Glam Christmas Trees While Dressed in Sexy Outfit

Beyoncé’s holiday decorations slay, or rather, sleigh!

Queen B showcased a giant, ultra glam Christmas tree, as well as what appear to be two other trees, in a photo slideshow posted on her Instagram page Saturday. The montage is set to Tamar Braxton’s cover of “Sleigh Ride.”

In one pic, Bey wears a plunging, cleavage-baring navy mini dress in front of a 10-foot tree adorned with is adorned with silver and purple ball ornaments, silver and purple stars, disco balls and sparkling snowflakes.

Another tree contains silver branches, gold and metallic pink and green ball ornaments and others resembling a pink and white cake and a ballerina wearing a strapless, white and pink tutu.A small tree, perhaps daughter Blue Ivy’s is also shown. It contains metallic pink, green and silver ornaments and pink and silver tinsel.Another photo shows a purple and golden nutcracker figurine placed in front of a marble vase of pink roses. In another pic, a pink, red and silver cupcake ornament sits on a table alongside other ornaments, including ones shaped like pink and blue Christmas cookies.

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Kardashian Hosts Fast and the Furious

Start your engines! It’s time for a Kourtney Kardashian-planned birthday celebration.

The E! reality star hosted a party on Saturday for her two boys, Mason Disickand Reign Disick, who just so happened to celebrate their seventh and second birthdays, respectively, on the very same day.

Multiple sources confirmed to E! News that Kourt was planning to round out a week of celebratory festivities at her pad with a “low-key” party for Mason and Reign, which was very appropriately themed à la The Fast and the Furious.

Scott Disick’s leading lady kept it rocker chic by tying a red, white and blue bandana around her head and sporting an oversized denim jacket, skinny jeans and casual sneakers. Celeb hairstylist Jen Atkin also attended, along the way snapping a few photographs of herself, Kourt and another pal in front of a massive, silver ballon arch.

As for activities, both kids and adults got in on the fun, which included going head to head on a tricycle race track and jumping in a huge bounce house shaped like a car.

From the looks of the Keeping Up With the Kardashian‘s Snapchat, middle sis Penelope Disick also was present. As for their famous family

Helps Grow US Connected TV Audience

US connected TV users will grow by 20.6% in 2016 to reach 181.8 million. Starting next year, growth will level off to single digits but continue in positive territory through at least 2020, when the number of users will reach 202.1 million, as explored in a new eMarketer report, “Connected TV and Over-the-Top Video: The Living Room’s Place in the US Digital Video Ecosystem” (eMarketer PRO customers only).

By 2020, connected TV users will represent 71.2% of internet users and 60.4% of the US population, up from 68.0% and 56.1%, respectively, in 2016.

Smart TV viewers will make up an increasing number of the connected TV user base during eMarketer’s forecast period. By 2020, 34.4% of connected TV users in the US will watch on smart TVs, up from 26.9% in 2016.

Smart TVs won’t be the only growth category within the group of devices that make up the connected TV universe. Amazon’s and Google’s streaming devices will enjoy the most growth from 2016 through 2020, followed by Roku players and smart TVs. Apple TV and game consoles will grow more moderately, while Blu-ray players

This Is What Happened

If anyone can teach you how to choose the very best pieces for you, it’s the person who did the designing.

One of the many luxuries that comes with being a celeb is you have direct access to resources that other people don’t—like fashion designers. When stars do eventually venture out to shop for themselves (because, let’s be honest, they have stylists for that), what I imagine happens is they have their assistant(s) make some calls, and in no time, said celeb and said designer are frolicking around the shop, chatting and trying on the latest and greatest from the most recent collection…and then visit ends in a hefty sale.

Real talk: I’ll probably never know for sure, but what happened to me a couple weeks ago was pretty darn close.

I got a taste of the good life, thanks to the “VIP Experience: Rebecca Minkoff x Chandon. Here, I’d have the designer’s attention for about 30 minutes and get a personal styling session with the tastemaker who’s outfitted the likes of Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon and more. Casual.

On the day of the event, a car was sent (and by a car, I mean a black Escalade) to drive me to the store on

Gharachedaghi Is Engaged

Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi is rocking a brand new engagement ring!

