:: Props to Jhene Aiko for coming up with the most innovative way to promote an album thus far in 2014. She performed an acoustic set at a medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles to introduce her music to weed aficionados. [Vibe]
:: Here’s the latest reminder than Beyonce and Jay Z‘s life is way, way better than yours. The Carters were clocked checking out a mansion in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles with an asking price of $85 million. Yes, you read that correctly. [Just Jared]
:: Do you still cringe when you see old school photos? It’s time to follow 5 Seconds Of Summer band member Michael Clifford‘s lead. He just posted one on Twitter and got tens of thousands of retweets. [Twitter]
:: The untimely death of American Idol contestant Michael Johns might not have been due to a blood clot as first reported. New documents suggest the singer might have died from an alcohol-related illness. [TMZ]
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Beyonce is celebrating her birthday (and the end of the blockbuster On The Run tour) with a well-earned beach vacation in Europe. The prolific diva, who is rumored to be working on a joint LP with husband Jay Z, has kindly been uploading snaps from her glamorous getaway. Including plenty of eye-popping bikini pics that showcase her taunt, non-pregnant tummy.
The game-changing diva added more pics to her ever-growing holiday album today (September 17), treating fans to another sexy bikini pic taken on her luxury yacht. Bey also shared some cute beach snaps with Blue Ivy, which are pretty much adorable. What did we do before Beyonce’s Tumblr? See more pics of Queen Bey and and her beautiful baby after the jump. More »
Beyonce and Jay Z are allegedly working on a joint LP. Yes, a whole album of collaborations like “Crazy In Love”, “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” and my current favorite “Part II (On The Run)”. The world isn’t ready! Dash Radio’s DJ Skee reported the news this afternoon (September 16) but didn’t cite his source, so it’s probably best to take the revelation with a grain of salt.
There is some precedent for it, however. Hov recorded Watch The Throne with Kanye West and Bey has been hinting at releasing more new music. She was rumored to be working on a sequel to her game-changing visual album but a joint project could be less stressful and take the weight of expectation off her shoulders. (Topping Beyonce is going to be tough). Listen to DJ Skee’s interview after the jump. More »
The internet exploded with talk that Beyonce was pregnant with a second child when Jay Z allegedly dropped the bombshell during an On The Run tour stop in Paris, France over the weekend. He was reported as switching the lyrics of Magna Carta Holy Grail interlude “Beach Is Better” from “I replace it with another one” to “cause she’s pregnant with another one”. (The audio isn’t exactly convincing).
In true Bey style, she refuted the baby talk not by holding a press conference or jumping on Twitter but by showing off her toned tummy in a series of scorching hot Tumblr posts. The 33-year-old rocked a tiny string bikini (and gold leaf tattoos) on her luxury yacht somewhere off the coast of France. It goes without saying that she looked completely and utterly amazing. See the sexy pics after the jump. More »
After capping off their highly successful, endlessly headline-generating On The Run Tour in Paris, Beyoncé and Jay Z are still finding new ways to bring their vision to fans, beginning with Part One of Bang Bang, a mini-film shot in support of their tour.
Today, the superstar duo debuted the first piece of the visual, directed by photographer/filmmaker Dikayl Rimmasch. Inspired by “French new wave cinema and the powerful intimacy of legendary independent director and mentor Les Blank,” the captivating clip sees the two hitting the dusty trail for some high-speed car rides (and a quick diner stop) in the vintage 2-minute clip — and yes, there’s an underlying meaning to this duo’s Bonnie & Clyde-esque styling. More »
had announced her first child
with husband Jay Z
after her 2011 MTV VMAs performance
, by dropping her mic, unbuttoning her blazer and rubbing her belly – a message heard loud and clear around the world. According to recent reports, Jay Z has announced their second (!) child during the September 12 (and final) On the Run
concert in Paris, and in a sneakier fashion.
