Sunday, August 2, 2009
Beyonce Knowles has hinted she may get pregnant when she finishes her current world tour.
The ‘Crazy in Love’ singer – who married rapper Jay-Z in a secret ceremony last April – hasn’t got time to start a family now but insists she does want to become a mother.
She said: “I think I’ll have a child when it’s supposed to happen. Right now, I’ll be on tour for a year and, you know…”
Although she is keen to have children at some point, Beyonce says her broody feelings are being satisfied by her younger sister Solange’s son, four-year-old Jules.
The 27-year-old star said: “I just love him so much!”
Despite Solange, 23, being younger than her, Beyonce admits she relies on her sibling for advice because she is a mother.
She told Britain’s Reveal magazine: “She gives me a lot of advice because she’s had some life experiences that I’ve never had.”
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Beyoncé and her mother, Tina Knowles, have noticed something: The words "House of Deréon" don't mean anything to potential customers. (It sounds made-up and insignificant, but according to Wikipedia, the name Deréon comes from Beyoncé's grandmother Agnèz Deréon, who worked as a seamstress.) "Sasha Fierce," however, resonates with young (possibly misguided) girls who might buy Beyoncé and Tina's clothes. So they're launching a new line for back-to-school called Sasha Fierce, inspired by Beyoncé's stage presence. Tina describes the collection as a reinterpretation of Beyoncé's Thierry Mugler costumes.
However, conceptually the collection differs greatly from Sasha Fierce's stage costumes in that the clothes are "subdued" to draw attention to the accessories. They include:
... a one-shoulder dress, black bodysuit, fake leather jacket with oversize collar, leggings, and destructed jeans with mesh and lace details lining the ripped material.
Emphasis ours, because nothing's sure to wow an eleventh-grader's love interests — and teachers — like Beyoncé's signature black bodysuit, which is the only outfit that can take a girl from second period to triathlon practice to a bank robbery. Tina describes the accessories as "really over-the-top." They include the usual shades, chains, and shoes, all as oversize, embellished, and metallic as possible. It all sounds perfect, except the merchandise list lacks two key elements: the metal glove and the money fan.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Beyonce fights hunger with Hamburger HelperWhy on earth is world-famous super-diva Beyonce Knowles holding a box of Hamburger Helper brand instant food product in this snapshot? Because she's donating it to hunger-fighting charity Feed America as part of the new "Show Your Helping Hand" campaign, of course! I'm willing to bet that B hasn't actually tasted Hamburger Helper in years -- though maybe her team of privately trained chefs includes that anthropomorphic glove? -- but she generously took time out of her just-launched "I AM…" tour yesterday to donate some food to the campaign. She also encouraged fans to bring non-perishable items to her upcoming concert dates, where they'll be collected to feed the nation's hungry.
So, now you have one more reason to see this summer's Must Live Act. Bravo to Beyonce for supporting a great cause. This has been today's edition of "Random Celebrity Photographs with Totally Mundane Explanations." You're welcome.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Beyonce Knowles Catwoman
Beyonce Knowles Catwoman
The project is still on hold at the moment, but Beyonce Knowles has said that she is hoping to get the chance to slip into the slinky one-piece first made famous by the original Catwoman herself. When she was prompted to say what she planned to do for her next on-screen role, the pop star answered, "I was going to do a film about Eartha Kitt. It's a great story."
In fact, Knowles is so keen to be a part of the movie that she would rearrange her hectic schedule to accommodate for production, should it get the green light.
That should be some interesting casting. Granted, we know that B can fill out a catsuit no problem, but the late, great Eartha's shoes would definitely be a bit harder to fill. She better start practice purring.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Rumor circulating around claims that Keri Hilson has dissed fellow singer Beyonce Knowles in "Turnin' Me On" remix, which features T-Pain and Lil Wayne. In addition to mocking Beyonce, Keri is also said to use the song's lyrics to make fun of Ciara.
"Your vision cloudy if you think that you da best," so Keri sings to the lines which reportedly diss Beyonce and Ciara. "You can dance/she can sing but need to move it to the le...(Don't do it to 'em shawty!)/She need to go have some babies/she need to sit down she fake/Them other chicks ain't even worth talkin bout..."
