Matthew Knowles Claims He's "Proud" of Beyonce

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Matthew Knowles proud of BeyonceMatthew Knowles is “Proud” of Beyonce

Beyonce shocked fans when she split from her father’s management company a few years ago, as Matthew Knowles had guided her career since she was a child. In her recent documentary, “Life is But a Dream” Beyonce explained the split: “I felt like I had to move on and not work with my dad…I don’t care if I don’t sell one record. This is bigger than the record. It’s bigger than my career. I think one of the biggest reasons I decided it was time for me to manage myself is because at some point you need your support system and you need your family.”

Now, Matthew is speaking out, saying he’s  “proud to see her as a mother,” on HLN’s Showbiz Countdown.  Matthew continued that motherhood was something “very important to her and to see her hold Blue Ivy—that’s something very special.” Matthew also said he was proud of her latest career developments, in particular performances at the Inauguration and the Super Bowl.  “I can tell that special thing when Beyoncé’s really happy. It’s a certain way she dances, it’s a certain smile that she has. And I saw that. It brought tears to my eyes.” Sounds like someone is trying to get back in B’s good graces.

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose Welcome Baby BoyAmber Rose Wiz Khalifa Baby Boy

Amber Rose has given birth to a baby boy, her first child with Wiz Khalifa. Both parents wasted no time in tweeting about the happy event. “Happy Birthday Sebastian ‘The Bash’ Taylor Thomaz!!! Everyone welcome this perfect young man into the world,” said Wiz.  Amber was equally effusive. “Happy Birthday to our baby boy Sebastian ‘The Bash’ Taylor Thomaz! I’m so happy u guys I fell in love all over again!” she gushed.

The duo, who are engaged, previously made headlines for announcing the baby would be born in an at-home, no-drugs waterbirth.

No word on whether “The Bash” will have playdates with the Kimye baby. See Wiz and Amber Rose baby photos!

Essence  Holds Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

The Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon was held yesterday at the Beverly Hills Hotel, celebrating the achievements of African American women in the entertainment industry.

2013 honorees included Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, Mara Brock Akil, Gabrielle Union, Naomie Harris and Quvenzhané Wallis. Wallis in particular was a hit at the event.  The Beasts of the Southern Wild star, 9, was presented with a Breakthrough Performance award and thanked God, Essence, her  on-set babysitter, as well as “Mr. Benh Zeitlin and the Court 13 family for believing I could actually play Hushpuppy.”

Wallis is also nominated at this weekend’s Oscars for Best Actress. See the photos at PopularCritic’s Facebook.

Rihanna and Kate Moss strip down for V Magazine….together.  The two engage in some “playful” poses. [Huffington Post]

Kim Zolciak reveals new body, but the wig is still the same. The former RHOA star dropped 30 pounds after giving birth and took to Instagram to show off the weight loss–in a bathing suit. It was 48 degrees in Atlanta at the time the photo was posted. [The Daily Mail]

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