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  • Don’t Ban Bossy, Ban Beyonce

    04/19/2014 11:42:43 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 34 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-19-14 | Dave The Sage
    Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In and Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, has a line in her book that states "I want every little girl who's told she's bossy to be told instead that she has leadership skills." As you have probably heard by now, her Lean In organization and the Girl Scouts of America have teamed up with various celebrities and some other well-known female figures to urge us to ban the use of the word bossy. As part of their "public service" campaign they have released a short ad featuring these women lecturing us about how they were...
  • Hating Whitey - Jay-Z Dons Gaudy 5 Percent Nation Medallion; Sect Says Whites Are 'Wicked and Weak'

    04/06/2014 4:23:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 63 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 6 April 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Jay-Z causes controversy by wearing gaudy medallion of 'Five Percent Nation' group who believe whites are 'wicked and weak' • The Brooklyn-born rapper wore a medallion representing the Five Percent Nation at a Nets game last week • One of the main tenets of the Nation of Islam offshoot is that white people are 'weak and wicked' and that black men hold the power of God • When asked if the medallion holds any importance to him, Jay-Z said: 'A little bit' • Jay-Z was spotted wearing the nation's symbol last year while giving radio interviews for his new album,...
  • NPR On Weird College Courses

    03/24/2014 8:21:02 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 38 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 24, 2014 | Deborah Lambert
    Even National Public Radio (NPR) occasionally realizes that some college courses are straight from la-la land. A recent report from the Protojournalist mentions an unusual offering in the area of Mythology and Folklore at Harvard called Maledicta, which is described as “an academic exploration of ritualized verbal abuse,” according to a report in the Protojournalist. Students taking this class apparently examine “international traditions of vituperation and cursing in their folkloristic, historical and sociological settings.” Not only that, “they learn about practices including Turkish verbal duels, Scottish flyting and African-American “dozens.” Rutgers University also proves it is no slouch in the...
  • If the "Ban Bossy" campaign ever gain self-awareness they could change the name to this...

    03/15/2014 10:27:22 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 34 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-15-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Culture Challenge of the Week: Explicit Content, Everywhere

    03/13/2014 5:11:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Even if you weren’t one of the 28.2 million Americans watching the 2014 Grammys last month, you probably caught wind of the controversy over Beyoncé’s raunchy performance of her song “Drunk in Love,” featuring her husband Jay-Z. Perhaps it was her lingerie-like outfit or her chair dancing or the part where Jay-Z grasped her rear, but this was one of those moments when parents find themselves putting their hands over their children’s eyes—or flipping to another channel. Beyoncé, a mother of a 2-year old, raked in tons of media attention for that performance. Some of the publicity was negative. The...
  • #BanBossy: The Cow Stands Alone

    03/11/2014 9:28:43 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-11-2014 | MOTUS
    This whole Bossy the Cow thing is very confusing, so make sure you’ve had your coffee.We’re apparently championing a new hashtag campaign:I thought it was one of those made-up urban legends until I read Doug Powers article, “Go figure: ‘Bossy’ not a horrible word 3 months ago but now FLOTUS wants it banned.” The #BanBossy campaign is a joint effort of the DNC’s fight against the GOP’s War on Women,the Girl Scouts,and Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” the little book of feminist wisdom and other tropes. Sheryl’s using...
  • The True Story Surrounding The Death of Jay Z’s Mistress Cathy White

    03/02/2014 5:01:16 PM PST · by mgist · 43 replies
    DIary of A Hollywood Street King ^ | September 5th, 2011 | NA
    The True Story Surrounding The Death of Jay Z’s Mistress Cathy White (Interesting information on the couple Obama says serve as an example to our young people. Cathy White's Suspicious Death Update: My NYPD source has just (9/2/2011 @ 17:00) confirmed with me that the cause of death is listed as natural until further investigation can be completed. —————————————————————– HSK Exclusive - HSK was the first to reveal that 28 year old Cathy White was Jay Z’s mistress. Don’t believe me? Ask Claudia Jordan. Yesterday, I got the news that Cathy Michelle White had suddenly passed away, so I quickly...
  • Obama and Beyoncé singing a love song?

