Kate McKinnon Explains How She "Blew It" When Sitting Next To Beyonce At Golden Globes

Kate McKinnon was course present at this past weekend’s Golden Globe Awards. The Ghostbusters actress attended the event with her sister, Emily Lynne Berthold, and the siblings were lucky enough to be seated at the same table as Beyonce and Jay-Z. The 36-year-old actress paid a visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show and explained how she messed up such a lovely situation.

Kate McKinnon Explains How She "Blew It" When Sitting Next To Beyonce At Golden Globes
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“I mean the table that we were at — well you’re there and you are to me, everything,” Kate explained. “And then Portia de Rossi], everything. And then we had Carol Burnett, you know, American legend. And then there was also Beyoncé and JAY-Z at the table, which, I mean, they’re the king and queen America, they were unbelievably gracious.” Kate said she and her sister tried to plan topics to talk about but in the end, she “blew it.” 

“So my sister went right over and had balls steel and Beyoncé was so nice and I was just such a, I just pretended I had something on my pants,” she said. “So I blew it. I blew it.” We think it’s safe to say the situation wasn’t as bad as Kate thinks it is.

Mathew Knowles: Jagged Edge Members Sexually Harassed Beyonce & Kelly Rowland

Beyonce‘s father, Mathew Knowles, is set to drop a tell-all book on his life as a former manager Destiny’s Child that consisted Bey, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. The 67-year-old recently chatted with Vlad TV about some the book’s ferings and revealed that his daughter along with Kelly was a victim ual harassment by two Jagged Edge members when they were on a joint tour. 

Mathew Knowles: Jagged Edge Members Sexually Harassed Beyonce & Kelly Rowland
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Mathew admitted that it was a “poor” decision he made when he put both groups on the bus. “Now remember, the girls are minors. They’re 16-years-old the guys are 21, 22-years-old,” he explained. “…] I got a call from Kelly and Beyonce – and I talk about this in the book in detail – saying that they were constantly being harassed by two other members Jagged Edge. I couldn’t have that.” Mathew said he kicked the men f the bus at the next tour stop. Jagged Edge consisted  Brian Casey, Brandon Casey, Richard Wingo and Kyle Norman but Mathew did not name who the two culprits were. 

Neither Beyonce, Kelly or any Jagged Edge member has responded to the claims but we can only assume that some reaction will arrive in due time. Vlad asked Mathew just exactly how he handled a group men trying to sleep with his daughter. “We won’t talk about that on camera,” he said. 

Beyoncé Battles With Wedding Planner Over "Blue Ivy" Trademark

Is Blue Ivy Carter already a “cultural icon?” Wedding planner Veronica Morales says no. Morales and Beyoncé are currently in a trademark dispute over the name, “Blue Ivy,” according to Page Six.

Morales filed a trademark for the moniker back in 2012 for her event planning business which she started in 2009; however, Beyoncé and Jay-Z have been attempting to trademark their daughter’s name since her birth in 2012.

Beyoncé has claimed that a trademark for her daughter is more important because Blue Ivy is a “Cultural Icon.”

“Morales’ claim] that consumers are likely to be confused between a boutique wedding event planning business and Blue Ivy Carter, the daughter two the most famous performers in the world, is frivolous and should be refused in its entirety,” Beyoncé argued in court documents.

Morales has now responded to Beyoncé’s “Cultural Icon” statement by saying, “Beyoncé’s company is trying to skirt the law, and recently argued that the 7-year-old Blue Ivy Carter is a ‘cultural icon’ in the United States. According to Wikipedia, a cultural icon ‘is an artifact that is identified by members a culture as representative that culture,’ such as apple pie, baseball, and the United States Flag.”

The case is expected to go to trial.

Beyoncé's Lemonade Drops on All Major Streaming Music Platforms – Digital Music News

Three years ago today, Beyoncé released her critically-acclaimed album, Lemonade, exclusively on Jay-Z’s streaming music platform, TIDAL.

