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Poor Babies: Why I Think Pop Culture Is Ruining The Lives Of Celebrity Children

October 3rd, 2014 - By La Truly
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I’m usually unmoved by celebrity gossip, but when it comes to children, I’m sensitive. The thought of celebrity parents parading their offspring around like accessories in a desperate attempt to stay relevant in pop culture really sickens me. So when a recent photograph of Kanye, Kim and the beautiful little North West dressed alike in lingerie-esque black Givenchy ensembles made its way down my Twitter timeline, I was equal parts horrified, mystified and empathetic for the child.

On a night out with paparazzi swarming, attention-gluttons Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attended a NYFW show to support Kim’s sister, Kendall Jenner. In tow was their adorable infant, North West… only she wasn’t dressed like an infant at all. It seems that she was dressed to match her mother’s very adult, sheer, black get-up in a see-through lace blouse of her own. She walked along with little black pants and sneakers that looked less than comfortable for a child who can barely walk securely on her own two feet.

I absolutely applaud parents for taking interest in their childrens’ appearance. I love that we are seeing so many fashion-forward ideas for the little ones. What I can’t endorse is the trend of dressing children in outfits that are clearly too grown up for them. Why is an infant dressed in a see-through blouse? Whose idea was it to design such a thing for a baby?

Little North West looked uncomfortable to say the least, and who can blame her? I can only imagine that she was dying for a comfortable onesie and her toys at that time of night. I doubt that she was excited about some scratchy lace get-up and dozens of photographers rushing her in a hail of flashing lights.  To my way of thinking, a baby has no business being put on display and opened up to any and every kind of criticism and energy before they can even learn to speak. Babies aren’t accessories or props. They aren’t pets we dress up for show. They’re little humans that need a whole different standard of care than adults, but for some reason, we’ve decided to ignore this as pop culture seems to drive most of everything nowadays.

It’s unfortunate that we’re not more careful about what kind of attention we invite to our own offspring, the ones we’re supposed to be protecting and nurturing the most. Perhaps it’s the times we are living in that give acclaim and reality shows and front pages of magazines to people who have done nothing but simply exist. This, in turn, creates the struggle to stay in the public’s eye, and too often, pop culture celebrities thrust their children into the fray in a way that is less than smart, chipping away at their ability to truly be innocent children. It’s not impossible for celebrity parents to raise children AS children, but I suppose that if being famous for being famous is your bread and butter, you’ve got to maintain visibility in any way possible–even if it that means sacrificing your child’s childhood.

Here’s to hoping that North West gains some sensible adult allies as she grows and develops.

La Truly is a writer, higher education professional and young women’s empowerment enthusiast. She mixes her interest in social and cultural issues with her life experiences  to encourage thought, discussion and positive change among young women of color. Follow her on Twitter: @ashleylatruly and check out her musings on her ever-evolving website: www.hersoulinc.com.

Shakeups, Surprises & Scandal: 10 Celebrities Hired & Fired From Gigs

October 2nd, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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We have barely scratched the surface when it comes to fall television shows and there have already been some changes. Sure our Thursday nights are dominated by Shonda Rhimes, Scandal and her new hit, How to Get Away with Murder, but will you dedicate your time to watching other stars? Here’s a cheat sheet on celebrities expected to make their debut on both the big and small screens–along with one or two getting their walking papers.

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Kim Kardashian Attacked While Entering Paris Fashion Week Show With Kanye And Mom, Kris

September 25th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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While entering the Balmain Womenswear show for Paris Fashion Week earlier today, Kim Kardashian got quite the scare–and it came at the hands of a known troublemaker whose behavior is getting more and more out of control.

As Kanye and Kim exited their vehicle for the show, photographers and fans swarmed their car. Security was present, but things quickly went left as Kardashian stepped out. A man grabbed her by her legs and tried to pull her down.

Security stepped in quickly to pull her away, and mom Kris Jenner could be heard screaming “stop it!” as the scene unfolded. Kanye, who was on the opposite side of the car, pushed through the people to get over to his wife, but she met up with him to calm him down and let him know that she was fine. Reportedly, other photographers were the ones who held the man down as she was whisked away. The Wests continued on into the show with security all around, and the scene as they entered was ridiculous to say the least. A sea of people crowded around and flashes went off like crazy.

