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Didn’t Get To ‘On The Run’? HBO Will Bring It To You

July 11th, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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Didn’t snag a ticket for Jay Z and Beyoncé’s tour, “On The Run”? No worries. HBO will broadcast the last performance — but not right away.

HBO president Michael Lombardo just announced that HBO will bring the final stop of “On the Run” to your living room. The September 12 and 13 shows at Stade de France in Paris, which happens to be the only international stop on the tour. The shows will air as part of a concert special to debut later in the month, Lombardo told the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills.

Coincidentally, Beyoncé currently appears on HBO in Beyoncé: X10, a ten-episode series of concert performances from her “Mrs. Carter” tour that run Sunday nights before True Blood, reports Black America Web. On top of this, Bey also aired her up-close and personal feature-length documentary Life Is But a Dream on HBO in February 2013.  HBO was also the choice for Jay Z to premiere his video, “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” last August. Obviously, HBO and the Carters have made some sweet deals.

Now, HBO will capture the power couple performing more than 40 songs on their first-ever joint tour, which was set to play at 19 stadiums in the U.S. and two stadium shows in Paris.

“This is a major musical event that belongs on HBO,” noted Lombardo. “It’s going to be a night to remember.”

Despite rumors of poor ticket sales, as of June 17, the tour had pulled in about $86 million in ticket sales and is on a pace to gross close to $100 million from just 19 shows, reports Billboard. And if the tour tops 850,000 tickets sold as speculated, that equals an incredible nightly revenue of $5.2 million. So we’re guessing HBO is expecting high ratings as well for its “On The Run” special.

You Got Your Degree in Beyoncénomics? Surprising Pop Culture College Courses

July 10th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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Pop culture always seems to have a way of influencing society whether it’s through trendy styles and habits. Should it be that surprising that universities across the country are also taking note and even tailoring classes to discuss non-traditional topics? Take a look at these surprising pop culture college courses. Does it make you want to go back to school?

Mom Who Abandoned Baby On Subway Sends Angry Words To Jay Z From Courtroom: ‘F**k You!’

July 9th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Yesterday, we told you about the 20-year-old mother who abandoned her infant daughter on a New York City subway platform. The troubled young woman appeared in court yesterday and bizarrely and had a few choice words for Brooklyn rapper Jay Z, of all people.

“Is that rolling?” Frankea asked while starring into television cameras, which were present in the courtroom. “Someone tell Shawn Corey Carter I said, ‘F**k you. Piece of sh**.’”

She is currently being held without bail and did not enter a plea to the charges being brought against her. Her case is being handed to a grand jury. It’s unclear why Frankea insisted on sending such an angry message to Jay, but her family recently revealed that she struggled with mental health issues after witnessing the murder of the infant’s father.

“She really needs help,” Frankea’s aunt, Lawanna Edmonds said. “It’s not like she just abandoned the baby … Me personally, I think the child is looking for help.”

“I think she needs help,” added her father, Franklin Dabbs. “She’s been though a lot. Her boyfriend got killed. Her stepdad threw her out. It’s just sad.”

“Some guys with masks broke into the house and killed him,” he continued. “She was there hiding under the bed. I told her, ‘It could have been you.’”

As previously reported, the child has been placed in protective custody through the New York City Administration for Children’s Services.

Mya’s Manager Says Rumored Jay Z Affair Brought Death Threats From Crazy Fans…

July 8th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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R&B singer Mya reacts to reports pegging her as Jay Z's mistress.

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We told you last week that singer Mya shut down any and all rumors that she has been involved in anything with Jay Z at some point during his marriage to Beyoncé. These rumors came out of the blue as there was speculation of trouble in paradise last week after Beyoncé changed the lyrics to her song “Resentment” during an On The Run tour stop. But the 34-year-old said she plays second fiddle to no one, and respects the sanctity of marriage too much to get involved with anybody’s husband, let alone Jay Z.

“Never did, never was, never will. Illegitimate thirsty sources with no facts and that’s the ‘media’ for you—especially today. I play second to no one, pay my own bills, have my own label, own management company, rely on God only and respect myself & marriage way too much for nonsense. False rumors are crafted for ratings & numbers. And miserable, unhappy people need someone to judge to deter the attention away from their own misery and feel better about their miserable lives. If they did it to Jesus, they’ll do it to anyone. God Bless.”

