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Did Beyonce go to the Met Gala 2021?

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How to Watch 'The Daily Show': Where It's Streaming, New Episode Schedule & This Week's Guests

Pitchfork 13 September, 2021 - 08:30pm

If you're wondering when to expect new episodes, who the new guests are this week, and where you can stream The Daily Show right now, we've got you covered with a handy guide. Here's everything you ned to know about how to watch The Daily Show, from the new episode of the day to older episodes from years past,

New episodes air on Comedy Central Monday through Thursday, at 11pm ET/PT.

Following the early pandemic production switch, which saw Trevor Noah filming in his own apartment as "The Daily Social Distaning Show", The Daily Show makes a return to filming in-studio when it returns on September 13 - but not the same studio. The Daily Show formerly filmed in its own studios, but with the return to Season 26, production will move to ViacomCBS headquarters. You can watch the trailer for "The New Era" below.

Yes! Episodes are available the next morning to stream on Paramount+ and at Comedy Central’s website.

Certain cable and streaming subscribers can access Seasons 21-26 on the Comedy Central website, but you will need to log in to your subscription before you can access them. Paramount+ also has previous episodes of Seasons 21-26 available to stream, as well as the 2019 run of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Global Edition.

Unfortunately, if you want to watch The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, you won't find full episodes available to stream or purchase online anywhere in the U.S. However, the Comedy Central website has a substantial amount of clips available from Season 3 to Season 20, which means you can piece together most of the episodes dating back to 1999, but you'll have to watch them in a series of short clips.

Additionally, fans of Stewart's pointed political commentary can look forward to The Problem with Jon Stewart, his new Apple TV+ series, which debuts on Thursday, September 30. The new series is described as "a multiple-season, single-issue series, taking a deep-dive on the most important topics that are currently part of the national conversation. In this new Apple Original series, Stewart will be in discussion with the people who are impacted by the issue — as well as those who have a hand in creating the impact. Together, they will discuss tangible steps that can lead to a solutionary path forward." The weekly series also has a companion podcast, launching on the same day.

Finally, if you're a fan of the too often ignored The Daily Show with Craig Kilborn, there are unfortunately no options to stream or purchase the first two seasons at the moment, nor are there any clips available on the Comedy Central website. But we'll be sure to update this space if that changes!

Many of the correspondents have gone on to illustrious careers after their time on The Daily Show. Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Samantha Bee, and Larry Wilmore all have gone on to host their own topical talk shows. Steve Carell (The Office), Ed Helms (The Hangover trilogy), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Michael Che (Saturday Night Live), Aasif Mandvi (Evil), Josh Gad (Frozen), Kristen Schaal (Bob’s Burgers) and Rachael Harris (Lucifer) are just some of the correspondents that went on create a name for themselves in the acting sphere.

Stewart left The Daily Show in 2015, and Trevor Noah took over the anchor job. His style, while still covering the day’s news, took on a younger tone, aiming the show toward the younger demographic that Noah brought in. In 2020, Noah started doing the show out of his New York City apartment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During that time, the show changed its name to The Daily Social Distancing Show With Trevor Noah.

On September 13, 2021, The Daily Show With Trevor Noah returns with its original title as the show returns to the studio. The new studio space promises to have “state-of-the-art production capabilities, allowing the show to create and deliver a greater range of content across all platforms.”

“Just like the rest of the world we’re excited to leave our homes and get back to working in the same space as other human beings,” said Trevor Noah. “We’re not 100% back to normal yet but we’re gonna make the best of it and enjoy making the show from the heart of Times Square.”

Tiffany & Co. drops new video for Beyoncé, Jay-Z’s ‘About Love’

Yahoo News 13 September, 2021 - 06:05pm

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “About Love” Tiffany & Co. campaign continues its rollout. In a new video, the power couple appears together as Queen Bey sings “Moon River.”

Beyoncé and Jay-Z made major headlines when they announced their collaboration with Tiffany & Co last month, theGrio previously reported. At the time of the announcement, Alexandre Arnault, Tiffany & Co. EVP of product and communications, referred to the couple as, “the epitome of the modern love story.”

