With new wardrobe restrictions put in place for the 2013 Grammys, music’s biggest stars had to find other ways to turn heads that didn’t include the words “see-through” or “fleshy under curves.” In addition to hot arm candy, the best accessory for the red carpet and beyond was all sparkly everything. Check out the the best in blinding Grammy Awards bling from last night’s show, below.
What is it about Beyoncé ‘s magazine covers leaking? Actually, what are we saying? Should we be surprised? Not really. This is one of the hottest, most successful women on the planet, so it’s no wonder people are scrambling to get whatever they can, before anyone else does. Does that make it right? Nope. But we see why. Bey’s ridik awesome GQ cover was leaked a month ago, and that gave some filchers the cojones to try the same stunt with her March Vogue cover. And they succeeded. The gorgeous singer gracing the magazine’s face, in Givenchy, arrived, before schedule, just as the weekend kicked in. Vogue hurriedly then released the cover officially and we were absolutely floored by the spread of pictures. Quite aptly, she’s heading the “power” issue, where the magazine states she’s a, “Chart-topper, glamour wife, style icon, filmmaker, new mom, business mogul—Beyoncé is at the height of her powers and writing her own script.” And yes, famous friends like Timbaland and Gwyneth Paltrow do make appearences in the interview. Gwyneth’s quotes are in there — talking about BeyMamma and her baby Blue Ivy — relating, “Blue was sleeping in her arms, across her body, and B was listening back to what she had been working on. I thought, This is how you do it. You do what you love with who you love included” and later in the piece, “When she is working onstage, she has more power than any woman I’ve ever seen. She would never say it and has never said it, but I feel she knows with every fiber of her being that she is the best in the world at her job.” It’s a nice, long interview, and there’s a lot more insight into the superstar’s life, so settle in with a nice cup of tea with your read.
[Photo via Vogue]
The internet is losing its collective lunch over the fact that Queen of Fierce Beyonce threw up some kind of odd hand sign during the 2013 Grammys telecast, before giggling about it with seat-mates Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. It all went down when MC LL Cool J gave Bey props for her Houston roots. Was it a gang sign? Some mysterious Illuminati signal? Relax, world. We’ve got a few less suspect explanations for the lovely Mrs. Carter’s actions!
Thanks to the rise of ultra snarky shows like Fashion Police, Hollywood’s A-List movie stars work their hardest during the 3-month slog that is Awards Season to stay out of the crosshairs of Joan Rivers and her band of catty cronies. Thankfully, our favorite musicians like Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and Cee-Lo Green have no such qualms about making a genuine fashion statement on Grammy night.
Seeing all of these shots of Beyonce hanging out with her Destiny’s Child ladies Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams is seriously messing with our heads. We honestly don’t know if we can go back to a DC-less world again. Simply put: We’re hooked. It was hard enough watching the trio bring the house (and the lights) down at the Super Bowl, but now these super cute photos Bey posted last night with her musical sisters pushed us over the line. We can’t say goodbye again! We know that Beyonce can be somewhat coy with her big announcements, so we’ve started wondering if she’s just dropping major hints with these pics. Could she be bringing Kelly and Michelle on her Mrs. Carter world tour?
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.”
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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.
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Thanks to today’s wackadoo press conference featuring Beyonce, we now know that she can sing live. (Although, did we really not know that before? The woman has literally been singing non-stop since she was 6 years old.) Anyway, due to lip sync rumors that turned to be tragic realities, Beyoncé admitted she lip synced only AFTER proceeding to sing the Anthem live…at the press conference. That’s Beyoncé for you! Haters to the left! Wait, but she loves haters? Make up your mind, B.
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: