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Rumi and Sir Carter: First Photos Revealed!

Ever since Beyonce gave birth to twins back in June, she and Jay-Z have been very careful about keeping Sir and Rumi out of the public eye. With an exception.

Some would say that they're being too careful or even selfish; others applaud them for looking after the privacy of their babies instead of showing them off.

Well ... it looks like Beyonce and Jay-Z let down their guard. Because the world is getting its first glimpse of the twins, and this was clearly not planned.

Obviously, we've seen Sir and Rumi.

Beyonce shared a photo of the twins and of herself.

Just as in her pregnancy photo, she looked radiant and magical and like she belonged in a Renaissance painting (Italian, not Northern).

Or at the very least in a much more contemporary fairy painting.

We know that the twins are alive and well, though they spent extra time in the hospital due to a health issue.

We know that their names are Sir and Rumi, and we know what their names mean.

(Sir is named for his perceived assertiveness upon his birth, while Rumi is named after Beyonce and Jay-Z's favorite poet)

But, aside fromt hat one (glorious) picture, the twins have been out of sight, if not out of mind.

Along with their big sister Blue Ivy, Sir and Rumi are a blessing in Beyonce and Jay-Z's lives.

But we know that things have been less than perfect for this epic power couple.

In her epic Lemonade album with the music video journey that captivated the world, Beyonce revealed that Jay-Z had done the unthinkable:

He had cheated on her.

But it wasn't until Jay-Z's 4:44 album came out that the world really came to understand the full extent of Jay-Z's infidelity.

This was so much more than just Becky With The Good Hair, folks.

Though his tone and lyrics seemed deeply remorseful, Jay-Z seemed to almost humble-brag about almost losing his family because of a threesome.

Threesomes are considered unusual in some communities and common in others, but most people don't bring them up unless they want people to know that they've participated.

Jay-Z's lyrics referred to specifics about how he and his wandering penis had directly impacted his and Beyonce's efforts to grow their family.

Within the tracks of 4:44, Jay-Z lamented his cheating and the distress that it had caused Beyonce.

Not only for its own sake, but because of the very physical toll that the anguish had taken on Beyonce.

We're talking about miscarriages, folks.

We're not Beyonce's doctor and we're woefully unqualified (not being doctors and also not being experts in the particular medical needs of demigods), so we can't speak to the actual degree to which Jay-Z's cheating contributed to Beyonce's failed pregnancies.

But it's clear that the couple believes that it had a role.

But now, things are so much marriage. Not only between Beyonce and Jay-Z, but for their whole family.

Sir and Rumi are in their lives and in Blue Ivy's life. And now the world has gotten a little sneak peek, as you can see in the video below.

The 5-month-old twins got some time outside at Beyonce and Jay-Z's mansion in Miami, Florida.

You can see Beyonce holding Sir while Beyonce's mother, Tina Knowles, cradles Rumi.

Look at their chubby little cheeks! These babies are too precious for this world!

Rumi and sir carter first photos revealed

Beyonce and Jay Z: Here’s the Meaning Behind the Twins’ Names!

Can you believe it's already been over two months since Beyonce gave birth to the twins?!

The world feels a little bit more magical, doesn't it?

The Jay and the Bey

It feels cuter, and safer, somehow.

It's a nice feeling.

So far, Beyonce and Jay Z have pretty much kept quiet about their two new bundles of joy.

Basically all we know is that one of the babies is a boy and the other is a girl, and they spent around a week in the hospital after they were born.

They suffered from a minor health issue, most likely jaundice, and required special care, but Beyonce stayed with them until they were able to come home.

We haven't seen a ton of photos of them yet, but our glorious goddess was gracious enough to share the following photo:

Beyonce Twins Photo!

As for our last little bit of knowledge on these kids, we know their names: Rumi and Sir.

When the names were revealed a lot of people were a little ... well, they were a little taken aback.

Bey and Jay are free to name their offspring whatever they like, of course, but Rumi and Sir?

Of course, these are also the people who named their first child Blue Ivy, so perhaps we shouldn't have been surprised at the names they chose.

But hey, we're only human, and humans who love celebrity gossip at that.

Who are we to be chill about some weird baby names?

Beyonce at 2016 MET Gala

The names were revealed nearly two weeks after we heard that Beyonce had given birth, so again, we've had about two months to get used to the titles of our newest future overlords.

(We call them overlords, by the way, because if Beyonce's children don't grow up to rule the world, then, like, what's the point?)

Are you feeling them yet?

If not, maybe you will after you hear Jay Z explain why they chose the names they did!

In a new interview, Jay spills all the details -- first, for his second daughter, he says "Rumi is our favorite poet, so it was for our daughter."

Beyonce and Jay Z Party It Up

And that makes sense, right?

Besides, Rumi is a lovely name! It's the human whose legal name is Sir that really threw us for a loop.

But, to explain that, he says "Sir was like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that."

"He just came out, like, Sir."

Fair enough.

Congrats again, Carter family!

JAY-Z vs. Kanye West Feud Will Amount to Nothing

JAY-Z and Kanye West used to have the perfect relationship. Jay was the legendary rapper, ready to pass the torch to the young prospect with something to prove. West had nothing but admiration for the veteran and was ready to ascend to legendary status himself.

West helped Jay-Z craft The Blueprint, one of Jay’s best albums. Jay pushed Roc-A-Fella to sign West and helped transform him from a producer to a rapper. The two had rumored disputes, but it was more brothers fighting than anything major. Jay-Z jumped on the “Diamonds (Remix)” to put to bed any rumors of a fallout. Kanye made “Big Brother,” an entire song dedicated to his relationship with Jay.

They dropped Watch The Throne, a monster collaboration album that only two stars as big as Kanye and Jay could pull off.

Sometime after Watch The Throne, things changed. Whether it was Jay-Z becoming a father, Kanye West marrying Kim Kardashian, a combination of the two, or something else, we may never know. But we do know that this November rant by Kanye is what brought the issues between the two to light.

He first accuses Beyonce of being a diva and saying she wouldn’t perform unless she won an award that Kanye was also up for. He then asks Jay-Z to call him and to not send killers at his head.

This was the first sign of a fallout between the two. West would go to UCLA Medical Center the next day for mental health concerns.

The situation died down as both men tried to get their lives together. People just assumed that Kanye was crazy and that when he returned to good health, things would be fine between the two.

Jay-Z put that theory to rest with the release of “4:44.” On the track “Kill Jay-Z,” Jigga raps:

But you got hurt because you did cool by ‘Ye
You gave him 20 million without blinkin’
He gave you 20 minutes on stage, fuck was he thinkin’?
“Fuck wrong with everybody?” is what you sayin’
But if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane

The 20 million in question is apparently a standard fee that artists on the level of Kanye receive prior to a tour. That must be nice.

Following the release of the song, Kanye announced that he would be leaving Tidal, Jay’s music streaming service, because the company owed him money.

A Kanye West vs. Jay-Z feud should be a huge deal. We’re talking about two of the biggest rap star of all-time. Former best friends who pushed each other to great heights during the course of their careers.

Ten to fifteen years ago, we would have gotten music on the level of “Ether” or “Hit Em Up.” But in 2017, don’t expect that.

Jay-Z is a father of three. Kanye is a father of two. Both have wives whose fame may eclipse their husbands. Jay-Z is 47. Kanye is 40. The last year hasn’t been easy for either man. Jay went through public cheating allegations. Kanye had mental health issues and had to deal with Kim being robbed at gunpoint.

