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Jay-Z Turns 43; Beyonce Releases Trailer from Upcoming Documentary

In Jay-Z and Beyonce Land, we imagine Dec. 4 is a fabulous excuse to celebrate, as it is Jay’s 43rd birthday today—but for the rest of us, we can add to the celebration our excitement over the trailer Bey has released for her much-anticipated HBO documentary airing next Feb. 13.

The trailer provides us with quick shots of her glittering life, sure to be a voyeur’s dream. We see her hugging Jay-Z, performing at concerts around the world and showing her baby bump when daughter Blue Ivy was still inside.

“I always battled with how much do I reveal about myself?” Knowles says in a voiceover. “If I’m scared, be scared. Allow it. Release it.”

Speaking of Blue Ivy, the adorable baby greeted the world on January 7, 2012, kicking off what turned out to be a wonderful year for her dad. This year saw Jay have his first daughter, team up with fellow rap god Kanye West for the monumental global Watch the Throne tour,  have his spectacular wife be named as People magazine’s “Most Beautiful Woman” of 2012, personally christen Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center as the home of his Brooklyn Nets, and see the reelection of his buddy Barack Obama—after he and Beyonce solidified their status as major power players after they raised $4 million for his campaign in a star-studded gala at Jay’s 40/40 Club in Manhattan.

We can only imagine what Jay will do for an encore this year as he heads for number 44.

In the meantime, at least one website (entertainmentwise.com) was having fun with the supposed similarities between Beyonce and Kim Kardashian, as they both posted pictures of themselves wearing sexy outfits of the day yesterday. This is related to the stories that emerged over the summer that Beyonce doesn’t like Kardashian and snubbed her during Watch the Throne tour stops. But there were other pictures that also came out at the time showing the two ladies standing next each other, happily dancing at another tour stop. So it’s hard to know what to believe. But that won’t stop the stories from popping up about the alleged Beyonce-Kim feud. Anyway, the story has fun with the idea that they both are “bootylicious” and they both have men who are world famous rappers. And they both posted pictures of themselves on the Internet yesterday.

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