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  |   April 29, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Beyonce: Surrogacy rumors 'just crazy'

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. singer and actress Beyonce said speculation she and husband rapper Jay-Z paid a surrogate to carry their daughter is "just crazy."

"That was crazy. It wasn't hurtful, it was just crazy," People magazine's 2012 Most Beautiful Woman told the publication. "[I thought] 'Where did they come up with this?'"

Beyonce's mother, Tina Knowles, appeared more upset by the speculation, calling the rumors "cruel."

"I thought it was very unfair and very cruel that someone would think that someone would be that diabolical to keep up a charade like that for nine months," Knowles said. "As a mother it was painful for me to hear the crazy rumors. And I even had people ask me, which was so ridiculous."

Knowles quashed suggestions her daughter was wearing a prosthetic baby bump during an Australian television interview when some fans said the bump folded, People reported Sunday.

"It was a fabric that folded -- does fabric not fold? Oh my gosh, so stupid," Knowles said.


Gibson has 'a little bit of a temper'

BURBANK, Calif., April 29 (UPI) -- Mel Gibson admitted he has "a little bit of a temper" in response to screenwriter Joe Eszterhas' accusation the actor screamed anti-Semitic profanities.

Gibson appeared Friday on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and discussed the incident that occurred earlier this month with the screenwriter, MSNBC reported.

Eszterhas wrote the screenplay for "Maccabees," about Jewish icon Judah Maccabee, and Gibson is producing.

Gibson said he had been "peeved" because there was a delay in the script. Eszterhas released an audio tape of Gibson yelling at him.

"Was it just you swearing at the guy?" Leno asked about the tape.

"Yeah, pretty much!" Gibson said. "You know, maybe you don't know this about me, but I've got a little bit of a temper."


Teens emulating 'Project X' party

SAN DIEGO, April 29 (UPI) -- Police say the movie "Project X" has inspired teens across Southern California to throw sometimes dangerous parties in vacant mansions.

California authorities recently found drugs and alcohol at a party in an empty $5 million Rancho Santa Fe mansion. Many of the 400 teens in attendance said they heard about the event through Twitter, ABC News reported.

"These parties are just hard to control. We are hoping that parents will help us. The teens just scatter and it's a safety issue for the public and for them," Lt. Kelly Martinez of the San Diego County Sheriff's Office told KGTV-TV, San Diego.

Police have urged adults to be on the lookout for the illegal and sometimes deadly gatherings.

A spring break party at a Houston mansion in March turned dangerous when several party-goers fired guns as police tried to break up the gathering. Ryan Spikes, 18, died from multiple gunshot wounds, ABC News reported.

Warner Bros., the studio that distributed "Project X," called the incidents deplorable in a statement.

"It goes without saying that 'Project X' is a fictional movie and that Warner Bros. does not condone -- and strongly discourages -- anyone from attempting to imitate conduct portrayed by actors in a controlled environment during the filming of a motion picture," the studio said.


Courtney Love's art on display

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- Musician Courtney Love says her first art exhibit in New York City takes a look at her relationships and features women in vulnerable mental states.

"And She's Not Even Pretty," which opens Thursday at the Fred Torres Collaborations gallery, includes more than 45 works in colored pencil, pastel and watercolor, a release from the gallery said.

Love called the collection a "Kurt-free zone," referring to her marriage with late rocker Kurt Cobain, the Huffington Post reported Friday. Instead, she said the works take an inward look at her relationships, such as her friendship with actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

"A lot of this collection is about one romance," Love said without identifying the subject of said romance.

Anne Pasternak, president and artistic director of Creative Time, an organization that commissions public arts projects, said the drawings bare it all, "as Courtney always does."

"With pure line, color and raw emotion, Courtney Love makes drawings of turmoil and contradictions. Sometimes whimsical and carefree, they too express dark psychological states. Sometimes coy and sexually alluring, they ultimately speak of her vulnerability and longing for fairytale romance," Pasternak said.

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