Those looking for the next Jay-Z vs. Nas, 2Pac vs. Biggie, and Eminem vs. Everyone will have to look elsewhere.

What we’re going to get in this feud is a lot of interviews and tweets. Jay-Z will release his statements exclusively through Tidal. Kanye will give his thoughts six months later on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. And nothing will come out of it. We won’t a classic diss track or anything like that. We’ll just get two old guys talking about each other while holding their daughters.

Hopefully, the real story will come out. Maybe the two will take jabs unsuspecting and biting jabs at each other. But we’re not going to get good music, which should be the goal of a rap feud. The winner of the feud is the one who produces the best track. In this case, the winner of the feud will be the one who stays up past 10.

Kim Kardashian: FURIOUS Over Jay Z’s Diss Track About Kanye West?!

Kim Kardashian has enough to deal with right now.

We imagine she's still dealing with the trauma of being robbed at gunpoint last October in Paris, and if reports are to be believed, she's expecting a new baby or two via surrogate.

Kim Kardashian in Black and Green

If that weren't enough, her husband, Kanye West, suffered a mental breakdown late last year, and it seems like he's still working on getting himself well.

There are also all those divorce rumors that keep popping up ...

The point is Kim has her plate full these days, and she doesn't need more piled on.

But unfortunately, that's apparently just what Jay Z did when he released his new album last Friday.

The issue is that, in one of the tracks on the album, Jay went after Kanye, and went after him hard.

"I know people backstab you, I feel bad too," he rapped. "But this 'f-ck everybody' attitude ain't natural."

Jay Z and Kanye West Photo

"But you ain't the same, this ain't KumbaYe, but you got hurt because you did cool by 'Ye."

"You gave him 20 million without blinkin'," Jay Z continued. "He gave you 20 minutes on stage, f-ck was he thinkin'?"

"'F-ckin' wrong with everybody?' is what you sayin', but if everybody's crazy, you're the one that's insane."

Pretty rough, right?

It's even rougher for Kim, who, according to a source who spoke to Hollywood Life, "gets very protective of her husband, like a mama bear."

"She thinks it was a low blow to diss Kanye and throw around words like 'insane' after all he's been through."

Kimye on Easter

"Kanye had a real difficult time last year," the source continued, "and is still coming out of it, so to hit him like that wasn't cool."

And you know what? It really wasn't.

To call someone who recently spent some time in a psychiatric facility to get help for some emotional issues "insane" -- especially someone you used to consider a close friend -- really is low.

And if the story wasn't sad enough already, another source added that "Kim is worried sick that Kanye is getting too worked up over this feud."

"She has worked so hard to get Ye to a more stable mental and emotional place and fears the strain of beefing with Jay will cause him to relapse back to an unhealthy mental state."

Kimye in 2017

Kim "really wants Kanye to focus on his health and the family," but "instead he seems more and more concerned with work, money and the tour and that really concerns her."

Yeah, if that's true, it concerns us, too.

It seems like overextending himself was what caused Kanye to have a breakdown in the first place, and it seems like he's doing the same thing all over again.

Why'd you have to go and be petty, Jay Z?

Kim Kardashian Throws Down With Jay-Z to Defend Her Man

Kim and Kanye have been through a lot. One of them being crazy. The other one being crazy. Both of them being crazy at the same time. Kanye’s rumored presidential run. The Kanye/Trump love connection. But Kim has limits, and she isn’t going to let anyone talk trash about her man, even if that person is Jay-Z.

In the opening track of Jay’s new album “4:44”, there’s one lyric in particular that stands out.

I know people backstab you, I felt that too/But this ‘fuck everybody attitude’ ain’t natural/But you ain’t the same, this ain’t Kumba ‘Ye/But you got hurt because you did cool by ‘Ye​/You give him $20 million without blinking/He gave you 20 minutes on stage, fuck what was he thinking?/’Fuck wrong with everybody?’ is what you saying/But if everyone is crazy, you’re the one that’s insane

You catch the references to Kanye? I see it, but hey it’s music, and I’d be inclined to let it go. That’s reportedly not the case with Kim, who a source says is taking things very personally.

“She gets very protective of her husband, like a mama bear,” the source said. “She thinks it was a low blow to diss Kanye and throw around words like ‘insane’ after all he’s been through.” This all was in reference to Kanye’s recent mental health troubles, which have been truly blurring the line between his performative crazy public persona, and maybe actually in need of help problems.

I can see how people, including Jay-Z would be confused by Kanye’s behavior, but Kim knows where she stands.

“Kim would like nothing more than to drop the whole feud and move on with their lives,” the source said. “She likes Bey and Jay and would love to be friends—but it has to be a two-way street. If they aren’t interested then so be it.”

Jay-Z’s Mom Gloria Carter Comes Out as Lesbian in Son’s New Song!

Jay-Z took a page out of Beyonce's Lemonade playbook and dropped an album, 4:44, out of the blue that nobody can stop talking about.

Between the huge new revelations about Jay-Z's cheating and Beyonce's miscarriages, some otherwise big deals were contained in that album that really deserve a little more attention.

Like Jay-Z's mom, Gloria Carter, coming out as a lesbian on the new album's third track. Yes, really.

Jay-Z and Mom

Jay-Z isn't using subtle references to Sappho or Victorian-era symbolism, either.

His lyrics in the song, "Smile," really spell things out.

"Mama had four kids, but she's a lesbian, had to pretend so long that she's a thespian. Had to hide in the closet, so she medicate. Society shame and the pain was too much to take."

It gets better.

We're not just saying the phrase, "It gets better." We mean that the story told through these lyrics absolutely get more uplifting.

"Cried tears of joy when you fell in love. Don't matter to me if it's a him or her. I just want to see you smile through all the hate."

That is precious.

The song is "Smile" by Jay-Z featuring Gloria Carter, so yes, she absolutely makes her own voice heard in the track.

Beyonce and Jay Z dressed up

"Living in the shadow. Can you imagine what kind of life it is to live? In the shadows people see you as happy and free, because that's what you want them to see. Living two lives, happy, but not free."

Again, this is Gloria Carter's turn.

And she continues:

"The world is changing and they say it's time to be free, but you live with the fear of just being me."

The world is changing, but like any civil rights movement, even the major milestones don't necessarily change hearts and minds, and certainly not overnight.

And many in the LGBT+ community have to combat their own internalized homophobia.

That is, they'll shy away from things like holding hands with a partner or attending Pride activities.

"Living in the shadow feels like the safe place to be. No harm for them, no harm for me. But life is short, and it's time to be free. Love who you love, because life isn't guaranteed. Smile."

That's so powerful.

Beyonce and Jay-Z Match!

Jay-Z was one of the first big names in the world of rap to openly support marriage equality, speaking out in 2012.

He described opposing marriage equality as discrimination (which it obviously is), akin to racist descrimination.

That may sound academic these days, but in 2012, Obama himself had only just begun to openly support marriage equality.

Back in 2008, and in every election beforehand, no major candidate could openly support the marriage rights of the LGBT+ community without being branded a "radical" by large portions of the electorate.

Bigotry is real, but cultures do get better over time. Little by little.

Unfortunately, there are almost certainly other women who are living Gloria Carter's story.

Women who are raising children and afraid to come out as bi or gay because they don't want their children to grow up with that stigma.

