Skip to content

Beyonce Pregnant, Phoenix’s Mars Weds Coppola

  • Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards, Beyonce flaunted a very visible baby bump. After her performance, the pregnant singer unbuttoned her jacket and rubbed her tummy, as the camera panned to an elated Jay-Z, who received a congratulatory “hey, Dad!” slap on the back from his pal and collaborator Kanye West. Earlier this summer, Beyonce, 29, said, “I feel like a woman. I feel like I’m very aware of who I am. I feel great and I feel like 30 is the ideal age [to start a family], because you’re mature enough to know who you are and to have your boundaries and your standards, and not be afraid, too polite — but you’re young enough to be a young woman… I’m so looking forward to it.” [MTV]

  • Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars and director Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) were married Saturday in a intimate ceremony in Bernalda, Italy, where Coppola’s father, director Francis Ford Coppola, owns a 19th-century villa. The couple, who already have two daughters together (Romy and Cosima), invited some 80 guests, including Star Wars director George Lucas. [People]

  • Parisian singer Charlotte Gainsbourg, the daughter of the legendary French crooner Serge Gainsbourg, is previewing her upcoming album Stage Whisper, an 18-track collection of live and unreleased songs out November 18, with the song “White Telephone.” Beck, who produced Gainsbourg’s IRM album, also handles production with Stage Whisper, as well as on her Terrible Angels EP, which will arrive first, on September 6. [Pitchfork]

  • This weekend at England’s Reading Music Festival, The Strokes tapped Pulp frontman Jarvis Cockerto perform a cover of The Cars‘ classic “Just What I Needed.” Watch below.

  • Jane’s Addiction were forced to cancel their appearances at England’s Reading and Leeds music festivals this weekend due to Perry Farrell‘s illness.When the band began warming up backstage, the singer stepped to the mic and “literally nothing came out of his voice,” says guitarist Dave Navarro. “A doctor diagnosed Perry with an upper respiratory infection and told him that speaking, let alone singing, was out of the question… We’re more than sincerely apologetic to all our fans who came to see us. We were all gutted, so gutted.” [NME]

  • On November 20, influential singer-songwriter Jeff Mangum‘s ’90s indie-pop and folk bandNeutral Milk Hotel will release a massive vinyl-only box set collecting their entire catalogue, including their 1998 classic In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, plus 15 previously unreleased tracks and other goodies. Stream the previously unreleased “Oh Sister” / “Ferris Wheel on Fire” over at the band’s new website now. [Pitchfork]