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Jay & Bey Canoodle At Made In America, The Obamas Do All Black Everything: How Celebs Spent Labor Day Weekend

September 2nd, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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How did you spend your Labor Day Weekend? Barbecue with the family? West Indian/Caribbean parade in NYC? Trip to the beach? Festival hopping?

Famous folks did a little bit of that and more this past weekend as they celebrated Labor Day. Check out a few snaps of our favorite celebs hitting the streets with family and friends all over the country.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z hit up Jay’s Made In America festival in Philly this past weekend, drinking and dancing it up among the concertgoers and putting on some heavy PDA…

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Where Was Solange During Beyoncé’s VMA Performance?

August 29th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Where was Solange during Beyoncé's VMA Performance

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During Sunday’s Video Music Awards, Beyoncé took the stage to perform her entire visual album before accepting the Video Vanguard Award. When she did, we all saw Jay Z and Blue cheering her on from the audience, alongside them Kelly Rowland and Jay’s best friend, Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith. During the red carpet pre-show, Solange was spotted looking fierce in a pant suit from H&M, but by the time her big sister took the stage, she wasn’t sitting with or near Rowland. Some (aka, MediaTakeOut) tried to speculate that the rapper and singer were avoiding each other, that Solo was “banned” from coming in and even went as far as to speculate that there was a squabble between Solo, Jay and Beyoncé that caused the “Losing You” singer to go missing from Bey’s big moment.

However, a source has come forward to say that that’s not the case.

Talking to Hollywood Life, a source says there wasn’t any drama at all. Solange actually stayed with Beyoncé backstage for most of the show.

“Solange hung out backstage with her sister in her dressing room. She saw everyone and was backstage at the bar and saw Nicki and Taylor.”

In cased you missed it, according to Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé did visit her in her dressing room to bestow upon her a diamond “Flawless” necklace, so Solo probably encountered her during that moment.

As for later, Solange did allegedly leave way before Bey picked up her award, as she headed out to complete work on her new solo project. But before then, she was by her sister’s side as she prepared for her big performance.

“She had to leave because she is busy finishing up her album. She was talking to everyone and she had a great time. She was there for a little bit…they aren’t feuding.”

And trust, Solange isn’t stressed. The day of the VMAs she snapped this pic with her boo, director Alan Ferguson, with the caption, “Can’t touch the ground….even if I wanted to….

 

Flawless! Blue Ivy’s MTV VMAs Dress Sold Out, Reportedly Costs $350

August 27th, 2014 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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This past Sunday, Blue Ivy captured our hearts as she watched her mom perform her entire visual album at the 2014 MTV VMAs.

While her mother sang her hit song “Flawless,” Blue was seen dancing in a metallic shift dress on Jay Z’s lap. Besides being captivated with her adorable dance moves, Blue’s dress caught the attention of parents everywhere.

According to Black Celeb Kids, the retailers of Blue’s $350 Bonpoint dress say it’s currently sold out. Yonce and Jay also paired Blue’s dress with a matching bow and Kenneth Cole ballet flats.

Did you love Ms. Blue Ivy Carter’s dress? And would you spend $350 on a baby’s dress?

Check out her dance moves, below!

BET’s “106 & Park” To Go On Week-Long Hiatus After Blue Ivy Hair Comments

August 26th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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As someone so eloquently wrote on Karrueche’s Instagram page, when you rattle the BeyHive, you will get stung.

And after the inexcusable, completely tasteless comment one of the writers wrote on the teleprompter about Blue Ivy’s hair, the BeyHive erupted in full force. Most of the ire, unfortunately, was misdirected at Karrueche Tran but eventually, Stephen Hill stepped forward to apologize, on behalf of the network.

And now, word on the street is that “106 & Park” has been suspended for the rest of week.

Though some say the show was on a planned hiatus for this time frame, others are suggesting that the joke about Blue’s hair had something–if not everything to do with it.

If you’re a bit unsure what to think, let the show’s co-host Bow Wow ease your mind.

"106 & Park" To Go On Week-Long Hiatus

Well if that is indeed so, it couldn’t come at a better time, because they certainly need to regroup and get their ish together.

Plus, rumor has it that the producer of that particular show has been fired.

Meanwhile, poor Karrueche has been receiving death threats. Because many interpreted  the comments as her own. She took to Instagram to apologize on behalf of herself and tell everyone else to chill the eff out.

See what she had to say:

Past two days have been extremely draining.. As I geared up for a big day for myself – hosting a live show.. I never expected things to turn out this way.. I apologize to any and everyone who felt offended in any way by the comments made by BET executed through me.. I would never disrespect anyone’s child in any way and anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE Beyoncé. My comments have been in complete shambles.. yes I am human too and yes I do make mistakes.. But all this negativity and death wishes are quite a lot.. Definitely a lesson learned from here forth.. Again, on behalf of MYSELF, my sincerest apologies ❤️ #BeyHive

Jay Z, Kanye West & Frank Ocean Sued For $3 Million Over “Watch The Throne” Song

August 26th, 2014 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Kanye West and Jay Z’s critically acclaimed “Watch The Throne” album is back in the news today for their track “Made In America.” The Jasmine Brand exclusively reports, the duo along with Frank Ocean are being sued by musician Joel McDonald for $3 million for copyright infringement.

