Beyonce is definitely the hardest working woman in show business. It was all evident this past Memorial Day weekend as Beyonce sold out the premiere of the Revel Resorts in Atlantic City. Everyone from her husband Jay-Z, her bandmates Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams, First Lady Michelle Obama and Sasha and Malia, Queen Latifah, John Legend, Kevin Hart who also had a show in AC, Jennifer Hudson, and the list goes on, were all spotted at the show. During a recent rehearsal Beyonce was photographed rehearsing and Ms. Tina Knowles can be seen in the background holding Blu.
Nas reminisces on raising his daughter in the personal video for “Daughters,” the No I.D.-produced single off his upcoming album Life Is Good, due July 17. The Chris Robinson-directed clip is visualized through the eyes of his 17-year-old daughter Destiny Jones—from her third birthday party to her high school years to getting into trouble with boys.
“I think that this song for Nas is so personal, everything in the song is real, that he wanted to share this moment with his fans, with the world, and it was actually his suggestion,” Robinson told MTV News. “I was ready to cast someone, and he was real calm and said, ‘Hey, Dest is gonna be here, I think we need to keep it real.’”
Jay-Z and Kanye West are ready to unleash another visual off their acclaimed album Watch the Throne. The video for “No Church in the Wild” is set to debut on Tuesday, according to director Romain Gavras.
“My new video for jay z and kanye is out tomorow. #nochurchinthewild,” tweeted Gavras, who directed M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls” and “Born Free” videos.
The apocalyptic piece was filmed in the streets of Prague last month. It is the third video to be released from the hip-hop duo’s Grammy-winning album Watch the Throne following “Otis” and “Ni**as in Paris.”
Clips from the video have been played during the European leg of the “Watch the Throne” tour.
First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia were spotted at Revel Resorts taking in the second night of Beyonce’s Back to Business concerts.
According to reports Sasha and Malia and the First Lady danced and sang along with Beyonce and were seated in a private balcony with Oprah bff Gayle King.
During the show Beyonce shared her quick weight loss secret telling the crowd,
“Y’all don’t know how hard I had to work!”
“I had to lose 60 pounds. They had me on the treadmill, eating lettuce.”
Chris Brown, Rihanna and Meek Mill are sub-Tweeting the hell out of each other. First Meek broke the ice by Tweeting that Chris Brown kicked him off his record cause RiRi let him watch the throne. Now all three of them are getting at each other on Twitter.
Outkast star Andre 3000 has been snapped on set of the new Jimi Hendrix biopic, ‘All Is By My Side’ in Dublin, Ireland.
The rapper is stepping into the platform shoes (and flared trousers) of the rock and roll legend – despite Jimi Hendrix’s estate casting doubt on the validity of the movie, claiming they are not involved with the production. The estate has previously indicated that without their permission, there will be no Jimi Hendrix music in the movie – so as rock and roll biopics go, this one could end up being something of a quiet one.
Rihanna is baring it all for her new fragrance. The Bajan babe stripped down for the provocative shoot, covering her breasts with her arms as she teased the camera with seductive stares. After rocking dreads earlier in the week for her “American Idol” performance, she returned to blonde. But it’s only temporary. “Blonde was just for the shoot! I’m still black,” she told one fan.
The “Where Have You Been” singer plans to release the follow-up to her hot-selling fragrance Reb’l Fleur this fall. She is also working on a unisex scent, due in early 2013.
During the shoot, she celebrated the birthday of her stylist Mariel Haenn by throwing some cake in her face. “Put the cake in ya face!!!! Happy birthday @marielhaenn love u always, thx for working today,” she tweeted.
Less than five months after giving birth to her daughter Blue Ivy Carter, Beyoncé was back on stage for her first concert in nearly a year—and she didn’t disappoint. The new mom’s hard work over the past month came together on one brand new stage at the billion-dollar Revel Resort and Casino in Atlantic City on Friday, the first of four consecutive shows over Memorial Day weekend. Following an opening set from Def Jam singer Luke James, B took the stage, showcasing new choreography, a new stage design, and new musical arrangements. Shimmering in a fringe dress, she kicked things off with “End of Time” before delving into her catalog of solo hits and Destiny’s Child classics, not missing a step as she performed against a giant LED wall with a full band and dancers including French duo Les Twins. She changed five times during the two-hour set with “modern showgirl”-inspired looks, including a black and silver pinstripe vest and Swarovski-studded red bandage dress, all custom designed by Ralph & Russo. In addition to her own material, Beyoncé covered Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor” and paid tribute to Donna Summer during “Naughty Girl,” which samples the late disco queen’s “Love to Love You Baby.” With just a spotlight on her, she sang her idol Whitney Houston’s classic “I Will Always Love You,” before transitioning into “Halo.” The sold-out show came to a triumphant close with her 2008 single “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It).” “I’m tryna become Sasha Fierce again,” said the 30-year-old superstar during rehearsals. “She’s dead, but I need to bring her back to life.”
Plans have been announced for a public viewing and memorial service for Chuck Brown, the Godfather of go-go, who died earlier this month.
The viewing will take place Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Howard Theatre. The public memorial service will take place May 31 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
The financial woes for TLC member T-Boz are getting worse as the year goes on. T-Boz is the target of Honda in a repossession case.
T-Boz aka Tionne Watkins is facing a lawsuit brought on by Honda Car Company for defaulting on payments for her 2005 Honda Odyssey. The automobile maker filed the suit in a Georgia court and is asking the court to allow them to take the mini-van away from Watkins. However, the exact amount T-Boz owes remains unknown.
T-Boz filed for bankruptcy protection in 2011. She didn’t complete the paperwork involved with bankruptcy protection. What that means is there is no way for T-Boz or any of her attorneys to stop Honda from repossessing her car if they came to to get it at this very moment.
T-Boz nor anyone from her camp has made any comments.