I read yesterday that Beyonce had accompanied her husband, Jay-Z, to his tour stop in Vancouver. I didn’t think much of it, not even sure if the story was true – turns out, it is. There were even photos of a very full-bodied-looking Beyonce backstage at the concert. So, it happened. And I started to wonder… is it weird that Bey flew to Vancouver at this late stage of her pregnancy? On September 23, she said she was six months pregnant. Which means that three months later, she’s coming up on full-term, correct? And she’s repeatedly said she’s “due” in January, meaning she’ll be “giving birth” within the next month, probably.
Considering I’ve never been pregnant, I asked Bedhead and CB what the general rule is for flying while in your third trimester, and I got mixed responses – various doctors say different things, but it definitely seems like Bey is cutting it very close. That is, she’s cutting it close if she’s really pregnant. Have detachable pillow, will travel. Apparently, when she was in Vancouver, she also did some shopping too:
While hubby Jay-Z is busy working on his Watch the Throne show with Kanye West, Beyoncé spent her time shopping in Vancouver. The pregnant pop star and her entourage arrived at upscale department store Holt Renfrew where they were met with more security, who ensured fellow shoppers didn’t snap photos or harass Beyoncé. She, meanwhile, stopped at several cosmetics counters, then made her way to the fragrance department. Despite the security, Beyoné went relatively unnoticed, a source says. “She looked so comfortable and quite pretty,” the source tells us, adding that she was “super friendly” with the staff.
You can see some of the shopping photos here – I just don’t get how she’s more than eight months pregnant, and the only part of her that’s “showing” is her bump. I know, I know, all women are different, all women will carry differently, but this is just the strangest pregnancy ever. It’s right up there with Katie Holmes’s pregnancy (I do think Katie was pregnant, she just lied about when she gave birth) and Nicole Kidman’s pregnancy (never happened).
Have you seen some of the latest blind items having to do with Beyonce and her Deflating Bump of Conspiracies? Go here to Dlisted to read some of them – I mean, they are “allegedly” about Beyonce, but… they certainly fit, right? Still, Beyonce is on track to give birth… soon. Like, within the next month, apparently, considering she claims she was six months pregnant on September 23rd. Meaning she’s past the eight-month mark right now. Which means that surrogate is probably ready to bust. One of the blind items claims that Beyonce is making all kinds of deals behind the scenes to profit from her pillowy pregnancy, including a Jessica Simpson-style “How I Lost the Baby Weight” magazine spread shortly after “giving birth”. Allegedly, Bey is still going to be selling this pillow until we’re all sick of it. So… here’s a preview. Us Weekly has a story about how Bey has gone on a “partially vegan” diet (???) and Jay-Z has joined her in pillow solidarity or something.
Jay-Z is eating like a pregnant woman! The 42-year-old dad-to-be is supporting Beyonce by dieting with her. A source tells the new Us Weekly — on stands Friday — that the duo are maintaining a “partially vegan diet.” (Think stir-fried vegetables and tofu, made to order by a private chef.)
“Jay’s trying to be disciplined, and he needs the energy to support her,” a source adds.
Beyonce, 30, isn’t going to let herself go just because she’s expecting! “I’ve been really conscious [about food],” she told 20/20. “I’ve been trying my best not to lose control!”
Meanwhile, Beyonce has been resisting temptation, including favorites like fried chicken and doughnuts.
Jay and Bey’s commitment to healthy living seems to be paying off. A source tells Us that Monday night the duo were “dancing up a storm” at Hollywood’s Spare Room club.
“They were loved up and sweet together [and] partied until 4 a.m.!”
The next night, Beyonce and Jay-Z partied once again! This time, the couple hung out with Serena Williams, Kanye West and friends at Watch The Throne’s after party.
WTF is a “partially vegan” diet? Is that “eating your vegetables as part of a balanced diet that includes ham and chicken and steak”? So we’re not just supposed to buy the pillowy pregnancy, we’re also supposed to buy that Bey is maintaining a partially vegan diet, and that Jay-Z is dieting with her? Here’s an honest to God question: Is Beyonce just making this up as she goes along? Did she have an actual plan to fool people, and is this the plan? Because if this is the plan, Bey can afford to be getting much better advice.
Beyonce appeared on 20/20 on Friday to promote her new live album and, of course, to talk about her Bump of Mysteries and Conspiracies. Thus far, Beyonce – through her rep – has only bothered to comment on all of the conspiracy theories once, when just after Beyonce’s bump “collapsed” on an Australian television show, the rep said the conspiracies were “stupid, ridiculous and false.” In this new 20/20 interview, Bey tells Katie Couric that, “You know there are certain things that are so far, it doesn’t even affect me. I am cool, it is so ridiculous and over the top.” Here’s the full video interview and some quotes from the piece:
Since announcing her pregnancy to the world back in August 2011 at the MTV Video Music Awards, Beyonce fans have eagerly been on baby bump watch. But in October the singer sparked rumours that she was wearing a prosthetic belly after her stomach appeared to collapse as she sat down during a live TV appearance in Australia.
Now the 30-year-old star, who has branded the stories as ‘ridiculous’, has spoken out for the first time about how she feels about the reports. In an interview with Katie Couric for ABC’s 20/20, she said she treated the stories like water off a ducks back.
‘You know there are certain things that are so far, it doesn’t even affect me,’ she said.
‘I am cool, it is so ridiculous and over the top.’
In fact the Love On Top singer revealed that it was her mother, Tina Knowles, that needed to be calmed down the most.
‘She’s like “no one is going to talk about my gran-baby.”‘ she said. ‘I was like calm down mom, it’s OK.’
In her interview with Couric last night, Beyonce was certainly more eager to discuss other things. She talked openly about her pregnancy in detail and her new DVD Live At Roseland. She also explained why she decided to reveal her pregnancy on stage at the MTV Awards, the moment in which she stripped off her jacket and rubbed her belly after performing her hit song, Love On Top.
‘News that is that big… it is hard to keep to yourself,’ she explained to Couric. ‘I felt so liberated and I could breathe and be happy. I went straight off the stage, I hugged Jay and I hugged my mom’ she explained.
Beyonce told Couric that she would soon be taking time off to prepare for the birth of her baby, and then afterwards to care for the tot and also to lose her baby weight. ‘I am not looking forward to that because I am having a good time!’ she said.
‘I’ve been really conscious [about food],’ she told Couric. ‘I’ve been trying my best not to lose control. Because I’ve met so many people that say, “My second baby, my third baby, I’ve learned my lesson,”‘ she explains of other mothers who struggled to lose their baby weight. ‘So I haven’t been going crazy. I know it’s important that I don’t lose myself.’
Beyonce told the 54-year-old TV journalist that she couldn’t wait to get her hands on her bundle of joy.
‘I am so anxious I want to hold the baby!’ she laughed. ‘The best thing is knowing that my favourite person in the world… I haven’t met them yet. It’s exciting.’
And she revealed that her husband Jay-Z was equally waiting with anticipation, when Couric asked about his no doubt huge excitement.
‘You can only imagine and multiply that,’ she said.
In the interview Couric also tried her hand at getting the singer to reveal the sex of the baby.
‘Should I get you a pink baby present or a blue baby present?’ she asked.
But Beyonce only coyly put her finger to her mouth and replied: ‘Hmm…’
However Couric pressed, telling her that her bestfriend Kelly Rowland had already let the sex of the baby slip.
‘Really?’ Beyonce asked.
‘She said that you were going to have a girl,’ Couric laughed.
‘Did she?’ the singer hummed, once again holding her finger to her mouth.
Yeah, I don’t even know at this point. Apparently, she’s eight months pregnant, and her bump keeps going up and down, up and down. I had my conspiracy theories all locked up a few months ago when I thought she was genuinely pregnant, but I’ll admit that at this point, I kind of doubt she’s even pregnant.