The female singer didn’t make the same mistake Kanye West had.

On social media, West vowed never to release his album, The Life of Pablo, on any other music service.  A single Twitter post the rapper and TIDAL to quietly settle a potentially costly lawsuit earlier this year.  Jay-Z’s music service under criminal investigation for knowingly inflating Lemonade and The Life of Pablo streams for higher royalty payouts.

According to sources, and unlike West, Beyoncé hadn’t claimed her album would remain a TIDAL-exclusive.  Instead, Lemonade would only stay exclusive “in perpetuity.”

Through the album’s exclusivity on TIDAL, Beyoncé reportedly helped the platform gain more subscribers, sacrificing streaming revenue from other services.

Now, the singer has made the album available on all major streaming platforms.

Welcoming Lemonade to Apple Music and Spotify.

The album’s release on major streaming platforms follows other recent moves by the singer.

Six days ago, Netflix a Beyoncé documentary dubbed Homecoming.  The documentary coincided with an unexpected live album release.

The Homecoming documentary and 40-song live album center around Beyoncé’s performance at last year’s Coachella festival.  This includes rehearsal footage and other previously-unseen backstage moments.

In addition to both releases, the singer a three-part deal to produce multiple projects with Netflix.

The video streamer had apparently outbid HBO to secure the rights to Beyoncé’s documentary.  Netflix’s previous experience with music-related content includes Gaga: Five Feet Two and Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened.

The release of Lemonade on major music streaming platforms includes an original demo version of ‘Sorry.’  The 13-track album features appearances by Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, and James Blake.

In addition to her current projects, Beyoncé will voice Nala in Disney’s upcoming live remake of The Lion King.

 


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Kobe Bryant Reveals What Happened When He Played 1-On-1 With Beyonce’s Dad

Last week, Beyonce‘s father, Matthew Knowles, shared a 20-year old video clip taken on the set  Destiny’s Child’s “Bug a Boo” video shoot, in which he can be seen driving past a young Kobe Bryant for a lay-up. The footage also showed Kobe bricking a jump shot while Beyonce and co. looked on.

Naturally, fans were left wondering a couple things – including how the 1-on-1 game came about and whether or not Kobe really took an L to Beyonce’s dad.

Fox Sports recently spoke with Kobe and they got to the bottom what really happened on the Bug a Boo video set back in 1999. According to the Black Mamba, Mr. Knowles didn’t score another bucket after he let him get that easy layup.

“I don’t remember him scoring another basket after that,” Bryant said. “I had to be nice a little bit. It is his video set, so, I decided to let him get a little lay-up in.”

Check out what Kobe had to say about how the game came about, and what transpired, in the video embedded below.

An Egg Has Beat Out Kylie Jenner For The Most-Liked Instagram Picture

Certainly one for the books.

Kylie Jenner has ficially misplaced her title for the most-liked image on Instagram to an egg.

It was on January 4th brown speckled egg with nothing to lose took on the problem beating out the youngest the Kardashian-Jenner sisters, lastly reaching its aim on Sunday (January 13th) with over 21 million likes, compared to the measly 18 million and counting determine that sits underneath a photograph child Stormi holding her mom’s thumb, the selection that may introduce the world to Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner’s firstborn.

The Instagram account, world_record_egg has gone one to be the foundation many copycat accounts like world_record_chicken which are all vying for the highest spot.

Kylie has since fired again with a clip herself frying an egg on sizzling asphalt, writing “Take that little egg.” 

Just in case social media hasn’t utterly given you your fill for the weekend, this could nearly do it.

Previous report holders for most-liked footage on the Instagram app embody Beyonce, who did what she does greatest when she broke the web together with her being pregnant announcement in February 2017, dethroning then-record-holder Selena Gomez’s Coca-Cola advert picture.

