Matthew Knowles, the father of Beyoncé and Solange, claimed the now infamous elevator fight between Solange and Jay-Z in May 2014 was simply a publicity stunt.
Everyone was talking about Jay-Z and Solange's elevator fight at the Standard Hotel after the Met Gala in May. And that was exactly what they were aiming for, claims Solange and Beyoncé's dad Matthew Knowles.
Beyonce at the MTV VMAs on Sunday (24th August).
The singer was arrested on Sunday in South Carolina.
Farrah Franklin, the forgotten fourth member of Destiny’s Child, found herself back in the spotlight on Sunday (July 20th) after being arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. If Franklin’s name doesn't sound too familiar that’s probably because she only spent five months alongside Beyonce and co back in 2000, meaning we hardly had any time to get know her. With that in mind, here’s everything we could find out about Destiny’s Child’s elusive fourth member.
Farrah Franklin [second left] in Destiny's Child
Farrah started her singing career as a member of short lived girl group Jane Doe. But in 1999 when Jane Doe were about ready to call it quits, another girl group, Destiny’s Child were also having some internal drama. Original members LeToya Luckett, and LaTavia Roberson had allegedly written to manager Matthew Knowles (father of Beyonce) asking for new representation, but instead they found themselves unceremoniously kicked out of the band.
Continue reading: A Short History of Forgotten Destiny’s Child Member Farrah Franklin
Farrah Franklin seems to have fallen on hard times over the past decade and a half.
For a decade now, one question has plagued the internet. Our collective mind has been occupied with the thought – where is the fourth member of Destiny’s Child? The answer – this week at least – getting arrested in South Carolina, apparently.
Farrah Franklin, who spent five months as a Destiny’s Child member back in 2000, was booked for disorderly conduct in Myrtle Beach on Friday, according to TMZ. She was taken in at 4.55AM and then released on Sunday morning, on a $280 bail. The exact incident which led to her arrest was not disclosed. Soon after the incident, Franklin posted an inspirational quote on Instagram, which may have been related to her legal misstep.
Williams' latest single is a spiritual summer anthem.
Are we all sufficiently in love with Destiny’s Child still? For those fans, who still live for the trio’s reunion, Michelle Williams just dropped the video to her latest, Jesus-praising song, Say Yes!
Michelle's new album, Journey to Freedom, is due out in September.
The video focuses on the feel-good tone and the message of unity, instead of the religious aspect of the song. It’s an endearing video, as Michelle, Beyonce and Kelly pop up in succession in their respective scenes, before the actual reunion takes place at what looks like a giant party towards the end.
Continue reading: The Ladies Of "Destiny's Child" Back Together In Summery "Say Yes" Video
Prepare to by stricken by a girl crush: Beyoncé's funky younger sister features in the new Harper's Bazaar.
Solange Knowles has become the star of her own magazine spread after Harper's Bazaar featured the R&B singer in their latest issue. Constantly touted as the edgier Knowles sister, Solange is finally shaking off the intimidating shadow of Beyoncé's career and standing tall with her own look, personality and music career.
Solange Knowles Opens Up In An Insightful New Harper's Bazaar Interview.
The sisters have always cultivated very different styles, which is useful considering they look so physically similar. Rather than being the sister-of-someone-famous, Solange's left-field, daring fashion choices are now being celebrated by the fashion world and lusted over by hoards of fans keen to emulate the new "girl crush" on the scene.
The 'X Factor' judge reckons he's on to something 'Bootilicious.'
Gary Barlow is truly ambitious for the new series of UK singing talent contest, The X Factor. The Take That singer is a judge on the show that filters through the country's best singing talent to find a brand new popstar.
Has Barlow Struck Gold?
The judge has reportedly created a new girl group with a trio of promising singers and before they've even reached the live stages of the competition, Gary is thinking global. A source speaking to The Sun tabloid described Barlow's enthusiasm for the talented three: "Gary really believes this trio could be the new Destiny's Child if they work hard," they said, adding "They sound really good together, they can dance and they look great[...]If the group make it to the live shows, they'll be one to watch."
Continue reading: A New Destiny's Child? Gary Barlow Reckons He's Found 'Em
Kelly Rowland's fourth studio album, 'Talk A Good Game' is due for re-release. One of the album's producers and song writers, in a radio interview, said Rowland is working on new material to accompany it's re-release.
Kelly Rowland is re-releasing her fourth studio album Talk A Good Game. Lonny Bereal, the album's songwriter and producer, revealed the 32-year-old singer had been working in the studio on the album once again.
Kelly Rowland at the 5th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, at the Beverly Hills Hotel in L.A.
