Monday, April 30, 2012

In The Know: President Obama & Jimmy Kimmel Shine at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner

This Saturday was the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner and just like last year the POTUS shined.  He has such a sense of humor and poked fun at himself and Mitt Romney.  Jimmy Kimmel hosted, who also had his fair share of comical punchlines.  Both were very funny.  And the FLOTUS was stunning as as usual!

Watch and enjoy the videos below.

In The Mix: The NETS Reveal New Brooklyn NETS Logo

Credit: Life + Times
Today the Nets officially became a New York Basketball Team when they unveiled their brand new Brooklyn NETS Logo which was co-designed by Jay-Z who's a part owner --Jay will also be christening the new arena, with a series of concert dates, starting on September 28, 2012.  


Team part owner Jay-Z played an instrumental role in the design of the logos.
"The Brooklyn Nets logos are another step we've made to usher the organization into a new era," Jay-Z said in a statement. "The boldness of the designs demonstrate the confidence we have in our new direction. Along with our move to Brooklyn and a state-of-the-art arena, the new colors and logos are examples of our commitment to update and refine all aspects of the team." (Source:

The logo is sleek, crisp and perfect for Brooklyn and NYC.  It'll definitely be a fashion staple, especially once the team starts winning.  Read on to watch a video of the Logo Debut and to see more views of the logo.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

PhotoShoot Fresh: Kanye & Kim Attend Tribeca Film Festival + Snapped in Soho

On Tuesday, Kanye brought Kim to the Tribeca Film Festival for Chanel's Tribeca Film Festival Artist Dinner, held at Odeon in downtown Manhattan.  The coordinated pair wore black and white.  Hmm.... looks like Ye's taking a page from his Big Brother and Sister --The Carters, whose coordinated luv is always photoshoot fresh. 

And then yesterday, the two were snapped on their way to lunch at The Four Seasons and then heading to Kanye's Soho apartment hand-in-hand later on that night. 

Adoring: Kanye West held hands and gazed at new love Kim Kardashian as they headed back to his apartment building in New York City
 Returning Home

Hovah Dollars: Jay-Z Launches Brand New Facebook Game, "Empire"...Now we can all rule an empire.....

Jay-Z - Beyonce Tumblr Photos

Jay's sharing another one of his passions with us: gaming (video gaming that is). He just launched a brand new virtual game with Facebook called "Empire".

The game allows us to follow in Jay's footsteps from Marcy to Barclay (Center).  Empire, allows your virtual self to “go from hustler, to entrepreneur, to business mogul.” The better decisions you make the better your come-up!!

The game lets you create a character and then starts out by giving you many ways to earn points and move up in life. There are visits to mom or significant others when you're in need of moral support! You can be part of a rap battle, make a mix tape for street cred, and get a job to pay for your bling, among other things.

Roc News: Jay-Z is Set to Headline the Olympics Festival in London This June

Jay-Z - Jay-Z Takes His iPad to Work
Mr. Carter continues to rule the world!!!

Jay will be headlining the popular music lineup for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The musical event will be part of the BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend 2012.  It will be held June 23-24 a month before the Games. 

“The London 2012 Festival will be the biggest cultural celebration in our lifetime,” said Royal Opera House Chief Executive Tony Hall.  Hall is the chair of the Cultural Olympiad board.

The U.K. Olympic committee is making the arts a key part of this year's summer Olympic Games, which run from July 27 to Aug. 12.
Jay won't be Roc Nation's only mega act headlining the event, Rihanna is also scheduled to perform at the event, as well. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

PhotoShoot Fresh: Jay-Z Says Hello Brooklyn ... Attends Nets Finally NJ Game

Hovah and the crew bid Newark farewell.
Jay attended the Nets final game in NJ on Monday.  The team, which he part owns, will become the Brooklyn Nets next season and will play in Brooklyn at the Barclay Center.  Jay'll be opening up the Barclay Center on September 28 with a series of concerts.  

