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Remember When Beyonce and Jay-Z Threw the Most Exclusive Wedding of All Time?

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Inside Beyonce’s Private Life

They almost got away with it. 

Ready to make their romance official six years in, Beyoncé and Jay-Z had set a date (April 4, a nod to their shared love of the number four and their Sept. 4 and Dec. 4 birthdays) and an ultra-exclusive, VIPs-only location: His seventh-floor 13,500-square-foot penthouse in New York City’s spendy Tribeca neighborhood. 

She had a dress; he chose a tux and, with a whole team at their disposal, the 51-time Grammy winners the very definition of a power couple, it was easy enough to pull together the flowers, the DJ, the tent and all sundry wedding requisites. 

There was just one small—but very crucial—detail that needed tending to. 

Trying to quietly procure the necessary marriage license just ahead of the 24-hours-before deadline, they traveled to Scarsdale, N.Y., some 25 miles north of his city digs, on April 1 in hopes of flying under the radar. 

Somehow, though, they forgot that they were Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Naturally, the Destiny’s Child frontwoman-turned-pop and R&B superstar and her billionaire hip-hop and everything-under-the-sun mogul fiancé were spotted entering the Scarsdale Village Hall shortly after its 9 a.m. opening, news outlets did some quick detective work and the race was on to uncover any and all information about the marriage of two of music’s biggest players. 

Turns out we could have just waited for their joint 2014 On the Run tour, the couple treating fans to images and even video(!) from the day only 40 guests had enjoyed. 

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But with the world assuming the couple would keep their big moment as ultra-private as they’d kept their relationship, refusing to even confirm they were together until after they’d released the fairly telling “03 Bonnie & Clyde” and “Crazy In Love,” on that day no detail was too tiny to breathlessly report. 

A massive tent had been erected on the 3,000-square-foot patio of Jay’s penthouse. A collection of flowers—70,000 of Beyoncé’s favorite white dendrobium orchids, shipped in from Thailand—were delivered, followed by a collection of candelabras and an SUV bursting with AV equipment. Finally, the sedans containing their equally famous guests arrived. 

Ultimately, the day was not unlike what Beyoncé had described to Cosmopolitan a year and a half earlier, when she mused, “I don’t know when I’ll want to get married. I never pictured myself as a bride, but after my sister’s wedding, I did start thinking about what kind of wedding I’d want. I don’t think I want a big one.”

Destiny’s Child bandmates Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland (as guests, not bridesmaids as she’d once predicted) joined Gwyneth Paltrow and then-husband Chris Martin and roughly three dozen others at Jay’s penthouse, transformed into an all-white palace-like setting with trees and floating candles lining the aisle.  

Bey stunned, naturally, in a strapless ivory gown with a sweetheart neckline, designed with the help of mom Tina Lawson, who told Today her daughter “was so sweet to let me” spearhead the wardrobe efforts. (On her fingers: Blue nail polish, a nod to the something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue wedding tradition and perhaps a hint about the name of her eldest child?

And judging by the snippets the couple have shared in the 13 years since—in her 2011 “I Was Here” music video, in 2016’s “All Night” and during their joint tours—that was far from the only jaw-dropper. “It was just beautiful,” a source told People at the time. “Gorgeous. Opulent.” 

Guests tossed white petals into the air as Mr. and Mrs. Carter recessed back down the aisle of the tent, filled with all manners of flora and strands of crystals.

“It was a very emotional wedding—lots of crying—and really very spiritual,” a guest told People. And post-vows really, very, so much fun. Though neither of the hit-makers performed, they brought in a stellar line-up. “Everyone danced to a lot of hip-hop and oldies,” said an attendee, the Jackson 5- and Whitney Houston-heavy playlist keeping the party going until 5 a.m. 

And though there was a strict “no social media” policy at the time, guests asked to surrender their Blackberries because it was 2008 and all, the two have since pulled back the tent curtain on their all-white-everything, dripping-in-crystals special day. 

“It seemed like yesterday these guys walked down the Aisle,” Lawson shared in a 2020 Instagram tribute, posting a photo of the newlyweds joyfully being presented as husband and wife. Noting she was just out of frame, fluffing her daughter’s train, she continued, “Such beautiful memories of that day now it’s twelve years later! Three gorgeous babies later and love still prevails.”

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Which, as Beyonce once said, is the point of it all, noting to Essence in 2008 how much emphasis people put on the material aspects of a wedding, stressing, “What Jay and I have is real. We’ve been together a long time. We always knew it would happen.”

