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6Is Beyoncé Pregnant AGAIN?

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Beyoncé — oh, I’m sorry, I mean ~*~Mrs. Carter~*~ — is reportedly pregnant again. Didn’t she just have a baby and perform at the Superest of Bowls and start touring? The woman is like Iron Man. I would assume. I haven’t seen any of the Iron Man movies. So someone tell me if that’s a good simile. If not, make one up of your own that is better. And we’re all happy.

People magazine, citing The New York Post (oh lol okay) is offering some clues that ~*~Mrs. Carter~*~ is carrying a child inside of her midsection, or whatever.

The New York Post, citing multiple sources, says that Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z are expecting a sibling for their daughter, now 15 months.

Beyoncé, 31, has made no secret about wanting to give her first-born a sibling, and a new bump watch has commenced as the singing diva continues on a world tourthat ends in Brooklyn on Aug. 5.

But a source tells PEOPLE the baby may not be on the way just yet: “Beyoncé and Jay are planning for another baby after her tour is over and things calm down just a bit.”

TL;DR Beyoncé is expecting but maybe she isn’t. Thanks for the hot tip! Magazines and bloggers everywhere are now analyzing recent photos of Beyoncé to try to prove she’s pregnant. Here’s a photo of her from the Met gala on May 7 in something atrocious:

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And here she is performing on May 8.

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Yeah, I’m not really seeing any evidence of a “baby bump.”

May 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Filed Under: Beyonce, Jay-Z

2Beyoncé Wants Blue Ivy to Be A Big Sister… Someday

We all know by now that motherhood is the most transformative thing ever to happen to Beyoncé and that she has some bizarre psychic connection with Jay-Z Jr Blue Ivy. So it stands to reason that she might want to have some more kids, right? Because that’s what we ask really successful women about when we only have five minutes to sit down an interview them?

From Good Morning America (via The Los Angeles Times):

“I think my daughter needs some company. I definitely love being big sister [to Solange],” she said.

As for when we can expect Blue Ivy’s little brother or sister? Bey said, “At some point when it’s supposed to happen.”

It’s pretty clear that the 1-year-old diva is her parents’ priority, and Bey wants to make sure that growing up in the spotlight won’t harm her.

“I am very protective,” Beyonce said. “I just want to make sure that she can have a healthy, safe, normal life … in the back of my mind, she’s my priority. And life is completely different now. So I’m — I feel really, really just lucky that I can still do what I love, and now have a way bigger meaning, and that’s to be her mother.”

Well, that’s good to hear, I guess? What’s even better to hear is that Beyoncé still wears press-on nails. I don’t know why that matters, but she thinks it does, and whatever Queen Bey says, goes, right?

May 7, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Filed Under: Beyonce, Jay-Z

1Jay-Z Doesn’t Own The Brooklyn Nets Anymore

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Jay-Z has been a big supporter of the Brooklyn Nets, investing millions of dollars to own the team and even building an arena in Brooklyn, the extravagant Barclay’s Center, where they could play. Now he’s given up his stake in the Nets in order to focus on bigger matters: his own sports agency. He announced the news on his website with the following statement:

Being a member of the Nets organization surpassed some of my greatest ambitions. It was never about an investment; it was about the NETS and Brooklyn. My job as an owner is over but as a fan it has just begun. I’m a Brooklyn Net forever. It’s been an honor to work with Mikhail Prokhorov, Dmitry Razumov, Christophe Charlier, ONEXIM Sports and Entertainment, Brett Yormark and all the wonderful people involved in making the Nets first class. My sincerest thanks goes to Bruce Ratner, who first introduced the idea of moving the Nets to Brooklyn. A thank you and deepest appreciation goes to the fans. You are the lifeblood of any team.

The Nets have made their mark on the NBA and as they enter a new era, Roc Nation does as well; as we embark on Roc Nation Sports. Our newest endeavor is committed to building the brands of professional athletes as we have done for some of today’s top music artists. For Roc Nation Sports to function at its full potential, NBA rules stipulate that I relinquish my ownership in the Brooklyn Nets. It was a tough decision but as I stated earlier, it’s not about ownership. Congratulations to The Nets on a great season and making the playoffs! I will always be a Brooklyn Net.

God, Jay-Z is rich – rich enough to buy his own island! – and his pile of cash is only going to stack even higher with Roc Nation Sports. Gotta hand it to him for being a smart business man, I suppose.

