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Obama Has Some Political Advice for Kanye West

President suggests the rapper could fill House speaker position

(Newser) - President Obama had a few tips for Kanye West—who in August claimed he would be running for president in 2020—while opening for the rapper during a fundraiser Saturday in San Francisco, the New York Times reports. "In case Kanye’s serious about this whole POTUS thing—or... More »

Kim Really Does Like 'Easton West' for Baby Name

We are not kidding

(Newser) - For those of you who think Kim Kardashian might name her second child "South," get real. "It's not a good direction," Kardashian said on Ellen today, according to E! . "[We] haven't decided on name ... It's definitely not South. Every time someone says... More »

Kanye's Presidential Platform? Pro-Sweatshirt

They're 'f---ing important'

(Newser) - Presumptive 2020 presidential candidate Kanye West has opened his mouth, and words have poured out. " I think sweatshirts are the way of the future," he says, via People , adding that he's "definitely" serious about a run. "And we worked so hard on our development... More »

Kanye Interruptus Hits Fashion Week

His last-minute addition creates drama with another designer

(Newser) - Kanye West announced on Friday that he'd be holding a show at New York Fashion Week tomorrow—at the same time Anne Bowen was scheduled to present her own streetwear collection, which is in direct competition with West's Adidas line. "You can’t compete," Bowen tells... More »

Kanye Is Running for President

The 2020 race could get crazy

(Newser) - Did the 2020 race for the White House just get its first candidate? If you take Kanye West at his word, then yes. Here are the highlights from his 10-minute acceptance speech after nabbing the Video Vanguard Award at last night's VMAs , per Rolling Stone :
  • On his 2009 Taylor
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Top Moments From a Wild Night at the VMAs

Miley's got a new album and Kanye's 'running for president'

(Newser) - With Miley Cyrus hosting—and the show aired on a time delay in case she did anything especially wild—this year's MTV VMAs promised to deliver plenty of memorable moments, and it did not disappoint. There was no twerking from Miley this time around, though she wore a succession... More »

Kim Kardashian Might Have Her Uterus Removed

She talks about fertility struggles with 'C Magazine'

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian talks about her struggle to conceive in a new interview with C Magazine —and reveals that ultimately, she may need to have a pretty major procedure. "I had this condition called placenta accreta. There were a couple of little operations to fix all that, so that... More »

Kanye Gets Unwelcome Visitor on Stage

Comedian runs onto stage at Glastonbury

(Newser) - Kanye West declared himself "the greatest living rock star on the planet" at Britain's Glastonbury festival. But that didn't prevent a prankster from invading the rapper's performance and upstaging him. West's headline set last night was briefly interrupted when comedian Lee Nelson stormed onto the... More »

How Kim Announced It's a Boy

Couple's first son due in December

(Newser) - North West is getting a baby brother. In a Father's Day tweet yesterday, Kim Kardashian announced Baby No. 2 with hubby Kanye West is a boy. "You're such a good daddy to North & you will be the best daddy to our new son too!" she... More »

Amy Schumer: Why I 'Fell' in Front of Kimye

Unamused Kanye did smile at her eventually, sort of

(Newser) - Back in April, Amy Schumer got some attention when she took a fake fall, right in front of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, on the red carpet at the TIME 100 Gala in New York. Schumer explained the moment on the Graham Norton Show , Vanity Fair reports. "You know... More »

Baby No. 2 Coming for Kim and Kanye

News announced via reality show, of course

(Newser) - Maybe they'll name this one East? (We were going to go with "South," but apparently that's the joke everyone else is making .) Yes, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting Baby No. 2, a little sister or brother for 23-month-old daughter North. "I just... More »

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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