Break-over: (breyk-oh-ver) n. A physical transformation (usually involving a dramatic haircut) inspired by the termination of a romantic relationship. Example: Following his split from Katy Perry, John Mayer got a break-over. [People]
Tag: Kanye West (11-20 of 25)
We’ve come a long way from the days of candybar phones pre-programmed with monophonic versions of “The Entertainer.” These days, anything can be a ringtone — which comes in handy when you’re as pop culture-obsessed as EW’s staff.
Assistant News Director Denise Warner has her phone play the Downton Abbey theme song whenever she gets a call; before that, her cell rang to the tune of Warren G’s “Regulate.” EW.com producer Nika Vagner uses Ryan Gosling reading “Hey girl” memes aloud as her ringtone. (And you can too!) My own ringtone isn’t particularly pop culture-y — it’s a snippet from a Guster song I’ve been using since I was 19 — but my mom programmed her own so that when I call her, it plays “Mambo” from West Side Story. This explains why I turned out the way I did.
So, what’s your own custom ringtone? Read how other EW staffers answered this question, then add your response in the comments. Bonus points for anyone who uses a Stefon quote; points deducted for anything including the word “trampire.”
What a difference a year makes. 365 days ago, Kimberly Noel Kardashian and Kris Humphries vowed to like, love and cherish each other forever in front of 440 adoring guests — and a whole lot of video cameras. A few months later, K Squared renewed their vows on Ellen; days after that, the couple’s four-hour wedding special finally aired on E! over the course of two nights. But on Halloween, Kardashifans and romantics the world over were shocked – shocked — when Kim laid down a bombshell: She was filing for divorce. The course of televised true love never did run smooth.
Ever since Kardashian and Humphries said their “I do”s — and especially since she said “I won’t anymore” — their marriage and its dissolution have been mercilessly picked apart by media outlets. (Including, um, this one.) As with any breakup, only a new relationship could encourage forward momentum; as soon as Kanye West revealed via rap this spring that he had fallen “in love with Kim,” memories of KHump immediately faded.
The weird thing is, though, that Kim and Kris are technically still married. Extended legal bickering means that the ex-couple most likely will not be granted a divorce or an annulment before 2013 — meaning that today is, in fact, their first wedding anniversary. Ain’t love (and the court system) grand? READ FULL STORY »
President George Clooney?
A poll this week found that 35 percent of men considered Clooney the celebrity best fit for the presidency. Rapper Jay-Z trailed behind with 20 percent of the vote (maybe he could run for VP?). Even more women — 46 percent –picked Clooney, but New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was their runner-up with 27 percent.
The poll, from lifestyle sites AskMen.com and TrèsSugar.com, asked men and women about entertainment and politics to compile the ”great male” and ”great female survey,” respectively. When asked about real politicians, 79 percent of men thought President Barack Obama was the presidential nominee with the most wingman potential. Obama was also chosen by both men and women as the manliest politician. Really? Did anybody watch Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer?
When asked ”which male public figure are you most tired of hearing about?” 67 percent of men said Justin Bieber. LeBron James and Kanye West tied for second place. With 62 percent of the vote, Kim Kardashian was the female public figure of choice in the same category. It’s only fitting that Kardashian has been linked to Bieber and West, and that James and West are (if you believe Google image search) besties. Women agreed that they’ve had enough of Bieber and Kardashian.
Men selected Emma Stone as the female celebrity they wanted their girlfriends to emulate (51 percent). The nine percent of men who weren’t tired of hearing about her voted for Kardashian.
In a close race, the band the Black Keys was named the ”next Michael Jackson” (33 percent). Keeping with the contradictory results, 23 percent picked Justin Bieber, who came in third after Usher.
Take a look at the video below to see this comedy tag team lip-synch (or is that lip-rap?) their way to NYC stardom. (Hey, not everyone makes it on to the 42nd Street big screen!)
I don’t understand the cultural obsession with Kanye West’s narcissism. The majority of great musicians — heck, the majority of great artists in every medium — are narcissists. All that really matters is that Kanye West is a narcissist who makes great music. And given that reality TV is a genre built on exhibitionist narcissism, I’ve been waiting with desperate glee for Kanye to arrive on this season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. As you probably know, Kanye agreed to be a plotline on this season of Kardashians when he started dating Kim. Last night, Kourtney asked Kim point blank if they were dating. READ FULL STORY »
After keeping mum for several months, Kim Kardashian is finally disclosing the details of her ”fairy tale” relationship with Kanye West. During the second of the two-part interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter — airing this Sunday on OWN — Kim said she’s in a ”happy, good space.”
Despite the impression of a whirlwind romance, Kim said she’s known Kanye for a ”really long time”: They met almost a decade ago and have been friends for six or seven years. ”It’s very comforting to have someone that knows everything about you, that respects you, understands, has gone through the similar things,” Kim told Oprah.
I’m excited that Kanye West is dating Kim Kardashian. I don’t have any clue what “dating” means when one person is a decadent self-loathing egotist and the other person is a beautiful big-butted mirror for our cultural desires. But I’m excited for Kanye to record his inevitable concept album about Kim-Kim, fusing europop and trip-hop and other genres you don’t care about, while tracking the tale of an attractive alien girl-robot who falls into an arranged marriage with a basketball player named Frankenstein. Eventually, the girl-robot leaves her husband for a dashing young shoemaker named Kanye. (Between tracks, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj will sing key quotes from The Great Gatsby over a hot sample from Bernard Herrmann’s Vertigo soundtrack.) READ FULL STORY »
Sherri Shepherd’s shocking elimination from Dancing With the Stars last night could have been an occasion for the The View co-host to rail against the judges or begrudge her fellow competitor, who had a lower score on Monday’s performance episode. Instead, Shepherd set the Internet ablaze with her inspirational words to fans: “That thing that scares you the most, that makes you say, ‘I don’t know if I can do it, I’m scared — run towards it because it’s so amazing on the other side.”
Shepherd joins a long list of celebrities who have doled out affirming advice. Below, watch Shepherd’s decidedly less tearful appearance on Good Morning America with partner Val Chmerkovskiy today, then and help us run down some of our favorite celeb’s words to live by. READ FULL STORY »
Khloe Kardashian takes a lot of krap. On SNL, she’s been lampooned as the K-sister who’s neither smart nor pretty. She’s also regularly ridiculed for being person-sized, unlike Kim and Kourtney, who wear lentils as hats and hang glide with a Dorito. But we at EW have always believed that Khloe is the most likeable member of her family — or the most tolerable.
Case in point: A relaxed, smiley Khloe stopped by Ellen today. She proceeded to charm us with an Ashley Judd-ian defense of her body, as well as quips about her sister’s brief marriage (“I feel like they’ve been getting divorced longer than they were married”). Khloe also weighed in on the unholy alliance of Kim and Kanye West. Though she “likes” Kimye as a couple name — oh, Khloe, just when we were starting to warm to you! — she was reluctant to say too much about the relationship: “I think they’re cute together,” Khloe told Ellen Degeneres. “But honey, I don’t know. You’ve got to get her on the show and ask.”
Watch Khloe talk Kimye — and get in a few bonus digs at Kris Humphries — below, then tell us: Are you prepared to like a Kardashian? READ FULL STORY »
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