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Beyonce featured on producer's surprise charity single

April 23rd, 2014 3:10am EDT
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Producer/singer Boots has recruited his pal Beyonce to sing on a new charity single, which unexpectedly went on sale on Tuesday (22Apr14).

Boots, who served as a co-writer and co-producer on the singer's surprise Beyonce record earlier this year (14), revealed the final track of his Winter Spring Summer Fall mixtape - a duet with the superstar titled Dreams.

The producer shared the track on his Facebook.com page, and said that profits from iTunes sales will go towards Day One, a charity whose mission is to stop teen dating violence.

Boots, real name Jordy Asher, praises Beyonce's talents...
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Jay Z and Beyonce buy London home?

April 23rd, 2014 2:20am EDT
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Jay Z and Beyonce have bought a $9.3 million home in London.
The superstar couple have reportedly splashed out on a luxury detached townhouse in west London, having looked for properties in the trendy Mayfair area and outside of London in the Cotswolds.
The deal is thought to have closed on their new home four weeks ago.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Both Jay and Beyonce are Anglophiles and have been toying with the idea of getting a pad for a couple of years now.
"On previous trips, they have stayed in five star hotels and, on one occasion, a rented mansion. While money isn't ...
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Michelle Obama to guest star on Nashville

April 19th, 2014 6:30pm EDT
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Michelle Obama is to guest star on 'Nashville'.
The First Lady, 50, will make a cameo appearance as herself in an upcoming episode of the ABC drama, which will air on May 7 and lead up to the season two finale.
The brunette beauty will appear alongside Connie Britton, whose character Rayna James persuades Michelle to host a charity concert at Fort Campbell, after it is revealed character Luke Wheeler has been injured in Afghanistan.
Michelle is also scheduled to guest star in the hit comedy 'Parks and Recreation' on April 24.
Michelle, who appears to have no problem oozing confidence in ...
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Beyonce and Paul McCartney work out together

April 19th, 2014 6:20am EDT
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Beyonce and Sir Paul McCartney have been working out together.
The two global superstars were spotted together at the Four Seasons hotel in Los Angeles, and the pair have had a number of sessions together "joking like old pals" as they look to stay in shape.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Jaws of guests dropped when they saw them together. They strolled in laughing and joking like old pals and hopped on the treadmill.
"Paul had a remarkably good pace. Beyonce then got off to join her trainer, who was trying to get Paul to join in. The pair then moved on to the studio where they stretched...
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Jay Z & Beyonce To Tour Together This Summer?

April 16th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
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Jay Z and his wife Beyonce have sparked rumors that they are planning a U.S. stadium tour this summer after recent surprise appearances at each other's concerts.

A source told Page Six that the pair will kick off their tour in June with stops at 20 venues. The power couple are also reportedly planning a concert in New York City on July 4.

Jay Z completed his "Magna Carta...Holy Grail" tour in January. Beyonce wrapped up her "Mrs. Carter" world tour last month in Lisbon, Portugal. She told the crowd: "This has been an incredible tour ... If you all don't know, tonight makes 132 shows."

Be...
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Jay Z and Beyonce team up for summer tour - report

April 16th, 2014 3:10am EDT
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Jay Z and Beyonce are reportedly taking their talents on the road for a U.S. stadium tour this summer (14).

The superstars' recent surprise appearances at each other's concerts have now sparked talks of a joint tour, a source tells Page Six.

The insider reveals that the couple plans to announce a 20-stadium tour that will kick off in late June (14), including a possible concert in Jay Z's native New York on America's Independence Day (4Jul14).

Both of the stars recently wrapped up their individual tours, with Jay closing out his Magna Carta... Holy Grail trek in January (14), while Beyon...
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Beyonce & Solange Knowles Make Rare Joint Performance At Coachella

April 14th, 2014 8:30am EDT
Beyonce & Solange Knowles Make Rare Joint Performance At Coachel
Beyonce and her sister Solange Knowles made a surprise duet at the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival over the weekend. The pair performed "Losing You" together on Saturday night.

Solange regularly attends the annual music festival, while Beyonce was not listed as an official performer. Solange performed the same song in 2013 with The XX.

During Nas' midnight set, Beyonce's husband Jay Z joined him on the track "Dead Presidents II." He then performed "Where I'm From." Nas continued his set with P Diddy on "Hate Me Now."

After a 10-year hiatus, Outkast performed on Friday night but ...
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Beyonce makes surprise appearance at Coachella

April 13th, 2014 1:15pm EDT
Beyonce makes surprise appearance at Coachella
Beyonce shocked crowds at the 2014 Coachella music festival in California by joining her sister Solange Knowles onstage.

