2012 was relatively quiet for Beyonce. For others it would’ve been a busy year. After spending most of the year tending to her baby Blue Ivy, the 31-year-old singer is coming back with a vengeance. Prep yourself for a Beyonce onslaught.
Just in the next couple months, Bey will be debuting her HBO documentary, headlining the half-time show at the 47th annual Superbowl, releasing a brand new single and performing at President Obama’s inauguration. Can you imagine what she has in store for us for the rest of the year?
If that wasn’t enough, Mrs. Jay-Z is showing some under-boobage for the February 2013 GQ issue. The “Halo” singer was photographed by Terry Richardson in a very short cropped football jersey and animal-print panties. The publication choose to feature the Dreamgirls actress as part of their 100 Sexiest Women of the 21st Century editorial.
Destiny’s Child, which as you know is made up of Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams, are releasing their first new album in eight years in a couple weeks. Pre-sales for the album have started today on Amazon!
The album is called Destiny’s Child Love Songs and is described as follows: “Like the proverbial hand and glove, power ballads and Destiny’s Child were made for each other. And the proof appears on Love Songs. The 14-song collection draws from the group’s 10-year, top selling reign. Tender, soulful vocals by frequent lead singer Beyonce. Sparkling harmonies laced against sumptuous melodies, simultaneously breathing life into story-telling-lyrics covering the gamut of female emotions. Those are the Destiny’s Child trademarks coursing throughout this compilation. At the end of the day, you can’t hide behind a ballad. It’s all front and center. Either you have it. or you don’t. And Destiny’s Child definitely have it. So relax and listen to one of the world’s most talented girl groups do its love thing.”
The album officially comes out on January 22. Read what had been said this fall in an interview their former manager, Matthew Knowles below. I’ve also included the 14-song track list as well.
If this rumor is true, today is our lucky day! For years, fans have been pleading for Justin Timberlake to bring his “sexy back” and release more music. Now, rumor has it that today is the day. The rumor first came from Florida’s Radio Now 97.9 that the 30-year-old singer is prepping the release of a new single on Monday.
This rumor became more real on Wednesday night at 9:03pm when Justin Timberlake himself tweeted, “Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am PST…” Amazing! The rumors are that this is produced by Timbaland and that the song features Jay Z and Beyonce. Are you freaking kidding me!?? That is epic!
Timbaland also tweeted something that plays into this being a real thing as well (I’ve included that below). The timing also falls in line with Beyonce’s upcoming new music and upcoming Superbowl performance as well. Check out both tweets below and stay tuned Thursday morning as we’ll definitely be posting about the song as soon as it comes up.
I don’t typically like writing about Kim Kardashian (I leave that to the other Homorazzi cast), but I just had to share this one. It features Beyonce going a little cray cray upon hearing about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s pregnancy. As you would expect, she’s not looking forward to Kimye’s offspring potentially outshining her precious Blue Ivy. Remember when she tried to get her kid’s name trademarked? LOL.
Obviously, it’s not Bey herself but someone pretending to be her. I probably should say embodying her instead of pretending. Girlfriend does a spectacular job of mimicking her talking voice and singing inflections. Love the shout out to sister Solange Knowles while holding a bag of Cheetos. Check out the clip below.
Before I begin, I just wanted to preface this post by saying it’s bit self-indulgent. That said, the aim of our Behind The Cast posts are to give you a better insight to who we are. True? Anyhoo, I just wanted to quickly chat about one of our favorite pastimes while getting ready for a night out on the town.
Usually, Brian and my home is the meeting place before we head out. Most of our friends live nearby and we have a bigger place so it makes sense. Plus we have all the board games, karaoke, a hot tub, booze and most importantly an Apple TV. Combined with the brilliant VEVO app, the Apple TV is my favorite thing in the world. Friends come over all the time and play me their favorite new tracks by simply logging on to our Wi-Fi and playing it on our sound system. With the VEVO app, we can play all our current music video obsessions and our favorite oldies which brings me to this post.
Nothing gets a roomful of homos screaming more than playing music videos from our favorite DIVAS. Yes, we’re a gay cliche. However, we also listen to folk music, old school grunge, rock and hip-hop but there’s something about the ladies that gets us all fired up. I decided to share some of the music videos that seem to get the most airplay at our house while enjoying cocktails. I purposefully left out clips from 2012 since that would make this post extremely long. Without further delay, check out a few oldies and relatively-recent clips we love watching while a tad intoxicated.
A week after the Sandy Hook shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, two videos from very opposing camps hit the internet. First you have celebrities asking in a PSA, “How many more colleges? How many more classrooms? How many more movie theaters? How many more house of faith? How many more shopping malls? How many more street corners?” Demand A Plan is a grassroots initiative to mobilize Americans to DEMAND a plan to end gun violence from Congress and President Obama. Reese Witherspoon, Beyonce, Michelle Williams, Selena Gomez, John Hamm, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and many, many more lend their voices to the PSA.
Coincidentally on the same day, National Rifle Association president Wayne LaPierre, held a live press conference. LaPierre claims the media is to blame for the shootings and not guns. He explains that the entertainment industry makes “the filthiest form of pornography,” citing violent music videos and films Natural Born Killers and American Psycho. He further goes on to say that “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” His most controversial comment that has celebrities on Twitter in a tizzy is his claim that had armed guards been at Sandy Hook, innocent lives would’ve been spared that day. Check out both vids below.
Wowza! One already very well-off celebrity has just signed a $50-million multi-year deal with Pepsi as a brand ambassador, which includes commercials, a fund to support creative endeavors, and limited edition cans with their picture on it (I’ve included a picture of these cans below).
The endorsement will roll out in February, which will coincide with the release of the artist’s new album, a documentary, as well as their Pepsi-sponsored Super Bowl performance in New Orleans on February 3. Any guesses yet?
Following the announcement, the artist said in a statement, “Pepsi embraces creativity and understands that artists evolve…this allows me to work with a lifestyle brand with no compromise and without sacrificing my creativity.” Find out
HBO just gave Beyoncé fans a first look at her autobiographical commentary premiering on February 16, 2013. The teaser begins with Bey saying, “I always battle with how much I reveal about myself.” Given that she’s not only starring in the documentary but also directing and producing it, she has complete creative control. So any oversharing that occurs is on her hands ;)
HBO has a history of pushing every boundary with class and authenticity… Some of my favorite shows are on HBO, so I am excited that my film will be part of its bold programming. This film was so personal to me, it had to have the right home.” – Beyoncé
Just how “Raw“, “Real” and “Revealed” will the HBO special be? There’s a moment in the clip where B shows off her tummy, which seems to address the rumors that she wasn’t actually pregnant and hired a surrogate. Hopefully, in the show a wider shot of a pregnant Beyoncé is shown. Based on what’s revealed in the teaser, that could be anyone’s tummy or bloated stomach for that matter, since it never shows her face.
In addition to baby-gate, the documentary will feature footage from concert performances, childhood home videos and video chats. Check out the 25-second teaser below.