Party planner extraordinaire and late night host Jimmy Kimmel threw a baby shower for a pregnant Kim Kardashian and her sister Kourtney. The two were there to promote their new show Kim and Kourtney in Miami so it was only natural Kimmel present her with a gift.
He gave her a book of baby names that all start with “K,” which is pretty perfect when you think about all the K’s in their family: Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and soon Kanye. Krazy!
My favourite potential name? “Kite Runner.”
Last Friday Kanye set the Twitter world into a state of confusion when he went on another one-word tweet rampage. Could these be potential baby names?
Kim and Kourtney also chatted about who found out about baby Kanye first (Part 1), whether or not the baby will be on the show (Part 2) and who in the family hates Scott (Part 3).
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RZA and The Black Keys – “The Baddest Man Alive”
While we’re on the topic of RZA and his upcoming film that’s pretty much guaranteed to be amazing (if Quentin Tarantino is even backing it, you know it’s going to be good), check out his latest collab with blues brothers The Black Keys. You know those moments when you feel like life is beating you down and all you need is a song to blast in your room to pick you back up? Yeah, this is it. Listen to the heavy beat, bluesy guitars, RZA’s rap segments, and badass lyrics and you’ll feel like king of the world again.
Bat For Lashes – “We Found Love (cover)”
Bat For Lashes (a.k.a Natasha Khan) is known for her haunting, beautiful voice and powerful melodies. Her new cover of Rihanna and Calvin Harris’ club banger “We Found Love” turns the house infused track into a pretty dark song. She strips down all the extra Harris beats and synths, slows it down, and sings over low-key guitars and a hypnotizing beat. I personally still like the Rihanna/Harris version better, but it’s cool to hear house the mood of a song can flip with just a few changes. Bat for Lashes’ new album The Haunted Man is released Oct. 23.
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“You and I” — Anjulie
Produced by Italian DJ Benny Benassi, Anjulie’s “You and I” combines a fun, danceable beat with lyrics you can sing along to. The Euro-track shows the Canadian artist’s versatility, as it’s a departure from her recently-released track “Headphones.” You can download “You and I” starting tomorrow!
“Anything Could Happen” — Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding first released a lyric video with fan submitted Instagram photos for “Anything Could Happen.” Now, the lead single from her second studio album Halycon finally has an official music video. The video is about Goulding and her soulmate getting into a car accident and is filmed on a beautiful beach in Malibu. This isn’t your typical car crash though, as the beach is littered with shining spheres, mirrored pyramids. Goulding herself wears a flowing gown. It’s a pretty heart-wrenching video and hopefully isn’t a metaphor for her real life relationship with DJ Skrillex!
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Let’s play a game. It’s called “Spot the Booty!!”
2 Chainz released the anticipated music video for “Birthday Song,” featuring Kanye West. In case you didn’t gather from the lyrics, the visuals confirm that 2 Chainz indeed wants a big booty ho for his birthday. We know this because the majority of the video is filled with breast-baring ladies shaking their butts while he raps about his deepest wishes.
Watch it here:
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Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney has a lot to be proud of these days. Along with being the 2011 World Vault Champion she won a gold AND silver medal at the Olympics. However, Maroney didn’t look all that impressed at the medal ceremony for women’s vault after she fell during her second performance.
It was only a matter of time before her less-than-pleased expression was turned into a meme, by 28-year-old New Yorker Gavin Aloen. He created a page on Tumblr called McKayla Is Not Impressed and it rocks. [Source]
Here are some of our faves:
McKayla is not impressed by Chris Brown or Drake
Kanye and Kim Kardashian mean nothing to her
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In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Pharrell gets engaged and Lindsay Lohan walks around with a bald spot.
HIT: Pharrell Williams secretly engaged?
The producer has reportedly popped the question to model/designer girlfriend, Helen Ladichanh. The two were seen together at The Dark Knight Rises premiere and Helen had a ring on her finger. How long he and his fiancé have been engaged for has been widely speculated on and could be anywhere between a couple weeks to a year.The two already have a son named Rocket together. Pharrell hasn’t said a word about it. If true, congratulations to the couple, and I will see everyone else in the Pharrell Williams Can Never Be Mine support group.
MISS: Rolling Stone reuses tagline for Bieber cover
The rock and roll magazine may be losing their creative spark as Bieber is “Hot, Ready and Legal,” just like Lindsay Lohan was back in 2004. Obviously, being “hot, ready and legal” worked out in her favour. At least Lindsay looked her age while Bieber’s cherub face doesn’t really sell the tagline. They probably should’ve put a badass leather jacket around his shoulders instead of opting for the white tank.
HIT: Kim Kardashian shows off her best ugly cry on a rollercoaster
Kim’s ability to show off her new relationship on every possible platform is a bit astonishing as Humphries continues to be bitter. While we may all be sick of overexposure status, we should at least give her credit for tweeting an unflattering photo of herself. Kim has her best ugly cry face on as she, sister Kylie and boyfriend Kanye ride Magic Mountain.
