Thursday, May 31, 2012

Queen B: Beyoncé Set to Play Queen Tara in Animated Film 'Epic"

B will be starring in her first animated 3-D film.  She'll be playing Queen Tara in Epic --how appropriate, because B is a Queen and she's definitely epic.

Epic is by the makers of Ice Age and Rio. The film will also star Colin Farrell as Ronin, The Hunger Games‘ Josh Hutcherson as Nod, Amanda Seyfried as Mary Katherine, Johnny Knoxville as Mandrake, Aziz Ansari as Mub, rapper Pitbull as Bufo, Jason Sudeikis as Bomba, and Aerosmith and American Idol frontman Steven Tyler as Nim Galuu.

The film is described as a battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and evil. When a teenaged girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters to save that world, which in turn saves the real world.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

In The Know: Our FLOTUS Talks Beyoncé on Good Morning America, Talks B's Involvement in LET'S MOVE

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Photo Shoot Fresh: Kelly Rowland is Sexy in Black at Glamour's 2012 Women of The Year Awards...Takes Home UK TV Personality of The Year + Talks B's Grand Return

Kelly Rowland - The 2012 Glamour Women of the Year Awards

Kelly roc'd a sexy black gown by, Maria Grachvogel, in London last night for the 2012 Glamour Women of The Year Awards. Not only did she stun, but she also took home the award for TV Personality of the Year - for her role as a judge on Britian's X-Factor.  Congrats Kelly.

While on the red carpet, Kelly also talked about B's incredible Revel Performances:

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Queen Of The Stage: Beyoncé Simply Incredible...Takes Over Revel

I had the pleasure of attending Beyoncé's, Saturday show at Revel this weekend.  The show was simply amazing.  B took my breath away.  Her vocals, dancing, wardrobe and overall stage performance was top notch.  She really put together an amazing show.

The evening started with opening act Luke James who warmed the crowd up.  About 15 minutes before B came out our FLOTUS arrived. Mrs. Obama was stunning in a green dress.  She, Sasha, Malia, and a couple of their friends sat in the upper balcony next to Gayle King.

By the time B came out the crowd was already in a frenzy.  She opened with one of my favorite 4 tracks "End of Time".  She had us with the first foot stomp.  She surprised us with "Schoolin' Life".  Had us going crazy when she performed "Dance For You".  And paid tribute to Whitney and Donna Summer.

Queen Of The Stage: Access Hollywood Talks Beyoncé's REVEL Performances

Access Hollywood talks about B's Revel Performances, which were incredible.  I attended Saturday's show, B is simply in a class all by herself, period!  Check out the brief clip below.

The Royals: Jay-Z & Kanye Release "No Church In The Wild" Video

It's a movie... looks like Jay & Ye went the "I Know" route for this video.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Queen of The Stage: Beyoncé Gives Us a Behind The Scenes Look at "Revel"; Watch Part I

B takes us behind the scenes of the making of her Revel Concerts.  The clip shows, Queen B in her element... commanding her court!!!! This is Part I of II of the "Making Of Revel".  The Queen will christen Revel Resorts Ovation Hall: May 25, 26, 27 & 28.  Four sold out shows.  

Photo Shoot Fresh: Jay-Z Supports Kanye in Cannes, Kelly is Haute in Red & KimYe Make Cannes Debut

Kelly Rowland - Kelly Rowland Hosts "Hotel Noir" - An Exclusive Launch Event For GREY GOOSE Cherry Noir

Last night in NYC, Kelly stunned in red at the "Hotel Noir" (named only for the event) which was An Exclusive Launch Event for Grey Goose Cherry Noir. She also hosted the event which was attended by good friend model Jessica White, Angie Martinez and Kenny Burns, among others.

Kanye West - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Together at Cannes

Also showing off their photo shoot freshness, were Kanye & Kim.  Who are in Cannes for the Cannes Film Festival.  Kim --who's been in the UK with Kanye, while he and Jay are touring Europe for their Watch The Throne Tour --attended  the premiere of Kanye's short art film "Cruel Summer".  Congrats Mr. West for your Cannes premiere.  Of course Jay was out to support his little brother. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Hov Takes 5: Jay-Z Nominated for FIVE 2012 BET Awards

Jay's up for FIVE 2012 BET Awards.  Kongrats Jay & Ye.  Diamonds Up!!!


