About BEYONCÉ’S amazing rendition of the national anthem at President Obama’s inauguration…it was lip synched!  The colonel in charge of the Marine Corps Band says that all music is prerecorded in case of bad weather and the band and the artist make a decision about whether to perform it live that day.  He went on to say that Beyoncé has been busy rehearsing for her Super Bowl halftime show and didn't have time to rehearse the song properly with the Marine Band. The band faked their performance as well, although Kelly Clarkson sang live.


SHERYL CROW has finally spoken out on the LANCE ARMSTRONG doping confession…sort of.  Sheryl was engaged to Lance at the time he was doping and you’d figure she had to know what was going on.  However, all she’s saying so far is that “honesty is always the best bet, and that the truth will set you free.” Crow also told Entertainment Tonight, "I know how hard he worked to win those titles and, you know, it was hard to watch. I felt bad. I felt bad for him, I felt bad for his family and I kinda felt like the rest of America. He is a hero that we watched and looked up to and admire."  However, they’re saying Crow may be called to testify should someone sue Lance over the admissions.


Despite being heavily in debt and without too many job prospects, LINDSAY LOHAN has reportedly turned down an offer to do Dancing with the Stars. The show has apparently been after her for awhile and supposedly offered up to $550,000. Lindsay supposedly told friends she doesn’t want to do reality TV and wants to concentrate on her movie career, such as it is.


ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER told Germany’s Bild newspaper that he spent the holidays with ex-wife MARIA SHRIVER and their kids and he still hopes for a permanent reunion with her.  Arnold told the paper, “We’re not fighting a war. I still hope for reconciliation…I still love Maria.”


JACK WAGNER has returned to GENERALHOSPITAL as Frisco.  Wagner has already begun filming his new episodes, although there’s no word yet on how long he’ll be around or when they’ll start airing.


ERIKA SLEZAK and ROBIN STRASSER are returning for the online version of ONELIFE TO LIVE.  The former ABC soap is set to return on TheOnLineNetwork.com.


ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER says a script is in the works for TERMINATOR 5. Arnold is expected to have some sort of a role in the movie after sitting out Terminator 4.


Birthday Partiers:


actor Rutger Hauer (Batman Begins, SinCity, Blade Runner) 69

actor Richard Dean Anderson (Stargate SG-1, MacGyver, Ordinary Heroes) 63

Princess Caroline of Monaco 56

singer Anita Baker 55

actress Gail O'Grady (NYPD Blue, American Dreams, ChinaBeach) 50

actress Mariska Hargitay (Law and Order SVU, Leaving Las Vegas, Lake Placid) 49

actress Tiffani Thiessen (Saved By The Bell, Fastlane, The Ladies Man) 39