By the way, did you hear that Beyonce’s 4got snubbed by the Grammys? Every one of Beyonce’s solo albums has been nominated for Album of the Year and Best R&B Album of the year – two categories that 4 wasn’t nominated for. Probably because the album blows?
That means she more than eight months pregnant right now. Is this how a eight-months pregnant lady looks? And that means she’s due in the beginning of January? Which means…? Jesus, it’s too early in the morning for Beyonce’s never-ending bump conspiracies. Speaking of conspiracies, Bey also released an “alternate” version of the “Countdown” video, this time without the blatantly plagiarized choreography. This is how Bey rolls – don’t acknowledge the plagiarism, just sweep it under the rug and act like it never happened:
And I’d just like to add more fodder that I haven’t seen discussed thus far: in all of Beyonce’s music videos from 4, Bey hasn’t been “showing”. Does this mean that she filmed all of her music videos over the summer? Or does it mean she just detached her pillowy bump so that she could dance awkwardly for strange men whilst fanning her vadge?
You know how in Gwyneth Paltrow’s mind, she and Beyonce are super-tight and total BFFs? And in reality, Beyonce is like, “She’s okay, but she’s a little clingy”? Well, it seems like Gwyneth’s husband Chris Martin thought he could casually exploit (not really) his wife’s relationship with Beyonce – Chris wrote a song for Beyonce, and asked her to record it with Coldplay for their latest album, Mylo Xyloto. Beyonce (through her people!) refused. So Chris wrote another song, this time for Rihanna, and Rihanna sang it and now Chris thinks that Rihanna is his favorite. And everything Chris learned about being a bitchy high school girl, he learned from Gwyneth.
Maxim: So how did the Rihanna collaboration on Mylo Xyloto, “Princess of China,” come about? Because you’ve name-checked Beyoncé so many times in the past, we would have expected her to turn up on the album.
Chris Martin: Well, I did write a song for Beyoncé, but it got rejected by her A&R people. And the one I wrote for Rihanna didn’t get rejected. It was when she was doing Rated R, but it took so long—there’s still this tribalism in music where we’re rock and you’re pop and you’re hip-hop, and it sometimes takes a while to get across those barriers. Whereas a 14-year-old doesn’t even see those barriers. So once we started thinking like that, it was, “Who cares if we used to be shelved in different places in Tower Records?” She’s f–king rad, and I love listening to her. It’s my favorite real singing on the album, ’cause it isn’t me.”
So why didn’t Gwyneth intercede on behalf of her husband to get her super-duper BFF 4 EVA Beyonce to sing on his album? Is it because Goop and Bey aren’t really that super-duper close? Is it because Beyonce thinks she’s too good to appear on a Coldplay album? Is it because Bey is surrounded by sycophantic yes men? Who knows? But I like the idea that Chris is Pro-RiRi and Gwyneth is Pro-Bey, and THAT is the biggest fight they’re having during this holiday season.
Here are some photos of Beyonce flaunting her bump at a NYC screening of “Live at Roseland” which is her new concert DVD. The dress is Roberto Cavalli – and I really dislike it. Not very flattering, and the gold stuff on the sides makes the dress look really cheap. Anyway, shall we discuss Beyonce’s bump? At this point, I’m kind of over the conversation. Many of us have gone back and forth on this – and I now think that my initial theory was correct – Beyonce is truly pregnant, but she was padding it for the first and second trimesters for whatever reason. Do I think this current bump is real? Well… her face looks fuller. Her boobs look huge, and everything looks so much bigger at this point. Would Bey wear full-body pregnancy padding? Er…maybe?
With her baby due this February, Beyonce’s bump is completely bonafide and undeniable these days — but, back in mid-August, when the superstar’s pregnancy was still under wraps, but she worried the evidence was already obvious.
Beyonce performed four sold-out, intimate shows at NYC’s Roseland Ballroom, and strutted her stuff in a skimpy, sequined mini-dress with a strategically placed bib over her still-tiny belly. (She announced the baby news Aug. 28 at the MTV Video Music Awards.)
