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Who knew that popularity was measured in numbers and kept track of in Hollywood?
Kanye West has always been a polarizing figure–folks either love him or loathe him, and despite his past of interrupting people’s acceptance speeches and declaring that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” he always maintained a relatively high popularity level with people, even the ladies. But it seems that his decision to date and ultimately want to settle down with Kim Kardashian has had a negative impact on his popularity, specifically with women.
According to the Daily Mail via Q Scores, which is known as “the recognized industry standard for measuring consumer appeal of personalities, characters, licensed properties, programs and brands,” Kanye West’s popularity level started off high at 17 among women in the age range of 18-49 prior to his relationship with Kim Kardashian. But since the two became an item, parents, and engaged, West’s popularity with the same age group has dipped from 17 to just a mere 3. It’s interesting considering that this might be the happiest time of West’s life, but now it’s his least popular time with the fans. West has always been a loose canon, but being seen with a woman that is ALWAYS in the public eye (he really wasn’t always seen out and about prior to dating her) magnifies the foolery he gets involved in and makes him more of a target. And rocking a Confederate flag jacket, slap-boxing with paparazzi and beefing with TV hosts doesn’t help either…
Are you surprised that West’s popularity has sunk so low?
‘Rain-check That Trainwreck Of A Wedding:’ Beyoncé Fans Petition Against Her Attendance At Kimye’s Wedding
When it was first announced that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were romantically involved, Beyoncé fans instantly began questioning whether or not his would mean instant friendship between Bey and Kim—something that many of them were opposed to. Kanye has since “promoted” Kim from girlfriend to baby mama and now, fiancée, which means that a wedding isn’t too far around the corner. Though the couple have yet to announce a date or any official wedding plans, Bey fans are already requesting that their queen decline Kimye’s invitation.
A petition recently surfaced on Change.org, begging Bey not to attend Kim’s wedding. The petition reads:
“As you all know by know Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have sadly been in the news for their ‘engagement.’ Kim Kardashian and her disgusting family are known for their rise to fame for doing absolutely nothing. Aside from being a famous wh**e Kim has decided to get knocked up by notorious jackass Kanye West and know are planning to get married. Now we must do all in our power to stop Beyonce from attending that god forsaken wedding, since her husband Jay Z is BFF’s with Kanye he problaby wants both of them to go. Beyonce should not be forced to go and sit through that torture while surrounded by the Kardashian pigs. Beyonce do not go to that wedding you dont have to do it to please that wh**e and her jackass fiance. Do us a favor Bey and rain check that train wreck of wedding.”
As if all of that weren’t enough, the BeyHive also offered their queen a few excuses that she could use to get out of attending the ceremony.
“1. Extend The Mrs Carter Show World Tour for as long as possible- Be on tour for their wedding. Tell them your busy and business always comes first.
2. Blue Ivy has the flu- You cant attend a wedding when your baby is sick.
3. You have something better to do- Your Beyonce you always have something better to do than to attend a Kim Kardashian wedding.
4. Say that you have a meeting with the President and the First Lady- Who would say no to the president, especially when your other choice is to attend a Kim Kardashian wedding.
5. Simply say no- Tell the b***h no. Simple as that.
Hope these tips help in your Dennison making Bey.”
The BeyHive is quite an interesting bunch, aren’t they? Of course, their petition will probably have zero impact on Bey’s decision to attend Kimye’s wedding, but it was pretty creative—and frankly, a little mean.
Jazmine Denise is a celebrity news and entertainment blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
In addition to selling merchandise with the Confederate flag emblazoned on it, Kanye West is also wearing clothes with the provocative symbol. Ye was spotted coming out of Barneys wearing a jacket with the flag on the arm. Moreover, Us Weekly says he wore the same jacket just a few days prior. During an October 25 performance, the tabloid says Ye went off on Barneys, calling out the high-end retailer for two incidents of alleged racial profiling that are currently under investigation.
West has explained that he thinks the flag is “colorless” and “super-hood and super white-boy-approved at the same time.” He went further to say that using the flag is a way of “re-appropriating” it.
As New York magazine notes, seeing Kanye in the same thing twice is kind of a big deal for someone who prides himself on being a fashion plate.
