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Solange Knowles Cancels Tour Dates Citing Mental and Physical Health

Solange Knowles Cancels Tour Dates Citing Mental and Physical Health

Originally posted 07/25/2013 02:15PM

Working moms everywhere are likely to understand the difficult decision Solange Knowles just had to make.

The singer says she is "devastated" to announce that she has cancelled her European tour dates for August 2013.

"I wish I could put in words how much of a difficult decision this was," the singer, 27, writes on her web site, "but between moving part time to a new city, starting my son in a new school, and writing/recording my new record ... I really had to make the best decision for my mental/physical health and provide some stability for my family."

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Is Beyoncé Stealing Solange's Style?

Is Beyoncé Stealing Solange's Style?

Originally posted 06/22/2013 09:45AM

It seems like the eldest Knowles is taking a page from her little sis's hipster playbook

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Kris Humphries Parties as Beyoncé's Sister Deejays in N.Y.C. | Kris Humphries

Kris Humphries Parties as Beyoncé's Sister Deejays in N.Y.C.

Originally posted 06/18/2012 06:00AM

Kris Humphries isn't letting his impending divorce from Kim Kardashian keep him from hitting the party circuit.

The basketball star and four guy friends recently popped into a Perrier-Jouet-sponsored bash at hotspot Bagatelle in New York City.

? Providing music for the night: Beyoncé's sister Solange, who was deejaying.

Humphries and his group, meanwhile, headed to the back of the bar for a drink when they got in, an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

"Kris posed for a camera phone with one partygoer," the source says. "They stayed about 40 minutes before taking off."
– Jessica Wedemeyer

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Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton Mourn Donna Summer's Death | Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Donna Summer

Donna Summer Dies: Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin Mourn Her Passing

Originally posted 05/17/2012 06:45PM

Following the sad news on Thursday that disco legend Donna Summer lost her battle with cancer, celebrity fans have expressed their appreciation for the singer.

"So shocking to hear about the passing of Donna Summer," Aretha Franklin said in a statement. "In the '70s, she reigned over the disco era and kept the disco jumping. Who will forget, 'Last Dance?' [She was] a fine performer and a very nice person."

Barbra Streisand said she was "shocked" to hear about the death of Summer, 63, who never let on to the public that she was so sick.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Parties with Jay-Z – and the Rapper's In-Laws!

Jake Gyllenhaal Parties with Jay-Z – and the Rapper's In-Laws!

Originally posted 05/15/2012 06:00AM

What started as a guys night out recently for Jay-Z, Jake Gyllenhaal, Pharrell Williams and some other male pals, was soon interrupted by Beyoncé Knowles's mom Tina and sister Solange.

But that didn't seem to be a problem. The gang, who partied at the D'usse Cognac Launch party at The Top of the Standard in New York City, seemed in great spirits, hanging out in a roped-off section, watching the Knicks basketball game on TV.

"They were very cheerful, laughing and enjoying the game," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "Several partygoers tried to steal pics."
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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.

– Paul Chi

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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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