Beyonce Cuddles Up To JAY-Z & Sips Champagne On Luxury Yacht In Croatia: Photo

Beyonce and JAY-Z were a sight to see onboard their magnificent luxury yacht, which floated through the gorgeous waters in Croatia, in new photos from their summer vacation.

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Beyonce , 40, and  Jay-Z , 52, are enjoying a fabulous vacation as the summer comes to an end. The power couple took a trip to Croatia and were pictured onboard a luxurious yacht on Wednesday, August 24. Beyonce cuddled up to her husband and they shared a romantic kiss. The  “Break My Soul” singer also took a sip of champagne from a glass on the boat.

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Beyonce wore a stylish yellow sun dress with a shade of pink on the yacht. She also rocked a pair of gold hoop earrings and aviator sunglasses, while she kept her dark hair up in a neat bun. Jay-Z, meanwhile, opted for an all-white look that included a T-shirt, shorts, and a bucket hat. He lovingly kissed his gorgeous wife as the pair continued their vacation in Croatia.

Bey and Jay also brought their twins   Rumi  and  Sir  on the vacation, though the 5-year-olds weren’t seen in the latest photos of the couple there. But the paparazzi did capture the family of four by the pool on their yacht  this past Monday, August 22.

In those photos, the famous couple lounged on the pool deck, while their kids adorably splashed in the water. Rumi and Sir wore bathing suits and swim shirts that day. Beyonce had on a brown outfit, while Jay-Z wore a white t-shirt and pants. It’s unclear if Bey and Jay’s eldest child,   Blue Ivy ,  10, is on the trip with the rest of her family members.

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Beyonce’s incredible vacation comes a month after she released her highly-anticipated seventh album  Renaissance .  The project was actually leaked two days early, but the “Bey Hive” waited until the release date to listen to the 16-song album, which is inspired by her  gay uncle , Jonny , who died of complications from HIV. Beyonce expressed her gratitude to her fans in a message  that was shared on social media.

“I can’t thank ya’ll enough for your love and protection. I appreciate you for calling out anyone that was trying to sneak into the club early. It means the world to me,” the singer said. “Thank you for your unwavering support. Thank you for being patient.”

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Beyonce and Jay-Z Are on a Dreamy Yacht Vacation — Take a Tour of Their Incredible Boat

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Imagine relaxing on  this deck!  Beyoncé , husband  Jay-Z and their three children rang in her 39th birthday by vacationing on an incredible superyacht in Croatia — and the ocean vessel is truly something to behold. We rounded up photos of the incredible boat so you can see for yourself exactly what it’s like to be Bey on her special day.

“The Carters celebrated Beyoncé’s birthday with a sailing trip on the Adriatic Sea along the coast of Croatia,” an insider told  E! News about the couple’s September 4 trip with 8-year-old Blue Ivy and 3-year-old twins Rumi and Sir . “They spent most of their time on the superyacht, Lana, anchored in the Dubrovnik Riviera.” The family later “took a smaller boat to the heart-shaped island of Galesnjak for a birthday meal.”

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“They made a few trips to shore where they took photos of the coast and each other,” the source added. “They all had a great time.” Though it seems the trip was one for the books, the Grammy award winner has yet to share any personal photographs from the trip on social media.

As for their epic ride, which is exclusively for charter with Imperial Yachts , it was top of the line as far as luxury was concerned — bound to make anyone’s birthday exceptional.

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The Lana measures up at 107 meters, which is longer than a football field. It fits up to 12 guests — and also houses a crew of 34. There are 8 en-suite staterooms, 7 VIP rooms and one impeccable master suite. Naturally, there are tons of cool amenities that make the idea of leaving the boat lame, like a gym, a cinema, a pool and jacuzzi, a spa with masseuses on staff, jet skis and wakeboards.

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You might be wondering how much an amazing ship like this would cost for a week away at sea. The superyacht runs over $2 million a week — which, even for Bey and Jay, is a hefty price tag. However, with all of the crazy accoutrements, it seems too fly not to be worth it.

Scroll through the gallery below to see photos of the incredible yacht Beyonce, Jay-Z and their family are vacationing on!

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On the Water

Check out the bow of that incredible ship.

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The on-deck “Beach Club” comes equipped with folding terraces and places to lounge.

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Stateroom Living

The guest staterooms are elegant and roomy.

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Main Deck Salon

The main deck salon seems like a lovely place to relax and have great conversation.

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Sun Deck Dinner

Having a meal out on the sun deck is  the way to do it when you’re out on the ocean.

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What a Ship

If only we could catch a ride!

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Cruising Along

The Lana is designed to cruise at 16 knots, which is nearly 19 miles per hour.

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Incredible View

What we wouldn’t give to spend a night on this bad boy. Hope the Carter family enjoyed their stay!

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z are reportedly chartering an Italian superyacht that costs more than $2 million a week to rent — take a look inside

  • Beyonce spent her birthday vacationing on a high-end ship in Croatia with Jay-Z and their three kids, the Daily Mail and Total Croatia News reported earlier this week. 
  • Imperial , a luxury yacht broker, is chartering the new superyacht called Lana, which can hold up to 12 guests and 31 crew members and will be available for private reservations, starting in the spring. 
  • More than 300 feet long, the vessel comes with a spa and a beach club and costs more than $2 million a week to vacation on.
  • It typically costs around $150,000 a week to charter a luxurious superyacht for a week, per CNBC .
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Beyonce and Jay-Z are exploring European waters with their family aboard a new superyacht, according to multiple reports in TMZ, Daily Mail, and Total Croatia News.

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It's the largest and most expensive yacht the couple has ever chartered,  Forbes reported  based on information from  superyachtfan.com

Source: Daily Mail , TMZ , Total Croatia News

Lana, the Benetti-built yacht, is more than 300 feet long.

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Source: Imperial Yachts

While there are no official criteria to categorize a yacht as a superyacht, Bill Springer, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Ocean Home, wrote for Forbes that "all superyachts are opulent enough to be equipped with an object that represents the epitome of luxury."

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Source: Imperial Yachts , Forbes

This particular superyacht, known as Lana, will be available for charter for about $2 million a week beginning in the spring.

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This is more than the cost of a typical week-long superyacht rental, which can come to about $150,000, per CNBC. Kismet, the 312-foot superyacht that Beyonce and Jay-Z traveled on in 2018, costs about $1.3 million per week.

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Source: CNBC

It features amenities like a gym, a spa, and a helicopter landing pad.

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Clusters of couches and chairs are spread out on Lana's decks for groups to hang out.

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The sun deck comes with a heated pool that's about nine yards long.

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The same deck has a dining room that seats about 12 people.

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Sculptures that decorate the yacht's interior mimic the flow of the ocean, according to the company website.

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Lana holds 12 total guests per trip who can stay in one of the eight suites aboard the ship.

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Seven of them are referred to as VIP guest rooms, and each room has its own color scheme.

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The eighth room is a master suite.

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This is the ship's beach club, which is an entertainment area with a waterfront.

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Source: Imperial Yachts , Boat International Media

Lana also features a cinema room with a movie screen and a sound system.

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The spa includes multiple treatment spaces like a steam room and massage area.