And an update on that lawsuit both Kanye and Kim filed against YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley for filming and profiting for a video of West’s private proposal to Kardashian: According to TMZ, the couple’s lawyer, Eric George, charges that Hurley, who co-founded YouTube and sold it to Google for $1.65 billion, is the one who plotted to post the video on his new Internet venture, MixBit.
The newly-engaged twosome allege that Hurley was desperate to find a “second act,” after two failed businesses following his YouTube sale. In the lawsuit, Kim and Kanye reveal Hurley wasn’t even invited to AT&T Park for the private affair but manipulated his way in. They say they let Hurley stay after he signed a confidentiality agreement. And as further evidence, the savvy pair even took a picture of Hurley signing the confidentiality agreement.
Then, say Kim and Kanye, “Hurley proceeded to try to turn the event into one starring himself, broadcasting the images he knew were the exclusive property rights of someone else.” According to them, after posting the proposal on MixBit , Hurley tweeted it to nearly a million followers. And showing no worries about the confidentiality agreement, Hurley issued a press release, boasting of his exclusive video.
Kim and Kanye want unspecified damages, including punitive damages. The new parents had other plans for the video, which was destined for MC Cable Television, part of Bunim/Murray and E! family, which produces and broadcasts Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
As we said in our original report, Hurley is trying to find a second success with MixBit, his latest project where he uploads celebrity videos. Kanye didn’t seem to mind a few Instagrams, but Hurley’s footage was more than a snapshots. It captured the entire proposal. The footage had gotten nearly 1.5 million views in about a week.
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When news broke that Kanye West proposed to live-in girlfriend Kim Kardashian, folks knew that it was only a matter of time before footage of the proposal found its way to the Internet. Just like clockwork, not even 48 hours later, media outlets lit up like wildfire with the proposal video.
YouTube co-founder, Chad Hurley, has been credited with leaking the video. Now, as promised, Kim and Kanye are suing. In court documents obtained by TMZ, the couple accuses Chad of leaking the video in some calculating scheme to promote his latest tech venture, MixBit. Since Chad sold YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion, Kimye accuse him of using their proposal in an attempt to find his “second act” since the sale of YouTube.
Court documents also claim that Chad was not even invited to Kim’s birthday bash at AT&T Park and that he somehow manipulated his way in. According to Kim and Kanye, they allowed him to stay, but required him to sign a confidentiality agreement, which they even requested that he take a picture with.
“Hurley proceeded to try to turn the event into one starring himself, broadcasting the images he knew were the exclusive property rights of someone else,” the lawsuit reads.
The suit goes on to say that not only did Chad post the engagement video to MixBit, but he also issued a press release announcing the footage that he recovered. The bride and groom-to-be are suing for unspecified damages. They say that footage of the proposal was supposed to air on cable television—something most of us were already aware of.
We’ll definitely keep you posted as details surrounding this case continue to unfold.
I am a firm believer that everyone, and I mean everyone on the planet, has at least five conspiracy theories about the TRUTH, lurking around the darkest corners of their head.
For proof, we have to look no further than this article in the The Atlantic about a Public Policy Polling national survey, which polled the relevance of some of the most common conspiracy theories, and as suspected, most Americans are tin-foil hat wearing, paranoid looney tunes. More specifically, 37 percent of Americans believe global warming is a hoax; 28 percent believe in the New World Order; 13 percent believe that President Obama is the Anti-Christ and four percent of Americans believe that the United States government is being occupied by ancient and intergalactic lizard people called Reptilians. Also making the list are the 14 percent of Americans, who firmly believe that the CIA developed crack coca*ne. Of course we know the latter is not conspiracy, but rather a universal truth that just hasn’t been recognized and acknowledged yet – and there goes my first conspiracy…
At any rate, what is most evident is that no one really trusts the official story. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. As the saying goes: just because you think someone is following you, doesn’t mean they aren’t. That’s why I have no problem questioning what’s really going on between President Obama and Kanye West.
And I’m not just talking about West’s latest gaffe in which he claimed that his fiancée Kim Kardashian was more influential in style than Michelle Obama and then challenged the First Lady to an Instagram-off as proof. As simple as it would be to chalk this up to the emotional, and possibly manic ravings of an idiot savant with passive aggressive sexist tendencies (nice tactic of using your supposed loved one as bait for a fight), the truth is that this “beef” between the President and West has been simmering and brewing for a hot minute. And dare I say that the President appears to have been the one to start it – at least publicly anyway.