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While I appreciate this depiction of what the Kardashians will look like in 20 years, I don’t really believe it. This is what the sisters would look like if they aged naturally LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE but alas, they’re the Kardashians and will probably use all sorts of magical anti-aging treatments from back alley sorcerers.
Kim, of course, will disappear for a longterm “holiday,” which is obvs code for the surgeon’s office. Meanwhile, Kourtney will use something more natural like whale sperm or leaches to maintain her perfect complexion. If anyone were to stay natural my guess would be Khloe.
That said, I think these hypothetical future mantle portraits by Planet Hiltron are hilarious. Kim and Kanye look like a Southern couple from the 90s who bring their five kids to the Fry Shack on weekends. But come on, we all know in 20 years Kanye will be living in a penthouse on Mars, wearing a gold space suit he designed himself. So he won’t have to worry about aging silly.
Here are some other celebs in 20 years:
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While we loved Kanye and Jay-Z’s video for Otis, it was missing a certain spontaneity that’s captured by these two dudes Jay and Casey. The friends filmed their own public music video in Times Square, where the onlookers aren’t really sure whether to join in and dance or back away slowly. Well, considering how many tourists are marvelled by the many ads, it’s no wonder some people don’t even notice them silently rapping behind them.
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Anderson Cooper and Frank Ocean make some important announcements, and R. Kelly cried because of The Notebook.
HIT: Odd Future’s Frank Ocean reveals his first love was a man
The rising R&B star recently revealed that his first love was a man via Tumblr. His Odd Future mate Tyler the Creator said he was proud of Ocean on Twitter, and in reality, we all should be. Ocean works primarily in a corner of music that has often been considered homophobic. With that being said, he has tremendous amounts of courage as it’s a risky career move to reveal something that personal, but will also mean so much to loads of other people. Times are a-changing, people!
MISS: R. Kelly says “the Notebook” broke up his marriage
The R&B singer revealed in his new biography that he cried at the end of The Notebook as he realized his marriage was nowhere near as loving as Allie and Noah’s. One, I think R. Kelly is an ugly crier. I don’t know why but it’s how I imagined this moment. Two, I really hope he writes a song about this moment and calls it “Gosling + McAdams 4Ever.”
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In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Carrie Underwood supports gay marriage and Lindsay Lohan gets set to work with a porn star for an indie thriller.
HIT: One Direction write songs for their girlfriends
What use is your boyfriend if he has a sweet voice but won’t write any songs about you? Absolutely none. So it’s nice to see the boys of 1D put their talent to work. They’ve been busy penning song for their next album and it seems they’ve been inspired by homesickness and their girlfriends. The next time I go to the dentist, he’ll have a couple of cavities to fill because this is beyond sweet. Note: there are still a couple single 1D guys up for grabs.
MISS: Chris Brown wears gold fangs
After seeing pictures of this, British GQ was right to dub Brown the worst dressed celebrity. First of all, who even wears gold grills anymore? I thought all rappers got rid of those when Kanye started donning Louis Vuitton back in the early 2000s. Secondly, he’s a bit late on the Twilight vampire phase, isn’t he? (Yes, even I know Twilight vampires don’t have fangs. Gosh.)
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During an interview in London, Justin Bieber made our hearts explode when he did an entire interview in a British accent. We also talk about Kanye West flipping out at a fan for throwing a coin on stage (this comes after flipping out over a laser pen) and finally wrap up with pain med freakouts.
Upon discovering Kanye West and I share the same horoscope sign (Gemini) I was quite rattled that we might share similar characteristics. Gemini is the twin sign so we’re supposedly dual-natured, but Kanye just seems to have one side an that’s a total spaz.
At a recent concert in Dublin Kanye lost his sh*t when someone threw a coin on stage and
nearly killed him put him off the song. He started the track all over again but not without a stern lecture for the troublemakers: “I ain’t trying to make excuses but y’all threw a f*cking coin up here and threw me all the way off” he said. “Don’t throw that hard sh*t up here while I’m performing. Seriously. You f*cked it up for everybody, I was having a perfect show. Flawless victory. Don’t throw no sh*t on the stage.”
Then Kanye dived back into his set. Perhaps he was having birthday blues as he turned 35 the day before, but admittedly, he has a point. What kind of ‘fan’ throws hard coins on stage like you’re visiting the Trevi Fountain and have a dying wish? That could seriously hurt someone.
Lesson: if you go to “Watch the Throne,” leave the laser pens and coins at home.
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Katy Perry was ballsy in her interview with DJ Nessa and we like it. She covers everything from food poisoning to wearing no makeup to having sex with Rihanna. We also talk about Kanye and the laser light incident in Paris, then finish up with hidden talents.
Kanye West was NOT IMPRESSED with one fan who was shining a laser light at him and he was not afraid to call him out in front of the entire audience. When the fan flashed a pen laser light on stage Kanye paused the show and yelled: ”You see this guy right here with the green laser? Don’t f*ck up everybody’s show … it’s not a f*cking game!”
