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Miley Cyrus Cries Onstage During a Musical Tribute to Her Dog

She announced on Twitter that he'd died just a day before her concert in Boston

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Earlier this week, Miley Cyrus shared with her fans some bad news:

So at her show in Boston the following day, Cyrus told the crowd, “I just wanna do a song for him. We used to always listen to Fleetwood Mac together — it’s his favorite song. So I wanna do this song for Floyd.” She then gave an emotional performance of “Landslide,” occasionally crying between lyrics.

Cyrus also sang Coldplay’s “The Scientist” as an additional tribute to her pooch:

 

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Chris Brown Is Now in Custody of U.S. Marshals

Chris Brown appears in Los Angeles Superior Court
Chris Brown appears in Los Angeles Superior Court, March 17, 2014. Lucy Nicholson—AP

Agents will escort the R&B singer from a Los Angeles jail to his misdemeanor assault hearing in Washington, D.C. Brown and his bodyguard allegedly assaulted a 20-year-old outside a W Hotel in Maryland in October

Federal Marshals took singer Chris Brown into custody Thursday afternoon to bring him to a pre-trial hearing in Washington, D.C. later this week for a misdemeanor assault trial.

Marshals spokeswoman Laura Vega told the Associated Press that Brown was transfered from a Los Angeles jail into Marshal custody on Wednesday. In D.C., Brown and his bodyguard, Chis Hollosy, face misdemeanor charges for allegedly assaulting a 20-year-old outside a W Hotel in Maryland in October.

The alleged victim says that when he tried to get into a picture with Brown, the singer told him, “I’m not down with that gay [expletive]” and “I feel like boxing.” The man was treated at the hospital for a broken nose, according to NBC Washington.

Brown has been in a L.A. jail since mid-March. A judge ordered that the R&B star be taken into custody after he was dismissed from court-mandated rehab in Malibu.

[AP]

TIME Comedy

Monty Python Releases New Song and Plans for Last Show Ever

From left: Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and John Cleese of Monty Python in London on Nov. 21, 2013.
From left: Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and John Cleese of Monty Python in London on Nov. 21, 2013. Andrew Winning—Reuters

Iconic British comedy group Monty Python will release a final album and perform together for the last time ever this summer

It’s been a long time since the iconic comedy group Monty Python has released new material. But in a bittersweet turn of events, the group released a new song Tuesday, the same day they announced that their July 20 performance at London’s O2 arena will be their last ever.

The new song “The Silly Walks Song” was promoted by Python Eric Idle on Twitter. It features images from their old sketches and movies, including Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Life of Brian. It is the first single from the group’s new album, Monty Pyton Sings (Again), which will be released in May.

The remaining members of Monty Python—John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin—announced a reunion in November of 2013 and since have reportedly received offers to perform on a world tour, according to The Telegraph. But the group announced in a statement Thursday that “individual commitments to other projects over the next three years has made this impossible.”

The Pythons had already scheduled a performance at the O2 arena that sold out in 43.5 seconds. Another nine dates were added before quickly selling out. Tickets for their final performance, The Last Night of the Pythons Live, will go on sale on April 4.

Monty Python At The Hollywood Bowl
Hulton Archive—Getty Images

John Cleese said of the ticket sales when the tour was first announced, “The response to our planned reunion has been very, very silly. But we’re all touched that so many fans still want to see such old people perform.”

He added that they were very careful when creating new material for the album and shows. “We have to be very careful about doing new stuff,” he said. “It’s not a theatrical presentation, it’s like a rock concert and when people go to rock concerts they want to hear the old songs and they’re actually literally disappointed if you do new material.”

[Daily Telegraph]

TIME celebrities

VIDEO: Chicago Fire‘s Jesse Spencer Turns Real Life Rescuer

But this time, there were no fires involved — real or fake

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Chicago Fire star Jesse Spencer is used to playing the hero, but he became one in real life — or at least gave the real guys an assist — when he helped tourists break out of a trapped elevator at the Illinois State Capitol Sunday.

Some people recognized Spencer from the show, while others mistook him for a real firefighter, since he was wearing a baseball cap with a fire department logo. Spencer managed to pry open the elevator doors, which allowed him to get reception on his cell phone, and called 911.

