Top moments from V Festival 2017 

This weekend, I was at V Festival in Chelmsford, Essex and it was awesome. If you weren’t there, don’t worry, you can catch up with what went down thanks to my handy highlights piece below!

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Why exclusive Rihanna & Beyonce content will not make me get Tidal

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Yesterday Rihanna posted a link on Twitter for the new video for American Oxygen and, like most fans I’m sure, I was disappointed to find it send me to Tidal, where I could only watch it if I signed up to the free trial or the actual monthly subscription service.

I love Rihanna and always watch her videos. But does that make me want to get Tidal? No. One video is not that encouraging. I’m sure more content by the Tidal backers (Ri, Bey, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Madonna) will be exclusive to the streaming app over time but that’s just going to make me listen to them, or get involved in their music, less. I don’t want to and shouldn’t have to pay to see a music video. So I still have no idea what American Oxygen sounds like, and I’m okay with that, because I think those artists are making a mistake and will lose fans/streams/play because of it.

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Big Pics: Beyoncé, Bieber & Gwyneth Paltrow

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Check out B holding her daughter really awkwardly. Blue Ivy and Jay-Z were in Paris to support Bey at her show in the capital as part of the Mrs Carter Show tour. She still look good fresh-faced but it’s nice to know she gets frizzy hair too!

Rumour has it that Beyoncé has banned press photographers from her shows and will approve every photo before release to make sure she doesn’t look bad. At least we know she’s insecure!

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Justin Bieber

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Another day, another tattoo for Bieber. He has got so many recently! They are all on the same arm so he must be working his way up to a sleeve. The new additions are the tiger head at the top and the angel near his wrist, which many people believe looks like Selena Gomez. What do you think?

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Glee

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Glee celebrated wrapping season four with his amazing cake! Here you can see Naya Riviera (Santana) and Heather Morris (Brittany). It looks so tasty!

Michelle Rodriquez

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I’m not used to seeing her wearing pretty clothes. Normally she is being bad-ass and not wearing anything particularly noteworthy. She opened up about her past mistakes saying: “I had some bad moments. I partied hard. The world knew it. I feel like my growth is a progression. I rebel against everything, including myself. I’m like, ‘oh no, lemme do something f****d up now’. But then I’m like, ‘okay, what am I doing to myself”‘”.

Michelle is a perfect example to Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes that you can get through your problems. Michelle went to jail a number of times between 2004-2008 through bad driving and alcohol problems. She has not committed another crime since her release in 2008. If she can do it, you can do it too guys!

Gwyneth Paltrow

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I don’t particularly like this dress, but it is very interesting because Gwyneth usually dresses pretty classy. This is completely sheer down the sides and it is obvious she is not wearing underwear- it skims her butt cheeks! This is so unlikely Gwyn. She definitely turned heads at the LA premiere of Iron Man 3.

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Big Pics: Halle Berry, Justin Bieber & Demi Lovato

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Yep! Well she’s most definitely pregnant! She also revealed that her pregnancy was a total surprise.

She said: “This has been the biggest surprise of my life to tell you the truth. I thought I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me. So it’s been a big surprise and the most wonderful.”

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Beyoncé

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What MUST you do when in Cuba?! Go to Club Tropicana of course! And that’s exactly what B and Jay-Z did. I wonder if the drinks are free?!

Justin Bieber

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Check out Bieber’s new do. It is sort of like his old side-swept fringe but with a short buzz cut at the side, like Miley Cyrus. It is quite a feminine cut but I like it.

Demi Lovato

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Look who Demi bumped into at the airport! Also, Gwyneth Paltrow was the one who asked her for a photo. Very cool.

The Hangover Part III 

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Here is the first look at John Goodman’s role in the final Hangover film. We still don’t know his name or his involvement with the Wolfpack but he sure looks angry with Zack Galifinakis, who plays Alan. Can’t wait!

AnnaSophia Robb

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How pretty does she look here?! The cover coincides with the finale of The Carrie Diaries. The show hasn’t yet been commissioned for a second season, and I doubt it will. Read why here. Loving the clashing prints below!

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Big Pics: Beyoncé, Rihanna & Russell Brand

Beyoncé & Jay-Z

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z went out to meet the people of Cuba while on holiday. The pair were celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary. I’m sure they wanted some privacy but spent a bit of time heading out, seeing the locals.  I LOVE B’s hair like this!

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Jamie Lynn Spears

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Jamie tweeted such an old picture of her on Justin Timberlake’s lap while he is next to his girlfriend, Britney Spears. It just gives a cool insight into how they were back then. She actually tweeted this TO Justin saying: “‘@jtimberlake Weird hearing ur music as an Adult. Ha Not only do I appreciate it. I GET it. #jay #crymeariver #mirror.” What a sweet message.

Rihanna

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Ri headed back to her native Barbados to celebrate her mum Monica’s birthday. She wrote: “Me and Mama Fenty doing some bday damage! She’s radical man! #phuckyobirthday” and in the second pic (below), she wrote: “The way she looks at me is as epic as the way Dolly looked at me! Love u mommy #AriesLife”

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Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart

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OMG! They’re holding hands in public! This never happens. You never see any picture of them being romantic at all so this is so sweet to see and answers the rumours that say they’re aren’t “on” anymore.