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Source: Imperial Yacht

On the main deck, there's another large dining room ...

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... and more lounging space.

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Lana is a motor yacht and can cruise at 16 knots with a maximum speed of 18.5 knots.

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Are on the Most Glamorous $4 Million-a-Week Yacht Vacation

They're traveling around the mediterranean aboard the ultra-luxurious 'flying fox' yacht..

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While eager fashion fans were disappointed they didn’t get to see Beyoncé at the Met Gala on Monday, September 13 , the Grammy Award-winning musician was already quite busy that day, as she’s in the midst of a lavish 40th birthday celebration in Europe.. Beyoncé, who turned the big 4-0 on September 4, and Jay-Z have been living their best vacation lives aboard an absolutely massive megayacht, sailing around the Mediterranean .

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Beyoncé, Jay-Z and their three children (Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir) are currently aboard the Flying Fox , a 450-foot-long yacht was costs approximately $4 million a week to charter, according to Forbes . The palatial yacht, which cost a reported $400 million to build, has been rumored to belong to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos , though other reports claim the tech billionaire isn’t the owner.

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No matter who owns the lavish yacht, it’s currently occupied by Beyoncé and Jay-Z, who have been traveling around Italy and France; they were spotted in Cannes earlier this week, where they were joined by Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles, and dined at La Geurite, before heading to Portofino . Beyoncé has shared plenty of photos of the family’s European jaunt on her Instagram, including a snap where her youngest daughter, Rumi, makes a cameo.

The sprawling 67-foot-wide yacht does make for a rather picturesque Instagram aesthetic. The Flying Fox contains 10 bedroom suites, and can accommodate up to 25 guests as well as 55 crew members. The decor features lots of marble, limestone and cream leather, as well as rattan and coconut shell details, per Boat International .

The plush spa has oak paneling and heated limestone floors, and is equipped with a hammam, sauna and a massive pool, plus a cryosauna. There’s also a fancy gym, movie theater, a formal living room as well as a dining room with an aquarium. The owner’s suite has its own sitting room, beauty room and double dressing rooms, in addition to an ethanol fireplace.

There are no less than six decks, including a helipad perched on the very top. There’s also a DJ alcove, for whenever the guests might want to transform the aforementioned helipad into a dance floor.

Even though Beyoncé didn’t make an appearance at the Met Gala, she’s still making a true fashion statement with plenty of stylish vacation looks. And while she might not have stood on the red (well, beige) carpet, a $400 million yacht might be an even better backdrop than those famous Met steps.

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Inside Beyonce and Jay Z’s incredible $2.75 million-a-week superyacht

Beyoncé and Jay Z have been cruising the waters of the Mediterranean on a $2.75 million-a-week superyacht. Want a peek inside?

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Power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z have been cruising the waters of the Mediterranean on board a $2.75 million-a-week superyacht.

The stars, who are estimated to be worth a combined $1.92 billion, celebrated Beyoncé’s 39th birthday aboard the incredible boat with their children, Blue Ivy, 8, and twins, Rumi and Sir, 3.

The Sun reports Beyonce and Jay-Z were spotted doting on their kids off the coast of Cavtat, Croatia.

Jay-Z and Beyonce leave the luxury yacht Lana near Cavtat, Croatia. Picture: Grgo Jelavic /Pixsell/Splash News

They have been cruising around on the 106m long and 13m high luxurious yacht Lana for Beyoncé’s week-long birthday bonanza holiday.

Built by an Italian shipyard, Lana is one of the most impressive superyachts on the water.

Inside there are eight staterooms and one master suite, each with an ensuite and decorated in an individual colour scheme.

The luxury yacht Lana. Picture: Grgo Jelavic/PIXSELL/Splash News

Lana also has plenty of entertainment to keep her VIP guests occupied during their stay.

There is a luxurious spa with treatment rooms to unwind and indulge, a well-equipped gym with professional trainers, a cinema room with an impressive audio system and an outdoor pool to savour sunny days.

The superyacht also has a unique Beach Club and two folding terraces, which offer all the state-of-the-art toys including jet skis, wakeboards, SEABOBs, waterskis, inflatable paddleboards and fishing equipment.

Lana can also host up to 34 crew to make sure the Knowles-Carter clan has their every need catered to.

Lana has a pool on board. Picture: www.imperial-yachts.com

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The Crazy In Love hitmakers headed out on one of Lana’s speed boats during the seven-day jaunt in Croatia with their youngest two children.

The family protected themselves from coronavirus by wearing face masks when on dry land, with Beyoncé’s mask sporting a white-lined smile across it.

The break came after Beyoncé was recently spotted filming in the Hamptons and the release of her visual album, Black is King on Disney+.

The entertainer spoke about Black Is King in an interview with Good Morning America and revealed all the work that went into it.

She said: “It’s been a year in the making. I worked with a diverse group of very gifted directors, actors and creatives from all over the world to reimagine the story of The Lion King .

“The narrative story unfolds through music videos, fashion, dance, beautiful natural settings and raw, new talent.

“But it all started in my backyard. So, from my house to Johannesburg, to Ghana, to London, to Belgium, to the Grand Canyon. It was truly a journey to bring this film to life.”

It was Beyoncé’s first visual album since Lemonade in 2016, which topped many best albums list.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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Beyoncé and JAY-Z Vacation on $400 Million Yacht

Beyoncé celebrated her 40th birthday at sea.

The pop icon, who marked the milestone on Sept. 4, kicked off her birthday festivities by renting a $400 million mega yacht and sailing across the Mediterranean with her family. According to celebrity real estate blog HouseOfCelebs , the superyacht rents for a whopping $4.2 million a week.

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Built in 2019, the 450-foot long “Flying Fox” can accommodate up to 25 guests and comes with a 39-foot pool on the main deck, a movie theater, nightclub, elevator, and two helipads. While on board, 55 crew members will cater to your every need.

The 27-time Grammy winner shared a series of photos from her European getaway. She and JAY-Z raise a toast in one pic, while Queen Bey stuns in a lime green dress and heels in another. The couple’s 4-year-old daughter Rumi also makes a rare cameo alongside her parents in another sweet photo.

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Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé’s mother Tina Knowles-Lawson were also on board for Bey’s 40th birthday celebration. “Yes celebrate 40 years of hard work and sacrifice you deserve every bit of celebration,” wrote Ms. Tina, who shared photos from the luxurious trip, which included stops in Sardinia and Positano.

Blue Ivy also helped her mom ring in her 40th. She captured a slow motion video of her grandmother on the boat. “My beautiful talented Blue Ivy shot this Slo mo video of me!” wrote Tina. “She makes the best short films ( she got it from her mama).”

Get a closer look inside Bey’s $400 million yacht in the video below.

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé are reportedly vacationing aboard the 450-foot-long Superyacht Flying Fox

People notice when Jay-Z and Beyoncé go on vacation—or anywhere for that matter. And you could say that people notice just a little bit more when they vacation aboard the 450-foot-long, 67-foot-wide superyacht Flying Fox that was built by Lürssen in Germany, and costs roughly $4 million per week to charter.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z aboard Flying Fox September 2021

But then again, superyachts (like Flying Fox and Jerry Jones’s Bravo Eugina ) that are much longer than a football field get a fair amount of attention as well. 

