Beyonce’s baby is barely two days old and already causing problems — a Boston-area event planning company has been FLOODED with calls because its name is also Blue Ivy!
Veronica Alexandra, owner of Blue Ivy, tells TMZ she’s been getting phone calls, texts and Facebook posts from friends ever since the baby’s name was announced. She jokingly feels Beyonce must have known about her company, because before this weekend … her site came up first when someone Googled “Blue Ivy.”
Alexandra says she’d LOVE to plan all of Blue Ivy’s milestone celebrations and thinks B.I. should even be the face of the company. She tells us, “Clearly great minds think alike, and who better than our Blue Ivy to plan events for B&J’s Blue Ivy!?”
OK, this might be one of THE dumbest things I’ve ever heard. Not that Beyonce named her baby “Blue Ivy” (though I did like Ivy Blue much, much more), and not that there’s a same-name company in Boston, but that people are actually “flooding” Blue Ivy’s telephone lines with calls. I mean, about what? “Did you heeear? Beyonce named her baby after your company!” or “OMG is BEYONCE THERE?” “Can you tell me what room number JAY-Z is in?” “Where can I send the newborn some FLOWERS AND BLING?”
For real, what the hell could these calls have been about? And is it me, or do people seem to have WAY too much time on their hands these days that they can justify siting about, Googling Beyonce’s daughter’s name so they can call the first affiliated telephone number they can find? What’s wrong with these people? This might be one of the dumbest things I’ve heard in a long time.
Enlighten me, friends. If, for some reason, you thought it prudent to contact the Blue Ivy catering business because of Beyonce and her new child, what would you say? Bring the originality, folks.
January 9, 2012 at 7:30 am by Sarah
Since the wee hours of this morning when I brought you the miraculous news that the child of Beyonce is finally among us, a lot has happened. Actually, not much has happened, but we know quite a bit more about things. Are you ready? Let’s dive in.
First of all, remember when I couldn’t say for sure if the little girl’s name is Ivy Blue or Blue Ivy? I’m now pretty certain that the baby’s name is Blue Ivy Carter. My certainty comes from a tweet by Gwyneth Paltrow:
Welcome to the world Blue! We love you already.
But why Blue Ivy, you might be wondering? Why name a baby Blue (LOL)? Well, somebody’s already broken that down for us as well:
The number “4″ and color “blue” play an important role in the baby’s name. Let’s start with “4,” the lucky number for Beyonce (at least the singer likes to think that). She even named her fourth studio album “4.” Also, “Iv” in the name denotes the roman numeral “4.” Sounds interesting? Well there’s more.
“We all have special numbers in our lives, and 4 is that for me. It’s the day I was born. My mother’s birthday, and a lot of my friends’ birthdays, are on the fourth; April 4 is my wedding date,” she told Billboard. In addition, it’s also husband Jay-Z’s birthdate (Dec. 4).
Now let’s come to “Blue.” It is hip-hop hubby Jay-Z’s favorite color. He called his sixth studio album “Blueprint.” Thus, the baby girl gets the touch of the favorites of her mom and dad.
That’s sweet, I reckon. Sweet enough to make up for naming your child Blue? At this point, who knows?
But what about the birth itself? We don’t really know all the much, because Beyonce got that hospital locked down in preparation for the delivery. Bey did not want anyone to catch a glimpse of her surrogate, and they made damn sure that no one did:
A very pregnant Beyoncé had checked into the upper East Side hospital on Friday night under the name “Ingrid Jackson,” a hospital staffer told the Daily News.
Beyoncé and her hip-hop hubby, whose real name is Shawn Carter, rented out the hospital’s entire fourth floor for $1.3 million, the employee said.
On Saturday night, people were seen bringing bags of takeout and a dozen bottles of red wine onto the heavily guarded hospital wing.
After 11 p.m., even doctors and nurses were barred from entering the fourth floor, prompting one doc to complain that he had patients to see.
In an effort to keep images from leaking to the public, hospital workers placed tape over security cameras and are forcing employees to turn in cell phones when they arrive for their shifts, a source said.
Ok, I know that these are really private people, and with such a high profile pregnancy, it would be understandable to be worried about paparazzi or people creeping to get a picture of your baby. But this sounds a bit excessive, doesn’t it? Renting out an entire floor of a hospital so you can completely ensure your privacy? Don’t hospitals typically use all their floors for, like, patients and stuff? And wouldn’t covering up security cameras be a little dangerous? SO MANY QUESTIONS!
Take some time to mull all this over, then, if you can, get back to me. I think we can come up with some good stuff together, guys, I really do.
January 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm by Emily
And goodness, what a ride it’s been, huh? From the adorable announcement that Beyonce was with child to all the doubts that Beyonce was with child, you can’t say that this pregnancy hasn’t been interesting. But now it’s all coming to an end, because yesterday, the child was born.
You guys, it’s a girl!
