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Beyonce, Jay Z , Blue Ivy - Beyonce with husband Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy leaving a children's party at Giggles N' Hugs in the Century City - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 27th February 2016
Beyonce' - Celebrities at the Los Angeles Clippers game. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Clippers by the final score of 115-112 at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 20th February 2016
Kim Kardashian and Beyonce - Beyonce Knowles arrives at Schiaparelli and Prada 'Impossible Conversations' Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2012 - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 5th May 2015
Cynthia Nixon plays a 'Sex and the City' naming game in a recent TV interview.
Appearing on the chat show 'Watch What Happens Live!' last Thursday (30 April), Cynthia Nixon was asked by host Andy Cohen to suggest which 'Sex and the City' characters a variety of famous faces would be. And the results were certainly interesting: the actress was quick to name Queen Elizabeth II as Charlotte, both Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama as Carries, and Beyonce as Samantha.
Cynthia Nixon still keeps in touch with all the 'Sex and the City' ladies
But who does Cynthia think would make a good Miranda, the feisty lawyer she played in the popular HBO series? She reckons Hillary Clinton, Lena Dunham and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would all be a good fit. And then there's Gandhi, who would be - who else - Mr Big, according to Cynthia.
Continue reading: Ever Wondered Which SATC Characters Oprah And Gandhi Would Be?
Tina Knowles married Richard Lawson on April 12th.
Two weeks after her mother Tina Knowles tied the knot with Richard Lawson, Beyoncé has shared intimate snaps from the big day, showing off her not one but two bridesmaids dresses. Bey's mother Tina married the 68 year old actor on board a yacht on April 12th, surrounded by the couple’s friends and family.
Beyoncé has been sharing intimate pictures from her mother’s big day.
Beyoncé shared the wedding images on Tumblr, revealing her two bridesmaids dresses for the occasion. In one group photo (which shows the wedding party all sticking their tongues out) Beyoncé is wearing a form-fitting white lace dress with a plunging neckline. The singer also sports a flower headdress, in keeping with the wedding's bo-ho theme.
Blue Ivy gave her seal of approval to her grandmother's relationship and even suggested she get married!
Tina Knowles, the mother of Beyoncé Knowles, has revealed how her granddaughter helped her down the aisle. 61-year-old Tina revealed how Blue Ivy, Beyoncé's daughter with rapper Jay-Z, prompted Tina and her boyfriend, Richard Lawson, to seriously think about getting married.
Tina Knowles and Richard Lawson were encouraged to marry by Blue Ivy.
The rap megastar at the centre of the Tidal streaming re-launch has removed his debut album from Spotify.
The much discussed Tidal revolution seems to already be taking effect. Having purchased the new streaming service as part of a joint venture and re-launching it as an “artist friendly” business model, Jay Z has removed his 1996 debut album Reasonable Doubt from Spotify.
The rapper removed his album overnight between Monday and Tuesday, and it is currently unavailable to stream in the US and Canada. It is, for the moment, still accessible for UK users. Instead, North American fans can find it on – you guessed it – Tidal.
Jay Z has removed his debut album 'Reasonable Doubt' from Spotify
Continue reading: Jay Z Removes 'Reasonable Doubt' Album From Spotify, Places It On Tidal
Rihanna backed Jay Z and her LGBT fans in Indiana.
Rihanna has dropped a brand new track, the poetically titled American Oxygen, and in the process, declared her allegiance for Jay Z's new streaming service, Tidal. The track is Rihanna's take on the "American dream," but you've probably guessed this from the title already.
Rihanna has also stepped up in support of Jay Z's new service.
The news here is that Rihanna, just like Beyonce before her and Madonna before that has lent her support for Jay Z's artist-friendly alternative to services like Spotify. On Saturday, Beyoncé also debuted her new track Die With You exclusively on the site. American Oxygen is only available to Tidal subscribers, whose numbers are still disappointingly small. Maybe it's the $10 subscription fee?
Continue reading: Rihanna Backs Jay Z With New Track "American Oxygen"
At the height of Williams' solo career, she could count on her Destiny's Child band mates to back her.
Destiny's Child. Stellar Awards. Guys. It happened. The former R&B trio didn't tease their reunion or reveal they were planning anything at all, they just made it happen on Saturday night. Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams took the stage together at Las Vegas' Orleans Arena to perform Williams' Say Yes. Beyoncé and Rowland previously collaborated on the studio version of Williams' single, an EDM-inspired reimagining of the Nigerian gospel song When Jesus Says Yes.
Michelle Williams won big last night - and she had some supportive friends there to back her.
The song was nominated for three Stellar awards, including Urban/Inspiration Single of the Year, Music Video of the Year and Song of the Year, with Williams picking up an extra nod in the Female Vocalist of the Year category for her gospel album Journey to Freedom.
Continue reading: Destiny's Child Surprise Diehard Fans With Stellar Awards Collaboration
An array of high-profile female celebrities, executives and politicians have signed an open letter that aims to "help lift every girl and woman out of poverty by 2030."
More than thirty high-profile women including politicians, executives, activists and celebrities have voiced their support in the fight for women's rights around the world after signing an open letter written by charity ONE.
Beyonce is one of many high-profile women to sign the letter
The letter, titled 'Poverty Is Sexiest,' now bares the signatures of huge stars such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Meryl Streep, Charlize Theron, as well as powerful women in business like Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg.
Continue reading: Beyoncé Among Influential Women To Sign 'Poverty Is Sexist' Letter
Beyoncé's fans have not taken too kindly to Kid Rock's remarks in a recent interview and have taken to social media to express their outrage.
