Monday, 26 March 2012
As she juggles a growing fashion empire and her brood, Victoria Beckham, 37, opens up to Vogue about her four kids - Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 9, Cruz, 7, and Harper, 8 months - losing the baby weight, putting family first, and staying in America.
On losing the baby weight: "I worked out a lot. I ran a lot. I did it six days a week. I become quite obsessive when I get into something." She adds, "I've never been a 6ft tall, skinny model (she's 5ft 4in), so therefore I wanted to create an illusion."
'I feel like it's my responsibility to be the greatest I can be,' he says in the magazine's April/May issue.
By Jocelyn Vena
Three 'HG' webmasters break down film adaptation for MTV News.
By Kara Warner
Did you know that "The Hunger Games" is finally out in theaters? That's a rhetorical question — of course you did!
We've all been following the hugely anticipated film since the beginning, and now we can bask in the glow of its predicted success and the general delight of fans everywhere, not to mention the very positive reviews.
Now, MTV News turns to our most trusted "Hunger Games" experts to find out what they think about the adaptation:
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss
"If anyone had any lingering doubts about whether our Oscar-nominated leading lady could do the role of Katniss Everdeen justice, those doubts took an arrow to the heart. There were a lot of standout moments in her performance — her soon to be iconic 'I volunteer!,' her emotional breakdown after the loss of Rue — but for me, the highest mark of Jen's understanding of Katniss came at the end when (spoiler) she and fellow tribute Peeta are about to commit a double suicide on live TV. In that scene, everything we know about Katniss — her strength, her desire to protect the people she loves, her bravery and the first flicker of rebellion — show through. Unlike the lovelorn Peeta, who uses his final moments of life to appreciate the girl he loves, Katniss has eyes only for the Capitol, looking not at Peeta, but into one of the invisible cameras. This isn't about love, it's about survival, and Jen gets that." — Shylah Addante, Down With the Capitol
"Jennifer was fabulous! Every moment she was onscreen, which was a lot, was just phenomenal. She did a great job of showing how much Katniss cared about her family but was emotionally blank to everyone else." — Jessica McKenna, The Hob
"Jennifer as Katniss is beyond amazing. The depth in which she portrayed Katniss is unlike anything I've seen before. It was all about the subtle things Jennifer would do that made the biggest impact. Whether it was Jennifer visibly trembling right before the arena, getting this panicked look in her eyes when Prim's name is called at the Reaping, her grief at the death of Rue or her look of defiance when giving the three-fingered salute to the people of District 11, I found myself feeling how Katniss must be feeling and left utterly speechless at Jennifer's portrayal of this character. I've said it before, but I think it's definitely worth saying again: Although this fandom doesn't like to identify itself with teams, if I did have to pick, I would definitely be Team Katniss all the way." — Sheila Cordero, HG Girl on Fire
Josh Hutcherson as Peeta
"Insofar as Jen is Katniss, Josh Hutcherson is Peeta. I believed everything he did was motivated by his character's signature pure-of-heart naiveté. Josh ensured that Peeta wore his heart of his sleeve but was careful to ensure that he didn't cross into clichéd romance territory. Scenes like the rooftop and the cave, where he had to play soft to Katniss' hard edge, could have easily been awkward or out of pace with the rest of the film, but Josh gave Peeta a backbone that gave his character's romanticism a solid foundation." — Addante
"From the first time we see Josh onscreen, I was convinced I was looking at Peeta. He nailed Peeta's quiet strength and kindness." — McKenna
"Over the course of the last several months, I've become increasingly impressed with what I have seen of Josh Hutcherson and truly believe he does embody many of the characteristics of Peeta. Watching him bring this character to life, I can honestly say Josh is an outstanding actor. He brought me to tears as he fought back the tears while he was being driven away from District 12 and heading toward the Capitol train. During Peeta's interview with Caesar Flickerman, I found myself rooting for this charming guy who you couldn't help but smile back at, then internally going 'Awww' when he admits his crush is the girl he came to the Games with. But perhaps what I loved the most about Josh as Peeta was the silent communication he had with Katniss. Whether it was him rubbing medicine on Katniss' cut, putting a hand on her cheek or a simple touch of her braid, I couldn't help but find myself falling for the boy with the bread." — Cordero
