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Let Paul McCartney Introduce You To Bert Berns, The Best Songwriter You’ve Never Heard Of

Meet the little-known songwriter behind "Twist & Shout," "Brown-Eyed Girl" and many more hits


There’s no denying that Bert Berns is not a household name. There’s also no denying that he should be.

“Bert deserves to be elevated to his rightful place in the music industry,” says Sir Paul McCartney in the trailer premiering today exclusively on TIME for the forthcoming Bert Berns documentary.

Sitting in the legendary Brill Building, Berns wrote (occasionally under the pen names Bert Russell and Russell Byrd) some of the best-known songs of the 20th century, including “Twist & Shout”, “I Want Candy,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Brown-Eyed Girl” and dozens of other songs adored by fans around the world. He signed and supervised the first solo records by Neil Diamond and Van Morrison and worked closely with a who’s who of ’60s pop including The Isley Brothers, The Exciters, The Drifters, The McCoys and Ben E. King.

Berns was also a staff producer for Atlantic Records, and a co-founder of Bang Records, where he helped create records with Solomon Burke, Van Morrison (both with Them and on his own), the Isleys, Barbara Lewis and Lulu of “To Sir With Love” fame.

Yet his name, his story and his legacy have remained strangely muted until now. Part of the reason his legacy has been lost to the ages is that his meteoric career lasted only seven incredible hit-filled years, ending when Berns died at age 38 on December 30, 1967 due to a heart defect from rheumatic fever.

Now, a three-part, multimedia effort is underway to get Berns’ name out there. In addition to the documentary (coming out this fall), there’s a new book by music journalist Joel Selvin due out April 15 called Here Comes The Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm & Blues, as well as an off-Broadway musical, Piece of My Heart, based on Berns’ work, which will open in June.

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Rolling Stones Cancel Show After L’Wren Scott’s Death

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L'Wren Scott and Mick Jagger arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. Mark Sullivan—WireImage/Getty Images

The rock group has canceled the first concert of its Australian tour after the unexpected death of L'Wren Scott, the fashion designer and long-term partner of Mick Jagger, who was found dead in her Manhattan apartment on Monday

The Rolling Stones have canceled the first concert of their Australian tour following the sudden death of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott.

Scott—a former model who reinvented herself as a sought-after stylist and critically acclaimed designer—was found dead in her New York apartment on Monday, in an apparent suicide. The same day, Mick Jagger, her partner of 13 years, landed in Perth with his band to kick off a tour of Australia and New Zealand. The group’s first concert, scheduled for Wednesday, was canceled after Jagger learned about Scott’s death. Jagger posted a note on his Facebook page Tuesday saying he was “struggling to understand” his partner’s death.

The Stones are scheduled to play five more concerts in Australia, but it’s not clear what will happen for the rest of the tour’s scheduled dates. According to The Guardian, organizers released a statement that simply said, “No further information is available at this time and ticket holders are asked to hold on to their tickets until a further update.”


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Katy Perry: Maybe I Am A Feminist After All

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The Roar singer has changed her tune since a 2012 interview when she disdained the F-word. "A feminist? Um, yeah actually," she says now

When Australian morning show host Karl Stefanovic ask Katy Perry if she considered herself a feminist Sunday, we didn’t know what to expect.

After all, when Perry was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2012, she told the magazine, “I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the power of women.”

But Sunday, Perry’s fear of the other F-word appeared to have diminished. “A feminist? Um, yeah, actually,” she responded. “I used to not really understand what that word meant, and now that I do, it just means that I love myself as a female and I also love men.”

While this unorthodox definition of feminism leaves something to be desired—and is a far cry from Beyonce’s embrace of the word—it is significant that Perry is no longer resistant to a label which has proven polarizing among female celebrities.

Now let’s all listen to Roar and celebrate the small victories:

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VIDEO: Ty Burrell and Stephen Colbert Go Behind the Scenes of Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Watch Burrell and Colbert's priceless facial expressions while recording for the movie


Ty Burrell — better known as Phil Dunphy from Modern Family successfully took on another paternal (but non-human) role in the latest DreamWorks animated movie Mr. Peabody and Sherman, which topped the weekend box office.

