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Delta Burke,
Leslie Jordan disinvited from Nashville talk show

Delta Burke,
Leslie Jordan disinvited from Nashville talk show

A local Nashville television talk show rescinded an invitation to Delta Burke and Leslie Jordan to appear on the program, saying the show's conservative viewership could be offended by a discussion of their current work, according to celebrity site TMZ.

The two are currently starring in a Del Shores revival tour that recently won accolades from the L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards and they were scheduled to appear on Talk of the Town on November 10. But the show's producer e-mailed them saying that after reviewing the subject matter of the plays, he "decided that it would not be in the best interest of Talk of the Town to [have] an actor come on the show to discuss the plays. We are dealing with a very conservative viewership who we feel would be offended by the show's titles and their topics."

Tennessee native Leslie Jordan, who won an Emmy award for his appearance on Will & Grace, called the incident a slap in the face.

Del Shores said the show is underestimating its audience. "Somehow I think that the people of Nashville are a little more diverse and open-minded than the producers of Talk of the Town are giving them credit for," he said. "At least that's been my experience in one of my favorite cities." (The Advocate)

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