“[Jay and I] have been together since I was 20 years old … We took our time and developed an unbreakable friendship before we got married.We focused three years on our marriage and found that it brought us an even stronger bond and connection. But like anything great and successful in your life, marriage takes hard work and sacrifice. It has to be something both you and your husband deeply want. The best thing about marriage is the amount of growth you have because you can no longer hide from your fears and insecurities. There’s someone right there calling you out on your flaws and building you up when you need the support. If you are with the right person, it brings out the best version of you.”
– Beyoncé in Harper’s Bazaar. When she actually decides to say something about her relationship, it’s well worth the wait. I love the idea of marriage as a growth enterprise. Thinking about how you and the other person can help each other be the best versions of yourself is an empowering way to approach the institution. [Harper's Bazaar]
Here’s what you need to know: some people out there think Beyonce’s pregnancy is a fake one and that she’s walking around with a prosthetic bump. Why? I haven’t been able to figure out what the motivation would be. Anyway, those Babyonce naysayers produced this screenshot as evidence. Beyonce appeared on “Sunday Night HD” and as she took a seat, her belly appeared to, well, kind of collapse and fold in half. I don’t know much about pregnancy, but I don’t think baby bumps do that. Personally, I think this whole theory is kind of hilarious and I like to think it’s somehow connected to the Illuminati because HOW FUN! You can see video and more screengrabs at the link. [Dlisted]
Last week, when we oohed and ahhed over the awesomeness that is Beyonce’s video for “Countdown,” we noted all the many pop culture references she paid homage to: Audrey Hepburn in “Funny Face”! Jennifer Beals in “Flashdance”! Bob Fosse! Dreamgirls! Mary Quant! Well, we failed to mention Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, a Belgian choreographer, from whom Beyonce seems to have borrowed a number of the moves and scenes seen in “Countdown.” Check out this video and judge for yourself. (I still think “Countdown” is dope and now I have a new favorite Belgian choreographer!) [Buzzfeed]
It’s not just that we love Beyonce’s new video for “Countdown” (and we loooooove it). It’s more like in the last hour or so we’ve viewed it about 10 times, and are obsessed with Miss B.’s incredible styling and Audrey Hepburn-meets-Bob-Fosse-meets-”Dreamgirls” vibe. Could she be any cuter with those Audrey-inspired bangs and perfectly manicured eyebrows. Oooh girl, it’s almost too good. We just had to break down all of the looks from the video, so we could salivate over them/try to reproduce them ourselves.
In her video for “Countdown,” Beyonce has basically produced the most GIF-able tribute ever to Audrey Hepburn, Tina Turner, Jennifer Beals, Mary Quant and everyone in between. No, like, seriously. There are so many costume changes, herky-jerky shoulder thrusts, and fluttering eyelashes, I am almost dizzy. And I like it!
“Oh! My nose is like [mimics radar] ‘doot, doot, doot’! I smell everything! It enhances it. If it smells bad, I smell it! My husband’s fragrance, his one that I always love, I hate right now.”
—Beyoncé has revealed that she is loving pregnancy. More specifically, she said that she is happier than she has ever been. But there is one downside. Her enhanced sense of smell. Apparently, it has her hating Jay-Z’s cologne? Luckily, though, she says she still enjoys her new scent, Pulse. [Hello Beautiful]
Just because she’s preggos with Jay-Z’s baby doesn’t mean that Beyonce gets out of appearing at her mama’s fashion show. Oh no, Ms. Tina Knowles walked the runway with daughter B in tow in support of Knowles’ House of Dereon line during London Fashion Week over the weekend. B’s mom, if you’ll remember, is responsible for some of Destiny’s Child most, uh, iconic costuming during the early years of their career (who could forget the outfits in Fashionista] Keep reading »
Beyonce announced her pregnancy just over a week ago and already the hype about Babyonce is more than most of us receive in a lifetime … and its life hasn’t even begun. With Beyonce as a mother andJay-Z as a father, speculations are already being made about the child’s ability to sing/dance/eventually take over the world. What if the kid comes out plain or not-so-bright? What if it wants to be a teacher or a construction worker and not a pop star? Even if it chooses to go into the entertainment biz, could it ever live up to the greatness of its parents? Too much pressure! A lifetime of therapy just waiting to happen! It almost makes one grateful to have come from humble beginnings. Almost. Click through to see some more celebrity spawns that were born with big shoes to fill and how they’ve managed so far.
Because what else do you get the fetus who has everything?
According to this Twitter account, Beyonce swallowed a Blackberry, and now her child has access to the outside world. And of course, what else would you do with your very first smartphone besides connect to the world through 140 characters or less?
Here are a few of the more poignant things the fetus has said so far. Read more… Keep reading »
Stinky poop and dollar signs come flying out of Beyoncé‘s baby’s butt in this new Taiwanese animation video about the pop star’s newly announced pregnancy. Let’s be honest, that’s not too far from the truth. [YouTube] Keep reading »