Kid Rock has angered many of Beyoncé's devoted fans after he criticised the 33-year-old 'Drunk in Love' singer in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. Kid Rock, A.K.A. Robert James Ritchie, said in was "flabbergasted" by Beyoncé's fame and further criticised her physical appearance. His critical comments have not been well received by Beyoncé's fans who have taken to social media to express their outrage.
Kid Rock has criticised Beyonce in a recent interview.
Beyonce - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
Beyonce - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Oscars - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 23rd February 2015
Beyoncé - Celebrities attend 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with City Hall in Beverly Hills. at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
21 year old Rymir Satterthwaite, himself an aspiring rapper, claims that Jigga is his father. Pick any '99 Problems' pun you want...
Jay-Z is apparently involved in a legal battle concerning his alleged fathering of a love child over twenty years ago. According to the National Enquirer, leaked court documents suggest that Rymir Satterthwaite, a 21 year old aspiring rapper from New Jersey, filed a request for Hova to undertake a paternity test to prove or disprove that he is his father.
Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter, successfully fought against this suit five years ago, but in December 2014 a paralegal named Lillie Coley, believed to be Satterthwaite’s legal guardian, filed evidence that the rapper had submitted false information to the court to get out of taking the test.
Jay-Z appears to be embroiled in a paternity lawsuit dating back several years
Continue reading: Jay Z Hit With Paternity Lawsuit Over Alleged Love Child
How did Kim Kardashian spend her Valentine's Day morning? Not with her husband Kanye West as the rapper was off making a special delivery to some fans.
Kim Kardashian shared on Instagram how she spent her Valentine's Day morning. The 34-year-old reality star shared a collection of goodies, including nail polish and 'sole mate' socks, which she claimed were her 'Valentine's Day essentials'. Yet Kardashian's husband, Kanye West, was missing from the festivities. This year is the first Valentine's Day for the couple since their marriage in May 2014, so where was the 38-year-old rapper?
So where was Kanye West on Valentine's Day morning?
In the wake of the Grammys, the Beck-Beyonce mash-up is just what's needed.
The track, entitled ‘Single Loser (Put A Beck On It)’, appeared on SoundCloud late on Thursday. It is discoverable under the artist profile name ‘Beckyonce Knowles-Hansen’, and consists of the vocals of Bey’s 2008 smash hit ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’ set to the music of rocker’s 1994 breakthrough single ‘Loser’.
Beck pictured at the 2015 Grammys, where he won 'Album of the Year'
Continue reading: Amazing Mash-Up Of Beck And Beyonce Appears Online
American pop super star Beyonce was snapped as she arrived at the 40/40 Club after seeing American rap star Kanye West give a live performance at the 1st Annual Roc City Classic which was held at Madison Square Park in New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 12th February 2015
The rapper was fuming at the Grammy judges decision to award Album of the Year to Beck, but has clarified some his controversial comments from the weekend
When Beck’s album Morning Phase surprisingly won Album of the Year at the ceremony, beating out multi-platinum records by the likes of Beyonce, Pharrell, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith, Kanye took to the stage seeming, and afterward denounced both Beck and the Grammys to E! News for not respecting artistry. In that interview, he had said “Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to Beyonce, and at this point, we tired of it,” prompting masses of reaction on social media in the aftermath.
Kanye West clarified his Grammys comments in a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest
Continue reading: Kanye West Backtracks Over Beck Comments At Grammys
The 33-year-old singer wowed the audience at the 2015 Grammys with her emotional cover of the gospel song 'Take My Hand, Precious Lord.'
During Sunday evening's (Feb 8th) 57th Annual Grammy Awards, held at Los Angeles' Staples Center, Beyoncé performed a mesmerizing and emotional rendition of the gospel song 'Take My Hand, Precious Lord,' but what chose her to sing such a powerful track?
Bey covered the gospal song at the 2015 Grammy Awards
The 33-year-old songstress shed some light on her own personal connection to the song, originally sung by Mahalia Jackson, in a behind-the-scenes video of the preparation leading up to her Grammy performance.
The trio will reportedly perform new single 'FourFiveSeconds' live at the 57th Grammy Awards next weekend.
The 57th Grammy Awards is due to feature a number of high profile collaborations, but the biggest announcement may be still to come. Rumour has it that Rihanna, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney will be performing a live rendition of RiRi’s new single ‘FourFiveSeconds’.
The unlikely trio will reportedly take to the stage at the ceremony in Los Angeles next weekend. A source has told ‘The Sun’ newspaper: “Rihanna's seriously pleased to have bagged a big slot at The Grammys and two huge names to kick off her comeback. Paul McCartney's a Grammys regular and it will give Rihanna serious kudos to have a Beatle backing her on stage. It is going to be a huge Grammys moment.”
Rihanna will apparently launch her comeback at the Grammys alongside Kanye and the Beatles legend
Continue reading: Rihanna, Kanye And Macca Rumoured To Perform Together At Grammys
The first family of music might be getting a new member soon.
Babies, babies are everywhere... well, maybe. The question of the hour is, is Beyonce carrying a second child? Photos were recently snapped of the ***Flawless Queen B at the beach with Blue Ivy. Yonce is buried up to the neck in sand, but what immediately attracted everyone’s attention was a very prominent mound of sand atop her belly region.
Beyonce looking statuesque and very not pregnat at the Billboard Women in Music awards less than a month ago.
You see what we’re getting at here, right? Now Beyonce is the calibre of performer, who can afford to not announce anything and just post a cryptic InstaPhoto, leaving everyone to guess. But this one’s pretty obvious, right? Right?
Continue reading: Beyonce Gets Cryptic On Instagram: Is She Pregnant Or What?
The singer waited until Christmas to share the pics from her holiday earlier this month.
Beyonce has given fans a special Christmas treat this year, sharing intimate snaps from her Icelandic holiday with husband Jay-Z earlier this month. The couple visited the wintery paradise ahead of Christmas to celebrate the rapper’s 45th birthday.
Continue reading: Beyonce Shares Snaps From Magical Iceland Holiday With Husband Jay-Z
Instagram's decision to purge its website of millions of fake accounts has left a number of celebrities a million or so short of 'friends'. Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian have been the worst hit, but which other celebrities have also been affected by the 'Instagram rapture'?
The photo sharing site Instagram has decided to remove millions of profiles which were believed to be posting spam. The website's action, dubbed the 'Instagram rapture', has left a number of legitimate users disgruntled at their seeming lack of online popularity and the purge has seriously affected celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and Akon.
Kim Kardashian is now the second most followed Instagram user.
Beyonce and Taylor Swift were among the most famous faces to be spotted attending the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Luncheon held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Swift was celebrating receiving the 'Woman of the Year' honour just ahead of her 25th birthday.
The 33-year-old songstress is being sued by Hungarian singer Mitsou, who claims her vocals were used on the beginning of 'Drunk In Love' without her permission.
Beyoncé's hit track 'Drunk In Love,' featuring her hubby Jay Z, from her self-titled fifth studio album is getting targeted with infringement allegations by an Hungarian singer whose vocals are heard at the beginning of the song.
Beyonce is being sued by a Hungarian singer called Mitsou
Monika Juhasz Miczura, better known as Mitsou, claims she never gave permission for her vocals to be used in the duet track, and has now filed a Manhattan Supreme Court suit asking for unspecified damages from the 33-year-old songstress.
Continue reading: Beyoncé Sued Over 'Drunk In Love' Vocals
Beyonce - Shots of a host of female stars from the music industry as they arrive at the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Luncheon which was held at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, New York, United States - Friday 12th December 2014
Oh. My. God. Look at her... new album?
Ok, before you read this article, we have to agree on one thing: this is a no Nicki Minaj hate zone. That means that you have to read it with an open mind and hopefully appreciate the majesty that is Nicki Minaj’s hair, music, makeup... everything, really.
Minaj performed three songs in all: 'Bed Of Lies' with Skylar Grey and a medley of 'Only' and 'All Things Go'. Through the magic of the internet, you can now watch all of those online. Somewhere. Not here because, you know. Copyright is a thing. NME has clips of the whole thing, though. Don’t say we never did anything for you.
Um... excuse you?
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Rocks SNL Ahead Of "The Pinkprint" Release
Beyoncé - Sir Philip Green and Lady Green Host the Topshop Topman Dinner In Celebration of the 5th Avenue New York City Flagship Opening - Red Carpet Arrivals - Manhattan, New York, United States - Wednesday 5th November 2014
Family and friends surround Solange Knowles and she marries Alan Ferguson
Superstar soul singer, Solange Knowles, 28, married her fiancé of five years, video director Alan Ferguson, 51, in New Orleans on Sunday, November 16. Close family and friends including the bride’s superstar sister and brother-in-law, Beyonce, 33, and Jay Z, 44, were there to celebrate the union.
Singer Solange Knowles married her long-term love, Alan Ferguson, in an intimate ceremony on Sunday
It seems white was a theme running strong throughout the ceremony with the bridal party arriving on white bicycles with Solange donning a plunging white pantsuit and cape and Alan looking sophisticated in an all-white suit.
Continue reading: Solange Knowles Weds Her Long-Term Love
The former Destiny's Child star topped the Forbes list for the second consecutive year, more than doubling her earnings from 2013
For the second year in a row, Beyonce has been unveiled as the highest-earning female in the music industry, according to the annual Forbes list. With the help of her most recent album, her enormously successful world tour and a host of endorsement deals, she’s more than doubled her earnings from the previous year.
Beyonce came top of the Forbes rich list of female music stars for the second year in a row
The artist referred to in the list as Beyonce Knowles Carter was top of 2013’s list with an income of $53 million, and this year she’s into nine figures with $115 million. Yikes!
Continue reading: Beyonce Revealed As Highest Earning Female Music Star
Okay, so maybe it’s more like Beyonce is repackaging her old album and adding a few extras…
We knew something was coming our way from camp Beyonce soon and we right, as Queen Bey has officially announced the release of the Beyonce Platinum Edition Box Set. The four disc set will hit shelves on November 24th and feature a DVD of a concert from her 'Mrs. Carter Show' World Tour.
There's two new Beyonce tracks coming our way!
The box set might now exactly count as a new Beyonce album, but it will feature two new tracks ‘7/11’ and ‘Ring Off’. As well as four new remixes, including the Nicki Minaj collaboration ‘Flawless’.
Continue reading: Beyonce Announces 'New' Album! Well, Sort Of
Last night the stars swapped couture for costumes, but whose dress was the fanciest this Halloween?
If there’s one thing better than dressing up for Halloween, its looking at everyone else's amazing costumes. But in Hollywood, with unlimited funds and stylists this must be quite the sport come October 31st. So we’ve trailed through all the celebrity pictures from last night and found the ones you just have see. So can you guess who was who this Halloween?