“As a brand that has always stood for love, strength and self-expression, we could not think of a more iconic couple that better represents Tiffany’s values. We are honored to have the Carters as a part of the Tiffany family.”

Now, more information has been released regarding the campaign and the brand’s pledge to donate to HBCU’s, along with a lush new commercial with the couple.

The romantic video is directed by Emmanuel Adjei, who was co-director of Beyoncé’s acclaimed film Black is King, per The Hollywood Reporter. Shot at Orum House in Los Angeles, Beyoncé is first seen playing the piano and singing the iconic tune originally sung in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

As she serenades her husband, he films her on a Super 8 camera. In the video, Beyoncé wears the same Tiffany diamond she wore in the campaign photos released last month, while Jay wears Jean Schlumberger’s Bird on a Rock brooch.

Along with the video, more information was released on the About Love Scholarship Program, which was created with BeyGOOD and the Shawn Carter Foundation. The brand has pledged, “to donate $2 million dollars in scholarship funding for students enrolled at five of the U.S.’s historically black colleges and universities who are focused on the arts.”

The participating schools include Pennsylvania’s Lincoln University, Virginia’s Norfolk State University, North Carolina’s Bennett College, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and Ohio’s Central State University. The application deadline is Sept. 26, and applicants must qualify for financial aid, and “pursue a degree in creative fields, like visual arts, performance, or design; history; or communications.”

Dr. Jack Thomas, president of Central State University, shared in a statement, “This opportunity is timely as our students come from many different socioeconomic backgrounds. These funds will have a tremendous effect on who we recruit and our students’ success as they move on to graduate and professional schools and into their careers.”

The “About Love” campaign has not been without controversy, as theGrio previously reported. The use of the Tiffany diamond came under fire by many online, who questioned the use of what they perceived as a blood diamond for the campaign involving the Black superstars. According to the U.N., it is not, but the diamond industry has a horrific history.

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s never-before-seen painting entitled Equals Pi, shown in the first promotional photos, also drew some side-eye, specifically from the late artist’s friends and frequent collaborators, who said that using it commercially was something Basquiat would not have approved of.

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I’ve had dinner with Jay-Z, but is it worth passing on $500,000?

Yahoo News 13 September, 2021 - 12:29pm

A viral meme has been circulating across the internet about whether you should take $500,000 in cash to invest as you see best or have dinner with Jay-Z where he could, presumably, give you wisdom and put you on game to help propel you to multi-millionaire or billionaire status.

I have been in the culture media business for over two decades, and in that time I’ve interviewed and hung out with Jay-Z on many occasions. The man is smart and funny and dinner with him would be a great time. I’ll never forget the time we were backstage at a Destiny’s Child concert in Philly, waiting for them to finish so that he could hang with his then-girlfriend Beyoncé. There were about eight people with Jay that day and we were seated on some couches with about 30 minutes left until Bey came out.

While we waited, Jay took over the moment and led us all into a song. He pointed at one person and told them to make a rhythmic sound. Then he coached another person to come in behind the first one, adding to the beat. Then he pointed to another person and another, bringing everyone in, making everyone feel comfortable and a part of the moment. Soon there was this big, weird, funky beat being driven by eight people, including me, where we were making percussive whoops, or claps, or dings, or table bangs or whatever you could think of. Everyone was smiling and into the creative musical session that ended in Jay doing a cool little freestyle on top of it all and then concluded the beat. It was fun!

During another time, we were on a private jet flying somewhere. Fried chicken wings and red wine were being served on the aircraft. I remember holding my glass with my fingers gripping the bowl of the glass rather than the stem, prompting Jay to ask me, “You know why you’re supposed to hold the stem and not the bowl?” I could tell that he loved that he, from the ‘hood, knew more about this high-falutin cultural minutiae than a guy from the middle-class suburbs. He finished his thought: “Because your fingers apply heat to the wine that can change its flavor.”

