While fascination with the British royalty continues to grow — especially with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving in Los Angeles on July 8 — it was nice to see some good old-fashioned American patriotism on the Fourth of July. Brad Paisley, Katy Perry, Jennifer Hudson and Beyoncé were just a few of the A-list singers to perform during the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks display.
Beyonce — who is tight with first lady Michelle Obama thanks to their campaign against hildhood obesity — belted her new single "Best Thing I Never Had" and "God Bless the USA" with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Usually the 29-year-old star’s skimpy body suits take center stage, but she toned down her look last night by choosing an elegant black gown and stunning red jewels. The only downfall was her distracting curls that kept bouncing with each gust of wind.