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Kanye Apologizes for 'Over-Censored' Act at Billboard Awards

West says TV viewers didn't get good experience

(Newser) - Kanye West is apologizing to TV viewers who saw his performance at the Billboard Music Awards . The rapper released a statement yesterday saying he was "grossly over-censored," adding that some of his lyrics were muted for 30 seconds, which misrepresented his voice and performance. The audience at Las... More »

Swift Wins 8, Kanye Booed at Billboard Awards

She beats Garth Brooks' 19-win record

(Newser) - Taylor Swift dominated the Billboard Music Awards with eight wins, including top artist, while Kanye West was booed during his performance that closed the event in Las Vegas last night. Swift—now the most decorated artist in the show's history with 20 wins, beating Garth Brooks' 19—also won... More »

7 Celeb Couples Who've Gone to Counseling

These famous duos are not afraid to admit they need help

(Newser) - Celebrity relationships are often blink-and-you-miss-them moments, so it's refreshing when celebs like Ben Affleck admit that keeping a marriage going, especially in Hollywood, takes a lot of work (albeit " the best kind of work. ") Below are seven famous couples who've reportedly used therapy as a... More »

5 Best Lines From Dr. Kanye West's Speech

He received his honorary doctorate yesterday

(Newser) - Kanye West received his ( somewhat controversial ) honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago yesterday. Five quotes from his five-minute acceptance speech, per the Chicago Tribune and the below video:
  • "I felt my nerves a bit. And I don’t feel that feeling a
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Kim, Kanye, North Hit Israel for Quick Visit

Kardashian-West clan came from Armenia

(Newser) - Israeli paparazzi are in hot pursuit trying to catch up with the Kardashians—and rapper Kanye West. Members of reality TV's first family touched down today in the Holy Land for what was described as a private two-day visit. Kim Kardashian, along with husband West, their daughter, North West,... More »

That'll Be Dr. Kanye West, to You, Thanks

Rapper is getting an honorary doctorate

(Newser) - Soon you can call Kanye West, who dropped out of college, Dr. West. The rapper is getting an honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago during its commencement ceremony May 11, the Chicago Tribune reports. And it's all because West said in a recent interview... More »

Kim Kardashian: I Might Have to Use a Surrogate

She discusses fertility struggles on reality show premiere

(Newser) - The gossip mill has been aflutter with rumors that Kim Kardashian is having trouble conceiving a sibling for daughter North West, and on last night's premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, viewers learned quite possibly more than they wanted to know about those struggles. The episode opened with... More »

8 Celebs Who Have Taught College Classes

From Kanye West to Amal Clooney

(Newser) - With their surreal and sometimes bizarre lives, it's not surprising that celebrities are occasionally the subjects of college-level classes ( The Sociology of Miley Cyrus , anyone?), but some A-listers have also been inspired to get behind the lecture podium, too. Below are eight celebs who've moonlighted as college... More »

7 Best Quotes From Kanye West, Oxford Lecturer

'It's still February, right?'

(Newser) - Kanye West's latest gig: Oxford lecturer. The rapper gave a guest lecture at the storied university yesterday, speaking to 350 students at the school's Museum of Natural History for a half-hour. Vulture has the full transcript. Highlights:
  1. "OK, everyone please be completely quiet, because I can literally
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Kanye to Beck: 'I'm Sorry'

Rapper is apparently on an apology kick

(Newser) - Is Kanye West perhaps actually admitting he was wrong? The rapper made headlines ( and enemies ) when he almost interrupted Beck's Grammys acceptance speech and later explained that Beyonce should have won , but it seems he's seen the error of his ways, the New York Post reports.... More »

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 »

Fallon, Timberlake Lead SNL's Star-Studded 40th

Eddie Murphy makes an odd return to the show

(Newser) - Live from New York, it was a Sunday night, but a swath of legendary entertainers nevertheless came together to fete Saturday Night Live on its 40th anniversary. The SNL 40 special featured appearances from current and former cast members, film icons, and musical guests like Paul McCartney and Kanye West.... More »

Shirley Manson to Kanye: No, You're the One Dissing Artistry

Garbage singer posts open letter after rapper questions Beck's Grammy

(Newser) - After Kanye West launched a post-Grammy tirade about Beck's victory over Beyonce for album of the year, rocker Shirley Manson is taking him to task, Us Weekly reports. West said Beck should have given Beyonce his award in order to "respect artistry." In an open letter on... More »

Kanye: I Wasn't Kidding About Beck's Win

Beck should 'respect artistry', give his Grammy to Beyonce

(Newser) - After Beck's surprise Album of the Year win last night at the Grammys, Kanye West stormed the stage and appeared to almost interrupt Beck as he took the mic—and the Internet laughed, assuming West was making a joking reference to the 2009 VMAs when he told Taylor Swift,... More »

$100 Valentine's Day Dinner Menus Based on Kim, Kanye

Go ahead, order the 'Khicken Fried Rump Roast'

(Newser) - If you can think of nothing more romantic on Valentine's Day than eating a Kim Kardashian- or Kanye West-themed meal, head to Brucie in Brooklyn. The restaurant is offering two $100 prix fixe menus that night, one called "Kim" and one called "Kanye," People reports. The... More »

NYT Fooled by Fake Kanye Quote About Kim's Rear

Couples' bottom comparison came from a satirical paper

(Newser) - The New York Times , it seems, has fallen prey to fake news about one of the nation's most pressing issues: Kim Kardashian's rear end . In a humorous column reflecting on the dangers of a large backside—difficulty squeezing through tight spaces, for one—Joyce Wadler quoted Kanye West... More »

Wintour on Kimye: We Don't Always Use 'Tasteful' People

Asked about their cover, says 'Vogue' would be 'boring' if it stuck to classy

(Newser) - "I think if we just remain deeply tasteful and just put deeply tasteful people on the cover, it would be a rather boring magazine!" That was Vogue editor Anna Wintour's response ... to a question about putting Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the magazine's cover . Or,... More »

North West Wears $50K Earrings, and Other Lavish Details

Sources dish on the baby's designer wardrobe

(Newser) - North West's life is about as charmed as you probably assumed it to be, if Us Weekly's sources are to be believed. As Celebuzz reports, sources tell the magazine Kim and Kanye's baby has more than 200 articles of designer clothing—from a $375 silk Oscar de... More »

Kanye to Guy in Wheelchair: Stand Up!

Oops. Another fan singled out waves prosthetic leg

(Newser) - Kanye West is gonna let you finish watching his show, just as soon as everyone in the house stands up—a demand that didn't go over quite so well Friday night in Australia, reports the Independent . "I can't do this show until everybody stand up," the... More »

Kim, Kanye's Kid Makes Modeling Debut

North West models Chanel—yes, really

(Newser) - North West is leading exactly the life you'd expect the child of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to lead—i.e., she has made her modeling debut at just 13 months. The babe appears, sporting a Chanel brooch and bag, in the fall issue of CR Fashion Book , which... More »

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