Beyonce and her husband Jay-Zarrived to Hvar island, Croatia today (September 6).
After she celebrated her 30 birthday in Venice, Italy over the weekend with BFF Gwyneth Paltrow, the world-famous mom-to-be headed to the Croatian coast for a little R&R.
Accompanied by equally famous husband, Beyonce was spotted on the island of Hvar where they are supposed to spend part of their vacation enjoying all the comforts of Croatian sea and coasts.
She arrived to the port of Hvar on her yacht Odessa, accompanied by another sailboat, and after a stopover they went for a trip to nearby Palmizana.
Two years ago, Beyonce also spent a part of her summer holidays in Croatia, that time admiring the beauty of Dubrovnik.
Meanwhile, Jay has reportedly has been the doting dad-to-be ever since the spouses of three years discovered they were expecting. “He was even concerned about her performing in heels,” says a source, “but the doctor said it would be fine.”
Beyonce Knowles intends to ”stay busy” while she is pregnant with her first child. Beyonce Knowles wants to “stay busy” during her pregnancy.
The ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ hitmaker – who turns 30 today (09.04.11) – is currently four months pregnant with her first child with music mogul Jay-Z, but intends to keep working.
A source told the Mail on Sunday: “Beyonce wants to stay busy. She plans to take part in a Michael Jackson tribute concert in October at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium via satellite link, and although she’ll take time off after the birth, she’s committed to her role in Clint Eastwood’s film ‘A Star Is Born’ and to launching a perfume next year.”
Beyonce – who has always claimed she would get pregnant by the time she turned 30 – announced her pregnancy at the MTV Video Music Awards while performing her song ‘Love on Top’ urging the crowd to “feel the love” inside of her before taking off her jacket to reveal her growing baby bump.
Twitter users fired off a record number of tweets per second following the announcement by pop diva Beyonce at the MTV Video Music Awards that she is expecting a baby.
“Last night at 10:35 pm, Beyonce’s big MTV #VMA moment gave Twitter a record bump: 8,868 Tweets per second,” the San Francisco-based real-time messaging service said in a statement on its @TwitterGlobalPR feed.
The spike in Twitter activity came after Beyonce showed off a noticeable bulge following a performance at the award ceremony.
This will be the first child for the 29-year-old Beyonce and her husband of three years, 41-year-old rapper Jay-Z.
The previous record for tweets per second was 7,196 at the final whistle of Japan’s thrilling upset win over the United States in the women’s World Cup final in July.
Another football match is next in terms of the highest number of tweets per second ever sent: Brazil’s shock loss to Paraguay in the Copa America. Twitter users sent 7,166 tweets per second at the conclusion of that match.
Twitter users sent 6,939 tweets per second on January 1, 2011 as the New Year arrived in Tokyo and more than 5,000 per second as news spread of the death of the Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in May.
Other peaks for Twitter activity include the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan, with 5,530 tweets per second, and April’s British royal wedding, with 3,966 tweets per second.
Twitter, which was founded in 2006, said in June that Twitter users are sending 200 million tweets a day, up from 65 million a year ago.
“Now I’m a woman, and because I gave it my all, I can focus on my marriage,” Beyoncé, 29, said of her busy career thus far. “I can decide I want to have kids. I can be the mother I want to be and dedicate myself to my children.
“I want to make my job a part of my lifestyle so that I always enjoy what I’m doing.”
This will be the first child for the singer and husband Jay-Z, 41.
Beyoncé is InStyle’s September cover girl! After a nine-month break from touring, we catch up with the superacheiver to talk happiness, sanity, new projects (her album 4 and her perfume Pulse), and running the world. “I sacrificed so much as a kid and as a teenager,” she says. “I have no regrets because my job kept me focused. When you’re young—18 or 19—you have the energy and drive. That’s the time to work as hard as you can. Now I’m a woman, and because I gave it my all, I can focus on my marriage. I can decide I want to have kids. I can be the mother I want to be and dedicate myself to my children.” Though, when she gets down time, she maximizes it. “In my free time I prefer to do nothing but sit on the couch and watch TV,” she says. “I have to confess that my guilty pleasure is Jersey Shore.” And throughout everything, she always makes time for friendship. “I am a girl’s girl. Women who don’t have female friends scare me. I love my friends, and I love sitting with them and listening to their stories.” For more of our exclusive interview with Beyoncé, pick up the new September issue of InStyle, on newsstands Friday.
