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Is It Cheaper To Stay Married? 2014 Celebrity Divorces, Potential Splits & Their Financial Breakdown
Divorce is not only an emotionally draining time but also financial one should you and your spouse bring coins to the table. While most of us who experience the “I don’t” cross our fingers we can keep more than half of our assets, one can only imagine what some celebrities are thinking as they try to uncouple their finances. Get your calculator ready and check out these rumored splits and potentially pricey celebrity divorces.
A big booty certainly does make a person stand out, but can it make them an asset around the office? Granted we better ourselves as professionals by strengthening our skill sets and advancing our education — there’s no denying that physical attributes can come into play. Does having a huge tush mean you can be more successful? It sounds silly though it doesn’t seem to hurt when it comes to pop culture.
Here’s a look at 10 celebrities with big butts. Obviously there are a lot more, but we didn’t have enough room for all those butts! Do you think their donk has made them successful?
In today’s day and age, you can’t just be a talented musician without someone looking to compare your talents to someone else. That includes the legends, as well as today’s icons. But sometimes, even when people mean well, some reach quite far when comparing today’s artists to those of the past and present. Here are a few examples of musical comparisons gone left…
Jhene Aiko Being Compared To Sade
I’m a pretty huge Sade fan, and really, I don’t think there is anyone like her musically. This is not to say that she’s the greatest to ever do it, but she carved out her own lane and is one of the few performers who can go on long breaks and still be welcomed back with open arms (and #1 albums) when she returns. So when I heard the comparisons between Sade Adu and Jhene Aiko, I raised an eyebrow. Aiko said that at one point, people classified her and her music as a “younger Sade with urban stories.” And in VIBE she said it’s a comparison she embraces: “That’s great if people think that because she’s amazing. That’s someone I’d love to be in the same lane as.”
The supplies will go to underfunded schools in a various cities on the East Coast, including New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. #BeyGood is giving backpacks filled with pencils, notebooks, folders and other back-to-school items that will be distributed at “pep rallies for good” at the chosen schools.
#BeyGood is also offering Beyoncé fans a way to help out too. People can buy the special edition backpacks online and all proceeds will go to the 2014 Back to School Program, which assists at-risk children.
Beyoncé and Jay Z are no strangers to doing charitable deeds. The couple donated $1 from every ticket purchased from their On the Run tour to #BeyGood and Jay Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation. And since the tour grossed more than $100 million, according to concert promoter Live Nation, that was a pretty good charitable offering.
According to the #BeyGood web page, “Since inception a year ago, #BeyGOOD has reached more than 2 million people around the world through partnerships, drives, and projects that work to put the spirit of doing good into motion, and now the journey will continue with the assistance of STATE Union.” State is an organization that specializes in providing for underprivileged children.
Jay’s foundation is run by his mother Gloria and offers scholarships to single mothers, children who attend alternative schools, students who have earned a GED, students with grade point averages of 2.0 and students who have previously been incarcerated, etc., but desire a higher educational opportunity, according to the website.
In bizarre news, a New York woman by the name of Tina Seales has filed a maternity suit against hip hop power couple Jay Z and Beyoncé.
According to the Daily Mail, Tina is alleging to be Blue Ivy’s real mother. In court documents, she claims that she was “previously associated” with the Carters. She is requesting that the courts “verify whether she is the biological mother.”
As if that isn’t strange enough, Tina also filed a suit in the past claiming to be the mother of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s daughter, North West, Michael Jackson’s three children and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son, Prince George. Of course, her latest suit against the Carters attracted a bit more attention than the others. For years, there have been rumors that Beyoncé’s pregnancy was a big front to cover up that Blue was actually being carried by a surrogate.
“It wasn’t hurtful, it was just crazy,” Bey told People of the rumors a couple of years ago. “[I thought] ‘Where did they come up with this?’”
“I thought it was very unfair and very cruel that someone would think that someone would be that diabolical to keep up a charade like that for nine months,” added Bey’s mom, Tina. “As a mother it was painful for me to hear the crazy rumors. And I even had people ask me, which was so ridiculous.”
In the case of Seals claiming to the mother of North West, a judge tossed it a couple of weeks ago because a judge found that the “factual contentions are clearly baseless” and that her claims were “the product of delusion or fantasy.” We’re guessing the same will be done in the case of baby Blue.
People are wild.
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From the moment it was announced that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were getting married, people began speculating about whether or not Jay Z and Beyonce would be participating in the ceremony. So when the hip hop couple pulled a no-show on the day of the wedding, it was a snub heard all over the world. While the it seems Kimye got hitched ages ago, according to sources, newlyweds are still somewhat upset with The Carters for deciding not to attend the star-studded ceremony.
“Kim is done playing nice,” a supposed “friend” of Kim told In Touch Weekly. “Beyoncé humiliated her.”
