Beyoncé and Jay-Z named Hollywood’s top-earning twosome

Beyoncé and Jay-Z have just been named Hollywood’s top-earning twosome by the compulsive listmakers over at Forbes. The married moguls banked a combined $122 million between June 2008 and June 2009, $87 million coming from her album sales and touring. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jay-Z Answers Teairra Mari & Foxy+Floyd Gets Robbed For $7 Mill+R.Kelly’s Got To Pay Ne-Yo $700k

Jay-Z has responded to his former Roc princess Teairra Mari about her statement that he was wrong for not firing her personally. Apparently she had to find out through other folks she was dropped from Def Jam, and she wanted hear that from Jay’s mouth as she saw him like a father figure. He has also responded to Foxy’s claims that he was wrong for not calling/visiting her while she was in lock up since…in her head…they had a special bond. He told Allhiphop.com: Read the rest of this entry »

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Jay-Z and Beyonce Out on the Town

Jay-Z was looking rather distant from Beyonce (and her stained up pants) as they left the Spotted Pig in NYC last night. Well, they’re hangin’ in there regardless – for the time being.

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A-List Secrets: The Cars Jay-Z (and Everyone) Drives

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What is the “it” or hot car for celebrities to have right now? Is it still cool to have the foreign sports cars, or are celebs going green and hybrid?
—T.M.

Hybrid? Sure, if you’re talking about a hybrid that breeds expensive with super obnoxious.

Let’s put it this way: When Beyoncé sang about another woman “in the ‘Bach or the Rolls” for her single “Ring the Alarm,” she happened to be talking about two cars owned by her then-boyfriend, Jay-Z. The rapper, now Beyoncé’s lawfully wedded mogul, owns a Maybach and a Rolls-Royce Phantom. And both are the cars to have, dealers to the stars tell me. That is, if you’re the type of star that can use “dukey rope” in a sentence.

Who else has managed to snag these $450,000 prestigemobiles? And what is inside those things, anyway? Find out—from Fiddy’s car dealer, no less—after the jump.

According to Macky Dancy, who runs the Dancy-Power Automotive Group with two partners on Long Island, “Diddy, Nas, Busta—everyone I just named has a Maybach or Phantom or both.”

Why those cars?

“They’re like planes on wheels,” says Dancy, who also counts Alicia Keys, Christie Brinkley and Bill Murray as clients.

“They only seat two people in the back, so it’s not like you’re getting a tour bus for that money.” But, he adds, you do get all the rest, like TVs, refrigerators and tables.

Fiddy, in fact, has the über-hot Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead. There are only about 100 of them floating about the world. (By the way, it’s a white convertible coupe with white leather interior and a base price of more than $400,000. Just in case you’re making up your Christmas list early. And your first name is Kanye.)

For the record, we’re talking rappers and musicians here, obviously. Movie and sports stars are still leaning more toward sporty models, like Porsche. Anna Kournikova recently got herself one of those via Dancy-Power.

Looks like it’s time to clock out. If you see me on the street, try not to stare. I’m the one rollin’ ‘n’ flossin’ in the Toyota.

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Jay-Z Hip-hopping Mad

IN one corner is towering hip-hop overlord JAY-Z and his intimidating entourage. In the other is, er, me. Just me.

I came face to face with the Jiggaman as he celebrated his manager’s birthday after his O2 Wireless gig in London.

Can I say one final time that I respect Jay-Z’s work and his Albert Hall gig in 2006 was one of the best I’ve been to.

But I didn’t think he was the right headliner for Glastonbury last Saturday and his set did little to change my mind.

A few mentions of The Sun aside, I thought it was uninspired.

But it seems the superstar rapper isn’t a fan of constructive criticism — as I found out when I met him in the VIP area of trendy London club Paper in the early hours of yesterday.

With the big guy poking me in the chest and his minders all around, he launched into an incredible rant.

He told me: “You were the only one who gave me a bad review. Everyone else said it was history.

“I’m not one of those guys who gets cut up about good or bad reviews but you missed the moment, man.

“It was a first for Glastonbury and you didn’t get it. You’re a non-believer. I was making history and you missed the moment.”

I explained how I loved his Albert Hall gig but wasn’t going to apologise for my opinion that I didn’t think Glasto compared.

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Jay-Z enjoys A Taste Of Bubbly

Jay-Z enjoys the finer things in life at a party for French champagne Armand de Brignac at the Automat Club in London on Wednesday. The rapper recently performed at the Glastonbury Festival, where wife Beyoncé watched him from the side of the stage.