Kanye West may be a bit of a controversial figure in pop culture. But while he’s known for interrupting Taylor Swift at the VMAs to his very public relationship with Kim Kardashian, one really can’t deny this man’s creativity and talent .
The rapper took an innovative turn last night (May 17) to show off his new video “New Slaves” in 66 different buildings around the world.
On the site, there was an interactive map listing the cities, times and specific locations the video would premiere. These places included major cities like Toronto, Paris, New York City, London and Sydney.
Too sick. I wish I was there to witness this in my home city of TORONTO!!!
The paps caught up with West and his pregnant girlfriend Kim Kardashian while the two were walking around Los Angeles (wait, who walks in Los Angeles?). What they didn’t catch, though, was Kanye West hitting on a sign. Unlike little old clumsy me who has walked into signs, fire alarm fixtures and sidewalk patio railing, West was trying to prevent the paps from taking a good photo of him by keeping his head down. Those pesky photogs did catch Kim trying to comfort Kanye who ended up flipping out at the paps because he was a little embarrassed by the whole incident.
Leave it to Kanye West for making me feel less alone in the world.
Watch Kanye West Freak Out at the Paps Below:
The Great Gatsby failed to impress at the box office this weekend, with Iron Man 3 taking the top spot for its second weekend in theatres. While it may not have been the big ticket winner, it doesn’t mean we’re still not fascinated by director Baz Luhrmann’s 3D adaptation of the American classic. So how can we keep this literature love train going? By turning Daisy Buchanan into a Kardashian, of course.
We should really thank Carey Mulligan (who plays Daisy) for the idea as she told Vogue, ”She’s in her own TV show. She’s like a Kardashian”. So, Daisy Buchanan have what it takes to be a Kardashian? Well, we lay out some simple steps on how she can join the reality show clan.
1. Be best friends with someone famous.
Kim Kardashian first stepped into the limelight just by being one of Paris Hilton’s best friend. In order for Daisy to head into the Kardashian direction, she should be friends with someone who’s also already famous for no good reason. Jordan Baker, another Gatsby gal, would be a prime candidate for a Paris-like figure.
2. Live your life on TV
This is a no brainer. The Kardashian family are all over the media. Mulligan already said that Daisy lives her life like a movie, so this should be natural to her. Rocking the Hollywood sunglasses, and having a camera crew documenting her every move, this will surely get her on the same fame-whoring playing field as the Kardashians.
Jennifer Lawrence and Sarah Jessica Parker share a moment on the red carpet.
It can be tough to find the right outfit for the Met Gala. There’s so much pressure to be dressed the best and the competition is steep! Like I said in Part 1, this year’s punk theme might have been a bit too high concept for some people to wrap their heads around. So while some celebrities made some honest but failed attempts at going punk, some celebrities completely ignored the theme all together. So here are our choices for the ones who did not quite make the best dressed list and the ones who completely missed the mark all together.
There’s a lot of the classic Taylor Swift elements going on in the dress, but I find the black so jarring on Swift. Perhaps if this was in Swift’s go to white colour it would work better.
Blake Lively looks like she is channeling her inner Black Swan, but there’s nothing very punk about this.
I love Jennifer Lawrence but this just seems like a case where a celebrity was contractually obligated to wear this design. J. Law is the face of Miss Dior so it makes sense why this happened. It’s pretty but not amazing.
In one the most confusing moments of the night, Parks and Recreation actress Aubrey Plaza hijacked Will Ferrell’s MTV Movie Awards speech as he accepted the “Comedic Genius Award” Sunday night.
Ferrell reacted to Plaza’s abrupt appearance pretty well. After wondering out loud “what’s happening?”, he asked the barefoot actress if she was “okay.” The actress eventually went back to her seat, spilling her drink along the way (our guess is that wasn’t Sprite in her cup). Being the professional that he is, he pretended that it a pre-planned gag and joked, “Just like we rehearsed it. Perfect, it was perfect. Not too long, not too short. Right on the money.”
According to the network, Plaza’s brief appearance wasn’t planned and she was asked to leave the show by MTV executives during the following commercial break.
“Well I went up there and I started talking and Aubrey Plaza ran up onstage,” Ferrell told MTV back stage. “And I think she wanted to tell me something important, but there was no message. It was just a lot of hot liquor breath. And, then, and a little bit of sweat. And then she ran away. But the ship sailed on.”
Plaza later tweeted:
— Aubrey Plaza (@evilhag) April 15, 2013
Sorry, Plaza. Kanye did it better.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have reportedly jumped on the stupid baby name bandwagon as it’s rumored that the two will name their baby North, as in North West.
