On This Day — March 15th

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March 15th is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 291 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

In the Roman calendar, March 15 was known as the Ides of March.

Historical Events:

44 BC – Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus, and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March.

1906 – Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated.

1917 – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne ending the 304-year Romanov dynasty.

1952 – In Cilaos, Réunion, 1870 mm (73 inches) of rain falls in a 24-hour period, setting a new world record (March 15 through March 16).

1965 – President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress “We shall overcome” while advocating the Voting Rights Act.

Celebrity Births:

Musician will.i.am turns 43

Actress Eva Longoria turns 43

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg turns 85

Rod Stewart’s Wife and Model Penny Lancaster turns 47

Actor Fabio Lanzoni turns 59

TGL Round-Up: Madonna Tries to Stop Tupac Letter Auction, Felicity Jones Cast as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Lamar Odom Writing Book on the Kardashians

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Madonna has filed a request to prevent a personal letter from rapper Tupac and several other personal items from going up for auction.

The pop legend says Darlene Lutz, the woman who‘s auctioning the items through Gotta Have It, “betrayed [her] trust in an outrageous effort to obtain my possessions without [her] knowledge or consent.” Somehow, Lutz, “a former friend and art consultant,” got her hands on the breakup letter as well as one in which Madonna despaired of not being as successful in music or film as Whitney Houston and Sharon Stone, respectively, calling them “horribly mediocre.”

The personal letter from Tupac was sent from prison and explains why the rapper broke up with her after a short relationship.


 

Felicity Jones has a new role in mind.

The Rogue One actress is set to play Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a biopic of her life in Mimi Leder’s On The Basis Of Sex.

Natalia Portman was previously attached.


 

Khloe Kardashian’s former husband and basketballer, Lamar Odom, is writing a tell-all book, InTouch Weekly reports.

The former basketball great – who is divorced from Khloe Kardashian – told InTouch Weekly the news last week. ‘I have a book coming out, an autobiography about my life. [The book will cover] everything. Everything. It’s a free-for-all. [I’ll be] open about everything that’s been going on in my life, about the past.’

InTouch Weekly reports the Kardashians aren’t exempt by any means.