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Beyonce Bans Press from Snapping Photos on Tour

BeyonceApparently, it is possible to capture unflattering photos of Beyonce.

The singer has banned all press photographers - save for her approved personal photographer Frank Micelotta - from taking any photos of her while performing on her latest tour, The Mrs. Carter Show.

The much buzzed-about action comes after unflattering photos of the 31 year-old surfaced online from her performance at this year's Super Bowl (right) - something she has vowed to prevent from occurring in the future with the new photographer ban.

Though she can stop press photographers, who's to say there won't be an audience member snapping up bad photos of her with an iPhone? In a world where photos can be taken and uploaded to the internet in moments, it's quite unrealistic to believe in preventing any unfavorable pictures. Perhaps the best route she can take is to learn how to control her extreme grimacing while performing.

The North American leg of The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour arrives at the end of June.

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Mix Tape: Beyonce Kind of Flashes Her Fans, Bob Dylan to Tour This Summer

Beyonce- Although online music service Spotify won't divulge approximate numbers, the company claims that Daft Punk has set the new record with their song "Get Lucky" for the biggest streaming day for a single track - a title previously held by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop."

- Perhaps weirdly influenced by her new role as a mother, Beyonce shocked Serbian concert-goers by somewhat-flashing them with a glittery leotard complete with bare faux-boobs.

- Those attending the Americanarama Festival of Music ought to be extra-ecstatic for the concert this summer, as Bob Dylan just signed on to perform on the tour alongside My Morning Jacket and Wilco.

- Amy Winehouse's father Mitch has spoken out about Beyonce's initially unauthorized cover of "Back to Black," which is featured in the upcoming film The Great Gatsby.

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Kelly Rowland Hints at New Destiny’s Child Album

Destiny's Child at this year's Super Bowl performanceKelly Rowland says Destiny's Child could make another album together.

The 32-year-old singer reunited with her former bandmates during Beyonce's half-time Super Bowl show in February and Kelly insists there's a chance they could work together again on new music in the future. When quizzed about the possibility of another record at Elle's Women in Music event in New York on Wednesday night, she said, "It's not a no."

Although the girls haven't ruled out a studio reunion, Kelly insists the trio are content to focus on their own respective solo careers at the moment. Kelly did work with Beyonce and Kelly on separate tracks for her own upcoming solo LP Talk A Good Game and she can't wait for her fans to hear the results.

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Beyonce Releases Controversial New Material

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Gossip, Leaks, Pop, R&B / Soul, New Releases,

BeyonceBeyonce has released two new tracks, "Bow Down" and "I Been On." The 31-year-old singer unveiled an audio clip of her first new material since 2011's 4 album on her website yesterday. The track was accompanied by a photo of the singer as a child standing in a room full of trophies.

Lyrics include the lines, "I know when you were little girls you dreamt of being in my world / Don't forget it / Respect that / Bow Down b****es." Elsewhere she sings, "I took my time to live my life but don't think I'm just his little wife / Don't get it twisted this is my sh*t."

The clip takes pieces from two different songs, "Bow Down," which has reportedly been produced by Hit-Boy and "I Been On" which is thought to have been made with Timbaland.

Beyonce's lyrics appear to refer to her absence from the music industry as she has become a mother to daughter Blue Ivy, now 14-months, and her husband, rapper Jay-Z, but her choice of words and apparent attitude have divided opinion. "I'm not sorry that @beyonce is a trend-setter and doesn't sound like everyone else. It's about changing the game #beyhive (sic)" one fan wrote on Twitter.

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Ne-Yo Records with Celine Dion

Celine Dion and Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo has recorded a duet with Celine Dion. The "Closer" hitmaker had a "surreal" time in the studio with the "My Heart Will Go On" star and admitted though he was flattered she wanted his vocals on the track, it made him doubt his abilities as a singer.

"The first time I worked for her I wrote a song for her, which in itself was surreal. This time around I actually did a duet with her - it's her and me on one song, which was a challenge to say the least! I was trying to figure what I was even doing there - why would they need my voice when they have hers? She wanted to do the song as a duet and I was flattered, but it definitely made me question my vocal ability," he said.