Ivy Blue Carter came into this world by c-section on Saturday, and this girl’s already getting shout-outs. Check out this tweet from Rihanna:
Welcome to the world princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih
So what I’m saying is, it’s looking pretty official. And, oh my goodness, there is just so much to discuss, isn’t there? Like up in that first paragraph when I said “it’s all coming to an end,” you should have been like “girl, please,” because shit is going to get real.
First of all, let’s talk about the c-section factor. See, I’ve been around the block a few times, and I’ve seen a good few c-section scars. Those things are noticeable. And not in a bad way, I’m not trying to shame you if you have one – my mom has one, it was my gateway into this world – but what I’m saying is that when you see a scar from a c-section, you know where it’s from. There ain’t no two ways about it. And I’m sure that Beyonce has the financial means and the clout to get awesome plastic surgeons, but according to my mom and this really strange girl I went to high school with who apparently thinks it’s ok to lift up your shirt and pull your pants down a little in a bar to overshare with a girl you were never that close to in the first place, that scar’s not going anywhere. Is there any truth to that? Because I don’t think Beyonce can go the rest of her life without showing her midsection in public, so I’m wondering if it’s safe to say that if we don’t see any hint of a scar, we can confirm that this pregnancy was bullshit.
Next, let’s move right along to some more speculation. How long do you think it will be until we see any pictures? Are we all going to be talking about how incredible it was that Beyonce lost all that baby weight so fast? ARE WE EVER GOING TO KNOW THE TRUTH?
Finally, of course we have to talk about the name: Ivy Blue Carter. Or, well, it might actually be Blue Ivy Carter: TMZ and E! are reporting two different things, but either way, do you like it? Personally, I think they should have gone with Tiana May and called it a day. Ivy Blue reminds me of either some jazz club or a young adult novel or a young adult novel about a jazz club, I’m not entirely sure which. Really, it could have been a whole lot worse.
And so now you’re all up to date on the state of Beyonce’s womb! You’re welcome, and have a wonderful day!
January 8, 2012 at 1:30 am by Emily
Me, I picked Courtney Stodden. Not only is she a true American, as you can see in the classy photo above, but we could trade makeup tips, she could show me where to get cool and stylish arm bands, and I could figure out the best, most tactful way to tell her that none of her shoes fit and it looks gross. Yes, Courtney Stodden would make a fine, fine neighbor.
But you know what? Apparently this real estate blog called Zillow does this survey every year in which they ask people which celebrity they would most like to have as a neighbor and which celebrity would be the absolute worst neighbor. And you know who was named the most desirable neighbor? The person who most people would want to have next door? Tim Tebow. Ugh, can you imagine? How boring. I’d be like “Tim, if I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a million times, if you’re going to kneel and pray again, do it in your own damn yard.”
Still, good ol’ Tebow managed to bring in 11% of votes. Brad and Angelina weren’t far behind though: they got 10%. Following Brangelina was Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux at 9%, Jennifer Lopez with 6%, Beyonce and Jay-Z with 5%, and for whatever reason, Nancy Grace and Kim Kardashian tied with 4% of the votes. The remainder of the vote was split between “other” and “none of the above,” though I can’t figure out why the survey would have both of those choices.
But what about the survey for the least desirable neighbor? How would that vote turn out? For me, my neighbors in real life have had loud screaming matches that I can hear every word of from my apartment (it’s two couples living in a two bedroom apartment, and one of the dudes has a lady on the side that his lady in the apartment has a pretty good idea about), they do laundry for 40 hours straight (I counted), and they left dog feces wrapped in a napkin in front of our window, and that was just this week! So I can’t really think of any celebrity worse than that, so … wait. Courtney Love sets things on fire in her home. That might be worse.
According to America, however, the cast of Jersey Shore win the highest honors with 28% of voters naming them the worst neighbors. Next is Charlie Sheen with 21%, Lindsay Lohan with 14%, Kim Kardashian with 13%, Nancy Grace and Brad and Angelina are tied at 3%, Anthony Weiner had 2% of votes, and the rest, again, were either “other” or “none of the above.”
But what about you, friends? Is there any celebrity that you think would be a delight to have as a neighbor, or any that would be absolutely horrible? Are you still trying to figure out why any number of people would want to live next to Jennifer Lopez? Because I’m there too. We don’t have to be alone in this.
January 7, 2012 at 6:00 am by Emily
I know, I know. It’s been a week since those reports came out that Beyonce had a little baby girl and named her Tiana May, but still no baby! The nerve of that child, right? But hey, maybe little Tiana heard that in this world, people get stabbed for not knowing that her parents are married and decided to chill in Beyonce’s womb (or, you know, wherever) for just a little longer. Totally understandable, Ti Ti. I totally get it.
Anyway, we know that Beyonce’s still pregnant (or whatever) because INF Daily snapped all these pictures of Beyonce roaming around New York last night. Last night! So it’s not even like she’s been holed up in a hospital for some insanely long labor! That wily Beyonce!
