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Beyonce Introduces Fans to Her Twins

First photo of Sir Carter, Rumi posted to Instagram

(Newser) - It's safe to say fans were extremely eager to be introduced to Beyonce and Jay-Z's twins. The wait is now over. To mark one month since their June 13 birth, Beyonce posted the first photo of Rumi and Sir Carter on Instagram early Friday, per E! News . The... More »

These Might Be the Names of Beyonce, Jay-Z's Twins

Rumi and Sir Carter?

(Newser) - Beyonce and Jay-Z may have indirectly revealed the names they chose for their new twins. TMZ reports that on Monday, soon after the twins were reportedly released from the hospital , the company run by the famous couple (which already owns the trademarks to their names and which filed to trademark... More »

Jay-Z's 4:44 Album Says Sorry to Bey, Disses Eric Benet

Rapper apologizes for apparent infidelities, alludes to his mom being a lesbian

(Newser) - Jay-Z vowed last year he'd respond to Beyonce's scathing Lemonade album —and he just delivered on that promise. Rolling Stone offers the 411 on 4:44, a continued documentation of the celebrity couple's marital woes via what USA Today calls an "explosive response" and the... More »

Beyonce Speaks Out ... but Not on Her Twins

Star gives BET speech in absentia as rumors swirl about her newborns

(Newser) - Beyonce reportedly just gave birth to twins , so, not surprisingly, she wasn't in attendance Sunday night at the BET Awards. But she still spoke out, via Chloe and Halle Bailey, who accepted on her behalf when she won the viewers' choice award for "Sorry," USA Today reports.... More »

Beyonce's Dad: The Twins Have Arrived

But no confirmation yet from her or Jay Z

(Newser) - It appears that Blue Ivy has a little brother and sister. Multiple celeb outlets—including People , US Weekly , and E! Online— are reporting that Beyonce has given birth to twins. While there's no confirmation yet from Beyonce or Jay Z, Beyonce's dad celebrated the news on Twitter. "... More »

Jay Z Skips Hall of Fame Ceremony Amid Beyonce Birth Rumors

Obama inducted rapper into Songwriters Hall of Fame

(Newser) - On Thursday night, Jay Z became the first hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, though he wasn't actually there to accept the honor himself. Famous Jay Z fan and former POTUS Barack Obama inducted the rapper into the hall via a recorded video message,... More »

Highest-Paid Celeb Can Thank Vodka for the Honor

Diddy tops 'Forbes' annual list

(Newser) - The highest-paid celebrity on Forbes' 2017 list managed to beat out Beyonce for the top spot—and he has vodka to thank for it. Sean "Diddy" Combs tops this year's annual list, having raked in $130 million pre-tax between June 2016 and June 2017. That's partially due... More »

Beyonce Has a Surprise for 4 'Bold' College Students

Singer offering scholarships for 4 different colleges to celebrate 'Lemonade' anniversary

(Newser) - Beyonce has apparently taken her message of feminist empowerment to heart, and she's putting her money where her melodious mouth is, per Pitchfork . To mark the first anniversary of her Lemonade album, the singer is offering four "Formation Scholars" scholarships for young black women for the 2017-2018 school... More »

Coachella Nabs New Female Megastar to Headline

Lady Gaga will replace Beyonce as first woman headliner since Bjork in 2007

(Newser) - While a pregnant Beyonce is at home resting under her doctors' directives , a replacement has been named for her at Coachella: Lady Gaga, USA Today reports. The newly anointed headliner confirmed the announcement with a late-night tweet Tuesday, "Let's party in the desert!," along with a lineup... More »

Beyonce Backs Out of Coachella on Doctor's Orders

But she'll headline the music festival in 2018

(Newser) - Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, will not perform at Coachella this year, but will headline the festival in 2018. In a statement to the AP on Thursday, Beyonce's Parkwood Entertainment and festival producer Goldenvoice said the pop star had to pull out of the famed festival under doctor'... More »

Beyonce Sued Over 'Formation'

Song included a sample from rapper, his sister says permission wasn't given

(Newser) - Beyonce sampled New Orleans bounce rapper Messy Mya in her wildly popular "Formation," and now, a year after the song was released, Mya's sister is suing, TMZ reports. Angel Barre says that Beyonce did not get permission to use the "voice, performance, and words" of her... More »

Beyonce Posts Nude Pictures After Pregnancy Announcement

Plus, a clue she's having one boy and one girl?

(Newser) - Beyonce followed up the Instagram photo announcing her pregnancy with twins (which quickly became the most-liked Instagram post ever ) with many, many more photos—some of them nude—posted to her website Wednesday. Accompanying the pictures, which span not just her current pregnancy but her pregnancy with Blue Ivy,... More »

Beyonce and Jay Z Are Having Twins

Singer announces pregnancy on Instagram

(Newser) - Blue Ivy is going to be a big sister. Beyonce announced on Instagram Wednesday that she's expecting twins with husband Jay Z, TMZ reports. "We would like to share our love and happiness," the 35-year-old wrote alongside a picture of her pregnant self. "We have been... More »

Beyonce 2020 Is Exactly What Democrats Need

Jeet Heer makes case for celebrity Democratic candidate

(Newser) - After Donald Trump's election victory, Michael Moore suggested Democrats should run a celebrity in 2020 . If they aren't already considering it, they should be, writes Jeet Heer at New Republic . Some argue that voters are actually turned off by celebrities, whose lectures can feel patronizing and whose bank... More »

Obama Plans A-List Farewell Party for White House Friday

Beyonce and Jay Z are expected to be among the attendees

(Newser) - President Obama is weeks away from returning to civilian life, but he's going to party like it's 2009 one last time with a White House bash on Friday, sources tell the Washington Post . In contrast to the Donald Trump transition team's reported struggle to attract A-listers, the... More »

Grammys Guzzle Beyonce's Lemonade

9 noms for Queen Bey, 8 for Drake, Rihanna, Kanye

(Newser) - The Grammy Awards are sipping all of Beyonce's lemonade, reports the AP . The pop star is the leader of the 2017 Grammys with nine nominations, including bids for album of the year with "Lemonade," and song and record of the year with "Formation." The singer,... More »

CMA Faces Backlash Over Beyonce-Dixie Chicks Duet

Beyonce wasn't country enough for some critics

(Newser) - The surprise collaboration of Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks at the Country Music Association Awards was still rocking the music world on Thursday, but not all were impressed by the electric performance—and some country fans unleashed their anger on social media. The Beyonce-Dixie Chicks performance, which can be seen... More »

Garth Brooks Wins Big at CMAs

Beyonce appeared for a surprise duet

(Newser) - Garth Brooks, who lost entertainer of the year at last year's Country Music Association Awards when he returned to music after a 13-year break, won the top prize at the show Wednesday, the AP reports. Brooks beat out Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, and last year's winner,... More »

Amy Schumer: Here's Why You Shouldn't Be Mad About My 'Formation'

She reacts to the controversy on 'Medium'

(Newser) - Amy Schumer is taking heat for making a "parody" video of Beyonce's "Formation," a song and music video that were seen as " a celebration of all things black ." Critics of Schumer's version said she was guilty of cultural appropriation and was making light... More »

Beyonce's Dancer Leaves Odd Message, Disappears

Shirlene Quigley told friend to 'sub for me'

(Newser) - A professional dancer who's busted moves with Beyonce and Rihanna is missing after making an odd comment to a friend. According to her landlord, Shirlene Quigley, 32, seemed unwell while leaving her New Jersey home around 3pm Saturday, reports NBC New York . She was last seen boarding a bus... More »

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