The actor later took a photo with the Springfield firefighters who responded, and tweeted:

TIME Arts

This Nicolas Cage Art Show Is Sure to Be a National Treasure

Kara McNarry

Even when he’s uttering absurd lines like, “Not the bees!,” Nic Cage’s unflagging commitment to the craft of acting has inspired one art enthusiast-slash-hero to throw a Nic Cage art shindig in San Francisco

Nicolas Cage is more than just an incredibly prolific and notoriously evocative actor. He’s also an icon who’s generated more memes and Reddit threads and viral video montages than just about anyone.

Soon, he will also be the subject of an art show — because really, it was only a matter of time. Cage fans from all over the world have submitted original works of art for this so-called Nicolas Cage Party, which hits San Francisco’s Mission District on April 12.

Behind this exhibition — which will feature paintings, music, glitch art, live sketch performances and more — is 35-year-old Bay Area resident Ezra Croft. The idea came to him a few months ago when he was at an art show that seemed boring and stuffy. Art, he felt, should be more fun and more interactive than what he was used to seeing.

“Then, I began thinking about Nicolas Cage and how the Internet recently has been poking a lot of fun at him,” Croft says. “And he’s been in so many movies, and I just thought, this guy really needs an art show. There are so many facets people could pull from him.”

And so Croft, who works at Bed Bath & Beyond and moonlights as a DJ and event planner, began posting Craigslist ads all over the world seeking submissions. And soon enough, they came pouring in, flooding his inbox. Next, he found a venue that was willing to host the exhibition, chose a date and voilà: the first Nicolas Cage art show was born.

The show will feature plenty of local art but will also include works from countries as far as France, Nigeria and Japan. The goal here, Croft says, was never to poke fun at Cage, but to celebrate him and his career in a lighthearted way.

“None of it is mean-spirited,” Croft says. “It’s kind of like when you’re in grade school and you draw a picture of your teacher with a horse body or something funny like that. That’s about as mean-spirited as it gets.”

Anyone who’s feeling inspired is welcome to submit their work ahead of the April 10 deadline. The only real criteria are as follows: the art must be fun, interesting or introspective, and must aim to look at Cage from a unique perspective. All types of art are fair game: illustrations, photo montages, video art, live skits, paintings, etc.

Croft is already at work planning another celebrity-themed art show. This one would center on Bill Murray, whose face Croft just so happens to have tattooed on his arm. He’s also toying with the idea of a Law & Order show and a mustache-themed show.

The real highlight of the show, though, would be if Cage himself showed up. Croft has left messages with his manager and agent inviting the actor to attend, so fingers crossed. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at some of the many incarnations of Cage featured in the upcoming show:

Alice Brerton
Steven Holliday
Marguerite Kalhor
Timothy Tang
Peter Letourneau
Tania Ku
Steven Holliday
William Bronson

 

TIME White House

All The President’s Celebrities: How The White House Used Stars To Sell Obamacare

The Obama administration turned to a powerful source to help persuade 7 million uninsured Americans to enroll in health care plans under the Affordable Care Act — a veritable army of celebrities

In the summer of 2013, when the White House was gearing up to sell the Affordable Care Act, senior aide Valerie Jarrett convened a meeting of some of the nation’s biggest celebrities to secure their advice and help sell the law to the American public.

The meeting brought together singer and actress Jennifer Hudson, actor and on-off White House staffer Kal Penn and comedienne Amy Poehler, as well as Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and YouTube Comedy’s Daniel Kellison, and representatives for Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, and Bon Jovi. Nine months and hundreds of videos, tweets and media appearances later, the White House believes the meeting paid dividends, with the celebrities helping the administration enroll more than 7.04 million people in Obamacare through Monday night, the end of the open enrollment period in the healthcare exchanges.

The celebrity effort was just one component of a broader campaign modeled after Obama’s efforts to win the White House, including rally-style speeches from the president, field efforts on the ground, and targeted messaging to specific communities with high rates of the uninsured. All told, more than 5,000 events were held in support of the enrollment push in the past six weeks, according to the White House, include 45 featuring administration officials. The strategy was coordinated by Senior Communications Advisor Tara McGuinness, with the field campaign bolstered by the addition in October of veteran Obama campaign staffer Marlon Marshall.

