Updated Apr 12, 2013 - 7:42 am
DISH: Obama distances himself from Jay-Z's Cuba controversy
When photographs of the stars wandering around the streets of the Cuban capital began to circulate, some politicians asked if the trip had been authorized. Americans need special permission to visit Cuba as tourists.
Jay-Z's people responded to the controversy, insisting the trip was part of a cultural fact-finding initiative. And he addressed the media coverage himself on Thursday in the lyrics of a new track, titled "Open Letter."
"I can turn Havana to Atlanta... Politicians never did s**t for me / except lie to me, distort history... They wanna give me jail time and a fine. Fine, let me commit a real crime. Obama said, 'Chill you're gonna to get me impeached'... You don't need this s**t anyway, chill with me on the beach'."
But it appears the rap has upset Obama's people and a spokesman for the President insists Obama "did not communicate with Jay-Z over the trip."
An intruder arrested at singer Clay Aiken's home has been charged with first degree trespassing and stalking.
Barbara Jean Saylor was taken into custody on April 3 after she allegedly broke into the former American Idol star's gated community and attempted to peer inside the windows of his North Carolina pad.
The 57-year-old was released on $5,000 bond and now she has been charged with the two misdemeanors.
She'll be back in court on April 24.
Lindsay Lohan will not emerge from rehab a changed woman says her own father.
Michael Lohan said Thursday that Lindsay's upcoming court-ordered stint in a fancy rehab center in The Hamptons won't work.
In fact, Michael says Lindsay's decision to hit the Coachella music festival right before she begins treatment is "one of the worst ideas she ever had."
The phony children's book "Go The [Eff] to Sleep" is being made into a MOVIE.
The script hasn't even been written yet, so details are scarce at this point.
On Thursday, a jury in Seattle handed a loss to Huong Hoang, the actress suing IMDb for revealing her age. The verdict in favor of IMDb came after a trial earlier this week that lasted just over two days.
In bringing the lawsuit, Hoang was determined to make a point about how IMDb's publication of her birth date had caused her harm.
Hoang said in the complaint that she filed in federal court: "In the entertainment industry, youth is king."
But a jury determined Thursday that IMDb hasn't breached any legal obligations to the 42-year-old actress.