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 Moment: Perhaps it was being born? Lil Blue was born on January 7th at New York City’s Lenox Hill Hospital. Did she have her own private wing? Of course she did. She soon charted on Billboard, featured in her dad’s ode “Glory.” Now ask yourself what you’ve done lately.
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 few parody 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.
The 12 Celebs Who Dominated In 2012:
12. Ryan Lochte
11. Rebel Wilson
10. Frank Ocean
9. Damian Lewis
8. Lena Dunham
7. Blue Ivy Carter
6. Matthew McConaughey
5. Channing Tatum
4. Honey Boo Boo
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 Beyonce and Jay-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.
The above photo is what’s caused all sorts of hysteria over the idea of Beyonce being pregnant again, eight months after giving birth to Blue Ivy. Now, of course, this isn’t unheard of. A lot of women are extra fertile after having a baby, so you see a lot of siblings born so close together. But we can hardly call a little bit of rounding in a skintight Roberto Cavalli dress incontrovertible proof that Beybey #2 is in the oven, as MediaTakeout exclaimed on Monday. We know Beyonce was working out a million hours a day and not eating anything good in order to lose her baby weight in time for her Atlantic City concerts this spring. Do you blame the girl at all for taking a break and having a piece of bread since then? If you saw any normal woman looking this slim within a year of having a baby, you would be astonished at how much weight she lost.
Helping or not helping this new rumor: The denial from Beyonce’s mother. “It’s gonna happen when it’s time, but not right now,” Tina Knowles said. Which, she would probably say whether or not B were actually pregnant. Also, you can point to the fact that Beyonce has a giant glass of cognac in her hands in this photo from Sunday night. But then again, “witnesses” said she never actually sipped from that glass.
It can’t be a coincidence that Beyonce was born right in the heart of MTV VMA season. The Queen Bey is just as much a part of the show as the Moonman, putting in a showstopping appearance nearly every year for over a decade. It’s fate, you guys! Or should we say, destiny. Ever since her Destiny’s Child days, she’s lit up the stage with a killer combo of jaw-dropping outfits and fierce dance moves. And who could forget last year when she announced on the red carpet that she was expecting little Blue Ivy Carter? The diva legacy lives on. We wonder what surprises she’ll have for us on Thursday night! Beyonce has become an icon of the awards show, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate her 31st birthday than by checking out her hottest VMA outfits through the years. Enjoy!
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So, other than those photographs Jay-Z posted of Blue Ivy right after she was born, it’s been hard to catch a glimpse of the little miss. We’ve seen Jay and Blue get their cuddle on in Paris. We’ve seen Beyonce and Blue act like a special-ops duo in New York. But even though she’s been across the continents, we haven’t actually been able to see Blue Ivy’s face. Fortuitously, that changed yesterday. Bey was spotted on a shopping trip to Bergdorf’s in New York, yesterday. While she completely covered her baby girl’s face, the singer herself looked gorgeous in a colorful, printed romper, yellow ballerina flats and a sexy. new braided bun hairstyle. We were feeling a bit glum that we couldn’t get to see Blue’s face, but a tweet from a shopper inside the shop solved that little problem. You can see the mother-daughter duo properly on the right, courtesy this twitpic, that simply read, ” Beyoncé & Blue Ivy.” And how Miss Ivy’s grown! We’re flipping out over those cheeks! She’s a looker, for sure. Another shopper also tweeted about their presence in the store, writing, “It’s cool. Just shopping next to Beyonce at Bergdorf, baby on her hip. No entourage. She winked at me, no shit.” Hopefully the celebrity couple will release more photographs soon of this cutie.
[Photos: Splash News Online/ Twitter]
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Jay-Z And Blue Ivy Get Their Cuddle On In Paris
Beyonce And Baby Blue Are A Covert Duo
Of course we love watching Beyonce cart around a Blue Ivy Carter bundle everywhere she goes, but there is something particularly heart-melting about seeing Jay-Z snuggle with his baby on the streets of Paris. We are literally in the process of stifling an audible squee right now. If we had to pinpoint the exact ovary-exploding element of the photos, however, we’d say it’s that teeny little hand grabbing what could only be a $10,000 leather jacket; that’s why we love this daddo-daughter moment. And we didn’t even factor in those little feet! Look at them! You’d have to be made out of stone not to want to eat those feet!
