Jennifer Lawrence and Sarah Jessica Parker share a moment on the red carpet.
It can be tough to find the right outfit for the Met Gala. There’s so much pressure to be dressed the best and the competition is steep! Like I said in Part 1, this year’s punk theme might have been a bit too high concept for some people to wrap their heads around. So while some celebrities made some honest but failed attempts at going punk, some celebrities completely ignored the theme all together. So here are our choices for the ones who did not quite make the best dressed list and the ones who completely missed the mark all together.
There’s a lot of the classic Taylor Swift elements going on in the dress, but I find the black so jarring on Swift. Perhaps if this was in Swift’s go to white colour it would work better.
Blake Lively looks like she is channeling her inner Black Swan, but there’s nothing very punk about this.
I love Jennifer Lawrence but this just seems like a case where a celebrity was contractually obligated to wear this design. J. Law is the face of Miss Dior so it makes sense why this happened. It’s pretty but not amazing.
Beyoncé arrives fashionably late at this year’s Met Gala.
Fashion’s biggest red carpet took place this week as celebrities, models, and designers descended upon the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art ball. This year’s theme was punk in honour of their new exhibit Punk: Chaos to Couture. While that was a fun idea, not that many attendees were able to pull off the punk concept. It was kind of like watching an episode of Project Runway where the episode’s challenge was too far out there for some of the designers to wrap their head around. It indeed resulted in one of the craziest Met Gala red carpets ever with so many spikes and studs paired with outrageous hair and makeup! I kind of have a feeling that next year’s theme won’t be so high concept (your move, Anna Wintour)! So let’s check out who made the cut on our best dressed list. And check back for Part 2: The Blahs and the Oh No’s!
Nina Dobrev can rock on stage and the red carpet in this look, a perfect combo for the gala’s theme.
Loving the studded detail on supermodel Cara Delevingne‘s gown.
Nicole Richie‘s white hair was so jaw dropping and totally badass! The dress might not be punk but the overall look is. Read more…
I was seven when I first saw Beyoncé sing and shake on TV. Even though she shared the stage with the three other members of Destiny’s Child back then, it was clear that Bey was the queen. With her doc Life Is But a Dream finally giving us a glimpse into her personal life, let’s check out the R&B diva’s evolution from talent show to Super Bowl show-stopper.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was born in Houston, Texas on September 4, 1981. Even though we’ve been saying Bey’s fabulous name for years, her family only let us in on its origin at the Life Is But a Dream premiere. Turns out it comes from her mom’s maiden name Beyince. Luckily for us, Beyoncé definitely has way more diva-worthy oomph.
She sang everywhere she could
One school play was all it took for little Bey to fall in love with acting, music and dancing. She became a choir and talent show queen, out-singing older kids and getting standing ovations since she was seven. Check out this clip to see eight-year-old Beyoncé werking a talent show in 1989!
First girl group!
Nine-year-old Beyoncé formed the group Girls Tyme with her cousin and future Destiny’s Child BFF, Kelly Rowland in 1990. The R&B gang included original DC members LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson. The girls perfected their dance moves in Beyoncé’s backyard when they weren’t wowing talent show crowds.
She wasn’t afraid to rock the stage Read more…
Proving once again what an amazing woman she is, the trailer for Beyonce’s documentary “Life is But a Dream” features some up-close and personal moments of the star.
In the video, we witness a vulnerable and low-key Beyonce as she is shown traveling, rehearsing dance numbers and examining her pregnant belly.
“I always battle with how much do I reveal about myself. How do I stay current? How do I stay soulful?” Beyonce says in a voiceover during the trailer.
“People see celebrities and they have money and fame, but I’m a human being,” Beyonce explains in a “celebrities are just like us” moment. “I cry, I get scared, I get nervous just like everyone else.”
I love seeing this side of Beyonce because it’s refreshing to see her admitting her weaknesses and asking personal questions about life like any human being would. She is truly one of a kind.
“Life is But a Dream” premieres on HBO on February 16 at 9 p.m.
Watch the trailer below:
Because news of the Destiny’s Child reunion is so exciting, here is a video of Beyonce and Michelle Williams keepin’ it real. Showing off their “respect my gangster” handshake, these two ladies show just how much street cred they really have. (Let’s just hope Kelly Rowland is in on this too!)
While it has been almost a decade since Destiny’s Child’s last full-length album, the group comprised of Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams may be recording a new album soon!
According to Mathew Knowles, Beyonce’s father and former manager of Destiny’s Child, the group has previously unreleased material that will appear on two compilation releases via his Music World Entertainment label partnership with Sony.
“We still have our joint venture with Sony, and in November, we’re putting out two Destiny’s Child catalog records with new material,” Knowles told The Huffington Post when asked about his label’s upcoming plans.
And beyond the new songs, Knowles also talked about the possibility of a Destiny’s Child reunion tour!
“It takes a year of planning to do these tours, but first it starts with the artist wanting to do it. And I think the ladies are still working happily in their solo careers,” he explained.
“I hope in the next five years that there is a reunion tour. I think it would be incredible.”
Considering this, the decision is obviously up to the trio who have all been busy focusing on their solo careers.
Beyonce, as we know, has become a massive hitmaker and recently just became a mother to a baby girl named Blue Ivy. Kelly, has also fared quite well hitting No. 1 with Lil’ Wayne on ‘Motivation’ and is set to do the same with her new single ‘Ice’. As for Michelle, the gospel singer has been successful on Broadway and is set to launch a clothing line in partnership with African brand Koshie O.
