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You know how sometimes you may not care about the celebrity but find yourself reading about whatever is going on with them? Oh, that’s just me? Okay. Well anyway, it seems not even that is happening anymore with Kimye.
According to an expert who spoke with RadarOnline, the minutes are winding down on the Kardashian reign. And the clock is ticking on the Kanye & Kim popularity too. Angie Meyer-Olszewski had this to say about the family and the man who will soon marry into their crew:
“The Kardashian brand is a sinking ship. Anybody who jumps on board will eventually fall. A successful celebrity in his own right, Kanye made a horrible strategic decision by engaging himself with Kim.”
As you know, Kanye attendance on his Yeezus tour dropped to a shocking 4,500 attendees when it made its stop into Kansas City earlier this week. One would have thought it to be some type of joke but lately, Kanye has turned off many people with his antic.
Meyer-Olszewski also had this to say about the reason why many people are turned off:
“When putting two egotistical, self serving individuals together, you’ll create a rather vile spark. And in times of economic hardship across the country, bragging about materialism is typically frowned upon.”
Human behavior expert Patrick Wanis had this to say:
“We are often drawn to people who have an ego and confidence that is derived from their talent. But an empty ego, based on a fake self-inflated image and concept, creates an over powering sense of desperation and superficiality.”
He put that in more professional terms, but it sounds similar to what many people have basically been saying.
Now, while it’s understood that many of you have disliked the Kardashian family for quite some time, many of you have also been fans of Kanye West. Have you found yourself disliking him even more since he’s been with Kim?
Back in October when Kim Kardashian felt it necessary to flaunt her post-baby snapback body by sharing a pretty revealing photo of herself in a white swimsuit and Nicki Minaj followed up with a photo of herself wearing nothing but pasties, actress Rashida Jones took to Twitter with a pretty interesting rant about women who act “like wh*res.”
“This week’s celeb news takeaway: she who comes closest to showing the actual inside of her vagina is most popular. #stopactinglikewh*res,” she began. “Let me clarify. I don’t shame ANYone for anything they choose to do with their lives or bodies,” she continued. BUT I think we ALL need to take a look at what we are accepting as ‘the norm.’ There is a whole generation of young women watching. Sure, be S*XY but leave something to the imagination.”
Though most probably agree with Rashida that Kim and Nicki were doing the absolute most that week, some found her use of the word “wh*re” to be a form of slut-shaming. The Parks and Recreation actress responded to those accusations in an essay for the January issue of Glamour.
“I’m not gonna lie. The fact that I was accused of ‘slut-shaming,’ being anti-woman, and judging women’s sex lives crushed me. I consider myself a feminist. I would never point a finger at a woman for her actual sexual behavior, and I think all women have the right to express their desires. But I will look at women with influence—millionaire women who use their ‘sexiness’ to make money—and ask some questions,” she explained.
Rashida went on to say that what she did was not “slut-shaming,” but simply holding folks like Nicki and Kim “accountable.”
“There is a difference, a key one, between ‘shaming’ and ‘holding someone accountable.’ So back to the word wh*re. My hashtag was ‘stopactinglikewh*res.’ Key word, acting. Like I said, I’m not criticizing anyone’s real sex life; as George Michael tells us, ‘Sex is natural, sex is fun.’ But the poles, the pasties, the gyrating: This isn’t showing female sexuality; this is showing what it looks like when women sell sex. (Also, let’s be real. Every woman’s sexuality is different. Can all of us really be into stripper moves? The truth is, for every woman who loves the pole, there’s another who likes her feet rubbed. But in pop culture there’s just one way to be. And so much of it feels staged for men, not for our own pleasure.)”
“I understand that owning and expressing our sexuality is a huge step forward for women. But, in my opinion, we are at a point of oversaturation. It’s like when TV network censors evaluate a show’s content. Instead of doing a detailed report of dirty jokes or offensive words, they will simply say, ‘It’s a tonnage issue.’ One or two swear words might be fine; 10 is too many. Three sexual innuendos is OK; eight is overkill. When it comes to porn imagery and pop culture, we have a tonnage issue. Let’s at least try to discuss the larger implications of female sexuality on pop culture without shaming each other. There’s more than one way to be a good feminist.Personally, I loved the Lily Allen ‘Hard Out Here’ video — a controversial send-up of tits-and-a** culture. She helped start a conversation. Let’s continue it.”
We’re sure you know that little cute face by now, but in case you don’t it’s Miss Nori — North West that is.
