Beyonce and Jay Z‘s latest HBO special aired on September 20, just a week after it was taped during their final joint tour dates in Paris.
By now, the public already knows what to expect of Beyonce and Jay Z On the Run: How Beyonce essentially brought a routine that she perfected during her preceding Mrs.Carter Show World Tour, only now with her husband as the world’s most expensive hype man. How tweaked versions of lyrics addressed and sparked rumors of infidelity and pregnancy. How this tour’s premise was of these two stars imagining themselves as American outlaws – a blockbuster event more anticipated than any million-dollar film adaptation that Hollywood offered this summer.
But the larger point of watching On the Run isn’t to reckon with a new plot twist.
It’s to be dazzled by how expertly produced it all is: Their gritty fantasy played out on the venue’s large screens. That barre routine during “Naughty Girl.” Words from author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s TED speech, flashing on the screen to cheers. Onikuhhhhhhhhhh. When Jay Z wraps his arms around Beyonce, right when she sings “Surfing all on this good good.” The hazier footage of the couple vacationing on yachts, then playing with Blue Ivy Carter – Beyonce’s expertly curated Tumblr come to life.
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:: Beyonce just got another half-sister. Yes, DNA tests reveal that Mathew Knowles has indeed fathered another illegitimate child — this time with Texan real estate agent TaQoya Branscomb. Congratulations? [Vibe]
:: Who knew Justin Bieber was a fan of the culinary arts? Yesterday (September 18) he posted a video showing how to prepare chicken breast and broccoli. Take careful notes, foodies. [Gossip Cop]
:: Gwen Stefani admits that she got into a fight with husband Gavin Rossdale about him joining The Voice. She thought it would be too much for the couple but eventually came around. [Radar Online]
:: He might have lost Mariah Carey but Nick Cannon can still lay claim to owning the world’s most expensive pair of shoes. The kicks he wore on the America’s Got Talent finale cost a record $2 million. [MTV]
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:: 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 »