Queen B In The City: Beyoncé Was Snapped in Midtown

B was snapped walking to her Midtown office in NYC today.  The new mommy, who has been named People's Most Beautiful Woman, looked radiant.  I luv seeing her so happy.  

In The Know: President Obama Addresses Students in North Carolina

Yesterday the President addressed students in North Carolina:
 President Obama discusses the importance of a college education and why higher education should be affordable for all students willing to work hard, and calls on Congress to stop interest rates on federal Stafford loans from doubling in July.  (via:

The POTUS is a Natural on Jimmy Fallon.... President Obama Talks the Future +

Last night President Obama's sit down with Jimmy Fallon aired.  The interview was conducted at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.  The President was in North Carolina talking with students about the future and his visions for America's continued progress.  

During the Fallon interview, the President talked fairness, student loans, the economy and the importance of investing in education. He also participated in the Slow Jam the News segment.  He is such a natural.  We will continue to support and fight with you Mr. President!

Watch The POTUS Slow Jam The News:

Watch more clips below.  

PhotoShoot Fresh: BEYONCÉ Is Named World's Most Beautiful Woman by PEOPLE Magazine

People Magazine is out with its annual World's Most Beautiful Issue and our Queen, Mrs. Carter was named World's Most Beautiful Woman.  B graces the cover of the issue and opens up to the mag about the beauty of motherhood, life and all things Blue!!!!

The Queen looks absolutely stunning in her cover shoot.  She of course pays homage to her baby girl Blue Ivy by roc'n blue Lorraine  Schwartz jewels.  Here's what People had to say about the Queen's wardrobe for the shoot: 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Roc News: Kanye Joins Kim & The Kardashians in NYC

Last night, Kanye joined Kim and the Kardashian/Jenner Family for the opening of Scott Disick's brand new Japanese restaurant RYU in NYC.  Afterwards the new couple was snapped holding hands as they left Catch. 

Check out a video of Kim's family talking to Access Hollywood about Kanye and Kim's budding romance.  

In The Mix: Beyoncé Releases "4: THE REMIX" EP; Available on iTunes Worldwide

Queen B took us back to 90s R&B and Pop for her critically acclaimed fourth album "4".  Now with the remix she's making us all dance!!!  Click here to download your copy from iTunes for only $4.99 now!
4: The Remix, is filled with fan-favorite remixes, including “Countdown” by Isa Machine and an extended version of “End Of Time” by WAWA. The EP also includes the winning remix from Beyoncé’s End of Time Remix Competition by Jimek. The Poland native’s remix was selected as the best over nearly 3,000 mixes received over the four weeks of the competition.  (Via: beyonceonline)
Complete track listing for 4: The Remix: 

Monday, April 23, 2012

PhotoShoot Fresh: Kim K. as Kim West... Kim Wears Her Heart on Her Ear

Kim K. was snapped arriving at LAX International Airport Sunday wearing K.W. initial earrings a nod to Mr. West or is it for Kim West?  Check out more pictures of Kim's airport arrival.  

Hmm... will we ever see a Jayonce & KimYe double date!!!  

Sunday, April 22, 2012

In The Mix: Nicki Exits London in Pink Ensemble

Nicki wore another colorful pink ensemble, complete with rocker boots, as she headed to Heathrow International Airport in London today.  She's been across the pond promoting her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.  

Check out more pix of Nicki's airport style and more of her colorful UK ensembles.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

PhotoShoot Fresh: Mariah Swims With Monroe

PhotoShoot Fresh: Nicki Gets Colorful in London

Nicki was snapped in this colorful ensemble while exiting her hotel while in London yesterday.

