Sunday, June 30, 2013

Daddy's Girl: Jay-Z Unlocks "JAY Z BLUE" Lyrics...Takes Us Into The Trials & Tribulations Of Fatherhood...

Jay's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" is proving to be one of his most personal albums, and his track "JAY Z BLUE" and ode to his daughter Blue, is probably the most personal on the album.  In the track Jay talks about both the joys and fears of fatherhood.  He still worries about the effects --of his own dad leaving him, and wonders will it have an effect on his own ability to be a great father.

"Magna Carta" is already a classic.  Check out the unlocked lyrics below.

Queen Of Vegas: Beyoncé Brings Mrs. Carter to Vegas + Kelly & Michelle Share a Moment With B...

Last night B took Vegas.  She performed for a sold out crowd at the MGM.  And Mrs. Carter once again didn't disappoint.   She's a force.  B shared photos from the concert on her site.  Check out a few below.

Also check out photos of B, Kelly and Michelle enjoying some girl time during, night one of the U.S. leg of TMCSW, at the Staples Center on June 28.  

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Queen Of The Stage: Beyoncé Teams Up With BET To Kick Off US Leg of "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour"...Dazzles Sold Out Staples Crowd Full Of Celebrities

Last night, Mrs. Carter kicked off the US leg of her sold-out world tour.  B dazzled the celebrity packed crowd at the Staples Center.  And received rave reviews from both critics and the jam packed crowd.  Billboard reports that B, "brought it and turnt it up!"  And that's exactly what we expect of Queen B.  She is a force on the stage.  She captures you from her entrance and leaves you breathless and in awe by the end of the night.  There's nothing like it.

And last night was no different, Billboard reports:
The sold-out concert marked the launch of the U.S. leg of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour— and capped the first day of BET’s inaugural three-day music and lifestyle festival, the BET Experience. Queen B’s two-hour musical and visual extravaganza also laid claim to something else: the multi-talented artist’s intent to join the rarefied ranks of ultimate entertainer.
 From the first notes of “Girls Run the World,” she had the audience in her hands. Aided by her ladies—a tight all-female band, a trio of rich background female singers and a troupe of fluid and flexible female dancers (accompanied at times by the show’s two lone male dancers)—Beyoncé alternately gyrated, strutted, swaggered and belted her way through such songs as “Get Me Bodied” (prefaced by a playful call and response with the audience: “Hey, Mrs. Carter”), “Baby Boy,” “Diva,” “Freakum Dress” (wearing a deep-plunging, thigh-high split long red dress), “Party,” “Crazy in Love” and “Naughty Girl” (accented by a snippet of Donna Summer’s “Love to Love You”), “Countdown,” “Single Ladies” (integrating a snippet from the theme song to “The Jeffersons” TV show) and “Grown Woman.”
That said, a strong-voiced Beyoncé delivered a power-packed two hours, treating fans to a kaleidoscope of colorful imagery and on-point dancing that enhanced rather than overshadowed the music. “I’ve got so much energy,” she said before introducing her band, singers and dancers. “I just want to give it back to you guys.”

Another grand performance from the Queen.  A host of celebs attended last night's performance--including Kobe Bryant, Katy Perry, Sia, Kelly & Michelle, Naturi Naughton and many more.  Check out photos and video of B roc'n the stage last night in L.A.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Mommy Knows Best: Anna Paquin Takes Her Twins For A Stroll In L.A...Spends Family Time With Stephen Moyer & Twins In Venice..

Thursday afternoon, True Blood star and new mommy, Anna Paquin was snapped taking her 7-month old twins, Charlie & Poppy for a stroll around the block in her L.A. neighborhood.  Anna and her husband, True Blood star, Stephen Moyer have been very protective of their twins.  But recently, the two have been snapped enjoying family time together with their twins.  

Check out more family photos below.

Hay Diva: Mariah Carey Hits The Hay With Miguel for "#Beautiful Performance"

Mariah takes us back to her early days for the performance of her duet with Miguel "#Beautiful"...hay and plaid, but this time she looks super sexy.  I luv it.  Mimi roc'd this look for a tapping, of the Macy*s 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular, in New Jersey's Liberty State Park.  The night's events will be hosted by her hubby, Nicki Cannon, and her performance along with others will air July 4.