The Supporting Players
"Wes Bentley's portrayal of Head Gamemaker Seneca Crane gave incredible context to the Games and their entertainment value in Panem. He, by far, had my favorite scene in the film when his character realizes that he's gone from young hotshot TV producer to a dead man — proof positive that it's not just the tributes playing for their lives in Panem." — Addante
"Stanley Tucci was a scene-stealer as Caesar. He expertly jumped from a sympathetic, hard-hitting, Barbara Walters-esque interviewer to an über-hyper, Richard Dawson-ish game-show host and back again second by second." — McKenna
"For me, the biggest and most pleasant surprise of all was Willow Shields as Prim. Her scenes with Katniss at home and during the reaping just break my heart. She displayed a depth to her character that is rare in an actor as young as she is. I really felt her fear when her name was called and then her agony as she is carried away by Gale once Katniss volunteers. Willow amazed me." — Cordero
"One-hundred percent, this is the best page-to-screen adaption of a film I've seen. It gave the perfect balance of what longtime fans of the series would be excited for, but knew where to trim things down to make the movie work. The best example of this is the infamous cave scene, which, in the book, stretches on for page after glorious page of Katniss and Peeta kissing, enjoying sponsor gifts, and seducing the nation into believing their love story. In the movie, however, we get one kiss and a couple very intense moments of connection from the star-crossed lovers, and that's all we needed. Had Gary Ross pulled an 'Eclipse' and stretched out every lingering glance and hung onto each word of dialogue, I have no doubt that it would have felt out of place and cheesy in a movie that, otherwise, is very pragmatic and real." — Addante
"The overall adaptation worked really well. Like many fans, I wasn't thrilled with some of the finer points that were left out of the screenplay. However, it all worked in the end and didn't really miss anything that was cut. Plus, the scenes they created for the movie with President Snow and the Gamemakers really helped round out the story and provide additional insights to viewers." — McKenna
"I think that Gary Ross and [author] Suzanne Collins did a wonderful job of adapting this book into a movie. Their use of Caesar Flickerman and Claudius Templesmith as announcers and commentators about the games was brilliant and a really smart, creative way to bring some of the backstory and terminology into the movie. I loved the added scenes between President Snow and Seneca Crane because it helped to lay the foundation of how Katniss ultimately becomes the symbol that sparks the rebellion and will help people who haven't read the books understand that there is more to this story than just a young girl's survival in the Games. I also enjoyed some of the changes they made to Peeta's portrayal in the movie. I loved that Peeta was not portrayed as helpless in the final battle with Cato. It really showed him to be more of Katniss' equal and not someone she is continually trying to save." — Cordero
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Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis are all onboard for the final film.
By Gil Kaufman
Nothing beats a classic movie trilogy. And while nobody is rushing to compare "The Hangover" to "Star Wars," director/producer Todd Phillips is aiming to end the hugely successful morning-after comedy franchise with a third and final chapter next summer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Phillips confirmed on Thursday that "The Hangover Part III" will indeed wrap up the series when it's released next summer.
"We're going to surprise a lot of people with the final chapter we have planned," Phillips said. "It will be a fitting conclusion to our three-part opera of mayhem, despair and bad decisions." The movie is slated to hit theaters on May 24, 2013, hoping to capture some of the same box-office magic that the second installment grabbed when it launched on that same weekend in 2011 on its way to a massive $581.5 worldwide gross.
Additional good news came with the confirmation that after extensive negotiations, stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis are all onboard for the third go-round. To date, the first two movies have grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, a rarity for an R-rated comedy franchise. It was such an unexpected smash, in fact, that the Reporter noted that Warner Bros. studio didn't even sign the stars to option deals for sequels because no one expected the original 2009 film to gross more than $467 million. That resulted in the "wolfpack" trio getting "hefty" raises for the second film and a reported $15 million each for the third movie.
