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Post Source Gurgles Up More Beyoncé-Jay Z Claims

ShutterstockBeyonceJayZ2004OscarsVulture recently asked: “Who is the Post‘s Jay Z-Beyoncé Source?” The website ran through a brief list of possibilities and invited readers to chime in via the comments with their theories on who is spilling the beans about the couple’s alleged marital problems.

Over the weekend, that source (or source(s)) was at it again. They suggested to Page Six that the pair’s “On the Run” tour – in San Francisco this week after weekend stops in LA – may not make it to Paris. The Post tattler also had this very forward-looking media tidbit:

“They’ve had discussions lately about the inevitable sit-down interview when they finally do split, and Jay’s been adamant that he doesn’t want Beyoncé sitting down with Barbara Walters or Oprah Winfrey pretending to be the victim,” the source said.

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People Are Still Talking About That Essence Fest Blue Ivy Hair Debate

Essence2014FestLogoOn July 4 at the 2014 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, there was a panel discussion featuring Soledad O’Brien, OWN series star Chenoa Maxwell, Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Cynthia Bailey, We TV series star Kim Kimble, former Maybelline spokesperson Tomiko Frasier Hines and actress Wendy Raquel Robinson. At one point, the gathered group was asked to address the backlash on social media and elsewhere over baby Blue Ivy‘s natural-look hair:

“If I want to put [my daughter] Noel’s hair in an Afro and not comb it for a year, that’s my child and it’s not anyone’s problem,” said Bailey. “Blue is [Jay Z and Beyonce’s baby]… I think she’s beautiful and I don’t even look at her hair. I turn up when it comes to kids.”

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A Hazy Jay Z News Trail

TroiTorainIt started with a New York Internet radio host dissing a New York rapper. Troi Torain (a.k.a. DJ Star), speaking with a March 19 caller, claimed that Jay Z is in fact 50.

It continued with a March 25 tweet and some lazy media pick-ups before being mercifully put to rest today by New York-based E! Online writer Rebecca Macatee. From her report:

Stop the presses, y’all: E! News can confirm that public records show Shawn Corey Carter (yep, that’s Jay Z’s pre-Hova name) was born December 4, 1969. In case you need some help with the math, this makes the king of hip-hop 44-years-old — a.k.a. his actual age.

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Bill O’Reilly: Jay-Z and Kanye West are a ‘Disease’

Bill O’Reilly, the best journalist ever according to Bill O’Reilly, knows why America’s youth is struggling: The dreaded rap music. Speaking to Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Obama, O’Reilly said that Jay-Z and Kanye West are a “disease” and simply need to “knock it off.”

“You have to attack the fundamental disease if you want to cure it,” said O’Reilly. “You’re gonna have to get people like Jay-Z, Kanye West — all these gangsta rappers — to knock it off.”

Lord knows that everything Jay has made since the Black Album has been trash and West’s Yeezus was awful, but we don’t exactly want them to stop creating music.

Maybe that’s not what O’Reilly meant. The Fox News host was definitely confused, as both Jay and West hardly qualify as “gangsta rappers.” So maybe O’Reilly was just rambling and tossed out the first two black people he could think of to blame for our nation’s problems. Yeah, that’s probably it.

Gearing Up for the GQ Barbershop

GQChris Mitchell, GQ vice president and publisher, calls it “the ideal intersection of style and entertainment.” Not to mention a cool place for NYC Super Bowl visitors to get that pre-VIP party trim.

The GQ Barbershop also has the early 2014 lead for most innovative HQ city elongation of a monthly glossy magazine. It opens Friday at the Barclays Center, in partnership with Fellow Barber:

To celebrate the launch, Brooklyn Nets player Deron Williams and former World Champion boxer Luis Collazo will be getting the inaugural cuts at our grand opening.

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Christie’s Offers Up Some Major Ring Bling

The Christie’s catalog descriptor really does not do this December 10 item justice. CAPS notwitstanding. Sale 2752-Lot 496 is much more than “A DIAMOND RING.” Think more along the lines of “Rich Guy BFF.”

ChristiesDiamondRingThe fluctuating suggested price range for this massive 52.58 karat Golconda diamond is currently set at $9.5 to $12.5 million. While we’re no Christie’s browsing experts, it does seem as if the Web side of the operation could use a better photo stylist. Seriously, does that picture on the right look in any way like something that would make a point-one-percenter start polishing their numbered paddle?

Maybe Jay Z (hyphen-free since this past July) can do some early Beyonce Christmas shopping. Or perhaps one of these guys can grab the ring for their Significant Other’s stocking.

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Readers Question Vanity Fair ‘Powers That Be’

It’s one of two lists put forth in the November issue of Vanity Fair under the annual heading of “The New Establishment.”

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The Powers That Be” ranks 25 “members of the power elite [who] demonstrate why they’re not going anywhere soon.” At press time, pretty much all readers who have taken the time to comment have a problem with the list, crowned by cover boy Jay Z and Beyoncé:

DentonFisk: Wow. What a dearth of talent! If this is the best the USA has to offer, we’re done. Most are celebrities for celebrity’s sake. These are the crypt keepers…

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Jay Z Featured on Vanity Fair Cover

Jay Z is featured on the cover of the latest Vanity Fair, and the man looks like he’s loving life. Inside the November issue, the Brooklyn born rapper discusses a wide variety of subjects. Below are some highlights.

On his never-ending love for rap:

I know I said I wouldn’t be doing it when I was 30, so that’s how I know I love it. Thirty years old was my cutoff, but I’m still here, 43 years old.

On Blue Ivy preferring his music to Beyoncé’s:

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Robert De Niro Talks to a Greenwich Village Compatriot

There’s a wonderful interview in the fall issue of DuJour magazine. Author and veteran journalist Anthony DeCurtis sat down earlier this summer with Robert De Niro at the actor’s Tribeca offices, just a few days in fact after the sudden, tragic passing of James Gandolfini.

That topic comes up briefly, but the main thread of conversation is the bond shared by the interviewer and interviewee to a certain portion of Lower Manhattan:

Growing up in the same [Greenwich Village] neighborhood less than a decade after De Niro, I took those [after hours] night swims in Carmine Pool and, more disturbingly, experienced the same complicated contrast between the tough Italian-American street environment and the alternative bohemian culture that suffused the Village in the 1960s and 1970s…

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