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Beyonce: World's Most Beautiful Journalist?

The award-winning journalists at the People’s Paper have a new peer. Beyonce.

Beyonce won a story for Essence magazine that won a prize. (AP Photo)
Beyonce won a story for Essence magazine that won a prize. (AP Photo)Read more

The award-winning journalists at the People's Paper have a new peer.


The New York chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists will award Beyonce the first-place prize in arts and entertainment in its magazine category for a story she wrote for Essence magazine.

Her first-person piece, titled "Eat, Play, Love," appeared in the mag's July 2011 issue. In it, the World's Most Beautiful Woman, per People, talks about how taking a break from music changed her life.

If she shows, Beyonce will receive the honor at the association's scholarship and awards banquet on May 15.

If she doesn't, New York's NABJ chapter kind of wasted an award.

Angelina Jolie may not be this year's World's Most Beautiful Woman, but she has been named an honorary citizen of Sarajevo.

The city held a ceremony to bestow the honor upon her yesterday. In an audio message played during the event, she said she was "proud to now be a part of such an extraordinary part of the world and fellow citizen to the people I deeply love and admire."

The city decided to honor Angelina for her role in preserving the "truth about the war" in Bosnia through her directorial debut "In the Land of Blood and Honey."

Jolie said in her message she will be able to come visit in July.

Big bucks breakup

Supermodel Linda Evangelista and ex-boyfriend Francois-Henri Pinault squared off Thursday in Manhattan Family Court. She's demanding that he pay child support for their 5-year-old son.

Evangelista has said she has gone through $46,000 a month on such expenses as armed bodyguards and a round-the-clock nanny for the boy, Augustin. Her lawyer says Pinault paid nothing until she went to court last year.

Evangelista and Pinault were a couple just long enough in 2005 and 2006. He's now married to actress Salma Hayek — so he clearly doesn't have a "type." They have a 4-year-old daughter.

Pinault is the CEO of a company that owns Gucci, Balenciaga and other luxury brands.


Mick Jagger will host and perform on the "Saturday Night Live" season finale.

The Rolling Stones mark their 50th anniversary as a band this year, but have yet to announce any activities to commemorate the occasion.

Also marking their 50th anniversary are the Beach Boys and they will debut a new release, "That's Why God Made The Radio," on QVC, May 16 at 7 p.m.

Bob Barker has donated $380,000 to create space at the Chimp Haven in northwestern Louisiana for five HIV-infected chimpanzees — Doc, JoJo, Murphy, Flick and Pierre.

Hoping to gain ground on Coke, Pepsi is going into cola war battle with . . . Michael Jackson?

The company announced a deal with the MJ estate to use the late pop star's image for its new global marketing push.

Korean entertainer Kim Hyun-joong plans to kick off his "2012 Asia Fan Meeting Tour" by high-fiving all 3,000 people expected to turn up — a first for a pop star visiting Singapore.

Wouldn't that be a first for a pop star visiting anywhere? n—

— Daily News wire services contributed to this report.