TMZ reports that the attacker was Ukranian “prankster” Vitalii Sediuk, and his rep says that he is taking credit for the lunge at Kim. If you’ll recall, he’s the same guy who tried to give Will Smith a kiss on the red carpet of one of the actor’s film premieres (and was smacked by Smith for it). He’s also the guy who jumped on Brad Pitt on the red carpet of the Maleficent premiere. AND at the premiere of “How To Train Your Dragon” at the Cannes Film Festival, Sediuk crawled underneath America Ferrera’s dress before security grabbed him.

Sediuk was a reporter for the Ukranian TV channel 1+1 and used his credentials to do most of these things. He was fired ONLY after the incident with Ferrera, so it’s unclear how he keeps getting access to events and places in order to do these things. Either way, he needs to be stopped before he gets even more brazen with his so-called “pranks.” And this is also a sign that these celebrities need better security. What if wasn’t a prankster, but a complete crazed and violent person? Scary.

Check out TMZ’s video of the incident HERE.

 

Tried And Failed: When Celebrities Trying To Speak On Serious Social Issues Goes Wrong

September 18th, 2014 - By Asha Boston
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Everyone wants celebrities to speak on a social issues–until they actually speak on them. Here are 10 different times that celebrities decided they wanted to make a difference or speak about hot button issues in a less than serious way by way of social media, but it didn’t turn out the way they hoped. Fail!

[Watch] Wendy Williams Eats A Crow After Losing Bet About Kim & Kanye Actually Making It Down The Aisle

September 15th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: FOX

Last year, Wendy Williams made a bold declaration. The daytime TV host was under the impression that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s engagement was a sham and expressed extreme doubt about the high-profile pair actually making it down the aisle. However, her suspicions turned out to be incorrect.  Kim and Kanye exchanged vows during an Italian wedding ceremony.

“I could be wrong, and if I am let it be known on today, Monday June 24th, if I am wrong and they actually get married, I will eat crow right here on this stage… with a lot of hot sauce.”

She later noted that she would chow down on the bird on the couple’s “73rd day” of marriage. Well, the time has come for Wendy to eat her words, literally. For the new season of her daytime TV show, Wendy tried crow gumbo prepared by a gourmet chef.

“So last season of the show I made a bet that Kim and Kanye’s marriage wouldn’t last longer than 72 days and I told you that if it did, I’d eat crow. That’s an expression we use; that’s not something we’re supposed to do! But I lost the bet,” she explained before introducing Chef Kevin Burrows.

Once the dish was prepared, Wendy dug in.

“It tastes kind of like chicken liver. You know, it’s not so bad,” she expressed.

“But there you go, I’m a woman of my word.”

Of course, Wendy couldn’t allow the segment end without resorting to her usual shenanigans.

“Just because they’re married doesn’t mean they’re happy! We’re watching you for the next 73 days Kardashian-West,” she concluded.

Oh, Wendy!

Pharrell and Anna Wintour Helped Name North West!

September 6th, 2014 - By Courtney Whitaker
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In a recent interview with GQ, Kim Kardashian revealed North West received her famous name because of Pharrell Williams and Anna Wintour!

Kim told GQ,

“It was a rumor in the press and we’d never really considered it seriously, at all, but Kanye and I were having lunch right over there at that table about a year ago and Pharrell Williams came over to us and said ‘Oh, my God, are you guys really going to call your daughter North? That is the best name.’ I said ‘No we’re not, that’s just a rumor,'”

 “Then a little while later Anna Wintour came over and asked the same thing. She told us ‘North is a genius name.’ Kanye and I looked at one another and just laughed. I guess at that point it sort of stuck,”

Kim also revealed her and Kanye West decided on the name of baby North at the Mercer Hotel in New York City.

It looks like North has another cool story to add to her life story.

Jill Scott, Jennifer Lawrence & The A-Lister Nude Photo Leak: Is It Even Worth It To Take Nude Photos?

September 5th, 2014 - By Nicole Akoukou Thompson
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Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Arianna Grande, Amber Heard, Victoria Justice, Kim K., Mary E. Winstead, and now songstress Jill Scott are the latest A-list celebrity victims to have their privacy invaded by way of a nude photo leak. More than 100 household names were targeted by hacker thieves, including Gabrielle Union, Keke Palmer and Rihanna, and many more stars sit in fear that they might be next.

It should go without saying that these victims should not be blamed or slut-shamed after being violated and having private photos distributed to the masses against their will. To claim “It’s their fault for taking the picture in the first place” or ask, “What kind of honorable woman takes naked pics?” directly contradicts the reality of female sexuality and denies the common uses of technology for pleasure in today’s society. The only person at fault is the perpetrator/violator. And the punishment for such an egregious and adolescent act should be jail time and a swift and merciless kick to the center of that person’s chest.

