When I started working at VH1 and someone mentioned the Bikini Awards, I really thought I heard “Bikini Wars.” That’s wouldn’t necessarily be a misnomer, particularly in the case of the fight these two semi-finalists (or, well, their fans) put up in round 2. Beyonce and her joyous bikini pics narrowly defeated Maria Menounos’ Dancing With the Stars-toned body. And even with Coco tweeting the poll out to her fans, am army of Shemar Moore followers showed up in force to choose the competition’s last man standing over the very bootylicious model. So now these two delicious stars are battling it out for round 3. Will the Bey Hive manage to step up to the swooning ladies who love every opportunity to see Shemar shirtless? We shall see. Voting ends Monday at midnight ET, and then the final round begins Tuesday morning!
[Photos: Tumblr, Splash News Online]
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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Are we being blasphemous about Beyonce? We feel really, really bad about putting Bey in the same sentence as “lacks fire” because she’s so hot usually. But when we looked at the advertisement for her new fragrance Midnight Heat — see above — we were really disappointed. It’s not that she isn’t gorgeous, because she totally is. It’s because it’s so boring and literal. We understand that Beyonce has to schill this to a large, diverse fan-base and can’t do anything too far out or outre. But this is the same woman who made videos like Single Ladies and Who Run The World. She can afford to break out of the mold once in a while and we really wish she had done it in this perfume advertisement. We say this especially after writing about Lady Gaga‘s ad for Fame, which we posted yesterday. Gaga was buck naked it in, with little men crawling all over her and we still didn’t think it was risque enough for the singer. That’s how much she pushes the envelope. So we really wish that Bey had done the same and hadn’t made this shot so stereotypical. Sexy hair flying, sexy dress in a color reminiscent of midnight, on a rooftop against the midnight sky — we get it.
[Photo via Sassi Sam]
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In this corner, we have a pop megastar and new mommmy, whose ability to bounce back into bikini shape after giving birth is either incredibly inspiring or maddening, depending on who’s looking. In the other corner, we have a TV host whose confidence in her body is so great, she keeps making bets that have her strutting in the freezing air/water in a tiny two-piece, sometimes on national television. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Beyonce, the easy victor of the Bikini Awards pop-star category, is up against Extra host Maria Menounos — who handily defeated all the other gorgeous ladies of our “multi-talented” category.
Whose bikini bod reigns supreme? We have no idea how you’ll possibly choose between these two, but you’ll have to do it before tomorrow at midnight!
[Photos: Beyonce.com, Splash News Online]
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Welcome back to the ever-popular and much beloved VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards! Yes, it’s that time of year again, where we pit your favorite stripped down celebs against one another to see has the most bangin’ bikini bod of 2012. Happy summer, folks!
Pop singers are famous for giving us some of the best ear candy the world has to offer. But now they’re a treat for the eyes as well and the ears as we roll out the pop star edition of our patented Bikini Awards! We’ve got some of the biggest names in music strutting their stuff on the beach. Nicki Minaj is all business as she films her sizzling video for ‘Starships.’ But Rihanna, Beyonce and Alicia Keys are in casual mode, posting stripped down photos to their tumblrs, twitters and facebook. Jamie Lynn Spears ups the “aww” factor by posing with her adorable daughter Maddie, and LeAnn Rimes brings the “whoa” with her rock hard bod. British babes Geri Halliwell and Tulisa Contostavlos do the queen proud in their two-pieces, and LMFAO’s Redfoo, well…he’s just happy to be here. Check out the gallery below and cast your vote for the hottest pop star bikini bod of 2012. Polls close on July 15th at 11 p.m. ET!
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Ridiculous hats — check! Crazy sunglasses — double check! Celebs can be just like us sometimes, especially when it comes to July 4 celebrations. Beyonce, Fergie and the Jenners were just a few of the celebs who couldn’t wait to show the world their fab 4th ensembles. We especially loved the candy-apple red lips on Miley Cyrus and Victoria Justice! And of course some took advantage of the red, white and blue day to show off their hot bikini bods. Tweeting pics from picnics, parties, and poolside, these stars clearly had a blast with fam and friends celebrating Independence Day.
The stars were out last night at the BET Awards to celebrate some of the biggest names in music. But there was not one person in the audience that didn’t get emotional during a 20-minute tribute to the late Whitney Houston, who died in February at age 48. Mariah Carey introduced Monica, who completely rocked a rendition of “I Love the Lord,” and then Brandy kicked off the party with “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” Later Whitney’s mother, Cissy Houston, took the stage and we already felt the tears welling up in our eyes. We knew already to expect greatness from the soul and gospel singer as she began singing “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” She dedicated the song to her late daughter saying, “This is for you, Nip.” That’s when the tears really started to flow. A beautiful teary-eyed Beyoncé was caught on camera as well as Soulja Boy not afraid to show his emotional side. Kanye West was also shown to be deeply invested in the song.
Here’s a look at some of the tear-filled moments:
Yes, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian are friends now as was most evident from their moshing it together at Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s Watch The Throne concert in London. All those rumors of beef between the Queen B and Kimmy K, are just that — rumors. We love it when things are simpatico in celebrity-land, especially between couples. And couples which are inclusive of bestest of pals Jay-Z and Kanye, that is. It would be a shame if their respective significant others didn’t get along. Swimmingly enough, there was nothing but love between the four at last night’s BET Awards, in L.A., where they all sat together in the front row. Bey looked pretty delicious in a citrus colored gown, and Kim wore a white dress that looked demure from the front, but then she turned around and bam — sexy, booty-highlighting, backless, unzipped fashion moment. Kanye matched his lady wearing white too.
Yeezy and Jay won the award for “Best Group” and they also won “Best Video” for The Throne. Hilariously enough, Hov interrupted Kanye’s acceptance speech, jokingly, saying, “ “Excuse me, Kanye, I’m gonna let you continue, but…” a la Yeezy interrupting Taylor Swift‘s acceptance speech at the VMAs in 2009. Remember that? All for Beyonce, who incidentally won “Best Female R&B Artist” this year and was the co-recipient for the “Video Director Of The year” along with Alan Ferguson. Plenty to celebrate between all of them! You can take a look at the list of winner here. Also take a peep at the gallery of different moments from the night between all four of them. And as a bonus, after the jump, we have a truly hilarious photograph of Kim with … Nicki Minaj!
We like this latest rumor, courtesy of the New York Daily News, way better than the ones flying around last month about Beyonce snubbing Kim Kardashian in London. After KK and Bey were spotted dancing together at Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne concert in Birmingham, England, on Thursday — and an eagle-eyed fan snapped the above pics posted on @BeyonceLite’s Twitter, we can tell things are much warmer between the two lovely ladies. The Daily News proposes this explanation of why we didn’t realize until now that the two are on quite friendly terms: Kim knows how much Beyonce and Jay value their privacy. Unlike Kardashian, whose very career relies on her penchant for oversharing.
“She’s hung with them a few times already, but she isn’t saying peep about them,” the source told the paper. “She’s not tweeting or taking pictures with [Beyonce] because she doesn’t want to seem desperate.”
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]