There have been rumours swirling for months that Beyonce and Jay-Z‘s marriage is on the rocks and soon to end. While many brushed off those reports due to the fact that they’re, you know, on tour together and constantly posting photos of themselves looking relatively happy (or at least very much in the same place) on Instagram, the reports just won’t stop coming. Perhaps the most convincing bit of “evidence” is this piece from Blind Gossip (which correctly predicted the Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes split, by the way):
If business-arrangement couples can sell a “real couple” image to the public, the couple becomes worth more than each celeb would be worth individually. Of course, that value goes up even more if they can take the PR relationship all the way to marriage and children.
We have told you MANY times before that this high-profile marriage is just a business arrangement. We have also told you that this business arrangement will wind down after their current project is finished. Well, it’s almost over!
They are splitting up everything (properties, money, child/ren) right now, but will be keeping up appearances until the announcement. They are separating this year, with the divorce to follow in about six months. It will be very clean and very fast. In fact, the parties involved are describing the timeline as “Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes fast.”
Well, that sounds about right. I don’t see what the big deal is about all of this, either – so what if they divorce? People do it all the time, and Bey and Jay are not these superhuman angels who are immune to real life relationship issues, in that sense – especially if one of you can’t keep it in your pants. Life does indeed go on even if they’re no longer together, and I can sorta see this being true.
July 23, 2014 at 6:00 am by Jennifer
Here’s a bit of news you probably didn’t see coming, but also probably isn’t all that surprising: Beyoncé is headlining the soundtrack for the 50 Shades of Grey movie. I sort of feel like this is an awful decision, but I suppose from a financial perspective, it’s a no-brainer.
What exactly she’ll be doing – as in, how many songs, whether it’ll be something new or from the last album, etc – no one’s sure, but I suppose we’ll be finding out soon enough, since Bey herself posted this on Instagram this morning:
What do you think of the Beyonce/50 Shades team up? Disaster? Dream?
July 20, 2014 at 8:07 am by Jennifer
Beyoncé‘s dad, Matthew Knowles, is known for his extramarital fun, which previously led to the birth of a love child (which, thankfully, he has fessed up to and provided for). Well, it seems like he just can’t keep it in his pants, because now a second case has come against him which claims that he’s fathered yet another child outside of his marriage. Ohhhhh snap.
Beyoncé might have a new half-sister, according to court documents filed against Mathew Knowles on May 30 by a 30-year-old Houston-area woman.
In the petition, Taqoya Branscomb alleges Beyoncé’s 63-year-old father is also the dad of a female child born in 2010 in Harris County, Texas. Branscomb is attempting to make Knowles take a DNA test, and is also requesting child support and money for her attorney’s fees.
This is the second time Knowles has been hit with a paternity suit. In 2010, Knowles acknowledged that he was father of actress Alexsandra Wright’s son. News of the affair with Wright led to his divorce from former wife Tina after nearly 30 years of marriage.
SMH. Yeah, mistakes happen, but wrap that shit up, dude. I honestly don’t know how something like this could happen TWICE. And also, Matthew Knowles is certainly no prize piece. Is he using the “I’m Beyoncé’s dad” line to get women into bed? Because otherwise, I just don’t understand…
July 8, 2014 at 7:00 am by Jennifer
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are currently touring across America as part of their On The Run tour, but this is going on amidst (more) reports that Jay cheated on her. Some say it was with Rachel Roy, others say it was with women that aren’t really anyone of note, but the whole Knowles/Carter camp has kept quiet on this… until now?
During a show in Ohio last weekend, Bey sang one of her unreleased songs called ‘Resentment’, which is a big fan favourite but people outside the Beyhive won’t really know. However, she changed the lyrics in a way that made a lot of people think she might just be ready to admit that her husband was unfaithful…
I’ll always remember feeling like I was no good / Like I couldn’t do it for you like your mistress could
Been ridin’ with you for six years [...] I gotta look at her in her eyes and see she’s had half of me.
I’ll always remember feeling like I was no good / Like I couldn’t do it for you like that wack bitch could
Been ridin’ with you for twelve years [...] I gotta look at her in her eyes and see she’s had half of me. She ain’t even half of me. That bitch will never be.
Huh. Jay-Z and Beyoncé have been together for 12 years now, so that part seems to fit. However, if the song was already about a man cheating on his wife, why did the lyrics even need to be changed? The song already applies. I suppose the “bitch” line makes it all a little more personal and heated, but I don’t think we’ll ever know what truly happened… unless she serves him with divorce papers on the final night of the tour or something.
Video of the performance is here:
July 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Jennifer
Yesterday, Forbes released their Celebrity 100 list, which is – as you probably guessed – a list of the most powerful figures in Hollywood. Unsurprisingly, Beyoncé topped that list at the #1 spot, pushing down last year’s winner, Oprah, all the way down to #4.
According to the list, Bey earned $115 million last year – pretty impressive, and sorta depressing to think about. However, it’s not all about money – LeBron James came in the second spot and made only $72 million (“only”), while third place charter Dr. Dre brought in a whopping $620 million. Oprah still raked in $82 million, and Ellen DeGeneres was right behind her at #5, making an impressive $70 million. Jay-Z, Floyd Mayweather, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Robert Downey Jr. all rounded out the Top 10.
So how does Forbes come up with this list? Here, let them explain:
To create the Celebrity 100, we start by compiling earnings estimates for more than 200 celebrities to create a pool of top earners. To come up with our earnings estimates, we talk to agents, lawyers, producers and other in-the-know folks about entertainment-related earnings for each celebrity. That can include things like upfront pay for movies, syndication payments for old TV shows, tournament winnings and endorsements. We don’t deduct for taxes, agent fees or the other costs of being a celebrity.
Then we use Factiva to count how many times each celebrity was mentioned in print, on TV and on the radio between June 1, 2013, and June 1, 2014, the time frame for this year’s list.
We also measure social media reach with help from the smart people at StarCount. The Singapore-based company measures social networking power across 11 platforms including Twitter TWTR +0.1%, Facebook, YouTube, Orkut and Weibo. Each star’s number is a reflection of how popular he or she is on the Internet.
This year, we also added an impact ranking for each celebrity. The number is the degree of impact each celebrity has had on the entertainment industry and our culture overall during the prior year, based on the evaluation of the list editors, reporters and their sources for the list.
Huh, sounds sorta complicated. I guess by that account, it makes sense that Beyoncé would come up in the top spot. I don’t think she’ll hold onto it for 2015, however – we’re all getting a little tired from the Bey & Jay overkill.
July 1, 2014 at 7:00 am by Jennifer
Beyoncé has a new look, and it’s a body suit with the ass cheeks cut out. She debuted the “outfit” during her concert with husband Jay-Z for their On The Run tour in Miami this week. Also, just FYI, the show was 42 songs long. Dear God, that just sounds exhausting, even if you’re fans of them both. No thanks.
Here’s the ass in action:
I mean, I’m not particularly fond of this look, despite how hot Beyoncé clearly is, but I suppose to each his/her own. What do you think? Too much? Too little? Too meh?