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Jay-Z's Ditches Def Jam Prez Post

12/25/2007 10:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

In a move rumored on-and-off for months, Jay-Z gave up being president of Def Jam Records -- to get back to being a rapper, and ... to open a hotel?

J-Hova announced on Christmas Eve that he'll be vacating his big corner office at Def Jam because it's "time for me to take on new challenges," according to a statement. He took over the top spot three years ago, and famously "retired" from hip-hop, though he came back twice to release new albums.

Jay's boss, L.A. Reid, says he's sorry Jay will be leaving: "He will nonetheless be missed in this executive capacity."

Real-Life "Gossip": Blake and Penn Together?

Let the squealing and OMG-ing begin: "Gossip Girl" stars Blake Lively and Penn Badgely, on-screen paramours on the CW show, may also be dating off-screen.

reports that the pair have "quietly started dating in real life," though "no one is really supposed to know that," snitches an insider. Oh, well. This may be news to Blake's ex-boyfriend and high school sweetie, actor/model Kelly Blatz. The pair was recently spotted at ABC Carpet and Home in NYC , "looking every bit the couple."

Party Favors: The Jolie-Pitt Kids Are Getting Choppers ... Paris Wants a New Boyfriend for Xmas

Brad Pitt tells Regis and Kelly (via People) that his kids are getting toy helicopters for Christmas, because he wants them to know how Mommy and Daddy get to work every morning. Actually, it's because he just likes them a lot. ... Us asked some celebs what they wanted for Christmas this year, and while Ashley Tisdale asked for her old nose back a pair of Christian Louboutins and Gavin DeGraw wants a sled and a hill, Paris Hilton is pining for -- what else -- a new boyfriend. Now that's the spirit of Christmas, kids!


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a new bf for paris? doesnt she get enough stimulation down there? no more comebacks jay z,,,leave it to the up and commers...

2493 days ago


Who would date Paris Hilton? She is a repulsive std ridden slug, and that baby talk of hers was cute when she was young and sexy, anymore it makes her seem like she has brain damage.

2493 days ago


So, slutty dumbass pairASS hilton wants a boyfriend for xmas? What's the matter, she hasn't screwed EVERY man in hollywood yet? Why the hell would any guy want to hook up with her? She dates someone for 2 weeks then runs back to paris latsis. No self respecting man would want to deal with that amount of BS, especially given that she's dripping with herpes, and her stupid "that's hot" baby talk verbal diareaha makes any intelligent man want to puke...

2492 days ago

lame-o, i'll do them all, all at the same time

2492 days ago


sounds like jay-z got fired...poor sales..bad marketing..sounds like he didn't know what he was doing..took more than he could chew

2492 days ago

Glee (I'm baaaaack)    

blake and penn? so which one is the girl?

2492 days ago


Blake and Penn are NOT dating. they've said so in every interview, they've known each other for a long time, 9 years, and it sucks that a boy and a girl cant be friends in hollywood without everyone assuming they're a couple.

2491 days ago

Logo Designers    

jay got better things to do

2489 days ago


Who would date Paris Hilton

2488 days ago

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