Because yes, homophobia persists, especially in certain communities.

By releasing this track, Jay-Z can really spread how personally this impacts him and how homophobia can ruin lives.

By coming out, Gloria Carter has made a huge step for lesbians but especially for lesbians of color, who face homophobia, racism, and misogyny.

Beyonce and Jay-Z at the U.S. Open

Today is the end of June and therefore the last day of Pride Month.

Did Jay-Z drop the album last night as much because his and Beyonce's twins, named Rumi and Sir according to reports, are alive and healthy and so he felt free to tell the story of past betrayals and miscarriages?

Did he drop it so that his mother could celebrate Coming Out on the last day of Pride?

Or did he somehow balance his and Beyonce's twins and the month of Pride and choose today as the perfect (or last viable) day for his album's release?

That's genuinely impressive.

Though ... Lemonade still takes the cake.

(Even though it didn't win Album of the Year)

Jay-Z Apologizes to Beyonce, Throws Shots at Kanye on New Album

Jay-Z dropped 4:44 last night and let me tell you, as someone who stayed up until 4:44 AM to listen to it, it’s really good. It’s 47-year-old Jay-Z making a grown man album and I can’t get enough of it.

On the album, Jay’s mother comes out as a lesbian, Jay admits to cheating, laments the state of current rap, takes shots at Kanye West, and says a lot of other things that I can’t do justice to.

On the track “Smile,” which features Jay’s mom, Gloria, Jay lets the world know that his mom is a lesbian and is proud that she no longer has to hide:

Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian
Had to pretend so long that she’s a thespian
Had to hide in the closet, so she medicate
Society shame and the pain was too much to take
Cried tears of joy when you fell in love
Don’t matter to me if it’s a him or her

The track ends with Gloria delivering a powerful message:

Living in the shadow
Can you imagine what kind of life it is to live?
In the shadows people see you as happy and free
Because that’s what you want them to see
Living two lives, happy, but not free
You live in the shadows for fear of someone hurting your family or the person you love
The world is changing and they say it’s time to be free
But you live with the fear of just being me
Living in the shadow feels like the safe place to be
No harm for them, no harm for me
But life is short, and it’s time to be free
Love who you love, because life isn’t guaranteed
Smile

And, as for those cheating rumors that gave us Beyonce’s Lemonade? Yup, they were true.

You egged Solange on
Knowin’ all along, all you had to say you was wrong
You almost went Eric Benét
Let the baddest girl in the world get away
I don’t even know what else to say
Nigga, never go Eric Benét !
I don’t even know what you woulda done
In the Future, other niggas playin’ football with your son

That’s the from the opening track “Kill Jay-Z.” Jay actually opens up a bit more on the title track “4:44”:

And if my children knew, I don’t even know what I would do
If they ain’t look at me the same
I would prob’ly die with all the shame
“You did what with who?”
What good is a ménage à trois when you have a soulmate?
“You risked that for Blue?”

Even “Becky with the good hair” gets a shout out on the track “Family Feud”:

Yeah, I’ll fuck up a good thing if you let me
Let me alone Becky!

But, because I love a good rap feud, my favorite part is Jay taking shots at Kanye West. Here’s what he has to say on “Kill Jay-Z”:

I know people backstab you, I felt bad too
But this ‘fuck everybody’ attitude ain’t natural
But you ain’t a Saint, this ain’t KumbaYe
But you got hurt because you did cool by ‘Ye
You gave him 20 million without blinkin’
He gave you 20 minutes on stage, fuck was he thinkin’?
“Fuck wrong with everybody?” is what you sayin’
But if everybody’s crazy, you’re the one that’s insane

I don’t think Jay-Z has it in him to beef like he used to, but this man is hurt by what his brother did to him. And I’m 100 percent ready for Kanye’s response.

If you haven’t listened to 4:44, go do it. Even if you don’t like Jay-Z, you’ll like this album.

Beyonce Fans: Irate at Matthew Knowles for Breaking Baby News

Matthew Knowles has received an unexpected and unwanted present for Father's Day:

The vitriol of the Beyhive.

Earlier this week, Beyonce gave birth to her twins, with multiple sources confirming that she and Jay Z are now the proud parents of child number-two and child number-three.

The Jay and the Bey

Not much else is known about the blessed event or the babies themselves, although Us Weekly alleges one is a boy and one is a girl.

TMZ, meanwhile, reports that a "minor" health issue has led to a lengthy stay for the newborns; as of this writing, they remain hospitalized.

Beyonce is also still in the hospital, but just to keep an eye over her kids, both of whom are expected to be just fine.

Her father, conversely, is in pretty rough shape at the moment, reputation-wise.

Matthew became the first member of the Knowles family to break this monumental piece of news, taking to Twitter on Sunday morning and writing the following:

"They're here! #beyonce #twins #jayz #happybirthday."

m. knowles tweet

Nice, right? Sweet, no? Harmless and inspired by love, correct?

Wrong, nope and incorrect, apparently.

A legion of dedicated fans have responded to Knowles' Tweet not with messages of congratulations, but with messages of annoyance and irritation.

They're angry that Matthew had the gall to announce this baby news before the mother herself.

"You should delete this and let Bey announce it," Instagram user @wikimct wrote, while a fellow Internet commentator added:

"It's not real until the queen herself reveals it."

knowles reaction

Ouch. Harsh.

Over the years, Matthew and Beyonce have not had the best relationship, it's true.

He was once fired as her manager, for example, and he's divorced from her mother, Tina.

But does anyone out there really think Matthew was trying to steal Beyonce's thunder here?

That he isn't simply a very excited grandfather who did wait to reveal the twins' birth until after a handful of celebrity gossip outlets had done the same?

It would be one thing of Matthew shared photos of the babies without his daughter's consent. That would be very inappropriate.

However, he isn't revealing anything in this Tweet that hadn't previously been revealed by approximately 877 other websites first.

Matthew Knowles

Beyonce and Jay Z have managed through the years to be perhaps the most famous and most successful couple in Hollywood... while also being one of the most private.

They've made a career out of controlling their images and their narratives as well as any celebrities out there, which is likely why the Beyhive is so riled up in this instance over Matthew's actions.

But it's Father's Day.

Can't we cut the guy a break and simply all celebrate together?

BEYONCE IS A MOTHER AGAIN!

JAY Z IS A FATHER AGAIN!

BLUE IVY A BIG SISTER FOR THE FIRST TIME!

This is an exciting time for all of mankind. Let's stay together and raise our collectives glasses as one, okay?

Please join us in sending best wishes to Beyonce, Jay Z and, yes, the entire Knowles family.

President Obama Spoils The Sex of Jay-Z’s Upcoming Twins

Jay-Z was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday. He was inducted alongside Biggie, who Jay-Z takes half of his lyrics from. Neither Jay-Z or Biggie attended.

In their place was President Obama, who had cracked jokes and potentially revealed the sex on Jay-Z’s twins with Beyonce.

“Jay and I are also fools for our daughters, although he’s going to have me beat once those two twins show up. And, let’s face it, we both have wives who are significantly more popular than we are.”

Jay currently has one daughter, Blue Ivy, with wife Beyonce. The couple is expecting twins any day now. The potential birth is why Jay-Z had to skip the event.

Jay called his induction “a win for US.” “US” meaning the rap community and those who said that it’s not real music.

