Beyonce Squashes Pregnancy Rumors With Wine-Drinking Picture

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A picture’s worth a thousand words — and this one seems to say that Beyonce is not, despite rumors to the contrary, pregnant with her second child. On Friday, May 31, the 31-year-old “Love on Top” singer shared a telling snapshot of herself drinking wine with husband Jay-Z in Berlin.

The photo, posted to Beyonce’s Tumblr along with several other pics from her late May visit to Germany, shows the hoodie-wearing superstar sipping on a glass of Barolo red while sitting on Jay-Z’s lap. He has on a backwards baseball cap and a gray shirt, and appears to be smiling as he watches her drink.

Pregnant women, of course, are advised not to consume alcohol, as it can have potentially harmful effects on the baby. Beyonce has not outright commented on reports that she is expecting a second child, but this photo could be a clue.

Earlier this month, the Destiny’s Child alum shared another telling snapshot of her dinner menu, which included salad nicoise, or tuna salad. Tuna has long been considered a controversial food for expectant mothers due to its high level of mercury, so some thought she might be trying to send a message with the cryptic post.

Jay-Z has been a bit more explicit with his denials. In a May 20 radio show broadcast on Hot 97, program director Ebro Darden read an email he had received from the hip hop star.

Responding to Darden’s congratulations on the rumored new sibling for 16-month-old Blue Ivy, Jay-Z said simply, “It’s not true.”

Miguel Says “Black People Are the Most Judgmental People in the World”

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Miguel is undoubtedly having a moment right now. The 27-year-old singer burst onto the scene last summer and has since won a Grammy, was wooed by Kelly Clarkson at the very same event, teamed up with Mariah Carey, and spawned many unfortunate gifs following his epic fall at the Billboard Music Awards.

But Miguel, who made TIME magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World and is of both African-American and Mexican-American decent, is not one to shy away from controversy. The singer took to Twitter this weekend to express quite a few thoughts:

According to the Urban Daily, Miguel’s rant was prompted by a tweet from a fan who said the singer sold his soul. “Don’t be an idiot,” replied the singer in a now-deleted Tweet.

Though the singer warns in his Twitter bio “Dont follow Me, I’m trouble,” his over 500,000 followers took his opinions to heart, retweeting and commenting both for and against his beliefs.

Selena Gomez & Jaden Smith Dinner Date In London

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The 20-year-old “Come & Get It” singer was photographed going to dinner with her on-again, off-again boyfriend’s good friend, Jaden Smith, in London on Thursday, May 23.

Gomez, and Smith, 14, had smiles on their faces while grabbing a bite to eat at Hakkasan restaurant. The After Earth actor, who is in London promoting his new film with dad Will Smith, looked handsome in a long black suit coat as he escorted Gomez out of the restaurant. The former Wizards of Waverly Place actress also dressed up in a long black coat and and sheer black dress.

Gomez appeared to be in a good spirits after having tweeted Wednesday that she was feeling under the weather. “Sorry to everyone for having to cancel today. I am not sure if I am sick or ate some bad food but, I feel horrible,” she wrote. “I am going to take the rest of the day and try and get better for tomorrow. So Sorry Love you guys.”

Smith is currently dating Kim Kardashian’s younger sister Kylie Jenner, 15. Gomez’s relationship status with Bieber, 19, however, remains unclear.

The couple broke up in January, but have reunited multiple times since then. They recently shared a kiss at the Billboard Music Awards on May 19, which did not go over well with Gomez’s friend Taylor Swift. The “We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together” was caught on camera sticking out her tongue when she saw them smooch.

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Janet Jackson Is Officially A Billionaire

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Janet Jackson has officially joined the billion-dollar club, according to Variety.

The mag credits her incredibly successful career over many decades for the singer’s lofty financial status.

She reportedly earned $458 million thanks to concert tours, $304 million in acting gigs like The Nutty Professor and For Colored Girls, $260 million in album sales (“Rhythm Nation, anyone?) and more than $81 million from sponsorships.

But Jackson isn’t the only billionaire in her family. Her hubby Wissam Al Mana already reached that elite tax bracket after making his fortune in investments in the Middle East.

The “Escapade” singer joins the billionaire entertainer ranks of Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and author J.K. Rowling.

Brad Pitt Opens Up About ‘Wasted’ Years & Damaging Himself With Drugs

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Brad Pitt is happier than he has ever been with Angelina Jolie and their close knit family and in a candid new interview he opens up about his drug-damaged life.

The World War Z star talks about his life in the June/July 2013 issue of Esquire, admitting that he damaged himself with drugs and lived a drifter life until about a decade ago, when he found true happiness with Jolie.