Not literally, of course. You have to have some restraint. As for why Bey and Jay were escorting their baby around the City of Love, it turns out the Carters arrived in Paris this weekend for Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne concert with Kanye, during which the dynamic duo performed their hit “N—-s In Paris” 11 times in a row. Man, Jay gets to be an ostentatious rock star and then go home to Bey and their tiny blanket baby? We’ll confess: we’re sort of jealous. We’ll also confess something else: we are totally going to eat those adorable infant feet. For real. Both of them.
[Photo: Splash News Online]
As you book your brunches, scramble to order flowers, pick out the perfect card and all those other things you have to do before Mother’s Day this Sunday, we had a little revelation: Maybe our moms should be thanking US for a change.* We have arrived at this conclusion because of the very wise words of celebrity ladies, who, shockingly, appear to really, really like having children. The latest comes from a tweet brand-new mom Jessica Simpson wrote last night: “I am so in love with baby Maxwell. I want to cry every time I look at her. Motherhood is by far the best thing I’ve ever experienced,” she wrote.
Interesting fact: Jessica may have cribbed this line from someone else. Or all of the people. But specifically, Miranda Kerr who said this year of having baby Flynn: “I love it, I really love it. … He’s the best thing that ever happened to me.”
We already knew Beyonce’s been working out like crazy since the birth of Blue Ivy Carter to get back to her fighting weight for her upcoming tour — but People’s Most Beautiful Woman doesn’t think that’s why she’s been able to shed so much weight in the past five months. “I lost most of my weight from breastfeeding and I encourage women to do it. It’s just so good for the baby and good for yourself,” she told People in the cover story — where she also strikes back at those ridic rumors that she faked her pregnancy.
Not that she entirely downplays her efforts to slim down. “I counted calories. I worked out maybe three to four times a week,” she said. “I did a lot of walking in the beginning and now I’m running. But I had to work my way up. I couldn’t just go right from being pregnant to running.”
Beyonce also talks about what she did before entering her ultra-posh birthing suite at Lenox Hill Hospital in January. She got an eyebrow wax and a mani-pedi, had her hair done and “my little lip gloss.” With the way the paps were (are) hounding her in those hours, we don’t blame her. She’s pretty sure all that prep work went out the window once she actually went into labor, of course. “But after many hours of labor, I could care less about anything but my child. I didn’t care how I looked.”
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Beyonce Is People’s “Most Beautiful Woman” Only 3 Months After Giving Birth
Three months after giving birth to Blue Ivy Carter, Beyonce says she feels more beautiful than ever, and we’re not the only ones who agree. People magazine announced this morning that Beyonce is their 2012 World’s Most Beautiful Woman. “I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth,” she told the magazine, echoing our own suspicion that our sole purpose on this earth is to chronicle the life of the Bessiah. Kidding. Sort of. The 30-year-old new mom is joined on People’s annual by Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Sofia Vergara, Charlize Theron, Lily Collins, Madeleine Stowe, Christina Hendricks, Michelle Williams, Paula Patton, Miranda Lambert, Kate Middleton and Mad Men’s Jessica Pare. According to the magazine, B addresses all the rumors about B.I.C.’s birth and how she lost the baby weight in the issue that hits newsstands this Friday.
The 16-time Grammy winner has been churning out hits since she was 17, and just as we couldn’t get enough of her music and sightings of PDA between her and Jay-Z, we’re eating up any and all news of her new motherhood. With a tour coming soon, we expect Bey is already getting back to work — with baby Blue in tow of course. And we can’t wait to see what’s next. It’s officially Bey season, ladies and gentleman!
You’re not going to see Blue Ivy Carter unless Beyonce and Jay-Z want you to see Blue Ivy Carter! We get that Blue’s name may just get trademarked so image management is key, right? Seriously, though. We haven’t seen a glimpse of the gorgeous baby’s mug ever since Mom and Pops gave us a peek. These shots were taken as Bey was stepping out of a doctor’s office in the Upper East Side in New York with her Mum and entourage. You would think that Blue was a national treasure, the way she’s being swaddled. All we get to see are her little legs. Wait, what are we talking about? She is a national treasure! Swaddle away, mamma. But how about a peek at her once in a while huh, Jay-Bey? You take the photographs, we’ll gush. It’s a win-win!
[Photos: Splash News Online]
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