Five million dollars worth of white orchids is great if you can swing it, but the fact that the parents to 9-year-old Blue Ivy and 3-year-old twins Rumi and Sir still feel crazy in love more than a decade later after everything they’ve gone through? That’s priceless. 

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Selena Gomez’s Epic Basketball Fail Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

Selena Gomez Teases “SG3” Era–And Fans Are Freaking Out!

At least Selena Gomez gave it her best shot.

 

While recently hanging out with friends, the “Same Old Love” singer took her pals up on their challenge of playing basketball and let’s just say—we don’t think Selena is thinking of the heading to the NBA as her next career move.

 

“So, my friends asked me if I could do a three-pointer and I said ‘yes,”’ the 28-year-old star confessed as she broke out in a laugh. One pal then noted, “So, here we are.”

 

Before taking her position on the court, Selena turned to the camera to reveal a pre-game injury that might affect her chances of making it in for her three-pointer.

 

“Update—I recently had an injury in the kitchen,” the actress shared in her Instagram Story video while comically showing off a Band-Aid on one of her middle fingers. “And I may not be able to perform well, so you know.”

 

After getting some encouragement from one of her friends, Selena took the shot—and swiftly missed. The “We Don’t Talk Anymore” artist jokingly wrote as the caption during her attempt, “So… I can’t.”

Although the Rare Beauty founder showed some great sportsmanship after all, we can think of quite a few other things the pop star is busy excelling in.

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— Selena Gomez Source (@GomezSource) June 10, 2021

In addition to releasing Rare, launching her beauty company and hosting her very own HBO Max cooking show, the actress is also starring in the new Hulu miniseries, Murders in the Building, which will premiere on August 31.

With all of the star’s latest ventures in mind, we can see why Selena has had a little less time to shoot in the gym.

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Michael Strahan’s Father’s Day Gift Ideas Will Make Dad Feel Seen & Heard

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Father’s Day is around the corner! Besides showering your dad with lots of love on the big day, show your gratitude with a thoughtful gift that he can use on a daily basis. But if you’re stuck on what to surprise your daddio with, Michael Strahan has some pretty great ideas!

“When giving a gift for Father’s Day make it practical and something simple,” the GMA host explained. “It doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive, but if it is we won’t complain. Hahaha. We are just happy to be thought of!”

And Michael’s favorite part about Father’s Day, you ask?

“The best part of celebrating Father’s Day is just reflecting on being a father and how proud I am to have that responsibility,” the former football pro revealed to E!. “The love for and from your kids is everyday so I look at Father’s Day as a day for me to think about how lucky I am to be their father!”

For Michael’s Father’s Day gift guide, scroll below!

MSX by Michael Strahan Short Sleeve Polo

“This polo was designed to be worn for any occasion. It is part of the MSX “workleisure” collection that focused on versatile, performance fabrics at a great price. The polo is perfect for dad because it can take him from the golf course, to the office or to brunch with loved ones while looking and feeling his best.”

2021 Apple TV HD (32GB, 5th Generation)

“The Apple TV is the perfect streaming solution for dads who love watching movies and shows with their family. It is an easy and reliable product to bring the family together.”

Starbucks Gift Card

“For a dad who loves coffee, you can never go wrong with a Starbucks gift card.”

Titleist Pro V Golf Balls with Dad’s Initials

Personalized golf balls with your dad’s initials will make him smile on any golf course.”

Subscription to Robb Report

“A subscription to Robb Report makes an amazing gift for any dad who enjoys the finer things in life from luxury automobiles to interior design and style.”

Breakfast in Bed

Homemade breakfast from your family is the best way to wake up on Father’s Day. Nothing makes you feel more special than this heartfelt and simple gesture.”

Still on the hunt for the ultimate Father’s Day gifts? Check out Russell Wilson’s game-winning Father’s Day gift ideas.

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Netflix Summons a Second Season of Shadow and Bone: See the Cast React

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“Shadow and Bone” Stars Share Best Fan Experiences

Netflix has summoned more of Shadow and Bone.

Yes, on Monday, June 7, the streaming service announced that the fantasy drama will have a second season. The cast, which includes Jessie Mei Li, Ben Barnes, Amita Suman and more, reacted to the news in a video uploaded to YouTube.

“I think it worked,” the series’ star Jessie, who plays Sun Summoner Alina Starkov, noted at the start of the clip. Co-star Kit Young, who plays Jesper Fahey, then took over and added, “Your summoning powers worked.”