    02/10/2014 10:17:12 PM PST · by Kozy · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02/10/2014 | Peter Allen
    French press break Obama and Beyoncé possible affair. Washington Post sits on it again. This explains the early Valentine dinner the Obamas celebrated last week.
  • WHAT to Make of This One? Jay Z to Divorce Beyonce Due to Affair w/ Obama(!)

    02/10/2014 9:20:47 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 89 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
  • Rutgers University offers course studying Beyonce

    01/31/2014 1:41:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/30/14
    Beyonce is one of the world's most scrutinized pop stars, and now that study is moving to academia. The Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey is offering a course called "Politicizing Beyonce." Kevin Allred, a doctoral student who is teaching the class, tells the university's online news site that he is using Beyonce's career as a way to explore American race, gender and sexual politics.
  • NJ university offers course studying Beyoncé

    01/30/2014 12:16:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2014 2:52 PM EST
    Beyoncé is one of the world’s most scrutinized pop stars, and now that study is moving to academia. The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University is offering a course called “Politicizing Beyoncé.” […] Rutgers also has a class examining the theology of Bruce Springsteen’s lyrics. …
  • Grammy & SOTU: Video Killed the Radio Star.Teleprompters Killed…

    01/27/2014 10:38:26 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 28 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-27-2014 | MOTUS
    Yes, I stayed up late and watched the 56th Annual Grammy Awards so you didn’t have to. You’re welcome. I felt that watching the annual freak show would be good conditioning for tomorrow’s State Of The Union (SOTU). I was not wrong…about the freak show anyway.Before I begin, I’d like to acknowledge the prescience of the Buggles who accurately predicted the migration of the music industry from being about the “song” to being about the “performance” back in 1978 with their hit “Video killed the radio star.” To this day, their jingle-tune is best remembered as the video that launched...
  • A Party for the Empress

    01/22/2014 6:01:20 AM PST · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    whitehousedossier.com ^ | 1-21-2014 | Keith Koffler
    It was the twilight of the Roman Empire. The decay, which would lead to the empire’s downfall, had set in long before. The ruling class sought to appease its people by taking money from the largest landowners and most successful businessmen and giving it to the rest of society. But the effort had irretrievably harmed the economy and habituated the poorest and even the middle class to taking gifts and free stuff, and diminished their work ethic. And the rulers, in their indulgence and eagerness to please the citizenry, had amassed for the empire incalculable debts that it could never...
  • Happy Birthday MO! There's NO way to thank you for all you’ve done!

    01/19/2014 8:32:45 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-19-2014 | MOTUS
    Happy Birthday card from AARP: Best wishes and sincere thanks for all you’ve done for us! You’ve probably noticed: the photo embargo, backed by the full faith, credit and retaliatory power of the U.S. government, was in full force for Lady M’s big, historic, Fab Fifty bash last night. So it’s unlikely that you will see much of the actual party that you paid for. The photo-Gestapo gendarmes were out in full force. As of this morning they had confiscated “detained” over 350 cameras and smartphones that will be scanned for data by the NSA before and if they are...
  • Beyonce in trouble with NASA over use of Challenger disaster audio on 'XO'

    01/01/2014 10:41:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    NME ^ | December 30, 2013 1 | staff
    Beyonce has landed herself in trouble with NASA after deciding to sample an audio clip taken from the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster on her new track ‘XO’. The song, which features on the singer’s eponymous new album, begins with a six-second clip taken from the accident, in which Steve Nesbitt – NASA’s public affairs officer at the time – states, “Flight controllers here are looking very carefully at the situation. Obviously a major malfunction.” The Challenger exploded shortly after lift off on its ’86 mission, killing all seven people on board. The Hollywood Reporter states that representatives from NASA...
  • Beyoncé Slammed for Sampling Shuttle Tragedy on New Album