With puns like, “You can’t have your cake and edict, too,” the film makes use of wordplay reminiscent of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, which first introduced the super-genius dog Mr. Peabody in the 1960s.

Of course, the familiar voice of Stephen Colbert as an obnoxious, know-it-all dad adds to the entertainment factor as well, though it’s a shame you can’t see his facial expressions as he delivers his lines. (Luckily for you, that’s included in the video above.)

Also featured in the behind-the-scenes footage provided by the studio are Max Charles, who plays Mr. Peabody’s adoptive son Sherman, and Allison Janney as Ms. Grunion.

Watch Burrell and Colbert discuss the movie below:

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RECAP: Dancing with the Stars Shakes It Up for Season 18 Premiere

Dancing with the Star Wars is the mash-up of your dreams

Welcome to Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars — and to the realization that Dancing and The Bachelor, which also just celebrated (by sipping champagne in a hot tub in a snow storm) its 18th season, are now fully grown, mature and able to sign contracts, buy pornography and cigarettes and vote for any candidate spouting a pro-reality television platform. They just grow up so darn fast!

While The Bachelor has more or less stayed true to form over its many rose-petal strewn seasons, Dancing with the Stars is always shaking things up, as a show based on the cha cha should. Last year the show cut down to a once-a-week action-packed formula requiring us to fulfill our RDA of sequins in one glittery shot — and this year the show has thrown out the baby, the bathwater and remodeled the bathroom while they were at it. Not only does the set have some new shine and some new voting (elimination will be based on both the judges’ scores and viewer votes from the current week), but they got rid of long-time band leader Harold Wheeler and his merry band and replaced him with Ray Chew and an all new live band. Plus, for the first time ever, the competition is giving voters the chance to switch up the pairs and, say, force Drew Carey to dance with Maks Chmerkoviskiy. Well, probably not that, but that’s just due to lack of vision on your part. In addition, longtime co-host Brooke Burke Charvat has been replaced by sportscaster and former DWTS champion Erin Andrews, who we can only assume has been tasked with proving once and for all that ballroom should be an Olympic event.

To help prove that point, three Olympians — gold winning ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White as well as Amy Purdy, a U.S. Paralympic snowboarder who took bronze at Sochi — are competing alongside other athletes like NHL player Sean Avery and English Channel swimmer Diana Nyad. How will they fare compared to the assortment of D-list celebrities like Price is Right host and comedian Carey (D might actually stand for Drew!), Star Wars legend Lando Calrissian… er, Billy Dee Williams, and the ’80s Teen Beat faceoff between Wonder Years star Danica McKellar and Full House‘s Candace Cameron Burr? The only way to find out is to watch.

Here’s what happened on Dancing with the Stars:

Best Audition Reel: Musicians who perform on this show tend to fall into two camps: those who refuse to dance because of the heightened potential for embarrassing themselves and those who view the performance as a chance to show off their mad skills. Jason Derulo definitely falls into the latter camp, doing backflips on stage while singing “Talk Dirty.”

Best Premature Gauntlet Throwing: Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes, who declared: “Look ice skaters: Hell no.”

NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani: The season started with a fast-paced cha cha with NeNe making her ballroom debut bedecked in white fringe, fuchsia lips and tears streaming down her face to stop the judges from assessing her too harshly. The toughest critique came from Carrie-Ann Inaba telling her: “You are a beautiful, large voluptuous, sensual woman and I want you to dance bigger.” 21/30.

Most Awkward Matchup: The producers apparently have some sort of grudge against pro Peta Murgatroyd, because in a very strange move, they thought it would be hilarious to force her to dance with a guy who she went on a date with — and who never called. Her jaw dropped when Big Time Rush performer James Maslow walked in and she realized she would be stuck dancing with him all season.

James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd: Peta served up some cold-hearted revenge by choreographing a routine so that the big bad boy bander had to foxtrot to a One Direction song. Aw, snap! The duo dance well together, and definitely have potential, but only earned 21/30.

Most Pointless Interview: Erin Andrews was determined to get to the bottom of their ill-fated date, but neither of them would admit to anything but pure professionalism. Come on, DWTS, leave the drama on the dance floor.

Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy: The former child star and current math book author seems thrilled to be foxtrotting on TV and her enthusiasm is infectious, but hopefully her germs aren’t — as she brazenly planted one on judge Bruno Tonioli. Len Goodman told her, “You don’t get a second chance at a first impression and my first impression is ‘terrific’!” 24/30.

Best Bergeronism of the Night: “When Val starts translating for people, it’s got to be one of the signs of the apocalypse,” quips Tom when Val has to tell Danica what “geeked up” means.

Sean Avery and Karina Smirnoff: The first hockey player in DWTS history is self-professed bad boy Sean Avery, who seems to be relying on Karina to increase his likability because she keeps pointing out how funny he is while he stands there stone faced. Their contemporary routine almost impresses Len, who liked the “integrity” while Carrie Ann deemed him “interesting,” a trait that does not carry into the mandatory interview with Erin. However he does announce that he’s watched Footloose over a hundred times over the last two weeks to prepare for the show. 20/30.

Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater: The 77-year old Billy Dee has arthritis and two hip replacements, but is still willing to get on the dance floor and show off his (very stilted) moves on the dance floor. Luckily he has Emma on his side, who helped usher 56-year old comedian Bill Engvall to the finals last season. In a cha cha for the ages (yet sure to horrify Star Wars geeks around the world), Billy Dee hit the stage in Lando Calrissian costume as the Mos Eisley cantina song blared. Emma joined him in a beadazzled Princess Leia ensemble, while storm troopers rushed the stage and the audience included two Ewoks.

…And Let The Star Wars Jokes Roll: Bruno can never forgive Billy Dee for freezing Han Solo, so he’s not unbiased when he tells him that he wanted less C3PO and more Darth Vader, causing Tom to note, “This is not the judge you’re looking for.” Carrie Ann calls Billy Dee “the most relaxed dancer” she’s seen on the show, which isn’t exactly a compliment, and the nicest thing Len can say is that he was “on time.” The audience does not approve of this criticism, which leads Tom to add, “It’s like Jar Jar Binks walked in here, the way they turned.” 15/30.

Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy: Maks bluntly tells Meryl, “I love you and I would love to marry you, but I need to know if you and Charlie are dating.” She laughs that they aren’t and they set to work, but as an ice dancer, they have a head start on some of the other performers. The judges can barely find anything to critique in their seemingly effortless cha cha set to Icona Pop’s “All Night,” and they earn 24/30.

Best Out-of-Context Comment: “You’re nice on ice, but you’re good on wood.” Okay, Len.

Best Olympics Factoid: Derek Hough apparently helped Charlie and Meryl choreograph their ice dancing routines for the Olympics.

Candace Cameron Burr and Mark Ballas: Candace sets the tone for their interaction up front: “I will not be your ‘sexy girl,/” declares Candace after saying the most important things in her life are her family and her faith. That said, she then announces, “Excuses are for losers!” and hits the dance floor hard in a contemporary dance routine set to Ellie Goulding’s “Burn” and ends up with a 25/30.

Best ’80s Factoid: Apparently Jeremy Miller (who played Ben Seaver on Growing Pains) dumped Candace to date Danika.

Cody Simpson and Witney Carson: A self-professed “superstar singer-songwriter from Australia” is paired with recently promoted Witney (the letter “H” is so old school!) who is very concerned that he has a girlfriend. Despite this obstacle to story arc, the hit the floor with a high energy cha cha set to Pitbull and Ke$ha’s “Timber.” Carrie Ann deems him to have “great upper body excitement,” but his lower half needs to focus on technique (not on Witney). They earn 22/30.

Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke: Is there any doubt that Tom Bergeron has been waiting ages to tell The Price is Right host to “come on down!” to the ballroom? No, there is not. Drew and Cheryl performed a Monopoly-themed foxtrot that revealed that Drew is more Bill Engvall, less D. L. Hughley when it comes to dancing comedians. Carrie Ann thinks they have found this season’s crowdpleaser and Len deems the routine “very watchable” while Bruno wants him to not let his natural comedy override his not-too-shabby dancing. 21/30 (which did not please the audience).

Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: If anyone is up for the challenge of teaching a double amputee how to foxtrot, it’s five-time champion Derek — and if any double amputee is up for that challenge, it’s Amy Purdy, a newly-minted bronze medalist at the Paralympics in snowboarding. (The athlete lost her kidneys and both her legs after contracting bacterial meningitis.) She is dancing on two prosthetics and isn’t sure what she is capable of yet. She and Derek trained for their cha-cha in hotel lobbies in Sochi, Russia, between Paralympic runs and the effort paid off when they hit the dance floor. While the choreography was simple, the feat was mind-boggling. (Seriously, Google it.) Obviously Carrie Ann was in tears, while Len somberly intoned that they couldn’t judge her differently than any of the other dancers, but didn’t have to. 24/30.

Diana Nyad and Henry Byalikov: Diana is the first person to swim the shark-infested waters from Cuba to Florida without a shark tank. Her swimming mantra is “find a way” and she’s applying that same spirit to the foxtrot. Paired with newly-promoted pro Henry, she manages a pretty if overly cautious dance that the judges hope will loosen up next week. Diana gamely accepts her criticism and has a very winning attitude if not moves. As Tom says, “She has a dry wit and the judges are all wet.” 18/30.

Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: After watching Meryl’s moves with Maks, there’s no doubt that her ice dancing partner Charlie will have serious skills — and he does not disappoint. Sharna set out a contemporary routine that played to his strengths (lifts! more lifts! spins!) and while Len dubbed it “ice dancing without the ice” there was no denying the skill involved. After Carrie Ann rambled about yin and yang and Charlie’s yang and Sharna’s yin, the scores came in, hopefully assuring a Charlie-Meryl finale match up. 27/30

Best Reason To Come Back Next Week: The producers polled the stars and asked them what kind of dance they want to learn and now the pros have one week to teach them the routines. Tangos, ahoy!

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Pope Francis and Russell Crowe Won’t Be Meeting After All

The actor has been campaigning the Holy See to screen his new film "Noah" but studio Paramount Pictures says an informal chat was never on the cards


Apparently it takes more than a Twitter campaign to woo Pope Francis.

Variety reports that a tentatively scheduled meet and greet between Pope Francis and the team behind Noah has been canceled, despite star Russell Crowe’s Twitter campaign to draw the Holy See to the project.

Crowe is in Italy to promote the film along with director Darren Aronofsky and Paramount Pictures executives, ahead of its U.S. release on March 28. Variety originally reported that a meeting between the Pope, Crowe and Aronofsky had been scheduled for Wednesday, but the Vatican canceled over fear that the arrangement would cause a “spectacle.”

But Paramount denies that a meeting was ever set in stone, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The studio told THR that they contacted the Vatican about Crowe attending the papal general audience in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday, but the Vatican wasn’t thrilled with the idea. Paramount told THR that the Vatican thought Crowe’s appearance could disrupt the weekly prayer event, so the studio abandoned the idea.

However the rejection played out, it looks like Crowe’s Twitter stalking was in vain.

[The Hollywood Reporter]

TIME Television

Late-Night Highlight: Anderson Cooper Thought Seth Meyers Was Gay

But he's not, so maybe it was just wishful thinking


Anderson Cooper appeared as a guest on Late Night on Monday and reminisced with host Seth Meyers about how they met.

Cooper and Meyers went to the same gym, which led to a misunderstanding—specifically, about Meyers’s sexuality.

“It was pretty much the gayest gym on the planet,” Cooper said to Meyers, “And I assumed you were gay, ’cause… there weren’t a lot of other reasons to be there.'”

Meyers is not gay. He married human rights lawyer Alexi Ashe last September.

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L’Wren Scott’s Best Dresses on the World’s Best Dressed

Celebrity fans included Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Obama, Amy Adams, Christina Hendricks, and many more

Venerable fashion designer L’Wren Scott, who was found dead in her New York apartment on Monday, dressed everyone from movie stars to First Ladies, in classic and distinctive styles that worked well on almost all body types. She taught herself to sew during her childhood in Utah, partly because she stood 6 feet tall and couldn’t find any clothes to fit her. Her clothes routinely won spots on Best Dressed lists, which made her a popular pick for first-time red carpet stars.

She even won the approval of the notoriously hard-to-impress Vogue editor Anna Wintour. “L’Wren was a total perfectionist, someone who absolutely embodied everything her marvelous clothes stood for: strength of character combined with a confident and powerful style,” Wintour said in a statement. “In person, L’Wren was always unbelievably generous, gracious, kind, and so much fun. Her old world American manners and charm were from another time, but her sensibility was always fiercely modern. We will all miss her.”

  • Sarah Jessica Parker

    Sarah Jessica Parker wearing L'Wren Scott
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    Sarah Jessica Parker knows a thing or two about fashion, and the Sex & The City star regularly wore L’Wren Scott. In 2011, Parker said of Scott, “I think L’Wren has an extraordinary ability to make dresses that genuinely flatter a woman. She makes an unbelievably contemporary dress in a remarkably old-fashioned way for all sorts of women and body types.”

    Parker, a frequent client of Scott’s, notably chose (from left) a gold fringed L’Wren Scott dress at the annual Serpentine Gallery Summer Party in London on June 26, 2013, a hot pink L’Wren Scott mini to the London premier of her film Did You Hear About The Morgans? on Dec. 8, 2009, and a skin tight black L’Wren Scott dress to the MTV Movie Awards on June 1, 2008.

  • Nicole Kidman

    Nicole Kidman wearing L'Wrenn Scott
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    A long time friend of Scott’s, Kidman said, “L’Wren and I have been dear friends for years now…She knows what aspects to accentuate in a woman, and is able to make you feel incredibly sexy and sophisticated when you are in one of her exquisite designs.”

    Kidman frequently wore Scott’s designs, most notably (from left) to the Rome Film Festival premiere of Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus in 2006, to the 81st Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles in 2009, and again to the Academy Awards in Hollywood in 2013.

  • Christina Hendricks

    Christina Hendricks in L'Wren Scott
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    The Mad Men star has turned to Scott’s designs often and said of the designer, “L’Wren’s clothes make you feel like a sexy pin-up, a sophisticated lady and a rockstar all at once. She designs for how women want to look and for what men want to look at.” Many other fans echoed the point that Scott had a particularly good understanding of how clothes fit the body.

    Hendricks took two memorable turns in L’Wren Scott gowns, first at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 20, 2009 (left), and more recently at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood, Calif, on March 2, 2014.

  • Michelle Obama

    Michelle Obama wearing L'Wren Scott
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    One of Scott’s highest profile clients, U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama has become as famous for wearing L’Wren Scott as she is for wearing J. Crew. Obama has been seen wearing Scott’s designs several times during President Obama’s two terms, including a slinky gold dress during an official dinner at the Casa Presidential in San Salvador March 22, 2011 (left) and a pink two-piece ensemble while speaking at the GMA Science Forum meeting in Washington, D.C. on March 16, 2010. Obama also famously insisted on wearing her own raspberry L’Wren Scott dress for a shoot for Harper’s Bazaar in 2010.

  • Allison Williams

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    Girls star Allison Williams has become known for her sophisticated sense of style on the red carpet. She has also become a loyal fan of Scott’s, wearing a graphic red and black dress to the Seventh Annual Women Of Worth Awards on Dec. 6, 2012 in New York City (left) and a skin-tight blue leather sheath to the 2013 CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute at The American Museum of Natural History on Nov. 19, 2013 in New York City.

  • Angelina Jolie

    From left: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford" premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater Sept. 18, 2007 in New York City.
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    In 2012, it was rumored that Jolie wanted Scott to design her wedding dress for her nuptials to partner Brad Pitt. A long-time fan of Scott’s, Jolie chose a classic L’Wren Scott L.B.D. to wear to “The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford” film premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater Sept. 18, 2007 in New York City with Pitt.

  • Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

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    Former French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy frequently wore L’Wren Scott while her husband was in office, including this perfectly tailored black dress on June 22, 2009 at the Chateau de Versailles outside Paris.

  • Naomi Campbell

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    Beloved by actresses and models alike, Scott’s designs have been a favorite of Naomi Campbell’s. She wore a memorable floor length feathered L’Wren Scott gown to amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS benefit gala at the Hotel du Cap on May 20, 2010 in Antibes, France.

