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Beyonce & Jay Z Face Criticism For Showing Justin Bieber’s Mugshot On Stage

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Did Beyonce and Jay Z slight Justin Bieber on stage? Fans and critics are saying yes, thanks (or no thanks) to fan footage from opening night of their joint On the Run tour.

One clip (above) shows that Jay Z was performing his 2001 hit “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)” to celebrity mugshots being projected behind him. Only Beyonce’s were fake; the others of David Bowie, Puff Daddy, Tupac and more were real. The clip does show that Bieber’s mugshot was timed to Jay’s best line in “Izzo” (“So poof! / Vamoose, son of a b—-”). What it doesn’t show, though, is that Beyonce was also apparently addressing the crowd. “Even the greatest can fall,” she said, according to The Mirror. More »

Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts” Gets Another Soaring Club Mix, This Time From Tracy Young: Listen

Promotion for “Pretty Hurts” is finally underway. Well, sort of. The third single from Beyonce‘s pioneering visual album is slowly being added to rhythmic radio stations (not pop or R&B, for some bizarre reason) and the song features prominently in the diva’s blockbuster On The Run tour. There is also a batch of killer remixes to assist in club domination.

Dutch DJ R3hab unveiled his hard house remix of “Pretty Hurts” a couple of weeks ago and now ever-reliable club veteran Tracy Young has overhauled the ballad into a soaring floorfiller. She has a lighter touch (the synths stay pretty and there’s a touch of trance), which works particularly well with the song’s inspirational message. Listen after the endearing remix jump. More »

Beyonce Bares Her Beautiful Butt During A Sizzling Rendition Of “Naughty Girl” In Miami: 7 Pics

Beyonce rocked a number of sexy costumes during last night’s (June 25) On The Run tour in Miami, Florida but none rivaled the revealing leotard she wore for a sizzling rendition of “Naughty Girl” (and not “Partition” as many sites have reported). At first glance, the diva looked relatively demure in a leather corset before she turned out and showed her perfect ass to 76,000 or so drooling fans.

She then proceeded to work a ballerina’s barre with her fellow dancers — bending and stretching in ways that should come with a warning. Bey positively exuded confidence and sex appeal. We’re used to her pushing the envelope in raunchy clips like the afore-mentioned “Partition” but this is some next-level smut from the queen of R&B! See a selection of semi-NSFW pics up top. More »

Beyonce And Jay Z’s ‘On The Run’ Tour Is Brilliant Despite Flawed Setlist: Live Review

Beyonce and Jay Z‘s blockbuster On The Run tour kicked off last night (June 25) in Miami before an estimated 76,000 screaming fans. Despite starting over an hour late due to near-apocalyptic traffic conditions, there were nothing but smiles in Sun Life stadium. The sense that history was about to be made was palpable and the opportunity to bear witness was compensation enough for a (not so) minor delay in the sticky Florida heat.

And, as expected, The Carters delivered two hours of impeccable entertainment that cemented their status as the first couple of popular music. Hov acted as a kind of de facto MC for the event, warming up the crowd with a slew of classic hits between his wife’s more elaborate set pieces. The recurring themes of love and family really pulled the show together. After all, it began with a glamorous projection that read “This Is Not Real Life” and ended with a montage of home movies featuring Blue Ivy with the caption “This Is Real Life”.

Not that On The Run was completely without flaws. For a stadium show, the staging is relatively unspectacular. Jay performs with little production behind him and the second stage in the middle of the venue is a complete misfire. Transitions to and from it were awkward and there weren’t enough screens to see what was happening. My biggest qualm with the show, however, was the setlist. Bey’s contribution to be specific. Too much of the brilliant (but all too recent) Mrs. Carter Show world tour was simply recycled. And that’s not good enough when premium tickets cost $500. More »

Beyonce Joins Jay Z, Replaces Justin Timberlake, On “Holy Grail” In Miami: Watch The On The Run Stunner

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It was a rainy night in Miami on Wednesday (June 25), but that didn’t stop a massive crowd from pouring into the Sun Life Stadium to hear hit after hit after hit on opening night of Beyonce and Jay Z‘s On The Run Tour. Throughout the evening, Bey tore through chart smashes and album track favorites like “Crazy In Love,” “Ring The Alarm,” “Haunted” and “Drunk In Love,” while Jay brought the fire with “Clique,” “On To The Next One,” “N***as In Paris” and “Tom Ford.”

The married pair shared the stage several times, but perhaps one of the most memorable moments during the Carters’ joint spectacle was when Beyonce filled in for Justin Timberlake on chorus duties for Hova’s summer 2013 smash “Holy Grail.”

