Yesterday the world spun, the sun shone, and Beyoncé celebrated her 36th birthday. As a way to say thanks to Beyoncé for being Beyoncé on her born day, Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Obama, and others paid tribute by dressing up like Beyoncé.

The pictures were published on Beyoncé’s website and feature a whole mess of celebrities dressed in the now-iconic long braid-big-hat-bigger-necklace look from the “Formation” video. I’m sure Beyoncé did something nice for her birthday—a dinner? A party? Tummy time with the twins?—but these photos are a fun and nice birthday present, too.

Lest you wonder what the hell Jay-Z’s ass was up to while Beyoncé was being showered with studio portraits of her friends and family, rest easy: during Made in America on Sunday, he got the entire crowd to sing “Happy Birthday” to Beyoncé. That’s very sweet and I love it; I bet she did too.

[Beyonce.com]


It seems that Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are reviving the corpse of their dead and bloated love by reconnecting over beach activities: E! News reports that it sure as shit looks like these two are doing what they can to get back together, as evidenced by this grainy paparazzi photo of a blob in a striped bikini and a boater hat (?) standing next to another blob wearing a pair of swim trunks.

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Vigilant observers of Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom’s relationship will surely recall that the last time they were on paddle boards in the ocean, Orlando’s Bloom was on full display. Perhaps this is their thing — casual paddle boarding as a way of rebuilding intimacy, trust, etc. Seems fine, whatever.

Per E! News’s source, “Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are back together. They never stopped loving each other. They are both working on making it right this time.”

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Okay! I wish them the best.

[E! News]


This video of Jon Snow teaching Ginger Spice how to say “You know nothing, Jon Snow” played for about two minutes on loop in the background and I didn’t even mind.

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  • The hot one from One Direction that isn’t Harry shaved his head. [Us Weekly]
  • Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon are still horny for each other. [E! News]
  • Hm, I sort of wish Colin Jost would stop making out with Scarlett Johansson. [Page Six]
  • Lady Gaga is in lurve. [People]
  • Oh my god, the last thing I care about is Sharon Osbourne’s opinion on whether or not Kim Kardashian’s nude selfies are “feminist.” [People]
  • Darren Aronofsky and mother! went public with their love. [People]