The Shahs of Sunset starlet is set to tie the knot with Dash Dolls‘ Shalom, a rep for the reality TV fixture confirms to E! News. GG later took to Instagram with her own-must see announcement, and the way Shalom popped the question is a proposal that’s not to be missed.

Turns out, her fiancé scored a billboard in New York City’s Times Square that read, “Golnesa, My Love, My Everything… Will You Marry Me?” alongside a photo of herself.

“In the middle of Times Square… he asked… and I said… HELL YESSSSS! So happy to spend my life with him. I love you,” GG captioned the moment online, simultaneously flaunting quite the diamond sparkler.

A source tells E! News the entire cast of the Bravo series flew to the Big Apple for the surprise, as well as to support GG in her off-Broadway play, Sex Tips For Straight Women from a Gay Man.

GG and Shalom have kept much of their relationship under wraps, as do most of her co-stars, and only took their relationship public about three months ago. Despite the cast’s penchant for privacy, it’s been quite a year for the Shahs of Sunset family when it comes to the

Marriage Proposal for Her Assistant Victoria

The 19-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star helped arrange a surprise marriage proposal for her friend and assistant Victoria Villarroel Gamero.

Her boyfriend and soccer player Marco Lobo proposed to her on a platform decorated with candles arranged in a heart shape in Malibu, California Saturday as Kylie and several other friends watched from above.

“@kyliejenner words can’t even describe how thankful I am to have you in my LIFE!” Gamero wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of the two women hugging. “I am OBSESSED WITH YOU.”

Kylie documented the aftermath of the proposal on Instagram and Snapchat.

“Shout-out to the mastermind right here,” a male friend says in an Instagram video showing the newly engaged couple embracing. “Did it, killed it!”

The 36-year-old Home Alone star recently hung out with goddaughter Paris Jackson, the only daughter of his late friend and the most famous singer in the world, Michael Jackson. Paris, 18, posted a photo on her Instagram page Saturday showing her giving Culkin a pedicure during a trip to New York City.

“Model? nah i paint hipsters toenails for a living,” she wrote.

Paris and Culkin had also hung out in October. She posted a photo of the two inside a Starbucks, holding up a drawing he had made of her.

Rob By Her Side

On the show, we saw Rob and Chyna prepare for the birth of their baby girl and Rob explained that he and Chyna are in a “really really great place with each other” after “communicating our problems with each other more.”

During the episode, the couple learned that Chyna would have to have a C-section. During her first pregnancy with King Cairo, Chyna had a C-section because he didn’t “drop in time,” and that is exactly what happened with baby Dream. Even though Rob was hoping Chyna would have a “VBAC” birth, Chyna’s doctor told her a C-section would have to happen.

Then when the day of the C-section arrived, Chyna broke down in tears and admitted she was “scared.”

So how did she handle the delivery?

Take a look at the recap to find out and to see Kim Kardashianmake an appearance in the delivery room!

1. Chyna Calls Kris Jenner Her “Second Mother”:

After getting a 4D sonogram of baby Dream, Chyna FaceTimes Kris Jenner to show her the adorable photo and talks about her relationship with her soon-to-be mother-in-law.

“Everybody always talks about mother-in-laws and how they can be,” Chyna says in the clip above. “But Kris is totally different, you know always willing to give me

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Baby Shower Attended By Amber Rose

Dancing With the Stars professionals Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy brought their closest family and friends together Sunday afternoon to celebrate the upcoming arrival of their first child together. The lovebirds flew to Maks’ hometown in New Jersey for the baby shower, which proved to be a quite a special moment honoring their newborn son.

The mama-to-be, who’s in her final two weeks of pregnancy, glowed in a white, floor-length dress that accentuated her baby bump. Peta pulled her blond locks into a glam updo, complimented by a pair of gold statement earrings. As for Maks, he kept it suave in a polka dot dress shirt and black suit jacket.

As for the party itself, the venue was decorated in shades of baby blue and gold, and guests were treated to a yummy spread of various desserts before stopping by the photo booth to pose for a snapshot with the happy couple.

