September 13, the night of the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, was already shaping up to be a pretty busy evening for Beyoncé, who's nominated for a whopping nine Moonmen. Now, it's going to be even busier. That's because B — who's up for Video of the Year and Best Female Video for her eye-popping, hip-shaking "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" clip — has just been added to the growing list of VMA performers, too. Beyoncé will take the stage to sing "Sweet Dreams," the latest single off her multi-platinum I Am ... Sasha Fierce album. She joins the likes of husband Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Green Day, Pink and Muse, all of whom have also been confirmed as performers at the '09 VMAs. This will mark the third time the real-life Sasha Fierce has performed at the show. In 2003, she shared the stage with Jay for "Crazy in Love." Then in 2006, she brought the house down with a fiery version of her single "Ring the Alarm."
Beyoncé will rent a $5m (£3m) luxury apartment during her trip to Singapore next month, according to reports. The singer is to visit the country in September when she headlines the F1 Rocks concert, while she and husband Jay-Z are reportedly planning to spend their free time in a rented penthouse on the marina. "Beyoncé and Jay-Z love Singapore and don't want to just stay at a hotel while they are their. Some of the apartments they've seen have been fantastic but their favourite is the one of the stunning views," a source told Contactmusic.
The ’Beautiful Nightmare’ singer is up for Best Video for ’Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’, Best International Act and Best Album for ’I Am... Sasha Fierce’ at the annual British awards ceremony, which recognises music of black origin. She will compete against her husband Jay-Z in the Best International Act category as well as Akon, Ciara, Drake, Eminem, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey and Keri Hilson. However, Beyonce did not receive the most nominations at yesterday’s launch which took place at London’s Mayfair Hotel. The 14th annual MOBO Awards will take place at the Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) Arena in Glasgow on September 30 - the first time the ceremony has been held outside of London. Kanya King - CEO and Founder of the MOBOs - said: "The fact that we are holding the awards in Glasgow this year is testament to the fact that MOBO music is the sound of Britain as a whole. The reception from Scotland has been great and we cannot wait to put on our show up there." Fans can vote for the winners at www.mobo.com.
Billboard announced today (Aug. 25) that Beyoncé will be accepting its Woman Of The Year Award at the 2009 Billboard Women In Music Event, taking place on Oct. 2 in New York City. The honor, given to a female recording artist that has inspired the music business with her success, leadership and new ideas, will be awarded to the singer for her accomplishments over the past 12 months. In the last year, Beyoncé kicked off her world tour "I Am..." in support of her third solo album "I Am...Sasha Fierce," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in November and features the hit singles "If I Were A Boy," "Single Ladies," "Halo," "Ego" and "Sweet Dreams." The tour also showcased Beyoncé's philanthropic side as she gave 2,500 tickets to families affected by the auto industry crisis in Detroit and joined forces with General Mills Hamburger Helper and Feeding America to deliver 3.5 million meals to local food banks. "Beyoncé is multi-platinum artist and a multi-talented woman who clearly embodies the qualities of excellence and achievement that the Billboard Woman Of The Year Award was created to honor," said Bill Werde, Billboard's Editorial Director, about Beyoncé, who is the only performer in the 51-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to top the chart for 10 weeks or more with a group and as a solo artist. "She has not only influenced pop culture with her hit songs and signature dance moves, but has inspired women everywhere with her unique style, business savvy and dedication to charitable causes." The Billboard Women in Music Event celebrates the most powerful and talented women in the music business and is also held in conjunction with the Women In Music Power Players List issue, which recognizes the top female music executives who are leading the industry with their artistic and business vision.
Alexandra Burke has revealed that she stayed in close contact with Beyoncé while recording her debut album in Los Angeles. The X Factor winner, who performed with Beyoncé on the ITV1 show's final last year, admitted that the 'Single Ladies' singer had been supportive about her career. "I've definitely stayed in touch with her. She's absolutely a wonderful woman, just a normal person," she told Radio 1. "When she came in to the studio to visit me and listen to my songs, that for me was just out of this world." She continued: "I was singing a couple of ad libs, my eyes were closed, I opened my eyes and there she was standing there. I was just like, 'How do people do that? It's not right'. "She is very supportive and I'm just very thankful to know that I actually sang with her. It's just really weird to even talk about it. It's weird. It's Beyoncé, man."
Jessica Biel is the most dangerous celebrity on the Web. Security technology company McAfee Inc. on Tuesday reported that searches for the 27-year-old actress are more likely to lead to online threats such as spyware and viruses than searches for any other celebrity. McAfee said fans searching for the actress have a one-in-five chance of ending up at a Web site designed to damage one's computer. Its the third annual report on the subject from McAfee, which last year found that Brad Pitt was the "most dangerous" celeb online. "Cybercriminals are star watchers, too," said Jeff Green, senior vice president of McAfee's product development. "They latch onto popular celebrities to encourage the download of malicious software in disguise." Following Biel in the report, in order, were Beyonce, Jennifer Aniston, Tom Brady and Jessica Simpson. McAfee noted President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are curiously safe searches, ranking no. 34 and no. 39, respectively.
Charges against the personal bodyguard of Jay-Z and Beyoncé have been dropped, TMZ reports. As previously reported, the pair were engaged in an altercation when one of their security confronted several members of the paparazzi in Croatia on Tuesday evening. Three photographers claimed that the protector threatened them and damaged their equipment after they started to take pictures of the couple. No further action will reportedly be taken. However, it is thought that the bodyguard must pay a fine.