Phillips will again work on the script with "Part II" co-writer Craig Mazin, but he would not tip his hand as to where the third movie will take place. The magazine reported that a recent draft of the script indicated that it was set in Los Angeles and that it deviated from the "what happened to us last night?" formula of the first two films.
Cooper recently lent credence to the script speculation when he revealed in a December interview, "We adhered to the formula in the second one, for those of you who've seen it, and the third one, which would close the whole sort of trilogy, which now it would be a trilogy — even though we thought we would never make a second one, let alone anybody see the first one — I think it will take place in Los Angeles and maybe not adhere to the structure. It might be different."
Do you think 'The Hangover Part III' will be as good as the original? Leave your comment below!
Sunday, 25 March 2012
Showing off her adorable baby bump, Uma Thurman was spotted enjoying a vacation with her family on a yacht off the coast of St. Barts, France on Saturday (March 24).
The "Kill Bill" actress looked like she was enjoying her time off by spending it with her mother and two children with former husband Ethan Hawke, daughter Maya, 13, and son Levon, 10.
The former model was seen taking a dip in the ocean in a cute blue and white striped tankini while also stretching out and taking a walk in a flowing emerald green dress.
The trip comes as Miss Thurman is expecting her third child with on-again/off-again businessman boyfriend, Arpad Busson, with whom she reunited last year.
The two previously dated from 2007 to 2009 and were later spotted together again last year at the Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer fashion show in Paris.
According to a source who spoke with Life & Style magazine before the pregnancy news officially broke, the 41 year-old is due in late summer.
'I went in and actually auditioned for her, but I was too young,' recalls the 15-year-old, who plays District 2 tribute Clove instead.
By Amy Wilkinson
Few film roles in recent memory have been as hotly contested as the bow-and-arrow-wielding heroine of Suzanne Collins' dystopian "Hunger Games."
A year ago, it seemed every working actress in Hollywood under the age of 25 was auditioning for the role of Katniss Everdeen — a part that eventually went to Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence. But director Gary Ross was able to utilize at least one would-be Katniss, namely Isabelle Fuhrman, who plays District 2's vicious tribute Clove.
"I saw myself as Katniss, but I think everyone does when they read the book, because that's the character that you related to so much because you're seeing the whole story through her eyes," Fuhrman told MTV News recently. "From page one, I was like, 'Oh, I want to be Katniss so badly.' That's what I wrote in [a] letter to Gary, how much I wanted to play Katniss. I went in and actually auditioned for her, but I was too young because I [was] 14."
Of course, Fuhrman said there are no hard feelings between her and Lawrence, whom she described as the "perfect" Katniss. In fact, landing the role of Clove came with the bonus of learning a new (potentially lethal) skill: knife throwing.
"I'm not going to be modest right now: I'm very good at it, and I'm very proud of that," Fuhrman said with a grin. "That was so hard to learn how to do, because there is a lot of physics involved with it. The knife goes three knife-lengths each rotation, and [you have to] how much force you want to put into it so it lands with the blade in versus the butt. It was difficult, to say the least, because I did training for about only two weeks before we started shooting, so I had to pick it up pretty quickly."
You can witness Fuhrman's nifty knife skills when "The Hunger Games" opens Friday.
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The supermodel tandem flaunted their killer curves in neon bikinis as they splashed about in the Atlantic Ocean waters off of the coast of Miami, Florida.
Once finished up with the splish-splashing good time, Irina and Anne sauntered back to their lounge area while taking refuge from the hot rays underneath big beach umbrellas.
The weekend outing comes as Miss Vyalitsyna is fresh off of celebrating her birthday - as the girlfriend of Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine turned 26-years-old on March 19th.
Saturday, 24 March 2012
'This is OUR ALBUM,' the singer tweets about Believe after fans choose art that will appear on single's cover.
