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Is It Too Soon For The Spotlight For North West?

August 20th, 2015 - By Charing Ball
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According to the gossip blog Hollywood Life, we might be seeing more of North West on the new season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Aren’t you excited? Me neither.

But as the gossip site reports, the entire family, including North West, are currently filming season 11 in St. Barts, which is set to air this fall. In a follow-up report, the site said that Kanye insisted that North be well-compensated for her guest appearance.

As told by the HollywoodLife.com:

“Kanye has no qualms about North being exploited on the family’s E! reality show. He just wants her to be more than compensated for her time. “He wants North to be famous,” a source close to the rapper explains to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. He absolutely wants her to have that life, and she will have it — if the price is right! He’s already informed Kim that if North’s going to be a regular on the show, then she needs to be paid more than all of Kim’s sisters and Kris [Jenner], 59! If not, it isn’t happening.”

If the reports are true, you have to give it to the West clan for orchestrating a great deal, which ensures that North doesn’t have to work a single day in her life (not that it was likely a concern beforehand). And while she is too young to understand, he is teaching her a valuable lesson about properly valuing oneself. Best believe the network will be making tons of money off of her exposure, so she might as well get paid too.

And of course, North is no stranger to the public gaze. Not only has she been pictured front row at various fashion shows, but once she even stopped to pose for the paparazzi. Either that or she was wondering why those strange people were flashing lights in her face. And she has been on KUWTK before. According to Us, the heir to the Kardashian throne made a rather brief cameo while filming Kanye’s “Only One” music video, which was featured on an episode back in May of this year.

Still, I do wonder if all that public attention is good for a child her age? I am not a parent (gotta put that disclaimer out there), but if I were, I probably would be scared to death of not only the scrutiny she might receive but of what others might say about my own parenting. It is bad enough celebrity kids already get picked apart for their hair and other choices they have no control over.

Heck, it takes adults a long time to get adjusted to the limelight. Just look at her dad. He spent the last two years experiencing some pretty hefty celebrity growing pains. He got through it (I think), but it probably helps that Kanye is an adult. That should mean that he can better process and reason with all that is happening to him, as opposed to 2-year-old North.

I am no psychologist (another disclaimer), but it can’t be good psychologically for a child to be exposed to that much…well, exposure while she is still in her developmental years. I mean, what if all this attention at a young age turns her into a raging attention-seeking narcissist as an adult? And what happens if, by some small miracle, the Kardashians are no longer socially relevant? What could the lack of exposure do to a young person who has grown accustomed to receiving it? And what if she doesn’t like the cameras at all? It wasn’t that long ago that she was front row at Fashion Week, screaming during her daddy’s fashion show as the cameras snapped. There is nothing more damaging to a child’s confidence than forcing them to endure something she or he doesn’t truly feel comfortable doing.

On To Bigger And Better Things: 10 Celebrity Women Who Upgraded Their Men After A Big Breakup

August 5th, 2015 - By Desiree Bowie
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A bad breakup can be rough, but it gives us the opportunity to find a new and better love. We all aspire to move on to bigger and better things once the dust settles and these stars were able to do just that. Check out 10 celeb women who upgraded to bigger and better after a big breakup.

We Might Be Getting A New Feature On Twitter Thanks To Kim Kardashian

July 25th, 2015 - By Ashley Monaé
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For all the side eyes and glacial stares that reality TV star-turned-celebrity Kim Kardashian garners, we’re actually high-fiving her for a change.

Friday (July 24) night, the social media-obsessed starlet took to Twitter to express a thought she had regarding an editing feature for misspelled words on the social networking site. Beyond all the socialite extremities and high maintenance mannerisms we see on TV, Kim has some issues she wants solved just like us, too. Honestly, nothing is worse than a misspelled word, especially on Twitter. We’ve all been there, scrambling to the tweet and re-post it before people begin sharing it with the masses. Clearly Kim has, too. In this case, she brought up an idea many of us have thought about before, but knew we didn’t have the power to make come to fruition:

For most of us, our idea would have been looked over, but Kim’s star status garnered an official response from Twitter’s co-founder, Jack Dorsey. While he didn’t promise a new feature, his speedy response sure sounds like they’ve put her request on their to-do list.

Well, looks like we’ll have Kim Kardashian to thank if Twitter decides to go through with this new editing feature.

 

All The Black Men Who Helped Build The Kardashian Empire

July 17th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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black men who built kardashian empire featIn the words of Erykah Badu, “See, I been having this on my mind for a long time” and I was just waiting for the right time to lay all of this information down on y’all. This week, there’s been a lot of discussion about cultural appropriation. Specifically with the comment Amandla Stenberg made to Kylie Jenner on Instagram.

