Dennis Farina dies at 69

Farina was the only "Law & Order" cast member to have served in law enforcement, having worked as a real-life Chicago cop. Farina, who also starred on HBO's "Luck," made his last TV appearance in April on "New Girl" as Nick's dad. "What a tremendous loss," tweeted Jake Johnson, who in January called Farina "one of my all time favorite actors" and shared this behind-the-scenes pic in May.

Norman Weiss has been doing TV Tattle since the week "Freaks and Geeks" was canceled. He is a Hollywood outsider who was born and raised in Hollywood. "American Idol" and "Dancing with the Stars" are broadcast 2 blocks from his high school.