By Jocelyn Vena
<P><a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/bieber_justin/artist.jhtml">Justin Bieber</a> invited his fans to get involved in helping him pick the artwork for his first <a href="/news/articles/1681200/justin-bieber-boyfriend-album-cover.jhtml"><i>Believe</i> single, "Boyfriend,"</a> and the time has come to reveal which photo fans chose. And the pop singer is giving his fans a lot of bang for their buck for taking the time to vote in the cover-art contest. </P><P> </P><P>After fans voted on Twitter for their favorite of two photos, the shot of Bieber tousling his hair (also known as #JBboyfriend1) won as the single's cover. But that doesn't mean that other shots won't also be used in one form or another. </P><P> </P><P><center><embed src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:744691/cp~id%3D1680192%26vid%3D744691%26uri%3Dmgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Amtv.com%3A744691%26instance%3Dmtv" width="460" height="260" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullScreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" base="." flashVars=""></embed></center> </P><P> </P><P>"But it was so close that ..." Bieber <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/justinbieber" target="_blank">tweeted</a>. "We are still going to use #JBboyfriend2 for press and even took one of the FAN MADE submissions and have decided that ... we are going to sell an exclusive #BOYFRIEND fan single package in WALMART and the cover will be the one U the fans made! </P><P> </P><P>"So here it is ... the cover of the Walmart #BOYFRIEND SINGLE COVER ... made by U the fans! thank u! This is OUR ALBUM!" he tweeted before revealing the photo, which blends #JBboyfriend1 and #JBboyfriend2, the latter of which is just a shot of him looking off into the distance. </P><P> </P><P>"Boyfriend" officially drops on March 26. <a href="/news/articles/1680373/justin-bieber-believe-album.jhtml"><i>Believe</i></a> will drop later this year. Produced by Mike Posner, the track features a bit of <a href="/news/articles/1681320/justin-bieber-complex-magazine.jhtml">Bieber rapping</a> lines like "Tell me what you like, dear/ Tell me what you don't/ I could be your Buzz Lightyear/ Fly across the globe/ You don't even need to fight, dear/ You already know/ I can make you shine bright/ Like you're laying in the snow, brrr."</p>Related Videos
'I might Adele you and make, like, millions off my sorrow,' singer warns potential boyfriends.
By Natasha Chandel
<P><a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/swift__taylor/artist.jhtml">Taylor Swift</a> and <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/adele/artist.jhtml">Adele</a> have made a business out of their breakups, and it looks like <a href="/news/articles/1681155/carly-rae-jepsen-justin-bieber-curiosity.jhtml">Justin Bieber's protégé Carly Rae Jepsen</a> just might follow suit. </P><P> </P><P>Swift, who has admitted to writing about her ex-boyfriends, finds relationships to be her greatest inspiration. "Forever & Always" was directed at ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas, who reportedly broke up with her via text message. "Back to December" was an apology song to Taylor Lautner, and rumors swirled that "Dear John" was aimed at reported ex John Mayer. </P><P> </P><P><embed src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:750767/cp~vid%3D750767%26uri%3Dmgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Amtv.com%3A750767" width="460" height="260" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullScreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" base="."></embed> </P><P> </P><P>Adele, meanwhile, wrote her entire <i>21</i> album about one ex-boyfriend, popping out hits like "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You." </P><P> </P><P>Now Jepsen, recently signed to Bieber's Schoolboy Records, has dropped <i>Curiosity,</i> her relationship-centric EP with catchy tunes like "Call Me Maybe." "It's all about love and chaos and those fun messes," Jepsen wrote of her record on her personal website. She tells boys to exercise caution when dating her. "I might seek revenge. I might Adele you and make, like, millions off my sorrow." </P><P> </P><P>And who can blame her? Both <a href="/news/articles/1680861/taylor-swift-lady-gaga-billboard-money-makers.jhtml">Adele and Swift</a> landed in <i>Billboard</i>'s Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2012, with Adele at #10, grossing more than $13 million, and Swift trumping at #1, earning more than $35 million. </P><P> </P><P>But not every young teenage girl is seeking revenge against her no-good boyfriend. So what advice does Jepsen, who might do a <a href="/news/articles/1681004/justin-bieber-carly-rae-jepsen-collaboration.jhtml">collaboration with Bieber</a>, have for young girls to avoid such "fun messes"? "Be yourself. 'Cause I feel like when you're trying to be somebody other than that, you attract things that aren't necessarily very good for you," Jepsen told MTV News. Unless, of course, those things help you rake in the millions. </P><P> </P><P><i>Would you write a song about an ex? Share your comments below!</i></p>Related Artists
Pattinson shoots his own hand in the teaser, signaling a return to director David Cronenberg's subversive roots.
