Pressure is mounting every single day against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell over his handling of Ray Rice, the former Baltimore Ravens player who assaulted his now-wife. The NFL has insisted it had never seen the brutal video in which Rice punches his then-fiancée Janay Palmer in the head, knocking her unconscious, until TMZ released it on Monday. But on Wednesday, the Associated Press confirmed that a law enforcement official said that the NFL was sent the video in April and someone there acknowledged that it had been received and viewed.
Goodell has been sharply criticized for how he punished Rice, who received only a two-game suspension by the league (before he was dropped by the Ravens this week). Only in late August did the NFL update its personal conduct policy: now players will be suspended for six games for a first offense and banned by the league for a year for a second offense. Keep reading »
Beyonce turned 33 on September 4, and her husband Jay Z paid tribute to his wife with this 33-second-long video, filled with behind-the-scenes footage from their On The Run tour. It’s adorable and I remain staunchly opposed to these ugly rumors of their demise.
Beyonce’s dad, Mathew Knowles, made an appearance on the Houston radio station 104.1 KRBE this week to make a totally unhelpful contribution to the Bey and Jay divorce rumors. He implied that the Knowles’ family drama, including Elevator-Gate, was nothing but a “Jedi Mind Trick” and that it doubled Solange’s album sales. He also hinted about a potential Destiny’s Child reunion, as if that is even remotely relevant right now. Are Bey and Jay’s marital problems one big publicity stunt, or is Mathew just trying to throw us off? At this point, neither would surprise me. There’s also the possibility that even Bey’s own father is not privy to what’s going on in that family and is just making things up off the top of his head. Thoughts? [Pop Sugar]
If I could have a room in my house dedicated to the perfection that is Beyoncé, I would do it. Unfortunately, I’m single, and a large display of Mrs. Carter prayer candles and Andy Warhol-inspired Beyoncé wall art might scare the menfolk away. On the bright side, there is a ton of awesome merchandise out there, from jewelry to food utensils, that would be perfect for any and all devoted members of the BeyHive. Click through our gallery to see 16 ***flawless gifts perfect for any Beyonce superfan.
Hey! So you probably noticed The Frisky was down all day. We seem to be up and running — FOR NOW!!!! — so I can finally bring you this hilariously late recap of last night’s MTV VMAs. I know, you forgot it happened already.
Without the promise of Miley Cyrus’s flapjacks twerking against Robin Thicke’s sleazy groin, last night’s MTV Video Music Awards had a lot to live up to. So how did it go? Well, there was a lot less tongue, thank god, much better twerking (thanks Nicki!), the Kardashians at their worst, and so, so, so much Beyonce. Here are the moments not to be missed from last night’s MTV VMAs.
Nicki Minaj had a lightening fast costume change in between performing her single “Anaconda” and her collab with Ariana Grande and Jessie J, “Bang Bang,” to open the show — but apparently she wasn’t zipped into her second dress correctly because she had to clutch the front together to prevent a wardrobe malfunction. Oops! Keep reading »
Beyonce won the Video Vanguard Award at tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards, but before she accepted her trophy, the Queen of Everything performed a 15 minute medly for the enraptured crowd. At one point, the world FEMINIST flashed behind her in big block letters — expect to see that moment immortalized as every 20-40something feminist’s Facebook cover photo for the next week. In the audience? Husband Jay Z, from whom she is rumored to be on the verge of splitting, and daughter Blue Ivy, who is so cute that there were a record number of reported exploding ovaries during the show. Jay and Blue also presented Bey with her award (see it after the jump), willfully toying with viewers’ emotions, specifically my emotions, because OMG THEY CANNNNNNNOT BREAK UP. What does it mean, you guys? If they’re about to split, why bother with the song and dance? Their tour is already sold out. Does this mean they aren’t breaking up and the rumors have all been BS and this kiss is a sign that true love lives on? Please help me process. Keep reading »