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Beyonce and Jay-Z name baby girl Blue Ivy Carter: Reports

Chartreuse Algae must have been taken.

Congratulations to new mama Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z, and happy belated B’Day to baby Blue Ivy, who was born by Destiny (C-section) in NYC Saturday. Blue Ivy may sound like a detergent, trendy liqueur, or curious shade of denim (and surely within a few months all of these products will exist), but at least her parents won’t have to whip up an imaginary pop star name like “Lakoda Rayne” when she’s older.

Blue Ivy. The more I type it, the more I LIKE it. Maybe I’ve had too many shots of it!

Of course it wasn’t an easy road to Blue Ivy — when the news first broke this morning, people, confused by the genius they were beholding, passed along the baby’s name as Ivy Blue. (Thank you Gwyneth Paltrow, who swooped in this morning with a clarifying tweet. Goop in a pinch!) So already — along with “Aunty Gaga,” “Uncle Kanye,” and “Uncle Chris Brown” — #NamesBetterThanIvyBlue is trending on Twitter. Which is ridiculous, because what name could possibly be better than that? Okay, gotta go buy some jeans.

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Beyoncé’s video reaction to claims her beybé bump was suspect
Beyoncé announces pregnancy at MTV Video Music Awards
Proud Papa Jay-Z and other celebrity pregnancy reactions

Oprah Winfrey still top-earning woman in Hollywood, but look who's catching up

Lady Gaga may have passed Oprah Winfrey on Forbes‘ annual list of The 100 Most Powerful Women this year (Gaga fell from No. 7 to No. 11, while Winfrey slid from No. 3 to No. 14), but Winfrey still sits atop the magazine’s list of Hollywood’s Highest-Earning Women. Winfrey made an estimated $290 million between May 2010 and May 2011, which is $200 million more than Gaga banked in second place. As Forbes notes, however, with Winfrey’s show gone and her network yet to deliver on high expectations, that gap may close come next year’s rankings.

Coming in at No. 3 is Bethenny Frankel with $55 million, thanks to her Skinnygirl branding savvy. She beats out Gisele Bundchen, Ellen DeGeneres, Taylor Swift, and Judge Judy Sheindlin, who are in a four-way tie at fourth place with $45 million each. Process that. The rest of the Top 10: Katy Perry ($44 million), Beyoncé Knowles ($35 million), and Danielle Steel ($35 million).

Jay-Z joins the proud papa pantheon, as we look back at other pop-culture pregnancy reactions

While it’s a pretty safe assumption that Jay-Z already knew his beloved was carrying his babeyonce (boy, that won’t get old during the next few months, will it?), his elated reaction to Beyonce’s pregnancy announcement during the VMAs was even better than ours. Watch the moment again (and again and again) below: READ FULL STORY

Lada Gaga more powerful than Oprah Winfrey, says Forbes list

Forbes has released its annual list of The 100 Most Powerful Women, and while German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops it (Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is up three spots from last year to No. 2, while 2010′s No. 1, First Lady Michelle Obama, dropped to No. 8, and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann makes her debut at No. 22), the big news is that Lady Gaga, who fell from No. 7 to No. 11, now tops Oprah Winfrey, who slid from No. 3 to No. 14. The good news for Winfrey: She’s still above Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano (No. 15), Google SVP of Advertising Susan Wojcicki (No. 16), and Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez (No. 17).

A sample of others making the cut: READ FULL STORY

'Beyonce: I Am... World Tour' DVD giveaway

Beyoncé, the female version of a hustler and one of the most powerful women in the world, can do it all. She starred in Academy Award-nominated film, inspired her own comic book, and has led millions to aspire to be able to rock a black leotard. Of her millions of adoring fans around the world, even high-powered adults turn into shrieking messes whenever B’s around. Demand has always been high, and now she’s bringing her public and private life into the comfort of your own home.

We’re giving away 10 copies of her concert video Beyoncé: I Am… World Tour, on sale now. The DVD includes footage from the international leg of her I Am… World Tour, capped by an emotional “Halo” encore, as well as a candid look at the diva herself (hey, a Jay-Z cameo!). In addition to the DVD, one lucky winner will receive a six-foot tall version of the poster to the left, to the left, signed by Queen B. The DVDs are courtesy of Music World/Columbia Records and are available while supplies last.