Beyoncé fans and fashion lovers are going to be happy about this: In celebration of our September cover girl, we’ve released three glorious minutes of footage from her cover shoot! After an intro by Beyoncé’s publicist, Yvette Noel-Schurre, the video heads straight into the envy-inducing shoes, sexy dresses, and—yes, believe it—the live snake that earned a cameo role on the pages of the fashion feature. Head to InStyle‘s Facebook page now (you must “Like” us in order to view) to see the exclusive footage and go behind the scenes. Bonus: The video is set to Beyoncé’s “I Was Here” from her new album, 4, available on iTunes.
Cover: Dolce & Gabbana dress and necklace. Photo: Dior fox fur bolero, OMO Norma Kamali swimsuit, Robert Cavalli scarf, Stephen Dweck cuff, Ernesto Esposito heels.
Photos / Video Courtesy Of Alexi Lubomirski /Harper’s Bazar
Watch Beyoncé as she sizzles in an exclusive behind the scenes video of the Queen B photoshoot for Bazaar by Alexi Lubomirski at Paris’ Ritz Hotel. The bootylicious diva is the embodiment of sex appeal and the perfect cover girl for September’s Strictly Sexy issue.
She’s become one of the most powerful women in music in recent years and Beyonce has revealed that performing in Egypt two months before the country’s uprising was one of the moving experiences of her career.
The 29-year-old popstar says she will never forget seeing women in burkhas singing along to some of her biggest hits.
“There were a lot of women in the audience in burkas,” she tells the UK edition of Harper’s Bazaar magazine.
“They were singing along to ‘Irreplaceable’ – it was amazing! Some of the men got really upset! They were like to their women, ‘We have to get you out of here!’….“I guess some of them (men) do get annoyed. But I never want to do ‘the banner thing’.”
The ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ singer says that she is happy to be called a feminist, as it comes naturally to her, however she believes the movement may need a new name.
“I don’t really feel that it’s necessary to define it,” she says. “It’s just something that’s kind of natural for me, and I feel like…you know…it’s, like, what I live for. I need to find a catchy new word for ‘feminism’, right? Like ‘bootylicious’…”
Beyonce admits that she loves spending time with her female friends, such as actress Gwyneth Paltrow, and says she doesn’t understand women who surround themselves with men
“I’m afraid when women never hang around with other women,” she says. “That’s a little scary to me – why is that?”
The star says she often spends time at the home of Gwyneth and her and husband, Coldplay star Chris Martin, and has great admiration for her friend.
“She pushes her boundaries all the time,” she explains. “You go to her house and she makes you feel like you never want to go home. She is what I strive to be one day.”
Beyonce says that she and her husband Jay-Z have become incredibly close to Gwyneth and Chris because they “have very similar values”.
“We have also been able to become each other’s support systems over the years, as none of us needs anything from the other,” she says.
Beyonce is turning 30 in September and she says admits she is very excited about the future and feels very comfortable with who she is.
“This is such a pivotal moment in my life! I’m transitioning as a woman, and I’m finally able to express myself as I am.”
Beyonce dons a selection of outfits by Azzedine Alaia, Armani, Prive, Hermes, Azzaro and Lanvin in a stunning photo-shoot for magazine.
The full interview appears in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK. A behind the scenes video of the photo-shoot is available at www.harpersbazaar.co.uk
Story By Gabriel Alvarez; Photography By Thierry Le Gouès; Typography Sculptures by Ebon Heath
Who runs the pop world? Beyoncé. After a year away to spread her wings, Queen Bey is back to reclaim her throne.
Conventional wisdom holds that people should be afraid of turning 30. It’s the dreaded age when the biological clock starts tickin’ with the menace of a time bomb. Thirty is the point at which someone can call a woman “old”—and she will actually believe it. Conventional wisdom says that turning 16, 18, and 21 kicks ass. Turning 30 kicks rocks.
Of course conventional wisdom isn’t all that wise. Thirty ain’t all that bad. (In truth, women tend to be the most well-rounded and sexiest during their 30s. #justsayin) Still, it has a way of focusing people. Beyoncé Giselle Knowles turns 30 in September. She’s acutely aware of time slipping into the future. Her ticking clock, however, has nothing to do with insecure thoughts of feeling old or washed up. Not by a long shot.
No, Beyoncé is in a race against time because of a simple, bluntly put question: Where the f*&k does she go from here? What does thirtysomething feel like if you’ve accomplished everything most people could ever dream of—wealth, fame, artistic accolades, love—in your teens and twenties?
It turns out that, for Beyoncé, the answer to that question is equally simple (and bluntly put). Where does she go? Wherever the f*&k she wants to. Bey has spent the last 15 years paying dues. Now a worldwide icon, she has set her heart and mind to establishing a legacy that she’s determined will be dictated by artistic freedom. She’s not afraid of turning 30. If anything, the world should be afraid of her turning 30. Read More……