Monday, April 29, 2013

United In Sports: Jay-Z & Chris Martin Cheer On Arsenal in Manchester...

Sunday, Jay and Chris Martin were spotted at the Emirates for Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Manchester United, cheering on the Arsenal --both are big fans of the team.  Looks like Jay isn't so happy with the game.

The Carters are in Europe for B's, The Mrs. Carter Show, which is now in London.

Queen B News: Beyoncé & H&M Take Us Behind The Scenes...A Look at "Standing On The Sun"

Beyoncé's a pro.  It took her five minutes to learn the choreography for her new H&M ad.  The new ad features B's new song, "Standing On The Sun"'s as sexy as the shoot.

Go behind the scenes below.

POTUS IN Charge: President Obama Takes White House Correspondents Dinner...Proves He's The Funniest Of Them All....

The 2013 White House Correspondents Dinner took place this weekend and our President was once again, a charmer.  He was hilarious.  He entered the room to DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win" and immediately took a jab at Rush.  And it was one laugh after another.

The annual event brings both parties together for a night of fun, minus the politics.  The POTUS held no punches.  Watch his comedic speech below.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

So Trippy: Beyoncé & Andre 3000 Go "Black To Black"...Mark Ronson Debuts Track On Radio Show...

Friday, Mark Ronson debuted B & Andre's cover of "Back to Black", off the Great Gatsby Soundtrack, on East Village Radio.  Mark Ronson  co-wrote the original with Amy.And it seems Mark liked the track, saying the he was proud.

He also said it, was "wonderful," and that he, was "flattered and honored," and that he knew, "Amy would be too."

B and Andre's version is a slowed down version of the track.  It's part jazz, part EDM and part chopped & screwed.  It has a nice vibe and fits perfectly into the Gatsby scene.  Listen to it below.

Video B: Beyoncé's A "Grown Woman"... Channel's The 70s.... Queen of Paris Part II

B's performances of "Grown Woman" in Paris were grand.  She channeled the 70s and once again, showcased her love of African Dance.  

During the performances, B roc'd a colorful Kenzo creation.  It was another haute look for the Queen. 

Check out her second performance, of "Grown Woman" from April 25 at the Bercy.  From start to finish the performance is a classic!!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Queen B Fresh: Beyoncé Debuts "Standing On The Sun" in New H&M Ad...

Beyoncé has given us another treat today.  She's released her new H&M ad, and we finally get to hear "Standing On The Sun".   Mrs. Carter said, the new album will be more sensuous, and this track falls into that category.  It's melodic and sexy.  And like "Grown Woman" the track has an exotic feel.  The Queen's vocals are topnotch.  Takes me back to early B.  Luv it!!!

Check out the Queen showing off new moves, new looks and "Standing On The Sun," below.

The Carters Love Paris: Jay-Z, Beyoncé & Blue Lunch In Paris...

The Carters have a deep love for Paris.  They're in the city for B's, second sold out show at the Bercy, I wonder if she'll perform "Grown Woman" again.  This is Blue's second trip to the city.  The little princess joined her mommy & daddy for lunch today.  And Jay was in fully daddy mode. So cute.  

B said, Blue is "fire" and today we get to see the youngest Carter in action.  Check out a video of Blue, enjoying lunch below, and more photos below.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Queen B Fresh: Beyoncé Takes Paris, Debuts "Grown Woman"...

 Mrs. Carter has officially taken over Paris.  The takeover began earlier today, when she left another sold out audience in awe.  Paris is a very special place for both B and Jay, so it comes as no surprise, that she gave Paris a very special treat.

During her much buzzed about show, B surprised the crowd with "Grown Woman", making it the very first time she'd ever performed the song live--and the Queen was literally snatching wigs.  And the fans.  The choreography is crazy!!!  She killed the performance!

"Grown Woman" is definitely an anthem.  And B's is in full diva mode.  The track is produced by, Timbaland, and shows off his R&B and Hip Hop roots.  It's heavy on the drums, has groove, and makes you want to dance.  It's lush, and ready to take over dance floors worldwide.

Watch B kill it below.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Queen B Fresh: Beyoncé Shares a Video Peek of THE MRS. CARTER SHOW...Sets The Stage on Fire!!!

