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Beyonce is one of the most recognizable celebrities in the world so it comes as no surprise that she is also the subject of incredible speculation and some of Hollywood’s most ridiculous rumors. Though Queen Bey seems to take it all in stride, we couldn’t help but call out some of the most insane, off-the-wall and absolutely ludicrous whispers even a Beyhive hater wouldn’t believe. So without further adieu, her are the most ridiculous beyonce rumors to hit the web.
Speaking of beautiful brides-to-be, Kelly Rowland recently discussed plans for her upcoming wedding to longtime boyfriend and manager, Tim Witherspoon. And it turns out that she’s following through with her original plans of having a very small, intimate ceremony.
“I just wanted it to be a nice peaceful day with just me, him and our mothers,” the “Dirty Laundry” singer told Hello Beautiful. “That’s it.”
As for an actual wedding party, Kelly says there won’t be one. No bridesmaids. No groomsmen. No muss. No fuss. And while the former Destiny’s Child singer seems extremely pleased with this decision, she admits that those close to her, who were looking to partake in her special day, are not.
“Nope [no bridesmaids]. And they’re not happy about that.”
The news definitely isn’t shocking to fans of the soon-to-be-married singer. After confirming her engagement just a few months ago, Kelly revealed that an extravagant wedding with a super long guest list wasn’t an ideal situation for her.
“I think we just really want it to be us and our pastor. That’s it,” she told People last December. “I mean, we are the only two that’s going to be in the marriage.”
As long as Kelly and her fiancé are happy on their big day, that’s all that really matters.
Catch a clip from her interview on the next page.
A few weeks ago rumors began swirling that Kelly Rowland left her record label. It turns out that the rumors are true. The “Motivation” singer confirmed the split during a recent chat with Huff Post Live’s Marc Lamont Hill.
“I feel like right now, I just needed something new,” a newly engaged Rowland confessed. “And I’ve earned the right to make my own choices and make my own decisions. I wished them well and they wished me well. No hard feelings. I just needed a fresh new start.”
While other labels have offered to sign her, it looks like the former Destiny’s Child singer may be leaning toward doing the indie thing for a while.
“There are different offers on the table. I’m grateful for that, very grateful for that. But at the same time, I just want to see what it feels like right now. I’m just in the studio, on my own, just having a really good time just being creatively free.”
Despite taking the scenic route with selecting a new label, Kelly reassured fans that new music is definitely coming.
“A fifth album is coming! I’m in the studio right now. I just actually got started last week. It’s been wonderful so far. A fresh new, like, spin on everything with writers and producers. Just being inspired, you know what I mean? Creativity. Creativity is an amazing, an amazing tool I’m able to use every day.”
It looks like we’ll also be seeing the ” X Factor” judge on the silver screen soon.
“I’m ready to dive into scripts! I’ve had meetings with directors and scripts have been sent to me, so it’s more a matter of just, like, the time. But the time is here! It’s now! And I’m ready! You have to be ready to take on something new, and I am.”
Watch Kelly’s full interview here.
Kelly Rowland Reportedly Leaves Record Label After Frustration With Low Sales Of “Talk A Good Game” Album
According to AlwaysAList.com, Kelly Rowland is now looking for a new record label to call home. But despite rumors that the “Dirty Laundry” singer was dropped from her record label, Universal Republic, it’s reported that she actually left the label due to a lack of support for her work on her most recent album release.
As the story goes according to AlwaysAList’s sources “close to the situation,” Rowland left because of her frustration with the record label and their lack of support of her latest album, Talk a Good Game, which featured singles “Dirty Laundry,” “Ice,” and the hit “Kisses Down Low,” which reportedly went gold. Last time we checked, the album only sold 215,000 copies since its release as of December.
The singer had a stint on the third and last season of Fox’s The X-Factor, and during that time, she wanted to release a new single so that the millions of viewers who followed the show would be exposed to her music. However, the label chose not to do that and after thinking about it, Rowland requested to be released from her contract with Universal Republic.
According to the site, Rowland joined Universal Records back in 2010 when it was under different management by exec Sylvia Rhone, and at that time, Rowland had great solo success, releasing the massive hit, “Motivation” featuring Lil Wayne. But when Rhone parted ways from the company and Universal went into restructuring, the singer was put with Universal Republic. AlwaysAList claims that Universal Republic so far hasn’t had very many successful “urban” music releases, which could say a lot about why Rowland left, and how the company is marketing and treating these artists.
