Beyonce Knowles has settled a $100 million lawsuit.
The 31-year-old singer has reached an agreement with videogame company Gate Five after allegedly backing out of a deal to create her own motion-capture dance game called Starpower: Beyonce.
Lawyers for both sides signed an agreement dismissing "all claims or counterclaims" without legal fees and filed the papers in Manhattan Supreme Court in New York on Friday. The gaming company's lawyer Peter Gallagher told the New York Post's Page Six, "We've settled amicably. I can't discuss the terms of the settlement, but it was resolved."
The "Love On Top" singer reportedly dropped out of the deal last winter because she claimed that Gate Five had not secured the funding they had promised. The company countered that the Grammy-winner ditched the deal on a whim and claimed it lost its nearly $7 million investment and 70 people lost their jobs. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Beyonce has deflected a question about her rumored pregnancy.
The "Grown Woman" singer - who has a 14-month-old daughter Blue Ivy with her rapper husband Jay-Z - played coy regarding speculation she is expecting her second child, joking that she hadn't heard about the rumors. When quizzed about reports she is pregnant at the Sound of Change charity concert in London on Saturday, she said with a laugh, "What kind of rumors? What? Huh? I don't know what you're talking about."
After the interview for the Today Show - which aired this morning - host Savannah Guthrie said, "Mystery remains unsolved." Although Beyonce, 31, and Jay-Z, 43, have remained tight-lipped about her rumored pregnancy, the singer appeared to dispel speculation by posting a photo of her and her husband - real name Shawn Carter - enjoying a bottle of wine last week. In the snap, Beyonce can be seen sitting on Jay's lap as she takes a tall sip from her wine glass while the "Run This Town" rapper watches on.
Pregnancy rumors concerning Beyonce are high, forcing the singer to take to her Instagram account to squash them.
"I can't stop the rumors from starting, and I can't really change peoples minds who believe them, all I can do is sit back and laugh at these low life people who have nothing better to do than talk about me," she wrote in a note she posted to the social networking site (which she later removed).
The rumors were sparked at this year's Met Ball, when the 31 year old showed up in a custom Ralph & Russo gown that seemed to intentionally hide her figure. The gossip was quickly fueled when she cancelled a show on her Mrs. Carter World Tour, citing "exhaustion." Even record producer Russell Simmons congratulated Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z on his official Twitter.
Although the media scrutiny can be frustrating to some stars, I don't quite understand why Beyonce is so heated about it when it's concerning whether or not she's pregnant. No one's calling her fat; pregnancies are joyful announcements. I mean, she ought to be thankful that the media doesn't treat her like they do Kim Kardashian!
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Beyonce is reportedly pregnant. The "Grown Woman" singer - who welcomed her first child, daughter Blue Ivy Carter, into the world in January 2012 - is said to be expecting again with her rapper husband Jay-Z.
The New York Post newspaper claims "multiple sources" told them Beyonce, 31, is pregnant following her attendance at the star-studded Met Ball last week, where the star's rumored pregnancy was the talk of the night. The pop superstar is said to have "carefully" hidden her baby bump in a high-waisted Givenchy gown, but according to the report, multiple photos have surfaced of Beyonce sporting a growing stomach on her 65-date Mrs. Carter Show world tour, which touched down in Dublin, Ireland, last night.
The "Girls (Run the World)" hitmaker's spokesperson couldn't be reached for comment by the newspaper, but Beyonce and Jay-Z - real name Shawn Carter - remained tight-lipped about her first pregnancy until sensationally announcing it live at the MTV Video Music Awards in August 2011.
Beyonce and Jay-Z are looking to buy Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch.
The "Love on Top" singer and her rapper husband were given a tour of the $30 million ranch in Santa Barbara, California by owner Thomas Barack Jr, according to The Sun newspaper.
The famous 3,000-acre ranch - which was named after the fictitious magical island in children's story 'Peter Pan' - was home to the late King of Pop between 1988 and 2005 and has largely been abandoned since the singer's death in 2009. Beyonce, 31, and Jay-Z, 43, spend most of the time in the rapper's home state of New York with their 13-month-old daughter Blue Ivy, but also spend some months as a family in Beyonce's hometown of Houston, Texas.