Obama spoke about listening to Jay-Z in the oval office, but didn’t spit any lyrics during his video induction. Then what was the point of having him? Hopefully Jay and Bey are still friends with the Obama’s after Barack outted the sex of their twins. Unless, Beyonce has boys. Then Trump is right and Obama has lied about everything.

Beyonce Pregnant with Twins, See Her Baby Bump

Beyonce and Jay-Z are expecting twins. Amazing. Does this mean all those divorce rumors aren’t true?

Beyonce put it out on Instagram where she captioned it:

We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters

Don’t people have kids to keep their marriage together? Guess Jay-Z’s rumored love child with a teenage lover is gonna have a couple more stepbrothers/stepsisters.

Beyonce Calls Kim Kardashian and Kanye ‘Talentless’ and ‘Pathetic’

Beyonce vs. Kardashian

After Kanye repeatedly criticized Jay Z and Beyonce during one of his mental illness inspired rants on tour, Kim Kardashian tried to smooth things out. It didn’t go well.

Radar Online’s source said, “Basically [Beyonce] told Kim to never, ever, contact her or her husband again and said stuff like she thought that the two of them are made for each other because they are both talentless and pathetic!”

This is a blow to Kim who apparently had been repeatedly trying to schedule play dates with their children. Beyonce wasn’t having it.

After Kim got robbed, neither Beyonce or Jay Z called to check in and see how she was doing, mostly cause they clearly don’t give a shit. Kanye talked a bunch of shit about Jay Z on his tour, but immediately regretted it.

“Kim and Kanye both felt awful and got into it because Kim told Kanye that he had ruined their chances of being friends with Beyonce and Jay,” said the source.

K&K tried again, by inviting Bey and Z to their holiday party, but the mail bounced back with a note of “return to sender.”

Kim, of course you want to be friends with Beyonce. Everybody wants to be friends with Beyonce. But it’s not happening. It will never happen. If Beyonce loses all her friends in a fire, she still won’t be friends with you.

Hopefully Kim won’t take Beyonce’s harsh words as some kind of humorous friend joke and invite them to spend a weekend in Tahoe. Kim needs to get the message that even though she’s rich, money can’t buy Beyonce.

Beyonce vs. Jay Z: Who Made More Money in 2016?

2016 sucked for just about everyone whose name doesn't start with "B" and end with "-eyonce."

We'd say it was a pretty good year for Donald Trump, too, but let's face it: 

The man never wanted to be president, and now he has to eat dinner with Mitt Romney without making a single comment about the waitress' ass for fear of offending Mitt's Mormon sensibilites.

Looks like we've veered slightly off topic. Let's get back to Bey.

Beyonce & Jay On Stage image

While for the rest of us, 2016 was the year of Oh God, why is this happening?! for Beyonce it was the year of Lemonade.

Bey's confessional "visual album" turned actual album turned wildly lucrative tour brought in huge bucks and introduced us all to Becky With the Good Hair

In case you somehow missed it, Bey strongly hinted that Jay Z cheated on her throughout the album, and we imagine things were a little awkward around the Carter household in the days after its release.

In the week's after Lemonade became an overnight sensation, fans often joked that Jay was probably cool with being publicly called out due to the amount of money his incredibly successful wife brings in.

Beyonce and Jay Z dressed up

There may be some truth to that, but the fact remains that Jay still does very, very well in his own right.

In fact, the hip hop legend earned almost as much as Bey this year, despite not touring or releasing an album.

According to Forbes magazine's list of the year's highest-ranking musicians, the Carters (once again the only husband-and-wife team to make the list) are worth something in the neighborhood of $1 billion.

One would assume that Bey would easily out-earn her husband given how dormant he's been on the music scene, but Jay still rakes in royalties from 20 years worth of classic jams.

On top of that, this year saw him pulling in huge bucks from his investments in D'Usse cognac and Ace of Spades champagne.

In total, Jay earned about $53.5 million in 2016, just shy of Beyonce's total income of $54 million.

Forbes made no mention of the losses Jay may have sustained from his involvement in the Tidal fiasco, but something tells us the Carters will be just fine.

21 Stars with REALLY Big Penises

These stars are packing! In the penis department, we mean.

According to various insiders, sources, rumors and innuendo, the famous studs listed below know how to please their sex partners when it comes to how large their private parts are.

If you know what we mean!

We've seen many of their male units and we've heard talk about others and let's just say that all were blessed where many say it matters most...

1. Orlando Bloom

Orlando bloom nude
We don't know why he's naked on this paddle board. But we do know that women on the Internet were impressed.

2. Justin Bieber

Justin bieber in a hooded sweatshirt
A newspaper snapped a photo of Bieber on vacation in Bora Bora. He was not wearing any clothing. And let's just say that we now understand why it was so difficult for Selena Gomez to walk away from him.

3. John Mayer

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Dude is cocky. In more ways than one. We know it isn’t his shining personality, so there had to be a reason these girls flock to him. Everything is starting to make sense.

4. Chris Brown

Chris brown halloween costume
No wonder Chris Brown lost his virginity at age eight.

5. Jon Hamm

Jon hamm mad men premiere
There are Tumblr pages dedicated to Jon Hamm's penis. He had to actually state for the record that he's sick of talking about it.

6. Ray J

Ray j promo picture
What's there to say? We've all seen the Kim Kardashian sex tape, right?
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Kanye West Melts Down On Stage (Again), Calls Out Beyoncé, Jay Z, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, And More: ‘I’m On My Trump Sh*t Tonight’

Oh, Kanye West.

After the polarizing, controversial comments earlier this week about Donald Trump, the artist decided that one heated Saint Pablo show wasn't enough, apparently!

Last night in Sacramento, Yeezy doubled down on controversy, ranting and raving early in his set (before ending it completely after about 30 minutes), and upstaging his reunion with Kid Cudi to call out Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Jay Z, and, yes, Beyoncé!!!

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On Queen Bey -- after screaming "MTV, f*ck you," 'Ye said:

"Beyoncé—I was hurt because I heard that you said you wouldn't perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and over ‘Hotline Bling' [at the VMAs]. In my opinion...now don't go dissing Beyoncé, she's great. Taylor Swift is great. We are all great people. We are all equal. But sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forget who we are just to win. Fuck winning, fuck looking cool. Fuck looking cool. Fuck being cool. Fuck all that, bruh. I've been sent here to give y'all my truth even at the risk of my own life, my own success, my own career. Jay Z—call me, bruh. You still ain't called me. Jay Z, I know you got killers. Please don't send them at my head. Please call me. Talk to me like a man."

Uh.... Ok!!!

Fortunately -- or unfortunately -- Kanye was far from done, though.

He also took a shot at Hillary Clinton and compared her to models (?!), saying:

"This Saint Pablo tour is the most relevant [thing] happening. If your old ass keeps following old models, you'll be Hillary Clinton."

...right!

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Obama wasn't far from his sights, either, with Yeezus saying about our current President:

"Obama couldn't make America great because he couldn't be him to be who he was. Black men have been slaves. Obama wasn't allowed to do this [screams] and still win. He had to be perfect. But being perfect don't always change shit, bro. Being perfect don't always change shit, bro."

Deep thoughts with Kanye, anyone?!

How about some more -- like calling out mainstream radio for not playing Frank Ocean or Kid Cudi:

"Radio, fuck you! Oh yeah, I'm on my Trump shit tonight. Radio—fuck you!"