Jerry Jones' 357-foot-long superyacht Bravo Eugina

And as you can see in the lead photo, rockstar superyacht designer Espen Oeino has designed an elegant yacht exterior that that looks sleek in spite of her massive size. The balance and proportion of the exterior allows for generous deck space that offer a range of options for Jay-Z, Beyonce and their guests to enjoy.

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Numerous terraces and platforms open out over the water to provide fantastic access the water. While every other exterior element, from sun decks and open entertainment areas to more shaded and intimate spaces, has been designed to provide the highest level of luxury.

The massive pool aboard Flying Fox

For example, all superyachts have swimming pools, but Flying Fox is special in that its enormous swimming pool that runs from side to side on the main deck. The exterior also is equipped two helicopter landing pads, one on the bridge deck and another on the sun deck aft, that makes it possible to for owners and guests to use multiple helicopters.

Talk about star power. Flying Fox is one of those rare things that can actually upstage some of the most famous people on Earth—almost.

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All the luxurious details on Beyonce and JAY-Z's $2M-a-week superyacht

JAY-Z and Beyonce are making waves in Europe, and they're doing it in luxury. 

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Recent paparazzi photos show the superstar couple and their children cruising off the coast of Croatia aboard an incredibly extravagant yacht named Lana. 

Imperial Yachts, which charters the floating mansion, calls it "one of the most luxurious superyachts in the world."

It can be yours for merely $2 million a week. 

According to Imperial, Lana is brand new and loaded with opulence. 

The ship fits up to 12 guest and accommodates a crew of 34 — that's almost three crew members per guest. Longer than a football field, Lana boasts seven VIP rooms and one primary suite. 

Amenities include a pool, a gym, a theater, a spa with professional masseuses, a helipad and more. It's also fully equipped with a slew of water toys, such as jet skis, wakeboards and fishing equipment. Those hoping to play a round of golf can use the sea as their own personal driving range, as the ship will supply guests with clubs and biodegradable golf balls. 

This is the kind of "hard knock life" we can all get behind.

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Singer abruptly walked off 'Today' gig over dressing room

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Kelly Rowland was just not destined to guest host the "Today" show.

According to a new report, the former Destiny's Child singer was set to fill in for Jenna Bush Hager in the fourth hour of "Today" on Feb. 15, 2024, but she instead walked off the set because she was unhappy with her dressing room, Page Six reported. Kelly's abrupt departure left "Today" in a bind, as producers scrambled to find a last-minute replacement.

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Kelly Rowland appeared on "Today" as a guest in the 8 a.m. hour to promote her Tyler Perry-produced Netflix movie "Mea Culpa." (She stars in the film, which she also produced.) She was also set to guest host the fourth hour of the show with Hoda Kotb. However, Kelly decided to pull the plug on the hosting gig because she and her team were displeased with her dressing room — Team Kelly apparently wanted the bigger dressing room Jennifer Lopez was occupying at that moment. 

"Kelly and her team were not happy. They did not like the dressing room, so they decided to pull her off the show, leaving Hoda without a guest host for the 10 a.m. hour," a source told Page Six.

Kelly Rowland's sudden exit stunned "Today" show producers.

"She's beloved at 'Today.' She was getting the full hour, and Hoda's the biggest hype woman on the planet! It made no sense," a source said, adding that Kelly and her team were playing a game of "musical dressing rooms." The Destiny's Child singer "didn't like the one she was in."

"Today" dressing rooms are known to be some of the smallest in the business, and Page Six's source even compared them to "glorified closets."

"They're not nice. It's the oldest building. There are major space limitations, [it's] not glamorous. It's not fresh flowers and candles and gourmet food. It's basically [a] white box," the insider said.

It seems that Kelly Rowland was offered multiple dressing room options, including a large utility makeup and hair area.

"They didn't want that. [The show] basically offered up as much as possible, but they weren't happy with it, so they walked and they left," the Page Six source said.

Amid the drama, singer Rita Ora volunteered to step in. The "For You" singer took over the spot intended for Kelly Rowland — and delivered a flawless performance!

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Congressman sinks impeachment bid after casting vote from wheelchair, plus more reactions

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A vote to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas failed in the House of Representatives after some unanticipated dramatics. Due to the hospitalization of Democratic Rep. Al Green, Republicans believed they had the votes to impeach the cabinet member. However, the Texas congressman stunned his colleagues after rushing back following abdominal surgery to vote "no," all while sitting in a wheelchair and wearing hospital scrubs. The vote failed 216-214. Four Republicans joined the Democrats in their "no" votes, but one of those votes was done as a procedural matter so that the vote can be brought up again.

Following the House drama and the unsuccessful vote, many in the House chambers reacted. From his hospital bed, Al Green, himself, told The New York Times, "I was determined to cast the vote long before — I had no idea how close it was going to be. I didn't come assuming that my vote was going to make a difference. I came because it was personal." 

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"The sham impeachment of Secretary Mayorkas was demanded by Donald Trump and is being led by Marjorie Taylor Greene. What does this have to do with fixing the challenges at the border? Absolutely nothing." —Rep. Hakeem Jeffries via CNN

"There was a motion to recommit. That means that we can bring the Articles of Impeachment back to the floor maybe as early as next week. So, this is not over yet." —Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

"Welcome to another week of Impeachment Unlimited. Having no legislative accomplishments to show for their 14 months in power, Republicans are voting on yet another pointless resolution. These are not serious people." —Rep. Adam Schiff

"Last night was a setback but democracy is messy. We live in a time of divided government. We have a razor-thin margin here and every vote counts. Sometimes when people show up when they're not expected to be in the building it changes the equation. We have a duty and a responsibility to take care of this issue…We will pass those articles of impeachment. We'll do it on the next time round." —House Speaker Mike Johnson

"Wouldn't it have been nice to still have Kevin McCarthy in the House? Never thought you'd hear me say that. But McCarthy after being dislodged as speaker took his marbles and went home, he would have been a reliable vote for impeachment, but if we wasn't speaker, he wasn't willing to stick around…  the abject selfishness of Kevin McCarthy contributed to this result" —Rep. Matt Gaetz via Newsmax

"This is a not a high crime or misdemeanor. This is not an impeachable offense. This is a policy difference … it's wrong, and we should not set this precedent." —Rep. Ken Buck

"The Trump-Putin-maga faction, headed up by the distinguished gentlelady from Georgia, has been given this worthless trinket on a consolation prize, the opportunity to bring a slapstick impeachment drive against a cabinet member of unimpeachable integrity who has obviously committed no treason, no bribery, no high crimes, not misdemeanors, nothing indictable or even in-dict-able, if you prefer." —Rep. Jamie Raskin

"Secretary Mayorkas is guilty of maladministration of our immigration laws on a cosmic scale. But we KNOW that's not grounds for impeachment, because the American Founders specifically rejected it." —Rep. Tom McClintock

"This is insanity! We are on the floor! MAGA Mike is upset he can't deliver for daddy Trump and holding us on the floor where the vote is tied 215-215 which means the BS impeachment fails!" –Rep. Jasmine Crockett

