Beyonce and Jay-Z are keeping pretty quiet about the gender of their baby — but Kelly Rowland isn’t!
She says the power couple is having a … girl!
Kelly accidentally let the news slip while dishing to Us Weekly about the difficulty of picking out the perfect present for the baby shower. Read more…
They have one of the most anticipated babies of the last, I dunno, decade on the way, and they’re the reigning King and Queen of hip-hop, so I don’t know why I’m so shocked that Jay-Z and Beyonce are going all out for their first kid. According to BET, Jigga and Bey are adding a 2,200 square foot baby nursery to their NYC apartment. To put that into perspective, that is over THREE TIMES the size of my whole apartment. That is larger than most homes, I would venture to guess. It is also an absurd amount of space for a baby. Keep reading »
“[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]
“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]
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.
Who makes more than an uber-celebrity who earns millions per movie, album, or TV season? Two uber-celebrities who just happen to be married. Forbes is always giving us a behind-the-scenes peek at famous finances—don’t tell us you weren’t surprised by the top-earning dead celebrities—and their latest list shows the famous couples who made the most from June 2008 to June 2009. Topping the list—actually, clobbering the list (they made almost twice what the #2 couple grossed)—are Jay-Z and Beyonce. Together, they banked $122 million smackeroos. Interestingly, Beyonce is the one who brought home the most bacon—she earned $87 million to his $35 million. Also notable: While this is a massive amount of money, it’s actually much less than these two made last year, when they pulled in $162 million cumulatively.
So which other couples gave them a run (or halfhearted jog) for their money? It’s not who you think. Keep reading »
Now that Jay-Z‘s new album, The Blueprint 3, has reached #1 on the Billboard chart, a whole huge deal is being made about how Jay has surpassed Elvis‘ long held record for the most #1 albums. Guess that was definitely worth coming out of retirement for. But, uh, how does Jay-Z stack up to Elvis in other regards?
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It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin! But first, we’d like to wish Pink a very happy birfday. And ladies, if there’s one thing you do today, it’s gotta be letting Josh Homme and Dave Grohl rock tease you with their new super-group trailer. Man, we can’t wait for them to whip it out! Err, the record. OK, now let’s focus on today, cause it’s got some pretty sweet releases. This week Jay-Z kills it, Mayer Hawthorne is our soul man, A Fine Frenzy drops a bomb, Yo La Tengo has us wanting more, Sondre Lerche makes us like the kinda nova you can’t put on a bagel (aka bossa), and the Vivian Girls rule, boys drool, obvi. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump! Keep reading »
In an interview with Los Angeles Confidential that just came out, Beyonce says that Jay-Z “is my first relationship.” We were curious about whether she meant he was the first guy she was serious about or if he’s the first guy she’s ever been with, period, so we did a little investigating. According to an interview last year, Beyonce had “one romance when I was 13 to 17, but we didn’t, you know…” And since then, she said she’s only had one boyfriend. At first, we were shocked, but then we weren’t humping everything in sight when we were in high school, either.
Since Beyonce is married to her supposed one-and-only, she probably won’t have to deal with the backtracking other stars have done after making similar statements (not that Beyonce ever said she waited until they were married to jump Jay, but the girl didn’t get around). After the jump, a few famous “virgins” who recanted (or got their words misstated by magazines). Keep reading »
Yesterday, we told you Rihanna supposedly plans to testify on behalf of Chris Brown, but everyday we learn more and more (rumors) about this surprising incident. I wholeheartedly believe she has gone back to him, and they will embark on a tumultuous and violent on-again-off-again relationship. I predict people will eventually stop caring about this pair, but until then, we’ll continue updating folks. Keep reading »