In case you missed it, singer Beyonce has prohibited professional photographers from her "The Mrs Carter Show" tour after a series of unflattering shots from her Super Bowl performance went viral. The result: the singer is being threatened with legal action. By way of a letter drafted by Mickey H. Osterreicher, the general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, nineteen news organizations have opposed the singer's tour guidelines, which prevent publications from sending photographers to Beyoncé’s shows.
In the letter to the Schure Media Group, Beyonce's PR team, Osterreicher wrote: "Ending the ban is more likely to result in publication of fair, objective and mutually beneficial photographs that serve your interests and ours… We believe such action would be seen as a good-faith effort on behalf of your client to support a free and independent press." More to come ... and in the meantime, see some of the pics Beyonce didn't want you to after the break.