A personal bodyguard of US R&B star Beyonce was held for questioning in Croatia after being caught on film clashing with a cameraman in the coastal resort of Dubrovnik, police said. The Croatian police action came after footage of the paparazzi battle in the narrow streets of Dubrovnik was broadcast on television. Police said they seized the passport of the bodyguard, a 31-year-old Dutch national, as a precaution before ordering him to attend a magistrates' court for a "breach of public order". The guard was reportedly detained on the luxurious 47-metre yacht on which Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z were cruising the Adriatic coast during their holiday since the start of this week. The boat was intercepted off the southern island of Korcula, said the website of the newspaper Jutarnji List. The cameraman, 57-year-old Dragan Banovic, had filed a complaint against the unnamed Dutchman, but was himself taken in for questioning over the incident, a police statement said. In the footage of the skirmish, Banovic was seen striking the guard on the back with a tripod after the bodyguard knocked down the journalist's camera and laid into him. The guard was later filmed hurling the tripod into the sea. Both were released after being quizzed before the magistrates court.
Beyonce and her mom Tina are busy ladies. Besides launching the Sasha Fierce collection, House of Deréon is designing a collection of day dresses for Spring. There will be a few dress and jacket ensembles, as well as jumpsuits in materials like washed rayon, silk, sateen, and spandex knit. "Beyoncé and I have had several occasions where we have meetings all day and don’t have time to run and change before dinner. This is a perfect collection to wear from the office to dinner because each piece can easily be dressed up or down," Tina Knowles said. The collection wholesales from $70 to $100 and will be available at select high-end department and specialty retailers. As for the future? "I’m really hoping we can go into accessories really soon, especially jewelry. And as for shoes, that’s completely Beyoncé’s thing."
A visit by US R&B diva Beyonce to the Croatian coastal resort of Dubrovnik ended with one of her bodyguards exchanging blows with a local journalist, Croatian media reported on Wednesday. Beyonce was heading to a boat anchored in the medieval port with her rapper husband Jay-Z when the bodyguard kicked a Croatian cameraman, 57, in the back several times, the online edition of the Jutarnji List daily said. Private television station RTL showed images of the incident on Tuesday night including journalists chasing the pop star down Dubrovnik's narrow streets despite her bodyguard's protests. Before getting back on the boat, the bodyguard knocked the journalist's video camera to the ground, and then laid into the man himself, the footage showed. The cameraman then hit the bodyguard in the back with his tripod, who, visibly angry, responded by throwing it in the Adriatic sea. Police said they were investigating the incident.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell is sure a big fan of R&B diva Beyonce Knowles, as the cat-walk queen copied the singer's moves on the dance floor during a recent night-out. The British supermodel who is holidaying in St Tropez with boyfriend, Russian billionaire Vladimir Doronin, was the centre of attention with her energetic routine, which is the signature move of the 'Single Ladies' hitmaker, reported Daily Mail online. The 39-year-old supermodel, who spent the afternoon with Queen Rania of Jordan, was partying at a VIP's only nightclub in the party island. Dressed in a black halter mini and killer strappy heels, Campbell did her best impression of Sasha Fierce, Beyonce's alter ego and put on an animated performance.
Pop superstar Beyonce Knowles is taking secret ballet classes to brush up on her dancing skills. The 'Crazy in Love' hitmaker has enrolled herself for ballet tutorials in New York and attends classes without an entourage. The singer used Manhattan's Ailey School to rehearse for her last tour, and she recently checked in for an open ballet class, where she pirouetted alongside bemused dance wannabes, according to America's Star magazine. "She came in like a regular student. No entourage and no attitude," said a fellow ballet enthusiast. Insiders claim that Knowles is merely trying to improve her dancing skills.
Beyonce Knowles "shuts down" in large crowds. The 'Sweet Dreams' singer has revealed she is "insecure" in group situations because she didn't have a "normal social life" as a child. The 27-year-old star explained: "I didn't go to regular school. I went to private school, then I was home-schooled because I was travelling with Destiny's Child. "I didn't have a normal social life, and sometimes I think it's why I'm insecure around a large group of people. I shut down a bit. People expect me to be what they see on stage, but that's not who I am in real life." But when it comes to her personal life, Beyonce – who is married to rapper Jay-Z – has always been confident because she knew she had a "lot to offer" partners. She said: "I know some people worry people won't want to date you because you're famous, but I wasn't scared of that because I feel I have way more to offer than just being famous. "I think that once people meet me and get to know me, you forget that I'm famous."
Beyoncé has said she works hard to keep her famous bottom in shape and said she sometimes doesn’t like her curves. The gorgeous singer explained: “I guess my butt is natural. But I go through stages like every woman. I like being curvy but sometimes I get curvy in the wrong places.” “After New Year I do stairs - they are the best thing for butt cheeks. Every January I'll start working out. I'll do that for three months and then stop again!" And B also revealed she hates being put in ‘Most Sexy’ lists. She said: “Some people think one thing is beautiful, some think another is. When people say that I am 'most beautiful' or 'most sexy', it bothers me. “I like fashion and I like to look good. I like to try at least, but everyone has their own opinion.”
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