“The whole time I definitely was thinking, ‘Everyone knows, everyone can see,”‘ Beyonce, 30, said Sunday night during an onstage interview at NYC’s Paris Theater, where she hosted a special screening for Live at Roseland, a concert film DVD documenting those shows.
The “Love on Top” singer also explained why she booked the quartet of shows at the tiny venue: With her baby on the way, the concerts would be her only opportunity in 2011 to perform songs from her 4 album for fans. And the mom-to-be certainly suffered for her art, too, she said.
“When you’re pregnant, it’s a little bit harder to breathe, so it was hard doing all the choreography and singing at the same time,” said Beyonce, who dressed up her increasingly huge bump in a brown and gold Roberto Cavalli gown.
The DVD will also be a great memento for the child, Beyonce’s first with husband Jay-Z; Beyonce hopes the movie (featuring tons of home footage from rehearsals, Beyonce’s childhood, even a glimpse of her top-secret wedding gown) will impress her little one.
“[I hope he or she will say] I can’t believe I was in that belly!” joked the star.
The new Live at Roseland DVD goes on sale exclusively at Walmart this week.
Beyonce also released some footage from her wedding on Vevo – you can see it here. It’s actually a really sweet video that Bey played as she sang “I Was Here”. I hate myself a little bit for tearing up, just so you know.
Here are some photos of Beyonce in NYC two days ago, rocking some five-inch (?) Christian Louboutin platform booties, because you can take away Beyonce’s second trimester pillow, you can take away her ability to convincingly jack other artists’ works, but you will never take away her heels. Last week, Kelly Rowland let the baby’s gender “slip” – she claimed Bey is having a girl – and Bey still hasn’t confirmed or denied that, so I’m guessing it’s probably true. But! Beyonce is talking about her cravings – namely, ketchup.
Beyonce has revealed her pregnancy craving – ketchup. The 30-year-old is currently expecting her first child with husband Jay-Z and was asked about her new strange food desires in a new interview.
‘I don’t know if you’d call it weird, but I’m having ketchup with everything,’ she told Britain’s Closer magazine. ‘I mean, I liked it before I was pregnant, but I now literally won’t eat anything without it. Breakfast, lunch or dinner – I need to have a bottle of ketchup close to hand.’
I get cravings for tomato products when I’m sick. Seriously, when I have a cold, nothing tastes as good as tomato juice. As for Bey’s pregnancy cravings – for those of you who don’t think she’s actually pregnant, do you think she’s just making this stuff up completely? Is she copying (“being inspired by”) some other pregnancy cravings from someone else?
Also: Beyonce’s baby is already more elite than you.
What baby gift do you buy your best friend when she is one-half of the highest-earning couple in show business? And what baby gift do you buy for that friend after you reveal to the world her most closely guarded secret, the gender of her unborn child?
If you are Kelly Rowland, you buy a bathtub.
Not just any bathtub, but a very expensive, Swarovski-crystal studded Baby Diamond Bathtub worth $5,200. And you give it to your best friend, Beyonce.
The “Best Thing I Never Had” singer reportedly received the gift from Rowland, her former Destiny’s Child bandmate, in anticipation of the bundle-of-joy she’s expecting this February with husband Jay-Z.
Rowland famously let the gender secret the couple had been closely guarding slip when talking to reporters at the Cosmopolitan Awards in London earlier this month.
“I have no idea what I’m going to buy Beyonce at the baby shower because Jay is going to buy that little girl every single thing possible,” the singer, 30, told the UK’s BANG Showbiz. “She won’t be spoiled but she will be very well looked-after.”
Well looked-after by both her parents and, evidently, her “Auntie Kelly,” as Beyonce told Closer magazine Rowland will be known to her child.
Crafted by California-based interior designer Lori Gardner, the baby-sized, footed, porcelain tub is covered in 44,928 imported crystals that Gardner reportedly spends more than two months applying by hand.
While Beyonce was gifted the pink version, the bling bathtub, weighing in at more than 3,000 pounds, is available in all the Swarovski colors.
