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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Are we doing this or not, girl? We’ve been hearing rumors about Britney Spears’ X-Factor gig since the end of February…and approximately every 45 minutes since. According to E! News, however, our wait is finally over, with BritBrit signing on to the tune of $15 million, a package deal that also snags her fiance Jason Trawick a spot as producer on the show. “Both camps were back and forth on the money but now they have finally come to agreement on the fee,” their insider claims. “That was the big sticking point and now, thankfully, it’s been sorted. All they need to do now is work out the smaller points.” Wait, there are smaller points to be worked out after someone pays you $15 million and gives your husband a job? What, like which chair you get? Get that money and run, girl!
Meanwhile, a source reporting to Us Weekly claims Britney Spears will be signed on for $16 million. Is that what it’s going to take? A million more? Considering Beyonce was rumored to be joining for $100 million a season, we say Simon Cowell is getting a serious bargain. JLo is going to be so pissed, seeing as how she’s allegedly only making $12 million to judge AI. Plus, you know she probably took whatever chair they gave her!
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You couldn’t miss either Christina Milian and Beyonce yesterday thanks to the primary color of their respective wardrobe choices. They both worked it out in different doses of hot pink. Christina sat with another Christina (Aguilera) courtside at the Lakers game yesterday wearing a pair of tight fuchsia pants with matching open-toed, strappy high heels. What a cutie! Beyonce, on the other hand, was a lot less bodycon and a lot more bohemian. She swanned around on the other coast, in midtown New York, wearing a hot pink, long-sleeved top tucked into a flowing patchwork skirt. Sunglasses, a fedora and pumps finished off the look. So what we really have to know is, who pulled off the color better? We can’t decide. Perhaps you can help us make up our minds! Vote, vote, vote!
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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!
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We so often describe things as “crazy pants”; it’s only right this moment that we realize how few of those things are actually pants! Not that the festive floral bottoms Beyonce rocked in New York today were really nuts per say. In fact, they are probably exactly the type of thing that a hot new mom would wear…if she was on vacay in Honolulu…and wanted everyone to stare at her legs with their eyes unfocused until they saw a T. Rex. Or a schooner! Alternately we also like the idea that Bey is using her pants to transmit some kind of secret code to Katy Perry, letting her know all is forgiven now that the “Part of Me” singer explained her alleged insult about Bey’s song “Beautiful Liar.” Yup, looks like we are willing to take any explanation at this point because, dang, that is a bold print!
On the other hand, if Beyonce‘s pants are actually an ingenious strategy cooked up by her P.R. team and the Tourism Board of Hawaii to highlight all the baby weight she’s lost since bringing Blue Ivy into the world, it is working. Look at that tiny little belt! It looks like it’s hovering there in the slender abyss! On the flip size, if black is typically thought of as slimming, Beyonce must want her crotch to be invisible. And her canary yellow shoes all our eyes can see!
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