Rumors about Beyoncé’s fake baby bump are greatly exaggerated, according to the “Countdown” singer’s rep Yvette Noel-Schure, who told ABC that speculation from those doubting the size, consistency and contents of Bey’s abdomen was “stupid, ridiculous and false.” It is also “everywhere” as far as we can tell, spread by many who have peeped the video that started the scuttlebutt.
Buzz about the state of Babyonce began when Bey stopped by the Australian show Sunday Night HD this week for an interview. Video of Bey taking her seat shows her midsection crumpling in a seemingly un-fetus-filled way. While we for one can’t say what had her middle looking like a deflated basketball (like every dress should fit like a wet suit when you’re pregnant?), we’re inclined to agree with Ms. Noel-Schure. Not only has Beyoncé popped up around town looking consistently pregnant, we can’t even imagine why she would go through the trouble of stuffing her bump. After watching the video, what do you think?
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Prepare thyself for the birth of the Messiah of Music. Beyoncé and Jay-Z‘s child is arriving in February! The songstress revealed the news on Australia’s Sunday Night show, also adding, “[Being pregnant] already has changed my life. My husband and I have been together for 10 years, all of my twenties. I just feel like it’s time and I’m very grateful that God has blessed me with the biggest gift any human can have.” Which also made us squawk because it reminded us that Bey-Jay have been together for a decade! Although to be fair, they did do the we’re-not-together coy dance for a long while. Four months, guys. Boy or girl, we wonder?
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Ah, the eternal conundrum that is Kanye West! Dripping with gold chains, Kanye visited Occupy Wall Street with Russell Simmons in New York today, taking a break from shopping with Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Babyonce at Intermix to do so. Or maybe Kanye took a break from protesting to go shopping. It’s that optical illusion of the old woman or the young girl; in reality, both answers are correct.
“I just walked @kanyewest thru the #occupywallstreet. I love how sweet and tolerant he was to the crowd,” Russell tweeted, which we assume means Kanye didn’t yank a megaphone out of anyone’s hand to explain how he’ll let Anonymous finish, but the Tiananmen Square protest of 1989 was the one of the best protests of all time. Of all time!
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It’s hard to question the perfection of BeyoncÃƒÂ©’s “Countdown” video; when we first saw it, we thought our faces would melt off like in Raiders Of The Lost Ark from its flawlessness. Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, however, is definitely not pleased with Queen Bey’s creation, and is now alleging BeyoncÃƒÂ©’s “Countdown” video plagiarizes her dance routines. “I didn’t know anything about it. I’m not mad, but this is plagiarism,” De Keersmaker allegedly told a Danish blog. Thus the seeds of the world’s greatest breakdance fight were planted.
The targets of De Keersmaeker’s accusation include a section of the video performed by ballerinas while BeyoncÃƒÂ© looks into the camera, as well as another dance that is supposedly similar to one that won the choreographer the Dance Screen award in 1994. Say De Keersmaker, “What’s rude about it is that they don’t even bother about hiding it. They seem to think they could do it because it’s a famous work. … Am I honored? Look, I’ve seen local school kids doing this. That’s a lot more beautiful.” Oh my god, our hands almost burst into flames just typing that!
By Sabrina Rojas Weiss
Beyoncé premiered the video for her infectious single “Countdown” last night, and, to quote fellow TFL-er Jordan, “I sorta covet her entire life in this.” But since we can’t currently be pregnant with Jay-Z’s baby and running the world, we’ll dial down our wish list and instead covet a few of the things Bey wears in this colorful homage to Audrey Hepburn’s Funny Face with a little and Flashdance thrown in for good measure.
From the late-’50s-esque dance sequences to the “Sesame Street” split-screen illustrations of her “countdown,” this whole video is a peppy ad for her gorgeous, occasional-baby-bump-showing wardrobe. But we’ll focus on a few things actual real people like us could wear (sorry, spangly gown and striped shirt and suspenders!)
