After a week dominated by speculation around the Carter-Knowles family’s interpersonal drama, Beyoncé and Jay Z want the gossip to stop. The couple released an official statement on the footage obtained from the Standard Hotel elevator, concluding that Solange‘s behavior was not the result of drunkenness and all families have their issues. The claim that Bey, Jay, Solange et al. are “no different” from other families is up for debate.
Mariah Carey kicked off Today‘s Summer Concert Series on Rockefeller Plaza this morning. And in Grand Mariah Fashion, it was a spectacle, complete with elbow-length gloves and grand pianos. But wait, is it appropriate to channel ’50s lounge singers and drape yourself atop a baby grand before 10 AM? Who cares! Mimi makes her own rules.
Good news, Navy! Rihanna‘s Instagram account may still be in flux, but at least we might be closer to getting something that resembles new music (penned by the woman who brought us “Diamonds”). Of course, Sia is more than simply the writer behind Unapologetic‘s inspirational single. While she’s written for the likes of Bad Gal RiRi, Beyoncé and Britney Spears, she is a stunning vocalist with four solo albums to her name. Her fifth, 1000 Forms of Fear, will be released this summer, and its lead single “Chandelier” is already a must-have on summer playlists, with a beautiful music video featuring Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler.
Beyoncé has been in seven feature films to date. Did you remember that The Pink Panther, opposite Steve Martin, was one of them? At least tell me that you recall “Check On It,” a modern day classic featured on the film’s soundtrack? (And if you don’t agree, then who are you?)
The Carter-Knowles clan has always been in the spotlight, but yesterday’s shocking reveal nearly broke the internet. In video obtained by TMZ, Solange is seen going off on her sister’s husband, Jay Z, in the elevator of a Met Gala after party (while Beyoncé stands to the side). We all have occasional familial dysfunction, but the idea that a group generally considered to be perfect, invincible and ***flawless could experience something that intense upended our week and crushed any belief system we had in place. Why, Solange? What did Jay Z say?! Why so still, Bey?!?
We have already been pushing Sia‘s “Chandelier” as an early contender for Song of the Summer, and now that the full video has arrived we’re even that much more in love. Reality television fans, get ready. This one is for you.
Instagram lost of one of its most prominent users this week when Rihanna‘s account magically vanished on Monday. A rep for the ‘gram said deactivating her account was an honest mistake and subsequently restored her account, only to have it disappear from record once again. And the world just hasn’t been the same since.
Why is Rihanna’s Instagram deleted….feeling lost……..
We already know that Kelis is a culinary fiend — her new album is called Food, for starters — but just how much television does she watch while snacking? Because we can’t find a reason not to think about Game of Thrones during all waking hours, we put the singer’s knowledge of her own work to the test against that of a powerful, traveling queen with a similar sounding name. And why not? With her own show coming to The Cooking Channel, Kelis has got to get a feel for the competition.
Beyoncé does not take her influence lightly. As one of the most influential people in the world, she understands the impact her work can have on fans and is using this power for good. “Pretty Hurts,” the opening track from her 2013 album, is not just a ballad perfect for an emotional night of karaoke, but commentary on our obsession with perfection. The official video places Bey in a beauty pageant, where she and other contestants struggle to reach the unattainable goals pageant bosses, Harvey Keitel and society have set for them. VH1 has an exclusive look at the making of the video, including thoughts from Miss 3rd Ward herself. “I wanted to tap into the world of competition,” Beyoncé says. “Some of the things young women go through are just really heartbreaking for me.”
After 20 years in the public eye, Nas has been everywhere from the Grammy Awards to Billy on the Street. His most recent achievement, however, is something not even he or his family could have dreamed of. After the National’s MattBerninger and his brother Tom opened the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival with Mistaken For Strangers, the Queens-born rapper took center stage at this year’s fest with his documentary Time Is Illmatic. The film pays tribute to the acclaimed artist and his breakthrough album, Illmatic, 20 years after its release. Who knew Robert De Niro was such a big music fan?