 

Beyonce's Dad Thinks R. Kelly Being Sexually Abused As A Child Should Be Discussed

With all this speak about R. Kelly’s alleged assault on younger women, there was little dialog in regards to the man’s psychological well being. It is necessary to notice that there isn’t any excuse for the allegations towards Kells. Wrong is improper, interval. It can be necessary to look at the tradition rape, and its results on psychological well being as effectively. Beyonce’s father, Matthew Knowles, sat down with TMZ to talk about R. Kelly, and he acknowledged that the singer’s historical past being abused is related to the larger dialogue right here. 

“In the music business, we first have a look at the pressional aspect, proper or improper,” started Knowles. He continued on to elucidate that artist’s work was separated from their private points within the music business within the 90’s and earlier. “We have a look at the pressional aspect and never the private aspect,” he continued. “I believe there is a quantity those who fall into that. They’re not evaluated by their private enterprise. They’re evaluated by their artistic enterprise.” After admitting that he does not suppose the business has modified a lot since again then, Knowles speaks about Kelly’s personal abuse. 

“I do not suppose R. Kelly will get a cross for what I am about to say,” he started. “But I believe it’s related within the context. His brother and himself had been sexually abused from the age 6 to 12. And that makes an incredible influence on one.” Destiny’s Child did document one music with Kelly known as “Stimulate Me” for an Eddie Murphy film. The music was by no means positioned on a DC album.

Beyonce's Father Speaks On Protecting Destiny's Child From R. Kelly

Surviving R. Kelly could have modified the general public’s notion the R&B luminary however his repute as a predator-like women man goes again a pair a long time. Matthew Knowles, who managed his daughter’s group as they rose to fame, claims he turned down R. Kelly’s proposal to collaborate with Destiny’s Child.

“R Kelly was managed by Sony, by somebody I gained’t identify, and at the moment, they’d nearly drive you to document with their] artists,” stated Knowles. “And R Kelly wasn’t low cost – it was $75,000, plus journey prices, so we’re speaking $100,000 for a music. I personally rejected the music, as a result of I didn’t assume it was a superb music. Not simply because his] repute – this was round 1998, we had simply begun to listen to some these issues.” He does affirm that this notorious repute swayed him.

Beyonce's Father Speaks On Protecting Destiny's Child From R. Kelly
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“I used to be there, and my former spouse Tina was there. The factor with R Kelly was, he preferred to document late at evening, round midnight. And what was totally different along with his studio was that one room had a recording suite, and subsequent door was a membership, with 40 or 50 folks dancing.” The poisonous tradition the music business induced him and his spouse to oversee the group with adamance. “The ladies have been 15, 16. When they went to the toilet, Tina would go along with them,” he stated. “They didn’t go away our eyes.”

A supply informed Metro: “Record labels would ask R Kelly to write down songs for rising artists as a manner to assist them break into the business and he made a number of requests for Destiny’s Child. Mathew and Tina rejected all them as a result of they didn’t need him wherever close to the band which is why they’re one the few acts to debut within the 90s with out an R Kelly music in its ficial discography.”

The group did document a music penned by Kelly referred to as “Stimulate Me” for an Eddy Murphy movie’s soundtrack in 1999. The music was not, nonetheless, together with on another their very own initiatives. R. Kelly can be stated to haven’t been current when Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, LeToya Luckett and LaTa put of their studio time.

Beyonce & Jay-Z Open Up About Veganism in New Book Intro

In the introduction The Greenprint: Plant-Based Diet, Best Body, Better World, written by Beyonce and Jay-Z’s private coach Marco Borges, The Carters penned an introduction through which they challenge a problem to followers to attempt on the plant-based life-style for dimension.

Borges has labored with the couple for a number of years, even crafting the 22 Days Nutrition weight loss program plan that Beyonce adopted in preparation for her Coachella efficiency final 12 months.  Beyonce and Jay-Z first tried the plant-based life in 2013 and in keeping with Borges, it has helped them to develop a “better understanding the highly effective advantages plant-based vitamin.”