And he even went after DJ Khaled at one time, too, because... why not??

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Here (below):

"Is it just me or did you hear that song so many times—you say you wanna play "For Free." Aye, aye. You know what it is, though? Because aye, I love Drake. I love Khaled. But they set that song up, bro. … Khaled, I know you got hitters from Miami. Please do not send them at my head. I just want to have a conversation about how we playing radio's game. Khaled, you a real nigga. Khaled, you a real nigga. You got the keys."

Whew. We're exhausted.

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Journalists covering Kanye were exhausted, too (below):

And even with that emotional reunion with Kid Cudi (below), it seems to have been completely overshadowed by all this wackiness:

Here are a few more videos of some of his extended rants (below):

And then, after performing two songs, and ranting for 15 minutes, 'Ye decided he was done.

Related: Kanye Can't Have Nice Things

He ended the show with this (below):

"Right now, press, get ready to write your passive aggressive, LeBron James racist comments, Season 4, racist comments—get ready to have a field day press! Get ready! Get ready, the show is over!"

And then he literally dropped the mic and walked off.

Here it is on video (below):

Predictably, fans were FURIOUS!!!

Ch-ch-check out some of the most infuriated tweets (below):

Wow.

Just... wow.

Wow to all of this.

[Image via WENN.]

Donald Trump Bashes Beyonce, Jay Z as Profane, Pathetic

Donald Trump has really done it now.

Sure, you might think this ignorant, racist, anti-Semitic monster had ruined his chance to be elected President of the United States way back when he referred to Mexicans as "rapists."

Or maybe you thought he doomed himself by picking a fight with a former beauty pageant winner... or telling Billy Bush that he just grabs the pussy of any woman he wants.

Or perhaps you believed his Presidential hopes were dashed when 12 women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct.

But Trump committed his worst offense of all on Saturday: he insulted Beyonce.

Donald Trump in Reno

After Beyonce and Jay Z campaigned on behalf of Hillary Clinton this weekend, performing a bit prior to bringing the Democratic nominee on stage, Trump told supporters in Nevada that he was aghast of their lyrics.

"I've never said what [Jay Z] said in my life," Trump said in his speech, never specifically referring to any of the rapper's lyrics.

"He used every word in the book last night," Trump continued. "He used language last night that was so bad and then Hillary said, 'I did not like Donald Trump's lewd language.' My lewd language. I tell you what, I've never said what he said in my life."

Trump is using a similar argument here that some of his defenders tried out back after the Bully Bush video went viral.

He's claiming that Clinton and other critics of his are hypocritical because he may have used some "locker room" type of language on various occasions..

... but Clinton is friends with celebrities who have said much worse things in their professional or personal lives.

Here. Take a look at the video below to see a hilarious example of a Republican defending Trump via this same warped logic:

Jay Z performed a number of his hit songs Friday night, and, yes, some of the lyrics uttered were the N-word, F-word and motherf-----, although he did self-censor at certain points. 

Let's ignore the fact that footage exists of Trump himself dropping at least two of these words himself on the campaign trail.

And let's focus on the fact that there's a slight difference between Trump bragging about his own treatment of women - and an artist singing broadly about the opposite sex.

Must we really point that out?

Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, also accused Clinton of hypocrisy, referring Twitter followers to Clinton's claim that "our children are listening" in her criticisms of the Republican nominee.

"Because our children are listening" right Hillary? Jay Z drops the n-word, f-bomb during concert for Hillary Clinton," Conway wrote on social media yesterday, linking to a story about Jay Z's use of profanity during the concert.

Beyonce Hugs Martie Maguire

Elsewhere, Trump also noted during a rally in Reno that he didn't bring any "so-called stars along" with him the trail.

"We didn’t need them,” he told the crowd at a rally in Reno on Saturday. “The reason Hillary has to do that is, nobody comes for her. She can’t fill a room.

"That’s almost like a form of cheating, right?"

No, wrong. 

Trump had Scott Baio and Antonio Sabato Jr. speaking out for him at the Republican National Convention this summer.

It's not cheating just because Clinton's supporters are more famous.

If Trump wants to call up any of the stars featured above, we're guessing they'd be happy to jump on the campaign trail with him.

Kanye West SLAMS Jay Z in Latest Rant!

In the world of hip hop, there are several living gods who mere mortals are well advised not to trifle with.

Kanye West likes to think he's earned a place in the Olympus of Rap alongside his friend and mentor, Jay Z, but many would argue that Yeezy simply lacks the technical skills to join the ranks of the all-time emcees.

When it comes to ego, however, there's not a rapper on the planet who can compete with Kanye.

Perhaps that's why he thought it would be a good idea to throw shade at Hov in one of his signature rants last night during a concert in Seattle last night.

To screams of "f--k Jay!" from the crowd, West went off in a stream-of-consciousness tantrum that touched on everything from his working relationship with Drake to the struggling streaming service recently launched by Jay:

“Y’all ain’t get what y’all was suppose to get with me and Drake because of some Tidal/Apple [Music] bullsh-t,” an irate Kanye told a crowd in Seattle last night.

“This sh-t got me tight, yo! Every time I perform [the Jay Z collaboration ‘N*ggas in Paris’], I think about this sh*t. I think about the politics and the bullsh*t. I think about how hard I go for music, for art, for y’all, the fans. How hard we go.”

Kanye West and Jay-Z Perform at The 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The specific beef apparently has something to do with the Drake-Meek Mill feud that shows no signs of going away.

It seems Jay insisted that verses recorded by himself and Kanye be left off of Drake's single "Pop Style" "out of respect for Meek."

Yeezy was clearly upset about the decision, but it seems that's not his only beef with Jay.

West says he's unhappy with the consequences of Jay's decision to compete with Spotify and Apple Music with the streaming service Tidal.

The subscription-based app has been deemed a failure by most industry analysts, and now it seems that the "politics" surrounding Jay's latest high-risk business venture are interfering with West's creative output.

Jay Z and Kanye West Photo

West told the crowd last night that the long-rumored Watch the Throne 2 - a follow-up to his acclaimed collaborative album with Jay - would never be released due to "Tidal/Apple [Music] bullsh-t.”

While it seems like the bad blood between Jay and 'Ye is the result of a professional disagreement, the husband of Kim Kardashian revealed that it's impacted every aspect of their friendship.

“I can’t take this sh-t, bro!" Kanye screams in the clip above.

"Our kids have never even played together.”

Wow. First Beyonce and now Kanye.

Soon Jay won't have a single ally left.

We guess it's true what they say: It's lonely at the top.

19 Stars with Especially Big Penises

These stars are packing! In the penis department, we mean.

According to various insiders, sources, rumors and innuendo, the famous studs listed below know how to please their sex partners when it comes to how large their private parts are.

If you know what we mean!

We've seen many of their male units and we've heard talk about others and let's just say that all were blessed where many say it matters most...

1. Orlando Bloom

Orlando bloom nude
We don't know why he's naked on this paddle board. But we do know that women on the Internet were impressed.

2. Justin Bieber

Justin bieber in a hooded sweatshirt
A newspaper snapped a photo of Bieber on vacation in Bora Bora. He was not wearing any clothing. And let's just say that we now understand why it was so difficult for Selena Gomez to walk away from him.

3. Jon Hamm

Jon hamm mad men premiere
There are Tumblr pages dedicated to Jon Hamm's penis. He had to actually state for the record that he's sick of talking about it.

