Beyonce and Oprah Winfrey have made ForbesMost Powerful Women List. The list features 100 of the most powerful women, ranked by wealth, media momentum and social impact. Bey snagged the no. 17 spot, while Oprah came in at no. 13.
Other notables on the list include Angelina Jolie (No. 37), Sofia Vergara, (No.38), Shakira (No. 52) and Gisele Bundchen (No. 95).
German Chancellor Angela Merkel came in at no.1 and first lady Michelle Obama scored the no. 4 spot. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came in at no. 5.
BEYONCE'S NEW VENTURE
In other news, Beyonce has joined forces with Rent the Runway to curate a special collection.
She said in a statement about the collection, "Making women feel confident and beautiful is something I've always been passionate about. That's why joining forces with Rent the Runway was so organic. It's more than just access to beautiful clothes; it's about making women look and feel their best."
Rumor has it that Kim Kardashian and her mom Kris Jenner are planning to sell her baby's pics to the tabs -- behind Kanye's back. According to Life & Style, Kanye is adamant that he doesn't want to sell pics. A source said, "After seeing the bikini pics, Kanye suspected this is Kim setting stuff up and it makes it sick to his stomach. He detests Kim selling her personal life and absolutely won't stand for her selling their baby's life too."
The source said that Kim prearranges things with the paparazzi where she'll be to get their shots, then they sell the shots to media outlets -- and she gets a cut as well.
Another source told the tabloid that Kanye "has made it very clear that Kim is to stop all negotiations [for the child's first pictures] immediately, and that she is to finally start acting like a mom instead of a businesswoman."
A friend told the magazine that Kris has been "trying to sell the pictures from Kim's baby shower too."
TALK A GOOD GAME TRACK LISTING:
2. Kisses Down Low
3. Gone (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
4. Talk a Good Game (feat. Kevin Cossom)
5. Down On Love
6. Dirty Laundry
7. You Changed (feat. Beyoncé & Michelle)
8. I Remember
9. Red Wine
10. This Is Love
11. Street Life (feat. Pusha T)
12. Stand In Front of Me
13. Sky Walker (feat. The-Dream)
14. Put Your Name On It
(Notice the joint with Beyonce and Michelle does not say Destiny's Child...that's on purpose)
Just how much is Kelly Rowland getting paid to be a judge on X Factor? According to The Hollywood Reporter, the singer is getting paid $1 million for the season. The site also reported that Paulina Rubio will be getting paid $1.5 million.
This is a far cry from Britney Spears' salary -- which was a reported $15 million.
In other news, Kelly has released the track listing for her upcoming album Talk A Good Game. The album will have features from Beyonce, Michelle Williams, Pusha T, The Dream and Kevin Cossom.
Talk a Good Game will be released on June 18th.
(Dj Jazzy Jeff is my dj hero...and I love a good throwback story...)
DJ Jazzy Jeff has recalled being in the studio with both Eminem and Will Smith back in the late 90's. If you remember, on Eminem's "The Real Slim Shady" song, he rapped, "Will Smith doesn't have to cuss in his raps to sell records / Well, I do / So f*** him. And f*** you too" in response to Will's awards speech about gangsta rap at the 1999 VMAs.
According to Hiphopdx.com, Jazzy Jeff said that Em and Will hit the studio together prior to Em signing with Dr. Dre. Jeff explained, "I was a big fan of Eminem's - you know, especially of his super early stuff. I just kinda reached out to him, 'Yo man, big fan. Would love to do some stuff.' And he ended up comin' to Philly and we went in the studio, and just knocked out some stuff. It was crazy, because that was one of the times that Will [Smith] was in town."
Jazzy Jeff said that when Will got to the studio, he played him "Just the Two of Us" -- which ended up appearing on The Slim Shady EP. The song -- like Will's song with the same name, sampled Bill Withers' "Just The Two Of Us."
Jeff continued, "Will listened to it, and Will looked at him and said, 'You're either gonna be the biggest flop in Hip Hop, or you're gonna be the biggest thing that we've ever seen in Hip Hop. And [Eminem] never forgot that."
When asked what Will thought about Em's diss years later, he said, "That kinda stuff, he just brushes off. The funny thing was, I ended up deejaying at an Em show in Detroit. And when I went in there, he kinda came to me and was like, 'Yo man, when I said that stuff about Will, he wasn't mad?' I said, 'Nah, he doesn't care about that stuff.' [Eminem added], 'That was just me stickin' up for [Dr.] Dre and that point in time."