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A spokeswoman for Ms. Brinkley said the star was surprised to hear the lien had been filed.

Spokeswoman Claire Mercuri said: “Christie Brinkley … has instructed her team to resolve the matter immediately.”

Ms. Brinkley was once married to Billy Joel. She made her Broadway debut this year playing Roxie Hart in the musical “Chicago.”

Singer’s son headed back to grandmother

By the time Arkansas authorities took country singer Mindy McCready’s 5-year-old son from her and into custody on Friday evening, one thing already had become apparent to many in America: Ms. McCready’s life has come to resemble a bad country song.

Since her emergence in the mid-1990s as a honey-voiced success story out of Nashville, Ms. McCready has been increasingly known for her personal foibles instead of her music.

This week’s custody battle was the latest in a long saga of personal heartache and brushes with the law.

Florida Department of Children and Families spokeswoman Terri Durdaller wrote in an email Saturday that her agency was working with Arkansas state officials to bring Ms. McCready’s son, Zander, back to her legal guardian in Florida. His maternal grandmother has been his guardian since 2007.

Officials say he’s safe and in good health.

“Zander is in Arkansas and we continue to arrange his swift arrival back to Florida,” Ms. Durdaller wrote.

In Arkansas, Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss said Saturday that Ms. McCready didn’t have permission to be in the unoccupied summer home where she was found Friday evening with her son. Authorities continue to investigate the matter, he said.

Authorities said officers entered the home and found Ms. McCready and her son in a bedroom closet. A man, David Wilson, was also in the residence. Mr. Moss said neither had permission to be in the residence, but neither was arrested at the time.

Gayle Inge, Zander’s grandmother and Ms. McCready’s mother, was tearful when she talked about the news by phone Friday night with the Associated Press.

“I’m real excited that he’s safe,” she said. “But I can’t explain what this is like. We feel for Mindy and we feel for Zander.”

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