"When you have no record of accomplishment to run on, nothing on education, nothing on health care, nothing about creating jobs, nothing on the environment, nothing about keeping people safe, this is what you do. You put on a circus. And that's why we're here today" –Rep. Joaquin Castro

"Welcome to the Marjorie Taylor Greene impeachment show. She has been leading these efforts to impeach Secretary Mayorkas and the President, all to help Donald Trump's campaign. Her insanity must be stopped." —Rep. Robert Garcia

"With a tight majority these things happen. Still doesn't mean I'm not annoyed and deeply disappointed and angry. But I do think he will be impeached within the next month or two." —Rep. Pat Fallon via the Texas Tribune

"The impeachment of Secretary Mayorkas was nothing but a baseless, political ploy to help Donald Trump in the 2024 Election. Tonight, we defeated this sham impeachment and protected the rule of law, the solemn power of impeachment, and our Constitution." —Rep Dan Goldman

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The best pictures of a popular singer-actress dressed down in Beverly Hills

Music and TV star Selena Gomez stepped out in Beverly Hills with a good friend on Dec. 19, 2023, treating herself to jewelry and sushi. Keep reading to see the best photos from their outing, which came days after after the Rare Beauty founder made headlines for a dinner appearance with pal Taylor Swift in New York City after confirming she's been in a relationship with songwriter and music producer Benny Blanco…

Girls' day out

Music and TV star Selena Gomez and pal Anna Collins, a model and artist, spent a day out in Beverly Hills on Dec. 19, 2023. The dressed-down friends went shopping at XIV Karats, a jewelry store, then grabbed lunch at Kiyono Sushi Bar.

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Keeping it casual

Music star and "Only Murders in the Building" actress Selena Gomez and friend Anna Collins, a model and artist, spent a day out in Beverly Hills on Dec. 19, 2023. The buddies went shopping at XIV Karats, a jewelry store, then grabbed lunch at Kiyono Sushi Bar.

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Music and TV star Selena Gomez enjoyed a green drink as she and pal Anna Collins, a model and artist, spent a day out in Beverly Hills on Dec. 19, 2023. The dressed-down friends went shopping at XIV Karats, a jewelry store, then grabbed lunch at Kiyono Sushi Bar.

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Keeping it loose

Selena Gomez spent a day out in Beverly Hills on Dec. 19, 2023. She and pal Anna Collins went shopping at XIV Karats, a jewelry store, then grabbed lunch at Kiyono Sushi Bar.

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Sipping while shopping

Selena Gomez sipped a green drink while out and about in Beverly Hills on Dec. 19, 2023. The music and TV star went shopping at XIV Karats, a jewelry store, then grabbed lunch at Kiyono Sushi Bar with pal Anna Collins.

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Casual Tuesday

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Pointing the way

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Walking around town

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Oscar winner and long-term partner 'exchanged vows' for their three kids before he died following a secret years-long battle with ALS: Report

Sandra Bullock and longtime partner Bryan Randall were every bit a husband-wife team despite not being legally married. In fact, they were so committed that they reportedly "exchanged vows" in 2017.

On Aug. 8, DailyMail.com published a video of the couple dancing on the beach in the Bahamas allegedly following an intimate ceremony during which they exchanged vows.

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"They really did this for the children, to kind of seal the deal and show them this was a forever thing. After the ceremony [Sandra's kids] Louis and Laila started calling Bryan dad," a source shared. 

The Academy Award-winning actress and began dating the model-turned-photographer in 2015 after they met when he photographed her son's birthday party. Although Sandra has spoken publicly about never wanting to marry again, she called Bryan "the love of my life" on a 2021 episode of "Red Table Talk."

"We share two beautiful children — three children, [including Bryan's] older daughter. It's the best thing ever," she said. At the time, she didn't reference his health issues. 

Bryan passed away on Aug. 5 following a secret three-year battle with ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. He was 57.

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While Sandra's sister said the actress was there until the end, an insider told DailyMail.com that Bryan's illness did strain their relationship. But they were "more together than ever" at the time of his death, the insider added. Sandra also arranged and paid for his around-the-clock care. 

Interestingly, split rumors had surrounded the couple for the better part of a year, largely due to the fact they hadn't been seen together in public for a while. That speculation actually helped them keep his health battle private. 

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"Sandra kept Bryan hidden away in the back of the house. It's so big that you could conceal what was going on with him but towards the end she really didn't let people into the home beyond the doctors and nurses who were looking after him," the insider said. "It was quite convenient for them to have these rumors that they'd broken up because it helped conceal what was really going on. It was easier to let people assume they hadn't seen him because they were no longer together."

A separate source noted, "The relationship was absolutely strained by it, and it was really hard for the children. He had been living in one of her Malibu properties for a while just because it was nicer for him to be there, by the ocean, and I think some people assumed they had split because it looked like they were living separately, but there weren't. She'd have the house stocked up with everything he needed, and his nurses would go there."

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According to a statement from Bryan's family released after his death, "Bryan chose early to keep his journey with ALS private and those of us who cared for him did our best to honor his request." The statement continued, "We are immensely grateful to the tireless doctors who navigated the landscape of this illness with us and to the astounding nurses who became our roommates, often sacrificing their own families to be with ours. At this time we ask for privacy to grieve and to come to terms with the impossibility of saying goodbye to Bryan." The statement was signed by, "His Loving Family."

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Singer's nanny killed in freak accident after elderly driver crashed SUV into reception area at car dealership

Yadira Calito — who nannied Katharine McPhee and David Foster's son — died in a freak accident after she was run over by an SUV at a car dealership in the Los Angeles area.

According to reports, an unnamed 84-year-old woman went to a San Fernando Valley car dealership on Aug. 11 to get her Toyota RAV4 serviced. She then somehow hit the gas pedal rather than the brakes, launching her vehicle from the service bay driveway into the customer reception area.

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Yadira, who was at the dealership, suddenly found herself pinned under the car and was dragged for about 20 feet, TMZ reported. Kat and David's nanny was eventually freed from under the car and, according to DailyMail.com , an off-duty nurse started performing CPR on her before emergency services arrived. 

The nanny to Kat and David's 2-year-old son, Rennie, was eventually transported to a hospital in critical condition but later died. 

Two men working at the dealership were also injured in the shocking incident, but their injuries were not life-threatening. The driver of the car stayed on site to answer authorities' questions and declined to be taken to the hospital. She was not arrested.

Images from the crash — which occurred around 9 a.m. — show the white SUV parked among shattered glass. 

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Upon learning about Yadira's injuries and death Katharine — who found fame as a runner-up on "American Idol" in 2006 — canceled two shows in Asia, where she was touring with her Grammy-winning husband. 

"Dearest Jakarta fans, it's with heavy heart I announce I have to miss our final two shows of our Asia run," she  wrote on Instagram  on Aug. 11 without providing further details. "David and I have had a horrible tragedy in our family and at least one of us need to get back home to our family." 

She added, "Please know how sorry I am and how much I wish to return one day and perform for you all. Love Katharine." 

