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Michelle Obama Pays Tribute To Beyoncé At The Billboard Awards

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Ladies dominated the Billboard awards. Taylor Swift won the first trophy; Rihanna and Britney performed together; and there was an all-star tribute to Beyoncé. Lady Gaga! Stevie Wonder! Barbra Streisand! And the delicious icing on the cake: A filmed appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama. Damn. Presidential sweet! [People]


Beyoncé was given the Billboard Millennium Award, which means she rules the next one thousand years. Bow before your new queen. [Billboard]

Meanwhile, Britney and Rihanna wore bondage-ish ensembles and kissed. Edgy. [The Sun]


Also? Justin Bieber won six Billboard awards and kissed Selena Gomez, in front of everyone. No more hiding. [Daily Mail]

Speaking of Selena Gomez, she has pink horses in her new video and PETA is pissed. "There are no safe ways to paint a live horse or any animal," a PETA spokesperson says. The singer Pink is also annoyed, and called the pink horses a "shame" on her Twitter account. [Celebuzz, People]

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Jane Seymour knows all about Arnold Schwarzenegger's dirty dog ways. Regarding Maria Shriver leaving him, Jane says: "I was not even remotely surprised. The moment I heard it, that there was an announcement of their separation… He was obviously jumping the gun before everyone else told the world of the news. From what I gather, I think there will be lots of information coming people's way. I heard about two more [children] somebody else knows about. I even met someone who knows him well." [Showbiz Spy]

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Breaking: Brad and Angelina acted like a happy couple at the Kung Fu Panda premiere in Los Angeles yesterday. Cuddling! Holding hands! Grinning! No one stormed out! [Radar Online, PopEater]


Terrence Malick's The Tree Of Life, starring Brad Pitt, won the top prize at Cannes, Wait, you say. Wasn't the movie booed by a section of the crowd at its first screening? Yes. Yes it was. [People, Contact Music]

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Lady Gaga will have you know that "Judas" is not really religious, because it's about her ex. "I've had a lot of ex-boyfriends betray me - assholes, we all have them... I began to write a song about an ex-lover who betrayed me, who loved heavy metal music. And then I thought about the biblical implications and how Judas was the betrayer. And once I thought about what I wanted to do with the video... Judas didn't really betray Christ because he was part of the prophecy. So I thought a more liberating way to tackle the message of the song - we attack the idea by saying my ex betrayed me and this person haunts me, but I forgive them." [Contact Music]

By the by, Gaga had a blast at the The Saturday Night Live after party, where Justin Timberlake hung with Olivia Wilde and Mila Kunis — and left with both. Also spotted at the bash, which went on until 5 am: Bradley Cooper, Drew Barrymore, Sigourney Weaver, Ashley Olsen, Emma Stone and the incomparable Brian Williams. [Page Six]

  • Christ. The Jersey Shore cast is in Florence, where there is oodles to see and do — art! food! Italian guys! — and Sammi and Ronnie are canoodling again. [Radar Online]
  • Meanwhile, The Situation was seen walking hand in hand with two different women. Psst, ladies: RUN. [Daily Mail]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow's record deal has "fizzled out." She'll have to make do with being a rich successful actress and celebrity chef, sigh. [Contact Music, Page Six]
  • Lindsay Lohan is "stoked" that Stephen King mentioned her name re: the Carrie remake. [TMZ]
  • Ke$ha and T-Pain visited a strip club together, and she stuffed "stacks" of bills in the ladies' g-strings. [TMZ]
  • Get excited: Snoop Dogg will perform at Kate Moss's wedding. [London Evening Standard]
  • Charlie Sheen has been offered $3 million to promote a website that connects rich men with "needy" women. Gag. [Contact Music]
  • Evangeline Lilly has given birth to a baby boy. In the picture at the link, you can see Lilly and her boyfriend Norman Kali, who is wearing a super Hawaiian T-shirt and super Hawaiian shorts. Pidgin. Spam. [Us]
  • Sara Rue is married, and she did, as promised, have beer pong at the reception. [Radar Online]
  • Here's a little story about the time Zach Galifianakis told January Jones to "fucking be nice." [NY Mag]
  • Joe Jonas is a grown-up now or something. On his new album: "I think it's a coming of age record, too, it has a feel you can play in the club, but also there are songs that I think are heartfelt." [People]
  • Randy Macho Man Savage will be cremated and his ashes will be sprinkled around his favorite tree, where the ashes of his beloved dog, Hercules, were scattered. [TMZ]
  • Oscar De La Hoya is in rehab. [TMZ]
  • "I am a housewife. I cook every night for my husband. I am most definitely a housewife. And a good one, I must say. Our life is great and glamorous in many ways, and in many ways - the good ways - it's very homey. He's a spoiled brat, my husband, when it comes to food." — Salma Hayek on being married to French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault. [Showbiz Spy]

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Doesn't Jane Seymour have better things to do with her time than gossip? That ugly jewelry line isn't going to design itself you know.