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)
West Coast rapper Game shares his story of trial and triumph on VH1’s Behind the Music.
The rapper, born Jayceon Taylor, recounts his rough childhood, filled with drug abuse and violence, with testimonies from his parents, grandmother, and fiancée. In the one-hour episode, airing Thursday (March 22), Game reveals his father’s troubled past, including the times he abused his mother and sexually assaulted his 11-year-old stepdaughter.
Watch a 9-minute preview of the episode below.
For some, today is just a free day from work or school, but for others it’s a day of reflection and remembrance of the struggle and perseverance in the fight for civil rights. Today, we remember not only Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but all who selflessly fought for change and equality.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – MLK
- Martin Luther King Jr. archives: The last days of Dr. King (thegrio.com)
- Review: Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (shazrasul.wordpress.com)
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes: Honoring His Legacy (faith-dream.com)
- Dear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (realtorkaera.wordpress.com)
John Legend put a ring on it.
“John Legend and his girlfriend, model Chrissy Teigen, got engaged over the holidays while vacationing in the Maldives,” Legend’s rep, Cindi Berger, tells PEOPLE.
The Grammy-winning singer is scheduled to perform at The Pearl at the Palms on New Year’s Eve. He also has a new album planned for 2012.
- Chrissy Teigen & John Legend: GQ Men of the Year Awards! (justjared.buzznet.com)
- John Legend & Chrissy Teigen – AMAs 2011! (justjared.buzznet.com)
Day26 return to their reality roots in a new webseries called ‘A New Day.’ In the first vlog, the group talks rebuilding after Que’s departure, life after Diddy, and Brian’s anger issues. With a new album on the way, the group seems focused to move on and start new. The first step in the starting over process is apparently throwing Que under the bus. Watch below.