New Book Claims Beyonce & Jay Z Split For A Year Over Rihanna Cheating Rumors

The author of a new unauthorized biography of Beyonce says that she and husband Jay Z quietly split for a year after she became suspicious that he was cheating on her with Rihanna. Apparently he hadn’t cheated, but a publicist had concocted the rumor to amp up Rihanna’s career, and Beyonce wasn’t sure what to believe. Fascinating! [Page Six]

Following his hospitalization, Lamar Odom has reportedly “suffered physical and mental setbacks in his recovery” after needing multiple surgeries that have left him in a “fragile” mental state, according to TMZ. Odom’s family attorney, however, maintains that Odom is making great strides since arriving back in Los Angeles. “To our overwhelming delight, Lamar’s courageous improvement continues on the incline in Los Angeles. He is beginning to gradually flourish both mentally and physically,” she said. “His use of speech has increased and he’s more cognitively responsive.” [TMZ; NY Daily News]

According to a new report, Odom’s overdose at that Nevada brothel earlier this month was the result of ingesting cocaine in combination with other drugs. Friends and family are reportedly calling the overdose “a wakeup call.” [Us Weekly]

Also, the owner of the brothel where Odom was found, the Love Ranch, will be damned if the ex basketball pro’s enormous bill isn’t settled. [THL]

Oh, hey, Rose Byrne is pregnant! And I just realized the dad is Bobby Cannavale! Congrats! [People]

Singer, rapper, judge on “The Voice” and accused rapist CeeLo Green is engaged. Alrighty. [Us Weekly]