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— Al Lacey (@PeanutLacey) November 21, 2014
Kim Kardashian West’s Paper magazine cover became controversial and viral at the same time inspiring think pieces on feminism, motherhood and racial privilege. Now the social media icon will help high school students learn math for the SATs.
Yesterday, a SAT tutoring company Catalyst Prep tweeted a series of math practice questions that uses Kardashian West’s posterior as the focus of the math questions. Her image will help students solve circumference, ratio and angle math equations. Below are some sample questions that Catalyst Prep created from using the Paper magazine cover:
— Catalyst Prep (@CatalystPrep) November 20, 2014
If you are wondering why Catalyst Prep used Kardashian West’s image in the first place to teach SAT math, they shared their reasoning in a tweet:
As patriotic, pop-culturally-minded Americans, we couldn’t help but see Kim Kardashian’s recent photos as an opportunity to teach SAT math.
— Catalyst Prep (@CatalystPrep) November 20, 2014
Why wouldn’t you want your children learning math by using Kardashian West’s big ol’ booty?
Everyone has an opinion about Kim Kardashian’s bold (and some say tasteless) rear-exposing, full-frontal nude photos for Paper magazine. But despite what anyone thinks, Kardashian got just what she wanted. Make no mistake, the reality TV show star has a tight control over her own image.
And according to branding experts, the shocking Paper photo shoot won’t damage Kardashian’s money making ability.
“Kim Kardashian’s brand is Kim Kardashian herself,” Jason Lynch, a contributing writer for Quartz business news, told the New York Daily News. “This week really capped how brilliant she is at marketing Kim Kardashian and keeping Kim Kardashian relevant.”
Just take a look at how much coverage (good or bad) the Paper photos with Kardashian, 34, received. “She has become a master of staying at the front of the news cycle,” said Lisette Sand-Freedman, owner of Shadow PR. “She is a new type of celebrity, and with that comes the challenge of breaking down traditional barriers of what celebrities are supposed to do, and finding new ways to keep the public talking.”
It worked. She may not have broke the Internet, but she set it ablaze. She was the main trending topic on Google and Twitter. This attention, even some of the negative backlash, will elevate her brand–because it appears that she does things on her own terms.
“She represents the living contradiction of the generation: Freely sharing the private details of our day-to-day lives, but only through carefully chosen hashtags, selfies and tweets,” said Megan Hartman from the Red Peak Youth branding agency. “She is an expert at courting controversy and keeping herself in the news, but always for the benefit of her elevating her brand.”
Kardashian is an old pro at proper exposure (no pun intended). Think back to 2007 and the “leaked” sex tape with Ray J. Kardashian spun that into a reality show career, starting with Keeping up with the Kardashians.
And if you’re thinking the latest nude pics would turn sponsors away, think again. “As someone who represents brands for a living, this wouldn’t stop me at all,” said Ryan Schinman, the CEO of Platinum Rye Entertainment. “In fact, in luxury or fashion, I would be more apt to use her again because she is being talked about.”
One way she’s elevating her brand is the choice of outlets to do such a risque shoot. She didn’t go with Playboy, she went with an arts/culture magazine. Plus, the photographer is highly respected.
“She is playing into the public’s perception of herself as overly sexualized and overexposed (literally), yet by choosing Paper magazine and photographer Jean-Paul Goude, she is consciously advancing her brand rather than damaging it,” explained Hartman.
Some have even given her credit for going with a more joyful facial expression rather than the usual sultry duck face.
“Of all of the facial expressions to choose for a full-frontal nude photograph that will immediately and undoubtedly be seen by more people than the Super Bowl, Kim went with one that seems more appropriate for a surprise party, or the opening credits of a ’90s sitcom. And that is absolutely delightful to me,” writes The Daily Dot.
“She is doing what we all know Kim Kardashian does best: overexpose herself, but in a way that elevates her brand into a more highbrow world,” she added. “As with her Vogue cover, she gets press and attention from the masses, and credibility with, at least some of, the high fashion world.”
Kim Kardashian’s Bestie Shades The Hell Out Of Naya Rivera Following Paper Mag Diss: “Naya Has Always Been A Step Behind”
Update 4:53 p.m.: Kim has not responded to Naya’s scolding, but her best friend Jonathan Cheban has. In a blog post titled, “We Don’t F-ck With You,” Jonathan called Naya out for her alleged obsession with Kim. His entry reads:
“Naya has always been a step BEHIND… And this time she has seriously fallen BEHIND like Daylight Savings Time!After a year-long tour of impersonating Kim, she decided to come out of her shell and make a real statement about Kim’s Paper cover (which has to be one of the hottest, if not the hottest cover all year).
