Imagine for a moment that you’re Kanye West. It’s cool, we do it all the time. You’ve just woken up nice and rested after an 8 hour break from your girlfriend Kim Kardashian’s baby voice. You head downstairs and find a package from Nordstrom, so you think, “Oh great, my Rue La La orders are here!’ You tear into it feverishly expecting to find your hot new pink polo and you find…a subpoena! BOOM! You just got served by Kris Humphries’ lawyer.
Kris’ legal team proved themselves to be nothing short of Nobel-Prize-level geniuses when they pulled this stunt to trick Yeezy into being served a subpoena, thus drawing him further into the Kim/Kris divorce fray. We heard that his facepalm was audible for miles. But Kim’s lawyer Laura Wasser is calling foul over the sneaky move during the court case that is currently underway. Kim is already $250,000 deep into the proceedings, but her team is still uncertain what Humphries hopes to get out of the whole mess.
According to his lawyer Marshall Waller, Kris intends to prove that the entire marriage was simply a publicity stunt for her reality TV empire and demands to be granted an annulment. In an effort to get more information on the program, he has subpoenaed not only Kanye, but momager Kris Jenner as well as the show producers and high ranking executives at NBC Universal. Team Kim is claiming innocence, saying they don’t know why Kris would suspect that the marriage was anything other than sincere. Exiting the courthouse today, Wasser told TMZ “We’re just moving forward. My client just wants to be divorced.” We’ll report back with more!
Look, we’ll admit it. We’ve casually thrown around the b-word before. We’ve probably never had a conversation about Dolly Parton or MadeleineAlbright where we didn’t call them a “fabulous b—-” and swoon onto our respective fainting couches. However! We were still more than a little skeeved out when we learned Kanye had written a new song about Kim Kardashian and named it (of all things!) “Perfect B—-.” Come on, Ye! Was “Perfect Woman” already taken? “Perfect Lady” not eye roll-inducing enough for you? “I wrote the song Perfect B—- about Kim,” Yeezy admitted on Twitter, a tweet he later deleted, probably after receiving an angry call from Kris Jenner. Or a happy call from Kris Jenner. You can never tell with that woman.
Luckily Kanye was clearly invested in making it up to us, seeing as how he and Kim were at their matching outfit cutest in their new VMA promo with VMA host Kevin Hart. “KevYeKim? YeKimKev?,” Hart sputters in his attempt to come up with a good three-way couple nickname. How about KimYeKev? The way it should be? Alright, we’ll try to get over your rude romantic ode, Kanye. Though if the two of you actually entered into a three-way couple with Kevin Hart, we would be completely back onboard within seconds of finding out about it. Something to think about! Plus it’s great material for another song!
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.”
By “roller-coaster faces,” we actually mean roller-coaster faces. As in, the hilarious faces you make while on a roller coaster, and not a metaphor for something entirely … different. So this is totally SFW. We’d also like to thank Kim Kardashian — the best over-sharer in the world — for giving us this gift. Kim, sister Kendall Jenner and boyfriend Kanye West visited Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park yesterday. We haven’t been, but we hear it’s pretty intense. The photograph you see above was taken while they were on a ride and subsequently tweeted by Kim, who wrote, “Magic Mountain fun today!!! Kendall screaming, Kanye laughing & me crying!” We’re laughing hysterically at this too, because Kim really does look terrified and seems to be bawling, while Kanye’s loving every second! Even Kendall called her out for chicken behavior tweeting, “LOL cry babyyy!” with Kim responding, “You cried too on one ride!!” Kim’s not really afraid of showing her fear to the world, though. She even cropped the picture to just include her own face, tweeted it, and wrote, “Another ugly infamous cry face for the records.” You gotta love Kanye’s expression too! It’s complete, unbridled joy!
The stars were out last night at the BET Awards to celebrate some of the biggest names in music. But there was not one person in the audience that didn’t get emotional during a 20-minute tribute to the late Whitney Houston, who died in February at age 48. Mariah Carey introduced Monica, who completely rocked a rendition of “I Love the Lord,” and then Brandy kicked off the party with “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” Later Whitney’s mother, Cissy Houston, took the stage and we already felt the tears welling up in our eyes. We knew already to expect greatness from the soul and gospel singer as she began singing “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” She dedicated the song to her late daughter saying, “This is for you, Nip.” That’s when the tears really started to flow. A beautiful teary-eyed Beyoncé was caught on camera as well as Soulja Boy not afraid to show his emotional side. Kanye West was also shown to be deeply invested in the song.
