Blue Ivy Carter’s SNL Debut

Did you guys catch Saturday Night Live last night? If you didn’t you missed one of the funniest skits since Rihanna‘s first “Shy Ronnie” routine back in 2009.

SNL alum Maya Rudolph returned and showcased the vocal pipes she obviously inherited from her mother Minnie Ripperton, in a skit that lampooned the hoopla that surrounded the birth of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s first child Blue Ivy Carter.

Joining Maya was Jay Pharoah, whose Jay-Z impersonation continues to be spot on.

Beyonce Steps Out + Trademarks Baby Name

Pop diva Beyonce made her first post baby appearance Monday night via her husband’s Caregie Hall concert for the United Way and Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.

Looking more curvaceous than usual, the 30-year old new mommy of Blue Ivy Carter turned heads in a tangerine colored Alice Temperly dress, which she accesorized with blue nails, Lorraine Schwartz jewels, an Alexander McQueen clutch and embroidered Christian Louboutin heels.

Beyonce’s next appearance will reportedly be at the 2012 Grammy ceremony where she is nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (Party feat. Andre 3000) and Best Long Form Music Video (I Am… World Tour).

And in another bit of Carter family news, Beyonce and Jay are reportedly seeking to trademark their daughter’s name and submitted an application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on January 26th.

The couple reportedly came to the decision after former Phat Farm intern Joseph Mbeh attempted to trademark the name “Blue Ivy Carter NYC” but was denied.

Thare are also rumblings that the couple plan to release a line of baby fashions that will carry the “Blue Ivy” moniker.