"Turnin' Me On" is a song included in Keri Hilson's first studio album "In a Perfect World...", which is slated for U.S. release on March 24. At least five remixes for the song, including the one rumored as a Beyonce Knowles and Ciara's diss, have been recorded with the help of T.I., Jermaine Dupri and Busta Rhymes in addition to T-Pain and Lil Wayne.
Friday, March 6, 2009
In the meantime, construction is still under way on the building, which reportedly worth $55 million. The 40,000-square-foot building is located at Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Drive. Los Angeles architect Michael Rotondi is in hand with the design.
Per Variety, the opening of Madame Tussauds Hollywood will coincide with the 200th anniversary of Madame Tussauds later this year. There have yet words if Beyonce and Jamie will be attending the showcasing event.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Beyoncé may seem like she has it all together, and if you want to keep that image of her then the singer suggests you don't stop by her house anytime soon.
"I'm a little messy. Whenever I'm out in public, I have to be put together. When I get home, I rebel against it and I don't want to take care of anything. I drop it," she said in the new issue of Ebony, according to Examiner.com. "I'm relaxed. I don't have any shoes on. No makeup. My purse is in the kitchen."
She also shared that her messiness is the one quirk that really drives hubby Jay-Z crazy. "I think that is [the] most difficult thing for him. He's very, very organized," she said. "I'm extremely organized when I'm working, and I work so much that when I get home, I don't want to think about anything."
Although the two may have very different philosophies on the art of being tidy, they manage to agree on the fact that they should keep their business out of their personal lives. "He was very successful before I met him, and I was very successful before I met him. So we have so much respect for each other, and respect for each other artistically," Beyoncé said. "We are very close friends, and I believe he is the ultimate artist and he has the same feelings for me."
In addition to getting B to open up about her marriage to Jay-Z, Ebony also got first lady Michelle Obama to weigh in on the singer, who sang "At Last" for the first dance at President Obama's inauguration in January.
"Beyoncé is an incredible young woman," she told the magazine, according to Celebuzz.com. "Barack and I have met her on a few occasions, and it was a great honor to hear her sing 'At Last' so beautifully at the inauguration. She is so talented and so real, and we just love her."
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Beyonce Knowles is gearing up for a world tour and if you can dance, she wants you to be a part of it. The recently self-proclaimed 'frugal' diva has launched at $250,000 dance contest on her website.
The former Destiny’s Child star is inviting fans to submit videos of themselves dancing to her hit single “Single Ladies”.
One lucky winner will receive $250,000 as well as their video being shown during Beyonce’s upcoming world tour.
(But what about all of the previous YouTube videos posted?)
The submission deadline is March 6.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Beyonce and Jay Z
Beyonce and Jay Z
The 'Single Ladies' singer kept her nuptials to rapper Jay-Z secret because she wanted to "cherish" the commitment of marriage rather than the big day itself.
She said: "I think that people can put way too much emphasis on the day. It's just so temporary and it goes away in a second.
And then you have this commitment you made, and I don't know if people cherish it as much as they should."
Beyonce and Jay-Z
Beyonce - who married Jay-Z in a secret ceremony last April - admits she has always been a private person and never wanted an elaborate wedding. She explained to Britain's Cosmopolitan magazine: "I've never been the girl who went to a wedding and thought, 'Oooh, I want to get married.' So I didn't want something big and dramatic.
That doesn't mean it was anticlimactic or anything, but I think it's good to be somebody who thinks about the reality of things."
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Beyoncé's smashing rendition of Etta James' classic "At Last" - the ballad accompanying President and Mrs. Obama's first dance at the inaugural's Neighborhood Ball - was roundly praised by almost everyone who heard it.
Everyone, that is except for James. The veteran R&B singer called out Beyoncé big time during a Seattle concert last week, Us magazine reports.
"You know that woman he [Barack Obama] had singing for him, singing my song - she's gonna get her -- whooped.
"The great Beyoncé ... But I can't stand Beyoncé," she added. "She has no business up there, singing up there on a big ol' president day ... singing my song that I've been singing forever."
