The Daily Shuffle: Jay-Z Vows To Stop Using the B-word in His Songs

jay-zJay-Z recently wrote and released a poem in honor of his ten-day-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, where he vows to no longer refer to women as “bitches” in his song lyrics. (You know, because it was alright to do before he had a child, I guess). In the poem, the rapper writes: “Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich/I didn’t think hard about using the word bitch/I rapped, I flipped it, I sold it, I lived it/Now with my daughter in this world I curse those that give it.” He additionally states: “No man will degrade her, or call her name. I’m so focused on your future, the degradation has passed. I wish you wealth, health and insight. Forever young you may pass. Blue Ivy Carter, my angel.” Get ready America. Childproof hip hop is coming to an iTunes near you! – NYDN, NME

Lindsay Lohan isn’t the only starlet in talks to play Elizabeth Taylor in the upcoming Lifetime biopic — apparently Megan Fox is in the running for the role as well. Larry Thompson, an executive producer of Lifetime, recently revealed to E! News that he’s “been talking to Lindsay Lohan directly, and with her reps, and have been in conversations with other actresses, including Megan Fox,” in regards to casting the epic role. He also added that it’s sure to be a tough decision since “It’s like casting for Hollywood royalty” — a comparison none of us thought either actress would hear in their lifetimes. Perhaps Thompson is setting the bar a little low? – E!

Multiple sources confirmed to Us Weekly that Avril Lavigne has split from her boyfriend of nearly two years, Brody Jenner. As to what caused the break up, sources claim the couple clashed over how to balance their relationship with their individual career pursuits. One insider stated, “Every time he wanted to come back and take meetings to get his career back in order, she would make him go to Asia and Europe,” adding, “He hasn’t worked and he wants to. They were both unhappy because he wants to have his career, she wants him to stay with her.” It’s too bad that things didn’t work out, but it’s impressive they made it a whole two years together. Miracles do happen! – US