“Having youngsters has modified our lives greater than the rest,” Jay and Bey write within the intro to Greenprint. “We used to assume well being as a weight loss program – some labored for us, some didn’t. Once we checked out well being as the reality, as an alternative a weight loss program, it turned a mission for us to share that fact and life-style with as many individuals as doable … We all have a duty to face up for our well being and the well being the planet. Let’s take this stand collectively. Let’s unfold the reality. Let’s make this mission a motion. Let’s turn out to be ‘the Greenprint.’”

Broges’ Greenprint is now out there for sale.

 

Jay-Z & Beyonce Credited With Bumping The Louvre's Attendance By 25%

Beyonce and Jay-Z’s “Apeshit” video was a smash hit in 2018. The creative visuals have been shot in The Louvre, and highlighted a number of probably the most well-known items artwork on the planet. The Carters blessed the world with new music and Black excellence, reestablishing their dominance within the tradition. We already reported that The Carters have been credited with being a consider The Louvre’s rise in attendance. Now, the ficial web site for the historic museum has launched the numbers. 

“The Musée du Louvre had a document 10.2 million guests in 2018—a rise 25% as compared with 2017,” reads the assertion from the museum’s web site. “No different museum on the planet has ever equaled this determine… Elsewhere on the planet, curiosity within the Louvre was bolstered by the Louvre Abu Dhabi (which not too long ago celebrated its first anniversary), and by Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s ‘Apes**t’ video, with its tribute to some the museum’s biggest artworks.”

“I’m delighted that the Louvre is so standard,” acknowledged the Louvre’s president-director Jean-Luc Martinez. “Our purpose just isn’t a lot to draw extra guests as to offer higher visiting circumstances. The current modifications we have now made and are persevering with to implement (clearer signage, translation texts, and so on.) have improved the standard customer reception.”

Beyonce & Jay-Z's 'Apes**t' Video Causes Record Attendance Levels on the Louve

The Louvre in Paris is crediting Beyonce and Jay-Z’s video ‘APES**T’ with creating document attendance numbers in 2018.

The dynamic duo got here collectively as The Carters this 12 months to launch the video in June.  So far, the video has garnered greater than 147 million views on YouTube.

But the extra fascinating numbers are taking place offline.

Beyonce's Company Sued By Blind Woman Over Accessibility Issues

One the issues that visually impaired individuals can get pleasure from in an equal method to the sighted is music. Music doesn’t demand any use your eyesight, so granted you may have full auditory capability, you may take a look at all the brand new music on the earth. Unfortunately, a blind lady in New York is begging to vary after she filed a lawsuit in opposition to Beyoncé’s firm, citing her web site’s inaccessibility to visually impaired individuals as the explanation.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mary Conner is suing Parkwood Entertainment, the corporate that runs Beyonce.com, as a result of she doesn’t have full entry to the famous person’s web site. In the paperwork, it’s written that Conner has “no imaginative and prescient in any way” and that tens of millions different individuals with visible impairments are unable to completely navigate Beyoncé’s web site with out help from a sighted particular person.

Beyonce's Company Sued By Blind Woman Over Accessibility Issues
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Her legal professional writes, “The one and solely kind leisure that really presents an excellent enjoying area between the visually impaired and the sighted is the enjoyment music. Plaintiff desires attending a Beyonce live performance and listening to her music in a dwell setting. However, when she browsed the Beyonce.com web site, she encountered quite a few limitations which restricted her accessibility to the products and companies fered on the web site.

Conner says that Beyonce.com is an “unique visible interface,” which limits her capability to navigate the location. “Web accessibility requires that alt-text be coded with every image so screen-reader can converse the choice textual content whereas sighted customers see the image. There are many vital photos on Beyonce.com that lack a textual content equal. As a consequence, Plaintiff and blind Beyonce.com prospects are unable to decide what’s on the web site, browse the web site or examine and/or make purchases.”

THR states that representatives for Parkwood haven’t but responded to the authorized go well with.

