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Beyonce's basics

Beyonce remembers first trying makeup when she was 6.

"I was playing in my mother's makeup," she tells People. "I had blue eye shadow and red lips, and I put crazy blush on. I looked like a clown, but I thought I was so beautiful."

Her routine has come a long way since then -- the singer often does her own makeup for appearances -- but her love for the basics remains. Asked what she wears to look awake after sleepless nights spent with baby Blue, she replies, "Lip gloss and a little bit of blush."


Performing for the pope

Riccardo Muti will be conducting a concert in the Vatican in honor of Pope Benedict XVI.

He's the second big-name maestro to be conducting for the pope this spring. La Scala opera house announced last week that Daniel Barenboim would conduct Beethoven's Ninth Symphony when the pope visits Milan on June 1.

According to a statement on his website Sunday, Muti will lead Rome's Teatro dell'Opera in selections from Vivaldi and Verdi in the May 11 concert, which is being offered to the pope by Italy's president in honor of the seventh anniversary of his election to the pontificate.

Benedict is a classical music aficionado and plays the piano.

It's not the first time Muti will conduct for a pope: He conducted in 1983 when Pope John Paul II became the first pontiff to attend a performance at La Scala.

Muti left La Scala in 2005 amid bitter controversy over artistic and programming differences and is currently music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.


A hit from Bynes

Amanda Bynes might want to consider taking the bus for awhile.

Friday afternoon, the actress, 26, allegedly sideswiped a pickup truck with her black Range Rover in Los Angeles and continued driving, which prompted the other driver to dial 911.

"At 4:25 p.m., we were notified of a possible hit-and-run," LAPD Sgt. Ben Zucker tells People. "The caller followed Miss Bynes for a short distance to a gas station."

An LAPD helicopter that was already in the vicinity flew overhead as a total of six police cars arrived on the scene and made contact with Bynes, Zucker says.

"It turned out the damage to the pickup truck was so minor that it was very plausible she had no idea that she hit anyone," he adds. "Because of that, we decided not to charge her with hit and run, took a traffic report instead and sent her on her way."


Benz becomes a bride

Actress Julie Benz married Rich Orosco on Saturday, her rep confirms to People.

The couple tied the knot at the historic John Sowden house in Los Angeles. The wedding featured a Mexican theme, in a nod to Cinco de Mayo and to the groom, a marketing executive, who is of Mexican heritage.

Engaged since last June, the former "Dexter" star, 40, met Orosco five years ago, her rep confirmed to People when the engagement was announced.

-- From News and wire services