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Look at this little girl! Kim Kardashian recently posted another picture of her daughter North with her cousin, Penelope. So adorable right? Kim included the caption BFFs. Precious. It’s nice to have cousins be so close in age. And since we’re staring at this little’s one’s face, which parent do you see the most in this photo, Kim or Kanye? Initially I said Kim but then I looked at another picture of Kanye dead on…
…and I see more of him in the eyes and cheeks. Kim herself has said that one minute she looks like Daddy and then the next she looks like her. What do you think?
It’s not surprising at all that the late, great Michael Jackson (and his sister Janet) topped Business Insider‘s list of having the costliest music video of all time — Scream (1996). With a funky wardrobe, a futuristic spaceship, and black and white visuals, Scream cost a whopping $7 million!
But as I scrolled through the list, I was shocked that the King of Pop’s Thriller – arguably one of the most spectacular music videos ever — was absent. Diddy’s Victory (1998), not nearly as memorable and enduring as Thriller, made the list and cost $2.7 million! Clearly dropping excessive amounts of cash on a video doesn’t necessarily mean it will resonate with the public.
So this brings up a new question: Which videos have a low budget, but made a huge impact on the musical landscape? On the flip side, which videos cost an arm and a leg, but were mediocre at best? Let’s find out!
The 18-year-old who Kanye West allegedly beat up last week in a chiropractor’s waiting room has approached the rapper, asking for a ton of money to settle the case without criminal prosecution … TMZ has learned.
Sources connected with the 18-year-old tell us … his lawyer called Kanye’s people and expressed the desire to strike a civil settlement — FOR A PRICE — several hundred thousand dollars.
We’re told the 18-year-old is adamant — he does NOT want to go through a public trial. As we reported … Kim Kardashian claims the young man was hurling racial epithets, calling her a “n***er lover” among other things. We’re also told he has not been responsive with the police since the incident.
Read more about this case at TMZ.com
Being in love is always a great feeling and it’s even greater to share it with the world, like these artists who weren’t shy about having their boos star in a music video with them for all to see.
Usher and Chilli
In 2001, Chilli made a lot of women jealous after she started dating Usher. Although their relationship only lasted for two years, that was enough time for Chilli to appear in two of Usher’s videos: “U Got It Bad” and “U Don’t Have To Call.” After their relationship came to an end, many speculated the songs off of Usher’s Confessions album (which hinted of an affair and a love child) were about their relationship, but the TLC member revealed that Jermaine Dupri’s love life was really the inspiration behind it all.
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Just a few months ago, TLC’s Chilli spoke openly about the need for folks to be held accountable when they take shots at celebrity children. While the famous parent in the spotlight is prepared for criticism, it’s not something a young person who has nothing to do with how their parents are or what they do, should have to deal with. Yet and still, people still joke about celebrity kids, and even worse, a comedienne like Joan Rivers thinks it’s funny to call 7-month-old North West “ugly.”
In a stand-up show at The Saban Theater in LA on Friday, according to Radar Online, Rivers decided to take a jab at baby North. She explained that Kim and North had been in the E! offices recently, and since Rivers works in the same offices as one of the hosts of Fashion Police on E!, she had the chance to see both mommy and daughter.
“That baby is ugly… I’ve never seen a six-month-old so desperately in need of a waxing.”
Radar Online claims that she did garner some laughs with the joke, but it’s not funny at all. This jab about the child and her hair comes after people tried to accuse Kardashian of waxing her daughter’s eyebrows after she posted a photo of her infant baby, something Kardashian denied (and tried to use humor to address).
“Do people really think I would wax my daughters eyebrows so young? Come on, I’d wait until she’s at least 2 1/2
I’m kidding!!! Its pretty sick for people to insinuate that I would wax my daughters eyebrows. They are thick, natural and amazing!”
Am I the only person who doesn’t find Joan Rivers funny at all? I know she’s all about shocking folks, but the little ones of famous folks need to be off limits, especially from someone with a whole other face than she was born with calling folks ugly.
Not sure what Kim Kardashian was trying to promote (possibly trying to do some damage control after Kanye had that scuffle with that ignorant guy in Beverly Hills), but she stopped by Ellen to talk about motherhood, watching a bouncing North grow up, and of course, to share adorable new pictures of North. Kardashian spoke about how North is changing every day.
“One day she’ll look like Kanye, one day she’ll look like me — it’s so crazy! And her personality is so cute: She is really calm and really quiet.”
