Rose won't talk about TV-show no-show
BY BILL ZWECKER AND JOHN JACKSON firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
As anyone with a TV can attest, Bulls point guard Derrick Rose isn't camera-shy. It's impossible to watch TV for any length of time without seeing him appear on a news show, sports show or commercial.
Rose, though, gained much attention Wednesday for a TV appearance he didn't make on CBS' ''The Good Wife.''
According to a report in the New York Post, Rose was scheduled to fly to New York to shoot a cameo role as himself Tuesday. But when a car arrived at Rose's north suburban home that morning, no one answered the door.
Later, the report said, someone other than Rose went out to the car and said he wouldn't be making the trip.
The popular series is set in Chicago but shot in New York.
The Bulls declined comment, saying the organization played no role in the appearance. Rose spoke with reporters at the Berto Center on Wednesday, but a team spokesman said beforehand that he wouldn't take questions on the subject.
The Post said the appearance was scheduled last week, but it wasn't determined that the Bulls would be off Tuesday until after Monday night's 110-98 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers at the United Center.
Perhaps Rose thought better of spending his day off flying back and forth to New York and hanging around a set.
According to TV industry insiders, the show's staff was upset about Rose being a no-show because they had to completely revamp their shooting schedule. But they wouldn't comment publicly because they don't want to burn bridges with Rose or the Bulls, a source said. Officials from ''The Good Wife'' are still hoping to get Rose -- or other Bulls -- to appear on a future episode.