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Published: Fri, May 3, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Music City mourns the late George Jones

NASHVILLE, Tenn.

Numerous friends of the late country music superstar George Jones have remembered him for his kindness and love for his widow.

An overflow crowd paid respects to Jones on Thursday at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville during a public funeral. Several country stars and other notable figures sang and spoke during the nearly three-hour service.

Barbara Mandrell remembered the kindnesses Jones gave a scared 13-year-old girl just getting her start in the business. And Vince Gill remembered the man who gave him the nickname “Sweet Pea,” a moniker he wasn’t sure he liked at first but now treasures.

Jones died last week at age 81.

‘Parenthood’ actress writes a novel

NEW YORK

Lauren Graham has a day job as Sarah Braverman on the NBC drama “Parenthood,” but she decided to fill up her free time by writing a novel.

“I don’t know why I don’t pick up knitting or watercolors,” the 46-year-old actress joked in a recent interview, “but I wanted to write a book. There were times and days when it was fun and exhilarating and a lot of days where it was really hard.”

“Someday, Someday, Maybe,” published by Ballantine Books and now in stores, follows a 20-something aspiring actress named Franny Banks who is living in New York City in the 1990s.

The story isn’t autobiographical, but obviously Graham could relate to Franny’s struggle to break into show biz.

Vindicator wire services


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