Rowland is reportedly being approached by other record labels, and has already started recording new songs for a new album. Can’t wait to hear it, wherever she ends up distributing it from.
Joe and Kelly Rowland have teamed up to send a message the world certainly needs to hear. “There’s a difference between love and sex.” Y’all know some people have the game twisted. But in this new-ish song, Joe and Kelly sing about the fact that while sex can be quite lovely and feels amazing, it pales in comparison to really loving someone. And when you find the right person you can have the both of them simultaneously. Amen!
This message was so important that Joe had to share it twice. The reason there’s a part 2 at the end of this title is because it’s actually of a remake of a record he recorded with Fantasia for his under appreciated 2013 effort, Doubleback: Evolution of R&B. Take a listen to the original with he and Fantasia below.
In case you ain’t know, Fantasia is awesome!
Though the lyrics are exactly the same, this time around there’s a video and Joe sped up the tempo for this duet with a tune that reminds us a whole lot of Surface’s “Happy” with more percussion. Watch the video of Joe turning down other women as he makes his way to Kelly Rowland. Maybe it’s just me but am I the only one that thinks Joe bears a resemblance to Kelly’s real life man Tim Witherspoon?
We have to admit it’s songs like these that are greatly missed in today’s R&B scene. More of this please! We love how their voices blend together. Take a listen.
If you had a chance to listen to both versions, which one do you prefer the slowed down one with Fantasia or the more poppy uptempo joint with Kelly?
The song will be featured on Joe’s upcoming album Bridges which is set to drop July, 2014.
Two days ago recently engaged Kelendria Trene, a.k.a Kelly Rowland, turned the big 3-3 and the singer celebrated her day of birth with her favorite girls, Beyonce, Solange, and Angie.
Beyonce posted pics of the all-girls partay on her Tumblr page and it looks like the girls had a ball at “Kelly’s Liquid Gold Fondue Party” that, as you probably guessed,was all gold everything, from gold balloons to a gold cake with the cutest little elephant on top of it.
We almost forgot to mention the gold jewelry and trinkets Kelly received during her New York City shindig too.
From our view it looks like the soon-to-be-blushing bride had a great bday! Check out a few more pics of Kelly’s celebration on the next page. And by the way, if you’re wondering where Michelle Williams was, check this response she gave a tweeter who asked her that very thing:
I’m so glad you asked…Finding purpose not parties!!!! That’s where I was!!!!
— Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW) February 12, 2014
Another day, another set of Beyoncé photos. This time these shots appear to be taken during Jay Z’s 44th birthday celebration. His birthday was December 4 by the way. You may remember, the day before his birthday, Jay announced that he and Beyoncé would be taking part in a 22 day Vegan challenge. And what better way to kick of a Vegan celebration and your 44th year than what looks like a very chill party with a few close friends. You can tell these people know Bey and Jay for real for real because they are completely unfazed by the playfulness most of would have gawked at. Check out more pictures of Jay’s party and other moments Bey Bey decided to share on the following pages.
Kelly Rowland, Cee-Lo Green, NeNe Leakes Are Coined Up! Reality Show Stars With The Fattest Paychecks
Many question how authentic these so-called “reality” TV shows are. But one thing is for certain: the money sure is real! The most coined-up reality superstar, according to Business Insider, reeled in $95 million!
Cee-Lo Green, the musician behind the hit song Forget You, is highest-paid African American on the list after serving as the fancy-dressed judge on The Voice. For offering a piece of sound advice and critiques, Mr. Green pulled in $6 million for season three.
Kelly Rowland is the second highest-paid person of color on the list. She started off with a $750,000 salary during season one of X-Factor U.K. in 2011. But her native continent was a bit more generous. The Dirty Laundry singer reportedly pulled in $1 million for her stint on X-Factor U.S.
NeNe Leakes, unsurprisingly, also stood tall among the highest-paid superstars. She reeled in $1 million plus bonuses. “Not only am I rich from doing some of things I’ve been able to do, but I’m rich in spirit. I’m rich in health. I’m rich in every way possible,” The Real Housewives of Atlanta star once said.
Leakes isn’t the only Real Housewives star to make the list. In fact, nearly half (43 percent) of the reality stars on the list come from the Real Housewives franchise. You’ve got Teresa Guidice making half of what Leakes makes with $650,000 — and is also facing some serious fraud charges with the law.
