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Beyoncé Goes Dancing in N.Y.C. | Beyonce Knowles

Beyoncé Knowles Goes Dancing in N.Y.C.

Originally posted 04/23/2012 07:30PM

Even new moms have to get their dance on! And Beyoncé did just that Friday night. She joined younger sister Solange and two female friends for a girls' night out at New York City's W.I.P. nightclub. The quartet let loose on the dance floor and jived to the club's mix of disco, '90s and hip-hop music.

"Beyoncé looked amazing and was having a great time with her friends," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "She was very laid back, smiling and in a great mood."

Off the dance floor, Beyoncé, who gave birth to daughter Blue Ivy Carter just three and a half months ago, chatted and shared some laughs with her pals while sipping on vodka drinks at a corner VIP booth. At one point, Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. came to the table to say hello. The girls night out wrapped up around 3 a.m.

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Baby Blue Ivy: What's In a Name? | Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z

Baby Blue Ivy: What's In a Name?

Originally posted 01/09/2012 07:45AM

Beyoncé and Jay-Z's baby girl Blue Ivy Carter arrived Saturday, and while little girls are customarily pretty in pink, this baby is also being surrounded by touches of blue.

This was the case over the holidays, when, in anticipation of the baby's birth, the parents-to-be sent pals blue Christmas gifts, a source tells PEOPLE.

Sources and fans suggest the couple chose the name "Ivy" because of the number 4 or Roman numeral IV, which is significant in Beyoncé and Jay-Z's relationship.

Beyoncé's birthday is Sept. 4, while Jay-Z's is Dec. 4; the two married on April 4 in 2008; they reportedly have matching "IV" tattoos on their wedding fingers; and Beyoncé named her latest album 4.

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Beyoncé 'Enormously Pregnant in Sky-High Heels,' Says Source | Beyonce Knowles

Beyoncé 'Enormously Pregnant in Sky-High Heels,' Says Source

Originally posted 01/02/2012 02:45PM

Despite the loud buzz that Beyoncé gave birth over the holiday weekend, the countdown to the arrival of baby Bey is still on.

On New Year's Eve, the singer, 30, ate for two at Buttermilk Channel in Brooklyn, where she and husband Jay-Z feasted on fried chicken and oysters.

"She was definitely a pregnant lady that night," said an onlooker. "They sat side by side and had a cozy and intimate dinner. They seemed to be having a lovely time."

And although the soon-to-be mom is due soon, an uncomfortable baby bump is not getting in the way of her sense of style. 



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Beyoncé Hosts Dance Party for Sister's 22nd Birthday

Beyoncé Hosts Dance Party for Sister's 22nd Birthday

Originally posted 06/24/2008 11:50AM

These ladies know how to celebrate! Beyoncé Knowles threw a dance party for Solange's 22nd birthday Monday night that brought out pals Ludacris, Ne-Yo, Mario and Destiny Child's Michelle Williams.

Guests danced to tracks like Prince's "Kiss" and Bob Marley's "Could You Be Loved" spun by Lindsay Lohan pal DJ Samantha Ronson, as the birthday girl grabbed a microphone and called people to the floor. Lohan sat close to the deejay booth early on, but left before most guests arrived at the Hollywood Hills mansion at 11 p.m.

On Solange's request, Ronson kept the tunes in the family, playing nearly every hit in Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z's catalogs including "Big Pimpin'" (as Solange played a tambourine and Beyoncé showed off her best moves) and "Dirt Off Your Shoulder." When Beyoncé's "Get Me Bodied" played, revelers circled around the Knowles sisters as they reenacted dance moves from the song's video.

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Solange Knowles on Beyonce's Future As a Mom | Beyonce Knowles, Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles Talks About Beyonce's Future As a Mom

Originally posted 04/10/2008 07:40AM

First came Crazy in Love, then came the hush-hush marriage – could the baby carriage be far behind?

"Whenever Beyoncé decides to have a child, I definitely think she'll be banging on my door," younger sister Solange Knowles tells PEOPLE.

In fact, when it comes to kids, Solange – single mom to 3-year-old Daniel Julez – claims Beyoncé has a lot to learn.

"She's kept my son over the weekend," says the 21 year-old singer and actress. "She'll call me like, 'How do you get this stroller out? And what about the car seat? I don't know how you do this!' And I'm like, 'People do it every day.' "

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Solange Knowles: I Feel Sorry for Beyoncé | Beyonce Knowles, Solange Knowles

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Solange Knowles: I Feel Sorry for Beyoncé

Originally posted 10/03/2007 11:25AM

Solange Knowles's star may not shine as brightly as sister Beyoncé Knowles's – and that's just fine with the younger sibling.

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Solange Knowles Gives Birth to a Boy

Solange Knowles Gives Birth to a Boy

Originally posted 10/26/2004 04:00PM

She's not the baby of the family anymore: Beyonce Knowles's little sister, Solange, and husband Daniel Smith are the proud parents of a baby boy.

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Star Power at Solange Knowles Baby Shower

Star Power at Solange Knowles Baby Shower

Originally posted 08/04/2004 08:00AM

CELEBRATED: Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child joined about 300 others for a star-studded baby shower for Solange Knowles, little sister of Beyonce, reports the Houston Chronicle. Knowles, 18, wed Daniel Smith, a college football player, in a ceremony in the Bahamas in February. "It was more than just melodies and vocal expression," Marcus R. Harris, of entertainment conglomerate Music World-Sanctuary, told the paper. "It was about the celebration of this new life."

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Daily Insider for March 5, 2004

Originally posted 03/04/2004 01:45PM

March 5, 2004MOTHER KNOWLES BESTWhen Beyoncé Knowles and boyfriend Jay-Z flew into the Bahamas last Friday morning, locals assumed that they had planned a quiet weekend together. Three hours later, when Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland arrived with Beyonce's parents, the island buzzed with speculation that Beyoncé and Jay-Z were tying the knot. Turns out they did fly into Freeport for a wedding, but Beyoncé wasn't the bride – she was the maid of honor for her 17-year-old sister, Solange, who exchanged vows with college football player Daniel Smith..

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NEWS BRIEFS: Nikki Reed to Hit Boards

Originally posted 03/03/2004 01:00PM

CAST: Fresh from her win for best debut performance at the Independent Spirit Awards Saturday, Nikki Reed, 16, is set to re-team with her "thirteen" director Catherine Hardwicke on the 1970s skateboarding drama "Lords of Dogtown," a fictionalized version of Stacy Peralta's documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys," says the Hollywood Reporter. Reed will play the kid sister of one of the skateboarders. Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch, John Robinson ("Elephant") and Victor Rasuk ("Raising Victor Vargas") also star.

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