The rapid cyber-attacks, possible system-wide breaches and/or individual attacks on personal Apple iCloud accounts have put many on the offensive, and it has forced countless celebrities and non-celebrities, alike, to ask: is it even worth it to take a nip shot for the boyfriend if it means that one day it might end up on the desktop of every perv from here to Cape Town? Couples and lovers must decide if a tawdry photo that’s meant to entice a sexual partner today may be used against them tomorrow.

Revenge porn is real; on a daily basis, thousands of men and women have their rights and privacy violated when a disgruntled ex or perverted stranger takes it upon himself to share unauthorized photos with unintended audiences. Those explicit images can ruin careers, relationships and lives, and it compromises a person’s self-esteem and promotes distrust and self-loathing. Numerous individuals have attempted suicide after such a breach, fearing that they will never live down the shame of the nude images poached and shared on the internet.

Now, individuals have to question if they can trust, not only lovers and friends, but the penetrable technology that’s meant to keep their digital secrets safe. They have to decide if they have enough faith in humanity to share private photos in a click-baiting, technology-driven world that’s hell-bent on making every image a shareable meme.

For those in a relationship, and for many who are not, the answer isn’t so simple. Snapshots of their naked bodies already live on the devices of loved ones, so it isn’t simply a matter of opting not to take anymore  nude photos but trusting that ones that already exist won’t ever live outside of a personal photo gallery. And not sending nude photos or videos may be problematic for many couples separated across the country who wish to maintain a sexually intimate connection in lieu of a physical one.

There’s no solution to this problem other than people not being evil human beings. Men and women are going to keep snapping photos of their naked bodies, as they rightfully should. But, the risk is that they’re vulnerable. The human body is nothing to be ashamed of, but considering the weaknesses in the technology that serves the population, many might want to think twice before taking a photo in a tailored birthday suit. What do you say? Do you think it’s worth it to take nude photos?

Mercy! Mrs. Kardashian West Bares All For British GQ

September 3rd, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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From StyleBlazer

Kim Kardashian West is pretty much on top of her game.
It doesn’t get better for the former “stylist” turned rapper’s wife slash household name. In addition to making millions simply off her family name, she had a child and got married within the past year.
And for British GQ there was no competition for Woman of the Year –and honor held by Lana Del Ray (2012) and Emma Watson (2013) in the past. While her accolades don’t include any Grammys or Oscars, she has grabbed the attention of the fashion world that has fully embraced her and sister, Kendall.

Read more about Kim’s award at StyleBlazer.com

‘Pregnant & Dumped:’ Kimye Latest Target For Breakup Rumors

August 28th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Gossip tabloids have been especially focused on divorce rumors lately. Although the Jay Z and Beyoncé breakup rumors don’t appear to be true, sadly, the Nick and Mariah ones were. Now, there’s a new rumor: Kim and Kanye are already headed for splitsville. While the two have not even been married for a full year yet, Life & Style is reporting that the Hollywood couple’s marriage is already deteriorating.

In their September 8 issue, which has a headline that reads, “Pregnant & Dumped,” the magazine claims that Kim and Kanye have been doing a lot of arguing about their future. Sources allege that things have gotten so bad between the two that it’s only a matter of time before one of them files for divorce. However, it won’t be as easy for Kim to walk away from this marriage like she did with her last one because she’s supposedly pregnant again.

A rep for Kim recently spoke to RumorFix and explained that while Kim does want a second child, she is not currently pregnant. As for the breakup rumors, the rep says that those are false as well. Kim also took to Instagram to shut down the rumors in a subtle way.

“On my way bae,” she captioned a photo of herself using her cell phone.

Maintaining a healthy relationship takes work, but being in a high-profile relationship has to make things even more difficult.

How Cute Is North West In Her Ripped Denim?

August 22nd, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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How Cute Is North West In Her Ripped Denim

I cannot take North West’s cuteness.  Little North is beautiful, the perfect combination of her mother and father. Recently, North and her mother Kim Kardashian were spotted in La Jolla, California.

Apparently, North has got this walking thing down because Kim, instead of carrying her let her stretch her baby legs on the sidewalk.

The two wore similar outfits with rips in their denim.

The paparazzi caught the one year old taking a couple of steps in her white tank top before Kardashian picked her up.

Too precious.

Source: GSI

Source: GSI