--Princess Carter

PhotoShoot Fresh: Kanye & Kim Snapped in NYC

Kanye and Kim were snapped walking through NYC today.  Looks like Kim had a sweet tooth.  Then the two headed out with some of Kim's family for dinner.  Things seem like they are getting serious.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Queen B in The City: Beyoncé Was Snapped Heading to School

Queen B was spotted out in the city today heading into the Alternative Educational Complex.  Hmm.... I wonder what B's up to? Can't wait to find out.  Check out pix below.

Hip-Hop Moguls: Jay-Z & Diddy Take Top Spots on "The Forbes Five: Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artist 2012"

Hip-Hop's Top 20 Earners

The Two Shawns (Shawn Carter and Sean Combs) once again take the top two spots on a Forbes Hip-Hop Cash List.  This time it's for The Forbes Five:  Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artist of 2012.  Mr. Combs took the top spot (that CiRoc don't stop).  With a net worth of $550 million.  While Mr. Carter took the second spot with $460 million.  Not bad for a Brooklyn and Harlem boy!!! Sweet.

According to Forbes here's how the two moguls accrued their wealth:

King Carter:  Next up is Jay-Z at $460 million. Unlike his fellow Forbes Five members, Jay-Z still churns out music and goes on tour—most recently with pal Kanye West—adding to his considerable war chest. He sold his Rocawear clothing label for $204 million in 2007 and signed 10-year $150 million deal with Live Nation in 2008, and also holds stakes in the New Jersey Nets, his 40/40 Club chain, ad firm Translation, cosmetics company Carol’s Daughter and other businesses. (For more on his rise as a businessman, check out Zack’s Jay-Z biography, Empire State of Mind).

In The Mix: Nicki Greets Fans in London & Kelly is on Watch

Kelly Rowland wears a bright yellow dress as she attends a photocall for TW Steel Oversized Watches who has named her as the company's worldwide ambassador.

Kelly poses in a beautiful yellow dress and aqua-blue nails (hmm... are they a tribute to her niece Blue) at a TW Steel photo event.  She's been named the watch maker's Global Ambassador.  Luv'n her watch --the perks of the job ;-).

Outrageous rapper Nicki Minaj greets her fans as she leaves her hotel wearing a bondage style outfit on April 18, 2012 in London, UK.

And Ms. Minaj was snapped in London today, greeting her fans.  She's in the UK promoting her number one album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.  She looked in much better spirits today.  (I think sometimes people forget that everyone is human, someone's child and hurts just like them. And when you feel attacked it's natural to get defensive.  Money doesn't take away or cure your heart or your emotions.)  

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

In The Mix: Beyoncé Skypes "End Of Time" Remix Winner + Announces "4: The Remix" EP

Today B announced the winner of her "End Of Time" Remix Competition.  She personally congratulated winner, LA based producer Jimke, via Skype:

The remix will appear on 4: The Remix EP, due digitally on August 24.  Find out more info below and a complete track listing.

Roc News: Rita Ora Release "How We Do (Party)" Video

Credit: RocNation
Check out Rita's brand new video, "How We Do (Party)".  

Queen B in The City: Beyoncé Takes Blue to Brooklyn

B and Blue went to Jay's beloved Brooklyn today to visit Solange.  Check out pix of the mommy-daughter duo coordinated in yellow or as Queen B refers to it as saffron.  

The Carters, NYC STYLE: Jay-Z & Beyoncé Take in Knicks + Nets, Enjoy a Lunch Date & B Takes Blue for a Central Park Stroll

Enjoying the Knicks game at MSG, check out Jay's team spirit (his sneakers).
The Carters, fresh off their St. Barts vacay, have been out & about enjoying all things NYC.  Jay and B took in hometown favorites the Knicks -vs- Miami on Sunday.  The new parents also had lunch at Bar Pitti.

With Julez at Nets game.

Then on Monday, B and baby Blue were snapped walking through Central Park.  Little Blue is such a butterball.  A beautiful little Princess.  On Monday night they took in Jay's Nets in Newark.

B and Baby Blue walking through Central Park, Blue's a little Butterball!!!

