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Beyonce Didn’t Like Her Own Wedding Dress (Sorry, Tina!)

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Beyonce may run the world, but her mom calls the shots, sometimes.

According to mom Tina Knowles, even on her wedding day Beyoncé ended up in a gown she wasn’t totally delighted by, but she was too nice to tell the designer, AKA TINA. Which is kind of sweet on one hand, but sad on the other. I don’t know what gave Tina so much fashion clout- all her Destiny’s Child costumes were hideous and House of Dereon? Is that even a thing anymore? People reports:

While the rest of the world clamors over any glimpse they can get of the dress Bey wore on her big day, from the sound of things, the pop star is so over it. Though she married Jay Z in 2008, dress details were kept under wraps until the 2011 video for “I Was Here,” which gave fans a quick glimpse of the star’s elaborately tiered and ruffled strapless gown. Lawson can be seen doing some last minute alterations to the dress she designed as Beyoncé beams at the camera. (She shared another peek at it in the “Young Forever/Halo” video, which you can see at 2:34 below.)

Talking to the Today show on June 24 about designing her daughter’s gown, Lawson said, “She was so sweet to let me do that. She came back later one day and she said, ‘You know, when my daughter gets married, I’m going to let her pick out her own dress.’ Maybe she wasn’t so excited about it at the time, but she’s a sweetheart.”

Maybe when you’re Beyonce and you wear awesome stuff all the time, one wedding dress isn’t a big deal? Or she just care more about her mom’s happiness than her own? Either way, poor, sweet Bey. At least she looks great in pretty much everything.

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Posted Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 12:12pm
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Beyonce Slayed At The 2016 BET Awards

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I mean, it’s not a shock to anyone, is it?

Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar killed it when they opened the 2016 BET Awards on Sunday, June 26, with a powerful rendition of Bey’s song “Freedom.”

The performance featured a giant lap pool à la the setup she uses on the runway of her Formation World Tour, AND a  black patterned leotard, so you know it was fierce. Adding to the impact was a cameo by Kendrick, who also does not disappoint.

And the results? Beyoncé took home a slew of BET Awards, including Video of the Year, Best Female R&B/Rap Artist, Viewer’s Choice and BET Centric Award. Lamar was also nominated for Video of the Year for “Alright,” in addition to Best Male Hip-Hop Artist. I mean, OBVI.

Check out the performance (below) and tell us your thoughts!

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Posted Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 12:12pm
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Beyonce: The Patron Saint Of Flint, Michigan?

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Wow, Beyoncé and Flint, Michigan are eternally linked. Weird, right?

Living up to her promise to help Flint as its residents deal with the city’s lead-tainted water supply, Beyoncé has presented the United Way of Genesee County with a check for $82,234. DANG.

Funds were raised by members of the Beyhive who chose to contribute to the cause while purchasing tickets to see Beyonce perform live, and the news couldn’t have come at a better time: the Formation World Tour stops at Ford Field TODAY. Detroit is one of three cities on the tour featuring a “signature charity event” component, and I’m sure everyone felt good when that sweet cash was handed over.

In addition to fundraising, 14 Detroit-area high school students were selected to receive tickets to the show and “college gifts” to assist with their educational expenses.

Beyonce, if anyone deserves a key to the city, you do (especially now that the water’s going to be cleaner).

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Posted Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 at 2:14pm
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Beyonce’s Getting Sued, Lemonade-Style

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Try to make something good outta these lemons, Bey.

Beyonce unleashed Lemonade on the world, but about a week before an her album dropped she posted a trailer on YouTube for her HBO special. According to a new lawsuit filed in New York, this trailer was copied without permission from a short film titled Palinoia. Heard of it? Yeah, me either.

The plaintiff in the case is Matthew Fulks, a filmmaker and creative director at WDRB. Fulks says he conceptualizes, writes and directs TV advertisements for the Louisville, Ky.-based news station. In the complaint, Fulks talks about how Sony Music, Columbia Recording and Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment may have gotten access to his film, and used parts of it without his permission. And honestly, it doesn’t seem SO far fetched that Bey and her team would have used some images or concepts being circulated to him, seeing has he was contacted about the opportunity to direct a video by the Columbia-signed musical group MS MR, and as a result, links to Palinoia were sent to others including Bryan Younce, who has created videos for Beyonce and has been credited on her self-titled 2013 album.

The lawsuit claims that in July 2015, Younce requested Fulks’ email and that later he send the plaintiff a note acknowledging that he had received his “info” with an invitation to submit a treatment for consideration by Columbia. Not bad…but then Lemonade happened.

“The number of aesthetic decisions included in Plaintiff’s PALINOIA Work that are parroted in Defendants’ LEMONADE Trailer demonstrates that the LEMONADE Trailer is substantially similar to the PALINOIA Work,” states the complaint. “The misappropriated content includes both the particular elements that the Plaintiff chose to comprise the PALINOIA Work and the coordination and arrangement of those particular elements.”

Specifically, the complaint cites nine visual similarities comprising 39 seconds of a 60-second trailer. The images allegedly taken come without any linear narrative raison d’etre. The visual similarities cited are “graffiti and persons with heads down,” “red persons with eyes obscured,” “parking garage,” “stairwell,” “black and white eyes,” “title card screens,” “the grass scene,” “feet on the street,” “side-lit ominous figures,” all adding up to a supposed total concept and feel substantially similar to the short film.

(Via THR)

Check out the film below and let us know if you think they’re uncomfortably similar, or if this is just some attention-getting maneuver!

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Posted Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 12:12pm
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