Ahhhhh .... full disclosure, now that's what we like. John Schneider has gone on record, alongside his appearance on the f/X plastic-surgery drama "Nip/Tuck," to admit he's gone under the knife, himself.
Schneider told celeb news show "Extra" that he underwent liposuction a couple years ago when the situps just weren't working for him. Though it got the results he was looking for, he says the procedure hurt.
Schneider will do several episodes of "Nip/Tuck," and he'll play (intake of breath here -- this is a departure for our own Bo Duke) a porn producer. His character name? Ram. ... Ummmm-kay!
The IMDb says he appeared in an October episode of the show, but Kansas City's Channel 5 says his episodes are not scheduled to begin until later next month.
Meanwhile, in other John Schneider news (and it does tend to be rather abundant, you understand), the actor is queued up to sing the national anthem before the Pep Boys Auto 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on October 28 (otherwise known as Sunday). So appropriate for Schneider, who's a racer himself! Read more at RacingMilestones.com.
And hey, that's not all! We wouldn't be a bit surprised if John-John uses the opportunity this weekend at this particular Atlanta venue to mention another oh-so slightly big event coming up at that same particular Atlanta venue next summer ... If you have no idea what we're hintin' at, then we'll just tell ya ... Schneider and his wife, Elly, have gone public and official with the long-rumored new management of the wildly popular DukesFest event. In fact, they've even launched a brand-spankin'-new website for it, DukesFest.com. Scott Romine of the Confederate General Lee Fan Club site is doin' the webmasterin', while avid "Dukes" fan JETT is coordinating the guest cars for the annual event. And expect a big cast turnout this year, too, as the event moves here to the state where the show originated! We're excited! We have a feeling the guest couches at the BRBTV corporate headquarters will be in use!
BRBTV News Blog Blip (it's a great news day): Can you believe Todd McKee is coming back to daytime soaps? Our own handsome original Ted Capwell of "Santa Barbara," such a young'un when the show launched back in 1984, will return to the role he originated, Jake Maclaine, on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful." It happens on November 14 for the actor, who played that role on "B&B" from 1990 to 1993. See the feature story on Soaps.com.