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Friday Night Lights School Rocked by Teacher Suicide, Sex Scandal

Friday Night Lights School Rocked by Teacher Suicide, Sex Scandal

Originally posted 05/09/2014 05:00PM

The body was found by oil workers on Wednesday afternoon in a field in West Odessa, Texas. Sheriff's deputies responding to the "possible unattended death" came uppon a middle-aged white man with a gunshot wound to the chest.

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See Zach Gilford & Kiele Sanchez's Romantic Wedding Photos

Zach Gilford and Kiele Sanchez's Wedding: See the Romantic Photos

Originally posted 08/09/2013 07:30PM

Talk about a fairytale wedding!

Former Friday Night Lights star Zach Gilford, 30, and his Glades star bride Kiele Sanchez, 36, got their happily ever after in December and PEOPLE has now obtained the beautiful, lovey-dovey photos of the pair at their Napa, Calif., nuptials.

The couple had their romantic shots taken by Jonas Peterson.

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Adrianne Palicki Loves 'Goofball' Costar Channing Tatum

Adrianne Palicki Loves 'Goofball' Costar Channing Tatum

Originally posted 03/26/2013 08:30AM

Making G.I. Joe: Retaliation with Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis and the Rock, Adrianne Palicki was not one to be intimidated – not after all the noises they made.

"I'm more macho than all those guys," the actress, perhaps best known for TV's Friday Night Lights (2006-11), boasts to PEOPLE. "You spend that much time with them – you hear them burp, fart – you immediately become one of the dudes."

Tatum, it seems, also did something even more for the gang.

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Friday Night Lights Star Zach Gilford Is Married! | Zach Gilford

Zach Gilford Marries Kiele Sanchez

Originally posted 12/30/2012 12:30PM

Zach Gilford is a married man.

The Friday Night Lights star, 30, tied the knot with fiancée Kiele Sanchez, 36, on Saturday, the actor's rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The couple got engaged in December 2011, a source confirmed to PEOPLE at the time.

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Connie Britton: Wives & Mothers Are Sexy, Too! | Connie Britton

Connie Britton: Wives & Mothers Are Sexy, Too!

Originally posted 10/09/2012 09:00AM

Connie Britton's TV resumé is nothing if not well-rounded.

The actress, 45, has played working mom Tami Taylor on Friday Night Lights, the haunted and troubled Vivien on American Horror Story, and now, she'll portray fading country star Rayna James on the upcoming Nashville.

But for all her characters' differences, Britton is keen on bringing one unifying characteristic to each of the roles.

"It's important in whatever character I play that I show as many different levels of what it is to be a woman as I can. That includes being sexy!" Britton tells Redbook in its November issue.

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5 Things to Know About John Carter Star Taylor Kitsch | Taylor Kitsch

Taylor Kitsch: Five Things to Know About the John Carter Star

Originally posted 03/09/2012 10:20AM

With Disney's sci-fi adventure John Carter opening Friday, Canadian actor Taylor Kitsch is primed to vault onto Hollywood's action hero A-list.

And sure, he looks every inch the rugged and impossibly buff star set for galactic battle. But with starring roles in two more big films hitting screens over the next four months – the action epic Battleship and Oliver Stone's thriller Savages – Kitsch, 30, is ready to prove he's more than a one-blockbuster wonder.

Here are five things you may not know about 2012's breakout star:

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Friday Night Lights Star Zach Gilford Engaged | Zach Gilford

Friday Night Lights Star Zach Gilford Engaged

Originally posted 12/01/2011 12:35PM

Zach Gilford has scored a touchdown in the romance department!

The Friday Night Lights actor, 29, who played quarterback Matt Saracen on the former hit drama, is engaged, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

Gilford's fiancé is fellow actress Kiele Sanchez, 35, who played Nikki Fernandez on Lost and who currently stars on A&E's The Glades.

They have been dating for more than a year and in 2010 costarred in an ABC pilot (that was not picked up), The Matadors.
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Connie Britton Adopts a Baby Boy | Connie Britton

Connie Britton Adopts a Baby Boy

Originally posted 11/16/2011 07:00AM

For years, Connie Britton has been hard at work on her acclaimed show Friday Night Lights and most recently on the new hit American Horror Story.

But the actress, 44, has just been cast in her most rewarding role yet: Mom. She's adopted a 9-month-old baby boy from Ethiopia, Britton tells PEOPLE exclusively.

After a three-year-long adoption process, the actress's dream of motherhood came true about a week ago, after she returned from the African country with her son Yoby – a nickname for Eyob, his given name.

"I am thanking my lucky stars every day," Britton, 44, tells PEOPLE.

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POLL: Which Drama Series Deserves an Emmy? | January Jones

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Emmy Nominations: Which Drama Series Deserves an Award?

Originally posted 09/16/2011 02:30PM

The Emmy Awards are almost here, and now it's time to tell us which show deserves to win outstanding drama series.

The nominees are a varied bunch:

There's fan-favorite football drama Friday Night Lights, which follows the stories unfolding inside a small Texas community; and last year's winner, the '60s advertising saga Mad Men, which stars January Jones as sullen housewife Betty Draper.

Then there's Dexter, the story of America's favorite serial killer; Boardwalk Empire about the life of Nucky Thompson, politician and gangster in Prohibition-era Atlantic City.

The Good Wife, which stars outstanding actress nominee Julianna Margulies, follows one woman's career and love life in the wake of her politician husband's high-profile sex scandal.

And Game of Thrones, HBO's well-received fantasy drama based on the best-selling book series A Song of Fire and Ice, features a cast of feuding characters, including exiled princess Daenerys Targaryen played by Emilia Clarke.

It's going to be a tough race when the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards air live from Los Angeles's Nokia Theatre on Fox Sept. 18.

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Derek Jeter Laughs Off Minka Kelly & Kabbalah

Derek Jeter Laughs Off Minka Kelly and Kabbalah Questions

Originally posted 10/29/2008 12:10PM

It may seem obvious to observers, but Derek Jeter still still refuses to admit that he's dating Friday Night Lights star Minka Kelly.

In a new interview with Sports Illustrated's Extra Mustard Column, the New York Yankees shortstop laughs while rebuffing a reporter's inquiries about the rumored couple.

"You know I'm not going to tell you anything," he said when asked why he and Kelly were standing next to each other on the sidelines at a football game in Austin Oct. 18. "How many other people were at the stadium?" he continued, adding: "You're not going to get anything from me."

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