Vin Diesel is in a good mood, guys. Riddick is number one on the DVD charts, and all he wants to do is dance. Such is the message of a new video just posted to Facebook, wherein Diesel sings and head-pumps along to Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” before engaging in an impromptu Surfbort dance set to Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love.” “It’s a win for all of us,” he tells his 63-million-strong Facebook fanbase. “Thank you so much.” He also says that Universal wants to develop Riddick 4, which lets just briefly pause to imagine will be about Riddick crashlanding on planet ruled by two warrior queens played by Katy Perry and Beyoncé, and it all ends in a dancefight between three armies of digital monsters. The Surfborting starts around 6:40, so watch below: READ FULL STORY
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Beyoncé is a grown woman, which means she’s begun to lend her voice to important causes.
For a long time, Beyoncé’s only public cause was BEYONCE!, which consisted of dancing and singing all over the world without ever really giving opinions about non-entertainment issues. Even her involvement with the First Lady was mostly just more dancing. But as anyone who listened to last month’s Beyoncé knows, Queen Bey has clearly decided the time has come to get a few things off her chest that aren’t sparkling bustiers — which brings us to her new short essay.
The Shriver Report is a “groundbreaking investigation into the millions of women who are doing it all and barely scraping by…It combines research, analysis and ideas from the nation’s top academic institutions and think tanks, essays by leading thinkers, stories of real women struggling with our modern economy, and a comprehensive poll,” commissioned by Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress. In addition to everyday women and expected participants such as Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sheryl Sandberg, included in the 400-page report is a brief essay, “Gender Equality Is a Myth!,” by one Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. READ FULL STORY
What do you want from me? I’m a slow study, plus I’ve been busy eating all the meat in the Midwest and napping. Well, NO MORE! It’s taken a whopping 17 days, but the power and glory of the almighty Beyoncé’s Visual Album has officially crept into the contours of my brain like one of her intricately gilded thongs. Thanks to my new mentor, I am emboldened towards and horny for 2014 a whole two days early, armed with the following new set of standards:
As we head into the holiday season, this week has a little bit of everything. From Beyoncé’s surprise album — which you should download now — to Ron Burgundy’s return in Anchorman 2 and every fall finale in between, here’s what we recommend you put on your schedule:
Homeland season finale AND Beyoncé on iTunes
Homeland wraps up its third season this week — what’s in store for Brody and Carrie? Other than an hour of twists and turns, we can’t be sure!
Plus: Queen B’s newest album was secretly released on iTunes and is the perfect soundtrack for any weekend activity.
With the huge ratings success of The Sound of Music Live! (18.6 million viewers tuned in for the three-hour broadcast last week), it’s no surprise NBC has announced plans to do it all again. Next holiday season, NBC will once again stage a live musical. In an interview with The New York Times, NBC President Robert Greenblatt said the only requirements were that the musical would need to be family-friendly and have lots of recognizable songs.
While there are plenty of beloved musicals to choose from (Laura Benanti told EW her pick is White Christmas with her, Audra McDonald, Stephen Moyer, and Christian Borle), my personal pick is just a bit more, well, magical: Next year, I want NBC to stage a live production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella with Beyoncé as the Fairy Godmother.
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Just seconds into Britney Spears’ new music video for her song “Work Bitch,” something felt familiar to me. Between the desert setting, the sexy clothes, the wavy hair, and the all-female dance number, I couldn’t help but be transported back to Beyoncé’s 2011 “Run the World (Girls)” video. And then the moment came when Britney whipped out the metal leashes, and suddenly I was smacked in the face by both the similarities and differences between the videos.
At first, all I was working with was the leash visual. In “Work Bitch,” Britney has women on the end of her leashes, and in “Run the World (Girls),” Beyoncé has hyenas, and immediately, those images send two very different messages in terms of female empowerment. So then I started to look at Britney’s video as offensive to women. Where Beyoncé seems more like a leader, Britney seems more like a master, with girls getting whipped in their all-leather attire.
However, the more I thought about the songs and watched the videos, the more I realized that even though Beyoncé’s song is all about the power of women — girls do run the world, after all — Britney’s is too. Sure, Britney is a little more blunt in finding a way to, er, “encourage” women to work hard, but the song is about the fact that women can and should work hard and find success. It quite literally tells women to keep their heads high. Now, you might get whipped by Britney Spears on your way to the top, but we’ll just call that motivation.
It’s almost like “Work Bitch” is the prequel to “Run the World (Girls).” The lesson: If you work hard, there will come a day when you get to reign.
But looking at the videos side by side, they are very similar in a number of ways: The desert, the skimpy clothing, the crazy mammals — hyenas! sharks! — the powerful female, and so on. So which video do you prefer? Watch them both below and sound off in the comments:
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Music and entertainment moguls Jay Z and Beyonce have no need to watch the throne as they top Forbes‘ list of the highest-earning celebrity couples for the second year in a row. The power duo earned an estimated $95 million between the two of them from June 2012 and June 2013. With one album, two world tours, and a plethora of other business including a sports agency, fragrance collection, and clothing line, the couple certainly have kept busy this year to earn almost $100 million. The list, which bases its estimates from talks with managers, producers, and other industry insiders, combines the earnings of each celeb in the couple as determined in Forbes‘ Celebrity 100 list. READ FULL STORY
Whether they make you laugh or gasp, we’ve all witnessed beloved performers take a tumble onstage. Carrie Underwood was able to instantly recover from her recent fall, like the pro that she is. Take a look at five other celebs who recovered from what could have been really bad spills:
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Queen Bey knows what success feels like. She’s a successful businesswoman, a successful wife, a successful mother, a successful singer … basically, if you look up “success” in the dictionary, there will be a ridiculously gorgeous, uber glamorous shot of Beyonce’s face. But the good thing about Bey is that she likes to share her wealth of knowledge with her fans through her music. So today, to celebrate the 32nd birthday of the Queen of Pop, we’ve rounded up 32 important life lessons that we might never have learned if it weren’t for Bey belting them out (while also performing a challenging dance routine in high heels). Check out her best lyrical lessons below: READ FULL STORY