2011 in review: 10 memorable entertainment stories

Slideshow posted in Photos | Monday, December 19, 2011

7 of 10: Beyonce announced that she is pregnant with her first child at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28, 2011. She had hinted about it in front of photographers before the event and later, during her performance, she told the audience: 'I want you to feel the love that's growing inside me,' and opened her sequined tuxedo jacket and rubbed her stomach.

'Physically, I was starting to show, so it was only a matter of days before someone zoomed in,' Beyonce later told ABC News personality Katie Couric on '20/20.' 'So I just wanted it to be from me, and I wanted it to be something that was a celebration of something so beautiful. And I didn't want to release a picture or a statement. I figured the biggest statement was to - just be.'

This is the first child for the singer, who is married to rapper Jay-Z. The couple wed on April 4, 2008. Beyonce is already planning a maternity line for her House of Dereon brand.

Beyonce also shows off her baby bump in her new video for the single 'Countdown,' which debuted on October 6.

(Pictured: Beyonce in a scene from her 2011 music video for 'Countdown.') (Columbia Records)

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