BEYONCE FINALLY RESPONDS TO INAUGURAL CONTROVERSY - PROMISES SUPER BOWL LIPS WON'T SYNCH: At a Super Bowl press conference yesterday, BEYONCÉ finally addressed the inaugural lip synching controversy.

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Bey admitted to singing over a pre-recorded track and defended the action, saying she chose to do it that was because she, quote,"did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra," and adding "It was a live television show... Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check... I did not feel comfortable singing live."

Then she asked the assembled press to stand, and belted out the anthem acapella  style. At the end, she asked if there were any questions, and had a good laugh about it.

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As to whether she has any plans on lip synching or singing over tracks on Super Bowl Sunday ... Beyonce has given the world her word that she'll "absolutely" be singing live when she takes the stage.

Speaking of the Super Bowl halftime performance ... JANET JACKSON'S now infamous Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction" happened on this day in 2004. 90-million people, most of whom can't even remember what teams played in the game, have a vivid memory of seeing JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE expose Janet's right nip.

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(It was the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers who played that day, by the way. New England won.)

SNAPSHOT - EVA LONGORIA'S BUTT: I'm pretty sure our president will be happy to know he has the full support of EVA LONGORIA'S butt. (PHOTO) (PHOTO)

TAYLOR SWIFT - STILL CRYING OVER HARRY STYLES?: Word is TAYLOR SWIFT is still reeling over her split with boy-bander HARRY STYLES. Or so says a so-called source. “She can’t snap out of it," he or she tells Star magazine. "Taylor is putting on a brave face to the public, but she is a complete mess.”

The source adds that TINA FEY'S jokes at the Golden Globes -- about Taylor dating younger men -- didn't help. “It breaks her heart to be made fun of so publicly, especially because her fans are starting to join in on the backlash."


STEVEN TYLER CRASHES 'AMERICAN IDOL' AUDITIONS DRESSED AS A WOMAN: STEVEN TYLER’S transformation is complete. For years Tyler has been morphing into an old lady, and last night during the Oklahoma City auditions featured on "American Idol” we got to see what the end result will look like. Steven paid the new Idol judges panel a visit. As a contestant. Dressed as a woman named Pepper LaBeija.

Steven showed up wearing a blonde wig, a snakeskin miniskirt, and fake breasts that honked when they were squeezed. He didn't actually sing, and he didn’t make it to Hollywood.

While we’re on the subject of the OKC auditions … This is Zoanette Johnson. She showed the country last night what a live national anthem really sounds like. This is a talent that can't be faked! And, yes, I’m being sarcastic …

BABY POOP: We know now what TRACY MORGAN will be doing now that” 30 Rock” has ended -- changing diapers! Tracy and his fiancée, model Megan Wollover, are expecting their first child together. Although it’s Wollover’s first, it’s Tracy’s fourth. He has three grown sons from a previous relationship.

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2. Former "Scrubs" actor DONALD FAISON and new wife CACEE COBB are expecting their first child. JESSICA SIMPSON'S BFF announced the news via Twitter, writing “Looks like @donald_faison and I are going to have a little stormtrooper of our own!” and posted the photo below.


KIM KARDASHIAN'S SISTERS SHOW US THEIR PICS - MOCK MORBIDLY OBESE: KIM K'S little sisters, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, posted photos that seemingly mock the morbidly obese. The svelte teens super-sized themselves, presumably using one of the various apps available, and hit up Twitter with the fuller and fatter end results.

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