Beyonce Inauguration lip sync defended by Jennifer Lopez and LeAnn Rimes. Both Lopez and Rimes, who at one time or another have been there, done that as far as the lip-syncing goes, were asked about the budding scandal when they made their promotional rounds last night. J.Lo while stopping by The Daily Show, and Rimes while talking toJimmy Kimmel.
Beyonce was on hand at the presidential inauguration on Monday to perform the National Anthem but instead decided to go with a pre-recorded performance. While Beyonce has not admitted directly that she mouthed the words to the song the confirmation instead came from Kristin DuBois, Public Affairs Chief For The Marine Band.
“All music is pre-recorded for the ceremony because there are so many eventualities and conditions that day. We performed, live, the band. But we received last-minute word that Beyonce was going to use the pre-recorded vocal track. Those were the instructions we were given. We don’t know what the reason why,” DuBois told PageSix.
While pre-recorded performances are commonplace at the inauguration another big name singer managed to perform live. Kelly Clarkson had no trouble stepping up to the challenge, DuBois explained to HollywoodLife. “It’s not because she couldn’t sing, something had to have happened that prevented her from doing that. Kelly Clarkson did sing live and the band accompanied her.”
You can watch both performances below and see who you think did it better. Beyonce or Kelly Clarkson?
Video – Beyonce performs the National Anthem
Video – Kelly Clarkson performs “My Country,, ‘Tis of Thee”
A fan photo of Beyoncé and 6-month old daughter Blue Ivy shows just how much the adorable toddler has grown! Baby Blue Ivy, daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, looks healthy and happy in this new photo posted by a fan on Twitter.
Beyoncé and Blue Ivy were out shopping at Bergdof Goodman in Manhattan when a fellow shopper managed to snag a photo of the gorgeous mom and doll-faced baby girl.
Either Beyonce is really bad at math or her February due date was just a ruse (although both are totally possible). Of course there were a couple assumptions made on the part of her fans and the tabloids. Apparently when she announced her pregnancy at the VMA’s people assumed she was about three months pregnant, but she was actually much farther along than that.
Behind-the-scenes footage from her “Countdown” music video shoot shows her holding a newspaper with the date September 23rd and saying:Â “Right now Iâ€™m actually shooting the video for â€˜Countdownâ€™ and Iâ€™m six months pregnant, pretending that my stomach is flat in body suits. But thank god you canâ€™t really tell from the front, but when I turnÂ to the side.” Doing the math, that would make her due … NEXT MONTH!
CamouflagingÂ a pregnancy at SIX MONTHS? That costume artist should win an award.
Looks like Sasha Fierce will be having her own little fierce-ling to doll up and tote about town. Kelly Rowland accidentally revealed the gender of Beyonce’s baby at the Cosmopolitan Awards last week. Hope she’s not in trouble with Mama B because we’re thrilled to hear that!
Destiny’s Child bandmate Rowland dished to Us Weekly about what she might get Beyonce at the baby shower saying:
“I don’t know, I think her dad [Jay-Z]Â is gonna give her everything anyways, all I can give her is love.”
Yipes! That’s kind of a big slip-up! But on the other hand, if you’re in the spotlight and are trying to keep something a secret, you should probably keep it completely to yourself. Not even your BFFs are safe!
Hopefully Rowland’s comments about her willingness to babysit will make up for her mistake.
“I think she’ll be an incredible mother,” Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland told EOnline.com. “She’s always been motherly. I think that takes after so many traits from her mother [Tina Knowles]. I just think it’s going to be so natural for her. It’s natural for her now. I can’t believe this to this day.”
Other famous guests included Will Smith, Tom Hanks, Queen Latifah, Stevie Wonder, and recently-separated Maria Shriver. Â The three shows were taped in front of a live audience of nearly 20,000 screaming fans, and will air next week on May 23, 24, and 25. Â After that, Oprah will be working full time on her new network, OWN.