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Beyonce has severed ties with her father. On a strictly professional basis, that is.

Matthew Knowles will no longer manage his daughter's career, a move Beyonce explained via the following statement:

"I've only parted ways with my father on a business level. He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly. I am grateful for everything he has taught me. I grew up watching both he and my mother manage and own their own businesses. They were hard-working entrepreneurs and I will continue to follow in their footsteps."

Beyonce, Dad

Matthew, who helped launch Destiny's Child with his daughter at the center, acknowledges the split was mutual and says his focus is now on "Music World Entertainment's growing gospel and inspirational music division."

Beyonce will release a new album later this year.

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Featured in the 90th anniversary edition of French fashion magazine L'Officiel Paris, Beyonce finds herself at the center of a new controversy.

The singer/actress poses for the publication in African-inspired dresses and jewelry, honoring that region's artistic influences around the globe. But she also paints her face black, a move that has been met by criticism. In response, the magazine has released a statement that reads:

"The designs are all reflective of the African influence on fashion this season. As for the artistic make-up, the inspiration came from several African rituals during which paint is used on the face. We find the images beautiful and inspiring."

Watch the following, behind-the-scenes video of the pictorial and then give your opinion on the scandal below.

What do you think? Beyonce in blackface is...

 

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ABC did not have a monopoly on New Year's Eve performances.

While Ke$ha and company rocked out on that network special, Nicki Minaj appeared on BET’s 106 & Party and got a little help from Drake in order to ring in 2011. At the Marquee Nightclub at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, meanwhile, we were treated to a husband and wife duet.

Below, watch Minaj in action, along with Jay Z and Beyonce keeping things cool with a version of "Forever Young."

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Will you be inviting Taylor Swift to Thanksgiving this year?

On the night of November 25, the singer will be featured on an NBC special, as she belts out renditions of “Mine,” “Sparks Fly,” “Story of Us,” “Enchanted,” and “Speak Now" from various locations. One of them will be a rooftop in NYC, as previewed in the rehearsal photo here:

This program will treat viewers to a behind-the-scenes look at Swift’s world, from recording in the studio to signings autographs for fans to avoiding paparazzi on the streets.

But the special will also have some serious competition: ABC is planning a Beyonce feature for the same night. It will include appearances by Jay-Z and Kanye West and is previewed below: Which of these singers will you invite over for the holiday?

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Rumors of a pregnant Beyonce are blowing up the web once again this week, but once again, it looks as though the baby talk was all a bit premature.

Sources seemingly confirmed that she and hubby Jay-Z were expecting, but just like last time (and the other 132 times) there's no child on the way.

Tina Knowles would know, and she told Ellen DeGeneres as much.

Tina Knowles with not-pregnant daughter Beyonce.

"Let's clear it up," Ellen tells Tina, who was not on the show simply to discuss her daughter's fertility, but to promote her new clothing line, Ms. Tina.

"Rumors say that Beyonce is pregnant. Are you going to be a grandmother again?"

"I heard that, but I'm here to clear the rumors up," the elder Knowles said. "Truth is, it's not Beyonce that's pregnant. It's me... I'm kidding, y'all. I'm 56. No, it's not true."

"Not right now. With all the rumors by now I should have 5-6 grandchildren."

She'll just have to dote on Solange Knowles' offspring for now.

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Beyonce Knowles is pregnant with her first child.

According to Us Weekly, at least, and while we've heard this before - and it's been wrong before - the magazine seems sure about it ... whatever that's worth.

No one was more stunned than Beyonce herself, apparently: "B was shocked. She loves kids, but she wasn't ready to be a mother just yet," says a source.

Jigga Man and B

Congratulations, we think, to Jay-Z and Beyonce!

"She really wanted to get her album done and tour again," adds the source, but she realizes, of course, that "this is a gift from God and she's so happy."

"Jay has been all about family since I met him, and he's always going to be," record executive Kevin Liles, who has known the rapper for years, says.

"I wish them the best."

So do we if it's true! We wouldn't doubt if it's not, but we can also see these two keeping it to themselves for awhile longer, even if they're expecting ...

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Cultural impact might mean as much as money and political influence, as evidenced by the celebrities on Forbes' 2010 World's 100 Most Powerful Women list.

The list is based less on traditional titles and roles and more on creative influence as well as entrepreneurship, the building of brands, the breaking of barriers.

The women of politics, business, media and lifestyle (entertainment, sports and fashion) were ranked in each group, and after that, in group against group.

Two of the top three in one photo!

The diverse mash-up of hard and dynamic power led to this top ten:

  1. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the U.S.
  2. Irene Rosenfeld, Chief Executive, Kraft Foods
  3. Oprah Winfrey, Talk show host and media mogul
  4. Angela Merkel, Chancellor, Germany
  5. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, U.S.
  6. Indra Nooya, Chief Executive, Pepsico
  7. Lady Gaga, Singer and rumored hermaphrodite
  8. Gail Kelly, Chief Executive, Westpac
  9. Beyoncé Knowles, Singer and fashion designer
  10. Ellen DeGeneres, Talk show host

What do you think of this list of the most powerful females? Spot on? Off base? Who would you include/exclude? Who should be higher?

Meat Lady Gaga
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The former is a global sensation, one of the most popular recording artists on the planet.

The latter is best known for portraying the title character of a canceled ABC comedy.

On paper, this fashion face-off between Beyonce Knowles and America Ferrera should not be close, as all signs indicate a clear advantage for Mrs. Jay-Z.

But stranger things have happened. Who would have thought Spencer Pratt might release a Heidi Montag sex tape, for instance? Okay, terrible example.

Still, it's up to readers, not resumes, to decide the fate of these beauties. Compare, contrast and then vote below...

Beyonce vs. America

Who looks prettier in this dress?

 

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Blake Lively vs. Beyonce. Gossip Girl vs. Sasha Fierce. It's a fashion face-off for the ages ... or at least a Tuesday morning in March. But a hot morning now!

The Gossip Girl cast member got a leg up a lacey Dolce & Gabbana dress at a recent premiere, while Beyonce took the same one to the stage just last week.

Nope, she's not pregnant. Beyonce, that is. Neither is Blake, but she wasn't the subject of such rumors for the past week and a half. Nope, no baby bump.

Anyway, who looked more fantastic in the frock? Vote below!

Blake and Beyonce

This dress is totally hotter on ...

 

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Despite reports surfacing last week that Jay-Z got Beyonce pregnant, Knowles is not. Whatever "rock solid source" people quoted apparently wasn't so solid.

A publicist for her label, Sony, tells Rolling Stone as much.

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Contrary to celebrity gossip stating that she was “fine and resting now,” that she would “continue working through her pregnancy,” and that Jay-Z is “extremely happy to be having his first child,” a publicist for Sony says the report is simply “untrue.”

Beyoncé and Jay-Z have long been guarded about her lives.

Despite the fact that they are two of the most successful artists of a decade - the pair recently topped a Forbes list of entertainment’s top-earning couples - even after they wed in April 2008, they kept their relationship extremely quiet.

So don't expect any baby press conferences when and if she actually is with child, which she's not now. Congratulations to the two anyway ... for being so awesome.

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