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Mag: Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods’ ex wife are friends


No bad blood here. Though Elin Nordegren is unlikely to befriend one of her ex-husband Tiger Woods’ conquests (even though we’re sure that Perkins waitress was/is a great human being), Us Weekly is reporting Nordegren has no issue with Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn. In fact, the two are friends. Not besties by a stretch, but after spending time doing parental things, the two have found they get along. A source tells the mag: “You'd think it would be weird, but ... they talk all the time. Elin likes that Lindsey is a strong woman.”

More time

Justin Bieber is seeking a delay in his trial currently scheduled to begin next month on Florida charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license. The 20-year-old pop singer’s lawyers filed a motion saying they need more time to prepare their case. Bieber’s trial is set for May 5 in Miami. The motion says prosecutors do not oppose a delay (maybe due to a possible duet with Ariana Grande?). A scheduling hearing is set for Wednesday.

Work it

We’re not worthy! Attendees of an early morning workout at Barry’s Bootcamp in Miami Beach Tuesday morning were either disillusioned or motivated by the presence of perfection: Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima.

Madeleine Marr

Honor was due

Miami playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney has had a spectacular run in winning recognition and support this season. In September, he received the $150,000 Windham-Campbell Prize from his alma mater, Yale University, and later that same month was named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, bringing him a “genius grant” of $625,000 awarded over a five-year period. On Tuesday, he was named one of 19 artists who will receive the 2014 Doris Duke Artist Awards. Like fellow honorees David Henry Hwang, Bill T. Jones and Lisa Kron, McCraney will receive $275,000 from the New York-based Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

What has all that funding meant to his life? “I’ve been spending a lot of time trying to deal with the direct impulse, that small sometime imperceptible spark that is given to sleepless nights and wrestling with angels,” McCraney writes in an email. “It’s that thing that makes the work all the more real, all the more important to the artist. I’ve been focusing on nurturing that, finding more kindling for it. ... Making sure it’s really being fed.”

Christine Dolen

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