You love Beyoncé, I love Beyoncé, we all love Beyoncé, PopWatchers. Check out the rules below and enter to win your own Beyoncé experience:

1. Go to our Facebook page.

2. Click “Like” at the top of the page.

3. Find the post on our Wall announcing the giveaway, click Comment, and explain which Beyoncé song is your favorite, and why. (Note: Commenting on this post won’t enter you in the giveaway; see the official rules after the jump.)

4. If you’re a winner, we’ll contact you via Facebook message to request your mailing address.

Get creative! The giveaway starts NOW!

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'Today': When Hoda Kotb met Beyoncé

Even though she’s a successful morning show host (who gets to drink wine at 10 a.m. with no judgment from her bosses), Hoda Kotb is really just a fan at heart. Her reaction to a surprise appearance by Beyoncé on Today basically mimics what the rest of us would look like if we were in her place … or at least what I would look like. Granted, the woman hosts the fourth hour of Today with Kathie Lee Gifford, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen her go this nuts before, have you? READ FULL STORY

Forbes power list: Women on top

Lady-GagaImage Credit: Rob Verhorst/Redferns/Getty ImagesMemo to Angelina Jolie: Charity work doesn’t make you powerful. That seems to be the message from today’s announcement of Forbes magazine’s annual celebrity power list, where women may have claimed three of the top five slots, but Jolie, last year’s top-ranked star, fell to No. 18. (Though Jolie has been keeping relatively busy filming projects like Salt and The Tourist, she hasn’t actually had a film in theaters since 2008.) Rather, this year’s top five were (in order) Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé, James Cameron, Lady Gaga, and Tiger Woods, a lineup determined by income and media presence. Elsewhere on the list, Robert Pattinson (No. 50) outranked James Patterson (No. 53), Alec Baldwin (No. 88) edged out Tina Fey (No. 90), and — since I know you all were wondering — Justin Bieber was nowhere to be found.

Tony Awards 2010: Green Day is everywhere, Jay-Z is nowhere, and Catherine Zeta-Jones gets 'crass'

Green-DayImage Credit: Kevin Mazur/Wireimage.comIf you watched the 2010 Tony Awards—and that’s a very big if, considering it was the night of the True Blood premiere and game 5 of the NBA finals—you probably saw a few strange things: Host Sean Hayes tonguing Kristin Chenoweth, Green Day playing a mini-concert, and Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Catherine Zeta-Jones making off with two of the four major acting awards. The night’s biggest winner was, uncharacteristically, a play: the Mark Rothko homage Red, which took home six awards including Best Play. Memphis—featuring music by Bon Jovi’s David Bryan—won Best Musical. Below, a few more moments from Tony night 2010:

Green Day night: So, let’s tally it up here: American Idiot had four musical numbers. Four: three in the opening number (one from the cast, and two from Green Day), then the show’s official Best Musical performance later in the telecast. That’s more awards than it got (it won best sets and lighting). Heck, that’s more nominations than it got. Think the other best musical nominees were ticked off? READ FULL STORY

Little girls tackle 'Single Ladies'; make me extremely uncomfortable

Miley, you’ve got nuthin’ on these girls. I’ll admit that these little single ladies, who are supposedly seven, have some serious dance skills. But if little girls must gyrate on stage, is it absolutely essential they wear midriff tops? (Todders & Tiaras fans nod yes.) Even Beyoncé and her back-up dancers were more covered up than this!

That being said, I’m glad these gals are “Single Ladies,” because seven is far too young to have a boyfriend.

P.S. How much is Teresa Giudice’s Gia wishing she was part of this? [Buzzfeed] READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga's designer to launch capsule line for Forever 21: Police tape for everyone!

lady-gaga-telephoneJust when you thought Lady Gaga’s fashion was unattainable, inaccessible, or prohibited from being worn in many public places, one of the designers who helped shape the wacky yet fabulous look of her Tarantino-tinged “Telephone” video has made the art of Gaga possible for the rest of us. L.A.-based designer Brian Lichtenberg, who crafted the now-famous crime scene tape number that Gaga donned in the video, is creating a line of graphic tees for Forever 21, making it the mega-chain’s first designer collaboration.

His designs have also found fans in Beyoncé and Rihanna, though the avant-garde factor will presumably be tamed down a bit for the mass market. But even with some dilution, I’m expecting cool prints and cut-outs, and hopefully a few nods to his celebrity work. The line sounds like it’d be the perfect weekend option — just cross your fingers that you don’t cross paths with a 12-year-old rocking the same tee.

What do you guys think of the design collaboration? Are you going to get a piece of Gaga for yourself?

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