Not to be impractical, the bathtub, according to the designer, can also be used for pets or as a beverage chiller for parties. Just don’t expect to see any Cristal champagne chilling in any Baby Bathtub belonging Beyonce and Jay-Z’s baby offspring, of course.
How the f–k do you buy someone else a bathtub? Do you also “gift” them the installation? That’s why I could never be rich and famous and give extravagant gifts to my rich and famous friends. I get worried about stuff like installation and taxes and whether Swarovski crystals are good for babies. I can only imagine what Beyonce’s BFF Gwyneth Paltrow will get her. Probably a human head covered in diamonds.
Here are some new photos of Beyonce in NYC yesterday, flaunting her re-inflated, dare-I-say PILLOWY bump. It was the first sighting of Bey since her those deflated bump photos, where she was wearing those fug ice-skater mega-heels. I was surprised by how much you lovely bitches still want to talk about Beyonce and the state of her bump, and I even started to agree with some of you conspiracy theorists that it’s suspicious that Beyonce’s hips and thighs don’t look particularly preggo either. I had said before that I think Bey is actually pregnant, but that she’s wearing extra padding for famewhore effect. But now I’m really starting to wonder… what’s up with her? Is she just using a surrogate (or one of Jay’s side-pieces) and wearing a fake bump so she can pass the baby off as her own? In the industry, that’s called “The Kidman”.
Meanwhile, these photos were not just the debut of Beyonce’s newest pillow – they were also the debut of Bey and Jay’s gigantic new Mercedes “van”. You can see parts of the behemoth vehicle in these pics, and you can see more photos here, at The Mail. Apparently, Bey and Jay are no longer traveling my Maybach – that shelled out $1 MILLION for a custom Mercedes van that includes a bathroom (with shower, toilet and sink), Italian leather seats, a $150,000 sound system, DirecTV, and WiFi. It’s basically a trailer, only in the convenient “stretch limo van” size.
Oh, and Kelly Rowland just “accidentally” let the gender of Bey’s baby “slip”. Apparently, Bey is definitely having a girl. Kelly told Bang Showbiz: “I’m so happy for my sister and her husband. They’re so happy in this moment right now, as they should be. They’ve made a little bundle of love, I’m so excited for them. I have no idea what I’m going to buy Beyonce at the baby shower because Jay is going to buy that little girl every single thing possible. She won’t be spoiled but she will be very well looked-after. I’ll be on hand for babysitting duties and I’m actually very good with messy diapers!” Yep. How will Jay-Z do with a daughter? It’s going to get interesting, y’all.
I’ve been sitting on these photos for a few days, just because I really do get tired of questioning the state of Beyonce’s (deflated) bump. It really does go up and down in size each day, each week, and I’m tired of defending my eyesight and simple logic: bitch is padding her bump, but only sometimes. Just last weekend, Bey dressed up as a “Bump”-le bee, with a comically oversized bee costume, I guess taking into account her fake bump – you can see photos here.
Anyway, people are going crazy over Bey’s outfit in these pics. The skinny jeans (while pregnant?) are kind of cheap-looking, in my opinion, but the rest of the outfit is interesting. The scarf is Alexander McQueen, the coat is… God knows, but the boots! The boots are Alain Quilici. Here’s a close-up:
Us Weekly ID’d the boots as Alain Quilici’s Payson Skate Lace-Up Booties, which retail for $1,180. According to Us Weekly, “The most unique attribute of the ankle-high boot shoes: the heel and toe are bridged by a one-inch platform, thus creating the look of an ice skate.”Babble, meanwhile, is asking if Bey should give up the heels now that she’s so “pregnant” – a subject which I don’t have an opinion on. From what I see, many pregnant women stop wearing heels because their bodies are changing, they’re clumsier and more likely to fall. But some ladies work the heels throughout their pregnancies with little to no problems. Meh.
Sidenote: Glee’s Heather Morris has an interview in the new issue of Cosmo, and she talks about her first big break as a backup dancer for Beyonce. Heather said: “Beyoncé was just always full-out. She’s like a beast. So you learn that no matter how you feel, just do it. Just like Nike: ‘Just Do It.’” Everybody always says that about Bey. It’s funny.
