The Standard Hotel is identified the employee who leaked the video of Solange attacking Jay Z in an elevator. The person may have pocketed $250,000 for handing over the tape to TMZ but promptly lost their job. “The Standard has already terminated the individual and will now be pursuing all available civil and criminal remedies,” said Brian Phillips, a spokesman for the hotel.
Everyone obsesses over celebs. Sometimes, we even go so far as to fall in love with them. We’ve all caught ourselves sitting in a movie theater, silently worshipping our favorite crush’s every move. Or rifling through tabloids to catch a glimpse of him exiting Starbucks. Or even praying that her marriage will beak up. The surreal thing? Celebs do it, too!
On Monday, TMZ published a shocking video of elevator security footage that showed Solange Knowles violently attacking Jay Z with Beyonce in a elevator car of The Standard Hotel following the Met Gala. The altercation quickly went viral leaving everyone to speculate what happened before the incident to provoke the singer.
Who has more gold, Michael Phelps or Lil Wayne? It’s a toss up, although the swimmer’s pieces are at least saliva-free (for now). After winning his twenty-second medal in London, the world’s most decorated Olympian gracefully stepped down from the diving block after the 2012 games. At 27, and with four Olympic games to his name, Phelps was officially retiring, content with heading home and catching up on all of the wonderful HBO dramas he missed during his years of intensive training — or something. Of course that didn’t last. Hold on, has someone been listening to a lot of Jay Z during their warm-ups?
Everyone knows that Beyonce and Jay Z are notoriously private people. The couple has refused to attend Kimye’s wedding because they don’t want to be taped for E! network. But the couple is planning to go to Lil Kim‘s baby shower, even though it’s going to be taped for a reality show. Well how is that for a change of opinion?!
Life doesn’t get any more fabulous than it does for music’s most powerful couple on the planet. Beyoncé and Jay Z literally rule the roost from the charts to living in luxury. VH1’s The Fabulous Life goes deep inside the lavish world of the couple. And the numbers. Are. Staggering! What does Beyoncé wear to President Obama’s inauguration? Emerald earrings valued at $1.8M. What does Jay Z by for his longtime girlfriend? A Rolls Royce for her 25th birthday. Oh, and it cost $1M. As for Blue Ivy, she was literally born into luxury. The hospital cost the couple $1,700 per night and she was adorned with gifts that cost anywhere from $15K to $600K!
We’re so incredibly over this endless winter. Snowstorm after snowstorm. Sleet, ice, hail. Abysmal hair days. When will it ever end? The only thing that’s getting us through is shopping for cozy-toasty winter clothes. If it’s going to be negative nine degrees, we might as well look incredible, right?
Sometimes we use our headlines to tease you and you have to read the whole story to find out what we’re talking about, but not here, not now. Because this is about exactly what we said: SNL’s Jay Pharoah told us during the Very VH1 Spreecast yesterday that he did his spot-on Jay-Z impersonation while getting it on. This may have been our favorite Spreecast moment ever.
In a lot of ways, life never stops being like a high school cafeteria: everyone wants to sit at the cool kids’ table. There are no cooler kids than celebrities and no cooler celebrity cliques than the 10 celebrity cliques on our list. The only question is “Which one would YOU like to join?”
Did Farrah from Teen Mom just film a sex tape with James Deen? Are Seth MacFarlane and Charlize Theron now a “thing”? And what did Jessica Simpson‘s mom’s secret suicide note reportedly say? All this in today’s First Dibs.