Check out more pix of The Carters and their NYC adventures below.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Queen B in The City: Beyoncé Was Snapped Carrying Blue in NYC

Looks like B took Blue to rehearsals yesterday.  B was seen carrying her sleeping baby girl last night, after what looked like a busy day.  B kept Blue protected from the prying paparazzi and their never ending flashes, with a multicolored blanket.   

Friday, April 13, 2012

In The Know: First Lady Michelle Obama, Tweets Thanks to Beyoncé, Calls her a "Role Model"

Earlier this week, B wrote a letter on her personal site to our FLOTUS thanking her for her guidance and being an inspiration.

Well today, First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted a thank you to Beyoncé for "the beautiful letter" and also called B a "role model".

So sweet, I love it.  View the First Lady's tweet below.

PhotoShoot Fresh: Blue Ivy Lives it Up in St. Barts

The Queen sings to her Princess on the yacht.

Roc News: Jay-Z & Beyoncé Attend Rita Ora's Concert in NYC

Jay and B were snapped attending Roc Nation artist, Rita Ora at her concert last night.  Rita performed at the Cartier Afterparty held at Skylight Soho in NYC.  She performed her two new singles R.I.P. and How We Do (Party) along with other music from her upcoming debut album.  

Rita hit the red carpet and performed while her boss and B looked on.  B looked like she enjoyed her night out.  Glad to see the mommy/daddy duo out enjoying the night.  

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sneak Peek: The Vampire Diaries "Heart of Darkness" Preview

The Vampire Diaries makes its grand return on Thursday, April 19 at 8:00 PM with a brand new episode called Heart of Darkness.  Below is a sneak peek of the episode.

Guilty Pleasure: J. K. Rowling Announces "The Casual Vacancy" ; Due in Stores September 27

J.K. Rowling's first "official" adult book, The Casual Vacancy, will be out September 27, 2012.  The 480 page novel is set in the town of Pagford.  

Pagford is set in England, of course, and is described as "an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey" .  Pagford is in the middle of a civil war and many things aren't as they seem.  Below is an overview of the book:  

In The Know: Trayvon Martin's Parents Speak

Above is the full press conference held by Mr. Martin and Ms. Fulton, the parents of Trayvon Martin.  The press conference was spearheaded by Rev Al Sharpton who has been vital in the fight for justice for Trayvon.  

Vacay's Over: Beyoncé & Blue Snapped in NYC + B & Blue on Their Yacht...

B and Blue were snapped, today, heading back to their Manhattan penthouse in TriBeca and then heading into B's office.  Jay, B and Blue just returned back from a holiday on the island of St. Barts.  They celebrated their four year anniversary and Blue's first Easter with both their families.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

In The Mix: J. Cole Releases Video for, "Sideline Story"

Roc News: Rita Ora Release Video Teaser for "How We Do (Party)"

Credit: Roc Nation
Check out the video teaser for Rita Ora's first U.S. single, "How We Do (Party)".  The full video will premiere Tuesday, April 17.  A few weeks ago Rita debuted the video for R.I.P.  Check out the teaser below.

In The Know: Beyoncé Writes About Being Inspired By First Lady Michelle Obama

Today B posted a handwritten letter to our FLOTUS on her brand new site, Beyoncé.com, thanking her for her inspiration, grace and dedication.  Check out B's kind words below.

PhotoShoot Fresh: Nicki Minaj Shoots Commercial in Brooklyn

--Princess Carter

PhootShoot Fresh: Jay-Z & Beyoncé Snap Pictures of Each Other in St. Barts

Jay and B stopped roadside to take pictures in St. Barts.  The two are on the island with baby Blue Ivy and some more of the Carter/Knowles Family.  They've been in St. Barts since last week, celebrating their four year wedding anniversary and Blue's first Easter. 

Check out more pix of B and Jay's photoshoot below.