As expected, she’s getting some press and when all else fails, use Kim. I’m personally disgusted that after badgering Kim all year and trying to hang out and do business together, she goes and tries to make a statement like this.
Yes, Kim is a mother, BUT WHO CARES… have you ever heard of a MILF?! The world wants to see her all day like 1010 Wins. Paper is one of the artsiest magazines and has a legendary reputation for being creative and edgy. Who the f*ck is Naya to throw in her meaningless comments??”
In addition to likening the “Glee” actress to the lead character in Single White Female, Jonathan also shared several side-by-side photos, which he believes proves that Naya is trying her hardest to be Kim.
You can check out his full response here.
Yesterday evening while you were probably unwinding and preparing for the work day ahead, Kim Kardashian and Paper Magazine were conspiring to “break the internet.” At approximately 8:00 p.m., the publication decided to unveil the cover of their Winter 2014 issue, which features a nude pin-up girl-style photo of Mrs. West. Kim also excitedly took to social media to share the cover images with fans.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) November 12, 2014
Naturally, reactions to the risqué cover were mixed, but a lot of folks were not here for it—including Kim’s alleged wannabe, Naya Rivera.
“I normally don’t. But…you’re someone’s mother…” Naya commented beneath Kim’s bare-booty photo.
Paper magazine also caught a bit of backlash for publishing the racy photo.
— TBconfid (@TBconfid) November 12, 2014
So what do you think of the cover? Are you surprised that Kim is still out here flaunting her naked tail or are you used to it by now?
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— Nigel Int’l D. (@Nigel_D) October 31, 2014
I wonder if the Carters watch “Black-ish”? If you watched this week’s Halloween episode, you saw the Dre and his family went as the Jackson 5. Earlier today, we reported that Beyoncé dressed as Janet Jackson from her Rhythm Nation days. But Blue got the better costume. She was a young Michael Jackson, complete with the shiny glove, boots and a curl. And it’s just too adorable. Check out a couple of pictures of her stepping out with her parents last night.
Apparently, Jay Z didn’t want to join in on all the family theme. Later that evening, he was seen wearing a mask on the back of his head but it wasn’t Jackson family related. Bey and Blue got the best ones. Though it would have been pretty hilarious to see him attempt the Jermaine Jackson spray painted hair.
As smart at that little Blue Ivy is, I wouldn’t be surprised if she specially asked to be Michael Jackson. Either way she’s adorable. And I peep the little twist hanging out, just like Michael used to have that single curl hanging down in his face. Blue isn’t the only celebrity baby whose debuted her Halloween costume already, this morning Kim Kardashian shared a few pics of North West. Check them out on the next page.
I have a ton of respect when it comes to celebrities who are constantly interviewed. The pressure of knowing that there’s always a possibility that your words will be used against you, or that a simple slip of the tongue has the potential to become a PR crisis, has to be extremely overwhelming at times. For that reason, I’m not really sure if I’m ready to jump on the “Kim Kardashian is pregnant” bandwagon.
The reality star recently interviewed with U.K. beauty company Pixiwoo. At one point in the interview, Kim was quizzed on her maternity style from her first pregnancy and she expressed that initially, she tried to wear regular clothes in bigger sizes. As she continues to speak, eyebrows began to raise because she began to express that “this time around,” she has plans to do things differently. The 34-year-old quickly caught herself and restructured her statement for clarity, but it was already too late.
“I wore my regular clothes. I just would buy it a size up. I don’t know if I would necessarily do that this time around—I don’t think…well at the end I really needed maternity clothes.”
The video quickly went viral and the rumors about Kim and Kanye expecting a second child resurfaced. Kim’s publicist; however, has denied the rumors to Page Six.
“She is not pregnant,” the rep said on Thursday. This could mean two things:
1. Kim really isn’t pregnant and she just phrased her maternity talk in an awkward manner.
2. Kim and Kanye are already trying for baby number two and she has already begun thinking about how she’ll dress the next time around.
Neither explanation is really far fetched, as Kim has expressed a desire for more children in the past. But I suppose we’ll just have to stay tuned to see how this all plays out.
Watch Kim’s interview below. Kim’s baby talk begins around the 2:28 mark.
It must be real nice being a celebrity that makes millions a year. Some act as if the money will never end–and kudos to those who can keep it coming. While us regular folks need to budget in order to keep our homes in order, it never gets old to hear about crazy spending sprees. Check out these celebrities and how they waste their money. Guess if you got it, you got it?
Some people may like to paint Kim Kardashian as a dumb bunny, but when it comes to making money off her celebrity she knows exactly what she’s doing.