According to Houston radio station MAJIC 102.1, Jay Z was performing his Magna Carta Holy Grail interlude “Beach Is Better,” when he swapped the lyric “I replace it with another one” with “’Cause she’s pregnant with another one.” A fan has since posted a purported audio clip from Jay Z’s performance, although his lyrics are tough to make out. See their Instagram posts below. More »
See a video of the performance below.
You can’t put anything over the Hive. As soon as they discovered Nicki Minaj was in Paris at the same time as Beyonce and Jay Z, Twitter exploded with speculation that the divas would perform their remix of “***Flawless”. And their suspicions were 100% correct. The “Anaconda” diva joined Queen Bey for tonight’s (September 12) On The Run tour stop, which is being filmed for HBO (it airs September 20).
Fans naturally took Instagram videos but no quality footage has emerged yet. (It’s only a matter of time). From the snippets that have surfaced online, it looks like a great performance with Beyonce in full diva mode (hairography, choreography, bodyography etc) and Nicki more than keeping up in her colorful bodysuit. The duo are rumored to be filming a video for the collaboration during their stint in Paris. See some low quality Instagram videos below. More »
and Jay Z
‘s touching Video Vanguard Award
moment on stage together at the MTV Video Music Awards
in late-August didn’t do much to dispel those divorce rumors
for you, then perhaps these pics of the couple at this past weekend’s Made In America Festival in Los Angeles will do the trick? Artists such as Imagine Dragons
, John Mayer
, Kendrick Lamar
headlined the Los Angeles extension of the 2014 fest (Made In America also takes place each year in Philadelphia). Bey and Jay were seen attending Steve Aoki
‘s set at Los Angeles Grand Park — with LA mayor Eric Garcetti
, no less — and looking quite happy together at the American Eagle Outfitters Celebrates The Budweiser Made In America Music Festival event later in the day.
Flip through the gallery of photos above to see Beyonce and Jay Z smiling and looking quite lovey-dovey while taking in the music festival over the Labor Day weekend. More »
Just when you thought Beyonce
would slay the MTV Video Music Awards
and then disappear until it’s time to collect her next batch of Grammys, the game-changing diva posed for CR Fashion Book
and even wrote them a poem. Shot by Pierre Debusschere
(he also helmed her stunning “Mine”
video) and styled by Carine Roitfeld
, the shoot is one of Bey’s best. Hell, she even has a Chanel surfboard strapped to her back in one pic!
The issue arrives on September 4 (a date which also happens to be Queen Bey’s 33rd birthday), so the shoot chronicles her life and career. There are references to her self-titled album, music videos and even past photo shoots. As for the commentary? Well, Beyonce writes about Blue Ivy and the inspiration she gets from children in general.
“There’s someone, we all find out soon, more important than ourselves to lose,” she muses. “I feel a deep bond with young children — all those photos in my dressing room — especially those who’ve been stricken. Children I’ve met across the years — they uplift me like pieces of moon and guide me, whispering in my ear.” How lovely. Peruse all the pics up top. More »
If Mathew Knowles
‘ relationship with Beyonce
wasn’t strained already, it will be after she hears about his latest run-in with the media. The mastermind behind Destiny’s Child
talked about his famous offspring during an interview with a Houston radio program this morning (August 27) and claimed that Solange
‘s elevator brawl
with Jay Z
was staged to boost ticket sales for The Carters’ On The Run tour
“There’s a tour going on,” the 63-year-old explained. “So you have to sometimes ignite that tour, it’s called a Jedi mind trick. The Jedi mind trick fools you a lot of time.” He wasn’t done there. “Everybody’s talking about it, ticket sales went up. Solange’s album sales went up 200 per cent.” Wow. What kind of dad publicly accuses his daughters of fraud? Amusingly, he claims to still be managing Destiny’s Child and says he speaks with Bey every Sunday. They are going to have an interesting conversation this week. Listen to the interview after the jump. More »