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Beyonce Lyric Causes Backlash for 2 Rachels

Fans targeted Rachel Roy, Rachael Ray

(Newser) - Beyonce fans have a prime suspect in the Jay Z infidelity strongly hinted at in her new album Lemonade—and Rachels everywhere may get caught in the crossfire. In a now-deleted Instagram post, fashion designer Rachel Roy appeared to out herself as the "Becky with the good hair" referred... More »

Beyonce's New Album Burns Jay for Cheating

The rumors were apparently true

(Newser) - For those betting Jay Z's infidelity drove Solange Knowles to famously swing at her brother-in-law back in 2014, the rumors were apparently correct and no other than Beyonce herself is tackling the matter in signature explosive and visually arresting style: Her sixth album, Lemonade, debuted Saturday night along with... More »

MIA Calls Out Beyoncé, Black Lives Matter

'Michelle Obama is not going to hump you back'

(Newser) - Pop star MIA called out Beyoncé and the Black Lives Matter movement while criticizing the American media during an interview with the Evening Standard this week. Specifically, she wondered why Black Lives Matter is the only "problem you're allowed to talk about." “Is Beyoncé or Kendrick... More »

Beyonce Launches Workout Clothing Line

Ivy Park will be available April 14

(Newser) - Beyonce's new gig: She's launching an active wear line for women next month. The singer announced the 2016 spring/summer collection Thursday called Ivy Park, a collaboration with Sir Philip Green of the retail giant Arcadia Group. The collection will be available April 14. Beyonce said in a statement... More »

Clinton Talks Beyoncé at Democratic Town Hall

The pop star's hit Formation was used to introduce a question about policing

(Newser) - How big a hit is Beyoncé's Formation? So big it got it's own question during Tuesday's Democratic town hall in South Carolina. "Let's talk about Beyoncé for a second, because why not?" Chris Cuomo introduced a question for Hillary Clinton about policing in the... More »

Police Union: Every Cop Should Boycott Beyonce

Javier Ortiz accuses singer of trying to 'divide Americans'

(Newser) - The chief of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police is so incensed by Beyonce's latest video that he wants every cop in America to boycott her upcoming tour. In a statement, Javier Ortiz accuses the singer of trying to "divide Americans by promoting the Black Panthers and her... More »

Beyonce Backlash: 'Race-Baiting' Act Spawns a Protest

Protest planned for Feb. 16 outside NFL's NYC headquarters

(Newser) - Red Lobster may be one of Beyonce's newest fans , but her Super Bowl halftime performance—which featured Bey and entourage dressed in Black Panther-like attire dancing in an "X" shape in tribute to Malcolm X, Time notes—is being slammed as "hate speech" and is now the... More »

Beyonce Shoutout Spikes Red Lobster Sales by 33%

'Formation' turned restaurant into a (somewhat) cool kid overnight

(Newser) - Red Lobster is reaping the benefits of what Fortune is calling "the mother of all branding gifts." The seafood restaurant has seen a surprise jump in sales—a 33% increase Sunday from the previous year—and it looks like it has Beyonce's new single to thank, CNNMoney... More »

Beyonce Spent Super Bowl Weekend in Airbnb Rental

Well, a $10K-per-night Airbnb rental

(Newser) - Looks like Airbnb might be headed for the Beyonce Bump . On Monday, she posted a photo of herself relaxing on a couch to Facebook with the note, "It was a Super weekend," in which she tagged Airbnb. As TMZ reports, Bey used the rental service to get a... More »

How Beyonce Ruled the Weekend

Blowing Coldplay away at Super Bowl was just the start

(Newser) - Beyonce not only stole the Super Bowl halftime show from Coldplay with a dazzling performance of her provocative new single "Formation," she made nearly as many headlines as the Denver Broncos' surprise win over the Carolina Panthers. A roundup:
  • Vox looks at how Beyonce—who appeared "flanked
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Channing Tatum Performs Epic Beyonce Lip Sync

And is then joined by Bey herself

(Newser) - Channing Tatum has apparently retained some skills from his first showbiz gig . He did a seriously impressive Beyonce lip sync on SpikeTV's Lip Sync Battle Thursday night, CNN reports, basically replicating her "Run the World (Girls)" music video complete with amazing dance moves, outfit, and wig. He was... More »

Coldplay Getting Giant Star Assist at Halftime Show

Beyonce will join the band

(Newser) - The naming of the headline act elicited groans , but this might help: Beyonce will join Coldplay during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show next month, reports Us Weekly . The best bet is that she'll join the band on "Hymn for the Weekend," a song on which she... More »

Top 6 Highest-Earning Women in Music

So. Much. Moola.

(Newser) - Forbes published its list of the world's highest-paid women in music this week. And once again Sarah McLachlan is nowhere to be found despite what we assume is a lucrative ad deal with Big Tears . No, it appears the real moneymakers are popular world tours and hit singles.... More »

Beyonce's Vogue Cover Comes With a Silent Twist

She gives no interview for the coveted September issue, seemingly a first

(Newser) - It seems Beyonce hasn't given an actual, in-person interview for a year or two, and the media is having to get pretty creative to cover that fact up. The music superstar has the coveted cover in the huge September issue of Vogue, thus becoming the first female black musician—... More »

What Happened When I Ate What Beyonce Eats

Food writer goes vegan for 22 days, drops 16 pounds

(Newser) - Not convinced Beyonce and Jay Z's vegan experiment is for you? Well, the Courier-Journal's food writer tried the 22-day plan—as outlined in a book by the power couple's trainer—and says she lost 16 pounds doing so. Of course, during those 22 days, she not only... More »

Bey, Jay Quietly Supporting Baltimore, Ferguson Protesters

Social justice organizer reveals 'tens of thousands' in donations

(Newser) - Jay Z and Beyonce have quietly played a role in the Baltimore and Ferguson protests, according to social justice organizer Dream Hampton . The activist tweeted yesterday, "I'm going to tweet this and I don't care if Jay gets mad. When we needed money for bail for Baltimore... More »

5 Years After Quake, Beyonce Drops In on Haiti

Singer visits to see progress in wake of 2010 devastation

(Newser) - Pop queen Beyonce has paid a visit to Haiti to look at the progress made since an earthquake devastated the country five years ago. Haiti UN mission spokeswoman Sophie Boutaud de la Combe said yesterday that Beyonce also was able to "meet some of the people who were affected... More »

7 Celeb Couples Who've Gone to Counseling

These famous duos are not afraid to admit they need help

(Newser) - Celebrity relationships are often blink-and-you-miss-them moments, so it's refreshing when celebs like Ben Affleck admit that keeping a marriage going, especially in Hollywood, takes a lot of work (albeit " the best kind of work. ") Below are seven famous couples who've reportedly used therapy as a... More »

6 Most Talked-About Met Gala Outfits

A flaming headdress, a Star Wars-like hood...

(Newser) - The Met Gala was last night, meaning celebrities had a chance to dress up in totally crazy outfits and vie for headlines the next day. Six of the most talked-about costumes:
  • Beyonce showed up—two hours late—in a mostly see-through (with the exception of some well-placed ... confetti?) dress, prompting
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11 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Pierced

From Cameron Diaz to Harrison Ford

(Newser) - While some celebs may later come to regret their tattoos , piercings have the advantage of being removable—or hidden under a costume. From Cameron Diaz's nose to Neil Patrick Harris' nipples, below are 11 A-listers who've gone under the piercing gun:
  • Cameron Diaz: The recently married actress debuted
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