Actor George Lindsey Dies 83

George Lindsey (December 17, 1928 – May 6, 2012) a character actor who is best known for his roles as “Goober Pyle” on “The Andy Griffith Show,” died Sunday at his home in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 83.

Lindsey played the small town’s gas station attendant. He joined “The Andy Griffith Show” in 1964 when Jim Nabors, portraying Gomer Pyle, left the program. He reprised the Goober Pyle role on the country variety program “Hee Haw.”

Lindsey’s Hollywood work also included roles in “M*A*S*H” “Gunsmoke,” “The Rifleman,” and “The Twilight Zone.” He was in movies including “Take This Job and Shove It” and “Cannonball Run II,” was a judge for the Miss USA pageant for years.

Lindsey was born in Jasper, Ala., the son of a butcher. He received a bachelor of science degree from Florence State Teachers College (now the University of North Alabama) in 1952 after majoring in physical education and biology.

In addition to his acting/comedy work, Lindsey was also involved in charity work and raised more than $1.7 million for the Alabama Special Olympics through his George Lindsey Celebrity Golf Tournament.

In the obituary released from the Nashville funeral home handling Lindsey’s arrangements said the actor often joked about what he wanted written on his tombstone.

“One choice goes for the joke: ‘I told you I was sick.’ The other goes for the heart: ‘I hope I made you laugh.’ ”

Lindsey is survived by his son George Lindsey Jr., daughter Camden Jo Lindsey Gardner, and two grandsons.

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Fran Drescher Abducted By Aliens

fran_drescher_1 Actress Fran Drescher, known for her roles on ‘The Nanny’ and ‘Happily Divorced’, claims she was abducted by aliens while in junior high. Speaking to the Huffington Post, Drescher, 53, says both she and her ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson came into contact with the alien species. Even the girls from xart laugh when they hear this stuff.

Explaining the abductions, Fran said, “You know, it’s funny because Peter and I both saw [aliens] before we knew each other, doing the same thing, driving on the road with our dads.We were both in junior high. A few years later, we met, and we realized that we had the same experience. I think that somehow we were programmed to meet. We both have this scar. It’s the exact same scar on the exact same spot”. Jacobson is a little sketchier on the incidents, claiming that Fran’s scar is likely to have come from a “drill bit” or is simply a burn. Drescher said, “I said to him, that’s what the aliens programmed us to think.But really, that’s where the chip is”. The actress’s representative is yet to make an official comment on the claims. Her news series ‘Happily Divorced’ was officially renewed for a second season in 2011 with TV Land ordering a further 12 episodes of the comedy, scheduled to begin airing on March 7, 2012. Another kind of show can be watched at

The show is inspired by Drescher’s real-life marriage to Jacobson, who came out as gay after their divorce in 1999. The pair have since remained friends and are business partners.

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Denise Richards Shoe Designer For Charity

denise_richards_1 The latest star to turn shoe designer is actress Denise Richards – she’s helping create a pair of pumps to raise money for charity.

The money raised will all go to the Kidney Cancer Association.

The Scary Movie 3 star has followed in the footsteps of Jenny McCarthy, Kristen Bell and former Spice Girls singer Melanie Brown to team up with ShoeDazzle designers as part of the Celebrity Shoe Design Program for Charity. For more great shoes and heels check out those pure mature girls. Or you’re welcome to see what less-experienced girls do at fantasyhd.

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Richards says, “Fashion has always been a passion of mine and I especially love shoes. What woman doesn’t love a feminine, yet sexy pump in her collection? Teaming up with ShoeDazzle to help a charity I admire and a cause that is particularly dear to me because of my mother provided an amazing opportunity to combine my passions.

“I decided to name the shoe after my baby Eloise because she has been such a blessing in my life.”

The Eloise footwear will be available from January 16, 2012.

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Madonna Opens Gym In Russia

Madonna Expanding her gym business, Madonna has opened a branch in Russia. Online businesses started by other people are also thriving, I’m talking about, RealityKings, and alike.

The diva opened her first Hard Candy gym in Mexico City, Mexico last year (2010) and now she has taken the business worldwide by opening another in Moscow. You can be sure you can find really fine girls there.

The gym is located close to Red Square and features a swimming pool and exercise classes all designed by the singer herself.

Madonna also has plans to open another branch in St. Petersburg in the spring (2012), she also hopes to take the franchise to Canada in 2012.

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Actor Harry Morgan Dies 96

Harry Morgan (April 10, 1915 – December 7, 2011) a prolific character actor who is best known for his roles in “M*A*S*H” and “Dragnet,” died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 96.

He starred as Pete Porter, in the situation comedy “Pete and Gladys” (1960-62), he played Officer Bill Gannon opposite to Jack Webb’s Sgt. Joe Friday in “Dragnet,” from 1967 to 1970. To millions of fans he was Col. Sherman T. Potter, commander of the 4077th M*A*S*H in Korea (1978-83).

In 1980 his received av Emmy Award as best supporting actor in a comedy series for “M*A*S*H”.

Mr Morgan played in more then 100 movies as sheriffs, loyal sidekicks, soldiers, thugs, police chiefs and judges. One of my favorites court room dramas he was Judge Mel Coffey in “Inherit The Wind,” the judge who presided over the fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey Trial” in Tennessee, where a young teacher was convicted of the crime of teaching the theory of evolution. What a role.

He was born Harry Bratsburg, in Detroit and grew up in Muskegon, Michigan. He made his professional acting debut in a production of “At Mrs. Beam’s” in Mount Kisco, N.Y., Morgan made his way to Hollywood in 1942.

It was once estimated that in one show or another, he was seen in prime time for 35 straight years.

Morgan is survived by his second wife, Barbara, whom he married in 1986, and three sons, Christopher, Charles and Paul, from his first marriage, to Eileen, who died in 1985; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. His son Daniel predeceased him.


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David McCallum Biography, Filmography, Pictures

David_McCallum David McCallum was born in Glasgow on September 19, 1933. His father was a musician and as a result he also started taking interested in music and learnt oboe. He appeared in several British films and then moved to US. Here he acted in many movies such as ‘The great Escape’ & ‘The greatest Story ever told’. However, true success eluded him till he appeared in TV series ‘U.N.C.L.E’. His portrayal of shy, introvert and intelligent secret agent Illya Kuriakin was appreciated by audience and gave him a big fan following. Initially, the character was not fleshed out extensively. However after watching McCallum’s performance and the rage amongst the audience, Producers of the show decided to make Kuriakin’s character a mainstay of the series. The contrast and the chemistry between McCallum & Robert Vaughn’s relationship on screen also helped in popularizing the show. McCallum also received two Emmy nominations for the series.

McCallum continued to appear on TV screen in US, Britain and Australia. His voiceover for the documentaries, ‘Titanic: Death of a dream’ was also appreciated. Then he appeared in NCIS as Dr. Donald Mallard. Here again he put up a convincing performance by extensively studying forensic sciences.

David McCallum has seen lots of Ups and down in her personal life. He married Jill Ireland and they had three sons together. However Jill deserted him for Charles Bronson, who was his co-actor in ‘The Great Escape’. Then he married Katherine Carpenter in 1967. David’s adopted son Jason died in 89 after excessive administration of drugs. David & Katherine are currently living in New York.

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