When it came to the guest list, Maks and Peta kept it pretty exclusive, though it appears the man of the hour’s brother, Val Chmerkovskiy, brought along DWTS alum and rumored beau Amber Rose as his date. She shared her own super sweet selfie alongside Maks

AR Workers Confident in Profitability

From Facebook’s Oculus Rift to Snapchat Lenses, the immersive media space has certainly become a headline grabber. But the big question is: How profitable could virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) activities be in the near future? According to July 2016 research, fewer than half of VR professionals in the Americas anticipate gains from this work over the next 12 months.

In July, Greenlight Insights (formerly Greenlight VR) and Road to VR surveyed 514 VR professionals in the US, Canada and Mexico about their expectations on profitability of both VR and AR activities.

According to the data, 45.2% of respondents felt that their VR and AR activities will be cost-effective to their organization in the next 12 months. In contrast, 22.4% said they do not anticipate being profitable in that timefrome.

Of those that are expecting profits, 35.7% of VR professionals anticipate hitting VR- and AR-related revenues of $250K or less, according to the same study. But even more promising, another 38.4% are forecasting between $250K to $5 million-plus in revenues.

Devices that power home-based video viewing showed high US penetration rates in separate studies published in September 2016. Nielsen noted that 24% of US households had smart TVs in Q2 2016, while

Celebrates Her 38th Birthday

The actress is currently celebrating her 38th birthday, and she took to Instagram Sunday to thank her fans for their well wishes with an absolutely precious selfie alongside her mini-me.

Katie and Suri, 10, lean into the camera for the Kodak moment, and from the looks of the birthday girl’s smile, she was certainly overjoyed to be spending the day with her No. 1 gal. “birthday vibes!” Holmes captioned the moment alongside a bunch of emjoi hearts, which followed a separate snapshot of a table decorated with glittered birthday hats and streamers.

“Thank you for the birthday love I really appreciate it !!!!!!!!” she added.

As for how exactly the Dawson’s Creek alum rang in her birthday, a source told US Weekly that Holmes joined Jamie Foxx for a brief getaway to Cabo over the weekend.

According to the outlet, the notoriously private pairing flew from Los Angeles Friday morning to the celeb-loved Las Ventanas al Paraíso resort before heading back to the states on Saturday night. Suri did not join Katie and Jamie on the trip.

“They stayed in one of the most private suites at the hotel, separate from other guests and entered by a small path,” a source revealed. “They wanted to be very discreet and had everything

Engagement Ring in Rare Post

Kim Kardashian was missing a key piece of jewelry while out and about Saturday night, in what marked another rare public sighting of her since she survived an armed robbery in Paris two months ago.

The 36-year-old was photographed driving an SUV, with her 1-year-old son, Saint, in the back seat and friend Brittny Gastineau in the front passenger’s seat. Kim did not appear to wear her engagement ring from husband Kanye West, instead sporting a plain gold wedding band.

The reality star has largely kept out of the public eye since robbers held her at gunpoint in Paris and stole at almost $11 million worth of her jewelry, including one of her diamond rings that was reportedly an “upgraded” 20-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond engagement ring Kanye had given to her in September. Kanye had proposed to her in 2013 with a 15-carat ring.

Kim and Kanye have recently been the subject of breakup rumors. Neither she nor the rapper, who has been laying low himself since his hospital stay for exhaustion, has commented about the reports.

A source had told E! News last week that Kim and Kanye were together at their Los Angeles home and appeared “very sweet together and were very much together.” Another source had said the two are “strong” and doing fine as a couple.

Kim was ringless when she was

The Living Room Place in the US Digital

Connected TV and over-the-top (OTT) video viewing are growing on the strength of streaming technologies and premium content aimed at living room screens. The advertising market will follow as connected TV amasses more scale.

  • US connected TV users and households will increase by over 20% in 2016 and are on track to continue growing through 2020, albeit at single-digit rates starting next year. The trend is led primarily by the popularity of smart TVs and streaming devices from Amazon, Google and Roku.
  • OTT video viewership is also increasing, particularly on subscription services such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. Ad-supported YouTube is nearly saturated, so its growth has slowed.