Kanye was in Paris for a “Watch the Throne” show. The crowed booed (we’re not sure if it was at Kanye or the dude) and Kanye continued: ”You gonna get f**ked up, kicked out, and all that sh*t. Chill the f*ck out.”
That’ll teach you to have fun at a concert! Hrmph. [Source]
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Kanye West is no mere rapper. He’s a film director, musician, fashion designer, tweeter, and boyfriend of Kim Kardashian. He is basically attempting to try out every profession in THE WORLD (before full domination).
His latest foray in the design world was creating his own pair of strange new sneakers called the Nike Air Yeezy II that the Internet is comparing to shoe dragons (whatever those might be). They have weird, bumpy scales on the side and are curved at the bottom like Kangoos.
The sneakers are the second collaboration Kanye has done with Nike and they’ll be released on June 9. I’m no shoe connoisseur, though I’m told there are collectors who hoard expensive sneakers and perhaps look at them from afar.
What does everyone think of them?
In Jay-Z and Kanye West’s new video for their Watch the Throne track “No Church In The Wild,” horse-riding guards beat down bloody protesters in a riot.
Neither of the two rappers appear in the Romain Gavras-directed video, which forces us to focus on their powerful message. The riot starts with a fiery explosion in the middle of a Prague street where the people are revolting against a seemingly oppressive regime.
By nightfall the protestors hurl fire at the guards and we get a glimpse of a single wild elephant, which is a symbol of patience and wisdom in Buddhism. There’s no conclusive ending in the video, which ultimately means the battle is still to be raged.
What do you think of it?
As if you don’t already know I’m OBSESSED with pianists covering songs (example one, two, three), here comes the piano cover of piano covers. These seven dapper gents perform Kanye West and Jay Z’s “Ni**as in Paris” on one piano and call it “Pianists in Paris.”
“Pianists in Paris” goes through several styles, making the track sound classic, jazzy, soulful and then just plain mind-blowing.
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Summer. [Insert a relaxing sigh here] The more I say it the more excited I get. Now that the weather is FINALLY bearable and the beaches are officially opened, it’s time to brainstorm summer date ideas… inspired by who else? Some of our favourite celebs.
1) Bike Date
Miley Cyrus and hunky boyfriend Liam Hemsworth pedalled to a nearby 7-11 convenience store to get a Slurpee in Toluca, California. They’re the ultimate couple for cute date ideas. In the past they’ve gone jet-skiing and got fresh Dirty Dancing-style. Miley also punk’d Liam, though we only advise that if you both have a good sense of humour.
2) Outdoor Movie
Justin Bieber rented out an ENTIRE movie theatre for a date with Selena Gomez. Okay, so this probs isn’t going to happen. For one thing, you’re not Justin Bieber. Also, you’re not Justin Bieber. Anyway, the musician rented out the Staples Center so he and Selena could watch Titanic in privacy. Apparently he didn’t even have to pay! We’re not expecting you to top this because it’s oodles of moolah, but a simple drive-in movie is be a cute date idea. If you don’t have a car, that’s okay. Set up a blanket on the grass and enjoy the movie in each other’s arms.
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Kanye has admitted in the past that if he doesn’t verify something on Twitter or in a song, then it’s just not true. That’s why people are taking his lyrics about marriage so seriously —probably a little too seriously.
In a new guest spot on an untitled track by hip hop artist Pusha T, Kanye is expected to rap: ”I saw you in the club in a white dress/Now I want to put you in a white dress.”
Ya that’s it. That’s the big lyric everyone’s freaking out about. Us Weekly also reports that Kim and Kanye are undoubtedly having conversations about marriage. Although many wonder whether their relationship is just a PR stunt, ‘sources’ tell the magazine Kimye is completely real.
Of course, Kanye previously rapped about Kim in “Theraflu,” in which he says: ”And I admit I fell in love with Kim/’Round the same time she fell in love with him,” referring to Kris Humphries.
In the meantime, the two have been seen strolling around NYC together, getting ice cream and taking in Broadway shows. Plus, they already went through their first wardrobe malfunction together (see below).
I guess we’re due for some Rihanna/Chris Brown drama seeing as it’s been relatively peaceful on the front for the past little while. Naturally, the latest battle is a result of an offensive lyric and the two are hashing it out on Twitter, because every minor spat has to be public.
Yesterday Chris Brown tweeted a link to his freestyle version of Kanye West’s “Theraflu,” in which he raps about his “old bitch.” ”Don’t f**k with my old bitch it’s like a bad fur / Every industry n***a done had her / Shook the tree like a pumpkin just to smash her / Bitch is breaking codes, but I’m the password.”
Though he denies the so-called “old bitch” is RiRi, everyone automatically jumped to their own conclusions, including his ex-girlfriend. TMZ reported that Rihanna stopped following him, causing Brown to comment about her assumption.
I can never keep up with these two. One minute they’re collaborating on “Birthday Cake” and the next they’re taking shots at each other. That said, if these two don’t want to their rocky relationship to be in the media headlines, shouldn’t they stop tweeting each other? Twitter has become a barometer for their relationship.
Listen to the song below: