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Report: After elevator attack, Solange and Beyonce Knowles jet to Kelly Rowland’s wedding in Costa Rica


OK, this must have been an interesting plane ride. But we don’t have surveillance video, so, shucks, there’s no way to know. Just days after the elevator attack seen around the world, Beyonce and her anger-prone sister Solange Knowles reportedly traveled to Costa Rica to attend the wedding of Bey’s former Destiny’s Child bandmate Kelly Rowland to her manager Tim Witherspoon.

Immigration reports obtained by the local newspaper La Nación show that the Halo singer, 32, and her more volatile, younger sib, 27, entered the country on Thursday and left early Saturday morning. Solange’s smackdown on Jay Z occurred Monday night. No international incidents were reported.

The Standard Hotel in New York City, where the security video of the attack on Jay Z was shot, says it is investigating the leak from within, and “will discipline and prosecute the individuals involved to our fullest capacity.” A staffer tells Us Weekly that the video was recorded on a cell phone from the monitors and then sold for an unknown price to TMZ.

Hello, Dolly

“I said work it, not twerk it!” You gotta love that Dolly Parton has a sense of humor about her controversy-sparking goddaughter Miley Cyrus. The country legend, 68, cracked the joke on Today Tuesday, while performing songs from her 42nd album, Blue Smoke. Last month, Parton wrote about Miley in TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People issue: “If I didn’t know how smart and talented Miley is, I might worry about her, but I’ve watched her grow up. So I don’t. She knows what she’s doing.”

Family matters

Where’s Casey? A judge ordered an investigation into the whereabouts of Casey Kasem after an attorney for the ailing radio personality’s wife said the former “Top 40” host had been removed from L.A. without his children’s knowledge. Kasem, 82, suffers from advanced Parkinson’s, can no longer speak and has been in various facilities chosen by his current wife, Jean Kasem. The family’s attorney said they believe the entertainer has been taken to an Indian reservation in Washington state.

In related news, relatives of Mickey Carroll, who played a Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz, are in a Missouri court arguing that a caretaker in his last years bilked the actor of almost $500,000. Carroll, a hypopituitary dwarf, had been suffering from Alzheimer’s when he died in 2009 at age 89. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Carroll’s nieces and nephews sued caretaker Linda Dodge in 2011, after learning that much of the actor’s estate had been depleted. Lawyers for Dodge dispute that claim, saying she was there for Carroll when his family was not.

Hell on wheels

Wow, tough town. Alec Baldwin freaked the freak out when he was pulled over by cops for driving his bike the wrong way on Fifth Avenue Tuesday morning. Kind of understandable, maybe? An eyewitness told In Touch tells the mag the 56-year-old the actor “went ballistic on the cops, screaming at them,” before being briefly cuffed. Baldwin was given two summonses, one for riding the wrong way, the other for disorderly conduct.

Car suit

The widow of the man driving the Porsche that crashed and killed Paul Walker sued the automaker, claiming design flaws caused both men to die in November. The wrongful death lawsuit by Kristine Rodas says her husband was driving at 55 mph — not at unsafe speeds as law enforcement investigators determined — before it crashed. The suit says the vehicle, Carrera GT, lacked a proper crash cage and safety features in the gas tank and contends that a failure in the suspension system forced it to careen out of control.

Get a room!

Public display of affection is one thing. But fawning over one another for all to see is another. Slimmed down actor Jonah Hill was photographed Sunday with new girlfriend, nutritionist Brooke Glazer, at La Cienega Park in L.A., getting hot and heavy on the grass. The duo spent “over an hour making out,” an eyewitness tells Us Weekly. At one point, the spy told Us Weekly that Glazer licked Hill’s sunglasses. Shouldn’t a nutritionist know better?

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