Rowland's album was released on June 14 2013 when it was relatively successful, but not a worldwide phenomenon. It gained fourth place in the US Billboard album chart and the US R&B chart. In the UK, the album obtained 7th place in the R&B chart but only 80th in the Albums chart. It also had limited release elsewhere.
Continue reading: Kelly Rowland Will 'Talk A Good Game' When She Re-Releases Her Album
Kelly Rowland was lost at sea this week. Literally.
In one of the most bizarre stories coming out of the music world this year, former Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland had to be saved by Massachusetts coast guards on Friday (July 19, 2013) when her boat ran into difficulty off the coast of Provincetown.
Rowland and friends had boarded a private craft to go whale watching, though their vessel became "disoriented in the five-to-six-foot waves and fog that had rolled in," an employee for the TowboatUS Provincetown confirmed to E! News.
Eventually, the US Coast Guard was "able to triangulate their position" after learning that the group needed help. More drama was yet to come when the groups' boat broke down while being escorted back to shore. The party had to be towed the remaining four miles, eventually arriving back on land around 10pm after 12 hours at sea.
Continue reading: Kelly Rowland Lost at Sea for 12 Hours Before Coast Guard Rescue
The Destiny's Child star tried to do a spot of whale watching off Massachusetts but ended up getting lost and having to alert the coast guard.
Kelly Rowland was almost lost at sea after the private vessel she'd rented to go whale watching at Cape Cod became disorientated and had to be escorted back to shore. It's the dream of many - to seek out the majesty and serenity of whales on your own private boat with a few of your friends, but for Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland, her day of leisure didn't exactly go to plan.
Kelly Rowland Left Embarassed After She Boat She Rented Got Lost.
R&B star Rowland had hired a private vessel that was following a commercial whale watching boat to be led to a site to see Whales, off the coast of Massachusetts last weekend. However, for some reason, the captain of Rowland's boat lost sight of the vessel they were following and became hopelessly disorientated. The Coast Guard at Cape Cod were alerted and sent a commercial towboat to escort the red-faced star and her posse back to shore; presumably without having seen any whales.
Continue reading: Kelly Rowland Stranded At Sea Whilst Whale Watching
Beyoncé posted pictures on her Tumblr of her 18 month old daughter Blue Ivy Carter sporting a tiny crown. These posts come only days after her father, Matthew Knowles, filed a law suit against British tabloid The Sun, allegedly, for defamation.
Beyoncé posted a picture of her baby Blue Ivy Carter on her Tumblr showing her 18 month old daughter wearing a tiny crown. Blue Ivy wears the purple crown at a jaunty angle, probably inspired by her parent's Beyonce and Jay Z's daring dress sense.
Beyonce at the Zeigfield Theatre, New York
The 'Single Ladies' singer also posted a picture looking into her daughter's crib whilst Blue Ivy gives her an affectionate prod on the nose. Others shows a toddler sized cream dress and Beyoncé modelling tiny pink shoes - evidently for Blue Ivy!
Kelly Rowland broke down on-stage during a concert in Washington.
Kelly Rowland broke down in tears while performing her new track 'Dirty Laundry' - a song about her previous jealously of best pal Beyonce - during a show in Washington this week. The crowd cheered for the R&B singer during her tearful delivery of the emotional song, leaving Rowland to stop and wipe away the tears.
In the new track, the former Destiny's Child singer speaks about how her abusive former boyfriend turned her against Beyonce. "Bird in a café. You'd never know what I was dealing with. Went our separate ways but I was happy she was killin' it. Bittersweet, she was up, I was down.No lie, I feel good for her but what do I do now?" she sings. In a video from the Washington gig, Rowland, 32, is seen sitting on a stool and singing before choking up and having to bow her head. Buoyed by the crowd, she continues the song before telling fans, "Doing this song for me was so therapeutic. Honesty, like my mama always says, is always the best policy."
Watch Kelly Rowland crying:
'Dirty Laundry' features on Rowland's forthcoming studio album - another song 'You've Changed' was released on Tuesday (May 28, 2013) and features both Beyonce and Michelle Williams. The singer was recently confirmed as a new judge on Simon Cowell's X-Factor USA having previously worked on the British version of the singing contest. She joins Cowell, Demi Lovato and Latin pop star, Paulina Rubio on the new look panel.
Continue reading: Kelly Rowland Breaks Down In Tears Over Beyonce Jealously [Video]
Star also breaks down in tears on first night of tour following rendition of 'Dirty Laundry'
Kelly Rowland looks to have revealed a new track that has been credited to all three members of Destiny's Child. 'You've Changed' features on Rowland's forthcoming studio album Talk A Good Game but has been credited on the LP to all three of the girlgroup (Michelle Williams and Beyonce Knowles) according to the NME.