    12/30/2013 12:39:44 PM PST · by grundle · 34 replies
    yahoo.com/Good Morning America ^ | December 30, 2013 | CLAYTON SANDELL and GINA SUNSERI
    Beyoncé has been labeled "insensitive" by some current and former NASA astronauts and their families for sampling audio from the space shuttle Challenger disaster for a love song off her newly released album. Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center Jan. 28, 1986. All seven crewmembers aboard were killed. "Flight controllers here looking very carefully at the situation. Obviously a major malfunction," now-retired NASA public affairs officer Steve Nesbitt said as the nation watched wreckage fall toward the ocean on live television. Twenty-seven years later, Nesbitt's voice is heard at the beginning of the video for...
  • Beyoncé is pulled off stage by an over-excited shirtless fan during performance in Brazil

    09/17/2013 9:53:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 16, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Beyoncé was pulled off stage by a shirtless concertgoer during a performance in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Sunday night. The over-excited fan managed to put his arms around the 32-year-old singer and yank her off the elevated platform she had been singing from. However, Beyoncé's entourage were quick to step in, with two security guards rushing onto the stage to disentangle the singer from the grip of the fan. The incident occurred when Beyoncé moved around the platform and leaned forward to sing to the crowd. While most of the ticket-holders were happy just to bask in the singer's glow,...
  • Beyonce MY HAIR IS STUCK IN THE FAN!

    07/23/2013 11:28:48 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 51 replies
    Beyonce was caught in a real-life EMERGENCY on stage at her concert last night when her hair got tangled up in a stage fan -- and the crew scrambled to free the singer, MID-SONG!!!!! Queen B was performing "Halo" in Montreal when disaster struck ... but like the PRO that she is, Beyonce continued to sing during the incident, NEVER ONCE MISSING A SINGLE BEAT. Eventually, a crew member with a pair of scissors cut Beyonce free ... and she sashayed away from the devil equipment. After the show, Beyonce posted a poetic note to her fans explaining the situation...
  • Beyonce holds moment of silence for Trayvon Martin

    07/14/2013 6:26:29 AM PDT · by mykroar · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/14/2013 | Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. Beyonce called for a moment of silence for Trayvon Martin during a concert just hours after George Zimmerman was found not guilty by a Florida jury.</p> <p>The pop star took a moment to honor the teen during her concert Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.</p>
  • Beyonce holds moment of silence for Trayvon Martin during concert

    07/14/2013 6:25:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/14/2013
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Beyonce called in a concert for a moment of silence for Trayvon Martin, rapper Young Jeezy released a song in Martin’s memory and Russell Simmons called for peace after George Zimmerman was acquitted by a Florida jury in the death of the teenager.</p>
  • The Celebrity Firing Line

    05/15/2013 3:11:41 PM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 4 replies
    LPSullivan.com ^ | May 15, 2013 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Kristen Stewart: Um, sweetie? You don’t need to screw the director once you’ve already gotten the part. Also, the perma-stoned look is so 2004.
  • Che Guevara’s Racism

    05/04/2013 3:24:12 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 31 replies
    DOUBLETHINK ONLINE via Real Clear History ^ | April 29, 2013 | by Joseph Hammond
    When Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., chastised Jay-Z and Beyonce in a TV interview for their recent trip to Cuba, he especially criticized Jay-Z for his adoration of Che Guevara. “I think Jay-Z needs to get informed,” Rubio said. “One of his heroes is Che Guevara. Che Guevara was a racist. Che Guevara was a racist that wrote extensively about the superiority of white Europeans over people of African descent, so he should inform himself [about] the guy that he’s propping up.” Jay-Z, Carlos Santana, and Johnny Depp — who have all been spotted in Guevara t-shirts in the last decade...
  • Obama has ‘better things to do’ than plan vacations for Beyonce and Jay-Z [VIDEO]