--Princess Carter

Credit: Roc Nation

Beyoncé: A Pepsi Timeline... From Carmen , to Fantasy, to Warrior Queen....

Take a trip down the Queen's PepsiLane... it all started with Carmen.  

In The Mix: Nicki Minaj Talks PEPSI Commercial, Beyoncé's Influence & "Moment For Life"

Nicki talked to The Insider about her Pepsi experience and how Beyoncé's Pepsi commercials helped influence her.  She also talks about the meaning of "Moment For Life".  Check out the interview and get a behind the scenes look of Nicki's Pepsi Commercial.  

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Queen B Takes 6: Beyoncé Nominated for Six BET Awards

B has received six nominations for the 2012 BET Awards.  B's up for Video of the Year and Best Female R&B Artist!!! The awards will be Sunday, July 1. Check out the complete list of the Queen's nominations:

Video Fresh: Beyoncé Gets A Special Tribute...The Gurlie Gurlz Perform "Love On Top" Mother's Day Tribute

King Hov: Jay-Z & Roc Nation Release First Performers for "Made In America" Music Fest

It looks like Pearl Jam will be co-headlining the Budweiser Made in America Festival which, Jay is curating.  And in true Jay fashion, it's shaping up to be a pretty diverse group.  There's Maybach Music, Santigold, Afrojack, Odd Future and Calvin Harris.  So far Rita Ora's the only Roc Nation artist to be announced.  Guess Cole and Jay Electronica will be announced in the next round.  The fest will have 28 acts and only 16 have been announced.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Roc News: Rita Ora Heads to Cannes... Performs on "Le Grand Journal"

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Rita Ora headed to Cannes to perform on "Le Grand Journal" the Roc Princess performed singles "R.I.P", "How We Do (Party)" and "Hot Right Now".  Check out the performances below.  

Beyoncé: How To Play Pool...The Queen Teaches A Lesson...

PhotoShoot Fresh: Jay-Z Parties After O2 Arena Show + It's a ROC Reunion

Jay partied and celebrated Ty Ty's birthday in London after his and Kanye's sold out O2 Arena show in London Saturday night.  And it was a Roc Reunion on stage Sunday night.

In The Mix: "Celebrate" New Whitney feat. Jordin Sparks From the Movie "Sparkle"

Today Ryan Seacrest debuted, "Celebrate" Whitney's brand new track featuring Jordin Sparks from the Sparkle remake.  The track is celebratory and Whitney sounds happy and upbeat on the mid-tempo track. Their voices complement each other.  Listen to it below.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Roc News: Kim & Kanye Take London... Dinners, Business & Parties Oh My!!!!

Kim and Kanye were snapped heading to Selfridges in the UK earlier this week.  Kim is in the the UK with Kanye, who's on tour with Jay, for the Watch the Throne Tour, which will tour Europe through June.  

She's also in London promoting her fragrance and Quick Trim a weight loss program she endorses and her mom has ownership in.  Check out pix of their London Excursion.

The Royals: Jay-Z & Kanye Roc the O2 Arena in London; Kickoff "Watch The Throne" Euro Tour

Jay &Ye kicked of their European Tour for Watch The Throne in London, Friday night, at the O2 Arena.  King Hov was in form and as usual tore down the stage... Kanye roc'd out too --the two performed over 40 songs --performing hits from both their solo catalogs and joint collaboration. 

Jay rocs Brooklyn Nets hat
Check out some videos of the two Royals performing below.  They performed Paris four times.  Hmm... I wonder how many times they'll perform it in Paris?

Roc News: Jay-Z Talks Rita Ora + She's VEVO LIFT's New Artist

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Jay talks Rita Ora's vibe and Roc Girl stage presence with VEVO LIFT. Check out the video below.  Also check out Rita's VEVO LIFT (US) interview.  Rita was also, previously the VEVO LIFT artist in the UK, as well.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

GMA Announces BeyHive Costume Party; Winner Will Receive Tickets to BEYONCÉ's Revel Show

Today B called upon her Hive to get dressed in their most creative BLACK, GOLD AND/OR YELLOW outfits for a BeyHive Costume Party.  The announcement was made this morning on Good Morning America:

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King Hov: Jay-Z Attends UK Premiere of "Men in Black 3", Dines at Zuma With Kimye & Gears Up For "Watch The Throne" Euro Tour

Jay-Z - Jay-Z Leaving Zuma Restaurant

Jay-Z is in the UK, getting ready to take it over with his and Kanye's critically acclaimed Watch The Throne Tour, they will tour Europe through June.  The kickoff is this Sunday, May 18.  

