Today's news you might've missed:
- The Lena Dunham haters are going to come out in full force after hearing this news: The "Girls" producer/director/writer/star has sold a collection of essays to Random House. Entitled "Not that Kind of a Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned," the book sold for a rumored $3.5 million, which, for what it's worth, those involved have called "highly speculative."
- Remember when Jay-Z was retired? Yeah, we don't either. On top of setting up his own YouTube channel filled with exclusive content, Hov tag-teamed with his wife Beyonce to create a show-stopping performance for his last Barclays Center show in Brooklyn Saturday. For the rest of us who didn't get to be there and are more audio than visual (since he streamed the concert online), Jay is also releasing a "Live from Brooklyn" EP, on pre-sale now. [MTV]
- If a celebrity is going to hit your car, you clearly want it to be "Argo" director/actor Ben Affleck. The dad of three knocked the side mirror off a parked Honda, but left a nice note apologizing and, of course, promising to "cover everything." [TMZ]
- Upon hearing the title of Taylor Swift's new single, "I Knew You Were Trouble," about "being frustrated with yourself because you are heartbroken and you knew when you first saw that person you saw all these red flags and you just went for anyway," we leave you with this tweet from "The Dark Lord": "Taylor Swift's ex-boyfriends should band together to create a compilation album entitled 'Maybe it's not us, it's you...'" [EW]
- With their reported raises, the family starring in "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" likely doesn't need any help from Rosie O'Donnell - but it's always nice to know one has friends in high places. O'Donnell, a big fan of the TLC reality show, says she loves the clan so much she wants to buy them a house. [People]