Here are the top stories from yesterday and others that unraveled while you slept and are still buzzing on today’s Entertainment Roundup.
Beyonce’s Instagram posts are worth $1 million each
In case anyone forgot, Beyonce is the Queen of everything, we mean everything.
The superstar has been named the most influential celebrity on Instagram. According to social media research firm, D’Marie Analytics, each of Beyonce’s Instagram posts is worth over $1million.
The conclusion is based on factors including click rate, number of followers, engagement and reach.
Her pregnancy news which she shared in February is the most liked post on Instagram with over 10 million likes. On Tuesday, Queen Bey also shared a video of various clips of her family to celebrate her 9th wedding anniversary. The post has been viewed over 8 million people.
D’Marie Analytics named Selena Gomez as the second-biggest social media influencer. Selena’s sponsored post of her sipping Coca-Cola was the most liked photo on Instagram with 6.6 million likes before Beyonce’s took over.
Madonna shades Pepsi’s controversial ad featuring Kendall Jenner
Pepsi faced backlash from all quarters on Wednesday when it launched a new ad campaign featuring supermodel, Kendall Jenner.
The ad was described as insensitive and offensive by critics and pop star, Madonna has joined in taking swipes at the brand.
Madonna shared a snippet of the ad with the caption, “When you wake up and realize that S–t just really doesn’t make sense! Side Note: My Pepsi commercial was pulled 30 years ago because I was kissing a black saint! #ironic”
Then she threw the second shade by sharing a photo of herself strutting in a red outfit holding a can of Coca Cola.
If you’re wondering why Madonna has beef with Pepsi, read about it here.
Nollywood actress dies during childbirth
Upcoming Yoruba actress, Modupe Oyekunle lost her life on Tuesday while giving birth to her third child.
Though doctors could not save the mother but the baby girl survived.
Modupe Oyekunle was a member of the Igi Aloye caucus in Abeokuta. She is survived by her husband, three children and parents.
Mel B’s estranged husband, Stephen Belafonte responds to allegations
Yesterday, we reported that former Spice Girl, Mel B raised allegations of physical and verbal abuse, battery and impregnating the nanny against her husband of 10 years, Stephen Belafonte.
Belafonte’s lawyer has released an official statement in response to the claims which he has described as “outrageous and unfounded“.
The statement partly reads, “What matters most to Mr. Belafonte is the safety and well-being of his daughters and step-daughters. It’s a shame that Ms. Brown elected not to proceed in a respectful and amicable fashion in this very private matter…When the Court determines the truth, it will become clear that this entire charade was nothing more than a smear campaign intended to cover up Ms. Brown’s own conduct during the marriage in light of her current involvement with a family television show, and in an effort to unfairly gain leverage both financially and with respect to custody of the children“.
A Los Angeles court has granted Mel B a restraining order preventing Belafonte from having physical or verbal contact with their three children and forcing him out of their home.