Beyoncé answered critics of her Inauguration Day performance the best way she could -- with another sterling performance of the national anthem.
The difference? On Thursday, it was live: She admitted during her news conference to talk about her performance for Sunday's Super Bowl's halftime show that when she performed for President Obama and the nation, she decided to sing to a prerecorded track because she didn't have time to practice. Calling herself a "perfectionist," she said she wanted the day to go off without a hitch. "I practice until my feet bleed and I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra," she said, adding that she was also emotional that day. "Due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the president and the inauguration, and I wanted to make him and my country proud, so I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry. And I'm very proud of my performance."
It was the superstar's first public comments on her performance. Her rendition was critically praised, but it came under scrutiny after a representative from the U.S. Marine Band said Beyoncé, 31, wasn't singing live and the band's accompanying performance was taped.Lohan sues clothing line for $1.1 million
Lindsay Lohan sued her former collaborators on a clothing line on Thursday, seeking more than $1.1 million and renewed control of the brand's trademarks. The lawsuit claims a clothing manufacturer who previously worked with Lohan continues to sell items under the actress' 6126 Collection -- named after the June 1, 1926, birthdate of her idol, Marilyn Monroe. The breach of contract, fraud and trademark infringement lawsuit filed in a Los Angeles federal court seeks royalties and other payments from D.N.A.M. Apparel Industries LLC.
LOVE CHILD: Dan Marino acknowledged fathering a child out of wedlock, the New York Post reported Thursday. The NFL Hall of Famer had a daughter with CBS production assistant Donna Savattere in 2005, then paid the woman millions to stay quiet. "This is a personal and private matter," said Marino, 51, who celebrated his 28th wedding anniversary with his wife, Claire, on Wednesday. "I take full responsibility both personally and financially." Marino and his wife have six children.
EXPECTING: Actor Donald Faison and his wife, Cacee Cobb -- known as Jessica Simpson's best friend -- are expecting their first child together. Cobb, 35, tweeted the news. It will be the fifth child for Faison, 38, who has children Sean, 16, Dade and Kaya, both 13, and Kobe, 11, from prior relationships. Faison and Cobb married in December in at the home of Faison's "Scrubs" co-star Zach Braff.
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