This week, Ellen DeGeneres meets Ellen DeGeneres, Beyonce kicks off her tour, and the cutest birthday gift ever is something we can’t even try to top.
Ellen DeGeneres (times two!)
Ellen DeGeneres is widely adored, especially because she's so funny, seems down-to-earth, and can take a joke. While many celebrities might get offended by impersonations done by the cast of SNL, Ellen not only invited Kate McKinnon onto the show, but encouraged Kate to do her impersonation while the two were together. Ellen even gave Kate a matching outfit to really complete the gag. The result was pretty hilarious, as seen in the video (above). Kate takes on Ellen's dance moves and even kind of sounds like her, if a bit exaggerated. I loved every second of it.
This week, Coca-Cola released an ad for Diet Coke featuring Taylor Swift. A few weeks ago, Pepsi also relased their ad featuring Beyonce… so who did it better?
Taylor Swift/Diet Coke
Just so you know, there is a correct answer here, and that answer is Beyonce. However, I have no opinion on whether Coke or Pepsi is better. What do you think? And, fine, which commercial do you prefer?
Yay! I get to mention Beyonce in this week’s post because we’re talking about…
Jay-Z and Beyonce in Cuba
Jay and Bey simply cannot catch a break. The couple recently vacationed in Cuba to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. But they immediately came under fire from legislators (and the general public) who questioned how and why they were able to visit a country the U.S. restricts its citizens from traveling to. Rather than release a statement, Jay-Z released a new song, "Open Letter," to tackle criticisms. I wouldn’t have it any other way. (The video, above, features the clean version of the song, with the unedited version available on YouTube.) Everyone was talking about the song following its release — even White House representatives, who issued a formal response.
This morning, Beyonce gave a sneak peek of a song from her upcoming Mrs. Carter album when she released a 61-second video promo for Pepsi. The two recently partnered for the Super Bowl, and the latest video shows Beyonce sipping a can of Pepsi before dancing, surrounded by mirrors. In each mirror, she sees a reflection of previous versions of herself. There's the "Bootylicious" Beyonce, "Crazy In Love" Beyonce, and (of course) "Single Ladies" Beyonce — and then they all dance together to promote the motto, "live for now."
Prior to the video, Beyonce has posted a cryptic six second video with the hashtag #BeyHereNow, asking fans to visit her site at 9 a.m. EST today. It makes sense that the singer would release something new on this date, 4/4/13, considering her obsession with the number 4 (even the digits of this year, 1 and 3, add up to 4). But she was totally one minute late (not that I was sitting here waiting, which I actually was) and it doesn't even matter, because it's Beyonce.
What do you think of the song/promo?
In case you were worried that the buzz surrounding Beyonce was beginning to fade, fear not: the R&B singer announced earlier today that she was pregnant, with triplets!
Though she and Jay-Z have confirmed they are expecting three girls sometime in late July/early August, she’s not visibly showing just yet — a near miracle for a woman who is allegedly somewhere around four months along, and carrying three babies.
“It’s so hard for everyone to believe she’s having triplets, especially with a tour coming up,” April Sciocchi, celebrity columnist, said. “And she looks fantastic! It’s almost as if she’s not pregnant at all.”
However, Beyonce said she’ll prepare for her soon-to-be baby bump by releasing a maternity line called Chiste. Clothes from said line will be available at the merchandise stands at her concerts.
That’s right — Beyonce confirmed she’ll continue with her upcoming tour, with one caveat: she'll change the name to "I Am… Pregnant World Tour," a homage to one of her previous albums. E! cameras will be following the star around on her tour in order to document the latter half of her pregnancy. It will culminate in a Kardashian-like reality show, a twist for the couple who began their relationship so secretively. Curious what they'll name their girls?
Click for the names of Beyonce and Jay-Z's triplets!