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  • Hurricane Propels Jackson's Justice Quest At EPA

    Hurricane Propels Jackson's Justice Quest At EPA
    More than four years after Hurricane Katrina, the single-story brick rancher in Pontchartrain Park where Lisa Perez Jackson grew up stands empty. Floodwaters long ago ate away the walls of her corner bedroom, where the current head of the Environmental...
  • Ben Matlock

    Ben Matlock
    ANDY GRIFFITH as Ben Matlock In creating the role of Matlock, the astute defense lawyer who disarms his opponents with his wit and ways, Andy Griffith commented: "I've considered it part of my job ever since the show started to put in some humor – some...
  • Jerri Stone

    Jerri Stone
    CAROL HUSTON as Jerri Stone Carol Huston joined the cast of "Matlock" as the fearless private investigator Jerri Stone, whom famed defense attorney Ben Matlock hires to work for him. Jerri is a former police officer, and has seen it all. Her strong-...
  • Les Calhoun

    Les Calhoun
    DON KNOTTS as Les Calhoun Don Knott's first career decision shaped his life. The weighty question centered around whether he should be a ventriloquist, a teacher or an actor. The choice was made for this native of Morgantown, West Virginia, when Don...
  • Cliff Lewis

    Cliff Lewis
    DANIEL ROEBUCK as Cliff Lewis Daniel Roebuck grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with – he insisted – an angel on his shoulder. He cited as an example his role for three years as Cliff Lewis, the bumbling young lawyer who works for noted defense attorney...
  • Michelle Thomas

    Michelle Thomas
    NANCY STAFFORD as Michelle Thomas Nancy Stafford who played Andy Griffith's partner, Michelle Thomas, in "Matlock" was born and raised in Wilton Manors, Florida, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. After graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelor...
  • Leanne McIntyre

    Leanne McIntyre
    BRYNN THAYER as Leanne McIntyre Brynn Thayer, appeared in numerous TV series and movies such as "Murder She Wrote," "Empty Nest," and a " Dick Van Dyke Mystery," before gaining recognition as the daughter of defense attorney Ben Matlock in "Matlock." As...
  • Former Bing Crosby estate in Toluca Lake for sale for $10 million

    Former Bing Crosby estate in Toluca Lake for sale for $10 million
    Still referred to as the Bing Crosby Estate, a Toluca Lake home that has had a succession of Hollywood owners is listed at $10 million. The singer and actor lived on the property from 1936 until early January 1943, when the 20-room house was gutted in...
  • Movie review: Play the Game -- 2 out of 5 stars

    Here's an AARP-friendly romantic comedy about a "playa" who tries to teach his grandpa how to Play the Game, while grandpa tries to teach sonny boy about true love and companionship. The novelty here is that Gramps is the great Andy Griffith, and the...
  • Actress Milla Jovovich sells her Beverly Hills home

    Actress Milla Jovovich sells her Beverly Hills home
    Newlywed actress and model Milla Jovovich, the weapon-toting glammando from the "Resident Evil" films, has sold a Beverly Hills Post Office-area home for $2.75 million. Although she lived in the John Woolf-designed, Hollywood Regency-style home for a...
  • Charlie Crist sets record for fastest flip-flop

    In today's edition of the Friday files, we disclose which politician is a descendant of a Siamese twin, which one is a "Pants on Fire" liar, and more. But first, we have a new record for Florida's fastest flip-flop. Not surprisingly, the honor goes to...
  • Don Knotts, star of 'The Andy Griffith Show,' dead at 81

    Don Knotts, star of 'The Andy Griffith Show,' dead at 81
    Don Knotts, the saucer-eyed, scarecrow-thin comic actor best known for his roles as the high-strung small-town deputy Barney Fife on the 1960s CBS series "The Andy Griffith Show" and the leisure-suit-clad landlord Ralph Furley on ABC's '70s sitcom "Three'...