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Chaz Bono is Degrassi’s Simon Cowell in a battle of the bands

- November 22nd, 2012

Chaz Bono on Degrassi

Degrassi is adding a little “Chaz-matazz” to its lineup this week.

The long-running Canadian teen-targeted series, which is airing on Much in its current incarnation, has back-to-back new episodes – titled Tonight, Tonight, parts one and two – on Friday, Nov. 23. In the second episode, none other than Chaz Bono guest-stars as himself.

Bono, of course, is the only child of iconic showbiz duo Sonny & Cher. Bono was born a girl – Chastity – but underwent female-to-male gender transition a few years ago.

In Degrassi, Bono not only serves as a judge in a “battle of the bands” (wonder if anyone sings I Got You Babe?), but also is involved in the story line with transgender character Adam Torres, played by Gemini Award winner Jordan Todosey.

And you probably thought the odds were low that you’d ever see another acting “Chaz” after Chazz Palminteri. Wrong.

bill.harris@sunmedia.ca

@billharris_tv

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