By Kevin P. Sullivan
This year's unlikely MTV Movie Brawl champion, "Cosmopolis," doesn't have a set release date for the U.S., but a foreign teaser trailer showed up online on Thursday (March 22). The adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel stars Robert Pattinson as a young multi-billionaire who tries to get a haircut, but ends up on a wild ride in his limousine instead.
Canadian horror master David Cronenberg directed the film, and the (NSFW) 30-second trailer signals a return to his extremely subversive roots.
So make no mistake: We're not in Forks, Washington, anymore.
Here are the five key scenes from the teaser trailer for "Cosmopolis."
Ready, aim ...
Well, you can never accuse the "Cosmopolis" trailer of misleading the viewer. The crazy begins as soon as the trailer starts, when a naked woman aims a laser-guided stun gun at Pattinson's chest and he encourages her to shoot. It's a move that says, "Listen, this movie and this trailer are going to be insane. Brace yourself. And Twilight fans, enjoy shirtless Edward while you can, because he's about to get shot with a stun gun."
We never see the naked woman fire the stun gun at Pattinson, but immediately after, he takes a shot at his own hand with an actual gun. And we see everything. Cronenberg has never shied away from violence or graphic material in general, and the shot certainly reminds us of that. Considering the kind of gore on display in "A History of Violence" and "Eastern Promises," a point-blank gunshot to the hand might be just the beginning.
That poor woman!
It's bad enough that Pattinson's character, Eric Packer, does all of these terrible things to himself, but the trailer gives us a glimpse of his wife, played by Sarah Gadon. Sure, it's great that her husband looks like Robert Pattinson, but who wants to put up with the guy shooting himself in the hand and having sex in a limo with someone else? "Cosmopolis" marks Gadon's second Cronenberg movie, having just starred alongside Michael Fassbender in "A Dangerous Method."
There's a better place for that
Yes, what you're seeing would be a quick shot of Pattinson urinating in the back of his limousine. With so much of the action in "Cosmopolis" taking place over the course of a day, mostly within that car, you have to imagine that Eric's going to have to relieve himself once in a while. You have to applaud Pattinson for taking on what looks like a fearless role after riding so long on a franchise that succeeded on its familiarity.
And suddenly, a giant rat
The easiest way to make a strange trailer even stranger? Throw in a giant rat. We're not entirely sure what's going on here, but it looks like a group of people are carrying a large, fake rodent through the middle of Times Square. Yeah, we don't get it either.
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News Roundup: Rihanna on Chris Brown Collaboration, Andrew W.K. Gets A Web Series, and Jake Gyllenhaal Stars in Music Video
MTV News gets to know the 26-year-old 'Call Me Maybe' singer, who has suddenly found herself in the big leagues.
