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16Behold! The First Real Picture of Blue Ivy Carter Is Revealed!

There she is in all her glory: the new messiah, Blue Ivy Carter! Sure, we’ve seen dozens of blurry paparazzi photos of Beyoncé and Jay-Z‘s golden child, but this is the real deal. I mean, this is the child so special that she could talk right out of the womb and even her shit-filled diapers are magical.

The picture is a still taken from Bey’s HBO documentary Life Is But a Dream, which airs tonight. Damn, Blue looks like her father, don’t you think? It’s pretty hilarious how much attention this baby has received – nearly as much as the forthcoming royal arrival of Wills & Kate. Maybe it’s the intense secrecy that surrounded Beyoncé’s pregnancy (I know, conspiracy theorists – I see you there) that increased the interest about the little one, but whatever, it’s a baby and it’s cute. Let’s just leave it at that.

February 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Jennifer

5Amanda Bynes Calls Jay-Z Ugly on Twitter, Then Deletes It

I’ve got to hand it to Amanda Bynes, who continues to take it to the next level at every available opportunity with pure, unadulterated f-ckery. I don’t pretend to know what goes through her head when she does stuff like piercing her face or hit-and-running, and I certainly don’t know what in the hell possessed her to get on Twitter and call Jay-Z ugly.

Of course, she later thought better of whatever the hell that was and decided to delete it, but not before it was picked up by plenty of sites, all of which are wondering the same thing: what is wrong with this girl? Also, why choose a paparazzi photo with someone else’s head in the way to insult someone with? The mind boggles on so many levels.

February 8, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Filed Under: Amanda Bynes, Jay-Z

1Kylie Minogue Signs to Roc Nation, Remains Flawless

It’s kind of hard to dislike Kylie Minogue. She makes fantastic pop music and has done so for several decades now, does a lot of charity work, overcame cancer, works damn hard and is adorably pint-sized. She’s great – even though The Abbey Road Sessions was a terrible idea. In any case, I’m a fan, which is why it was exciting when Jay-Z announced this week that he’d signed her to Roc Nation.

From Jay’s Life & Times blog:

“Roc Nation would like to welcome Aussie singer, recording artist, songwriter, actress and designer Kylie Minogue to the family. In a career now spanning 25 years, Kylie has released 11 studio albums, two live CDs, eight live concert DVDs, a greatest hits double album, and multiple video packages. She has released over 50 hit singles worldwide, including the Grammy-winning Come Into My World, and has sold more than 68 million albums worldwide. Needless to say, we’re excited to have Kylie join the Roc fam.”

It might seem like an odd pairing, but Jay-Z is known for his eclectic tastes, and this could be amazing. Maybe Kylie will go hip hop! Maybe Jay-Z will become a gay icon! The opportunities are endless.

February 7, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Filed Under: Jay-Z, Kylie Minogue

11Caption This: Last Week’s Winners and This Week’s Photo!

Did you enter last week’s Caption This contest? If so, you may have won some free shit! Check it out, and if you’re the winner, PLEASE check your email (or email me at the address to the right) or you’ll lose out on a prize! We’ll be choosing the winner for the above photo next Tuesday, so make sure to check back to find out who it is – and make sure you enter!

The winner on last week’s Justin Bieber photo:

Winner: Lindy

“Just keep smiling for the camera and the usher tickets are yours!”

Runner Up: J.R.

“Justin’s version of ‘tit for tat’.”

Congrats, Lindy! Now the rest of you – get captioning!

February 5, 2013 at 10:44 am by Jennifer

17Blind Item: Is Gwyneth Paltrow Having An Affair with Jay-Z?

A photo of Gwyneth Paltrow and Jay-Z

From Blind Gossip:

We aren’t easily surprised, but this one definitely shocked us.

These two celebrity couples have been known to hang out together. The wives are especially close friends.

The first wife is a beautiful, award-winning Actress who has also done some singing on TV and in films. The second wife is an beautiful, award-winning Singer who has also done some acting on TV and in films. Both women’s husbands are also famous and very successful in the entertainment industry.