Over the last few years, our esteemed President has publicly made some seemingly unprovoked and not-so-nice comments about the College Dropout turned multi-platinum selling Hip-Hop artist. First there was the statement made, shortly after his election as the nation’s first black president and after the whole Taylor Swift incident, when President Obama told a CNBC reporter: “The young lady seems like a perfectly nice person. She’s getting her award. What’s he doing up there? He’s a jacka**. (Laughter).”
Although it appeared to be an unnecessary thing to comment on, especially when there are so many policy issues in need of clarification before needing to know our president’s feelings on pop culture, we gave President Obama a pass because, and quite frankly, what West did was actually a pretty jacka** thing to do. But then it happened again, specifically about three years later and in a much-touted interview with David Samuels of The Atlantic. In that story, Samuels asked Obama whom he favored more: West or Jay-Z? As it turned out, not only did the commander-in-chief have a preference for the self-proclaimed Black Republican, but he further drove the point home of how little regard he had for his fellow Chi-townie by adding:
“Although I like Kanye,” Obama continues, with an easy smile. “He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented.” He is displaying his larger awareness of the question, looking relaxed, cerebral but friendly, alive to the moment, waiting for me to get to the heart of the matter.“Even though you called him a jackass?,” I ask.“He is a jackass,” Obama says, in his likable and perfectly balanced modern-professorial voice. “But he’s talented.” The president gives a wink, poses for a few more pictures, and then glides away to meet with the rich Manhattan lawyers in the other room, leaving behind a verdict that he intended to be funny, and also entirely deliberate: even before an audience of one, the leader of the free world is still not letting Kanye West off the hook.
I guess tired of being the President’s whipping-Toby, West finally responded earlier this year with a somewhat conciliatory: “I don’t give a f**k what the president’s got to say…” Now some might argue that West’s response wasn’t really a diss at the president, but rather an acknowledgment that he was not going to concern himself with what the president thinks about him. Nevertheless, none of that seemed to fade the commander-in-chief, who just a few short months ago, once again threw some shade in the direction of West by this time, referencing the soon to be Mr. & Mrs. West’s lavish lifestyle as examples of what American youth should not be modeling themselves after. To quote more accurately from the interview with Kindle Singles, President Obama said of West and Kardashian’s influence on the change of culture in comparison to how things were back in the day:
“There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous,” the President said. “Kids weren’t monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success.”
Now maybe I am reading into things – or maybe it is the Reptilian-lizard-people forcing me to think these things – but it does appear that West has been a bee in the presidential bonnet for a while now. Listen, I get it: West over the years has given folks plenty of reasons to dislike him. I personally think the whole “a**hole” thing is part of his shtick, but nevertheless, I can certainly see why it would get under some folk’s skin. But I don’t think West’s public persona is enough of a reason for the President to be so vocal about him, as if West is of importance in the grander scheme of things – especially not for a president who is usually so careful, diplomatic and reserved with his public thoughts. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but this seems personal. And as far as I’m concerned, they might as well be posting videos on WorldStarHipHop, and vowing to mess each other up whenever they see each other at this point.
Now what in the world might be at the center of a beef between a rapper and the president of the free world is anyone’s guess. You can be sure to leave those in the comment section below. At any rate, I have my Woodward and Bernstein ears to the ground (and some Alex Jones tin-foil rabbit ears to the rubber walls), impatiently waiting for the tell-all.
I’ve seen some pretty awesome celebrity costumes this week, including female rapper Iggy Azalea as Cruella de Vil, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, and Miley Cyrus as Lil Kim. But I’ve also seen a few costumes that blew my mind for being so racy and not making that much sense at the same time. Like Nicki Minaj’s costume for example.
The MC decided to attend Hot 97′s Halloween shinding last night dressed as a s*xy cop. From first glance I thought it was just a complex dominatrix outfit (the panties, the pasties and the chest doo-dad made it seem that way), but the handcuffs on her fishnet stockings and the fact that she called herself Officer Minaj definitely set things straight. It was clearly a revealing look, but Nicki hasn’t been too shy as of late, taking selfies of herself topless on more than one occasion.
I think we can all agree that nobody took the Halloween holiday more serious than this gal. We know the stereotype that some women use Halloween to dress up as a sexed up version of any and everything, but the Nickster took it to a whole other level. What do you make of her costume?
