If you bought Beyoncé‘s self-titled album when she dropped it late last year, then you’ve already seen this video as part of the visual element of the album. For the rest of you, this will be something new and potentially inspiring.
In ‘Pretty Hurts’, Bey sings about the difficulties of being a woman with the expectation of being perfect all the time – which of course is easy to say coming from someone who a) is playing the game and b) was blessed with obscenely good looks from birth anyway. Still, it’s worth applauding her for the effort, I suppose, and I do love me some Queen Bey, so there’s that.
April 24, 2014 at 8:00 am by Jennifer
There have been so many stories in the press over the past year or two about how Beyoncé secretly hates Kim Kardashian and doesn’t approve of her even though Kim is obsessed with Bey and wants to be just like her… and so it continues. Apparently the two ran into one another at a dermatologist’s office in LA the other day, and Bey wasn’t feeling it but Kim was super stoked about seeing her new BFF and copied off of every procedure she got.
From Radar Online:
When Kardashian, 33, ran into Knowles, 32, at Dr. Harold Lancer‘s Beverly Hills office on April 11, “Kim wanted to make sure that she had the exact same procedures that Beyoncé had,” a source told Radar. “She requested Botox and fillers, which were the same treatments Beyoncé got.”
But rather than bonding over Botox, Jay Z’s wife and Kanye West’s fiancée had a seriously awkward run-in, as Radar has reported — even though Kardashian didn’t seem to notice!
Kardashian “seemed so excited to see Beyoncé and was really eagerly going over to her,” a source told Radar. “But Beyoncé looked like she wanted nothing to do with Kim and was really trying to stay away from her. Kim was basically fawning all over her … and Beyoncé looked like she could have cared less!”
LOL, okay. I love how hell-bent the press is on pitting these two against each other. Newsflash: some people – regardless of gender or affiliation – don’t get along. Or they do get along and they’re just not super close for whatever reason. It doesn’t mean there’s some rivalry or anything ill-willed. Nice try, though.
April 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Jennifer
Celebrities Photoshopping their pictures – even their “candid” Instagram images – is nothing new and almost to be expected. However, no one really expected it from Beyoncé, who notoriously does NOT have a thigh gap but suddenly did in a vacation photo she posted on Thursday.
Bey has always been pretty body positive (at least in terms of how she discusses her body image publicly), so it seems bizarre that she would be concerned with noticeably slimming down her thighs. Then again, this is the person whose team begged bloggers to take down unflattering photos of her on tour and banned photographers from any future dates so she had full control over what was released.
Anyhow, Beyoncé and Jay-Z have been enjoying a nice little vacation together and here’s the photo that’s caused all the fuss:
Not sure what to make of it, really. I think maybe it’s just the angle the picture was taken? I can’t tell if that curve in on her leg is sloppy Photoshopping or the definition of muscle? WHO KNOWS? Bey is beautiful whatever way you slice it, but I suppose as a society we want to do anything we can to find some imperfection in those who seem perfect…
What do you think – is this Photoshopped or just a weird pic?
April 11, 2014 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Beyoncé is the cover star for OUT magazine’s Power Issue for May 2014, and as you can see, she’s doing some channeling of Marilyn Monroe here. (Side note: What’s with everyone’s obsession with Marilyn Monroe? Seriously, why?)
In the issue, Bey gave her thoughts yet again on women’s sexuality and wants y’all to know you can turn up the heat in the bedroom and still be a lady on the streets:
In the issue, Blue Ivy’s mother speaks out on behalf of her fellow females. “There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists,” says Bey. “Men are free and women are not. That is crazy.”
She also encourages women to celebrate their sexuality. “You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist—whatever you want to be—and still be a sexual being,” she continues. “There is unbelievable power in ownership and women should own their sexuality.”
Well, yeah. You know I love my Beyoncé, but this whole thing is getting a bit tired already. We know, we know, you love having sex with Jay-Z and you’re tired of being stifled by society’s expectations. I’m with you! Women should be able to do whatever men do and we deserve gender equality in all areas. But like… chill a bit. You’re not a politician, girl – you’re an entertainer.
April 8, 2014 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
WELCOME BACK TO Best and Worst Celebrity Looks of the Week!! What a week for fashion! Check out our Oscars fashion post and last week’s best and worst celeb looks. Now let’s take a look at what celebs wore at Oscar parties, LAX, film premieres, and other outings, and judge them accordingly: pick 3 celebs for BEST, WORST, and WTF look of the week. As always, mine are at the bottom.
March 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Time to celebrate Brits in all their glory with the 2014 Brit Awards. Let’s see which (mostly English) celebs wore what and wonder why. Then, single out some for BEST, WORST, and most WTF look of the night. (For more British fashion goodness, check out this BAFTA Awards fashion post.)