There’s also the time when we played Guts, which was then Jay-Z’s favorite game. There were nine rich men sitting around a table ponying up thousands of dollars a hand to play a game where you’re dealt two cards. You decide whether or not to stay in the hand based solely on your two cards and reading other people’s faces. If you lose, you must replace the pot all by yourself — the pots were routinely $3,000, $5,000, or $10,000. I have no idea why I was playing. I was not rich.

By 11 p.m. I was down $5,000 and I was freaking out. But I thought I was in good shape when I got dealt two Jacks. I was the only one in the hand when it was Jay’s turn to decide whether or not to stay in. The pot was about $3,000 — which was pennies to him and a lot of money to me. But I’m a fool. He looked me over, trying to decide if I was bluffing. We had been playing for hours and I had not bluffed once. At the time, I was working on a Rolling Stone cover story and I said, “If I beat you, I’m putting it in the story.” Jay replied, “But will you put it in the story if you lose?” He stayed in. I proudly put down my two Jacks. He looked at my hand with this condescending, dismissive look that essentially said, ‘That’s cute,’ and my heart sank. He laid down two queens and reached out to rake in the pot while I asked someone if I could borrow $3,000.

During another time with Jay-Z, we broke bread in the Hamptons once at a big table of 10. Aaliyah was sitting across from me. I was talking to her and getting lost in her beauty when someone at the other end of the table made a condescending joke about wearing flip flops as if that was the corniest thing in the world. Then they realized that I was wearing flip flops, but that I hadn’t said anything. Dame Dash started dissing me, saying what do you do when someone disses flip flops and you’re wearing flip flops? Jay was at the head of the table, laughing uproariously, making Dame’s joke seem even bigger. Having Jay-Z laugh at you in front of a bunch of people is so … fun!

One last story. It’s November of 2007 and then-Senator Barack Obama is in New York for a round of fundraisers. He does one at the home of a famous record executive and both Jay-Z and I were invited. The space was so crowded that it took minutes just to wade through the sea of people and get away from the door. As I was trying to do that, Jay and Beyoncé came in behind me. I turned to say what’s up. Jay said, “Yo family, do me a favor. Do my cufflinks?” He was in a tux and when he held up his wrist I could see he had a silver cufflink in his hand and empty eyelets at the end of his shirt. I thought to myself, ‘What? I’m not your butler.’ I glanced at Beyoncé as if to say, ‘Shouldn’t your woman do that for you?’ He looked at me as if to say, ‘I said what I said.’ I thought, ‘He’s done a solid giving me a ton of interviews over the year and it’ll only take a second. I don’t want to say no. Screw it.” So I took his cufflinks from his hand. I tried to put the link through both holes at once so it’d be done faster, but, I found out, that’s harder to do.

I tried to push the first cufflink through once, failed, then again, missed, then a third time, and missed again. Each time I had to start all over. My embarrassment slowly grew — I wanted to do this quickly and not risk someone see me doing Jay-Z’s cufflink for him. And with all of this flooding into my mind it’s getting even harder to get that little link into the little holes and it’s all taking way longer than I wanted to and then Jay-Z said, “Hurry up.” ‘Damn,’ I thought. ‘I’m doing you a favor at risk of my self-esteem and you’re saying “hurry up” like I work for you or something?’

I finally got it in and walked away but before I did, I smiled at him and gave him a pound because hey, it’s Jay-Z.

My sarcasm and my cherry picking of these stories from the time we’ve spent together, is meant to be funny at my expense, not Jay-Z’s. He’s got a big ego but he’s truly fun, smart, cool, and a good brother to hang out with. He can say wise things and he retains enough humility to truly listen to others. He’s a good dude and a people person who’s fun to argue with because he likes to mix it up and he knows when to laugh to diffuse the moment. I say all that to say having dinner with Jay-Z would be fun even though he’ll probably tease you here and there.