And Kardashian says that Yeezy is a very involved dad, even when he has to go out of town. The rapper currently jetted to Paris in the midst of this investigation for assault.
“He just left to go out of town, so I send him a picture and video every day. He’s like, ‘She grew up so much!’ and I’m like, ‘Babe, it’s been one day. You haven’t seen her in a day. Not a lot has changed. But he really is a hands-on dad.”
As for herself, Kardashian says that even though she rips and runs all the time, she values her bonding time with the 7-month-old, including simple diaper changing moments:
“But I love that time — I know it sounds crazy, but I love my time with her when she’s on the changing table. She tries to talk so much and I really enjoy that bonding time when I’m with her.”
North is getting so big! And if you ask us, she looks like Kim most of the time, but looks like Kanye when she smiles. Too cute!
Remember the days when you used to watch Seinfeld and think that Kramer was hilarious? That was until he went on a rant in a nightclub against some black hecklers and screamed that they were nothing but “ni**ers.” I haven’t been able to look at him the same ever since. And similar side eyes are given to these talented Hollywood folks, whose antics and personal lives have become difficult to separate from their work.
This probably explains why he didn’t bother to show up to the Golden Globes on Sunday to accept his Cecil B. DeMille Award. While folks were applauding Woody Allen for his contributions to film, his ex-wife and son, Mia Farrow and Ronan Farrow were speaking openly about him being a child molester. And seeing that he is currently married to Farrow’s adopted daughter from a previous relationship, he’s probably going to have a hard time ever living that down. This man’s life has been the definition of scandal.
We always knew that nobody believes in Kanye West more than Kanye West, but it now seems that there are some folks who believe in his rants and the messages he shares possibly more than him. Enter the man who started the church of Yeezus.
The folks over at Noisey, an extension of the publication Vice, found the founder of “Yeezianity” on Craigslist, spreading the word for those who are interested in becoming followers, and interviewed him. The founder, who wanted to stay anonymous, is aware that basing the way you think and believe around a celebrity is crazy, but says it’s all about helping people and believing in five principles, or “pillars,” which actually don’t say anything about ‘Ye, but play up on past statements he’s made in interviews about self-empowerment:
1. All things created must be for the good of all
2. No human being’s right to express themselves must ever be repressed
3. Money is unnecessary except as a means of exchange
4. Man possesses the power to create everything he wants and needs
5. All human suffering exists to stimulate the creative powers of Man
Here are the highlights from Noisey’s interview with the unknown church starter and head of “Yeezianity”:
On “Yeezianity” And The Response He’s Received:
I created this thing about a month ago—and all I did was tweet it, and I don’t have a lot of Twitter followers, so that didn’t go anywhere. I was putting up other Craigslist ads and I just thought, “Well, let’s see where this goes.” I got some responses. I mean, you found it, so that’s pretty awesome.
The diversity has been substantial. There have been people who’ve sent me just straight up support—they must like the positive message about it. And then there are some people who’ve sent me a lot of Kanye hate mail, but that’s cool…Even a homeless dude sent me a reply, and asked if we could help him get on his feet. That’s why I want to stay anonymous. I can speak to whomever I want with authority, and they won’t know who I am. But on the whole, I mean, people who do and don’t know who Kanye is alike probably think this is absurd.
If He Really Believes In What He’s Talking About:
I believe in what it is, and that’s real. But is there a real organized religion behind it? There is not. So right now, it’s just an idea…But it’s an idea, and before anything can manifest, it has to start as an idea. In a lot of ways, after I created it, I reflected on it and thought that this was just a rehashing of Christianity, but just throwing Yeezus instead of Jesus.
And you know what? That’s why I felt Kanye did it. He just put the name there. Jesus has all this baggage and all these connotations, and Yeezus is this new thing—and that’s why I say in the “Our Savior” part of the site, “We don’t speak of his public persona.” Because Yeezus is when Kanye elevates to that god-level, which I feel like we all have the potential to do. That’s why if it takes off, in the future, people would forget Kanye and his antics, and instead focus on what the message is.