Funny Or Die produced more than a half-dozen videos raising awareness about the law, including Obama’s appearance on “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis, while LeBron James appeared in a YouTube PSA.

Administration officials point to both appearances as sparking major jumps in traffic to the Healthcare.gov websites. James’ appearance in particular, made it easier to line up other celebrities for the healthcare campaign, further helping line up surrogates.

First Lady Michelle Obama appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Joe Biden plugged the law on on the inaugural episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers. Former NBA stars Magic Johnson and Alonzo Mourning appeared in ads produced by the Department of Health and Human Services that aired during March Madness, while

Celebrities, from Ellen DeGeneres to Scrubs star Zach Braff flooded Twitter over the past several days with pleas to #GetCovered, which the White House claims reached about 350 million Twitter followers, and retweeted more than 40,400 times. (Those numbers do not count unique people, since many on Twitter follow multiple celebrities.)

The celebrities appearing in videos in support of the law include YouTube stars Hannah Hart, Tyler Oakley, the Fine Brothers, Nice Peter, ERB, Barely Political, VSauce. The mothers of Jonah Hill, Adam Levine, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Lopez, appeared jointly in a video, while others included Nina Dobrev, Nikki Reed, Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Eva Longoria, Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Scott, Elizabeth Banks and Eddie George.

The administration’s final push in support of the law also heavily invested in radio, with the White House saying more than 300 interviews have been given by the President, top administration officials, and surrogates. Since February, the list engaging on radio has included Kobe Bryant, Grant Hill, Kerry Washington, Jonelle Monae, Nia Long, Jurnee Smollett, Star Jones, Tatyana Ali, Nikki Reed, Aisha Tyler, and Dan Rooney, chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

It was a massive effort. To get a sense of the scale, consider this list of celebrity tweets that went out Monday, March 31, the last day of open enrollment, when about 70 celebrities reached out with Twitter accounts connected to more than 90 million other accounts:

Ellen DeGeneres, 28.2 million followers

Ellen DeGeneres@TheEllenShow 29s

Today’s the last day to #GetCovered. Everyone in my house is covered. We even have a covered garage. https://www.healthcare.gov/

Nina Dobrev, 4.54 million Twitter followers / 3.6 million Facebook Likes

Nina Dobrev@ninadobrev 4m

TODAY is the last day to #GetCovered Don’t be an April Fool tomorrow and go to http://healthcare.gov NOW! http://youtu.be/pARcZeRoH8w

Zooey Deschanel, 5.43 million followers

zooey deschanel@ZooeyDeschanel 1m

TODAY is the Last Day to #GetCovered! Go to http://Healthcare.gov now.

John Legend, 5.24 million followers

John Legend@johnlegend 28s

TODAY is the last day to #GetCovered! Go to http://Healthcare.gov now.

Sarah Silverman, 5.16 million followers

Sarah Silverman@SarahKSilverman 1m

TODAY is the Last Day to #GetCovered y’all. Go to http://Healthcare.gov now

Rainn Wilson, 3.82 million followers

RainnWilson@rainnwilson 1m

HEY UNINSURED PEOPLE: Today’s your last chance to get health insurance in 2014. http://ofa.bo/cQe #GetCoveredNow http://healthcare.gov

Pharrell Williams, 3.17 million followers

Pharrell Williams@Pharrell 14m

Stay healthy, guys. Today is the last day to #getcovered at http://www.healthcare.gov

Russell Simmons, 3.1 million followers

Russell Simmons@UncleRUSH 42m

Today is the last day to #GetCovered at http://Healthcare.gov!! If you do not healthcare, go to the site NOWWWWWW!!!!!!!

Questlove, 2.95 million followers

Questlove Jenkins@questlove 19m

procrastinators: you’ve put it off forever. can you really afford to NOT #GetCoveredNow? today is last day for 2014 http://bit.ly/1ggsJVP

Alyssa Milano, 2.67 million followers

Alyssa Milano@Alyssa_Milano 1m

TODAY is the last day to #GetCovered . Go to http://Healthcare.gov NOW!

