During a show in Las Vegas earlier this month, Beyoncé took to the stage to sing some of her biggest hits, two of which – ‘Survivor’ (Destiny’s Child but whatever) and ‘Love On Top’ – she performed with a little girl named Taylon. Taylon has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, but thanks to Make A Wish and Philanthropy Program Partnerships, Taylon was able to fulfill one of her biggest dreams: singing with Beyoncé.
Ivy McGregor of Philanthropy said:
“Here’s a little girl literally fighting for her life. ‘Tomorrow’s not promised, next week’s not promised, but right now I’m here’ and her thought that will forever stay with me is ‘Since I’m here I might as well live’.”
Oh man, maybe I’m just generally sappy around the holidays, but this video got me!
December 27, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Simon Cowell has lots to say about Lady Gaga, and it’s not too complimentary. Beyoncé, however…man, he loves the hell outta Bey. He did a radio interview with Kay Burley and Stig Abell on LBC 97.3 and gave his classic Cowell viewpoint on the state of today’s music. Via Mirror:
I think overall this has been a really, really good year for music, I was saying that to someone last night, it’s almost as if songs have come back into fashion again. I mean, some people have had a great year, some people have had a bad year, it’s quite interesting that after all the hype, Lady Gaga, it’s almost as if people have just had enough of it.
[Whereas] You see the Beyoncé album drop out of nowhere in the middle of the night and crash the internet. No pre-promotion, no stupid pictures, nothing. And again, maybe this is the sign of how things are going to change in the future.
What do you guys think about what he said?
December 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Beyoncé made everyone’s day when she showed up to a Walmart in Tewksbury, Massachusetts and gave out gift cards. She gave every person in the store a $50 card, which totaled to $37,500, according to Daily News.
I love this photo. Look at the faces. It’s wonderful.
Why Walmart? Well, Bey is showing her support for them, since they are carrying her latest sneaky album. Target is not, because they’re all butthurt that she released the album online first. Boy did they ever screw up.
Keep working hard, Queen B!
December 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Beyoncé may have majorly dissed Rihanna if you believe the latest gossip that she didn’t invite Riri to her album release party. I believe that Rihanna was invited and just didn’t go. Or that Beyoncé only invited like, 6 people and it was last minute. Here’s the story from Popstop TV:
Beyonce had her album release party at Dave & Busters in NYC yesterday and sources can confirm that Rihanna was not there nor invited to the release party! Instead the “Pour It Up” singer went to a NYC club called the The PINK ELEPHANT which was literally about a mile away from Queen Bey’s party.
Okay, okay, wait, wait, wait. Beyoncé had her party at Dave & Busters? That is the least believable part of this whole story. Like, no way. I know she works really hard but couldn’t she have found someone to organize a party at a real venue? And Rihanna wouldn’t have gone anyway — there’s no strippers at Dave & Busters.
Can I tell you guys something? Between the two of them, I think I’d rather have Rihanna at my party. Beyoncé terrifies me. Who would you rather…have at your party?
December 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Beyoncé‘s unannounced self-titled album is absolutely smashing records left and right, and for good reason – it’s a damn good record, with a clever concept in the whole “visual album” thing. No one does it quite like Beyoncé, and no one’s more aware of that than the lady herself, who insists that she’s worked harder than anyone she knows to get everything she has (but that doesn’t really matter, because she still cares about Blue Ivy more than anything fame can bring).
“I have a lot of awards and I have a lot of these things that are amazing and I worked my ass off. I worked harder than probably anyone I know to get those things. But nothing feels like my child saying, ‘Mommy!’ Nothing feels like when I look my husband in the eyes.
“Nothing feels like I’m respected, when I get on the stage and see I’m changing people’s lives. Those are the things that matter, and at this point in my life, that’s what I’m striving for.”
I mean, that’s all pretty cliché, to be honest, but I’m sure that’s how she feels… except she would never give up fame, either. Also, I say this as a Bey fan, but girl… I don’t think you’ve worked harder than everyone else. I don’t doubt that she’s worked her ass off bigtime, but just because it’s paid off for her more than it has for some others who may not have had the same opportunities set up for them doesn’t make her work more respectable. IDK, let me not get too deep with Beyoncé here.
December 19, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
There’s not much commentary necessary for this one: Beyoncé‘s new album is slaying the charts, and the videos that came with it are certainly making their impact, as well. The most recent to be fully released is for the track ‘Drunk In Love’, in which Bey talks about “grinding on that wood” and “swerving on that wood” and basically getting fucked really well by Jay-Z. That’s sorta the theme of this album, in a lot of ways, and hey, whatever, to each her own.
I don’t even really know what to say here except that she looks amazing and she’s got me and girls all over the world doing squats and crunches like mad again. All in vain, of course, but a lady can dream.