Bow to the queen, Heidi Klum
First we have to start with the undisputed queen of Halloween Ms Heidi Klum, who this year hosted her annual Halloween party in NYC, as the most colourful and beautiful of all the butterflies. This one must have taken absolutely ages as the transformation video Heidi posted to twitter showed. But doesn't she look amazing?
Celebrities leave Harry's Bar, after a private party. Adele was first to leave at 12.30am, followed by Beyonce at 4.15am. Jay-Z and Will.i.am left together at 4.25am
Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z enjoy a dinner date at Harry's Bar in Mayfair
Beyonce - Pop star Beyonce and her husband rapper Jay Z were photographed with their daughter Blue Ivy as they arrived at St Pancras train station in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 14th October 2014
Gigs in the park are fun and all, but can they really help to end extreme poverty?
So there’s SXSW for the hipsters, Coachella for the fashionable crowd… and then there’s the Global Citizen music festival, which has a different vibe altogether. Held in Central Park, the third annual event featured the likes of Beyonce, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, No Doubt, Sting and fun. The star-packed festival is free to attend and sets itself the ambitious goal of “erasing poverty by 2030.”
After their On The Run success, Bey and Jay graced the Central Park stage in honor of a good cause.
So here’s how it works. The acts all performed for free, with brief speeches by the likes of Jessica Alba, Hugh Jackman and Olivia Wilde speaking in between performances. It was an exercise in raising awareness and putting pressure on world leaders to enact more effective policies on equality. Attendees were also encouraged to take the pledge, which would earn them points to put towards VIP entry.
The duo performed he track together for the first time on Friday night in Paris.
Beyonce gave fans at her Paris concert an extra special treat on Friday night when rapper Nicki Minaj joined her on stage for a rendition of their duet ‘Flawless’. The performance marked the first time the pair had appeared on stage together, despite releasing the duet last month.
Nicki joined Beyonce on stage in Paris
Dressed in a patterned Versace leotard and a spiked headpiece, Queen Bey was joined on stage by the diminutive ‘Anaconda’ singer who sported a matched catsuit and high ponytail. The performance closed the Paris concert which was part of Beyonce’s ‘On the Run’ tour with husband Jay-Z.
Continue reading: Beyonce And Nicki Minaj Team Up For Flawless Performance In Paris
The singer, who has just celebrated her 33rd birthday shared the four minute clip via her Facebook page.
Beyonce has treated fans to a special look at just what went into making her MTV VMAs performance so spectacular by sharing a backstage video. In the four minute clip, the highs and lows of rehearsals are put on display as Beyonce and her dancers are shown trying to perfect the gruelling routine. First published on her Facebook page, the singer captioned the video, “Flashback Friday! A behind the scenes look at the days leading up to the 2014 MTV VMAs”.
Beyonce shows off her impressive collection of MTV Awards
At the event, held last month, Queen Bey delivered a show stealing 15 minute performance of songs from her self titled album. But the rehearsal process was a difficult as you’d imagine, with the singer's temper being put to the test on one occasion.
Beyonce has spent her 33rd birthday on the island of Corsica with her family and friends.
When you're Beyonce, a Tesco's Finest cake and bottle of Cava just won't cut it when it comes to birthday celebrations. It has to be something special, especially after blowing the world away at the VMAs in August.
Beyonce with her army of Moon Men at the 2014 VMAs
E! Online had the scoop on how the celebrations went down; apparently Bey and her family and closest pals jetted off to the luxurious island of Corsica for a birthday bash to remember. In their article the website claims "An eyewitness tells us that upon Queen B's arrival, her loved ones had written "Happy Birthday" in sticks on the sand. Jay and Bey were very playful and joyous with one another, the insider added, noting that Beyoncé looked very happy throughout the festivities."
Continue reading: So, How Did The Queen Of Pop Spend Her Birthday?
This is probably the time to throw out that trigger warning: minor ED references.
Too often it seems like we get only examples of girl hate in media, but Demi Lovato is generally one to spread positivity and support for her fellow female celebs. Miss Lovato did not disappoint when speaking about Kim Kardashian recently. The former Disney girl, who has been very public about her own struggles with an eating disorder, spoke out against restrictive beauty standards in media, saying: "When I was growing up and when I was a pre-teen, the people that I had to look up to [for] body image [were] extremely underweight … [They] were all very bony at that time and that was the in thing.”
Demi Lovato loves her current look and so. Do. I.
Lovato said this for Access Hollywood on Thursday. And here’s where the Kim K part comes in: "I really credit women like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian… [they] completely revolutionized what our generation's view of perception of what beautiful is and I really think that they had a huge impact on that.”
Demi Lovato praised Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Lopez and Scarlett Johansson for have "amazing figures" and changing how we perceive beauty.
Demi Lovato has credited Beyoncé and the Kardashians with revolutionising how we perceive beauty. The 22-year-old singer recently posted an image on Instagram showing how her figure has changed over the years and how she's now happy to embrace her curves.
Demi Lovato: "Curves are beautiful".
Following last year's interesting performance involving Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke, the MTV Video Music Awards are going to be under the watchful eye of the Parent's Television Council.
The line-up for MTV's VMAs has been announced, and now it's time to take bets as to whether this year will serve as any less controversial than last year, following the infamous 'Miley-gate' incident. The performing artists include Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande Usher, 5 Seconds of Summer, Maroon 5, Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Sam Smith.