Wil Wheaton, 2.55 million followers

Wil Wheaton@wilw 17m

#GeeksGetCovered! RT @Alyssa_Milano: TODAY is the last day to #GetCovered . Go to http://Healthcare.gov NOW!

Conan O’Brien, 2.4 million Facebook Likes

Tyler Oakley, 2.14 million followers

Tyler Oakley@tyleroakley 57s

My BFF @BarackObama keeps nagging me to tell y’all that today is the last day to #GetCoveredhttp://Healthcare.gov – go now, sign up.

Jared Leto, 1.7 million followers

JARED LETO@JaredLeto 4m

TODAY is the LAST DAY to #GetCovered. Visit http://healthcare.gov + apply now.

kerry washington@kerrywashington 43s

Today is the last day to #GETCOVERED! RT + Sign up now. http://1.usa.gov/HaCX0w

Elizabeth Banks, 1.45 million followers

Elizabeth Banks@ElizabethBanks 55s

TODAY is the Last Day to #GetCovered! Go to http://Healthcare.gov now.

Shaun White (Facebook Post), 2.6 million Facebook Followers

Chatting w our President and heard it was the last day to #GetCoveredhttp://bitly.com/SWGetCovered

Zach Braff, 1.39 million followers

Zach Braff@zachbraff 15m

There is nothing sexier than someone with health insurance. #GetCovered! Go to http://Healthcare.gov now.

Zach Braff@zachbraff 2h

If you randomly get hurt or sick, you shouldn’t lose every dollar you and your family has.

#GetCovered! Go to

http://Healthcare.gov

now.

Zach Braff@zachbraff 5h

TODAY is the Last Day to

#GetCovered! Go to

http://Healthcare.gov

now.

Olivia Wilde, 1.33 million followers

olivia wilde@oliviawilde 1m

Don’t stall. This is the LAST day to #GetCovered. Go to http://healthcare.gov and protect your future-self. (Or pay fines later = not fun.)

Sophia Bush, 924K followers

Sophia Bush@SophiaBush 1m

Last day to

#GetCovered! Don’t be a Fool tomorrow. Go to

http://Healthcare.gov

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pARcZeRoH8w&feature=youtu.be

Nikki Reed, 719K followers

Nikki Reed@NikkiReed_I_Am 21s

TODAY is the Last Day to #GetCovered! Go to http://www.whosay.com/l/rDU867d now!!!!!!

Rashida Jones, 669K followers

Rashida Jones@iamrashidajones 59s

Come on everybody! Today is the Last Day to #GetCovered. Go http://toHealthcare.gov now and make this happen.

Olivia Munn, 592K followers

oliviamunn@oliviamunn 3m

Today is the Last Day to #GetCovered. Go to http://Healthcare.gov now.

Shonda Rhimes, 589K followers

shonda rhimes@shondarhimes 30m

People! Get some health care. It’s the last day! https://www.healthcare.gov #Obamacare #freebirthcontrol

David Boreanaz, 565K followers

David Boreanaz@David_Boreanaz 4m

TODAY is the last day to #GetCovered Go to http://Heathcare.gov NOW. #DoIt

Janelle Monae, 517K followers

Janelle Monae@JanelleMonae 15m

TODAY is the Last Day to #GetCovered! Go to http://Healthcare.gov now.

Kate Walsh, 500K followers

Kate Walsh@katewalsh 1h

Remember that today is the LAST day to #GetCovered! Visit http://Healthcare.gov now. http://1.usa.gov/1i8ttPy

Team Coco, 465K Twitter Followers

Team Coco@TeamCoco

Last day to #GetCoveredNow. Don’t wait for a zombie apocalypse to take your health seriously: http://healthcare.gov pic.twitter.com/emjvX2A9gq

Nia Long, 423K followers

Nia Long@NiaLong 2h

http://Healthcare.gov is the place to go!!!! #GetCovered @BarackObama makes it easy for everyone to have healthcare.