Yes, this interview may remind you of the time Jennifer Aniston — sick of Brad’s post-divorce comments — said her ex husband was missing a sensitivity chip!

“For a long time I thought I did too much damage – drug damage. I was a bit of a drifter,” he admitted to the men’s magazine. “A guy who felt he grew up in something of a vacuum and wanted to see things, wanted to be inspired. I followed that other thing. I spent years [expletive] off. But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity.”

We’re guessing some people will think Brad is referring to those wasted years as part of the time he was with Jen.

Pitt, who announced he was divorcing Aniston in January 2005, managed to turn things around.

“It was a conscious change. This was about a decade ago. It was an epiphany – a decision not to squander my opportunities. It was a feeling of get up. Because otherwise, what’s the point?”

Though his friends and family circle is small, he claims his life is better than ever.

“I have very few friends. I have a handful of close friends and I have my family and I haven’t known life to be any happier. I’m making things. I just haven’t known life to be any happier.”

Pitt, who met Jolie on the 2004 set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith and started a family with her shortly after they were first snapped together on vacation in Kenya in April 2005, gushes over his brood.

“I always thought that if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big. I wanted there to be chaos in the house… there’s constant chatter in our house, whether it’s giggling or screaming or crying or banging,” he exclaimed.

“I love it. I love it. I love it. I hate it when they’re gone. I hate it. Maybe it’s nice to be in a hotel room for a day – ‘Oh, nice, I can finally read a paper.’ But then, by the next day, I miss that cacophony, all that life.”

Jaden Smith Not Emancipating Himself From Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith

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Instead of discussing the finer points of their father-son sci-fi thriller After Earth (in theaters May 31), Will Smith and his son have spent the past week fielding questions about Jaden’s reported emancipation plans.

The costars first debunked the rumors during a joint appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show May 15. “See, here’s the thing that you need to understand: I’m not going anywhere,” Jaden told the 55-year-old talk show host. “The thing that people don’t get is everything at this house is free! So I can get anything and everything at his house, so I’m going to be there 20, 30 more years.”

In a May 19 Entertainment Tonight interview, Kylie Jenner’s 14-year-old boyfriend admitted he “wasn’t aware” of the emancipation rumors until the After Earth press tour began. “I didn’t know what was going on ’cause I don’t really go on the Internet except for going on Tumblr,” Jaden said. “I totally wasn’t aware at all of anything.”

Will added, “We try to avoid that type of stuff. It’s not true and we look at that type of information as, like, bad fuel.”

The emancipation rumors began after Will was quoted by overseas press as saying Jaden wanted to be freed from the legal guardianship of his parents. The 44-year-old explained that he made a joke in Tokyo that was taken out of context and blown out of proportion. “He’s never leaving me, ever,” Jada Pinkett Smith’s husband told DeGeneres. “No emancipation for the Smith kids.”

Being born into one of Hollywood’s most famous families has its perks, but it also comes with intense scrutiny. When asked if he feels compelled to follow in his parents’ footsteps, Jaden told Entertainment Tonight, “I just don’t feel the pressure of having to make people happy. That’s really what pressure is. You’re just hoping that people accept you. So, I really don’t care what people think about me.”

Mariah Carey Refuses To Give Jennifer Lopez Standing Ovation On American Idol

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Mariah Carey, she could not be moved. When former judge Jennifer Lopez delivered an energetic 10-minute performance on the season finale of American Idol on May 16, Carey kept a fixed smile on her face but refused to join the other three judges in giving Lopez a standing ovation. She played with the streamers and grinned straight ahead instead.

Earlier in the night, Carey took to the stage with a pre-recorded medley of her greatest hits, including “Vision of Love,” “Make It Happen,” “My All,” “Hero,” “We Belong Together,” and “#Beautiful,” but it was Lopez’s dance-infused performance that had the audience pumped.

To add fuel to the fire, rumors that the judge had lip-synched her performance began to circulate online shortly after her stiff performance in a feathered, beaded white gown.

“There are two type of artists Vocalists & performers,” one fan tweeted. “If you’re a vocalist, you should NOT lip-sync. Especially on the caliber of Mariah.”

Lopez’s own performance, on the other hand, was a rousing rendition of her dance hit “Live It Up,” which involved plenty of high-energy moves and an appearance by rapper Pitbull.

The pair have a history of controversy together that dates back to a time when Carey’s ex-husband Tommy Mottola gave material she’d selected for her Glitter soundtrack to Lopez after she’d left his label. Lopez, 43, was previously a judge on the hit Fox singing competition, and has been rumored to be returning to the judge’s table in an upcoming season as the Fox series struggles in the ratings.

