We’re gonna go out on a limb here and say that -right or wrong- a lot of people just don’t like Kim Kardashian. So what’s a uber media savvy woman with a PR problem to do? What do people love more than anything? What is so blindingly adorable that it’ll totally distract from the fact that you’ve turned your very existence into a multimedia brand? The answer of course, is kittens.
Kim was spotted strolling the Miami boardwalk with little sister Khloe and an adorable white puffball of a kitty, called “Mercy.” The sisters introduced the teacup persian cat yesterday on Twitter, but it was so cute we assumed it had to be some new Pixar character. But seeing these photos, Mercy is scarily real and we are totally caught in the vortex of cuteness. Gahhhhhhhh! We’re totally out of snarky sarcastic comments, you guys! Look at it’s little tiny face! It’s big blue eyes! Damn you, Kardashians!!
If you’ve ever had any doubt that Kim Kardashian is a public relations genius, head on down to the gallery below.
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Rihanna’s been pretty good about wearing pants lately, considering the fact that she spent most of 2011 totally without them. But the pop star started to slip back into her old ways this weekend as she ventured out in a tiny skirt with peep holes around her upper thighs. Great for that pants-free feeling, but without breaking any indecent exposure laws! Riri and her entourage hit up LA’s Eden nightclub last night, while her infamous ex Chris Brown reportedly partied at The Sayers Club next door. Despite the proximity, the two apparently did not meet up at any point during the night on the town.
Kim Kardashian on the other hand was all business when she stepped out on Friday to a work-related meeting in New York City. Although you wouldn’t know it based on her outfit. Leather miniskirt and a weirdly Victorian see-through top showing off a lacy bra? To a business meeting?! Is this part of Kanye’s wardrobe makeover, or are the Kardashians launching a turn-of-the-century burlesque show? Whose attention seeking skin-flash do you think is the weirdest? Let us know in the poll!
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Thanks a lot, Kourtney Kardashian. Thanks to the tales (and images, and video) of you giving birth to Penelope and pulling her out of your womb yourself, two of the pregnant ladies in this office nearly lost our breakfasts this morning. We weren’t pregnant when you gave birth to Mason and did the same thing, but this time you have our full attention.
“She was coming out, and I was thinking, I should pull her,” Kourtney told Us Weekly last month. “With Mason, I had no idea I was going to do that. This time, I thought, This is what I’m supposed to do.”
A bit of research on this topic comes up with a story of how Busy Philipps also did this when she gave birth to daughter Birdie in 2008. I cannot, however, find out if this is a normal thing that is advisable. Things turned out pretty well for Mason and Penelope, though, so we’ll assume it’s cool.
On the other hand, I now have one more thing to feel inferior to celebrities about. I cannot A) imagine letting anyone other than my husband and necessary medical professionals see all of this going down, let alone have my entire family and TV cameras on location, or B) picture myself being able to sit up through the process, let alone sit up and use my own arms to pull out my child. I mean, I already have little use of my stomach muscles.
It’s a problem that affects every relationship at some point: you made a sex tape a bunch of years ago, and your big mouth rapper boyfriend keeps bringing it up every chance he gets, even spinning a verse about it in his newest hit song. And then your mom/manager gets pissed at him because mentioning your scandalous past is potentially damaging to your multimillion dollar monolithic media brand. It happens all the time, you guys! What do you do!?
It’s a situation familiar to all of us, and now Kim Kardashian is in a sticky spot. Kim’s momager Kris Jenner is reportedly furious at boyfriend Kanye West for consistently bringing the infamous sex tape with Ray J back into the spotlight, after many years of trying to sweep it under the rug. Yeezy made reference to the career making porn in his new track “Clique” and made headlines yesterday by admitting that he would watch the tape while having sex with other girlfriends.
“Kris had stern words with Kanye when she saw that he said he would put Kim’s sex tape on while romping with other women,” a source told RadarOnline. “She thinks it’s a disrespectful claim and told Kanye to stop talking about it at every given opportunity…By bringing up the past, Kanye is making it worse for Kim, but he doesn’t see it as that much of a big deal.” This puts Kim in the tough spot of smoothing things out between her mom and her boyfriend. Oh, and she also still has a pretty embarrassing sex tape floating around. All in all, not a great situation for Kim K.
It’s official: Kim Kardahsian is Kanye West’s Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. We know that Yeezy is extremely proud of Kim’s infamous sex tape with Ray J, even triumphantly rapping about it on his newest track “Clique.” But we didn’t realize just how much Kanye was into the homemade porn. Before the two started dating, the rapper apparently would watch the sex tape during sex with his other girlfriends. You know, just to get himself in the mood. The rather icky reports come to us from TMZ, which cites multiple sources confirming Kanye’s oddly obsessive bedroom ritual, which must have earned him a spot in the Guinness Record Book for “Most Time Fantasizing About Being Ray J.”
But thankfully to everyone but Ray J, Kim and Kanye are now Kimye and may be discussing making babies in the near future. Literally! The first part of the season finale of Keeping Up With The Kardashians aired last night, and the whole crew seemed to have baby fever. Khloe went to a fertility clinic to help her conceive with husband Lamar Odom, and Kim went along as well. In typical fashion Kim made the meeting about her, and the discussion soon turned to getting her eggs frozen for future insemination. The Kardashian Dynasty must live on! Although Scott Disick is definitely doing his part to thwart their evil plans of reality TV world domination. Upon learning that his partner/baby mama Kourtney was going off birth control for good and wanted at least four more children, Scott looked into getting a vasectomy. Way to take one for the team!
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You guys, the Kardashians might be teaming up with Simon Cowell. That’s right, the man who flooded networks with competition shows and watered down music could join forces with celeb-socialites who created an entire media brand despite offering nothing of value to the world and possessing no apparent talent. This is like the Axis power of reality television. TV as we know it could be doomed.
