A new batch of celebrities have fallen victim to yet another hacking scandal.
The site exposed.su has posted the personal financial information of 17 including Jay-Z, Paris Hilton, Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Ashton Kutcher and Mel Gibson, according to the National Post. The site also went beyond the reach of Hollywood and has exposed politicians such as First Lady Michelle Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden. It most recently added entries on Britney Spears and Sarah Palin on Monday.
Most of the information in the “dox” can be found on public record but what’s worrying is that the site was also able to obtain social security numbers. They used that information to access credit reports, loan and mortgage information for nearly all celebrities they have exposed.
Included in the various reports, is a American Express bill issued to Jay Z which shows an outstanding balance of $227,115, a mortgage statement for Kim Kardashian who has a remaining $5.85 million, and a credit score on Paris Hilton (which, by the way, was very good).
Various policing agencies such as the LAPD (who have had their own chief of police exposed in the reports), FBI and credit agencies are all investigating, according to Gawker. There is no apparent motive as of yet.
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.
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Saturday Night Live hasn’t really had its fair share of quality TV moments this season. While they’ve managed to rope in some fabulous guests this year (Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lawrence, Adam Levin), the skits have erred a little on the boring side. Thankfully, Justin Timberlake must promote his return to music (yay!) and that means a return to NBC’s beloved comedy show.
While we may not appreciate his acting the way he would like us to, Timberlake is actually a great comedy actor. He has a great sense of timing, he’s always down for a good laugh, and most importantly, (potential hosts take note) he’s a team player.
For a refresher, here’s are just some of Timberlake’s best moments on SNL:
1. Dick in a Box
2. Singles Ladies
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Rihanna just debuted her River Island Collection during London Fashion Week which officially gives her an invitation to the celebrity fashion designers club.
Celebrities can be great people to look up to when looking for style inspiration, but some celebs are a little bit easier to channel sartorially than others as you can purchase a little bit of them through their own fashion lines. However not every celebrity-turned-designer are as good as others.
Let us guide you through the messy world of celebrity fashion lines to see which celebrity fashion lines you should save your change for. We break down who’s worthy of becoming a fashion brand, who’s merely a hit, and who should keep their day job in one handy dandy list.
1) Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen: The Row, Elizabeth & James, Olsenboye, StyleMint, and Mary-Kate and Ashley for Wal-Mart.
Where to begin with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen? The famous duo got their start in the entertainment industry at the ripe ol’ age of six month, when the fraternal twins took turns playing baby sister Michelle Tanner on Full House. That was only the beginning and they went on to build an empire worth over one billion dollars. Apart from the iconic role of Michelle Tanner and their many movies and other T.V. shows, the twins managed to create a name for themselves within the fashion industry.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen top our list because not only have they had a head start in the business than most celebrities, their many fashion lines have managed to boost their fledgling adult acting careers and have given them a new sense of purpose and career path. Their many successful fashion lines have been the envy of other celebrities since they are quintessentially the blueprint for other celebrity fashion lines. The sisters have all markets covered from luxury brand The Row, to mid-market brand Elizabeth & James (the Elizabeth is for their sister who has now become a in-demand actress herself), and Olseneboye which is an exclusive partnership with mass-market department store JC Penney.
So not only are their fashions available to everyone which score major points, but when other celebrities where your clothes then you know you’ve made it as a fashion designer.
Verdict: Major Fashion Brand- for their mass market and high fashion appeal and high-end and low-end price ranges.
2) Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham Collection, dvb, and Victoria by Victoria Beckham.
While as Posh Spice, Victoria Beckham wasn’t the usual centre of the attention as she had to compete with the more in-your-face members of the iconic girl group, the Spice Girls. But now that she’s been on her own, Victoria probably commands the most attention from the public than any of the other members of the Spice Girls. While she did attempt and ultimately floundered at a solo pop career, Victoria has maintained her A-list status as a major fashion icon– all thanks to her impeccable fashion sense, her superstar athlete of a husband David Beckham, and her trademark pout.
What makes Victoria Beckham’s fashion lines so successful is that she’s the best brand ambassador for her clothing. Wonder what she’s wearing in all those various paparazzi shots of her? Well she’s most likely wearing her own clothes! Other stars have taken notice as well, having been spotted and photographed wearing clothes from Victoria’s collections. (Other celebrities wearing your designs a major fashion coup!) The problem with celebrity fashion lines are that the celebrities hardly ever wear their own designs! While celebrity designers might don their own designs once in a while, they are never as consistent as Victoria Beckham.
Verdict: High Fashion Brand- for its high fashion appeal but unfortunately her clothes have high-end to mid-market price tags on them. So you better save up!
3) Rachel Zoe: The Rachel Zoe Collection and Luxe Rachel Zoe. Read more…
After months of obscure photos and side profile shots of Blue Ivy, Beyonce has finally given us an update on how her baby girl is growing up!
