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It looks like Kim Kardashian has finally found something she isn’t willing to put a price tag on: her daughter.
According to TMZ, Kim and Kanye have decided, at least so far, that they are not willing to accept a check from any magazines for exclusive rights to pictures of their daughter, North West.
The report is that they could earn a check up to $3 million for allowing a magazine to publish pictures of North but they’re not feeling that idea. It might be the best thing to do because somehow, it might send Kanye to an even bigger spiral and he’d want to know how such a magazine got the pictures when he was one of the two to give approval! Couldn’t you just picture that?
Anyway, TMZ says that if they were to release them to any magazine, it would be to a “Fancy” one like Vanity Fair (one can only assume they don’t pay for baby pictures). They also say that “Kimye” might go the Beyonce/Jay-Z route and release pictures of their own via social media (remember the Carters created a Tumblr page to present Blue Ivy to the world).
The more plausible option is that Kim will allow E! to be the first ones to show North, as her family’s show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, airs on that channel. Surely, Kanye will hate that but hey, Kim’s a Kardashian and publicity is what they know best!
Do you think now that Kim is a mom she’ll cut down on her need for media attention?
Should White Women Be Featured on the Cover of Magazines Geared Towards Black Women? Jada Pinkett-Smith Thinks So
Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith has been utilizing social media to speak out against what she believes to be social injustices, unfair practices and society’s questionable behavior a lot lately. Recently, she tackled the subjects of blended families and the media’s bullying of teen stars. Now, in a statement posted to her Facebook page, the 41-year-old mother of two is expressing that in order for mainstream magazines to consider putting Black women on their covers, publications geared towards Black women should also consider putting White women on theirs. Her statement reads:
“Will there ever be a day in which women will be able to see each other beyond race, class, and culture? There is a question I want to ask today. I’m asking this question in the spirit of thinking outside of the box in order to open doors to new possibilities. These possibilities may be realistic or unrealistic. I also want to make it clear that there is no finger pointing here. I pose this question with the hope that it opens a discussion about how we can build a community for women based upon us all taking a deeper interest in one another. An interest where skin color, culture, and social class does not create barriers in sharing the commonality of being… women.”
“With love and respect to all parties involved, my question is this…if we ask our white sisters, who tend to be the guardians of the covers of mainstream magazines, to consider women of color to grace these covers, should we not offer the same consideration to white women to grace our covers? Should women extend their power to other women simply because they are women? To my women of color, I am clear we must have something of our own, but is it possible to share in the spirit in which we ask our white sisters to share with us? I don’t know the answer and would love to hear your thoughts.”
Would you say that Jada has a point?
In honor of Women’s History Month this March, we’re counting down monumental magazine cover firsts for African American women.
Though it was just a sketch, in January 1965, Donyale Luna became the first black woman to cover Harper’s Bazaar.
After accidentally spilling the beans that she was to be on the cover of an upcoming issue of Vogue magazine, I can’t help but wonder if that’s the mag Rihanna put on blast on Twitter yesterday.
The pop singer is apparently on set for an unknown spread and it sounds like somebody might be effing her new pixie cut all the way up from the sounds of this tweet:
Well, somebody needed to say it.
In the generic “magazine’s” defense, not many black women in Hollywood have their own black hair so I’m willing to cut the glossy’s a little slack. But half the time the so-called stylists can’t even get the wigs and weaves these black celebs are rocking right and that’s just unacceptable. The last time Rihanna graced the cover of Vogue, they essentially slapped a blonde wig on her head and labeled her a black Marilyn Monroe, and no one can forget how Elle didn’t even try when it came to the wig they threw on Gabourey Sidibe back in 2010. Let’s hope these #Magazines take note of Rih Rih’s tweet and get it together.
Can you think of any white mag’s that royally jacked up a black woman’s hair on the cover?
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If Beyoncé and Jay-Z have taught us anything, it’s that it’s best to keep your relationship on the low-low. The details of it, the pride and happiness surrounding it–the less the public knows and sees, the better. But as always, some people just need to learn these things the hard way. So many celebrities jump on and in magazines displaying their love and affection for each other for the world to see (and to get publicity). Sadly, this is often the kiss of death for celebrity relationships. While they may not last, these images, somewhat comical at this point, last forever–especially now that we have the Internet. Shall we?
Evelyn Lozada and Chad Johnson
What a mess. The tattoo loving, reality-TV promoting couple jumped on the cover of Urban Ink and were picked as a “Hot Couple of 2012″ by EBONY for their love, which was sparked by following one another on Twitter. Hell, we even know that these two “lovebirds” were slated to appear on a reality show together, the infamous and now defunct, “Ev and Ocho.” But when an argument over condoms turned ugly and violent a few months ago, and ended with Evelyn rocking stitches on her head, divorce papers were filed and they were no longer one of the “Hot” couples of 2012.
Hey loves! Hope you’ve been having a GREAT weekend! I think the celebs are having a great weekend because they’ve been as quiet as church mice this weekend. But you know I found a lil sumthin’ sumthin’ for you guys!
Ahhh, the video chick. We hate them, we love them and then we hate them again. I know its not the most respectable job in the music industry but if the women can manage to parlay that into something better for themselves, I say more power to them! Let’s check out a few of the ladies who’ve made it past the drop it like its hot stage…