Magna Carta: Jay-Z Takes Us Into The World Of "Magna Carta Holy Grail"...A Master Piece In The Making...(Watch All Video Features)

Every since Jay's Father's Day announcement, during the NBA Finals, Jay has been taking us into the world of his brand new album "Magna Carta Holy Grail" which he says "is about the struggles of fame and success."

"Magna Carta Holy Grail" is Jay's first album since fatherhood, and you can tell that fatherhood has made him wiser.  In the behind the scenes video features, Jay has appeared introspective and all about change and growth.  He talks of the every day struggles of life and maintaining a balance.

On tracks "Heaven" he talks about his views of heaven.  And how life can be both heaven and hell.  Saying that heaven can be hearing your child's laugh or seeing their smile.  While hell on earth could be, having your child go missing even for three minutes.  On "Jay-Z Blue", his dedication to Blue, he talks fears of fatherhood and wanting to be a great father.

While on his track "Oceans" which, features Frank Ocean, he talks about the journey, our journey through the Middle Passage and now his own journeys through the same waters.  And also the plight of African Americans.

"Magna Carta Holy Grail"  is a classic in the making.  It has all-star collaborations.  Jay teams up with B on "Part ll (On The Run)" and also on his modern-day posse cut, "BBC" which, also featuring Nas, Justin Timberlake, Timberland and Swizz Beatz.  Also rumored to be on the album is Rick Ross on the track "FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt".

Check out all the "Magna Carta" video features and lyrics below.  The album is available July 4, to Samsung users and July 7, for everyone else.  I can't wait.

A King's Art: Jay-Z Takes Swizz's "Holy Grail" Art Work...It's An Ode to Basquiat

Today Swizz let the world know that, avid art collector, Jay-Z purchased his "Basquiat on Benz Hood"  piece, which he dubbed "Holy Grail".  All proceeds from the sale will be donated to art schools.  Swizz says that the piece was created for and dedicated to Jay.  

He tweeted the news, with the above photo:
“Look who purchased my Basquiat on Benz Hood 2day, what a honor and Blessing I’m so grateful for the support! July 4 its Showtime ART LIFE!!! I will use proceeds to continue helping kids in need.”
We all know how much Jay loves Basquiat.  I'm sure both Carters can't wait to have the piece hanging in their home.  Sweet.

Magna Carta: Jay-Z Shares "Jay-Z Blue" His Track to Daughter Blue...

Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" is already classic material.  In the clips we've seen, Jay is introspective and in storytelling mode--Mr. Philosopher.  He's "Reasonable Doubt" Jay only wiser, richer and with more to share and teach.

In the latest "Magna Carter" feature Jay gives us a behind the scenes look into "Jay-Z Blue" his dedication to his baby girl, Blue.  In the clip Jay says that Blue is a creation of both him and B, and that they still marvel at her.  Insiders say that Jay gets very personal on this album, especially on this track.

"Magna Carta Holy Grail" is available for Samsung users July 4 and July 7 for everyone else.  Watch the "Jay-Z Blue" clip below.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hov's Heaven: Jay-Z Talks "Heaven" in New "Magna Carta" Video...

In Jay's latest "Magna Carta" feature--he decodes his new track "Heaven".  In the video he talks about his view of heaven and hell, and also religion.  Listen to Hov's take above.  He keeps you thinking, and wondering...I love it.  True genius.

"Magna Carta Holy

Fo Real: Pharrell Talks Music & Working With Beyoncé...Says "It's Her Time"

Pharrell's one hot man, right now.  He has two big hits on the radio.  Work on Despicable ME2.  And production on both Jay and B's new albums.  In an interview that he recently did with PopSugarTV he talked about his music and upcoming projects.  

He also talked about working on B's new album, saying "that it's her time".  Listen to the entire interview below.

Mommy Knows Best: Beyoncé Shows Off Her Little Princess...Shares Photos of Blue's Royal Attire...