4. Ray J

Ray j promo picture
What's there to say? We've all seen the Kim Kardashian sex tape, right?

5. Harry Styles

Harry styles at the vmas
Don't take our word for it! Good friend Ed Sheeran confirms the size of Styles' package.

6. Daniel Craig

Daniel craig as james bond
007? More like 10 or 11! Dame Judy Dench has said of Daniel Craig's penis is "an absolute monster."
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All the Details on Blue Ivy Carter’s $820 Skirt from the CFDA Awards

Beyoncé may wear the fashion pants in her household, but Blue Ivy is coming for Mom’s crown!

The 4-year-old daughter of the “Formation” singer and husband Jay Z stole the show at the CFDA Awards Monday — obviously following in her mom’s footsteps, considering the latter was the winner of the CFDA Fashion Icon award that night.

While Bey, 34, stunned in a glittering, striped Givenchy Haute Couture suit complete with $9 million in Lorraine Schwartz jewels, a wide-brimmed hat and Louboutin heels, Blue rocked a white kids’ blazer, black top, and the star piece: a black feathered skirt by Mischka Aoki, which retails for $820.

Blue Ivy CFDA
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Aside from her beautiful smile, Blue’s skirt was the highlight of her ensemble as she stuck close to her parents throughout the night.

It’s no surprise that Blue can pull off such a look at 4 years old, as a fashion-savvy nature runs in her family — starting with her great-grandmother.

“As long as I can remember, fashion has always been a part of my life,” Beyoncé said in her speech after accepting her CFDA Fashion Icon award. “Its effect on me actually started before I was born.”

She goes on to describe how her grandmother was a seamstress whose skills were passed down to her mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson — who then instilled the value of the hard work that goes into fashion in Beyoncé through her time crafting clothes for Destiny’s Child.

Blue Ivy CFDA
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“When we were starting out in Destiny’s Child, high-end labels, they didn’t want to dress four black, country, curvy girls,” she continued. “And we couldn’t afford designer dresses and couture. My mother was rejected from every showroom in New York.”

She added, “But like my grandmother, she used her talent and her creativity to give her children their dreams.”

Blue’s feathered skirt is available at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.

Jen Juneau


Gwyneth Paltrow’s Daughter Apple Celebrates Her 12th Birthday with Blue Ivy

Gwyneth Paltrow‘s kids are growing up right before our eyes!

The Oscar-winning actress celebrated daughter Apple‘s 12th birthday on Saturday with a sweet Instagram note and what looked like an even sweeter birthday brunch with other famous kids.

Apple Martin
Source: Gwyneth Paltrow/Instagram

“Here she is 10 years ago today on what was her second birthday. Happy birthday, Apple Martin, great love of my life,” Paltrow, 43, wrote alongside a photo of a 2-year-old Apple wearing pink face paint.

Paltrow also shared a photo from Apple’s “birthday brunch,” which included a shot of the tot standing with a group of friends — including Beyoncé and Jay Z‘s daughter Blue Ivy, 4.

“Birthday brunch squad #godsistersandbesties,” Paltrow captioned the photo.

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The actress’ eldest child already bears a striking resemblance to her famous mom — something Paltrow has documented on Instagram before. In February, the actress shared an artsy selfie with her daughter, with Apple’s hair tousled to mimic her mom’s ‘do.

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Earlier this month, Paltrow also shared a shot of Apple wearing a dance costume and walking in a parking lot, <a href=”writing, “Crushed it. #rainbowdancecompetition.”

— Maria Mercedes Lara


Karrine Steffans: I Am Becky With the Good Hair!

After a week-long quest to discover the true identity of Jay Z’s mistress, now known simply as “Becky with the good hair,” former video vixen Karrine Steffans is now claiming the title.

In fact, she seemingly made it clear in an article she wrote for xoJane, titled simply, “I Am Becky With the Good Hair.”

Doesn’t get much more straightforward than that.

But as you begin to read the piece, it becomes apparent that Steffans and the site employed an eyeball-popping headline that they knew would gain the attention of the Beyhive (and everyone else, for that matter).

Steffans admits to having a fling with Jay Z, but it was long before he ever became involved with Beyonce.

“Over 15 years ago, I had Beyoncé’s husband,” she wrote.

“Yes, I was one of Jay Z’s Beckys back in the year 2000 for about three minutes, which is about as long it takes me to satisfy a man in the back of a Maybach while overlooking the beaches of Malibu,” she continued.

Oh, whatever, girl.

When Beyonce dropped “Lemonade,” her album containing the song with the now-ubiquitous “Becky” lyric, she was referring to someone her husband cheated on her with.

It’s what got Beyonce fans all riled up and on the attack, targeting a number of suspects including Rachel Roy, Rita Ora, Rachel Ray and a number of others.

The media followed the swarm around, placing “Becky” at the center of celebrity coverage all week.

So when a little known model-turned-writer suddenly drops an article claiming to be the notorious Becky, she knew exactly what was going to happen.

She got the attention, as you can plainly see here, but there’s just one problem.

Nobody gives a crap who Jay Z slept with before Beyonce.

Steffans started her career appearing in more than 20 music videos, primarily from the hip hop genre.

She claims to have hooked up with Jay Z after appearing in his “Hey Papi” video, two years before he started dating Beyonce.

She has written a series of books based on her days as a video vixen, which we predict will increase in popularity after today.

Rita Ora Latest Target in Bey Hive’s Witch Hunt to Find Becky

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The Bey Hive is saying that Rita Ora might be “Becky with the good hair.” The same night Lemonade dropped, Ora posted this pic on instagram of her in a lemon bra wearing a giant J necklace, and everyone lost their shit.

Rita Ora: Becky With The Good Hair! . . By now you've heard all about Beyonce's album and all the name calling that followed. Well, if you're #beyhive , then know that Rachel Roy is not "Becky with the good hair!" And no that does not exclude the possibility of Jay messing with Rachel; it just means Rachel is not as important to Jay Z as she'd like to think. . . Rita Ora is more likely to be Becky! And her picture points us in her direction. In this snapchat clip which she has deleted, Rita dons a yellow bikini embellished with lemons! Guess whose album is named lemonade? And if you think that pendant was not intentionally flipped to look like a "J" maybe you need lesson 101 on how sidechicks roll! I don't see a twist in that chain. Rita knew what Bey's album would be called. The clues are too loud and one too many to be coincidence! . . There is a possibility that Jay is indeed in love with Rita and the bish knows her power. Too bad… Cos there aint gonna be two queen Beys! Over to you Beyhive. #lemonade #beyonce #jayz #ritaora #rachelroy #rihanna #bey #queenbey

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Pretty soon they gonna be accusing JFK of being Becky. Rita Ora addressed the rumors on twitter even.

Sounds like something somebody who got caught would say.

Oh, we will Rita.

Although, this all comes months after Rita Ora filed a lawsuit against Jay Z’s label for neglecting her music career, so I doubt she and J were getting it on behind Bey’s back.

Or were they? 

Jay Z: PISSED at Beyonce Over "Lemonade" Lyrics?!

In case you somehow missed it, Beyonce released Lemonade - her surprise "visual album" - over the weekend and the whole world proceeded to lose it's freaking mind.

Beyonce at Halftime

The fact that the album is pretty solid musically has been overshadowed by the drama surrounding its release (It briefly looked as though only Tidal subscribers would have access to the full tracklist.) and especially its lyrics.

