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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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'Forbes' announces Beyonce and Jay Z as top-earning celebrity couple of 2013

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 ForbesCelebrity 100 list. READ FULL STORY

Ouch! Carrie Underwood's onstage fall and five more pro recoveries -- VIDEO

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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It's Beyonce's 32nd B'Day! Here are 32 lessons her lyrics taught us

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

Watch 'Cinderonce': The Cinderella musical set entirely to Beyonce songs -- VIDEO

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If you’ve ever wondered what happened to former American Idol finalist Todrick Hall and/or what would happen if Beyoncé’s music narrated fairy tales, well, today is your lucky day. Turns out Hall is now a “YouTube personality” who had the same question you did! Only Hall has an answer for you.

What happens when Beyoncé’s music narrates fairy tales is simple: Cinderella — sorry, Cinderoncé — finds her “Freakum Dress,” the “Single Ladies” get their groove on at the ball, and Prince Charming ultimately puts Cinderoncé’s “Love on Top.” And did we mention RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Shangella shows up as Cinderoncé’s fairy drag mother?

Sorry, Cinderella, but we might have to choose Cinderoncé’s version of things. It’s more upbeat — and fierce.

Watch Cinderoncé below:

What do you think, PopWatchers? Are you Team Cinderella or Team Cinderoncé?

Jay-Z plants a sweet surprise on Beyonce during concert -- VIDEO

Oh to be the couple known as Beyonce and Jay-Z. Fans can’t stop you from singing impeccably. Negative album reviews won’t deter you from selling a ton of records. Even rumors of not having an album at all won’t hold you down.

And in case their awesomeness was ever in question, just watch this cute moment from the Philadelphia stop on Beyonce’s “Mrs. Carter” world tour. Looks like the reigning — and the notoriously quiet — King and Queen of Music are a-Okay in the marriage department. Check out a sweet kiss that Jay runs out and plants on B around the one minute-mark: READ FULL STORY

Beyonce's mane battles one of her wind fans during Montreal concert

Last night, while singing “Halo” during the Montreal stop of her Mrs. Carter tour, Queen B found herself caught in one of her many stage wind fans. Stage hands tried to help, eventually getting her free. And Beyonce? She powered through the song like the Queen that she is, never missing a beat.

It was quite a hairy situation for Beyonce; it seems that no matter how hard she sang, her fans just wouldn’t let her go — it even became the mane attraction. It’s unbeweavable that she was able to sing such a hair-raising rendition of “Halo” (OK, I’m done.) Beyonce playfully instagrammed the event after her concert and if you want to check out the instantly-viral moment, just look below. READ FULL STORY

Oprah snags top spot on Forbes Celebrity 100

After losing out on the No. 1 spot in 2012, Oprah is once again sitting on top of the Celebrity 100 throne. In my dreams, Oprah is currently lip-synching and dancing along to Yeezy’s “I Am a God” in one of her massive mansions.

In the annual Forbes ranking, pop sensation Lady Gaga came in at No. 2 while direcor Steven Spielberg and singers Beyonce Knowles and Madonna finished in the top five. READ FULL STORY

Beyonce congratulates Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on their new baby

Beyoncé took to her website to congratulate Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on their new bundle of joy. “Congratulations Kim & Kanye, enjoy this beautiful moment together,” the post reads with a picture of the couple looking lovingly at each other.
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Mortal dares to slap Beyonce's butt during concert -- VIDEO

And Bey responded by taking what is hers… with fire and blood. Or, you know, by telling the slapper that she’d have security escort him out of her Copenhagen concert, then just singing “Irreplaceable” like nothing had happened. That’s how you get to be Queen B.

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