Jay-Z wants to do things differently than his father did.
Online speculation of a prosthetic belly is "stupid, ridiculous and false," says her rep
"I'm so happy!" the mom-to-be gushes to Australian TV
Jay-Z's sixth album, "The Blueprint," hit record stores on the fateful morning of September 11, 2001.
The expectant star is spotted leaving a Venice hotel on Saturday with her husband
"I have a surprise," the singer says, announcing that she and Jay-Z are expecting
â¢ Jay-Z spared no expense at his Watch the Throne release party inside Miami's Fontainebleau. The rapper, who collaborated on the album with Kanye West, dropped $250,000 on Armand de Brignac champagne for the night, threw in a $50,000 tip and spent thousands more at Scarpetta, the Italian restaurant inside the hotel which stayed open extra-late for his crew. After a pasta dinner - and shots of tequila! - the rapper headed to the LIV Nightclub to continue the party. "Jay-Z was well-behaved and laid low all night on a banquette with his entourage of boys," a source tells us.
The singer says "only God knows" when she'll start a family - but her career isn't over
The couple rent a two-story suite overlooking the Tuileries Garden as they reportedly work on new music
I recently came across Zack O'Malley Greenburg's book "Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office." I have to admit that I didn't know if a hip-hop icon had much to teach me (aka a regular worker) about succeeding in our respective fields.
Reprinted from EMPIRE STATE OF MIND: How Jay-Z Went From Street Corner To Corner Office by Zack O'Malley Greenburg with permission from Portfolio a member of The Penguin Group USA (Inc). Copyright (c) Zack O'Malley Greenburg 2011.
A pair of stilettos helps, but the singer says loving yourself is first step to living a healthy life
â¢ Alicia Keys got quite the 31st birthday gift from her hubby Swizz Beatz: an all-white Aston Martin DBS. He also threw her a bash at Casa La Femme, an Egyptian restaurant in New York, where famous friends like BeyoncÃ© and Jay-Z and Gayle King toasted the 31-year-old with rosÃ© wine. In addition to the car, Beatz also gifted his wife some work by artists Shepard Fairey and Mr. Brainwash.
John Mayer, Kanye West and BeyoncÃ© were also on hand to perform at the opening of the new Cosmopolitan hotel
The Canadian rapper was humbled by Jay-Z's performance and would love to collaborate with Sade in the future
The hip-hop star says he sits "back and wonders when people are going to stop" speculating
Amid pregnancy rumors, the singer dons a skintight dress during a bash in Miami Beach
â¢ BeyoncÃ© celebrated her 29th birthday with a dance party at The Darby in N.Y.C. alongside famous pals like Diddy, an expectant Alicia Keys and Kanye West. Hubby Jay-Z organized the private bash, while DJ Cassidy spun tunes, including Stevie Wonder's version of "Happy Birthday," which was played shortly before cake was served. There was also a jazz band, and a source says the party was "perfect" and "very intimate."
In its first season, "Glee" featured some weirdly eclectic song choices: Remember "Thong Song" and "Sweet Caroline" in the "Mash-Up" episode? But in the season-two premiere on September 21, the show will outdo itself.
There are "no dates, no times" set for starting a family with Jay-Z, says the star
â¢ BeyoncÃ© and Jay-Z, celebrating Solange's birthday and the one-year anniversary of club Avenue at the New York hot spot. The couple arrived after midnight - and Jay-Z requested a cake and some Ace of Spades champagne in honor of the birthday gal, who also spun at the party with DJ Reach. The couple sat with friends and were "very affectionate with each other and just chill," a source says.
Still, says the rapper, the two tend to "pretty much stay out of each other's business"
Plus: Charlize Theron attends the Lakers game and more star sightings
"BeyoncÃ©, Alicia Keys, Rihanna and Fabolous also in the running
â¢ Calling all the single ladies! After joining hubby Jay-Z at a Yankees game in New York, BeyoncÃ© stepped out on her own to celebrate a pal's birthday at Manhattan hot spot Provocateur. A source tells PEOPLE the singer "laughed with the birthday girl" before making a quick exit.
Whether or not Gisele and Jay-Z are still dancing, the euro party looks to be over.