Kim Kardashian just posted this pic of her little baby with the caption, “Art lessons! Jeff Koons & Nori #ArtBasel,” but it doesn’t look like Nori’s enjoying her session. In fact, the little one who’s set to turn 6 months old on December 15, looks like she could be on the verge of tears — or about to pull a move like her daddy Kanye West and say “get that camera out of my face!”
We’re not sure what Kim has in the works with world-renowned artist Jeffrey Koons, but whatever it is we’re sure it’s grand. We’re just here for the baby though. Isn’t she a cutie?
Last night, in a 90 minute special, the Kardashians took us behind the scenes of the shoot for their 2013 Christmas card. I’m very proud of the fact that I don’t watch the show; but according to the Daily Mail, the family decided to do something do and different this year. First, they were doing away with the typical, traditional Christmas card and going for something a little more artistic. And for that they didn’t use family friend and photographer Nick Saglimbeni, but David LaChapelle.
LaChapelle came to the table with quite a few new ideas. For one he didn’t want there to be any men or children in the shoot. That worked out well since Rob didn’t want to be in it, Scott didn’t mind, Kanye’s on tour and Lamar is wherever the hell he is. Bruce was the only one who wouldn’t stand for being kicked out. He fought to be included. But after seeing how LaChapelle placed him in the scene, it’s rather evident that his presence wasn’t altogether welcomed. Kourtney also fought to make sure that Penelope and Mason were able to be included in the picture. So you’ll see them in there too. And though Kanye and Lamar aren’t physically in there, if you look closely, you’ll find their likeness. Hint, look close to the ground.
LaChapelle told the family that he wanted to do something unexpected with this shoot. “[It will be] On a deeper level, will say something about the time and place where we live.”
Kris Jenner described it as a post apocalyptic, futuristic world that was very pop culture. If that is so, I surely hope that the Kardashian clan won’t be the last family standing when it’s all said and done.
Take a look at the close ups of the photo on the following pages.
Kim Kardashian has already snapped once about people discussing how she lost weight in a negative. Now, someone is attacking Kimmy’s parenting skills and she’s not about to put up with that either.
Clearly learning from the Kanye West School of Clapping Back, Kim responded to someone on Twitter on Saturday who apparently questioned the time Kim spends with her daughter North (the user’s account is private):
It could be that Kim had been having a great day with Nori (she and Kanye took her swimming for the first time and she loved it) so someone trying to undermine that just was not going to happen.
In fact, Kim does make a good point. Yes, she’s jet setting around the world with Kanye while he’d on his “Yeezus” tour, but by all accounts, the baby has pretty much been with them every step of the way. Kim and Kanye seem to be doing a decent job caring for North through all of the mass media hysteria and they’re allowed to have fun while still being parents.
It’s starting to look like she is not going to be taking much more criticism all the time from people and when Kim Kardashian claps back (which rarely happens), you know enough is enough. Perhaps that new mommy “protective” light switched on once giving birth (we hear about that with all parents) and anything having to do with North will likely set her off.
As usual, the saga continues.
Everyone is speculating just how marrying Kim Kardashian will affect Kayne West’s career and image. But West has a few ideas of his own.
During a recent interview on “The Russ Parr Morning Show,” West gave his thoughts about this and explains why he loves Kardashian, reports Black America Web. “I measure success that I’m getting to marry the girl I want to marry… and that I finally got a deal to make products. That’s my next frontier,” said West. As far are his marriage, he said he feels that his jet setting with the Kardashians and the celebrity that comes with it could only “help your brand.” Even while using the term, he said “brand is restrictive.”
“For me my brand is humanity. My brand is man,” he said.
He also said he did the Confederate flag t-shirts just because he wanted to do it. “I just thought it was dope. I don’t have a big political message,” he explained.
West, who said he is building the next Walt Disney Co., would not confirm if he was ending his product deal with Nike to move to Adidas. For some thoughts on some of the lessons on entrepreneurialism from Kanye, click here.
His philosophy? “The difference between a visionary and a submissionary is I make decisions based on my eyes not my ears. make it off of what I see not what I’m told,” he explained.
Everyone knows Hollywood has a narrow definition of what makes someone a star, that’s why most entertainers end up selling some part of their soul — or at least stepping up their physical appearance — to make it big in Tinseltown. Here’s a look at some of the biggest celebs who changed to get put on.
Kerry Washington has played in tons of movies before her hit role in “Scandal.” However, if it wasn’t for her stepping up her fashion game she may not be as big as she is right now. She recently told Glamour magazine:
“There were a couple of actresses whom I felt were having the upper hand career wise-because they knew how to work that red carpet. I was like, ‘I’m missing a really important tool. So I sort of developed a new character: Red-Carpet Kerry. And I researched her like any other character.”