As footage showed fans trying their hands at summoning light, the cast confirmed that season two of the show is a go. Ben, who plays General Kirigan (a.k.a. The Darkling), announced, “Spoiler alert: I’ll see you in season two.”

For those who’ve yet to tune into the show, Netflix offered up the following description for season one: “In a world cleaved in two by a massive barrier of perpetual darkness, where unnatural creatures feast on human flesh, a young soldier uncovers a power that might finally unite her country. But as she struggles to hone her power, dangerous forces plot against her. Thugs, thieves, assassins and saints are at war now, and it will take more than magic to survive.”

The series is based on Leigh Bardugo‘s popular Grishaverse novels, which includes the Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology and the King of Scars duology. So, it’s no wonder that Netflix is moving forward with more episodes.

Check out the season two announcement in the new video above!

Also, learn the fate of your other favorite shows by scrolling through the images below.

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Renewed: Shadow and Bone (Netflix)

Shadow and Bone will return for a second season on Netflix.

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Renewed: 9-1-1: Lone Star (Fox)

9-1-1: Lone Star will return for a third season in 2022, on Fox.

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Renewed: 9-1-1 (Fox)

9-1-1 will be back for a fifth season of wild emergencies on Fox.

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Renewed: The Resident (Fox)

Fox has officially said yes to a fifth season of The Resident

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Canceled: The Unicorn (CBS)

After two seasons, CBS has said goodbye to its Unicorn. 

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Canceled: All Rise (CBS)

CBS has canceled the legal drama All Rise after two seasons. 

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Canceled: Rebel (ABC)

There will be no season two for Katey Sagal‘s legal dramedy. 

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Canceled: Mixed-ish (ABC)

ABC is saying goodbye to its Black-ish prequel after two seasons. 

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Canceled: For Life (ABC)

There will be no season three on ABC for For Life, though the show is reportedly being shopped to a new home.

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Canceled: American Housewife (ABC)

After five seasons, the plug has been pulled on comedy American Housewife.

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Canceled: Call Your Mother (ABC)

ABC has said no to a season two of freshman comedy Call Your Mother.

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Renewed and Ending: Black-ish (ABC)

ABC has renewed Black-ish for an eighth and final season, which creator Kenya Barris says will allow the Johnsons to “close this chapter out…the right way.” 

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Renewed: The Conners (ABC)

ABC confirmed that The Conners will return for a fourth season.

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Renewed: A Million Little Things (ABC)

This ensemble drama will return for a fourth season on ABC.

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Renewed: The Goldbergs (ABC)

Break out your festive sweaters because The Goldbergs will be back for season nine.

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Renewed: Home Economics (ABC)

After a successful first season, ABC renewed Home Economics for season two.

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Renewed: The Rookie (ABC)

The Rookie will be back with new episodes as it’s been renewed for a fourth season.

NBC

Renewed: Law & Order: Organized Crime (NBC)

Fans can expect more of Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) as Law & Order: Organized Crime has been renewed for a second season on NBC.

ABC

Renewed: American Idol (ABC)

The singing competition was renewed for a 20th season (its fifth on ABC) in May 2021.

NBC

Ending: This Is Us (NBC)

NBC announced that This Is Us will come to an end with an “uninterrupted” season six, airing midseason 2022. 

Fox

Canceled: Prodigal Son (Fox)

Fox has said goodbye to Prodigal Son after two seasons.

ABC

Renewed: Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

After months of making us worry, ABC has renewed Grey’s Anatomy for a season 18. 

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Renewed: Station 19 (ABC)

Grey’s Anatomy spinoff Station 19 will return for a fifth season on ABC. 

Fox

Renewed: Call Me Kat

Fox has renewed Mayim Bialik‘s cat cafe comedy for a second season.

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Renewed: Kenan (NBC)

Kenan will return for a second season on NBC.

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Renewed: Young Rock (NBC)

NBC has opted to smell what the Rock is cooking for a second season, premiering in 2022.

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Canceled: A Little Late With Lilly Singh (NBC)

A Little Late With Lilly Singh is ending after two season on NBC. The final new episode will air on Thursday, June 3.

Netflix

Canceled: The Irregulars (Netflix)

One and done. Netflix canceled The Irregulars after only one season in May 2021.

ABC

Renewed: Big Sky (ABC)

ABC’s drama thriller Big Sky will return for season two.

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Renewed: Ginny & Georgia (Netflix)

Ginny & Georgia will return for a second season on Netflix.

Shadow and Bone is available to stream on Netflix.

Peacock is live now! Check out NBCU’s new streaming service here.

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