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Friday Night Lights School Rocked By Alleged Sex Scandal, Suicide

12th May 2014

The Texas high school that served as the inspiration behind Buzz Bissinger's 1990 bestseller Friday Night Lights has been rocked by a sex-scandal-related suicide.Mark Lampman, a social studies teacher at Permian High School in Odessa,...

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Friday Night Lights Stars To Reprise Roles For Mini-reunion

11th February 2014

Former Friday Night Lights stars Jesse Plemons and Derek Phillips will reprise their roles from the acclaimed Tv drama for a new digital spin-off series.Hopes for a film adaptation of the football-centred show were recently...

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Buzz Bissinger Opens Up About Breakdown

15th January 2014

Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger has opened up about the true extent of his pre-rehab breakdown last year (13), admitting he was starting to self-harm and take pills before seeking professional help.In a candid...

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Friday Night Lights Movie Not Moving Ahead

11th December 2013

Director/producer Peter Berg has dashed fans' hopes of a new film adaptation of Tv drama series Friday Night Lights after the idea was met with mixed feelings from the cast and crew.The critically-acclaimed show was...

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Buzz Bissinger Checks Into Rehab For Shopping Addiction

26th March 2013

Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger has checked into rehab after confessing he has a shopping addiction.The writer, whose novel inspired the movie and U.S. Tv drama of the same name, reveals he has spent...

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Friday Night Lights Creator Fires Off Letter To Mitt Romney Over Alleged Stolen Slogan

12th October 2012

Friday Night Lights creator Peter Berg has taken aim at U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for allegedly using the show's popular catchphrase as part of his campaign.Berg coined the term 'Clear Eyes, Full Hearts,...

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Friday Night Lights Set For Movie Comeback?

7th October 2011

Billy Bob Thornton's football movie Friday Night Lights is set to be remade with a heavy slant towards the cancelled TV series it spawned.The critically-acclaimed spin-off, starring Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton, picked up a...

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Friday Night Lights The Big Winner At Tca Awards

8th August 2011

Critically acclaimed sports drama Friday Night Lights triumphed at the 2011 Television Critics Association Awards on Saturday night (06Aug11) by landing the coveted Program of the Year prize.The drama joined Game of Thrones, Modern Family,...

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Meester Didn't Know She Resembled Kelly

2nd February 2011

LEIGHTON MEESTER was oblivious to the similarities in looks between her and MINKA KELLY until she met the FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS star's mother - and realised she was the mirror image of her own mum.The...

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Thornton Turns Down The Chance To Return To The Football Field

26th August 2010

BILLY BOB THORNTON has turned down the chance to reprise his FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS role for the TV spin-off's upcoming season finale because his busy schedule doesn't allow it.The movie star was approached by the...

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Rosie Set For Sports Drama?

18th July 2007

Actress/TV personality ROSIE O'DONNELL is in negotiations to play a soccer coach in acclaimed U.S. sports drama FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. The A League Of Their Own star made it known she's a huge fan of...

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Thornton Thrilled With Sporting Successes

6th February 2007

BILLY BOB THORNTON's living the sporting life after watching his two favourite teams become world champions in the past five months. The FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS star was at the Super Bowl on Sunday (04FEB07) to...

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Writers Guild Reveal Tv Nominations

14th December 2006

There were few surprises when nominations for the Writers Guild TV Awards were revealed yesterday (13DEC06) with castaway show LOST, mob hit THE SOPRANOS, and KIEFER SUTHERLAND-starring 24 all battling it out for Best Drama....

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Mcgraw To Play Police Chief In Star-studded Movie

11th December 2006

TIM MCGRAW has joined the all-star cast of Oscar winner PAUL HAGGIS' new movie, in which he'll play a cop. The country star, who made his movie debut in football film FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, will...

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Movie And Tv Top Tens Announced

11th December 2006

DREAMGIRLS, UNITED 93 and BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN are among the films of 2006, according to the American Film Institute. The organisation has revealed its top ten...

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Raging Bull Tops Sports Movie List

20th November 2005

ROBERT DE NIRO's portrayal of boxer JAKE LA MOTTA in RAGING BULL has been named the best sports movie of all time in a new US magazine poll. The cult 1980 film beat golf...

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Berg Slams Euthanasia Message In Million Dollar Baby

5th March 2005

Movie maker PETER BERG has slammed CLINT EASTWOOD's OSCAR-winning boxing drama MILLION DOLLAR BABY for suggesting to film fans that sometimes "you're better off dead." Berg insists the euthanasia message for paraplegics in Eastwood's...

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Thornton Annoyed By Snooping Reporters Checking Out His Trash

19th January 2005

Movie star BILLY BOB THORNTON often chases snooping reporters off his property with weapons, because he's sick of them going through his garbage. The BAD SANTA star admits he often has to challenge people...

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Mcgraw Signs Up As Arena Football Franchise Owner

2nd November 2004

Country star TIM McGRAW has become the latest musician to sink cash into a sporting team after buying a minority stake in Arena Football team NASHVILLE KATS. The singer will co-own the American football...

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Billy Bob Gets Sporty Again

25th October 2004

BILLY BOB THORNTON is following up his success in American football film FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS by playing a baseball coach in a remake of 1976 WALTER MATTHAU comedy THE BAD NEWS BEARS. Thornton, who...

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Shark Tale Stays On Top Of Us Box Office

11th October 2004

SHARK TALE remains on top of the American box office in its second week of release, after taking in an extra $31.7 million (GBP17.6 million). BILLY BOB THORNTON's FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS debuted in second...

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Thornton + Mcgraw Help Disabled Heroes

3rd June 2004

Big-hearted BILLY BOB THORNTON and country star TIM McGRAW have teamed up to help injured American football stars after discovering the unknown heroes while preparing for their new sports movie. The couple learned about...

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