While Amandla never mentioned hair specifically, that’s what the discussion morphed into. Originally though, Stenberg’s comments were about appropriating Black culture and Black features.

You all aren’t blind, you can clearly see the ways in which the Kardashian sisters have transformed themselves to resemble Black women: Kylie’s lips, Kim’s butt, Khloe’s butt.

It’s not that these women are racist for wanting to look this way; but the fact that they are profiting immensely off a look many Black women are born with and have been ridiculed for, is frustrating, to say the absolute least. And while we might argue about whether or not the Kardashians should speak out about racial issues, (particularly when Kim has a Black daughter), I don’t think there’s anything wrong about them being made aware of the way their actions are perceived and affect others who belong to the community they are trying to emulate.

I don’t know if the Kardashian family sat down and had a meeting about all the ways in which they were going to attach themselves to Black people, particularly men, to come up. But that’s exactly what they’ve done. If you need some proof, here are a few examples.

As a disclaimer, I’m not bashing the Kardashians for dating and probably possibly even sleeping with most of the men on this list. What I am saying is that it is crystal clear that they used the backs of these Black men as rungs on the social ladder. 

The Gift of Life: Did You Get A “Push Present” After Having A Baby?

July 11th, 2015 - By Toya Sharee
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The first time I ever heard of a “push present” was when Tamar Braxton was shading hubby Vincent Herbert on “The Real” after he neglected to give her one after birthing baby Logan. He later made up for his oversight by gifting her with a huge diamond ring. Then there’s the rumored $770,000 tiger-striped diamond ring Kanye blew on wife, Kim after delivering North West in addition to sparing no expense on a birthing suite complete with leather sofas, mani/pedis and blow outs at Kim’s command in between breastfeeding and burping (which I am going to assume she did herself).

After I gave birth to my daughter last fall, I barely got an Edible Arrangement let alone a tiger diamond, but the idea of getting a “push present” after having a lavish baby shower and having the world wait on you hand and foot for nine months just screams excessive greed to me. It makes a sad statement on a culture I feel is no longer appreciating moments for that sentimental value and using them as mere opportunities to “turn up and get stuff”.

Don’t get me wrong, milestones in life such as weddings, births, graduations should be celebrated. The problem for me is when people think these times are an excuse to have their hand out, especially when a side-eye is given to any gift that someone didn’t have to invest a whole year’s salary into. People are expecting more and more for less and less energy and effort. Don’t get me wrong, I feel like any woman who can endure pregnancy and birth deserves all the respect and love in the world, but at the end of the day you aren’t doing anything your body wasn’t already designed to do. You didn’t colonize another planet for humans to live on or invent an alternative energy source, you gave birth and women have been doing it for millions of years without a “push present” to look forward to.

I won’t feed you some Hallmark BS about how a beautiful, healthy baby should be all the gift you need after giving birth. After having a c-section I was nursing a mean set of staples and hadn’t bathed for at least two days. Not only was I being harassed by a nurse about if I had passed gas yet, but also by an annoying photographer that wanted to take pics of me and my newborn while I sat in a satin bonnet looking anything but “glowing”. Trust me, a push present may have took my self-esteem up a few notches (but I didn’t actually have to “push” so I guess that’s why my present wasn’t in sight). So I totally understand how a woman wants to feel appreciated and rewarded for getting that mini human into the world safely after a labor that might make you feel like you’re going to meet your maker. But if what Tiffany locket you’re going to get to makes or breaks your priorities as a new mom, I’m going to need you to get it together. And it’s one thing if you’re child’s father is Vincent Herbert who is worth a reported $10 million, but if you are parading a flashy push present and wondering how you are going to afford formula: Get your priorities straight, ASAP. This also applies if you’re hype about a getting a Birkin diaper bag from a guy who also impregnated his side chick at the same time.

The Today Show recently asked viewers how they felt about push presents with 45% saying they weren’t fans, 28% responding that they were great and the remaining 27% who were clueless about the whole process like me thinking, “Does you partner pop up with a Tiffany bracelet before or after cutting the cord?”.

Look, I’m not hard to please. After 8 months of motherhood , I’ll take a good six hours of sleep and a bottle of Yellowtail Big Bold Red as push presents. But in all honesty I must say there are sweet simple moments in motherhood that money just can’t buy. And if your partner wants to get you a little something for harboring another human being over your bladder for almost a whole year, that’s awesome. But it matters not if that same person is pulling a no show during every 3 AM feeding. At the same time if he blanks on the push present, but spends the next year covered in spit up and swaddling mid REM, you’ve probably got a winner even if you don’t have a new piece of jewelry to show for it.

