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What do Jay Z and I have in common? We're both making a public vow to stop using the b-word.   In light of his daughter Blue Ivy Carter's birth, Shawn Carter (better known as Jay Z) announced in an open letter that he was going to stop using the word in his songs and life.  Fatherhood has made him realize the hateful implications of this particular word--one he has capitalized on throughout his career with hit songs such as "99 Problems" and "B----- and ... Read More
                 Every teacher I’ve had since I was about ten years old has been giving me the plagiarism speech. It’s ingrained in my brain. Never steal someone’s words without giving them credit. In print the rules seem clear, but what if it’s something like a dance move? It seems like copyright gets a little more difficult to define. When it was brought to everyone’s attention that ... Read More
Beyoncé’s recent popular song, “Run the World (Girls)” has received a lot of praise as well as criticism for its so-called ‘faux-feminism.’ The song is fantastically danceable and fun, like everything she does, and sends an upbeat message basically saying that girls rock and ‘rule the world.’ Which, as we all know, is not exactly true as this video explains quite well.  In a recent interview for Dazed and ... Read More
      Check out this amazing performance by Beyonce at the 2011 Billboard awards! There's an intro video of every famous person imaginable gushing about Beyonce Knowle's talent and drive. Michelle Obama even talks about how Beyonce is a powerful role model for women all around the world. Beyonce has Bono, Lady Gaga, and even her adorable little nephew raving about her.After her first live TV Performance of "Run The World (Girls)" she is ... Read More
GIRLS RUN THE WORLD! Beyonce, you are a beautiful Queen and I love watching you break it down in post apocalyptic dance offs, chanting girl power lyrics over Major Lazer's "Pon De Floor". Beyonce, what more can I say? You're on a rearing black stallion in an all white suit. You're dancing in heels on sand. (A feat that I am sure is impossible, further convincing me that you are not in fact human, but some kind of amazonian deity of my dreams.)I love the way the ... Read More
Yesterday while promoting her campaign to end childhood obesity in America, Michelle Obama broke it down to Beyonce with a group of middle-schoolers in DC. I don’t know if she can get any more adorable (my guess is no). The first lady has better dance moves than I could ever hope for. Not only is Michelle’s Dougie super impressive, but towards the end of the video she totally brings it by doing The Running Man. It’s heroic, really. Check it ... Read More
Since she was 17, Beyoncé has shown us how talented, beautiful, and sexy she is. She is the woman who unapologetically tells men that she's too bootylicious for them and that if they liked it, well, then they should have put a ring on it. Hit after hit, jackpot upon jackpot, she seamlessly embodies confidence, creativity, and power. With sixteen Grammy awards and two Golden Globe nominations under her belt, it's no small wonder that Forbes and Time magazine ... Read More
Forbes Magazine has just released its annual list of “The 100 Most Powerful Celebrities” and it appears the past year was particularly good for Hollywood’s most talented and versatile ladies.  Raking in a ridiculous $315 million from her media empire, the one and only Oprah Winfrey kicked Angelina Jolie out of the No. 1 spot to reclaim her throne.    She’s followed by Beyonce at No. 2 who earned $87 million largely due to her ... Read More
Lady GaGa's antics have got everybody taking it to the next level, including her recent partner in crime Beyoncé. Hot on the heels of her fierce collabs with GaGa, B is again staking her claim as 'hottest chick in the game' by stage-diving into a crowd at her London show during a performance of 'Halo.' The video quality is a little bit terrible -- but hey, it's an illegally filmed cell phone video from an arena show. It still gets the point across. So who's ... Read More
In an earlier post today, I brought you the joy that is Gwen Verdon's dance number, Mexican Breakfast, with her various moves helpfully explained.  An astute reader pointed out that the dance moves looked suspicially like Beyonce's "Single Ladies" video dance moves (beloved by single babies around the world).  Now it turns out that not only are Beyonce's moves similar to Gwen's, they are directly  cribbed from her. Here are the two videos intercut ... Read More
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