We all know he’s been busy hand-stenciling baby ducks on the wallpaper above the bassinet, but it’s still nice to hear Jay-Z take the time to gush with us about Beyonce’s pregnancy. “I’m excited! I think that is pretty easy,” Hova explained at his Shawn Carter Foundation charity carnival last night in New York. Hova then dropped 30,000 pink “It’s A Girl!” and blue “It’s A Boy” cigars out of a helicopter hovering over Midtown. Oh no, sorry, we were just looking into the future there for a second.
When asked whether the family would be roosting in Brooklyn however, Jay-Z went into Typical Dad Mode. “I have been thinking about it, but the prices over there are really high,” Jay-Z joked. “It’s not like before!” Yeah, that’s what our father would say too. Though to be fair, he isn’t one of the richest men in the continental United States, nor is he married to Beyonce, one of the wealthiest women. He wishes.
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She would know, right? Considering she’s a fragranista now, due to the release of her perfume Pulse! But that’s not the reason why Beyonce thinks hubby Jay-Z smells off! In a conversation with Entertainment Tonight Canada, Beyonce revealed that her olfactory sense is completely out of whack due to her pregnancy! She said, “Oh! My nose is like [mimics radar] ‘doot, doot, doot’! I smell everything! It enhances it. If it smells bad, I smell it! My husband’s fragrance, his one that I always love, I hate right now. So, thank God I love this one .” So don’t worry, folks. All is well. No trouble in paradise, unless Bey gets a whiff of Jay-Z. Poor guy!
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Hey guys, Beyonce has the same thing on her bucket list as we have on ours: for Beyonce to create a boy band. “I am starting my company, my label. I want to create a boy band,” Bey told the Associate Press after a promotional even for her her fragrance Beyonce Pulse, adding “I see so many male artists building these empires and passing their knowledge on to other artists and development. I see myself doing the same thing and hopefully other younger artists when they grow up and they have been around for 15, 20 years, they can do the same thing.” Beyonce then explained how she never sleeps and can instantly teleport anywhere on Earth by flinging her hair, thus explaining how she finishes any of her 1,000 concurrent projects.
And while she might have a million other items on that list and/or in that bucket, as far as she’s concerned, Beyonce’s pregnancy isn’t going to hinder her career in the slightest. “I think of course my life is going to change, and I definitely will make sacrifices, but you know, I think I will be able to bring hopefully my little rider with me,” she explained. Plus, if Bey has a boy then pops out a few more, we’re talking Boys II Men: Part II.
We’ve all been dying to see how Beyonce‘s maternity wardrobe is going to pan out. So far it’s mostly been sparkly or poufy — both couture, though, obvs. Not that we have a problem with either. She’s carrying the Messiah of Music so she can put on any damn thing she wants! Her latest public appearance went the sparkly route again. Beyonce launched her fragrance Pulse in New York last night and covered the baby bump with a blingy blue minidress and matching glittery blazer. Do we like? We’re so biased when it comes to Bey! We’re wondering if her mommy wardrobe needs to shake things up a little, though?
While Beyoncé’s pregnancy might have made our hearts explode in a collective burst of multi-colored tuxedo jackets, it also means it might be awhile before we see Beyoncé in A Star Is Born, Clint Eastwood‘s musical remake the often-rebooted film from 1937. The most recent version of the movie would be the 1976 film starring Barbra Streisand, and wait a minute…not only is she currently growing a tiny adorable person inside herself, but we just realized that Beyoncé is the new Barbra. It’s only Monday, but we do not see how this week could get any better for this woman.
While Eastwood was allegedly hoping for a February 2012 start, the arrival of Baby Hova will likely push back filming, unless the movie’s screenwriters can come up with an explanation for why Bey’s character would be holding a laundry basket in every scene. Oh, maybe she works at a laundromat. That wasn’t that hard. The delay might work out for the best anyway, seeing as how Leo DiCaprio, Clint’s first pick for the male lead, is opting not to do the film. Other names that have been bantered around include Christian Bale and Will Smith. Personally, we’re going to go ahead and suggest Jay-Z for the role, and then just subtly tweak the movie’s premise into being one giant, star-studden episode of A Baby Story. We’d all be on-board with that, right?
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