McDonald claims West, Jay Z and Ocean plagiarized work he released in November 2009 via iTunes. The Jamine Brand writes, “The musician is suing for the trio stealing his music and he wants them to pay for their actions and making money off his work.”

Read the court documents regarding the case here.
Listen to the”Watch The Throne” version of   “Made In America,” below.

Jay-Z & Kanye West – Made in America (feat. Frank Ocean) from John Deer on Vimeo.

Here is McDonald’s version of “Made In America.”

Do you think both songs have similar content?

“Go Mommy!” Beyoncé, Jay Z And Blue Share A Sweet Moment As She Picks Up Video Vanguard Award At VMAs

August 24th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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So it was the moment a lot of people were waiting and watching for! Beyoncé performed and picked up her Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. With MTV lauding it early as a “historic” performance, expectations were super high, especially since there were rumors that Yoncé would hit the stage with Nicki Minaj to perform the “Flawless” remix. However, the singer kept it safe. She performed her entire visual album on the stage (with a short snippet of “Superpower”) and accepted the Vanguard Award from her husband and daughter, Blue Ivy.

She opened with “Mine” and ended with “XO,” serenading her fans who have helped her get so far in her career. She also had a sweet moment there when she sang “Blue” with images flashing of her family and Blue from birth until now. And how can we forget Bey busting a move with a crowd of background dancers to “Flawless”?

But really that was it.

I don’t know if Minaj’s wardrobe malfunction got her cut at the last minute, but Yoncé kept it simple. Nothing too risque (there were flashes of booty from the singer and her background dancers, but that was about it), nothing too exciting. It was just right I guess you could say.

In the end, the singer picked up her award from her husband, who she shared a kiss with. Throughout her performance he sat in the front row next to Kelly Rowland with Blue in his lap.

Blue also came up to clap for her mom and looked cute as can be, especially when she was caught saying “Go mommy!” Yes, Beyoncé shut the show down…literally. Once she picked up her award the whole thing ended abruptly. But it was a great performance from an artist very deserving of her award.

But what did you think? Check out her performance below and share your thoughts.

Is It Cheaper To Stay Married? 2014 Celebrity Divorces, Potential Splits & Their Financial Breakdown

August 22nd, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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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.

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Mama Carter’s Got Soul! Jay Z’s Mother Gloria Carter Opens A Restaurant In Newark

August 20th, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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Jay Z’s mother Gloria Carter is following in her successful son’s footsteps. Like Jay Z, owner of the 40/40 Sports Club chain, she is getting into the restaurant business.

Carter is now one of three owners of “Diamondz N Da Ruff,” a new soul food eatery in Newark, New Jersey. It opened just three weeks ago under as a partnership between Gloria Carter and her longtime friends Peggie Miller and Debra Holmes, reports The New York Post.

Jay Z and his wife, Beyoncé, attended the opening night party, reports EURWeb. Since then, business has been booming. And for the first two Sundays, customers lined up around the corner.

According to the Post, “Diamondz has none of the markings of the owner’s famous offspring. It’s a quaint room with exposed brick walls, a tile floor and busy red and purple fabric on the windows.”

The restaurant even features karaoke nights on Fridays and open-mike nights on Saturdays. Diamondz plays music more attuned to light jazz as opposed to hip hop, so don’t expect to hear any of Jay Z’s hits blasting while you dine here. And according to the Post, the atmosphere is decidedly low-key and more Cheers neighborhood spot like.

“Unlike the 40/40 Club or the exclusive Vault club at the Barclays Center, there’s no VIP room or velvet rope. The one-room boîte is a social free-for-all, with strangers chatting up strangers, making it feel like a family reunion. The owners and waitresses dish out just as many hugs as plates of $15 crab cakes (their best seller),” writes the Post.

Despite this non-exclusive vibe, it has attracted some names. George Clinton dined on soul food one Sunday afternoon, and Holmes says the former mayor of Newark, ex-con Sharpe James, participated in karaoke on a Friday to do his rendition of  Sinatra’s “My Way.”

The three owners have known each other more than three decades. Holmes and Carter, who also runs her son’s Shawn Carter Foundation, met 30 years ago playing cards. Holmes then introduced her longtime friend Miller to Carter.

Woman Claiming To Be Blue Ivy’s Real Mother Sues Beyoncé

August 18th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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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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Overexposed: Celebs We Wish Would Take A Break And Go Sit Down Somewhere

August 14th, 2014 - By Whitney Larkins
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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!