Jay-Z - Men In Black 3 - UK Film Premiere

Jay wasted no time jumping into the UK scene.  Last night he attended the UK premiere of good friend and business partner (they have a movie deal) Will Smith's, much anticiapted Men in Black III.  Hov was in all black everything... just perfect for the occasion, but then again Hov's always photoshoot fresh.

He then met up with little brother, Ye and Kim for dinner at Zuma restuarant in London. Check out pix of the Royals below.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

In The Know: The FLOTUS Talks Excitment for Summer Olympics & "Let's Move"

Our First Lady is overjoyed to be leading the U.S. delegation at this summer's Olympics in London.

She spoke with Access Hollywood's Billy Bush about watching the Olympics with her family as a child.  The First Lady's pride and joy could be heard in her voice and seen on her face throughout the interview.

She also talked about the "Let's Move" initiative which will be responsible for many changes in next year's school lunch system.

Nicki & Breezy: Nicki Minaj Releases , "Right By My Side" ft. Chris Brown (Explicit)

Nicki called on Chris and Nas for this video.  Nas plays her love interest and Breezy is Breezy... too bad he wasn't the love interest!!! Nice video though, just needed a little more Breeze...  Check it out below.

King Hov: Jay-Z Talks to MTV About Designing Nets New Logo & Jay Electronica's Debut ROC Album

When Jay was in Philly on Monday he sat down with many major news outlets to talk about the Budweiser Made In America Music Festival.  MTV was one of them --Jay chatted with the music channel about music, work and his role in helping to design the Brooklyn Nets logo.  He says the black and white is a nod to New York's original black & white subway signs.  It's so New York.  Sweet!

And of course MTV asked him about Jay Electronica's new album, check out what he said below.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

In The Know: The POTUS Charms on THE VIEW; As He Talks Family, Politics & Equality...

The POTUS sat down with the ladies of The View to talk family, politics, equality and his vision.  He was comfortable, relatable and most of all charming.  The President talked at ease about the First Lady and the girls -Sasha and Malia teasing him and treating him like a regular dad.

He also discussed more serious issues like Wall Street reform, the economy and gay marriage.  Check out all the videos below.

In The Know: The FLOTUS Talks to Access Hollywood's Billy Bush About Mother's Day & "Let's Move"

Access Hollywood's Billy Bush traveled to Dallas to catch up with our First Lady, who will lead the U.S. presidential delegation in this summer's London Olympics.  The FLOTUS was also out promoting her "Let's Move" campaign--however that didn't stop the First Mommy from spending quality time with her girls, Sasha and Malia for some quality time on Mother's Day.

King Hov: Jay-Z Talks to RollingStone About "Made In America Music Fest", Blue & The POTUS

Yesterday Jay and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter came together for a press conference in Philadelphia to announce the Budweiser Made in America Music Festival this Labor Day Weekend: September 1 & 2.  Jay will both curate and headline the event, which will have 28 performances in two days.

Jay says Philly's the perfect place for "Made In America" and that he doesn't feel bad about not having it in New York, because he's done a lot for N.Y.  (Ok Mr. Carter, I definitely agree, but I still want it in NY!!!! ;)  Listen to Jay's RS interview below, where he talks briefly about the fest:

King Hov: Jay-Z Talks To CNN About Backing Obama and His Views on Gay Marriage

Today Jay sat down with CNN to talk about his endorsing of our POTUS and also his own personal views on Gay Marriage.  Jay continues to show his intelligence and growth.  I just love my Jay!!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy First Mommy's Day Beyoncé

Gloria Carter, B & Tina at Michelle Obama Event
Happy Mother's Day to the wonderfully sweet, humble and caring Beyoncé!!! I hope that your first Mother's Day is just as beautiful as you are and that you, Jay, Blue and the rest of the Carter/Knowles Family have a day you'll never forget.  Live, Love & Play!!!!

