When Beyoncé proclaimed she was ‘back to business’ just before her four-night stint at Revel Resort in May, she wasn’t lying. Mrs. Jay-Z is reportedly shopping a documentary — she directed, produced and of course starred in — to studios.
Beyoncè is the latest of Frank Ocean’s peers to show their support for the singer-songwriter, who revealed earlier this week that his first love was a man.
On her website, the “Crazy in Love” singer posted a black-and-white picture of Ocean with a poem of sorts, acknowledging his bravery and courage. “Be fearless / Be honest / Be generous / Be brave / Be poetic / Be open / Be free / Be yourself / Be in love / Be happy / Be inspiration,” she wrote.
Beyoncè shared a similar sentiment last year in an interview with Pridesource.com, showing her admiration for the LGBT community. “If anyone is brave and true to themselves, it’s my gay fans. The amount of confidence and fearlessness it takes to do what maybe is not what your parents expect you to do or what society may think is different – to be brave and be different and to be yourself – is just so beautiful. It’s the most beautiful thing you can be, and it’s what we all want to be at the end of the day. And not worrying about satisfying or becoming what other people think you’re supposed to be, that’s like the ultimate dream – to just be that brave.”
- New Music: Frank Ocean – “Sweet Life” (worldaccordingtomonte.com)
Ahead of her leading role in the Clint Eastwood-directed reboot of A Star is Born, Beyoncé will lend her voice to the 3D CG-animated film Epic.
The singer-actress, whose film résumé includes Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), Dreamgirls (2006) and Obsessed (2009), will play Queen Tara in the 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios production, which is being developed by the makers of Ice Age and Rio, according to Deadline.com.
This show looks AMAZING!!!! (Oprah’s voice)
Beyoncé treats fans with an inside look at her comeback shows at Atlantic City’s Revel Resorts. In the footage, the pop star preps lighting cues, rehearses musical and vocal arrangements, modifies the stage design, and practices choreography for the sold out series of concerts.
“It is exciting. I feel a little nervous. I’m enjoying being a mother so it’s like going back to my old job. It’s a little strange, but it’s important that you don’t lose yourself and still have your own passions. I’m back to business,” the 16-time Grammy Award winner said.
Bey’s four-night stint at Revel begins tomorrow and runs through Memorial Day.
Glee’s Lea Michele covers Beyoncé’s “I Was Here” on the new soundtrack, Glee: The Music, The Graduation Album. Michele’s character, Rachel Berry, is one of the eight main characters graduating on the season three finale, which airs May 22.
“I Was Here” was written by Diane Warren for Bey’s latest album, 4. The reflective ballad provided the soundtrack for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final, and ABC News used the song to commemorate of the tenth anniversary of 9-11. The Boys and Girls Club of America also used the song for their PSA campaign to promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.
Listen to Lea Michele’s cover below.
Shortly after Beyoncé announced her pregnancy at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards last August, rumors of her using a fake baby bump and a surrogate ran rampant. Like most rumors involving the global superstar, the accusations have not died down, even after the birth of Blue Ivy Carter in January.
“That was crazy. It wasn’t hurtful, it was just crazy,” People’s “Most Beautiful Woman” told the magazine in an interview, saying: “Where did they come up with this?”
More fuel was added to the faux-bump rumors after video of her interview with the Australian talk show Sunday Night HD hit the web, where her stomach appeared to deflate as she sat down to speak with the host.
“Stupid, ridiculous and false,” her publicist said in a statement last October. “It was a fabric that folded – does fabric not fold? Oh my gosh, so stupid,” she said.
While the allegations didn’t seem to bother Beyoncé, her mom Tina Knowles took it personally.
“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,” said the House of Dereon designer. “As a mother it was painful for me to hear the crazy rumors. And I even had people ask me, which was so ridiculous.”
Even with Beyoncé finally speaking out about the fake bump and surrogate rumors, the conspiracy theorists won’t rest until they’re giving video proof that Blue Ivy resided in the Holy Uterus and can examine the afterbirth. Meanwhile, B is gearing up for her three-night stint at Revel, Atlantic City’s newest resort, during Memorial Day weekend.
Earlier this week, Beyoncé was named this year’s ‘World’s Most Woman’ by People magazine. With the issue now available on newsstands, here’s your chance to see Queen B’s full spread. As always, the “Love On Top” singer keeps things sexy but also classy. Peep the pics below.
We can all agree that Beyoncé is one of the world’s most beautiful women, but now it’s official! The international superstar and new mom has been named ‘World’s Most Beautiful Woman’ by People magazine.
People’s senior editor Alexis Chiu revealed the cover girl this morning (April 25) on TODAY. She told Matt Lauer and Ann Curry that Beyoncé is “flawless, she’s gorgeous, she’s at the top of her game career-wise, she’s this music icon at 30 years old and on top of it she has this glow going on … She’s a new mom.” Though its Beyoncé’s first time winning the crown, this marks her ninth time on the list.
Inside the double cover issue, the “Run The World” singer opens up about the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy. “I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth,” she said.
You can read the full interview with the issue hits newsstands on April 27th.
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“Crazy in Love” (Live at Glastonbury 2011)