Beyoncé's, much buzzed about, THE MRS. CARTER SHOW, is taking Europe by storm.  B's currently in Paris, enjoying the city and prepping for--two sold-out shows at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy on the 24 & 25.

She's been sharing photos from the early stages of the tour, and she continues to keep us up-to-date through Beyoncé.com.

Today, she uploaded a video peek of THE MRS. CARTER SHOW, giving us all a taste of what to expect when the tour hits our cities.  She's sizzling.  Vocals impeccable.  She's focused man.  The stage belongs to her.  Check out the video below.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Photo Shoot Fresh: Jay-Z Meets Up With Kanye in Soho....After KimYe's Shopping Spree...

The Throne is back together again.  Jay and Ye met up in Soho today.  Kanye was in Soho shopping with Kim, when he and Jay bumped into each other.  And the two brothers were happy to see each other.

So will Ye be producing any new tracks on Jay's new album?  Let's hope so.

Check out more photos of Jay, Ye and the KimYe outing.

Hov's All About Brooklyn: Jay-Z Cheers On The Nest in First Playoff Game in Brooklyn!!!!

Jay-Z - Chicago Bulls v Brooklyn Nets - Game One
Jay made it back home from Europe--where he and Blue, have been supporting B, while she's on the European leg, of her sold out, The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour--just in time for the Net's to play their first playoff game at the Barclays Center.

It's the first playoff game played in Brooklyn, since the Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 7-3, and went on to win the World Series, back in 1956.

And it was a Blackout in Brooklyn for sure.  The Nets were focused, the Big 3 was ready, and 6 players were in double digits.  D. Will led the charge and Jay was a proud Brooklynite taking in a bit of history, and cheering on his team, who won 106-89, in the Saturday night victory.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

In The Know: The FBI Releases Photos and Video of Boston Bombing Suspects

The FBI has released video and photos of two suspects in the Boston Bombing that took place on April 15, killing 3 and injuring 175 more.  If you recognize either individual, please head to or call 1-800-Call-FBI, prompt #3.

We must continue to pray for Boston.

The Carter Life...Titans & Icons: Jay-Z & Beyoncé Make Time's 100 Most Influential Individually & As a Couple...Now That's Power!!!

The Carters are both featured in Time Magazine's, 100 Most Influential People in The World List.  Jay appears on the cover and makes the list in the coveted Titans category.  While Mrs. Carter makes the list, in the Icons category.  They also make the Most Powerful Couples List, along with President Obama and our beautiful First Lady.

Jay was profiled by another titan (love him or hate him) Mayor Michael Bloomberg--who tweeted about the list today, "Jay embodies so much of what makes NYC great, and he's never forgotten his roots".
Jay Z embodies so much of what makes New York New York. A kid from a tough neighborhood who grows up in public housing, overcomes lots of bad influences on the street, never lets go of his dream, makes it to the top — and then keeps going, pursuing new outlets for his creativity and ambition.
When no one would sign him to a record contract, he created his own label and built a music empire — before going on to design clothing lines, open sports bars and, most recently, represent professional athletes.  He’s an artist-entrepreneur who stands at the center of culture and commerce in 21st century America, and his influence stretches across races, religions and regions.
He’s never forgotten his roots — “Empire State of Mind” was a love song to our city — and as a co-owner of the NBA Nets, he helped bring a major league sports team back to Brooklyn, not far from his old neighborhood. In nearly everything he’s tried, he’s found success. (He even put a ring on Beyoncé.) And in doing so, he’s proved that the American Dream is alive and well. (Source:  Time100)
We all know that Jay Hova, is a titan who is constantly making mogul moves.  And in 2013, he's made power move after, power move.  Jay is the definition of the American Dream, and is a true titan, congrats Jay.

And B, has already had quite the year, as well.  She's now in Europe shutting down stages, leaving audiences breathless, and sending the fashion world into a frenzy, over her couture stage pieces.  So it's no surprise that she's made the Time 100, in the Icons category.  B was profiled by director, Baz Luhrmann, for her piece.

Luhrmann praised B's dedication, heart and passion:
Beyoncé contributed a song to the Great Gatsby sound­track, and I worked with her quite intensely some years ago on the Academy Awards. When I met her, I was struck by her warmth and her humility; she was surrounded by family and was always family-oriented. For the Oscars, she had to learn some extremely difficult choreography, and she just had that incredible work ethic where she was in the door, hit the number, let’s go, let’s work. Just work. 