Love them or hate them, we all felt warm and fuzzy when we heard Kimye’s proposal story. We’re all suckers for a little romance. And we’ve got 15 over-the-top celebrity proposals to put a little “aww” in your day. If you’ve got a romantic story to share, you know where to leave it.
When Kim Kardashian threw up this tasteless (depending on who you ask) pic two weeks ago, most observers assumed she was just back to her old thirsty ways, but apparently there was a method to Kim K’s booty madness. The reality star appeared on “The Tonight Show” last night and when Jay Leno asked her to explain one of the most liked pics on Instagram, she said:
“I was trying on a bathing suit, and I actually just sent that to my boyfriend, my fiancé, and I was like, ‘Babe, can I post this up? This is my big, like, middle finger to the world on everyone that called me fat.’ “
Uhhh we guess.
We definitely aren’t mad at Kim for silencing all the haters who acted like the girl was just sitting around eating bon bons all day instead of growing a child inside of her, but did we need all that cheek? Attempting to tug at our heart strings, Kim said the reason she’s been out of the spotlight for so long is because people’s criticisms of her weight gain were negatively affecting her.
“It really hurt my soul,” she said. “I was gaining weight because I was pregnant, and it was just really hard to read all these stories and hear all these nasty things … Why would I subject myself to so much negativity, especially now that I have a daughter? … I’ve definitely tried to live more of a private life because of that.”
Would it be bad to say something positive came out of the negativity then?
Check out the full “Tonight Show” interview in the video below. Do you agree with Kim K’s middle finger to the world?
In West Indian culture, there’s this…ritual that if a woman is trying to trap a man, all she has to do is drop a little of her menstrual blood in his food, preferably spaghetti. Ms. Prada has a song called “Voodoo Pus$y” and the black community, for right or wrong, has long hypothesized about the hold Erykah Badu and her green eyes have over the men in the Hip Hop community.
Now, some may find these type of speculations derogatory or, I don’t know, sexist. But if you ask me, women have powers we don’t often utilize. So, it’s not such a leap for me to speculate that the Kardashian women have…something going on. I know I write this at the risk of sounding like a crazy conspiracy theorist. Maybe I am crazy. In fact, I’m sure of it; but as far as this is concerned, I have evidence.
I know, I know. You’ve heard about the Kardashian family and Kanye’s mouth diarrhea far too much this week. But it was all of Kanye’s weird interviews of late that have gotten me thinking about all of this. There used to be a time when Kanye kept relatively quiet about his love interests. Sure, he’d name drop them in a song or two but I don’t remember a time when I heard Kanye speak more about his woman than his art. And we know how important his art is to him and the rest of the world. As someone who finds the value in a lot of Kanye’s bravado, I don’t get this.
First, there’s the fact that Kanye, who is supposedly so against being mocked, criticized or even challenged, is all of a sudden so eager to put his personal life in the limelight. I’m sure you’ve listened to the soundbite or read the transcript of the interview in which Kanye, who used to be mostly about the music, said that he and his finance, the mother of his child, are “in the exploitation business. We get paid to exploit ourselves. I’mma give my daughter the opportunity to exploit herself.”
I don’t know if exploiting what are supposed to be the most intimate moments of your life for financial gain and increased fame is something to brag about.
Does anybody remember the time when Kanye reluctantly and awkwardly appeared on “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”? What happened to that man? Now, he’s proposing in baseball stadiums for all cameras to record. One minute, he’s fighting the paparazzi for making money off of him, then the next, he’s thanking them for showing the world how fresh he is. Certainly the paps played a role in Kimye becoming more influential than Barack and Michelle Obama.
Then as if that weren’t enough, there’s the fact that Kanye keeps trying to convince us that Kim is talented, that she deserves a star on the Walk of Fame. Kim is smart. I will give her all of that. But I’m still confused about the talent. He says it’s her beauty but aside from the plastic surgery and intense contouring, she really had very little to do with all of that. Should we still consider her beauty a talent? Ok, Kanye. I get that you love your fianceé, but are we all required to love her as well? He’s just trying too hard. The Kanye I thought I knew was alway self conscious. He was the first to admit it. But at the end of the day, as far as his romantic life was concerned, I assumed he couldn’t care less about whether we, the public, liked the women he took home at night.