Russell Brand

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Russell seems a bit crazy here! He is wearing many random things and he is in Y fronts! He wrote: “Model wears “Found in Garage collection”. West Ham jacket, cowboy hat (worn in vegas w Diddy), rootin rootin boots.” What a weirdo!

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Video: JT’s “Suit and Tie”

It has been a long time coming, but we finally have the official video for Justin Timberlake’s Suit and Tie, featuring Jay-Z.

The song has done well since its release a few weeks ago so the video is a bit unnecessary now.

This is his first single from the album The 20/20 Experience- which is his first release since 2006. The song has grown on me but I think it goes on a bit too long.

The video is quite boring actually. Justin looks good and the black and white style looks classy. However, it is simply a performance video- he is just singing in the studio or on stage. I like seeing him dance though! Jay-Z makes a cool appearance.

Check it out.

 

Beyoncé opens up about miscarriage in HBO documentary

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It is so sad to think that before finding joy with Blue Ivy a year ago, Beyoncé and Jay-Z suffered a miscarriage. B used to be a very closed person and she never revealed much about her private life but has shocked us by completely opening up about such a personal tragic moment.

Beyonce will talk about her miscarriage in her upcoming HBO documentary, Life Is But A Dream.

She said: “About two years ago, I was pregnant for the first time. And I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life…I picked out names. I envisioned what my child would look like…I was feeling very maternal.”

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Then she tells of the dark moment when she discovered her baby had died. She explains: “I flew back to New York to get my checkup—and no heartbeat. Literally the week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine, but there was no heartbeat.”

This situation is devastating for anyone so this makes me really upset. We did know about it because Jay-Z spoke about it in a rap named “Glory”, which he penned to celebrate Blue’s birth last January. The line went: “Last time the miscarriage was so tragic. We was afraid you’d disappear, but nah baby you magic.”

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Despite already knowing, hearing it in Beyonce’s own words makes it more poignant. How did B deal with her sadness? By writing a song about it of course.

She said: “I went into the studio and wrote the saddest song I’ve ever written in my life. And it was actually the first song I wrote for my album. And it was the best form of therapy for me, because it was the saddest thing I’ve ever been through.”

Bless her! I love this woman!

Big Pics: Beyoncé, Katy Perry & Miley Cyrus

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z look like royalty when they stepped out at the Obama inauguration ceremony in Washington today. Bey sung the Star Spangled Banner before the president.

Katy Perry & John Mayer

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Katy and John were also in Washington to support Obama. Katy performed at the kids inaugural event at the weekend.

Nicole Scherzinger

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Nicole looks so different when she is chilling out with her boyfriend Lewis Hamilton. The singer wore little make-up and low maintenance clothes on a bowling trip.

David Beckham

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David made the most of the British snow by going sledging with his son Brooklyn on London’s Primrose Hill. His 10-year-son Romeo also tagged along.

Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth 

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There have been loads of rumours about their split but this puts paid to that. The couple were seen on holiday in Costa Rica and looked as loved up as ever.

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Big Pics: Rihanna, Lady Gaga & Beyoncé

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Rihanna was spotted spending Thanksgiving in Berlin with Chris Brown. You would think that she would want to rest having just finished her 777 tour on Tuesday but no, she flew back to Germany to support Chris on his tour. They were seen at a nightclub together and then getting into the same car later on. Tut Tut Ri! I also want to take this opportunity to show you this picture of Chris Brown- I know he likes tattoos but I didn’t realise he was THAT covered. It looks gross!

Lady Gaga

Gaga has got herself some dreads! She showed off her new look this week while celebrating Thanksgiving in Peru.

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Beyoncé treated fans to some personal snaps of her family on her website. Here you can see her kissing her daughter, Blue Ivy, who was born in January this year. She also shared a picture of her husband Jay-Z hold Blue.

Ashley Tisdale 

How hot does Ashley Tisdale look here?! I find it odd to see people at the beach so close to Christmas! Ashley were hanging out with her family- here she is with her older sister, Jennifer, and below with her mum, who is also in brilliant shape! Alongside the snaps, Ashley wrote, “I got it from my momma…#legs” If I had a bod like that, I would be putting them on Twitter!

Big Pics: Cheryl Cole, Scarlett Johansson & Beyonce

Scarlett Johansson & Jared Leto 

I wonder what Scarlett’s new boyfriend, Nate Naylor, would say about her holding her hands and getting cosy with ex-boyfriend Jared Leto?! The pair are thought to have dated in 2004 and they are clearly still close friends. They were seen together at the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina.

Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik from One Direction was seen at the airport with crutches today and nobody knows why the heck he is using them. Has he had an accident?! I wonder what happened- I’m sure we will find out soon enough!

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The pair have been enjoying a holiday on a yacht in the Mediterranean sea to celebrate Beyonce’s birthday and brought along Blue Ivy too. I just had to share these pictures because I think they are so cute!! Look at Jay-Z with his daughter! It just makes you go “awww!”

Cheryl Cole 

Cheryl got up close and personal to her new man, Tre Holloway, during her performance on The Jonathon Ross Show. Cheryl refused to confirm the dating rumours during her interview but I think recent pictures prove otherwise.

In other Cheryl news, she is back on The X Factor! The singer will act as a Gary Barlow’s right-hand woman at judges houses- helping him make the decision of who to take to the live shows.