Jay-Z stepped down as CEO of Def Jam because it didn’t pay enough. (Instead, he wants to open a boutique hotel called The Jay.) Amy Fischer is D.J.-ing tonight at Retox, and her sex tape will be on display. Justin Timberlake and Alpha Dog co-star Amanda Seyfried left the Pink Elephant after just fifteen minutes. VH-1 exec Michael Hirschorn, wife and St. Martin’s editor Elizabeth Beier, New York Times scribe Bob Morris, and agent Ira Silverberg spent New Year’s Eve at the Mexican villa once occupied by Pablo Escobar. There are a bunch of historical inaccuracies in Denzel Washington’s The Great Debaters, namely the fact that Harvard was not involved in the real-life proceedings. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are supposedly expecting twins: one boy and one girl.
Vivica A. Fox may or may not have performed oral sex on a man as he filmed her with a cell-phone camera. Lindsay Lohan fell off the wagon on New Year’s Eve but supposedly called her sponsor immediately after. Jeffrey Epstein was supposed to plead guilty today to soliciting underage prostitutes but got his court day pushed back to March. Paris Hilton told Kelly Osbourne she thinks it’s “hot” that she was responsible for Osbourne’s first bout of alcohol poisoning. Avril Lavigne cried on New Year’s Eve after ‘Lil Jon did the countdown she was slated to do at a club. Russell Crowe is trying to get poker machines out of Australian pubs because he thinks they are corrupting his country. Cops were called to Britney Spears’s home last night to resolve a familial custodial dispute. Adrian Grenier tried to ring in the New Year by propositioning girls for a threesome but was unsuccessful. Mischa Barton may or may not have staged paparazzi pictures of her exiting a church. Kim Kardashian’s “engagement” to football player Reggie Bush is, shockingly, a publicity sham. Beach Boy Brian Wilson is afraid of going surfing. Model Marcus Schenkenberg took his blonde Playboy-model date to a strip club. Chris Daughtry sold a song to Disney to be used in National Treasure: Book of Secrets, but it never made it to the final version.