That said, Jay-Z is not some business genius who knows secrets that can make the difference between you becoming wealthy or not. He used capital and relationships based on people wanting to associate their brand with his cool factor to sell products and make deals that have in turn made him wealthy. He made Rocawear and D’Usse sell because fans trust his taste. He was allowed to invest in Uber and buy major artwork and create Tidal and sell it to Square because time, and again, people, have thought that being in business with him would result in his cool factor rubbing off on their brands or their investments.

Jay-Z’s done well by making others want to be in business with him and making an audience of young men trust him. This is not a road you could travel and there’s nothing he could tell you that would help you do that.

Of course, Jay-Z would tell you that you should’ve taken the $500,000. That’s more valuable than dinner with Jay-Z. The path to wealth isn’t opaque; it’s just that most people don’t know the roadmap and don’t have the capital to invest nor the time to wait for those investments to grow. They have to use the dollars they made today to fend off tomorrow’s bills. But people make big money by creating companies that are successful and/or investing in companies that are successful. Some people get to wealth via a salary but very few.

If you suddenly had $500,000 to invest you should look to buy income-generating real estate — a place that has tenants so you’re getting rental income while the value of your investment is rising. You should also invest chunks of it into Bitcoin and Ethereum and blue-chip stocks like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Tesla. All of that would lead to your $500,000 multiplying in value over the subsequent decade. If you can take that $500,000 and put it into investments for many years then it’ll balloon into wealth. Either that, or, if you have the passion and the acumen, you can use a large chunk of that $500,000 to start your own business and work 80-100 hours a week at making it into a success. If it blows up maybe one day you’ll have people investing in your company.

The point is, there isn’t some magical formula that only the wealthy have — as if they can whisper it to you and then all of a sudden you have the cheat code on how to be wealthy. A lot of people seem to believe that the wealthy know something they don’t, but the truth is that the wealthy are people who took capital and invested it in strong financial vehicles over several years (or they inherited it.) Warren Buffett (a business friend of Jay-Z) says it’s not about timing the market, it’s about time in the market. You don’t need Jay-Z to tell you that.

And the thing that’ll really bake your noodle is, even if you don’t suddenly inherit $500,000, if you can take a slice of your income every month — maybe $250, maybe $500, no more than $1,000 — and invest it in a few of the elite financial vehicles I mentioned (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Tesla), invest it no matter what, rain or shine, up or down, and don’t sell for five to ten years, at the end of that time you’ll have a lot of money. Not to mention, building Black wealth is the key to building Black political power in the future.

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I’ve had dinner with Jay-Z, but is it worth passing on $500,000?

hotpress.com 13 September, 2021 - 12:29pm

A viral meme has been circulating across the internet about whether you should take $500,000 in cash to invest as you see best or have dinner with Jay-Z where he could, presumably, give you wisdom and put you on game to help propel you to multi-millionaire or billionaire status.

I have been in the culture media business for over two decades, and in that time I’ve interviewed and hung out with Jay-Z on many occasions. The man is smart and funny and dinner with him would be a great time. I’ll never forget the time we were backstage at a Destiny’s Child concert in Philly, waiting for them to finish so that he could hang with his then-girlfriend Beyoncé. There were about eight people with Jay that day and we were seated on some couches with about 30 minutes left until Bey came out.

While we waited, Jay took over the moment and led us all into a song. He pointed at one person and told them to make a rhythmic sound. Then he coached another person to come in behind the first one, adding to the beat. Then he pointed to another person and another, bringing everyone in, making everyone feel comfortable and a part of the moment. Soon there was this big, weird, funky beat being driven by eight people, including me, where we were making percussive whoops, or claps, or dings, or table bangs or whatever you could think of. Everyone was smiling and into the creative musical session that ended in Jay doing a cool little freestyle on top of it all and then concluded the beat. It was fun!

During another time, we were on a private jet flying somewhere. Fried chicken wings and red wine were being served on the aircraft. I remember holding my glass with my fingers gripping the bowl of the glass rather than the stem, prompting Jay to ask me, “You know why you’re supposed to hold the stem and not the bowl?” I could tell that he loved that he, from the ‘hood, knew more about this high-falutin cultural minutiae than a guy from the middle-class suburbs. He finished his thought: “Because your fingers apply heat to the wine that can change its flavor.”

