His clueless comments didn't just make Beyoncé squirm in her seat, her smile frozen on her face; women everywhere recoiled. Even worse, we all sucked in our stomachs, whether we're mothers or not.
It's Beyoncé's world and we're just living in it.
In his highly anticipated 12th studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay-Z rightly notes that fatherhood can be a joyful and frightful experience, especially for a rising generation of fathers whose fathers were largely absent.
When I sat down to watch Life Is But a Dream, I knew we weren't going to get much. This is Beyoncé, after all. It isn't like she woke up one morning and completely changed from the person who spent a decade denying her romance with her now-husband.
Let's get Hillary Rodham Clinton on one of these lists. What's sexier than a woman in a pants suit brokering world peace, slurping soup and discussing sanctions with the Prime Minter of Yalangistan? Trick question. There is nothing sexier.
Perhaps non-celebrities should consider following the path of Metta World Peace by naming a child after a cause, rather than a vegetable. If it's a slow news day this might be your opportunity to become a quasi-celebrity.
On the sixth-floor maternity ward / Of a hospital called Lenox Hill, / Two new parents of one little girl / Paid a very big hospital bill.
We can only guess that trademarking the name Blue Ivy will have repercussions among other celebrity parents. We foresee more celebrities choosing ever more distinctive names for their children, to strengthen their case for trademark protection.
The birth of this new celebrity baby is important because of her ability to shape the way her parents demonstrate an understanding of gender. This, in turn, will benefit the masses and help shift public perceptions and dialogue around gender.
Both the global statistics and our new exhibition at the International Museum of Women, MAMA, tell a story that is very different to the glowing and positive picture that surrounds each new celebrity birth.
There's a line in Jay-Z's beautiful new song "Glory," that he dedicated to his newborn daughter, Blue Ivy, that changed the way I look at him. It takes a real man to rap about a miscarriage.
Jay-Z is not the first man to realize he has been a misogynistic jerk only after he has a daughter. Scientists have found examples of others.
She's not even a week old, so the newborn daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z doesn't have a past yet -- except in the genealogical sense.
In honor of his first born, Jay-Z readily recorded and released a masterful song, "Glory." I readily identify with such creative inspiration and the immediate need for expression. As my wife and I await the birth of our third child, I am confident that sermonic inspiration will find me.
People angry at Kim Novak are missing the point. When someone reports a rape you're supposed to grab a pitch fork and attack. That's it. Don't think. Don't analyze. Just get a lynch mob together and go after the rapist, stupid.
Juliet argued pretty effectively that there is virtually nothing "in a name," but a new study suggests it can impact everything from your self esteem to your love life.