Beyoncé recently shared photos from a girls' getaway with her sister, Solange Knowles. The two singers donned high-waisted bikinis as they explored their holiday spot and also changed into shorts and tank tops to sit in the back of a truck and drink Red Stripe beer together. It isn't clear when this holiday took place as Beyoncé is currently in LA, where she played a concert last night. Her husband, Jay Z, shared big news yesterday, when he announced that he and Beyoncé were going to attempt going vegan. "This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan challenged me to embrace a 'plant-based breakfast' everyday. It was surprisingly easier on me than I thought," Jay wrote on his blog. "There's something spiritual to me about it being my 44th birthday and the serendipity behind the number of days in this challenge; 22 (2+2=4) coupled with the fact that the challenge ends on Christmas Day…It just feels right!" He added that he didn't know if he and Bey would be sticking to their vegan diet after Christmas, but he was interested in the "spiritual and physical challenge." He also asked vegan fans to send him recipes.
One person in the Knowles clan who might not be trying the vegan challenge is Solange, who said she went vegan back when she was in a "weird Rasta" phase in her teen years. She said in an interview back in 2010, "I definitely would not do that sh*t — at all!"
What exactly does a modern-day, self-described feminist look like? An award-winning, media-dominating actress who's unafraid to speak up. In other words, Claire Danes, who told US Glamour, "I am a feminist. And I'm so glad that Lena Dunham exists, because she is one too, and she's quite vocal about it." Beyoncé also dropped the f-word in a recent interview, explaining that while she's not a big fan of labels, she does consider herself a modern feminist. And other famous women have been even more unabashed about declaring themselves feminists, like Miley Cyrus, who says she considers herself to be one of the biggest feminists in the world.
Not all of these stars' celebrity peers are so eager to call themselves feminists, though. Lady Gaga infamously said awhile back, "I'm not a feminist. I hail men; I love men," as if loving men and advocating political, social and economic equality for women were mutually exclusive. But famous feminists do have some company. Read through for quotes from famous women who are proud feminists.
So, Beyoncé changed her hair . . . again. This time it wasn't the cut but the colour that had us gawking. She was spotted with husband Jay Z at the LA Clippers game in Oklahoma City last night with peroxide-blonde curls. You can see her newly dyed mane in the photo snapped above with one of her fans, who shared the moment on Instagram. She balanced her blinding bright hair colour with a vampy wine lipstick. If you haven't been following along, Beyoncé has taken us on a roller coaster of hair emotion this year. First with her pixie cut, then with the bob, and now this. We don't know if Beyoncé will have this same hairstyle next month, so you better vote quick!
Through the years, Beyoncé has given fans plenty of reasons to love her thanks to fun surprises, thoughtful meet-and-greets, and memorable concert moments. She's always been great about interacting with her audience, but over the past few weeks, Beyoncé has taken her concert communication to a new level. While performing across Australia, the singer has snapped a selfie with a fan, grabbed someone's mobile phone during a FaceTime session, and started a tear-jerking duet with a young blind girl. Take a look at all the funny, moving, and viral Beyoncé moments that have fans adoring her even more.
A Touching Duet
While performing in Perth, Beyoncé melted hearts when she turned to 13-year-old Sophie to sing a duet. First, she dedicated the song "Irreplaceable" to the young girl, who is blind and suffers from hearing and muscle disabilities. "I have a very special young lady here," she said. "Tell everybody your name, beautiful." The crowd cheered after she shared her name, and Beyoncé said, "Sophie, I think I need you to help me sing this song. Do you think you can sing, 'To the left, to the left'?"
A Sweet School Surprise
During the Let's Move! Flash Workout event in NYC in 2011, a group of students was in for one amazing surprise when Beyoncé walked in to join them. The girls were busy dancing to one of the singer's songs when she ran into the gym and started dancing along. Cue the screams!
