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3So, Beyoncé Is Probably Really Pregnant

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It’s still all based on “multiple sources” at this point, but Beyoncé is really pregnant, I guess. I still don’t really believe it and I won’t until she announces it with one of those notes she writes in black Sharpie and posts on her Instagram. Maybe I’m in denial, but y’all know I got tickets for August and I’m trying to enjoy the Mrs. Carter tour. A 6-month pregnant belly is not going to be dutty wine-ing to ‘Freakum Dress’, so I’m holding out hope that this isn’t true because I’m selfish.

From E! Online:

That’s right: Superstar supermom Beyoncé is expecting her second child with hubby Jay-Z, multiple sources exclusively confirm to E! News.

The news follows rampant speculation that the “Countdown” songbird was pregnant, even as the couple remained tight-lipped about their ever-growing family.

Rumors first began churning that the Grammy winner was with child when, earlier this month, she walked the red carpet at the Met Gala wearing a custom-made Givenchy gown that deftly concealed her stomach, its bodice cinched high above the waist just as its intricate pattern made it difficult to discern any change in her silhouette.

Who are these “sources”? Why won’t Beyoncé put everyone out of their misery? Wahhh!

May 18, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Filed Under: Beyonce

1Beyoncé Got Parenting Tips From Céline Dion

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Hey, ladies with accented letters in their name have to stick together, eh? (That’s a Canadian tip of that hat for you, Céline!) Apparently Beyoncé got advice on how to interact with Blue Ivy from none other than the Quebecoise queen who was the reason I started teaching myself French when I was 12 and whose albums (up until Let’s Talk About Love, that is – I’m a purist) I still have in my iTunes WITHOUT SHAME.

Appearing on ITV’s Daybreak – which I used to watch every morning while writing these very stories for you all when I was back home in the UK -  Bey opened up again about motherhood, yada yada (via Digital Spy):

“I have a mommy voice. I keep my Beyoncé voice for the stage and I have my simple mommy voice,” she told ITV’s Daybreak. “I remember hearing a story about Celine Dion and she was like, ‘When I sing my… son cried’. And that’s so interesting.

“She has the most beautiful voice in the world and she’s like, ‘He hates it’. So I say, well, maybe I’ll just give a little simple nursery rhyme voice to my daughter.”

Beyoncé also admitted that she often feels under “a lot of pressure” in her career, but enjoys being a public figure that women can look up to.

“I can handle it, at least most of the time,” she said. “There’s a lot of people look up to me and I do respect that. Especially women. I feel we need each other so much and we need to know how powerful we are. So that’s really my message. Take care of your business, have your dreams, have your goals and know that it is possible, be the leader, be the president.”

Man, Beyoncé really loves encouraging women towards the presidency, doesn’t she? Which, you know, fair enough. Clinton 2016, etc.  I respect Beyoncé cos she does her thing, but looking up to her is a stretch. I did, however, look up to Céline Dion as a pre-teen with aspirations of stardom. I mean, how could you not?

May 17, 2013 at 7:37 am by Jennifer
Filed Under: Beyonce, Celine Dion

3Beyoncé And The Baby Gossip

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Beyoncé is maybe pregnant, depending on who you ask. Blind Gossip posted an item in December of 2011 that a couple hired a surrogate to have their child, while the mom pretended to be pregnant. They revealed the item to be about Beyoncé slash ~*~Mrs. Carter~*~. She shot those rumors down in her propaganda film documentary, Life Is But A Dream calling it,

A stupid rumor, the most ridiculous rumor I’ve ever had about me. To think that I would be that vain. I respect mothers and women so much. To be able to experience bringing a child into this world, if you’re lucky and fortunate enough to experience that, I would never ever take that for granted.

There’s something so relieving about life taking over you like that [being pregnant]. You’re playing a part in a much bigger show and that’s what life is, it’s the greatest show on earth. I felt like God was giving me a chance to assist in a miracle.

Still, most people don’t believe her, and they’re saying that yes she is pregnant again and that once again she is using a surrogate. She’s adding even more fuel to the fire by canceling her show in Belgium, citing dehydration and exhaustion as reasons. (Good lord, there are people in the world who are actually suffering from dehydration and exhaustion, I can’t even.) From The New York Times:

The pop diva’s publicist told the wire service that she has been ordered by her doctors to rest. She had been slated to perform at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp. She has another show at the arena on Wednesday, and her publicist said “she is awaiting word from her doctors before making a decision” about that performance.

If she was using a surrogate then why cancel the concert is such a dramatic fashion? I think that she might be pregnant and call me naive, but I still can’t wrap my mind around the idea that she ever has and is once again going to walk around for 9 months with a fake pregnancy belly and that all hundreds of people who work under her and Jay Z are going to go along with it. It just sounds like a f-cking Roald Dahl story. Then again, that video of her belly caving in was really convincing

May 14, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Filed Under: Beyonce

0Take It or Leave It: Here’s a Snippet From Beyoncé’s ‘Epic’ Soundtrack Song ‘Rise Up’

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
Filed Under: Beyonce

6Is Beyoncé Pregnant AGAIN?

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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:

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And here she is performing on May 8.

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Yeah, I’m not really seeing any evidence of a “baby bump.”

May 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Filed Under: Beyonce, Jay-Z

2Beyoncé Wants Blue Ivy to Be A Big Sister… Someday

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
Filed Under: Beyonce, Jay-Z