Beyoncé has shared more snapshots of her most precious possession--her little Princess Blue.  She gives us another glimpse into Blue's world, and it's quite grand--Mrs. Carter uploaded a photo of Blue roc'n a blue crown.  And it looks like the youngest Carter is following in her mommy's footsteps.  She also shared a photo of Blue's custom made Tom Ford heels and the cutest gown.  It's the perfect attire for a princess in training.  Too cute.

Check out more photos below.

Magna Carta: Jay-Z & Beyoncé Reunited in Song Once More, B Joins Jay on "Part ll (On The Run)"...Brand New "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Track + Swizz & Pharrell Talk MCHG

It's all about the app.  Those lucky Samsung customers have been getting and then sharing details (from Jay's MCHC app) about Jay-Z's, highly anticipated album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail" which is available to Samsung customers July 4, and everyone else July 7.

The latest info was the release of the lyrics for "Part II (On The Run)" which features B.  The song channels 03 Bonnie & Clyde--it's Hov & B over a decade later.  Grander & Greater.  

I'm so happy that the Carters are reunited in song once again.  I can't wait to hear the track.  Check out the lyrics below.  

Pharrell and Swizz recently gave interviews about their work on "Magna Carta Holy Grail"--watch the videos below to hear what they had to say about Hov's new record.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Party In Miami: LeBron, Wade, Bosh & The Heat Get Their Parade...It's One Big Party in Miami...

Monday, LeBron, D-Wade & Chris Bosh celebrated their back-to-back championship with a parade in Miami.   The Heat players celebrated with their families and their city.  And just like last year it was one big party.  And it was a family affair--LeBron and Wade were both snapped with their sons.

It was a well deserved win.  Congrats fellas.  See you next year.

More photos below.

Photo Shoot Fresh: Jay-Z & Kevin Durant Sign on The Dotted Line...KD is Officially Roc Nation Sports...

Roc Nation showed off this photo, of Sports Agent, Shawn Carter, signing Kevin Durant to Roc Nation Sports.  I love it.  Jay makes power move after power move.  

Hova Has Heart: Jay-Z Helps Robinson Cano Raise Money for D.R. Schools...Charitable Event Raises Enough Money to Build A School in the Dominican Republic

Last night Jay celebrated for a good cause at his, 40/40 Club.  He helped Robinson Cano's, The RC24 Foundation, raise enough money to build a school in the Dominican Republic.

The Yankee star, held a Superheroes themed domino night.  Attendees had to pay between $500-$750 per ticket.  Hot 97's Angie Martinez, reported that the one night fundraiser, raised enough money to build one school in Cano's native, D.R.

Kevin Durant--Roc Nation Sports latest superstar signing--made his Roc introduction at the event last night.  The event was attended by a host of celebs.  Check out photos below.

King Of The Times: Jay-Z Takes Over Times Square...Shows Off "Magna Carta Holy Grail"

Hov has taken over Times Square, again.  Photos of him, boasting his new rules and showing off, "Magna Carta Holy Grail" are all over Times Square.  The photos are part of the promotion for his new album and are also part of his partnership with Samsung.

Yesterday Samsung customers were able to download the Magna Carter app, which will allow them to download the album, 72 hours before the rest of us, on July 4, and also gives them exclusive behind the scenes content.  

Hmm...a Samsung phone is starting to look, better and better.  The album is out for everyone else on July 7.

Queen of The Stage: Beyoncé Extends Mrs. Carter Show...Set to Hit Latin America, Mexico, Canada & More US Dates Added...

Queen B has added more dates to her critically acclaimed and sold out, The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour and she's giving her Brazilian Hive exactly what they want.

The Mrs. Carter Show hits Latin America on September 8, in Fortaleza Brazil, just one of five stops in the country--which includes performances at already announced Rock in Rio, September 13, and Sao Paulo, September 15.   In addition to Brazil, the tour will be stopping in Mexico and Puerto Rico.

After she raps the Latin American leg, she's headed back to the Canada and the US.  B's back in Brooklyn on December 19, the Staples Center on December 3 and wraps in Boston on December 20. Check out the full schedule and ticket information below.  Also head to to find out about presale information.