There’s also the time when we played Guts, which was then Jay-Z’s favorite game. There were nine rich men sitting around a table ponying up thousands of dollars a hand to play a game where you’re dealt two cards. You decide whether or not to stay in the hand based solely on your two cards and reading other people’s faces. If you lose, you must replace the pot all by yourself — the pots were routinely $3,000, $5,000, or $10,000. I have no idea why I was playing. I was not rich.

By 11 p.m. I was down $5,000 and I was freaking out. But I thought I was in good shape when I got dealt two Jacks. I was the only one in the hand when it was Jay’s turn to decide whether or not to stay in. The pot was about $3,000 — which was pennies to him and a lot of money to me. But I’m a fool. He looked me over, trying to decide if I was bluffing. We had been playing for hours and I had not bluffed once. At the time, I was working on a Rolling Stone cover story and I said, “If I beat you, I’m putting it in the story.” Jay replied, “But will you put it in the story if you lose?” He stayed in. I proudly put down my two Jacks. He looked at my hand with this condescending, dismissive look that essentially said, ‘That’s cute,’ and my heart sank. He laid down two queens and reached out to rake in the pot while I asked someone if I could borrow $3,000.

During another time with Jay-Z, we broke bread in the Hamptons once at a big table of 10. Aaliyah was sitting across from me. I was talking to her and getting lost in her beauty when someone at the other end of the table made a condescending joke about wearing flip flops as if that was the corniest thing in the world. Then they realized that I was wearing flip flops, but that I hadn’t said anything. Dame Dash started dissing me, saying what do you do when someone disses flip flops and you’re wearing flip flops? Jay was at the head of the table, laughing uproariously, making Dame’s joke seem even bigger. Having Jay-Z laugh at you in front of a bunch of people is so … fun!

One last story. It’s November of 2007 and then-Senator Barack Obama is in New York for a round of fundraisers. He does one at the home of a famous record executive and both Jay-Z and I were invited. The space was so crowded that it took minutes just to wade through the sea of people and get away from the door. As I was trying to do that, Jay and Beyoncé came in behind me. I turned to say what’s up. Jay said, “Yo family, do me a favor. Do my cufflinks?” He was in a tux and when he held up his wrist I could see he had a silver cufflink in his hand and empty eyelets at the end of his shirt. I thought to myself, ‘What? I’m not your butler.’ I glanced at Beyoncé as if to say, ‘Shouldn’t your woman do that for you?’ He looked at me as if to say, ‘I said what I said.’ I thought, ‘He’s done a solid giving me a ton of interviews over the year and it’ll only take a second. I don’t want to say no. Screw it.” So I took his cufflinks from his hand. I tried to put the link through both holes at once so it’d be done faster, but, I found out, that’s harder to do.

I tried to push the first cufflink through once, failed, then again, missed, then a third time, and missed again. Each time I had to start all over. My embarrassment slowly grew — I wanted to do this quickly and not risk someone see me doing Jay-Z’s cufflink for him. And with all of this flooding into my mind it’s getting even harder to get that little link into the little holes and it’s all taking way longer than I wanted to and then Jay-Z said, “Hurry up.” ‘Damn,’ I thought. ‘I’m doing you a favor at risk of my self-esteem and you’re saying “hurry up” like I work for you or something?’

I finally got it in and walked away but before I did, I smiled at him and gave him a pound because hey, it’s Jay-Z.

My sarcasm and my cherry picking of these stories from the time we’ve spent together, is meant to be funny at my expense, not Jay-Z’s. He’s got a big ego but he’s truly fun, smart, cool, and a good brother to hang out with. He can say wise things and he retains enough humility to truly listen to others. He’s a good dude and a people person who’s fun to argue with because he likes to mix it up and he knows when to laugh to diffuse the moment. I say all that to say having dinner with Jay-Z would be fun even though he’ll probably tease you here and there.

