Thursday gossip roundup: Jay-Z and Beyonce trademarked ‘Blue Ivy’

Entertainer Jay-Z (L) and wife Beyoncé (R) watch the men's final match at the US Open tennis tournament.

Well, that was fast. Katy Perry has signed Russell Brand’s divorce settlement, reaching an agreement to end their 14-month marriage, according to TMZ. “The parties have entered into a comprehensive written settlement of all issues, including, without limitation, with respect to the property to be confirmed or assigned to each party,” the document reads, outlining that Brand isn’t after any of Perry’s money. The former couple insisted their split was amicable, and that’s certainly the case if Perry’s signature is any indication: She signed the divorce settlement with a little smiley face next to her name.

Courteney Cox hasn’t been having much luck in the romance department since her split from husband David Arquette, she admits in an interview with Howard Stern. “No guy’s asked me out. I’m not saying I’m not ready to have a make-out session, but it just makes me nervous. I don’t like to go out in general,” she says. “I have sexual feelings, and there’s ways to deal with that.” But Cox admits that dating needs to make its way to the top of her agenda: “It’s time for me to get out there. It’s not easy to meet people. They don’t call me,” she explains.

Zac Efron and “Mirror Mirror” star Lily Collins were spotted attending a birthday party for a pal of Efron’s together at L.A. restaurant STK recently, prompting speculation that the young actors are now an item, according to People magazine. “They even walked in holding hands,” a source says. “They had a drink at the bar together and then joined the birthday crew on the patio.” That same night, though, Efron hit up nightclub Lexington Social House to hang out with Miley Cyrus.

Blue Ivy Carter, the 1-month-old daughter of Jay-Z and Beyonce, is set to be a household name, so naturally her parents felt the need to trademark it. In late January, the couple filed an application at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to prevent Blue Ivy’s name from being used, according to the Washington Post. And they weren’t just being paranoid, as the office had already received — and denied — multiple applications for trademarks using the baby’s name, including a fashion design entrepreneur and a fragrance company. Both were rejected, with the office citing that the name belongs “to a very famous infant.”

Jennifer Aniston is used to the rumors and stories about her that keep the tabloids in business, but that doesn’t mean she has to like them. In fact, as she tells InStyle magazine, one — involving Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie — is particularly more annoying than the others. “There are so many,” she says of the misconceptions about her. “I would say the triangle with my ex-husband — and that there’s a feud there. It’s constant. It’s a story headline that won’t go away, but it’s a money thing — a story that has nothing to do with reality.”

Justin Timberlake reportedly skipped the Super Bowl to celebrate his 31st birthday with weekend of skiing in British Columbia, Canada, according to the Calgary Herald. “One of our employees had quite the interesting experience. It was one of those ‘no way, no way, that’s not him’ moments,” the owner of a local ski shop tells the newspaper.  “He was smaller than [we] thought. And he was going around with a bit of a beard.” There was no word if Jessica Biel, to whom he recently proposed, was along for the trip.


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