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All the compliments to Beyonce in her 'Out' cover story, ranked

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By now, we all know that Beyoncé woke up flawless. And, apparently, that lyric isn’t an exaggeration.

Bey’s on the latest cover of Out magazine, and Out magazine really wants us to know that Beyoncé is great. Flawless, even! Although the cover story’s author wasn’t able to snag an in-person interview with the Queen, he did get to talk to her team — all of whom had nothing but glowing things to say about their boss. No, really: The overarching theme of the profile is “Beyoncé is perfect.” (Given the subject matter, maybe this shouldn’t be a surprise.)

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'Saturday Night Live' women (plus Lena Dunham!) try to move like Beyonce -- VIDEO

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Everybody wants to be able to dance like Beyoncé — even the ladies of Saturday Night Live.

Unfortunately, as anyone who’s ever tried to perform the “Single Ladies” routine for friends knows, being Bey is a lot harder than it looks. In this Saturday Night Live web exclusive, cast members Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant — as well as this past week’s host Lena Dunham — watch Vanessa Bayer attempt to re-create the “Drunk in Love” “Blow” “Partition” video, while wishing they could just get back to discussing Adam’s fate on Girls. (Don’t you dare kill him, Dunham!)

Watch below, and then weigh in on how much you’re dying to see the rest of McKinnon’s “Drunk in Love” Queen Bey impression: READ FULL STORY

Beyonce, Jane Lynch and more fight to 'Ban Bossy' -- VIDEO

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Beyoncé and her newfound feminism strike again. (Hooray!)

In a new video for Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In Foundation (in partnership with Lifetime TV), Sandberg has recruited Hollywood celebrities such as Beyoncé, Jane Lynch, and Jennifer Garner (as well as people like former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice) to advocate banning the word “Bossy.”

Noting the term is mostly applied to women in leadership roles as a way of keeping them down, all the people in the video point out that it’s time for change. “When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a ‘leader.’ Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded ‘bossy.’ Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys — a trend that continues into adulthood,” the new site BanBossy.com explains.

As Beyoncé notes: “I’m not bossy. I’m the boss.” #Flawless.

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Vin Diesel lip-synchs to Katy Perry, does Beyonce's Surfbort dance -- VIDEO

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

Beyonce writes essay: Gender equality 'isn't a reality yet'

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

New Year's Resolutions inspired by Beyonce's 'Visual Album'

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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:

Just say no to spray tans!
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Finally learn how to surf.
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PopWatch Planner: 'Anchorman 2' in theaters, 'The X Factor' finale, and more

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:

SUNDAY 12/15
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.


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Why NBC should do 'Cinderella' -- starring Beyonce! -- as next live musical

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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What should Beyonce do next in New Zealand?

There’s nothing Beyoncé can’t do. Not only is she selling out shows (as usual), but she’s making the most of the New Zealand culture. Right after her concert in Auckland on Saturday, Bey learned the traditional Maori haka warrior dance:
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Is Britney Spears' 'Work Bitch' video the prequel to Beyonce's 'Run the World (Girls)'?

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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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