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.
If you’re reading this blog, chances are pretty high that you viewed the whole Ravens and 49ers tussle as the opening act to a far greater power: Beyonce. Her half time performance was without a doubt the most anticipated event of the night for us (even more than that Bar Refaeli ad), and Queen Bey did not disappoint! The diva left us all spell bound with a collection of her modern classics like (our fave) “Crazy in Love,” and even got some help from her Destiny’s Child sisters Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams on “Single Ladies.”
Needless to say, everyone was blown away by her incredible showmanship. But one person on particular was particularly proud…He husband Jay-Z, of course! Hova went backstage after the performance to congratulate his lady in person, and the result was thankfully captured in the cutest Instagram known to human kind. “Lights out!!! Any questions??” the proud husband tweeted soon after, proving that we weren’t the only ones who thought that the half-hour power outage in the 3rd quarter was a direct result of Bey blowin’ some fuses!
Beyonce herself took to both Twitter and Tumblr to share some hot/adorable behind the scenes images from her time at the Superdome. In addition to the pics, she also spread some love with a self-penned thank you note to all ladies who shared the stage with her during Super Bowl Sunday. “What a proud day for African American Women!!!!” she began. How is it possible for even her handwriting to be sexy!? “Kelly, Michelle, Alicia, Jhud- You are all beautiful, talented and showed so much class! It was an honor to perform at the Super Bowl with you phenomenal ladies.”
On today’s live Very VH1, Kate Spencer and Buzzfeed writer Lauren Yapalater discuss the players, the commercials, the blackout and the Beyonce world takeover from last night’s Super Bowl game. Join us at 2PM EST! Check out the video below to watch the show and click on the comment icon in the upper right hand corner to participate in the chat.
As pop stars go, Beyonce isn’t a wild experimenter in the hair department: She likes her hair long and pretty and somewhere between a natural brown and a honey blond — nothing shaved, spiked or dyed pink. But as we looked back at photos from her early Destiny’s Child years through today, we did notice quite a bit of subtle variety in her style. We also noticed that whether she’s going for curls or cornrows, flowing waves or sleek updos, Bey’s hair always looks good. (The same couldn’t always be said about her fashion, but that’s another post.) Which is your favorite? And which do you think she’ll rock on Sunday, when she performs at the Super Bowl Halftime Show? Browse through these 50 photos and tell us what you think.
Argue amongst yourselves whether the best part of this magical junket was Bey singing directly at her haters OR the press conference’s very last question, asked by a gentleman from Denmark, as to WHAT COLOR TOOTHBRUSH BEYONCE USES. I didn’t think Beyoncé used a toothbrush–what with her robot teeth all perfect and shiny 24/7–but she claims to use a blue one (“or blue and yellow?”) and therefore all blue toothbrushes are now worth ~$10 more at your local Walgreens.
The Man From Denmark also had two other questions, but he didn’t get to ask them. Here is what I think he meant to inquire:
Earlier this week, we told you about how Miley Cyrus referred to her boyfriend/fiance/superstud Liam Hemsworth as her “hubby” in an interview with Cosmopolitan. The quote sparked an untold number of rumors suggestion that the power-couple have already tied the knot without us catching on. Well, it turns out we missed a crucial part of the interview: She actually straight up said she was married, y’all! “I’m happy I don’t have to date anyone,” she said within the pages. And later on while telling an anecdote she dropped another glaring hint nugget: “‘I’m so happy I’m married, because you guys are so cruel!’”
OK, so she might have just taken a conversational short cut, and what she meant to say was “I’m so happy that I’m about to get married in the very near future.” But that’s kind of a mouthful, no? A rep for Hemsworth strenuously denied the wedding bell buzz to People, saying that they are “definitely NOT married.”
But hey, reps deny stuff all the time. And it doesn’t explain those Twitpics from Christmas that showed Miley and Liam wearing matching rings. And it really doesn’t explain why those same photos mysteriously vanished soon after being posted! Did Miley and Liam get married in secret? It wouldn’t be the first time in Hollywood history. Head on down to the gallery below and see 20 other famous couples who got hitched on the super DL!
If there was anyone having a good day yesterday, other than President Obama and our gorgeous First Lady, of course, it had to be Kelly Clarkson. She was at the occasion to sing My Country ‘Tis of Thee with the United States Marine Band after the Prez’s address. Her backstage time was well-spent with that other powerhouse, who blew us away with her rendition of the national anthem, Beyonce. Kelly was suitably star-struck around Bey, as you can see in the picture on the left. “Me and B just hangin’ out ….don’t worry about it. Seriously, God did good. She is so beautiful!” is what her tweet read.
And then it got even better. Because during the time that she was actually singing — and TV cameras picked this up everywhere — she kept getting photobombed by none other than ex-Prez Bill Clinton. Solid gold. This photograph (above right) has been doing the rounds and cracked us up completely. You go, Kelly.
We never cease to be amazed by how photographer Terry Richardson manages to get gorgeous ladies to do the sleaziest things in front of his camera. Compared to some of his models, Beyonce was relatively tame for her “Miss Millenium” cover shoot for GQ, the fruits of which we first saw last week. Judging by the interview Bey gives in the magazine, she keeps a tight control on all things image-related, so she’s not about to put herself in any kind of compromising, Terry Richardson-esque situations. That’s not to say she isn’t hot as hell in it. And as you watch the behind-the-scenes video of the shoot above, you can also tell she had a whole lot of fun romping around in cropped tops and undies, and jumping on the bed with a football to symbolize her Super Bowl Halftime gig.
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.