June 27th, 2012 by edsel
Blue Ivy Carter was named an honorary citizen of Hvar, an island off the coast of Croatia which reputedly lent its name to the 5-month-old baby girl of Beyonce and Jay-Z.
According to The Hollywood Gossip, the tribute from an island on the other side of the globe originated from a blog post of Beyonce that dated back to March. The then-pregnant singer and her husband Jay took a vacation to Hvar last summer, where they came upon the apparent namesake of their bundle of joy.
“We woke up this morning,” Beyonce shared in a video on her blog, “Took a nice little walk, [and] passed by this beautiful blue tree,” which enthralled the former Destiny’s Child member. “I think it’s Blue Ivy,” she admired, “Which would be quite appropriate!”
The Hollywood Gossip reported that after Beyonce posted the video clip about Hvar, tourism to the Croatian island had reportedly increased. Lonely Planet named it the fifth best vacation destination in 2012.
Hvar’s grateful Mayor Pjerino Bebic sent Beyonce and Jay-Z a letter about the island’s intention to bestow honorary citizenship upon Blue Ivy Carter.
“The story of the origin of the name of your daughter,” Mayor Bebic wrote in his letter, “Has brought enormous attention -and therefore tourist promotion- to the town and island of Hvar.”
“Because of this,” Mayor Pjerino Bebic told Beyonce and Jay, “I have decided to confer on your daughter the status of honorary citizen of the town of Hvar.”
Blue Ivy Carter was born this January. She is the first child of Beyonce and Jay-Z.
June 20th, 2012 by edsel
What do you get hip hop mogul Jay-Z -who has multiple homes, cars, and tons of expensive jewelry- for Father’s Day?
If you’re his wife Beyonce, why, get him a private jet worth $40 million.
The Inquisitr reported that Beyonce presented Jay-Z with his new ride last Sunday, a Bombardier Challenger 850. The private jet boasted a living room, a kitchen, and two full bathrooms.
An average flight for a private jet like this cost $20,000 to $30,000. There was also the cost of of hiring pilots to fly the aircraft and mechanics to maintain it.
According to The Inquisitr, buying an expensive private jet was nothing new for Beyonce and Jay-Z. The couple spent $1 million on a family-friendly vehicle to bear their cute baby Blue Ivy Carter. Jay and Beyonce also built their newborn daughter her very own 2000+ square foot nursery.
Another memorable gift from Beyonce was a $2 million Bugatti Veyron supercar for Jay’s 41st birthday two years ago. And back in January of this year, Beyonce reportedly got Jay-Z a brand new pinky ring with a blue sapphire that cost half a million dollars to celebrate the re-opening of Jay’s NYC night club 40-40.
The Inquisitr reported that other celebrity dads enjoyed quieter Father’s Day celebrations. Hugh Jackman took his children for a stroll, Gavin Rossdale spent time with his lovely wife Gwen Stefani and son Zuma, Gene Simmons flew to San Francisco to watch his daughter Sophie audition on ‘X Factor,’ and Woody Allen got slammed by his son Ronan Farrow for marrying Ronan’s adopted sister Soon-Yi.
Then again, Jay-Z and Beyonce can afford big gifts that keep costing, given the celebrity power couple’s reported $750 million purchasing power.
May 2nd, 2012 by edsel
Long after the birth of Blue Ivy Carter disproved all the fake pregnancy rumors, her mother Beyonce now calls those same rumors ‘crazy’ and ‘stupid.’
Gossip Cop reported that Beyonce confides, “It wasn’t hurtful, it was just crazy. Where did they come up with this?” Beyonce remembers herself recalling for People.
Gossip Cop repeatedly reported earlier that MediaTakeOut cooked up the rumor that Beyonce Knowles was faking her pregnancy. MediaTakeOut posted a series of articles purporting that Beyonce wore a fake baby bump to the Video Music Awards, hid a sack of potatoes under her clothes, and even donned prosthetic breasts to make herself appear pregnant.
Beyonce didn’t give time to the MTO-spawned rumors. “There was so much love and well wishes from all over the world — it made it easier to deal with the stupid rumors,” she tells People.
The fake pregnancy rumors also affected Beyonce’s mother, fashion designer Tina Knowles.
“I thought it was very unfair and very cruel,” Tina Knowles shares with People. “As a mother it was painful for me to hear the crazy rumors. And I even had people ask me, which was so ridiculous.”
Beyonce is now the proud mother -and Tina Knowles the equally happy grandmother- of January baby Blue Ivy Carter.