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Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Swizz Beatz is Megaupload’s CEO; Trial date set for Jennifer Hudson’s slain family members

Kassem “Swizz Beatz” Dean, the producer/DJ husband of musician Alicia Keys, turns out to be the CEO of Megaupload, the file-sharing Web site shut down Thursday by the FBI for allegedly sharing pirated content. Swizz was not named in the 72-page indictment and doesn’t appear to own a stake in the company, according to Forbes and The Washington Post. (Post-Tech)


Jennifer Hudson. (M. Spencer Green - AP)
The man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew in 2008 will go to trial in April, despite the objection of his lawyer, who said she is not prepared. Oscar winner Hudson has not made a statement about the latest news, but in the past has called the murders “surreal.”(AP via WaPo)

Kenny G’s wife of 20 years, Lyndie Benson-Gorelick, has filed for legal separation. (TMZ)

Did you enjoy Paul Rudd’s role on “Parks and Rec” last evening? If so, you’re in luck. He’ll be back for at least three more episodes. (Vulture)

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way foundation will launch February 29. (MTV)

David Furnish, the husband of Elton John, wants to take back what he said about Madonna’s Golden Globe win for best song, which he said “truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit.”

He wrote on Facebook: “Wow! What a tempest in a teapot. My comments regarding The Golden Globes have been blown way out of proportion. My passion for our film ‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ and belief in Elton's song really got my emotional juices going. But I must say for the record that I do believe Madonna is a great artist, and that Elton and I wish her all the best for next week's premiere of the film ‘W.E.’” (E!)

Zoe Saldana performs a good deed, after the jump

Zoe Saldana was photographed stopping to help an elderly accident victim and calling 911. (Us Weekly)

Megan Fox is reportedly not considering playing Elizabeth Taylor in a Lifetime film. It’s all yours, Lindsay! (Gossip Cop)

Courtney Love has won the battle to stay in her rented New York City townhouse. (Page Six)

President Obama sang a little bit of “Let’s Stay Together” for Al Green at a fundraiser at the Apollo Theatre Thursday. His singing voice is pretty good! (Buzzfeed)

Behold: The absolute worst product placement ever on “Hawaii Five-O”? (Arts Beat)

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