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Kelly Cutrone Says Fashion People Don’t Care About KimYe

Kelly CutroneKelly Cutrone has never been one to mince words. You wanna cry? Take that elsewhere. If your body is disturbing, she’s gonna let you know. Certainly she’s not going to tone it down for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

Speaking with the New York Daily News, Cutrone says point blank, “I don’t think there’s one person who really works in the fashion industry who gives a flying f— about Kanye West.”

There’s more!

“I think they have no influence in the fashion world whatsoever,” she continued.

Boom!

Notice, however, how specific Cutrone is about her comments.

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EPA Apologizes for Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ Mobile Game

If you have better things to do with your life than scroll twitter at 10:30 PM on a Monday evening, then you may have missed an amusing and bizarre promotional failure on behalf of your government.

Specifically, the EPA’s clean water division posted what certainly looked like a message hyping the (unfortunately) red-hot “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” mobile game, in which the user can–what else–turn him or herself into a celebrity.

Super-veteran House Rep John Dingell, who has served since 1955 and helped write the original act that created the division, summed up the Internet’s sentiments with a question:

For the record, we don’t believe for a second that he has no idea what a Kardashian is. Good tweet, though.

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Did the ‘NY Post’ Go Too Far With Its Kimye Wedding Announcement?

NYP kimyeAs everyone knows at this point, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were married this past weekend in an opulent wedding ceremony in Florence, Italy. A lot of people care about this. A lot of people do not. A lot of people will talk about it even if they have mixed-to-negative feelings about either of these celebrities or the two of them as a couple.

Less ambiguous are the feelings of The New York Post, who went full snark with their wedding announcement, seen at right. The Post is known for its over-the-top coverage of even the most serious of subjects. But this seems a little too much, even for a well-known tabloid.

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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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Top 7 ‘PR Case Study’ Names We Never Want to Hear in 2014

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You may have missed it (lucky you), but lots of PR-ready news stories went down this year. Some were ridiculous, some were inspiring, some were cringe-worthy “teaching moments” and some were held up as “let’s figure out how this person got so successful so we can quantify it” case studies. We posted on every one of them at some point, and for that we offer our profoundest apologies—but they were trending at the time, and this is how the blog game works.

Here’s the point: after performing some in-depth research, we decided that 2013 gave us more than enough news and analysis regarding these seven people, and we’d prefer to hear absolutely nothing about them in 2014. In fact, we think we can distill the “lessons” learned from each case into a single sentence.

Click through for what we hope will be one last glimpse at those who have (almost) nothing to teach the rest of us.

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Pretty Little Liars Actress Publicly Blasts Overly-Airbrushed Promotional Image of Herself

article-2522370-1A0CA5E700000578-187_638x628You will be shocked, gentle readers, to learn that Kim Kardashian‘s latest “my body is back” bikini pic campaign was airbrushed into oblivion after “taken in secret by a friendly agency photographer.”

The over-altering of women’s bodies in magazine and advertisement images is an issue that’s been raging for years; papers, documentaries and conferences have been based on the subject, and we’re all aware of the unattainable ideal such blending and stretching and trimming creates. No one, not even the celebs and models in the photos, look like the glossy, pore-less, gravity-defying humanoids constantly bombarding our eyeballs.

Yet, while we laypeople all complain about it, it’s fairly rare (and particularly awesome) when a celebrity becomes majorly and publicly outraged by their own bodies being altered beyond reason. (Kate Winslet is still my hero for shaming Cosmo when it plastered a super-slimmed-down version of her on its cover –  “I don’t look like that,” she famously said, “and I don’t desire to look like that.”)

Now, Ashley Benson, star of ABC Family’s hit show Pretty Little Liars, who took to Twitter earlier this week to publicly bash a heavily Photoshopped image of her and her co-stars, is sending a similarly powerful and honest message to her young fans.

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PR FAIL: Kim Kardashian Thinks ‘Charity Auction’ Means Keeping 90% of Profits for Herself

kim-kardashian-launch-kardashian-kollection-01Okay, so while it’s somewhat heartening to know that a celebutante like Kim Kardashian is at least aware that someone with her wealth and influence might be socially obligated to use that money and fame to help those less fortunate than herself, she doesn’t seem to have the firmest grasp on what generosity or selflessness look like.

On Thursday, the reality TV star launched an eBay sale of some of her clothes and accessories to raise money for the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines. Kardashian promoted her fundraising effort by tweeting a link to a letter posted on her personal website, which reads:

Hi guys, this is a very special auction because a portion of the proceeds of my eBay auction are going to International Medical Corps, which is a nonprofit organization that provides critical health services on remote islands where families are struggling to access medical care and basic resources like food, clean drinking water and vital medications. The proceeds will go directly to the communities they’re serving in the Philippines and will help typhoon survivors get access to medical care and ultimately save lives. My prayers and thoughts are with those affected by the typhoon. Check out my eBay auction here and support those who need our help in the Philippines. Xo

While it sounds like her heart is the right place, the thing is, nowhere in this letter does she admit that the “portion of the proceeds” that will go toward the cause is an embarrassing ten percent. In other words, Ms. Kardashian, worth an estimated $40 million, plans on keeping a whopping 90% of the profits for herself.

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FTC Threatens to Give Bieber a Spanking

Dude, it doesn't count if we can't see the label.

Most 19-year-olds don’t get a chance to visit outer space, leave their pet monkeys stranded in Germany or cruise the California highways in a leopard print Audi 8 at speeds high enough to draw warnings from local cops and former NFL players.

In some ways, however, Justin Bieber is just like every other American boy; he loves his mommy enough to buy her flowers every Mother’s Day. More specifically, he loves 1-800-Flowers, and he wants his 40 million Twitter followers to know all about it.

No one should be surprised to learn that Bieber has a contract with 1-800-Flowers, but you won’t see any mention of that fact in his promotional tweets. The Biebs is only the most prominent of a slew of celebrities endorsing brands on Twitter and other social media forums with no disclaimers in sight. Kim Kardashian, for example, often makes five figures for a single branded tweet but never discloses her relationships with her sponsors.

That might change soon if the FTC has its way.

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Brands Can Make Their Own Damn Instagram Ads

Instagram is in a bit of a pickle. After backtracking on its “brands can co-opt users’ photos and use them in promo campaigns” deal, Facebook‘s hottest “food porn” property has hit a few bumps in creating new “sponsored” revenue streams. Brands, of course, are all anxious to advertise themselves on a forum that inspires more than 8,500 likes and 1,000 comments every second.

What have they done? According to AdAge, they’ve started making their own commercials to run on the feeds of their celebrity “ambassadors”. Here, for example, is an ad obviously created by Pepsi but posted as just another picture on Beyoncé‘s account:

319,000 is a whole lotta likes.

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