Beyoncé reportedly shut down a tiny local TV studio in the Hamptons to record a top-secret video project.
When we say she took over, we mean her team had the studio kick out everyone else who was scheduled to shoot to ensure privacy.
via Page Six:
Sources say that the superstar suddenly decided to take over the LTV studio in Wainscott, LI — which usually turns out local-access programming — last week to make the mystery project.
“It’s a big studio with two separate buildings,” said a source. “The whole thing was closed for Beyoncé so nobody could go in.” We’re told that the “Black Parade” singer took over the place for four days.
One of the people told to scram happened to be a Page Six favorite, socialite Jean Shafiroff, who shoots her show there every week. We’re told she usually tapes “Successful Philanthropy” mid-week, but got an e-mail telling her that her slot had been shifted to Friday.
Shafiroff said, “I love Beyoncé, so I was happy to give her my time at the studio. I canceled my guest and I’m interviewing her this week instead.” She added, “My only regret is that Beyoncé didn’t invite us to watch the taping, now that all the big concerts have been canceled.” Shafiroff was due to interview Loida Lewis, the first Asian woman to pass the New York bar.
Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z bought a $26 million mansion on East Hampton’s exclusive Georgica Pond in 2017.
As recently as Aug. 25, the couple were spotted in the area, hanging out with Twitter founder Jack Dorsey on a yacht.
It appears that amid the pandemic, Beyoncé has decided to make use of the local facilities rather than travel into New York City.
Reps for Beyoncé didn’t get back to us. Neither did staff at LTV.
We wonder what it could be. Any guesses?