Publishing a full shot of Blue Ivy, we can just tell that baby Blue looks just like her daddy Jay-Z and she is adorable!! While she is only 13 months, I bet this baby is going to start picking up some of her mama’s fierceness!!
It’s a convenient time for this photo to be published as Beyonce’s documentary ‘Life is but a Dream’ is set to air tonight (Feb. 16) at 9 p.m on HBO.
It’s almost as if the year 2013 is being run by Beyonce. First the SuperBowl, and then a double-whammy of Bey-focused television specials. Right before the diva’s documentary, she will also be featured in ‘Oprah’s nect Chapter’ at 8PM on OWN tonight!
For the first time in over 600 years, the head of the Catholic Church, otherwise known as the Pope, resigned from the holy post on Monday. Because this happens to be the Internet, everyone seems to have an opinion on who should replace Pope Benedict XVI as the religion’s high poobah.
Many have offered some more progressive suggestions for the perpetually conservative religion (Black! Hispanic! A woman!) but who would ever have thought that Lindsay Lohan’s name would have entered the fray, even if it was a complete forgery.
Just so we’re 100 per cent clear, the above tweet is a fake. It’s really not that hard to fake a tweet. Even so, it’s still a hilarious thought that Lindsay Lohan of all people would ever aspire so high.
While the Vatican does have their own system and pool of more highly qualified candidates to choose from, we can’t help but think of some celebrities that would make a better Pope. So here are the top 5 people that would make a better Pope than Lindsay Lohan.
1. Oprah Winfrey
She’s already a goddamn saint without actually being a saint.
We’re already loyal followers of Queen Bey. I’m sure she has more wisdom to share with us.
3. Ellen Degeneres
Because the world would be a happier place with Degeneres leading it.
4. Sir Ian McKellen
He’s Gandalf and Magneto! Turning water into wine should be a piece of cake for the knight. He’s also proudly gay. Bonus progressive points!
5. A Cat
Remember, we just need to beat Lindsay Lohan here. No need to look to far.
Lesson learned for Beyonce’s publicist right?! Don’t try to censor the internet or it’ll bit you in the arse. It was only a matter of time before “Unflattering Beyonce” became the new meme.
The backstory: Shortly after the Super Bowl, Buzzfeed posted a few unflattering images of the singer, before being contacted by her PR person who requested the site take them down. Naturally, this led to a follow-up article, more brutal than the first, called ”Beyonce’s Publicist Asks BuzzFeed To Remove ‘Unflattering’ Photos.” it’s PR 101 that asking for something be removed will result in further publication. Just check out the Streisand Effect.
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week,The Wanted get their own reality show and Justin Bieber is rumoured to have “cheated” on Selena Gomez with Rihanna.
HIT: The Wanted gets their own reality show
According to Vulture, the Wanted will be getting their very own Ryan Seacrest-produced reality show on E! Cameras will follow the English boy band as they make the move to L.A. to record their third album. With Seacrest’s blindingly white smile supporting them, you know the show will be a hit. Though, the big question on everyone’s mind (okay, just mine) is: will Lindsay Lohan (Max George’s alleged groupie) make an appearance? Shall we start taking bets?
MISS: Justin Bieber “cheated” on Selena Gomez with Rihanna
The worst rumour of the week goes to: Life & Style for reporting that Justin Bieber cheated on Selena Gomez with Rihanna during the early days of their relationship. To that I say: HAHAHAHAHA and throw in a Ryan Lochte-inspired “jeah, right!” because this is the worst hardly though-out pairing ever. Doesn’t Life & Style know by now that Rihanna likes the bad boys (or in Chris Brown’s case, douchebags)? Justin Bieber is too soft and baby-faced to be anywhere near RiRi’s radar.
HIT: Matt Smith to join Ryan Gosling’s new movie
Doctor Who’s Matt Smith is set to join the Ryan Gosling-directed project, How To Catch a Monster, alongside Gosling’s girlfriend, Eva Mendes. Considering the online fandoms surrounding Doctor Who and Gosling, I have to ask: is Tumblr funding this project? Asides from Mendes, it seems like Gosling’s casting director spent a lot of time on Tumblr to do his job. To that, I slow clap for your similar work ethics.
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I think the Twitterati unanimously agreed on Sunday that Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance was dayam hawt and we should probably all consider her our personal spirit guide. So it’s pretty hard to believe that any PR person would be unhappy with the reaction — even if there were a few unflattering images of Bey floating around online. I mean, she’s human right?! Who among us doesn’t have a photo where we’re half blinking, drooling or in the midst of a complicated dance move?
Shortly after the game, Buzzfeed posted a few unflattering images of the singer, before being contacted by her PR person who requested the site take them down. Naturally, this led to a follow-up article, more brutal than the first, called ”Beyonce’s Publicist Asks BuzzFeed To Remove ‘Unflattering’ Photos.”
