Nelly to Appear on Multi Episodes of CSI

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Gary Sinise and Co. are taking a little detour to Nellyville this fall.

Sources confirm to me exclusively that rapper and occasional actor is joining CSI: NY for a multi-episode arc. The Grammy winner will play a club owner who serves as a confidential informant to Mac and his team.

“He’s a great actor,” gushes executive producer Pam Veasey of Nelly, whose only major thespian credit to date is 2005’s The Longest Yard. “He really stepped up.”