“I don’t know!” Lopez said in response to TV Guide’s question about whether or not she was looking to return. “When I say, ‘I don’t know,’ people think, ‘Oh, she’s playing a game.’ I’m not. If it became really real where I had to make a decision, I would have to sit down and really weigh out the options of what my life looks like in the next year to see if I would sign.”

“Because it does take up a lot of time, and I do have a lot of other things going on that I’m super excited about,” she continued. “So we’ll see.”

If Lopez does decide to return, however, there’s one current judge who would be more than happy for the change.

“All dem #1s but Jlo phone ringin?” Nicki Minaj tweeted on May 2, in a nod to Carey’s diss that the “Roman Holiday” rapper had never had a No.1 Billboard hit. “I guess having a personality, being a secure woman, and giving genuine critique still trumps that.”

Christina Aguilera Bares Toned Midriff In Bra Top On Music Video Set

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Damn, girl! Christina Aguilera looked like a knockout on the set of Alejandro Fernandez’s “Hoy Tengo Ganas de Ti” music video on Wednesday, May 15. Showing off her slimmer shape in a midriff-baring bra top and black pencil skirt, the 32-year-old Grammy winner struck a serene pose while overlooking the ocean from her balcony. Aguilera shared the picture via her Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Already No. 1 in more than 17 countries, “Hoy Tengo Ganas de Ti” serves as the theme song for the popular Spanish-language soap opera, La Tempestad. This isn’t the first time Aguilera has crossed over into the Latin music market, having released Mi Reflejo in 2000.

Though Aguilera’s weight has fluctuated in recent years, the “Feel This Moment” singer doesn’t pay any mind to her critics. “It’s noise I block out automatically,” she told Marie Claire in February 2012. “I love my body. My boyfriend [Matthew Rutler] loves my body. My son [Max] is healthy and happy, so that’s all that matters to me.”

“I happen to be very confident in my own skin,” the Voice mentor (who will return for Season 5) told the magazine. “It takes time to get to that place, but it’s all about embracing yourself and your body.”

Zoe Saldana Covers Latest Issue Of Allure Magazine

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Zoe Saldana’s new interview with Allure magazine has attracted a lot of attention — in more ways than one. In addition to posing nude for the June issue, the 34-year-old Star Trek Into Darkness actress allowed the magazine to print her weight on the front cover and opened up about her sexuality in a revealing profile within.

Under Saldana’s name on the gorgeous cover, Allure wrote, “115 pounds of grit and heartache.” Inside the issue, Saldana showed off her slim figure in a sexy photo shoot that included a fully nude shot.

Saldana, who split from Bradley Cooper earlier this year, also said she may consider dating a woman in the future. “[I might] end up with a woman raising my children,” she explained of her sexuality. “That’s how androgynous I am.”

When asked if she’s ever been in a relationship with a woman before, Saldana said, “Promise me one thing: You’re going to ask this question [in the article]—- if you choose to, just put three dots as my response. That’s it.”

At the Hollywood premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness on Tuesday, May 14, Saldana further explained her quotes to reporters. “It wasn’t a generalization. It was a statement that I strongly stand by,” she said of calling herself “androgynous.” “As of today, I’ve been attracted to the male species but if one day I wake up and I want to be with a woman, I will do that because it is my life and therefore it is my decision.”

Pick up the new issue of Allure on sale May 21, 2013 for more of Saldana’s interview!

Nicki Minaj Opens Up About Rough Childhood In New Issue Of Teen Vogue

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Nicki Minaj didn’t grow up all soft and cuddly.

The singer covers the June/July issue of Teen Vogue and opened up about her turbulent home life and struggle to fit in at school as a kid.

“Every time my parents fought, my mother would have us move and I would have to go to a new school, which meant I’d have to face the task of making new friends,” she told the mag.

“I encountered jealous girls a lot,” she added. “What it came down to is that the bullies wanted me to bow down to them and I just wouldn’t.”

Confidence and strong will has clearly always been a part of Minaj’s makeup.

“Sometimes there’d be a fight, sometimes not. I let people know I wasn’t going to be pushed around.”

There are times, however, that things get taken too far—even for Minaj. The American Idol judge warns fans to rid themselves of their social media accounts if the negatives outweigh the positives.

“I used to read the bad things people said about me. Then I asked myself, ‘Why am I reading that when I have millions of people saying great things?’ You cannot give negativity power.”
She went on to add, “I tell teens…If people keep taunting you and you keep reading it, it’s poison.”

Well said, Ms. Minaj!