The irony to this whole smackdown, of course, is that Beyoncé played James in the recent movie "Cadillac Records." Judging by photos of the pair at its November premiere, there was nothing but love in the air.
By the way, James apparently isn't so keen on the 44th president as well. "You guys know your president, right?" she said at the same Seattle show. "You know the one with the big ears? Wait a minute, he ain't my president, he might be yours, he ain't my president."
Friday, January 30, 2009
Kelly Rowland has decided to end her professional relationship with Beyonce Knowles' manager father, Mathew Knowles. She announced the news in a joint statement with Mathew on January 28.
"Mathew Knowles has been a positive influence in my career," Kelly said in the statement. "I have had great success under his guidance - both as a member of Destiny's Child and with my solo projects. Although we have decided to part ways professionally, the Knowles family and the entire Music World Entertainment team will always be my family."
Mathew stated that the decision was mutual and it happened "after a very positive meeting" between the two camps. He added, "We have amicably agreed to end our professional relationship. My company, Music World, will continue to manage Destiny's Child as a group. As an artist Kelly has incredible talent and I only wish her the best. We will always be family first and foremost, and as a dad I only have love for Kelly."
At the time of writing, it is still unclear whether Kelly Rowland will maintain her career independently or she will be signed to a new management. Recent rumor says she will join 19 Entertainment, the same company managing Jordin Sparks and Carrie Underwood.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Beyonce Knowles Barack Obama Michelle Obama
Beyoncé, in a lavender satin gown, serenaded the couple as they shared a few laughs and quiet conversation during the dance. By the time the song was over, B and the Obamas were all in tears.
The song Beyoncé sang, of course, was Etta James' "At Last." While the song has certainly taken on a new significance this year, it's got quite a history.
Barack And Michelle Obama
"Interestingly enough, the year Etta James made this song popular, 1961, is the year Barack Obama was born," Greg Johnson, blues curator and associate professor at the University of Mississippi, told MTV News.
He added that he can't be sure as to Beyoncé's reasons for picking the song, but he is willing to take a few guesses. "The title can imply, 'At last the United States has elected a black president,' " he suggested. " 'At last the United States has overcome its past fears of people of mixed race, at last the United States has chosen positive vision over the status quo.' "
Johnson did find a connection that has been evident throughout this entire election — that youth voters have once again found a reason to be interested in politics. "Another spin is that, 'At last youth may find a connection with politics and become more engaged,' " he said. "Whatever the reason, the song will honor not only the Obama family, but pay tribute to one of our finest blues, soul and gospel singers, Etta James."
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Speaking to Closer magazine, the singer said: "I would love to work with Beyoncé, I'm a huge fan. I would love her body, but I'm naturally slim and can only dream of having an hourglass figure like hers. She's stunning."
The mother of two added that she and husband Darren Byfield would like to have more children in the future: "I know that we're good together and getting married has made that official."
"We definitely want more children, but not yet - I want to concentrate on my career for a while."
Monday, January 19, 2009
Beyonce Knowles And Jay-Z
The “99 Problems” rapper and his “Irreplaceable” bride mingled amongst fellow celebs on the red carpet before heading inside as spectators at the Beverly Wilshire held ceremony.
Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z
n related news, Beyonce recently drew praise for donatin her entire $4 million salary from a recent film to a drug treatment center where she trained for her role.
“Her incredibly generous gesture to Phoenix House comes as no big surprise to those close to
her,“ a source told Britain’s The Daily Star. “Without fanfare or publicity of any kind she has quietly given away millions to causes that move her. I don’t think she’s ever before given away
Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z
such a large amount to one organization but she clearly believes that many people, possibly thousands, would die without their help. We’re talking about people here who can’t afford $20,000-plus a week to check themselves into Promises in Malibu or the Betty Ford Clinic. These people are hand-to-mouth street junkies and without groups like Phoenix they wouldn’t stand a chance of recovery. Beyoncé has acted, like she always does, from the heart and if she’s helped save even one life over Christmas she’ll consider every last cent well spent.”