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Jay-Z and Beyonce Kick-Off ‘OTR II’ in North America [PHOTOS]

CLEVELAND – JULY 25: Beyonce and Jay-Z perform on the ‘On The Run II’ tour at First Energy Stadium on July 25, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Raven Varona/Parkwood/PictureGroup)

 

Jay-Z and Beyonce are On The Run and starting their tour, with the same moniker, off with a bang!

The pair took over Cleveland on Wednesday (July 25). which also happened to be the first stop of their OTR II North American leg, performing at FirstEnergy Stadium.

The show features one of the largest stages ever for a concert tour, including two catwalks that extend deep in to the audience and a floating platform that goes over half the length of the stadium. The production is a celebration of love, family and culture, featuring a performance wall embedded within the massive screens, a 26-person vertical orchestra and 17 dancers.

So far, the feedback for the tour has been nothing short of amazing!!. News outlets like Billboard and ‘Rolling Stone’ have had nothing but positive things to say about The Carters’ second joint tour.

“Pop’s number-one power couple reaffirmed their dominance, and the strength of their bond, at a hits-packed, visually stunning show…” – Rolling Stone

“On The Run II delivers… without compromise to exquisite and devastating degrees.” – Billboard

 

Check out their tour dates and some more photos from their Cleveland show below.

JAY-Z AND BEYONCÉ OTR II NORTH AMERICAN DATES:
July 25 Cleveland, OH FirstEnergy Stadium
July 27 Washington, DC FedEx Field
July 28 Washington, DC FedEx Field
July 30 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field
Aug. 02 E. Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
Aug. 03 E. Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
Aug. 05 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium
Aug. 08 Minneapolis, MN US Bank Stadium
Aug. 10 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
Aug. 11 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
Aug. 13 Detroit, MI Ford Field
Aug. 16 Columbus, OH Ohio Stadium
Aug. 18 Buffalo, NY New Era Field
Aug. 21 Columbia, SC Williams-Brice Stadium
Aug. 23 Nashville, TN Vanderbilt Stadium
Aug. 25 Atlanta, GA Mercedes Benz Stadium
Aug. 26 Atlanta, GA Mercedes Benz Stadium
Aug. 29 Orlando, FL Camping World Stadium
Aug. 31 Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium                       
Sept. 11 Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium
Sept. 13 New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Sept. 15 Houston, TX NRG Stadium
Sept. 16 Houston, TX NRG Stadium
Sept. 19 Phoenix, AZ University of Phoenix Stadium
Sept. 22 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl
Sept. 23 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl
Sept. 27 San Diego, CA SDCCU Stadium
Sept. 29 Santa Clara, CA Levi’s Stadium
Oct. 02 Vancouver, BC BC Place
Oct. 04 Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field

For complete tour and ticket information visit: www.livenation.com, www.beyonce.com & www.rocnation.com.

 

 

SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment

‘Mean Girls: The Musical” Has Found Its Cast

MEAN GIRLS CAST

 

Regina George and the gang have been found, as the official cast of the Mean Girls musical has been solidified.

The musical will debut at the National Theatre in Washington D.C. on Oct. 31. The show will feature music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin.

Erika Henningsen has been cast in the leading role, as the sheltered Cady Heron. Regina George  will be played by Taylor Louderman, Gretchen Wieners by Ashley Park, and the role of Karen Smith ill be portrayed by Kate Rockwell.

All four ladies come from a musical background. Henningsen recently starred in Les Miserables; Louderman is currently starring in Kinky Boots and was also in NBC’s Peter Pan Live!; Park participated in the recent revival of The King and I; meanwhile Rockwell performed in Rock of AgesLegally Blonde, and Hair.

Following the end of the show’s limited engagement on Dec. 3, there are hopes to bring it to Broadway.

 

 

Al and Tipper Gore separate

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Almost everyone can remember the footage of Al and Tipper Gore passionately kissing at the 1993 Inaugural Ball. Unfortunately, it seems as though the fire has dwindled and the two are going their separate ways.

According to TMZ,  an e-mail that the couple wrote about the separation, found it’s way  to the website Politico,  The e-mail reportedly said,

“We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate.”

“This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration.”

Maybe there’s still a chance that the two will  reconcile, they did say ‘separate’ and not ‘divorce.’

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PETA wants the “Octomom” for their latest slogan

Looks like the “Octomom” might be the new inspiration for PETA’s latest advertisement. The organization is willing to pay Nadya “Octomom” Suleman to endorse the spaying and neutering of pets.

Michelle Cho, the special projects manager for PETA, sent a letter to Suleman’s lawyer explaining why endorsing would be a great opportunity for the mother of eight.

It would help you and your children to keep your home and also reduce the number of homeless dogs and cats,” said Cho.

Now why would Suleman endorse this? It’s more of an insult than anything…Come on PETA!  And why do I get the feeling that if she says no, they’ll be going to Kate Gosselin next…

“Telephone” Artwork (Honey B and Gaga) by Yamino

Lady Gaga tweeted this gorgeous interpretation of her new music video “Telephone” if you saw the video, then you understand why Gaga and Bey are *ahem* intertwined like that.  The piece was done by an artist named Yamino and this artist is definitely very talented and creative! As an artist myself, I have to say I truly admire Yamino’s work!

In case you missed it: Here is some behind-the-scenes footage of the making of “Telephone”.

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Former Olympian Marion Jones joins WNBA

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Former Olympian Marion Jones is now an official member of the WNBA team Tulsa Shock.  Jones was officially introduced as a member of the team on Wednesday, March 10.  Jones spent six months in prison for lying to federal prosecutors about drug used and fraudulent checks.

This is  what Jones had to say during her press conference:

“The word redemption is not in my vocabulary,” Jones said at a news conference, flanked by team president Steve Swetoha and coach Nolan Richardson. “I’m a competitor, I want to play against the best in the world, and I know that I will be doing that.”

“I think when I even started to think about this 10 months ago, I know how much the game has grown from the time that I played,” Jones said. “And that became even more of a challenge for me, because I know that although I know certain things and played a certain way, that it’s 10 times faster, that the athletes are 10 times more skilled.”

WNBA president Donna Orender had this to say about Jones and her past:

“This is a tremendous, real-life story of a person who made a choice that was not a wise choice, but is saying listen, ‘I’m going to be a role model, I’m going to showcase what I’m going to do with the rest of my life,”’ Orender told The Associated Press. “I join the rest of America in wanting to watch this story unfold.”

I’m sure people will watch Jones play in her first game, but I doubt she’ll create a frenzy.

In Case You Missed It: Pictures from the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

After 17 days of smiles, tears, sadness, injuries and  triumphant victories, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics finally came to an end last night, February 28, 2010.  The ceremony was filled with performances by Michael Bublé, Nickelback, Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morissette,Neil Young and more. There were even appearances from a giant inflatable moose and beaver. The final medal standings had the United States in first place with 37 medals, Germany in second place with 30 medals and Canada in third place with 26 medals.  Overall, the Olympics were quite enjoyable, but the closing ceremony left something to be desired.

Pictures are courtesy the lovely photographers at Getty Images—Cameron Spencer, Kevork Djansezian, Matthew Stockman, Streeter Lecka, Richard Heathcote, Clive Rose, and  Jasper Juine.

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