Denis Leary made a special appearance last week at an awards luncheon hosted by PR News’ sister brand CableFAX. He took a break from shooting the upcoming season’s Rescue Me to show up at the Grand Hyatt in NYC to say a few kind words about John Solberg, senior vp of PR at FX, the network for Leary’s show. It was a surprise (and unpaid) visit by Leary– and Solberg appeared floored not only by Leary’s presence but by his remarks about how important Solberg has been to his show, and “if John tells me I need to be somewhere, I go there.” What a testament to the power of the PR counselor. Oh, and John won the CableFAX award for PR Executive of the Year. Well-deserved, John.