By Natasha Chandel
<P><a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/jepsen_carly_rae/artist.jhtml">Carly Rae Jepsen</a> has suddenly found herself in the big leagues. <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/bieber_justin/artist.jhtml">Justin Bieber</a> recently signed the YouTube pop starlet to his Schoolboy Records label, much like his mentor, <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/usher/artist.jhtml">Usher</a>, helped catapult him into superstardom when the R&B icon took Bieber under his wing. </P><P> </P><P>It all started when Bieber tweeted, "Call me maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen is possibly the catchiest song I've ever heard," creating an immediate runaway hit of the track off Jepsen's EP <i>Curiosity.</i> And now, a music video <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsBsBU3vn6M" target="_blank">spoof</a> of the song, featuring heavy pop hitters like <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/gomez__selena/artist.jhtml">Selena Gomez</a>, <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/ashley_tisdale/artist.jhtml">Ashley Tisdale</a> and, of course, Bieber, has likely made "Call Me Maybe" the song of the season. </P><P> </P><P><div style="background-color:#000000;width:428px;"><div style="padding:4px;"><iframe src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:749364/cp~vid%3D749364%26instance%3Dmtv%26uri%3Dmgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Amtv.com%3A749364" width="420" height="236" frameborder="0"></iframe></div></div> </P><P> </P><P>"I have no idea why Justin Bieber picked me out of everyone he could have picked, but I'm so glad he did," Jepsen told MTV News recently. </P><P> </P><P>So, who is the girl who wants you to call her, maybe? We already know the 26-year-old Canadian singer has fans in high places, and her track is in the top 10 on the iTunes singles chart, alongside the likes of Adele and Katy Perry. But there is much about this up-and-coming pop singer that you might not know, and MTV News would like to acquaint you with some lesser-known facts about Carly Rae Jepsen. </P><P> </P><P><b>1. She is an "Idol" alum.</b><br> </P><P>In 2007, Jepsen placed third in the Canadian version of the popular "Idol" competition, touring across the country for the "Canadian Idol" Top 3 Concert Tour. During her first audition, Jepsen impressed the judges so much, singing original material, that one judge proclaimed his wish for her <i>not</i> to move forward in the show so he could sign her to a record deal right there and then. </P><P> </P><P><b>2. She might collaborate with Justin Bieber.</b><br> </P><P>The Bieb is certainly "paying it forward." This past Christmas, <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1673032/justin-bieber-usher-christmas-song.jhtml" target="_blank">Usher recorded a song with his protégé</a> on "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)," and now <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1681004/justin-bieber-carly-rae-jepsen-collaboration.jhtml" target="_blank">Bieber has reportedly collaborated on a track</a> with his protégé, Jepsen. "I think a collaboration with Justin Bieber isn't out of the question considering we've already gotten together and worked on a little something," Jepsen told MTV News. "But for when that will come out, your guess is as good as mine, but hopefully soon. I like the song." </P><P> </P><P><b>3. She takes inspiration from life and her friends.</b><br> </P><P>Most art imitates life, and it is no different for Jepsen. But she also takes inspiration from the lives of those around her. "I have a fascination with words, so if a girlfriend starts talking and says a phrase that resonates with me, I'll put it down on a napkin and get inspired from that," Jepsen says of her creative process. </P><P> </P><P><b>4. She loves shoes.</b><br> </P><P>Jepsen loves her stilettos. "I have an obsession with high heels mostly because I'm 5' 2" and a girl needs all the help she can get!" she quipped. She will likely have a ball this spring/summer fashion season as the height of heels grows, hopefully in conjunction with her rising stature. </P><P> </P><P>Jepsen has been making the media rounds under the tutelage of Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, who recently told <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/justin-bieber-gives-singer-carly-rae-jepsen-a-boost-20120312" target="_blank"><i>Rolling Stone</a>,</i> "He's [Justin Bieber] never jumped out and promoted an artist like this." </P><P> </P><P>Jepsen is scheduled to make an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on March 22, and it seems the sky's the limit for this folksy addition to the pop world, especially with Justin Bieber on her side. </P><P> </P><P><i>What do you want to know about Carly Rae Jepsen? Tell us in the comments!</i> </P><P> </P><P><div style="background-color:#000000;width:428px;"><div style="padding:4px;"><iframe src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:748863/cp~vid%3D748863%26instance%3Dmtv%26uri%3Dmgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Amtv.com%3A748863" width="420" height="236" frameborder="0"></iframe></div></div></p>Related Artists
Friday, 23 March 2012
'It's perfect for this private couple,' one celebrity expert tells MTV News of B's low-key NYC outing.
