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Are Jay Z and Beyonce Divorcing? (A Complete Guide)

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Are Jay Z and Beyonce Divorcing

It's a question many have been wondering, especially since the elevator incident: are Jay Z and Beyonce splitting up? Here, I'll break down everything surrounding the billionaire couple, rumors, speculation, and fans included, so you can become the resident Jay Z and Beyonce expert at your next family party/company event/watercooler conversation.

The Elevator Incident

This is really what started the whole 'Jay/Bey are done' rumors. It happened back in May, when some security footage leaked from a Met Gala after-party. There's no audio in the video, but it clearly showed Jay Z, Beyonce, and Solange (Beyonce's sister) on an elevator. Solange was yelling, and then she went after Jay Z. Theories behind why the bizarre 'incident' took place include:

1.) Jay Z cheated on Beyonce with Rihanna.

2.) Jay Z cheated on Beyonce with Rachel Roy.

3.) Jay Z was with Rachel Roy back in the day, and bragged about it the night of the Met Gala.

4.) Jay Z disrespected Beyonce in some way, cheating or otherwise, and Solange was sticking up for her.

5.) Solange's behavior that night is normal for her.

6.) Blue Ivy is actually Solange's daughter and now she wants custody?

7.) Solange's kid is actually Jay Z's and she's tired of hiding it?

8.) Solange and Jay Z were arguing over something Illuminati-related?

As you can see, things start to get weird, fast. This doesn't even include the joke theories! That said, all we officially know is what the three of them have said — essentially nothing.

Yet that hasn't stopped rumors from circulating that Jay Z and Beyonce are definitely, probably, maybe going to break up, separate, renew their vows, have another kid, or divorce soon, in the future, or never.

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Top 5 Couples in Country Music

Best Country Couples

Celebrity couples just make sense, right? They "get" one another. They get what it's like to be adored. They get what it's like to lack privacy. They get what it's like to roll around in money (I'm assuming). There's an added layer of compatibility when the two celebrities are not just famous, but come from the same industry. So these five country couples just make sense.

Johnny Cash + June Carter

Johnny Cash and June Carter are kind of the quintessential country couple. They first met in 1956 when they were both part of the Opry company; by the 1960s, Cash and Carter were regularly performing together. In 1968, Cash proposed, and the two were married a month later. The couple was married for 35 years, and they were the subject of the 2005 film "Walk the Line." During their professional career, Cash and Carter also won prestigious awards for their duets "Jackson" and "If I Were a Carpenter."

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What People Are Talking About

Weird Al Goes #1

Weird Al is generating so much buzz, he made this week AND last week's What People Are Talking About. Last week was really just the tip of the iceberg; then, Weird Al had released five music videos, three shy of the full eight he ultimately ended up posting. His strategy was incredibly successful. It keep him on everyone's mind for more than a week — no small feat these days, when something posted at 8 a.m. is "old news" by noon. More than that, his comedy album Mandatory Fun reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200, the first comedy album to do so since The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart in 1960. Pretty impressive.

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5 Words and Phrases You Never Knew Came From Baseball

5 Words and Phrases You Never Knew Came From Baseball

There are plenty of baseball-related phrases we use regularly — situations can be "curveballs." People can play "hardball." If we do well, we "hit it out of the park." Things come out of "left field." But there are a few phrases we use that you may not know originate from baseball. Here are five of them!

#1 - Charley horse

You know those terrible cramps you sometimes get in your legs? Yeah, you know the ones. Apparently the first use of "Charley horse" to describe those pains was in 1887, among baseball players. These painful cramps were said to occur more frequently in baseball players, hence its sporty history. There aren't too many more details about the word (like, why is it a "Charley horse" exactly?), but it is agreed that the term has definitive baseball origins.

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10 Best Celebrity Alter Egos

Alter egos

Even the greatest of celebrities have employed alter egos — whether to help them perform onstage, or to try something new in their music, or just because they felt like it. Here are our picks for the top 10 celebrity alter egos.

#1 Beyoncé as Sasha Fierce

Although Beyoncé has a few alter egos under her belt — including her latest, Yoncé, and Mrs. Carter, the queen of her previous solo tour — it all started with Sasha Fierce. Sasha Fierce existed only on stage, allowing Beyoncé to separate Celebrity Beyoncé from Regular Beyoncé. In 2010, she said she had "killed" Sasha Fierce because she no longer needed her; since then, the singer has said, "I think Beyoncé is Beyoncé, Mrs. Carter is Beyoncé, Sasha Fierce is Beyoncé. And I’m finally at a place where I don’t have to separate the two."

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