Beyoncé's Possible Tattoo; Bret Michaels' "Amazing" Recovery

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  • Does Beyoncé really have a tattoo on her hand which reads “Brooklyn”?

Or did someone write on her with a Sharpie? [Media Take Out, The Life Files]

  • Lady Gaga: On the September cover of Vanity Fair? [WWD]
  • Among those at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner: Chace Crawford, Tony Romo, Matthew Morrison, Gayle King, Gabourey Sidibe, Justin Bieber, Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann, Tracy Morgan, Kim Kardashian, Donatella Versace, Scarlett Johansson, Chelsea Handler, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Davis and Michael Douglas. See pix from the red carpet here. [WWD]
  • Wendy Williams refused to attend the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday night because she didn’t want to sit next to Omarosa. Apparently they have an ongoing feud? [Gatecrasher]
  • There’s a bunch of Madonna memorabilia on eBay, and Her Madgesty’s former assistant, Melissa Crow, is hoping you won’t buy it: The stuff was in her storage unit, and someone bought it all when Crow fell behind on payments. Among the items: 17 journals, written between 1988 and 1992, and a Polaroid of Madonna holding a genitalia-shaped water pistol. [Daily Express]
  • In an interview with the Today show, Michael Douglas talked about his son Cameron Douglas‘ five-year jail sentence on drug charges, saying: My son has not been sober for this length of time since he was 13 years old… So he was going to be dead or somebody was gonna kill him, and I think he has a chance to start a new life and he knows that. And from my understanding, it’s going to take that amount of time for him to rebuild and start himself afresh.” And: I’ve taken blame about being a bad father — if being a bad father is working your butt off trying to create a career at one time… When I had Cameron I was early in my career and as opposed to most jobs, making movies takes you all around the world, so you were absentee in that sense.” Now: “My priorities have completely changed… My marriage and my families come certainly before my career.” [People]
  • Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry actually broke up “some time ago,” says her rep. [Access Hollywood]
  • Halle Berry “kicked him out months ago because he wasn’t able to pull his weight in the relationship,” says a source. Hmm, interesting how this report is different from the “he wanted to sleep with other people” one. [People]
  • No shocker here: Halle Berry‘s PR folks denied that Halle and Gabriel had split for most of last week. [Page Six]
  • Halle Berry went out with a new man on Friday night; the unidentified dude is described as “tall.” [NYDN]
  • At the link, you can take a look at the pink-sapphire-encrusted “Ring Pop”-style ring Nick Cannon gave Mariah Carey as they renewed their vows. Totally understated! [The Life Files]
  • Bret Michaels is “very aware,” in a “good mood,” “somewhat talkative” and making an “amazing” recovery. [TMZ]
  • Katy Perry wants to invite her ex, Gym Class Heroes’ Travis McCoy, to her wedding, and Russell Brand is “absolutely livid” about it. [ONTD]
  • “Telephone” is a hit for Lady Gaga, but it was originally written for Britney Spears. At the link, you can hear Britney “sing” a demo of the track. “Sing” because she sounds kind of like a robot. [Perez]
  • Simon Cowell interrupted what he was saying to call fiancée Mezhgan Hussainy “beautiful” on UK TV. [The Sun]
  • There is something really weird about this picture of Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian. [The Life Files]
  • Jenna Jameson and Tito Ortiz have decided to reconcile, and he will be back in the family home sometime later this week. [TMZ]
  • Breaking: “Gwyneth reveals the secret to her toned legs as she leaves a gym with weights on her ankles.” [Daily Mail]
  • Michael Lohan was pestered at the airport by someone with a camera from TMZ and says in this video that he doesn’t want Lindsay Lohan to go to jail. [TMZ]
  • Now that he is out of rehab, Jesse James has had a sit-down interview with detectives over his run-in with a paparazzo. Soon the case will go to the D.A. and the decision will be made whether or not anyone will be charged. [TMZ]
  • Tiger Woods has hired a high-profile divorce attorney; at the moment Elin Nordegren is in Sweden with the kids. [Radar Online]
  • Elin Nordegren was seeing jogging without her wedding ring in Sweden. [NYDN]
  • At the link, Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson talk about the difference between “rednecks” and “hicks,” surviving a New York winter, dancing in videos and immersion schools. Also, you can learn which of the brothers is most likely to be found drinking whiskey and smoking a pipe. [NY Mag]
