*Yes, Beyonce has a sense of humor. Even when it involves her hair … and a fan.
The singer is poking fun at herself by revamping the lyrics to her hit song “Halo” to give a nod to her bad hair day, so to speak, at her concert on Monday in Canada.
If you haven’t heard, Bey had crouched down on the edge of the stage at the Bell Centre in Montreal to sing the ballad when her weave, er, hair got swept up into the blades of big ol’ fan in front of the audience pit.
Like a true pro, she continued to perform as assistants and security guards came to her rescue. No biggy dor Bey. We’ve seen her tumble and fall and several occasions and not miss a beat. Same thing with this incident. Well, after the show, Beyonce had some fun with the situation with a post on her Instagram page.
She shared a photo of her handwritten lyrics for the reworked version of “Halo,” which read: “Gravity can’t begiiiin/to pull me out of the fan again/I felt my hair was yankiiin/From the fan that’s always hatiiiin… I got snatched (sic)!”
If you’re wondering why she was on the floor near the fan in the first place, here’s the breakdown via UsMagazine.com:
“Bey’s hair got caught in the fan because she went downstage to an area she normally doesn’t go for a fan… There was a girl in the front who was holding up a sign with a bucket list on it of all the things she wanted to do with her life. It was things like, ‘graduate from college’ and all the boxes were checked except the last one, which was, ‘Sing With Beyonce!’
“Beyonce was so moved she went down into the pit to sing Halo with the girl to give her her final wish. She wasn’t even thinking of the fan – she was focused on the girl she was trying to do something nice for and it was unprompted. It really came from a good place.”
*A super (aggressive) fan of singer Keri Hilson decided he wanted to show her some up close and personal, hands-on love at her recent gig in Paris.
For the stan’s effort, we’re sure you’re not surprised to learn that he got the crap beat out of him … as you’ll see in the video below.
By the way, Miss Hilson wants her superfan to know that even though he scared the bejesus out of her, she didn’t like the way he was treated, aka beatdown.
“To the guy who ran on stage & stole a kiss, I love you too,” she informed via Twitter. “Didn’t appreciate how u were handled. But next time, enjoy from the audience… I just learned that dude jumped from the 2nd story balcony for the task… OK, so maybe he was a lil crazy! Just jokes. I love my fans…”
And in case you think she got hit with one the roundhouses being thrown at the “fan,” you needn’t worry she says:
“I hear it looks like I got hit during the fan incident? Oh please. Not a scratch. But I felt kinda bad for dude…”
In spite of Keri’s good wishes – and we could be wrong here – but we don’t think “dude” will try that move again anytime soon, if ever.
*Old school rocker Nils Lofgren isn’t gonna like this one bit, but a year and a half after being released from prison for dog fighting charges, Michael Vick is leading the vote getter for the upcoming NFL Pro Bowl.
As of Wednesday morning the the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback had 729,838 fan votes, nearly 39,000 more than second-place Peyton Manning, the NFL said Wednesday. Manning topped the balloting two weeks ago before being surpassed by Vick.
It’s the latest evidence many fans seem willing to forgive Vick for the vicious dogfighting operation that sent him to prison for 18 months – and embrace his stunning return to NFL stardom. A backup to start the season, Vick has led the Eagles to first place in the NFC East, accounting for 21 touchdowns and throwing just two interceptions.
Manning had 691,146 votes, which led the AFC, followed by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (623,074), Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (591,598) and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (547,340).
Online Pro Bowl voting ends Dec. 20. The teams are picked by a combination of fans’, players’ and coaches’ votes.
Rock guitarist Nils Lofgren is so outraged by the amount of praise heaped upon Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick that he took time out of his schedule to write an open letter about it “to the men and women of the sports reporting community.”
*Baseball isn’t really as active and celebrated as maybe football right now, but the excitement certainly picked up in Yankee Stadium Monday night during Game 3 between the Texas Rangers and the Yankees.
A-Rod obviously had been dating this fan’s woman and he wanted to go upside his head. But it’s highly unlikely that this scenario is playing itself out anywhere, but in the fan’s mind. (more…)