    04/17/2013 1:10:12 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/17/2013 | Taylor Bigler
    President Barack Obama wants you to know that he did not help his BFFs Beyonce and Jay-Z get visas for their Cuban vacation. The first couple of R&B took a trip two weeks ago to Havana, upsetting several lawmakers who were concerned with how they got permission to go to the country that Americans can only visit for educational or cultural purposes. Last week, the U.S. Department of Treasury confirmed that the pair had permission from the government to go to Cuba. After the backlash, Jay-Z released “Open Letter,” a song ripping those who criticized their vacation. In one of...
  • Carney On Jay-Z And Beyonce's Cuba Trip: "The White House Has Nothing To Do With It"

    04/11/2013 3:13:46 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/ ^ | April 11, 2013 | Donovan Slack
    I just want to return to Beyonce and Jay-Z. Jay-Z released a rap today, I know the other day you said that Treasury was the one that cleared their trip, he suggested that he got White House permission – that he personally spoke with the president. I’ll just quote: “I turned Havana into Atlanta. Boy from the hood, I got White House Clearance. Obama said chill you gonna get me impeached. You don’t need this expletive anyway, chill with me on the beach."
  • Unhappy Mr. Z Raps About Cuba Controversy: "Obama Said Chill, Gonna Get Me Impeached"

    04/11/2013 2:44:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 11, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    And we, ladies and gentlemen, because we're on the cutting edge here for low-information voters and citizens, have a couple of sound bites -- excerpts, if you will -- of Mr. Z's latest rap offering. In one of these bites, Mr. Z refers to the president, saying that Obama told him to chill. (doing Obama impression) "You gonna get me impeached, dude." And Mr. Z is not happy that the president told him to chill. And Mr. Z makes the comment that he never had any use for politicians, they never did anything for him. I'd not heard this,...
  • JAY-Z RAPS ABOUT CUBA TRIP "Obama Said ‘You Gonna Get Me Impeached'"

    04/11/2013 11:03:37 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 29 replies
    TMZ via Drudge ^ | 4/11/2013 6:03 AM PDT | BY TMZ STAFF
    President Barack Obama told Jay-Z he was worried the rapper's controversial trip to Cuba would cost him the White House ... this according to Jay-Z. Hova just released a new rap, in which he addresses all of the drama surrounding his trip to Cuba last week with his wife Beyonce. In the song, titled "Open Letter," Jay says ..."Politicians never did s**t for me ... except lie to me, distort history.” He continues, "Obama said chill ‘You gonna get me impeached' ... We don’t need this s**t anyway chill with me on the beach.'" Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2013/04/11/jay-z-obama-cuba-rap-impeached-open-letter/#ixzz2QBAU6Y2Y Visit the TMZ...
  • Spokesman: Obama 'did not communicate' with Jay-Z on Cuba trip

    04/11/2013 11:06:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/11/13 | Justin Sink
    The White House said Thursday that President Obama "absolutely" did not aid Jay-Z and Beyoncé in obtaining travel licenses to visit Cuba. On Wednesday night, the rapper released a song that bragged about the trip and included the lyrics "boy from the hood but got White House clearance." The lyrics also say Obama told him "chill, you gonna get me impeached." But on Thursday, White House press secretary Jay Carney said dismissively "it´s a song." "I guess nothing rhymes with Treasury, because Treasury offers and gives licenses for travel and the White House had nothing to do it
  • Treasury Dept: Beyoncé, Jay-Z Took ‘Educational’ Trip To Cuba

    04/09/2013 6:49:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    YahooNews ^ | April 09, 2013 | Olivier Knox
    Treasury Dept: Beyoncé, Jay-Z Took ‘Educational’ Trip To Cuba By Olivier Knox Singer Beyonce, center holding camera, walks with her husband, rapper Jay-Z, right of her, as they tour Old Havana, … Sure enough, Beyoncé and Jay-Z may have 99 problems but the State Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Ain't One. OFAC, which enforces sanctions against Cuba, assured Republican Representatives Maria Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in a letter Tuesday that the pop power-duo's recent trip to the island on the occasion of their fifth anniversary had the governmental green light. The Florida lawmakers had written to the Treasury...
  • Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Cuba trip under fire

