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'Law & Order: SVU': Every issue shoehorned into the Jay Z/Solange/Donald Sterling episode

Yep, you read that headline right: There was a lot going on in SVU last night.

Just how much? About as much as was stuffed into 2013’s biggest kitchen-sink episode, “American Tragedy”—a smorgasbord that included takes on Paula Deen, Trayvon Martin, stop-and-frisk, and even “Blurred Lines.” The latest entry in the SVU canon—which aired almost exactly one year after “American Tragedy”—was a similarly chock-full affair, complete with an analogous title (“American Disgrace”), another big-name guest star (Stacy Keach as a Donald Sterling-esque billionaire), and the same disingenuous opening title card: “The following story is fictional and does not depict any actual person or event.”

Mmmhmmm. Check out this list of issues crammed into the episode, then judge for yourself. READ FULL STORY

BET Awards 2014: Full list of winners

Last night, Beyoncé dominated the Chris Rock-hosted BET Awards in L.A., picking up statues for both Best Collaboration (with Jay Z) for her ode to chairs “Drunk in Love” as well as Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, beating out Janelle Monáe, Jhené Aiko, K. Michelle, Rihanna, and Tamar Braxton.

Pharrell Williams continued his big year by taking home the award for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist as well as the night’s biggest prize, Video of the Year, for “Happy.” (Beyoncé was nominated twice in that category, but clearly split her own vote.)

The night wasn’t without a few (inadvertent) surprise moments. The screen misspelled Lionel Richie’s name wrong during his Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech, and Robin Thicke made everyone uncomfortable with yet another public plea for wife Paula Patton to take him back. Perhaps it’s time for Patton to burn him a mix tape of Taylor Swift.

Check out the full list of winners below. READ FULL STORY

Stewart, Kimmel, Fallon talk Solange/Jay Z elevator fight -- VIDEO

TMZ released video footage of Solange Knowles attacking brother-in-law Jay Z in an elevator as Beyonce stood by — and naturally, the media was on it.

The video came out Monday, and since then, cable talking heads have been tirelessly trying to figure out what caused the incident — because, apparently, there’s nothing better to talk about. Jon Stewart mocked all the coverage of the elevator affair on The Daily Show Wednesday night, showing clips from outlets like CNN and Fox News and poking fun at their baseless theories — including that Jay Z has been cheating on Beyoncé, and the mogul wanted to ditch his wife and her sis to go to Rihanna’s party after the Met Gala. “With all these incredibly well-sourced motives, I can’t believe Solange didn’t spend the entire Met Ball kicking Jay Z in the face,” Stewart said. “Why wait until the elevator?”

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Jay Z and Solange fight: Wendy Williams plays detective and gets some surprising answers -- VIDEO

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It was the elevator fight seen (but not heard) ’round the world.

When video surfaced of Solange Knowles seemingly attacking brother-in-law Jay Z in an elevator while leaving a Met Gala party last week at The Standard Hotel in New York, questions began circulating about what could have caused the explosive fight. Because there was no audio on the recording, it’s hard to figure out exactly what is going on in the 3-minute-plus video.

Well, good thing we have Wendy Williams! The talk show queen spent about four times as much time talking about the video than its actual length at the beginning of her show Tuesday and did her best Angela Lansbury impression by digging up some clues. She even brought out notes so she wouldn’t forget any important points she wanted to make. Williams’ conclusion? Jay Z deserved it. Here is more of what she had to say: READ FULL STORY

Whoopi Goldberg: Jay Z had the right to hit Solange Knowles back -- VIDEO

So it seems everyone has now seen that infamous post-Met Gala video of Solange Knowles allegedly giving brother-in-law Jay Z a beatdown in a hotel elevator while her sister/his wife Beyonce idly stands by. And everyone has an opinion on it.

The ladies of The View chose to share their theories on Tuesday, with Whoopi Goldberg causing a minor controversy of her own.

“I think Solange was quite ready for [Jay Z] to do whatever he was gonna do,” Goldberg said. “If anybody hits you, you have the right [to hit back]. I know that many people are raised in a very different way, but if a woman hits you, to me, you have the right to hit her back. If I slap a man, he has every right to slap me back. Every right.”

Remember: The only people who really know what went down in that elevator are Solange, Jay Z, Beyonce, and that security guard who prevented all hell from really breaking loose. Still, you can watch the View co-hosts’ full array of hypotheses about the incident here: READ FULL STORY

Beyonce Instagrams pictures of happier times with Solange

In the aftermath of that now-infamous Met Ball video — which appears to show Solange Knowles physically abusing her brother-in-law Jay-Z in an elevator — some news sources have speculated that the fight stemmed from Jay’s desire to attend Rihanna’s after-party alone. None of the figures involved in the altercation have released a statement one way or the other — but why talk when a picture is worth 1,000 words, right?

At least, that seems to be Beyoncé’s approach to the situation. One day after attending the Met Gala, Beyonce posted this prayer to Instagram:


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Beyonce, Jay Z, Pharrell among Webby nominees

This year’s list of nominees for Webby awards celebrating Internet achievement range from celebrities such as Beyoncé and Ellen DeGeneres to Google and GoPro, the maker of popular mountable video cameras.

The organizations with the most nominations are Vice Media with 11, The New York Times with 10, and Google Inc. with nine. Among the online videos nominated is “24 Hours of Happy,” a 24-hour music video starring Pharrell Williams. READ FULL STORY

The Must List for Nov. 20: Jay Z's collection for Barneys and Jennifer Lawrence on tour

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Jay Z’s collection for Barneys hits stores and  Jennifer Lawrence begins her Catching Fire talk show circuit with a stop on The Daily Show. Find out what else is on Wednesday’s Must List in the video below.
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'Made in America' documentary: More than just a concert film

Made in America is not your average concert documentary. Yes, the 90-minute film featured performances from the likes of Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Run DMC, the Hives, and more. But it was also a tale of struggle, triumph, achievements, and failures. Giving a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the two-day festival that took place in Philadelphia last year, director Ron Howard and Jay Z shared the stories of the people responsible for the success of the inaugural event.

Here are seven highlights: READ FULL STORY

'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

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