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Posts Tagged ‘Kanye West’

Savannah Guthrie Helps Seth Meyers Prepare for ‘Worst Guests’

The media blitz for Seth Meyers has included a THR cover story, weekend coverage in the New York Times and down-the-hall air time this morning on Today. Tonight, it’s finally time for the affable Weekend Update anchor to show his Studio 8G stuff.

Today co-host Savannah Guthrie wins the award for most practical bit of pre-show conversation. In the clip above, she pretends to be a nightmare Late Night guest so as to help Meyers see how he might deal with a Joaquin Phoenix-Letterman scenario.

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Drake is Mad at Rolling Stone [Updated]

Drake — the emotional, sweater rocking rapper who really just talks — is mad at Rolling Stone. In an interview with the magazine, Drake apparently dissed Kanye West’s Yeezus by saying “There were some real questionable bars on there. Like that ‘Swaghili’ line? Come on, man. Fabolous wouldn’t say some shit like that.” While FishbowlNY completely agrees — Yeezus was garbage — Drake is now claiming that he didn’t say that. He’s also mad that Rolling Stone ditched him for a cover featuring Phillip Seymour Hoffman:

Poor Drake. It must be difficult being so intimidated by West that you can’t rightfully criticize his work.

The Canadian born MC wasn’t done after this tweet. He really wanted everyone to know how annoyed he was about losing that cover:

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The Kim Kardashian Vogue Cover is (Maybe) Happening


Ask and Ye shall receive. According to Jezebel, “a well-placed source” said Kanye West might finally get to see his girl Kim Kardashian on the cover of Vogue.

West has been begging Anna Wintour to put Kardashian on the cover for months. Wintour, being Wintour, didn’t seem to be interested in the idea. Eventually West escalated things from begging to pestering. Last week he even interrupted Wintour during lunch to protest the idea that Lena Dunham was more deserving of a Vogue shoot than Kardashian.

We didn’t think it could be done, but apparently West has finally wore Wintour down. There is one caveat though. The source merely said Vogue photographers were “in LA shooting her RIGHT NOW.” There’s no mention of Kardashian grabbing the cover.

Despite the lack of a cover specification, you would think at this point Wintour is just going to give it to Kardashian so Wintour can live her life in peace. Until North West gets a little older, that is.

Cover Battle: GQ or Interview

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. Today we have GQ taking on Interview. GQ’s latest cover features Katy Perry and her amazing personality.

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Bret Easton Ellis Kicks Off Podcast with Kanye West

We’ve all read the incendiary Bret Easton Ellis tweets. So it’s somewhat surprising, for anyone not familiar with his voice, to hear how mellow he sounds. Off the top of his new PodcastOne show, Ellis is one part NPR-worthy and another college campus groovy DJ.

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Also kind of hilarious is the length of Ellis’ first question. It’s bled from the intro, yes, but it runs a full four minutes as Ellis used a recent interview he did with an Italian film magazine to throw a query over to Kanye.

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The ‘I Quit Girl’ Hangs Out with Carson Daly

The Next Media Animation saga of Marina Shifrin is a story tailor-made for TODAY‘s new “Orange” guy. And so, this morning, there she was, recounting the madness to Carson Daly.

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Shifrin told Daly she is still mulling over a job offer by The Queen Latifah Show as a west coast based digital content producer (the show films on the Sony Studios Culver City lot). From Taipei… to LA… to Manhattan, all thanks to a creative resignation.

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Kanye West Wants His Baby on Vogue Cover

Kanye West is very good at being Kanye West. What does a Kanye West do? Endlessly shove himself in the spotlight because no one has ever bothered to tell him “No, stop that” or “Your new album is garbage.” West’s latest move is to convince Anna Wintour to put his baby, North West, on the cover of Vogue.

According to RadarOnline, West has been tirelessly lobbying Wintour. He even put together some stats that show reality TV stars help sell fashion magazines. Now you’re probably thinking, “North West is just a baby! And not a star of anything! Vogue would never do this!” But please keep all rational thoughts to yourself.

Despite West’s constant buzzing, Wintour has been “less than enthusiastic” about the idea. This is mostly because Wintour is not an idiot. Still, a source told RadarOnline that West “is convinced that he’s going to make this happen.”

Of course he is. He’s Kanye West.

Summertime, and the TMZ Video Embedding is Easy

Wednesday’s altercation in the streets of Hollywood between Mr. Khloe Kardashian and a pair of paparazzi vehicles is the latest instant national story anchored around some exclusive TMZ video.

The gossip site posted the Splash News footage last night and as a result, this morning it’s powering stories on both coasts. At press time, 25% of those answering an Access Hollywood poll are for Team Paparazzi, while New York Daily News entertainment reporter Rachel Maresca documents how Lamar Odom‘s famous wife backed him up on Twitter.

Odom, Kanye West and their significant reality TV others are accustomed to the paparazzi posse, so it typically takes something extra “special” to provoke. In this case, per The Huffington Post, the trigger was apparently a ruder-than-usual question:

According to Fame Flynet, the agency that obtained photos from the scene, Odom flipped out after being questioned about reports he has been cheating on his wife of four years.

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Lou Reed Reviews Kanye West

And really, what else do you need to know?

The review appears on NYC-based The Talkhouse’s beta website and is a must-read. It doesn’t matter if you have already, plan to or never will listen to Kanye’s newest. Yeezus, people; this is Lou Reed reviewing! From Lou’s first para:

There are moments of supreme beauty and greatness on this record, and then some of it is the same old shit. But the guy really, really, really is talented. He’s really trying to raise the bar. No one’s near doing what he’s doing, it’s not even on the same planet.

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Bonnie Fuller Talks Kim-Kanye Baby Pics

From the moment Kanye West revealed from a stage that Kim Kardashian was pregnant, the race has likely been on among magazines like People and OK! for rights to the exclusive first photos of the famous couple’s child. Now that the baby girl has officially arrived, we thought we’d check in with a New York publishing figure who used to be in the thick of such cutthroat competition for the photo scoop.

“There’s a good chance the baby pictures will not be sold,” Bonnie Fuller, editor-in-chief of hollywoodlife.com, tells FishbowlNY. “Since Kanye has been very vocal about his baby being kept private.”

Fuller suggests three likely scenarios through which the couple may choose to bypass a paid magazine exclusive and possible donation of proceeds to charity. One would be to follow the Tumblr lead of Jay-Z and Beyonce; another would involve setting up a cover story in a prestige magazine like Vanity Fair or Vogue, tying in a photographer of the couple’s choice. The third possibility connects to Monday July 15.

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