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Beyonce covers GQ, announces new Destiny's Child release

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How powerful is Beyoncé?

Enough so to cover GQ, release new Destiny’s Child material, and perform at a Presidential Inauguration all in the same month.

Or, if she may so so herself: “I now know that, yes, I am powerful,” she tells GQ. “I’m more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand.”

The R&B superstar made a sneak announcement today, confirming that she and her old band are set to drop their first release since 2004’s Destiny Fulfilled. Titled Love Songs, the new Destiny’s Child effort will hit streets January 29th and is already available for preorder on Amazon. It’ll contain a new single from group, called “Nuclear.”

This comes after rampant speculation as to when Bey will be releasing a solo album of her own, given that her itinerary this year includes the Super Bowl halftime show and a high-profile HBO documentary.

Does this new announcement mean that her fellow Children of Destiny Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams will be join her onstage at the Super Bowl? That remains to be seen.

In the meantime, gaze upon Bey’s “Blue Ivy came from this” body on the cover GQ and read her interview with the magazine.

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Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, James Taylor to perform at Obama inauguration

Between the Super Bowl and the upcoming HBO documentary, and probably a new album, Beyoncé was already primed to have a big 2013. And then this happened: The Presidential Inaugural Committee has told People that Bey will perform the National Anthem at President Obama’s inauguration on Jan. 21. The event will take place in D.C., of course, in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.

The R&B star will be joined by Kelly Clarkson, who’ll sing “My Country Tis of Thee” — sung by Aretha Franklin, she of the big ribbon hat, in 2009. And to please the non-millennials, James Taylor will also be showing up to the shindig to perform “America the Beautiful.”

This, of course, won’t be Beyoncé’s first time to the inaugural rodeo. Back in 2009, she sang the Etta James classic “At Last” while the President and First Lady had their first dance at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball. Take a look at her performance in the video below to refresh your memory:

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Fans to join Beyonce onstage at Super Bowl

All the single ladies — and fellas — will have a chance to join Beyonce onstage at the upcoming Super Bowl.

Pepsi announced Friday that 100 fans will hit the stage when the Grammy-winning diva performs on Feb. 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. A contest that kicks off Saturday will allow fans to submit photos of themselves in various poses, including head bopping, feet tapping, and hip shaking. Those pictures will be used in a TV ad introducing Beyonce’s halftime performance, and 50 people — along with a friend — will be selected to join the singer onstage.

The photo contest ends Jan. 19, but Jan. 11 is the cut-off date for those interested in appearing onstage with Beyonce.

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Beyonce prepping new music for Super Bowl, says The-Dream

If you’re a betting person, The-Dream has a hot Super Bowl tip for you: put your money on Beyoncé.

During a chat with Billboard, the producer also known as Terius Nash assured fans and onlookers that Bey would “definitely” have new music ready to go in time for her Super Bowl halftime performance, which will take place on Feb. 3 in New Orleans.

“She’s already gearing up to get ready to put stuff out,” he said. “I’m sure there will probably be a couple records you hear before the Super Bowl gets here.” READ FULL STORY

HBO teases Beyonce doc with fierce trailer -- VIDEO

The countdown to B’Doc’Day 2013 has officially begun.

On Feb. 16, 2013, HBO will air an “intimate feature-length” documentary directed by Beyoncé, about Beyoncé, and for Beyoncé superfans. (The film was originally supposed to air Feb. 13, but clearly Bey wants to give you the option of watching it while eating discounted Valentine’s chocolate.)

And while this newly released, 25-second teaser doesn’t really reveal anything explosive about the movie — did you suspect B would dance and wade through crowds of adoring fans? — it does give us a taste of some very Sasha Fierce-ian narration: “I always battle with, how much do I reveal about myself?” Beyoncé intones over footage of one of her eyes slowly opening. “If I’m scared, be scared. Allow it. Release it.” Then you and your boo and your boo boo can go ridin’. Watch the clip below:

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HBO gives 'intimate' Beyonce documentary a 2013 air date

Game of Thrones, meet Throne of Bey.

News broke today that Beyoncé’s self-directed documentary about her own life and times has found a home on HBO. The “intimate feature-length” movie, which first came to light over a year ago, is set to air on Feb. 13, 2013. That puts it just ahead of Valentine’s Day and, probably not coincidentally, a mere ten days after her slated Super Bowl performance.

“HBO has a history of pushing every boundary with class and authenticity,” Beyonce said in a press release from HBO. “Some of my favorite shows are on HBO, so I am excited that my film will be part of its bold programming. This film was so personal to me, it had to have the right home.”

