Beyoncé is “starring” in (providing voices for) the upcoming Disney film Epic, but since she’s multi-talented, she’s also providing some of the music. Her song on the soundtrack, entitled ‘Rise Up’, has been previewed online by thirsty ass members of the BeyHive who recorded the audio on their iPhones and threw it up on YouTube with the artwork.
This may only be a 24 second clip, but it’s 23 seconds more than I needed to hear to know that it sucks. I know it’s for a kid’s film, but between this and that ‘I Stay On/Bow Down’ mess, I’m beginning to question the $350 I paid to hit up the Mrs. Carter world tour in August with my boo (not really though, love you Bey).
Anyway, not sure what’s happening here and perhaps the full-length track is better. Or maybe she just did this for an easy paycheck and cool points with Blue Ivy.
May 14, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Beyoncé — oh, I’m sorry, I mean ~*~Mrs. Carter~*~ — is reportedly pregnant again. Didn’t she just have a baby and perform at the Superest of Bowls and start touring? The woman is like Iron Man. I would assume. I haven’t seen any of the Iron Man movies. So someone tell me if that’s a good simile. If not, make one up of your own that is better. And we’re all happy.
People magazine, citing The New York Post (oh lol okay) is offering some clues that ~*~Mrs. Carter~*~ is carrying a child inside of her midsection, or whatever.
The New York Post, citing multiple sources, says that Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z are expecting a sibling for their daughter, now 15 months.
Beyoncé, 31, has made no secret about wanting to give her first-born a sibling, and a new bump watch has commenced as the singing diva continues on a world tourthat ends in Brooklyn on Aug. 5.
But a source tells PEOPLE the baby may not be on the way just yet: “Beyoncé and Jay are planning for another baby after her tour is over and things calm down just a bit.”
TL;DR Beyoncé is expecting but maybe she isn’t. Thanks for the hot tip! Magazines and bloggers everywhere are now analyzing recent photos of Beyoncé to try to prove she’s pregnant. Here’s a photo of her from the Met gala on May 7 in something atrocious:
And here she is performing on May 8.
Yeah, I’m not really seeing any evidence of a “baby bump.”
May 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
We all know by now that motherhood is the most transformative thing ever to happen to Beyoncé and that she has some bizarre psychic connection with
Jay-Z Jr Blue Ivy. So it stands to reason that she might want to have some more kids, right? Because that’s what we ask really successful women about when we only have five minutes to sit down an interview them?
From Good Morning America (via The Los Angeles Times):
“I think my daughter needs some company. I definitely love being big sister [to Solange],” she said.
As for when we can expect Blue Ivy’s little brother or sister? Bey said, “At some point when it’s supposed to happen.”
It’s pretty clear that the 1-year-old diva is her parents’ priority, and Bey wants to make sure that growing up in the spotlight won’t harm her.
“I am very protective,” Beyonce said. “I just want to make sure that she can have a healthy, safe, normal life … in the back of my mind, she’s my priority. And life is completely different now. So I’m — I feel really, really just lucky that I can still do what I love, and now have a way bigger meaning, and that’s to be her mother.”
Well, that’s good to hear, I guess? What’s even better to hear is that Beyoncé still wears press-on nails. I don’t know why that matters, but she thinks it does, and whatever Queen Bey says, goes, right?
May 7, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Beyoncé is currently treating the world to her dulcet tones on the Mrs. Carter World Tour, and a diva needs to travel in style. We’ve all read the ludicrous demands of the stars, so it should be no surprise that one of the biggest celebrities has some rather interesting requirements for her dressing room, including $900 worth of titanium straws and red toilet paper. Baller!
From The Daily Star:
Beyoncé’s diva demands include £600 drinking straws and hand-carved ice balls to suck on. An insider claims her backstage rider insists that her crew wear only 100% pure cotton clothes, presumably to save her from allergic reactions.
She’s also said to ask for special titanium straws which are used to drink a special alkaline water that’s served at exactly 21 degrees Celsius.
She also demands her dressing room has freshly painted white walls and a new toilet seat, and even makes it clear that she will only use red toilet paper. No junk food is allowed. Instead, snacks must include glass platters of almonds and oatcakes, and there’s a strict green-only policy when it comes to salad bar nibbles.
A source said: “She’s extremely regimented and is taking everything extremely seriously, so she expects her list of demands to be adhered to.
“Working so hard and with the toll the travel takes on her body in addition to the intense shows, she feels that her requests aren’t too much to ask for as she wants to ensure everything goes to plan.”
First of all, I’m down with the new toilet seat. No one’s trying to plant their ass where Bruno Mars’ was the day before, you know? Still, no snacks? I mean, I’d probably have severe diarrhea at the thought of performing in front of 65,000 people or whatever her arenas hold, so I doubt downing a pizza with extra cheese would be a great pre-performance idea. However, I’d like to think after dancing my ass off for two hours, I could have a slice and some peanut butter M&Ms backstage, you know?
Anyway, I love the idea that Beyoncé is allergic to anything but organic cotton. Shit, cotton is a pretty good fabric, though. I’m wearing head to toe cotton myself, right now. I’m in my pyjamas, of course, but whatever!
May 6, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
I’m generally a Beyoncé fan and and think she can pretty much do anything she’d like and still be a queen. One project I can’t really get behind, though, is her cover of Amy Winehouse‘s ‘Back to Black’ for The Great Gatsby soundtrack. First of all, why? Second of all, WHY? Third of all… you get the picture. It’s so unnecessary. If they couldn’t write an original song for Bey to sing, why didn’t they just secure the rights to ‘Back to Black’ – you know, the actual version? Much as no one should bother covering Beyoncé, even Beyoncé can’t cover Amy Winehouse. It’s awful and unnecessary and I won’t have it.
That being said, Mark Ronson played the track in full on his East Village Radio show last night and while some people thought it was okay, one SoundCloud user in particular pointed out the fact that it’s an “abomination”. I couldn’t have put it better myself.
Take a listen below and then in the comments, rate it on a scale of 1 to 10 of awfulness.
April 27, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Beyoncé stars in a new mini music video/commercial for
Beyoncé H&M. H&M and Beyoncé teamed up to make this pretentious as hell video to promote their new “Beyoncé As Mrs. Carter In H&M” line.
I normally don’t have a problem with Beyoncé – I don’t even care about her most of the time — but this commercial made my eyes roll so hard I got a headache. She’s frolicking on the beach, mostly in slow motion, singing, eye f-cking the camera. It’s only 1 minute and 30 seconds but I couldn’t get through it. I think I’m just on Beyoncé overload. H&M describes the line as, “an epic fantasy, with glamour, drama and also a sense of humor.” Please, tell me where the sense of humor is, because I really don’t see it, at least not intentionally.
I think I’m just suffering from Beyoncé overload. Can she please just take a break on her private island for a while?