Going beyond dad...
Beyonce will no longer be managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, her publicist said Monday.
The Grammy-winning singer and her father have parted ways "on a business level," publicist Yvette Noel-Schure told the Associated Press in a statement.
"I am grateful for everything he has taught me," Beyonce said in the statement. "I grew up watching both he and my mother manage and own their own businesses. They were hardworking entrepreneurs, and I will continue to follow in their footsteps."
She didn't say what led to the split, but her father said in a separate statement Monday that the decision was mutual.
Knowles has managed his daughter since she debuted as a teen in the multiplatinum-selling group Destiny's Child in the late 1990s and throughout her superstar career as a solo artist.
Knowles oversaw all aspects of Beyonce, from music to movies to fashion and more. Her career includes 16 Grammy awards, top-grossing movies "Dreamgirls" and "Obsessed," fashion ventures and lucrative endorsements.
Rosie follows Oprah...
The Chicago studio where Oprah Winfrey tapes her soon-to-end talk show soon will be home to Rosie O'Donnell's latest daytime television effort, which is set to debut on the Oprah Winfrey Network this fall, Harpo Studios announced Tuesday.
The announcement ends speculation about what will become of Winfrey's Harpo Studios on Chicago's West Side when "The Oprah Winfrey Show" ends taping this spring. Winfrey opened the studios in 1990.
"I'm delighted to welcome Rosie to the studio I've called home for so many years," Winfrey said in a statement.
The network announced last summer that O'Donnell would return to television with a one-hour talk show to air on OWN. The network said at the time that the show would be based in New York.
"I can't wait to do my show from Chicago," O'Donnell said in a statement. "It's a dream come true ... beyond the beyond."
O'Donnell previously hosted "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" from 1996 to 2002.
The party guys...
Rob Lowe gives fellow Brat Packer Charlie Sheen a slight edge when it comes to partying.
Lowe tells Vanity Fair that in past days, he and Sheen "competed to see who could play harder, then show up for work."
Lowe recently finished his autobiography and shared excerpts with the magazine. He calls Sheen "a wonderful mix of nerd and rebel" and speaks of days when the two were relatively unknown actors who plotted their careers in Sheen's pool.
Sheen has made headlines for his wild partying.