Open your hand. Turn palm up. Make contact with your face.
As much as I was rooting for “Prince Kanye” as a potential baby name, “North” takes the cake. But they do seem to be missing the oh-so important Kardashian K, so maybe he or she will be christened Knorth but with a silent “K”? It kind of sounds and looks like Knorr, the food company but it’ll do, right?
What do you think they should name their kid? Comment and tell us below!
First off I just want to say congratulations on your pregnancy. I wish you, Kanye, and baby Kimye all the best!
Now I know this is not the easiest time for you. I can’t speak from first hand experience what it is like to be pregnant (nor will I ever since I was not born with lady parts but that’s besides the point) but I have heard that being with child can do crazy things to your body. Plus you had that recent health scare which must have been really emotionally exhausting to go through.
Also, being technically married to Kris Humphries probably isn’t making your life any easier.
So here’s what I’m proposing: that you take a mental and sartorial time machine back to the time before Kanye and Kris happened to your life. Don’t get it twisted! I’m not saying you need to physically go back in time before you were pregnant. However I think for your mental health you need to go back to a time before all that Kris drama, and then take your wardrobe back in time before Kanye’s stylist overhauled your closet.
I’m sure you’re enjoying going to Paris Fashion Week and hobnobbing with Jay-Z and Beyoncé, but I think it’s safe to say your wardrobe needs to be reset. Like I said in my article on celebrity fashion lines, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” Kanye might elevate your Hollywood status, but he can’t help you fashion-wise since Anna Wintour still won’t let you attend the Met Ball (a.k.a. the fashion Oscars). Yeah you might be dressing a little more sophisticated and a lot less overtly sexy, but it just seems like a massive personality overhaul as well. Perhaps until Kanye becomes a full fledged and critically praised fashion designer, then you should take his advice.
So here are some evidence of your fashion WTFs since being Kanye-fied:
1. Peplum snake print (?!!) pants
3. Whatever this is:
Watching HBO’s Girls now is becoming kind of painful. It’s like kind of like Lena Dunham just doesn’t want her characters to ever succeed. Seriously, this season’s whole plot feels like it’s one step forward, two steps back for everyone.
Case in point: Marnie’s (Allison Williams) recent quarter life crisis where her latest gaffe was this horrible cover of Kanye West’s “Stronger.”
Yeah, she became that girl at the party and she doesn’t even seem drunk (full disclosure: I didn’t watch it yet. Will HBO On Demand it later tonight). It’s like second-hand embarrassed bad.
Dammit, Lena Dunham! Can anyone be happy on this show?!
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW:
During another one of his onstage rants, the ever so eloquent Kanye West took a little dig at Justin Timberlake as he said, “I got love for Hov (Jay Z) but I ain’t f***ing with that ‘Suit & Tie’.”
Well Kanye, Suit & Tie “ain’t f**ing” with you either. Justin Timberlake made that clear on Saturday Night Live this past Saturday when he made a not-so-subtle song change to Suit & Tie performance.
Too much? I think not. Timberlake didn’t “bash” the notoriously rude rapper as much as he simply stated a fact. Kanye West is a very dramatic person overall (seriously, Ryan Seacrest. Convince Kanye to wear a mic while on any one of Kim Kardashian’s reality shows). You can’t diss someone who didn’t really do anything to you and not expect some sort of reaction. Personally, I found Timberlake’s reaction hilarious and not all that offensive.
Poor Kanye. Timberlake is stealing his awards and his best friend/favourite collaborator. Do these moments of bro-hood between Jay Z and Justin Timberlake make you sad, Kanye?
Justin and Jay Z eating cereal together
That makes Kanye sad
Jay z caressing Justin
Still makes Kanye Sad
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Kanye West’s reaction to his number seven spot on MTV’s Hottest MC list was less than sobering. The star was appeared on a radio show on Tuesday night where he said the following:
Luckily for us, we really don’t care what Kanye West’s reaction is. We just like talking about him in anyway that we can.
Remember when that dude from reddit photoshopped him sitting next to Kanye West on a plane? Well, guess what? I’m putting us back onto that hypothetical airplane (we all know he would never fly commercial) so we can all spend just a little more time bugging the shit out of Kanye West.
But first, press play:
You need to get yourself ready to imagine a) just how exactly you ended up sitting next to Yeezy and b) how angry he’ll be to not only be flying commercial, but sitting next to you. Or me if you’re still afraid to start beef with imaginary Kanye. Chicken.