According to TMZ, Khloe Kardashian (AKA, the good one) is in the lead to host X Factor this fall, topping the producer’s short list. Apparently execs are responding extremely well to her screen test, and are rarin’ to pit her alongside judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato in an effort to appeal to the all important younger demographic. “There’s at least an 85% chance she’ll get the job,” a source close to Cowell reports.
It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that Cowell and the Kardashian’s have changed the face of entertainment. In the past, you generally had to be famous to appear on television. Thanks to these two camps, the theory is reversed. Appear on the box and the fame will follow! Even if you’re just a terrifyingly media savvy family, or a guy who sings Ricky Martin songs hilariously bad. Now they could join forces and…oh god. We scared, you guys. Hold us.
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What was Kim Kardashian up to yesterday as her divorce drama was heating up in L.A.? Heating up the beach in a bikini on a glorious Hawaiian island, of course! It’s the Kardashian way of dealing with things. The 31-year old tweeted these pictures of herself looking like a 1950s pinup in a throwback swimsuit, complete with island flowers tucked in her locks. “Me Ke Aloha,” she captioned one, which we think is Hawaiian for, “This is way better than looking over affidavits.”
Despite rumors that wedding bells are in the air, Kim insists that she isn’t fast-tracking her divorce from Kris Humphries so she can marry boyfriend Kanye West. Friends told TMZ that Kim feels Kris has become “a cancer” on her life, and she wants to be rid of him for good. These sources quote Kim as saying that “Kris is the first person I ever had to break-up with and that f—ed with my emotions.”
She also alleges that he made threats as their marriage started to hit the fan. “He told our producers he would destroy my career and me if the show wasn’t edited right.” Kim claims that she has outtakes from Keeping Up With the Kardashians which illustrate Kris as a “manipulative, vindictive, petty, fame-hungry jerk,” but the whole experience is reportedly leaving her “emotionally exhausted.” So maybe a Hawaiian getaway is just what the court ordered.
Kanye West’s relationship with Kim Kardashian has been like watching the scene in Back To The Future III when the runaway train speeds towards the edge of the cliff. The cliff obviously represents marriage in this botched metaphor, and now it looks like someone just hit fast forward. Although the two have brought up the topic marriage just a month after taking their relationship public, that just seemed like an abstract discussion. Now they really might do it for real.
According to a report from RadarOnline, Yeezy is busy designing an engagement ring for his beloved Kim, and prepping to pop the question just as soon as her divorce from Kris Humphries becomes final. The sweet part is that he’s apparently using stones from his late mother Donda’s collection. “Kanye picked out some of Donda’s most expensive pieces, including some diamond earrings and a ruby ring,” a friend of Kanye’s told Radar. “Donda was such an important person in Kanye’s life, he thought the world of her and was devastated when she died…Now Kanye has found a woman he respects and loves just as much as his mom, so he wants to share her jewelry collection with Kim.”
Welcome back to the ever-popular and much beloved VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards! Yes, it’s that time of year again, where we pit your favorite stripped down celebs against one another to see has the most bangin’ bikini bod of 2012. Happy summer, folks!
Now that we’ve made Mickey Mouse blush by showing the sexiest Disney stars in bikinis, VH1 Celebrity continues the swimsuit parade with the hottest ladies of reality television. Our last list may have been filled with teen queens, but this time it’s all about the Wives!
We’ve got Mob Wives stars Big Ang, Drita D’Avanzo and Renee Graziano, Evelyn Lozada from Basketball Wives, Imani Showalter and Draya Michele of Basketball Wives LA AND Real Housewives Countess LuAnn, Kelly Bensimon and Gretchen Rossi. That’s a lot of seriously hot wives! Plus we have Ice-T’s lovely wife Coco, and ex-My Fair Brady lady Adrianne Curry. Girl Next Door Kendra Wilkinson recently got married, and even Kim Kardashian was a wife for a little while there, right?
Media baroness Oprah Winfrey founded her television network OWN as an inspirational antidote to mindless reality TV. But now that her ratings are in the toilet, Oprah must have decided that mindless reality TV dynasties aren’t so bad after all! The Big O has decided to go straight for the big guns, calling upon the Kardashian Klan to breathe some much needed life into her flagging cable channel. The first part of the family’s two-part interview is set to air this Sunday on Oprah’s Next Chapter, where they’ll discuss important issues like Kim’s divorce, Kourtney’s baby, and Kris’s facelift count.
Despite her legendary status, Oprah ventured out to the Kardashian Kompound in Hidden Hills California for what she claimed was one of the lengthiest interviews of her career. “I genuinely wanted to know why they have become a cultural phenomenon,” she explained on her Facebook. “Why do so many people love to watch their every move and why do so many others love to hate them? Are they completely ego centered? Are they really ‘famous for being famous’ or is there something more?” It seems kind of late in the game to be asking these kind of questions, no? We guess Oprah was just too busy being Oprah to worry about keeping up with the Kardashians. It just seems sad: sooner or later everyone gets beaten into the reality game. Even Oprah.
The Kardashian’s seemed thrilled by the visit, but then again the K-Krew would probably be “thrilled” to meet a dog wearing a bow-tie if it meant they could have stage another television event. “This is SO exciting for us all and such a huge honor,” Kris posted to her blog. “We can’t wait!! We love you!!! Thanks for spending the day with us!” Kim also took to her blog to gush about the experience. “Ummmm no big deal Oprah just left my mom’s house! #DreamComeTrue.” We don’t know about you, but we’re starting to wish that Oprah never had a next chapter.
Head under the jump for a behind the scenes look at the interview!