January 27, 2015
REPUBLICAN presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is a secret member of Beyonce's Bey Hive. I have no proof, other than that every time he's on TV lately, the former governor of Arkansas invokes the superstar's name. To my ears, it sounds as if he's a little bit "Drunk in Love. " Not that we can blame him. By riding Beyonce's sequined skirt-tail, Huckabee's getting much-needed traction and scoring invites to programs such as ABC's "The View," where he shared a stage last week with former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams.
December 7, 2014 |
This year's twist in the Grammy nominations was to roll out the announcements little by little, all day Friday. The first of the major noms, announced by Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams on CBS This Morning , was record of the year. The last ones, for album of the year, were revealed on A Very Grammy Christmas Special Friday night on CBS. Nominated for album of the year are Sam Smith's In the Lonely Hour , Beyonce's self-titled release, and Williams' G I R L , along with Beck's Morning Phase and Ed Sheeran's X . And the nominees for record of the year are: Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX, "Fancy"; Sia, "Chandelier"; Taylor Swift, "Shake It Off"; Meghan Trainor, "All About That Bass;" and Smith, "Stay With Me. " The song of the year slate was nearly identical, with the tracks by Sia, Trainor, Swift, and Smith, plus the intriguing "Take Me to Church," by Hozier.
November 26, 2014 |
Beyonce's new bling? That's all thanks to a Penn Valley-raised jewelry designer. Laura Wass , who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, is the mind behind WXYZ Jewelry, which designed the leather-lined baseball cap, visor and bracelets featured prominently in Queen Bey's new video "7/11. " The video, which was posted Friday, already has more than 20.6 million views on Beyonce's official YouTube page. Wass, who attended Friends Central, told me that Beyonce's team had pulled pieces from WXYZ before but had never worn them.
November 6, 2014 |
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the biggest female music star of them all? Beyoncé made the most money. Taylor Swift sold the most CDs. Tow-may-tow, ta-mah-toe, let's call the whole thing (shake it) off. Queen Bey was No. 1 on Forbes ' new list of 2014's highest-paid female musicians, lifting her earnings from $53 million in 2013 to a staggering $115 million in 2014 - a raise similar to the one Tattle is hoping to get this year. Bey's number left poor, old Taylor in the dust with a piddling $64 million.
July 31, 2014 |
THE BEYONCE/JAY Z split rumors gained a wee bit of traction yesterday when the New York Post reported that Queen Bey looked at a $21.5 million Chelsea penthouse without her hubby. Now Tattle, always looking for the best in people, might say: maybe he was busy counting money or something, maybe Bey was looking for an investment property, maybe Blue Ivy needs a new playdate spot. You don't get it, anonymous sources said. Jay is the real-estate guy. He's got 99 problems but a high-priced condo ain't one. The source also told the Post that Jay loves the family's present 8,309-square-foot digs in Tribeca.
July 3, 2014 |
IF YOU'RE PLANNING to attend the Beyonce-Jay Z "On the Run" show at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday night, be prepared for some fireworks. And we don't mean up in the sky. From the Solange vs. Jay Z elevator battle in May until now, there have been widespread rumors of trouble in the marriage of Solange's older sister and her husband. Was Jay unfaithful? And if so, how much of a dog do you have to be to cheat on Beyonce? What could you be looking for somewhere else except for someone who's less attractive, less talented and less successful?
July 2, 2014 |
F ORBES has issued one of Tattle's favorite lists of the year, its Celebrity 100, and it should be no susprise that the biggest star in the world is Beyonce . Not only did Queen Bey grace enough magazine covers to score her all kinds of Forbes fame points, she also took in $115 million between June 2013 and June 2014. With income like that, Jay Z could be a stay-at-home dad, but he finished in sixth place and added an additional $60 million to Blue Ivy 's college fund.
June 30, 2014 |
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - By the time Kevin Allred walked in, his students had just finished discussing the day's reading on black feminism and Billie Holiday, had tied the ideas to some of Beyoncé's work, and had begun analyzing the identity politics in her songs and videos. For what looks at first glance like just a fun undergraduate class at Rutgers University on the reigning queen of pop, his students sure were going above and Beyoncé. As Kanye West rapped in the background, Allred began discussing his latest album, Yeezus , comparing it with My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy ("So good")
May 14, 2014 |
B EYONCE WHO? Queen B's little sis, Solange Knowles , has finally stolen her more-famous sibling's thunder with an elevator performance that could land her a bout with Damon Feldman 's "Celebrity Boxing. " The fight took place at an after-party for last week's high-fashion Met Gala in New York City at The Standard, a swanky hotel in Manhattan's Meatpacking District - soon to be renamed Solange's Punchpacking District. The video, available on TMZ.com, shows Solange, Beyonce, Jay Z and a large bodyguard getting into an elevator.
April 30, 2014 |
Mr. and Mrs. Z hit road Beyoncé officially announced her rumored summer tour with husband Jay Z Monday morning. The "On the Run" tour starts June 25 in Miami and hits Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia July 5. The queen diva announced the show on her website, www.beyonce.com . She and her rapper-mogul partner are wearing balaclavas, Pussy Riot-style. This on the heels of Jay Z's recent confirmation of the third annual Made in America festival Aug. 30 and 31, in Philly and (for the first time)