Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has come under attack for using the N-word when referring to a photo of two of her African American friends Jay-Z and Beyonce. When partying on stage with the couple during a Jay-Z and Kanye Watch The Throne stop in Paris Friday, Paltrow tweeted a photo with the message, “Ni**as in paris for real @mrteiusnash (the dream) tyty, beehigh.”
Many who took offense to Paltrow using the derogatory term slammed her online. Amanda Seales called Paltrow’s comment “wreckless.” A post on popular African American blog site, Bossip.com, said “Gwyneth might be getting a little too comfortable around her black friends …”
On Sunday, Paltrow defended using the word. “Hold up. It’s the title of the song!” she said in response to a post from blogger B. Scott. (more…)
Hip-hop artist and clothing designer Jay-Z is being scrutinized for allegedly profiting off of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Last week, friend and fellow business mogul, Russell Simmons tweeted a backstage photograph of himself standing next to Jay-Z, who was wearing a T-shirt that read, “Occupy All Streets.” Simmons’s tweet and the tee, from the Jay-Z owned company Rocawear, quickly became an online sensation as people scoured the Net trying to get their hands on the shirt. However, (more…)
Beyonce continued to celebrate her 30th birthday and first-time pregnancy in Europe on Tuesday. After spending the weekend in Venice, Italy for film festival fun, the “Love on Top” singer popped up in Hvar, Croatia with her husband Jay-Z. And unlike the bump-obscuring maxi-patterned dress she wore in Venice on Saturday, Beyonce’s Tuesday attire flaunted her expanding belly.
For her Croatian beachside look, the Grammy winner donned a frilly white two-piece bikini as Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter), 41, stood by. “He’s wanted this so badly,” a pall tells Us of the first-time father. “Jay didn’t have a father in his life, so he wants to be an amazing dad,” adds another source. Beyonce (who famously announced her pregnancy at last week’s MTV VMAs in L.A.), meanwhile, is enjoying the baby prep. “She’s been hungrier for Southern cooking,” a source close to her band says. “Voracious!”
Beyonce is going to be a mom!
The superstar – glowing in a long, flowing crimson gown with a side-swept ponytail – cupped her hands around her stomach as she posed on the black carpet at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, showing off a small baby bump.
This will be the first child for the “Run The World” singer, who married hip hop mogul Jay-Z in April 2008.
Poster’s Note: So I guess it’s only right to download this album. These dudes obviously don’t need my money.
Kanye West and Jay-Z Auctioning Off Mutilated $373,000 Maybach for Charity
In “Otis,” the first video from the Kanye West and Jay-Z (a.k.a the Throne) joint album Watch the Throne, the two hip-hop moguls oversee some unconventional body work to what appears to be a brand-new Maybach: The German luxury car — base sticker price approximately $373,000 for the cheapest model — gets sliced and diced with a blowtorch and power saw. In the first 30 seconds of the clip, the automobile loses its roof and doors and gets remixed into an open-air Jeep-style vehicle perfect for joyriding around a parking lot with a quartet of young ladies in the back seat while fireworks blast off, which is exactly what Jay and Kanye proceed to do in the Spike Jonze-directed video. (more…)