TIME Music

Watch Jay Z’s New Video for ‘Glory’

How to get to Carnegie Hall?

It’s been three years since Jay Z recorded “Glory” to celebrate the birth of his daughter Blue Ivy. Now she has a music video to go with her lullaby.

“I think some songs shouldn’t be rehearsed,” he raps; the video, though, features rehearsal footage from a charity concert he gave in 2012 at Carnegie Hall, so maybe the best way to get there is still practice after all.

The “Glory” video was released exclusively on Jay Z’s new music streaming service, Tidal, which already has a star-studded celebrity roster: Madonna, Rihanna and—of course—Jay’s wife Beyoncé have all premiered songs on the service in recent weeks.

TIME Music

Lady Antebellum’s Tour Bus Caught on Fire

Firemen look at the damage after a fire on Lady Antebellum's bus on eastbound I-30 in Garland, Texas
Ron Baselice—The Dallas Morning News/Reuters Firemen look at the damage after a fire on county music group Lady Antebellum's bus on eastbound I-30 in Garland, Texas, April 16, 2015.

Everyone is OK

The Lady Antebellum tour bus was on the way to Dallas for the American Country Music Awards when a wheel blew out and the vehicle caught fire.

Singer Hillary Scott shared the news on Instagram, explaining that they “had to evacuate very quickly,” but that fortunately everyone is safe and sound. She was on the bus with her husband, manager and driver when they had to pull over in Garland, Tex. on Thursday morning, E! reports.

The group is up for Best Vocal Group of the Year at the ACM Awards, airing Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT on CBS.

[E!]

TIME Vatican

Vatican to Host Summit on Climate Change

Pope Francis leads general audience in Vatican City
Baris Seckin—Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Pope Francis arrives at St. Peter's square on April 15, 2014 to lead his weekly general audience in Vatican City, Vatican on April 15, 2015.

The move is part of Pope Francis's environmental strategy

The Vatican will host a summit on climate change and sustainability efforts later this month, officials announced on Tuesday.

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will give the opening address of the “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity” event, and faith and science leaders will give speeches and participate in panels. The goal of the summit is to highlight “the intrinsic connection between respect for the environment and respect for people—especially the poor, the excluded, victims of human trafficking and modern slavery, children, and future generations,” according to the Vatican’s website.

The summit is part of a larger effort by Pope Francis to bring the Catholic Church into the conversation about sustainability and the environment. The Holy See will write a papal letter to bishops this summer about the Vatican’s position on climate change—a fitting mission for a Pope whose namesake, Francis of Assisi, is the patron saint of the environment.

TIME Accident

Man Sets Fire to 3 Cars While Trying to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

The incident was captured on video

A New York man was hospitalized Tuesday after he accidentally set three cars on fire while attempting to remove bed bugs from a rental vehicle.

The man doused the interior of his car with rubbing alcohol, hoping that would kill the insects, according to CBS New York. He then lit a cigarette while seated in the car, causing the car’s interior to catch fire before the flames spread to two other parked vehicles in a lot in Eastport, New York.

Video of the scene shows the vehicles engulfed in flames.

The 44-year-old man was hospitalized with first- and second-degree burns.

[CBS]

TIME movies

Watch Ice Cube Tell Conan Why Everybody’s Saying ‘Bye Felicia’

Friday returns to theaters on 4/20


Ice Cube visited Conan on Wednesday to talk about the 20th anniversary of Friday and the movie’s line “Bye, Felicia,” which has become a popular catchphrase in about the last year.

“I mean ‘Bye, Felicia,’ right now, that is the phrase to get anybody out [of] your face that’s saying something stupid,” he said.

A special director’s cut of the movie will return to select theaters on Monday, or as fans might call it, 4/20.

 

TIME Television

The Cast of Girls Is Heading to The Simpsons

HBO Hosts The Premiere Of "Girls" Season 2 - Inside Arrivals
Charles Eshelman—FilmMagic/Getty Images Actresses Zosia Mamet, Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams and creator Lena Dunham attend HBO hosts the premiere of "Girls" Season 2 at the NYU Skirball Center on January 9, 2013 in New York City.

All four girls will show up on the season 27 premiere

It turns out Lena Dunham won’t be the only HBO star to show up on the Season 27 premiere of The Simpsons. Her entire posse of Brooklyn ladies will also appear on the episode “Every Man’s Dream,” slated for September.

As previously reported, Dunham will voice a love interest for Homer Simpson, a pharmacist named Candace. Executive producer Al Jean tells EW that Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams and Zosia Mamet will play her friends on the episode, in what he calls “a Girls reunion, even though Girls is still on the air.”

We’re guessing Fox won’t allow as much nudity as HBO—even if it is a cartoon world.

TIME movies

Frozen Story Was Stolen, Author Claims

Frozen
Walt Disney Pictures

An author says the story was taken from her book

A Kuwaiti author has filed a federal lawsuit claiming Frozen took parts of its narrative and characters from a story in her book.

Muneefa Abdullah says the popular Disney movie took plot points from her story “The Snow Princess,” which appeared in her book New Fairy Tales in 2007, according to the Detroit News. The suit names Disney as well as the screenwriter and co-director, Jennifer Lee.

Disney has previously promoted the film as being based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story “The Snow Queen,” originally published in the mid-19th century. All three stories feature ice, snow and a princess or queen with frosty powers. Disney has reportedly not yet commented.

[Detroit News]

TIME movies

Kingsman Director May Helm Flash Gordon

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10:  Filmmaker Matthew Vaughn attends Apple Store Soho Presents; Meet The Filmmaker: Matthew Vaughn, "Kingsman: The Secret Service at Apple Store Soho on February 10, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Rommel Demano/Getty Images)
Rommel Demano—Getty Images Filmmaker Matthew Vaughn at an Apple Store event on February 10, 2015 in New York City.

Matthew Vaughn is allegedly in talks for the job

After impressing moviegoers with Kingsman: The Secret Service, Matthew Vaughn is reportedly in talks to direct Flash Gordon.

Twentieth Century Fox has been planning a film adaptation of the popular comic strip for a year, and was one of many studios whose heads were turned by Vaughn after Kingsman’s successful debut, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The superhero Flash Gordon, drawn by Alex Raymond, originally appeared in 1934.

[The Hollywood Reporter]

TIME celebrities

Can You Guess This Famous Chin?

Science says you don't need one, but many are unforgettable

From the Thinker to Jay Leno, some of history’s most noteworthy figures have been defined by the outcropping of skin and bone that bottoms out a face. According to new research, chins are not a biological necessity—but we’re still very fond of them. See if you can match the distinctive chin to its corresponding celebrity.

 

TIME movies

This Is When You’ll Be Able to Watch Frozen on TV

Frozen Disney
Disney Elsa in Frozen, 2013.

It's coming to ABC, Disney Channel and more

For the first time in forever, Frozen fans will be able to watch their favorite animated film on television. Disney announced the movie would get distribution on many of its networks, including Disney Channel, Disney Junior, ABC and ABC Family, beginning in February 2016.

The move marks a continued push to keep the franchise popular—a short film, Frozen Fever, ran before Cinderella in theaters, and a sequel and Broadway version are both in the works. Disney also has a sizable set of Frozen merchandise, so you’ll be able to snuggle up in an Anna and Elsa comforter and sip cocoa from an Olaf mug while you watch on ABC. Only 10 months to go.

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