By Jocelyn Vena
<P>It was only a month ago that fans were wondering when the first images of new mom <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/knowles_beyonce/artist.jhtml">Beyoncé</a> might hit the Net. On Monday night, those questions were answered. Just four weeks after giving birth to daughter <a href="/news/articles/1677033/blue-ivy-beyonce-jay-z-leaves-hospital.jhtml">Blue Ivy</a>, B was back on the scene to celebrate hubby <a href="/news/articles/1678669/jay-z-carnegie-hall.jhtml">Jay-Z's first show at Carnegie Hall</a>. </P><P> </P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="Jay-Z Brings The House Down At Carnegie Hall" id="vid:731725" width="240" height="211"></div><p> </P><P> </P><P>Wearing a form-fitting red dress, she hit up a post-show party held at Jay's 40/40 Club in New York City. And while <a href="http://rapfix.mtv.com/2012/02/07/beyonce-carnegie-hall-jay-z-show">Beyoncé could have premiered</a> her <a href="/news/articles/1678670/beyonce-post-baby-appearance-jay-z.jhtml">post-baby body</a> on a splashy red carpet, celebrity experts note that the more understated move is very B. </P><P> </P><P>"It's perfect for this private couple. She didn't make a big deal walking a red carpet at an award show or posing on the cover of a magazine," Huffington Post celebrity columnist Rob Shuter told MTV News on Tuesday (February 7). "Beyoncé made it as low-key an event as possible and at the same time plugged her husband's club." </P><P> </P><P><b><a href="http://rapfix.mtv.com/2012/02/08/beyonce-photos-carnegie-hall-night-two/">Check out more photos from B's night out!</a></b> </P><P> </P><P>For the appearance, Beyoncé was decked out in a fiery-red Temperley London dress, Christian Louboutin heels and an Alexander McQueen clutch. While that may sound very glam, another expert was surprised by just how modest the look actually was. </P><P> </P><P>"Beyoncé looks amazing in her first post-baby appearance. Even thought it made sense for her to make her debut last night to show her support for her husband and the charity his concert benefited, her outfit was fairly simple," celebrity editor <a href="http://gossipdavid.com" target="_blank">David Caplan</a> said. </P><P> </P><P>"I expected her to make her post-baby debut at a really glitzy event or awards show, like maybe the <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/grammys">Grammys</a>, in a gorgeous gown and really steal the show. But clearly she wanted to be seen, since she even posted photos of herself right away on her website, which stars don't typically do — they'll just let the media pick up and run the photos." </P><P> </P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="Celebrity Expert Believes Beyonce And Jay-Z Will Reveal Baby Photos Of Blue Ivy" id="vid:724228.id:1676907" width="240" height="211"></div><p> </P><P> </P><P>So, will B and Jay play it just as cool when it comes to releasing the first shot of their newborn? "It will be a [paparazzi] shot taken on the beach or when the couple is on vacation," Shuter predicted. "They won't reveal the baby to get a [magazine] cover like Bethenny [Frankel] or those other reality stars." </P><P> </P><P>Caplan also proposed that a baby photo will probably leak. "As for when will we see baby Blue, I wouldn't be surprised if some sort of grainy-looking paparazzi photo emerges," he said. "Those photographers are very crafty, even if Beyoncé and Jay-Z think they're doing all they can to keep Blue away from photographers. But ultimately, I think you can expect to see her baby photos in a magazine pictorial, and that will be Blue's introduction to the world. That's the real reveal people want to see." </P><P> </P><P><i>Are you looking forward to the first photos of Blue Ivy? Tell us on our <a href="http://www.facebook.com/mtvnews" target="_blank">Facebook</a> page!</i></p>Related Videos