While the photos were silly in the first place (why are we soothed by unflattering images?) it’s PR 101 that asking for something be removed will result in further publication. Just check out the Streisand Effect. [Source]
We have some breaking news for you. Beyonce performed at the Super Bowl half time last night. I’m sure people bet houses on the specifics of the Super Bowl; who would win, by how many points, would Beyonce lip sync, and what would she wear. It’s true, and I won a bet. Beyonce did not lip sync. Any questions?
We all know Beyonce is the queen of everything, we bow down to her. It’s very difficult to pinpoint the many reasons why Lady B exudes perfection, but I have attempted to specify the reasons why we love this woman.
1) She’s fierce. Sasha Fierce.
2) She’s sexy. Where can we purchase those legs?
3) She’s adorable
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We were all blown away by Lady B’s fierce performance at the Super Bowl halftime yesterday. I’m pretty sure everyone loves Beyonce. This makes it pretty clear Shaq does too. I would pay to see a video of him doing Single Ladies.
This video is proof that Beyonce is a magical goddess in disguise. With a three-month-old baby being comforted with the sound of her voice, it’s clear the effect Beyonce can have on people is astounding.
Blue Ivy is extremely lucky to have a mama with such a voice. Millions would DO ANYTHING to be treated with a one-on-one concert with Queen B herself!
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Anderson Cooper practically admits he’s a Beyoncé fangirl like the rest of us and Justin Bieber instagrams his ass.
HIT: Anderson Cooper understands the world’s Beyoncé obsession
While the world (okay, the press) still appears to be reeling from Beyoncé lip syncing-gate, Anderson Cooper pretty much laid it why everyone else loves the Queen B. Cooper nails his Ridiculist segment right off the bat when he says, “So what? As far as I’m concerned, it’s Beyoncé’s world and we are just living in it.” While Beyoncé is no Arethra Franklin (who performed lived during the 2009 inauguration), at least Bey didn’t screw it up when the wrong backing track played and she did a little jig (ahem, Ashley Simpson on SNL).
MISS: Justin Bieber Instagrams a photo of his ass crack
Like a Pokémon, Justin Bieber is evolving right before our eyes. Recently, the teen pop star made the leap from just plain shirtless photos to an ass crack! (They grow up so fast, don’t they?) But we have to ask: does the ass crack shot mean n00dz are not to far down the road? While teenage hormones may be screaming yes, the rest of the world hopes that he keeps that under wraps because no one wants to see his scrawny self, ass and all.
HIT: Even Michael J. Fox is making fun of Taylor Swift’s love life
You’d think Taylor Swift would get the hint on how exactly over-exposed her love life is after Michael J. Fox, who seems like the nicest celebrity ever, told Vulture he wouldn’t want his 23-year-old son Sam to date her (dammit, Tina Fey for putting the idea in everyone’s heads!). Not only did Fox approve of Swift’s break-up songwriting ways (“What a way to build a career.”), he probably wouldn’t even recognize her if she started dating his (finally age appropriate) son. He’ll probably tune in on who she is once the break-up song goes on the air: “‘Sam, You Piece of Shit.’ Oh … that was the girl you brought home!” Fox later apologized to T-Swift who tweeted, “”Hey everybody, Michael J. Fox got in touch with me today and we are good. Thank you for having my back.”
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It was suggested by The London Times today after some speculation that Beyonce, who sang at Obama’s 2013 inauguration yesterday, lip-synced the national anthem. A reporter for the Times named Nico Hines, came out with the news midday today.
A rep for the United States Marine Band told the Times: ”All music is pre-recorded for the ceremony because there are so many eventualities and conditions that day.” However, DuBois added that the band performed live and only learned last minute that Beyonce would be using a pre-recorded vocal track. There is in fact a history of artists using pre-recorded tracks at inaugurations because of DC’s harsh winds. Yo-Yo Ma also used a pre-recorded track when he performed at Obama’s 2009 inauguration.
Other performers, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor, however, did not use pre-recorded tracks.
People are taking the news of her lip syncing really hard, raging on social media outlets like twitter and tumblr.
Does this make us love Lady B any less? No. The woman is hardworking. If you were to sing for the president, would you not take all precautions to make sure everything went smoothly?
Beyonce wowed the audience will a breathtaking version of the national anthem at Obama’s 2013 Inauguration today. Her hair was flawless; her face was flawless; her arrival with Jay-Z was flawless. Did I mention Lady B was flawless? She’s flawless. That belt gives me goosebumps every time and I’m nominating Beyonce for president.
A blonde Kelly Clarkson also performed “My Country Tis of Thee,” just before Beyonce took the stage.