Nicky Minaj is to sing with Ariana Grande and Jessie J for the opeing act of the VMAs
Last year's MTV Video Music Awards sparked off some controversy due to Miley Cyrus' 'seductive' twerking on the then married Robin Thicke while wearing only her underwear and making provocative gestures with a giant foam finger. Then again, controversy is big money these days so if anything, the draw of this year's VMAs is seeing if they will top last year's antics.
Continue reading: The MTV Video Music Awards Line-Up Has Been Announced
Over a year later, the trip has finally been declared legal.
Cue the “no longer On The Run” jokes, as Beyonce and Jay Z are off the hook for their 2013 trip to Cuba. The Treasury Department’s Office of Inspector General released a nine-page report on Wednesday, detailing its decision that Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Shawn Carter did NOT violate any laws, when they traveled to the country last year to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
It's ok, the Carters got the "all clear" from the treasury department.
In April 2013, the Carters’ trip to Cuba sparked widespread controversy. Because of the US embargo, tourism to the country is permitted only under a special license. Suspicions were raised that the couple’s visit to the island nation was in fact illegal – because the two engaged in recreational activities such as a welcome dinner, a walking tour of various Cuban neighborhoods and visits to see student artwork and theater performances, the couple were accused of violating the terms of their educational exchange permit. The story got such wide coverage, that Jay Z was prompted to pen an open letter to his critics and mention the incident in a song (also titled Open Letter). In the song, the rapper implied that he and Beyonce had received clearance from the POTUS himself, although the White House later denied giving permission. The new report rebuffs all claims that the Carters' trip violated the embargo.
From Taylor Swift to Katy Perry, Contact Music looks at pop stars with surprising rap skills
Earlier this month, Beyonce released a remix of her track Flawless - featuring a guest spot from hip hop star Nicki Minaj.The track, which featured the two divas performing together on record for the first time, grabbed headlines for flaunting Queen Bey’s impressive rap skills and for the singer’s controversial lyrics - which addressed the very public fallout of her sister Solange and husband Jay Z. However, Beyonce isn’t the first pop star to surprise fans with her ability to rap - here are some other unexpected stars that shine when they’re given a beat.
Singer Katy Perry covered Jay Z and Kanye West's club anthem
Continue reading: Pop Stars You Never Knew Could Rap
Beyonce performing at the VMAs just unlocked a world of yes.
Umm, Beyonce will be performing at the MTV Video Music Awards... is anyone really , surprised? Bey is everywhere these days. In the wake of her surprise album last December Bey has been at every show and received every music award, basically. But Bey and MTV have always had a special relationship, ever since the Destiny’s Child days. Are you wondering what this is leading up to already? Here it is – Beyonce will receive the Vanguard Video award during this year’s VMAs.
Beyonce and pop-rock band Maroon 5 are to perform at MTV's Music Video Awards at the end of this month.
Beyonce and Maroon 5 have been announced as performers at the MTV Video Music Awards at the end of this month. Whilst Beyonce is no stranger to the ceremony, this is the first time Maroon 5 will hit the stage.
Beyonce on stage at London's O2 Arena
Beyonce will also be receiving a lifetime achievement award for her career, the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, which puts her in the ranks of other megastars including Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and Madonna, as well as The King of Pop himself.
Continue reading: Beyonce And Maroon 5 To Perform At VMAs
Beyoncé and Jay Z let their music do the talking as they attract a host of stars to their On The Run Tour over the weekend
They might struggle to behave themselves in an elevator but put Beyoncé and Jay Z up on a stage in front of thousands of fans and they know exactly what to do. The power couple once again shrugged off relentless rumours about their marriage troubles to perform the latest set of their On The Run Tour in Los Angeles.
Natalie Portman was one of many famous guests who watched the Carters in action over the weekend
Continue reading: Beyonce And Jay Z Have A Lot Of Famous Fans [Pictures]
The show must go on, despite troubling reports from the tour thus far.
Ok, overly enthusiastic music fans everywhere need to reel it in fast, because this is getting ridiculous. A man reportedly had his finger bitten at Beyonce and Jay Z’s On The Run gig in at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, after he confronted another attendee for groping his girlfriend. Following the bizarre sequence of events, Roberto Alcaraz-Garnica, 25, of San Diego was arrested for sexual battery and mayhem. Here’s how the scuffle allegedly came about.
The power couple have not acknowledged the incident.
“The suspect sexually assaulted the female victim,” Lieutenant John Luna of the Pasadena Police Department told TheWrap Sunday. “The woman's boyfriend confronted the alleged groper, and a fight ensued. During the altercation, the suspect bit the victim, causing serious injury to his finger.”
Beyonce has hit back at suggestions her marriage to Jay-Z is on the rocks by posting a cute family photo on Instagram.
Rumours that a seperation is imminent have plagued the music power couple for months, ever since that night at the Met Costume Gala when Beyonce's little sister Solange attacked her brother-in-law in a lift. Even as recently as today headlines globally suggest the pair are to split, yet Beyonce seemed to hit back at her critics without using her words; instead, she took to her Instagram account and simply shared a sweet photo of herself and beau Jay-Z taking a stroll with their adorable daughter Blue Ivy.
The couple wowed the public back at the Met Gala, and it wasn't just because of their attire
Beyonce and Jay-Z have been together for twelve years and married for six, with Blue Ivy born in 2012. Together they are one of the most influential celebrity couples in the world, dominating the music scene and currently performing together on their global 'On The Run' tour. They hit headlines the other day when they treated their entire crew to a surprise rollerskating party at a rink Beyonce used to visit as a child. Their joint tour concludes in September in Paris, and will also be streamed live in a special broadcast on American network HBO.