The songstress flew back to Los Angeles the same day. TMZ reported that the superstar couple considered Yadira "family." After several celebrity friends, including David's ex-wife Linda Thompson, commented with well wishes, Kat disabled the comments section of her Instagram.

On Aug. 17, the car dealership, Hamer Toyota, issued a statement about what happened. "We extend our deepest condolences to Yadira's family, friends, and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time. The loss of such a vibrant life in such tragic circumstances is a heavy burden to bear, and we share in their grief," the dealership's director of communications told Us Weekly. 

"At Hamer Toyota, we take the safety of our customers and our community very seriously. We are fully cooperating with the Los Angeles Police Department as they conduct their investigation into this unfortunate event," the spokesperson added. "Our commitment is to ensure transparency, assist the LAPD in every possible way, and to learn from this incident so we can prevent such tragedies in the future. In these moments of profound sadness, we ask our community to join us in remembering Yadira and extending our collective support to her loved ones."

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Viral tanning salon mom reveals why she's running for a U.S. Senate seat in Florida as a Republican

Remember "Tan Mom"? In 2012, she went viral after she took her 5-year-old daughter to a New Jersey tanning salon. Now the pop culture personality — whose real name is Patricia Krentcil — is running for office.

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On Jan. 15, 2023, Patricia filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for a U.S. Senate seat in Florida,  TMZ  confirmed. She's challenging incumbent GOP senator Rick Scott in the 2024 election — and she's running as a Republican despite not exactly following the party line on multiple issues, especially amid a controversy-filled political climate in Florida, where she now calls Boca Raton home.

Patricia spoke to "TMZ Live" to explain why she's running, explaining that she's not a fan of some of Republican governor Ron DeSantis's controversial policies and thinks others in her party feel the same way.

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"I was blessed and was able to be a part of raising money for the Sunshine Cathedral in Florida. I saw the amazing work they had done and it really impressed me," Patricia told TMZ, referring to the Ft. Lauderdale church with a ministry based in progressive Christianity that has a constituency of same-gender and gender non-conforming people and prides itself on being a safe and open community for LGBTQ+ people to worship.

Patricia also said she's concerned about the banning of books in her new home state. "I was horrified about the book banning [in schools] in Florida … just a lot of the episodes that are going on here," she told TMZ. "And nobody is addressing them."

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She also said Medicaid was an issue for her, as she believes it's "just being abominably banished for the elderly especially. That's three reasons I started doing this," she added of what sparked her interest in going to Washington.

During their chat, TMZ founder Harvey Levin pointed out that Patricia's positions make her sound more like a Democrat than a Republican. But according to her, she's running as  Republican because "I've always been a Republican and my feeling and my issues may sound more Democratic but I am a Republican through and through," she insisted.

"I'm trying to embrace it for people who realize the situation at hand, more today than it ever was, and maybe if I sound more like a Republican, Republicans need to take this not for granted," she continued.

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She's hoping people will see her in a new light. "I don't want to be known as what I was as 'Tan Mom.' I've grown and I'm here to help and want to help people that are struggling," she said. "And maybe more Republicans should have a different taste in their mouth when they're trying to help people in the world today."

Patricia further told TMZ, "I know that I am different. And I have suffered for it. But us all being different is what makes this country so amazing and unique."

According to the New York Post , her candidacy comes as she's starring in the TV docuseries "Tan to 10," which chronicles her efforts to stop tanning and change her life. Patricia – who went to rehab for alcohol addiction in 2013 – named her producers Gregg Maliff and Adam Barta as her campaign managers.

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Princess of Pop and actor-trainer husband of 14 months are divorcing

Britney Spears and her husband of 14 months, Sam Asghari, are divorcing.

TMZ reported on Aug. 16 that the duo separated the previous week after a "nuclear argument" during which Sam confronted her over unconfirmed rumors that she'd been unfaithful . 

"It's only a matter of time before Sam files for divorce," a source shared.

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Sam filed for divorce later the same day, citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split and listing July 28 as their date of separation. In court documents, he's asking for spousal support and attorneys fees.

The writing was seemingly on the wall, as reports of blowout fights and arguments between the two have been floating around for several months. In May, a TMZ documentary claimed their marriage was in "deep trouble" and that Sam was rarely staying in their home. Britney even ditched her wedding ring during a spring vacation in Puerto Rico.

Sam was simply at his "wits' end" with Britney's often erratic behavior , the webloid reported. 

Publicly, though, Sam has backed his wife, recently defending her following a physical incident with an NBA player in Las Vegas in July.

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Britney and Sam met in 2016 when he starred in one of her music videos. They quickly began dating and became rather inseparable. The couple got engaged in the midst of her conservatorship battle , and they eventually tied the knot in June 2022.

Prior to their 2022 wedding, the "Toxic" singer's lawyers set up an "ironclad prenup" to ensure the finances and assets Britney had going into the marriage would remain hers should she and Sam ever call it quits. Britney has an estimated net worth of $60 million. Regardless, it's believed that she will likely settle things with Sam financially. Divorce docs hint at a potential prenup challenge, TMZ reported, with Sam's attorney noting the actor-trainer "has yet to determine the full nature and extent of the separate property assets and obligations of each party" and that "There are various items of community and quasi-community assets and debts, the full nature and extent of which are unknown to [Sam] at this time."

Her crumbling marriage is just  one piece of the troubling puzzle involving the Princess of Pop. According to a February TMZ  report, those close to Britney  felt an intervention was direly needed  because people around her had become deeply alarmed by what TMZ described as "her erratic, volatile behavior." A source told the webloid that the singer was taking medications that "hype her up" — but not taking the medications that stabilize her — and that she'd been "flying off the handle" with increasing regularity. But an intervention was suddenly scrapped, TMZ reported, after Britney caught wind of it. "I'm afraid she's gonna die," one source in regular contact with Britney told TMZ at the time. 

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'Fast & Furious' star sues The Home Depot for $450M for discriminating against him

Singer-actor Tyrese Gibson is accusing The Home Depot of discrimination and racial profiling after an incident in February that occurred at one of the brand's California stores.

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On Aug. 9, the "Fast & Furious" franchise star and two other plaintiffs — Eric Mora and Manuel Hernandez, craftsmen who've provided construction services to the singer-actor — filed a lawsuit claiming "outrageous discriminatory mistreatment and consumer racial profiling" at a Home Depot in West Hills, California, on Feb. 11, 2023.

NBC News reported that in the complaint, Tyrese says he, Eric and Manuel went to The Home Depot together to buy some materials for a project they were doing at his home. A cashier allegedly took 20 minutes to ring up the items. Meanwhile, other shoppers began recognizing and approaching the actor, prompting him to wait in his vehicle to prevent a disturbance. Before he went outside, Tyrese told the cashier that the craftsmen with him would complete the sale on his behalf. The suit claims Eric and Manuel were not allowed to do so, which led Tyrese to come back inside to show ID so they could finish the transaction. He asked to speak to a manager, who allegedly refused.

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"The actions of the cashier and manager were discriminatory based on race and origin," the complaint states. "There is no other plausible explanation for the mistreatment of Plaintiffs. The transaction was refused, despite Gibson's repeated authorizations, because of Plaintiffs' skin color and, in the case of Mora and Hernandez, also because of their national origin."