B kicks off the first round of her North American dates this Friday, June 28, in Los Angeles at the Staples Center.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

B Art: Beyoncé Enjoys The Rooftop...

B's shared more personal photos on her website.  In the latest shots, Mrs. Carter is posing on her rooftop --in oxfords, jean shorts and a bandanna.  She's to fly.  B's time in Brooklyn is rubbing off on her---she's hipster chic.  Luv it!!! Luv it!!!

Check out more photos below.

Kelly's World: Kelly Rowland Takes GMA, Performs With Pusha T & Talks "Dirty Laundry"....

Kelly's been in NY promoting her new album, Talk A Good Game, which came out Tuesday.  Kelly talked about "Dirty Laundry", her relationship with B and her new album of course.  She performed --new track, "Street Life" with Pusha T, who's featured on the song.

Her performance was great.  She has a hot album and seems so happy, I'm happy for her.

Watch her interview and performance below.  Be sure to pick up Kelly's album, it's classic R &B.

The Carter Life: Jay-Z & Beyoncé Celebrate 40/40 Club's 10 Year Anniversary With a Host Of Stars

Monday night, Jay's 40/40 Club was packed with people from all walks of life to celebrate the clubs 10 year anniversary.  Jay was joined by, B who helped him celebrate with Victor Cruz, Amar'e, TI & Tiny, and a host of others.   Check out photos of the celebration below.

The Carter Life, is the Good Life.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Love & Family: Beyoncé Congratulates Kim & Kanye

Today, B sent out a special congratulations to Kim & Kanye who became parents Saturday morning.   

B's note was short, but sweet, telling the new parents to enjoy this time together:  
Kim & Kanye's baby girl came five weeks early.  But Khloe let everyone know that both Kim and the baby are healthy and resting.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Hova The Great: Jay-Z Set to Release "Magna Carta Holy Grail" on July 4...Teams Up With Samsung for Worldwide Release...

Hov's set to release new album"Magna Carta Holy Grail" on July 4 (for Samsung customers), July 7 for everybody else.  One million Samsung customers will get the album for free.   Nice.  Can't wait to find out more about the album.  Jay released a mini-doc about the album, at the end of the first half, of Game Five of the NBA Finals.

Watch the video below and then, head to to find out more info.

Luv & Family: Kim & Kanye Welcome A Baby Girl...

Kanye is celebrating his first Father's Day today.  He and Kim welcomed a baby girl into the world, Saturday morning.  

Their precious bundle of joy arrived early, Kim's due date was in July.  But, Khloe let everyone know via twitter, that both mommy and baby are healthy and resting.
Congrats and happy Father's Day, Yeezy.  

Jay Knows Best: Jay-Z Celebrates Father's Day With The NBA & Samsung..."The Chain Remains"--9:15 EST is The TIme

On Friday, Jay sent out a photo of a Samsung phone with a message on it that that said:  NBA FINALS GAME FIVE, Tune In Turn Up The Volume, Sunday 9:15 EST.  

He also added his own special message: "The Chain Remains" --@S_C_ .  

Looks like we'll find out about that deal tonight.  So, will new music be a part of the big reveal?

Tune in to ABC during tonight's Game Five and see what Jay has in store. 

Happy Father's Day Jay!!!

BK & Solo: Beyoncé & Solange Enjoy a Brooklyn Party

B was back in Brooklyn this weekend, she was snapped roc'n the party, with Solange and friends at SRB Club.  And it looks like B was having a great time.  She was laughing away.  

I wonder what she has in store, for Father's Day for Mr. Carter?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Kelly's World: Kelly Rowland Performs "Gone" On Jimmy Fallon With Wiz Khalifa

Last night, Kelly performed "Gone" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.  She was joined by Wiz who is featured on the track.  

"Gone" is the second official single off her upcoming album, "Talk A Good Game"--out June 18.  

Watch the performance below.

The Carter Life: Jay-Z & Beyoncé Attend Kanye's "Yeezus" Listening Session

Last night, Jay & B attended Kanye's listening session for his album, "Yeezus" at Milk Studios in NYC.  The Carters joined, Khaled, Timbaland, the Knicks Tyson Chandler and more. Ye's "Yeezus" hits retailers June 18.