Watch that one above, then catch a few more performances from Bey and Jay’s On The Run gig in Miami below. More »

Frank Ocean Has Reportedly Fired His Publicity Team And Manager: Morning Mix

:: Frank Ocean has fired his publicity firm, Life Or Death PR, and his manager. In an unrelated move, Mac Miller has signed up with Life Or Death. Even swap, right? [Buzzfeed]

:: Thirty-eight people were hospitalized for dehydration after taking drugs at an Avicii concert in Boston. [The Hollywood Reporter]

:: Beyonce typed out a four-paragraph letter honoring Michael Jackson on the five-year anniversary of the King Of Pop’s death: “For whatever reason he could evoke more emotion than an adult. It was so raw and so pure. It was these little things that he did that were just swag. It’s something that’s God given.” [Beyonce.com]

:: “Would it be really easy to assume that I was a douchebag? Definitely. One hundred percent. But that doesn’t mean that I am. Or maybe I am, I don’t know,” Adam Levine tells GQ in their profile on the clearly conflicted Maroon 5 rocker.

:: Prince‘s Purple Rain album was released 30 years ago (!!!) this week. Its parent movie won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score, but was also up for two Razzies: Worst New Star and Worst Original Song (“Sex Shooter”). [Pink Is The New Blog]

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Jay Z Shares ‘On The Run’ Rehearsal Snaps, Beyonce Takes The Perfect Selfie: 7 Pics

The Carters have largely stayed out of the spotlight since elevator-gate but they’re on the brink of a very big return to public life. Beyonce and Jay Z‘s On The Run tour kicks off in Miami on Wednesday night (June 25) and the famous couple are busy putting the final touches on the show. They did, however, take some time out to share some rehearsal pics on Instagram.

Hov upload two behind-the-scenes photos today that show the R&B royals overseeing different aspects of their live extravaganza, which is set to become the second-biggest tour of all time, at Sun Life Stadium. They look focussed but very happy. That fits in with a handful of pics Bey shared last week. “I feel like the luckiest girl to hold a microphone,” she captioned one image. “Im grateful to be able to do what I love.” Oh and she also took a selfie, which The Hive has declared perfect/free of all flaws. Check out the gallery up top. More »

Adele Is Reportedly Plotting A ‘Beyonce’-Style Album Release: Morning Mix

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:: Adele has reportedly finished her third album, with hopes of pulling off a Beyonce-style surprise release. “Theoretically it could be released tomorrow if she wanted,” a source said. [Daily Star]

:: Jessie J performed her part in DJ Cassidy‘s “Calling All Hearts,” which also features Robin Thicke, at this year’s Capital Summertime Ball. Instead of the Paula crooner, though, The Wanted‘s Nathan Sykes joined her on stage to help sing the song. [Popdust]

:: Kelly Clarkson has shared the first photo of her newborn girl, River Rose. “6lbs 6oz, 18 inches, and the greatest thing on the planet :)” she says. (River Rose is adorable.) [Instagram]

:: A homeless man who stalked Selena Gomez was ordered to undergo psychological treatment. He went to the Stars Dance star’s house twice, then was arrested for breaking into her guest house. Yikes. [AP]

:: As the world waits for Hillary Clinton to decide whether she will run for president in 2016, Katy Perry has already volunteered to write her a campaign song. Wouldn’t “Firework” suffice? [Instagram]

:: Lorde responded to Iggy Azalea‘s recent comments about her participation in an all-girl tribute to Nirvana, which was part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. “I had a good time. That’s all that mattered,” Lorde said. Meanwhile, Azalea re-focused her energies on criticizing the media. [Pitchfork]

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Jamie Lynn Spears Would Like To Tour With Sister Britney Spears: Morning Mix

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:: Jamie Lynn Spears revealed that she would love to tour with big sister Britney Spears in a recent interview. This sounds great. Not only could we finally hear “Chillin’ With You” live (-ish) but it would introduce the rising country diva’s music to a whole new audience. [Pop Sugar]

:: Surely someone can make this happen? Selena Gomez really, really wants to record a duet with Justin Timberlake. She’s a big fan of how he made the leap from teen idol to well-respected music artist. [Yahoo]

:: Beyonce is returning to HBO. The game-changing diva has lined up a new 10-part series called Beyonce: X10. The episodes run for 10 minutes each and include one song from The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. [Vibe]

:: The voice behind Frozen theme song “Let It Go” Idina Menzel had a disturbing costume malfunction during a recent show. Her breast fell out from under her bra but she calmly fixed the situation while continuing to sing. True professionalism! [MTV] More »

Michelle Williams’ Inspirational “Say Yes” Video: The 8 Best Moments

Michelle Williams‘ heavenly “Say Yes” video premiered today (June 18) and evoked serious nostalgia by reuniting the children of destiny. It was heart-warming to see the gospel diva finally have her moment — singing and dancing her heart out as best friends/sisters Beyonce and Kelly Rowland helped her out by each taking a verse.

There’s so much going on in this visual extravaganza — I could dedicate a whole post to Queen Bey’s dazzling braids — that it demands something of a play-by-play for overwhelmed Destiny’s Child addicts and curious pop fans who caught the holy spirit after being exposed to Michelle’s uplifting gospel banger. See the video’s 8 best/totally accurate moments after the jump. More »