Melissa Gorga (Real Housewives of New Jersey) and Tamra Barney (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) each pulled in $350,000.
Though Real Housewives of Atlanta is the most lucrative of the series, Cynthia Bailey and Phaedra Parks grabbed some of the lowest numbers with $300,000 each. Because of her spin-off – Bravo’s The Kandi Factory — and her bedroom toy line, Kandi Burruss made a tad more at $450,000.
The highest-paid member on the list, surpassing Kim Kardashian’s $10 million, is Simon Cowell with a whopping $95 million. The lowest paid was Snooki. She was once crowned the richest reality star for her antics on Jersey Shore. Now she’s earned a measly (measly!) $200,000 for Dancing With the Stars.
“You Look Like Kelly Rowland”: Beyoncé And Kelly Crash Karaoke Bar To Sing With Surprised And Tipsy Patrons
What would you do if you were minding your business, singing “Party” off-key with your friends really late night at night at a karaoke bar, and both Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland approached you? I’d probably scream like I saw a ghost, but a few lucky (and a bit inebriated) karaoke partygoers almost didn’t realize who the former Destiny’s Child members were when the stars came into their room.
According to the Miami Times, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Kelly, Michelle Williams, Timbaland, and a few other friends strolled into a karoake bar very late on Tuesday night in Miami to sing a little karaoke, have a few drinks, eat some light food, and just kick it. According to bar owner Kellie Pilicer, the place wasn’t packed (reminder, it was a very late Tuesday evening), as only two rooms out of the 17 in Sing Sing Karaoke were occupied, so the famous friends weren’t hounded by fans.
“A big security-looking guy walked in and asked us what time we closed. I’m thinking he’s going to come in with maybe a couple of other people and then all of a sudden a couple of people wearing hoodies do start trickling in and one woman comes up and asks me where the bathroom is and I look up and it’s freaking Beyonce.”
Bey reportedly asked if she could surprise those in the occupied rooms because she could hear her song “Party” being played in one of them. That particular room was occupied by three young women who had been in the bar for SIX hours, tipsy off of Long Islands (one woman is pictured asleep on the couch in the room) just a-sangin’. When the singer and Rowland walked in the room, the women couldn’t immediately tell who they were, but didn’t make a big deal of the fact that their singing session was bombarded by folks they would soon find out were famous:
“Beyonce follows the sounds, she just walks right in, and there are two girls sitting and one of their friends had fallen asleep on the lounge chair…I’m standing there watching this whole thing and the other people in their party started walking in and cracking up because they were singing Beyonce. They start dancing together, but they have no idea who it is. And all of a sudden one of the girls looks at Kelly and says, ‘Oh, you look like Kelly Rowland’ and then she looks at Beyoncé and goes ‘Oh my god!’”
Beyoncé and Kelly would go on to snap pictures with the ladies, and even stopped to photo bomb the very asleep young woman on the couch (see photo above right). That’s right. Her friends didn’t even try to wake her up. But hey, at least homegirl got a picture…?
But the takeaway from all this is that if you go to a karaoke bar late at night, sing “Party” and say “Beyoncé” three times, she just might show up. Noted.
In a time where everything from celebrity Instagram photos to engagements seems like a publicity stunt, it’s nice to see one star who won’t sell her soul for the sake of a few new fans. Kelly Rowland, who we now all finally know for sure is engaged to her long-time manager Tim Witherspoon, recently talked to People magazine about plans for her upcoming nuptials and she’s going quite the anti-Hollywood route. Speaking of the guest list alone, the 32-year-old said:
“I think we just really want it to be us and our pastor. That’s it. I mean, we are the only two that’s going to be in the marriage.”
There’s another reason Kelly’s not interested in having a grand affair though — she’s cheap! Or perhaps I should say fiscally mindful. She went on to tell People:
“You have to pay for food for everyone and I’m not down with that. Everyone is there just to be nosy and see who I’m wearing, you know. I’m okay.”
Kelly better preach on that last part! In my own circle, I know friends who’ve RSVP’d for $5 weddings just to be nosy and see how everything looked and who showed up, I can only imagine how often that happens among celebs.
The one question Kelly didn’t answer in this latest interview is when this party of three wedding will actually happen, but I have a feeling it’ll go down much like her engagement and we won’t even know about it until it already happened.
What do you think about Kelly’s wedding plans?