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Beyonce, Jay-Z release celebrity stacked movie trailer for upcoming tour

- May 18th, 2014

King Jay and Queen Bey are pulling out all the stops to promote their upcoming joint tour.

On Saturday, Jay Z’s official YouTube channel released an official trailer for the tour, starring not only Beyonce and Jay-Z, but the crème de la crème of Hollywood.

Sean Penn, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, Rashida and Kidada Jones, Guillermo Diaz, Emmy Rossum, and Don Cheadle have all pooled their talents together to help promote their friends massive upcoming tour.

In the trailer, which sits at just under four minutes, Jay and Beyonce play a modern day Bonnie and Clyde, with a smidge of Mickey and Mallory Knox thrown into the mix.

Within the first 15 seconds, it’s not too difficult to guess what kind of “movie” is about to be presented. It’s one James Franco screaming “spring break forever b——“ away from being a complete homage to Harmony Korine’s fluorescent neon 2013 cult classic.

Here’s the basic rundown of the trailer’s plot: Jay Z is a major league hustler who isn’t afraid to get a little blood on his knuckles. He’s used to dealing with the Big Whig kings of the underground world, like Sean Penn’s shifty character, and he loves every second of it.

That all changes, however, when he meets Beyonce, a sweet girl dipping her toes into the exotically enticing criminal underground. Together, the pair go on a barrage of crime sprees, robbing anyone they can and killing them dead in their tracks if need be.

Hopelessly in love with one another, they decide to exit the gangster game altogether, but like every good action movie, agree to complete one more job before driving off into the sunset, bags of money packed tightly into the trunk of their getaway car, laughter lost in the wind.

Seriously, just check out any of the Fast and Furious movies. Literally, any of them.

Of course, a Beyonce and Jay-Z video wouldn’t be complete without a banging hip-hop soundtrack. The two have thrown together a couple of their original songs together and created remixed tracks we can only hope we’ll hear on the actual tour.

Is the video over the top? Probably. Is it something we’ve come to expect out of the game changing, chart topping, exquisitely extravagant couple? Absolutely.

After all, only Jay-Z and Beyonce could make Sean Penn look like an extra in a film.

World reaction to Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’

- July 5th, 2013

Stars and fans alike are chiming in on rap king Jay-Z’s 12th studio album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail.”

Will it make a long-lasting impression and be on plenty of top 10 albums of ’13 lists?

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We’re about to put the headphones on and listen in now. We’ll let you know.

Meanwhile, here’s what the rest are saying:


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Beyonce’s outrageous tour rider revealed: red toilet paper, $900 drinking straws

- May 3rd, 2013

We’ve heard of bizarre tour riders before, but Beyonce’s concert demands takes them to a whole new diva level.

According to the U.K. tabloid Daily Star, the 31-year-old, who is currently on her Mrs. Carter World Tour, includes some fairly outlandish and expensive items in her tour must-haves list.

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The rider includes:

• $900 worth of titanium drinking straws for her dressing rooms (used to drink a special alkaline water that’s served at exactly 21 degrees!)

• Everyone in the crew must be dressed in clothes made of 100% pure cotton (to prevent her from having an allergic reaction)

• The dressing room must be painted off-white

• Every toilet seat (in each venue) must be brand new

• Bathrooms are stocked only with red toilet paper (no joke)

• A hand-carved ice-ball (to cool her throat after performances)

• Glass platters of almonds, oatcakes and green-only crudités (no junk food allowed)

Can you imagine what her maids have to deal with at her and Jay-Z’s mansion?

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Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake book two Canadian stadium dates

- February 22nd, 2013

Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake are joining forces for a 12-city North American run of stadiums, and it includes two stops in the Great White North.

The tour, confidently called “The Legends of the Summer,” kicks off on July 17 at Rogers Centre in Toronto and makes its way to Vancouver’s B.C. Place Stadium on July 31. The trek ends on August 16 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida.

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Tickets for the Canadian dates go on sale to the general public on February 28, but early birds can take advantage of a special Live Nation presale here.

The tour is in support of Timberlake’s highly anticipated studio album, “The 20/20 Experience,” which is set to be released March 19 on RCA Records. The 10 track album features the hit single “Suit & Tie” (watch below), which features Jay-Z.

Here’s the full set of dates:

July 17 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
July 19 New York, NY Yankee Stadium
July 22 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
July 26 San Francisco, CA Candlestick Park
July 28 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl
July 31 Vancouver, BC BC Place Stadium
August 4 Hershey, PA Hershey Stadium
August 6 Detroit, MI Ford Field
August 8 Baltimore, MD M&T Bank Stadium
August 10 Boston, MA Fenway Park
August 13 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park
August 16 Miami, FL Sun Life Stadium

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Justin Timberlake premieres ‘Suit & Tie’ video

- February 14th, 2013

Justin Timberlake posted a little Valentine’s Day treat for fans today.

The pop singer dropped the video for his first single, “Suit & Tie,” online, which stars Jay-Z and sees Timberlake doing his darndest to channel Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson in the old school black and white clip.

The video was directed by David Fincher, whose extensive film credits include “Fight Club,” “Seven,” “Zodiac” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” He’s delved into music videos in the past, helming Madonna’s “Vogue,” Aerosmith’s “Janie’s Got a Gun,” Roy Orbison’s “She’s a Mystery to Me” and many others.

jtCheck it out below: