Beyonce's a 'Diva Grinch'; Jay McInerney Hearts 'Godfather III'

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  • Video game company Take Five is suing Beyonce Knowles for $100 million, claiming she backed out of plans to develop a dance game last December. The suit calls Knowles a "diva grinch" and accuses her of "a bad faith breach of contract so callous that, on what appeared to be a whim, she destroyed Gate Five's business, and drove 70 people into unemployment, the week before Christmas." [Page Six]
  • Don't tell Jay McInerney The Godfather:Part III is the worst film in the series and one of the biggest disappointments of all-time. The Bright Lights, Big City author and his 14-year-old son, Barrett, love the movie, with Barrett even instructing his father to ask Francis Ford Coppola "why The Godfather: Part III is so underappreciated." "It's actually a good ice breaker," conceded the elder McInerney at the book party he was throwing for Candace Bushnell. "[B]ecause everyone knows [that] everyone thinks that film sucks. I happen to think it's a pretty good movie." [Gatecrasher]
  • Blake Lively's dress tore and Martha Stewart went on a tweeting spree, but the real highlight of last night's Time 100 gala was a meeting between Lost executive producer Carlton Cuse and A Song of Ice of Fire author George RR Martin, who have been feuding recently about the proper way to end a beloved fantasy series. Cuse and Martin were seated a table away from each other and "met up before...and, in Cuse's words, they 'worked a few things out'" [Tuned In]
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones only went public with her bipolar struggle after a fellow patient leaked that the star was in the hospital, Michael Douglas told Oprah Winfrey yesterday. "She went to get help," Douglas said, "and some other patient said, 'Hey, you won't believe who's in here now'...she was outed." [People]
  • Glenn Beck's website The Blaze has hired a non-true believer--the blog has poached syndicated columnist David Harsanyi from The Denver Post. Harsanyi is giving up his seat on the Post board and will contribute blog posts and columns to The Blaze. The columnist describes his politics as "libertarian with a small 'l'"  [Politico]

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