â¢ Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson Wentz were bopping up and down from the side of the stage at Jay-Z's recent show at Los Angeles's Staples Center - and the two didn't go unnoticed by the rapper. "Pete Wentz, I see you," he said from the stage, adding, "Ash, I see you. Hope I didn't embarrass you." Standing next to them: Chris Rock, who threw his hands up and sang along to every song, while Justin Bieber and Paris Hilton were also at the show.
Despite rumors, a source close to the singer says she is not pregnant
â¢ Now that's how you follow up a big show at Madison Square Garden! Robin Thicke celebrated his 33rd birthday at New York hot spot 1Oak with BeyoncÃ© and Jay-Z by his side. The singer, who opened for Alicia Keys at the arena, started the night with an intimate dinner at Abe & Arthur's with his dad Alan and pals, before continuing on to 1Oak for cake, drinks and music by DJ Sinatra.
Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Fergie celebrate with music's biggest names
â¢ BeyoncÃ© danced the night away and caught up with former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams at a Haiti relief benefit at The Eldridge in downtown New York. Not far away, her hubby Jay-Z made the rounds, chatting up the club owners. The couple also sipped Belvedere cocktails and enjoyed tunes spun by Knowles's sister Solange, who played a soundtrack of Prince and Michael Jackson hits.
Whatever your state of mind or current location, there is probably a remix of the Jay-Z/Alicia Keys ode to New York City "Empire State of Mind" available for your listening pleasure and localized for your hometown.
Diddy, Kate Hudson, A-Rod and more stars help celebrate in the Dominican Republic
The pair treat World Series fans - and players - to a raucous rendition of "Empire State of Mind"
The New York natives will sing at Yankee Stadium
â¢ After taking in the Grizzly Bear concert recently at the Williamsburg Waterfront Park, Jay-Z and BeyoncÃ© were back in the Brooklyn neighborhood - and hipster hangout - for dinner. The two were spotted dining out at Marlow & Sons, where they sat "alone, cuddling in a corner," a source tells us.
At 13 he was selling crack. By 30 he was a hip-hop legend -- having gone, in his words, "from grams to Grammys."
The rapper scores his 11th No. 1 album, beating Elvis Presley!
The music impresario describes growing up with dealers as role models
But "people who love you understand," he says of his nuptials to BeyoncÃ©
Jay-Z wants everybody to remember the first responders who answered the call on September 11, 2001.
The much-anticipated music video premieres with the three hitmakers at war
Rihanna's performance will be one of her first in public since being assaulted in February
â¢ BeyoncÃ© and Jay-Z, double-dating with Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin at Madeo Restaurant in Beverly Hills. The couples met for dinner after the BET Awards and were "definitely having a good time and laughing," an onlooker tells us. At one point, the group switched seats so the ladies could sit next to each other in the booth while the guys sat on the outside.
LeBron James leads the Cavaliers to a win in front of a star-studded crowd
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The singer and her mogul mentor dine with friends in L.A.
"We should all support her," he says. "You have to realize she's a young girl"
Every holiday season we are cursed with the same challenge: to articulate exactly how fond we are of our friends and family in the language of purchasable objects.
The newlywed also tells Elle she's '"terrified of having a child"
"Before the age of 25, I would never get married," says Jay-Z 's 27-year-old wife
"What Jay and I have is real," says the singer, who also reveals why she resisted an engagement ring
The rapper – who's married to Beyoncé – looks forward to having kids ... "someday"
Plus: Beyoncé & Jay-Z's late-night concert date, Drew Barrymore and more
The singer, who secretly married in April, flashes an 18 carat diamond at Fashion Rocks
• Beyoncé, smiling while surrounded by her friends and, of course, her husband Jay-Z at a party for the Artful Dodger Collection at New York's Chelsea Art Museum. As they were led to their table, everyone at the bash stopped to get a look at the power couple. But the two were very mellow, sitting next to each other the entire time and bopping their heads to the music while still wearing their shades. Beyoncé did perk up a touch when they played her song, "Upgrade U," which also features a cameo by her hubby. She smiled as they played the song and looked really cute, a partygoer tells us. Meanwhile, the deejay spun some Jay-Z hits too – and he seemed amused by one particular mashup. Noticeably missing from view: Beyoncé's $5 million wedding ring, though Jay-Z was sporting a band of his own.