In what promises to be the most intensely personal record of Rowland's solo career to-date, the star has already been out on the road performing some of it, and her first night in Washington DC was particularly eventful as she broke down in tears during the performance of new single 'Dirty Laundry'. Rowland has already commented in the press that the track is particularly sensitive one to her, given that is addresses not only past relationships, but also her friendship with former Destiny's Child band mate Beyonce. And the star was in tears as she sang the song to the mass crowd in the US capital (read more).
In yet more Rowland news, she was recently confirmed to be appearing on the US X Factor as a judge, along side Mexican singer and actress Paulina Rubio, Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato. Rowland and Rubio replace LA Reid and Britney Spears, and Rowland does have previous X Factor experience, having appeared as a judge on the UK version of the show.
Continue reading: Has Kelly Rowland Revealed A New Destiny's Child Song?
Beyonce has paid tribute to her mother Tina ahead of the Chime for Change concert at London's Twickenham stadium.
Beyonce has paid tribute to her mother Tina Knowles in a new video for Chime for Change, Gucci's global campaign for women's empowerment. The 31-year-old R&B superstar cited her mother as the most influential female in her life, saying, "My mother's gift is finding the best qualities in every human being.I think her gift is understanding and helping people get to their best selves," Beyonce said of her mother, who used to design the costumes for Destiny's Child.
At the end of the new clip, a banner asks viewers, "Who do you chime for?" It was launched in support of an upcoming concert The Sound of Change Live, which will see Beyonce, Ellie Goulding, Florence and the Machine and Rita Ora highlight women's issues at London's Twickenham Stadium. "Our goal is to call for change for girls and women in the loudest voice possible," said Beyonce, adding that the event was a chance to "bring the issues of education, health and justice for girls and women to the world stage."
Chime for Change was launched in February by Beyonce and co-founders Salma Hayek and Frida Giannini, Creative Director at Gucci, in partnership with the fashion label. Beyonce added, "Girls have to be taught from early on that they are strong and capable of being anything they want to be. It's up to us to change the statistics for women around the world."
Continue reading: Mommy's Girl: Beyonce Owes Everything To Tina Knowles
Beyonce has had arguably the most hectic month of her entire career, though she looked in tip-top condition at the New York premiere of her HBO documentary 'Life Is But A Dream,' on Tuesday evening (February 12, 2013). The R&B superstar wore a shimmering, sheer embellished Elie Saab gown with floral applique. The dress was debuted by a runway model at Saab's Spring 2012 Haute Couture show, though it looked as though it had been designed for Beyonce at the premiere.
Earlier in the day, Bey sat down with Oprah Winfrey for an episode of 'Oprah's Next Chapter,' which airs at 8pm on February 16, 2013. The queen of daytime television told OMG! Insider: "Beyonce shows the power of vulnerability in a way we've never seen anyone do. She opened herself up. She let us see her vulnerable side. She became for us not just this mythical goddess. She became a real woman. She shocked me. I was in tears," adding, "She did an amazing job . People are going to be amazed. What's going to happen now is that people are going to feel a connection to her that they wouldn't have felt before, because she shows us how real she is." Sounds intense.
Continue reading: Beyonce Dons Eli Saab Gown To 'Life Is But A Dream' Premiere (Pictures)
Beyonce has a sold-out world tour on the horizon, a new album in the works, and a potential reunion with her old group Destiny's Child, though it appears the R&B superstar has another ambition for the coming years: another baby. Bey and husband Jay-Z are, of course, parents to one-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, though the singer insists she wants more children.
Beyonce covers the March issue of Vogue and gushed about her first year of motherhood in the accompanying interview. "Right now, after giving birth, I really understand the power of my body," she told the magazine's Jason Gay. "I just feel my body means something completely different. I feel a lot more confident about it. Even being heavier, thinner, whatever.I feel a lot more like a woman. More feminine, more sensual. And no shame." Beyonce's love for her little girl in indisputable, though the Single Ladies hit-maker hammered home their relationship, calling Blue Ivy "my home, my best friend."
It's shaping up to be a busy few years for Beyonce - and husband Jay-Z is set to jet off on a stadium tour with the returning Justin Timberlake - however, she noted, "When I was younger, there were moments where I said, 'I'm not going to have children.And then moments when I wanted four. And now I definitely want another, but I don't know when."
Continue reading: Beyonce's Bucket List: World Tour, New Album, More Babies
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