Okay celebrities, you can all go home now! Because if it was not yet clear that Beyonce is the queen of the world, her show-stopping Givenchy gown at the Met Gala tonight has sent a serious signal: Beyonce is the best. Hands down. Period. The End. Who runs the world? Bey does. Yes, her dress is absolutely amazing, with the see-through, shimmery lace and incredible purple train. (We will fall asleep tonight and every night of the next year dreaming about that to-die-for train. Swoon.) But not just anyone could pull off this gorgeous gown. It’s the singer’s confidence that sells it and makes it such a completely spectacular look. Let’s just hope she saves it for lil Blue to wear one day, too.
The annual Met Costume Gala Ball is known as being the Oscars of the fashion world, at least in terms of A-List star wattage. We’ve got more sartorial analysis of tonight’s big night en route, but we wanted to these pictures of VH1 Celebrity style icons like Kristen Stewart, Rihanna (see more of RiRi here!), Beyoncé, and Emma Stone up for you to digest as quickly as possible. We’ve also got some incredible looks from the likes of the always divisive Gwyneth Paltrow, the radiant Florence Welch, and the comeback of January Jones (who, IRL, shares nothing in common with “Fat Betty”). Dig in now, but save some room because we’ve got more to come!
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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
They say that beauty is confidence, and that goes double for Beyonce. On the day she was revealed to be People’s “Most Beautiful Woman of the Year”, Bey ventured out makeup free and lovelier than ever! The singer was spotted on Manhattan’s upper west side last night, making her way to a private dinner party with a huge smile on her au natural face. Our favorite diva was in full chillax mode, rocking what seem to be pajama bottoms and a loose fitting top. Does she look this good just rolling out of bed!? Damn, we get it, Beyonce: You’re the most beautiful woman on the planet You don’t have to rub it in our faces!
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A lot of prep goes into a wedding. There’s the flowers, the catering, the dress, the ceremony, the guest list. And if you’re a multi-millionaire mega star, there’s the all-important prenuptial agreement. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are in the midst of planning their big day, but rumors are circulating as to whether or not the power couple will sign a prenup concerning their tremendous assets. In fact, Forbes estimates the couple’s net worth at over $270 million.
Although they’ve been together for over seven years now, that doesn’t mean that the two won’t someday hit the rocks. And as the boy-scouts always said: be prepared! “The chances of them not having a prenup is slim and zip,” L.A.-based attorney Goldie Schon told Celebuzz. “The fact that they waited this long to tie the knot, you can’t imagine that with this type of wealth and this type of stature that they’re not going to protect themselves so that they don’t have a situation in the future.” They certainly won’t be the first celebs with big money divorce clauses. Check out some of the crazier Hollywood prenups in the gallery below!
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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!
Even though it would be one of the highest compliments a human being could receive, Kanye says he did not call Kim Kardashian his ‘Beyonce.’ As the rapper insisted to Us Weekly this afternoon, “Of course there are a lot of media inaccuracies surrounding this past couple of weeks, especially the ‘She’s my Beyonce‘ quote. I would never compare anyone to my friend’s wife.” That’s a good point, Yeezy. On the other hand, maybe it just slipped out when you were trying to compliment her? You know, like instead of saying “Oh, you look like you were designed by Karl Lagerfeld” or “Oh, it’s like you’re made entirely out of chinchilla fur,” you accidentally compared her to Queen Bey? Let us not pretend you haven’t said all those phrases at some point, Kanye. Let’s not even.
While they might be printing his clarification now, it was also Us Weekly who originally reported Kanye‘s Beyonce comparison in the first place. “They’re perfect for each other. He thinks she’s his Beyonce!,” their source gushed. “Come on now, that doesn’t even sound like me,” Kanye (questionably) claims. “If I don’t say something in a rap or on Twitter, it’s not true.” Well, we’re glad Ye cleared things up at least. You know Jay-Z was feeling so awkward about inviting him over for Game Night this week…
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The lawsuit filed against Johnny Depp, his security detail and the Hollywood Palladium in connection with an incident at an Iggy and the Stooges concert last December (and made available on E! Online) is making us cringe, a lot. Not that we know how much of it is true, but the allegations made by “Jane Doe,” a disabled physician and med school professor, are pretty horrifying: Early in the night, she says some guards tried to block her from getting back to her seat in the VIP section, telling her to go to around to a different entrance, which she didn’t want to do since she didn’t have her cane with her. Later, she alleges that the bodyguards tried to forcefully pry her iPhone out of her hand, dragged her up to a balcony area and then proceeded to handcuff and drag her out in a manner that caused her pants to fall down “exposing her buttocks to the other Hollywood Palladium patrons.” She says she suffered “severe trauma and extensive injuries” as a result. The suit also says that Depp was looking on and talking to his bodyguards throughout the night, and thus directing their actions.
While we wait to see how this drama unfolds, we thought we’d look back (not so fondly) at the wide variety of celebrities who’ve been caught up in similar situations, due to their overzealous security team, overly aggressive fans and photographers, or, more likely, an unfortunate combination of the two.
- In 2004, Prince and his bodyguards were sued by college student Anthony Fitzgerald who said they confiscated his camera after he snapped a photo of the artist in Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport. Prince countersued for invasion of privacy and violation of copyright and trademark law. The fact that we can’t find anything on the conclusion of this conflict leads us to believe both parties settled this quietly.
How does one to get to be Michelle Obama‘s BFF? If you’re Beyonce, you just write to the FLOTUS, and that too, in an open letter. As you know Beyonce launched her new site a little less than two weeks ago and posted a really sweet, handwritten letter to Michelle calling her “the ULTIMATE example of a truly strong African American woman.” She ended the note thanking Mobama with, “Michelle, thank you so much for every single thing that u do for us – I am proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you to look up to.” Nothing like a good, honest letter to get our emotions up and running (I love you, Mom).
What was really awesome about this is that Michelle responded to Beyonce over Twitter! In what looks to be a personal tweet, Michelle wrote to Bey, saying, “Thank you for the beautiful letter and for being a role model who kids everywhere can look up to. –mo.” Mrs. Obama’s camp them proceeded to tweet the link for the letter adding, “Beyonce writes a lovely letter to FLOTUS.” Damn. Who run the world? Between the two of them, we’re not really sure whose name to pick!
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Beyonce, Jay-Z and the Obamas are the most powerful set of besties the world has ever seen, and it looks like the only thing stronger than their celeb clout is their affection for each other! The diva has posted a handwritten open letter to the First Lady on her new tumblr, citing her as “the ULTIMATE example of a truly strong African American woman.” Bey then goes on to list all the ways in Michelle is basically the most awesome person ever, and we should all be more like her. The effect is sweet, although a friendship collage might have been more appropriate. “No matter the pressure and stress of being under the microscope – she’s humble, loving and sincere,” she continues. “She builds and nurtures her family, while also looking out for so many millions in so many ways.” But the real kicker comes at the end, so get your hanky ready. “Michelle, thank you so much for every single thing that u do for us – I am proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you to look up to.”
The love-fest continues between the First Family of the US and the First Family of Pop, as Barack gave some serious props to Jay-Z. The Prez admitted to the Atlantic Magazine that he prefers Jay-Z’s tracks to Kanye West. OK, Jay had a 50-50 shot. But still, anyone who’s heard My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy knows that’s some high praise! The answer should have been obvious though, considering that Barack famously labeled Yeezy “a jackass” following the whole VMAs debacle in 2009. And now, two and a half years later, his opinion hasn’t changed much. “He is a jackass,” he confirms to Atlantic. “But he’s talented.” Gotta love a leader who doesn’t flip-flop on the issues!
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