    04/09/2013 5:40:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Today ^ | 4/9/13
    Despite a long-standing ban on tourist trips to Cuba, Jay-Z and Beyonce were recently spotted on the island, sparking outrage for many Cuban-Americans and prompting a letter from two Florida Republican Congressmen to the Obama administration. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reports....
  • Former Weather Underground radical jailed in 1981 killing reportedly now teaching at Columbia U

    04/02/2013 9:48:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/02/2013
    <p>A former Weather Underground radical who spent 22 years in prison for an armored-car robbery that killed two cops and a Brinks guard now reportedly holds a prestigious adjunct professorship at Columbia University’s School of Social Work.</p> <p>The New York Post reports that Kathy Boudin’s return to respectability after her 2003 parole occurs a week before the release of Robert Redford’s “The Company You Keep,” a movie loosely based on the $1.6 million heist.</p>
  • Beyoncé and Jay-Z visit Cuba [Obama Lovers LOVE Totalitarianism]

    04/05/2013 3:55:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Channel 24 ^ | 4/5/13
    Beyoncé and her hubby, Jay-Z, recently jetted off to Cuba to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. Whilst touring Old Havana, the couple needed a body guard to keep the locals at bay, who were all storming for a chance to catch a glimpse of the famed pair. (
  • Beyonce and Sonia: A tale of two black women in Cuba

    04/06/2013 4:49:59 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    babalublog.com ^ | April 6, 2013 | Alberto de la Cruz
    This is a tale of two black women in Cuba... One a victim of apartheid in Cuba, the other a beneficiary of apartheid in Cuba. The first is Sonia Garro, born and raised in Cuba. She is currently residing in a Castro prison for the crime of demanding respect for human rights and the freedom to express her views. After being violently arrested, she and her husband (who is also black) have been held for more than a year by the Castro dictatorship without charges and without a trial. The world for the most part does not know who she...
  • Beyonce's New Single "Bow Down..." Would Make The Perfect Anthem For President Obama's Legacy

    03/21/2013 5:19:44 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-21-13 | The Looking Spoon
    It is rare that I venture into using profanity, almost always it's censored to some degree, I don't think it works to do that today.The occasion calls for it, Rush couldn't avoid it when he brought it up either.
  • Living the High Life

    03/10/2013 6:04:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 10, 2013 | Carol Platt Liebau
    t's being reported that Adele and Beyonce have been booked to rock The White House on Michelle Obama's 50th birthday. That should be some party . . . It's hard to believe that the politics of the sequester have worked out the way the Obama administration intended. Even their usually-reliable friends in the media have been skeptical, as this report from ABC News demonstrates: Budget Cuts Shut Down White House ToursJonathan Karl concluded the report by noting that the President took a 20-car motorcade to travel a short distance to eat with Republicans -- and suggested that next time he...
  • WH Shuts Down Public Tours, Invites Adele, Beyonce to Michelle's 50th

    03/10/2013 12:17:40 PM PDT · by Justaham · 48 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/10/13 | Ben Shapiro
    President Barack Obama and Michelle used to talk frequently about how the White House was the “people’s house.” In fact, the White House website now carries this quote from the First Lady: “It’s the ‘People’s House.’ It’s a place that is steeped in history, but it’s also a place where everyone should feel welcome. And that’s why my husband and I have made it our mission to open up the house to as many people as we can.” So much for that nonsense. The same week that President Obama’s administration announced that due to sequestration, White House tours would be...
  • Music mogul wants to trade guns for Beyonce tickets

    02/27/2013 4:39:12 AM PST · by Larry R. Johnson · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | unsigned
    hip-hop music manager Michael “Blue” Williams, the head of Family Tree Entertainment, has his way, New Yorkers will be able to trade guns for Beyonce tickets.
  • How not to deal with unflattering photos… (Beyoncé)

    02/14/2013 6:22:30 PM PST · by EveningStar · 53 replies
    The Meta Picture ^ | February 13, 2013
  • 'Unflattering' photos of Beyoncé during Super Bowl's halftime show become instant meme