The Irreplaceable singer appeared unannounced at the end of her younger sister's track Losing You to perform a choreographed dance routine with her.

Beyonce's unexpected appearance at the Empire Solo Club in Indio on Saturday night was very brief, and once the song finished, she hugged her sister and left the stage.

The second day of the festival was full of more surprise appearances. Happy singer Pharrell Williams brought out a number of famous friends during his set...
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Beyoncé surprises fans at Coachella

April 13th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
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Beyoncé Knowles made a surprise appearance at the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival on Saturday night (04.12.14).
The 'Drunk in Love' hitmaker joined her younger sister Solange Knowles onstage as she performed her hit 'Losing You.'
Although not listed as an official performer, the 32-year-old star clearly took some time away from her busy schedule to prepare for the show at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California as the siblings performed perfectly synchronized choreography during the song, according to Billboard.com.
Solange, 27, is a regular attendee at the annual three-day festi...
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Lorde And Imagine Dragons Top Billboard Music Awards Nominations

April 9th, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Lorde And Imagine Dragons Top Billboard Music Awards Nominations
Lorde and Imagine Dragons will both have twelve chances to take home a trophy from the Billboard Music Awards.

The two musical acts lead the pack in terms of nominations, which were released today. Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis round out the top five for most nominations.

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on “key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music,” according to the ...
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Beyonce Goes Topless For OUT Magazine, Says Women Should 'Own Their Sexuality'

April 8th, 2014 11:38pm EDT
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Beyonce posed topless for the latest issue of Out magazine, her first cover shoot since before the release of her surprise December self-titled album.

Although the sexy singer covers herself up with her hands, it's still one hot shoot.

"Women should own their sexuality. Men are free and women are not," she says in the magazine's May 2014 issue. "That is crazy. The old lessons of submissiveness and fragility made us victims. Women are so much more than that."

Own her sexuality is exactly what she does in new single "XO," but she wasn't exactly feeling it at the time she recorded the hit s...
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Beyonce was sick during XO recording

April 8th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
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R&B superstar Beyonce was sick when she recorded the vocals for her popular song Xo.

The Halo hitmaker reveals the version of the mid-tempo ballad fans have fallen in love with wasn't intended for inclusion on the final cut of her recent self-titled album, because she wasn't pitch perfect during the studio session.

She tells Out magazine, "When I recorded XO I was sick with a bad sinus infection. I recorded it in a few minutes just as a demo and decided to keep the vocals."

But Beyonce admits XO isn't the only track that features rough cuts of her singing: "I lived with most of the songs...
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Beyonce and Pharrell among Webby Awards nominees

April 8th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
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Beyonce and Pharrell Williams' contributions to the Internet have landed them nominations for the 2014 Webby Awards.

The Drunk in Love hitmaker is up for Best Celebrity Site, while Williams' 24 Hours of Happy music video will go up against Bob Dylan's innovative Like a Rolling Stone site in the Best Use of Interactive Video category.

Comedy duo Ylvis are up for two awards, including Best Viral Video and Best Comedy: Individual or Short Form for their hit The Fox (What Does the Fox Say).

In the Best Comedy: Individual or Long Form category, Jerry Seinfeld's second season of web series Com...
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Kim Kardashian's Vogue flies off shelves

April 8th, 2014 4:20am EDT
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Kim Kardashian's controversial Vogue cover is flying off the shelves.
While the fashion bible has been criticised by some - including actress Sarah Michelle Gellar - for putting the reality TV star on its April 2014 cover, along with her rapper fiancé Kanye West, the issue is selling "on par" with best-selling past editions featuring Beyonce and US First Lady Michelle Obama.
According to the New York Post newspaper, the issue is expected to sell between 300,000 and 400,000 copies.
Meanwhile, Beyonce's March 2013 cover sold around 355,000 copies, and a cover starring Michelle sold just under...
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Rita Ora: Jay Z smells like a 'clean tree'

April 5th, 2014 5:20pm EDT
Rita Ora
Rita Ora thinks Jay Z smells like "a clean tree".
The 23-year-old singer, who is signed to the rapper's record label ROCNATION, admits the 'Holy Grail' hitmaker has a "fresh" odor that just oozes nature.
She said: "He [Jay Z] smells like a clean tree. Like, so clean and fresh."
The 'RIP' hitmaker - who is dating Calvin Harris - admits was really nervous when she was introduced to Jay Z's wife Beyonce for the first time because she is someone she's admired and looked up to from a young age, but she insists she was surprised by her down-to-earth personality.
Speaking on heat Radio today (05...
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Beyonce's four-year-old half-brother is almost homeless

April 3rd, 2014 9:30pm EDT
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The mother of Beyonce's four-year-old half-brother has opened up about her financial problems, convinced that the R&B superstar would be horrified to learn her sibling is facing life on the streets.

