Beyonce Knowles arrives at TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified by HTC at the Barclays Center on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Beyonce Knowles arrives at TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified by HTC at the Barclays Center on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Scoop: No great shockers in Beyonce tell-all book

Could it be that J. Randy Taraborrelli’s new tell-all “Becoming Beyoncé: The Untold Story” isn’t all that revelatory?

Among the “bombshells” in the book: Mom Tina Knowles told Lyndall Locke, the boy that 15-year-old Beyonce dated, not to have sex with her until she was 18. Whether or not they did apparently is not in the biography (slated for release Tuesday), according to the New York Daily News.

Taraborrelli — who has written unauthorized biographies of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Madonna — also reports that Beyoncé’s mom convinced her to go out with Jay Z — and she initially wasn’t thrilled with the idea.

Once the couple did get together, Jay Z didn’t like playing second fiddle to Beyoncé’s career. And the 2005 rumor that he was having an affair with Rihanna was made up by the then-17-year-old- singer’s publicist Jonathan Hay.

Yet the Barbadian beauty sparked the infamous hotel elevator beatdown of Jay Z by sister-in-law Solange Knowles at the 2014 Met Gala after-party. Drunken Solange went after Jay Z because he wanted to party with RiRi and Beyoncé said no.

The book also says Beyoncé is a hands-on mom and that her daughter’s nannies must follow a regimen titled: “Daily Program for Blue Ivy as per Mrs. Carter.”

Meanwhile, Beyonce’s dad Mathew Knowles, who stopped managing her career in 2011, recently suggested that she is 36, not 34, as she claims.

Tarraborrelli’s bio apparently says Beyonce and Solange have refused contact with the two children their father had by other women.


COOPER, LAWRENCE: NO SEX

Bradley Cooper is adamant about “never” sleeping with costar Jennifer Lawrence.

The actor, 40, who has appeared with the 25-year-old Oscar-winner in films including “American Hustle” and “Serena,” told Howard Stern they always will have a platonic relationship.

“It’s due to David O. Russell, that’s what’s happening,” Cooper said of the director-screenwriter. “We did ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ together. We got along great.”

And it stops there. “It just didn’t happen,” Cooper continued of any romantic connection with Lawrence, whom he would “never” have sex with. “It’s not the way we are together.”

Lawrence reiterated the point in a previous interview: “No sex!” she assured Us Weekly of their dynamic.


QUICK TAKES

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Oakland A Félix Doubront is 28, … Actress Emilia Clarke is 29. … Singer Miguel is 30. … Actor Ryan Reynolds is 39. … TV host Cat Deeley is 39. … Singer Dwight Yoakam is 59. … Director Ang Lee is 61. … Soccer player Pele is 75.

— Wire report

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