“I Am Very Frustrated”: Kim K Has A Kanye Moment, Lashes Out At Reports She Lost Weight With Surgery
As you can probably tell as of late, Kim Kardashian is loving her post-baby body. She went topless in her fiancé’s new video for “Bound 2,” and she’s been wearing crop tops and sheer shirts on every outing for the last few weeks. When explaining how she lost all the baby weight folks used to ridicule her for toting while pregnant, she told Jay Leno it’s all because of the Atkins Diet:
“I will say it was the hardest challenge of my life and I was dedicated and I was motivated and I did the Atkins diet. So I tried it, it worked for me. At the beginning, I couldn’t exercise a whole lot but then I started going on hikes with different family members and my boyfriend, everyone that would go on the hike with me. And it worked.”
But reports have been coming out this week with claims that Kardashian shed her pregnancy pounds with the help of surgery–$80,000 worth of procedures. I’m sure she would have ignored it, but most people commenting on the stories blasted her for possibly lying about her weight loss. So instead of brushing the rumors off like she usually does, Kardashian took to her Twitter yesterday to refute such rumors and share her frustration with it all. Kardashian says she worked incredibly hard and doesn’t appreciate such claims:
I am very frustrated today seeing reports that I got surgery to lose my baby weight! This is FALSE. I worked so hard to train myself to eat right & healthy, I work out so hard & this was such a challenge for me but I did it!!! I’m so proud of my accomplishment & NO ONE will take this away from me with fake reports! Say what u want about me but I work hard & am the most disciplined person u will ever meet!
Look at Kim Kardashian trying to speak out against her detractors and what not! Guess Kanye is starting to rub off on her (I don’t know if that’s necessarily a good thing though…). But if you care, what do you think of the rumors? Do you think she dropped 50 pounds with hard workouts and dieting or is somebody out here lying? Either way, let’s not front, she looks great!
This past summer, Kanye West released the very jarring and eclectic Yeezus album, which sounded less like the soulful, electronic, and string-laden tracks we were used to, and incorporated more rock-inspired, just straight up confusing songs this sixth time around. One of the few songs on the album that fans could agree that they could rock to was “Bound 2,” which, as far as production, and with its Ponderosa Twins Plus One sample, sounded like something that could have been on The College Dropout or Late Registration albums. So when ‘Ye finally dropped the video on Ellen (which is coming on today if you care to watch), I think West’s fans were hoping for a light and refreshing video. Instead, what we get is a topless Kim Kardashian and a plaid and tattered T-shirt adorned West riding a motorcycle together. But then again, the song IS supposed to be about her, so I guess it all makes sense…right?
Kanye premiered the video on Ellen and when he did so, he opened about about his live for Kim:
“She’s a person that, when I was at my lowest moments, I could get on the phone with her and she would make me feel like I was here for a reason and I had something to say and just support me through that. It’s incredible to have a woman like that that you know is not using you for money. I have to word it like that because once you become a multi-millionaire, there’s a certain type of woman out there that go for that and they’ll put on the whole act and everything. But to have someone that has their own s**t… And her personality is so calming.”
The video is directed by Nick Knight, and while the visuals outside of all the topless motorcycle riding are pretty, as a whole, when the song finally comes to an end, you’re just left scratching your head. We get it, you’ve found love. I just don’t think we needed to see homegirl straddling him on a bike to get that point. But that’s just me. Check out the video for yourself and let us know what you think!
Look at those cheeks!
If you didn’t catch on to the Ks in the headline, then we’re pretty sure those little puffy cheeks are a dead giveaway as to whose baby this is. Yup, it’s little North West, Kanye and Kim’s nearly 5-month old cutie patootie.
Kim posted the photo of her little one on Instagram late last night with nothing more than the caption “LOL.” She also uploaded another pic of North with her “#NewStylist,” Italian designer Riccardo Tisci (@riccardotisci17) which is super cute.
So far Kimye appears to be dolling out about one pic per month of little North West. We got our first glimpse of Kim and Kanye’s daughter in August when Yeezy unveiled her pic on his soon-to-be mother-in-law’s talk show, “Kris,” and in early October Kim posted one photo of little Nore swaddled in a blanket. It’s good to see the parents are keeping a low profile for North’s sake, but we also appreciate these little candids when we get them as well. Happy early five-month BDay to North!