Zellweger: 'I worry about personal failure'
NEW YORK -- Renee Zellweger might be a successful actress, but she says she's in touch with failure.
"I worry about personal failure, in terms of making bad choices in my life, letting people down, letting myself down because I compromised my convictions in some way," Zellweger said in Parade magazine's Sunday edition.
Zellweger, 32, said she has faced difficult times, including the 1995 suicide death of her ex-boyfriend in Texas.
The actress says her thespian work has helped her get through tough situations.
"I find acting so fulfilling that it surpasses whatever thoughts of fear of failure I might have," Zellweger said.
Grammer graduates, sort of
AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Kelsey Grammer never graduated college, but that was rectified Sunday at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
The Emmy-winning actor and star of "Frasier" received an honorary degree from the school. He spoke to this year's graduates, telling them how he was kicked out of Julliard after two years.
"Coming as I do from a long line of college graduates, this was particularly painful," Grammer said. "With this, the noble bones of my ancestors can finally rest in peace."
Grammer also had some advice for the students who'll be heading out into the real world. The actor quoted from a book given to him by his grandmother when he was a child: "Work out your own solutions. Do not go back. Do not become a sluggard in the race."
Jackman wary of rabid fans
NEW YORK -- Sure, being a movie star can be fun. But you also have to deal with rabid fans.
Just ask Hugh Jackman, who played mutant superhero Wolverine in last year's film "X-Men."
"I noticed the (restaurant) manager approaching our table, all trembling," Jackman told the New York Daily News about one encounter. "He suddenly tore off his shirt, and he had a Wolverine tattoo all over his back and chest. He told me that meeting me had made his millennium and I think he meant it, because he was bathed in sweat."
Jackman said he was also approached in a grocery store by a Wolverine-obsessed bodybuilder who put him in a headlock.
"Pressing in my face was an enormous Wolverine tattoo on his enormous biceps," Jackman said. "I did not hang out to purchase my groceries and I just ran for the exit."
Tyler irks with altered anthem
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana -- Steven Tyler might have picked the wrong weekend to do his own version of the national anthem.
The lead singer of Aerosmith opened the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday by belting out the tune for the thousands gathered for the race.
Tyler, in a flowing blue-starred shirt and red-and-white scarf, was so swept up in the moment that he ended the song by singing "the home of the Indianapolis 500" instead of "home of the brave."
Not everyone was impressed, The Associated Press reports.
"It would have been nice had it been about us," said race fan and Vietnam veteran Don Gillingham, rolling up his sleeve to show a faded blue Navy tattoo. "It is Memorial Day weekend."
Tyler said he meant no offense.
"I got in trouble my whole life for having a big mouth," he said. "I'm very proud to be an American, and live in the home of the brave."
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