That sort of number makes me want to type LOL for 5 minutes straight (don’t worry, I won’t.) I can’t even comprehend that much money. How did they get so much much money? Forbes points to the evidence.
Both are musicians at the top of their games, with multiple hits under their belts. Jay Z’s recent Watch the Throne album went platinum and launched a world tour that brought in $1.4 million per night in America. Knowles, who took a short break when her daughter Blue Ivy was born in January last year, was back with a vengeance this year with her Mrs. Carter world tour, which grossed an average $2 million per night.
Then there are their other interests. Jay Z is a part owner of the new Barclays BCS -2.07% Center in Brooklyn, where the Brooklyn Nets play. He sold his stake in the team and now has to dump his share in the arena, too, because he’s started his own sports agency: Roc Nation Sports, which represents star athletes like Kevin Durant and Victor Cruz. Knowles has a fragrance collection and a clothing line called House of Deron.
Here’s the rest of the list, following Bey and J:
It boggles the mind.
September 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Every once in a while, a fucked up story comes along that makes you lose your faith in humanity. Well, in the regular news that happens nearly on a daily basis – but even the celebrities aren’t exempt. Let’s go back to a CDAN blind item from back in February:
Remember how back in the day Tiger Woods traded cover stories so that his infidelities could be hidden? Well, an A++ list celebrity has reached a similar deal and is appearing on a cover that she would have laughed at a year ago until she passed out from laughing so hard. The thing is, the parent company of the magazine was offered some information about the celebrity. Disturbing information. About a long time employee. About the employee being caught pleasuring himself to photos of our celebrity and her infant daughter. Yeah, it is pretty sick. There is video of the incident that was taken by a woman he paid to have sex with. They are both drunk in the video but he talks about how he works for the celebrity and was her very first employee and has been with her forever and the hooker went to sell the story and the publishing company loved it. Was going to buy it and reached out to the people of the celebrity and they traded. Cover stories for a block on the publication of the photos and video. The celebrity also got together with her A++ list husband and they paid the hooker a great deal of money to go away. So, in the next couple of months when you see a cover and go wtf, now you know why.
Well, turns out that person was Beyoncé and Jay-Z‘s former bodyguard, Norman Oosterbroek – yes, the same one who was recently shot and killed by police in Miami. And yes, that means he was caught jerking off over Blue Ivy’s passport – a fucking baby. What a sicko.
The NY Daily News posted a bit more about things:
Oosterbroek’s life spiraled out of control in the past months after he lost his job looking out for Jay, Bey and their daughter, Blue Ivy. It all fell apart after the power couple discovered the hulking guard had hired the services of a prostitute while on duty for them in Las Vegas, a source tells us.
The duo also allegedly discovered photographic and video evidence showing Oosterbroek using the family’s passports in a lewd act.
The story was first uncovered by a major print publication last year, which approached Jay Z and Beyoncé for comment. The couple then made a deal to ensure the story never saw the light of day, according to our source.
“Beyoncé and Jay Z were furious when they found out,” said the source. “They trusted Norman with their lives and then he went and did some pretty freaky things, and on video with a hooker. They were outraged.”
Once they found out about his behavior, the couple didn’t feel safe allowing Oosterbroek around their daughter, so they cut him loose, the source tells us.
“They really thought Norman was now a danger to Blue Ivy,” says the source. “From what I understand he was devastated, because a lot of people in the industry knew that he couldn’t be trusted and not to hire him.”
Dear God, what a sicko! Also, I love that his depression stemmed from not being able to get a job rather than from the fact that he was sick enough to jerk off over an infant’s picture. What is wrong with the world?
September 20, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Beyoncé was performing at the Estádio do Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil on Sunday night when a fan tried to grab her ass right off the stage! Of course security stepped in and helped, but the fan not only got to stay in the concert but was also rewarded by Bey at the end of the track when she shook the person’s hand and said, “It’s alright, it’s alright…”
Uh, hell no. If someone tried to grab me off the stage – a stranger who was obsessed with me, no less – I’d be like, K BAI, get him out of here! come on, you’re a diva! You can do anything! She’s never shied away from telling off the rowdy before, so what gives here?
Here’s a video of the incident…
September 16, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Last time we celebrated the looks of Katy Perry, Daniel Radcliffe, and surprisingly, Lady Gaga. Who dazzled me this week, who disappointed, and who WTF’d my shit up? And do you agree or disagree? Let’s take a fashion journey. It was fashion week, after all.
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September 15, 2013 at 8:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Beyoncé and Jay-Z recently took a yacht for a little cruise in the Mediterranean last week, where they apparently spent over $31,000 on alcohol in the span of five days. Nice – I guess that fits the description of diva behaviour. According to The Sun, the pair loaded up on Belvedere vodka, Rémy Martin cognac, plus Dom Perignon and Armand de Brignac champagne – all of which are quite expensive, I suppose. I dunno, I don’t drink.
What’s hilarious is that all of their money went on the alcohol and not on food, because on board they apparently kept chicken nuggets, hot dogs, Skippy peanut butter and Cheerios. Wow – that’s pretty high brow food! Don’t worry, there’s no hateration from my end – that’s all good eats, as far as I’m concerned. The issue here is the $31k on alcohol. I can think of SO MANY THINGS to do with that kind of money and not one of them involves alcohol. Here’s my short list:
1. Finish paying off my student loans
2. Get some new clothes for winter
3. Go on vacation!
4. Go for dinner at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck in Berkshire
5. Buy my dog a deluxe dog house
I could go on and on, but you get the drift. What would you spend $31k on?
September 12, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Lady Gaga and Beyoncé both employed the services of Norman Oosterbroek, superstar bodyguard. But in a very bizarre story, he couldn’t protect himself after he broke into a house (naked), fought with the homeowner, appeared to take some sort of drug, got tasered by cops, and then died. E Online has the strange story:
According to Miami-Dade Police, officers responded Monday night to a report of a man terrorizing a couple at their mansion in Pinecrest, Fla.
Cops arrived to find the 43-year-old Oosterbroek naked and fighting with homeowner Markus Jung, whose wife, Christiane, had called police.
Ooesterbroek and his family were reportedly leasing a home in the same neighborhood.
Police said that they witnessed the security company owner swallow an unknown substance during his violent confrontation with Markus Jung and he resisted officers’ attempts to calm him down and get him into custody.
One officer zapped him with a Taser in order to subdue him, NBC 6 reported, after which he was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
“It’s possible that he may have been under some type of a narcotics. Again, he was observed swallowing, ingesting some kind of substance, unknown substance that is,” said Miami-Dade Police spokesman Detective Javier Baez. “I would like to know what really happened, because I don’t understand why a naked man is going inside a house and for what.”
Oh, of course it happened in Florida. What a sad and weird situation for everyone. None of it makes sense.