Ed Sheeran’s duet with Beyoncé is everything we’d hoped and more

When two music greats come together to make sweet, sweet music, it’s a momentous occasion. Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé both fall into the aforementioned category, but they’ve never collaborated on a track together. Until now. Brace yourselves…

Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé

Yep, an Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé duet is here, with Ed announcing the news on his social media channels yesterday.

The two singers have come together for a duet of Ed’s track Perfect (you know, the one with the music video that gave us all the feels) and it’s as brilliant as we’d hoped.

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Ed’s acoustic tones paired with Beyonce’s gravelly vocals really ARE perfect.

He wrote: “Got Beyoncé to duet with me on Perfect comes out today at 7pm ET / 4pm PT / midnight GMT x” (sic).

Speaking with Channel 4 Radio in the United Arab Emirates last week, Ed first revealed he’d be releasing a duet but never named who it was with.

“I’ve got something dropping next Friday. It’s a really f***ing big deal. And I’ll drop who I’m doing it with next Thursday.”

Taken from GLAMOUR UK. Click here to read the original.

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The most-liked Instagram photo from 2017 is unsurprising


It’s hard to forget the day when Beyoncé revealed she and Jay Z were expecting twins. Her announcement was truly bonkers — in the best way possible, of course. Queen B decided to break the news on Instagram via an original, fabulous photo shoot. She tossed on a green veil, a brown and blue lingerie set, and posed like a regal goddess surrounded by flowers. It was a moment, to say the least, an iconic photo from arguably the most iconic performer of our time.

The snap went viral. We covered it — several times — and so did literally every other outlet that cares about celebrities. Beyoncé’s name quickly started trending on Twitter. Social media exploded. The memes came in hot. In under an hour, Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement morphed into a bona fide pop-culture sensation. We’re still talking about it!

So we’re not exactly surprised that B’s pic is the most-liked Instagram photo from 2017. The social media platform just released the stats today, and Beyoncé’s baby bump debut racked up an impressive 11.18 million likes. The photo of Bey holding her twins, Sir and Rumi, is the fourth most popular pic of the year.

Coming in behind her is the photo Cristiana Ronaldo posted of his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, and his fourth child, who he welcomed on November 12. That photo received an impressive 11.03 million likes. (Ronaldo has two other entries on the list, as well — both family pics.)

Rounding out the top three is Selena Gomez, whose photo revealing her kidney transplant scooped up 10.31 million likes. Again, this story went completely viral — and Selena is the most-followed person on Instagram — so this number shouldn’t shock anyone, either. In fact, five of the top 10 celebrity Instagram photos from this year came from her account. Five!

With these numbers, just imagine if Selena and Beyoncé posed for a photo together. Now that would actually break the Internet.

Taken from GLAMOUR US. Click here to read the original.

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Taylor Swift is no longer the highest paid woman in music…

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Beyoncé is the highest-paid woman in music this year.

The 36-year-old pop star dropped to second place on Forbes’ annual rankings last year, but regained the top spot this time around with estimated earnings of a staggering R1.47 billion – largely thanks to her successful ‘Formation World Tour’.

Trailing behind her in second is Adele with earnings of R968 million, which she raked in due to her first full tour since 2011.

Taylor Swift – who was the highest-paid woman last year – has slipped down the ranks to third position after pulling in R614 million from June 2016 until June 2017. But she’ll no doubt be in the running for the top-spot next year as her new release ‘Reputation’ is already the best-selling album of 2017, meaning her earnings are set to rise.

Some names are missing from the list – including Lady Gaga and Selena Gomez – but they are expected to be back in the running next year after a successful 12 months.

See the top 10 highest female earners below:

Beyoncé – R1.47 billion
Adele – R968 million
Taylor Swift – R614 million
Celine Dion – R577 million
Jennifer Lopez – R521 million
Dolly Parton – R518 million
Rihanna – R502 million
Britney Spears – R465 million
Katy Perry – R446 million
Barbra Streisand – R409 million

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A new Beyoncé music video is coming, so get in formation


Beyoncé has a habit of jumping back into the music industry when it desperately needs her. After a string of disappointing pop albums by all your faves in 2013 — let’s not talk about Britney Jean — Beyoncé released her surprise, self-titled album and subsequently slayed America. Three years later, after the blissful high from Rihanna’s ANTI wore off, she blessed us with Lemonade. And now, rumour has it she’s doing it again. Right as Taylor Swift decided it was a good idea to start rapping, news breaks that a new Beyoncé music video might be on the way. Get in formation! Ring the alarm! Other Beyoncé lyric reference!

In a new interview with La Presse, acclaimed director Michel Gondry revealed that one of his upcoming projects is a “clip for a Beyoncé song.” Unfortunately for the BeyHive, though, that’s all he said. There’s no word yet on the song’s title, release date, or if it’s a single for a new album. It could easily just be a one-off or track for a movie, like “Check on It.” Sidebar: Remember “Check on it?” The song Bey did for the 2006 Pink Panther remake, which she also starred in? What a time to be alive!

So why haven’t we been blessed with this mysterious Bey project yet, you ask? “[The video] hasn’t been released because she had her twins,” Gondry told La Presse. (Queen B welcomed Sir and Rumi Carter in June 2017.) “But the video is finished and it’s very, very good, I think.”

