Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tattle: License shows Beyonce, Jay-Z hitched


Philadelphia Daily News


IT'S OFFICIALLY official, even if neither she nor he is talking.
A signed wedding license bearing the names of Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z (aka Shawn Carter) has made its way to the Scarsdale, N.Y., town clerk, confirming that the pair did indeed wed April 4.

The license came in last Friday's mail, said Scarsdale Clerk Donna Conkling. It also was signed by the person who officiated at the ceremony - but nobody's saying who that was.

There was a celebrity-studded party at Jay-Z's apartment in Manhattan April 4, with guests including Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyonce's former Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

The couple, notoriously hush-hush about their personal lives, have been dating about six years and have collaborated on several hits, including "Crazy In Love."
We hope they stay that way.
Wedding on, wedding off

Kanye West and his fiancee, fashion designer Alexis Phifer, have reportedly broken off their engagement, according to People.com. They'd been dating on and off since 2002.
Phifer was seen Thursday night in New York without her engagement ring at an "Evening in Vogue" event where her clothing line was featured. West was scheduled to perform last night in Los Angeles.

Lots of Miley-age already

Teen entertainment juggernaut Miley Cyrus is writing a memoir - maybe more of a Momoir.
The star of the Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana" series has packed a lot into her first 15 years, but Disney said the book will focus on advice Cyrus has gotten from her mom, Leticia.
"I hope to motivate mothers and daughters to build lifetimes of memories together and inspire kids around the world to live their dreams," Miley said in a statement.

(Dad is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, who stars with her on the show but maybe isn't much help elsewhere.)

Wonder if there'll be a chapter on how the family's handling those racy photos of a Miley look-alike that have been flashing around the Internet recently.
Remembering Federici

Fans and friends will pay tribute to original E Street Band member Danny Federici tonight at the Stone Pony, the Asbury Park, N.J., club where Bruce Springsteen and the band got their start.
Federici died at age 58 Thursday of melanoma. He had performed with Springsteen since the late '60s. A memorial fund has been set up in Federici's memory at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Connor Will do
Connor Cruise, son of Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise, will play Will Smith's son in the drama "Seven Pounds," People magazine said. The 13-year-old will have a minor role, and he had to audition for it, too.
Streisand declines

Barbra Streisand has pulled out of a celebration of Israel's 60th anniversary next month, according to an official announcement. No reason was given.

Streisand was among the marquee names slated to attend a Jerusalem convention hosted by Israeli President Shimon Peres beginning May 13. She was to perform the Hebrew prayer Avinu Malkeinu, "Our Father Our King."

Sambora: DUI
Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora copped a plea yesterday in his drunken-driving case, pleading no contest to driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher after being stopped by cops in Laguna Beach, Calif., on March 25 for driving erratically.
A second charge of driving under the influence was dismissed. His BAC registered 0.13, according to TMZ.com.

Ava, his 10-year-old daughter with ex-wife Heather Locklear, was in the car, along with an unidentified woman and another child, and there had been reports that child-endangerment charges were considered.

Sambora has a few local ties, Dan Gross tells us:
_ He's a minor owner of bandmate Jon Bon Jovi's Philadelphia Soul Arena football team.
_ He just purchased a multi-million-dollar luxury condo at the Residences at Two Liberty Place.
_ He briefly lived here while recording an early Bon Jovi record.
Heaven's helping her

Televangelist Juanita Bynum will talk about the end of her marriage to minister Thomas W. Weeks III, in a two-part "Divorce Court" tomorrow and Friday.
You were expecting something else on "Divorce Court"?

The details are sobering. Weeks is on probation for assaulting Bynum, who called her six-year marriage "very wrong and very unhealthy."

A transcript of the show obtained by the Associated Press quoted Bynum as saying she would always love Weeks but decided to "love me more."

Weeks pleaded guilty in March to assaulting Bynum on Aug. 21 in a hotel parking lot near Atlanta. According to police, Weeks choked, stomped and kicked her.

He was sentenced to three years' probation, and made to do community service and to undergo counseling.

"I was just trying to make it work because I don't like losing relationships," Bynum told Judge Lynn Toler on the syndicated show. "All of this just kept getting swept under the rug . . . So you begin to adapt to a very wrong and very unhealthy marriage." *
Daily News wire services contributed to this report.

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