Why He Loves Kanye…
First of all, he is the most honest person in our culture. He has the highest moral standards and highest integrity. He is the most creative person. And as it’s typical with creative people, he gets a lot of flack from the lower minded masses. It’s not even that they don’t like him, it’s that they don’t know what he’s doing because the press gives it this negative spin all the time. And now it’s people feed on it so it’s this constant negative trance. But, like, College Dropout is probably still my favorite album of all-time. When I was a teenager, I was a little lost and there were a lot of times I didn’t have that person who was that underdog, who’s coming up. And when he was coming up at first, the whole world was different. This was the George W. Bush-era where 50 Cent was the leader of the culture, and that whole jersey mentality, that whole gangster mentality was prevalent. And this guy, when he first came out, people were calling him gay because he would wear nice clothes. But there was something about it—all those songs, “Through the Wire,” “All Falls Down,” “Slow Jamz”—there’s a force that attracts me to him. I didn’t plan on buying his first album. This was back when Sam Goody was around. I saw College Dropout in Sam Goody and I was like, “I want this.” There was something about the cover, something about it. And the day I heard it, it was like some kind of drug. I didn’t know that those kind of things could be said or could be done.
This guy says that he does believe in God, but also has an appreciation for what he thinks West stands for. Check out the full interview over at Noisey, where you will probably end up scratching your head like I am right now. It’s hard to tell if he really wants to spread this message and these “pillars” to help people…or if he just wants to get enough attention to meet West one day. Either way…whoa.
So this allegedly happened today.
According to TMZ, Kim Kardashian went to see a doctor in Beverly Hills today, and as usual, paparazzi was everywhere. An 18-year-old man was standing nearby (TMZ claims that he was helping her get in the building but it sounds like he wanted some attention) and allegedly said to the paparazzi outside “F**k these fa**ot-a** ni***rs.” Kardashian reportedly told him he was talking inappropriately and in response, the young man said, “f**k you b***h. Just trying to help you.” He also went on to tell her to shut up and called her a “ni**er lover” and a “stupid s*ut.” It’s unclear what race the guy was. He could have been black and not saying the -er version of the N-word, but then again, I don’t know ANY black folks that call people “ni**er lovers.” Just a thought.
Anyway, the guy continued going back and forth with Kardashian and she wound up calling Kanye, to which the guy directed a “f**k you ni**er” to West. When Kardashian finally entered the building, she kept speaking with Kanye on the phone, who was nearby and meeting up with her. When he finally did meet up with her, TMZ says West found the guy chilling in a nearby chiropractor’s office waiting room and wound up punching him. Yeah, things got real. After the scuffle was broken up, the police were called and the young man reportedly wants to press charges.
If this is true, this is not a good look for West, who is still dealing with that random scuffle with a pararazzo at LAX last year. However, you talk crazy, you might get “dealt with” crazy. Just another thought.
Police are looking to speak with West, as he’s officially a suspect in a “battery” investigation with this 18-year-old. This young man went out of his way to push both Kim and Kanye, and it looks like he succeeded. He might end up with some “settlement” or “damages” money in his pocket soon enough…
In case you were wondering why Fox pulled Kris Jenner’s daytime talk show off of the air after just one season, the Kardashian clan matriarch insists that poor ratings was not the reason.
“I really wanted to do more of an interview show and it didn’t start out that way,” she expressed during her recent appearance on “Sway in the Morning.” “The show pulled in great numbers that did really well. But I think there wasn’t a spot for an afternoon female talk show at the end of the day. I don’t think there ever was.”
She went on to say that despite her defeat, she would be open to doing a morning show with the network.
“You know because, they’ve got a full schedule and it was for a specific network. It wasn’t like they could just make up, ‘Hey, here’s room for you.’I think that if they did talk to me about doing a morning show, in a different time slot, so we’re still kinda throwing that around. It wasn’t anything on if this was picked up or not, it was a matter of is there room for it somewhere.”
On to more interesting subjects, she also discussed meeting Kanye’s crazier side, which at this point I think most of us have already witnessed at some point or another during his more recent press rounds.
“Well you know, he is an artist and he is a performer and he actually just finished the U.S. tour. And I went to a lot of concerts. And I saw him working and creating and performing and doing his thing. And he is definitely one of the greatest performers I’ve ever been able to experience. And I’ve enjoyed that wild side of his personality as well. He’s got a side where he’s very definite, and he’s powerful, and he’s an amazing person. And he has the side that he shows to his family where he’s the most amazing dad, and partner, and son-in-law. You know, he’s a great guy.”
As for her daughters and their tendency to date Black men, Kris says color doesn’t really matter.
“I think that for me, and I’ve always raised my kids this way but it’s all about the person on the inside. That’s just the way we run our stuff. Everyone is welcome in my family, in my house, in my heart, as long as you connect with somebody.”
Catch her interview on the next page. What did you think of “The Kris Jenner Show?” Are you surprised it didn’t get picked up?