Worldwide, and aside from the VR professionals themselves, it’s also encouraging that investment in VR and AR companies has been on the rise. According to CB Insights, a venture capital research firm, since early 2014, more than $2.5 billion has been invested in VR and AR companies across more than 200

Worldwide, and aside from the VR professionals themselves, it’s also encouraging that investment in VR and AR companies has been on the rise. According to CB Insights, a venture capital research firm, since early 2014, more than $2.5 billion has been invested in VR and

Cutter Attention For New Entries Vies

AT&T made a play for the growing streaming TV market, announcing the launch of DirecTV Now, a cable-like over-the-top (OTT) live streaming service which will offer DirecTV’s satellite channels to subscribers.

AT&T’s move into streaming TV makes sense as more and more consumers are watching digital content on their TVs, laptops and mobile devices through OTT services. eMarketer estimates that there will be 188.1 million OTT video service users in 2016, rising to 206.1 million in 2020. YouTube is included in eMarketer’s estimates. Because its audience is so large and well-established, it makes the growth of the entire category appear to be less dramatic.

Many OTT viewers have increased their digital TV and video content consumption after cutting the cord to cable TV. eMarketer expects the number of cord-cutters (and cord-nevers—those who never have had pay TV) to rise substantially over the next few years, growing from 17.8% to 22.6% of the US adult population between 2016 and 2019. AT&T’s move into the live-TV streaming space is a new way to offer potential viewers access to traditional live TV content that they would typically view via cable subscription.

AT&T is looking to attract subscribers with a variety of deals, including an introductory pricing

Monetization Audience Platorms and Content

This is the latest installment in an ongoing series of quarterly video ecosystem overviews focusing on monetization, audience, platforms and content. Our goal is to provide a summary of key developments each quarter on a need-to-know basis.

  • The US digital video market remains a tale of two monetization mechanisms: advertising and subscriptions. YouTube and Facebook, among others, solidified the case for video advertising in Q3 2016, while some services, notably Vimeo, Hulu and Amazon, doubled down on subscription-based approaches.
  • Connected TV users in the US jumped by more than 20% this year. However, as the format continues to approach saturation, growth rates will level off to single digits starting next year. Smart TV usage also increased significantly in 2016 and will remain a strong growth category.
  • Game consoles are the most popular devices for streaming videos on connected TVs and will stay there through the end of the decade. However, smart TVs will gradually close the gap, and specific devices like Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast and Roku will continue to gain momentum. Content platforms are led by YouTube, followed by Netflix and Amazon, both of which will keep surging over the next few years. Hulu will take a hit because of its

Games Player

Facebook’s launch of a new set of games, called Instant Games, available for play both on the core Facebook platform and its spun-off Messenger app, is a new step but also a bit of a throwback for the social network.

Facebook beta-launched 17 games, including old school titles like Pac-Man and Space Invaders, which can be played in app, whether the user is on a desktop, laptop or, more likely, a mobile device.

While Facebook’s sharing and communications utilities are what made it the cultural juggernaut that it is, gaming has played an outsized part in its history, contributing a significant amount of its revenue in the early days, when it was still experimenting with ways to unlock the advertising potential of the platform.

A survey by AYTM suggests that game-playing is still a widespread activity on Facebook. AYTM found that almost half of social network users said they played games on social platforms at least occasionally, and half of those said they did so regularly. While the survey didn’t ask about gaming on specific platforms, Facebook users predominated the survey group—92% of those who said they used social networks were on Facebook.

The AYTM survey suggests that, at least at the moment, user

Daily Activities in Japan

The widespread success of the location-based game Pokémon Go is inspiring a wave of interest in location-powered entertainment among consumers and businesses around the globe. In Japan, in fact, growing time spent by younger smartphone users with these mobile games is leading to potential marketing opportunities for businesses.

According to a September 2016 survey of location-based gaming habits in Japan conducted by JTB Tourism Research and Consulting, a growing portion of the country’s young smartphone users were interested in such games. Twenty percent or more of male and female smartphone user respondents in the 18-to-29 age segment said they spent between 0 and 60 minutes per day playing location-based smartphone games. In addition, a particularly engaged segment of smartphone users (7.8% of males and 8.7% of females) from the same 18-to-29 age group said they spent an hour or more playing them.

One consequence of the time spent playing location-based games is that they often lead to adjustments in game players’ real-world habits. For instance, in JTB’s survey, 13.4% of location-based smartphone gamers said they had made a purchase at a store in order to stay longer and continue playing. Meanwhile, a majority (55.4%) said they had gone on a detour from

Political Turmoil in South Korea

Last week, the government cut its planned spending to develop the VR industry by roughly 42%, reducing the amount to 11 billion won ($9.8 million).

The cut came amidst a rapidly escalating scandal involving President Park Geun-hye. South Korea’s parliament voted to impeach Park last week. She is accused of giving an unofficial adviser wide latitude in government affairs that led to preferential treatment, including kickbacks. Park has rejected the charges.

There has been no direct link of the scandal with the reduced VR investment. A government oversight agency said the reduced investment reflects concerns about transparency in the formation of the project and lack of understanding about the project’s goal.

VR in South Korea has been less focused on game and entertainment applications, and more on industrial use cases, such as architecture and engineering. The government investment was part of a joint public/private effort to encourage the development of gaming, entertainment and education platforms.

Hardware companies such as Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics offer a variety of VR devices including headsets and 360 degree cameras, but software and content for VR has been less of a focus. The government investment is meant to address that.

Not all areas of VR were affected equally by

Holistic Audience View

Over the past 12 months, advertisers’ understanding of cross-device targeting and the identity matching methodologies behind the technology have improved. With that improvement comes added expectations for the types of data that can be added to these identity graphs and the locations in which that targeting can be applied, such as in living rooms and in stores.

  • As capabilities improve, advertisers will look to cross-device technology to enhance messaging by improving the personalization of ad creative and managing key functions such as ad sequencing and frequency capping.
  • Historically, cross-device and its identification capabilities have lagged in integration and use among measurement and attribution tools. However, 2017 will bring greater focus to ensuring that cross-device measurement capabilities match targeting capabilities.

There has been no direct link of the scandal with the reduced VR investment. A government oversight agency said the reduced investment reflects concerns about transparency in the formation of the project and lack of understanding about the project’s goal.

VR in South Korea has been less focused on game and entertainment applications, and more on industrial use cases, such as architecture and engineering. The government investment was part of a joint public/private effort to encourage the development of gaming, entertainment and education platforms.

Hardware companies

E Marketer PRO of Reviews

For decades, TV advertising time has been valued and transacted on the basis of delivering the standard age and gender audience segments, such as adults ages 25 to 54. But richer, more descriptive advanced targets are emerging to form the basis for secondary audience guarantees, supplementing the primary benchmarks.

  • Advanced targets are created by combining first- or third-party consumer purchase data with TV viewing information, resulting in TV ratings that better reflect advertisers’ targets as opposed to the standard age and gender descriptions.
  • In the 2017–2018 TV season, secondary guarantees made on advanced target delivery could account for as much as 10% to 15% of the inventory sold by those network groups that are leaders in data-driven targeting.
  • The variety of advanced TV offerings introduces new complexity to the marketplace. Differences in the data sources used to create these targets make it difficult for media agencies to evaluate offerings vs. their own in-house TV investment models. Third-party verification of network-produced advanced TV ratings will be inevitable as advanced targeting scales.
  • Advanced TV offerings will eventually include targeting capabilities across both TV and digital—which currently make up more than 70% of spend for a typical media plan. TV and digital targeting is a longer-term prospect,

TV Merger Moves Forward

21st Century Fox finalized its deal to acquire Sky, the largest pay TV service in Europe, the latest combination in a global wave of consolidation in the TV industry, which is responding to rapid changes in the way that consumers watch video programming.

From the perspective of overall market growth, the pay TV sector hardly seems like the most attractive investment, with many researchers foreseeing slim growth in users or revenues this decade.

Ovum estimates that pay TV revenues for the region as a whole will grow only 12% from 2015 to 2021—a mere 1.88% compound annual growth rate.

Data from other researchers paints a similar picture. According to a report from Digital TV Research Limited, the total number of pay TV subscriptions in Western Europe will barely edge higher in coming years, reaching 175.2 million in 2021, up from 172.2 million in 2016—a compound annual growth rate of less than 1%.

Pyramid Research says that pay TV penetration at the household level will grow to 60.2% in Western Europe this year, up from 58.6% in 2015.

Whatever the growth of pay TV, overall video consumption is growing rapidly, and Sky is a key provider of a particularly compelling content format—sports. “Despite the fact that