The snitch went on to claim that Kim will “will never forgive Beyoncé unless she gets a public apology. Another source claimed that Kim probably won’t get the apology she’s hoping for because Beyonce is not fond of her to say the least.
“Beyoncé can’t stand Kim,” the insider claimed. “She thinks Kim got famous from a sex tape, while Beyoncé has worked since she was 5 to get to where she is today. Beyoncé thought that being photographed at Kim’s wedding would have made Kim look good and her look bad.”
While Kim may have felt a bit slighted by Bey and Jay pulling a no-show at her wedding, I highly doubt that that she’s walking around demanding a public apology. Not to mention that Bey sent her love and well wishes to both Kim and Kanye on the day of their wedding.
What do you think?
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Sometimes too much of anything can drive even the most die-hard fan crazy. Too many celebrities haven’t realized that taking a break from the spotlight can actually be healthy for their career! But many of them, fearful of becoming irrelevant at any given moment, think that we still want more. Well, we want to encourage these 14 celebs to sit down somewhere for a while and give themselves, and us, a break!
Most will agree, Beyonce does not respect timelines or schedules when it comes to releasing her music. On December 13, 2013 she dropped a critically acclaimed visual album at midnight. Most recently she and Nicki Minaj debuted a remix to her hit song “***Flawless” in the same fashion. Because of her guerrilla marketing technique, the record industry will consider a global album release day for all musicians.
Billboard magazine reports, “The change was spurred in part by Beyonce’s most recent surprise release, as well as piracy from Down Under.” By adopting a new global street date, the industry believes piracy will decrease tremendously.
Sources tell Billboard, this will become effective July 2015. A record label executive claims: “This global streetdate is necessary for the industry but unfortunately it will be awkward for the physical retailers to change their ways of doing business. Now, they could have two-thirds of their sales in one day,which would impact retail operation.”
It should be noted, Australia has a Friday album release date, the United Kingdom has Monday and United States, Tuesday. Because of the variation, labels are able to promote and market their artists differently. Once the new street day is effective, musicians will be less likely to plan a high profile appearances on their release dates because of the global competition.
Friday is only the tentative day scheduled for this change. This change will also shift how music charts are calculated and may change how other entertainment industries decide when their materials will be released to the general public.
From The Grio
In an August 7 interview with Chris Witherspoon for MSNBC.com, T.I. addressed the ongoing feuding between female hip hop emcees including Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim.
Minaj allegedly threw “shade” at Iggy Azalea at this year’s BET Awards during her acceptance speech for Best Female Hip Hop Artist.
And last week, Minaj caught the attention of Lil’ Kim after appearing on Beyoncé’s “Flawless” remix and delivering the line, “the queen of rap, slayin’ with Queen Bey,” prompting Lil’ Kim to release a diss record targeting Minaj titled “Identity Theft.”
T.I. said feuding in hip hop is inevitable, especially when women are involved.
“They’re women, okay. All due respect to women … but that’s what women do,” T.I. said. “You can catch women waiting on the bathroom and they are like, ‘what are you doing? I was right here first. What are you doing?’”
“I just think that it’s a competitive sport already in hip hop, and anytime that you have women who have to compete for acknowledgement in the same area … [feuding] is inevitable. But they’re women … let them handle that.”
Read more on T.I.’s thoughts on Yonce’s artistry at TheGrio.com
Despite early reports of poor ticket sales, Jay Z and Beyoncé’s first-ever joint tour will rake in $100 million. While many people are also speculating about the stability of the couple’s marriage, following tonight’s closing show in San Francisco there will be no doubt the pair will be richer.
“According to Billboard.com, the nearly two-month nationwide stadium tour grossed more than $100 million in ticket sales,” reports Black America Web. And while their US leg is over, they still have a special European performance. The “Drunk in Love” couple’s concert in Paris on Sept. 12 and 13 will be filmed for an upcoming HBO special.
At almost every stop, the On The Run tour was nearly sold out. According to Omar Al-Joulani, vice-president of North American touring for Live Nation, it sold at more than 90 percent capacity. When you break it down, the concert earned more than $5.2 million per night, and the duo filled about 45,000 seats a show, on average. The concert’s 19 North American shows filled more than 850,000 seats, reports Billboard. Ticket prices ranged from $40 to $275.
“These shows sold tremendously well at the end,” said Al-Joulani, noting that ticket sales typically spiked in the days just preceding a show. “It was a very successful tour, and we’re pleased to have that big gross number at the end.”
One of the keys for the show’s success is the cities chosen. In addition to the “must-play” major markets, the tour ventured into secondary markets such as Cincinnati, New Orleans and Seattle. This decision “turned out to be wildly successful,” Al-Joulani says. Cincinatti sold out on the pre-sale, New Orleans was “massive,” and Seattle was full. “We had the greatest time in those markets.”