Following the lead of Sting, Barry Manilow and Chubby Checker, Elton John
will step into Ally McBeal’s surreal world this season — and Jon Bon
Jovi may be close behind him.
Appearing as himself, the British pop legend will sing and play piano for
Ally’s happy-hour crowd in the Fox show’s November 19 episode. The bar
scene, to be shot in Los Angeles on Friday (September 28), will feature John performing his
classic “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” and two new tunes, “The Wasteland” and his current single, “I Want Love.” Former “Ally” cast member Robert
Downey Jr. lip-synchs to John’s lyrics in the video for the latter number.
Meanwhile, Jon Bon Jovi is in discussions with the producers of “Ally McBeal”
about a recurring role on the show, according to a Fox spokesperson. He would play a potential love interest for Ally, similar to Downey’s role last season.
Bon Jovi, whose big-screen credits include “Moonlight and Valentino” and “U-571,” next
stars in “Vampires: Los Muertos.” He has also made an appearance on HBO’s “Sex and the City.”