Rihanna Thug Life tattoo on fists raising eyebrows

CREDIT: Rihanna

Daybreak Daily’s admittedly cynical afternoon stroll through the pop-culture world finds pretty hands soiled, an ex-Beatle, other things, and the mystery music video.

THUG LIFE TAT: There’s no way it’s permanent. . . Right? Per TMZ, “Rihanna must be a huge Tupac fan ... because she just tatted the words THUG LIFE -- on her fists! RiRi hit up an LA tattoo parlor yesterday to get her hardcore ink started ... it doesn't look complete in the photo she tweeted out early this morning. It could be a temporary tat, but still. . .”

NO MASS TRANSIT: At least not in an advisory role, as Paul McCartney’s new wife steps down as a mover on an important agency, per the AP, “Nancy Shevell married the Beatles great in October. She announced her resignation from the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority at its meeting Wednesday.”

FROM THE GROUND(LINGS) UP: Funny stuff leads to Oscars stuff, per the Los Angeles Times, “The Los Angeles-based proving ground for such comic talents as Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz and Paul Reubens has a whole new class of graduates to celebrate as writers Jim Rash and Nat Faxon received a nomination for their "Descendants" script (adapted screenplay), Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo were tapped in original screenplay for “Bridesmaids,” and Melissa McCarthy earned a nod for her raucous supporting turn in “Bridesmaids.”

DUH: But, they’re in the news, so here’s the not-so-shocking non news, per PerezHilton, “Although Seal and Heidi Klum's announcement that they were splitting after eight years of marriage came as a huge shock to most, sources close to the couple have revealed that things have not been going well for a while, but that both were excellent at keeping up appearances while in the public eye!”

FASCINATING: For some folks, anyway, per Deadline, “Relativity Media has signed Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) to star as the lead character Rory in its upcoming romantic drama Timeless, written by Bill Kelly (Enchanted).”

THOSE RASCALS: A new addition is one the way for Rascal Flatts bassist and his wife, Allison, per Access Hollywood, “Jay DeMarcus calls the pregnancy “a huge surprise” in a Wednesday news release. The baby is due this summer and the couple is unsure whether daughter Madeline Leigh, born in December 2010, will have a little brother or sister.”

PRIVACY, PLEASE: Yeah, right, per Radar, “Demi Moore had a seizure Monday night before she was rushed to the hospital and is being treated for anorexia, among other substance abuse issues, has exclusively learned.”

MEANWHILE: There’s been much ado about Ashton Kutcher not being around for his ex’s episode, and there’s also a reason, per E!, “A source tells E! News Kutcher is currently in South America doing a shoot for clothing brand Colcci's new catalogue with pregnant supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio.”

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Sorry, but not gonna use the silly acronym, per Rolling Stone, “Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced a 19-date U.S. tour that kicks off March 18th at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia and wraps up on May 2nd at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (April 1 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center (on sale Jan 28).”

BREAKUP -- NOT: So says Vanessa Paradis about her relationship with Johnny Depp, per Us Weekly, “The French singer-actress, 39, finally slammed the breakup rumor on Wednesday while promoting her new film Cafe de Flore on French TV show Grand Journal. "Yes it's false - of course it's false!"

COPING: Drew Barrymore talks about engagement to Will Kopelman, per People, “A beaming Barrymore – who stopped by Good Morning America Wednesday – told Robin Roberts that she's "just trying to figure it out" when it comes to the daunting task of wedding planning.”

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)