Sasha has been very busy promoting the CD and is mad flexible as you can see in the following promo pic:
In related news, I spotted Sasha Fierce on Access Hollywood the other day discussing cooking and kids. In the clip of her upcoming 1 hour TVOne interview with Tatyana Ali, Bey is reminded about an old Access Hollywood video where she lists the top 3 things she wants to accomplish before turning 30. This list included winning an oscar, getting married, and having children. When Tatyani runs down the list, the look on Bey’s face is priceless! To refresh her memory, they ran the old clip and afterwards Mrs. Carter laughs and replies:
“You know, I still would love to win an Oscar,” she said. “The kids, I don’t know… In three years, maybe.”
Jay-Z is hot on the campaign trail for Barack Obama. Saturday (Nov. 1st), Jay paid a visit to Virginia Union College in Richmond, Virgina where he gave an emotional speech about the importance of this year’s election. Tomorrow will mark a turning point in history. Hopefully, Obama will come out of this race on top, but it’s going to take all of our VOTES to get him there. You can’t sit this one out. VOTE!
Shakir Stewart, the 34-year-old executive vice president of Def Jam Recordings, was found about 4 p.m. Saturday in the bathroom of his house on Lindsey Drive in Marietta, said police spokeswoman Cassie Reece. Reese said Stewart shot himself with a handgun but wouldn’t say who discovered him. Stewart was prounounced dead at Kennestone Hospital.
On Sunday (November 2), his fiancée, Michelle Rivers, released a joint statement with the rest of his family.
“We would like to thank Shakir’s friends for the tremendous outpouring of love and support we have received during this difficult time,” the statement reads. “It has helped us to cope with our overwhelming grief and sadness. It is difficult to express or explain in words what led to the tragic occurrence on Saturday. Over the past several weeks, Shakir’s behavior was inconsistent with the man we all know and love. As much as we all tried to help him, Shakir was in deep pain and largely suffering in silence. Please remember Shakir for who he was … a wonderful father, partner, son and friend.” (Source)
Last night, Blog Talk Radio hosted a special online show to honor Shakir’s memory. Former college roommates, hometown buddies, and industry friends called into the show to reminisce about their friend and to share memories of “Shake.”
Industry mogul Kenny Burns, Stewart’s friend of 17-years, shared memories of his friend through his sorrow and issued a warning for those who glamorize the music industry and feel that money can buy happiness. Burns could barely hold back his emotions as he also discussed providing for the children left behind: Continue Reading…
Beyonce and her lil sis, Solange, hit up the EiGHT MiLLiON Ginza Gates Store Opening in Tokyo, Japan Friday to promote a line of handbags by Japanese designer, Samanath Thavasa. The sisters made history by being the first African-Americans to appear in an ad campaign for the company. A billboard of the two is also prominetly displayed in the fashion district in Tokyo.
Beyonce also performed “If I Were a Boy” live on Japanese television. Video under the cut: Continue Reading…