Can you blame her? When “Orange Is The New Black” star and trans rights activist Laverne Cox opened her mail and discovered a holiday card and gift from Queen B herself, she had what I think any of us would consider a perfectly normal reaction:
So when I opened this holiday card a few days ago and read Love @beyonce I literally fell to the floor. I was on the floor of my apartment. I have witnesses. Love the #CakeByThePound sweatshirt. Thanks Bey for the gift. I have had an awesome year and this is certainly a highlight. Happy holidays Mrs. Carter to you and your beautiful family. Thanks for all the amazing music and endless inspiration you’ve given to me and so many over the past 16 years. Since No No No I have been saying YASSS YASSS YASSS! #QueenBey foever.
Clearly, mine was lost in the mail. It’s okay, Bey. It’s the thought that counts. [US Weekly]
Just when you thought there was no one more powerful in the free world than Beyoncé and Jay Z, some computer nerd comes along and is like SIKE!
According to TMZ, Swedish video game programmer Markus Persson dropped $70 million in CASH for a 23,000 square foot home in Beverly Hills that the power couple was hoping to buy. Bey and Jay allegedly visited the house a few times before placing an offer, but Markus, who sold his company Mojang to Microsoft for $2.5 billion, outbid them. Check out the gallery to see where Blue Ivy should have spent the next few years frolicking around, but instead will be full of middle-aged men playing Minecraft. [TMZ]
A year ago today (well, technically tonight/tomorrow at midnight), Beyoncé blew the Hive’s mind by dropping her super secret visual album, BEYONCÉ, without fanfare or promotion, probably because she knew it was the best thing ever. In celebration of the last year, which saw the pop star embark on both a solo tour in support of the album and a co-headlining tour with husband Jay Z, Beyonce released a 11+ minute short film on YouTube today, called “Yours and Mine.” In the film, Bey reflects on, what else, Beyoncé, and shares her thoughts on everything from feminism and motherhood to fame and marriage, all themes from her album. The film itself is full of visuals you’ll recognize from the videos that accompanied each of the tracks on BEYONCÉ, plus some never-before-seen footage, like Bey brushing her teeth. Keep reading »
Fly Art is the Tumblr brainchild of two women, Gisella and Toni, who have the art history background and pop cultural investment to be able to humorously pair classic artworks with classic hip-hop lyrics to tremendous humorous effect. Internet boutique Rad has teamed up with Fly Art to create Fly Art for Rad, a line of clothing and prints that’s basically what would happen if someone said to me, “What three things that you love can we combine and make wearable?” I’M IN LOVE, is what I’m saying. Click through for a taste of the collection!
Matthew, Danny, Andrew, Tim and Garrett – also known as Boyonce — made a kickass recreation of Beyonce’s “7/11″ video, though this one is lacking sneaky appearances from Blue Ivy and Jay. In my humble opinion, their DIY version is about as fun as it can get without being the real deal itself. Queen Bey would be proud. [Hello Giggles]
It turns out that that amazing white leather-and-gold crown Beyoncé wears in the “7/11″ video is WXYZ Jewelry, a boutique jewelry design site with pieces sold in just a few brick-and-mortar stores (Bergdorf Goodman and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, to give you a taste). Their geometric jewelry is insanely stylish and I WANT IT ALL! Here are just a few of their extraordinary pieces…
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