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NY Times Corrects Article with Fake Kanye Quote

The editors at The New York Times don’t think much of Kanye West. If they did, they’d probably be skeptical of a quote in which he said his butt was superior to Kim Kardashian’s. That’s a bit much, even for Kanye. Instead, the editors ran an article with such a quote, despite it being pulled from satirical site The Daily Currant:

At least the editors have now learned two lessons: 1) The Daily Currant is a fake news site and 2) No one has a better butt than Kim Kardashian.

(h/t: Jim Romenesko)

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Anna Wintour Admits KimYe Vogue Cover Was Publicity Stunt

Anna Wintour has admitted that the infamous Vogue cover that featured Kanye West and Kim Kardashian was simply a way to get people talking about the magazine. Fashionista reports that while speaking at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wintour gave the couple one hell of a backhanded compliment:

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Kim Kardashian Gets Naked for Paper

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One easy way to get your magazine noticed is to have a celebrity with a giant and fantastic — career, pose completely naked on the cover. To the editors of Paper’s credit, that’s exactly what they did. They oiled up Kim Kardashian West, told her to get naked, and hoped for the best. It certainly got our attention.

This is actually the second Paper cover featuring Kardashian West. The other one is a recreation of Jean-Paul Goude’s “champagne incident,” with Kardashian West balancing a glass of champagne on her ass. Art is great.

Kanye West preferred this cover. He tweeted the image along with #ALLDAY. Consider the Paper mission accomplished.

Dr. Dre Tops Forbes’ Highest Paid Hip-Hop Acts List

What does it say about hip-hop when its highest paid act hasn’t released an album since 1999? Whatever it is, Dr. Dre likely doesn’t care, because he’s too busy swimming in a giant pool of money.

Forbes has named Dre 2014′s highest paid hip-hop act because he raked in an astonishing $620 million. That was more than the combined earnings of every other act on Forbes’ list combined.

Two other legends of the game — Jay Z and Diddy — tied for second place, pulling in a measly $60 million each. Drake was next with $33 million, followed by purveyors of annoying rap Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who earned $32 million. Kanye West was ranked number six with $30 million and yes, he’s mad about that.

You can see the complete list of Forbes’ highest paid hip-hop acts here.

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Media Rushes to Keep Up with Latest Kim Kardashian Nude Spread

In terms of answered SEO prayers, it doesn’t get much better at the midpoint of the first work week of September for scrambling U.S. webmasters than “Kim Kardashian” + “Naked.”

The deliverer of this gift from the traffic gods is British GQ. Their 2014 Woman of the Year does a very good Beyonce impression, both on the cover and inside. Complex raves that the pictures snapped by Tom Munro “may be the sexiest we’ve ever seen.” E! Online suggests “post-baby Kim has still got it.” US Weekly declares “she’s a whole lotta woman.” And HollywoodLife leads with “no need for phone hacking.”

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Anna Wintour Musical Returning to Joe’s Pub

BeeShafferRyanRafteryOne-man show Ryan Raftery is the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion is way over the top. Raftery’s drag-version of Anna Wintour gets “chronic constipation” as a result of running that Kimye cover and fearing that she will be fired from Condé Nast by S.I. Newhouse.

After debuting earlier this month at Joe’s Pub, the show is scheduled for a pair of encore Friday late-night shows in early September. As Raftery recently told The Cut‘s Maggie Lange, it all started with a chance encounter:

Raftery has done a solo show a year since 2009 — and the five before this one were all about his personal life. He says that he ran out of material, and instead of “waiting to be kidnapped,” he decided to find some other subject matter.

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GQ Interviews Kanye West

GQ went full Kanye for its latest issue. The 37-year-old artist graces the glossy’s cover and was interviewed for an accompanying feature.

In the piece, West is typical West — meaning he says a lot of things that don’t make sense, makes a few comments that are truly insightful, and continues to take himself way too seriously.

Below are some of our favorite quotes from the interview. Try using some at the next party you attend and see how many people politely suggest that you stop drinking.

I’m fighting with the way I line my words up together and the way I place a sweater on top of a T-shirt.

The concept of Kimye has more cultural significance than what Page Six could write.

Even “Bound 2,” when the video came out, I think people’s apprehension—I mean, it’s the same as any other Kanye West video. You just have colorful bears running around. It was completely morphed and weird and psychedelic and really druggy. I would have just liked to have had more nudity in it. That’s the only thing. I just want to do crazy, colorful shit like that that has more nudity.

Annie Leibovitz and Kanye West Have Hugged it Out

annie leibovitz GYou can sleep easier tonight, everyone: Annie Leibovitz and Kanye West have cleared the air. West had ranted about Leibovitz because he was upset that Leibovitz cancelled plans to shoot his wedding, but according to statements from both parties, it was all a misunderstanding.

A rep for Leibovitz said:

Kanye West’s comments about Annie Leibovitz while speaking at the 2014 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival have been taken out of context and sensationalized. She would have loved to have taken their wedding portrait and was disappointed it didn’t happen.

A rep for West said:

Although Kanye expressed frustration that he was not able to collaborate with Annie Leibovitz at his recent wedding, he is not assigning blame, and is not accusing Annie in any way. Unbeknownst to Kanye, she was never confirmed. Kanye and Annie’s representatives were in negotiations for weeks that were not completed by the time of the wedding.

Breathe easy, America.

Kanye West is Upset with Annie Leibovitz

BREAKING: Kanye West is upset. Again. According to Page Six, West’s latest beef is with Annie Leibovitz. West told a crowd at the Cannes Lions Festival that his wedding shot with Kim Kardashian took four days to produce because Leibovitz pulled out of his wedding the day prior to the event.

According to West, Leibovitz dropped out because “She was afraid of celebrity.” Now, this is an odd thing to think — considering all Leibovitz does is work with celebrities — but hey, maybe West was right. Whatever the reason was, we do agree with West that it was a shitty thing for Leibovitz to do.

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Kim Kardashian Breastfeeds the Media

FameflynetLogoWho needs The Onion’s ClickHole when BuzzFeed gives you things like this?

Below the headline “Kim Kardashian’s Boobs Take North West For A Walk,” writer Whitney Jefferson has embedded a half-dozen truly jaw-dropping pictures of Kim Kardashian. For a recent walk with her just-turned-one-year-old daughter, Ms. K chose to wear what looks like one of Kanye’s smoking jackets. With next-to-nothing underneath.

The plunging-neckline throw-together fully exposed a large portion of Kardashian’s voluptuous assets. At the end of the BuzzFeed item, Jefferson adds and then enlarges one more snap from Fame Flynet Pictures. That one shows, in a rare moment of conflicted judgment, a photographer seemingly glaring his disapproval in the direction of the sexily dressed mom.

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