  • Are the Real Housewives Of New York better than the Real Housewives Of New Jersey? [NY Post]
  • Mel Gibson wanted Donald Trump to appear in his next movie, How I Spent My Summer Vacation (being shot in Mexico) — but Trump politely declined. [Page Six]
  • Spencer Pratt, who is working on a guido-oriented reality show, Fist Pumping For Love, has just trademarked the name “Guid-O-Juice” and plans to create “the most popular guido energy drink in the world.” [TMZ]
  • Irish actor Colin Farrell had to work on his Irish accent for his role in Ondine: “This film was one of the hardest accents I’ve had to do especially because I felt a national obligation not to fuck it up.” [Gatecrasher]
  • Mandy Moore, filming a movie in New Orleans, didn’t like her hotel, so she’s the only castmember who has been moved to the Ritz-Carlton. [Page Six]
  • If you haven’t heard the cheesy, retro-tastic MacGruber theme song — in which Kristen Wiig sings lines like “Grab the dragon by the tip of its wings” and “Climb the rainbows from across the sea” — then you are truly missing out. Listen at the link. [PopWrap]
  • The people who want Zachary Quinto to be gay with Chris Pine are hilarious. [ONTD]
  • Seth Green got married over the weekend, and it happened at George Lucas‘s Skywalker ranch in Northern California. Weird Al Yankovic was among the guests. [ONTD via Celebrity Bride Guide]
  • Peter Lopez — the music attorney with ties to Michael Jackson who took his life recently — left a suicide note, which “expressed his love for his wife (Dukes Of Hazzards Catherine Bach) and kids and asked for forgiveness, but did not even hit at why Peter would end his life.” [TMZ]
  • Carly Simon has a video for her 1973 hit, “You’re So Vain,” and it involves a Hasidic Jew searching for a pie. [Page Six]
  • If you have two minutes, read this profile on quirky ex-Warhol actress Sylvia Miles, a true character. [NY Mag]
  • Joe Mazzello, of the HBO miniseries The Pacific, first met Steven Spielberg in 1992, when he was very young, with a part in Radio Flyer. Later, he was the kid in Spielberg’s Jurassic Park. [NY Post]
  • Paul Stanley, aka Starchild from KISS and successful painter, has always had a head for branding, business and cash: “Anybody who’s foolish enough to say, ‘I’m only in it for the love of what I do,’ is bound to get screwed, because if you’re not attentive to the financial aspects of it, someone else will be,” he says. “And the person who has their arm around your shoulder will have their other hand in your pocket.” [LA Times]
  • “We have to be open-minded. I’m not saying American’s are narrow-minded — I’ve lived in New York and Los Angeles — but where I grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania. there was a small-town mindset that made me feel that sex was wrong. When my sister lost her virginity, I thought that was dirty and disgusting, and I was scared of sex. I remember I had a fight with my friend when I touched a boy for the first time and I didn’t tell her. She got mad with me, not because I didn’t tell her, but because I’d done it in the first place. Intimacy is a wonderful thing. It’s frustrating that growing up I thought I was wrong. It isn’t. Exploring your sexuality is important when you’re growing up.” — Amanda Seyfried. [Female First via Stella Magazine]
  • I have no idea what’s in the movie or what it’s about, to be honest with you.” — Mickey Rourke on Iron Man 2, in which he has a role. [Gatecrasher]
  • “I knew it was going to be some kind of sexy unitard, because I had researched the character in the comics. I’ve never worn anything like it before, so I had a freak-out moment that lasted about half a day, but then I said, ‘OK, time to suck it up.'” — Scarlett Johansson, on her Black Widow costume in Iron Man 2. [NY Post]
  • “The best part about it is, Scarlett’s built like a comic-book character is drawn. She’s very Jessica Rabbit: 36-24-26, but with Scarlett, it’s probably 34-23-34 – the perfect hourglass. People in this day and age are not built like Scarlett.” — Iron Man 2 costume designer Mary Zophres on Scarlett Johansson. [NY Post]
  • “He has an enormously self-deprecating sense of humor. I think I have a good self-deprecating sense of humor. It’s a beautiful standoff to see. Like, This is how much I hate myself. Then, No, this is how much I hate myself.” — Garry Shandling, on working with Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 2. [NY Mag]
  • “You get a lot of criticism out in the world or on the internet about how you look. Fat here, fat there. Hippy this, hippy that. That has been my entire career. But never at work. No one at Sex And the City has ever asked any of us four girls to lose weight. Thank God.” — Kristin Davis. [Mirror]
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