Check out more photos below.  Glad to see Jay & B enjoying NY.

Monday, June 10, 2013

JT Vision: Justin Timberlake Reveals "Tunnel Vision" Cover Art

Justin's just released the artwork for his latest single, "Tunnel Vision".  "Tunnel Vision" is the perfect summer single for JT.  The track has that vibe, and makes you want to dance.  It's got a groove.   I can't wait to see the video.

That's some cover...that's tunnel vision for you.  Listen to the official track below.

Queen of Fragrance: Beyoncé Introduces "A New Kind Of Fire"...Unleashes 'Heat The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour Limited Edition' Fragrance

Today we got an official look at B's new fragrance, Heat The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour Limited Edition, after a week of clues and trivia from, Beyoncé Parfums.  The packaging is turquoise blue and luminous gold...and brings together two of B's favorite hues blue & gold.  It's also reminiscent of sand and the ocean, two other things B adores.

Mrs. Carter had this to say of her latest fragrance:
Beyoncé Heat The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour Limited Edition is a unique commemorative fragrance, paying tribute to Beyoncé’s amazing momentous journey.
"I love my music, I love performing and most of all I love and appreciate my fans. I wanted to give them a special remembrance of this tour and I created this scent to reflect the power, passion and playfulness I put into my performances." - Beyoncé 
The feminine, fruity floral fragrance celebrates all of the accomplishments along Beyoncé's historic life journey. This playful accord of Mangosteen, Jasmine, Brassia Edua Loo Orchid and Vanilla captivate the senses and make you feel like a star! (Beyoncé Parfums)
Sweet.  Check out more shots below.  The fragrance will be available soon.

Mommy Knows Best: Beyoncé & Blue Enjoy a Sunday in Brooklyn...

Sunday afternoon, B & Blue were snapped enjoying time in Jay's beloved Brooklyn.   They first enjoyed swing time at a park in Park Slope.  Then they headed to the Farmer's Market to do a little shopping.   Blue sure spends a lot of time in BK

And you have to luv B's hat--she's in full mommy mode.  Check out more photos below.  

The Carter Life: Jay-Z & Beyoncé Celebrate Kanye's B'Day With Nas & More + B takes Blue to the Park in Brooklyn

The Carters had a busy weekend.  Saturday, they celebrated with Kanye in NYC, for his B'Day Bash.  They were snapped enjoying each other, and spending time with Nas and Yeezy.  B uploaded her own photos of the festivities on her Tumblr page.

Then on Sunday, B was also snapped in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with Blue.  So cute.   

Check out more photos below.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Lady & The Beach: A Recovered Gaga Enjoys Sun in Mexico...

Looks like she's fully recovered from her hip surgery.  Gaga was snapped on Thursday and Friday enjoying cocktails and soaking up the sun in Mexico.  So what about that "Ratchet" single?  

Check out more photos below.

The Carter Life: Beyoncé & Blue Enjoy The Good Life + B Shows Off Latest Fragrance...The Sweet Life

Friday, B shared intimate vacay photos.  The cutest of course was a black & white photo of her and Blue relaxing in a jacuzzi--it's so classic.  So where are the Carters?  I guess we'll find out sooner or later.

B's also been sharing little tidbits about her newest fragrance,  HEAT The Mrs. Carter Show Limited Edition.  Friday she shared another photo--that gives a glimpse of the bottle--turquoise,blue and gold.
Check out more vacay photos below.  The Mrs. Carter Show kicks off in the US, June 28 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and end in Brooklyn on August 5.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Luv & Family: Tamar & Vince Welcome a Baby Boy....Tamar Tweets The Good News

Vincent Herbert - Arrivals at the BET Celebration of Gospel 2013

Last night Tamar & Vince welcomed their first child, a bouncing baby boy.  The news was revealed by the new mommy herself, who sent out a tweet and a photo of a blue teddy bear family, too cute.  The new parents are over the moon, Tamar summed up their joy in a tweet:  #tamartian friends HE'S finally here! #bfv #tamarandvince #theone :-).  How sweet.

Best wishes to the both of them.  Check out the teddy bears below.