Hova The Great: Jay-Z is "TIME'S" Most Influential...'Mr. Power Maker' Continues To Influence the World...


Hov's done it again, he's landed on Time's, The 100 Most Influential People In The World List, in the Titans category.  We all know that Jay Hova, is a titan who is constantly making mogul moves.  And in 2013, he's made power move after, power move.


NYC mayor, Michael Bloomberg had this to say about, the Hip Hop Global Titan:
Jay Z embodies so much of what makes New York New York. A kid from a tough neighborhood who grows up in public housing, overcomes lots of bad influences on the street, never lets go of his dream, makes it to the top — and then keeps going, pursuing new outlets for his creativity and ambition.
When no one would sign him to a record contract, he created his own label and built a music empire — before going on to design clothing lines, open sports bars and, most recently, represent professional athletes. He’s an artist-entrepreneur who stands at the center of culture and commerce in 21st century America, and his influence stretches across races, religions and regions.
He’s never forgotten his roots — “Empire State of Mind” was a love song to our city — and as a co-owner of the NBA Nets, he helped bring a major league sports team back to Brooklyn, not far from his old neighborhood. In nearly everything he’s tried, he’s found success. (He even put a ring on Beyoncé.) And in doing so, he’s proved that the American Dream is alive and well. (Source: Time) 

Next up for Jay is, The Great Gatsby Soundtrack, he's executive producing and, The Legends Of Summer Stadium Tour, which kicks off July 17.  And his next solo album.

Jay needs to release "100$ Bill"  to celebrate, don't forget to pick up your copy, with Hov on the cover.

From Revel To Europe: Beyoncé's Taking Luke James To Europe...Will Be Her Opening Act for The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour...

Luke James - HBO Documentary Film "Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream" New York Premiere - After Party

Mrs. Carter has added Luke James as the opening act for the European leg of her tour.

Luke also opened for B, during her 4 day Revel stint, last Memorial Day Weekend.  He was pretty good, had great stage presence, and the ladies loved him.

B will be in Europe til the end of May.  Then she, Jay & Blue (I'm sure) will head to an exotic local for some much needed r & r, before she kicks off the North American leg of her tour, June 28, and Jay kicks of The Legends Of Summer stadium tour on July 17.

Check out the dates below.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hova The Great: Preview The Great Gatsby Soundtrack....Jay's Work Is Ready For The World....

Today snippets of The Great Gatsby Soundtrack was released by Interscope, the soundtrack was executive produced by Jay, and it sounds good.  

You can hear snippets of all tracks except Jay's "100$ Bill" and B &Andre 3000 's cover of "Back To Black"--which are both, featured on the deluxe version.

Jay's gathered an eclectic group of artist for the soundtrack.  I luv Florence's, "Over the Love", Lana Del Ray's, "Young and Beautiful" and of course,  Emeli Sandé and the Bryan Ferry Orchestra's cover of "Crazy In Love".  

It sounds lush, and it's got jazz -- all that's missing is a glass of D’ussé.  Listen to the clips below.  

The soundtrack will be available, Tuesday, May 7, and the movie hits theaters, Friday, May 10.  We all had to read the book for school, now it's time to enjoy the movie.

Queen B Chimes For Good: Beyoncé "Caught Doing Good", Tells Blue She Can Be President; Wants All Little Girls to Know They Can Be President & Anything Else They Dream Of....

B's always been one who has been focused on her philanthropic efforts, but since becoming a mom she's stepped it up even more.  From kicking off World Humanitarian Day, Partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs, partnering with Chime For ChangeMissAMeal, and The Mrs. Carter Show Auction that is designed to help put people back to work--proceeds will be donated to a variety of organizations throughout Europe, who help provide job training and placement (it's Europe, because, that's where the tour is now), which is connected to her partnership with Goodwill's B Good program.

She will also be lending her voice to Goodwill's B Good Program:
Goodwill Industries International is pleased to announce that Beyoncé Knowles-Carter will lend her voice to help raise awareness about Goodwill’s mission of transforming lives through the power of work. The announcement comes just as Beyoncé gets ready to kick off The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour today in Serbia.

