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Jewel Tried To Back Out Of Playing June Carter Cash


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Singer Jewel initially turned down the chance to play country music legend JUNE CARTER CASH in a Tv movie as she feared the risky role would "probably ruin" her career.

The pop star was approached to play Johnny Cash's second wife in new biopic Ring of Fire less than a year after giving birth to her son Kase in 2011, and Jewel admits acting was the last thing on her mind.

She urged bosses at U.S. Tv network Lifetime to find another actress, but producer Jonathan Koch was convinced she was the right woman for the job.

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Frances Conroy To Play Carter Family Matriarch


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Former Six Feet Under star Frances Conroy has signed on to play Carter family matriarch Maybelle in a new JUNE CARTER CASH biopic.

Singer Jewel will play June Carter in the film and U.S. punk icon John Doe is on board to play A.P. Carter - June's uncle. Newcomer Matt Ross will portray Johnny Cash.

The project is based on John Carter Cash's memoir Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash.

Reese Witherspoon's 'Low-key' Wedding


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Reese Witherspoon is said to be rigorously preparing for her marriage to JIM TOTH next week. US Weekly have confirmed that the nuptials will be a small ceremony, taking place at Witherspoon's private ranch in Ojai, California. In an article dated 16th March, the website reports that she is ensuring she looks her best for the day with intense 75 minute sessions of Vinyasa yoga. Her gown is being designed by Monique LHullier.

This will be Reese Witherspoon 's second marriage, who was previously married to fellow actor RYAN PHILLIPE for 7 years. The couple had two children together, Ava and Deacon. They separated in 2006, after which Witherspoon went on to date Jake Gyllenhaal . Toth, an agent at Creative Artists Agency, was first linked to the actress in January 2010 but the couple did not announce their engagement until 28th December.

Witherspoon has had a busy schedule already in 2011, production has just wrapped up on her latest film 'Water for Elephants' in which she stars opposite Twilight star Robert Pattinson.

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Cash's Sister Dies


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The family of country legend Johnny Cash has suffered another blow - the singer/songwriter's sister has died. REBA CASH HANCOCK lost her battle with a lengthy illness on Sunday (05MAR06) - just before Reese Witherspoon picked up the Best Actress honour for playing her late sister-in-law JUNE CARTER CASH in biopic Walk the Line. A funeral service for Cash Hancock, who managed the House of Cash museum and studio complex in Tennessee, will be held today (08MAR06).

Cash's Facelift Gift


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Johnny Cash once offered to fund his entire staff's facelifts, according to a revealing new look inside the country great's private world.

PEGGY KNIGHT, who worked for Cash and his wife JUNE CARTER CASH for 33 years, has written a book about country music's first couple because she wants everyone to know just how generous her boss was.

In MY 33 YEARS INSIDE THE HOUSE OF CASH, Knight recalls Cash offering his female staff members facelifts - as a gift.

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Johnny Cash Lovechild Scandal Revealed


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Late country legend Johnny Cash reportedly hid a secret from his fans for years - he once impregnated his wife JUNE CARTER CASH's sister ANITA during an affair.

A source close to the couple refused to reveal the secret while the couple were alive, but has since come forward following Cash's death in September (03).

American tabloid NATIONAL ENQUIRER reports Anita agreed to abort the child to spare her sister embarrassment.

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Johnny Cash’s Family In A Feud Over Will


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Country music legend Johnny Cash left more than cash to his family. He, unfortunately left the sort of cash that would spark a family feud between his son and four daughters. The deceased singer’s 100 million USD fortune was almost entirely left to his son – JOHN CARTER CASH. Coupled with the current strength of sales of the late singer’s records following his death, John Carter Cash seems ready to make an additional 50 million USD.

Related: Long Lost Johnny Cash Album To Be Unveiled - 'Out Among The Stars'

John serves as Johnny Cash’s only child with his beloved second wife, JUNE CARTER CASH, who passed away four months before him. The couple were together for 35 years, before which Johnny Cash was married to Vivian Liberto and the couple had four daughters. According to sources, said four daughters (along with a further two from another relationship) only received 1 million USD each, yet they have vowed to fight John in order to earn more. 

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Daughter Speaks Of Grief At Cash Funeral


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Country star Johnny Cash's daughter ROSEANNE spoke of her intense grief as the WALK THE LINE singer was laid to rest yesterday (15SEP03) in his native Tennessee.

Mourners including Sheryl Crow and Emmylou Harris paid their respects at the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH of Hendersonville near Nashville.

Roseanne, whose mother VIVIAN LIBERTO was married to the BOY NAMED SUE legend for 12 years, said, "I can almost live in a world without Johnny Cash because he will always be with us. I cannot begin to imagine a world without Daddy."

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Johnny Cash Selling Weekend Retreat


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Mourning country legend Johnny Cash is selling the Tennessee log house that he and his late wife JUNE CARTER CASH used as a weekend retreat.

June Carter Cash died in May (03) after complications from heart surgery. She was 73.

Johnny Cash's brother TOMMY CASH, an agent with the estate agents handling the sale, says, "This is the hide-out he and June used for 14 years."

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June Carter Cash Death Leaves Void For Johnny


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Friends of Johnny Cash fear for the legendary singer after the death of his wife JUNE CARTER CASH last week (15MAY03).

Pal and neighbour WILLIAM LEE GOLDEN of the Oak Ridge Boys admits visiting the Cash house will now be a tough task, but he's happy that the couple's only child JOHN CARTER CASH will be there to help his father through his grief.

He says, "It's hard to imagine going over to that home. I know Johnny Cash will be lost there without his partner. It'll be a lonely home without her, but they have John Carter Cash as a living example of their love, so I'm sure that Johnny will be leaning closer on John Carter in the days ahead.

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