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Yikes… Will the Kimye Cover Vanquish Vogue?! (Answer: No.)

kimye coverSo that escalated quickly. One minute we were all gasping at Anna Wintour‘s decision to put Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on the cover of the April edition of Vogue. The next, we’ve got bilious backlash, musings about the downfall of Vogue magazine and Billy Bush asking whether this is going to mean the ouster of Wintour.

Upon closer reflection, while it’s not the ideal public response, the duo are living up to the #WorldsMostTalkedAboutCouple hashtag written at the bottom of the page. This situation, in many ways, is good for Vogue. And in some other ways, will mean nothing much in a few weeks.

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No April Fool’s: Kim and Kanye Are on the Cover of Vogue

We always imagined that, when looking back at the lives we’ve led on some day in the distant future, we would be able to pinpoint the moment when we finally lost it—”it” being our faith in humanity, ourselves and all the things we hold dear.

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This is not that moment. It’s just a rapper whose music we once liked and his soon-to-be-wife appearing on the cover of the world’s most important fashion magazine.

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Drake ‘Disgusted’ at Rolling Stone, Which Dropped His Cover Shot for Philip Seymour Hoffman

Last Friday Rolling Stone told Drake and his media team that it would pull his planned cover for one featuring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. The corresponding interview/profile, posted today after a teaser, also included some negative comments Drake made about friend and collaborator Kanye West‘s most recent album—quotes he apparently meant to be off the record.

For some reason, however, the rapper didn’t get pissed about it until this morning.

This tweet followed two since-deleted messages:

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Zappos Gives Kanye Some ‘Sh-t’

If Bret Easton Ellis hosts a podcast and nobody listens, does it make a sound?

It does if the guest is Kanye West and his latest beef goes about as well as his beefs with Vogue and Jimmy Kimmel and everyone on Twitter.

After accusing Zappos head Tony Hsieh of sellng “all this s–t product to everybody, his whole thing is based off of selling s–t product”, the least popular Kardashian got a response from the company itself as Hsieh announced that everyone’s favorite place to buy Tom’s does indeed sell “s–t product”:

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Oh haha. That’s some dope s–t.

Can we pause for a minute to think about how Kanye doesn’t seem to realize that Zappos doesn’t manufacture anything and that Hsieh has nearly three million Twitter followers despite only tweeting three times this year?

Martha Stewart vs. Apple PR, Round One

Everyone’s favorite domestic goddess first learned to use a microwave while in prison—and she still hasn’t mastered certain fruit-themed tech toys.

Martha Stewart almost beat Kanye West for most ridiculous Twitter outburst last night. It seems she dropped her iPad on Wednesday and spent much of Thursday evening sitting, tweeting and (presumably) sipping her signature wine as she waited for the company to respond.

It got a little weird:

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Even Kanye Can’t Pitch to Vogue

We know how tough it can be to score press placements for your clients—especially when they have their hearts set on a feature in nose-in-the-air publications like Vogue.

Like every good PR pro, Kanye West knows that his client…err, his newborn daughter, North, should only get the very best publicity. He won’t have any of that “sure you can take ‘intimate’ pictures of me and my infant for $20 million” nonsense.

But even the reigning champion of completely unearned media mentions can’t seem to get Anna Wintour to put his kid on the cover of her magazine, despite the fact that his latest album drew more influence from Versace’s 2014 collection than Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt.

RadarOnline writes that Wintour is somehow “nonpulsed” about the prospect of featuring a little West on her cover even after Kanye “compiled the latest … statistics” demonstrating that reality stars still sell magazines. Two things we learned from that last sentence: Kanye knows how to create a spreadsheet with scissors and glue and RadarOnline’s editorial staff doesn’t trust the auto-correct feature.

Thanks to FishbowlNY for making us feel a little smarter today.

4 Super Bowl ‘Rebranding’ Reviews: What Worked? What Didn’t?

Since today is officially Review the Super Bowl day, we thought we’d riff on a theme we saw in several of last night’s big-name ads: rebranding. The companies in question aren’t exactly hurting for money (except for one very notable exception), but they wanted to use the Super Bowl as a jumping-off point to refine and re-target their brands. So what worked? What didn’t? Let’s do some before-and-after comparisons, shall we?

Mercedes-Benz

Before: A luxury car brand synonymous with “incredibly rich (and usually evil) people”

After: A premium brand that’s still affordable for those of us a little lower on the social ladder

Did it work? Nice commercial but no. An “economy” model Mercedes is like a subprime mortgage: you can tell us it’s less expensive and convince us that we’ll be able to pay it off in twenty years of installments, but the fact is we still can’t afford it.

But hey, at least we didn’t have to watch Kate Upton try to act.

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Kanye West Went Ballistic on Twitter, Introduced a New Company

Kanye West posted 91 tweets from last night into today. That sort of behavior would normally get a person unfollowed, but this is Kanye bringing the Kanye. And mixed up in there, he introduced his new company, DONDA, that “will be comprised of over 22 divisions with a goal to make products and experiences that people want and can afford.” TheWrap summarizes the endeavor in article format.

Moreover, he says he’s looking for “publicist [sic], social media experts,” and others to help with the new endeavor.

Most things that Kanye West does gets attention. But with nearly six million followers, tweeting at this comic volume is sure to get a whole lot ‘o attention. That’s a pretty good way to launch a company.

Maybach to be Discontinued; Hip Hop Will Move On

Daimler has announced that their high-end and highly exclusive Maybach car brand will be discontinued as of 2013. The car, which was relaunched in 2002 and hasn’t turned a profit since, has become a strain on the company, which will now focus its attentions on Mercedes and the competition between it and both BMW and Volkswagen’s Audi.

The starting price for a Maybach is about $375,000, which explains why only 200 of them were sold last year. According to The Wall Street Journal, the cars were re-introduced in order to compete with the Rolls Royce and Bentley, which were purchased by the rivals BMW and Volkswagen, respectively. The Maybach was first introduced in the 1920s.

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Should Kanye West Take a Break?

The Today show aired the Kanye West interview with Matt Lauer this morning, which was the subject of Kanye’s recent rant on his Twitter feed.

According to the New York Times, Kanye tweeted that he went on the show to “express how I was empathetic to Bush because I labeled him a racist and years later I got labeled as a racist.”

During the interview (video after the jump), he became angry when a clip of the Taylor Swift/MTV Awards incident began to play while he spoke.

For a while after the MTV Awards incident, Kanye West kept quiet. But during recent months, he’s been just about everywhere – on Saturday Night Live, at a Brooklyn bowling alley, performing on a plane, etc. New York magazine even posted a list of the top 30 things Kanye West has done just this fall.

Besides promoting his music, is it time for Kanye to step out of the spotlight for a bit? He’s scheduled to perform on the Today show on November 26.

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