The suit calls the "humiliating and demeaning" interaction "a clear and deplorable instance of discriminatory mistreatment and consumer racial profiling" and further alleges that The Home Depot has "doubled down, lawyered-up" instead of holding itself accountable for what transpired. In short, The Home Depot "invited this civil rights lawsuit," the complaint further alleges. "This is the absolute height of hypocrisy for a company that disingenuously promotes itself to the world as 'an environment of mutual respect that is free of harassment and discrimination.'"

According to court documents, the three plaintiffs are seeking more than $1 million in damages, which Entertainment Weekly reported is how much Tyrese estimates he's spent at The Home Depot over the years, plus statutory damages, attorney's fees, punitive damages, a declaratory judgment confirming that The Home Depot's actions violated California's Unruh Civil Rights Act, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest and also "such other relief as the Court may deem just and proper."

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The actor's team released a statement on his Instagram page on Aug. 11 alongside a video of Tyrese speaking to The Home Depot staff inquiring about their policies. According to the social media post, they're seeking a total of $450 million in damages.

"Craftsmen Eric Mora and Manuel Hernandez are an integral part of my team and have made significant contributions to my visions for over a decade. Together, we ardently uphold our commitments to civil rights, promoting empathy, and understanding," the statement began. It continued, "The Home Depot, we envision a world free from discriminatory practices and consumer racial profiling. Just as I have done for the past 20-plus years, I pledge to continue to utilize my platform to empower the voiceless, fostering a spirit of unity and hope, while illuminating our shared path forward."

The Home Depot claims they've tried to address what happened: "Diversity and respect for all people are core to who we are, and we do not tolerate discrimination in any form," a company spokesperson told Today.com in a statement on Aug. 11. "We value Mr. Gibson as a customer, and in the months since this happened, we've reached out to him and his attorneys several times to try to resolve his concerns. We will continue to do so."

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TV star leaves ESPN after settling lawsuit over Obama race and COVID vaccine comments

After 16 years, Sage Steele has left ESPN so that she can exercise her First Amendment rights "more freely," the broadcaster said. The ex-"SportsCenter" host and her former company both confirmed the news on Aug. 15.

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"Life update. Having successfully settled my case with ESPN/Disney, I have decided to leave so I can exercise my first amendment rights more freely. I am grateful for so many wonderful experiences over the past 16 years and am excited for my next chapter!" she shared on social media.

In a statement, ESPN said the company and Sage "mutually agreed to part ways," adding, "We thank her for her many contributions over the years."

The announcement comes after Sage settled a lawsuit with the company that she filed in 2022. In that suit, she claimed ESPN violated her First Amendment rights as well as Connecticut free-speech laws when she was suspended over public comments she made about the network's COVID vaccine policy and former President Barack Obama's racial identity.

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It all began when Sage was a guest on a September 2021 episode of the "Uncut With Jay Cutler" podcast. She said she'd just been vaccinated against the coronavirus but called ESPN and parent company The Walt Disney Co.'s corporate vaccine mandate "sick" and "scary to me in many ways."

She also shared on the podcast that she felt late TV journalist Barbara Walters had belittled her for identifying as biracial. (Sage's father is Gary Steele, the first Black football player at U.S. Military Academy West Point, and mother is Mona Steele, who is white.)

Sage said that after the founder of "The View" asked her what race she'd choose on the census and she responded, "well, both," Barbara made a comment about Barack choosing Black. "And I'm like, well, congratulations to the president," Sage said on the podcast. "That's his thing. I think that's fascinating considering his Black dad was nowhere to be found but his white mom and grandma raised him. But hey, you do you. I'm going to do me."

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In the wake of her podcast comments, ESPN took her off the air for 10 days and pulled her from several big assignments at the network. "At ESPN, we embrace different points of view — dialogue and discussion makes this place great," the company said in a statement. "That said, we expect that those points of view be expressed respectfully, in a manner consistent with our values, and in line with our internal policies."

Sage issued an apology, saying in a statement, "I know my recent comments created controversy for the company, and I apologize. We are in the midst of an extremely challenging time that impacts all of us, and it's more critical than ever that we communicate constructively and thoughtfully."

In her lawsuit, which was filed in 2022, her lawyers accused ESPN of relying "on the misleading characterizations of her comments" and said her employer "forced her to apologize, allowed media to destroy her, and let media reports that she had been suspended go unchallenged, and allowed Steele's colleagues to defame her in violation of company policy without so much as a reprimand."

The Associated Press reported that in June 2023, court documents showed that ESPN offered to settle Sage's claims for $501,000.00 plus reasonable attorney's fees and costs. Details on their settlement terms, however, were not made public when Sage and the company announced they'd parted ways in August.

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Inside Beyoncé and Jay Z's insane $283 million charter yacht

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Queen Bey isn't one to do things by halves, and that includes family holidays, as she and hubby Jay Z proved earlier this week when she packed up the fam bam for a lavish Amalfi Coast escape.

The duo were snapped stepping onboard a lavish super-yacht on the Italian coast with their young family in tow.

The music power couple, who collectively earned a reported $197 million (US$147 million) last year, have been living it up on the luscious Amalfi Coast in the $283 million charter yacht, dubbed Kismet.

Beyonce has even been sharing cute family photos to her Instagram, featuring Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy, looking relaxed and donning their breezy, summer holiday best.

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I'm sure you'd be relaxed and in good spirits too, if you were sailing from port to port in this extravagant vessel, which features its own beauty salon, indoor cinema and massage room.

Of course, the couple are splashing an eye-watering $1.9 million a week for the pleasure.

The yacht is owned by US self-made billionaire Shahid Khan, who also owns NFL team the Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham FC.

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The private multi-level boat, available to rent from luxury yacht charter company Moran Yacht & Ship, is 312-ft long and comes with a crew of 28 (well, someone has to steer the boat and give Bey her daily mani-pedis and massages).

The superstar has been spotted catching some rays in a swimsuit on the sunny deck, kitted out with plush lounges and armchairs.

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The yacht's opulent interiors were created by the award-winning designer Reymond Langton, who reportedly took inspiration from Champagne and caviar.

The resort-chic exteriors are the handiwork of custom motor yacht designer Espen Oeino, also the naval architect behind some of the world's most famous superyachts.

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The enormous boat features a full-sized outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, next to cushy sunbeds.

When you've had enough splashing around and working on your vacay tan, you can head inside to the bar area for a sunset spritzer.

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The yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests — so Bey and her young family won't have to fight for a room here.

Rooms are individually decorated with unique prints, furnishings and artworks.

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The boat's luxe massage relaxation room features warm tones and Oriental-leaning decor.

Just next door, guests can make good use of the whirl bath, shower and sauna (also emblazoned with art) plunge pool, and a separate steam room. 

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Beyonce, Jay Z Celebrate Belated BeyDay Aboard a Yacht in Italy – See Bey’s GIANT Wine Glass

Drunk in love indeed! Beyonce and Jay Z jetted off to Italy for a belated BeyDay celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 9, and so far they’ve noshed on oysters and lounged on a massive yacht, and the birthday girl has found herself an even more massive glass of wine.

