• Beyonce performs the National Anthem to conclude the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in of US President Barack Obama at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty, AFP)

    Beyoncé Scandal

    Lip-Syncing Isn’t a Crime!

    Why should we slam Beyoncé when we accepted the same from Whitney and Aretha? By Tricia Romano.

    Oh no she didn’t!

    It turns out Beyoncé’s pitch-perfect rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the inauguration Monday was so perfect because it was lip-synced. That dramatic yanking of the earpiece? It was all a sham—and some fans (and pundits) feel betrayed.

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  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave to guests after their dance at Commander-in-Chief's Inaugural Ball at the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

    Inaugural Gown

    Michelle Wears Jason Wu—Again

    Isabel Wilkinson on how the first lady shocked the Twitterverse by picking the designer for a second time.

    Michelle Obama’s done it again. She’s worn a Jason Wu dress for a second round of inaugural balls.

    By the time the president took the stage at the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball to greet the audience and to introduce the first lady—“I have a date”—the Twitterverse was hyperventilating over which designer she would choose. (According to CNN, the first lady had narrowed it down to two designers from a pool of 15.)

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