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One of Jay Z’s 99 problems: A female rapper apologizing to Beyonce in ‘Sorry Mrs Carter’

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Here’s one surefire way to get publicity for your song: Olivia McFaller, who goes by the stage name Yes Live Can, has released a track called Sorry Mrs. Carter, aimed at you know who: Beyoncé.

Lyrics of the song (sampling OutKast’s Ms. Jackson) seemed aimed at Jay Z: “You actin’ nonchalant for the audience / ’Cause I ain’t just another shorty you put the naughty on.”

Last year, McFaller said in an interview with Brooklyn hip-hop station PNC Radio that she and the Z Man met on the set of a commercial, and when she got up to leave, the super rapper sent his guards over to ask for her number. But nothing came of their meeting. McFaller is just ringing alarms — and trying to get famous in the process.

On Monday, Bey offered Instagram snaps of her hanging out at bachelorette Gwyneth Paltrow’s Los Angeles spread. Getting tips on the single ladies’ life, are we?


It’s been a little more than 15 years since the plane piloted by John F. Kennedy Jr. and carrying Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy and her sister went down (July 16, 1999, to be exact), but the fascination with the couple hasn’t faded.

People magazine’s latest issue has never-before-seen photos of the dashing magazine editor, 38, and his elegant publicist bride, 33, along with interviews with those close to them who say the couple was the “real deal.”

“John was more famous than any celebrity, but in a weird way he was the simplest person,” Matt Berman, a friend and author of a new book: JFK Jr., George, & Me, tells the weekly. “The world saw them as this prince and princess, but they were the most real and engaging people I’ve ever known.”


Sherri Shepherd is a mom, sort of. Her surrogate reportedly gave birth to a boy on Tuesday, reports TMZ, but The View co-host has reportedly disavowed maternity. Shepherd, 47, and her estranged husband, Lamar Sally, are locked in a horrid divorce battle, and apparently he has custody for now, although a final resolution has not been reached. Sources close to Sally tell the site that he will ask Shepherd to pay child support, regardless. The child was allegedly conceived through IVF with an egg donor and Sally’s sperm.

At least Shepherd’s professional life is looking up: She was just cast as the evil stepmother in the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway.


Two men have pleaded no contest to stealing part of the Porsche in which Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker died.

Los Angeles County prosecutors said Wednesday that 26-year-old Anthony Janow and 18-year-old Jameson Witty each pleaded no contest to grand theft, destroying evidence, and obstructing a peace officer.

Neither defendant cut a deal with prosecutors. The judge suggested each would receive about six months in jail.

Walker and driver Roger Rodas died Nov. 30 when their Porsche Carrera GT crashed in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita.

Prosecutors say Janow and Witty stole a roof panel from the car while a tow truck was stopped at a red light.

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