A Fan-Filled FaceTime Session
Someone out there in the world (aside from Blue Ivy) can say that they FaceTimed with Beyoncé. The singer wowed the crowd once again during her show in Adelaide, grabbing a fan's phone after she saw that he was FaceTiming with a friend. "This is a first," she said before looking into the phone: "Hi . . . Nice to meet you." See more amazing fan moments when you keep reading.
One fan's selfie turned into an amazing picture alongside Beyoncé when the singer photobombed her in the middle of a Melbourne concert. Spotting the girl and her camera phone, Beyoncé leaned in, tilted her head and flashed a smile, resulting in one incredible concert photo. In what looks to be the fan's Tumblr page, she wrote, "It was such a blur. I just remember her bending down to me and my friend, and I just turned for the photo and wowoowow. It was the best moment ever. She posed, it's crazy — I wasn't even expecting her to look at my phone or notice me in the crowd." Check out the awesome snap below.
Beyoncé Knowles showed her daring side when she went bungee jumping in Auckland, New Zealand, last week — and yesterday, she shared a video of the fun on her blog. Even while leaping from the city's Sky Tower, the singer stayed stylish in Isabel Marant wedge sneakers and bright red lipstick. She later shared photos on her Instagram page, saying, "Freefall in New Zealand!" The Sky Jump is known as the biggest in the country at 192 metres. Beyoncé kept her camera going the entire time as she leapt from the tower and screamed, "This is awesome!" while in the air.
Bey spent time in New Zealand as part of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour and hit the stage at Auckland's Vector Arena with her opener, Iggy Azalea, before heading here to Australia. She'll perform a string of shows Down Under before heading back to the States next month, but it seems as though she's still been able to spend time with her family between concerts. Beyoncé and her daughter Blue Carter coordinated in black-and-white outfits while arriving at the Rod Laver Arena for a show in Melbourne earlier this week.
Beyoncé Knowles showed her daring side when she went bungee jumping in Auckland, New Zealand, yesterday. Even while leaping from the city's Sky Tower, the singer stayed stylish in Isabel Marant wedge sneakers and a longer, tousled hairstyle. She later shared photos of the fun on her Instagram page, saying, "Freefall in New Zealand!"
Bey has been spending time in New Zealand as part of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour and has been hitting the stage all week at Auckland's Vector Arena with her opener, Iggy Azalea. She performed her last show on Saturday night, and will soon head to Melbourne, but it seems as though she's still been able to spend time with her family between concerts. Beyoncé took to her blog recently to share a crop of sweet photos of herself playing with daughter Blue Ivy, and also stepped out for a romantic date night with husband Jay Z in Paris.
The green room on Dancing With the Stars is a great chance for the contestants to relax and celebrate after performing in front of the country, so it’s not uncommon to find them blowing off steam in a silly manner, like by pulling faces the way Libby Trickett, Tina Arena and Jesinta Campbell did the other night.
The green room on Dancing With the Stars is a great chance for the contestants to relax and celebrate after performing in front of the country, so it’s not uncommon to find them blowing off steam in a silly manner, like by pulling faces the way Libby Trickett, Tina Arena and Jesinta Campbell did the other night. The X Factor judges Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Dannii Minogue also put their facial muscles to the test by having a Blue Steel-off in commercial breaks. As for other fun candid shots shared this week, Beyoncé posted a picture of herself holding a fan-made Instagram frame — she obviously “liked” it!
If there’s one common theme in this week’s round-up of celebrity candids, it’s Harry Styles. OK, he’s not in that many photos, but the popular One Direction member popped up all over London Fashion Week and posed with lots of stylish show-goers, including Lara Bingle, who met up with him backstage. There were also a few weddings that took place — Nova FM’s Michael "Wippa" Wipfli tied the knot and had his breakfast co-host Ryan "Fitzy" Fitzgerald on hand for his final moments as an unmarried man, while Zoë Foster-Blake and Hamish Blake sported cute heart-shaped glasses for their friends’ nuptials. Baby bumps also featured prominently on social media — Jodi Anasta showed off hers while wearing a bikini, and Rachael Finch is almost ready to give birth!