Continue reading: Beyonce Fends Off Divorce Rumours With Cute Instagram Snap
Beyonce leads the nominations at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.
The nominations have been announced for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, and no one is surprised that Beyonce is a front runner with a staggering eight nominations for various videos from her fifth album, Beyoncé. Close behind with seven nods apiece are Eminem and newcomer Iggy Azalea. Beyonce has been nominated for an impression fifty VMAs in the past and has walked away with twelve, whilst Eminem also holds an impressive eleven "Moonman" trophies.
Beyonce's videos for tracks including 'Drunk In Love', 'Pretty Hurts' and 'Partition' are nominated
Her fifth album was released in a surprise move at the end of last year, with all tracks accompanied by music videos, so Beyonce will no doubt be thrilled that the risky move has paid off.
Continue reading: Beyonce, Iggy Azalea And Eminem Lead The Way In VMA Nominations
Beyonce may not be eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame until 2022 (for Destiny's Child) or 2027 (as a solo artist) but that's not stopping the museum holding an exhibition of her clothes in the Hall of Legends gallery. See some of the costumes set to go on display.
Beyoncé may not be eligible for enrolment into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but the museum's curator certainly thinks she deserves to be. The 32-year-old is being honoured at the Cleveland, Ohio based museum as many of her clothes from music videos, performances and red carpet events are being displayed.
Beyoncé at the 2014 Met Gala in New York.
The 32 year-old singer's outfits from her 2013 Super Bowl performance and several music videos will be on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum from next Tuesday.
Beyoncé's wardrobe will soon be available for your viewing pleasure.
Several outfits that the 32 year-old has performed in will go on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum even though she hasn't been inducted yet.
On Friday (July 18th), the Rock Hall announced that clothes Beyoncé wore during her Super Bowl performance and music videos will be put in an exhibit, debuting next Tuesday in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall in its Legends of Rock section.
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum announced today (18th July) it will be exhibiting a number of Beyoncé's famous outfits from such videos as 'Single Ladies' and from her appearances at events like the 2013 Super Bowl.
Beyoncé's fabulous collection of stage outfits in addition to some of her red carpet looks will be the focus of a new exhibition hosted at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.
Beyonce's 'Single Ladies' outfit has been immortalised at Madame Tussauds.
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No tickets? No matter! You'll be able to watch Beyoncé and Jay Z's live tour from the comfort of your own home.
Feeling glum because you didn't manage to get tickets to see Beyoncé and Jay Z present their "On The Run" world tour? Well, worry not: HBO will be bringing the couple's eagerly anticipated live shows to the small screen after taping their two French concerts. While it may not be the same as being there in the throng, HBO's coverage should be the next best thing.
"This is a major musical event that belongs on HBO," said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. "It's going to be a night to remember," via Variety. HBO announced the exciting news on Thursday (10th July) at the Television Critics Association summer tour.
The footage will reportedly be filmed during the Parisian leg of the tour - the pair's only European appearances - on the 12th and 13th September.
Continue reading: Beyonce And Jay Z's World Tour French Show To Be Broadcast By HBO
Paul McCartney stops his New York concert to help with a marriage proposal and follows in the footstep of other celebs who have done the same in the name of love
Paul McCartney made two fans’ dreams come true at a recent concert in New York by pulling them both up on stage and stopping the show for a wedding proposal.
Paul McCartney is cleary a sucker for a good love story
The couple attracted the star’s attention with an ingenious banner that said: ‘he’ll only marry me if he meets you!'. Clearly, the one-time Beatles was movied, and he even helped the gentleman with a little backing as he sang the classic, 'When I’m Sixty-Four'. Unsurprisingly, there are some other softie celebs out there who also like nothing more than to be part of a good old fashioned love story.
You'd think they'd have bothered to double-check the name spelling of the recipient of the 'Lifetime Achievement Award'!
Whoever was in charge of the captioning at last night's BET Awards should hang their head in shame after they misspelled the name of the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award, Lionel Richie. During the televised coverage of the Black Entertainment Television Awards on Sunday night (29th June), which was watched by millions around the world, the broadcasting team managed to spell Richie's surname as "Ritchie."
Sure, plenty of worse things could have happened, but it's still a pretty embarrassing move considering Richie was practically the guest of honor at the bash. To make matters worse, the mistake flashed on the screen in large lettering as the 65 year-old soul star headed to collect his prize.
Soon the hashtag "#lionelritchie" began trending on Twitter as viewers picked up on the blunder and quickly spread the news leading to embarrassment for the show's production team.
Continue reading: Fail! Lionel Richie's Name Spelled Wrong At The BET Awards
The showbiz royals gave their own - it just wasn't on the BET stage.
Of course Beyonce and Jay Z had to contribute to the BET Awards in some way – even if it was a pre-recorded performance. The power couple graced the BET stage – more or less – with a rendition of Beyonce’s seductive track Partition, recorded at their Cinncinati gig. The sultry performance played at the end of the award show.
Continue reading: Beyonce And Jay Z Grace The BET Awards Stage Via Video Recording
During the opening night of Jay-Z and Beyonce's 'On The Run' World Tour, the couple chose to display a mug shot of Justin Bieber. Fans of the 20-year-old pop icon have been divided with some labelling their choice as "disrespectful" and others considering it highly complimentary.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé have divided Justin Bieber fans when they chose to show his mug shot on stage during their joint On The Run tour. The couple performed on the opening night of their tour in Miami on Wednesday (25th June) and some celebrity cameos were projected onto the backdrop of one of Jay-Z's performances.
