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Tina Knowles: We’re Excited to Celebrate Beyonce’s First Mother’s Day!

Beyonce and Tina Knowles on February 6, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Beyonce and Tina Knowles on February 6, 2012 in New York City.
Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

May 13 is set to be an extra special day for the Knowles family.

On January 7, Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z welcomed daughterBlue Ivy Carter–meaning Sunday will be the singer’s first time celebrating Mother’s Day as a mom herself.

At a charity event in NYC Wednesday, Blue Ivy’s grandma Tina Knowlesopened up to Us Weekly about the Knowles’ big weekend plans.

PHOTOS: How Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z fell in love

“[We’re] all going to be together,” Knowles gushed to Us. “We’re excited because it’s Beyonce’s first Mother’s Day.”

On their agenda?

“I’m hoping to cook! I want to cook,” the House of Dereon designer shared. “My traditional soul food and maybe gumbo. That’s my favorite dish!”

PHOTOS: Meet Blue Ivy Carter!

Knowles also spoke about her daughter’s breathtaking Met Gala appearance Monday night.

“She looked amazing,” Knowles told Us about the Grammy Winner’s lacy, Givenchy Haute Couture gown. “I think she looked absolutely amazing.”

PHOTOS: Celeb moms on the go

During her quick walk on the Met Gala red carpet (the singer arrived after other A-listers had already headed inside), Beyonce, 30, stopped for a quick chat with Entertainment Tonight about her plans to give Blue a sibling or two.

“I definitely want to have more [kids],” the chanteuse revealed. “I don’t know how many. God knows. I don’t know yet.”

Added the star about her new life as a mom, “I feel like now I know the reason that I was born.”




Jay-Z Jokes Baby Blue Ivy Will Be “the Worst, Spoiled Little Kid Ever”

Beyonce, Jay-Z, Blue Ivy

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We all know Blue Ivy Carter will receive the best of the best of everything (she isBeyoncé‘s daughter, after all), but is she going to be a pint-size diva, too?

Maybe, according to dad Jay-Z. The rapper appears on Oprah’s Master Class: Special Edition (airing tonight on OWN) in which he and celebs like Diane Sawyer and Reba McEntire wax poetic on their insights in life.

So when the topic turned to parenting, Jay joked about his biggest parenting fears:



Beyoncé Calls Fake Pregnancy Rumors “Crazy”



After months of rumors, Beyoncé is speaking out against claims that she was faking her pregnancy.

“That was crazy,” the 30-year-old mom told People of rumors that a surrogate was carrying her and Jay-Z‘s first child together. “It wasn’t hurtful, it was just crazy. [I thought] ‘Where did they come up with this?'”

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The Forbes Five: Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists 2012

Back in 2007, Jay-Z, Diddy and 50 Cent released “I Get Money (The Forbes 1-2-3 Billionaire Remix).” The song was a celebration of the artists’ inclusion atop the first-ever Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, now an annual package on the genre’s top-earning artists. It seems fitting that those same three artists find themselves in an even more exclusive group—the Forbes Five, a short list of hip-hop’s wealthiest moguls.

Indeed, the original trio boasts a combined net worth well over a billion dollars, rendering their lyrical prognostications accurate. They’re joined by Dr. Dre, flush with cash from his Beats headphone line, and Cash Money Records cofounder Bryan “Birdman” Williams.

“One of my motivations in life is to be a billionaire,” said Birdman in a telephone interview with FORBES. “We’re going to keep working hard until we get our brand to be as big as possible. That’s the goal in life, that’s what I live for.”

Diddy is the closest to becoming a billionaire, leading the pack with a net worth of $550 million. The Bad Boy Records founder has remained a mainstream mainstay for 15 years thanks to his knack for self-promotion. Lately, he’s been channeling that energy toward Diageo-backed Ciroc vodka, much to the benefit of his bank account: he receives double-digit millions annually as a share of profits. Sales of the spirit spiked 122% last year in the wake of strong demand for new flavor Ciroc Peach; he is entitled to a nine-figure chunk of cash if the brand is ever sold.

Diddy also boasts stakes in clothing lines Sean John and Enyce, marketing firm Blue Flame, record label Bad Boy and a handful of tech startups. But it’s his deal with Comcast to launch cable channel Revolt in 2013 that could push him into billionaire territory. He’ll own the channel outright, and based on projected viewership totals, its value could soar into the low-to-mid nine figures within the next few years.

Full Coverage: The Forbes Five

Next up is Jay-Z at $460 million. Unlike his fellow Forbes Five members, Jay-Z still churns out music and goes on tour—most recently with pal Kanye West—adding to his considerable war chest. He sold his Rocawear clothing label for $204 million in 2007 and signed 10-year $150 million deal with Live Nation in 2008, and also holds stakes in the New Jersey Nets, his 40/40 Club chain, ad firm Translation, cosmetics company Carol’s Daughter and other businesses. (For more on his rise as a businessman, check out Zack’s Jay-Z biography, Empire State of Mind).

1. Diddy: $550 Million
2. Jay-Z: $460 Million
3. Dr. Dre: $270 Million
4. Birdman: $125 Million
5. 50 Cent: $100 Million



You Can Smoke Snoop Dogg’s New Book. No, Really. ©

By AYLIN ZAFAR | @azafar | April 8, 2012

Jay-Z delved into the stories and life experiences behind his most beloved songs in his book Decoded. Wu Tang’s the RZA has written two books on philosophy and spirituality. Now, Snoop Dogg is out with a book of his own, and though it’s not what you’d expect a piece of written work to be, it’s exactly what you’d expect from the D.O. Double G.

Snoop’s releasing Rolling Words: A Smokable Songbook made of the rapper’s new Kingsize Slim Rolling Papers, featuring lyrics to classic songs like “Gin and Juice,” “Still a G-Thang,” and “What’s My Name.”

“This thing can also be smoked with some of your finest, where you at or however you at,” Snoop explains in a promo video. The book is made of hemp material and a twine cover, perforated rolling paper pages, and you can even strike a match across the spine thanks to its special surface—multi-purpose!

Laid back, with his mind on his money and his money on his mind, indeed. He’s a hustler, that one.

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