Posts By Bené Viera


Beyonce Can Be ‘King Bey,’ But Madonna Is Still Queen Of Ratings And Viewership For Super Bowl Halftime Shows

What? You didn’t think Beyonce was going to come back quietly did you? It’s beyond Beyonce overload as we predicted in December, and Bey has returned snatching wigs. Her Super Bowl XLVII performance slayed and has helped solidify her place among the greats such as Prince, Diana Ross and Madonna. And the general consensus may have ranked Bey’s mini-concert (because that’s what she gave) above Madonna’s halftime performance last year, the numbers don’t agree. Read more…


Justin Timberlake’s A ‘Whatever You Want, Honey’ Kind Of Guy

By now you’ve done a little two step or rolled your eyes at Justin Timberlake‘s return. If you’re one of the two people on earth who doesn’t care about JT’s “Suit and Tie” comeback then you’ve likely burned out already of all Justin everything. He dropped two new songs after the Super Bowl, he’s performing in LA at the Grammys and has a show immediately following the Grammys. JT season is upon us.

He called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” to discuss all things The 20/20 Experience, but music queries quickly turned to a wedding planning conversation. The timing of his marriage to Jessica Biel didn’t interfere with the making of the album because most of it was already complete. Besides he did what most men would do: Leave it in the hands of the woman. “I think the men can speak for me by saying that type of process you really just say ‘Whatever you want, honey.'” Oh come on guys, women want their male partner to be active in the decision making…as long as he mostly says yes to what she wants. “Every photo, everything that you saw… I was riding shotgun. I said, ‘Whatever you want, honey.'”

As for the album’s namesake his friend noted, “This is music that you can see” and that stuck with JT. Since none of us can wait until the new album drops he dropped a little teaser about his upcoming Grammy performance, “I think you’ll hear some stuff you haven’t heard.” Do not play with our emotions Justin!

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Rihanna’s Blowing Smoke In The Haters’ Faces With Sexy New Terry Richardson Photos

Puff, puff, pass. YOLO. No effs to give. Lately Rihanna‘s living out each of those mottoes to the fullest in everything she does including her Rolling Stone cover story. And now Lena Dunham will have one more reason to disapprove of bad girl Riri.

Terry Richardson released the photos via his website and they are as expected. Rih shows off her hot tattooed body while blowing smoke from a cigarette that she probably wishes was a joint. Lena better get to clicking the unfollow button on Instagram because Rihanna’s not here to make others comfortable. While critics and her peers stay mad on the sidelines scoffing about her lack of role model behavior, Riri is blowing smoke in the haters’ faces. Read more…


Did A Tracklist For Kanye’s (Alleged) Next Album, Rich Black American, Just Leak?

Kanye West wore a straitjacket on stage in Abu Dhabi. Anything is a possibility in his peculiar world. A mysterious screen shot is floating around implying Kanye’s follow-up to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy shall be named Rich Black American. As if his collaborative Watch The Throne joint with his mentor Jay-Z didn’t drill the point that Kanye’s black (obviously) and rich (also obvious) and American (obvious again) this album will serve as another reminder. Read more…


Frank Ocean Will Not ‘Murder Or Mutilate’ A Man Over Chris Brown Brawl

To press charges or not to press charges, that was the question for Frank Ocean. His melee with Chris Brown left folks scratching their heads with unanswered questions like, who started the brawl. Frank was the aggressor according to Chris’s camp and Chris started it according to Frank’s. But Chris’s violent past, Chris leaving the scene and Frank’s tweet claiming he’d been jumped led to a common belief that Frank would press charges. But Frank chooses peace. Read more…


Top 9 Beyonce Bowl GIFs And Other Wacky Super Bowl Moments

As a collective we’ve all come to the conclusion last night’s Super Bowl XLVII was in fact the Beyoncé Bowl (#BeyBowl), right? Good. Bey slayed the stage by live singing of course with something for the stans, the haters and everyone in between. Watching Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams literally pop in the air onto the stage in real time nearly gave Destiny’s Child fans a heart attack. Thank the Internet gods for gifs. Here’s nine of our favorite gif moments from Bey’s performance. Enjoy watching them over and over. And over. Read more…