First Lady Michelle Obama asked the queen herself, Beyonce Knowles, to remix one of her greatest hits, “Get Me Bodied” for her Let’s Move! campaign that’s helping to fight childhood obesity. If I didn’t already admire Mrs. Obama, I certainly would now.
So far they’ve only released this small sample (and it kinda jumps all over the track, so be warned) but I’m quite excited to hear the full song and I’m hoping that it’s a hit because I will take any excuse to hear those magical hand claps in the background.
April 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm by Molls
So I just read that Beyonce’s commercial for her perfume Heat has been banned from British television before 7:30 PM because of it’s sexually suggestive nature. Yo, in Britain. Where they all act like delightful horndogs and call it being cheeky!
But I just watched the ad and I’m not sure if I understand what the big deal is. Is this that much more sexual than say, a Victoria’s Secret ad? I don’t think so. Is it because Beyonce comes off as a poweful sex demon and not a grown ass woman running around in a g-string and angel wings?
Lighten up, people! Let Beyonce express herself!
November 17, 2010 at 1:03 pm by Molls
…seriously. I would have cut off my boob and given it to you in a Ziplock had you come to me and offered to trade me a Rock the Bells ticket for it. So… if you invent time travel… and you have an extra ticket to the show… and a plane ticket to New York… and you have any interest in one small (AA) right breast…. let’s talk.
Why was the show such a big deal? The return of Lauryn Hill, duh. It’s been ages since Lauryn released the most important album of my lifetime, went crazy and then disappeared. But for some reason she agreed to perform at Rock the Bells. And if you don’t know how big of a deal that is, maybe the fact that she brought Jay-Z, Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige out on stage with her might be an indication of her importance. Mary J! Beyonce! Jay-Z! Performing with Lauryn Hill! I would have died! Would you not have died?
August 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm by Molls
So Beyonce’s dad, Matthew Knowles, had a love child a few months back. There’s been a paternity test, court-ordered child support ($8,000 a month), all the usual occurrences. Matthew and Beyonce’s mom, Tina, are still in the midst of a divorce. That’s all well and good.
But let’s not forget that Beyonce’s father is also her manager, and that’s where some problems start popping up. A music industry insider is saying that Beyonce isn’t speaking to her father because she’s so disgusted by his actions:
“Beyoncé was horrified to find out her dad cheated on her mom. She always looked up to him, and she is very close to her mom, so this has hit her really hard. She is refusing to speak to him, which is making things difficult where it comes to managing her career. Some people at Columbia now think it would be better to move him aside.”
If Beyonce did “move him aside,” I bet it would make paying child support a lot harder. And, you know, there’s the whole aspect of losing your family.
There’s another worry though, and it’s for Beyonce. Some people are saying that since her father has been her manager from Destiny’s Child to “Single Ladies” and everything in between, Beyonce might not stand a chance without him. I wouldn’t go that far – she’s Beyonce, there have to be dozens of talented managers who would kill for her – but I don’t know.
What are your thoughts?
June 27, 2010 at 10:37 am by Emily
I am currently wrapped in blankets, I’ve taken two Vicodin I have left over from my last dental surgery and I’m drinking hot tea. I wish someone had given me the same warning that I just gave you before I listened to Liza Minnelli covering Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”. This was made for the Sex and the City 2 soundtrack, which is just futher proof that this franchise needs to be stopped dead in its tracks.
Look, I love Liza Minnelli as much as the next gay, I really do. But this is not chocolate and peanut butter. I don’t want Liza in my Beyonce and I don’t want Beyonce in my Liza. I feel really strongly about that.
May 21, 2010 at 1:30 pm by Molls
There’s been a video making the rounds of these young girls doing an absolutely mind-blowing dance routine to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” and it’s an absolute must-see. The video’s not embeddable for some cruel reason so click here to watch.
There’s a few noteworthy things about this video. First of all, the dancing is unreal. These little girls are SKILLED. Every single one of my girlfriends and I are cursing our parents for not enrolling us in dance when we were younger after seeing this video. What you also can’t help but notice? These girls are dressed like baby whores. A bustier, hotpants and kneesocks is arguably one of the most inappropriate outfits a little girl could be wearing, and yet they’re all wearing them and freak dancing like there’s no tomorrow. It’s actually a shame that such a talented group of little girls are overshadowed by a wardrobe choice that most certainly wasn’t theirs (The little blond girl who’s in the middle at 1:45 changed my life with her moves, I think.)
So here’s my question to you: Does the talent of these little girls overpower the outfits or is the skank-vibe hogging all the attention?