.wordpress.com/2008/01/06/what-shows-are-new-programming-picks-during-the-wga-strike/

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  3. [...] Michael started his vacation and time in Sundance with a celebrity hockey game- check out my other blog posting for all the details on that. [...]

  4. [...] Michael started his vacation and time in Sundance with a celebrity hockey game- check out my other blog posting for all the details on that. [...]


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