Her endorsement demands were recently discovered in “secret” emails, and apparently she requests a whopping $750,000 to $1 million minimum for each product endorsement along with five first class plane tickets and one coach fare for any travel, reports The New York Daily News.
The “secret” business emails somehow landed in the hands of Radar Online.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and wife of Kanye West also wants everyone in her entourage to be put up in a luxury hotel while she stays in a a suite, according to the leak.
Then there’s her glam fee and other costs. “Portal to portal first class executive ground transportation, airport greeter service, security, glam fee (day rate for her hair and makeup squad), and a per diem” also must be paid.
And she has to have final approval on everything, of course. “We would need approval over photographer, all photos used in print materials, glam squad (hair, makeup, stylist, manicurist), hotel/airline/car service and PR usage,” her representative reportedly wrote in the email.
Kardashian’s camp is saying the emails aren’t real. “I spoke with Kim, and the emails are fake,” the rep told the Daily News.
Kardashian, who turned 34 this week, does pull in a pretty penny for her fame. According to Forbes, the reality star is worth $28 million.
Back in September, rumors first started swirling that rapper Tyga, 24, was possibly involved with Kim Kardashian’s youngest sister, Kylie Jenner. It all started after they were seen partying together (and there is video of him encouraging her to drink a shot). He shut down such rumors when they first came about:
“I HATE BLOGS!”
“DON’T BELIEVE THE RUMORS, BEEN FRIENDS WITH THE FAMILY FOREVER. WERE ALL JUST FRIENDS.”
But the rumors continued and only heated up when the two were spotted hanging out more and more, and were recently photographed hanging out by their lonesome in France, England, Switzerland and Greece this past week. So what’s really going on with these two? While you might not get an honest answer anytime soon, Tyga is responding to people attacking his character over the alleged relationship.
According to E!, a person following him on Instagram called him out, but also brought his son, King, into the conversation:
“Nasty a** pedophile..your career and family is worth losing over this Kardashian baby thot @kyliejenner…I hope @blacchyna takes you away from your son…you should be locked up.”
His response was equally harsh:
“why u sound so hateful. U don’t know s**t bout my life but the fake s**t u read online. Worry about your sad boring life. U wish u can have a baby by a ni**a like me and live this lifestyle…let me guess no one wants u or ever attempted to spoil u and give u the world like I do for mines. Your ugly not just physically but in your soul. Never speak on my son.”
I’m wondering what Blac Chyna is thinking about all of this. While Tyga and Jenner could very well only be friends, it’s odd that she’s doing all this traveling with him around Europe. And considering that Blac Chyna was (or still is) close to Kim, ‘me thinks’ we’re entering messy territory. What do you think?
Recently, North West captivated us with her adorable cheeks and her Mommy & Me couture while becoming the youngest front row guest at Paris Fashion Week. Instead of living vicariously through her, children everywhere can have playtime like the one-year-old Chanel model.
In an Instagram post, Aunty Khloe Kardashian revealed the dolls North plays with. Unsurprisingly, they were modeled after her parents Kanye and Kim Kardashian West. The Kanye doll wears a faux fur vest and leather pants and the Kim K. doll flaunts a cheetah print top and fitted skirt that accentuates the doll’s curvaceous hips.
The manufacturer of these toys, Celine Dolls, posted the parental dolls along with North’s own version on their Instagram.
North’s doll is seen wearing a pink dress with a Eiffel Tower sequin patch. Although the doll is cute, Hollywood Life reports Kim has noted pink is not North’s favorite color or “thing.”
If you are interested in purchasing the West Family dolls or perhaps create your own, Celine Dolls’ starting price is $198 with a deposit of $100. Please note, these are the base prices per doll.
Will you be purchasing a doll family?
Kim Kardashian is defending her parenting skills after some outlets reported that she forgot her daughter, North West, inside of a Paris hotel. A video of the alleged incident captures Kim exiting a hotel in Paris and heading to her vehicle without North. Seconds later she’s seen returning to the hotel and leaving back out with North on her hip.
Shortly after the reports began circulating, Kim came out to shut down and laugh off the silly speculation. According to Kim, she exited the hotel before North because she was simply ensuring that her carseat was in place first.
Heard on the radio today some story I forgot my daughter at our hotel as I’m leaving for the airport. Are you kidding me?!?!?! LOL
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 3, 2014
I went to the car to make sure the car seat was in because the day before we had a car seat issue. — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 3, 2014
Do u guys really think a 1year old would be inside the lobby by herself!Oh wait she was waiting to check out lol
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 3, 2014
While I highly doubt that Kim forgot her 1-year-old daughter inside of a hotel in a foreign country, most of us knew that it was only a matter of time before folks began questioning her parenting skills again. Especially after Nori was spotted sitting front row during Paris Fashion Week.