Well, two of these people are even closer than we thought. It turns out that the Actress has hooked up several times with the Singer’s husband in the past few years.

This surprised us for several reasons. First, because the two women are practically best friends, and their friendship would end if the Singer ever found out. Second, because all of these people travel and are photographed so much that it would take some crazy planning to have an affair without anybody noticing. And third, because the Actress had a history of dating very attractive guys when she was a single lady… and the Singer’s husband doesn’t exactly fall into that category.

So this is pretty clear, right? Gwyneth Paltrow is the actress who sings sometimes, Beyonce is the singer who acts sometimes. They’re total besties. The actress’ history of dating very attractive dudes, that’s Brad Pitt. Nobody calls Jay-Z pretty. It’s pretty simple, isn’t it?

But while I don’t have any doubts that this is what the blind item is about, I kind of don’t believe it. I just really, really can’t see Gwyneth Paltrow and Jay-Z boning. Can you? Can you even try? I started to, but then my brain kind of shut down, like it was telling me that I was about to unnecessarily hurt myself.

What do you guys think about this?

January 18, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Emily

8Robert DeNiro Thinks Jay-Z is an Ass With Bad Phone Manners

photo of robert diniro pictures jay-z pic
From Page Six:

Robert De Niro and Jay-Z got into a tense beef at Leonardo DiCaprio’s birthday bash the other night, when De Niro called the rapper disrespectful, Page Six can exclusively reveal.

Spies say “Godfather II” and “Taxi Driver” star De Niro gave Jay a dressing-down in a roomful of celebs including Martin Scorsese because the rap mogul had refused to return De Niro’s calls.

Sources add that Jay tried to joke his way out of the situation, and even his wife, Beyoncé, tried to intervene, but De Niro wouldn’t back down.

“Bob was sitting at a table, and when Jay-Z went over to say hello, De Niro told Jay that he never called him back,” a source says.

A spy then overheard De Niro complaining to the rapper, a fellow TriBeCa resident, about a song Jay-Z agreed to record for the Tribeca Film Festival. De Niro had reached out to discuss further details, but Jay never returned his calls.

“Bob wasn’t in any mood to make polite conversation,” the spy says. “He told Jay that if somebody calls you six times, you call them back. It doesn’t matter who you are, that is just rude.”

When Jay-Z tried to make a joke of it, saying he is terrible on the phone, a source says, “De Niro kept telling him that he thinks he’s the man, but that he was disrespectful.’ ”

“Beyoncé came over, but that didn’t calm Bob down,” the source said, adding that afterward, “It was the talk of the party. Everyone was saying there’s only one star in New York bigger and badder than Jay-Z, and that’s Robert De Niro. He can be quite scary when he’s angry.”

But a source close to De Niro told us, “It was a low-key private conversation between two people that was apparently overheard. It was not a heated discussion.”

The Darby bash, which sources say ended at 5 a.m. with a tab of nearly $3 million, much of which went to the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, drew Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, Jonah Hill, Edward Norton, Mark Ruffalo and Emma Watson.

Reps for both De Niro and Jay-Z declined to comment.

Hm. So “Bob” De Niro and Jay-Z, duking it out at a benefit, huh? Interesting. And I guess, if I had to go and pick sides, I’d have to go with DeNiro on this one, because yeah. When you don’t return calls, that’s pretty crappy, but I can *also* understand Jay-Z’s stance on this one, because I, too, am terrible with returning calls. Terrible. And I don’t mean anything personal by it, and it’s always because I’m just way busy to consider anyone else’s feelings ’til at least three or four days go by, but hey. Wrong is wrong, and I’m wrong, and so is Jay-Z.

Can we all kiss and make up, now? We’ve got bigger fish to fry, guys. Namely flop-lipped ones that closely resemble Lindsay Lohan.

November 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Sarah
Filed Under: Jay-Z
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