Star Scoop: Relive Beyonce’s Inaugural Performance, Justin Bieber Wins Again, Octavia Spencer’s Sundance Crowd Pleaser

By  January 22, 2013

Yesterday was historic on several fronts, namely for marking the second inauguration of President Barack Obama on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Although the ceremony was all about the POTUS and his stellar First Lady Michelle Obama, there was another belle pre-inaugural ball: Beyoncé. Following up her performance of “At Last” for the Obama’s first dance back at the 2009 inauguration, Mrs. Knowles-Carter ended this year’s ceremony with a spirited rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Check out her performance — decked in Emilio Pucci and Lorraine Schwartz jewels now! [YouTube]

2013 is shaping up to be a big one for Emmy Rossum. With the premiere of her new film, Beautiful Creatures less than a month away (two years after her last film), the young star is also making a comeback in the booth. The 26-year-old’s second album, Sentimental Journey will hit stores next week, comprising a collection of classic standards from greats like Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Doris Day. [ELLE]

Beliebers now have something else to boast about. Justin Bieber has surpassed Lady Gaga as Twitter’s most-followed user. For now, he’s only a few thousand followers ahead of the “Born This Way” singer with more than 35,359,000 fans, with Katy Perry in a third with 31.4 million users following her every tweet. [The Hollywood Reporter]

With a new Academy Awards ceremony right around the corner, one may classify Octavia Spencer‘s big 2012 win for best supporting actress in The Help as old news. But her latest project, Sundance fan favorite Fruitvale, she’s still making headlines. [ABC News]

Speaking of Sundance, Shia LaBeouf opened up about a rather serious matter at the annual film festival: he used acid. Luckily, this incident wasn’t related to any bout with addiction, but rather, LaBeouf’s desire to get into character for his role in The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. [Huffington Post]

If you thought beauty pageant queen Katherine Webb‘s brush with fame was to be short-lived, a new opportunity is set to extend her 15 minutes. The former Miss Alabama and girlfriend to college all-star quarterback A.J. McCarron is set to star in a new reality television competition, Celebrity Diving. Set for a March 19 premiere on ABC, the show will pit celebs against one another in an athletic diving. Former Playmate Kendra Wilkinson and Nickelodeon star Drake Bell will be joining the ‘Bama beauty. [Fox News]

In other celeb reality competition news, troubled star Lindsay Lohan has reportedly turned down $550,000 to participate in a new season of Dancing With the Stars. Reps for the actress and the show have yet to confirm reports. [Business Insider]