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Beyoncé, Solange, Jay Z, & Kelly Rowland Masquerade at Tina Knowles’ 60th Birthday

Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé, Kris Jenner, and Tina Knowles

The Knowles took over NOLA to celebrate their mother Tina’s 60th birthday. Beyoncé and Solange hosted a lavish masquerade ball in New Orleans on Saturday night with their family and friends including Jay Z, Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Hudson, Kris Jenner, The-Dream, and Gayle King.

They shut down Creole restaurant Muriel’s Jackson Square in the French Quarter for the enchanted evening, which reportedly cost over $100,000. The guest of honor, Mama Tina, arrived in a horse-drawn carriage alongside her man, actor Richard Lawson.

Fans camped out to see Bey, who snuck in from a separate entrance, donning a body-hugging dress and sparkly mask, while her younger sis beamed in yellow as she pulled up with her beau Alan Ferguson. Jay looked sharp in a black tuxedo and mask and Kelly Rowland showed off her short new ‘do.

Monica, who attended with her husband Shannon Brown, expressed her gratitude to Ms. Tina. “Thank you for encouraging me & in the worst of times reminding me. I’m Gods Child mistakes and all were all his children,” she said.

Jennifer Hudson also wished the birthday girl, writing, “Happy birthday mama Tina! Such Beautiful woman!!! N a blessing to us all!!”

See more pics from the magical masquerade below.

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Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland Crash Karaoke Session

Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland

Some Beyoncé fans were in for a big surprise when the singer crashed their karaoke session.

According to the Miami New Times, Beyoncé and Jay Z pulled up to Sing Sing Karaoke in Miami around midnight on Tuesday for an impromptu karaoke session with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

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Kelly Rowland Soaks Up the Sun in Miami Beach

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland started her new year with some fun in the sun. After partying with fellow Destiny’s Child divas Beyoncé and Michelle Williams at Diddy’s New Year’s Eve bash at the Versace mansion, the newly-engaged singer hit Miami Beach with some friends.

“The X Factor” judge stripped down from her green tunic into a purple bikini, but quickly covered back up when she spotted the paparazzi. She was all smiles as she played in the sand with some young children and kicked around a volleyball. While she wasn’t sporting her engagement ring, she did have a tattoo on her ring finger.

On Monday, the sexy singer will kick off her Sexy Abs Cardio Sculpt Bootcamp Challenge with trainer Jeanette Jenkins. She also recently shot a video with Joe for his single “Love & Sex.”

Check out more pics of Kelly’s beach body below.

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Kelly Rowland Confirms Engagement, Shows Off Diamond Ring

Kelly Rowland

Wedding bells are in the future for Kelly Rowland. The “Motivation” singer has put the rumors to rest and confirmed that she is indeed engaged.

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Kelly Rowland Addresses Engagement Rumors: ‘I Am Very Happy’

Kelly Rowland and Arsenio Hall

Is Kelly Rowland off the market? The “Motivation” singer is reportedly engaged to manager Tim Witherspoon. But she remained coy about the rumors when she visited “Arsenio” on Wednesday.

“That’s my best friend,” said Kelly, who was seen with a ring on her finger while attending Jay Z’s concert in L.A. this week. “You know what I will say… I am very happy and I believe in black love, man.”

When Arsenio pressed, she said, “You stop it now. You know how private I am.”

She also discussed her confessional single “Dirty Laundry” and what she’s learned throughout her years in the music business.

“You should want your own path,” said Kelly. “I don’t want my sister’s path, I don’t want nobody else’s path. I want my own. But it took me a long time to figure that out.”

Plus, “The X Factor” judge explained why she is the most picky judge on the show and why Simon Cowell is a diva.

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Nicki Minaj, Dame Dash, Kelly Rowland, & Wiz Khalifa Attend Jay Z’s L.A. Show

Paris Hilton and Nicki Minaj

Hov brought out the stars when his “Magna Carter World Tour” touched down at L.A.’s Staples Center on Monday. Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose, Kobe Bryant, Jessica Alba, Martin Lawrence, Taylor Lautner, Matt Kemp, and Khloe Kardashian were just some of the famous faces spotted in the audience.

Paris Hilton posed with birthday girl Nicki, while Kelly Rowland was all smiles as she held hands with her fiancé, manager Tim Witherspoon.

During the show, Jay shouted out Dame Dash’s daughter Ava and caught up with his former business partner backstage.

He brought out his pal, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, to perform “Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love)” and dedicated “Young Forever” to Nelson Mandela.

At the after party at Lure nightclub in Hollywood, the Roc Nation mogul kicked it with Wiz Khalifa and Kevin Hart. “Ahhhhh. I juss met Jay Z,” tweeted an excited Wiz.

Check out photos and footage from Mr. Carter’s L.A. show below.

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Robin Thicke, T.I., Miguel, Lorde, & Macklemore Perform at Grammy Nominations Concert

T.I., Robin Thicke, and Verdine White

The race for Grammy gold kicked off on Friday night at “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night” at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. Nominations in major categories were announced live on air during the one-hour CBS special, which featured performances from multiple nominees including Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Robin Thicke.

Seven-time nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis opened the show with “Thrift Shop,” which was nominated for Best Rap Song.

“Hopefully what we have been able to do this past year, it’s a model for other people to follow, that you do not need a record label, that you do not need a big company behind you,” said Macklemore, whose album The Heist was released independently.

Lorde delivered her Record of the Year-nominated hit “Royals,” and two-time nominee Miguel teamed with Keith Urban on a cover of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine.”

With some help from T.I. and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White, Thicke had the crowd in its feet with his Grammy-nominated hit “Blurred Lines.” His wife Paula Patton and father Alan Thicke congratulated him backstage on his three nominations.

Kelly Rowland, who was nominated for Best R&B Song for Fantasia’s “Without You,” presented Best Country Album and caught up with Lorde and LL Cool J.

Check out some backstage pics and watch the performances below.

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