So again, here’s what not to say to Kanye West Part II:
1. Every time he speaks, interrupt him with “I’m a let you finish but…” See how many times you could do that before you get air marshaled for harassment
2. Convince him to replicate the opening sequence of the Lion King when his baby is born
You don’t know how badly I want this to happen in real life.
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According to Buzzfeed, this portrait of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West as Kate and Leo from The Titanic is hanging on the wall of a Whole Foods in Manhattan, more specifically, in the flowers section.
I wonder if the placement was a strategic effort by the grocery store staff to inspire romance to those perusing their selection of fine foliage. Though we have to say that if anyone was going to inspire romantic notions, it’s definitely not those two. Egotistical and blatant self-adoration? Yes. Love not so much.
Though I have to admit the couple’s relationship is a great source of comedy and of many face palms. But if I ever hear someone seriously argue that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s relationship is this generation’s greatest love story, I am jumping off this ship—figuratively and literally.
Redditor dmundt posted this photoshopped picture of himself sitting next to none other than Kanye West. Obviously, we would love to have the opportunity to be seated next to Yeezy himself, you know, if he ever bothered to be on a commercial flight with us normal people. But what do you do during the flight?
Here are just some ideas on how to pass the time if you’re with Kanye West:
1. Tuck him in with his Louis Vuitton blanket as he’s falling asleep
2. Ask him if he would like some fishsticks
3. Ask him just how good is his music really is. We all know he listens to his own music
4. Ask if you could borrow that badass leather kilt of his
5. So, Donda?
Yup, sounds like a good ol’ time with Yeezy.
Rihanna just debuted her River Island Collection during London Fashion Week which officially gives her an invitation to the celebrity fashion designers club.
Celebrities can be great people to look up to when looking for style inspiration, but some celebs are a little bit easier to channel sartorially than others as you can purchase a little bit of them through their own fashion lines. However not every celebrity-turned-designer are as good as others.
Let us guide you through the messy world of celebrity fashion lines to see which celebrity fashion lines you should save your change for. We break down who’s worthy of becoming a fashion brand, who’s merely a hit, and who should keep their day job in one handy dandy list.
1) Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen: The Row, Elizabeth & James, Olsenboye, StyleMint, and Mary-Kate and Ashley for Wal-Mart.
Where to begin with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen? The famous duo got their start in the entertainment industry at the ripe ol’ age of six month, when the fraternal twins took turns playing baby sister Michelle Tanner on Full House. That was only the beginning and they went on to build an empire worth over one billion dollars. Apart from the iconic role of Michelle Tanner and their many movies and other T.V. shows, the twins managed to create a name for themselves within the fashion industry.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen top our list because not only have they had a head start in the business than most celebrities, their many fashion lines have managed to boost their fledgling adult acting careers and have given them a new sense of purpose and career path. Their many successful fashion lines have been the envy of other celebrities since they are quintessentially the blueprint for other celebrity fashion lines. The sisters have all markets covered from luxury brand The Row, to mid-market brand Elizabeth & James (the Elizabeth is for their sister who has now become a in-demand actress herself), and Olseneboye which is an exclusive partnership with mass-market department store JC Penney.
So not only are their fashions available to everyone which score major points, but when other celebrities where your clothes then you know you’ve made it as a fashion designer.
Verdict: Major Fashion Brand- for their mass market and high fashion appeal and high-end and low-end price ranges.
2) Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham Collection, dvb, and Victoria by Victoria Beckham.
While as Posh Spice, Victoria Beckham wasn’t the usual centre of the attention as she had to compete with the more in-your-face members of the iconic girl group, the Spice Girls. But now that she’s been on her own, Victoria probably commands the most attention from the public than any of the other members of the Spice Girls. While she did attempt and ultimately floundered at a solo pop career, Victoria has maintained her A-list status as a major fashion icon– all thanks to her impeccable fashion sense, her superstar athlete of a husband David Beckham, and her trademark pout.
What makes Victoria Beckham’s fashion lines so successful is that she’s the best brand ambassador for her clothing. Wonder what she’s wearing in all those various paparazzi shots of her? Well she’s most likely wearing her own clothes! Other stars have taken notice as well, having been spotted and photographed wearing clothes from Victoria’s collections. (Other celebrities wearing your designs a major fashion coup!) The problem with celebrity fashion lines are that the celebrities hardly ever wear their own designs! While celebrity designers might don their own designs once in a while, they are never as consistent as Victoria Beckham.
Verdict: High Fashion Brand- for its high fashion appeal but unfortunately her clothes have high-end to mid-market price tags on them. So you better save up!