Mia Farrow, 421K followers

mia farrow@MiaFarrow 58s

Bo-1st-Dog says #GetCovered MT @WhiteHouse: I signed the #ACA so millions could know the peace of mind that comes with health insurance. -bo

Melissa Joan Hart, 405K followers

Retweeted by Melissa Joan Hart

HealthCare.gov@HealthCareGov 3h

http://HealthCare.gov serving consumers. 1.7M+ visits and 364k calls Sunday. Deadline is today for coverage this year. #GetCoveredNow

Melissa Joan Hart@MelissaJoanHart 51m

Yes but don’t want people penalized. RT @swin24: . just RT’d @HealthCareGov. Isn’t she a Republican?

Emily VanCamp, 378K followers

Emily VanCamp@EmilyVanCamp 2m

Today is the last day to #GetCovered ! http://healthcare.gov

Lance Bass, 370K followers

Lance Bass@LanceBass 8m

The deadline is finally here! TODAY is the Last Day to #GetCovered! Go to http://Healthcare.gov now

Hannah Hart, 353K followers

Hannah Hart@harto 31s

Hey! Independent cool kid who thinks they will live forever! Today is the last day to #GetCovered just in case. http://healthcare.gov

Torrey DeVitto, 328K followers

Torrey DeVitto@TorreyJDeVitto 6m

TODAY is the last day to #GetCovered. Go to http://healthcare.gov NOW! 🙌💗

Mayim Bialik, 327K followers

Mayim Bialik@missmayim 1m

TODAY is the Last Day to #GetCovered! Go to http://Healthcare.gov now. you deserve it! don’t be left out!

CAA Foundation, 325K followers

CAA Foundation@caafoundation 1m

Time is almost up – #GetCovered today! Visit http://healthcare.gov + apply now! (via @JaredLeto @zachbraff @Alyssa_Milano)

Aisha Tyler, 313K followers

Aisha Tyler@aishatyler 2m

TODAY is the last day to #GetCovered! If you don’t have health coverage visit http://Healthcare.gov now. You don’t need it, until you do.

Tatyana Ali, 281K followers

Tatyana Ali@TatyanaAli 2m

It’s March 31st!!! Happy Monday! TODAY is the Last Day to #GetCovered! Go to http://Healthcare.gov now.

Dule Hill, 239K followers

Dulé Hill@DuleHill 2m

Twittersphere! The deadline to #GetCovered is today! Go to http://Healthcare.gov https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pARcZeRoH8w&feature=youtu.be … @NikkiReed_I_Am @ninadobrev @glove

Goku, 215K followers

Goku@Goku

Today is the Last Day to #GetCovered. Go to http://Healthcare.gov . Then have yourself a Dragon Ball Z marathon.

Brian Baumgartner, 210K followers

Brian Baumgartner@BBBaumgartner 2h

A guy I know once said: if u don’t have Health Insurance… You know… You probably kinda should. Today is the last day to #GetCovered.

Kal Penn, 208K followers

Kal Penn@kalpenn 33s

If you like your gonorrhea, you can keep your gonorrhea! Or get health insurance. Or live with gonorrhea. #GetCovered http://healthcare.gov

Star Jones, 184K followers

Star Jones@StarJonesEsq 5m

Don’t want to be an #AprilFool tomorrow? Remember, TODAY is Last Day to #GetCovered. Go to http://Healthcare.gov now. #heartHealth matters

Arielle Kebbel, 166K followers

Arielle Kebbel@ArielleKebbel 1h

Did you know: TODAY is the last day to #GetCovered. Go to http://healthcare.gov NOW! Ps- PLS!!!!!! ;)

Billy Eichner, 159K followers

billy eichner@billyeichner 1m

As a respected diplomat, I want to remind u that today is the last day to #GetCovered! Go to http://Healthcare.gov. pic.twitter.com/qw0tsMRn9L

Scott Foley, 134K followers

scott foley@scottkfoley 11m

Tweeps! TODAY is the LAST DAY to #GetCovered. Go to http://healthcare.gov NOW!