These are photos of Beyonce in NYC this week – I think they’re from Monday (the black pants & blue shirt) and Tuesday (the fug acid-trip blouse). I’m so tired of talking about the state of her bump, so can I just ignore it today? Please? You can talk about it if you want, just leave me out of it.
This week’s tabloids are full of Bey & Jay information, especially about their baby-to-be. According to In Touch Weekly, they know they’re having a girl, and Bey is having a blast shopping for her little princess:
We know that Beyonce and Jay-Z already know the sex of their baby, and now close friends have spilled the beans to In Touch magazine — it’s a girl!
“Beyonce is thrilled she’s having a daughter,” a friend confided.
Although friends say the couple would be happy to have a boy or girl, Beyonce had secretly hoped for a daughter!
“She and her mother are so close, and she’s wanted to have that relationship with her own child,” the friend explained.
The star can’t wait to have a mini-Beyonce, and she’s eager to start playing dress up with her baby. So eager, she’s been going on expensive shopping sprees according to the mag!
“Her family’s afraid there won’t be anything left to buy for the baby shower in December!” the friend joked.
It’s been reported that the couple are building a 2,200 square foot nursery, and they’ll need that space if Beyonce keeps buying baby items from stores ranging from Gap to Gucci! She’s even asked her mom Tina to design the nursery room, and her friend revealed that the singer spent more than $100,000 on a round crib, changing table and other furnishings!
However, Jay-Z has one request for the room — a Yankees mobile! “Jay-Z wants a Yankees mobile hanging above the crib,” the friend said. “He’s a huge Yankees fan and wants to share that with his child — boy or girl.” Beyonce’s agreed. “She caved on that demand, since he’s letting her select everything else,” the friend laughed.
Beyonce’s life has definitely been taken over by the pregnancy. A friend said she’s had pregnancy cravings for Popeyes chicken and ice cream with hot chili sauce! And she turned to Gwyneth Paltrow for advice about morning sickness — the actress told her to lay loose diamonds on her belly!
In Touch also reports that they’ve picked their new daughter’s godparents! The lucky girl will have Gwyneth for a godmother and Kanye West for her godfather.
Loose diamonds on the belly as a cure for morning sickness? FOR REAL? Of course that came from Gwyneth. I’m surprised Goop’s “home remedies” don’t involve albino elephant tusks and clubbing baby seals. And Gwyneth for godmother? We’ll never hear the end of that if it happens. “My dear best friend Beyonce and my goddaughter Jayonce Gwynonce are coming to visit me in Gstaad! We’re going to rub diamonds on ourselves!”
Other bits and pieces from this week’s tabloids: According to Life & Style, Beyoncé and Jay-Z have a $500,000 Mercedes-Benz minivan that is “more like a private jet” than a car. It has Wi-Fi, leather seats, desks and a flat-screen TV. And a shower, within a full bathroom. So it’s not so much a minivan as a gigantic trailer.
Also, Beyoncé and Jay-Z are organizing and decorating three “superchic” baby nurseries for their homes in Miami, Manhattan and Scarsdale. Star Mag claims that each nursery is running about $250,000 each. A source says, “Beyonce wants 18k gold trim on everything. The crib is like a mini four-poster bed with silk curtains, and they’re going to town with the cashmere throws. Plus, there’s a top-of-the-line sound system with an iPod dock so they can play the baby nursery rhymes, and a flat-screen TV that comes down from the ceiling. With the help of their decorator, they’ve picked a mixture of calming tones and colors, combined with some serious glamour!” And Gwyneth strikes again - “The nurseries will be identical, so no matter which home they are in the baby will feel at ease — which was completely Gwyneth Paltrow’s idea!” Oh, and Jay-Z wants to do a baby wear line for his Roc Kids clothing line.
Oh, and Bey has another new music video. Here’s “Party”. Her wigs go from “good” to “OMG, WTF?”