  • Amy Adams

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    Adams chose a L’Wren Scott gown for the 2011 Academy Awards, the year she was nominated for Best Actress her work in The Fighter. The shimmering navy column, paired with Cartier jewels, was one of the most memorable red carpet looks of the event.

  • Penelope Cruz

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    After spending several months out of the spotlight while pregnant, Cruz made a big return to the red carpet in this sparkling red L’Wren Scott gown for the 2011 Academy Awards. Cruz would later choose Scott again that year when she received her star on the Hollywood Walk of fame.

  • Madonna

    Madonna wearing L'Wren Scott
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    In 2009, Scott quit modeling and became a celebrity stylist instead. Madonna was one of Scott’s first clients, and remained loyal to her as Scott became a designer. Madge chose several of Scott’s designs while promoting the film W.E., her directorial debut, choosing a black shift dress for the 68th Venice Film Festival on Sept. 1, 2011 in Venice (left) and a similarly cut patterned dress for the 55th BFI London Film Festival on Oct. 23, 2011.

  • Jessica Paré

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    Mad Men star Jessica Paré is a newer devotee of Scott’s, choosing her gowns for key moments in her burgeoning career. Paré made a bold statement (and many best-dressed lists) with a gold floor length L’Wren Scott column for her first Met Gala in 2012.

  • Tina Fey

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    All eyes were on Fey when she hosted her first Golden Globes ceremony in 2013 with Amy Poehler. While Poehler wore several Stella McCartney gowns, Fey favored L’Wren Scott, wearing two of her designs, one stunning black and white sleeveless on the red carpet (pictured) and a deep teal floor length gown later on stage.

  • Kyra Sedgwick

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    Fashion forward Sedgwick has favored Scott’s designs for her red carpet appearances, and has also attended Scott’s fashion shows with her husband, Kevin Bacon. Sedgwick landed on InStyle’s ‘100 Best Dresses of the Decade’ list with this white and silver L’Wren Scott sheath at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 21, 2008 in Los Angeles.

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Chris Brown Behind Bars Until April 23, At Least

The singer was arrested last Friday after being kicked out of a Malibu rehab facility


Singer Chris Brown was ordered to stay in jail without bail until a judge can determine whether or not he violated his probation at a hearing on April 23. The 24-year-old was arrested after being kicked out of a Malibu rehab program last Friday for failing to take a drug test among other infractions, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Los Angeles County Judge James Brandlin reportedly said Brown also touched a female and made a threat during a reflection session. “I am good at using guns and knives,” Brown reportedly said. Brown had been in rehab for anger management since November.

Brown’s lawyer Mark Geragos defended the singer’s knife comment in court, saying that he should be allowed to express his feelings while in sessions. He also said Brown had passed two drug screenings and did not refuse to be screened.

Geragos also asked that Brown be released given his scheduled court appearance in a Washington, D.C. Brown is facing a misdemeanor assault charge for allegedly punching a man who tried to photograph him outside of a hotel.

[Los Angeles Times]

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Kanye West Pleads No Contest in Assault Case

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Kanye West attends the Givenchy during Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 2, 2014 in Paris. Dominique Charriau—Getty Images

After pleading no contest to charges, the rapper was ordered to complete 250 hours of community service and 24 private therapy sessions for anger management after he assaulted a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport last July

Rapper Kanye West was ordered to complete 250 hours of community service and serve 24 months of probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor battery on Monday.

West was charged with assault after getting into a rumble with a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport last July. The photographer, Daniel Ramos, claims West punched him and tried to take his camera. West has also pleaded not guilty to criminal battery and attempted grand theft. He did not appear in court on Monday, but entered his plea through an attorney, according to the Associated Press.

Photographs from the incident show West grabbing the photographer ‘s camera; during the pretrial hearing Monday in Los Angeles the photographer said he believed the rapper should “be sent to jail.” According to WPGC, a CBS affiliate in Los Angeles, the judge also ordered West to spend one day in county jail. He is also required to attend 24 private therapy sessions for anger management and make an undisclosed monetary restitution. The amount will be disclosed on June 17.


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