Darby Stanchfield, 123K followers

Darby Stanchfield@darbysofficial 1m

Tweeps! Today is the Last Day to #GetCovered! Go to http://Healthcare.gov to sign up. #FreeBirthControl

John Cho, 113K followers

John Cho@JohnTheCho 1m

TODAY is the Last Day to #GetCovered. Go to http://Healthcare.gov now.

Jerome Bettis, 102K followers

Jerome Bettis@JeromeBettis36 10m

Today is the last day to help yourself with health care!! Go to http://Healthcare.gov to sign -up

Jurnee Smollett, 98K followers

jurnee smollett@jurneesmollett 1m

Listen tweeps, over 6mil people have signed up for healthcare. TODAY is the Last Day to #GetCovered! Go to http://Healthcare.gov now.

Amaury Nolasco, 96K followers

Amaury Nolasco@amaury_nolasco 20m

TODAY is the last day to #GetCovered Don’t be an April Fool tomorrow and go to http://healthcare.gov NOW!

Michael Rosenbaum, 91K followers

Michael Rosenbaum@mrosenbaum711 15m

TODAY is the last day to #GetCovered. Go to http://healthcare.gov NOW!

Angela Bassett, 73K followers

Angela Bassett@ImAngelaBassett 1m

I did it. @CourtneyBVance did it. Did you? Click here. NOW. https://www.healthcare.gov/ #GetCovered

Craig Newmark (Founder of Craigslist), 70K followers

craignewmark@craignewmark 55s

Spread the word! Today’s the last day to sign up for health coverage. #GetCoveredNow http://hc.gov/RUXFYn , pic.twitter.com/CoecJAeRVf

Eric Balfour, 58K followers

ERIC BALFOUR@ERICBALFOUR 57m

TODAY is the last day to #GetCovered. Go to http://healthcare.gov NOW!

Brandon Routh, 50.4K followers

Brandon Routh@BrandonJRouth 2m

Last day to #GetCovered! Don’t be a Fool tomorrow. Go to http://Healthcare.gov https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pARcZeRoH8w&feature=youtu.be @NikkiReed_I_Am @ninadobrev @glove

Josh Hopkins, 40K followers

Josh Hopkins@MrJoshHopkins Jan 11

Nothing is more important than our health. Make it your family’s top priority and #GetCovered today.

John Lyman, 32K followers

Joshua Lyman@joshualyman 2h

Are you all signed up or in line for Santoscare? #ACA

Adrianne Palicki@AdriannePalicki 5m

#GetCovered Don’t be a fool tomorrow! Go to http://healthcare.gov now!!!

Leo McGarry, 21K followers

Leo Thomas McGarry@LeoMcGarry 2m

Life is random. Your health care doesn’t have to be. #GetCovered. #YesYou

Donna Moss, 18.2K followers

Donna Moss@donnatella_moss 4h

Last day of open enrolment for Santoscare today. Young invincibles, don’t make me call your mothers. #GetCovered #ACA

Sam Seaborn, 16.8K followers

Sam Seaborn@SamSeaborn 5h

Still not covered? Go to http://healthcare.gov now. Today is the deadline to #GetCovered for this year.

Jayson Blair, 13K followers

Jayson Blair@Jayson_Blair 29m

TODAY is the last day to #GetCovered Don’t be an April Fool tomorrow y’all. Go to http://healthcare.gov NOW!

TIME celebrities

Oprah Is Kicking Her Stepmom to the Curb

Citation reader Winfrey poses in the Winner's Area at the BAFTA awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London
Oprah Winfrey has won a legal battle over her former stepmom. Here she is seen at the BAFTA awards ceremony in London on Feb. 16, 2014 Toby Melville—Reuters

A sordid legal drama is coming to an end after Oprah Winfrey's former stepmother was granted two months to leave the $1.4 million house in Nashville she shared with the media mogul's father until their divorce late last year

Oprah Winfrey’s former stepmother has been given 60 days to vacate the house she’s been living in since marrying the media mogul’s father 13 years ago.

Since Barbara Winfrey was divorced from Oprah Winfrey’s father late last year, Oprah’s attorneys have tried to make her leave the $1.4 million home in Nashville. Oprah offered Barbara a new house elsewhere in Nashville, but Barbara stayed put, USA Today reports. The property feud was sorted in court on Monday when Oprah decided to follow the judge’s recommendation and give Barbara an extension before evicting her from the house.