"Goodwill helps people get back to work by providing education, job training and placement. I wanted to team up with an organization that puts people first and works every day to help them improve and re-establish their lives," said Beyoncé.

Beyoncé will encourage fans to support Goodwill by promoting donation drives at her North American concerts beginning on Friday, June 28, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Goodwill will host a mobile donation center onsite at 28 tour venues in 24 North American cities, collecting clothing, electronics and small household goods. The revenue from the sale of these donations will directly benefit local Goodwill agencies in their work to help people with disabilities and disadvantages, and anyone facing challenges to finding employment.  
Beyoncé will also help build awareness of Goodwill’s mission through in-concert education, social media and online ticket auctions. Global charity auction site will auction special ticket packages for The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, with the revenue benefiting Goodwill.
Read more:

Plus in B's latest, Chime For Change feature, she talks about letting Blue know everyday, that she can be President: 

I'm telling my daughter every day, you know you can be president, you know it's possible. I know she has no idea why I'm saying that, but at one-year-old, I'm like, you know you can be president.

Watch the clip below.

Queen B Fresh: Beyoncé Rocs Serbia & Shows Off Haute Couture...


The Queen took Serbia Monday night, kicking off her sold out Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in Belgrade.  She sang, danced, stunned and sent the crowd into a frenzy...basically she owned the night.

Mrs. Carter kicked off the night wearing a costumed gold flesh-toned one piece, by The Blondes, that had everyone talking...she must have, had that one made especially for Mr. Carter, ha!!!  B, opened the show, with Run The World Girls, taking the crowd on a magical journey, with a night full of hits, and incredible vocals.

Roc'n The Blondes.
And she didn't disappoint with her wardrobe either.  Wearing custom made pieces by The Blonds, Givenchy, Vrettos Vrettakos, and Ralph & Russo, just to name a few, of the famed designers she roc'd on stage.  Yesterday, B uploaded some of her looks.  Check out photos below.

And continue to Bey Incredible, B!!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Another Sad Day in America: President Obama Speaks on Boston Explosion...Says 'Americans Will Say A Prayer For Boston Tonight'

Today marks another sad day for America.  Tragedy marked today's annual Boston Marathon, when two explosive devices went off, killing three and injuring over 180.

A solemn, President Obama spoke on the tragedy, telling Boston "that American people will say pray for Boston tonight".

During the brief speech, The POTUS stated:

We still do not know who did this or why. And people shouldn’t jump to conclusions before we have all the facts. But make no mistake -- we will get to the bottom of this. And we will find out who did this; we'll find out why they did this. Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. 

Today is a holiday in Massachusetts -- Patriots’ Day. It’s a day that celebrates the free and fiercely independent spirit that this great American city of Boston has reflected from the earliest days of our nation. And it’s a day that draws the world to Boston’s streets in a spirit of friendly competition. Boston is a tough and resilient town. So are its people. I'm supremely confident that Bostonians will pull together, take care of each other, and move forward as one proud city. And as they do, the American people will be with them every single step of the way. (Source:  White

Watch President Obama's remarks below.  My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who have been effected.  Not only is America praying for you, the world is praying for you.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Mrs. Carter is Ready to Steam: Beyoncé Preps Serbia...The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour Kicks Off Monday in Belgrade...

B arrived in Serbia yesterday, in preparation for her sold out, The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. 
The tour kicks off tomorrow in Belgrade, Serbia.  

The Queen was snapped, roc'n one of her favorite hues, blue, as she excited a plane.  And headed straight for rehearsals..

I wonder if Blue traveled with her, or will she come later with, Jay.  

One things for sure, I expect this tour to be, B's best yet.  Each tour she gets better and better.  

The I AM tour was one of the best shows I've ever seen, it was one big ball of energy from start to finish.  And Revel was out of this world.   

Be incredible B.  Check out pictures below.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hova The Great: Jay-Z Releases "Open Letter" Answers All Questions...Declares, 'The World is Under New Management'

Today, Jay released a new track called "Open Letter", which addresses all the "idiots" who have fallen victim to believing, all the nonsense, that has been said about him lately...Cuba trip included.