American Music Awards: See the winners list here!

America proved its Bieber Fever was strong: The teen singer dominated the American Music Awards on Sunday night.

Bieber’s wins included the show’s top award, artist of the year. The singer’s mom joined him onstage as he collected the top award. He looked to his mom: “I wanted to thank you for always believing in me.”

He said it’s “hard growing up with everyone watching me” and asked that people continue to believe in him.

The 18-year-old also won favorite pop/rock album for Believe, and male artist.

He performed two songs at the award show, one stripped and another upbeat with Nicki Minaj. As Bieber won his second award, he was kissed on the neck by Jenny McCarthy, who presented the award.

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Beyonce to perform at the Super Bowl

Move over, septagenarians; it’s Beyoncé’s time to shine.

For the past few years, the Super Bowl Halftime Show — easily the biggest gig a musician can score, if only for the massive size of the audience — has been the domain of aging classicists like the Who, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, and Madonna. (And the Black Eyed Peas, the hip-hop group your grandma requests at every bat mitzvah.)

But as the NFL and CBS announced today, and as confirmed by this giant photo of Ms. Knowles wearing eye black, the Super Bowl XLVII version of the show (to be held on February 3, 2013, in New Orleans) will center around Beyoncé.

To get you into the proper football playoff-related spirit, let’s set some odds on some halftime show-related prop bets, shall we?  READ FULL STORY

Beyonce joins Jay-Z onstage for 'Crazy in Love' and 'Young Forever' -- VIDEO

While other celebs spent the weekend getting sick onstage, perennial golden couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé made a rare public performance together, at Jay-Z’s final night of his eight Brooklyn, NY shows at new Barclays Center. (EW’s Leah Greenblatt was at opening night—read her review).

The final night was streaming free on Jay’s Life + Times site, and fans watching at home (not to mention those lucky enough to have tickets!) got an extra thrill when Jay-Z’s superstar wife Beyoncé hit the stage as a surprise addition.

Bey took over the arena (in a Brooklyn Nets hat, natch), first performing “Diva” – complete with her own backup dancers — and then segued into “Crazy in Love” with Jay-Z. But it looks like Jay was a little too crazy in awe of his wife – he seemingly missed his cue before coming out and finishing the song.

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Taylor Swift in tears, Axl gone AWOL, Britney breaking out in a rash: MTV's top exec tells EW the stories behind the wildest moments in VMA history

Last week’s MTV Video Music Awards may have suffered from disappointing ratings (this year’s viewership was only half of last year’s all-time high 12.45 million) and a dearth of big wow moments, but there’s no shortage of bonkers events to look back on in the show’s past.

In fact, we recently caught up with MTV Music Group President Van Toffler to discuss some of the wildest, wooliest, and most unforgettable water-cooler moments from the VMAs’ nearly three-decade run — and got some previously unpublished revelations on everyone from Britney Spears (did you know that she wasn’t actually Madonna’s first-kiss choice back in 2003? Or that her 2001 snake-charming had a seriously unfortunate side effect?) to Kanye’s infamous speechus interruptus. Read on (with video links in the headers, when available).

Kanye Storms the Stage and Interrupts Taylor Swift (2009)
Toffler: “There’s no way any of us could have predicted that — we didn’t orchestrate it. He came with a bottle of alcohol, so he was in a festive mood to begin with. But we all were in shock in the [production] truck when he walked up on stage and took the mic from Taylor. I remember turning to one of the producers and going, ‘Do we not have security?’ [But] we don’t put those big bulky guys on camera in front of the talent. Maybe this guy thought Kanye belonged on the stage.

I said to our line producer, ‘You need to go talk to Kanye and probably have him exit the building, and I will go deal with Taylor.’ And she was about to perform right after that break! She was a champ. I would be lying if I said she and her mom weren’t crying when I saw them, but she pulled it together. This was one of the most absurd VMA moments for me, having to talk to her and her mom, and they’re crying and upset, and this was her first time on the VMAs, and she had been used to working on country shows with polite artists. This was a little bit more chaotic than she was used to. And then I walked back behind the stage to find Beyoncé crying about the incident. Ultimately I talked to her and her dad and then went back to Taylor after her performance, and an hour later Beyoncé brought Taylor back out so she could have her moment.

It all played out okay in the end, but there was a lot of drama in between. Beyoncé had the wisdom to bring Taylor out on stage, and Taylor stayed to have her moment instead of leaving.”

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