3) Rachel Zoe: The Rachel Zoe Collection and Luxe Rachel Zoe. Read more…
There’s never a dull moment with Kanye West. A reason why I follow him on Twitter is because I want to witness every single Twitter rampage he goes on. From tweeting information about his entrepreneurial business DONDA to his philosophical questions about the word “bitch“, the rapper is certainly not short of providing his fans with some well-needed entertainment. (It’s just too bad he deletes his tweets after)
But heading on the social networking site yesterday, the rapper didn’t have to do much to confuse/inspire his fans. Tweeting a series of obscure tweets featuring words like: “Awesomeness”, ”minimalism” and “soul,” one can’t seem to figure out what sparked this sudden urge. Was it impending fatherhood? Is it a new song featuring one-word sentences? THIS IS A MYSTERY THAT NEEDS TO BE SOLVED!
I don’t quite know what any of this means. But I sure miss the tweets Kanye used to have about marble conference tables and fur pillows. They are actually so inspiring, that even Josh Groban felt compelled to make an album about it!
HIT: Ryan Lochte gets his own reality show
In an attempt to ensure he stays relevant between now and the next summer Olympics, swimmer Ryan Lochte has inked a reality show deal with E!. The news hardly comes as a surprise as the American swimmer has been pretty vocal about getting into showbiz post-swimming career, even landing guest roles on 90210 and 30 Rock. Expect to hear more head scratching quotes, blank stares and yells of “Jeah!” coming from your TV when Lochte’s show airs in April.
Soon after a photo of Justin Bieber smoking what many assume to be weed surfaced, #cutforbieber began trending on Twitter “in support” of the Biebs. I hope it’s just a terrible, tasteless 4Chan joke because self-harming is a very serious issue and shouldn’t be taken lightly. If you do know of anyone who feels as if they are stuck in this kind of situation, please urge them to talk to someone. There are many resources (like this one) that are readily available and willing to listen.
HIT: Taylor Swift and Harry Styles broke up
I hate to say it but I told you so. While the relationship was as brief as ever, their break-up (which happened while the two were on a holiday in the Carribean) is telling of how Taylor and Harry deal with “grief” respectively. It looks as if Taylor must leave the situation immediately so she can probably to write a song about it, while Harry continues to party on presumably to forget his worries (with billionaire Richard Branson, no less). Shall we begin to count the ways TSwift can not-so-subtly refer to Harry in her next song, dear Internet? Let’s start by finding words that rhyme with “One Direction” and “new year’s kiss.” That seems like a good jumping point.
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If I was your boyfriend, I’d never let you go
Although Justin Bieber’s been going through some controversy in the New Year, he never turns away from his Beliebers. Justin’s Believe Tour started back up this weekend and NOTHING is stopping him. Well c’mon, with a body like that, who wouldn’t wanna get shirtless? [allfredoflores]
Future parents: Kimye
Were you surprised when you heard Kim Kardashian is preggers? I wonder if the baby will become BFFs with Blue Ivy? According to reports, Kim and Kanye have already turned down a $3 million offer from a magazine that wants exclusive photos of the newborn. Obviously Kris Jenner wasn’t in the talks for this, you know how she loves money, money, money. [lovekardashian]
Twitcam fun with your fave celebs
The guys from The Wanted may come across as super hot, hilarious and have accents you can’t resist, but they also spend a lot of their time interacting with fans. It’s no surprise that band member Nathan Sykes hopped on Twitcam for over an hour to answer question and read hilarious comments from the “TW Fanmily.” Please don’t ever change! [the-queen-of-dreams]
At least she’s being honest
I’m not 100 percent sure how I feel about Toddler and Tiaras but some of the things these kids say boggles my mind. I hope once they become adults, they can look back and realize how crazy they sounded — not only them but the way their parents acted too. I guess that’s the pageant lifestyle for you. [hiimalec]
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In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian announced they’re having a baby and a paparazzi was killing while tailing Justin Bieber’s Ferrari.
HIT: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are having a baby
Kimye is having a baby so I’m hope that the baby’s first outfit is a Louis Vuitton onesie (Comme des Garçon if Kanye is feeling a little avant garde that day) and his name is King Kanye the Almighty (Princess Kim if it’s a girl). Obviously I’m weirdly excited over this because I’m slightly afraid to know what the spawn of Satan the product of two insanely large egos will look like. I ended up doing a little digging and found out Kanye has already storyboarded his baby’s birth. It’s going to look something like this (you are welcome):
MISS: Paparazzi killed while tailing Justin Bieber’s Ferrari
A 29-year-old photographer was killing by a passing car as he was taking photos of Justin Bieber’s white Ferrari in Los Angeles. The car in question was being pulled over by the cops but Bieber was reportedly not in the driver’s seat or even in the vehicle. The Biebs made a statement through his label asking for tougher laws to protect celebrities, police officers, innocent bystanders and photographers. He does have a good point— the paparazzi are known to be incredibly aggressive when it comes to tailing celebrities. Maybe the Biebs can inspire the American Congress to agree on something because they’re too busy arguing about nothing to do anything.
