A Week In News: Beyonce Lip-Syncs, Steve Harvey Breakdown, Shakira Gives Birth!
Commotion over Beyonce's pre-recorded inauguration performance, a very heart warming clip of Steve Harvey, Shakira becomes a Madre and more!
In Defence Of Bey: Music fans recoiled with indignation this week after it was speculated Beyonce had the audacity to pre-record a live performance for President Obama's inauguration in Washington D.C. We'd point you towards the technical difficulties of singing to 800,000 on the sizeable Capitol Hill, and can think of far worse lip-syncing flubs.
Aww, Steve: YouTube fizzed into action this week with a very special video of everyone's favourite TV host Steve Harvey. The Family Feud star was surprised by an old friend, leading him to choke back the tears. We won't say too much, just check it out!
Ozzy To Give Kelly Away? It looks as though congratulations are in order for Kelly Osbourne, who is reported to be engaged to boyfriend Matthew Mosshart. We'd pay a fortune to be at that wedding, if only to witness Ozzy's speech!
Hips Don't Lie: There was no doubting Shakira was in the latter stages of her pregnancy when stripping down for a recent UNICEF shoot, but now, the Colombian singer has given birth to baby son Milan. With the South-American's creative genes and father Gerard Pique's sporting talents, we predict big things!
Goodbye, Dear: We regretfully reported this week that British director Michael Winner had died at the age of 77. The charismatic filmmaker was best known for his Death Wish series, though became notorious as a bombastic and hugely opinionated restaurant critic. He signed off in true style during his final piece for The Sunday Times.
Bacon On Sizzling Form! It's great to see Kevin Bacon back on our television sets, and the Golden Globe winner was on scorching form in the first episode of new crime-drama The Following. The 54-year-old plays a detective hunting down a serial killer who escapes from prison.
Rumor Has It? Speculation that Adele will sing live at the Oscars has been rife for months. Those rumors were put to bed this week when the Academy confirmed that the bestselling London-born artist will indeed take to the stage at the 85th Academy Awards and perform Skyfall, her song for Sam Mendes' record breaking James Bond film.
Back On the Block: We heard hundreds of thousands of thirty-somethings collectively scream this week after New Kids On The Block announced they would be going back on tour. And that's not all. Legendary R&B group Boyz II Men are joining them for the ride, as are 98 Degrees!
Video Of The Week: Choosing this week's hottest footage was a pretty straightforward affair, and sees President Obama dancing with his wife Michelle while Jennifer Hudson performs the soundtrack. The multi-award winning soul singer tweeted later, "I'm so honored and thrilled to be performing at our president's inauguration celebration on Monday."