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George Harrison: A Tribute


He wrote one of the most covered songs in Beatles history ("Something"), and was the first ex-member of the legendary pop group to score a chart-topping single ("My Sweet Lord"), but George Harrison's most enduring persona will forever be that of the "Quiet Beatle," and he seemed to prefer it that way.

"Throughout his post-Beatles career, he made it very clear he didn't need fame," says Joe Levy, music editor for Rolling Stone. "He often said his ego was satisfied and that he got everything he ever wanted. That's an extremely rare thing for a rock star. They usually get what they want, and then want it over and over again. But that's not who he was."

Harrison, who died at 1:30 pm Thursday at a friend's home in Los Angeles after battling cancer, was born on February 25, 1943 in Liverpool, England. He began playing guitar at age 13, inspired by the music of British skiffle king Lonnie Donegan and the encouragement of schoolmate read more

Meet the Parent: Ben Stiller


Ben Stiller knows a thing or two about overprotective fathers. He went up against one (Robert De Niro) in last year's hit comedy Meet the Parents, and in his new family satire The Royal Tenenbaums (opening Dec. 14), he plays an obsessively cautious doomsday dad who dresses his offspring in red sweatsuits and guides them through rigorous emergency drills.

Now that Stiller and his wife, actress Christine Taylor, are expecting their first child, the funnyman admits he can relate to his alter ego's parental paranoia — not that he'll be taking any cues from him. "He's pretty extreme," the read more

George Harrison: A Tribute


He wrote one of the most covered songs in Beatles history ("Something"), and was the first ex-member of the legendary pop group to score a chart-topping single ("My Sweet Lord"), but George Harrison's most enduring persona will forever be that of the "Quiet Beatle," and he seemed to prefer it that way.

"Throughout his post-Beatles career, he made it very clear he didn't need fame," says Joe Levy, music editor for Rolling Stone. "He often said his ego was satisfied and that he got everything he ever wanted. That's an extremely rare thing for a rock star. They usually get what they want, and then want it over and over again. But that's not who he was."

Harrison, who died at 1:30 pm Thursday at a friend's home in Los Angeles after battling cancer, was born on February 24, 1943 in Liverpool, England. He began playing guitar at age 13, inspired by the music of British skiffle king Lonnie Donegan and the encouragement of schoolmate read more

George Harrison: A Tribute


He wrote one of the most covered songs in Beatles history ("Something"), and was the first ex-member of the legendary pop group to score a chart-topping single ("My Sweet Lord"), but George Harrison's most enduring persona will forever be that of the "Quiet Beatle," and he seemed to prefer it that way.

"Throughout his post-Beatles career, he made it very clear he didn't need fame," says Joe Levy, music editor for Rolling Stone. "He often said his ego was satisfied and that he got everything he ever wanted. That's an extremely rare thing for a rock star. They usually get what they want, and then want it over and over again. But that's not who he was."

Harrison, who died at 1:30 pm Thursday at a friend's home in Los Angeles after battling cancer, was born on February 24, 1943 in Liverpool, England. He began playing guitar at age 13, inspired by the music of British skiffle king Lonnie Donegan and the encouragement of schoolmate read more

Island Temptress: Jealous Much?


So much about Temptation Island 2 is unbelievable that it's hard to say what, exactly, is the biggest shock. Could it be the fact that, even knowing the he- and shenanigans that were destined to take place, four more committed couples signed up for mutually sanctioned singlehood? Perhaps it's the seemingly endless supply of hard-bodied professionals who are not only willing but eager to go one-on-one with a budding two-timer? Or, how about those ratings, lower this year than last, even though instances of sinfulness have risen to an orgiastic, all-time high? Nah. For our money, the most stunning development of the Fox series's second season (airing Thursdays at 9 pm/ET) has been the revelation of fresh-faced femme fatale Hilary Mills's jealousy. Though cast as a reality-show relationship spoiler, the perky blonde seductress nonetheless turned green with envy upon catching her crush — Catherine's boyfriend, E read more

George Harrison: A Tribute


He wrote one of the most covered songs in Beatles history ("Something"), and was the first ex-member of the legendary pop group to score a chart-topping single ("My Sweet Lord"), but George Harrison's most enduring persona will forever be that of the "Quiet Beatle," and he seemed to prefer it that way.

"Throughout his post-Beatles career, he made it very clear he didn't need fame," says Joe Levy, music editor for Rolling Stone. "He often said his ego was satisfied and that he got everything he ever wanted. That's an extremely rare thing for a rock star. They usually get what they want, and then want it over and over again. But that's not who he was."

Harrison, who died at 1:30 pm Thursday at a friend's home in Los Angeles after battling cancer, was born on February 25, 1943 in Liverpool, England. He began playing guitar at age 13, inspired by the music of British skiffle king Lonnie Donegan and the encouragement of schoolmate read more

Danny Glover's Secret Crush


Lethal Weapon hero Danny Glover has a confession to make about one of his co-stars in Wes Anderson's upcoming family comedy The Royal Tenenbaums (opening Dec. 14). "I have a major crush on Anjelica Huston," the 54-year-old actor tells TV Guide Online. "I'm crazy about her — everything from her intelligence to her unique beauty and her warmth."

In Tenenbaums, Glover plays a gentle scholar who courts Huston's matriarch character. Of course, Huston isn't the only Hollywood leading lady Glover admits taking a shine to. "I love read more

Britney's Leading Man Kisses and Tells


Poor Mariah Carey. Even after the Feb. 15 release of pop tart Britney Spears's debut feature, Crossroads, Glitter still isn't likely to be replaced as comics' favorite punch line. In fact, Spears rocks in the romantic comedy, at least according to castmate Justin Long (better known as the adorably awkward Warren Cheswick on Ed).

"I think she's going to surprise a lot of people with her acting ability," the 23-year-old tells TV Guide Online, adding that the two of them did a lot of ad libbing — quite a feat for a movie virgin. "I was certainly surprised."

Long probably isn't paying lip service to his leading lady's talent, either. If anything, since he gives her her first silver-screen kiss, he is more anxious abo read more

Anjelica Huston: She Has a Problem


Playing the mother hen of a clan of eggheads in Wes Anderson's new feature, The Royal Tenenbaums (opening Dec. 14 in select cities), could have driven Anjelica Huston out of her own gourd. Not only were her screen kinfolk all played by Tinseltown VIPs — among them, venerable veteran Gene Hackman and hot properties Ben Stiller and Gwyneth Paltrow — but, for principal shooting, the lot of 'em were squeezed into a cramped Harlem pad that hardly would have accommodated one jumbo-sized ego.

Luckily, Huston tells T read more

Meet the Parents Star Feared Hackman


Make no mistake, it takes a strong man — think Denzel Washington in Crimson Tide, Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven, and Will Smith in Enemy of the State — to get in the face of Gene Hackman, whose long resume boasts many rigid roles. As such, Owen Wilson — who had the excellent fortune to be on Robert De Niro's good side in Meet the Parents — chose to capitalize on any inti read more

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