Beyonce Wore A $15Okay Dress Adorned With Crystals & Pearls At Vow Renewal With Jay Z

On Beyonce’s 36th birthday in September, she revealed that she and Jay Z renewed their marriage ceremony vows after 10 years marriage in June 2018. It was a shock to many her followers because the “Halo” singer by no means confirmed any indicators the particular occasion and we solely acquired to see a glimpse the ceremony by means of Beyonce’s latest 2018 recap montage. 

Among the infinite clips her stellar 2018, was pictures and movies from her vow ceremony that noticed her sporting the Thelma Gown by Galia Lahav that was adorned with crystal and pearls. The beautiful costume sells for $15,000 and the designer was seemingly so comfortable to lastly share with the world that Bey wore her costume. 

“The Queen B herself @beyonce wore the Thelma Gown for her and husband, Jay-Z’s vow renewal again in June, however that is the primary ficial picture to floor from that exceptional day – and we’re in love once more!” the caption for the picture Beyonce reads. 

As we beforehand reported, Bey and Jay are stated to be nearer than ever after touring the world collectively final yr. 

“They loved bringing their entire household on tour. It was like an enormous journey for everybody. They liked exhibiting Blue round Europe, loved solo date nights and household enjoyable,” the supply stated. “Beyoncé and JAY appear nearer than ever. They are very grateful for one more fantastic yr collectively. They are positively wanting again at this yr with big smiles.”

Ari Melber Responds To 50 Cent's Praise, Uses Beyonce Lyrics To Shame Trump

Yesterday, 50 Cent celebrated MSNBC’s win towards Fox News as they edged out their rival community in scores for the primary time in years. He attributed the community’s success to 1 man and one man solely: Ari Melber. The journalist has change into a favourite for a lot of as he ten quotes hip-hop and R&B lyrics when attempting to show his level. In the previous, Ari has used Young Thug, Migos, and Mobb Deep bars to make sure his listeners perceive the place he is coming from. He noticed the shoutout from 50 Cent and he determined to play an applicable music to thank him for the reward. 

Melber performed “Like My Style” from 50 Cent’s Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ as he promised to proceed delivering the information in a method that pleases Fif. Whatever he is been doing is working. He’s clearly in tune with the tradition, which was evidenced once more when he quoted Beyoncé to smite Donald Trump on air.

When discussing Trump’s plans for American taxpayers to pay for his Mexican border wall (which he initially promised Mexico would pay for) Ari Melber quoted “Bills, Bills, Bills” to remind everybody that Trump has at all times been infamous for not paying for the labor he orders. He undoubtedly will get his level throughout successfully. Take a glance beneath.

Jay-Z & Beyonce Credited With Tourism Boost At "Le Louvre" In Paris

Jay-Z and Beyonce made a conscientious option to movie their “Apesh*t” video single at Le Louvre in Paris. Choosing Le Louvre as the situation for the first location for the video shoot was a loaded choice from the beginning. There’s little doubt Jigga and Bey had been reeling from the general public unfolding the elevator incident, and the following Lemonade debacle (staged for impact, however no much less sensible), once they determined upon the French archival website.

Then there’s the proposition Black Excellence that Jigga and Beyonce have come to embody, in relation to their development as a household. In view the facility yield, The Carters, and their eldest fspring Blue Ivy do every part as an impenetrable unit, in order to convey Black Excellence. It entails Blue Ivy collaborating in all kinds grown-up affairs like award ceremonies and galas like a loyal troupe circus performers.

As it seems, it was solely The Carter who prited from staging their “popping out occasion” at a culturally wealthy website, however Le Louvre itself who loved a lift in guests because of this the video’s airtime in 2018. Le Louvre’s Jean-Luc Martin wasn’t shy to confess that hip-hop’s pre-eminent energy couple performed a large position in replenishing the museum’s international picture. 

“It’s clear that 2018 was a outstanding yr for the worldwide repute the Louvre,” Martin advised Vogue. “The Beyonce video, just like the opening the Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi, ensured that the Louvre was talked about the world over, and one the results that’s the spectacular rise in customer numbers final yr.”