Beyoncé Knowles and her pal Kelly Rowland hung out at Oakdale Mobile Home Park in South Brunswick, NJ, last night to shoot a new music video! They were decked out in sequins and fur to record the visuals for "Party," a track off Beyoncé's album 4, with Solange Knowles there, too. A lot of the action centered around Beyoncé singing in an Airstream, surrounded by brightly dressed dancers. It was an evening of working on her own music for Beyoncé after she spent Tuesday focusing on Jay-Z's. Beyoncé and Kelly went to a Watch the Throne listening party thrown by Jay and Kanye West at the Hayden Planetarium.
Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z both had social evenings yesterday, despite being a continent apart. He stepped out to have dinner in LA with pal Aziz Ansari at Katsuya while Beyoncé met up with friends in NYC. She joined her old Destiny's Child bandmates, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, for a bash at the Standard Hotel's Moet Rosé Lounge. The party was organized to honor Kelly's new album Here I Am, and she was recently on Vibe's August cover to chat about the music. Kelly also talked about moving on from her work with Beyoncé and her dad Matthew Knowles, who was both of the ladies' manager for a time. Kelly said of her European fans, "People still compare me to B over there. I said in an interview recently, 'You know, if you guys would be a little bit more intelligent and ask me about myself we’ll have a much better interview.' You can’t want a story from me and keep asking me about the past." Despite wanting to move on, it seems Beyoncé, Kelly, and Michelle could have a reunion in the works. They were photographed together at the Billboard Music Awards in May, and there were rumors about a possible onstage collaboration during Glastonbury as well.
Kelly Rowland brought lots of color to the 2011 BET Awards in a fuchsia ruffle-embellished Notte by Marchesa mini. Nude Jimmy Choo sandals and lots of bling — diamond hoop earrings, bangles, and even glitter nail polish — finished off her award-show style. Shop here to re-create Kelly's fierce ensemble.
Alicia Debuts "Typewriter," Justin Teams Up With Nicki, and Rihanna Wins Then Loses to Chris Brown at BET Awards
The BET Awards celebrated the largest names in hip-hop and R&B with wild fashion, high-energy dance routines, and a mini scandal at LA's Shrine Auditorium last night. The show kicked off with a mashup of hits from Mary J. Blige before the awards were dished out to the night's winners. Taking a break from touring with Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj joined Justin Bieber to present the best male hip-hop artist award to Kanye West. Nicki didn't go home empty handed as she took home the honors for best female hip-hop artist. Justin was without his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, but he was in the company of pals Jaden and Willow Smith, who stepped out with their parents, Will and Jada, and the siblings shared the win in the young stars category.
The night was full of incredible performances including a medley of hits and the debut of a new single, "Typewriter," from Alicia Keys, who was also marking the 10-year anniversary of her mega hit album Songs in A Minor. Most of the evening went down without a hitch, but there was a critical mix-up in BET's viewer's choice category when Chris Brown was announced the winner, then it was switched to Rihanna and Drake. Turns out Chris was the actual winner, and the error was due to teleprompter confusion, though Drake admittedly felt "awkward" about the error. Chris finished out the evening with four awards while Jennifer Hudson grabbed the win for best female R&B artist and Patti LaBelle was recognized with a lifetime achievement award — get the full list of BET winners here!
The Glastonbury Music Festival is going down in the UK this weekend with an all-star list of performers that includes Coldplay, U2, and Beyoncé Knowles. Beyoncé warmed up with a few shows full of songs from her new album, 4, last week, though the next few days may bring a blast from the past. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams may join Beyoncé for a Destiny's Child reunion during Beyoncé's set on Sunday night! It's been over five years since the group split up, but the girls are apparently still friendly. Beyoncé is a sure thing at Glastonbury, but tell us — would you be excited about a Destiny's Child reunion?
Kelly Rowland attended the Birmingham auditions for The X Factor wearing a punchy pink and green makeup combination that was anything but preppy. You can get Kelly's fun, colorful look with just a few products, starting with a bold fuchsia lipstick ($7) and matching cream blush. Apply a bright, pea-green eye shadow ($7) to the upper and lower lids, and follow up with black liner and two coats of heavy-duty black mascara ($14). To get Kelly's sleek hairstyle, try clip-on bangs ($30), which will add instant polish to your look. Click on any of the products above to find out more information about each one.
We loved the retro '50s feel of the crop top when it appeared in Rachel Comey's Spring 2011 runway show, and we've since seen it popping up on celebs. Kelly Rowland chose a yellow lace version, while Zoe Kravitz went for a white top and black skirt at a party in New York. We even did a story on how to wear a crop top. That said, it definitely shows some skin. Is it a trend you'll be wearing this Summer?
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Last night's Billboard Awards, held at Las Vegas's MGM Grand Arena, were star-studded from start to finish. A pantless Britney Spears and Rihanna kicked off the proceedings with a scantily clad rendition of "S&M," and Brit later took the stage again for a performance with her tourmate Nicki Minaj. Beyoncé Knowles was another of the evening's biggest draws, and she was on hand to sing her new tune "Run the World (Girls)." There was an honor in store for Beyoncé as well, since she took home the Millennium Award and made a heartfelt acceptance speech that included a shout-out to her husband, Jay-Z. The night seemed to belong to Taylor Swift, though, with her win for Artist of the Year. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez's live kiss gave Taylor some competition for the spotlight, however. The festivities were presided over by The Hangover Part II's Ken Jeong, who had some help from his costars Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis in introducing urban music — that is, tunes from Keith Urban.
BCBGMAXAZRIA is the first major show of Fashion Week, and the energy was high this morning. Kelly Rowland, Ashanti, and Maggie Rizer sat front row for a collection that promised to fulfill a "desire for simplicity" while providing "modern elegance." That translated into long, diaphanous dresses, many of which were backless or belted, soft layers, and a mostly neutral palette with a few pops of bright orange and purple. While the longer, looser proportions and turtlenecks didn't make for an overtly sexy show, there was a definite sensuality evoked through the sheer fabrics and the play of layers. FabSugarTV was able to chat with the designer behind the scenes, and here are the main highlights from the show:
- Trends: Clean, modest sensibility, tissue-thin turtlenecks, sculptural details like sheer panels, asymmetric hems, cutout shoulders, and colorblocking.
- Colors: Palette of neutrals: cream, beige, and navy, with pops of orange and purple.
- Key Look: Minimal silk dress worn with a thin turtleneck and boots.
- Accessories: '70s-style suede and leather boots.
- Who Would Wear It: Artsy types who crave simplicity and modest sensuality.