Morning links: Beyonce & Her Father Split, Mariah Decorates Her “Dembabies” Bump

● Last night’s presidential address concerning Libya was scheduled for a pre-primetime 7:30pm, so as not to get in the way of ABC’s hit Dancing With The Stars. “The White House routinely works with the networks … to find a time that’s respectful of both the networks and their audience,” said the White House. [NYT] ● After a false alarm this weekend, Mariah Carey is back home lending “festiveness” to the waning days of her pregnancy by hand-painting her “dem-babies” bump. We knew she could sing, but an artist, too! [Twitter] ● Shockingly, Italy is none too pleased with out latest export, the Jersey Shore kids. “They embody the worst stereotypes of Italians, multiplied by thousands,” wrote an Italian newspaper columnist. A commenter took it further, asking, “When I see this, I wonder whether [Osama] Bin Laden had a point.” Ouch. [NYP]

● Four Destiny’s Child albums, three solo albums, sixteen Grammys, and two top-grossing movies later, Beyonce has outgrown her father’s management. The successful father-daughter team are amicably parting professional ways. “I’m grateful for everything he’s taught me,” Beyonce said. [ABC] ● After a weekend of Internet harassment, TV-chef Ina Garten feels she has become properly “aware of Enzo’s story” and now “looks forward to inviting him to spend some time with her.” Unfortunately, it seems Enzo, a six-year-old leukemia patient, has already set his sites elsewhere. [TMZ/TMZ] ● Elizabeth Taylor’s last act might entail more math and less glamour than we’ve come to expect of the legend: Apparently, her estate — “baubles” and all — is almost incalculably large, and as long as her perfume sales remain strong, still growing. Luckily for her four children, the recipients of her estate, numbers this big tend to mean no one loses. [PopEater]

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