She gyrated her bare midriff for “Hips Don’t Lie.” She grinded with Beyonce for “Beautiful Liar.” But Shakira‘s new video ratchets up the sex factor times ten. In “She Wolf,” the Latina bombshell dances in a cage (repeat: a cage!) wearing a barely-there leotard (repeat: barely there!) and sings about staring across the bar at her “prey” (i.e., men she’ll soon devour). Of course, there’s more to her new electronic club banger than this snapshot interpretation would suggest.
Speaking to MTV News, Shakira explains: “She Wolf is the woman at daytime and the animal at night. She is a woman who knows what she wants and she goes for it. She’s in touch with her most subconscious desires and she satisfies them — and she defends her freedom and her liberties and she does it with her teeth and claws, like a wild animal.” Oh Shakira, you make a man want to speak Spanish howl.
Watch the 15-second sneak peek above and check back with VH1.com on Thursday at 8PM EST to see the full video. Bonus clip: Shakira tells us what she does when she first wakes up every morning …
Beyonce and Jay-Z were spotted strolling home after a dinner date in NYC last night, looking cuddly, cozy and crazy in love. In a world full of TomKats and SamRons, it’s nice to see a drama-free couple actually enjoy being together. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Maybe Beyonce could lend cash-strapped Lady Gaga a few notes? The superstar has topped a new list of the highest-earning stars under 30, earning an amazing $87 million in 2008 alone. Yes, that’s in just one year. Gah.
Bey’s earnings dwarfed those of number four on the list, Britney Spears, who raked in a frankly paltry $35 million, and 16-year-old Miley Cyrus, who really must make more effort, as she made only $25 million and came in seventh. See the full list here and try not to grind down your teeth in utter envy. [Photo: WireImage]
Some celebrities roll out of bed looking flawless. We’re looking at you, Jessica Alba and Beyonce. Other Hollywood glamazons, like Heidi Montag and Katherine Heigl, need the aid of some concealer, mascara, and lipstick to push them to camera-ready status. And for those stars who aren’t naturally radiant, the paparazzi show no mercy. They’ll relentlessly snap photos of celebs exiting a gym, finishing a triathlon, or disembarking from a transcontinental flight. These unflattering shots end up all over the gossip rags, making us commoners feel better about the bags under our eyes and less-than-perfect skin. Take a gander at Hollywood’s hottest ladies in the buff. Cosmetically speaking.
You know it’s a recession when Beyonce starts giving concert tickets away for next to nothing. The singer has joined the likes of No Doubt, U2, and Dave Matthews Band in offering her fans discounted tickets to her upcoming summer tour.
According to her label, B will be selling the last 2000 tickets to each North American show for just $20 a pop. It’s not like she needs much money these days – have you see her engagement ring? In addition to scoring cheap seats, fans will have the opportunity to help others with a food drive at each concert, created by Beyonce and Hamburger Helper. But Beyonce fans who aren’t currently strapped for cash can still spend big bucks to see the star – her “meet & greet” package on Ticketmaster is currently going for $1000 a ticket. [Photo: GettyImages]
Note to Rihanna and Victoria Beckham: this is how you do it! Beyonce turned up at hip London hangout Bungalow 8 looking so dreamily stylish we can hardly bear it. With her shoes and bag adding some on-trend sparkle, Bey keeps it cool tone-wise with the rest of the outfit, wearing grey leggings and a summery white vest and jacket. And those shoulder-pads are just the right side of big, unlike Ri-Ri and Posh’s recent horrors. We salute you! [Photo: Splash News Online]
Slumdog Millionaire beauty Freida Pinto has sealed her ascent into the superstar league by signing up as one of the new faces of L’Oreal Paris. The gorgeous Indian star joins Eva Longoria, Beyonce and Evangeline Lilly as one of the famous faces of the international cosmetics brand. Forget working with Woody Allen for artistic cred — this is where the money’s at! Congrats. … [Photo: L’Oreal]
We’re digging on Beyonce‘s casual, California girl look here, seen as she frolicks on the beach in Monaco while on a break from concert gigs this week. Perhaps she calls this alter-ego Sasha Relaxed? [Photo: Splash News Online]
Beyonce Knowles has managed to become one of the biggest global stars in the world without anyone really knowing very much about her at all (take note, Lindsay Lohan!) But in a new interview with the U.K. Times newspaper, she lets her famous guard down a bit and reveals that she has to work hard to avoid becoming a lunatic superstar.
“I meet celebrities, and at one point, I thought, like, everybody was crazy. Then I met some really level-headed, grounded people, who are more grounded and cool than people who don’t have all the pressure of celebrity. And I think my way of meditation, of keeping my sanity, is from the way that I analyze. It’s really easy to fall into your own world, really, really easy. Every day, it’s something that you have to be aware of, because there are always people who are opportunists, who will tell you anything,” she says.
Bey admits later on to being “more of a control freak than most” who’s trying “not to put anything on my calendar for a year from now — because I’ve never not had that.” Sounds like a good idea. And if we were a control-freak A-list married superstar, we might think some time off could work for a baby … hm? [Photo: ]
Remember the whole fake Beyonce singing incident that went down last week? Well the songbird is once again the butt of a bad prank, executed this time around by an Austrian radio station. They apparently called up the Albertina museum in Vienna to arrange a private tour for “Beyonce” and then sent over a body double to marvel at the masterpieces.
The museum fell for it, but eventually figured out they had been duped. “Her face was extremely similar, but her body was totally different,” said their spokesperson. You can check out pics of the Beyonce imposter here. We think the fake B looks nothing like the real thing, but you know, it’s our job to stare at her for hours a day. Would you have been fooled? [Photo: GettyImages]
Beyonce Using Body Double To Do Dirty Work?