Gossip: Jimmy Fallon Gets Candid About Drinking Allegations; Beyoncé And Jay Z Are Officially A Billion-Dollar Couple

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Jimmy Fallon addressed rumors about his alleged drinking habits and backlash over his controversial sit-down with President Donald Trump in a new interview with The New York Times, which was published on Wednesday, May 17.

Telling the NYT, “I could never do a day-to-day job if I was drinking every night. That’s just kicking you when you’re down.”

The TV host also brushed off concerns that his late-night show’s ratings have plummeted and that viewers are switching over to Stephen Colbert’s left-leaning Late Show. “We’re winning in something. People in the height requirement between 5-7 and 5-11, we’re No. 1, from 11:50 to 11:55,” he joked. “I never, ever care. I’ll know when someone fires me.”

Beyoncé And Jay Z Are Officially A Billion-Dollar Couple

Beyoncé and Jay Z have officially crossed the billion-dollar mark as a couple, according to Forbes.

According to Forbes’ list of “America’s Wealthiest Self-Made Women,” Beyoncé has amassed a personal fortune of $350 million. As reported last week, Jay Z’s fortune sits right at $810 million (he trails No. 1 Diddy by just $10 million). That brings the couple to a combined net worth of $1.16 billion and counting.

Via Forbes:

So how, exactly, did they pull it off? Ask Beyoncé, and the answer is straightforward: “I’m never satisfied,” she once told FORBES. “I’ve never met anyone that works harder than me in my industry.”

Lemonade Beyoncé’s sixth solo No. 1 album–as the singer pressed forward into weightier subject matter than she’d typically explored in her early career, tying herself to the Black Lives Matter movement along the way.

Beyoncé and husband Jay Z also waded into the national debate during the 2016 presidential election, performing at a Hillary Clinton event in Ohio last November and offering vocal support. Taking on a more political tone didn’t tamp down the Knowles-Carters’ financial prospects; on the contrary, they seem to be only increasing in stature–both in terms of influence and wealth.

Though Jay Z hasn’t been hitting the road as hard as his wife of late, that should change this summer with a slate of huge festival dates in the wake of a new ten-year, $200 million deal signed with Live Nation last week.

“This renewed partnership is a testament to our longstanding relationship and the talented individuals at Live Nation,” Jay Z said in a statement. “For the next ten years, we will continue redefining the live event landscape.”

Beyoncé and Jay Z have earned plenty of cash separately, and though the bulk of the couple’s wealth is tied up in his companies–Roc Nation, Armand de Brignac and others–there is plenty of synergy as well.

The Knowles-Carters both hold significant equity in Tidal, the streaming service Jay Z purchased for $56 million two years ago. The value of their stakes soared when Sprint invested a reported $200 million for a 33% of the company–valuing Tidal at $600 million and helping launch Beyoncé and Jay Z into ten-figure territory.

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