That said, Jay-Z is not some business genius who knows secrets that can make the difference between you becoming wealthy or not. He used capital and relationships based on people wanting to associate their brand with his cool factor to sell products and make deals that have in turn made him wealthy. He made Rocawear and D’Usse sell because fans trust his taste. He was allowed to invest in Uber and buy major artwork and create Tidal and sell it to Square because time, and again, people, have thought that being in business with him would result in his cool factor rubbing off on their brands or their investments.

Jay-Z’s done well by making others want to be in business with him and making an audience of young men trust him. This is not a road you could travel and there’s nothing he could tell you that would help you do that.

Of course, Jay-Z would tell you that you should’ve taken the $500,000. That’s more valuable than dinner with Jay-Z. The path to wealth isn’t opaque; it’s just that most people don’t know the roadmap and don’t have the capital to invest nor the time to wait for those investments to grow. They have to use the dollars they made today to fend off tomorrow’s bills. But people make big money by creating companies that are successful and/or investing in companies that are successful. Some people get to wealth via a salary but very few.

If you suddenly had $500,000 to invest you should look to buy income-generating real estate — a place that has tenants so you’re getting rental income while the value of your investment is rising. You should also invest chunks of it into Bitcoin and Ethereum and blue-chip stocks like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Tesla. All of that would lead to your $500,000 multiplying in value over the subsequent decade. If you can take that $500,000 and put it into investments for many years then it’ll balloon into wealth. Either that, or, if you have the passion and the acumen, you can use a large chunk of that $500,000 to start your own business and work 80-100 hours a week at making it into a success. If it blows up maybe one day you’ll have people investing in your company.

The point is, there isn’t some magical formula that only the wealthy have — as if they can whisper it to you and then all of a sudden you have the cheat code on how to be wealthy. A lot of people seem to believe that the wealthy know something they don’t, but the truth is that the wealthy are people who took capital and invested it in strong financial vehicles over several years (or they inherited it.) Warren Buffett (a business friend of Jay-Z) says it’s not about timing the market, it’s about time in the market. You don’t need Jay-Z to tell you that.

And the thing that’ll really bake your noodle is, even if you don’t suddenly inherit $500,000, if you can take a slice of your income every month — maybe $250, maybe $500, no more than $1,000 — and invest it in a few of the elite financial vehicles I mentioned (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Tesla), invest it no matter what, rain or shine, up or down, and don’t sell for five to ten years, at the end of that time you’ll have a lot of money. Not to mention, building Black wealth is the key to building Black political power in the future.

Have you subscribed to theGrio’s “Dear Culture” podcast? Download our newest episodes now!

TheGrio is now on Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Roku. Download theGrio.com today!

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Bey rarely shares photos of her kids.

The Broncos have an ownership situation that, if not settled among the family members of the late Pat Bowlen, will result in a 2022 sale. If the team is sold, two potential buyers have emerged. Via A.J. Perez of FrontOfficeSports.com, a pair of names “keep popping up” as new owners of the Broncos: Amazon founder [more]

Beyoncé made her whereabouts very clear earlier today.

Beyoncé and daughter Blue Ivy Carter, 9, were both 2021 MTV VMAs winners, although their category wasn't presented during the telecast on Sept. 12.

"Most exciting thing from that franchise since, well, ever," one fan wrote.

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Beyoncé makes 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' her own in a gorgeous reimagining of 'Moon River'

Access 13 September, 2021 - 09:24am

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are back with another stunning spin on the Audrey Hepburn era of Tiffany's jewelry.

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z are back with another stunning spin on the Audrey Hepburn era of Tiffany's jewelry

In a video ad released Monday and directed by Emmanuel Adjei, Beyoncé is shown setting off on a private jet while Jay-Z sits at a typewriter and watches back footage he shot of the two of them together, until the singer arrives back home and reunites with her husband. The "Black is King" artist sings a haunting rendition of "Moon River" while playing the piano in some shots, while Jay-Z captures the moment on a Super 8 camera. 

