Star Scoop: Beyoncé Takes Over The BRITS, Shakira’s Virtual Baby Shower, Nicki Minaj’s ‘American Idol’ Debut

By  January 17, 2013

In today’s Beyoncé 2013 takeover news, the “Love on Top” phenom is headed to The BRITS. A year after the release of 4 and the birth of she and husband Jay-Z‘s first child, Blue Ivy, Mrs. Knowles-Carter is joining an all-star lineup to perform at the February 20 ceremony, including One Direction, Emeli Sandé, and Mumford & Sons. [VOGUE UK]

Speaking of Beyoncé, the new mom put photoshop rumors to bed with this behind-the-scenes video of her sexy GQ Magazine spread shot by Terry Richardson. [New York Post]

Bye bye X-Factor. Viva Las Vegas! Britney Spears is taking her $15 million from one season of judging on the reality singing competition and heading to Sin City where she’ll headline her own nightly show. The question now, is which hotel will win the bidding war and get hit by Britney, one more time. [Huffington Post]

Happy birthday Michelle Obama! The First Lady turns 49 years old today, and in her first term as leading lady of the United States, she’s left us with some major fashion moments, from wearing Jason Wu at her first inaugural dance to wearing a repeat Michael Kors on election night, and everything else in between. Now, if we could only get the scoop on who she’ll be wearing inauguration night? [E! Online]

If you’re looking for an invite to Shakira‘s baby shower, here’s your chance! After posting photos of her growing belly and better half Gerard Pique, the sultry singer is hosting a shower to remember, and it’ll all be online. The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador is inviting fans to her virtual living room where they can purchase gifts that can help save a child’s life. Visit here to make a difference! [CBS News]

Nicki Minaj made her American Idol debut last night alongside (friendly?) rival Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson, but how did fans of the series deal? While some commentary wasn’t too nice, the numbers revealed that viewership was down 19% from last season’s premiere. Round two of the season premiere kicks off tonight at 8:00 p.m. on Fox. [Today]