Barbara says the offer of a new house included her having to sign a confidentiality agreement about her famous former stepdaughter, which she refused to do.

[USA Today]

TIME celebrities

Lindsay Lohan Was Almost In The Avengers, According to Lindsay Lohan

Actress Lindsay Lohan speaks at a press conference on Jan. 20, 2014 in Park City, Utah.
Actress Lindsay Lohan speaks at a press conference on Jan. 20, 2014 in Park City, Utah. George Pimentel—Getty Images

But who would she have played?

Lindsay Lohan, whose most recent onscreen opuses ranged from The Canyons to Lifetime’s made-for-TV Elizabeth Taylor biopic, says that she could have had a different film fate. In the latest episode of her Oprah-produced reality television show, the wayward star talked about how she was almost cast in Marvel’s The Avengers.

Lohan said that since her manager didn’t “push” hard enough, her super secret role was given to an “unknown.”

This, of course, begs the question of who Lohan would have played in the likely blockbuster: there’s Pepper Potts, played by the recently “uncoupled” Gwyneth Paltrow. (Not an unknown.) There’s the Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson. (Definitely not unknown). And then there’s Agent Maria Hill, played by How I Met Your Mother’s Colbie Smulders. (Is this who Lilo is shading?)

The only other option was an unnamed NASA scientist played by Tina Benko. Not quite a leading role.

Lohan continued chronicling her casting concerns.

“If I don’t work in a film, he passes it to Vanessa Hudgens; [my manager] passes it one of his other clients,” Lohan said. “Every day I’m not on a film set, I’m wasting my talent because that’s what I was born, and live, to do.”

Maybe one day Lohan will fulfill the role she was born to play and finally be turned into an action figure. Perhaps this long-lost Lindsay Mattel doll needs a superhero revamp:

TIME celebrities

Connie Britton Is Now On Twitter, Still Has the Best Hair

Celebrities Visit "Late Show With David Letterman" - November 14, 2013
Donna Ward — Getty Images

Tami Taylor is here, y'all

Important news! In a move Coach Taylor probably would not condone, Friday Night Lights favorite Connie Britton finally joined Twitter, sending her first oh-so characteristic tweet: “Hey y’all!’

The actress, who currently stars on ABC’s Nasvhille as Tami Taylor 2.0, racked up nearly 10.5 thousand followers in the 30 minutes since she sent her first tweet. (Typical.) Fans are bound to look to Britton for advice when in need of a pick-me-up after a football loss, or maybe just for life guidance.

But whether Britton will be sharing promotional teasers for upcoming projects or just insights on how to get perfect wavy hair, her followers are sure to have clear eyes and full hearts.

Say it with me again now: “Hey y’all!”

TIME celebrities

L’Wren Scott Leaves Entire $9 Million Estate to Mick Jagger

L'Wren Scott in New York in 2012.
L'Wren Scott in New York in 2012. Evan Sung—The New York Times/Redux

The will of the late fashion designer, whose death on March 17 was ruled a suicide, says all of her belongings valued around $9 million should become the property of longtime partner Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones

The late fashion designer L’Wren Scott left her entire estate to her longtime boyfriend Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones. Her estate is estimated to be valued at $9 million. Scott died in an apparent suicide on March 17.

“I give all my jewelry, clothing, household furniture and furnishings, personal automobiles, and other tangible articles of a personal nature…to Michael Philip Jagger,” Scott’s will reads, according to CNN.

Scott’s New York apartment, worth about $8 million, is her largest asset. Scott’s two siblings Randy Bambrough and Jan Shane are absent from the will, CNN reports. Reports that Scott’s clothing company LS Fashions was $6 million in debt circulated shortly after her death, yet a representative for Scott said those figures are “misleading and inaccurate.”

The 49-year-old designer’s death was a shock to many in the fashion world. The New York Medical Examiner ruled the death a suicide. Scott reportedly died by hanging herself. Jagger recently wrote about Scott’s death on his website. “I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way,” he wrote. “We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me.”

[CNN]

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