The world awoke Friday to find Beyoncé had dropped a new album with nary an advance word.
Described as "a visual album," BEYONCÉ has 14 new songs and 17 videos. "Drunk in Love" features Jay Z, Drake is on "Mine," Frank Ocean sings on "Superpower," and Blue Ivy herself chimes in on "Blue."
All year long, as B performed around the world on the "Mrs. Carter Show" - including a headlining stop at her man's Made in America fest in Philly - it was expected she'd drop a new album this year. But no. And eventually everyone gave up. Now here it is - on iTunes only until Monday, when it'll be out on disc.
"I didn't want to release my music the way I've done it" in the past, B says in a news release about her unusual tactic. "I am bored with that. I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans. . . . I didn't want anybody to give the message when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it's ready and from me to my fans."
- Dan DeLuca
Kim Kardashian's less famous sis Khloé, who stood by her man with such PR-infused heroism when he underwent a profound (two-year) crisis of biochemistry (drugs), is no longer by his side. K on Friday had celeb lawyer Laura Wasser file papers to divorce her hub of four years, embattled NBA player Lamar Odom, TMZ reports. Reason: irreconcilable differences.
- Tirdad Derakhshani