The couple kicked off their world tour in Miami on Wednesday (25th June).
20-year-old Bieber's photograph was shown in amongst a montage of famous celebrity mug shots including the likes of 50 Cent, Tupac, Robert Downey Jr. and Jay-Z himself. The images were shown during Jay-Z's performance of 'Izzo (H.O.V.A)'. When the music stopped Beyonce appeared on stage to say "Even the greatest can fall."
The pop superstar and husband Jay Z have kicked off their 'On The Run' world tour.
Beyoncé and Jay Z have kicked off their eagerly-anticipated On The Run world tour in Miami, with an inaugural performance taking place on Wednesday night (25th June). At the Sun Life stadium, the hip-hop couple treated fans to an explosive joint performance and a starry night to remember.
The 'Sweet Dreams' singer's frequent outfit changes were the talk of the evening, with an array of risqué new costumes showcased to dazzling effect. After appearing onstage dressed in a Versace fishnet bodysuit complete with matching balaclava, Bey swapped into a denim playsuit, a Versace leotard and a dominatric-style leather suit.
However, the evening's most widely-shared ensemble was a shining black bathing suit with two holes cut out for buttocks that the star and her backing dancers wore whilst performing the singer's signature booty-shimmy routine.
Hip-hop’s royal couple are beginning their joint tour, but what can fans look forward to?
It’s safe to say that the past few months have not been the greatest for Beyonce and Jay-Z. While the Carters are undoubtedly still hip-hop’s most prolific power couple, some recent bad publicity has seen their star ever so slightly tarnished. First there was the now infamous Solange/Jay-Z elevator fight video and ever since then rumors have circulated that the couple might be experiencing some marital problems. But lets forget about all the drama for now, because Beyonce and Jay-Z are hitting the road together! The ‘On the Run’ tour begins Wednesday night (June 25th) in Miami and expectations are high. But what can we really expect from a joint Beyonce and Jay-Z tour?
Beyonce and Jay-Z are off 'On the Run' together
1. All the best Bey/Jay Duets!
Continue reading: What Can We Expect From Beyonce And Jay-Z’s ‘On The Run’ Tour?
With the "On The Run" tour starting tonight, what do Jay and Bey really have left to prove?
Over the 13 years since their first collaboration, 03 Bonnie and Clyde, Beyonce and Jay Z are doing better than ever career-wise. Both are considered trendsetters and some of the (if not the) best at what they do. Both had innovative, best selling albums released last year. The media follows every move of the high-profile couple and their daughter, Blue Ivy. Now, with this summer’s joint stadium tour, Bey and Jay are about to cement their place as music royalty.
Flawless? They'll have to be, to pull this off.
The tour kicks off Wednesday, June 25, in Miami and will hit 16 US cities – not exactly a full run, but it could be that Mr and Mrs Carter are just testing the waters for a larger endeavor down the line.
The seemingly perfect family may not be entirely how they appear. Beyoncé and Jay-Z's relationship has been heavily scrutinised since the Met Gala elevator incident in which Beyoncé's sister, Solange, was caught on camera assaulting her brother in law. The couple are rumoured to, not only be divorcing, but also having another child together.
Has Beyoncé scrapped her reported plans to divorce Jay-Z as she is pregnant? The 32-year-old singer and her husband of 6 years Jay-Z AKA Shawn Carter are rumored to be divorcing following allegations that Jay-Z is frequently unfaithful.
Beyonce and Jay-Z attended the Met Gala together but trouble with Solange shortly followed.
The veneer of happy family life began to crack earlier this year when Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Beyoncé's sister Solange Knowles appeared together at the Met Gala in New York. The event, held on May 5th, saw Solange attack Jay-Z whilst they were in an elevator at The Standard, a Manhattan hotel. Footage was obtained by TMZ which clearly shows Solange hitting and kicking her brother-in-law.
Continue reading: Beyonce Divorce Delayed Over Pregnancy No.2? - Report
Someone has started a Change.org petition aimed at getting Beyonce to brush Blue Ivy's hair. Yep.
We’ve heard some pretty crazy things in our time but this one really takes the cake. Someone has actually taken the time to set up a change.org petition to get Beyonce to comb Blue Ivy’s hair. Yep, there are people out there that care that much about Beyonce’s two-year-old daughter’s mane that they are campaigning to get it combed.
The petition asks Beyonce to comb her two-year-old daughter's hair
The description on the page reads: "As a woman who understands the importance of hair care. It's disturbing to watch a child suffering from the lack of hair moisture. The parents of Blue Ivy. Sean Carter A.K.A Jay-Z and Beyoncé has failed at numerous attempts of doing Blue Ivy Hair. This matter has escalated to the child developing matted dreads and lint balls. Please let's get the word out to properly care for Blue Ivy hair.”
It wasn't a snub, and apparently Kris Jenner wasn't too bothered.
The Kardashians' momager wasn't worried about Mr. and Mrs. Carter missing the wedding.
Solange has been keeping herself hidden away after attacking Beyoncé's husband Jay Z in an elevator.
Beyoncé and Solange Knowles have been pictured together for the first time since the embarrassing and disturbing bust-up between Beyoncé's little sister and husband Jay Z in an elevator after the Met Gala earlier this month.
