Jay-Z Gets Richer
  • Jay-Z is in talks to sell a stake in his 40/40 club to the owners of Las Vegas' Venetian and Palazzo hotels for $44 million. The deal would also allow the club to expand to Europe, a continent clamoring for overpriced Cristal. [Page Six]
  • The Olbermann-Page Six kerfuffle: apparently Olbermann doesn't want his network's new "citizen journalists" to appear on his show because they were picked as part of a contest with MySpace, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. [Page Six]
  • Adrian Grenier has dumped girlfriend Isabel Lucas, possibly because he didn't like that she was with Shia LaBeouf during his drunken car crash three weeks ago. [People]
  • Studio heads think Tom Cruise is getting too old and expensive for action roles, so now he's hoping to revive his career by acting in comedies. [Page Six]
  • John Mayer might have been spotted crying because he and Jennifer Aniston split up or because she's been reported to be dating someone else. [R&M, Mirror]
  • Jason Kidd broke up with May Anderson because he was tired of reading about her partying without him. [Page Six]
  • DMX was a no show for hearing on his felony drug charges yesterday, and now there's a warrant out for his arrest in Arizona. [TMZ]
  • Paris Hilton is being sued by the producers of Pledge This! for a failing to promote the movie back in 2006. [OK!]
  • Ray Kelly, William Thompson, and Thomas DiNapoli all went to services at the Hampton Synagogue on Saturday morning to curry favor with Rabbi Marc Schneier. [Page Six]
  • Amy Winehouse is apparently working on a new album, and she wants to finish it before husband Blake Fielder-Civil gets out of jail. [The Sun]
  • Mia Tyler, sister of Liv and daughter of Steven, has called off her engagement to guitarist Brian Harrah. [People]
  • Britney Spears is in negotiations with MTV to appear on the VMAs. Also, she wants her kids to stay out of the celebrity spotlight and have a normal childhood. Good luck with that. [NYDN, NYP]
  • One of the stars of 40-Year-Old Virgin, Shelley Malil, has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend 20 times. [TMZ]