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Most Iconic VMA Moments: Beyoncé Puts Her ‘Love on Top’ and Makes a Huge Announcement

10 Jul

Is Beyonc ‘s 2011 performance of “Love on Top” the greatest VMA performance ever? In anticipation of the 2013 MTV VMA ceremony on August 25, we want you to help us name the most iconic VMA moment ever. We’ve selected five of the most memorable performances; vote for your favorite below. Continue reading after the poll for more Beyonc goodies. Return each day this week for a new feature on each of the performances. You may vote once per day.

Return next week to vote for your favorite VMA fashion moment. Then, the week of August 12, we wil ask you to vote for your favorite VMA scandal. And now… it’s voting time!

Hold Onto Your Baby Bumps While We Recall Beyonc ‘s Epic “Love on Top” Performance

Beyonc is one of the greatest performers of our generation, and this is a fact. She brings an incredible, unwavering intensity to her sets, both short and long. Her performance of 4 highlight “Love on Top” at the 2011 VMAs was no exception.

She breezed through the song, hitting every note perfectly. She worked the stage, holding every person in the audience – and every person watching on TV – captive. It was a joyous performance, full of life and energy. And when I say it was “full of life,” I mean that in a very literal way.

Until Queen Bey hit the VMA red carpet earlier that night, no one knew she was pregnant. And even by the time she took the stage, word wasn’t completely out to the masses. So you can imagine (or remember) what happened when, upon finishing the song, Bey silently announced, with the unbuttoning of her jacket and a fierce look in her eyes, that she was expecting her first child.

This was probably the most talked-about moment of the night, and to consider how big a feat that is, please remember that Lady Gaga spent the entire evening in character as her male alter ego, Jo Calderone. Greatest ending to a performance ever? That’s up to you to decide. But if you’re still unsure, just remember how you felt when the camera cut to proud papa Jay-Z and an ecstatic Kanye West. You, like everyone else, felt a wave of happiness rush over you – don’t even try to deny it. Those who weren’t already on their feet rose instantly. #BowDown

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite iconic VMA performance above. Return each day this week to vote again – and for a new feature on the other performances.

Read our feature on Britney Spears’ iconic “I’m a Slave 4 U” performance at the 2001 VMAs.

Read our feature on Lady Gaga’s iconic “Paparazzi” performance at the 2009 VMAs.

Read our feature on Eminem’s iconic “The Real Slim Shady” performance at the 2000 VMAs.

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The Power of Beysus Christ Compels You!

14 Mar

I saw Beyonc perform live in August, and it was mind-blowing – don’t get me wrong – but I’m feeling a bit miffed that I was not invited backstage to lay hands upon her holy form. I really could have used the excuse to never wash my hands again. Plus, that’s a Facebook profile pic you can’t beat! So many “likes” that never will be… Well, that’s fine, Queen Bey. Maybe next time. And until we cross paths again, we have today’s winning captions to bring truth and goodness into our lives.

“The power of Christ compels you!” – Rebecca

“OUT you sasha fierce spirit” – Stella

“She’s gonna need more kids than that to hold up her over inflated ego.” – Mark

“i swear if you lay your hand anywhere near my business, you’ll be saying a whole new prayer!!” – Katie

Congrats to our winners! Visit our Facebook page for a new Caption Contest each and every weekday. It’s never too late to add a caption, so do so in the comments!

Beyoncé Wishes Michelle Williams a Happy Birthday

3 Oct

Beyonce Wishes Michelle Williams Happy Birthday

Today is Michelle Williams‘ 33rd birthday. To celebrate, Beyonc (who is only 31, a fact she never forgets) posted this picture on Facebook. The picture is from the good old days of Destiny’s Child, a rare photo in which Beyonc is not the focus.

Michelle Williams is, of course, the third of Destiny’s children. The one who forgot the “Single Ladies” dance at the Super Bowl. You know, Whazzername.

After posting the picture, Beyonc goes to check her email and notices an unread evite marked “Michelle’s Birthday Dinner at Applebee’s!!!” With a quick eye roll, Beyonc clicks “no” and goes on with her day.

Beyoncé’s Life Is But a Dream: What to Serve at Your Viewing Party

10 May

The “Countdown” has begun!

Beyoncé’s HBO documentary, Life Is But a Dream, airs Saturday night (9 p.m. ET) – and we can’t think of a better time or occasion to throw a “Party.”

If you’re hosting friends, you’re going to need the following: dance moves, Kleenex and something to munch on (doing the “Uh-Oh,” after all, works up an appetite).

Though we can’t really help you with the first one and tissue is easy to come by, we do have suggestions on what to serve your guests on Beyoncé Night:

You can take the girl out of Texas but you can’t take the Texas out of the girl, which is probably why Houston native is a fan of guacamole, a Tex-Mex staple. “I love avocado,” she has said. “It’s one of my healthy snack favorites.” USA Today has her super-easy recipe.

It’s no secret that Beyoncé sticks to lean protein like egg whites, turkey and Yellowtail sashimi and healthy snacks like edamame to keep her incredible figure, but we also know she likes to enjoy more indulgent meals. In her PEOPLE cover story as World’s Most Beautiful Woman, the superstar revealed her perfect Sunday – and it includes pizza, red wine and watching HBO. Perfect for your party!

When she’s on tour, her hospitality rider offers another option: juicy baked chicken legs, wings and breasts, heavily seasoned with fresh garlic, season salt, black and cayenne pepper. She also requests a turkey deli tray with assorted cheeses and veggies with low fat dip to snack on.

As for side dishes, why not make another favorite, her mom’s "life-changing" green beans. “It is the most tasty, delicious dish,” she says. “And it’s green beans, so you don’t feel too guilty about eating them. They taste like steak!”

And if you’re not into pizza or cooking on a Saturday night, there’s always her favorite fast food: Popeyes chicken and biscuits.

Take your pick when it comes to desserts. Beyonce told Cosmo she loves butter pecan ice cream. She’s also posted pictures of cake and other decadent sweets on her Tumblr blog, as well as healthy options like strawberries and watermelon.

Also featured in photos on her site? Booze. In addition to wine, Beyoncé, who was seen sipping champagne at a Grammys bash, apparently likes beer (at basketball games) and margaritas. What Texas girl wouldn’t?

Have fun eating, drinking and watching Life Is But a Dream!

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