    02/09/2013 8:51:43 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 62 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | February 8 2013 | OLIVIA FLEMING
    An 'unflattering' picture of Beyoncé performing at the Super Bowl's halftime show has transformed into a fully-fledged meme; one to rival McKayla Maroney's now-iconic 'Not Impressed' scowl. After Beyoncé's publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, emailed Buzzfeed earlier this week to ask that the site 'respectfully change' several images of her client to 'some better photos' from the halftime show, her attempt backfired in epic proportions. Buzzfeed published the email, and in the Internet phenomenon known as the Streisand Effect, one image in particular circulated so virulently it became an instant meme.
  • Donald Trump blasts Beyonce's 'hip-thrusting' Super Bowl show 'inappropriate' a 'national scandal'

    02/14/2013 7:10:49 AM PST · by dennisw · 71 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 13 February 2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Media mogul Donald Trump slammed Beyonce's Super Bowl performance as 'ridiculous' and inappropriate. Appearing on the 'Howard Stern Show,' Trump said the singer was too 'suggestive' for a national audience. 'When Beyonce was thrusting her hips forward in a very suggestive manner, if someone else would have done that it would have been a national scandal,' Trump, 66, said. 'I thought it was ridiculous ... I thought it was not appropriate.' Trump said he thought it was strange that no one else has criticized her for her scandalous dance moves. 'There's been no mention of it,' he said. 'So obviously,...
  • The "Unflattering" Photos Beyoncé's Publicist Doesn't Want You To See (from the Super Bowl)

    02/07/2013 8:10:35 AM PST · by RummyChick · 87 replies
    buzzfeed ^ | 2/5 | buzzfeed
    After Beyoncé's Super Bowl halftime show, we posted this piece about how fierce she was. Then this email came in. In what world are these shots unflattering
  • Was Beyoncé's Racy Super Bowl Outfit Too Much? Parents' Backlash Over 'Trampy' Stage Costume

    02/04/2013 4:14:24 PM PST · by drewh · 75 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 16:53 EST, 4 February 2013
    Beyoncé's daring leather ensemble at the Super Bowl last night has sparked anger from some parents who believe it was too racy for prime time television. Several viewers took to Facebook and other social networking websites to suggest that the performer's costume, by fashion designer Rubin Singer, looked a little too 'S&M'. Beyoncé was 'over the top trampy,' according to one mother commenting on the Today show's Facebook page. 'I was embarrassed to watch it with my 9 year old son,' she wrote. Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham tweeted sarcastically: 'Very family-friendly dancing S&M by Beyonce. What every girl...
  • CBS Host Says Singer 'Blew the Electric' Twice During Rehearsals

    02/04/2013 1:28:17 PM PST · by drewh · 35 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 4 Feb 2013, 12:07 PM EDT
    Boomer Esiason, the former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback and co-host "The NFL Today" on CBS, said Beyonce's halftime performance may have been responsible for the 34-minute blackout during Sunday's Super Bowl between Baltimore and San Francisco. “Beyonce blew the electric in the Superdome twice, I’m told, during her rehearsals during the week," Esiason said on Monday on his radio show. Esiason recalled there was a buzzing sound in the Superdome shortly after Beyonce's halftime show. On his "Boomer & Carton" radio show, Esiason said about "five or six minutes prior to" the "the breaker going," Kevin Harlan, a CBS announcer who...
  • VANITY: She lip-synched

    02/03/2013 6:06:49 PM PST · by OKSooner · 37 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 2-3-2013 | Vanity
    Just watched the haftime show. Watched it with someone who knows about larynxes and that kinda stuff. I was told that she lip-synched. "No observable laryngeal movement."
  • Super Bowl Ravens vs 49ers: how politics took over the Greatest Show on Earth