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Morrissey Slams Modern Musicians

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Gossip, Alternative, Pop, Rock,

MorrisseyMorrissey has slammed modern musicians as having "nothing to offer."

The 53-year-old singer believes people are "encouraged not to think" so outspoken or political artists are not able to flourish, and few pop acts are able to work on their own terms.

"The arts have diminished, because we are now living through a time when we are encouraged not to think. No one making music wants to waste time struggling with art. A group like the Sex Pistols would never again be allowed to slip through, and there is no such thing in 2013 as a popular artist who sets their own terms for success. Whether it be Beyonce or Justin Bieber, we see singers who have absolutely nothing to offer anyone as they walk offstage clutching three Grammys in each hand," he said.

The "Panic" hitmaker also hit out at global stars such as Madonna - whom he branded McDonna - and claimed they are not loved by their audiences in the way he is adored by his fans:

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Beyonce Extends UK Tour

BeyonceBeyonce has extended the UK leg of her Mrs. Carter Show tour. The "Crazy in Love" hitmaker had been due to play eight English shows in April and May, but following popular demand when tickets went on pre-sale this morning, she has now added a further three gigs.

As well as the previously-announced dates, Beyonce will take to the stage at London's The O2 on 4 and 5 May, and the Manchester Arena on 9 May. This takes the total number of shows in London to six and Manchester to three, and she will also perform two gigs in Birmingham.

Tickets for all 11 UK concerts go on general sale on Saturday.

Beyonce announced the tour earlier this month, just hours after her performance at the Superbowl. The first show takes place in Belgrade, Serbia on April 15 and the European leg comes to an end in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 29. The star will then take a month's break before returning to the stage at Los Angeles' Staples Center on June 28.

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Destiny’s Child to Release New Song

Destiny's ChildDestiny's Child are releasing new material. The "Say My Name" hitmakers have recorded their first brand new song in eight years, "Nuclear", and the hotly-anticipated track will feature on their upcoming best-of album Love Songs.

Lead singer Beyonce Knowles broke the news on her official website, Beyonce.com, posting the album cover along with the caption, "I am so proud to announce the first original Destiny's Child music in eight years!"

The album's track list boasts some of the girl band's most sensual and romantic ballads recorded between 1997 and 2004. The "Survivor" chart-toppers - also comprised of Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams - disbanded in 2005 to pursue solo careers. The R&B group has sold 60 million records worldwide to date since their debut as teenagers under the name Girl's Tyme, whose original line-up was Beyonce, Kelly, LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett.

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Justin Timberlake to Release New Track Today?

Justin TimberlakeJustin Timberlake is set to release his musical comeback today.

The "Cry Me A River" hitmaker is rumored to be releasing a new track, which some sources claim will feature his long time collaborator, Timbaland, as well as rapper Jay-Z and his wife, Beyonce.

Preparing fans for an announcement, Justin - who took a break from music in 2006 to focus on his acting career - tweeted, "Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am PST... (sic)" Timbaland further fuelled the rumors, tweeting, "haha im laughin right now. i told y'all the storm is coming this year (sic)."

Justin, 31, was spotted leaving a recording studio with Jay-Z and Beyonce in December, but it was thought he was recording a part for Beyonce's next album. Producer Jim Beanz tiold how he was planning to join Justin and Timbaland for writing sessions last year.

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Beyonce and Lady Gaga Team Up Again?

Lady Gaga and BeyonceBeyonce and Lady Gaga have hinted at a new collaboration.

The pair - who appeared together on 2009 hit "Telephone" and extended version "Video Phone" - have fueled rumors they have returned to the studio by posting pictures of them wearing similar earrings. In November, Gaga posted a photograph on Instagram of a pair of earrings engraved with the word "Ratchet," while in December, Beyonce posted two photos of similar pieces of jewelry. On December 29, Beyonce posted a photo of the bamboo earrings alongside a pair of purple printed flat shoes, and followed it up the next day with another image of herself wearing the earrings.

It is thought they refer to a track called "Ratchet," which is also set to include rapper Azealia Banks, and may be released later this month as the lead single from Gaga's new album, ARTPOP.

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