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At one point during their lavish meal, Beyonce and Jay Z, who matched his wife in a black-and-white getup, got cozy while looking through photos on their camera together.

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Also aboard their yacht for the getaway is Bey’s BFF Kelly Rowland and her husband, Tim Witherspoon . 

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“This song reminds me of you and I on vacation. ‘Look at the stars, look how they shine for you,'” the rapper wrote to his wife, referring to the song in the video. “So many legendary nights. It represents vulnerability; it’s us in our own world, away from work and totally lost in love. ‘For you, I’ll bleed myself dry.'”

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Beyonce and Jay-Z are doing their own version of "The Love Boat" -- sailing the high seas through Europe ... this after setting the music world on fire.

The couple was spotted Monday on a mega yacht -- a multi-level vessel that looks damn expensive -- where they were looking out onto the ocean blue ... or at least Bey was, snapping some pics with a digital camera.

Jay eventually was out there as well -- and he, too, was taking photos -- not too far from their kids, who were enjoying an onboard swim with nannies and staff in tow. When you're this rich and you're cruising on a boat this nice ... that's how ya do childcare.

Take a look at this thing in the wide shots ... it's like a floating palace on water.

Seems like the Carter-Knowles brood is enjoying these final days of summer ... but if we're being honest, they can kinda take a vacation like this anytime they want.

Their trip here is well-deserved. Bey's fresh off a major album drop -- her eighth solo project, "Renaissance" topped the charts and crushed in sales ... despite some early criticism of its dance tracks.

Firmly back on her throne ... Queen Bey apparently needs some R&R. Or, in this case, mega R&R.

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Take a Look Inside Beyonce and Jay Z’s $70 million Yacht

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Take a look inside Beyonce and Jay Z’s $70 million yacht!

They are a power couple like no other, we love them and they love each other. This couple has always showed us how much money they have and how much they love each other, by the presents they receive.

And this time is no different. It is believed that for Beyonce’s 32 nd birthday, her husband, the rapper Jay Z bought her a US$70 million superyacht. That tops the list of the expensive things Beyonce owns .

They have been photographed by the paparazzi celebrating aboard the 213-ft Galactica Star yacht.

Because it might have been a gift, this yacht is one of the best, and has given the title of the world’s largest fast displacement yacht at the time of its launch in 2013.

It was titled the largest fast displacement because it has the ability to combine low resistance with high performance and fuel efficiency throughout the full speed range.

It can almost go with 30 knots while burning 30% less fuel than a craft of the same size.

Galactica Star yacht has been built by Heesen in the Netherlands and had its interior designed by London-based firm Bannenberg & Rowell.

It is not in vain called a superyacht, because it features lots of outdoor space, including a sundeck, a duplex beach club covering 25% of the main and lower decks, and a touch-and-go helipad on the foredeck.

Because we are here talking about one of the richest couples in the world , the yacht must have come with a helipad. Plus, it also has several World Superyacht Awards.

The yacht is kitted out with everything you could need at sea, catering especially for warmer climates where the guests can relax in the sun.

Beyonce and Jay Z can take up to 12 guests with them, and accommodate them in custom-built staterooms, including a full-beam master suite with private balcony and a VIP suite on the upper deck.

Let’s not count the crew of 13 to service all the guests, and the swimming pool, sauna or on-deck Jacuzzi.

The Galactica Star, which is priced at an estimated US$70 million, is not on the books as a charter vessel, so some people say that Jay Z may have dropped big money to make it his.

No doubt he negotiated a good price, and by chartering it out when not in use he may even turn a profit.

Before Jay Z bought it, the yacht belonged to Nigerian energy business magnate Kola Aluko, but in September, he sold it to the couple.

Apparently you can also rent this yacht, if you have US$900,000/ week and must be a personal connection to Kola Aluko or someone famous.

The control room is state of the art, featuring large touch-screen displays that can be used to drive the yacht for over 4,500 nautical miles on a single tank of fuel.

At night, the ship becomes beautifully lit and is the perfect location for hosting parties.

The modern and forward-looking design includes a lot of glass, helping to keep the space airy and light.

What do you say about their boat? Looks awesome enough for the couple?

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It’s no doubt that Jay-Z and Beyonce ball all day in style but check out how they get down on water.

Currently on their chartered 180-ft $370-thousand a week yacht ALTITUDE while on their vacation in the South of France, the “super yacht” accommodates up to 12 guests and 14 crew members is luxuriously equipped with a gym, jacuzzi, several sundecks, kayak, jet ski & more.

Check Out Pictures Of The Inside Of The Luxurious ALTITUDE LUXURY BOAT  by clicking the page #’s below:

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Jay Z & Beyonce Celebrate Her 32nd Birthday On Luxury Yacht in Italy

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By Editorial Team   7 September 2013

It has been widely reported in the press that Jay Z and Beyonce celebrated her 32nd birthday with family and friends on the brand new luxury yacht 'Galactic Star' in Italy this week.

The happy couple boarded the luxury yacht on Monday in Formentera, Spain and headed to the spectacular Italian coast around the volcanic island of Stromboli. The   motor yacht 'Galactica Star'  is the newest and largest Heesen ever built, at 65m this yacht features a unique 'fast displacement"  hull which offers the owner or charter guests the best of both worlds - a very fast yacht with large internal volume and comfort, together with being more more fuel efficient.

E-Online comments "Our yacht expert estimates the purchase price of the brand-new Galactica Star to have been around $50 million, noting that the boat isn't listed among charter companies as an acquirable rental, so Beyoncé and Jay-Z likely pulled some insider strings to gain access". They are correct M/Y Galactica Star is not officially listed for charter by any of the leading Yacht Charter Brokerage houses in the world, or it would be listed on this site, so how is this possible? 

Either they know the owners of the yacht and have been allowed to use the yacht for the week, or it is a private yacht which is available for select charters on a very limited basis. There are a few large iconic superyachts which are available to charter, but are never openly marketed, as such and these are only offered to a select few VIPS from the leading luxury yachting companies such as Edmiston, Fraser Yachts, Burgess and Camper & Nicholsons.

View all  Hessen yachts for charter  or if you are interested in a similar private yachting vacation take a look at all  Sardinia Luxury Yacht Charters  which are available to rent.  For more information and to book your holiday please contact your preffered  yacht charter broker .

  

There are a few large iconic superyachts which are available to charter, but are never openly marketed, as such and these are only offered to a select few VIPS

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On Instagram , Beyoncé has been sharing photos from her family vacation on the impressive ship—which measures 417 feet long and likely cost more than $500 million to build, Bloomberg reports . It’s rumored that Jeff Bezos bought the yacht, but other sources say he’s not the owner.

Onboard, the ship can accommodate 25 guests in suites with clean-lined, contemporary decor, Boat International reports . There are 55 crew members, many of whom are dual-trained to be chefs, housekeepers, medics, dive instructors, hairdressers, and more. The ship has several decks—including a helipad on the roof—and the amenities feature a vast spa pool, cryosauna, gym, submarine, and water sports equipment (to name a few!). Oh, and the yacht is so big that it even has its own support yacht.

