They ain’t ready for this jelly.
Beyonce’s bootylicious new H&M ads have been turning heads all over the city (like, seriously—is that body post-Blue Ivy?! Oh cruel, cruel world.) But while we’ll take any chance we can get to see the Queen Bee’s bod, in the Lower East Side, residents have decided to add a Read More
Met Costume Gala
Photos courtesy of Patrick McMullan
Last night’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit will probably be–in the long run–lost to the annals of time, indistinguishable from last years, or the years before, or any year since Anna Wintour took over, actually. But for us who were there on the sidelines, waving frantically at a very pregnant Kim Kardashian and an actively dismissive Kanye West, screaming for just a moment of Lena Dunham or Kate Beckinsale time while pressed up against the barriers of the press pen like poor animals on the way to the slaughterhouse, listening to the woman next to us ask every female celebrity the same questions–”Did you eat anything today? What did you eat? How long did it take you to get into the dress?”–the irony of the night’s theme was not lost on us.
This is a really important time for America. This is when we decide, as a country, what the past tense of lip-sync should be. Lip-sanc? Lip-synced? Lip-sang? Hyphen or no hyphen? These are the pressing issues we need to address, America, because how else will we talk about what we already knew, which is that Beyoncé did not sing live during the inauguration, and that also–in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (as portrayed by Keenan Thompson on Saturday Night Live)–”I care why? Hashtag: Jay-Z is a lucky man.”
Today, Beyonce launched her lifestyle blog, The BeyHive Blog, adding to the superstar’s tech takeover, with her eponymous website, her sleek Tumblr and her sometimes politically loose-mouthed Instagram.
Fresh off her scintillatingly sung, er, reportedly lipsynched, rendition of the Star Spangled Banner during Monday’s Presidential Inauguration, her Sasha-Fierce-ified GQ Read More
Whether or not today’s rumors about Beyonce lip-syncing the national anthem yesterday are true or not, aren’t we missing the much larger point? If Beyonce wasn’t really using her microphone, what’s to say that President Obama didn’t lip-sync his entire inaugural address?
The problem with that premise–which would have been a fine morning-after joke–was that it had already been released as a satirical video from The Onion three days before the inauguration.
Big Apple Idolatry
– Jay Z was not “right next to De Niro” the other night at Leonardo DiCaprio’s birthday. The Taxi Driver star gave the Jigga a Meet the Fockers-level awkward greeting when Jay-Z tried to approach the King of Comedy only to get rebuffed because he had never returned Bob’s phone calls. Even Beyoncé couldn’t Read More
Pop singer, style icon, and vocal Obama supporter Beyoncé, whose husband Jay-Z played a show in Ohio to support the President’s re-election bid yesterday, has posted an image of herself posing with her absentee ballot.
Big Apple Idolatry
- Here’s Alexa Chung, Tavi, and Lena Dunham lip-syncing Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me” like they were in The First Wives Club or something. For feminism and Obama!
Probably not, seeing as the Vogue editor in chief was just announced as being the fourth-biggest fund-raiser for Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in a document released to The New York Times. But this was due in no small part to the $40,000-dollar-a-plate dinner she held over at Sarah Jessica Parker’s house back in June: that event raised approximately $2,000,000 on that night alone.
Now the president and first lady of hip-hop want to give the editrix a run for her money.
This morning brought MTV’s announcement of its Video Music Awards nominees, with established pop artists like Rihanna and Katy Perry competing with upstarts like Gotye and girl-of-the-moment Carly Rae Jepsen. In the marquee category, Video of the Year, the nominees are:
- Drake ft. Rihanna, “Take Care”
- Gotye ft. Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used Read More