Posts tagged "beyonce"

Nigerian Kidnapping Victims Are Still Missing; Meanwhile, An American Woman Took False Credit For Creating The #BringBackOurGirls Movement

Ramaa Mosley, an American mom and filmmaker, took credit for creating the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag in support of the hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian teenagers. In reality, a Nigerian attorney named Ibrahim Musa Abdullahi created it based on chants he heard in the country’s capital. Mosley did help create a massive social media presence on the issue, but people are not…

By: Claire Hannum / May 9, 2014

Bow Down, Bitches: Plus-Size Fashion Bloggers Create Their Own “***Flawless” Video

Fashion blogger GabiFresh deals with her fair share of haters. As a plus-size woman in the fashion world, getting passed over for opportunities, being judged for her size, and dealing with vicious comments about her body are par for the course. After hearing Beyonce’s song, “***Flawless,” and seeing the video, Gabi was inspired to use Bey’…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 8, 2014

Beauty Breakdown: 7 Makeup Looks We Loved At The Met Ball (And How To Get Them!)

The clothes at last night’s fancy-pants Met Ball soiree were pretty and all, but I’m never going to be able to afford a custom-made, one-of-a-kind Lanvin dress. Not like I would have anywhere to wear it, so whatever. I — and you! — can, however, take some cues from some of the daring and stunning…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 6, 2014

Attention, Beyonce Haters: The Beygency Is Coming For You

Sick of hearing “Drunk in Love” every time you turn on the radio? Not convinced Beyonce’s secret album drop was essentially the second coming? Prefer, gulp, Rihanna? KEEP. IT. TO. YOURSELF. As one man learned the hard way, anything but 100 percent allegiance to the Queen B will get you picked up and dealt with …

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2014

Beyonce Named Highest-Earning Black Artist Of All Time & Celebs Respond To Donald Sterling Ban On Twitter

Who run the world? Beyonce is now the highest-earning Black artist of all time. [MTV UK]
The cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII” will include Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver and of course, favorites from the original cast like Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. [Just Jared]

Enough about…

By: Claire Hannum / April 29, 2014

Beyonce & Jay Z Officially Announce 16-Date “On The Run” Tour

Where Brooklyn at? No, literally, where Brooklyn at? Today, Beyonce and Jay Z officially announced their 16-date co-headlining “On The Run” tour, which kicks off in Miami on June 25, but my excitement was tempered by the realization that Jayonce would be skipping what I assumed would be a guaranteed stop — Brooklyn, New York, specifically at…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 28, 2014

Beyoncé & Jay Z Are Renting Kim & Kanye’s Honeymoon Yacht Instead Of Going To The Wedding

Beyoncé and Jay Z are reportedly staying away from Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding because they don’t want to appear on “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” (and you know Kim would be all “Get Beyoncé in that shot. Get Beyoncé in that shot!“). But they’re making it up to K & K by…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 22, 2014

John Mayer’s Acoustic Cover Of “XO” Isn’t Too Shabby

Like many members of the female population, I have some misgivings about John Mayer. I’ve pretty much lost my ability to enjoy his music for what it is without thoughts of his douchey personality tainting my experience. That said, his cover of Beyonce’s “XO” is quite nice. If you like John’s musical style, you’ll love hi…

By: Claire Hannum / April 17, 2014

“Tuition,” A Cover Of Beyoncé’s Song “Partition” About Student Loans, Is Beyond Real

Beyoncé may have already sung about someone “callin’ like a collector” but she’s probably never wondered “if I owe Sallie Mae or I owe the mob.” That’s what Chanel Carroll sings in her completely on point parody cover of “Partition” called (duh) “Tuition” about the loan giant Sallie Mae. Pay all my loans please, I just

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 17, 2014

Report: Beyoncé & Jay Z Teaming Up For A Tour

Beyoncé and Jay Z are teaming up for a 20-city tour this summer beginning in late June, Page Six is reporting. Jayonce will be the must-have tickets of the summer for sure! Amelia is all the way in California, but I can hear her screaming “YAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSS” from here. [Page Six]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2014

Beyonce Danced On Stage With Solange At Coachella And It Was Everything

Two Knowles sisters are better than one! This weekend at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California, Solange was joined on stage by big sister Beyonce and the two did a little dance routine straight out of their living room circa 1986. Trust that I am going to be watching this on repeat today until…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 14, 2014

I Love You Beyonce, But I Think You Photoshopped Your Thighs In These Golfing Photos

A friend of mine just tipped me off to these latest photos Beyonce posted to her Instagram, featuring the singer, clad in sort of retro-style two-piece swimsuit, golfing on vacation. I had two thoughts: Hey, looks like her stance is pretty good! and Wow, that’s some badly Photoshopped thigh gap. Aside from the obvious, which i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 10, 2014

Beyonce Wants You To Own Your Sexuality, Dammit

“I’d like to believe that my music opened up that conversation. There is unbelievable power in ownership, and women should own their sexuality. There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not. That is crazy. The old lessons of submissiveness and fragility made u…

By: Claire Hannum / April 8, 2014

Mindf**k: Artist Updates Vintage Ads With Modern Day Celebrities

For the past year, Paris-based art director David Redon has been contributing a few hours a week to a unique hobby: Photoshopping modern celebrities into vintage advertisements. “I like the shift between vintage and modern pop culture,” he says, “because these days the border between art and commercial is very small, and artists work their…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 5, 2014

Beyonce’s Alternative Video For “Grown Woman” Is For Those Of Us Who Grew Up With “Saved By The Bell,” Caboodles & Trapper Keepers

As I’m sure you know, Beyonce’s most recent self-titled album came along with a music video for each song on the record, plus a few extra videos, including one for the song “Grown Woman.” Now an alternative video has been released for that song, and visually, it is seemingly inspired by so many of the things that…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 31, 2014

Meet Elizabeth Raine, The 27-Year-Old Med Student Auctioning Off Her Virginity

A 27-year-old woman going by the name of “Elizabeth Raine” is auctioning off her virginity to help pay for med school … well, kind of. She says money is her motivation, but she doesn’t need the money. Her auction takes place on April 1, so it might be a big joke. [Huffington Post]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 21, 2014

Postmodern Jukebox Does A Swingin’ Cover Of Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love”

I know, I know, you’re probably tiring of all the various takes on Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love,” from emojis to Katy B to Kanye’s remix, but I swear, this one is worth it. Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox, who have become known for expertly covering pop hits in the style of other music genres — Katy…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 20, 2014

Appalled Grandmothers Read Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love” Lyrics, I Die Laughing

You guys, I’m convinced that this video of grandmothers reading Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love” lyrics is the eighth world wonder.  From their declaration that Bey and Jay “must have a big bath tub,” to questions about modern society (“We never talked when we had sex. What’s all this talking?”), this video is a gem of…

By: Katie Oldenburg / March 17, 2014

Listen To This Amazing Duo Cover Beyonce’s Entire Album In Five Minutes

Don’t get us wrong: we are obsessed with the Beyonce’s latest solo album and have been listening to it on repeat. But that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate a new interpretation of Bey’s amazing (ah-mah-zing) self-titled effort, like this one from YouTube performers Superfruit. The vocally gifted lads covered Beyonce’s whole album in just a few…

By: Claire Hannum / March 15, 2014

Beyonce Leans In, Appears In PSA To Ban The Word “Bossy”

I am decisively “meh” on Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In foundation and its focus on a feminist movement driven by/benefiting capitalism, but I can get behind their latest PSA campaign to ban the word “bossy,” as it’s frequently used to describe and diminish ambitious women. Beyonce is down with it too, appearing in the PSA above…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 10, 2014
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