It’s unclear how long Beyoncé and Jay-Z plan on vacationing on the boat, but they’re out there living their best lives. Why attend a few crowded events when you can have a whole megayacht to yourself?

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Some x users accused the singer of cultural appropriation, but they should have looked more closely at her outfit., taija perrycook, published may 7, 2024.

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On May 2, 2024, X account @PopBase shared a video claiming to depict American recording artists Beyoncé and Jay-Z during a trip to Japan. The post received more than 2.1 million views and 36,000 likes, as of this writing.

Other viral tweets sharing the video accused Beyoncé of cultural appropriation and compared her to Taylor Swift, who was accused of appropriation when she was photographed wearing a kimono.

The video was indeed real; the footage was posted on Beyoncé's personal Instagram account as a part of a reel on May 1, 2024 (archived here ). It was likely taken in March 2024, which is when she held a signing event at Tower Records Shibuya, Tokyo. However, neither Beyoncé nor Jay-Z was sporting traditional Japanese apparel.

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The singer and her husband visited Japan to promote Beyoncé's latest album, "Cowboy Carter." She held an album signing on March 29, 2024.

The coat Beyoncé wore in the video can also be seen in designer LaPointe's Fall 2024 "Ready to Wear" line .

'Https://Twitter.Com/Folklush29/Status/1786030271738814496'.  X (Formerly Twitter) , https://twitter.com/folklush29/status/1786030271738814496. Accessed 3 May 2024.

'Https://Twitter.Com/PopBase/Status/1785938676817743944'.  X (Formerly Twitter) , https://twitter.com/PopBase/status/1785938676817743944. Accessed 3 May 2024.

'Https://Twitter.Com/INTSonyMusicJP/Status/1773530631634370597'.  X (Formerly Twitter) , https://twitter.com/INTSonyMusicJP/status/1773530631634370597. Accessed 3 May 2024.

Nast, Condé. 'LaPointe Fall 2024 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show'.  Vogue , https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2024-ready-to-wear/sally-lapointe/slideshow/collection. Accessed 3 May 2024.

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Taija PerryCook is a Seattle-based journalist who previously worked for the PNW news site Crosscut and the Jordan Times in Amman.

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The story of Beyonce, Jay Z and Solange’s elevator-gate you didn’t hear

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Beyonce and Jay Z always seemed like the most untouchable celebrity couple, typically presented as crazy in love when they weren’t drunk in love and, most importantly, notoriously private. 

Well, that all changed around 10 years ago today with the release of a slightly grainy, black-and-white CCTV clip of a shocking showdown in an elevator – a lift, for us Brits – between Jay Z and his sister-in-law Solange after the Met Gala . 

What were they fighting about? Why did Beyonce stand as still as a statue and not intervene? What does Julius know?? (That’s Beyonce’s loyal longtime bodyguard for the uninitiated.) 

For many of us who have spent entirely too many hours pouring over every frame trying to dissect the chaos in the video, those are just some of the burning questions we’ve asked over the past 10 years since the incident happened on May 5, 2014. 

Those three minutes of unprecedented scenes immediately became ingrained in pop culture history and served as a pretty stark reminder that ultimately, even with their billion-dollar empire and all the success between them, Beyonce, Jay Z and Solange are just a regular family who argue like the rest of us (just much, much richer). 

As it was such an iconic moment in celebrity culture, it’s only right that we look back at exactly how the drama unfolded – and where Jay Z’s relationship with Solange stands now… 

Beyonce and Jay Z posing on the Met Gala red carpet

The CCTV clip was gripping from the start. 

The opening moments showed Beyonce stepping into the lift and waiting patiently in a corner; it was a few seconds before she was followed by the rest. Suddenly, Solange walked in and it was immediately clear to see that she was quite heated, wasting no time in pouncing on Jay Z after he followed her in, pointing her finger in his face and clearly saying some strong words. 

Julius, who sprung to action quickly and pressed the emergency button to stop the lift around the 12th floor, did his best to restrain Solange in the opposite corner but she was still doing her best to try to get at her brother-in-law. 

Then, in perhaps the most shocking part of the whole saga, Solange – who is still being held back by Julius in the very confined space – flings her leg out and kicks Jay Z prompting Beyonce to move from her statue position and stand in front of her husband as protection. It appeared that tensions had simmered down but Solange and Jay Z found another way to get at each other even after the doors had opened. 

Incredible photos emerged of the moment the group walked out of the elevator with Jay Z holding a hand to his face, presumably where Solange made contact, Beyonce with a professional smile on her face and Solange refusing to hide her anger and looking positively miffed. 

Solange Knowles walking

From the pictures, you’d have no clue of the pure carnage that was going on in the lift moments before as the trio looked relatively poised and collected. 

In this day and age, so many scandals come and go with the wind; very few have real staying power in the microwave nature of social media. However, elevator-gate happened at a time when everything was magnified and this drama remained the subject of conversations and memes for weeks and even months leading up to the release of Beyonce’s Lemonade in April 2016. 

One song on the album, Sorry, was particularly illuminating in light of what we knew about the tension between Beyonce, Jay Z and Solange. It was widely speculated that the elevator fight was down to Solange confronting Jay Z – real name Shawn Carter – about his alleged cheating and Sorry only fuelled the rumours to a stunning degree. 

‘He only want me when I’m not there, He better call Becky with the good hair… He better call Becky with the good hair,’ Beyonce sings in the outro coining an iconic pop culture term.

‘Who is Becky with the good hair?’ must surely be one of the most Googled searches ever. 

Various female celebrities found themselves subjected to rumours that they could be Jay Z’s mistress , with Rihanna, Rita Ora and Rachel Roy among those who were the centre of speculation. However, most denied it and distanced themselves from the scandal leaving the identity of ‘Becky’ a mystery. 

Rachel Roy and Solange Knowles

Who is this woman? 

Well, according to an insider, ‘Becky’ doesn’t really exist. 

‘Becky was a combination of women and some of them even went as far as to release diss tracks about her in response,’ the source told Metro.co.uk . ‘The whole thing was upsetting because some were women Beyonce knew but it strengthened her bond with Michelle [Williams], Kelly [Rowland], Angie Beyince and Solange.’ 

Since then, Jay Z and Solange have barely been seen together but it’s believed that the family have moved past the drama of 10 years ago. 

‘The incident was traumatic but they were ultimately able to move past it because everyone took accountability for what happened,’ the insider said. 

‘Jay Z has known Solange since she was in high school and so he understood why she was standing up for her sister and had to say something when she saw something was wrong. Ultimately, the couple saw what happened as an opportunity for them to come clean about things they were struggling with and Solange helped them do that.’ 

Beyonce may have seemed silent in the lift but she certainly spoke up after and was able to find humour in the drama. Or, as she’d say, turn lemons into Lemonade. 

‘Of course sometimes s**t go down when it’s a billion dollars on a elevator!’ she quipped on her Flawless remix with Nick Minaj. 

And a word of warning about Solange on Renaissance track Cosy: ‘Might I suggest you don’t f**k with my sis, Cause she comfortable.’

Wouldn’t dream of it, Bey!

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