Kids had an inauguration of their own this past weekend where Darren Criss, Naya Rivera, Amber Riley, Katy Perry, Usher, and others performed. Did you watch the inauguration? What did you think of her performance?
Watch Beyonce’s performance here
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Beyonce reminded us how dayam fine she is on the new cover of GQ, flaunting leopard red panties with zipper pockets and an athletic blue cut-off T-shirt. It’s been a pretty good couples day for Beyonce — not that she ever really has any BAD days in our eyes. Along with covering the Feb. 2013 issue she announced that she’ll be releasing a new song with her old R&B group Destiny’s Child, who haven’t recorded together in EIGHT YEARS!!
On top of that, the 31-year-old is releasing a new album with over 50 songs in the pipeline, collaborating with people like Pharell, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake.
You can read more about Bey in the new issue of GQ, and check out more photos below!! How excited are you for her new album??
Destiny’s Child is returning with a new single after an eight year hiatus.
WHAT?! My inner fangirl was screaming after I heard Justin Timberlake is returning to music and now it’s just wandering alone somewhere lost and confused because the excitement was just too much. What decade is it? Is this real? I’m sooo scared.
Their new track “Nuclear,” produced and co-written by Pharrell Williams, will appear on a Love Songs compilation, released on Jan. 29. According to Pitchfork, the album is a greatest hits style release featuring “romantic, passionate and sensual selections recorded between 1997 and 2004.”
The R&B group haven’t recorded together since their fifth album, Destiny Fulfilled, released in November 2004. Beyonce is also reportedly releasing a studio album in 2013, the first since her 2011 album, 4.
Are you more excited for Justin Timberlake or Destiny’s Child’s new music?
TREND: Over the Top Curls
If you’ve been following Beyoncé on Instagram as obsessively as I am, you’ll notice how Bey went from straight and sleek to bodacious curls in her latest #WIWT (what I wore today) shots.
The over the top and full of volume style must be an inspiration (and a relief) for those who are have natural curly hair. No longer do we need to fuss over straighteners and hair clips—we can just stick to our favourite moisturizing conditioners to get the look we want. Just don’t use the brush too often and find a good gel/mousse/cream (or whatever concoction you find works best! To each their own) to keep those beautiful curls intact. And for those who have naturally straight hair, don’t forget to use a heat protectant when curling your tresses—you don’t want to fry your hair in the process!
TREND: Geometric Prints
Thanks to the creative mind of Marc Jacobs, I can’t help but love all the geometric prints over at Louis Vuitton. It’s like he moved from the Mad Men conservative style of fifties to the swinging sixties, more specifically swinging London. I also love how chic AnnaSophia Robb also looks in a Marc Jacobs geometric print sweater in the newest Teen Vogue. I can’t wait to pick up some great monochromatic pieces in the future!
WTF?: Condom wedding dress
A restaurant called “Cabbages and Condoms” was developed in Bangkok, Thailand as part of a plan to raise awareness of safe sex, HIV/AIDS and family planning. Not only are prophylactics a part of the name, they’re also integral to the restaurant’s décor as condoms from around the world add some, um, interesting points of interests. No, they aren’t used to make balloon animals but instead costumes such as a wedding dress. Yes, a wedding dress.
I wonder if the creator was trying to debunk the whole “you ain’t getting any” saying that surrounds marriage. Or is the happy couple supposed to use all of the condoms whilst on their honeymoon? How cheeky! I’d advised against it though because of the general wear and tear it would go through during the ceremony and reception, not to mention they’re probably expired. Safe sex, y’all!
HIT: Beyoncé directing HBO Doc on Herself
We’re already predicting that Queen Bey will OWN 2013. On top of headlining the Super Bowl half-time show and reportedly releasing new music in the next year, she’ll now also direct an HBO documentary on herself. Between her and Jay Z (you’ve seen this adorable video of him talking to an old lady on the subway, right?), there’s no doubt Blue Ivy will be an ambitious, thoughtful young lady.
MISS: Channing Tatum to Take a Break from Acting
According to Entertainment Weekly, Mr. Sexiest Man of the Year has decided to take a year-long break in the near future to focus on finding a project to direct with his production partner. Take a deep breath, ladies, here’s a tissue. It’s just a break. After the kind of year Tatum has had (pretty much a movie every two months), you wouldn’t want to see him overexposed and burned out, right? Anyways, four for you, Channing Tatum. You go, Channing Tatum.
HIT: GIFs of Justin Timberlake During his Male Pageant Days
Go call Honey Boo Boo Child and tell her all future pageants are cancelled because Justin Timberlake just won all the awards (even though this took place years ago, but we’ll ignore that)! Thanks to the lovely folks at Buzzfeed, we can now marvel as Timberlake coyly plays with the audience during his young pageant days. Together now: I can’t even. This is too precious. SQUEAL!
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