Saying it's "ridiculous for me to confirm," the rapper still refuses to answer the question
Jeff Price likes to say he can get anybody's album on iTunes for "the price of a six pack and a pizza." Now the founder of TuneCore, a Brooklyn-based digital music distributor, is offering his customers something more: the chance to be on the Billboard chart with a bullet.
The rapper gets props from his a one-time critic after his performance in England
As younger music fans look in other directions and some hard-liners question the addition of rap headliners, a live-music tradition in England faces an identity crisis
The newlyweds team up with Jermaine Dupri to record an ode to married life
The couple hit the 40/40 club to party after his Madison Square Garden Show
The newlyweds share the stage in New York City
The singer, who wed Jay-Z last month, begins recording new material in N.Y.C.
The newlyweds make their April 4 nuptials official in Scarsdale, N.Y.
The pals grab dinner then settle in for an hour of jazz on Thursday night
No rings in sight – but the just-married couple are inseparable at the rapper's L.A. bash
The singer flashes a telltale sparkler Tuesday night at her new husband's concert
"Congratulations!" says Blige, but co-headliner Jay-Z remains mum about a wedding
The ceremony is followed by an elaborate party drawing family and celebrities
The elaborate bash draws their family and celebrity friends – but did they get married?
Flowers, candelabras and a big white tent suggest a wedding may happen today
The rapper whoops it up with marriage plans and a $150 million deal in the works
The stars "were very polite and smiling" during their trip to Scarsdale, says a source
The rapper's deal with Live Nation certainly makes sense for him. But for concert ticket buyers it can only mean one thing
The longtime couple, dating since 2002, now have 60 days to get married
He's been "big pimpin" as president of Def Jam Records since 2005, but Jay-Z is stepping down at the end of the year.
No over-the-top birthday bash for Jay-Z this year. Instead the rapper planned a subdued, very private celebration in Paris with longtime girlfriend Beyoncé Knowles.
Jay-Z appears to be setting some sort of gastropub record: The rapper hit New York's The Spotted Pig on Tuesday night, his fifth straight evening at the super-hot restaurant, observers tell PEOPLE.
Jay-Z dedicated his sold-out Sunday night concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York to rapper Kanye West's mother, who died over the weekend. Near the end of his nearly two-hour set, the rapper asked for a moment of silence to pay respect to Donda West.
Beyoncé Knowles was ever the supportive girlfriend Wednesday night at the VH1 Storytellers taping of Jay-Z's special Jay-Z: Life of an American Gangster.
It's been a great month for Cappie Pondexter. Two weeks ago the WNBA All-Star guard was awarded the WNBA Finals MVP in leading the Phoenix Mercury to its first league title. She was then named to the final roster for the 2007 Women's FIBA America's Championship team. Below, the Chicago native offers her ultimate playlist: 1. One in a Million, Aaliyah
Anheuser-Busch, Inc. is teaming up with rapper Jay-Z, positioning him as co-brand director of Budweiser Select.
From designer clothes, diamond-encrusted watches and high-end vodka, Damon Dash has a diverse portfolio of businesses.
The fans are loving it. On a warm Sunday evening in June, one of hip-hop's hottest stars, Kanye West, is spitting rhymes for 50,000 fans at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. West is a bona fi...
Jay-Z took the job as president of Def Jam Recordings for a couple of reasons: He needed a challenge and he wanted to prove he's more than just a rapper.
Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jay-Z are among the big-name investors in a Brooklyn-based beauty line called "Carol's Daughter," according to the New York Post.
Who expected a sequel to "Sideways"? That's like a two-for-one deal on a 1974 Richebourg.
Fans looking forward to "The Best of Both Worlds" concert featuring R&B singer R. Kelly and hip-hop megastar Jay-Z may now be looking for a ticket refund after Kelly was barred from the remaining tour dates in the New York area, amid reports of a feud and accusations of an assault.
Universal Music Group is close to a deal to buy out the rapper and producer Jay-Z and his partners from their venture, Roc-A-Fella Records, a published report said Monday.
"I'm going to take over the world," boasts Damon Dash. "My company will be worth billions of dollars—maybe worth a quarter of a trillion." The CEO of Roc-a-Fella Records and RocaWear clothing is st...
Move over Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal. Faced with lackluster sales of sporting goods -- and fading euphoria over big-name athletes -- Reebok's ongoing experiment with the world of hip-hop and rap could show the industry the way back to growing sales.