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Beyoncé Thinks She Was A Mermaid In A Past Life


I remember being thoroughly fascinated by MTV’s documentary special on Britney Spears, “Britney: For The Record.” And now the network had apparently done the same for Beyoncé. Here is the opening segment of “Year of 4,” which premiered last night. It begins with black and white footage of Beyoncé on the beach. “I’m always happy when I’m surrounded by water. I think I was a mermaid,” she said. “The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective… it humbles you and makes you feel almost like you’ve been baptized. I feel born again when I get out of the ocean.” Did anyone watch the whole thing last night? Here’s hoping they replay it over the weekend. Luckily, MTV is known for their recycling. [Idolator] Keep reading »

Casting Couch: Beyonce And Leonardo In “A Star Is Born”? Scarlett Teaming Up With Apatow?

This week, there is so much exciting news from that magical land where stars are cast for movies we won’t get to actually watch for years. First off, Clint Eastwood is slated to direct a remake of “A Star is Born,” the classic musical tale of an alcoholic actor who helps a youngin’ make it big while his own career crumbled. Both Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand have starred in remakes of it before, so I was interested to see who Eastwood would big for the female lead. And woo hoo—it will be Beyoncé. Will Smith was once rumored to for the male lead, but the word on the street now is that Eastwood is going after Leonardo DiCaprio, who he’s currently working with on “J. Edgar.” And that pairing would be kinda awesome. [Deadline]

Speaking of ladies we love belting out songs on screen, Scarlett Johansson has signed on for a musical, too. Keep reading »

Beyoncé Excited To Turn 30, Starting To Think About Babies

“I’m gonna be 30. I can’t wait because 29 is very strange. You’re still in your 20s but you feel like you’re supposed to be 30, and I feel like a woman. I feel like 30 is the ideal age because you’re mature enough to know who you are and to have your boundaries and your standards and not be afraid of [being] too polite. But you’re young enough to be a young woman, and I’m so looking forward to it. I always said I would have a baby at 30. But I also said I was gonna retire at 30. So I don’t know. I’m not retiring, I’ll tell you.”

Beyoncé talks to Piers Morgan about her new album 4 and the big birthday that is right around the corner in September. I gotta agree with you, ‘Yonce, I’ve never quite understood why people fear turning 30. I like reboots and new beginnings, so was all about entering a brand spanking new decade. [CNN] Keep reading »

Beyonce Doesn’t Trust Women With No Female Friends

“When women don’t have [female] friends, I’m afraid of them … I grew up around women, I believe that we can teach each other so much. I’m always thinking about how unselfish we are and the things we need to hear and how much pressure there is being a woman.”

Beyoncé shares a sentiment I happen to agree with. I am always skeptical of girls who say they don’t have lady friends, like it’s a badge of honor. More often than not, there’s something strange going on there. Even if a woman is a tomboy or prefers hanging with the dudes, it just seems off not to have a few close females in your life. Female friendships are definitely more complex than those with men, but I mean, you need someone who is gonna tell you when you’re outfit’s not working or you need to get over that a**hole already. While men can be supportive and wonderful, it’s just not the same. [ONTD] Keep reading »

Beyoncé Wants To “Make Love,” Stat

Last night, during the finale of “American Idol,” Beyoncé strutted onstage to debut a new song off of her new album, “1+1.” As you can guess, the song shows off her arithmetic skills. But more impressively, the soulful ballad repeats the line “Make love to me,” which feels like a nice return to the days of “Let’s Get It On” and, more recently, “No Diggity (Bag It Up).” And those are two of the influences Beyoncé notes on the new album, in addition to afrobeat. “I found a lot of inspiration in ’90s R&B; Earth, Wind & Fire; DeBarge; Lionel Richie; Teena Marie,” said Beyoncé. “I listened to a lot of Jackson 5 and New Edition, but also Adele, Florence + the Machine, and Prince. Add in my hip-hop influences, and you can hear how broad it is. I also gave myself more freedom to really belt out some songs, and bring soul singing back.” Keep reading »

So, “Girls Run The World,” Beyonce? Not So Much!


Beyonce’s new video for her song “Girls (Run the World)” features some sweet dance moves — not to mention likely suspicious Illuminati imagery! — but is its message a tad, um, premature? I’m obsessed with this video from vlogger Nineteen Percent which breaks down the many ways in which Beyonce’s lady power victory anthem just ain’t true. It’s funny, it’s distressing, and it’s a brilliant way to use pop music as a “great tie-in to a discussion of feminism.” Kick ass! [YouTube] Keep reading »

Watch Beyoncé’s “Run The World (Girls)” Video


Beyoncé debuted her “Run The World (Girls)” music video on “American Idol” last night and it’s the same-old Beyoncé motifs we know and (sometimes) love: scantily clad beauties declaring their independence and power through bellydancing. Queen Beyoncé’s got a court of statuesque handmaidens — and even a real, live lion. When a gang of nondescript male invaders penetrate her lady-sanctuary (no, that’s not a euphemism), Queen B challenges the blokes to a dance-off. I’ll let you guess who wins. Keep reading »

Beyoncé Gets Down For Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Campaign

Beyoncé‘s getting down in the cafeteria! B filmed this adorable “Move Your Body” music video for Michelle Obama‘s “Let’s Move!” campaign. I don’t think most principals would be thrilled if kids were doing these moves while they wait in line for tater tots, but at least it’s exercise, right? All these kids look totally thrilled be bustin’ a move alongside a superstar and she’s so funny in her bright green kneesocks! [Celebuzz] Keep reading »

Beyoncé’s New Single “Girls (Who Run The World)” Leaks Online

Beyoncé‘s back! Her new song, “Girls (Who Run The World),” leaked online yesterday. Catchy like “Single Ladies” it ain’t, but it’s girl power-iffic in a way that reminds me of her Destiny’s Child-era stuff. I think it’s meh, but I guess they all can’t be “Crazy In Love,” can they? [PopEater] Keep reading »

Beyoncé In Blackface: What Do We Think?

Beyoncé in blackface? I never thought those three words would be in the same sentence. But yes, Ms. Bootylicious has darkened her light skin and thrown a scarf over her head for a L’Officiel Paris campaign. Is Beyoncé trying to make a statement that dark black skin is beautiful? Is Beyoncé trying to make a statement that wearing a headscarf is beautiful? Is Beyoncé simply trying to be “provocative,” whatever that means? Who knows. Personally, I always wonder why ad campaigns or photo shoots that go the blackface route don’t just hire darker-skinned black models (instead of, say, Caucasian model Lara Stone). It’s all well and good to say “black is beautiful,” but if you’re not actually putting money in dark-skinned black models’ pockets, what’s the point? I am, however, just a white girl from Connecticut, so I’d be curious what Frisky readers think of Beyoncé in blackface. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

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