In 2013, there have been several celebrity babies born, including North West and Prince George, who happen to be much more than cute bundles of joy. These newborns join the ranks of influential children under the age of 3. Whether they are boosting a country’s economy, landing more magazine covers than Lindsay Lohan or recording new music, the kids on this list have more power than any child should have — let alone before they are walking.
It’s “Awwws” to the walls up in here, as Alicia Keys has revealed that her little 2-year-old bundle Egypt Dean has a crush on Beyonce and Jay-Z’s daughter, fellow celeb power-couple offspring Blue Ivy Carter!
We’ve know that dancing is in baby Blue Ivy’s genes, but this is getting a little nuts. According to Beyonce, her little 1-year-old bundle has already learned her signature “Single Ladies” dance moves (or at least the infant equivalent)! But she didn’t learn it from her superstar mother like you might expect.
Jodie Foster ignited an intriguing discussion about celebrity privacy last night at the Golden Globes after giving a kind of, sort of, maybe coming out speech that dealt more with the problematic idea that celebs have to share the details of their personal lives than any specific sexual orientation. Foster laughingly joked that she wasn’t about to put her life on display like Honey Boo Boo, but…what does that make Beyonce? In case you were wondering how in-depth Bey was going to go with her upcoming HBO bio-documentary Life Is But A Dream, consider the fact that the doc’s new trailer contains a sonogram of Blue Ivy. That’s about as in-depth as you can get without pulling out the colonoscopy photos. (Which we imagine Beyonce is saving for the amazing sequel!)
Now, this isn’t to say we have a problem with Beyonce showing off little prenatal Blue Ivy. Obviously we are fascinated by the intimate details of Bey’s life. “I always battle with, how much do I reveal about myself?” she muses at the beginning of the promo. If you ask us, it seems like Jodie Foster and Beyonce are just two sides of the same coin: both want to maintain their privacy, both want to control what the public knows about their life. It’s just that Beyonce happens to be okay with letting us peep the inside of her uterus. If she’s fine with it, so are we. Believe us, if Beyonce didn’t want us to know the particulars of her personal life, we would know absolutely nothing.
Take this rumor with about a million grains of salt, since it comes from The Sun: Supposedly Jay-Z and Beyonce dropped obscene amounts of cash on Blue Ivy Carter’s birthday — amounts that make even B.I.C. worshippers like us raise our eyebrows. Among the expenses: an $80,000 diamond encrusted Barbie doll (that sounds like a choking hazard!); $96,000 on party decorations and a $2,500 cake.
The part of this story that really grabs our attention, though, is how much the supercouple reportedly spent on the guests at the party. Around $32,000 went to “jewelry sets, princess costumes and playhouses” for Blue’s young friends (er, do 1-year-olds actually have friends yet? And the parents of these friends got gift bags that included concert tickets and personalized gold pens. That sounds rather risky to us: Now every parent in the city is going to be strategically walking their strollers around Tribeca, figuring out where Blue is going to go to preschool and where she has her play dates, in the hopes that their children can one day strike up this very profitable friendship.
Well, now we understand even more why Bey’s Tumblr photos of her daughter don’t show her face. Not that you can expect her anonymity to last. (Hi, Paris Jackson!) In the meantime, if the back of your baby’s head looks remotely like Blue’s and you walk around Tribeca, expect to find yourself very popular all of a sudden.
Our friends at NickMom know a thing or two about throwing kids’ birthday parties — and not in an annoying Martha Stewart-y kind of way — so we think this depiction of what’s probably going down at Blue Ivy Carter’s first birthday party has to be on the money. Check out the rest of it here.
Clearly she got her dominating skills from her parents, and probably her Godmother Oprah Winfrey. Not that we’re judging, but we’ve been wondering what kind if path this mega-star offspring will take when she grows up and can actually…you know, do stuff. We’ve done our homework, and we’ve broken it down into the 5 basic Super-Couple Spawn varieties. Let us explain.
Super-Couple Spawn Variety 1: Parent Version 2.0
Like mother like daughter/like father like son, these famous folks get a leg-up with their name and try to stage a repeat performance of their parents’ success. Fame is a family business after all, but sometimes lightening doesn’t strike twice and the results are pretty mediocre. Examples of that include: Nancy Sinatra, Colin Hanks, Lisa Marie Presley, and Julian Lennon. But sometimes they do a pretty awesome job. Just like Goldie Hawn’s daughter Kate Hudson, the multi-talented Smith kids Jayden and Willow, Donald Sutherland’s badass boy Kiefer, Kirk Douglas‘ slightly less bad-ass boy Michael, and Judy Garland’s triple-threat daughter Liza Minelli.
As with most baby pics, there’s not much we can add to the latest photo of Blue Ivy Carter that Beyonce posted on her Tumblr this week. We’ll just say, “Thank you” to the proud mama, for sharing more cuteness — even if she never shows us little Blue’s face, and even though she and Jay-Z went to Bergdorf’s on Christmas Eve and forgot to buy us anything.
Was there ever a more highly anticipated baby than the offspring of Beyonce and Jay-Z? Well, maybe. But it sure was fun following the story of Miss Blue Ivy Carter, from Mama Bey’s mimed announcement at the 2011 VMAs to all the rumors that she’d be giving birth on New Year’s Eve, to the stories of the lavish gifts the pop/hip-hop/fashion-diva-to-be received from the likes of Oprah and Kelly Rowland. We’ve yet to see much more of the precious one other than the back of her head, and yet we already love every inch of it.
Dominating on Twitter: Baby Blue can’t quite tweet yet, although many a Trending Topic has been assigned to her name. There are, however, quite a fewparody Blue Ivys, and perhaps Blue is a Twitter late starter like her mom, whose account just tweeted for the first time in April, with already over 5 million followers.
Best Appearances: No word on what Blue’s first word was (or might be?) but as soon as she’s ready to give comment to Us Weekly, I bet we’ll be seeing cover story placement. Meanwhile, Blue’s been seen out on the town with her mom, dad and Auntie Solange.
What We Expect From Her in 2013: Blue Ivy turns 1 in January, and you bet it’ll be the best first birthday anyone’s ever seen.
Thanksgiving is a day to spend time with the people you’re thankful for and eat until your heart’s content. Over the holiday weekend BeyonceandJay-Z (people we’re very thankful for) showed us an intimate side of their lives by sharing photos of their Thanksgiving dinner and even a few of baby Blue Ivy. The superstar ‘rents have made sure to keep their daughter out of the spotlight, and instead of all those impersonal paparazzi shots they rather share their own images in their own intimate way via Tumblr. We can basically feel the warmth radiating from these photos and can’t get over Blue’s adorable full head of hair. Beyonce also wished us all a “Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving” from her family in a Tumblr note.
Let’s all collectively give a sigh of “Aww” and hope to be just like them one day as we lovingly look at these adorable photos of the royal family.