"Two drifters off to see the world / There's such a lot of world to see," Beyoncé croons. "We're after the same rainbow's end / Moon river and me" 

Hepburn originally sang "Moon River" for "Breakfast at Tiffany's," which went on to win best original song at the 1961 Academy Awards. 

Beyoncé's look, a form-fitting, floor-length black gown and gloves with a chic updo, is also reminiscent of Hepburn; Jay-Z's hair style appears to be an homage to artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose previouslynever-before-seen work of art titled "Equals Pi" – largely covered in Tiffany blue – also appears in the ad campaign. 

"ABOUT LOVE tells a love story of longing, reunion and a bond that transcends space and time," reads the video caption. 

The video debuted on Tiffany's social media accounts and website Monday, two days before the originally-set launch date on Wednesday. 

Beyoncé and Jay-Z stunned fans last month when they debuted a new campaign titled "About Love" for Tiffany & Co. featuring the singer wearing the brand's iconic 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond, becoming only the fourth woman – and first Black woman – ever to do so since it was found in 1877. 

Previous wearers of the diamond, reportedly worth over $30 million, were socialite Mrs. E. Sheldon Whitehouse in 1957, Audrey Hepburn in 1961 while promoting "Breakfast at Tiffany's," and Lady Gaga at the 2019 Academy Awards. 

“Beyoncé and JAY-Z are the epitome of the modern love story," Alexandre Arnault, Tiffany's executive vice president of product and communications said in a statement at the time. "As a brand that has always stood for love, strength and self-expression, we could not think of a more iconic couple that better represents Tiffany’s values. We are honored to have the Carters as a part of the Tiffany family.” 

The ad debuted on Beyoncé's Instagram page Aug. 23 before Tiffany's added a new video to its social media channels and an image at the top of its website. 

"As part of a private collection from its creation until now, this campaign marks the work-of-art’s first public appearance, propelling Tiffany’s long-standing tradition of working with New York creatives forward," reads a Tiffany & Co. press release shared Monday. "Ushering in a new brand identity, this campaign embodies the beauty of love through time and all its diverse facets, forging a new vision of love today."

Tiffany & Co. also previously pledged to donate $2 million to scholarship and internship programs for HBCUs as a part of the Carters' partnership. The company announced Monday that the money would go to students in arts and creative fields at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, Norfolk State University in Virginia, Bennett College in North Carolina, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Central State University in Ohio; as well as "select state schools." 

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Beyoncé and JAY-Z Just Released a Dreamy "Breakfast At Tiffany's"-Inspired Short Film

Yahoo Lifestyle 13 September, 2021 - 07:03am

On August 23—just weeks ahead of her 40th birthday—Beyoncé revealed the news that she and her husband JAY-Z are the newest ambassadors for Tiffany & Co.'s new "About Love" campaign. The collaboration features a series of stunning shots of the Carters, including Beyoncé wearing the iconic 128.54-carat Tiffany Yellow Diamond.

Now, the couple has released the official campaign visual. The short film was directed by Emmanuel Adjei at Orum House, a three-story home overlooking Bel Air in Los Angeles that was personally selected by the Carters. Featuring Beyoncé singing an updated version of the song "Moon River"—made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's—the cinematic visuals pay homage to the 1960s, with many shots captured by JAY-Z on a Super 8 Camera. As the glass-walled house offers glittering views of LA, the vignette begins with JAY-Z typing at a typewriter as he regards a video of his muse singing at the piano. We then flash to whimsical moments of the couple embracing, popping champagne, and, of course, subtly showing off their Tiffany jewels, all while Beyoncé croons.

Along with the famed Tiffany diamond and several other jewels, the pop star evokes Holly Golightly in a tousled updo and little black dress while her husband wears Tiffany's legendary Bird on a Rock brooch, reimagined as cufflinks. The brooch was originally designed by Jean Schlumberger, a French jewelry designer known for dressing high society’s elite in the 1960s and '70s.

Along with the official campaign film, the couple also shared a behind the scenes video of how it all came together. In a series of dreamy clips from the set, Beyoncé and JAY-Z can be seen preparing for each shot, as well as greeting their 9-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy—the oldest of their three children, who also include 4-year-old twins Rumi and Sir.

