Sideshow: A real busy time for Beyoncé

For busy Beyoncé, a reunion that was destiny. AP
For busy Beyoncé, a reunion that was destiny. AP
Posted: January 13, 2013

Beyoncé is busier than Lucille Ball in the chocolate factory! Singing the national anthem at President Obama's Inauguration Jan. 21 and also doing the Super Bowl halftime Feb. 3! And playing your kid's birthday party if you ask nice. Well, no. . . . Ah, but her old group, Destiny's Child, announced Friday they'll reunite with B at Super Bowl Halftime. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams will join her for a medley of their hits, then slide into their brand-new "Nuclear," produced by Pharrell. It's their first new music in eight years. Oh, and they have a new greatest-hits collection coming out.

Trump trumps Bill?

Know how Donald Trump sues folks for millions of dollars, and tends to win? Well, on Monday's Tonight Show With Jay Leno, TV host Bill Maher (who maybe should have known better) said he'd pay Trump $5 million if the latter produced his birth certificate and proved he was not sired by an orangutan. Would have been funny - except on Wednesday Trump produced the certificate (no monkey daddy), and demanded Maher pay up. Trump says if the funnyman doesn't pay that suddenly serious money, "we'll probably sue him."

. . . and so on and . . .

The name of the Washington NFL team is the Redskins, and has been since 1937. Not defending, just reporting. But komik Katt Williams, who apparently just learned of this, exploded to TMZ on Thursday and said: "Do you know how racist that is? That would be like saying the Chinese Yellowskins or the Compton Blackskins." . . . How icky is it that on Monday, Pete Rose, former baseballer, and Playboy alumna and fiancé Kiana Kim are starting a TLC reality show? Icky. It's called Pete Rose: Hits and Mrs. At 71, he's four decades older than Kim. . . . "Back in the studio. Uh-oh. . .," tweets Taylor Swift, Girlfriend of the Universe. She just broke up with bf Harry Styles of One Direction, so she has to record while the breakup is warm. . . . Sweet Hayden Panettiere broke up with footballer bf Scotty McKnight and may now have returned to the big, long arms of boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko. . . . Researchers at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, say they've found a new portrait of young, chubby-faced Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. . . . Jerry Springer: "My show is stupid. . . . And it's real." . . . Celebrity spit-fight! Kelly Osbourne, now (she claims) 65 pounds thinner, against Body Revolutionary Lady Gaga. Kelly says Gaga fans, or Little Monsters, as they're known, are "the worst" - cruel, insulting, and trollish. She calls on Lady G to muzzle them. Lady G fires back an open letter that says Kelly's job as a host on E!'s Fashion Police "glorifies you and Joan Rivers pointing in the camera, laughing, and making jokes about artists and celebrities as if we are zoo animals." She signed it with her mom, Cynthia Germanotta. Well, the Osbournes can play that game - Sharon Osbourne has dived in, yikes, calling the letter "hypocritical and full of contradictions." Sharon closes: "Let me know if you want to continue this debate. I'm an open playing field for you my darling." Get the popcorn - this'll be fun. . . . An audio now on the Intertubes purportedly records Lindsay Lohan blowing up at costar Jim Deen and director Paul Schrader on the set of The Canyons. Can't wait not to see it. . . . Moshe Benabou, a bodyguard once for Justin Bieber, is suing him, claiming the rampaging, muscle-popping Biebs punched him (three times in the chest!) and berated him (who is an ex-member of the Israel Defense Forces).


This article includes information from Inquirer wire services. Contact "SideShow" at sideshow@phillynews.com.

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