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Kanye Made a Video Game Starring His Dead Mother

'Only One' game takes place in afterlife

(Newser) - If you've ever dreamed of playing a video game where you get to control Kanye West's deceased mother, you're a strange person, but a lucky one. Kanye told the Breakfast Club radio show a few days ago that he has spent six months designing a game based... More »

Kanye Planning to Propose to Kim

Because the West-Kardashian romance is totally valid!

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West sure are taking this publicity stunt—er, romance —seriously: Kanye is already designing an engagement ring for Kim, and he plans on proposing as soon as (wait for the classiness… waaaait for it…) her divorce from husband of 72 days Kris Humphries is... More »

Donda West's Plastic Surgeon Jailed for DUI

Jan Adams had 2 previous arrests, gets a year in the clink

(Newser) - Jan Adams, the plastic surgeon who operated on Kanye West’s mother before she died, has been jailed for a year in his third DUI, E! Online reports. The doc pleaded no contest after last June’s incident, in which he was caught driving his Jaguar the wrong way... More »

Nephew Probed in West's Death

Nurse may have neglected Donda

(Newser) - Authorities have launched a new investigation into the death of Kanye West’s mother, People reports, this time focusing on Donda West’s nephew. Registered nurse Stephan Scoggins, who is being investigated for possible negligence, was supposed to supervise West's post-op care but left for a baby shower the day... More »

Doc Hit Skids After Kanye's Mom Died

Adams' practice 'almost destroyed' by bad publicity, he tells King

(Newser) - The plastic surgeon who operated on the mother of rapper Kanye West days before her Nov. 10 death told CNN's Larry King yesterday that his Los Angeles-area practice has been "almost destroyed" by bad publicity following the tragedy. But Dr. Jan Adams, former host of the TV series Plastic ... More »

Coroner Doesn't Know Why Kanye's Mom Died

Autopsy fails to turn up official cause

(Newser) - An autopsy of rapper Kanye West's mother has failed to turn up an official cause of death, E! Online reports. A report by the Los Angeles coroner said that Donda West suffered from coronary disease as well as post-operative problems from liposuction and breast-reduction surgery, but that "the final... More »

Doc Defends Surgery on Kanye's Mom

Adams: Donda West may have OD'd or suffered heart attack

(Newser) - The doctor who performed cosmetic surgery on Kanye West's mother said her operation went off without a hitch and suggested she might have had a heart attack or taken too many painkillers the next day, the LA Times reports. "When she left this office, there was no problem whatsoever,... More »

Kanye Breaks Down on Stage

Weeps at Paris concert over mother's death

(Newser) - Rapper Kanye West broke down weeping at his first concert since the death of his mother just a week ago. He was near the end of a performance in Paris Saturday night and was unable to begin his song "Hey Mama."  "This song is dedicated to... More »

Plastic Surgery's Double-Edged Knife

Donda West and the pressure to be perfect

(Newser) - The American public that slammed Britney Spears for daring to show a little cellulite is just as rabidly eviscerating Donda West as vain for succumbing to our culture of perfection, reflects Robin Givhan of the Washington Post in the wake of West's death. Our dysfunctional relationship with beauty cuts deep,... More »

Doc of Kanye's Mom Was on Thin Ice

High-profile Adams had alcohol convictions, faced malpractice action

(Newser) - The mother of rap star Kanye West died Saturday "as a result of surgery or anesthesia," a preliminary autopsy showed yesterday—more bad news for her surgeon, the Los Angeles Times reports. Dr. Jan Adams—a talk-show regular—faces sanctions from various state agencies over a string of... More »

Doc of Kanye's Mom: I Did Nothing Wrong

Autopsy to determine cause of death after cosmetic surgery

(Newser) - An autopsy is scheduled today on rapper Kanye West's mom while a plastic surgeon insisted he did nothing wrong that may have triggered her death following an operation. Donda West, 58, died over the weekend from suspected "complications of surgery," according to the local coroner. The surgeon told... More »

Kanye West's Mother Dies After Surgery

Complications developed following cosmetic procedure

(Newser) - Kanye West's mother died in Los Angeles Saturday after complications developed following a "cosmetic procedure," her publicist said today. Dr. Donda West, 58, a retired English professor, inspired the hip-hop superstar's 2005 hit "Hey Mama." No cause of death was released, and the family requested "... More »

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