At last night’s VMAs, Beyonce showed up in a red muu muu, where her bump was undeniable. Even though everyone already knew she was pregnant the second she walked in the door, she took the announcement even further – she performed her single ‘Love on Top,’ and afterward, opened her sequined jacket and rubbed her baby bump while the crowd cheered and Jay-Z smiled hugely from the audience and I CRIED. Seriously, real tears. I know it’s an extreme thing, that a Beyonce-Jay-Z baby could move me to tears, but hey. Everybody’s got a chink in their armor and this one’s mine, I suppose. One way or the other, I dare you to watch the last thirty seconds of this video and *not* crack a smile.
Sources close to the couple say:
“They told friends in the last month. She’s never been happier. Seriously it’s all she’s been waiting for. And Jay is like an excited kid. They’re adorable.”
Yes, yes they are adorable. Congratulations, guys!
August 29, 2011 at 6:30 am by Sarah
I don’t know about you guys, but these lists always intrigue the crap out of me. These celebrity “power couples,” as they’re often referred to, bring in, like, unbelievable wads of cash annually. Jaw-dropping amounts.
I mean, this kind of money is money that I can’t even fathom having, and the craziest part is that there are people out there – both single and partnered up – who earn, like, quadruple this.
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady topped the list this year, bringing in just around $76 million bucks. And that’s just the reported income. You can’t tell me that there isn’t some under-the-table stuff going on somewhere there.
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August 22, 2011 at 10:30 am by Sarah
This girl here? Is a big Beyonce fan. Not so much of her music – I never got into the whole hip-hop/club thing (or, you know, hip hop of any kind) – but Bey strikes me as a can-do type of girl, and she’s totally sweet and gorgeous and talented, too. In spite of her choice of musical genre, I can fully appreciate Beyonce Knowles, and EVEN look past that whole Destiny’s Child thing. Nuts, right?
However, I’m not really digging the blonde. It’s too … I don’t know. It looks like something Nicki Minaj would try to pull off, poorly, and doesn’t really enhance the natural beauty that Beyonce’s clearly got.
Incidentally, I heard that B and Jay-Z are looking into a trial separation. Say it’s not fucking so, I know … MediaTakeout confirms that there’s a rift beginning between the two – over children and the lack thereof – and Jay-Z is moving to LA to lease a mansion, which he wants to fill up with kids. The sources say that Beyonce is nixing the idea, and still wants to focus on her career. She’ll be staying in New York.
I don’t know what to make of all this, guys. Beyonce hasn’t had an unflattering hair color since the late nineties, so this could actually be a sign of big things happening.
February 15, 2011 at 6:30 am by Sarah
You know, “Monster,” the one with Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, and Bon Iver? I wouldn’t want you to be the clueless one when all your co-workers are talking about the thematic elements of the video, the effects of Kanye’s hubris, and his sweet diamond teeth tomorrow morning.
The only artist in this big musical orgy I listen to regularly is Bon Iver, and even then it’s just one song, but I can’t stop listening to this damn song. I caught this video right before I went out on Friday afternoon, and you best believe I was telling all the cheap champagne bottles at the Kroger that “everybody knows I’m a motherfuckin’ monster” under my breath while browsing.
You can go ahead and start the scholarly analysis of the themes in the video in the comments (I’m going to get started on my essay on Kanye’s role as the tragic hero with strong references to both Aristotle and Joseph Campbell), but first I just wanted to point out that Kanye solidly rhymes the word “esophagus.” If anyone was doubting his skills, I’d go ahead and stop that talk right now.
January 2, 2011 at 3:19 pm by Emily
The new track features Dr. Dre (hello wicked awesome high school memories), 50 Cent – who I have kind of deplored since ‘In Da Club’ and ‘P.I.M.P.’ – and Jay-Z, king of modern rap as we know it.
A lot of critics claimed that the track appeal itself might be overshadowed by so much big-name talent, but me? I think, though there are many, many nuances of this song, that it’s classic Em and I’m content to love it just for that fact – also, I’d still totally have a zillion of Eminem’s babies. I’m sure that has something to do with it, too.
December 29, 2010 at 9:00 am by Sarah
…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?