Obviously, Queen Bey is no stranger to controversy following the minefield surrounding "Formation," but despite its innocuous title "Lemonade" is somehow kicking up even more dust.

In addition to the usual hand-wringing from cultural conservatives (Piers Morgan just asked Twitter if white people are allowed to listen to the album.), there's been a veritable uprising from Mrs. Carter's most obsessive fans (commonly referred to as "the Bey Hive") over lyrics that seem to suggest the singer's, rap legend Jay Z, was unfaithful.

Bey hasn't responded to claims that she called Jay out for cheating but based on some of the more revelatory lines from her latest release, she may not have to.

At first it was reported that Jay was cool with the lyrics, but now several insiders are claiming that the hip hop icon is not happy about his marital strife playing out on a public stage. 

“Jay Z is not on board with Beyonce’s new album,” a source close to the situation tells Radar Online.

“He hates the direction that her music is taking. Jay Z honestly feels like he is the reason that Beyonce has become so famous.”

It seems Jay is upset not only that his wife is venting her frustrations with their marriage in her music, but also with the fact that Bey is a bigger part of the national cultural conversation than ever, while he hasn't had a major release since 2013's Magna Carta Holy Grail.

“The tables have turned in their marriage and her recent success is just driving them further apart,” the insider says.

“She resents him for so many things right now.”

Right now, it looks as though there's no truth to the rumors that Beyonce and Jay Z are in the process of divorcing, but it certainly seems there's plenty of trouble in what was once regarded as one of Hollywood's most stable marriages.

Stay tuned for further updates.

Rachel Roy: 12 Photos of Jay Z’s Alleged Side Piece

Rachel Roy may be a fashion designer, but she made headlines in the spring of 2016 less for the clothes she's designed and more for one man she may have banged.

That man would be Jay Z.

After Beyonce released an album that appeared to take shot after shot at her husband for cheating, Roy then appeared to out herself as the mistress with whom Jay Z dared to cheat.

Roy is the ex-wife of Jay Z's former business partner, has two daughters... and looks like this.

Check out the following Rachel Roy photos to see what kind of taste Jay Z allegedly has in his side pieces.

1. Rachel Roy

Rachel roy
This is a bikini-clad photo of Rachel Roy. There's been talk that she carried on an affair with Jay-Z.

2. Rachel Roy and Kim Kardashian

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Rachel Roy is is actually decent friends with Kim Kardashian. This is a photo of the pals on the night the latter got engaged.

3. Rachel Roy Picture

Rachel roy picture
Rachel Roy is a fashion designer. But she's far better known for maybe being the woman Jay Z slept with behind Beyonce's back.

4. Rachel Roy: Smiling for the Camera!

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Rachel Roy smiles for the camera here while attending LACMA 2015 Art+Film Gala, which paid tribute to James Turrell and Alejandro G Iñárritu.

5. Rachel Roy Red Carpet Photo

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Did Jay Z really cheat on Beyonce with Rachel Roy? That's the rumor. Do you think he should have done that?

6. Rachel Roy on a Boat

Rachel roy on a boat
Fashion designer Rachel Roy looks out into the sun in this bathing suit-clad photo. Is she thinking about the mistake she made in sleeping with Jay Z?
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Beyoncé Shares Adorable Behind the Scenes Photos of Blue Ivy at Super Bowl 50

Beyoncé just revealed the true star of her Super Bowl 50 performance.

It’s her adorable 4-year-old Blue Ivy.

Queen Bey took to Instagram on Monday and shared even more fun behind the scenes photos from the big game.

In the first photo, Blue holds her hands up — and doesn’t look very impressed! — as she poses with dad Jay-Z, who’s got a good grip on the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy.

All the excitement wore the preschooler out: Beyoncé also posted a picture of herself cuddling her sleeping daughter.

Beyonce daughter Blue Super Bowl
Source: Beyonce/Instagram

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The proud mama also blessed the beyhive with behind the scenes photos of her halftime show performance last month, and Blue makes a handful of cameos you didn’t know you needed.

In one snap, Blue joins her mama for a dance, while she plays with Coldplay’s Chris Martin in another, sporting a ballerina outfit, tennis shoes, and an afro as both Blue and Martin smile.

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Beyonce Chris Martin Blue Ivy
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Beyonce Chris Martin Blue Ivy
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Beyoncé, 34, welcomed her daughter with husband Jay-Z in 2012.

Although the singer has been focused on her career, completing two world tours, and introducing another one at the end of her Super Bowl Halftime performance, she’s also admitted that she does want more kids in the future.

“I would like more children,” she told ABC a year after Blue was born. “I think my daughter needs some company. I definitely love being a big sister.”

See Beyoncé’s full photo collection here.

— Naja Rayne and Anya Leon


Five Hollywood Personalities Who Collect Fine Art

Famous celebrities are not at all one dimensional people. As a matter of fact, most of them have gained their popularity because of their multi-dimensional personalities and skills. There are a whole lot of Hollywood personalities that also have a mild obsession with collecting fine art.

If you’re interested for interest’s sake in just who are a few of the top collectors in Hollywood, then you’ve come to the right place. Here is a quick summary of the top five Hollywood personalities who have been known to nurture a small fetish through collecting very expensive fine art pieces. If you’re interested in browsing fine art yourself, then you could check out what Park West Gallery has to offer.

Sean Combs – Hip-Hop Artist/Entrepreneur

Sean Combs at art gallery

Mr. Combs has been sighted at several art galleries around the world making some very expensive purchases. He is clearly a person that actually seeks out certain pieces. In recent years, Sean Combs has probably spent over a quarter of a million on art alone. He also recently put one of his homes on the market, and has stated that the artwork will go along with the house. Maybe he needed a clean slate to begin the journey of decoration all over again…

Leonardo DiCaprio – Actor

Well known for his acting abilities, Leonardo DiCaprio is also quite well known for his taste for fine art. The actor hosted a fine art fundraiser, and raised over thirty eight million dollars in just a few hours through a friendly auctioning process. That money went straight to a wildlife charity, and he promptly turned around to buy more art. He reportedly purchased one piece worth seven hundred thousand dollars, and said that he “just couldn’t help” himself.

Jay-Z – Hip-Hop Artist/Entrepreneur

Music mogul Jay-Z has been an opened admirer of fine art for the length of his career. Even the lyrics of his songs refer to a couple of the paintings he owns. He has also shot a recent video that showcases the faces of several elites well-known in the art world. Jay-Z has stated openly his love for Andy Warhol’s art.

Elton John – Legendary Pop Star

Not only has Elton John created a beautiful collection of music during the years he has been in the business, but he also has an eye for the finer things in visual arts. His passion is photography. He and his husband, David Furnish, have an amazing collection of photographs that center around portraits, famous individuals, and varying sorts of obscure fashion.

Madonna – Also Legendary Pop Star

Madonna sports an art collection estimated to be worth around one hundred million dollars. No big deal. It’s just Madonna. A couple years ago, she sold one of her pieces for 7.2 million dollars, and gave the money to charity for girls education in Afghanistan and Pakistan. She has a piece by Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and Fernand Leger.

Latest Hollywood Couples Facing Marital Woes

In Hollywood, it’s normal to hear about celebrity couples split up whether married for a few months or many years. Their divorce is unpredictable and one that usually comes as a surprise to their fans.

Recently, several couples have been experiencing marital problems with some of them deciding to file for divorce.