To the GOP:
"Politicians never did shit for me/except lie to me, distort history/Wanna give me jail time and a fine/Fine, lemme commit a real crime"
On Cuba:  
"Boy from the hood, but got White House clearance/ Sorry y'all, I don't agree with y'all parents"
On The Nets:
"Would've brought the Nets to Brooklyn for free/ Except I made millions off it, you f---in' dweeb"
"I still own the building, I'm still keeping my seats/ You buy that bullsh--, you better keep your receipts"
On the Peanut Gallery:
"I'm in Cuba, I love Cubans/ This communist talk is so confusing/ When it's from China, the very mic that I'm using" 
 " 'Idiot Wind' the Bob Dylan of rap music/ You're an idiot baby, you should become a student"
I love the fact that Jay brings up China, since everyone seems to ignore their ways, but I 'm sure Tibetans don't.  Nor do his many fans, who bought tickets to his concert, only to be told, by their government, that he, wouldn't be allowed into the country to perform...

"Open Letter" was recorded last night and was produced by Swizz and Timbaland.  Listen to it below.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Carter Life: Jay-Z Announces "Made In America" Festival Line-Up, Beyoncé Set To Headline, Kendrick Lamar, Queens Of The Stone Age, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Solange and Many More Set To Perform....

Another day, another power move by he announced the line-up for the 2013 Budweiser Made In America Festival.  And this year Mrs. Carter will be gracing the stage, while Hov takes it all a true King, celebrating another one of his many victories.

Made In America, will be Labor Day Weekend, August 31 - September 1, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.

And once again, like last year, it's a pretty eclectic line-up.  Beyoncé and Nine Inch Nails are headlining and they'll be joined by  Kendrick Lamar, Queens Of The Stone Age, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Solange, 2 Chainz, Calvin Harris, Emeli Sandé, and many more.

Watch the announcement of the full line-up below.

In The Know: First Lady Michelle Obama Talks About Gun Violence...Tears Up When She Talks About Young Hadiya Pendleton

Today our FLOTUS was back home in Chicago speaking about gun control, an issue that is near and dear to both her and President Obama.

She teared up when she talked about young, Hadiya Pendleton, the 15 year old honor student, who was killed by a stray bullet on her way home from school.  Just week's before her tragic death, Hadiya and her classmates performed at the President's second inauguration.

The FLOTUS told the audience that she was Hadiya, the only difference was, she got to grow up. It was such a touching moment:
“Hadiya Pendleton was me, and I was her,” Obama said at a fundraising lunch for a public-private partnership aimed at giving support to young Chicagoans and making neighborhoods safer. “But I got to grow up and go to Princeton and Harvard Law School and have a career and family and the most blessed life I could ever imagine."
"And Hadiya? Oh, we know that story."
We've got to stop this.  Watch the clip below.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Carters Havana Excursion Continues: Jay-Z & Beyoncé Take In Cuban Art & Culture With Their Moms in Tow

Jay & B are still in Havana enjoying their five year wedding anniversary vacay.

They've been touring the forbidden city, enjoying her food, people, architecture and rich culture.  Their presence has been causing quite a frenzy.

On Friday they along with their mothers, toured the University Of Arts in Havana, where they chatted with students and enjoyed a performance.

It wasn't until President Obama lifted travel restrictions to Cuba, that Americans could visit the island.  Some Cubans praise the move and encourage travel, while others are against it.  Either way, it appears that the Cubans in Cuba are very happy with the Carters visit.  And their presence will bring a lot of attention to Cuba.

Check out more pictures and videos below.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Queen Of The Ball: Beyoncé Takes the MET, Named Honorary Chair of Famed Costume Ball...

Beyoncé has been announced as honorary chair of this year's Costume Institute Gala.  The annual event held at the MET is May 6.  According to WWD, while unconfirmed, it's possible that B will join co-chairs Rooney Mara, Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, Lauren Santo Domingo and of course, Anna Wintour on the receiving line.

I hope so, can't wait to see her couture curves on the carpet--she does have a show in London on May 5 and another on May 7, in Manchester--but the Carter's are known for continent hopping, so the Queen, can always fly home for the night and fly right back out, and still burn down the stage the next night.

From the MET-to-the-MEN.  

The benefit will celebrate the, "Punk: Chaos to Couture" exhibition, which you can view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 9 to August 14.

Congrats B!!!  What an anniversary week she's having.

Sisters 4 Ever: Kelly Talks New Music, Being A Grown Woman, Beyoncé & Blue +.Reveals Her New Album Will Have a Collabo With B & Michelle....