Alexsandra Wright, the former girlfriend of the singer's father, Mathew Knowles, tells In Touch magazine that she's considering moving into a homeless shelter with her son Nixon.

She claims that she cannot afford a home now her ex's child support payments have been retroactively reduced from $12,000 (£7,700) to $2,400 (£1,500)-a-month, and doesn't have to hand over a single dime for almost two...
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Beyonce Sued After Fan Stampede Leaves Two Women Unconscious

April 3rd, 2014 1:03pm EDT
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Beyonce and Chicago arena The United Center have been sued by two women who blame the singer and venue for inciting a stampede that left them unconscious and with broken bones.

Raquel Castellanos and Gabriella Davidson have sued The United Center, Beyonce, and tour company Live Nation Entertainment for their handling of the event. According to CBS Chicago, the women blame the lack of information and the fact that the concert was "general admission" for their injuries.

The lawsuit reads, "As the hours passed, the group became larger, more dense and more anxious about how, when and where th...
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Beyonce sued by fans trampled at concert

April 2nd, 2014 3:10am EDT
Beyonce sued by fans trampled at concert
Beyonce has been hit with a negligence lawsuit from two fans who were allegedly trampled during her Mrs. Carter Show concert in Chicago, Illinois, last year (13).

Raquel Castellanos and Gabriella Davidson filed papers in Cook County Circuit Court on Tuesday (01Apr14) against the Grammy winner, event promoters at Live Nation, and bosses at The United Center venue where the concert was held in December (13).

In the lawsuit, the self-proclaimed "long-time fans of Beyonce" state they waited for hours outside the building in order to secure prime spots in the general admission area in the ven...
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Solange Knowles inspired by son

April 1st, 2014 9:20pm EDT
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Solange Knowles' son has inspired her to be a "better person."
The singer, who recently admitted she feels "far older" than 27, has nine-year-old son Julez with her ex-husband, Daniel Smith, and has changed a lot since becoming a mother.
The 'Losing You' hitmaker told the May issue of Essence magazine: "Seeing that conviction and honesty with everything he does absolutely has made me a better person."
The star, who is Beyoncé's younger sister, added: "Motherhood is such an evolving journey. You really have to shape and mould your morals and values around that personality that has come into ...
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Beyonce Tears Up While Thanking Fans During Final Stop On The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour

March 28th, 2014 5:01pm EDT
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Beyonce ended her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in tears.

The singer played her last show in Lisbon, Portugal Thursday night and got all teary-eyed while thanking fans for coming out to see her during the 132-show trek.

"Tonight is the last show of the Mrs. Carter Show," she told the crowd. "We started a year ago and I want to say this has been such a journey.

"In the past year, we've been through so much together. The Super Bowl, shooting the videos, all of these shows. When I first started the tour, my baby was not even walking yet. I just want you to know that I am so lucky."

The 33-ye...
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Solange Knowles feels older

March 28th, 2014 1:20pm EDT
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Solange Knowles feels "far older" than 27.
The singer thinks marrying Daniel Smith - the father of her nine-year-old son Julez - when she was just 17 and separating less than four years later gave her an "insane amount" of perspective and says her experiences have made her wiser.
She said: "In a lot of ways, emotionally and mentally, I feel far older than 27. Just going through a marriage and a divorce - which I essentially did by 21 - will give you an insane amount of perspective on life."
Despite their split, Solange still gets on well with her ex-husband.
She told America's Harper's Baz...
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Beyoncé sobs during final Mrs. Carter Show concert

March 28th, 2014 11:20am EDT
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Beyoncé broke down in tears during her final 'Mrs. Carter Show World Tour' performance.
The 32-year-old superstar - who has two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy with husband Jay Z - bid farewell to her fans during her last show in Portuguese capital Lisbon on Thursday night (03.27.14), and was overcome with emotion as she thanked them for supporting her during her grueling 132-date tour.
She told the cheering crowd: "This has been an incredible tour ... If you all don't know, tonight makes 132 shows. Tonight is the last show of the 'Mrs. Carter Show'.
"We started a year ago. And I want to say, th...
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Beyonce and Jay Z plan World Cup trip

March 28th, 2014 5:20am EDT
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Jay Z and Beyonce are going to Brazil for soccer's World Cup - despite knowing nothing about the sport.
The couple are planning to head to Rio in June for the tournament because they think there will be a great "party atmosphere" and have enlisted the advice of their friend David Beckham to boost their knowledge of the contest.
A source said: "Jay and Beyoncé don't really take an interest in football.
"But they love the idea of the party atmosphere that will surround Rio during the tournament.
"They're both pals with David and Jay has been asking him for advice on which games will be the be...
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Beyonce breaks down in tears at final Mrs. Carter Show concert

March 28th, 2014 4:10am EDT
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Beyonce broke down in tears as she concluded her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in Lisbon, Portugal on Thursday (27Mar14).

