Crush Links: Beyonce’s Intimate, Star-Studded B-Day Bash

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Jay-Z threw wifey Beyonce an intimate 29th birthday party Saturday night. But apparently his definition of intimate is different from ours, because this party involved filling about-to-open New York hotspot The Darby with orchids and included fellow A-list guests like Alicia Keys, Kayne West and Diddy. (Page Six)

Natalie Portman will star opposite Robert Downey Jr. in the 3D film Gravity, after Angelina Jolie passed — twice. In this case, we wouldn't mind being second choice. (Deadline Hollywood)

• But don't feel sorry for Angelina. She'll no doubt be unwinding in the $40 million Italian mansion — with vineyard and stables — that she just purchased with Brad Pitt. (Herald Sun)

• Phew — Robert Pattinson won't be guest starring in an upcoming episode of Entourage. What about True Blood? (E! Online)

Snooki's “boyfriend” Jeff Miranda says he gets death threats. Hey, he better treat our girl right or else! (Radar Online)

• As if it couldn't get any worse for Mel Gibson, ex Oksana Grigorieva wants him to pay $84,000 for the PR team she hired during her very public spat with him. So that's how much it costs to slowly leak damaging tapes day by day. (New York Post)

• Tennis star Serena Williams is said to have her eye on red hot Canadian rapper Drake, after recently breaking up with rapper Common. Hands off, Serena, Drake is ours! (Page Six)

Joel McHale is getting to live out lots of mens' fantasies — he's set to play Jessica Alba‘s husband in Spy Kids 4. (Variety)

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