But another person opening up about such rumors is the singer’s manager, Mike Killmon. He told the New York Daily News that online threats from crazed fans and having people question her about whether or not she was meddling in a marriage in the house of God made some form of a response very necessary.  

“Someone walked up and asked her about it while she was accepting an award at a church.

At first it was just ridiculous, but then some die-hard fans start making threats. She really couldn’t care less about the rumors, but she wanted to set the record straight when the after-effects started to become troublesome.”

Mya and Jay Z first collaborated on “The Best of Me (Part 2)”  in 2000 (which is my jam by the way), but there have been rumors about them since. But as Mya says, the rumors are untrue.

 

“It’s Very Hurtful And Extremely Upsetting”: Jennifer Hudson On Claims She “Sacrificed” Family Members To Be In Illuminati

July 8th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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I’m sure that after all these years you’ve heard a thing or two about the Illuminati. For conspiracy theorists, it’s a powerful group of individuals who have a hand in and control many aspects of everyday life, including our culture, our government and more. People commonly pegged as members of this society include Jay Z and Beyoncé, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, and surprisingly, even Jennifer Hudson. Some who believe that the Illuminati is real and includes these celebrities also believe that these notable individuals made blood sacrifices to be in the society. Some have also tried to say online that Hudson “sacrificed” her mother, her brother and her nephew (murdered by her brother-in-law) to be a member and gain her massive success.

If you ask me, all that sounds silly as hell and quite disrespectful, and Hudson has actually heard about such claims. In an interview to help promote her upcoming new album JHUD (coming out in August) with DC’s Majic 102.3, Hudson addressed them and says that as a Christian woman, people are really crossing the line:

“I think people find a way to discredit people in everything you do. Nothing is ever what it really is. And at the end of the day, we all work hard for what we get and what we do just like anyone else. And it’s unfair that some people would be that cruel to impose such negativity on things that is done from a positive place and perspective. And t’s very hurtful and extremely upsetting. Especially coming from a Christian standpoint.

Every time I hear stuff like that, I’m like ‘You will not take the credit for God’s work and give it to Satan. Not on my watch. Not on my watch.’ So again, it’s extremely upsetting. There’s so much to be said about that, but you don’t have the time, and neither do I.”

This isn’t the first time Hudson had to confront such rumors about herself. In 2011, she told fans this during a U-Stream session 

“I’m so glad someone brought this Illuminati mess up because only a child of God would address it. That is the most ignorant thing I have ever heard in my life. And it’s offensive because basically what? The people that are here today don’t deserve to be where they are? What, we didn’t work for it? So I find—and I hate to go there—but I find it’s those that can’t make it that would probably join Illuminati, or whoever that is, to get somewhere.

Don’t listen to that type of stuff, don’t follow that stuff because those people are only luring you in to become a part of some mess like that, so know that you’re only falling victim. That’s their way of gaining [followers]. I’d advise you to stay away from it. Those who are reading it are falling into it. It could not be more untrue.”

What Solange Had To Say About That Infamous Elevator Fight…

July 7th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Solange hasn’t had much to say to the media since footage of her attacking brother-in-law, Jay Z, in a hotel elevator went viral. But she’s the cover girl for the August 2014 issue of Lucky magazine and it seems that addressing the much talked about altercation was inevitable. While the “Losing You” singer wouldn’t offer much information about the altercation, she did say this:

“What’s important is that my family and I are all good,” the single mom expressed. “What we had to say collectively was in the statement that we put out, and we all feel at peace with that.”

“We’ve always held each other down no matter what. That’s something I’m drilling into Julez now.”

As you may recall, shortly following the video leak, Solange and her family released a joint statement regarding the confrontation.

“As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident,” the statement read. “But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it. Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.

The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false. At the end of the day families have problems and we’re no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We’ve put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same.”

Solange has also been making headlines lately as it’s believed that she got engaged a couple of weeks ago to her 51-year-old boyfriend, Alan Ferguson; however, those reports have yet to be confirmed.

Check out some photos from Solo’s Lucky spread on the next page.

