10:22 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 09/08/2011 08:50AM
Nothing like a room full of tough guys to help keep your emotions in check.
"It was very emotional," Denis Leary tells PEOPLE of shooting the series finale of Rescue Me at a screening of the episode Wednesday night in Manhattan. "But I couldn't really cry there. There were firefighters there ... it wasn't one of those things where you could cry if you were a guy."
It was a different story for Leary's costar Callie Thorne. "It was really traumatic for me to think about not seeing these people every day," she says of wrapping the post-9/11 firefighter drama. "I loved this family so much. I don't even want to admit that it's over!"
But before it was over for good, the cast, crew, and scores of FDNY bid farewell to the series at the finale party. The guests of honor? More than 30 firefighters who responded on 9/11.
Originally posted 04/27/2009 11:10AM
"I've always had a thing for Catwoman. Michelle Pfeiffer or Halle Berry in tight leather pants, with the boots – I'm pretty good with either one."
Rescue Me star Denis Leary in Redbook's May issue, responding to the question "Superwoman or Wonder Woman. Or who strikes your fancy?"
Originally posted 10/17/2008 08:00PM
Denis Leary says he's been misquoted and misunderstood.
The comic actor sparked a firestorm of criticism, even among his Hollywood colleagues, for a passage in his new book Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid saying that autism diagnoses "help explain away the deficiencies of (parents') junior morons."
"The point of the chapter is not that autism doesn't exist – it obviously does," Leary, 51, says in a statement. He says his beef is with "grown men who are either self-diagnosing themselves with low-level offshoots of the disease or wishing they could as a way to explain their failed careers and troublesome progeny."
Originally posted 11/15/2007 02:50PM
Famously blond Denis Leary has a surprising new look.
"When I see people they go, 'What's going on with your hair?' " the Rescue Me star, 50, told PEOPLE at the Leary Firefighter's Foundation Bash for New York's Bravest on Tuesday. "And I'm going, 'What?' I think they mean my hair's messed up."
It's not. It's just suddenly brunette for the movie he and Kevin Spacey are shooting: Recount, about the 2000 presidential election.
Originally posted 09/15/2007 06:00PM
The bleachers are already set up outside Los Angeles's Shrine Auditorium for Sunday night's 59th annual Emmy Awards – but are the nominees and their presenters ready?
Originally posted 09/12/2007 02:00PM
When Rescue Me actor Lenny Clarke hit 380 lbs., his best friend and costar Denis Leary took notice – and action. He encouraged Clarke to get healthy and with Leary's help (and that of Weight Watchers), Clarke has lost 144 lbs. and counting. PEOPLE sat down with the two comedians for a funny, tough-love take on taking off the pounds.
Originally posted 06/09/2007 06:00AM
How does Rescue Me star Denis Leary, 49, keep up his stamina on set? With a little help from natural foods chef Bethenny Frankel, who whips up healthy meals in his trailer, PEOPLE reports in its latest issue. "As you can imagine, tofu isn't the first priority," says Frankel, who always prepares food with "something green." The verdict? "I love them all," says Leary.
Originally posted 05/29/2006 06:00AM
It's tough work but fighting fires has been kind to Denis Leary. The actor has garnered a loyal following and his first Emmy nomination with his FX show Rescue Me, now in its second season. PEOPLE recently caught up with Leary, 48, who gave the inside scoop on how real those onscreen fires really are, his son following him into showbiz and why kids' movies make him cool.
Originally posted 06/17/2005 05:00PM
Kathy Hilton is giving a crash course on how to be a socialite in I Want to Be a Hilton on Tuesday. PEOPLE takes a look at the NBC reality show, plus other events to watch for in the coming week:
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