Sports Talk: King James Takes MVP Trophy Home; LeBron Takes Home His 3rd KIA NBA MVP!

Just before his victory against the Pacers today in Game 1 of the semi-finals, LeBron took home his third MVP title, proving he is worthy of his King title. Now let's get that ring Mr. James.

Mommy's Day: Beyoncé Writes a Letter to Her Mama + Goes To See "Ghost"

Credit: Beyoncé.com
B wrote a letter to her Mama --the woman who she says has made her everything that she is. The letter is touching and in it B shares some of her fondest memories of her Mother.  Love you B & Ms. T. You can see the letter below.  

Today, of course is B's first Mother's Day.  Last night, a relaxed and carefree B, had a pre-Mother's Day treat when she attended the Broadway Musical "Ghost".  She was snapped posing for pictures with the cast.   Hmm.... I wonder what Jay and Blue got her for Mommy's Day?

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Video Fresh: Life + Times Talks to Beat Maker Jahlil Beats

Roc Nation producer Jahlil Beats talks his inspirations, beats and come-up on Streets Is Watching segment for Jay-Z's Life + Times.

The Carters: Jay-Z Attends New Launch of D’ussé Cognac, Releases "Made In America" Teaser & Set to Head Overseas For The Summer

Jay's gearing up for the European Leg of his and Kanye's critically acclaimed and hugely successful Watch the Throne Tour. The tour kicks off Sunday, May 20 in London at the O2 Arena.  

But before her goes overseas Hov's been taking care of business stateside.  

First he helped launch D’ussé (dew-say) Cognac, Wednesday night with sister-in-law Solange, good friend --and often collaborator-- Pharrell, and Jake Gyllenhaal along with a host of others at the jammed packed --private event held at The Standard Hotel in NYC.

D’ussé is a VSOP cognac made by Bacardi and will hit stores nationwide in September.  The price is $44.99 and will compete with Hennessy.  

Then on Friday, Jay released a 24 second video teaser with the title --"Made In America"-- some wondered if it was a promo for the European Tour, or a video teaser for Throne track "Made In America" or something entirely different.  It was teaser was typical Jay --it kept us all guessing and wondering.

According to Global Grind, it looks like the video might have something to do with Jay & Philly:
Following the release of the aforementioned cryptic video, Jay-Z's publicist sent out a media alert stating that Jay will be making a major announcement alongside Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter this Monday in Philly. No word on what exactly the announcement may be in reference to, but we have a penchant that this video has something to do with it. 

And it looks like after B's finished with her four sold out Revel Shows Memorial Day Weekend she and Blue will be heading overseas to spend the summer with Daddy.  According to Global Grind the Carters are renting "a very posh 5 bedroom apartment in London Town" so that the family of three will be comfortable while working and playing:
"Both Jay-Z and Beyoncé are going to be spending a lot of time in London over the next few months. Jay is over here for his Watch The Throne Tour and Radio 1’s Big Weekend and Beyonce will be launching her perfume in Europe over the summer."  
The new parents do have their 4-month-old, Blue Ivy, to think of. The source says: “They wanted to have somewhere more homely now they are parents.” 
While Hov is making crib arrangements, his partner in crime Kanye West is just fine blowing stacks on hotel digs.
Yeezy reportedly booked a floor of posh central London hotel The Lanesborough and we're sure his boo Kim Kardashian will be dropping in on some tour dates.  

Mommy's Day Weekend: Tina Knowles Talks Beyoncé, Blue & Mother"s Day

Access Hollywood's Shaun Robinson sat down with Tina to talk Blue, B and Beyoncé's first Mother's Day --she says that she (Tina), B and Solange will all spend Mother's Day together at home in New York.

Tina blushed as she talked about her beautiful granddaughter, Blue, who she says that everyone's spoiling.  And according to the proud grandma, it looks like Blue's not only inherited her famous parents looks, she also inherited some of their characteristics too. Check the video to find out which ones.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

In The Mix: Breezy FreeStyles.... Chris Brown Freestyles to "Mercy" & "Way Too Cold" + Performs on Dancing With The Stars

Breezy let out his inner Rapper once again --this time freestyling to Kanye's "Mercy" & "Way Too Cold".  Nice.  Although, Mr. Brown did cause a little ruckus with one of his lines about an X in the "Way Too Cold" track.  Enjoy the tracks-- "Mercy" is below and "Way To Cold" is after the click. 