    02/02/2013 11:23:22 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | February 1, 2013 | Mark Hughes
    New York - It is routinely billed as the Greatest Show on Earth - but this year it has become a platform for far more than footballers, cheerleaders, and the infamous half-time show. Beyonce performs the National Anthem during the halftime show press conference ahead of the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jan 31, 2013. Photo: Reuters/Jim Young In the past few weeks the Super Bowl, the centrepiece of American sport, has taken on a distinctly political feel. Social issues such as gay marriage, gun control, racial equality, and poverty in Ethiopia have all been put on the...
  • Beyonce has yet to apologize to Chuck Schumer for lip-syncing at inauguration

    01/28/2013 6:10:21 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 28, 2013 | TARA PALMERI and TODD VENEZIA
    Her phony warbling made Chuck Schumer look like a fool — but she hasn’t apologized to him for it. The New York senator angrily admitted yesterday that the pop queen has not called him to say sorry after she turned last week’s inaugural bash into an unexpected Milli Vanilli concert by lip-syncing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “I have not heard from her before, during or after,” a testy Schumer told The Post after he was asked if Beyoncé had called him to give a musical mea culpa. “She did not talk to me at all. I didn’t say any words to...
  • Diversity With Conceit

    01/25/2013 4:34:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Suzanne Fields
    The diversity warriors, with no sense of humor and short on irony, keep looking for victims in all the old places. President Obama, advertising his inaugural address as a call to unity and a "coming together as one people," rounded up the usual suspects as if nothing in America had changed since Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall. The suffragettes at Seneca Falls in 1848, the marchers at Selma in 1965 and the resisters at the Stonewall Inn in 1969 all led the way toward tolerance, but the president spoke of their sacrifice as if frozen in a time warp of...
  • Beyonce' Should Have Sung the National Anthem Live

    01/23/2013 4:17:43 PM PST · by drewh · 22 replies
    US News and World Report Magazine ^ | four hours ago | Susan Milligan
    There's no rational reason to care whether Beyonce was lip-syncing or really singing when she performed at the presidential inaugural Monday. But the disclosure was troubling nonetheless. It's not that we were all cheated, exactly. No one paid to stand outside in the cold to watch the ceremonies (though presumably the well-connected and the sponsors had no trouble getting bleacher seats). It's that Beyonce looked overwhelmed with emotion as she belted out the national anthem, giving the impression that her performance reflected her excitement about Obama being re-elected, or better yet, just pride in American democracy. The fact that she...
  • The Two Words Beyonce Has In Common With Obama's Entire Presidency

    01/23/2013 10:33:54 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-23-13 | The Looking Spoon
    In case you missed it, it turns out Beyonce lip synched the National Anthem at the inauguration.Only when Democrats are in power...and they wonder why people think they don't like America! How can they like a country they can't even respect?I
  • Band backs off statement that Beyonce lip synced

    01/23/2013 3:14:23 AM PST · by dirtboy · 46 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 1/22/2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Marine Corps is backing off statements that Beyonce lip-synced the national anthem during her performance at President Barack Obama's inauguration. The Marine Corps issued a statement Tuesday saying it determined that a live performance by the Marine Band was ill advised because there was no opportunity for Beyonce to rehearse with the band. Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Gregory Wolf says no one in the band is in a position to know whether Beyonce's vocal performance was live or pre-recorded. Earlier a spokeswoman for the Marine Band told news outlets the band was notified at the last...
  • Beyonce forced the U.S. Marines to fake it to.

    01/22/2013 6:44:23 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 41 replies
    BI ^ | 1/22/2013 | Geofrrey Ingersoll
    So not only did Beyoncé lip sync her performance, but she essentially forced the Marine Corps band to pretend to be playing their instruments. Kristin DuBois, a spokesperson for the band, said "the Marine Band did perform live throughout the ceremony but we received last-minute word that Beyoncé wanted to use the recording.” Jessica Chasmar of the Washington Times writes: The Marine Corps Band has confirmed that it, along with Beyonce Knowles, faked Monday’s national anthem at President Obama’s second Inaugural. Band director Colonel Michael J. Colburn conducted the Star-Spangled Banner energetically, but the band members were actually mimicking blowing...