Meanwhile, the "Single Ladies" hitmaker opened up about her marital life in an interview with Oprah Winfrey on Saturday, telling the talk show host that she "would not be the woman I am if I did not go home to that man."
Beyonce Knowles believes she is a "powerful" woman.
The "Run The World (Girls)" chart-topper has finally fulfilled her life-long ambition to become a symbol of success and empowerment for ladies across the globe, but still finds it difficult to comprehend how much influence she has.
Speaking to the new issue of GQ, she mused, "When I was writing the Destiny's Child songs, it was a big thing to be that young and taking control. And the label at the time didn't know that we were going to be that successful, so they gave us all control. And I got used to it. It is my goal in life to be that example. I now know that, yes, I am powerful. I'm more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand."
The 31-year-old R&B superstar sacrificed her childhood to make it in the music industry after forming the original Destiny's Child line-up aged just eight, and believes she is now perfectly entitled to sit back and enjoy her success:
Robert De Niro allegedly picked a fight with Jay-Z last weekend. The Godfather II actor called the rap mogul out for being disrespectful in front of a collection of A-list guests including Martin Scorsese and Cameron Diaz at Leonardo DiCaprio's 38th birthday party, accusing Jay-Z of never returning his calls.
"Bob was sitting at a table, and when Jay-Z went over to say hello, De Niro told Jay that he never called him back. Bob wasn't in any mood to make polite conversation. He told Jay that if somebody calls you six times, you call them back. It doesn't matter who you are, that is just rude," a source said.
Rihanna claims she is jealous of Beyonce's good looks.
The "Diamonds" singer has admitted that the 31-year-old "Diva" singer, who is married to her "genius" mentor Jay-Z, makes her feel insecure.
When asked what she thought of Beyonce, the 24-year-old popstar told Bravo's Andy Cohen during a Facebook Live interview last Thursday, "Gorgeous. A stab to my self esteem."
Later, she admitted that despite being a huge fan of Madonna as well and wanting to collaborate with her on a song, she is quite happy being herself: "At this point I am so good with being Rihanna. I love her. Like I'm cool, I'm okay."
The "Rude Boy" singer claimed that in 30 years time she just wants to be happy with her figure. "I want to be skinny. I want to be fierce. I hope my t*ts are still sitting up. Nothing else will matter at that point."
Kanye West wants his girlfriend Kim Kardashian to lose weight.
The "Mercy" rapper is said to have urged the reality TV star - who is famous for her curvy figure - to slim down and shed up to 20 pounds. Kanye thinks his good friend Beyonce - who gave birth to her first child Blue Ivy last January - has a better body than his girlfriend of six months and is encouraging her to follow the singer's grueling Dreamgirls diet, according to OK!.
"He even suggested Kim drop 20 pounds, arguing that Beyonce has a similar shape and she proved you can get that supermodel body using her lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup diet. He says he wants her to be the face of his clothing line... but to do that she has to fit into the clothes. It's really uncomfortable - her shape is what made her name. He has a long-term fantasy of turning them into the new Beyonce and Jay-Z power couple, but getting Kim to starve isn't the way to do it," a source close to the couple said.
Jay-Z wants a son. The rapper and his wife Beyonce Knowles became parents in January for the first time when they welcomed daughter Blue Ivy into the world and pals say the couple are ready for more kids with Jay hoping for a baby boy next time.
"Beyonce definitely wants more kids. Jay wants a boy next so they can have one of each. They're ready for a baby whenever it happens," a source told Us Weekly.
Meanwhile, Beyonce's stylist Raquel Smith says the star's style is more casual since giving birth because it is more practical for a busy mother. "She's revealing a more relaxed side with flats and mid-heels. She's doing more baggy printed pants, loose tees and blazers," she said.
However, her other stylist Ty Hunter insists she won't let motherhood stop her from being sexy. "When Beyonce gets dressed these days, her goal is to show people you can be a mom and still be sexy," he said.
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