The Daily Shuffle: Jay-Z Acknowledges Diaper Duty

jay-zJay-Z and Beyoncé are eagerly anticipating the arrival of their first child, which is reportedly due in February. So far, Beyoncé elaborated on her cravings and overall excitement of becoming a mother, but her hubby hasn’t really shared his thoughts and feelings on the matter…until now. In the December issue of GQ magazine, Jay-Z talked about his plans to be a hands-on dad and his take on the whole parental philosophy. The singer even plans to help with diaper duty, saying, “Of course, of course [I’ll change my baby’s diapers]. One hundred percent.” Having grown up without his father, Jay-Z is even more determined to always be there for his kid, saying, “Providing — that’s not love. Being there — that’s more important…We see that with all these rich socialites. They’re crying out for attention…They’re crying out for the love that maybe they didn’t get at home, and they got everything. All the material things that they need and want. So we know that’s not the key.” This coming from the guy whose child is getting a $5,200 Swarovski bathtub and a 2,200 square foot nursery. – GQ, US

According to People, Christina Applegate says she wouldn’t have taken on her Up All Night job if she couldn’t bring her nine-month-old daughter to work with her. The actress explained, “My whole thing was, ‘I’m not doing this unless I can bring her.’ So they had to build me a room for her and it has got her toys and a crib and she takes her naps there.” She added, “That’s called a crazy mother who said, ‘No, I’m not doing anything unless I can be with my baby.'” – People

Pregnancy creates crazy mood swings, but Jessica Simpson had an excessive moment when she refused to let anyone else (a.k.a regular civilians) ride in the elevator with her on the way to a hair appointment. A source said it’s a well known fact in the building that the singer doesn’t allow outside parties to ride in the lift with her for “privacy reason.” My question is — what is she doing in the time span of a few floors that requires such privacy? – NYDN