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July 3, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Kanye West's new album “Yeezus” has picked up a lot of plaudits in the usual pop music critic circles, and now it's collecting support from some impressive, not-so-usual sources, among them punk godfather Lou Reed and filmmaker David Lynch. Reed has reviewed the album for the Talkhouse musician website, saying in a generally enthusiastic assessment, “No one's near doing what he's doing, it's not even on the same planet.” And this week, Lynch -- who has a new album of his own coming later this month -- says he's enamored of the track “Blood on the Leaves” from “Yeezus,” which entered the Billboard album chart at No. 1 last week.
March 6, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have set the date for their Paris wedding, Us Weekly reports. The event is to take place May 24. [Us Weekly] Model Karlie Kloss and singer Taylor Swift took a road trip along the California Coast and documented it via Instagram. [The Cut] Also having fun in California: Actress/makeup mogul Drew Barrymore and actresses Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon with a bunch of their friends are taking a two-day pasta-making class at the Culinary Institute of America in the Napa Valley.
July 16, 2012 | By Danielle Paquette
In true Kardashian spirit, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West christened the reality starlet's newest family-owned boutique with a hefty dose of PDA. That's "public display of affection" and "profound desire for attention. " After hopping out of Kim's black Rolls-Royce, the couple strolled into the Melrose Avenue Dash store holding hands and periodically hugging as fans crowded 'round for the grand opening fete Friday, E! Online reports . (Later, Kim received a parking ticket for leaving her luxe vehicle in a red zone.)
May 24, 2012 | By Oliver Gettell
Hip-hop superstar and aspiring filmmaker Kanye West took to the Cannes Film Festival to show his new short film. It's titled “Cruel Summer” - though so far, West's summer has been anything but. He showed up to the festival with reality star and girlfriend Kim Kardashian on his arm, and the two celebrated West's half-hour film, which plays over seven screens in a specially designed pop-up theater (in typically understated Kanye fashion)....
June 13, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Kanye West wasn't having the best day. As the rapper and Kim Kardashian boyfriend toured overseas with "Watch the Throne" partner Jay-Z, more than one incident threatened him on domestic shores. Starting with a burglary. Police responded Wednesday to a report that the rapper's Hollywood Hills home had been broken into, L.A. Now reported . The home had been forcibly entered late Tuesday or early Wednesday, said police, who were uncertain whether anything had been taken from the property (we'd guess art and fashion might've been up for grabs)
March 4, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Kim Kardashian, dressed in black, and Kanye West, dressed in white, looked very yin/yang as they sat in the front row at Givenchy's Paris Fashion Week runway show on Sunday. Others in the crowd included Nicole Richie, Jessica Chastain and Amanda Seyfried. [Styleite] Tilda Swinton, Clemence Poesy and Jane Birkin attended Acne's first-ever Paris women's runway show on Saturday. [WWD] Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore made the rounds of the shows all weekend, too. Read her coverage here.
May 18, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Kanye West is scheduled to perform Saturday night on the season finale of "Saturday Night Live," where the rapper is widely expected to preview material from an upcoming album that may be released on June 18. A day before that rather conventional media appearance, though, West took to his Twitter feed Friday evening to announce something more unusual. "NEW SONG AND VISUAL FROM MY NEW ALBUM BEING PROJECTED TONIGHT ACROSS THE GLOBE ON 66 BUILDINGS," he wrote, directing viewers to his website for locations that included spots in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Paris, London, Sydney and West's hometown of Chicago.
May 20, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
"I'm doing 500 / I'm out of control now," Kanye West growled halfway through "Black Skinhead," one of two new songs the rap superstar performed on "Saturday Night Live. " Here's the thing, though: For all the righteous fury he summoned in "Black Skinhead" -- which appears to have been inspired in part by reactions to his relationship with Kim Kardashian -- West never sounded out of control Saturday. His performance was a thrilling master class in applied energy, a focused beam of intensity aimed directly at a "Middle America packed in ... to see me in my black skin," as he put it in lyrics he posted to Twitter following the show.
July 19, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Ari Bloomekatz
Los Angeles police launched a battery investigation Friday after rapper Kanye West allegedly beat a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport. The incident was reported about 2 p.m. Friday and took place outside the lower level of the Tom Bradley terminal, police said. A scuffle took place after a photographer continued to take pictures of the rapper after being told that West did not want his picture taken, sources familiar with the investigation said. Paramedics were called to the scene after the paparazzo complained of injuries.
August 13, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Kim Kardashian has said numerous times that she and boyfriend Kanye West are taking things slowly, but is it ever too soon to start thinking about forever? Despite last year's implosion of her 72-day marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries and West's general unpredictability, it appears Kardashian has already exchanged "I love you's" with the rapper and is thinking ahead to their old age. Gracing the cover of New York magazine's fall fashion issue, Kardashian invited readers on a ride-along of a recent day in New York City, where she's been sharing West's SoHo condominium.
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