Guys, what do you think of this potentially exciting news? Will there ever be a Destiny’s Child reunion?
While pretty much everyone else in Hollywood was at the 2011 American Music Awards, rockin’ out to Katy Perry and LMFAO in L.A., Beyonce was in New York City at the premiere for her DVD, Live At Roseland.
The singer showed off her growing baby bump on the premier’s black carpet, in a stunning tight-fitted black Robert Cavalli gown with gold detailing on the back. She did not look sad at all for missing out on the AMA festivities.
In an interview with Harper’s Bazzar in October, Beyonce explained that her pregnancy has not stopped her from expressing her impeccable fashion sense.
“I’ve had so much fun with fashion over the months,” she said. “I have been pregnant through every event I’ve done, from the Billboard Awards to Glastonbury.”
Beyonce revealed her baby news back in August, with an inconspicuous belly rub while walking on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards.
You can watch the entire Beyoncé: Live At Roseland concert on Beyonce’s VEVO, worldwide.
Singer, actress and all-around performing machine, Beyoncé Knowles, is looking to release her fourth studio album this coming June — and the reviews are already glowing.
After unveiling six tracks from the currently untitled album to record bosses in New York, Sony Music Australia executive Denis Handlin, revealed that Knowles’ new material was triumphant.
“It was just amazing,” he told The Daily Telegraph. “These songs, the best description I can give is groundbreaking. She’s gone to another level.”
The songstress and wife of rap mogul, Jay-Z, has described the new album’s sound as a mixture of various genres.
“I’m not in a box,” she said to MTV News. “It’s not R&B. It’s not typically pop. It’s not rock. It’s just everything I love all mixed together in my own little gumbo of music.”
Knowles has cited her inspirations for the album, including artists like The Stylistics, Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, to name a few. Though details of the album remain unknown, fans can expect the songstress’s new sound to include samplings of such talent as Jim Jonsin, Diplo, The-Dream, Ne-Yo and even indie group, Sleigh Bells in the her follow-up record to ‘I am…Sasha Fierce.’
The album will also be released in time for the 29-year-old entertainer’s headlining gig at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, in Somerset, England. She may have taken a little bit of time off from world domination, but it looks as though some time out of the spotlight was just was Beyoncé needed to bring us back to our knees.
I, for one, can’t wait.
Beyoncé Knowles’ double-disk “I Am…Sasha Fierce” beat out new albums by rockers Nickelback and American Idol winner David Cook. The singer earned her third No. 1 album with 485,000 copies sold.
Meanwhile Nickelback took the No. 2 spot selling 327,000 copies followed by David Cook (289,000). In her new album, Beyoncé unleashes her alter ego, Sasha Fierce. Up until now, her slightly more aggressive ego has only appeared in live performances.
Beyoncé’s new album topped the debut of 2003’s “Dangerously in Love” by approximately 166,000 copes, but followed under “B-Day” released in 2006.
Still, Taylor Swift emerges as the winner of 2008’s biggest female debut with 592,000 albums sold for “Fearless”. The album landed at the No.4 spot this week.
Nickelback has recently announced the launch of a North American tour followed by the success of the album “Dark Horse”. And while debuting at No.3, David Cook won the title of most digital copies sold for a new album, selling 59,000 digital copies.
Beyonce Knowles has multiple personalities. Like Mariah Carey a.k.a. “Mimi,” Beyonce says she too has an alter ego – and her name is Sasha.
“I wouldn’t like Sasha if I met her offstage,” Knowles says of her onstage persona in an interview with Parade Magazine. “Oh, no. She’s too aggressive, too strong, too sassy, too sexy! I’m not her in real life at all. I’m not flirtatious and super-confident and fearless like her.”
In the magazine’s Dec. 17 issue, Beyonce tells Parade she created Sasha to distance herself from her celebrity: “I created my stage persona to protect myself so that when I go home, I don’t have to think about what it is I do. Sasha isn’t me. The people around me know who I really am.”
The singer-actress, currently in a high-profile relationship with hip hop mogul Jay-Z, also talks about love: “When I’m in love, I’m there 100 percent. But if I don’t trust someone, if I’m not totally there because of it, then I’m not going to waste my time.”
Knowles is currently getting ready for the premiere of the movie musical “Dreamgirls,” where she stars as singer Deena Jones. The movie is set to open on Friday but is already gaining a lot of Oscar buzz for the Grammy-winning singer and her co-stars, American Idol finalist Jennifer Hudson and Jamie Foxx.
Eva Longoria has spoken out against rumours that she is set to appear as Beyonce Knowles’ girlfriend in an upcoming film.
The rumours, which started about a week ago, also mentioned that Sofia Coppola would be directing the movie.
“Stop the madness,” Longoria told People magazine. “Believe me, I would love to work with Beyonce one day. She’s so talented. But this is definitely not something we are doing together. It’s completely and absolutely not true.”
The film was said to be an adaptation of Sarah Waters’ book, “Tipping the Velvet.”
Destiny?s Child members Kelly Rowland, Beyonc? Knowles and Michelle Williams reunited on Sunday to perform the American national anthem at the NBA?s 55th annual All-Star Game.
Following Jann Arden?s mediocre rendition of Oh Canada, Destiny?s Child rocked Houston?s Toyota Center with a beautiful and flawless rendition of America?s Star-Spangled Banner.
Destiny?s Child fans shouldn?t get their hopes too high. According to various sources this is “their last ever performance.?