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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 »

Jay Z Is Now JAY-Z

Rapper changes his name again

(Newser) - Jay Z, who used to go by Jay-Z, has changed his name again, Entertainment Weekly has confirmed. The rapper, whose real name is Shawn Carter, will now go by JAY-Z. The move comes ahead of the release of his first new album in four years , 4:44. JAY-Z also, of... More »

Songwriters Hall of Fame Has Inducted Its First Rapper

Jay Z has most No. 1 albums by a solo artist

(Newser) - The man who famously said "H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A; that's the anthem, get your damn hands up" is now the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Billboard reports. Jay Z was included on the list of 2017 inductees announced... More »

Sprint Buys Big Stake in Jay-Z's Streaming Service

Company to own 33% of Tidal

(Newser) - It looks like a good day for Jay-Z: Sprint is buying a 33% stake in his music-streaming service, Tidal. Billboard reports the deal was for $200 million. Under the terms, Jay-Z and other big-name celebs—including Beyonce, Madonna, and Kanye West—will remain part-owners. Sprint, meanwhile, will be able to... 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 »

Jay Z: Use My Music Service Because... Water Is Free

But music is not, he explains

(Newser) - Jay Z relaunched the Tidal music streaming service last night at a New York City event with more than a dozen other co-owners, including Beyonce, Daft Punk, Madonna, Rihanna, Jack White, and Alicia Keys, who said the assembled artists hoped the launch would be a "moment that will forever... More »

Why Artists From Kanye to Coldplay Are Going Blue

Movement backs Jay Z's new streaming service

(Newser) - Check out Twitter and Facebook today and you may notice the cover and/or profile photos of musical artists from Kanye West to Madonna to Coldplay are blue. Why? Jay Z. The rapper is launching his own music streaming service tonight, and artists started turning their social media profiles teal last... More »

VMAs' Top Moments: Miley's Homeless Man, Beyonce, More

Blue Ivy Carter wins hearts at MTV awards show

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus is once again making headlines after the MTV Video Music Awards , but this time the focus is rather different. The singer won Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball," and she used the opportunity to draw attention to the plight of homeless people, USA Today reports.... More »

13 Celebrities Who Are Big Tippers

They like to spread the wealth

(Newser) - Dr. Dre just became the richest man in hip-hop —and he's spreading his good fortune around. Last week, the rapper was partying at West Hollywood's Mondrian Hotel, and when he left, he gave his waitress a $5,000 tip. "She was stunned," a source tells... More »

Beyonce Finally Talks About Elevator Attack

We've moved on, she says in statement with Jay Z, Solange

(Newser) - Beyonce, Solange, and Jay Z say they've moved on from the now-infamous elevator fight —and everybody else should too. "There has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it,"... More »

Jay Z, Solange Spotted Jewelry Shopping Together

But rumors continue to fly about elevator fight

(Newser) - Either Jay Z and Solange Knowles have made nice and are now planning to present Beyonce with some jewelry to apologize for their little elevator tiff , or that's what they want us to think. TMZ 's sources say Jay and his sister-in-law were spotted in New York City'... More »

Why Did Beyonce's Sister Attack Jay Z?

More on the weird Solange Knowles elevator video

(Newser) - What in the world caused Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles, to attack brother-in-law Jay Z in a hotel elevator after the Met Gala last week? The details aren't clear, but a source tells Us , "Solange flipped out over something Jay had said, that she took the wrong way.... More »

Beyonce's Sister Attacks Jay Z in Elevator

Video appears to show Solange Knowles attacking rapper

(Newser) - Well, this is weird: TMZ has 3 minutes and 31 seconds of elevator surveillance footage that appears to show Solange Knowles, sister to Beyonce, physically attacking her brother-in-law Jay Z. The alleged attack took place in New York City's Standard Hotel at a Met Gala after party last week.... More »

Daft Punk Wins Record, Album of the Year

Lorde wins Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance for 'Royals'

(Newser) - Awards? What awards? A few Grammys were handed out beforehand, Rolling Stone reports, but the show is first and foremost ... a show. Beyonce kicked things off by getting sexy on a chair and giving the censors a challenge with "Drunk in Love." Jay-Z joined in to rap and... More »

10 Celebs Gone Vegan

Bey, Jay are hardly trendsetters

(Newser) - Jay Z and Beyonce are currently eating vegan (although Beyonce's certainly not letting that affect the way she dresses ), but they're not exactly trendsetters. The Huffington Post rounds up 15 more celebs who eschew all animal products. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out... More »

Jay Z, Beyonce Going Vegan

For 22 days, at least

(Newser) - The latest celebrity vegans: Jay Z and Beyonce ... at least for 22 days. The couple is going "completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based," Jay Z wrote on his blog yesterday, as part of a "spiritual and physical cleanse." They started yesterday (the... More »

Jay Z to Help Barneys With Racial Profiling Scandal

He's sticking with his holiday partnership with the store

(Newser) - Jay Z has announced he's moving forward with his holiday partnership with Barneys New York despite reports of racial profiling at the store. The rapper said in a statement he's agreed to continue with next week's launch of his BNY SCC collection. But he has one condition,... More »

4 Weird Ways Musicians Have Promoted Albums

Why just release a single when you can project it onto a bunch of buildings?

(Newser) - These days, promoting your new album doesn't just mean getting DJs to talk about it on the radio, oh no. The Week rounds up seven albums that were promoted in very weird ways indeed. A sampling:
  • Arcade Fire, Reflektor: The band hired graffiti artists to put the word "
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Your Highest-Earning Celeb Couple Is...

Beyonce and Jay Z, surprise surprise

(Newser) - The first couple of hip-hop has yet another title to add to their list of accomplishments: Beyonce and Jay Z have been named the highest-earning celebrity couple of 2013 by Forbes. Newsy reports: More »

44 Celebs Who Were Classmates

Bet you didn't know these stars went to high school together

(Newser) - Apparently some schools just produce more stars than others. PopSugar rounds up celebrities you may not have realized attended high school together. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the complete list . More »

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