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger

Singer Avril Lavigne announced last September that she and husband Chad decided to go their separate ways. No fights are involved, though, as their decision to divorce was amicable and both remain to be good friends. In fact according to Avril, she and Chad “are still and will forever be the best of friends” and will care for each other as always. The two got married in July 2013.

Beyonce and Jay-Z

If there’s one issue that singers Beyonce and Jay-Z are struggling to deal with, it has to be trust. And reports say this has led to a rocky marriage that might ultimately head towards splitsville. In fact, the couple are said to be thinking about divorce.

Beyonce and Jay-Z have been together since 1999 yet up to now, they continue to face trust and jealousy problems. According to a source close to the couple, Jay-Z is a “huge flirt” and has women surrounding him most of the time causing his wife to be jealous. Although observers point out that Beyonce is only human to feel jealous, worrying about her husband all the time can indeed badly affect their relationship.

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez

For their part, Halle Berry and partner are dealing with irreconcilable differences. Money is not an issue in their troubled two-year marriage as reports say, the couple signed a prenuptial agreement.

Some people including celebrities often opt to have a prenup before they tie the knot to protect their own assets and to keep them financially secure should things go wrong in the future, according to Los Angeles divorce lawyers. Legal experts agree that people who have acquired assets including properties while they’re single should opt for a prenup so their assets won’t be touched in case of divorce.

Personality difference has been cited as a major issue between the couple. A recent incident involving Olivier hitting a man with a car seat has been a cause of their arguments particularly as it led to Martinez being sued. Halle Berry reportedly filed for divorce first.

Halle and Olivier earlier issued a joint statement confirming their divorce and their wish for each other’s happiness. “We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus for what is best for our son,” they said.

The couple has a two-year-old son Maceo while Halle also has a daughter from a previous relationship.

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady

Gisele Brundchen and Tom Bray are another couple whose facing a rocky marriage. The highest-paid model and NFL pro recently revealed in the US Weekly magazine that they have been fighting intensely over Brady’s suspension. The NFL quarterback player was suspended last May and was not allowed to play in four games.

Despite their problem, though, the supermodel continues to support her hubby during his trial.

18 Stars with Big Penises: Welcome to the Club, Justin Bieber!

These stars are packing! In the penis department, we mean.

According to various insiders, sources, rumors and innuendo, the famous studs listed below know how to please their sex partners when it comes to how large their private parts are.

If you know what we mean!

While we analyze this LeBron James penis video to see if the basketball legend belongs in this distinct group, scroll around to learn whose unit looks way up when he gets down... IN BED!

1. Justin Bieber

Justin bieber in a hooded sweatshirt
A newspaper snapped a photo of Bieber on vacation in Bora Bora. He was not wearing any clothing. And let's just say that we now understand why it was so difficult for Selena Gomez to walk away from him.

2. Jon Hamm

Jon hamm mad men premiere
There are Tumblr pages dedicated to Jon Hamm's penis. He had to actually state for the record that he's sick of talking about it.

3. Ray J

Ray j promo picture
What's there to say? We've all seen the Kim Kardashian sex tape, right?

4. Harry Styles

Harry styles at the vmas
Don't take our word for it! Good friend Ed Sheeran confirms the size of Styles' package.

5. Daniel Craig

Daniel craig as james bond
007? More like 10 or 11! Dame Judy Dench has said of Daniel Craig's penis is "an absolute monster."

6. Brandon Routh

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According to rumors, the bulge on Brandon Routh had to be digitally altered so it would not distract (both) Superman Returns viewers.
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Like Mother, Like Daughter: Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Wear Matching Straw Hats on Vacation

Bit by bit, Beyoncé is letting fans get a peek at she and husband Jay Z‘s luxurious early September vacation with daughter Blue Ivy Carter to the Mediterranean.

In the latest batch of photos, posted to Instagram Saturday, the beautiful family enjoyed fun in the sun while looking positively beach chic.

Beyoncé sat across from her Blue in a pool aboard a luxury yacht in one photo. The mother-daughter duo looked adorable in matching straw hats. Beyoncé donned a sexy black one-piece, while Blue’s turquoise floral suit helped her stay above water with built-in floaties.

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The “Picasso Baby” rapper snuggled up to Blue in another photo as the sun set above their yacht.

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In another photo, the 3-year-old sat in her mom’s lap wearing a colorful flower crown, her hair in tiny ringlets.

The singer, 34, looked off in the distance, her shoulders bare in an animal print dress while Jay sat in the background.

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The European holiday included some beach time. The “Love On Top” singer walked in the sand and carried a barefoot Blue in the same printed maxi. The tot, wearing white, laid calmly on her shoulder.

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29 Totally Insane Celebrity Tour Demands

We all know demanding people in our day to day life. The person who MUST have a certain coffee cup from the company stash. The one who can't STAND if the office manager doesn't buy a certain creamer. That guy who complains to anyone who can hear if he has to park somewhere other than his "usual" spot.

Those people can be total buzzkills.

Well, guess what. Some of our celebrities can be demanding too. But this is what it takes to get them on the stage, so managers and reps and venue personnel the world over meet their demands and enjoy their brush with fame. (Or they don't. That's totally possible.)

Check out 29 outrageous celebrity tour demands! So. Many. Snacks. (And so. many. towels.)

1. Miley Cyrus

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Sigh. Once upon a time all she wanted backstage was Guitar Hero and Frosted Flakes because she didn't want to stop rocking. There's really no telling the myriad ways her demands have grown as she's gotten increasingly more...out there.

2. Pharrell Williams

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Pharrell Williams once requested a troupe of belly dancers. Guess that's why he was so damn happy. (Badum CHHHHH...)

3. Kanye West

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Long before Kanye West was Kim Kardashian's baby daddy, his tour rider held the demand that his dressing suite be entirely white, floor to ceiling. Now he's added an $8,000 bed (EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLAR BED) for North, as well as the tot's own personal chef to make her favorite meals with organic foods.

4. Taylor Swift

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Among some of Taylor Swift's very first tour demands were: edamame (which she noted came from the frozen aisle of the grocery store), Starbucks grandes, and Ben & Jerry's. Throw in some Ugg boots and it just doesn't get much more basic than T.Swift.

5. Kid Rock

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Kid Rock is a simple man, really. His request? Packs of Hanes or Fruit of the Loom underwear, white one-pocket tees, white tank tops, and white socks.

6. Gwen Stefani

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The No Doubt front-woman, solo artist, mom of three, and judge of The Voice *used to* request "bright white rooms," 30 bottles of water, 10 white towels, 4 white candles (all the same scent), and a pesticide-free buffet. (Are you sensing a trend here with all the requests for white everything?)
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Beyoncé, Jay-Z, And Blue Ivy Enjoyed A Vacay On The Amalfi Coast This Week — With A Familiar Family By Their Side!

Now this is the life!

Beyoncé Knowles and husband Jay-Z enjoyed the good life this week on a vacation to the Amalfi coast of Italy -- and it's every bit as cool as it looks!

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Queen Bey (above) enjoyed a jet ski ride while Jay watched from the land, and of course Blue Ivy Carter was there to soak up the sun and fun!

Joined by the trio, though, was fellow Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland and her family -- hubby Tim Witherspoon and baby boy Titan. Now that's a family vacation we can get behind!!

How'd you spend the end of your summer??

[Image via AKM/GSI.]