Most importantly, giving birth should your first and most important lesson in motherhood: It’s no longer only about you. If you’re more concerned about flossing your gifts for the ‘Gram and getting a pat on the back, you might need to nip that narcissism in the bud before baby takes his first steps.

How do you feel about “push presents”? Here’s how other women felt about the business of getting gifts for giving life:

“I have no idea what that is. I’ve never heard of it. But in regards to presents, I think that American culture is constantly inventing new reason to receive presents and it’s shallow and unnecessary.”

“I never heard about ‘push presents’ until a friend asked was my child’s father getting me one when I was pregnant earlier this year. I knew he wasn’t, so she ended up getting him one to give it to me. Apparently, I definitely deserved one.”

“It’s cute.  Like a ‘thank you for sacrificing your abs to bring my baby into the world.'”

“People hype about a ‘push gift’ and got a trifling behind baby’s dad.  Explain how that makes sense?”

“I thought gifts were just for the baby. Damn, the mom gets a gift too?  Does dad get anything? I mean he showed up at least once for this whole process.”

 

Toya Sharee is a community health educator and parenting education coordinator who has a  passion for helping  young women build their self-esteem and make well-informed choices about their sexual health.  She also advocates for women’s reproductive rights and blogs about  everything from beauty to love and relationships. Follow her on Twitter @TheTrueTSharee or visit her blog, Bullets and Blessings.

Celebrity Street Style Summer: 15 Looks We’re Loving Right Now!

June 26th, 2015 - By Rich
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Make it haute this year with these inspirational (and mega easy) celebrity street style summer looks! Stack up on bold accessories, distressed jeans and a few pieces of white.

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Celebrity Street Style Summer: 15 Looks We’re Loving Right Now!

Kanye West And Kim Kardashian Are Expecting A Boy

June 22nd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Earlier this month, Kim Kardashian confirmed that she and husband, Kanye West, are expecting a new addition to their family.

The announcement, of course, opened the floodgates and in no time, tabloids were inundated with rumors and speculation regarding just about every aspect of the reality star’s pregnancy. So-called sources claimed to have inside information on everything from the couple’s alleged use of a surrogate to the sex of the baby (or babies as some outlets have reported). Things got so out of control, that Kim eventually took to Twitter to do some rumor control. Ironically, over the weekend, she selected the same social media platform to hand deliver some real news about her pregnancy to fans.

In a Father’s Day post dedicated to Kanye, the reality star revealed that she is carrying a baby boy.

You’re such a good daddy to North & you will be the best daddy to our new son too!

We can’t wait to see how North interacts with her baby brother.

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Where The Biggest Celebrity Fashion And Beauty Trends Originated

June 11th, 2015 - By LaKrishia Armour
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Everyone gets inspired by art, culture or other people, and most times, it can cultivate some great creativity and fantastic fashion. Even the stars! We did some digging and found out where some of your favorite celebrity fashion and beauty trends came from. Take a look.

Beyoncé And Bianca, Dr. Dre And Warren G: Celebrity Step-Siblings

June 1st, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Hollywood is a lot smaller than people think. Everybody knows everybody and sometimes, stars can be related to some of your favorite celebrities. The following famous folks included on this list are related by marriage. While you probably won’t catch them passing the peas and cutting the turkey together during the holidays, they are (or were) indeed family. These are celebrity step-siblings.

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Are Expecting Baby No. 2

June 1st, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Well, let the insanity begin.

Kanye West and wife, Kim Kardashian West, are expecting their second child. The big news was confirmed following Sunday night’s midseason finale of “Keeping up with the Kardashians” during a brief promotional clip for the rest of the season.

In the clip, Kim learns the exciting news in her doctor’s office. She later informs her sister, Khloe, that she’s getting another niece or nephew.

“I just got the blood test back, and I am pregnant!” she shares.

It’s no secret that Kim and Kanye having been trying for a baby. Their determination to conceive has been a major part of Kim’s storyline this season.

“We are trying. We try every single day. You can’t try harder than we try,” told E! News last month. “It’s getting exhausting. He always says, ‘Trying for baby No. 2 isn’t as fun as trying to baby No. 1.’”

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Kim and Kanye are already the proud parents of daughter North West, who will celebrate her second birthday on June 15. Four months after the tot’s 2013 birth, the couple got engaged at AT&T Park in San Francisco. They tied the knot the following May in Florence, Italy.

Congrats!

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