‘I Play Second To No One:’ Mya Reacts To Reports Pegging Her As Jay Z’s Mistress

July 3rd, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Jay Z cheating rumors are nothing new to us. But we did notice quite a spike in the quantity and frequency of those reports since the Met Gala after-party altercation. Then, earlier this week, those rumors intensified after fans noticed that Beyoncé switched around some of the lyrics to her heartfelt track, “Resentment,” during one of her On The Run Tour sets. Instead of going with the original lyrics, which go: “been riding out with you for six years,” she changed it to twelve years. Of course, this minor swapping of lyrics could mean absolutely nothing. But it appears that they have fueled yet another round of reports painting the Brooklyn rapper as a cheater. However, this time, R&B singer has been pegged as his longtime mistress.

“When people talk about Jay-Z and his mistresses, they often forget about a mainstay who has been there forever,” popular blog Crazy Days Crazy Nights wrote in a blind item post. “She is the person he calls when he needs to be discreet and thinking about old times. She is that very short named R&B singer who hasn’t had a hit in a while and doesn’t really even act or record any longer. She basically lives off the generosity of Jay-Z and a couple of other guys. She peaked at A-.

Mya”

The report was later picked up by sites like Access Hollywood and Daily Mail. As to be expected, when Mya caught wind of the rumors, she wasn’t too pleased.

“Never did, never was, never will,” she wrote on Instagram in response to the reports. “Illegitimate thirsty sources with no facts and that’s the ‘media’ for you—especially today. I play second to no one.”

As for the allegations that she’s living off of Jay Z, Mya says:

“[I] pay my own bills, have my own label, own management company, rely on God only and respect myself & marriage way too much for nonsense. False rumors are crafted for ratings & numbers. And miserable, unhappy people need someone to judge to deter the attention away from their own misery and feel better about their miserable lives. If they did it to Jesus, they’ll do it to anyone. God Bless.”

We can totally understand why she’d be upset by the rumors.

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Remembering Our Babies: Famous Women Who Suffered Miscarriages

July 2nd, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Welcoming a child into the world can be one of the world’s most rewarding experiences. However, these celebrities experienced heartache and pain after having a miscarriage.

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Soon after Beyonce tied the knot to Jay Z, folks were wondering when music’s biggest couple would produce an heir. During her performance at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, the former Destiny’s Child member revealed to the world that she was with child. After the birth of Blue Ivy, her hubby Jay Z devoted a song to the newborn and in it he revealed that the couple felt the loss of losing their unborn child when Beyonce had a miscarriage the previous year. She has called it one of the saddest periods in her life.

What One Hamptons Shopper Had To Say About Blue Ivy’s Behavior

July 2nd, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Children are all very different. Some are calm. Some are a bit on the wilder side. Some are extremely friendly, while others are a bit stand-offish when strangers are around. One Hampton shopper and her three-year-old daughter happened to encounter little Miss Blue Ivy Carter during a shopping outing at Ralph Lauren in East Hampton. After hearing of her daughter’s interaction with Blue, we couldn’t help but smile.

“The woman overheard her daughter chatting with someone,” an eyewitness told Page Six.

“When she looked over to see who it was, her daughter was speaking with Blue Ivy and Beyoncé.”

As the toddlers continued to interact, the source says that two-year-old Blue was overheard “telling the other girl she was shy.” Jay Z later joined the conversation, and “couldn’t have been nicer, asking the other girl how old she was.”

We we rarely get to see little Miss Blue in action, so hearing that she’s growing into quite the little social butterfly is very sweet.

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Bend It Like Bey: The Funniest Beyonce Impersonations

July 2nd, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Since her start with Destiny’s Child, Beyonce has amassed a legion of fans who cheer her on at every move. She’s also inspired a lot of people to channel their inner Sasha Fierce and impersonate the “Bootylicious” singer. Here are some of the best and funniest Beyonce impersonations.

Maya Rudolph Talks About Elevator Beat Down

When the public got its hands on the now infamous video of Solange physically attacking Jay Z in an elevator while her big sister Beyonce silently watched, we all knew an “SNL” parody was right around the corner. Show regulars Sasheer Zemanta and Jay Pharoahe played the younger sister and the Brooklyn rapper respectively but when Maya Rudolph walked on as the R&B diva, she stole the show.