We don’t even have to see the video to know it’s more than “very, very good.” This is Beyoncé we’re talking about, people. She makes music videos on her downtime just for shits and giggles, and they turn into viral sensations. The visuals on both Beyoncé and Lemonade literally transformed music video-making; this new clip will undoubtedly move the dial forward, again, in some way. Let the countdown — eh? — begin.

Taken from GLAMOUR US. Click here to read the original.

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Beyoncé is getting mommy-shamed for this photo, and the internet needs to relax

BeyoncéBeyoncé enjoyed some well-deserved R&R over the weekend, stepping out with husband Jay-Z for a little sushi date in Los Angeles. It looks like the two had an amazing time; Bey even shared pictures of herself and Jay sipping on what looks like red wine to Instagram. This is a completely normal activity for two grown-ass adults, right? There’s literally nothing to see here. Bey and Jay just welcomed twins, for crying out loud; they’re completely allowed to have an evening just for themselves.

But, of course, the Internet had an issue with Beyoncé’s perfectly harmless night on the town. The Huffington Post reports mommy-shamers flooded the comments section of the photo, below, debating whether or not Beyoncé’ is breastfeeding her two new babies, Rumi and Sir Carter.

Several people assumed the Lemonade singer is breastfeeding and promptly criticized her for drinking alcohol.

“You feed your children with your breast why do you drink?!” one person commented. “Beyoncé please don’t be drinking too much,” wrote someone else.

And it gets worse: Another group of mommy-shamers figured Beyoncé isn’t breastfeeding and slammed her for giving Rumi and Sir formula too early. “Guess she’s not breast feeding,” one user said. (If this doesn’t prove celebrities can’t win, then what does?)

Frankly, all this discussion about Beyoncé’s breastfeeding habits is invasive and wrong. We don’t know Beyoncé—it’s unfair to make assumptions about her based on one photo. In fact, it’s unfair to make assumptions about her at all. How Bey feeds her children is, truthfully, not our concern. She knows what’s best for Rumi and Sir more than anyone else. End of story.

This BeyHive member’s comment perfectly sums up our defence: “No one’s business what she drinks or what the babies drink from.” Damn straight.

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Guess which Disney villain Chiwetel Ejiofor might be playing?

Chiwetel EjioforChiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to play Scar in the live-action remake of The Lion King. Disney is rebooting the beloved 1994 animated movie with Jungle Book filmmaker Jon Favreau helming the project and now the Doctor Strange actor is reportedly in talks to play the villain of the movie. Sinister Scar, who is the brother of Mufasa and uncle to the young cub Simba, was originally voiced by Jeremy Irons in the award-winning 1994 animated Disney movie.

Another addition to the cast John Oliver, 40, will join the cast, which includes Donald Glover as Simba and James Earl Jones, who will be reprising his role as Mufasa from the cartoon classic. Oliver will be voicing Zazu, a hornbill who serves as the king’s majordomo and was originally played by Rowan Atkinson. Recently it was revealed that Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner were cast to play the comedy duo Timon and Pumbaa.

The movie is set for a July 2019 release and Favreau is already in pre-production, with Jeff Nathanson writing the script. It has also been rumoured that Beyoncé is the preferred choice to play Nala in the movie.

As well as keeping Sir Elton John and Tim Rice’s original songs, which include ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’, ‘Be Prepared’ and ‘I Just Can’t Wait To Be King’, the remake will also feature some new tunes. ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ played out over the credits and went on to win Best Original Song at the 1995 Academy Awards.

Disney has released a string of remakes as of late including Maleficent, Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast‘. Back in February, Disney revealed the movie is on the “fast-track to production” and the studio announced other remakes including Dumbo, Aladdin and Mulan.

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Beyonce is “full of energy” around her twins

Beyoncé shares first ever picture of twins Sir and RumibeyonceBeyoncé is “full of energy and life” around her new twin babies. The 35-year-old beauty – who also has a five-year-old daughter called Blue with her husband, rap star Jay-Z – welcomed Rumi and Sir Carter into the world in June, and Queen B is apparently relishing the demands of raising her three young children.

A source said: “Beyoncé is amazing, she is clocking hardly any sleep right now, but she’s full of energy and life! Most new moms of twins struggle to even function at this stage, but Beyoncé is thriving.

“I mean, obviously it helps that she and Jay-Z have nannies and a bunch of staff, but she’s still really hands on and she’s breastfeeding, which means she’s hardly getting a break rest wise – but then, Beyoncé has always functioned best on less sleep than most of us mere mortals!”

The ‘Formation’ hitmaker is reportedly already close to regaining her pre-pregnancy figure, too. The insider told HollywoodLife.com: “You would never believe that Beyoncé gave birth to twins just weeks ago. She’s lost nearly all the baby weight, and her body has snapped right back… She looks awesome!”

Despite this, Bey remains grateful to the support network that surrounds her. The source said: “Beyoncé is so thankful that she has staff around her to help out, and she’s in awe of women who manage to raise twins on their own. Beyoncé and Jay keep telling themselves that it will get easier, but in the meantime, they’re just embracing the craziness, and thanking God that they have each other to lean on.”

Meanwhile, it was recently claimed Beyoncé has no immediate plans to return to the recording studio and is instead focused on the well-being of her children. A source said: “Beyoncé is happy with just being a mom right now. She has no plans to work. She seems relaxed and very happy. Everything is good with her and Jay, and they seem to have a lot of fun raising their family together.”

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