RALEIGH, N.C. – It was all too easy to confuse Andy Griffith the actor with Sheriff Andy Taylor, his most famous character from “The Andy Griffith Show.”
After all, Griffith set his namesake show in a make-believe town based on his hometown of Mount Airy, N.C., and played his “aw, shucks” persona to such perfection that viewers easily believed the character and the man were one.
Griffith, 86, died Tuesday at his home along the coast, Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie.
“Mr. Griffith passed away this morning at his home peacefully and has been laid to rest on his beloved Roanoke Island,” Doughtie told The Associated Press, reading from a family statement.
Although Griffith acknowledged some similarities between himself and the wise sheriff who oversaw a town of eccentrics, they weren’t the same. Gr
Los Angeles (CNN) — Johnny Depp brought the biggest star power to the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, taking the stage to play guitar while he was honored for his acting career.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl Kate Upton says she understands why her male fans like her, but insists her penchant for sexy bikini photos is simply “like any job.”
In the new issue of GQ magazine, on stands June 26, Upton says, “I grew up in Florida riding horses, so the majority of my life I was either in boots or a bathing suit. I understand why my male followers like me … It’s like any job. You find your strengths and play them up.”
Upton has taken the modeling world by storm since landing the coveted SI Swim cover and now boasts nearly 400,000 followers on twitter.
Now she’s landed the cover of GQ with a spread shot by Terry Richardson. Check out highlights from the interview.
Kate Upton on the most exciting thing shes done since becoming famous:
For the GQ photo shoot, we were on that ride where the seat spins while the actual ride is spinning, and Im wearing a one-piece. And all of a su
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Overlearning the lessons from 2008s ballad-heavy, underperforming Here I Stand, Usher turned to the clubs for his 2010 divorce album Raymond V. Raymond, revitalizing his career but also releasing some of his worst singles. By Raymonds companion EP Versus and its Max Martin-produced single DJ Got Us Falling In Love, Usher had gone full Night At The Roxbury, turning himself over almost completely to contemporary dance trends. But if his recent output has been a cautionary tale about Euro-pops corrupting influence on R&B, Climax, the Diplo-helmed lead single from Ushers new Looking 4 Myself, demonstrates that its still possible to fuse R&B and electronic music in innovative, genuinely clever ways. Strikin
(CNN) — Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow says she has a brain tumor, something she described to CNN on Tuesday as a “bump in the road.”
“Please don’t worry about my ‘brain tumor,’ it’s a noncancerous growth. I know some folks can have problems with this kind of thing, but I want to assure everyone I’m OK,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
Crow, a breast cancer survivor, spoke to CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, about the diagnosis.
She told him the tumor was discovered months ago. Crow doesn’t need surgery but will have periodic scans to monitor the growth, she told Gupta.
According to the singer’s representative, Crow was diagnosed with meningioma, a common type of brain tumor.
Elizabeth Taylor had one; so did Mary Tyler Moore, said Gupta.
“It’s a tumor that typically grows between the outer layer of the brain and the brain itself. Read more…