April 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Filed Under: Jay-Z, Music

6Jay-Z’s Buying Beyoncé Her Own Island Now

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Not content with the space occupied by us mere mortals, Jay-Z has apparently decided to buy Beyoncé a private island on which to holiday with their daughter Blue Ivy. Because, you know, that’s just something that people do. The island, located in the North Abaco district of the Bahamas, is apparently worth over $3 million (which seems like quite a good price for a private island, truth be told), offers complete privacy. You know, until the paps get those super zoom lenses and take pics from a boat in the middle of the ocean.

From The Sun:

A source said: “Jay’s been looking for a private island for the family.

“He wants to turn it into his own Necker Island like Richard Branson.

“He’s getting it partly to mark their fifth wedding anniversary but also, with Bey back in the spotlight, it’s getting impossible for them to do normal things such as go to the beach with Blue.

“A private island means they’ll be able to have quality time with minimum staff and security.”

The island, a short flight from Miami, has patchy phone reception and no satellite TV. Sounds like a nightmare.

Love the random Richard Branson reference – and I can feel this, I guess. I sometimes wish I had my own island to live on so that I could separate myself from the large swath of idiots I encounter on a daily basis (because there’s too many of them and they’d overpopulate a single island), and if you’ve got the money, I guess why not. Still, with them it does come off as a bit showy and excessive and I’m not quite sure why. At least they won’t need government permission for this one.

April 11, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Filed Under: Beyonce, Jay-Z

1Great Gatsby Soundtrack Listing Is Out; My Goddess Lana Is On It

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Lana Del Rey, Jack White, and Florence + The Machine are some of the artists included on Baz Luhrmmann‘s The Great Gatsby film soundtrack. I think the soundtrack is going to be better than the film. I wish Beyonce and Andre 3000 weren’t covering Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black” and I wish will.i.am and Fergie weren’t on it, but WHATEVER. Ms. Del Rey alluded to working on the film many tweets ago, and it’s true, it’s all true.

On contributing to the film’s soundtrack my lovely polarizing Lana told Digital Spy,

It was an honor to work with Baz Luhrmann on his amazing adaptation of one of the most extraordinary books ever written. The movie is highly glamorous and exciting; Rick Nowels and I were thrilled to write the song for the film.

Jay-Z produced the album, so you have him to blame or thank for all of this. On using contemporary artists for a film set in the 1920′s, he said,

The Great Gatsby is that classic American story of one’s introduction to extravagance, decadence and illusion.

It’s ripe for experimentation and ready to be interpreted with a modern twist. The imagination Baz brought to Moulin Rouge! made it a masterpiece, and Romeo + Juliet’s score wasn’t just in the background; the music became a character.

This film’s vision and direction has all the makings of an epic experience.

Beyonce and Jay-Z are busy pissing off Congress, so here’s hoping the album goes over better than their vacation.

Here’s the full tracklisting:

1. ’100$ Bill’ – Jay-Z
2. ‘Back To Black’ – Beyoncé x André 3000
3. ‘Bang Bang’ – will.i.am
4. ‘A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)’ – Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock
5. ‘Young And Beautiful’ – Lana Del Rey
6. ‘Love Is The Drug’ – Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
7. ‘Over The Love’ – Florence + The Machine
8. ‘Where The Wind Blows’ – Coco O of Quadron
9. ‘Crazy in Love’ – Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
10. ‘Together’ – The xx
11. ‘Hearts A Mess’ – Gotye
12. ‘Love Is Blindness’ – Jack White
13. ‘Into the Past’ – Nero
14. ‘Kill and Run’ – Sia

April 8, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives

20Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Trip To Cuba Isn’t Sitting Well With The Government

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z are veritable royalty in Hollywood, and everyone knows the king and queen can do what they want. Because of this unspoken rule, the couple pranced off to Cuba last week to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary, despite the fact that tourism to Cuba has been illegal for years and US citizens need a government-granted license to travel there due to a trade embargo. They also need valid religious, cultural or academic reasons for going. Bey & Jay had neither, and Congress isn’t too happy about it.

From ITV News:

Two Republican members of Congress have asked the US Treasury Department for information on what type of licence the couple obtained before heading to Havana.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart, who both represent districts in south Florida where there is a high Cuban-American population, said: “Despite the clear prohibition against tourism in Cuba, numerous press reports described the couple’s trip as tourism.”

“The Castro regime touted it as such in its propaganda,” the letter said, adding: “We represent a community of many who have been deeply and personally harmed by the Castro regime’s atrocities, including former political prisoners and the families of murdered innocents.”

Oopsies! I guarantee you they didn’t have any special license, but I also guarantee you no one is going to fine them, because they’re BFF with Obama and he’ll put a stop to that shit. You know, important presidential business and all. If anything, Bey can always claim she was sharing her brand of modern feminism internationally… or something.

April 8, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Filed Under: Beyonce, Jay-Z
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