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BEYONCE: Pop star Beyonce admitted Thursday she lip-synched to a prerecorded track of the national anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration in Washington.
"I am a perfectionist," People.com quoted her as saying at a Super Bowl news conference in New Orleans.
She opened the news conference by asking reporters to stand and then singing "The Star Spangled Banner" a cappella -- drawing cheers and applause.
"Any questions?" she said.
"One thing about me, I practice until my feet bleed. I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra. It was a live television show. It was a very important emotional show for me, one of my proudest moments," she said of her performance at the inauguration.
"Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the president, the inauguration. I wanted to make him and my country proud, so I decided to sing along to my prerecorded track, which is very common in the music industry. I'm very proud of my performance."
Beyonce is to sing at Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show.
"I will absolutely be singing live," she said at the press conference. "This is what I was born to do."
RANDY TRAVIS: Country music star Randy Travis was sentenced Thursday to 180 days in jail after pleading guilty to drunk driving in Texas, officials said.
Travis, 53, was arrested Aug. 7 after he was found lying naked in a road after crashing his car in a construction zone.
The New York Daily News said the singer's 180-day jail sentence was deferred for two years and he may not have to spend time behind bars if he satisfies all the requirements of his plea deal.
To avoid jail time, he must complete 100 hours of community service, check in to an in-patient alcohol treatment facility for a minimum of 30 days and install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he intends to operate in the next two years, the Daily News said.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: Pop star Justin Timberlake is to perform on the 55th annual Grammy Awards telecast in Los Angeles next month, CBS announced.
This marks the first time in four years Timberlake will take the Grammy stage. "The 20/20 Experience," Timberlake's first studio album in seven years, is set for release March 19.
The Grammy Awards show is to take place Feb. 10 at the Staples Center.
Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon, CBS said.
Previously announced performers for the ceremony include current nominees Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert, The Black Keys, fun., the Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Jack White.
Elton John and Ed Sheeran are also to perform live together for the first time on the show.
LL Cool J is to serve as host of the awards presentation.
Michael Lohan's on-and-off girlfriend Kate Major gave birth to baby Landon Major Lohan in Florida Wednesday. The child weighed in at 7 pounds and 5 ounces.
Michael Lohan has four children, including Lindsay, with his ex-wife Dina Lohan.
DNA tests proved in November he also fathered 17-year-old Ashley Horn during an extramarital affair.
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