HIT: Jennifer Lawrence creepily stared at Meryl Streep
In another edition of “Celebrities: They’re Just Like Us!,” Jennifer Lawrence confessed to Vanity Fair that instead of introducing herself to Meryl Streep, she just stared creepily at the decorated actress from a far. “Like, for instance, one time someone was introducing me to Bill Maher, and I saw Meryl Streep walk into the room,” she said, “and I literally put my hand right in Bill Maher’s face and said, ‘Not now, Bill!,’ and I just stared at Meryl Streep.”
She also almost shot a home intruder with her bow and arrow.
Jennifer Lawrence for imaginary BFF status? I think so.
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Stop the presses, ladies and gents. There will soon be a Kimye Jr. running around the streets of Hollywood.
According to E! News, Kim Kardashian is expecting her first child with Kanye West. Spilling the news during a show in Atlantic City on Sunday night, the rapper reportedly said, “Stop the music and make some noise for my baby mama,” before pointing to Kardashian, who was in the crowd.
Moments later, the rest of the Kardashian clan started tweeting the good news.
Sister Kendall Jenner tweeted, “Whos excited about the KIMYE babbyyy?! weeee!”
While Mom Kris Jenner said, “Im a happy girl !!!!!!!!! Wowza!” and “Oh BABY BABY BABY!!”
Meanwhile, Khloe Kardashian tweeted, “Keeping secrets is hard with so many family members! Especially when you are so freaking excited!!!!! LOVE is everything!!!!”
While Kourtney Kardashian later added, “Been wanting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can! Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!”
It’s been said that Kim is about 12 weeks pregnant, which is kind of awkward because she still hasn’t officially divorced Kris Humphries yet.
But with a Kimye baby on the way, one thing’s for sure. This couple sure knows how to kick off the new year with a bang.
Kanye West is known for his unique sense of style. But during one of his pre-New Year’s Eve concerts on Friday in Atlantic City, the rapper was seen sporting outrageous masks that could even be comparable to Lady Gaga’s many interesting headpieces (exhibt A and B)
Dressed in all-white, West placed an interesting looking mask on his face. Personally, I have no idea who he’s trying to be..but it appears he’s trying to look like a Snowmegeddon or the Abominable Snowman.
While also strange, at least the diamond-encrusted headpiece designed by Maison Martin Margiela looks a lot less creepy.
Maybe the weather has just been cruel for Kanye. Personally, I don’t know if I would cry or run away if someone approached me sporting these masks.
Watch the performance here:
The next time we meet again, 2013 will be well on its way. While I look forward to the new year ahead of us, I can’t help but look back at some of 2012′s hits and misses. Thus, I present to you the best and worst of 2012 a.k.a. the year the world was supposed to end according to the Mayan but didn’t (thanks, Doctor!). Enjoy!
HIT: One Direction Mania
Every couple of years, a new teenage heartthrob comes in to replace the older version. In 2012 though, we not only got one cutie patootie, we got FIVE all thanks to music business genius and X-Factor judge, Simon Cowell. One Direction hit North American by storm selling millions of records, filling up concert venues and causing riots everywhere they went. If they can shoot out more infectious pop hits and stay as charming as they are in interviews, they can easily bypass the press’ comparisons to the Beatles and maybe last longer the few years normally allotted to boy bands.
MISS: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez split up
With the final blow of a heart-wrenching split, it’s official: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were the Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake of this generation, minus the matching denim outfit. With only rumours of a rekindling love affair to keep us warm at night, I’m going to call this celebrity relationship as official over until they show up at the next red carpet event hand in hand. Otherwise, I guess the title of the greatest lasting love story of this generation has to go to Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth by default. They may not be as picture perfect as everyone would like them to be, but they’ve been together for years and are engaged. Congrats, Miley!
HIT: Honey Boo Boo
Whether or not you were laughing along or laughing at her, you can’t deny the attention the sassy pageant princess known as Honey Boo Boo garnered this year. Honey Boo Boo, a.k.a. Alana Thompson, and her rag tag redneck family entertained us all summer long with their unusual ways and head scratching taglines. While TLC has moved incredibly far from the educational channel it initially hoped to be, we can learn a lot from Honey Boo Boo with her high level of self-confidence that many people (adults included) lack. You go, Alana!
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