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Kristin Chenoweth talks to OTRC.com in early August 2013 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, ahead of her performances at the venue that are set to take place later in the month.
08/16/2013

Kristin Chenoweth once got some sound advice from none other than Betty White -- and she continues to implement it.

The pint-sized singer and actress, who played original Glinda in the Broadway musical "Wicked," and White, xx, had starred together in the 2010 comedy film "You Again." Chenoweth also guest starred on an episode of the actress' sitcom "Hot In Cleveland" last year.

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04/30/2013
Willie Nelson and sons Jacob Nelson and Lukas Nelson talk to OTRC.com at the 2013 Global Green USA pre-Oscars party at the Avalon club in Hollywood, California on Feb. 20, 2013. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Willie Nelson may be 80 years old, but he wants everyone to know that he can still bring the funny.

The singer-songwriter and activist, who turned the big 80 on Tuesday, April 30, took part in a skit for Conan O'Brien's late-night comedy show, "Conan." Nelson shows off his acting chops, kind of, and aims to nab a starring role in the adventure fastasy film, "The Hobbit."

02/21/2013
Victorias Secret supermodel Miranda Keer attends Global Green USAs 10th annual Pre-Oscars Party at the Avalon club in Hollywood, California on Feb. 20, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Todd Oren / Getty Images for Global Green

See photos of Miranda Kerr and husband Orlando Bloom, current Oscar nominee Helen Hunt, "Shameless" star Emmy Rossum and others at Global Green USA's 2013 pre-Oscars party on Feb. 20, 2013.

Kerr wore a multicolored, criss-cross, cutout over-the-knee Peter Pilotto Spring 2013 "Bianca" dress that retails for $2,300.

02/21/2013
Willie Nelson and sons Jacob Nelson and Lukas Nelson talk to OTRC.com at the 2013 Global Green USA pre-Oscars party at the Avalon club in Hollywood, California on Feb. 20, 2013. - Provided courtesy of OTRC Willie Nelson and his sons talk to OTRC.com at the Global Green USA pre-Oscars party on Feb. 20, 2013.
06/04/2012
Willie Nelson performs at Farm Aid on Randalls Island in this Sept. 9, 2007, file photo in New York. - Provided courtesy of AP / Jason DeCrow

Willie Nelson will be joined by an all-star supporting cast at the CMT Music Awards for a rendition of his song, "Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die."

Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker and Jamey Johnson will join the party on stage at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday night.

04/20/2012
Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg perform Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, as seen in this undated photo posted on the country singers website on April 19, 2012. - Provided courtesy of WillieNelson.com

Willie Nelson has released a new version of his country song, "Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die," featuring rapper and fellow marijuana enthusiast Snoop Dogg just in time for - what else - April 20.

Also on Friday, Nelson is expected to attend the unveiling of an 8-foot bronze statue of himself in Austin, Texas. The date and "4/20" is a symbol of cannabis subculture and as a day of protest for the legalization of pot use.

08/13/2011
Willie Nelson performs at Farm Aid on Randalls Island in this Sept. 9, 2007, file photo in New York. - Provided courtesy of AP / Jason DeCrow

Country legend Willie Nelson has corralled several other artists to perform at Farm Aid, the longest-running benefit concert in the country, which has raised over $39 million to help small family farmers to keep their operations.

"We're still in a desperate situation with our farmers and the land and the big corporations taking over farms and ruining the soil with chemicals and pesticides," Nelson told the Kansas City Star. "It's been going on for so long. I think the biggest problem is with politicians who either don't know about it or don't care. At one time there were more than 8 million family farms in this country. We're down to less than 2 million. Farmers are not having a good time at all, and things aren't getting better."

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