Jay-Z Takes Credit For Beyonce's Moves; Growing Pains Star Is Missing

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  • Jay-Z claimed on the Friday Night With Jonathan Ross that he’s responsible for some of Beyonce’s famous moves: “She’s a magnificent performer. I steal routines from her. She steals from me. The ‘uh-oh’ dance – that was me.” [DailyMail]
  • A woman claims that CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin made a “disgusting” proposition to her at a Washington party, and then followed it up by leaving “several sick messages” at her office. “It was so vile,” she says. [NYDN]
  • Toobin’s lawyer, Patricia Ann Grant, tells the New York Daily News: “We do not intend to dignify plainly fabricated claims with a response.” [NYDN]
  • Andrew Koenig, who is perhaps best known for playing “Boner” Stabone on Growing Pains, has been missing for nearly a week. He was last seen in Vancouver: anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Vancouver PD at 604-717-2534. [PopEater]
  • Billy Corgan says that he helped write the theme song for Jessica Simpson‘s new tv show, The Price of Beauty, and as far as the romantic stories about the couple go: The stuff that I’ve seen doesn’t have any bearing to the reality that I’m in. It’s like being in a cartoon. It has nothing to do with what’s really going on or how I feel.” [USWeekly]
  • Meanwhile, Simpson was recently spotted attending a show starring her ex, Dane Cook. [ONTD]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow allegedly misses her husband, Chris Martin so much that she’s taken to eating comfort food and confiding in her latest co-star, Tim McGraw, according to a source, who says: “Gwyneth and Tim have become very close. He’s married and older than her, but he’s a good sounding board. In recent weeks her macrobiotic diet has gone out of the window.” [DailyMail]
  • Kourtney Kardashian says that she and her boyfriend, Scott Disick are not breaking up: “Scott is my partner and we do everything together.” [People]
  • Ke$ha says she was taken aback when Ringo Starr congratulated her on her success at the Grammy Awards: “He congratulated me? Ringo Starr? Congratulations to me? It was more like, ‘Congratulations to you for being a f-ing Beatle.'” [JustJared]
  • Cesar Millan’s favorite dog, a pitbull named Daddy, passed away last week at the age of 16. [RadarOnline]
  • “I would like to congratulate Heidi Montag– Pratt-Conrad-Partridge, or whatever the hell her name is, on the first successful complete head trans plant in the history of all recorded science.”-Kathy Griffin [PageSix]
  • Scotty Lago, the Olympic snowboarder who left the games early after slightly scandalous photos of him enjoying his bronze medal with fans surfaced, is reportedly on a “blackout period” and is not allowed to talk about the incident until March 3. [TMZ]
  • Could a Cheers reunion series happen? Maybe. [DailyExpress]
  • Celine Dion says she’s gone through four unsuccessful IVF attempts so far, but plans to keep trying: “You do everything right and you’re careful and you rest and then… the disappointment hits you like a wave. But I swear, I’ll keep trying until it works.” [DailyExpress]
  • New York DJ Lady Starlight says she’s thankful that Lady Gaga constantly cites her as an inspiration: “”She’s always been so great on talking about me. Giving credit where it’s due rarely ­happens in the music industry, but Gaga has always done that and I’m very grateful for that.” [Mirror]
  • If you care to know: Sarah Jessica Parker has never been on Twitter. [PageSix]
  • Michael Jackson reportedly had a very high opinion of his former doctor, Conrad Murray, once stating: “My doctor is the best in the world. I feel completely comfortable with him. I trust this guy with my life. He’s an incredible guy and understands what I need. He is a friend to me and my family.” [ShowbizSpy]
  • “I am constantly aware of my good fortune. But the thing is, almost nothing in this life is as easy as it looks. I did work very, very hard – I do still – but it has been very rewarding, very enjoyable, and I work with a terrific bunch of people. So I feel blessed.” –Hugh Laurie [TimesOnline]
  • “I think the biggest thing with the Tiger thing [is that] I just want him and his family to take time, and to take time for themselves. I think that’s one of the most important things in life – family – and really being able to have them and have them by your side and have them a part of your life is very special and meaningful. I am wishing him and his family the best.”-Michael Phelps [JustJared]
  • Logan Lerman, who is currently starring in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, has reportedly been cast as the new Spider-Man. [TheCinemaSource]
  • “”I’m nothing like either of them. It’s like that if you are gay, anyway, but it’s a generational thing too. My parents were from the only generation in history that had this sustained idyll in a way, the 50s and the 60s and the 70s; death always seemed a long way off to them. My generation, meanwhile, had Aids and Reagan and the Bushes.”-Rufus Wainwright, on being, or not being, like his parents. [Guardian]
  • “That is a very, very strong probability, and I will be cheering when that happens because I’ve worked with Kathryn over the years and have been a huge proponent of her as the genius director that she is… For me, it’s a win-win deal.”-James Cameron, on Kathryn Bigelow‘s Oscar chances. [ShowbizSpy]
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