In another behind the scenes moment, the rapper playfully jokes to his wife that he wants an engagement ring. "I want you to engage me," he quips, to which Beyoncé promptly replies: "I will engage you." Later, she looks at the camera and says "Twenty years...twenty years next year," alluding to the anniversary of the year she and JAY-Z began dating. The pair married in 2008.

The videos come days after the Carters and Tiffany & Co. announced that, in addition to their campaign collaboration, they were also teaming up for the About Love Scholarship. In partnership with Tiffany & Co., the couple's philanthropic initiatives—BeyGOOD and the Shawn Carter Foundation—are offering tuition for students attending five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

The total amount of $2 million will be distributed amongst students pursuing the arts and creative fields at the following private and state schools: Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, Norfolk State University in Virginia, Bennett College in North Carolina, University of Arkansas Pine Bluff and Central State University in Ohio. Interested students can apply at each individual institution from now until September 26 at 11:59 ET.

For more on the "About Love" campaign and scholarship, you can visit tiffany.com. And don't miss the full campaign video and behind the scenes clips above.

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Beyoncé and JAY-Z Just Released a Dreamy "Breakfast At Tiffany's"-Inspired Short Film

HYPEBEAST 13 September, 2021 - 07:03am

On August 23—just weeks ahead of her 40th birthday—Beyoncé revealed the news that she and her husband JAY-Z are the newest ambassadors for Tiffany & Co.'s new "About Love" campaign. The collaboration features a series of stunning shots of the Carters, including Beyoncé wearing the iconic 128.54-carat Tiffany Yellow Diamond.

Now, the couple has released the official campaign visual. The short film was directed by Emmanuel Adjei at Orum House, a three-story home overlooking Bel Air in Los Angeles that was personally selected by the Carters. Featuring Beyoncé singing an updated version of the song "Moon River"—made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's—the cinematic visuals pay homage to the 1960s, with many shots captured by JAY-Z on a Super 8 Camera. As the glass-walled house offers glittering views of LA, the vignette begins with JAY-Z typing at a typewriter as he regards a video of his muse singing at the piano. We then flash to whimsical moments of the couple embracing, popping champagne, and, of course, subtly showing off their Tiffany jewels, all while Beyoncé croons.

Along with the famed Tiffany diamond and several other jewels, the pop star evokes Holly Golightly in a tousled updo and little black dress while her husband wears Tiffany's legendary Bird on a Rock brooch, reimagined as cufflinks. The brooch was originally designed by Jean Schlumberger, a French jewelry designer known for dressing high society’s elite in the 1960s and '70s.

Along with the official campaign film, the couple also shared a behind the scenes video of how it all came together. In a series of dreamy clips from the set, Beyoncé and JAY-Z can be seen preparing for each shot, as well as greeting their 9-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy—the oldest of their three children, who also include 4-year-old twins Rumi and Sir.

In another behind the scenes moment, the rapper playfully jokes to his wife that he wants an engagement ring. "I want you to engage me," he quips, to which Beyoncé promptly replies: "I will engage you." Later, she looks at the camera and says "Twenty years...twenty years next year," alluding to the anniversary of the year she and JAY-Z began dating. The pair married in 2008.

The videos come days after the Carters and Tiffany & Co. announced that, in addition to their campaign collaboration, they were also teaming up for the About Love Scholarship. In partnership with Tiffany & Co., the couple's philanthropic initiatives—BeyGOOD and the Shawn Carter Foundation—are offering tuition for students attending five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

The total amount of $2 million will be distributed amongst students pursuing the arts and creative fields at the following private and state schools: Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, Norfolk State University in Virginia, Bennett College in North Carolina, University of Arkansas Pine Bluff and Central State University in Ohio. Interested students can apply at each individual institution from now until September 26 at 11:59 ET.

For more on the "About Love" campaign and scholarship, you can visit tiffany.com. And don't miss the full campaign video and behind the scenes clips above.

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