Kelly stopped by New York's favorite morning show today, Power 105.1's Breakfast Club.  Kelly was right at home with Envy, Charlamagne and Angela Yee.  The interview got a little racy, when they talked about her, "Kisses Down Low" single--something she requires. ;)

She also talked about the Keyshia Cole issue...she's a grown woman, and has no time for it.  She's working on a movie with Jamie Foxx.  She talked her new music, her birthday "cry" and a little about her niece, Blue.  Luv it!!!

It's intense and hysterical.   Watch it below.

Queen B Fresh: Pepsi Takes Us Behind The Scenes of Beyoncé's "Mirrors" Commericial


Yesterday not only did B celebrate her five year wedding anniversary, she also celebrated her 10 year partnership with Pepsi, with the release of the "Mirrors" commercial.  The commercial highlights key milestone from her 16 year career, and also, previews B's brand new track, "Grown Woman".  "Grown Woman" shows off B's Diva...slick talk and all, the way we love our Queen.
“It was an exciting artistic collaboration building this Pepsi campaign around my new song, ‘Grown Woman,’” said B. “It felt so emotional when I was trying on all the costumes from my past. I was surrounded by so much of my history, especially on the 10th anniversary of ‘Crazy in Love.’” commercial’s concept.
“It’s being proud of who you were, but living in the now and living in the moment,” she said. “I’m very proud of how far I’ve gone and who I am now and who I’m surrounded by. This is really a beautiful concept and it makes me proud.” (Source:  Rap-Up)
Pepsi also released behind the scenes footage of the commercial shoot.  In the footage B talks about reliving her past career achievements, Ty talks about her evolving style and Frank talks about the famed it all below.

Video Fresh: Havana Goes Crazy Over Jay & B...

A video of Jay & B's Havana excursion was posted online today. The Carters are with their moms and their family celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary, in the city that was once forbidden to Americans.   Luv it!!!

Watch the video below.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

So Jazzy: Beyoncé & Andre 3000 Jazz Up Amy's "Back To Black"...Song Featured In New "Gatsby" Trailer

Today a new trailer for The Great Gatsby was debuted and in it you can hear a snippet of Beyoncé & Andre 3000's remake, of Amy's Back to Black, it sounds jazzy, fitting since the movie covers the Jazz Age.  B's vocals sound like silk.  I can't wait to hear the full track.  Also featured in the visual was new music by Lana Del Rey and Florence and The Machine.

Jay's executive producing the soundtrack and has also recorded  a new track, "100$ Bill".  The official track list for the new film also includes new music from Emeli Sandé and the Bryan Ferry Orchestra who cover B's "Crazy in Love",, Gotye as well as Jack White covering U2's iconic "Love Is Blindness."  The soundtrack is due May 7 in the U.S., with a 17-track deluxe edition available only at Target. The score was executive produced by none other than Jay-Z. (Source:  Billboard)

I love the book and can't wait to see the movie.  It hits theaters, Friday, May 10.  Watch the trailer below.

The Carter Life: Jay-Z & Beyoncé Celebrate Their Fifth Wedding Anniversary in Cuba...

Looks like the Carters are taking full advantage of President Obama's lifting of travel restrictions to Cuba, because the two royals are on the island celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary.  And the people can't get enough of them...can you blame 'um.

Now Jay's, tweet from yesterday:  Equipo peligroso (Dangerous Team) makes so much more sense.

The two love birds sent crowds into a frenzy while touring Havana.  Billboard reports, The music power couple was mobbed by dozens of fans at the renowned restaurant La Guarida on Wednesday night, and police had to step in to keep the crowds at bay.

Waitress Silvia Fernandez said they dined with their mothers and another man she couldn't identify. She called Beyoncé "beautiful, without a drop of makeup."

And today they toured colonial Old Havana, looking photo shoot fresh--B playing the happy photographer, Jay puffing on a Cuban, and both moms in tow.  And after all the sightseeing they headed to another restaurant, that boasts a magnificent rooftop terrace with a sweeping view of the harbor.  (Source:  Billboard)

B, Jay, Ms. Tina & Gloria Carter.
Another beautiful family vacay.  Hov puffing on the Cuban...El Jefe!!!  How good do they look.  Check out more photos below.