Ok, you guys, I’m sorry, but something’s been on my mind and I just can’t hold it back any longer. See, these pictures made me think, for just a second, that Beyonce might actually be pregnant. For realzies. It’s a bizarre notion, I know, but look at the shot of her feet! Do those pups look swollen or what? See, I could definitely buy that those are the feet of a pregnant lady.
But then I remembered this blind item from a couple weeks ago about a celebrity who is pretending to be pregnant. The celebrity in question knew she wasn’t being too convincing, so she started taking Prednisone to gain some weight and to fill out her face a little. And I was like “mystery solved!” So now we’re just back to waiting patiently for little Tiana to come take the world by storm, right after the surrogate does her thing.
But wait! Have you heard that MTV spoke with a psychic who revealed that Beyonce isn’t having a little adorably named girl after all, but a boy?!
“I feel that Beyoncé’s 2012 is going to be very, very exciting,” [New York psychic] Bravo told MTV News. “I get the date of January 8 to January 14 of her giving birth to her first son.”
“From what I hear, I know that the first child’s name starts with a ‘J,’ ” Bravo said. “I think it’s like Jaylin or something like that that’s going to be a tribute to her husband.”
“She’s so excited and she’s going to be a mommy and she’s scared right now because she doesn’t know how to be a mommy,” he said. “So I can feel that fear of how to do things and wanting help.”
Thing are going to work out just fine for Beyoncé, though, and our psychic believes the baby will be the first of many for hip-hop’s royal couple. “Once she gets the hang of it, you know, I feel that she wants to have a lot more and she obviously has the world at her palm,” Bravo said. “She can do whatever she wants.”
So now we’ve moved from Tiana May to Jaylin? Well, that’s … that’s something, I reckon. Jaylin. Huh.
What do you guys think? Do these photos prove anything to you? Do you think Beyonce’s going to have a darling little Tiana or a rough-and-tumble Jaylin? Tell me all about it, friends!
Images courtesy of INF Daily
January 6, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Emily
Please just tell me that. Because your very life could depend on it. I know, I know, Beyonce and Jay-Z aren’t photographed together all that often (the photo that you see above is from two years ago), but trust me, they are married. They’re even allegedly having or already had a baby together. Got it? Now remember it.
Because, not to freak you out or anything, because if you forget this vital little piece of celebrity gossip, you could end up stabbed. And shhh, nobody’s trying to scare you! It’s ok! You probably won’t get stabbed for not knowing every single little thing about popular singers and actors! But you might. Because some guy in Ohio actually did get stabbed because he wasn’t aware of the sacred union of Bey and Jay:
A fight over a music video led to a Garfield Heights man being stabbed outside a Parma apartment on New Year Eve.
Det. Marty Compton of the Parma Police Department tells Fox 8 News that Ronald Deaver, 31, of Parma, was arrested and charged with felonious assault for allegedly stabbing a 48-year-old Garfield Heights man following an argument.
Det. Compton says the fight began because the victim did not know that singer Beyonce’s husband is rapper Jay-Z.
An arrest report obtained by Fox 8 News states the alleged stabbing occurred around 11:00 p.m. on December 31, 2011, outside Deaver’s apartment on Broadview Road.
Det. Compton says authorities were called following the stabbing and the victim was taken to a local hospital. He was later transferred to MetroHealth Medical Center where he is currently listed in good condition.
Police attempted to locate Deaver at his apartment, but according to the report, a woman in the residence, Jennifer Fornari, 31, told officers that Deaver no longer lived there.
Deaver was located by police a short time later and Fornari was arrested on an obstructing justice charge.
Ok, so good news: this guy has been arrested. He’s off the streets, so you don’t have to live in fear that the next time you’re walking down the street with a friend who offers up some good gossip that you haven’t heard yet, you’re getting knifed. Bad news: who knows how many other people like this character, this Ronald Deaver, are out there? People take this kind of stuff very seriously, but hey, I guess I don’t need to tell you that now though, huh?
To keep you guys safe when you’re out there in the real world, I’ve compiled a short list of celebrity facts that you might want to memorize, just in case you’re ever in this situation. Read them closely, you guys, and if you ever feel like you’re in danger, don’t be afraid to shout “JUSTIN BIEBER HAS A FOOT FETISH, PLEASE DON’T KILL ME.” Who knows, it might save your life.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar used to be a competitive figure skater.
- Rosie Huntington-Whiteley grew up on a farm and used to shoot pheasants and bunny rabbits.
- Scarlett Johansson won an award for having the best boobs in Hollywood.
- Nicolas Cage has severe vertigo.
- Christina Aguilera was drunk when she recorded the album version of “Beautiful.”
- Avril Lavigne once called herself “a Sid Vicious for the new generation.”
- Sarah Jessica Parker acted in a production of The Sound of Music when she was little, along with four of her siblings.
Ok, that’s a start. Just get those in your mind, and stay alert, you guys.