The Crazy In Love hitmaker wrapped her successful tour in front of thousands of fans at the MEO Arena after nearly a year on the road, and she gave an emotional speech thanking all the people who came out to support her during the trek.

Beyonce said, "I want a spotlight. I want them to see me. If you all don't know, tonight makes 132 shows. Tonight is the last show of the Mrs. Carter Show. We started a year ago and I want to say this has been such a journey. In the past ...
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Hollywood's Hottest Celebrity Siblings

March 27th, 2014 1:26am EDT
Hollywood's Hottest Celebrity Siblings
Hollywood is full of sexy celebrity siblings who share the spotlight, often in the same discipline.

Sisters Beyonce and Solange Knowles have both demonstrated their musical chops over the years, but Beyonce is by far the bigger star. However, Solange has made a dent in the fashion industry and is often watched for her clothing and hairstyle choices.

The Hemsworth brothers stormed Hollywood in recent years for their work in popular film franchises such as "The Hunger Games" and "The Avengers." The Australian-born brothers will likely continue to produce box office hits in years to come.

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Beyoncé's handmade tour outfit blocked by European customs

March 25th, 2014 7:20am EDT
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Beyoncé's handmade tour outfit was stopped by customs.
The 'XO' hitmaker is set to kick off the European leg of her 'Mrs Carter World Tour' in Portugal tomorrow (03.26.14), but there was a frantic panic a few days ago when her one-legged jumpsuit, which she'll wear on the opening night, was refused entry by the EU authorities.
The attire, made from silver cobra, was designed by Rubin Singer, who uses rare skins from Europe and Asia and molds them into stunning fashion pieces.
However, the 32-year-old singer's stylists sorted out the paperwork with customs and the outfit arrived just in tim...
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John Legend: Beyonce and Jay Z make marriage cool

March 23rd, 2014 5:20am EDT
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John Legend thinks Beyonce and Jay Z make marriage "cool".
The 'All Of Me' singer, who is friends with the couple, thought their performance of 'Drunk In Love' at the Grammy Awards last month was "sexy" and proved committed couples aren't boring.
He told BANG Showbiz: "I loved it. I like seeing them display their love for the whole world to see.
"It makes me feel like I'm cool being married. We can be married and cool at the same time.
"Because they're so guarded, it was exciting to feel like we got a peek behind closed doors. It was really sexy."
The 35-year-old singer, who married Spo...
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Celebrities show their support for World Water Day

March 22nd, 2014 6:20pm EDT
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Stars have shown their support for World Water Day.
Celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessie J and Beyonce have taken to social media sites to help promote charity Drop4Drop's efforts to provide clean water for everyone.
'Iron Man' actress Gwyneth posted a make-up free selfie on Instagram of her drinking from a bottle of water, captioning the image, "full of healing power. #iLoveWater #WorldWaterday@drop4drop".
Jessie J rallied her fans to the cause, reminding them to appreciate their easy access to water and asking them to donate.
She wrote alongside an image of her sipping from a gla...
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Solange Knowles' parents discouraged her from pursuing music career

March 21st, 2014 4:10am EDT
Solange Knowles
Solange Knowles parents' attempted to stop her from following in the footsteps of elder sister Beyonce overs fears she would miss out on a normal teenage life.

The 27 year old first got a taste of performing on stage in 1998 when she filled in as a back-up dancer for her sister's group Destiny's Child, and Solange was eager to make become a music superstar like her sibling.

However, her parents, Tina and Mathew Knowles, who had been helping with Beyonce's career since she was eight years old, were well aware of how taxing the work would be on a child.

In an interview with U.S. magazine H...
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Solange Knowles credits her maturity to teen divorce

March 19th, 2014 4:10am EDT
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Singer/songwriter Solange Knowles has credited her maturity with becoming a young mother and divorcee by the age of 19.

Beyonce's younger sister stunned fans in February, 2004 by tying the knot with her high school sweetheart Daniel Julez when she was 17 and announcing she was pregnant.

She gave birth to their only child, Daniel Julez J. Smith, Jr., eight months later (Oct04), but their relationship broke down and the singer split from her husband in 2006.

Knowles, now 27, has since managed to carve out a career for herself as a celebrity DJ, musician and fashionista, and she admits her ...
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