Queen B Fresh: Beyoncé Lives For Now...Debuts New Pepsi Commercial & Album Cut...

Beyoncé had the world anticipating her big reveal at 9:00 AM EDT.  We all thought it would be her new single.  However the Queen is in control, and we'll get the single when she damn well pleases....

What we did get was her brand new Pepsi commercial, which takes us back down memory lane.  In the commercial be revisits some of her iconic looks.  The clip as previews Grown Woman, a new album cut off her upcoming fifth solo album.
“I had so much fun collaborating on this campaign with Pepsi,” Beyonce said in a statement. “I got to re-live some of my favorite past characters and looks. “It was the first time I saw those costumes in years and it was very emotional. I’m proud of those moments and they all connect in some way and have helped me evolve into who I am today.”
The clip is titled Mirrors and celebrates B's 10 year relationship with Pepsi. Watch the clip and view a couple photos below.

Still Crazy In Love at Five: Jay-Z & Beyoncé Celebrate The Big "5"...Happy Anniversary Jay & B!!!

Today the Carters celebrate five years of wedded bliss.  I hope the parents of Blue Ivy Carter enjoy themselves and celebrate like there's no tomorrow.  There's nothing like true unconditional love.

Happy Anniversary Jay & B and may your love be everlasting. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hova The Great: Jay-Z Takes Sports...

Jay Z & Roc Nation have made another power move.  This time the conglomerate has ventured into sports.  Yesterday Roc Nation Sports was introduced to the world, it's a partnership with CAA Sports.  The full-service entertainment company will connect athletes to brands and various other endeavors.  The first major signing was Yankee All-Star Robinson Cano.  Now that's a perfect pairing.

Both Jay and Cano talked about the partnership:
“Because of my love of sports, it was a natural progression to form a company where we can help top athletes in various sports the same way we have been helping artists in the music industry for years,” Jay said, of his latest sports venture.

“At this point in my career, I am ready to take a more active role in my endeavors both on and off the field,” said Cano. “I am confident that the pairing of Roc Nation Sports and CAA Sports will be essential in helping me accomplish my short- and long-term goals. I am making this important decision now so I can keep my focus on helping the Yankees succeed in 2013, while minimizing any distractions for me and my teammates.”  (Source: Roc Nation)

The Carter Life: Beyoncé Takes British VOGUE

Beyoncé is the May cover girl for British VOGUE.  And on the cover B rocs one of her favorite hues:  blue.  She stands tall and proud on the cover.  Focused and ready for battle.

In the cover story B talks about her role as a Modern Day Feminist, being Mrs. Carter and how becoming a mom has made her more powerful and more focused.  Vogue writes:
FEW have captivated the world like Vogue's May cover star Beyoncé Knowles. Few have been so adulated or adored, and yet remained so steadfast in protecting their mystery. Few have withstood the rigours of a stellar career and survived so unscathed.
In the latest issue of Vogue, Beyoncé grants us an exclusive audience prior to the UK leg of her Mrs Carter tour. We found her unusually candid about marriage, motherhood and her musical journey, opening up about her love for husband Jay-Z, her determination to remain true to her instincts and her passion for a job which has seen her singing professionally for nearly 20 years. She talks about how motherhood gave her a sense of "audacity" and a confidence to share more of her famously private life, and how her brand of feminism is synonymous with today's very independent woman.
Looks like it's going to be a very good read.  Check out pictures from the shoot below and don't forget to pick up your copy when it hits newsstands and tablets.  

Queen B Five: Beyoncé Wants You to #BeyHereNow...Celebrating Fifth Anniversary With New Single???

What is Beyoncé up to?  Is Mrs. Carter finally ready to release her brand new single.  Well at least we think so..hope so...

Yesterday she uploaded a photo of herself filming in a studio.  And today she released a video clip, with a new beat playing in the background, and a message at the end requesting us to:  #BeyHereNow, 04/04/13 at 9:00 AM EDT.

The date is already special,  because it's her & Jay's fifth wedding anniversary.  So, will she be celebrating her fifth wedding anniversary with the first single off, her fifth solo album?  Lyric video included?  She's all about numbers and their meanings, so it makes sense.  (Five fingers crossed.)
Check out the clip below and be sure to head over to:
Beyoncé.com, tomorrow at 9 AM EDT. Royalty awaits :).