May 20, 2013 |
"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.
May 18, 2013 |
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.
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July 19, 2013 |
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.
March 6, 2014 |
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.
March 4, 2013 |
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.
April 8, 2014 |
After Coachella, the deluge. Organizers of San Francisco's Outside Lands announced the music festival's 2014 lineup early Tuesday, mere days before Coachella will informally open the crowded summer festival season on Friday in Indio. Top acts set to appear at the seventh annual Outside Lands, which this year goes down Aug. 8-10 at Golden Gate Park, include Kanye West, the Killers and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, described in a news release as the first act to headline the festival twice.
May 16, 2013 |
Someone alert the paparazzi: Kanye West is not a celebrity, and you guys can pack up and go home. Nothing to see here. That was the intended takeaway, at least, from another classic-Kanye monologue during West's set Thursday night at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. West's show was tied to Adult Swim and its part in the TV industry's advertiser-luring event known as the upfronts. But as West is wont to do, he stole the show with a fiery defense of his own artistry. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times "One thing about me, I'm the worst kinda ... celebrity, because all I do is make real music.
August 13, 2012 |
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.
August 16, 2012 |
You never know what a crafty process server might come up with. Kim Kardashian learned that when a man dropped off a box from Nordstrom. Inside was a summons for boyfriend Kanye West to give a deposition in the Kardashian-Kris Humphries divorce case -- the summons being from the Humphries side, of course. [New York Daily News] Fashion designer Georgina Chapman is one of five people selected by Canon USA Inc. and director Ron Howard to direct short films based on photographs submitted by the public.
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August 21, 2013 |
A photographer captured on video being attacked by Kanye West plans to sue the rapper with the help of attorney Gloria Allred, the lawyer's office said Wednesday. Allred, known for representing high-profile clients that have included love interests of Tiger Woods, is expected to announce later in the day that she is filing a lawsuit on behalf of the videographer after the incident sent him to the hospital with injuries. The planned litigation...