He also performed  "Turn Up The Music" on Dancing With The Stars on the double elimination show. And now he's back in the director's chair --directing the video for his new single "Til I Die".

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Carters: Jay-Z & Beyoncé Attend Erica Reid's Book Launch

Jay & B attended good friend Erica Reid's book party for the launch of her brand new book The Thriving Child.  Looks like the new parents will have a few extra tips for raising a happy, healthy Blue.  The Carters and Reids have been friends for years --even spending New Years in St. Barts together.

Also at the party was Mr. LA Reid of course, Mary J. Blige and Mama Tina.  Erica looked happy and was surrounded by love.  I luv to see... happy and healthy friendships and relationships!!! Sweet...

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Queen B in The City: Beyoncé Talks with ET & Access Hollywood on Met Gala Red Carpet

Last night in addition to stunning on the Met Gala red carpet B spoke with ET about mommyhood. And Access Hollywood talked about B owning the night, but we all knew that.  The Queen was simply stunning last night in Givenchy haute couture!!! Check out both videos below.

PhotoShoot Fresh: Beyoncé, Solange & Gwyneth....Oh! My; The Ladies Shine at Met Gala

Beyonce Knowles - NY: "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala
The annual Met Gala always brings out beauty, couture and the inner Diva.  And last night B, Gwyn and Solo had all three on display.

Beyoncé was picture perfect.  The Met Gala marked her first red carpet appearance, since becoming Blue's mommy.  And Mrs. Carter didn't disappoint and neither did her little sis and BFF.

B stunned in a Givenchy Haute Couture gown, by Riccardo Tisci, which hugged her hourglass in all the right places. Lace, sequin and a purple ombré train --oh my!!!  The Queen was in full Diva Mode.  And I Luv it!!!

Solo roc'd a canary yellow gown by one of her favorite designers and good friends Rachel Roy, who she attended the gala with.   The gown was perfect both in fit and hue. She looked simply gorgeous. 

Solo rocs Rachel Roy
Gwyneth roc'd a pale lilac Prada dress with matching Prada shoes. It was sexy and flirty, just like Gwyn. And it fit her perfectly! I'm sure all three ladies enjoyed their night.

Gwyn rocs Prada

Monday, May 7, 2012

PhotoShoot Fresh: Beyoncé is Drop Dead Gorgeous at 2012 Met Gala

The Queen has arrived --at the 2012 Met Gala --and is reminding us all of why she's People Magazine's Most Beautiful Woman!!!! Simply stunning, even more beautiful after mommyhood!!! She arrived to the event with Andre Leon Talley... Queen Status!!!

B roc'd her hourglass in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown.  Sequins, lace & feathers... I luv it.  

She is truly glowing.  Looks like the working out and prep for her four Revel shows has her already back in fighting form.  The Queen is Back!!!  Check out more pix below.

B News: Beyoncé Adds Fourth Revel Date
Due to popular demand the Queen has added a fourth Revel show.  The fourth show will be on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.  Tickets for the show will go on sale this Friday May 11.  

Roc News: Rita Ora Rocs VEVO Lift Live in London

Roc Nation songstress Rita Ora continues her UK promo tour.  She performed live in London for Vevo Lift.   She roc'd the stage.  I love Roc The Life & R.I.P!  Check out her performances below.

PhotoShoot Fresh: Alicia, Swizz & Egypt Cheer on Knicks in Victory

Alicia, Swizz and Egypt cheered on the Knicks at the Garden yesterday.  The Knicks finally beat the Heat.  Making their playoff series 3 - 1, let's hope they can get another win in.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Roc News: Rita Ora Rocs MTV UK & Jools Holland"

Rita Ora cotinues to promote her new music in the UK and Europe.  She recently did a showcase with MTV performing How We Do (Party), Roc The Life and her #1 UK hit Hot Right Now -- and a few more songs from her debut album. Check the performances out below.

PhotoShoot Fresh: Beyoncé Wears Her Heart on Her Chain

B shows her love for her two greatest loves off all her husband and her daughter!!! First B posted a pix of her roc'n a Blue nameplate and then a few days later she posted a pix of her roc'n a ROC chain.  She loves her hubby and her baby girl.

Check out the Blue chain below.