Yes, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian are friends now as was most evident from their moshing it together at Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s Watch The Throne concert in London. All those rumors of beef between the Queen B and Kimmy K, are just that — rumors. We love it when things are simpatico in celebrity-land, especially between couples. And couples which are inclusive of bestest of pals Jay-Z and Kanye, that is. It would be a shame if their respective significant others didn’t get along. Swimmingly enough, there was nothing but love between the four at last night’s BET Awards, in L.A., where they all sat together in the front row. Bey looked pretty delicious in a citrus colored gown, and Kim wore a white dress that looked demure from the front, but then she turned around and bam — sexy, booty-highlighting, backless, unzipped fashion moment. Kanye matched his lady wearing white too.
Yeezy and Jay won the award for “Best Group” and they also won “Best Video” for The Throne. Hilariously enough, Hov interrupted Kanye’s acceptance speech, jokingly, saying, “ “Excuse me, Kanye, I’m gonna let you continue, but…” a la Yeezy interrupting Taylor Swift‘s acceptance speech at the VMAs in 2009. Remember that? All for Beyonce, who incidentally won “Best Female R&B Artist” this year and was the co-recipient for the “Video Director Of The year” along with Alan Ferguson. Plenty to celebrate between all of them! You can take a look at the list of winner here. Also take a peep at the gallery of different moments from the night between all four of them. And as a bonus, after the jump, we have a truly hilarious photograph of Kim with … Nicki Minaj!
Sometimes our jobs are very tough around here. We’re a little more than halfway through 2012, and as we very studiously looking back at all the year’s most newsworthy and RT-ready Twitpic’d, Instagram’d and Facebooked photos, we started to feel a little nostalgic. It seems that many famous people have stopped accidentally sharing naked photos of themselves this year. I mean, good for them for learning, but bad for us. Still, there was no shortage of controversial pics — many thanks to Rihanna, who doesn’t care what we think of that white powder or that possibly racist threat against Karrueche Tran. We had some headline-makers, like Miley Cyrus’ non-engagement ring and Leann Rimes’ “fun” shooting range photos. And there certainly were some steamy snaps — from Disney stars like Selena Gomez and Ashley Tisdale, usual suspects Coco and Kim Kardashian, and even newcomers to the scene like Paulina Gretzky. Not many guys got in on the action, but Usher is worth about a dozen regular men, right? Anyway, enough gabbing, let’s get on to the photos!
We like this latest rumor, courtesy of the New York Daily News, way better than the ones flying around last month about Beyonce snubbing Kim Kardashian in London. After KK and Bey were spotted dancing together at Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne concert in Birmingham, England, on Thursday — and an eagle-eyed fan snapped the above pics posted on @BeyonceLite’s Twitter, we can tell things are much warmer between the two lovely ladies. The Daily News proposes this explanation of why we didn’t realize until now that the two are on quite friendly terms: Kim knows how much Beyonce and Jay value their privacy. Unlike Kardashian, whose very career relies on her penchant for oversharing.
“She’s hung with them a few times already, but she isn’t saying peep about them,” the source told the paper. “She’s not tweeting or taking pictures with [Beyonce] because she doesn’t want to seem desperate.” Read more…
Oh Axl Rose, how the mighty have fallen. Headfirst onto their hands with an embarrassing stumble, if the video of Rose’s concert faceplant in Hellfast, France is to be believed. Seeing Axl flail to keep his balance got us thinking about our favorite awkward concert moments, which include everyone from Taylor Swift to Lady Gaga, and everything from wardrobe malfunctions to slippery piano benches to getting kicked in the head by a gyrating fan. We hope you got a cat scan after that, Usher! After you watch Axl bite it hard, check out our other favorite awkward concert moments after the jump. Oh man, and you can hear everyone laughing on his video! That is the sweetest plum. The sweetest, most horrible plum:
We all get by with a little help from our friends, but celebs even more so. After all, Hollywood is a tough biz, and the only way to survive the ups and downs of Tinseltown is by surrounding yourself with a few true pals who will stick by your side in good times as well as during the bumps and slumps. We’ve long loved the enduring bond Oprah Winfrey and her BFF Gayle King share, and got teary-eyed this awards season watching Busy Phillips escort her nominated pal Michelle Williams to every event in town. And who can resist dudes like Tom Sturridge andRobert Pattinson and Jay-Z and Kanye West, who are always on hand to support each other’s personal and professional triumphs?
And then there are gals like Snooki and J-Woww, who have stuck by each other from day one in the Jersey Shore house. Through booze, bitch slaps, anonymous note-leaving, Vinny sex and drunken fights on the streets of Italy, they’ve never left each other’s side. The girls have a new reality show premiering tonight on MTV chronicling — what else? — the ups and downs of their friendship. In honor of their unbreakable bond, we’ve got 35 of the Most Adorable Celebrity Besties in the gallery below. Have a fave pair? Shout ‘em out in the comments.