Leaked footage showed Solange, who is also a pop star, lashing out at the rapper whilst he shielded himself but did not hit back. The group's bodyguard hit the emergency stop button and hauled Solange away from Jay Z with Beyoncé demurely avoiding the melee.
The Knowles-Carter family have been pictured together in happy photos to reassure their fans that all is well again but Jay Z was a notable absence from last night's Chime For Change event that the two sisters attended together.
Continue reading: Awkward? Beyonce And Solange Attend First Party Since Elevator Bust-Up
According to sources, Beyonce parted with a hefty sum of money for her pet charity.
Any and all elevator-related incidents from last month were forgotten at Tuesday night’s Chime for Change anniversary event, held by Gucci director Creative Director Frida Giannini and T Magazine editor-in-chief Deborah Needleman at Gucci Fifth Avenue in New York City, which Beyonce and Solange Knowles attended together. The sisters rocked complementary outfits, with Bey opting for a white halter jumpsuit and Solange sporting white trousers and a bright orange shirt. Very 90s, we approve.
Beyonce [l] and founder Frida Giannini at Chime for Change.
More importantly, Bey reportedly donated a substantial amount of money toward the good cause. "At the Gucci Chime for Change event in NYC, Beyoncé just announced a personal donation of $500,000 to the charity," Women's Wear Daily tweeted. We’re calling that Reason #432556 to like Beyonce.
Will Beyoncé divorce Jay Z after cheating with her bodyguard, Julius?
The internet is abuzz with reports that Beyoncé and Jay Z are preparing to divorce after the rumor that the R&B singer had been cheating on her rapper husband emerged in the wake of the now-infamous post-Met Gala elevator fight. Sources have indicated to Star Magazine that the 'Halo' singer and Julius de Boer, her bodyguard, have been having a long-term affair and that Jay Z's suspicions were alerted long ago. We must make it clear that Star magazine don't exactly have a glowing record of accurate exclusives.
"Jay definitely thinks that there was and may still be something romantic going on between Bey and Julius," a source told the publication. "He wanted to fire Julius last February, but Beyoncé said, 'Julius isn't going anywhere.'"
"They've spent a lot of time together behind closed doors," the insider continued. "He's even stayed in her hotel room." Rumors of a secret relationship between Bey and Julius first arose back in 2009 when the pair were snapped leaving a hotel in Berlin. In the photo Beyoncé's mouth is strangely covered by her hand whilst Julius mouth is allegedly covered in red lipstick.
Continue reading: Beyonce Divorce? Tabloid Rumors Suggest Singer Cheated With Bodyguard
Beyonce and Jay-Z chose not to attend Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding on Saturday (24th May) and we have a few possible reasons why.
It was meant to be the wedding of the year, some may even say the century with the amount of fuss surrounding the day almost rivalling a royal wedding, yet Beyoncé and Jay-Z chose to miss Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's ceremony. Why?
Beyonce and Jay-Z at the Met Gala.
We can't be entirely sure but Beyoncé and Jay-Z decided to spend their weekend thousands of miles from the newlyweds in the Hamptons rather than trek to Florence via Paris. Jay-Z is ranked amongst Kanye's closest friends, so it seems somewhat bizarre that they would have missed his wedding!
Continue reading: Why Did Beyoncé And Jay-Z Miss Kim & Kanye's Wedding?
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West married in Florence yesterday (Saturday 24th May) but we still don't know all the details about the lavish ceremony. But guests are already letting information slip and there's certainly some family absences the Klan haven't been able to hide. So here are the details we know so far!
Fans of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will be delighted to hear news of their nuptials is finally trickling through from leaking guests and awaiting paparazzi. The couple married yesterday (Saturday 24th May) in Italy after months of speculation surrounding their wedding. So here's what we know so far.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian married in Florence yesterday (24th May).
Paris Or Florence?
Continue reading: Kim Kardashian Marries Kanye West - Details We Know So Far
Chart-crushing blues rock and building-smashing monster movie antics: another week in news brings shocks and laughs.
Cannes Continues: We're nearly at the end of the second week of the Cannes Film Festival and have been mentally noting which new movies have soared or been scorched at the hands of critics. Map to the Stars, Two Days, One Night, Mommy and Foxcatcher have all received glowing reviews whilst Lost River, Grace of Monaco, and The Search... well, less so. Click on links for reviews highlights and details for each movie.
Carter-Knowles Camp Content?: The Jay Z/Solange brouhaha confusion still hasn't been publically illuminated but the Carter-Knowles family seems to be intent on proving to the world that everything is just fine, fine, fine, thank you very much after footage leaked showing the singer attacking her rapper brother-in-law in a lift. Beyoncé's statement did little to explain her sister's violence but her newly-posted family photos do a good job of sweeping it all under the rug, for better or worse.
The pair have been pictured together for the first time since their vicious Met Gala altercation.
Beyoncé has posted a new set of pictures on her Tumblr page to let the world know that she, her husband Jay Z and her sister Solange are still part of a happy family despite the shocking violence witnessed last week. The Knowles-Carter family drama was plastered all over the new when CCTV footage showing Solange attacking Jay Z inside an elevator after the Met Gala leaked online.
Jay Z & Beyoncé Have Been Dealing With The Aftermath Of The Vicious Met Gala Fight & Footage Leak.
It's still unclear what caused the singer to attack her brother-in-law but there has been a cryptic back and forth between Beyoncé and Solange since the incident. The pair have posted photos of each other on their respective Instagram pages as if to show that they're still united and have moved on from the baffling incident.
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4th September, 1981
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